The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has released its monthly sales statistics and national home sales increased by one per cent from January to February 2015. Greater Vancouver, the Okanagan region, and Greater Toronto led the nation’s sales while over half of other local markets posted declines.
As oil prices continue to decline and the Canadian dollar weakens, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has adjusted its 2015 resale housing forecast and extended it to 2016. The national forecast has been revised to reflect fewer sales. Currently, CREA is forecasting a total of 475,700 unit sales in 2015, an annual decline of 1.1 per cent.
When compared with statistics from January 2014, residential property sales in the Ottawa region increased 6.8 per cent in January, according to recent data released by the Ottawa Real Estate Board (OREB). This included 114 condominiums which sold for an average price of $250,406. On a month-to-month basis, new residential and condo property listings more than doubled those registered in December.