August Stats are out and Kitchener Waterloo Home Prices still Strong! – Kevin Baker Remax Twin City
KITCHENER-WATERLOO HOMES SALES EASE IN AUGUST
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (September 6, 2012) –– There were a total of 495 home sales through the
Multiple Listing System (MLS®) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) in August,
a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to the 518 homes sold in the same month last year.
On a year-to-date basis, residential home sales remain on par with last year – with a total of 4,492
August’s residential sales included 322 detached homes (down 7.7 percent), 35 semi-detached (up
6.1 percent), 37 townhouses (up 32.1 percent), and 97 condominium units (down 4 percent).
The average sale price of all residential properties sold in Kitchener-Waterloo and area rose 7.3
percent in August to $314,623, up from $293,303 one year ago. Condominium units increased 9
percent to $231,654, up from $212,513 a year ago. Single detached homes sold for an average price
of $354,064, a 7.6 percent increase compared to a year ago.
“While sales were down in August, we saw fairly strong price gains last month, says Sara Hill, president
of the KWAR. “This was helped along by the fact that 3 residential properties sold for over 1 million
dollars in August, compared to no sales in that price range last August.”
Also putting pressure on August’s average residential sale price was the increase in the number of
homes that sold for more than $400,000. 96 homes were reported sold that came in over $400,000,
representing an increase of 37 percent compared to the 70 homes that sold above that mark in
Information taken from Kitchener Waterloo Real Estate Board and MLS.
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