Welcome to Hamilton Ontario Canada, the City of Waterfalls, the Waterfall Capital of the World! Most people do not know that there are over 100 Waterfalls in and around Hamilton! Make sure to check out the City of Waterfalls Websitefor a complete list with directions, and some beautiful pictures (including night time illuminations).
Thinking of Relocating? Want to know how much a house, townhome or condominium apartment will cost in or around Hamilton? Have a look at the 2013 Statistics for Residential Homes and Houses Sold and For Sale in the chart below.
The REALTORS® Association of Hamilton - Burlington (RAHB) reported a 21.6% increase in sales in December 2013 over December of last year. There were 659 properties listed in December, a decrease of 9% over the same month last year, and the average sale price of $369,212 was 7.1% higher than last December. RAHB CEO reported that new listings were lower than 2012, and in fact were lower that the 10 year average for the month of December. Sales for December 2013 were not only higher than 2012, they were higher than the 10 year average.
The graph below shows the Overall 2013 Statistics Year In Review numbers for some of the areas that are included in the Hamilton - Burlington Districts. Hamilton West, which can be broken into 3 distinct neighbourhoods, is always an area to watch the upward trends in sales prices. It is known as one of the top places people choose to live and commute to work in Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto and Brampton, because of the easy Highway Access and the proximity to the GO Train or Buses, for those who would rather not drive. Just a couple of short years ago you could easily buy a house for under $200,000 in the Bayfront/Strathcona/Central area of West Hamilton (also known as district 10 on the Real Estate Map). The average sales price was $191,057 in 2011. The average in 2013 for this neighborhood has jumped to $235,095. Westdale/Ainslie Wood/McMaster University(district 11 in West Hamilton) had an average of $292,610 in 2011 and 2013 shows it at $334,026. The Southwest districts ofDurand/Kirkendall/Locke and Aberdeen (district 12 on the map), now sits at an average of $353,353 which is over $40,000 more than the average in 2011.
Hamilton Mountain (which is what Hamiltonians affectionately call our escarpment) has also shown significant changes upward in the average price of properties sold in 2013 compared to a short 2 years ago. The average for the entire Mountain was $253,849 in 2011, and in 2013 it shows as $282,444. District 15 (which includes Mountview/Buchanan/Mohawk College) on the West Mountain, located just minutes to Hwy 403 and Ancaster, had an average of $314,162 in 2013 and back in 2011, it was $275,848. Burlington and Ancaster have average sales prices that are approaching $500,000 and Dundas is creeping up on an average of $400,000.
Many great changes are happening in Hamilton Ontario that are supporting these growth trends. Drive down Main Street in the Downtowncore to see all the new buildings going up right now. Hamilton is still affordable for First Time Buyers with some of the districts showing averages around the $200,000 area. Some are growing faster than others, so now is a great time to check out Hamilton or any of the beautiful surrounding districts such as Ancaster, Dundas, Burlington, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Glanbrook, Mount Hope, Binbrook, Caledonia to name just some.
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Note: Numbers of sales represents sales reported on properties listed on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) of the REALTORS Association of Hamilton-Burlington. Average sale price is calculated by dividing the total dollar volume of sales (not shown) by the number of sales in that month.
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