Hamilton Area Statistics for April 2022
Here's What Happened This Month!
The April 2022 Real Estate Market is definately showing a shift. Like the weather, homes prices were in a cooling trend. Interest rates on the rise and increased inventory seems to be leading the way for decreased prices. There were only 3 areas that the Average Price went up year to date and they were West Hamilton, Grimsby and Waterdown. This is a confusing time for Buyers and Sellers so please make sure you are getting insightful timely advice from your LOCAL REALTOR®. Ask your REALTOR® for a chart of very recent sales comparing the List Price to the Selling Price AND find out how many days the property has been on the market! An experienced REALTOR® will give you great insight on how best to move forward.
April 2022 had 2451 Total Residential Listings come through the Hamilton Real Estate Board as reported by The REALTORS ® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB). Hamilton had 1471 of those (down from 1707 in 2021) and Burlington’s share was 520, up from 494 in April last year. Overall New Listings decreased by 3.6% since last month and were down 7% over April 2021.
Residential Sales located throughout the RAHB market area (including Burlington and all the outlying areas covered by The REALTORS ® Association of Hamilton-Burlington) of 1298 Properties are down 231.73% from April 2021 and also down 20.7% over last month, March 2022. The overall average price for residential properties is still over a million dollars, however it decreased by 5.6% from last month to $1,013,081, and is up 18.2% from April 2021. Hamilton’s Residential Sales (including Flamborough, Dundas, Ancaster, Waterdown, Stoney Creek and Glanbrook) were 783, down 33.9% from 1185 in April 2021, with an average price of $949,149 up 20.9% from the same month last year. Burlington had 276 Sales which is down 31.2% from 401 last year, with an average price of $1,228,723 which is up 15.7% from April 2021. The Average prices went down month over month in both Hamilton and Burlington.
The end-of-month listing inventory which is a good indication of the type of market currently being experienced has continued to climb from last month and now sits at 914 Active Residential Listings giving Hamilton 1.2 months of inventory, which is up 0.4% April 2021. Burlington also went up from last month and now has 328 Active Residential Listings which gives it 1.2 months of inventory, also up 0.6% from the same time last year. Overall, the number of Active Listings Available at the end of the month is raising and now sits at 1.2 months, compared to 0.7 months in March 2022. The average days on the market is also showing a change, going up from 10.8 to 10.9 in Hamilton,however, it continued to go down in Burlington year over year from 12.2 to 9.6.
For the first time since April 2020, which was at the very start of the pandemic, the Hamilton-Burlington Area is experiencing a Balanced Market, where the ratio of Homes Sold to Homes Listed is between 40% and 60%, currently sitting at 57% (it dropped to 58.5% in April 2020). In other words, only 5.7 homes are sold for every 10 new listings. Take note: so far this year this has gone from 86.8% in January to 79% in February, and to 69% in March.
Buyers Market Below 40%
Balanced Market Between 40% and 60%
Sellers Market Above 60%
(Ratio of homes sold to homes listed)
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Year To Date Average Prices for Hamilton
The map below shows the current Year to Date Average Residential Prices. Some of the areas not included in the map are to the right:
When looking at the Average Prices in and around Hamilton, it is important to note how they have changed significantly over the last year and even now from month to month. If you are thinking of selling your house or condominium, get the most up to date, LOCAL information. A Market Evaluation and/or a Mortgage Pre-Approval done even a couple of months ago MUST be updated!
|Burlington – $1,347,359 – Down|
|Flambourgh – $1,620,456 – Down|
|Waterdown – $1,199,809 – Up|
|Grimsby – $1,064189 – Up|
|Caledonia – $957,441 – Down|
|Cayuga – $1,003,614 – Down|
|Dunnville – $761,114 – Down|
Take note that “Average sale price is based on the total dollar volume of all properties sold through the RAHB MLS® System. Average sale price can be useful in establishing long-term trends, but should not be used as an indicator that specific properties have increased or decreased in value.” What that means is, not every house or condo has increased in price by the same percentage. It is really important to talk to an experienced local REALTOR® to see EXACTLY what is happening in your particular neighbourhood. It is also important to find out what you can do to your house to get the highest amount possible when you are ready to sell!
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MLS® Property Listings in April 2022
|RAHB Market Activity||Number Of Sales Apr 2022||Number of Sales Apr 2021||Average Sale Price Apr 2022||Average Sale Price Apr 2021|
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.