Laura Doucette – Sales Representative | Sutton Group Innovative Realty Inc., Brokerage | 905-575-7070

Here’s What Happened

For March 2019

March 2019 had 1108 Residential MLS® Listings come through the Hamilton Real Estate Board. This is 4% HIGHER than March 2018 as reported by The REALTORS ® Association of Hamilton-Burlington (RAHB).  Burlington is DOWN 7% with just 430 New Listings.

Residential Sales located throughout the RAHB market area (including Burlington and all outlying areas covered by RAHB) of 1032 Properties were down this month again, a 1.2% drop from the same month last year, however, went up 40% over February 2019! Residential Sales in Hamilton (which includes Hamilton plus Flamborough, Dundas, Ancaster, Waterdown, Stoney Creek and Glanbrook) were 649 of that total. The Average Hamilton Residential Sales Price of properties sold through the RAHB Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) system in March 2019 was $519,309 up 6% from $490,939 the same month last year. Burlington’s average Residential Price at $738,839 is up only very slightly from $738,015 last year. The end of month listing inventory shows 1383 Active Residential Listings, giving Hamilton 2.1 months of inventory, which is up 50% compared to 921 Properties still available for sale at the end of March last year which was 1.4 months of inventory. Burlington has 1.9 months of inventory (up15%) with 500 active listings for sale. Average days on the market increased from 26 to 31.2 this year for Hamilton and also increased in Burlington from 21.8 to 26.6.

 
The Hamilton – Burlington Area has slipped slightly from last month from a Sellers Market to the top end of a Balanced Market, where the ratio of Homes Sold to Homes Listed is between 40% and 60%, currently sitting at 59.2% for Residential, (in other words, 6 homes are sold for every 10 new listings). Homes Sold to Homes Listed Ratio:  Buyers Market is below 40%, Balanced Market is between 40-60%, and Sellers Market is above 60%.

Hamilton’s Average

Year To Date Prices

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 $715,856
Flamborough $765,604

Waterdown $673,622

Grimsby $554,999

Caledonia $480,048

Cayuga $502,812

Dunnville $396,683

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!

In this Market, it is important that you know about the houses getting listed Immediately! Click Here to get set up on the Instant Listings Notification Search, otherwise, you will only know about listings once they are reported to the public sites. If you wait till you see it on Realtor.ca or other sites, it’s too late, and is probably already SOLD!

MLS® Properties SOLD

in March 2019

RAHB Market ActivityNumber Of Sales 2019Number of Sales 2018Average Sale Price 2019Average Sale Price 2018
West Hamilton4653$475,470$419,918
East Hamilton8970$384,011$364,926
Central Hamilton8395$372,046$317,681
Hamilton Mountain154162$488,374$461,250
Flamborough1319$724,908$800,179
Dundas2819$682,707$656,630
Ancaster5057$778,380$723,682
Waterdown3542$682,854$655,536
Stoney Creek10498$538,455$504,401
Glanbrook4346$567,037 $532,491
Burlington258240$738,839$738,015
Dunville1420$392,486$448,594
Cayuga812$484,750$490,763
Caledonia1815$505,147$456,348
Hagersville311$375,000$377,718
Seneca13$629,900$594,833
Rainham48$397,000$375,100
Grimsby5648$548,803$583,041
Smithville1010$535,750$441,800
West Lincoln55$590,700$548,600

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.