Greater Edmonton Market Update - July 2023

Edmonton, August 2, 2023: Total residential unit sales in the Greater Edmonton Area (GEA) real estate market for July 2023 hit 2,323, increasing 14.9% compared to July 2022, but dropped 10.4% from June 2023. New residential listings were down 7.7% year-over-year from July 2022, while also noting a drop of 9.2% from June 2023. Overall inventory in the GEA was down 17.3% from July of last year, and down 2.4% from the previous month.

For July, detached unit sales were up 10.9% from July 2022 and decreased 12.7% from June 2023 at 1,391. Semi-detached unit sales were down 11.2% month-over-month but increased by 11.2% from this time last year. Row/Townhouse unit sales were up 19.7% from July 2022, but dropped 5.4% from June 2023. Apartment Condominium unit sales had an increase of 31.6% from July 2022, while noting a decrease of 4.3% from the previous month.

Total residential average prices hit $409,986, a 2.0% decrease from July 2022, and a drop of 0.6% from June 2023. Detached homes averaged $503,542, noting a 0.8% year-over-year drop and a 0.6% increase from June 2023. Semi-detached sold for an average of $378,902, resulting in a 2.3% increase year-over-year, and a decrease of 1.0% from the previous month. Row/townhouse prices were up both 3.8% from July 2022 and 2.6% month-over-month, selling at $264,128. Apartment Condominium average prices hit $194,823 showing a small decrease of 0.1% from last month and a drop of 3.1% from July 2022.

The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) composite benchmark price* in the GEA came in at $381,800, resulting in a decrease of 0.5% from June 2023, and a drop of 6.2% from July 2022.

“While both detached properties and apartment condominiums saw small drops in their average prices from this time last year, semi-detached homes and row/townhouses both saw a positive bump in average prices for July 2023,” says REALTORS® Association of Edmonton 2023 Board Chair Melanie Boles. “July also had an increase in sales across all categories, with apartment condominiums leading the way, noting a 31.6% jump from July 2022.”

Detached homes averaged 44 days on the market, increasing four days from June 2023. Semi-detached homes averaged 35 days on the market, increasing one day from the previous month, with row/townhouses averaging 41 days on the market, an increase of one-day month-over-month. Apartment condominiums averaged 58 days on the market, showing a three-day increase from June 2023. Overall, all residential listings averaged 45 days on the market, increasing by seven days year-over-year and three days from June 2023.

*Please note – Each year, in line with statistical best practices, the MLS® HPI undergoes a comprehensive review by Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). The results can lead to changes in the available data and historical composite or aggregate benchmark prices could be revised higher or lower. Learn more here or see the FAQ document here.