What is the forecast for Fort McMurray’s housing market? As we enter the 3rd quarter of 2018, it’s cautiously optimistic for those both selling and buying a house in Fort McMurray, the active spring and summer markets suggest a steady path to recovery.
If you’re considering selling your Fort McMurray home, here is some positive news: Sale to list price ratios: Sellers are receiving an average of 95% of their list price thus far in the month of July and number of sales are strengthening. You should be noticing more of those lovely red sold signs recently, as June posted the highest number of sales for Single Family Detached Properties so far in 2018, with nearly the highest since 2015. 70 Sales= a whopping 45.85% increase over 2017 numbers. Prices fell only an average of 2.5% year over year, with Inventory down year over year.
Pricing your home properly remains essential to gaining the highest and best price and a timely sale, and those that do are selling in very reasonable time frames with the average days on market at 92 days. To stay competitive, conside
r scrutinizing recent sales data for your street and neighbourhood (your Realtor can provide this data) and discuss with your Lore Group Real Estate Agent competitive pricing and marketing strategies.
Buyer confidence is noticeably returning to the Fort McMurray Real Estate Market, with an increase in 1st time home buyers entering the market and scooping up homes while prices have reached a level that is more affordable, renting no longer makes sense for many. There are generally plenty of options out there for a variety of home buyers and incomes. Interest rates remain attractive with Scotia’s Prime lending rate posts at 3.70%. With the expectation that mortgage rates will increase throughout the year, now is the time to take advantage and get pre-approval while rates are low!
What are the hot properties in Fort McMurray? Where can I find deals? The condo market saw the biggest decline, year over year as the average list price of an apartment condo in the month of June was $170,335; representing a 22.81% drop in pricing from June 2017. Condo life has never been more affordable. Vacant lots continue to move with prices falling 15% from May 2018. The average price of a city lot is in areas such as Stone Creek, North Parsons Creek, Beaconhill, Abasand and Waterways is $106,629. Saprae Creek Estate recently rolled back pricing on country residential 2 acre lots starting at $124,900. Keep an eye o
n the repo market, there is currently 45 Fort McMurray foreclosures and more anticipated in the coming year.
Oil has far exceeded what most experts said would happen this year with prices jumping past $71.00 a barrel however the Fort McMurray housing market has been slow to respond as investors continue to exercise caution.The housing market in Fort McMurray isn’t necessarily booming, but it’s not a weak market either. If you’re getting ready to buy or sell and would like more information contact one of The Lore Group, Coldwell Banker Fort McMurray experts to help guide you.
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