Canadian home sales ease in September

Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2015 – According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity eased in September 2015 from the month before.


    National home sales declined by 2.1% from August to September.

  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity edged up 0.7% compared to September 2014.
  • The number of newly listed homes retreated 2.1% from August to September.
  • The Canadian housing market remains balanced overall.
  • The MLS Home Price Index (HPI) rose 6.9% year-over-year in September.
  • The national average sale price rose 6.1% on a year-over-year basis in September; excluding Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto, it increased by 2.9%.
  • The number of homes trading hands via MLS Systems of Canadian real estate Boards and Associations fell by 2.1 per cent in September 2015 compared to August.

    Sales were down in more than half of all local markets in September, led by declines in Greater Vancouver, Calgary and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

    “Sales are off the peak reached earlier this year but are still running strong, particularly in British Columbia and Ontario,” said CREA President Pauline Aunger. “That said, sales strength varies considerably among markets and price segments across Canada. All real estate is local, and REALTORS remain your best source for information about sales and listings where you live or might like to in the future.”

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