The Sussexes and I

Posted on Jan 11, 2020

Four multi-million dollar Canadian homes perfect for the Sussexes

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Chelster hall ontarioChelster Hall is a 44,000 sq ft English country mansion set on 10 acres of lawns and gardens on the shore of Lake Ontario CREDIT: SOTHEBY'S
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Dec 2019 Westside Market Update

Posted on Jan 04, 2020 in Market Update

The supply of Westside detached homes in December was 555, down 13% from 637 in November and down 15% compared to 652 in December 2018. 
 
Westside detached home sales this December decreased 12% from November (58 vs 66) but were up a whopping 81% compared to 32 sales in December 2018. Detached home sales are down 23% from the 10 year December average...

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Nov 2019 Westside Market Update

Posted on Dec 05, 2019 in Market Update

The supply of Westside detached homes in November was 637, down 4% from 666 in October and down 14% compared to 740 in November 2018. 
 
Westside detached home sales this November decreased 15% from October (66 v 78) and were up 10% compared to 60 sales in November 2018. Detached home sales are down 37% from the 10 year November average of 106 sales. 
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October 2019 Westside Market Update

Posted on Nov 05, 2019 in Market Update

The supply of Westside detached homes in October was 666, down 1% from 675 in September and down 14% compared to 776 in October 2018. 
 
Westside detached home sales this October increased 32% from September (78 v 59) and were up 24% compared to 63 sales in October 2018. Detached home sales are down 35% from the 10 year October average of 121 sales. 
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Sept 2019 Westside Market Update

Posted on Oct 06, 2019 in Market Update

The supply of Westside detached homes in September was 675, up 2% from 661 in August and down 11% compared to 775 in September 2018.  Westside detached home sales this September increased 5% from August (59 v 56) and were up 55% compared to 38 sales in September 2018. Sales are down 45% from the 10 year September average of 108 sales. 

 
  
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August 2019 Westside Market Update

Posted on Sep 06, 2019 in Market Update

The supply of Westside detached homes in August was 661, down 5% from 697 in July and down 14% compared to 765 in August 2018. 
 
Westside detached home sales this August decreased 28% from July (56 v 78) and were up 2% compared to 55 sales in August 2018. Sales are down 43% from the 10 year August average of 98 sales. 
Months of Supply, (MOS) was up 32...

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The highest sales price for a Westside detached home in November was $15.5M in Point Grey. The lowest sales price was $1.5M in Dunbar. 

Compared to 68 sales in November 2016, detached home sales were up 19% to 81 in November 2017. Of those sales, 17 received the asking price or more and 64 sold below the asking price. November 2017 supply increased 39% to 738 homes from 530 in November 2016.
 
No. of SalesNov 2016Nov 2017
% Change
Detached 
68
81
19%
Attached
44
42
-4.5%
Apartments
296
380
28.4%

Compared to October 2017, November detached west side home sales, decreased 24% from 106 to 81 while Months of Supply (MOS) increased to 9.1, from 7.3. Prices finally showed the drop we were expecting, down 13%, from $4.54M to $3.93M on average while median prices decreased 13% from $3.8M to $3.30M. 

Average/Median
Price
Nov 2016
Nov 2017 % Change
Detached (M)   
$3.96/$3.4
$3.9/$3.3
-1.5%/-3%
Attached (M)
$1.28/$1.17
$1.43/$1.36
12%/16%
Apartment (K)$851/$663$986/$780   16%/18%
  
November Westside apartments supply & demand both decreased very little leaving MOS down to 1.8 vs 1.9 in October. Median prices are down 5% from $818K to $780K while average prices are down 2% from $1004K to $987K. Overall, prices have been quite flat since April 2017.
 
Townhouse supply in November is up 2% from 159 in October to 162, while demand is down 22% from 54 to 42 units in November. This gives us 3.9 MOS, up 34% from 2.9 MOS in October. This resulted in prices decreasing 3% on median from $1.399M to $1.360M and 8% on average from $1.56M in October to $1.436.

Mths of SupplyNov 2016Nov 2017
% Change
Detached
7.8
9.1
-6%
Attached
2.9
3.9
-44%
Apartments
2.7
1.8
-37%

Detached home price reductions are creating a good buying opportunities. Apartment and townhouse prices remain stable and reflect strong demand and continued short supply. 

Price range Detached
No. sales  Nov
2016       2017
% sales
2016       2017
$<3M
26             34
38%     42%   
$3M-$5M
28             2942%      36%
$5M-$10M
11             16
  16%      20%   
>$10M3             24%          2%
Total
68           81
      100          

Government regulations both here and in China continue to make it difficult for foreign buyers to bring money here to purchase real estate and that is which creating opportunities for local buyers. Interest rates, currency exchange and lending restrictions will continue to be dampen sales. 
 
We are currently in a buyers market for detached homes.

Click on the link at the top right for Westside Graphs.
 
Please call me at any time for a considered response to any and all of your real estate questions.

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018!

Best regards,

Stuart