Vaughan Real Estate - Vaughan Homes For Sale - Market Update - September 2011
After a fabulous summer, I must say that it is nice to get back into a regular routine. The kids are back in school, the buyers are back in full force and the sellers that were waiting for the summer to finish, are slowly putting their homes on the market. As I write this market update, we are hitting the Thanksgiving long weekend and we have lots to be thankful for from a real estate perspective. We have an economy that seems to be holding off the pressures from all around the world. We have low interest rates that don't look like they will be rising any time soon and we are in a very tight market with low inventory which continues to bode well for sellers.
The summer was a very active one for most good agents and their buyers and sellers. We have experienced strong growth in sales this year, with a much more active summer compared to last year. We are still struggling with a lack of good inventory or listings out there. With a lack of listings, buyers seem to be getting very aggressive resulting in multiple offer situations and escalating home prices. As I have been mentioning for months, this is a great time to be putting your home on the market if you have been thinking about it.
As I will share with you right now, we are definitely in a seller's market. The Toronto Real Estate Board published September market statistics by area last week and I have reviewed the key indicators and will interpret the September numbers for the Vaughan Real Estate Market. In a nutshell, the market is definitely favouring the seller's these days. Inventory is tight and there are quite a few buyers aggressively looking.
Here are my observations for those that are interested, on the Vaughan Real Estate Market. These quick facts and figures on Vaughan Real Estate and Vaughan Homes For Sale for September 2011 were taken directly from the number that the Toronto Real Estate Board publishes each month.
The Vaughan Real Estate market for September had 265 transactions in the month which was actually 4 fewer home trancactions compared to the prior month of August. The average price of these transactions was $556,437 which is substantially higher than the year to date average of $546,931. This $10,000 increase makes all kinds of sense if there are fewer listings than normal and aggressive buyers. The old supply and demand theory at work for us again.
The only other significant number to really look at is the average number of days on the market for a home to sell has gone up to 27 days for September. This is up 4 days compared to the year to date number of 23 days. This increase could be a function of sellers trying to capitalize on the tight inventory situation and consequently putting these homes on the market at higher prices and, as a result, they take longer to sell.
Again, the Vaughan Real Estate Market remains positive relative to average selling price versus the prior year and with more buyers looking at fewer available units, the numbers make sense.
That's pretty much it for Vaughan Real Estate and Vaughan Homes For Sale for September. Watch for my October Market Update in the first week of November.
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By the way, when you are dealing with any Realtor, make sure they know these facts as well. If not, find one that does. Have a great day.