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Oshawa House Prices, February 2015 - Attached Row Townhouses

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image of a scale with a house balanced by cashHouse Prices in Oshawa, Ontario, for February 2015 - Attached Row Townhouses

Real estate market data for Oshawa, Ontario, for February, 2015 provided by Brian Wiseman LL.B., CIPS of Keller Williams Energy Real Estate Brokerage

 

Oshawa House Prices – Attached Row Townhouses

(See explanation of 5 different house types)

 

Some points of Interest for February 2015:

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ü The average price, for Attached Row Townhouses in Oshawa in February 2015, increased from $256,250 in February 2014 to $287,982 in February 2015 – a big increase of $31,732 = 12.38%

 

ü The lowest average price for a month during the year was $199,583 in March 2014; the highest average price was $341,100 in January 2015.

 

ü The median price, for Attached Row Townhouses in Oshawa in February 2015, increased from $261,500 in February 2014 to $272,450 in February 2015 – an increase of $10,950 = 4.19%

 

ü 11 Attached Row Townhouses were sold in Oshawa in February 2015; this is 5 more than the 6 sold in February 2014

 

ü There were 8 new listings for the month; 3 less than February 2014

 

ü There were 5 active listings at the end of the month; 1 less than February 2014

 

ü Average sold price was 100.73% of listed price; in February 2014 it was 101.48%

 

ü Average days on market was 28.6; in February 2014 it was 12.1 days

 

Buyers’ Market, Sellers’ Market or Balanced Market?

Explanation of these Markets

 

FOR ATTACHED ROW TOWNHOUSES IN OSHAWA IN FEBRUARY 2015:

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·      Ratio of Sales to New Listings:

Sales = 11; New Listings = 8

Ratio is 11/8 = 1.38 = 138%

As this is over 60%, it indicates a strong Seller’ Market

 

·      Absorption Rate – Ratio of Sales to Active Listings:

Sales = 11; Active Listings = 5

Ratio is 11/5 = 2.20 = 220%

As this is over 20%, it indicates a strong Seller’ Market

 

·      Number of Months of Inventory:

Sales = 11; Active Listings = 5

5/11 = 0.45 months

As this is less than 4 months, it indicates a strong Seller’ Market

 

·      Days on Market:

The average number of days that Attached Row Townhouses were on the market in February 2015 was 28.6 days

As this is less than 120 days, it indicates a strong Seller’ Market

 

·      Ratio of Sold Price to Listed Price:

The average ratio of Sale Price to Listed Price was 100.73%

This is consistent with a strong Sellers’ Market

 

The above are clear indications that the existing strong Sellers’ Market, for Attached Row Townhouses in Oshawa, was continuing.

 

It is clear that, in February 2015, there was still strong competition among Buyers and little opportunity for Buyers to negotiate on price.

 

In commenting on real estate statistics for Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB), the Board’s President Paul Etherington said:

 “Large annual increases in transactions were noted for most major home types, in the City of Toronto and surrounding GTA regions.

Even with the record low temperatures last month, we still saw an increase in the number of people purchasing homes in the GTA. This speaks to the importance households place on home ownership and the fact that buyers continue to view ownership housing as a quality long-term investment in which they can live.

The overall supply of homes for sale, as measured by the count of active listings at the end of February 2015…. means that market conditions became tighter, leading to more competition between buyers.

 

Jason Mercer, Director of Market Analysis for TREB said:

 " The strong year-over-year price growth we experienced in February points to the robust demand for ownership housing in the GTA, coupled with a constrained supply of homes for sale in some market segments, especially where low-rise home types like singles, semis and townhouses are concerned.”

 

See 5 Essentials for a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market

 

image of a question mark inside a headDo you know that, as a potential buyer, in almost every case, you can have an agent working for you, without you having to pay for their service & advice?

This is because the buyer’s agent is usually paid by the seller’s agent.

 

It is advisable for buyers to use an agent who is totally independent from the seller’s (listing) agent.

This avoids any conflict of interest during negotiations for a purchase.

 

See 5 Reasons Why a Buyer SHOULD NOT Talk to a Listing Agent

 

Monthly Average Price and Number of Homes Sold

Oshawa Attached Row Townhouses

 February 2014 to February 2015

graph showing average sold prices and number of units sold

You will see, from the above graph, that:

·         the monthly average sold price for an Attached Row Townhouse in Oshawa has ranged from a low of $199,583 (March 2014) to a high of $341,100 (January 2015), finishing at $287,982 in February 2015

 

·         the number of Attached Row Townhouses sold in Oshawa in one month has ranged from 12 (November 2014) to 4 in in the quiet months of December 2014 and January 2015

 

Average prices can be misleading, especially when the number of sales is relatively low.

 

High quality homes, selling for above average prices can skew the average sold price up for the particular month.

Similarly, lower quality homes, selling for below average prices can skew the average sold price down for a particular month.

 

When there is a significant increase, or decrease, in average sold price, it is worth comparing the average sold price with the median price for the same period.

 

At first glance, there appears to be a disconnect between the average sold price, in February 2015, of $287,982 compared with the median price, for the same period, of $272,450, a difference of $15,532.

 

It is likely that this difference between the average sold price and the median price, in February 2015, was due to higher priced sales in that month which skewed the average sold price up compared to the median price for the same period.

 

Average Ratio of Sold Price to Listed Price

Oshawa Attached Row Townhouses

 February 2014 to February 2015

graph showing average ratio of sold price to listed price

The average ratio of sold price to price asked (listed price) is an indication of demand for houses related to the listed price.

 

If a home is listed for $280,000 and it sells for $277,200, the sold price to ask price ratio is 99%.

 

You will see, from the above graph, that over the period, the ratio of monthly average sold price to listed price for Attached Row Townhouses in Oshawa ranged from a low of 98.14% (July 2014) to a high of 101.48% (February 2014), finishing at 100.73% in February 2015.

 

You will note that, because of the scale of the graph, the range appears to be much wider than this. In fact, in most months, the ratio was above, or just fractionally below, 100%.

 

This is a clear indication that there was still competition among Buyers during the month and little opportunity for Buyers to negotiate on price.

 

This information is helpful when you are intending to make an offer on a home as it gives a general guideline on the price you may have to end up paying compared to the listing price.

 

However, it is a guideline only as the figures can vary significantly for individual properties.

 

Homes that are well priced for the current market tend to sell quickly and close to, or above, asking price.

 

Average Days on Market

Oshawa Attached Row Townhouses

 February 2014 to February 2015

graph showing average days on market

The average number of days that homes are on the market is an indication of:

·      the period from when a home is listed for sale until it is Sold Firm (unconditional);

·      the level of competition between potential buyers

 

You will notice, from the above graph that, in February 2014, the average days on market was 12.1 days. For most of the year it remained below 30 days continuing the indication of a strong Sellers’ Market.

 

Homes that are well priced for the current market tend to sell quickly and close to, or above, asking price.

 

Oshawa Home Prices – Attached Row Townhouses

image of a house and a SOLD signFebruary 2015

Summary:

All of the indicators, for Attached Row Townhouses in Oshawa in February 2015, point to the conclusion that the strong Sellers’ Market conditions were continuing.

 

It is clear that, in February 2015, there was still strong competition among Buyers and there was little opportunity for Buyers to negotiate on price.

 

See 5 Essentials for a Buyer in a Sellers’ Market

 

Find Homes for Sale in Oshawa, Ontario

image of houses under a magnifying glassYOU ARE INVITED to visit my website, at any time and as often as you like, to find pictures & details of homes for sale in Oshawa

 

For photos and details of attached houses, including Attached Row Townhouses, currently for sale in Oshawa:

 

Under $200,000

 

$200,000 to $300,000

 

Over $300,000

 

You can also arrange to be notified when homes, that meet your criteria, come onto the market.

These services are available to you without obligation.

 

image of a figure and the words "What is my home worth?"If you are thinking of selling, you can also:

ü Search on my website for homes, similar to yours, that would be competition for your home, if you list it for sale

ü Obtain an indication of the market value of your home

 

For answers to your questions, email me; or call 905-723-5944.

 

About the Author:

photo of Brian WisemanBrian Wiseman LL.B., CIPS, is a Sales Representative with Keller Williams Energy Real Estate Brokerage in Oshawa & Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

 

In his past lives, Brian was a Partner in Legal Practices, specializing in Real Estate and Business Law in Australia and a Principal of a successful Financial Planning Practice in Australia.

 

 

After the sale of his business interests in Australia, Brian started a new adventure by relocating to Canada with his Canadian wife.

 

 

 

Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Thanks for this clear report on this area of your market. On Kauai we have sellers and buyers from every state and this post helped me get a better sense of what’s happening in your region. 

Mar 16, 2015 07:40 PM
Brian Wiseman LL.B. CIPS
Oshawa, ON
The WiseMan of Real Estate

Kathleen

Thank you!

I REALLY appreciate your feedback

 

Mar 16, 2015 11:37 PM