What happened in April?
The big headline of the April market report is that nearly 40% of all April sales occurred in the high end of the market. After a first quarter of 2018 that saw 60% of sales happen in the “locals” market (sub $1 million), there were 11 sales over $3 million last month, including 6 sales over $5 million and one sale close to $15 million (a newly completed 10,000+ sq ft estate in Dairy Ranches). As a result, the average sales price skyrocketed to over $4 million (the median sales price also increased significantly to $1.7 million). April sales volume topped $85 million, quite the strong number considering that the total sales volume for the first 3 months of the year was a combined $103 million.
The good news for local buyers is that new listings increased in April, with 36 new properties hitting the market – the most monthly listings since Sept 2017. The average listing price of these new listings was $1.8 million, however the median listing price was just under $1 million. The average days on market dropped to 159 days and the sale price to list price ratio increased to 96%. This ratio has been at or above 96% since the beginning of the year, illustrating that many properties are selling close to list price as demand remains strong.