Richmond Housing Report – List Vs Sold April, 2009

May 11, 2009

Richmond Housing Report – List Vs Sold April, 2009
Source: RealtyLink Online, Listings versus Sales

Housing Type Active Listings April Sales Av. 3 mth No. Months Average Price
Detached 670 135 107 6.26 $750,000
Townhouse 323 132 89 3.63 $425,000
Condominiums 680 162 125 5.44 $270,000

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The Richmond total home sales for April, 2009 picked up further with total sales improved 27% to 429 homes compared to the previous month sale of 337 homes. On a year-over-year basis, this was a drop of 8% from the April 2008 sales of 464 units. The median prices for detached homes and condos dropped slightly while townhome price gained slightly compared with the previous month.

The total active listings decreased 16% from 1,685 the previous month to 1,673 units. The improvement in sales helped to improve the supply / demand (list to sale) ratio greatly from 9.97 to around 5.87 months. The past 3 months re-bounce in home sales greatly helped to bring supply and demand in balance thereby helping to prevent further price decline in home prices.

The Big Picture

Overall, home prices for detached homes, townhomes, and condos are supported at current levels. Lower home prices combined with low interest rates are attracting more buyers entering the market. The market remained fairly active with more buyers making inquiries and searching out for homes.

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