August 2021 was the first full month in Step 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan, meaning people were out and about enjoying the summer. However, homebuyers were still on the hunt for homes in Kitchener-Waterloo.
“The number of homes coming to market continues to be overwhelmed by the number of homebuyers we have wanting to purchase in Waterloo Region”
– Nicole Pohl, President of KWAR
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Here’s a market snapshot of the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Market in August 2021 plus a market recap from the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS.
Homebuying Demand Continues To Overwhelm Housing Supply
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (September 3, 2021) –– A total of 535 residential homes sold last month through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR), a decrease of 22.1 per cent compared to last August’s record-smashing month, and a decrease of 12.3 per cent compared to July.
While sales were down relative to last month and last August, they remained well above average notes KWAR’s president, Nicole Pohl. “The main reason for the decrease is simply that last month was the first full month in Step 3 of the reopening, and people were tired of the lockdown,” says Pohl. “They got out and enjoyed their summer and shifted their real estate needs to the back burner for a much-needed change of focus.”
Total residential sales in August included 299 detached (down 30.6 per cent from August 2020), and 80 condominium units (down 1.2 per cent). Sales also included 38 semi-detached homes (down 2.6) and 118 townhouses (down 13.2 per cent).
In August, the average sale price for all residential properties in the Kitchener-Waterloo area was $753,296. This represents a 19.3 per cent increase over August 2020 and a 0.3 per cent decrease compared to July 2021.
- The average price of a detached home was $895,756. This represents a 22.5 per cent increase from August 2020 and a decrease of 1.3 per cent compared to July 2021.
- The average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $445,280. This represents an increase of 18.2 per cent from August 2020 and an increase of 3.7 per cent compared to July 2021.
- The average sale price for a townhouse was $623,767. This represents a 26.1 per cent increase from August 2020 and an increase of 0.1 per cent compared to July 2021.
- The average sale price for a semi was $683,048. This represents an increase of 26.5 per cent compared to August 2020 and an increase of 2.3 per cent compared to July 2021.