If you haven’t been paying attention to the real estate market in Kitchener-Waterloo, here’s a look and what happened in September of 2021.
“Home prices reached all new highs in September. And while there is a growing call to add more transparency to how real estate is traded in Ontario — the brutal reality of this market is that supply is simply not keeping up with the demand and that is what is driving up prices”
– Nicole Pohl, President of KWAR
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Here’s a market snapshot of the Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Market in September 2021 plus a market recap from the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS.
Home Prices Continue To Climb In September
LISTINGS CONTINUE TO BE OUTSTRIPPED BY BUYING DEMAND
KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (October 4, 2021) –– A total of 506 residential homes sold last month through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® System) of the Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR), a decrease of 32.1 per cent compared to last September and a decrease of 5.9 per cent compared to August.
While the total number of homes sold last month was down considerably compared to last September, it can still be considered an above average month of activity when we remember that last September smashed any previous September for number of sales,” says KWAR’s president, Nicole Pohl. “In fact, I would say we are on track for setting a record number of annual sales in 2021.”
Total residential sales in September included 267 detached (down 37.3 per cent from September 2020), and 83 condominium units (down 11.7 per cent). Sales also included 41 semi-detached homes (down 21.2) and 115 townhouses (down 33.5 per cent).
In September, the average sale price for all residential properties in the Kitchener-Waterloo area was $792,599. This represents a 24.2 per cent increase over September 2020 and a 5.7 per cent increase compared to August 2021.
- The average price of a detached home was $963,646. This represents a 24.9 per cent increase from September 2020 and an increase of 7.9 per cent compared to August 2021.
- The average sale price for an apartment-style condominium was $497,949. This represents an increase of 28.6 per cent from September 2020 and an increase of 12.4 per cent compared to August 2021.
- The average sale price for a townhouse was $646,026. This represents a 35.7 per cent increase from September 2020 and an increase of 3.7 per cent compared to August 2021.
- The average sale price for a semi was $686,316. This represents an increase of 26.1 per cent compared to September 2020 and an increase of 0.5 per cent compared to August 2021.