Oversupplied market weighs on prices

CREB Media Release, City of Calgary, November 1, 2018

Elevated inventory levels compared to sales, are causing prices to ease further in Calgary’s housing market.

Citywide benchmark prices totalled $426,300 in October, trending down for the fifth consecutive month and resulting in a year-over-year decline of 2.9 per cent.

“Job growth in this city remains a concern, as unemployment levels remain well above levels expected for this year. Rising costs of ownership also continue to weigh on housing demand,” said CREB® chief economist AnnMarie Lurie. “At the same time, housing supply levels are not adjusting fast enough to current conditions, resulting in price adjustments.”

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