In June, the real estate landscape of Regina painted an interesting picture. While the market witnessed a modest deceleration in sales compared to the same month last year, it remained a robust arena for property transactions, well above the ten-year average trends.
Regina reported 367 property sales this June, reflecting a near 10 per cent year-over-year decline. However, it's noteworthy that, despite this marginal dip, the sales volume still hovered over 11 per cent above the long-term decadal trends. This underlines the continued vitality and resilience of Regina's real estate sector, even amid shifting market dynamics.
The month of June also observed a simultaneous contraction in sales and new listings, resulting in inventory levels that mirrored the preceding month's statistics. The inventory in Regina's property market is nearly 30 per cent lower than long-term trends, hitting its lowest level for June since 2014.
With a scant 2.8 months of supply available, the Queen City's current market conditions are the tightest they've been in any June over the past decade. This squeeze in supply is a major contributing factor to escalating property prices. The benchmark property price in Regina reached $318,700 in June, seeing a modest rise from $316,100 in May.
However, when we turn our gaze to the overall average price, the upswing appears to be more noticeable. The average price across the city nudged up to $334,893 in June this year, reflecting an appreciable ascent from $320,084 in June of the previous year.
In summary, despite a minor slowdown in sales, Regina's property market remains active with prices on an upward trajectory. As inventory levels continue to lag behind the long-term trends, buyers and investors should anticipate a further tightening of market conditions and potentially higher prices in the coming months. This underscores the importance of savvy decision-making and strategic planning for those wishing to navigate Regina's real estate landscape successfully.