The Canmore market has seen some dramatic shifts in 2020.
The first Covid lockdown in February 2020 resulted in a sharp decline in sales and a 5% correct in prices. However, instead of a continued slowdown when things opened up again, we experienced the opposite, with greatly increased buyers demand and inventory to match.
Now in December 2020, in the midst of a 2nd Covid lockdown, we are looking toward 2021 to anticipate the likely market factors that will affect real estate in the new year.
It is expected that we will see a sharp rise in prices in 2021 and 2022 in Canmore. We are unlikely to see a major correction for many years to come.
This is due to several factors.
Overall, almost all factors lead us to believe that the Canmore real estate market will continue to increase in buyers demand and appreciating price point.
We are hosting another online Zoom Q & A session regarding the Canmore real estate market this Saturday April 11, 10:00 am (MST). You are welcome to ask any questions that will help you better make your real estate decisions.
I’m Jessica Stoner with the Jessica Stoner Real Estate Team in Canmore, Alberta. I’ve been a Realtor in Canmore for 22 years and have been through both up and down markets.
On Saturday, will cover how the Canmore market has behaved over the past couple of weeks and months compared to the same time last year, as well as revisit historical market activity from similar economic interruptions in the past.
Our Mortgage Specialist Greg Foss, with Mortgage Connections will be here again to answer current lending questions.
The market is a moving entity and we want to ensure you have the most up-to-date information at this time.
Feel free to join us this Saturday April 11th, at 10:00am (MST)
The current market in the Bow Valley is active and healthy. The area is minimally affected by the oil and gas woes the rest of the provinces’ real estate markets are experiencing.
For the last couple of years, the market in Canmore and the Bow Valley have been weighted in the seller’s favour, with high buyers demand and low inventory.
In the first week of November 2019 the market continues to be more balanced. There is still high buyers demand, but with increased inventory, buyers have some choice and less pressure to settle on a higher than market price offer. Prices have plateaued over that past year or so, but the number of Days on the Market before a listing sells has decreased significantly.
The entry level and mid-level price points still tend to sell in a timely manner. Some of the higher price points take a bit longer to sell and more conservative pricing tends to be effective.
Total Market Average:
– Sale Price: $711, 080
– Days on Market: 38
– 393 total sales
Total Market Average:
– Sale Price: $710,858
– DoM: 65
– 478 Total Sales
Healthy and strong describes the Canmore real estate market in the first quarter of 2017. We have seen solid appreciation since the same time last year, and continued buyers interest. There is somewhat low inventory right now, and desirable properties sell quickly.
We are not seeing a “Hot” market, as there is still some balance. Multiple offers do take place, though the are not the norm and properties may sell above asking price, though only in some instances of multiple offers.
Future retirees are the main buyers market. They are coming mostly from Alberta though we see buyers from Ontario, BC other parts of Canada and some from the US as well, though not as many as one would expect given our low dollar and solid economy in Western Canada.
First time home buyers are buying as well, sometimes with help from parents, which seems an unfortunate necessity, due to the higher entry level pricing in the area.
Tourism has increased significantly in the past few years, creating a higher demand in jobs and a strong Canmore economy. This is expected to continue to increase with targeted efforts from our new Canmore Chamber of Commerce and the newly reformed Canmore Tourism advocacy group.
There is some new development taking place, though on a small scale and will be unlikely to meet the current and future demand for this area with a finite growth foot print.
Contact Jessica Stoner with questions or for more information.
Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2017.
Just a reminder that I now have a real estate partner, Nathan Weima, to ensure my clients always get prompt and reliable response. Maintaining excellent realty service is my top priority.
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2016 Year in Review Report
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Our market has been quite different from Calgary’s so far. We do have a slight decline in sales, but prices are still appreciating in a healthy way.
For all residential property sales in Canmore:
Jan-Dec 2013 Jan -Dec, 2014 Jan -Nov5, 2015
Sales 418 403 304 (Year-to-Date)
Average Sale$ $607,000 $616,000 $668,000
Days OM 99 74 74
Lower sales in 2015 but increase in price. Inventory and the market in the area is balanced with neither the buyers or sellers being particularly favored.
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Many buyers in Canmore are from out-of-town. They are either vacation home owners living in another city, or they are moving here from another area. Out-of-town buyers face some unique challenges.
You can be heartbroken when your perfect home sells before you can make it to Canmore to view the home.
Or, you can be frustrated at wasting your time when you book a whole day or weekend to visit Canmore, just to find the listing that looked suitable in the photos, are not at all appropriate! The wide angle lense photos made the homes look bigger than they were, or failed to show the extremely busy street out front, or just didn’t communicate the floor plan flow. There are any number of things that photos simply can’t show.
That is why I offer this invaluable service to my clients!
I am pleased to save you unnecessary trips to Canmore because you’ve seen the homes virtually, before deciding to drive to Canmore. And you will also know when you have to get to Canmore immediately to view a perfect home in person, before it is sold.
When we are on a Virtual Home Viewing, you will be able to:
Don’t waste another trip to Canmore just to view a home that is not what you thought. And even more important, don’t miss out on your perfect home because you weren’t sure it was worth the trip!
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