MAY DELIVERS BEST MONTH EVER WINNIPEG - While May is not a make or break month for the year, it has proven to be the busiest month of real estate activity for WinnipegREALTORS® and one the 114 year-old association counts on to contribute measurably  to the year–end total. 2017 did not disappoint. May 2017 ushered in an all-time record sales and dollar volume month with MLS® sales just shy of 1,700 and dollar volume flirting with the one-half billion or $500 million mark. May sales of 1,696 were up 4% while dollar volume of $499.4 million increased 8% in comparison to…
April MLS® Sales Fall Off First Quarter Pace   WINNIPEG - After a solid first quarter of MLS® sales activity, April sales were more subdued. Unit sales of 1,300 were down 5% from a record April in 2016 but still up 2% over the 10-year average for this month. MLS® dollar volume decreased 1% in April however for the first four months is up 2% to $1.08 billion. New MLS® listings in April fell 5% while the inventory or active listings at the end of April is down 7%. The percentage of new listings being converted to sales is in line…
MARCH MLS® SALES UP 5% WINNIPEG -  In March, 1,111 MLS® listed properties sold in the Greater Winnipeg market region, which is an increase of 5% over March 2016 and 8% over the 10-year average for this month. Dollar volume rose 10% to $326 million. This is the first time in March there has been over $300 million in MLS® sales transactions. MLS® listings entered in March were right in line with last year at 2,200 though active listings or inventory of 3,903 listings going into April  is down  9% from 2016. This is largely due to a very active 2016…
January MLS® Sales Drop 2%   Condominium sales showed a marked jump in activity compared to January 2016 with a 36% increase. They are also up 17% over the 10-year average for January condominium sales. Overall, MLS® sales were slightly off last January’s total – ten sales to be exact. And similarly since residential-detached on WinnipegREALTORS®’ MLS® is by far the most dominant property type, there were sales of 400 compared to 409 in January 2016. New MLS® listings coming on the market in January were down slightly too with residential-detached much the same and condominiums seeing a 5% increase over…
A NEW ANNUAL MLS® SALES RECORD SET IN 2016   Over 13,600 MLS® Sales Worth $3.78 Billion in Dollar Value   WINNIPEG -   2016 was a banner year for WinnipegREALTORS®. Both MLS® sales and MLS® dollar volume established new all-time highs in the Association’s 113-year history.   In the case of sales, the 13,632 sales transacted in 2016 rose 5% over 2015 and 4% over the previous record of 13,079 sales in 2007. Dollar volume of $3.78 billion exceeded last year’s record high of $3.50 billion by nearly 8%. Annual records for dollar volume have been achieved for 16 consecutive years.…
RECORD YEAR FOR MLS® SALES IN 2016 Sales Surpass the Previous 2007 Record Total of 13,079 WINNIPEG- With time to spare and a number of December sales still to come before year end, WinnipegREALTORS® this week recorded its 13,080 MLS® sale. It breaks the previous all-time sales record set in 2007 of 13,079 sales. The actual unit to supplant WinnipegREALTORS® nine-year previous sales record is a new 2 bedroom 1,351 sq. ft. apartment style condominium unit at Riverstone Terrace Condominiums in South St. Vital. It is nestled along the Red River with a balcony which takes full advantage of a…
ON THE CUSP OF A NEW MLS® ANNUAL SALES RECORD   November Delivers Solid Results with 877 Sales WINNIPEG  - November MLS® sales activity was less than 3% off the best November ever in 2015 when it eclipsed 900 sales. This solid result ensures the addition of sales in December to the November year-to-date total will usher in a new all-time annual sales record for WinnipegREALTORS®. It will replace 2007 as the top sales year ever in the association’s 113 years of operation. November sales of 877 were down less than 3% from November 2015 while dollar volume of $243…
OCTOBER MLS® SALES UP 5%   Sales On Pace to Set New Annual MLS® Sales Record WINNIPEG - Above average sales in October set the stage for a new annual sales record in WinnipegREALTORS® 113th year of serving the Greater Winnipeg Area real estate market. October sales of 1,138 were up 5% over October 2015 and likewise over the 10-year average for this month. October dollar volume of close to $310 million increased 9% over the same month last year. Year-to-date sales of over 12,000 are 7% ahead of the same period last year and are well within reach of eclipsing…
ANOTHER MLS® RECORD SET IN SEPTEMBER-              -              - Only Second Time September Eclipses 1,200 Sales WINNIPEG - 2016 has been firing on all cylinders with yet another best result for MLS® sales activity in the month of September.  Sales of 1,216 eked out a slight edge over 2011 and are only the second time sales in September have gone over 1,200. As a result, year-to-date sales of 11,000 are at their highest level ever for nine months and similarly dollar volume reached $3 billion for the first time with three months to go. “We are without question enjoying a record-setting sales…
August MLS® Sales UP 7% -           -           - A New August Benchmark of Over 1,300 Sales   WINNIPEG - Summer vacations, the Olympics, Folklorama, Blue Bomber winning streak, and other August activities did not get in the way of buyers taking advantage of a healthy supply of some of the most affordable house prices in the country. August was indeed splendid with a new benchmark in sales established. For the first time in August, MLS® sales went over 1,300 to finish at 1,350. This represents an 11% increase over the 10-year average for this summer month and sets up a potential record-breaking…
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