Driven by slower activity in the three largest regions of the province, Alberta’s sales in March eased bynearly six per cent compared to last year. After the first quarter, sales have declined by nearly 10 per cent compared to last year and is the slowest amount of activity since 2009.
While new listings are starting to adjust to the slower sales activity, it was not enough to prevent further gains in inventory. Provincially there continues to be more housing supply than demand causing further price declines. At the end of the first quarter prices eased by four per cent compared to last year.
The slow start to the housing market this year is expected as the provincial economy continues to struggle with weak economic conditions. At the same time uncertainty regarding future prospects in Alberta continues to weigh on consumers.
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