We hope summer is in full swing for you and your loved ones and that you are enjoying some down time to connect and recharge! The housing market has been interesting to watch over the last few months, pivoting from the frenzied competition and sky-high prices to a more balanced market. Year-over-year, volumes are down more than 45% in Simcoe County, meaning fewer properties are being sold. Additionally, we are seeing the average price dip below last month’s average, albeit a much more moderate drop at just over 7%.

*The full market stats are below the infographic

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Simcoe County Monthly Residential Report June 2022

Year-Over-Year Summary

The June 2022 sales information is in, and residential property sales recorded through the MLS® System for the Barrie and District Association of REALTORS® (BDAR) region showed an overall year-over-year decrease in the number of units sold and an increase in new listings and average sale price.

522 units were sold this month in Simcoe County, that’s 45.02% less than the same time last year. The average price of residential units sold was $832,698 which was 3.7% greater than that of June 2021.

156 residential units were sold during June 2022 within Barrie. This was 45.8% less than the number of units sold during June 2021. This decline was slightly more than that of total Simcoe County (-45.0%).

The average price of residential Barrie units sold during June 2022 was $787,432—5.6% greater than the average price of units sold during June 2021. Sales in Barrie accounted for 29.9% of residential sales in Simcoe County last month.

Less than six months ago we were facing some of the tightest conditions in history, with demand outpacing supply by an extraordinary margin. Now, those trends are starting to reverse with new listings returned to the market at a quick rate bringing our months of inventory to 3.5 for the region.

 

Month-Over-Month Summary

The June 2022 sales recorded through the MLS® System for the Barrie and District Association of REALTORS® (BDAR) showed a month-over-month decrease in the number of units sold and average sale price and a slight decrease in new listings in Simcoe County.

522 residential units were sold in Simcoe County last month—a 19.2% decrease from May 2022. During the same time a year ago (June 2021 to May 2021), there was an 10.8% decrease in the number of units sold.

The average price of residential units sold last month in Simcoe County was $832,698—a 7.6% decrease from May 2022. The month-over-month change in average price a year ago was an increase of 0.5%.

156 units were sold last month within the City of Barrie, which was 22.4% less than the number of units sold the month prior. A year ago, the number of units sold between June and May decreased by 21.5%.

The average price of units sold within Barrie during June 2022 was $787,432. This was 5.8% less than the average price during May 2022. In comparison, the average price of units sold between June 2021 and May 2021 increased 0.3%.

Year-to-Date Summary

3755 residential units were sold in Simcoe County during June 2022 Year-to-Date (YTD) (January 1st, 2022 – June 30th, 2021). This was 35.6% less than what was sold during the same timeframe last year (January 1st, 2021 – June 30th, 2021).

The average price of residential units sold during June 2022 YTD was $936,993. This was 21.2% greater than the average price during the same timeframe a year ago.

1239 units were sold in the City of Barrie during June 2022 YTD. This was a 38.8% decline from the same timeframe last year. This decline was slightly greater than what was seen in the total Simcoe Region (-35.6%).

The average price of units sold within the City of Barrie during June 2022 YTD was $898,708. This was 24.2% more than the same timeframe last year. This growth was slightly more than what was seen in the total Simcoe Region (+21.2%).

Disclaimer
The prices reflected in this media release are based on homes sold via the live Barrie and District Association of REALTORS® (BDAR) Matrix™ Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) only. Statistical anomalies in average home prices, including irregularly high and/or substantially low residential sold unit prices have been evaluated and/or removed from the data sets used to calculate final averages in order to illustrate market trends with improved accuracy.
The Barrie & District Association of REALTORS®
The Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® cautions that over a period of time the use of average price information can be useful in establishing trends, but it does not indicate actual prices in widely divergent areas or account for price differentials between geographical areas. The prices reflected in this media release are based on homes sold via the live BDAR MLS® system only.
Using a Local Professional REALTOR®
“REALTOR®” is a professional designation. A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional belonging to local, provincial and national associations. They have completed an intensive real estate program and have the skill set, expertise and experiences that you will need when buying or selling your home. Realtors® have a network of resources available at their fingertips. They understand financing and mortgage rules, insurance and liability coverage, and all the legal details involved in real estate. As a skilled negotiator, your local BDAR Realtor® will help you get the most value when buying or selling a home.
About Home Price Index (HPI)
The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) conducts an analysis based on prices for Benchmark properties tracked by the MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) for the overall market area served by the Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® Inc (BDAR). The MLS® HPI is the most accurate gauge for price levels and trends, which vary by neighbourhood. For more detailed information, please contact your local BDAR REALTOR®. To learn more visit https://www.crea.ca/housing-market-stats/mls-home-price-index/about-hpi/
About BDAR
The Barrie & District Association of REALTORS® (BDAR) represents over 1,500 REALTORS® in the Barrie and Simcoe County region. BDAR provides its members leadership opportunities, professional development, and other tools and services to help them deliver a high standard of services to their clients. BDAR is community focused and believes that community prosperity is largely based on shelter and home ownership. The Association has a strong focus on affordable housing and helping first time buyers understand how to get on the housing ladder. To learn more visit https://bdar.ca.

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