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Barrie & District Association of REALTORS®

676 Veterans Drive

Barrie, ON, L9J 0H6

 

705-739-4650

info@bdar.ca

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January 2020 Statistics

Updated: Mar 10


February 7th, 2020 The January 2020 sales information is in, and residential property sales recorded through the Matrix™ System for the Barrie and District Association of REALTORS® Inc. (BDAR) region showed a strong year-over-year growth in both number of sales and in average price of units sold.


The Housing Price Index (HPI) showed a month-over-month decrease of 0.26% from December 2019.




Month-Over-Month (January 2020 vs December 2019)

All Residential Homes


Simcoe County

263 residential units were sold in Simcoe County last month—a 9.6% increase from December 2019. During the same time a year ago (December 2018 to January 2019), there was a 17.8% increase in the number of units sold.


The average price of residential units sold last month was $517,228—a 3.4% decrease from December 2019. In comparison, the average price a year ago increased 0.8% from December to January.


City of Barrie

129 units were sold last month within the City of Barrie, which was 3.2% more than the number of units sold the month prior. A year ago, the number of units sold between January and December increased 1.0%.


The average price of units sold within Barrie during January was $503,881. This was 0.3% less than the average price during December 2019. In comparison, the average price of units sold between January 2019 and December 2018 decreased by 0.6%.


Simcoe County Excluding Barrie

In Simcoe County Excluding Barrie last month, 134 units were sold. This was 16.5% more than the number of units sold during December 2019. In the same time a year ago, there was a 36.6% increase in the number of units sold outside of Barrie.


The average price of units sold in the areas outside of Barrie last month was $536,657. This was 4.9% less than the month before. Between January 2019 and December 2018, the average price of units sold outside of Barrie increased 2.0% during this same timeframe.

Year-Over-Year (January 2020 vs January 2019)

All Residential Homes

The Housing Price Index (HPI) showed a year-over-year increase of 1.73% between January 2020 and January 2020.


Simcoe County

263 residential units were sold in Simcoe County last month—13.4% more than the same time last year. As well, the average price of residential units sold was $517,228 which was 6.3% greater than that of January 2019.


City of Barrie

129 residential units were sold during January 2020 within Barrie. This was 22.9% more than the number of units sold during January 2019. This growth was more than that of total Simcoe County (+13.4%).


The average price of residential Barrie units sold during January 2020 was $503,881—9.1% greater than the average price of units sold during January 2019. This growth was greater than the average-price growth of total Simcoe County (+6.3%).


Sales in Barrie accounted for 49.0% of residential sales in Simcoe County last month. This was 3.8 share points greater than the same time last year.


Simcoe County Excluding Barrie

134 residential units were sold outside of Barrie during January 2020, and this was 5.5% greater than the number of units sold during January 2019. This growth was less than the 13.4% growth seen in the total Simcoe region.


The average price of units sold in Simcoe County Excluding Barrie last month was $536,657. This was a 5.9% increase in the average price, year-over-year. This increase in average price was less than the growth found in total Simcoe County (+6.3%).


Residential property sales outside of Barrie accounted for 51.0% of sales in Simcoe County last month. This was 3.8 share points less than the same time last year.

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 almost 1,000 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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