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Low inventory, high demand pushing Calgary House Prices Upward

Blog by Julie Dempsey | July 9th, 2013

By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald July 9, 2013 - Click here for complete article.

A combination of low inventory and strong demand has driven prices of all housing types in Calgary higher, according to a report released Tuesday by Royal LePage.

The real estate firm, in its House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast, said that year-over-year in the second quarter detached bungalows increased by 5.9 per cent to $457,889, condominiums were up six per cent, to $261,933, and standard two-storey homes rose by 6.7 per cent to $453,789.

Royal LePage is forecasting average house prices in Calgary to rise year-over-year by 6.5 per cent this year to $439,000 while sales will increase by 3.3 per cent to 27,500 transactions.

According to the Calgary Real Estate Board, year-to-date until July 8, there have been 12,763 MLS sales in the city, up 4.71 per cent from the same period last year. The median price has increased by 4.99 per cent to $400,000 while the average price has risen by 6.75 per cent to $458,371.