June Another record-high month for Calgary

The housing market in Calgary witnessed a surge in apartment condominium sales, setting a new total residential record with 3,146 sales achieved in June. Although year-to-date sales are currently 23 percent lower than last year, they remain significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels.

Notably, there has been a positive trend in new listings, providing relief and a monthly increase in inventory levels. However, despite these improvements, the inventory for June stood at 3,458 units, marking a decline of over 36 percent from last year and reaching the lowest levels for June in nearly two decades.

“The demand for housing remains robust, bolstered by a healthy labour market and increased migration levels, which helps offset the impact of higher lending rates,” said CREB® Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “Although we have seen some recent improvements in new listings, particularly for apartment condominiums, it is not enough to cause any substantial change from the low inventory situation in our city. While new home starts are on the rise, it will take time to observe their impact on supply.”

With a supply of just over one month, the current market conditions continue to favour sellers, placing upward pressure on home prices. In June, the total residential benchmark price reached $564,700, representing a monthly unadjusted gain of one percent and four percent higher than last year’s levels.


A pullback in new listings contributed to slower sales activity this month. With 245 new listings and 221 sales, the sales-to-new listings ratio remained elevated at 90 per cent. This also prevented any significant shift in the inventory situation, keeping the months of supply below one month.

As market conditions continue favouring the buyer, Airdrie reports further gains in home prices. As of June, the unadjusted benchmark price reached $511,100, representing a new record high for the city. Prices have risen across all property types, with the largest gains occurring in the row and apartment condominium sectors.


Sales activity in June eased, contributing to the year-to-date decline of 30 per cent. While the decline seems significant, levels are still far higher than any sales level reported before the pandemic. Like other areas, Cochrane is struggling with low inventory levels as significant declines in new listings limit consumers’ choices.

Persistently tight market conditions have contributed to further gains in home prices. As of June, the unadjusted benchmark price reached $526,500, nearly two per cent higher than last month’s and last year’s levels. This also reflects a new record high price for the town.


With 87 sales and 84 new listings, the sales to new listings ratio once again pushed above 100 per cent. This caused further inventory declines, and the months of supply dropped to 0.7 months, the lowest level ever reported for June.

The persistently tight conditions caused prices to rise again in June. The unadjusted benchmark price reached a record high of $585,300, reflecting a two per gain over last month and six per cent higher than last year.

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