Tight market conditions support price growth
Sales enjoy second consecutive year of double-digit growth
Calgary, Jan. 2, 2014 – December's eight per cent year-over-year increase in sales volume in the city of Calgary capped a year that saw an 11 per cent growth in sales volume for the entire 12 months.
City residential sales totaled 1,172 units in December, bringing total sold units for 2013 to 23,489. Prices for the year were up by 8.6 per cent over 2012.
"Sales growth exceeded expectations in 2013, pushing above long-term trends," said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB®'s chief economist. "Two consecutive years of elevated levels of net migration, combined with an improving job outlook and confidence surrounding long-term economic prospects, supported the…