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  • Writer's pictureJen Bedard

The Real Estate Buzz: May 2023 Market Update and Why Niagara is Full of Thriving Opportunities

Hey there, fellow homebuyers and sellers! I've got some thrilling news about the real estate market in our region that you'll definitely want to hear. May 2023 brought a small dip in home prices compared to April 2023, with the average price sliding down to $710,500 from $722,076. But don't worry, this isn't a sign of doom and gloom. Let me break down what's behind this trend and why it's still an awesome market to dive into.

One major player in this game is the whopping 34% spike in new listings we saw in May compared to April. It looks like sellers are feeling pumped and ready to put their homes up for grabs. More supply means more choices for buyers and eventually helps keep prices under control – score!

The buzz around an interest rate increase, which was officially announced on June 7th (a 25-basis points bump), also stirred things up in the market. This news lit a fire under both buyers and sellers, sparking more action in the real estate world. The rate hike signals a robust economy and the perfect time to make a move in the market.

Here's another fun fact: May was the second-best performing month in the last 10 months, showing that the market is flexing its muscles again. The flood of new listings and interest rate hike have breathed new life into the industry, with buyers and sellers alike eager to jump on these favourable conditions.

And get this: homes in our region are selling four days faster than they were just last month! This speedier sales pace shows that buyers are ready to find their dream homes, and sellers are closing deals quicker than ever. The reduced time on the market highlights the demand and competitiveness in our region's real estate scene.

All these happenings are pushing the industry closer to achieving that sweet spot – a balanced market. With the market picking up steam throughout spring, it's clear that the positive momentum is still going strong. Sellers can capitalize on the growing number of buyers hunting for properties, while buyers can enjoy a broader selection thanks to the surge in new listings.

So, even though we've seen a tiny dip in home prices in May 2023, the jump in new listings, faster sales pace, and overall market optimism make this an amazing time for both buyers and sellers. Remember, the real estate market has its ups and downs, but these latest trends show just how strong and resilient our region's market is.

If you're ready to explore your real estate dreams, now's the perfect time. Whether you're a buyer on the hunt for your dream home or a seller looking to ride the market's upward wave, I’m here to guide you every step of the way. With my expertise and these killer market conditions, you'll be able to make savvy decisions and crush your real estate goals. So go ahead, hit me up today, and let's embark on this thrilling adventure together!

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