Sales decline by 2% from last year - Due to Covid- CREB


After three months where COVID-19 weighed heavily on the housing market, sales activity in June continued to trend up from the previous month, totaling 1,747 units.


Caution remains necessary as monthly sales are nearly two per cent lower than activity recorded last year. However, this represents a significant improvement compared to the past several months where year-over-year declines exceeded 40 per cent.


“Recent price declines, easing mortgage rates and early easing of social restrictions are likely contributing to the better-than-expected sales this month,” said CREB® chief economist Ann Marie Lurie.


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