Canadian Home Owners Are Not Selling Right Now

Listing Shortage – Owners Not Selling

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A newly published article in Better Dwellings reports the fact that Canadian real estate owners are not selling right now, and examines the reasons why.

The article reports that two of Canada's trend leading markets, Toronto and Vancouver, saw new listings in March fall by 44% and 34% respectively.

They identify the main reason as being ‘little reason to sell'.  Higher interest rates ‘normally' cause prices to drop, but that's not happening this time around.

The report somewhat falsely claims that the shortage of listings is a country wide phenomenon, affecting all markets.  For the full report, go here;

But again, Winnipeg is bucking the national trend.


On April 1st this year, Winnipeg had 961 houses of all types, styles and sizes available for sale.  That was more than double the numbers available on April 1st last year.  While we can agree that last year's 426 houses was an abnormally low number, April 2021 still only had 615 available.  We have to go back to the very start of the pandemic, to find over 1,000 listings on any April 1st date.

So Winnipeg right now is actually seeing more choices for buyers than at anytime in the past 2 yrs.  How about prices.

Bo Kauffmann Real Estate Agent Winnipeg

The most recent report from Winnipeg REALTORS shows that the average house in Feb. this year sold for $375k,  which is down 13% from the average of 429K the same period of the previous year.

The March sales stats should be out in the next day, and I'll be happy to report them here…


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Listing Shortage - Owners Not SellingAbout the Publisher

Bo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals.  Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market.  He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist.   Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages.   He can be reached easily   By E-Mail or call/text him   Call/Text Here

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