Real Estate Blog - Blog Archive: February, 2023

In January 2023, only 344 residential transactions were recorded via the MLS® System of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR). This makes last month the January with the lowest number of home sales seen by LSTAR since 2009.

During the same period, 823 new listings came on the market, thus bringing the number of active listings at month’s end to 1,261. The overall sales-to-new listings ratio for the entire jurisdiction of LSTAR sat at 41.8%.

“At a first glance, all these figures seem to indicate a cooling market, with a healthier housing supply. With 3.7 months of inventory, decreasing house prices, and a sales-to-new-listings ratio under 50%, home buyers could appear as favoured. However, when taking into consideration the…

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