Residential sales activity in the geographical area covered by the REALTORS® Association of Grey Bruce Owen Sound totaled 141 units in January 2020.

This was a 23.7 % jump from January 2019 and stood just one sale below the record for the month set back in 2007.

The average price of homes sold in January 2020 was $419,972, surging 22.4% from January 2019.

New residential listings in the region numbered 202 units in January 2020, an increase of 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. That said, it was still on the low side for this time of the year.

Overall supply remains near record lows. Active residential listings numbered 620 units at the end of January, up 4.9% from the end of January 2019.

Months of inventory numbered 4.4 at the end of January 2020, down from the 5.2 months recorded at the end of January 2019 and less than half the 10-year average of 10.9 months for this time of year.

The dollar value of all home sales in January 2020 was $59.2 million, a large 51.4% increase from the same month in 2019 and a new record for the month of January.

Sales of all property types numbered 177 units in January 2020, up 16.4% from January 2019. The total value of all properties sold was $73.2 million, rising 27.4% from January 2019.