A sold sign sits in front of a Laebon Homes property at 52 Thompson Cr. in Timberstone. The local real estate market is heating up

A sold sign sits in front of a Laebon Homes property at 52 Thompson Cr. in Timberstone. The local real estate market is heating up

Second busiest June ever for local realtors

The Central Alberta Realtors Association is reporting that last month was its second busiest June ever, and the fourth highest sales month for the region on record.

The Central Alberta Realtors Association is reporting that last month was its second busiest June ever, and the fourth highest sales month for the region on record.

It said that 598 homes were sold through the Multiple Listing Service in June, up 14 per cent from the same month a year ago. Provincewide, MLS sales activity was also up 14 per cent.

Halfway through the year, MLS sales in Central Alberta are about 13 per cent ahead of last year’s pace.

That makes the January-to-June period of 2014 the best six months to start a year since 2007.

New listings in June numbered 1,018 — up five per cent from a year ago and the highest figure ever for a June.