Home sales slip

Red Deer’s home resale market slipped in April, compared with the same period in 2012. Multiple Listing Service statistics issued by the Central Alberta Realtors Association on Thursday indicated that 175 homes were sold in the city last month, down 11 per cent from a year earlier.

Red Deer’s home resale market slipped in April, compared with the same period in 2012.

Multiple Listing Service statistics issued by the Central Alberta Realtors Association on Thursday indicated that 175 homes were sold in the city last month, down 11 per cent from a year earlier.

However, in the outlying region covered by the association, the April tally was 254, up three per cent.

April residential sales in Red Deer and the area outside the city were both up from March, when the number of residential deals were 167 and 191 respectively.

So far this year, MLS sales are down a little more than one per cent from the four-month total to start 2012. Outside the city, the year-over-year drop is just over six per cent.

The average selling price of a house in Red Deer last month was $309,569, down slightly from $312,094 in April 2012.

Elsewhere in Central Alberta, the average price for April was $255,911, up from $249,998 a year ago.

The Central Alberta Realtors Association has cautioned against relying on average prices as an indicator of market trends, because such figures include homes of all types and from a variety of neighbourhoods.

Just Posted

Red Deer council says ‘yes’ to Riverside Meadows upgrades, ‘no’ to fence at CP Rail Bridge

Fence will cause social problems to move elsewhere, says Coun. Lee

Highway 2/Gaetz Avenue interchange is now open

Work began on the $80-million interchange in 2016

Witness testimony delayed until Tuesday in Red Deer murder trial

Jury dismissed on Monday morning while evidence issues discussed

Failing Kinex Arena will need replacement soon: city manager

Red Deer’s capital budget talks start amid gloomy forecasts

Curlers’ behaviour ‘unacceptable’ and ‘disrespectful’ at Red Deer Curling Classic

‘You don’t kick around other players’ bags, it’s disrespectful and we expect better of our players’

Tkachuk, Gaudreau lead Flames over Golden Knights with career highs

Flames 7, Golden Knights 2 CALGARY — Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau… Continue reading

Death of young Thai kickboxer brings focus on dangers

BANGKOK — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with… Continue reading

Teenage driver survives spectacular crash at F3 Macau GP

MACAU — Teenage driver Sophia Floersch was set to undergo surgery Monday… Continue reading

David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy, but your order is safe

David’s Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger… Continue reading

Taiwan president defends pro-independence film award winner

BEIJING — Taiwan’s president expressed her support for the prestigious Golden Horse… Continue reading

Pamela Anderson calls Australian PM’s comments ‘smutty’

LOS ANGELES — Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia’s prime minister for making… Continue reading

Trump on Khashoggi death tape: ‘No reason for me to hear it’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him… Continue reading

Searchers in California fires step up efforts ahead of rain

CHICO, Calif. — Searchers combing a Northern California town levelled by a… Continue reading

Most Read