New Canaan Home Sales Up 38% in May


Sales of single-family homes in New Canaan increased 38% in May, from 21 to 29 year-over-year, according to new data.

The median sales price for May increased by 35%, from $1,495,000 to $2,012,000, according to data released by New Canaan Board of Realtors.

Here’s a snapshot of sales activity:

Single-Family Home Sales, May 2021

 Units Sold 
May 2021May 2020
$0 to $999,99933
$1 milion to $1.99 million1012
$2 milion to $2.99 million116
$3 million to $5 million50
$5 million+00
Source: New Canaan MLS
*Data only includes homes listed for sale on the NCMLS and does not include condos.


Through the first five months of 2021, the median sales price of single-family homes is up 40% over last year, from $1,250,000 to $1,750,000, according to the data. (The median sales price of condominiums is up 68% year-over-year, from $585,000 to $985,000, the data show.)

At month’s end, 92 single-family homes were on the market in New Canaan, according to the data.

Single-family homes had spent more time on the market in May of this year than in 2020, at 163 days compared to 133 one year ago, an increase of 23%. Yet through the first five month so the year, the average days on market is down 53%, dropping from 220 one year ago to 104 in 2021, according to the Board’s data.

In May, a total of seven condominiums were sold in New Canaan, compared to just two in the year-ago month, the data show.

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