New Canaan Home Sales Up 14% in June

Sales of single-family homes in New Canaan were up 14% in June from last the same month last year, according to new data. Most of the increased sales occurred in homes less than $1 million, and the median sales price for June fell by 13% year-over-year, from $1,387,500 to $1,207,500, according to data released by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. 

Here’s a table tracking the activity:

 

Board of Realtors President Melissa Rwambuya said in a statement, “The market continues to be incredibly active with many buyers moving here from New York City.”

The town is reporting increased building permit applications for small home projects, which officials are attributing to homeowners readying their houses for sale amid the strong market. There are far fewer New Canaan houses on the market than one year ago. Inventory in June was down 33%, from 363 to 242, according to the Board’s data. Homes spent an average of 183 days on the market in June, up 8% from 170 days one year ago, the data show.

New Canaan Home Sales: Median Price Up 29% in May

Sales of homes in the $2 million to $3 million range doubled in May, helping push the 2020 median sale price over 2019’s for the first time this year, new data show. Though the overall number of single-family homes declined slightly—from 23 to 21—the median sales price for the month was up 29%, from $1,160,000 to $1,495,000, according to data released by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. 

Homes also appear to be selling far faster, as the average days on market declined 39% in May, from 219 to 133, the Board of Realtors’ data show. “We see strong demand with homes receiving multiple bids so we know the market has shifted to a seller’s market,” the organization’s president, Melissa Rwambuya, said in a statement. Year-to-date, the median sales price now is up 3%, from $1,210,000 to $1,250,000, the data show. Here’s a snapshot of the sales data:

 

Inventory at the end of May was down 45%, with 204 single-family homes on the market compared to 369 one year ago.

New Canaan Home Sales Up 38% in April

Sales of single-family homes increased 38% in April, new data show. The year-over-year increase, from 16 to 22, is due mainly to a rise in homes sold in the $1 million to $2 million range, according to statistics published by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. 

The numbers are “promising despite the current crisis,” according to the organization’s president, Melissa Rwambuya. “Realtors are open for business and seeing a lot of activity,” Rwambuya said in a statement. “Our agents are responsibly conducting business and adhering to social distancing, wearing masks and gloves and using virtual tours to facilitate real estate transactions. We anticipate a robust recovery with pent up demand especially from buyers leaving the city and looking for more space.”

Here’s a snapshot of the activity:

 

The median sales price for the month was down 11% from last April, from $1,410,000 to $1,250,000, according to the data.

New Canaan Home Sales Down 24% in January

Home sales in New Canaan declined 24% year-over-year in January, according to new data. In addition to the overall decrease in single-family home sales, from 17 to 13, the median price dropped 13% in the period, from $1,355,000 to $1,175,000, according to data from the New Canaan Board of Realtors. 

Here’s a snapshot of home sales activity for the month: 

 

Houses spent an average of 237 days on the market, the data say, compared to 260 days one year ago. In all, there were 237 homes on the market at the end of January 2019, compared to 177 last month, according to the data. 

In January, the total number of condominiums sold increased to five, up from four the prior year, the data say. The median sales price of condominiums fell 25% in the period, from $775,00 to $585,000. 

Home Sales Rise 13% in December; Median Sales Price Declines 3% in 2019

Sales of single-family homes in New Canaan increased 13% in December, according to new data. The rise from 15 to 17 homes sold year-over-year reflects an increase in the $2 million to $5 million range, according to data released by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. The median sales price also increased 21% in the same period, from about $1.24 million to $1.5 million, the data said. Here’s a snapshot of home sales activity in the month:

 

Homes had spent an average of 262 days on the market in December, up from 151 days the prior year, according to the Board’s data. Single-family home inventory is down in the same period, from 262 to 199, the data said.