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Parry Sound Real Estate | January 2024 Update

The latest statistics from The Lakelands Association of Realtors® for January 2024 are out, shedding light on the current state of real estate in Parry Sound. While it’s important to note that the first quarter typically sees slower activity in both home and cottage sales, the data hints at evolving trends that warrant attention. Despite the challenges posed by low sales volumes, particularly in Muskoka, there are notable shifts occurring in the market.

The charts to the right cover most of Ontario’s cottage country including Parry Sound, Muskoka, Halliburton and the Kawarthas. The trends are to hard to see and seem to be accelerating into the fourth quarter of 2023 and the start of 2024.


Cottage Sales under $3,000,000

Key Insights:

1. Diverging Trends in Cottage Sales:

The graphs illustrates a notable downturn in sales, especially in lower price ranges across most of cottage country including Parry Sound and Georgian Bay.
However, luxury waterfront properties priced above $3,000,000 are either holding steady or experiencing gains, showcasing resilience in this segment. Luxury cottages in this space would most often be found on Lake Joseph or Georgian Bay in the Parry Sound area.
The tale of two markets can largely be attributed to interest rate shock having a far greater effect on people buying cottages at lower price points.

2. Decline in Waterfront Property Sales:

Only 23 waterfront properties were sold across the entire real estate board in January, marking a 23.3% decline from the previous year and a significant 45% drop compared to the 10-year average.…

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Parry Sound Real Estate | October 2023 Update

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Parry Sound Real Estate | June 2023 Update

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Parry Sound Real Estate – June 2023 Update

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Parry Sound Real Estate | Summer 2023

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