In January, sales surged to 1,650 units, marking a substantial increase compared to the previous year and long-standing trends. A rise in new listings, totalling 2,137 units for the month, fueled this growth. Notably, the increase in new listings was significant for homes over $700,000, with homes priced above $300,000 also experiencing a boost.
Despite the uptick in new listings, the city's inventory remained unchanged. With just 2,150 units available, inventory levels approached record lows similar to those in January 2006. They were nearly 49 percent below the long-term average for the month.
"Supply challenges have persisted since last year. While this month's increase in new listings offered more choices for potential buyers and supported sales growth, it did little to alleviate the tight supply conditions," noted Ann-Marie Lurie, Chief Economist at CREB®.
In January, the month of supply was reduced to 1.3 months, decreasing compared to the previous month and the same period last year. This persistent scarcity in the market continued to drive upward pressure on home prices, with the unadjusted benchmark price reaching $572,300 in January. This figure represents an increase over the previous month and a ten percent surge from January of the prior year.
Spring Decoration Trends to Refresh Your Home
As the winter frost begins to thaw and the days lengthen, it's time to breathe new life into your living spaces with the vibrant spirit of spring. From soft pastels to lively florals, spring decoration trends offer numerous ways to rejuvenate your home and embrace the season's energy. Let's explore some of the hottest trends in spring decor, inspiring you to infuse your surroundings with the season's beauty.
Pastel Palette Perfection
Say goodbye to winter's dark hues and welcome soft, soothing tones of pastels into your home. Shades like blush pink, mint green, and sky blue can instantly brighten any room, creating an atmosphere of freshness and tranquillity. Incorporate pastel accents through throw pillows, curtains, or wall art for a subtle yet impactful touch.
Invite nature indoors with botanical-inspired decor that celebrates the lush beauty of spring. Incorporate leafy greenery, potted plants, and floral arrangements to infuse your space with life and vitality. Consider adding botanical prints to your walls or opting for furniture with organic textures like rattan or bamboo for a natural aesthetic that evokes the essence of spring.
Fresh Florals Everywhere
Flowers are synonymous with spring. Incorporating floral patterns into your decor is a timeless way to celebrate the season. Whether it's a bold floral wallpaper in the entryway or delicate floral bedding in the bedroom, floral accents can add a touch of romance and whimsy to any space. Mix and match different floral prints for an eclectic look, or keep it understated with a singular statement piece that captures the beauty of blooming flowers.
Light and Airy Fabrics
Swap out heavy winter drapes for lightweight curtains in breezy fabrics like linen or sheer voile to let the sunshine in and create an airy atmosphere. Opt for fabrics in soft, neutral tones to complement your spring decor palette and enhance the feeling of openness and space in your home. Layering sheer curtains with heavier fabrics can add depth and texture to your windows while maintaining a light and airy feel.
Incorporate eco-friendly elements into your spring decor by choosing sustainable materials and products that align with your values. Look for furniture made from reclaimed wood, organic textiles, or recycled materials to reduce your environmental footprint and create a healthier home. Embrace the beauty of imperfection with handmade ceramics or artisanal pieces that tell a story and add character to your space.
With these spring decoration trends, you can transform your home into a sanctuary of style and serenity that reflects the vibrant energy of the season. Whether soft pastels, botanical motifs, or sustainable design call to you, there's a trend to suit every taste and preference. So embrace the season and let your creativity bloom as you refresh your home for spring!