Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS®

Sales by Category


Nova Scotia

Single detached home sales in the area served by the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® numbered 2,602 units in the first quarter of 2021, a large increase of 49.9% compared to the same quarter in 2020. This was the highest level of sales for this quarter on record.

Months of inventory numbered 1.7 at the end of the first quarter of 2021, down from the 5.1 months recorded at the end of the first quarter of 2020.

The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.

With a tighter market, single detached homes spent less time on the market in the first quarter of 2021 than they had a year earlier.

The median number of days on market for single detached homes was 29 in the first quarter of 2021, down from 47.5 days in the first quarter of 2020.

The median sale price for single detached homes in the area served by the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® rose 28.3% on a year-over-year basis to $315,700 in the first quarter of 2021. This was a new record for the median sale price of single detached properties.

Halifax-Dartmouth

Single detached home sales in Halifax-Dartmouth numbered 1,116 units in the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 27.3% compared to the same quarter in 2020. This was the highest level of sales for this quarter on record.

Months of inventory numbered 1.1 at the end of the first quarter of 2021, down from the 3.3 months recorded at the end of the first quarter of 2020.

The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.

With a tighter market, homes in Halifax-Dartmouth spent less time on the market in the first quarter of 2021 than they had a year earlier.

The median number of days on market for homes in Halifax-Dartmouth was 19 in the first quarter of 2021, down from 29 days in the first quarter of 2020.

The median sale price for single detached homes in Halifax-Dartmouth posted a large increase of 40.3% on a year-over-year basis to reach $460,000 in the first quarter of 2021. This was a new record for the median sale price of single detached properties in Halifax-Dartmouth.


Halifax-Dartmouth

Single detached home sales in Halifax-Dartmouth numbered 1,326 units in the fourth quarter of 2020, a large increase of 37.1% compared to the same quarter in 2019. This was the highest level of sales for this quarter on record.

Annually, single detached home sales in Halifax-Dartmouth numbered 5,111 units in all of 2020. This was up 13.4% compared to the 4,509 units recorded in 2019.

Months of inventory numbered 1.7 at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, down from the 4.8 months recorded at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019.

The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.

With a tighter market, homes in Halifax-Dartmouth spent less time on the market in the fourth quarter of 2020 than they had a year earlier.

The median number of days on market for homes in Halifax-Dartmouth was 22 in the fourth quarter of 2020, down from 48 days in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The median sale price for single detached homes in Halifax-Dartmouth rose 17.2% on a year-over-year basis to $375,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020. This was a new record for the median sale price of single detached properties in Halifax-Dartmouth.