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WinnipegREALTORS® Press Release, May 7, 2014

WINNIPEG - In what has been anything but a normal year for getting everyone into normal spring market expectations and buying activity to match them, April sales actually held their own. They fell just shy of last year’s total number and are exactly at the 10-year average performance level for this month.

Owing to affordability issues that have been well identified with first time buyers, which in turn has a broader impact on other aspects of the housing market, single family homes continue to underachieve compared to more affordable property types such as condominiums and single- attached properties. Given single family homes or residential-detached units make up the majority of sales in the Winnipeg MLS® market region, converting less than 50 per cent of your inventory is going to make it difficult to see a stronger overall April MLS® sales result.

Year-to-date results mirror April in that sales are in lockstep with last year...

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