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WINNIPEGREALTORS® PRESS RELEASE, May 7, 2020

WINNIPEG - Following the best first quarter market results in WinnipegREALTORS® history, the shutdown of the economy to flatten COVID-19 put the brakes on the market with a reduction in sales and listings.

Multiple Listing Service® sales of 851 were down 30% while the 1,568 new listings entered on the market in April decreased 42% in comparison to April 2019. A number of prospective sellers and buyers took a wait and see approach to what usually is a big jump in activity to kick off the spring market. Overall inventory of listings available for sale remain at a healthy level of 4,466, slightly down 3% from the 5-year average.

Despite this monthly dip in sales, year-to-date sales of 3,511 are just 2% behind the same period in 2019 and 3% down from the 5-year average. Year-to-date dollar volume of just over $1 billion is down 3% from 2019. Similar to sales, dollar volume was off to its fastest three month start with close to...

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