Whitby and Uxbridge remain most expensive housing markets in Durham, as prices tick up across the region


Published February 12, 2024 at 10:14 am

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While sales are up quite a bit year-over-year in the Durham region, prices are also up–but only slightly.

According to data recently released by the Central Lakes Association of Realtors (CLAR), Whitby, Uxbridge and Scugog are the most expensive municipalities in the region, boasting average home prices over the $1 million mark. The average home price in Durham overall comes in below $1 million, hitting $894,825 in January–up slightly from  $886,849 in January 2023. 

Prices are up more substantially month-over-month, as the average price point in December 2023 was $860,622–a $34,203 difference.

Sales across the region are up more dramatically, climbing 37 per cent from 394 transactions in January 2023 to 539 sales last month. 

According to the report, 828 new listings came online last month, most of them (510) detached properties.

“We are thrilled to see the housing market heating up with increased transactions across almost every area,” CLAR President Vicki Sweeney said in the report. 

“Buyers are out and actively seeking homes.” 

The average price in Durham is lower than the GTA average. The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board recently announced that the average price in GTA (which also includes Toronto proper) hit $1,026,703 last month. 

As far as home types go, the average detached home price in Durham overall hit $988,200 last month. Semi-detached prices cost buyers an average of $838,920, townhouses cost $646,324 and condos cost $514,756. 

Uxbridge remains the most expensive municipality for homebuyers, boasting an average home price (all home types combined) of $1,103,433. Buyers can also expect to pay more in Whitby ($1,029,071), Scugog ($1,011,760), Pickering ($954,524) and Ajax ($927,118). 

The average price in Clarington hit $834,430 last month and the average price in Oshawa came to $789,252. 

The most affordable municipality is Brock, where the average price sits at $666,450. 

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