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Home sales down 1.3% in July

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales decreased in July.
The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales decreased in July. AP Photo/John Bazemore, File

OTTAWA – The Canadian Real Estate Association says July marked the third consecutive month of fewer housing sales.

The association says the number of transactions fell 1.3 per cent nationally between June and July.

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More than half of all markets tracked by CREA showed declines in July, including Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

The number of sales in July was also down 2.9 per cent compared with the same month a year ago.

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The national average price for a home sold in July was $480,743, up 9.9 per cent compared with a year ago.

If Vancouver and Toronto are excluded from calculations, the average price was $365,033, up 7.0 per cent compared with the same month last year.

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