A report suggests home prices will continue to rise in Windsor-Essex in 2018.

RE/MAX has released its 2018 Housing Market Outlook Report, and it says the average residential sale price for a home in Windsor-Essex in 2017 is $263,302. That is an increase of 17 per cent.

RE/MAX says a strong local economy in Windsor-Essex, coupled with nearby Detroit’s own ongoing economic turnaround, contributed to an active residential real estate market in 2017.

Low inventory levels as a result of strong demand have led to a seller’s market in the region and this is expected to continue into 2018.

The report suggests the average residential sale price in Windsor-Essex will increase by nine per cent in 2018 to nearly $287,000.

It also says the region’s luxury market will experience continued strong growth in 2018, with new-home construction projects in high demand, particularly amongst move-up buyers.

The report also suggests retirees and downsizers are an active segment of the market, often looking for townhomes or one-story detached homes, and are attracted to the region due to its affordability and typically mild winter weather.