Cochrane wrapped up the spring with housing sales continuing to surge.

The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) reports that June sales improved over last year's levels, contributing to a year-to-date gain of seven per cent.

There was a boost in new listings last month in Cochrane but inventory levels have remained consistent with those reported last year at this time and are 44 per cent lower than levels typically seen in June.

"With nearly one and a half months of supply, conditions continue to favour the seller, driving further price gains this month."

In June, the unadjusted benchmark price was $571,100, an increase over last month and nearly nine per cent higher than last year's levels.

"Like Airdrie, the price growth was strongest for apartment-style units, which are also the most affordable products available in the town."

Strong sales and low inventory levels continue in similar Alberta communities as well. For June, the benchmark price for detached homes in Airdrie was $657,400 and $695,300 in Okotoks.

Canmore continues to hold the highest price in the province with a benchmark price of $1,633,000.