Category: Market Updates

Housing Market Update Aug 2018

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EWER BUYERS, MORE CHOICE – VANCOUVER HOME SALES HIT LOWEST LEVELS IN 18 YEARS   Overall home sales across all property types in Metro Vancouver are down 30% compared to a year ago July 2017.   “Summer is traditionally a quieter time of year in real estate. This is particularly true this year … with […]

Housing Market Update July 2018

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Supply Grows As Demand Declines “With reduced demand, detached homes are entering a buyers’ market and price growth in our townhome and apartment markets is showing signs of decelerating … Buyers are less active today. This is allowing the supply of homes for sale to accumulate to levels we haven’t seen in the last few years” […]

Housing Market Update June 2018

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Selection of homes for sale in Metro Vancouver at the highest levels in two years – Reduced demand is allowing housing supply to accumulate. “For home sellers to be successful in today’s market, it’s important to price your property competitively given the shifting dynamics we’re experiencing” – President, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Overall sales for […]

Housing Market Update May 2018

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Quick Facts: – Overall sales for all home types (including houses, townhouses and condos combined) were down 27% in April 2018 compared to April 2017. – Approximately 19% more properties were newly listed last month than in April last year, giving buyers more selection. – Condo prices are up 24% and Townhomes rose 18% from […]

Housing Market Update April 2018

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HOME SALES DROP, WHILE PRICES CLIMB “High prices, new tax announcements, rising interest rates, and stricter mortgage requirements are among the factors affecting home buyer and seller activity today” – Real Estate Board Greater Vancouver President   LOW INVENTORY & NEW LISTINGS = LOW SALES Overall home sales are down 30% compared to March 2017 […]

Housing Market Update March 2018

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HOUSING SALES DIP WHILE PRICES RISE “Rising interest rates and stricter mortgage requirements have reduced home buyers’ purchasing power, particularly for those at the entry level of our market … Even still, the supply of apartment and townhome properties for sale today is unable to meet demand. On the other hand, our detached home market […]

Housing Market Update Feb 2018

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STRONG DEMAND FOR CONDOS & TOWNHOMES Townhomes and condos are in demand across Metro Vancouver … while detached home buyers are facing less competition today. Detached home sales last month were up 9.7% from January 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,601,500. This represents an 8.3% increase from a year ago January 2017. […]

Housing Market Update Jan 2018

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2017 Vancouver Housing Market: Steady Sales and Prices Hikes The benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ends the year at $1,050,300, up 16% compared to December 2016. “Market activity differed considerably this year based on property type … Competition was intense in the condominium and townhome markets, with multiple offer situations becoming […]

Housing Market Update Dec 2017

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Steady Demand Continues for Townhomes & Condos Overall housing sales are up 26% compared to a year ago November 2016. Detached home prices rose 6.1% from this time last year, reaching $1,608,000. Condo prices jumped 24% compared to November 2016, reaching a benchmark price of $648,200. Townhome prices increased 18% compared to November 2016, to a […]

November 2017 Housing Market Update

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ABOVE AVERAGE SALES AS BUYERS SNAP UP PROPERTIES AHEAD OF NEW MORTGAGE REQUIREMENTS IN JANUARY   October homes sales in Metro Vancouver were 15% above the 10-year October sales average.   “The federal government’s announcement of plans to tighten mortgage requirements for the seventh time in the last eight years also helped spur activity in the […]

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