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It’s our privilege to be your trusted source of information on Vancouver’s real estate market updates so that you can stay current with the latest tips, trends, and stats. Feel free to contact us anytime with your questions.

Housing Market Update March 2019

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GOOD NEWS FOR HOME BUYERS: More Selection & Less Competition   “For much of the past four years, we’ve been in a sellers’ market. Conditions have shifted over the last 12 months to favour buyers, particularly in the detached home market,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “This means that home buyers face less competition today, […]

Housing Market Update Feb 2019

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A BUYERS MARKET For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for last month was 10.2%. By property type, the ratio was 6.8% for detached homes, 11.9% for townhomes, and 13.6% for condos. Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12% mark for a sustained period, while home […]

Housing Market Update Jan 2019

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2018 ENDS WITH MARKET CONDITIONS FAVORING BUYERS “This past year has been a transition period for the Metro Vancouver housing market away from the sellers’ market conditions we experienced in previous years … High home prices, rising interest rates and new mortgage requirements and taxes all contributed to the market conditions we saw in 2018” […]

Vancouver Housing Market Update Dec 2018

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Winter Brings Cooling Home Sales and Prices “Home prices have declined between 4 percent and 7 percent over the last six months depending on property type” – Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver President Home sales across all property types have dropped approximately 40% compared to this time last year. The decline in sales has […]

Vancouver Housing Market Update Nov 2018

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Slow Sales and Abundant Inventory Push Down Vancouver Home Prices “Home prices have edged down between 3% and 5%, depending on housing type, in our region since June . . . this is providing a little relief for those looking to buy compared to the all-time highs we’ve experienced over the last year” – REBGV […]

Housing Market Update Oct 2018

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Metro Vancouver’s housing market has changed pace compared to the last few years. Our townhome and apartment markets are sitting in balanced market territory and our detached home market remains in a clear buyers’ market” – REBGV President       BUYERS’ BEST BETS – Top Buyers’ Markets last month were:  West Vancouver Detached at […]

Housing Market Update Sept 2018

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Vancouver housing market continues to experience reduced demand across all housing types. Last month’s sales were 25% below the 10-year August sales average. “Home buyers have been less active in recent months and we’re beginning to see prices edge down for all housing types as a result,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “Buyers today have […]

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 […]

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