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The January 2018 Market stats are out and available for download. You get the following graphs and charts for both Vancouver East and Vancouver West.

  • Activity Snapshot by PropertyType
  • Detached Properties Report and Graph
  • Condo Report and Graph
  • Townhomes Report and Graph
  • Benchmark Price Graph
  • Average Price Per Square Foot
If you are interested in a report like this is for other areas, please contact me to request it and I'll send it to you.
 
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I have sold a property at 2711 PRINCE EDWARD ST in Vancouver.
Fabulous 3 bedroom townhome in prime Mt. Pleasant! Features a private roof deck with mountain view and gas fire pit - an exceptional space to retreat or entertain. The main floor is open and bright with large windows at both ends, over height ceilings and private patio off the living room. The spacious kitchen features gas stove, new fridge and dishwasher, and custom built island. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, including the master with ensuite, and an additional full bathroom. The lower level offers a 3rd small bedroom, large storage, and roughed-in 3 piece bathroom currently used as storage. Enjoy direct access to the underground garage from this level. UNO by Intracorp is a really well run complex in a vibrant neighbourhood!
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VANCOUVER, BC – February 4, 2019 – Home listings continue to increase across all housing categories in the Metro Vancouver* housing market while home buyer activity remains below historical averages.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,103 in January 2019, a 39.3 per cent decrease from the 1,818 sales recorded in January 2018, and a 2.9 per cent increase from the 1,072 homes sold in December 2018.


Last month’s sales were 36.3 per cent below the 10-year January sales average and were the lowest January-sales total since 2009.


“REALTORS® are seeing more traffic at open houses compared to recent months, however, buyers are choosing to remain in a holding pattern for the time being,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said.


There were 4,848 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in January 2019. This represents a 27.7 per cent increase compared to the 3,796 homes listed in January 2018 and a 244.6 per cent increase compared to the 1,407 homes listed in December 2018.


The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 10,808, a 55.6 per cent increase compared to January 2018 (6,947) and a 5.2 per cent increase compared to December 2018 (10,275).


For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for January 2019 is 10.2 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 6.8 per cent for detached homes, 11.9 per cent for townhomes, and 13.6 per cent for condominiums.


Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.

“Home prices have edged down across all home types in the region over the last seven months,” Moore said.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential homes in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,019,600. This represents a 4.5 per cent decrease over January 2018, and a 7.2 per cent decrease over the past six months.


“Economic fundamentals underpinning our market for home buyers and sellers remain strong. Today’s market conditions are largely the result of the mortgage stress test that the federal government imposed at the beginning of last year,” Moore said. “This measure, coupled with an increase in mortgage rates, took away as much as 25 per cent of purchasing power from many home buyers trying to enter the market.”


Sales of detached homes in January 2019 reached 339, a 30.4 per cent decrease from the 487 detached sales recorded in January 2018. The benchmark price for detached homes is $1,453,400. This represents a 9.1 per cent decrease from January 2018, and an 8.3 per cent decrease over the past six months.


Sales of apartment homes reached 559 in January 2019, a 44.8 per cent decrease compared to the 1,012 sales in January 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $658,600. This represents a 1.7 per cent decrease from January 2018, and a 6.6 per cent decrease over the past six months.


Attached home sales in January 2019 totalled 205, a 35.7 per cent decrease compared to the 319 sales in January 2018. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $800,600. This represents a 0.5 per cent decrease from January 2018, and a 6.2 per cent decrease over the past six months.



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I have listed a new property at 2711 PRINCE EDWARD ST in Vancouver.
Fabulous 3 bedroom townhome in prime Mt. Pleasant! Features a private roof deck with mountain view and gas fire pit - an exceptional space to retreat or entertain. The main floor is open and bright with large windows at both ends, over height ceilings and private patio off the living room. The spacious kitchen features gas stove, new fridge and dishwasher, and custom built island. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, including the master with ensuite, and an additional full bathroom. The lower level offers a 3rd small bedroom, large storage, and roughed-in 3 piece bathroom currently used as storage. Enjoy direct access to the underground garage from this level. UNO by Intracorp is a really well run complex in a vibrant neighbourhood!
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Please visit our Open House at 2711 PRINCE EDWARD ST in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, February 3, 2019 1:30PM - 4:00PM Fabulous 3 bedroom townhome in prime Mt. Pleasant! Features a private roof deck with mountain view and gas fire pit - an exceptional space to retreat or entertain. The main floor is open and bright with large windows at both ends, over height ceilings and private patio off the living room. The spacious kitchen features gas stove, new fridge and dishwasher, and custom built island. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, including the master with ensuite, and an additional full bathroom. The lower level offers a 3rd small bedroom, large storage, and roughed-in 3 piece bathroom currently used as storage. Enjoy direct access to the underground garage from this level. UNO by Intracorp is a really well run complex in a vibrant neighbourhood!
Fabulous 3 bedroom townhome in prime Mt. Pleasant! Features a private roof deck with mountain view and gas fire pit - an exceptional space to retreat or entertain. The main floor is open and bright with large windows at both ends, over height ceilings and private patio off the living room. The spacious kitchen features gas stove, new fridge and dishwasher, and custom built island. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms, including the master with ensuite, and an additional full bathroom. The lower level offers a 3rd small bedroom, large storage, and roughed-in 3 piece bathroom currently used as storage. Enjoy direct access to the underground garage from this level. UNO by Intracorp is a really well run complex in a vibrant neighbourhood!
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VANCOUVER, BC – July 4, 2018 – With home sale activity dipping below long-term historical averages, the supply of homes for sale in Metro Vancouver* reached a three-year high in June.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,425 in June 2018, a 37.7 percent decline from the 3,893 sales recorded in June 2017, and a 14.4 percent decrease compared to May 2018 when 2,833 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 28.7 percent below the 10-year June sales average.

“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,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “Rising interest rates, high prices and more restrictive mortgage requirements are among the factors dampening home buyer activity today.”

There were 5,279 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in June 2018. This represents a 7.7 percent decrease compared to the 5,721 homes listed in June 2017 and a 17.2 percent decrease compared to May 2018 when 6,375 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 11,947, a 40.3 percent increase compared to June 2017 (8,515) and a 5.8 percent increase compared to May 2018 (11,292). This is the highest this total has been since June 2015.

“With reduced demand, detached homes are entering a buyers’ market and price growth in our townhome and apartment markets is showing signs of decelerating.”

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for June 2018 is 20.3 percent. By property type, the ratio is 11.7 percent for detached homes, 24.9 percent for townhomes, and 33.4 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,093,600. This represents a 9.5 percent increase over June 2017 and is virtually unchanged from May 2018.

Sales of detached homes in June 2018 reached 766, a 42 percent decrease from the 1,320 detached sales recorded in June 2017. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,598,200. This represents a 0.7 percent increase from June 2017 and a 0.6 percent decrease compared to May 2018.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,240 in June 2018, a 34.9 percent decrease compared to the 1,905 sales in June 2017. The benchmark price for an apartment is $704,200. This represents a 17.2 percent increase from June 2017 and a 0.4 percent increase compared to May 2018.

Attached home sales in June 2018 totalled 419, a 37.3 percent decrease compared to the 668 sales in June 2017. The benchmark price of an attached home is $859,800. This represents a 15.3 percent increase from June 2017 and is virtually unchanged from May 2018.



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VANCOUVER, BC – July 4, 2018 – With home sale activity dipping below long-term historical averages, the supply of homes for sale in Metro Vancouver* reached a three-year high in June.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,425 in June 2018, a 37.7 percent decline from the 3,893 sales recorded in June 2017, and a 14.4 percent decrease compared to May 2018 when 2,833 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 28.7 percent below the 10-year June sales average.

“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,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “Rising interest rates, high prices and more restrictive mortgage requirements are among the factors dampening home buyer activity today.”

There were 5,279 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in June 2018. This represents a 7.7 percent decrease compared to the 5,721 homes listed in June 2017 and a 17.2 percent decrease compared to May 2018 when 6,375 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 11,947, a 40.3 percent increase compared to June 2017 (8,515) and a 5.8 percent increase compared to May 2018 (11,292). This is the highest this total has been since June 2015.

“With reduced demand, detached homes are entering a buyers’ market and price growth in our townhome and apartment markets is showing signs of decelerating.”

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for June 2018 is 20.3 percent. By property type, the ratio is 11.7 percent for detached homes, 24.9 percent for townhomes, and 33.4 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,093,600. This represents a 9.5 percent increase over June 2017 and is virtually unchanged from May 2018.

Sales of detached homes in June 2018 reached 766, a 42 percent decrease from the 1,320 detached sales recorded in June 2017. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,598,200. This represents a 0.7 percent increase from June 2017 and a 0.6 percent decrease compared to May 2018.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,240 in June 2018, a 34.9 percent decrease compared to the 1,905 sales in June 2017. The benchmark price for an apartment is $704,200. This represents a 17.2 percent increase from June 2017 and a 0.4 percent increase compared to May 2018.

Attached home sales in June 2018 totalled 419, a 37.3 percent decrease compared to the 668 sales in June 2017. The benchmark price of an attached home is $859,800. This represents a 15.3 percent increase from June 2017 and is virtually unchanged from May 2018.



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VANCOUVER, BC – June 4, 2018 – Home buyer demand continues to decline across the Metro Vancouver* housing market.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,833 in May 2018, a 35.1 percent decrease from the 4,364 sales recorded in May 2017, and a 9.8 percent increase compared to April 2018 when 2,579 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 19.3 percent below the 10-year May sales average.

“With fewer homes selling today compared to recent years, the number of homes available for sale is rising,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “The selection of homes for sale in Metro Vancouver has risen to the highest levels we’ve seen in the last two years, yet supply is still below our long-term historical averages.”

There were 6,375 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in May 2018. This represents a 5.5 percent increase compared to the 6,044 homes listed in May 2017 and a 9.5 percent increase compared to April 2018 when 5,820 homes were listed.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 11,292, a 38.2 percent increase compared to May 2017 (8,168) and a 15 percent increase compared to April 2018 (9,822).

The total number of listings available today is 17.2 percent below the 10-year May average.

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for May 2018 is 25.1 percent. By property type, the ratio is 14.7 percent for detached homes, 30.8 percent for townhomes, and 41.7 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

“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,” Moore said. “It’s also important to work with your local Realtor to better understand these changing conditions.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,094,000. This is an 11.5 percent increase over May 2017 and a 0.2 percent increase compared to April 2018.

Sales of detached properties in May 2018 reached 926, a 40.2 percent decrease from the 1,548 detached sales recorded in May 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,608,000. This is a 2.4 percent increase from May 2017 and a 0.1 per cent increase compared to April 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,431 in May 2018, a 29.3 per cent decrease from the 2,025 sales in May 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $701,700. This is a 20.2 percent increase from May 2017 and a 0.1 percent increase compared to April 2018.

Attached property sales in May 2018 totalled 476, a 39.8 percent decrease from the 791 sales in May 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $859,500. This represents a 16 percent increase from May 2017 and a 0.6 percent increase compared to April 2018.

 

 

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – June 4, 2018 – Home buyer demand continues to decline across the Metro Vancouver* housing market.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,833 in May 2018, a 35.1 percent decrease from the 4,364 sales recorded in May 2017, and a 9.8 percent increase compared to April 2018 when 2,579 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 19.3 percent below the 10-year May sales average.

“With fewer homes selling today compared to recent years, the number of homes available for sale is rising,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “The selection of homes for sale in Metro Vancouver has risen to the highest levels we’ve seen in the last two years, yet supply is still below our long-term historical averages.”

There were 6,375 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in May 2018. This represents a 5.5 percent increase compared to the 6,044 homes listed in May 2017 and a 9.5 percent increase compared to April 2018 when 5,820 homes were listed.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 11,292, a 38.2 percent increase compared to May 2017 (8,168) and a 15 percent increase compared to April 2018 (9,822).

The total number of listings available today is 17.2 percent below the 10-year May average.

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for May 2018 is 25.1 percent. By property type, the ratio is 14.7 percent for detached homes, 30.8 percent for townhomes, and 41.7 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

“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,” Moore said. “It’s also important to work with your local Realtor to better understand these changing conditions.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,094,000. This is an 11.5 percent increase over May 2017 and a 0.2 percent increase compared to April 2018.

Sales of detached properties in May 2018 reached 926, a 40.2 percent decrease from the 1,548 detached sales recorded in May 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,608,000. This is a 2.4 percent increase from May 2017 and a 0.1 per cent increase compared to April 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,431 in May 2018, a 29.3 per cent decrease from the 2,025 sales in May 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $701,700. This is a 20.2 percent increase from May 2017 and a 0.1 percent increase compared to April 2018.

Attached property sales in May 2018 totalled 476, a 39.8 percent decrease from the 791 sales in May 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $859,500. This represents a 16 percent increase from May 2017 and a 0.6 percent increase compared to April 2018.

 

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – May 2, 2018 – The Metro Vancouver* housing market saw fewer home buyers and more home sellers in April.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,579 in April 2018, a 27.4 percent decrease from the 3,553 sales recorded in April 2017, and a 2.5 percent increase compared to March 2018 when 2,517 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 22.5 per cent below the 10-year April sales average.

“Market conditions are changing. Home sales declined in our region last month to a 17-year April low and home sellers have become more active than we’ve seen in the past three years,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “The mortgage requirements that the federal government implemented this year have, among other factors, diminished home buyers’ purchasing power and they’re being felt on the buyer side today.”

There were 5,820 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in April 2018. This represents an 18.6 percent increase compared to the 4,907 homes listed in April 2017 and a 30.8 percent increase compared to March 2018 when 4,450 homes were listed.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,822, a 25.7 percent increase compared to April 2017 (7,813) and a 17.2 percent increase compared to March 2018 (8,380).

“Home buyers have more breathing room this spring. They have more selection to choose from and less demand to compete against,” Moore said.

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for April 2018 is 26.3 percent. By property type, the ratio is 14.1 percent for detached homes, 36.1 percent for townhomes, and 46.7 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,092,000. This represents a 14.3 percent increase over April 2017 and a 0.7 percent increase compared to March 2018.

Sales of detached properties in April 2018 reached 807, a 33.4 percent decrease from the 1,211 detached sales recorded in April 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,605,800. This represents a 5.1 percent increase from April 2017 and a 0.2 percent decrease compared to March 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,308 in April 2018, a 24 percent decrease from the 1,722 sales in April 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $701,000. This represents a 23.7 percent increase from April 2017 and a 1.1 percent increase compared to March 2018.

Attached property sales in April 2018 totalled 464, a 25.2 percent decrease compared to the 620 sales in April 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $854,200. This represents a 17.7 percent increase from April 2017 and a 2.3 percent increase compared to March 2018.

 

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – May 2, 2018 – The Metro Vancouver* housing market saw fewer home buyers and more home sellers in April.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,579 in April 2018, a 27.4 percent decrease from the 3,553 sales recorded in April 2017, and a 2.5 percent increase compared to March 2018 when 2,517 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 22.5 per cent below the 10-year April sales average.

“Market conditions are changing. Home sales declined in our region last month to a 17-year April low and home sellers have become more active than we’ve seen in the past three years,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “The mortgage requirements that the federal government implemented this year have, among other factors, diminished home buyers’ purchasing power and they’re being felt on the buyer side today.”

There were 5,820 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in April 2018. This represents an 18.6 percent increase compared to the 4,907 homes listed in April 2017 and a 30.8 percent increase compared to March 2018 when 4,450 homes were listed.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,822, a 25.7 percent increase compared to April 2017 (7,813) and a 17.2 percent increase compared to March 2018 (8,380).

“Home buyers have more breathing room this spring. They have more selection to choose from and less demand to compete against,” Moore said.

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for April 2018 is 26.3 percent. By property type, the ratio is 14.1 percent for detached homes, 36.1 percent for townhomes, and 46.7 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,092,000. This represents a 14.3 percent increase over April 2017 and a 0.7 percent increase compared to March 2018.

Sales of detached properties in April 2018 reached 807, a 33.4 percent decrease from the 1,211 detached sales recorded in April 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,605,800. This represents a 5.1 percent increase from April 2017 and a 0.2 percent decrease compared to March 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,308 in April 2018, a 24 percent decrease from the 1,722 sales in April 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $701,000. This represents a 23.7 percent increase from April 2017 and a 1.1 percent increase compared to March 2018.

Attached property sales in April 2018 totalled 464, a 25.2 percent decrease compared to the 620 sales in April 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $854,200. This represents a 17.7 percent increase from April 2017 and a 2.3 percent increase compared to March 2018.

 

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – April 4, 2018 – Home buyers and sellers were less active in Metro Vancouver* throughout the first quarter of 2018.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,517 in March 2018, a 29.7 percent decrease from the 3,579 sales recorded in March 2017, and a 14 percent increase compared to February 2018 when 2,207 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 23 percent below the 10-year March sales average.

There were 6,542 home sales on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver during the first quarter of 2018, a 13.1 percent decrease from the 7,527 sales over the same period last year. This represents the region’s lowest first-quarter sales total since 2013.

“We saw less demand from buyers and fewer homes listed for sale in our region in the first quarter of the year,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “High prices, new tax announcements, rising interest rates, and stricter mortgage requirements are among the factors affecting home buyer and seller activity today.”

There were 4,450 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale in Metro Vancouver in March 2018. This represents a 6.6 percent decrease compared to the 4,762 homes listed in March 2017 and a 5.4 percent increase compared to February 2018 when 4,223 homes were listed.

There were 12,469 homes listed for sale in Metro Vancouver during the first quarter of 2018, a 0.8 percent decrease from the 12,568 sales over the same period last year. This represents the region’s lowest first-quarter new listings total since 2013.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,380, a 10.5 percent increase compared to March 2017 (7,586) and a 7.1 percent increase compared to February 2018 (7,822).

“Even with lower demand, upward pressure on prices will continue as long as the supply of homes for sale remains low,” Moore said. “Last month was the quietest March for new home listings since 2009 and the total inventory, particularly in the condo and townhome segments, of homes for sale remains well below historical norms.”

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for March 2018 is 30 percent. By property type, the ratio is 14.2 percent for detached homes, 39.9 percent for townhomes, and 61.6 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,084,000. This represents a 16.1 percent increase over March 2017 and a 1.1 percent increase compared to February 2018.

Sales of detached properties in March 2018 reached 722, a decrease of 37 percent from the 1,150 detached sales recorded in March 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,608,500. This represents a 7.4 percent increase from March 2017 and a 0.4 percent increase compared to February 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,349 in March 2018, a decrease of 26.7 percent compared to the 1,841 sales in March 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $693,500. This represents a 26.2 percent increase from March 2017 and a 1.6 percent increase compared to February 2018.

Attached property sales in March 2018 totalled 446, a decrease of 24.1 percent compared to the 588 sales in March 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $835,300. This represents a 17.7 percent increase from March 2017 and a two percent increase compared to February 2018.

 

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – April 4, 2018 – Home buyers and sellers were less active in Metro Vancouver* throughout the first quarter of 2018.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,517 in March 2018, a 29.7 percent decrease from the 3,579 sales recorded in March 2017, and a 14 percent increase compared to February 2018 when 2,207 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 23 percent below the 10-year March sales average.

There were 6,542 home sales on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver during the first quarter of 2018, a 13.1 percent decrease from the 7,527 sales over the same period last year. This represents the region’s lowest first-quarter sales total since 2013.

“We saw less demand from buyers and fewer homes listed for sale in our region in the first quarter of the year,” Phil Moore, REBGV president said. “High prices, new tax announcements, rising interest rates, and stricter mortgage requirements are among the factors affecting home buyer and seller activity today.”

There were 4,450 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale in Metro Vancouver in March 2018. This represents a 6.6 percent decrease compared to the 4,762 homes listed in March 2017 and a 5.4 percent increase compared to February 2018 when 4,223 homes were listed.

There were 12,469 homes listed for sale in Metro Vancouver during the first quarter of 2018, a 0.8 percent decrease from the 12,568 sales over the same period last year. This represents the region’s lowest first-quarter new listings total since 2013.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,380, a 10.5 percent increase compared to March 2017 (7,586) and a 7.1 percent increase compared to February 2018 (7,822).

“Even with lower demand, upward pressure on prices will continue as long as the supply of homes for sale remains low,” Moore said. “Last month was the quietest March for new home listings since 2009 and the total inventory, particularly in the condo and townhome segments, of homes for sale remains well below historical norms.”

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for March 2018 is 30 percent. By property type, the ratio is 14.2 percent for detached homes, 39.9 percent for townhomes, and 61.6 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,084,000. This represents a 16.1 percent increase over March 2017 and a 1.1 percent increase compared to February 2018.

Sales of detached properties in March 2018 reached 722, a decrease of 37 percent from the 1,150 detached sales recorded in March 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,608,500. This represents a 7.4 percent increase from March 2017 and a 0.4 percent increase compared to February 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,349 in March 2018, a decrease of 26.7 percent compared to the 1,841 sales in March 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $693,500. This represents a 26.2 percent increase from March 2017 and a 1.6 percent increase compared to February 2018.

Attached property sales in March 2018 totalled 446, a decrease of 24.1 percent compared to the 588 sales in March 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $835,300. This represents a 17.7 percent increase from March 2017 and a two percent increase compared to February 2018.

 

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – March 2, 2018 – Metro Vancouver* home sales dipped below the longterm historical average in February.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,207 in February 2018, a nine percent decrease from the 2,424 sales recorded in February 2017, and a 21.4 percent increase compared to January 2018 when 1,818 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 14.4 percent below the 10-year February sales average. By property type, detached sales were down 39.4 percent over the same period, attached sales were down 6.8 percent, and apartment sales were 5.5 percent above the 10-year February average.

“Rising interest rates and stricter mortgage requirements have reduced home buyers’ purchasing power, particularly for those at the entry level of our market,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said. “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 is beginning to enter buyers’ market territory.”

There were 4,223 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in February 2018. This represents a 15.2 percent increase compared to the 3,666 homes listed in February 2017 and an 11.2 percent increase compared to January 2018 when 3,796 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 7,822, a three percent increase compared to February 2017 (7,594) and a 12.6 percent increase compared to January 2018 (6,947).

“The spring is traditionally the busiest time for home buyers and sellers in our market. We’ll wait to see how they react to the taxes and other policy measures that our provincial and federal governments have introduced so far this year,” Oudil said. “To help you navigate these changes in today’s housing market, it’s important to work with your local REALTOR®.”

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for February 2018 is 28.2 percent. By property type, the ratio is 13 percent for detached homes, 37.6 percent for townhomes, and 59.7 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,071,800. This represents a 16.9 percent increase over February 2017 and a 1.4 percent increase compared to January 2018.

Sales of detached properties in February 2018 reached 621, a 16.6 percent decrease from the 745 detached sales recorded in February 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,602,000. This represents an 8.2 percent increase from February 2017 and is virtually unchanged from January 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,185 in February 2018, a 7.1 percent decrease compared to the 1,275 sales in February 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $682,800. This represents a 27.2 percent increase from February 2017 and a 2.6 percent increase compared to January 2018.

Attached property sales in February 2018 totalled 401, a 0.7 percent decrease compared to the 404 sales in February 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $819,200. This represents an 18.1 percent increase from February 2017 and a 1.9 percent increase compared to January 2018.

 

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – February 2, 2018 – Attached and apartment homes are in demand across Metro Vancouver* while detached home buyers are facing less competition today.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,818 in January 2018, a 19.4 percent increase from the 1,523 sales recorded in January 2017, and a 9.8 percent decrease compared to December 2017 when 2,016 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 7.1 percent above the 10-year January sales average. By property type, detached sales were down 24.8 percent from the 10-year January average, attached sales increased 14.3 percent and apartment sales were up 31.6 percent over the same period.

“Demand remains elevated and listings scarce in the attached and apartment markets across Metro Vancouver,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said. “Buyers in the detached market are facing less competition and have much more selection to choose. For detached home sellers to be successful,it’s important to set prices that reflect today’s market trends.”

There were 3,796 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in January 2018. This represents an 8.3 percent decrease compared to the 4,140 homes listed in January 2017 and a 100.7 percent increase compared to December 2017 when 1,891 homes were listed.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 6,947, a four percent decrease compared to January 2017 (7,238) and a 0.2 percent decrease compared to December 2017 (6,958).

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for January 2018 is 26.2 percent. By property type, the ratio is 11.6 percent for detached homes, 32.8 per cent for townhomes, and 57.2 percent for condominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential homes in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,056,500. This represents a 16.6 percent increase over January 2017 and a 0.6 percent increase compared to December 2017.

Detached home sales in January 2018 reached 487, a 9.7 percent increase from the 444 detached sales recorded in January 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,601,500. This represents an 8.3 percent increase from January 2017 and a 0.3 percent decrease compared to December 2017.

Apartment home sales reached 1,012 in January 2018, a 22.7 percent increase compared to the 825 sales in January 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $665,400. This represents a 27.4 percent increase from January 2017 and a 1.5 percent increase compared to December 2017.

Attached home sales in January 2018 totalled 319, a 25.6 percent increase compared to the 254 sales in January 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $803,700. This represents a 17.5 percent increase from January 2017 and unchanged compared to December 2017.

 

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – January 3, 2018 – After reaching record levels in 2015 and 2016, Metro Vancouver* home sales returned to more historically normal levels in 2017. Home listings, on the other hand, came in several thousand units below typical activity.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 35,993 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in 2017, a 9.9 percent decrease from the 39,943 sales recorded in 2016, and a 15 percent decrease over the 42,326 residential sales in 2015.

Last year’s sales total was, however, 9.7 per cent above the 10-year sales average.

“It was a steady year for home sales across the region, led by condominium and townhome activity, and a quieter year for home listings,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said. “Metro Vancouver home sales were the third highest we’ve seen in the past ten years while the home listings total was the second lowest on record for the same period.”

Home listings in Metro Vancouver reached 54,655 in 2017. This is a 5.1 percent decrease compared to the 57,596 homes listed in 2016 and a 4.5 percent decrease compared to the 57,249 homes listed in 2015.

Last year’s listings total was 4.4 percent below the 10-year listings average.

“Market activity differed considerably this year based on property type,” Oudil said. “Competition was intense in the condominium and townhome markets, with multiple offer situations becoming commonplace. The detached home market operated in a more balanced state, giving home buyers more selection to choose from and more time to make decisions.”

The MLS® HPI composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ends the year at $1,050,300. This is up 15.9 per cent compared to December 2016.

The benchmark price of condominiums increased 25.9 percent in the region last year. Townhomes increased 18.5 percent and detached homes increased 7.9 percent.

“Strong economic growth, low interest rates, declining unemployment, increasing wages and a growing population all helped boost home buyer demand in our region last year,” Oudil said.

December summary

Sales of detached, attached, and apartment properties totalled 2,016 in the region in December 2017, a 17.6 percent increase from the 1,714 sales recorded in December 2016 and a 27.9 percent decrease compared to November 2017 when 2,795 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 7.5 percent above the 10-year sales average for the month.

“As we move into 2018, REALTORS® are working with their clients to help them understand how changing interest rates and the federal government’s new mortgage qualifications could affect their purchasing power,” Oudil said. “Only time will tell what impact these rules will have on the market.

“Home buyers today should get pre-approved before making an offer to ensure that your home buying goals align with your financial situation,” Oudil said.

There were 1,891 residential homes newly listed for sale in December 2017. This represents a 44.1 percent increase compared to the 1,312 homes listed in December 2016 and a 54 percent decrease compared to November 2017 when 4,109 properties were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® in Metro Vancouver is 6,958, a 9.7 percent increase compared to December 2016 (6,345) and a 20.5 percent decrease compared to November 2017 (8,747).

The sales-to-active listings ratio for December 2017 is 29 percent. By property type, the ratio is 14.4 percent for detached homes, 38.8 percent for townhomes, and 59.6 per cent forcondominiums.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 percent over several months.

Sales of detached properties in December 2017 reached 617, a 14 percent increase from the 541 detached sales recorded in December 2016. The benchmark price for a detached home in the region is $1,605,800. This represents a 7.9 percent increase compared to December 2016.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,028 in December 2017, a 12.3 percent increase compared to the 915 sales in December 2016.The benchmark price of an apartment in the region is $655,400. This represents a 25.9 percent increase compared to December 2016.

Attached (or townhome) property sales in December 2017 totalled 371, a 43.8 percent increase compared to the 258 sales in December 2016. The benchmark price of an attached home in the region is $803,700. This represents an 18.5 percent increase compared to December 2016.

 

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – December 4, 2017 – Metro Vancouver* saw modest home listing changes and steady demand in November.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,795 in November 2017, a 26.2 percent increase from the 2,214 sales recorded in November 2016, and a 7.5 percent decrease compared to October 2017 when 3,022 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 17 percent above the 10-year November sales average.

“We’re seeing steady demand in today’s market. Home buyer activity is operating above our long-term averages, particularly in our townhome and condominium markets,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said.

There were 4,109 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in November 2017. This represents a 30.6 percent increase compared to the 3,147 homes listed in November 2016 and a 9.5 percent decrease compared to October 2017 when 4,539 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,747, a 4.3 percent increase compared to November 2016 (8,385) and a 4.3 percent decrease compared to October 2017 (9,137).

“While we’re seeing more listings enter the market today than we saw at this time last year, we have a long way to go before our home listing inventory rises back to more historically typical levels,” Oudil said.

The sales-to-active listings ratio for November 2017 is 32 percent, which is up three percent since September 2017. By property type, the ratio is 15.9 percent for detached homes (up one percent since September 2017), 36.4 percent for townhomes (down six percent since September 2017), and 67.8 percent for condominiums (up seven percent since September 2017).

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 percent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 pecent over several months.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,046,900. This represents a 14 percent increase over November 2016 and a 0.4 percent increase compared to October 2017.

Sales of detached properties in November 2017 reached 841, a 31.8 percent increase from the 638 detached sales recorded in November 2016. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,608,000. This represents a 6.1 percent increase from November 2016 and a 0.1 percent decrease compared to October 2017.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,508 in November 2017, a 25.7 percent increase compared to the 1,200 sales in November 2016. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $648,200. This represents a 23.9 percent increase from November 2016 and a one percent increase compared to October 2017.

Attached property sales in November 2017 totalled 446, an 18.6 percent increase compared to the 376 sales in November 2016. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $805,200. This represents a 17.9 percent increase from November 2016 and a 0.3 percent increase compared to October 2017.

 

 

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