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VANCOUVER, B.C. – April 2, 2014 – March home sales in Greater Vancouver outpaced last year’s total yet lagged the region’s historical average for the month.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,641 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March 2014. This represents a 12.5 percent increase compared to the 2,347 sales recorded in March 2013, and a 4.4 percent increase compared to the 2,530 sales in February 2014.

Last month’s sales were 17.2 percent below the 10-year sales average for March of 3,190.

The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 18.2 percent in Greater Vancouver, which is unchanged from last month.

“We continue to see steady and stable market conditions across the Greater Vancouver housing market,” said Ray Harris, REBGV president. “There has been a consistent balance between home seller supply and home buyer demand in our marketplace over the last year.”

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 5,281 in March. This represents a 9.1 percent increase compared to the 4,839 new listings in March 2013 and a 12.4 percent increase from the 4,700 new listings in February. Last month’s new listing count was 5.9 percent below the region’s 10-year new listing average for the month.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the Greater Vancouver MLS® is 14,472, a 6.4 percent decline compared to March 2013 and a 7.9 per cent increase compared to February 2014.

“Home prices in the region have experienced incremental gains in most areas and property types over the last 12 months,” Harris said. “It’s important to remember that this is a diverse marketplace and trends will vary depending on area and property type.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $615,200. This represents a 3.7 percent increase compared to March 2013.

Sales of detached properties in March 2014 reached 1,116, an increase of 19.6 percent from the 933 detached sales recorded in March 2013, and a 5.7 percent decrease from the 1,183 units sold in March 2012. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 4.2 percent from March 2013 to $945,400.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,106 in March 2014, an increase of 12.6 percent compared to the 982 sales in March 2013, and a 7.1 percent decline compared to the 1,191 sales in March 2012. The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 3.8 percent from March 2013 to $375,800.

Attached property sales in March 2014 totalled 419, a 3 percent decline compared to the 432 sales in March 2013, and a 16.2 percent decline from the 500 attached properties sold in March 2012. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 1.3 percent between March 2013 and 2014 to $460,100.

 

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VANCOUVER, BC – March 4, 2014 – In the first two months of 2014, the Greater Vancouver housing market has maintained the steady pace set throughout 2013.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,530 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in February 2014. This represents a 40.8 percent increase compared to the 1,797 sales recorded in February 2013, and a 43.8 percent increase compared to the 1,760 sales in January 2014.
 
Last month’s sales total mirrors the 10-year sales average for February of 2,547, with just 17 sales separating the two figures.

The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 18.9 percent in Greater Vancouver, a 4.9 percent increase from last month.
 
“Home buyer demand picked up in February, which is consistent with typical seasonal patterns in our housing market,” said Sandra Wyant, REBGV president. “We typically see home buyers become more active in and around the spring months.”
 
New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 4,700 in February. This represents a 2.8 percent decline compared to the 4,833 new listings reported in February 2013 and a 12.1 percent decline from the 5,345 new listings in January. Last month’s new listing count was 0.5 percent below the region’s 10-year new listing average for the month.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the Greater Vancouver MLS® is 13,412, a 9.3 percent decline compared to February 2013 and a 6.4 percent increase compared to January 2014. “With the market continuing to perform at a steady, balanced pace, it’s important for home sellers to ensure their homes are priced correctly for today’s conditions,” Wyant said.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $609,100. This represents a 3.2 percent increase compared to February 2013.

Sales of detached properties in February 2014 reached 1,032, an increase of 46.6 percent from the 704 detached sales recorded in February 2013, and a 6.3 percent decrease from the 1,101 units sold in February 2012. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 3.5 percent from February 2013 to $932,900.
 
Sales of apartment properties reached 1,032 in February 2014, an increase of 35.8 percent compared to the 760 sales in February 2013, and a 1.2 percent increase compared to the 1,020 sales in February 2012. The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 3.6 percent from February 2013 to $373,300.
 
Attached property sales in February 2014 totalled 466, an increase of 39.9 percent compared to the 333 sales in February 2013, and a 9.9 percent increase from the 424 attached properties sold in February 2012. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 0.6 percent between February 2013 and 2014 to $458,300.

 

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