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August Statistics from Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver


Home buyer demand stays below historical averages in August

The Metro Vancouver* housing market continues to experience reduced demand across all housing types.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,929 in August 2018, a 36.6 per cent decrease from the 3,043 sales recorded in August 2017, and a 6.8 per cent decline compared to July 2018 when 2,070 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 25.2 per cent 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, REBGVpresident said. “Buyers today have more listings to choose from and face less competition than we’ve seen in our market in recent years.”

There were 3,881 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in August 2018. This represents an 8.6 per cent decrease compared to the 4,245 homes listed in August 2017 and an 18.6 per cent decrease compared to July 2018 when 4,770 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 11,824, a 34.3 per cent increase compared to August 2017 (8,807) and a 2.6 per cent decrease compared to July 2018 (12,137).

The sales-to-active listings ratio for August 2018 is 16.3 per cent. By housing type, the ratio is 9.2 per cent for detached homes, 19.4 per cent for townhomes, and 26.6 per cent for apartments.

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.

“With fewer buyers active in the market, benchmark prices across all three housing categories have declined for two consecutive months across the region,” Moore said.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,083,400. This represents a 4.1 per cent increase over August 2017 and a 1.9 per cent decrease since May 2018.

Sales of detached properties in August 2018 reached 567, a 37.1 per cent decrease from the 901 detached sales recorded in August 2017. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,561,000. This represents a 3.1 per cent decrease from August 2017 and a 2.8 per cent decrease since May 2018.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,025 in August 2018, 36.5 per cent decrease compared to the 1,613 sales in August 2017. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $695,500. This represents a 10.3 per cent increase from August 2017 and a 1.6 per cent decrease since May 2018.

Attached property sales in August 2018 totalled 337, a 36.3 per cent decrease compared to the 529 sales in August 2017. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $846,100. This represents a 7.9 per cent increase from August 2017 and a 0.8 per cent decrease since May 2018.

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August statistics


 

Sales have slackened and prices are adjusting down.  We are very likely approaching one of those rare Vancouver good time to buy cycles which we haven't seen since about 2012

Here are the numbers at the end of August

sales and listings statistics houses townhouses condos for august 2018

 



Market Update January 2018


Market update from Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

 

january 2018 market summary 



Market Update September 2017 stats


 

 

Home buyer demand continues to differ based on housing type

Apartment and townhome activity is outpacing the detached home market across Metro Vancouver. This activity helped push total residential sales above the historical average in September.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,821 in September 2017, a 25.2 per cent increase from the 2,253 sales recorded in September 2016, and a 7.3 per cent decrease compared to August 2017 when 3,043 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 13.1 per cent above the 10-year September sales average.

“Our detached homes market is balanced today, while apartment and townhome sales remain in sellers’ market territory,” Jill Oudil, REBGV president said. “If you’re looking to enter the market, as either a buyer or seller, it’s important to understand these trends and use this information to set realistic expectations.”

There were 5,375 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in September 2017. This represents a 12 per cent increase compared to the 4,799 homes listed in September 2016 and a 26.6 per cent increase compared to August 2017 when 4,245 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,466, a 1.2 per cent increase compared to September 2016 (9,354) and a 7.5 per cent increase compared to August 2017 (8,807).

“Detached homes made up 30 per cent of all sales in September and represented 62 per cent of all the homes listed for sale on the MLS®,” said Oudil. “This dynamic has slowed the pace of upward pressure that we’ve seen on detached home prices in our market over the last few years.”

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for September 2017 is 29.8 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 14.6 per cent for detached homes, 42.3 per cent for townhomes, and 60.4 per cent for apartments.

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.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,037,300. This represents a 10.9 per cent increase over September 2016 and a 0.7 per cent increase compared to August 2017.

Sales of detached properties in September 2017 reached 852, a 27.9 per cent increase from the sales recorded in September 2016 (666), a decrease of 33 per cent from September 2015 (1,272), and a decrease of 32.9 per cent from September 2014 (1,270). The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,617,300. This represents a 2.9 per cent increase from September 2016 and a 0.1 per cent increase compared to August 2017.

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,451 in September 2017, a 19.1 per cent increase compared from the sales recorded in September 2016 (1,218), a 5.1 per cent decrease from September 2015 (1,529), and a 22.1 per cent increase from September 2014 (1,188). The benchmark price of an apartment property is $635,800. This represents a 21.7 per cent increase from September 2016 and a 1.4 per cent increase compared to August 2017.

Attached property sales in September 2017 totalled 518, a 40.4 per cent increase compared to the sales recorded in September 2016 (369), a 4.8 per cent decrease from September 2015 (544), and an 11.6 per cent increase from September 2014 (464). The benchmark price of an attached home is $786,600. This represents a 14.5 per cent increase from September 2016 and a 1.1 per cent increase compared to August 2017.

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Vancouver West Stats for June 2017


Click below for the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver's stats for June 2017: 

 

Vancouver West Stats June 2017

 

 

West Side condo listings are down over 17% year over year and as a result of low inventory condo sales are down 20% year over year.

West Side detached listings are up 10% year over year while sales are off by 25% year over year and days on market are up 20%.

West Side town home supply is up over 20% in a year, while sales are off close to 5% and are taking 26% longer to sell than last year.

 

All types of West Side homes have seen price increases since last year with condos up over 10% on the benchmark price.

 

 



May 2017 Stats


 

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May Stats from Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

 

 

June 2, 2017

 

Market activity picks up in May

Home buyer activity returned to near record levels across the Metro Vancouver housing market in May.

Residential property sales in the region totalled 4,364 in May 2017, a decrease of 8.5 per cent from the 4,769 sales in May 2016, an all-time record, and an increase of 22.8 per cent compared to April 2017 when 3,553 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 23.7 per cent above the 10-year May sales average and is the third-highest selling May on record.

"Demand for condominiums and townhomes is driving today’s activity," Jill Oudil, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said. “First-time buyers and people looking to downsize from their single-family homes are both competing for these two types of housing.”

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 6,044 in May 2017. This represents a 3.9 per cent decrease compared to the 6,289 units listed in May 2016 and a 23.2 per cent increase compared to April 2017 when 4,907 homes were listed.

The month-over-month increase in new listings was led by detached homes at 27.1 per cent, followed by apartments at 22.7 per cent and townhomes at 14.1 per cent.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,168, a 5.7 per cent increase compared to May 2016 (7,726) and a 4.5 per cent increase compared to April 2017 (7,813).

"Home buyers are beginning to have more selection to choose from in the detached market, but the number of condominiums for sale continues to decline," Oudil said.

The sales-to-active listings ratio across all residential categories is 53.4 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 31 per cent for detached homes, 76.1 per cent for townhomes, and 94.6 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.

“While sales are inching closer to the record-breaking pace of 2016, the market itself looks different. Sales last year were driven by demand for single-family homes. This year, it's clear that townhomes and condominiums are leading the way,” said Oudil. “It’s important to work with your local REALTOR® to understand the different factors affecting the market today.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $967,500. This represents an 8.8 per cent increase over May 2016 and a 2.8 per cent increase compared to April 2017.

Sales of detached properties in May 2017 reached 1,548, a decrease of 17 per cent from the 1,865 detached sales recorded in May 2016. The benchmark price for a detached property is $1,561,000. This represents a 3.1 per cent increase over May 2016 and a 2.9 per cent increase compared to April 2017.

Sales of apartment properties reached 2,025 in May 2017, a decrease of 5.8 per cent compared to the 2,150 sales in May 2016.The benchmark price for an apartment property is $571,300. This represents a 17.8 per cent increase over May 2016 and a 3.1 per cent increase compared to April 2017.

Attached property sales in May 2017 totalled 791, an increase of 4.9 per cent compared to the 754 sales in May 2016. The benchmark price for an attached property is $715,400. This represents a 13.1 per cent increase over May 2016 and a 1.9 per cent increase compared to April 2017.



April Stats From REBGV


 

 

Condominiums and townhomes in high demand across Metro Vancouver

Demand for condominiums and townhomes continues to drive the Metro Vancouver* housing market.

Residential property sales in the region totalled 3,553 in April 2017, a 25.7 per cent decline compared to April 2016 when 4,781 homes sold and a 0.7 per cent decrease from the 3,579 sales recorded in March 2017.

April sales were 4.8 per cent above the 10-year average for the month.

For the first four months of the year, condominium and townhome sales have comprised a larger percentage of all residential sales on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver. Over this time, they’ve accounted for 68.5 per cent, on average, of all residential sales. This is up 10 per cent from the 58.2 per cent average over the same period last year.

“Our overall market is operating below the record-setting pace from a year ago and is in line with historical spring levels. It’s a different story in our condominium and townhome markets," Jill Oudil, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said. “Demand has been increasing for months and supply is not keeping pace. This dynamic is causing prices to increase and making multiple offer scenarios the norm.”

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 4,907 in April 2017. This represents a decrease of 19.9 per cent compared to the 6,127 units listed in April 2016 and a three per cent increase compared to March 2017 when 4,762 properties were listed.

The total number of residential properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 7,813, a 3.5 per cent increase compared to April 2016 (7,550) and a three per cent increase compared to March 2017 (7,586).

The sales-to-active listings ratio for April 2017 is 45.5 per cent for all property types. This is two per cent below March 2017 and is indicative of a sellers’ market. 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.

By property type, the sales-to-active listings ratio is 26 per cent for detached homes, 58.2 per cent for townhomes, and 82.2 per cent for condominiums.

“Until more entry level, or ‘missing middle’, homes are available for sale in our market, we’ll likely continue to see prices increase,” Oudil said. “There’s been record building this past year, but much of that inventory isn’t ready to hit the market.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $941,100. This represents a five per cent increase over the past three months and an 11.4 per cent increase compared to April 2016.

Over the last three months, the benchmark price of condominiums has seen the largest increase in the region at 8.2 per cent, followed by townhomes at 5.3 per cent, and detached homes at 2.8 per cent.

“Home buyers are looking to get into the market and they’re facing fierce competition,” Oudil said. “It’s important to work with your local Realtor to help you navigate today’s marketplace.”

Sales of detached properties in April 2017 reached 1,211, a decrease of 38.8 per cent from the 1,979 detached sales recorded in April 2016. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,516,500. This represents an 8.1 per cent increase over the last 12 months and a 1.8 per cent increase compared to March 2017.

Sales of apartment, or condominium, properties reached 1,722 in April 2017, a decrease of 18.3 per cent compared to the 2,107 sales in April 2016.The benchmark price of an apartment property is $554,100. This represents a 16.6 per cent increase over the past 12 months and a 3.1 per cent increase compared to March 2017.

Attached, or townhome, property sales in April 2017 totalled 620, a decrease of 10.8 per cent compared to the 695 sales in April 2016. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $701,800. This represents a 15.3 per cent increase over the past 12 months and a 2.4 per cent increase compared to March 2017.

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October Stats From The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver


November 2, 2016

Home sale and listing activity dip below historical averages in October

Reduced home sale and listing activity are changing market dynamics in communities across Metro Vancouver*.

Residential property sales in the region totalled 2,233 in October 2016, a 38.8 per cent decrease from the 3,646 sales recorded in October 2015 and a 0.9 per cent decrease compared to September 2016 when 2,253 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 15 per cent below the 10-year October sales average.

“Changing market conditions compounded by a series of government interventions this year have put home buyers and sellers in a holding pattern,” Dan Morrison, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said. “Potential buyers and sellers are taking a wait-and-see approach to try and better understand what these changes mean for them.” 

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 3,981 in October 2016. This represents a decrease of 3.5 per cent compared to the 4,126 units listed in October 2015 and a 17 per cent decrease compared to September 2016 when 4,799 properties were listed.

Last month’s new listing count was 9.5 per cent below the region’s 10-year new listing average for the month.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,143, a 4.5 per cent decrease compared to October 2015 (9,569) and a 2.3 per cent decrease compared to September 2016 (9,354). 

The sales-to-active listings ratio for October 2016 is 24.4 per cent. 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.

“While sales are down across the different property types, it’s the detached market that’s seen the largest reduction in home buyer demand in recent months,” Morrison said. “It’s important to work with your local REALTOR® to help you navigate today’s changing trends.” 

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $919,300. This represents a 24.8 per cent increase compared to October 2015 and a 0.8 per cent decline compared to September 2016.

Sales of detached properties in October 2016 reached 652, a decrease of 54.6 per cent from the 1,437 detached sales recorded in October 2015. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,545,800. This represents a 28.9 per cent increase compared to October 2015 and a 1.4 per cent decrease compared to September 2016. 

Sales of apartment properties reached 1,178 in October 2016, a decrease of 23.7 per cent compared to the 1,543 sales in October 2015.The benchmark price of an apartment property is $512,300. This represents a 20.5 per cent increase compared to October 2015 and a 0.3 per cent increase compared to September 2016.

Attached property sales in October 2016 totalled 403, a decrease of 39.5 per cent compared to the 666 sales in October 2015. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $669,200. This represents a 25.7 per cent increase compared to October 2015 and a 1.1 per cent decrease compared to September 2016.

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Correction Notice: 

Altus Group, the provider of the national MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI), discovered a calculation error in their September 2016 reporting. This error resulted in variances of between 0.1 and 5 per cent in the benchmark prices the REBGV released for September 2016. Download the corrected September stats package by clicking here



July Market Update


 

This is the Sales and Listings Report updated to the end of July 2016.  The Greater Vancouver real estate market slowed with home sales decreasing by 27 per cent in July compared to June. For some markets like North Vancouver, this is typical in summertime, but it was a trend shared throughout the detached market in Metro Vancouver with some areas seeing a more significant decline. West Vancouver Detached sales were down 41% compared to June 2016 and down 45 per cent to July 2015 and were in fact the lowest monthly sales amount since January 2014. Total Month’s Supply of Listings is up to 10 Months there, with sales down and inventories up. Richmond detached sales were down 29 per cent in July compared to June 2016, and down 46 per cent to July 2015. The Sales to Listings Ratio dropped to 38 per cent, the lowest level since January 2014 and the Month’s Supply of Listings is now at 6 Months. Vancouver West and East Side Detached sales were similarly down and showing 6 and 5 Month’s Supply of Listings respectively.

 

What does this all mean? The detached market was already showing signs of softening over the last three months! particularly in the highest prices areas. Sales of strata properties have continued apace though with this market still seeing Seller Market conditions with 2 Month’s Supply of Listings even with overall sales in those markets lower in July.

 

"After several months of record-breaking sales activity, home buyer demand returned to more historically normal levels in July,” Dan Morrison, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president said. "Last month’s sales were 6.5 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month.” So while the numbers show a decline, they were coming off some significant highs. 

 

Here’s a summary of the numbers:

 

Greater Vancouver: Total Units Sold in July 2016 was 3,301 – down from 4,502 (27%) in June 2016, down from 4,145 (18%) in July 2015, up from 3,111 (6%) in July 2014; Active Listings are at 9,038 compared to 12,559 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2016 were up 2% compared to July 2015, down 12% from June 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 3 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 61% compared to 77% in July 2015 and 74% in June 2016.

 

Vancouver Westside Residential: Total Units Sold in July 2016 was 604 – down from 816 (26%) in June 2016, down from 806 (25%) in July 2015, up from 597 (1%) in July 2014; Active Listings are at 1,495 compared to 2,103 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2016 were down 4% compared to July 2015, down 10% from June 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings remains at 2 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 59% compared to 76% in July 2015 and 72% in June 2016.

 

Vancouver Eastside Residential Total Units Sold in July 2016 was 290 – down from 407 (29%) in June 2016, down from 391 (25%) in July 2015, down from 360 (19%) in July 2014; Active Listings are at 800 compared to 838 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2016 were down 10% compared to July 2015, down 9% from June 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 3 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 54% compared to 79% in July 2015 and 69% in June 2016.

 

North Vancouver Residential:  Total Units Sold in July 2016 was 240 – down from 346 (30%) in June 2016, down from 285 (15%) in July 2015, up from 225 (7%) in July 2014; Active Listings are at 399 compared to 592 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2016 were up 20% compared to July 2015, down 17% from June 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 2 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 66% compared to 93% in July 2015 and 79% in June 2016.

 

West Vancouver Houses: Total Units Sold in July 2016 was 67 – down from 109 (39%) in June 2016, down from 110 (61%) in July 2015, down from 94 (29%) in July 2014; Active Listings are at 514 compared to 620 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2016 were flat compared to July 2015, down 9% from June 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 8 Months (Buyer’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 33% compared to 54% in July 2015 and 50% in June 2016.

 

Richmond Residential: Total Units Sold in July 2016 was 433 – down from 637 (32%) in June 2016, down from 543 (20%) in July 2015, up from 409 (6%) in July 2014; Active Listings are at 1,398 compared to 1,836 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2016 were down 1% compared to July 2015, down 13% from June 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 3 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 57% compared to 71% in July 2015 and 73% in June 2016.



June Recap


Home buyers remain active across Metro Vancouver

Home buyers continue to compete for homes listed for sale across the Metro Vancouver housing market. 

Residential property sales in the region totalled 4,400 in June 2016, an increase of 0.6 per cent from the 4,375 sales recorded in June 2015 and a decrease of 7.7 per cent compared to May 2016 when 4,769 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 28.1 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month and rank as the highest selling June on record.

"While we're starting to see more properties coming onto the market in recent months, the imbalance between supply and demand continues to influence market conditions," Dan Morrison REBGV president said.

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 5,875 in June 2016. This represents an increase of 1.2 per cent compared to the 5,803 units listed in June 2015 and a 6.6 per cent decrease compared to May 2016 when 6,289 properties were listed.

“Since March, we’ve seen more homes listed for sale in our market than in any other four-month period this decade,” Morrison said.  

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 7,812, a 35.9 per cent decline compared to June 2015 (12,181) and a 1.1 per cent increase compared to May 2016 (7,726).

The sales-to-active listings ratio for June 2016 is 56.3 per cent. While clearly indicative of a seller’s market, this is the lowest this measure has been since February.

Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it reaches the 20 to 22 per cent range in a particular community for a sustained period of time.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $917,800. This represents a 32.1 per cent increase compared to June 2015.

Sales of detached properties in June 2016 reached 1,562, a decrease of 18.6 per cent from the 1,920 detached sales recorded in June 2015. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 38.7 per cent from June 2015 to $1,561,500.

Sales of apartment properties reached 2,108 in June 2016, an increase of 18.8 per cent compared to the 1,774 sales in June 2015.The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 25.3 per cent from June 2015 to $501,100.

Attached property sales in June 2016 totalled 730, an increase of 7.2 per cent compared to the 681 sales in June 2015. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 28.1 per cent from June 2015 to $656,900.

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How Is June Shaping Up?


 

Compiled by Kevin Skipworth of Dexter Realty

 

So far there have been 1,660 sales in Greater Vancouver in June. The pace of June sales are down slightly compared to May but still very active compared to previous years. Total Active Listings are at 8,357 (down slightly from 8,393 at the same time in May), down from 12,297 in June 2015 and down from 17,199 in June 2014. What’s noticeable in the market is the pace of the strata market compared to the detached housing market. In most market areas, the sales to listings ratio for detached is below that of the strata market. In Vancouver’s Westside, the Sales to Listings Ratio for Detached is at 48% in June, for Townhouses it is 91% and for Condos 97%. In Vancouver’s Eastside it is 58% for Detached, 77% for Townhouses and 110% for Condos. Supply is still an issue in the market combined with strong demand is having the effect on prices were are seeing in the strata market. North Vancouver is still seeing a very undersupplied and active detached market though, continuing the push on prices there.

 

Here is a summary of the activity so far:

 

Greater Vancouver – 1,660 Units Sold so far in June 2016 while total New Listings so far in May are 2,152. Total Active Listings are at 8,357 compared to 13,297 at this time last year. Sales To Listings Ratio is at 77% compared to 76% in May.

 

Vancouver West – 304 Units Sold so far in June 2016 while total New Listings so far in May are 376. Total Active Listings are at 1,316 compared to 2,304 at this time last year. Sales To Listings Ratio is at 81% compared to 76% in May.

 

Vancouver East – 152 Units Sold so far in June 2016 while total New Listings so far in May are 197. Total Active Listings are at 706 compared to 930 at this time last year. Sales To Listings Ratio is at 77% compared to 67% in May.

 

North Vancouver – 117 Units Sold so far in June 2016 while total New Listings so far in May are 163. Total Active Listings are at 394 compared to 704 at this time last year. Sales To Listings Ratio is at 72% compared to 69% in May.

 

West Vancouver – 41 Units Sold so far in June 2016 while total New Listings so far in May are 76. Total Active Listings are at 452 compared to 630 at this time last year. Sales To Listings Ratio is at 54% compared to 56% in May.

 

Richmond – 224 Units Sold so far in June 2016 while total New Listings so far in May are 314. Total Active Listings are at 1,298 compared to 1,905 at this time last year. Sales To Listings Ratio is at 71% compared to 67% in May.



Record Sales in March, Still Have a Lack of New Inventory


March is on pace to hit 5,000 homes sold in Greater Vancouver for the first time ever. It would seem that the trend of more sales and less listings is something the market is not deviating from. With 4,462 properties sold so far in March and the current trend of 300 sales a day, March will likely finish close to 5,200 to 5,300 sales. Total active listings are at 7,954 down from 8,091 last month. Some areas will finish with 1 month’s supply of listings or less while 2 months will be the average. A far cry from two years ago when 6 to 10 months was what was available in the market. Some extreme undersupplied markets include North Vancouver townhouses with 56 sales so far in March with only 36 units available. In Vancouver’s West Side, there have been 87 sales and there are 87 active listings. Vancouver West Side condo inventory is down to 661, from a high of 2,344 in the spring of 2013. Here is a summary of the activity so far:

 

Greater Vancouver – 4,462 Units Sold so far in March 2016 compared to 4,254 Units Sold in February 2016. Total New Listings so far in March are 5,228 compared to 5,967 in February 2016. Total Active Listings are at 7,954 (13,521 at the same time in March 2015), Sales To Listings Ratio is at 85% compared to 71% in February 2016.

 

Vancouver West - 844 Units Sold so far in March 2016 compared to 852 Units Sold in February 2016. Total New Listings so far in March are 884 compared to 1,199 in February 2016. Total Active Listings are at 1,303 (2,414 at the same time in March 2015), Sales To Listings Ratio is at 95% compared to 71% in February 2016.

 

Vancouver East – 392 Units Sold so far in March 2016 compared to 342 Units Sold in February 2016. Total New Listings so far in March are 460 compared to 515 in February 2016. Total Active Listings are at 594 (968 at the same time in March 2015), Sales To Listings Ratio is at 85% compared to 66% in February 2016.

 

North Vancouver – 348 Units Sold so far in March 2016 compared to 346 Units Sold in February 2016. Total New Listings so far in March are 328 compared to 487 in February 2016. Total Active Listings are at 322 (805 at the same time in March 2015), Sales To Listings Ratio is at 106% compared to 71% in February 2016.

 

West Vancouver – 155 Units Sold so far in March 2016 compared to 169 Units Sold in February 2016. Total New Listings so far in March are 194 compared to 278 in February 2016. Total Active Listings are at 407 (636 at the same time in March 2015), Sales To Listings Ratio is at 80% compared to 61% in February 2016.

 

Richmond – 560 Units Sold so far in March 2016 compared to 533 Units Sold in February 2016. Total New Listings so far in March are 784 compared to 759 in February 2016. Total Active Listings are at 1,197 (1,893 at the same time in March 2015), Sales To Listings Ratio is at 71% compared to 70% in February 2016.



Modest Growth in Sales and Prices Marked The 2013 Market


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From The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver January 3, 2014 –

The Greater Vancouver housing market maintained a
consistent balance between demand and supply throughout 2013.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that total sales of detached,
attached and apartment properties in 2013 reached 28,524, a 14 per cent increase from the 25,032
sales recorded in 2012, and an 11.9 per cent decrease from the 32,390 residential sales in 2011.
“Home sales quietly improved last year compared to 2012, although the volume of activity didn’t
compare to some of the record-breaking years we experienced over the last decade,” Sandra
Wyant, REBGV president said.
Last year’s home sale total ranks as the third lowest annual total for the region in the last ten
years, according to the region’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
The number of residential properties listed for sale on the MLS® in Metro Vancouver declined
6.2 per cent in 2013 to 54,742 compared to the 58,379 properties listed in 2012. Looking back
further, last year’s total represents an 8.1 per cent decline compared to the 59,539 residential
properties listed for sale in 2011. Last year’s listing count is on par with the 10 year average.
“It was a year of stability for the Greater Vancouver housing market,” Wyant, said. “Balanced
conditions allowed home prices in the region to remain steady, with just a modest increase over
the last 12 months.”
The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro
Vancouver is currently $603,400. This represents a 2.1 per cent increase compared to December
2012.

December summary
Residential property sales in Greater Vancouver totalled 1,953 in December 2013, an increase of
71 per cent from the 1,142 sales recorded in December 2012 and a 15.9 per cent decline
compared to November 2013 when 2,321 home sales occurred.
December sales were 8.1 per cent above the 10-year December sales average of 1,807.
New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 1,856
in December 2013. This represents a 34.5 per cent increase compared to the 1,380 units listed in
December 2012 and a 42.8 per cent decline compared to November 2013 when 3,245 properties
were listed.
Sales of detached properties in December 2013 reached 762, an increase of 79.3 per cent from
the 425 detached sales recorded in December 2012, and a 21 per cent increase from the 630 units
sold in December 2011. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 2.5 per cent from
December 2012 to $927,000.
Sales of apartment properties reached 850 in December 2013, an increase of 68.7 per cent
compared to the 504 sales in December 2012, and an increase of 9.8 per cent compared to the
774 sales in December 2011.The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 1.8 per
cent from December 2012 to $367,800.
Attached property sales in December 2013 totalled 341, an increase of 60.1 per cent compared to
the 213 sales in December 2012, and a 34.3 per cent increase from the 254 attached properties
sold in December 2011. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 1.2 per cent between
December 2012 and 2013 to $456,100.
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The real estate industry is a key economic driver in British Columbia. In 2013, 28,524 homes changed ownership in
the Board's area, generating $1.84 billion in spin-off activity and 13,977 jobs. The total dollar value of residential
sales transacted through the MLS® system in Greater Vancouver totalled $22 billion in 2013. The Real Estate Board
of Greater Vancouver is an association representing more than 11,000 REALTORS® and their companies. The
Board provides a variety of member services, including the Multiple Listing Service®. For more information on real
estate, statistics, and buying or selling a home, contact a local REALTOR® or visit www.rebgv.org.
For more information please contact:
Craig Munn
Assistant Manager, Communication
Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
604.730.3146
[email protected]