The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 4,908 in April 2021, a 342.6% increase from the 1,109 sales recorded in April 2020, and a 14% decrease from the 5,708 homes sold in March 2021. Last month’s sales were 56.2% above the 10-year April sales average and is the highest total on record for the month.
"Our housing market has changed considerably from one year ago when COVID-19 concerns brought activity to a near standstill. This was followed by a well-documented spike in home buyer demand across the region. So far this spring, we’ve seen a corresponding supply response from home sellers." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist.
There were 7,938 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in April 2021. This represents a 243.2% increase compared to the 2,313 homes listed in April 2020, a 4.2% decrease compared to March 2021 when 8,287 homes were listed and is the highest new listing total ever recorded in the region in April.
"While homes are now being listed at record levels, more supply is needed to meet today's demand and help market conditions achieve greater balance," Stewart said.
The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 10,245, a 9.1% increase compared to April 2020 (9,389) and a 12% increase compared to March 2021 (9,145). Today’s active listings total is 11.2% below the 10-year April average.
For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for April 2021 is 47.9%. By property type, the ratio is 37.4% for detached homes, 70% for townhomes, and 51.5% for apartments.
Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver