The Metro Vancouver housing market saw steady home sales activity, modest increases in home listings and continued upward trends in pricing in February. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,424 in February 2022, an 8.1% decrease from the 3,727 sales recorded in February 2021, and a 49.8% increase from the 2,285 homes sold in January 2022. weLast month’s sales were 26.9% above the 10-year February sales average.

"As we prepare to enter what’s traditionally the busiest season of the year, the Metro Vancouver housing market is seeing more historically typical home sale activity and a modest uptick in home listing activity compared to last year." - Taylor Biggar, Chair, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

There were 5,471 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in February 2022. This represents an 8.4% increase compared to the 5,048 homes listed in February 2021 and a 31.2% increase compared to January 2022 when 4,170 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 6,742, a 19.3% decrease compared to February 2021 (8,358) and a 19.1% increase compared to January 2022 (5,663).

“Despite having a higher volume of people listing their homes for sale in February, the region’s housing market remains significantly undersupplied, which has been pushing home prices to new highs month after month,” Biggar said.

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for February 2022 is 50.8%. By property type, the ratio is 34.9% for detached homes, 64.3% for townhomes, and 62.2% for apartments.

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

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,313,400. This represents a 20.7% increase over February 2021 and a 4.6% increase compared to January 2022.

“A lack of housing supply is at the heart of the affordability challenges in Metro Vancouver today. We need more coordinated action from stakeholders at all levels to help create an ample, diverse supply of housing options for residents in the region today and into the future,” Biggar said.

Sales of detached homes in February 2022 reached 1,010, an 18% decrease from the 1,231 detached sales recorded in February 2021. The benchmark price for detached properties is $2,044,800. This represents a 25% increase from February 2021 and a 4.7% increase compared to January 2022.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,854 in February 2022, a 5.4% increase compared to the 1,759 sales in February 2021. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $807,900. This represents a 15.9% increase from February 2021 and a 4.1% increase compared to January 2022.

Attached home sales in February 2022 totalled 560, a 24% decrease compared to the 737 sales in February 2021. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $1,090,000. This represents a 27.2% increase from February 2021 and a 5.9% increase compared to January 2022.

Source: The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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The first month of 2022 saw home sales come down from last year’s record-setting pace, while low supply continued to cause home prices to edge higher across Metro Vancouver. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,285 in January 2022, a 4.4% decrease from the 2,389 sales recorded in January 2021, and a 15% decrease from the 2,688 homes sold in December 2021. 

Last month’s sales were 25.3% above the 10-year January sales average. 

There were 4,170 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in January 2022. This represents a 6.9% decrease compared to the 4,480 homes listed in January 2021 and a 114.4% increase compared to December 2021 when 1,945 homes were listed.  

"Our listing inventory on MLS® is less than half of what would be optimal to begin the year. As a result, hopeful home buyers have limited choice in the market today. This trend is causing fierce competition for a scarce number of homes for sale, which, in turn, increases prices."Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 5,663, a 31.8% decrease compared to January 2021 (8,306) and an 8.2% increase compared to December 2021 (5,236). 

“As we approach spring, we’ll keep a close eye on the impact of rising interest rates on buyers’ willingness to buy and on whether more homeowners will opt to become sellers in what’s traditionally the busiest season of the year,” Stewart said. “With home prices reaching new highs in recent months, the need has never been greater for government to collaborate with the building community to expedite the creation of housing supply and provide more choice for those struggling to buy a home today.” 

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for January 2022 is 40.3%. By property type, the ratio is 28% for detached homes, 51.6% for townhomes, and 49.7% for apartments. 

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

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,255,200. This represents a 18.5% increase over January 2021 and a two% increase compared to December 2021. 

Sales of detached homes in January 2022 reached 622, a 15.9% decrease from the 740 detached sales recorded in January 2021. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,953,000. This represents a 22.7% increase from January 2021 and a 2.2% increase compared to December 2021. 

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,315 in January 2022, a 10% increase compared to the 1,195 sales in January 2021. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $775,700. This represents a 14% increase from January 2021 and a 1.8% increase compared to December 2021. 

Attached home sales in January 2022 totalled 348, a 23.3% decrease compared to the 454 sales in January 2021. The benchmark price of an attached home is $1,029,500. This represents a 24.3% increase from January 2021 and a 2.5% increase compared to December 2021. 

Source: The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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Metro Vancouver home sales reached an all-time high in 2021 as housing needs remained a top priority for residents in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 43,999 in 2021, a 42.2% increase from the 30,944 sales recorded in 2020, a 73.6% increase from the 25,351 homes sold in 2019, and a four% increase over the previous all-time sales record of 42,326 set in 2015. Last year’s sales total was 33.4% above the 10-year sales average.

"Home has been a focus for residents throughout the pandemic. With low interest rates, increased household savings, more flexible work arrangements, and higher home prices than ever before, Metro Vancouverites, in record numbers, are assessing their housing needs and options." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

Home listings on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver reached 62,265 in 2021. This is a 14.7% increase compared to the 54,305 homes listed in 2020 and a 19.9% increase compared to the 51,918 homes listed in 2019. Last year’s listings total was 11% above the 10-year average. 

“While steady, home listing activity didn't keep pace with the record demand we saw throughout 2021. This imbalance caused residential home prices to rise over the past 12 months,” Stewart said.  

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 5,236, a 38.7% decrease compared to December 2020 (8,538) and a 26.7% decrease compared to November 2021 (7,144). 

“We begin 2022 with just over 5,000 homes for sale across the region. This is the lowest level we’ve seen in more than 30 years,” Stewart said. “With demand at record levels, residents shouldn’t expect home price growth to relent until there’s a more adequate supply of housing available to purchase.”

The MLS® HPI composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver ends the year at $1,230,200. This is a 17.3% increase compared to December 2020. Both detached home and townhome benchmark prices increased 22% in the region last year, while apartments increased 12.8%.

Looking across Metro Vancouver, Maple Ridge saw the largest increase in benchmark prices at 34.7%, followed by Pitt Meadows (29.8%), and Whistler (27.8%).

Looking at area and property type, detached homes in Pitt Meadows saw the largest benchmark price increase at 42.2%, followed by detached homes (38.5%) and townhomes (35.2%) in Maple Ridge.

REBGV reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,688 in December 2021, a 13.1% decrease from the 3,093 sales recorded in December 2020, and a 21.6% decrease from the 3,428 homes sold in November 2021.

Last month’s sales were 33.4% above the 10-year December sales average.

There were 1,945 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the MLS® in Metro Vancouver in December 2021. This represents a 19.3% decrease compared to the 2,409 homes listed in December 2020 and a 50.9% decrease compared to November 2021 when 3,964 homes were listed.

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for December 2021 is 51.3%. By property type, the ratio is 35.1% for detached homes, 75.6% for townhomes, and 60.8% for apartments.

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

Sales of detached homes in December 2021 reached 794, a 22.6% decrease from the 1,026 sales recorded in December 2020. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,910,200. This represents a 22% increase from December 2020 and a 2.1% increase compared to November 2021.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,464 in December 2021, a 1.4% decrease compared to the 1,474 sales in December 2020. The benchmark price of an apartment home is $761,800. This represents a 12.8% increase from December 2020 and a 1.2% increase compared to November 2021.

Attached home sales in December 2021 totalled 430, a 27.5% decrease compared to the 593 sales in December 2020. The benchmark price of an attached home is $1,004,900. This represents a 22% increase from December 2020 and a 1.5% increase compared to November 2021. 

Source: The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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As we near the end of 2021, home buyer demand remains well in excess of long-term averages and the supply of homes for sale continues to decline across Metro Vancouver’s* housing market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,428 in November 2021, an 11.9% increase from the 3,064 sales recorded in November 2020, and a 1.9% decrease from the 3,494 homes sold in October 2021. Last month’s sales were 33.6% above the 10-year November sales average.

"We expect home sale totals to end the year at or near an all-time record in our region. We’ve had elevated home sale activity throughout 2021 despite persistently low levels of homes available for sale. With a new year around the corner, it’s critical that this supply crunch remains the focus for addressing the housing affordability challenges in our region." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

There were 3,964 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in November 2021. This represents a 2.6% decrease compared to the 4,068 homes listed in November 2020 and a 2.1% decrease compared to October 2021 when 4,049 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 7,144, a 35.7% decrease compared to November 2020 (11,118) and a 11.1% decrease compared to October 2021 (8,034).

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for November 2021 is 48%. By property type, the ratio is 33.8% for detached homes, 74.3% for townhomes, and 53.7% for apartments.

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

“The imbalance between supply and demand, coupled with some buyers wanting to use rate holds on lower rate fixed-term mortgages, is keeping upward pressure on home prices in this traditionally quieter time of year for the market,” Stewart said.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,211,200. This represents a 16% increase over November 2020 and a one% increase compared to October 2021.

Sales of detached homes in November 2021 reached 987, a seven% decrease from the 1,061 detached sales recorded in November 2020. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,870,000. This represents a 20.8% increase from November 2020 and a 1.1% increase compared to October 2021.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,828 in November 2021, a 33.3% increase compared to the 1,371 sales in November 2020. The benchmark price of an apartment home is $752,800. This represents an 11.4% increase from November 2020 and a 0.9% increase compared to October 2021.

Attached home sales in November 2021 totalled 613, a three% decrease compared to the 632 sales in November 2020. The benchmark price of an attached home is $990,300. This represents a 20.2% increase from November 2020 and a 1.6% increase compared to October 2021.

Source: The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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Home sale activity in Metro Vancouver remained above historical averages in October while the overall supply of homes for sale dipped to levels not seen in three years. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,494 in October 2021, a 5.2% decrease from the 3,687 sales recorded in October 2020, and an 11% increase from the 3,149 homes sold in September 2021. Last month’s sales were 22.4% above the 10-year October sales average.

"Home sale activity continues to outpace what’s typical for this time of year and the pool of homes available for sale is in decline. This dynamic between supply and demand is causing home prices to continue to edge up across the region." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

There were 4,049 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in October 2021. This represents a 27.3% decrease compared to the 5,571 homes listed in October 2020 and a 21.7% decrease compared to September 2021 when 5,171 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 8,034, a 35.3% decrease compared to October 2020 (12,416) and a 13% decrease compared to September 2021 (9,236).

“Rising fixed mortgage rates should eventually help ease demand, but for now sales remain strong and buyers with rate holds will remain motivated to find a property for the rest of the year,” Stewart said.

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for October 2021 is 43.5%. By property type, the ratio is 33.6% for detached homes, 64.4% for townhomes, and 46.7% for apartments.

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

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential homes in Metro Vancouver is $1,199,400. This represents a 14.7% increase over October 2020 and a 1.1% increase compared to September 2021.

Sales of detached homes in October 2021 reached 1,090, an 18.4% decrease from the 1,335 detached sales recorded in October 2020. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,850,500. This represents a 20.5% increase from October 2020 and a 1.2% increase compared to September 2021.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,801 in October 2021, a 14.7% increase compared to the 1,570 sales in October 2020. The benchmark price of an apartment home is $746,400. This represents a 9.5% increase from October 2020 and a 1.1% increase compared to September 2021.

Attached home sales in October 2021 totalled 603, a 22.9% decrease compared to the 782 sales in October 2020. The benchmark price of an attached home is $975,000. This represents an 18.5% increase from October 2020 and a 1.2% increase compared to September 2021. 

Source: The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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Home sale activity remains elevated across Metro Vancouver’s* housing market while the pace of homes being listed for sale continues to follow long-term averages. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,149 in September 2021, a 13.6% decrease from the 3,643 sales recorded in September 2020, and a 0.1% decrease from the 3,152 homes sold in August 2021. Last month’s sales were 20.8% above the 10-year September sales average.

There were 5,171 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in September 2021. This represents a 19.2% decrease compared to the 6,402 homes listed in September 2020 and a 28.2% increase compared to August 2021 when 4,032 homes were listed.

September’s new listings were 1.2% below the 10-year average for the month.

"The summer trend of above-average home sales and historically typical new listings activity continued in Metro Vancouver last month. Although this is keeping the overall supply of homes for sale low, we’re not seeing the same upward intensity on home prices today as we did in the spring. Home price trends will, however, vary depending on property type and neighborhood, so it’s important to take a hyperlocal look at your location and property category of choice before making a home buying or selling decision." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,236. This is a 29.5% decrease compared to September 2020 (13,096), a 2.6% increase compared to August 2021 (9,005), and is 27.7% below the 10-year average for the month.

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for September 2021 is 34.1%. By property type, the ratio is 25.5% for detached homes, 53.1% for townhomes, and 36.7% for apartments.

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

“The total inventory of homes for sale remains insufficient to meet the demand in today’s market. This scarcity limits peoples’ purchasing options and ultimately adds upward pressure on home prices,” Stewart said. “With the federal election now behind us, we hope to see governments at all levels work with the construction industry to streamline the creation of a more abundant and diverse supply of housing options.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $ 1,186,100. This represents a 13.8% increase over September 2020 and a 0.8% increase compared to August 2021.

Sales of detached homes in September 2021 reached 950, a 27.9% decrease from the 1,317 detached sales recorded in September 2020. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,828,200. This represents a 20.4 percent increase from September 2020 and a 1.2% increase compared to August 2021.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,621 in September 2021, a 1.6% increase compared to the 1,596 sales in September 2020. The benchmark price of an apartment home is $ 738,600. This represents an 8.4% increase from September 2020 and a 0.5% increase compared to August 2021.

Attached home sales in September 2021 totalled 578, a 20.8% decrease compared to the 730 sales in September 2020. The benchmark price of an attached home is $963,800. This represents a 17.5% increase from September 2020 and a 1.2% increase compared to August 2021.

Source: The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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While home buyers have remained active in Metro Vancouver throughout the summer, the supply of homes for sale has declined steadily since June. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,152 in August 2021, a 3.4% increase from the 3,047 sales recorded in August 2020, and a 5.2% decrease from the 3,326 homes sold in July 2021. Last month’s sales were 20.4% above the 10-year August sales average.

"August was busier than expected, and listings activity isn’t keeping up with the pace of demand. This is leaving the market under supplied." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

There were 4,032 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in August 2021. This represents a 30.6% decrease compared to the 5,813 homes listed in August 2020 and a 7.9% decrease compared to July 2021 when 4,377 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,005, a 29.7% decrease compared to August 2020 (12,803) and an 8.6% decrease compared to July 2021 (9,850).

“Housing supply is the biggest factor impacting the market right now. To help relieve pressure on prices and improve people's home buying options, the market needs a more abundant supply of homes for sale.” Stewart said. “Housing affordability has been a key issue in the federal election. We encourage the political parties to focus on policy solutions that will help streamline the creation of more diverse housing options for hopeful home buyers today and into the future.”

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for August 2021 is 35%. By property type, the ratio is 25.3% for detached homes, 51.8% for townhomes, and 39.2% for apartments.

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

“When assessing the market, it’s important to understand that while year-over-year price increases have reached double digits, most of the increases happened three or more months ago,” Stewart said. “To better understand the latest home price trends in your preferred location and home type, talk with your local REALTOR®.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,176,600. This represents a 13.2 % increase over August 2020 and a 0.1% increase compared to July 2021.

Sales of detached homes in August 2021 reached 945, a 13.7% decrease from the 1,095 detached sales recorded in August 2020. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,807,100. This represents a 20.4% increase from August 2020 and a 0.3% increase compared to July 2021.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,631 in August 2021, a 22.4% increase compared to the 1,332 sales in August 2020. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $735,100. This represents a 7.6% increase from August 2020 and a 0.2% decrease compared to July 2021.

Attached home sales in August 2021 totalled 576, a 7.1% decrease compared to the 620 sales in August 2020. The benchmark price of an attached home is $952,600. This represents a 16.5% increase from August 2020 and a 0.3% increase compared to July 2021.

Source: The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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Metro Vancouver’s housing market saw more moderate sales, listings and pricing trends in July compared to the heightened activity experienced throughout much of the pandemic.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,326 in July 2021, a 6.3% increase from the 3,128 sales recorded in July 2020, and an 11.6% decrease from the 3,762 homes sold in June 2021.

Last month’s sales were 13.3% above the 10-year July sales average.

"Moderation was the name of the game in July. Home sales and listings fell in line with typical seasonal patterns as summer got going in earnest in July. On top of moderating market activity, price growth has leveled off in most areas and home types." - Keith Stewart, REBGV economist

There were 4,377 detached, attached and apartment homes newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in July 2021. This represents a 26.4% decrease compared to the 5,948 homes listed in July 2020 and a 25.2% decrease compared to June 2021 when 5,849 homes were listed.

July’s new listings were 12.3% below the 10-year average for the month.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 9,850, an 18.5% decrease compared to July 2020 (12,083) and a 9.1% decrease compared to June 2021 (10,839).

“Low housing supply remains a fundamental factor in Metro Vancouver’s housing market,” Stewart said. "Home sales remain above average and we’re starting to see price increases relent as well. Going forward, the supply of homes for sale will be among the most critical factors to watch. This will determine the next direction for house price trends."

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for July 2021 is 33.8%. By property type, the ratio is 25.5% for detached homes, 47.8% for townhomes, and 37.3% for apartments.

 

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

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,175,500. This represents a 13.8% increase over July 2020 and is unchanged from June 2021.

Sales of detached homes in July 2021 reached 1,050, a 6.3% decrease from the 1,121 detached sales recorded in July 2020. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,801,100. This represents a 21% increase from July 2020 and is unchanged from June 2021.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,666 in July 2021, a 19% increase compared to the 1,400 sales in July 2020. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $736,900. This represents an 8.4% increase from July 2020 and a 0.1% decrease compared to June 2021.

Attached home sales in July 2021 totalled 610, a 0.5% increase compared to the 607 sales in July 2020. The benchmark price of an attached home is $949,400. This represents a 16.7% increase from July 2020 and a 0.3% increase compared to June 2021.

Source: The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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Last month, there was steady home buyer demand with a decrease in home seller supply across Metro Vancouver. According to the Real Estate Board (REBGV), there were 2,150 residential home sales last month which is a 44.9% increase from the same month last year and a 36.9% increase from last month. However, February 2020 sales were 15.6% below the 10-year February sales average.

“Home buyer demand again saw strong year-over-year increases in February while the total inventory of homes for sale struggled to keep pace,” Ashley Smith, REBGV president said. “This was most pronounced in the condominium market.”

There has been a 2.8% increase in MLS listings compared to February 2019 for detached, attached and apartment homes on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in February 2020 which brings it to 4,002 units. This also represents a 3.4% increase compared to last month.

There has been a 20.7% decrease compared to February 2019 and a 6.7% increase compared to January 2020 for numbers of homes currently listed for sale.

"Our Realtors are reporting increased traffic at open houses and multiple offer scenarios in certain pockets of the market. If you’re considering listing your home for sale, now is a good time to act with increased demand, reduced competition from other sellers, and some upward pressure on prices," says Smith.

The sales-to-active listings ration for last month is 23.4% across all property types. A breakdown of this ratio is as follows:

- Detached Homes - 17.3%
- Townhomes - 26.9%
- Apartments - 28.4%

For all residential properties in Metro Vancouver, the MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price is currently at $1,020,600 which is a 0.3% increase in comparison to February 2019 and a 2.7% increase over the past six months.

A breakdown of February 2020 sales is as follows:

- Detached Homes - There were 685 sales which is a 52.9% increase from February 2019. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,433,900 which is a 0.7% decrease from February 2019 and a 1.9% increase over the past six months.

- Apartment Homes - There were 1,061 sales which is a 39.8% increase from February 2019. The benchmark price for an apartment property is $677,200 which is a 0.9% increase from February 2019 and a 3.6% increase over the past six months.

- Attached Homes - There were 404 sales which is a 45.8% increase from February 2019.The benchmark price of an attached home is $785,000 which is a 0.6% increase from February 2019 and a 1.7% increase over the past six months.

Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV)

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Another month has come and gone which means we have more monthly statistics to bring you! Looking at the residential property sales, October saw a total of 2,233 units sold which is a 38.8% decrease compared to October 2015 and a 0.9% decrease compared to September 2016. Sales last month were 15% 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 Metro Vancouver detached, attached and apartment properties saw a decrease of 3.5% compared to October 2015 (from 4,126 down to 3,981 units) and a decrease of 17% from last month's 4,799 listed properties. There was a 4.5% decrease in total number of current properties in Metro Vancouver listed for sale on MLS® compared to October 2015 (from 9,569 to 9,143) and a 2.3% decrease from last month's 9,354 units.

“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% increase compared to October 2015 and a 0.8% decline compared to September 2016.

Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

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Residential sales in the Metro Vancouver area has seen a decrease of 32.6% in September 2016 compared to the same month last year (from 3,345 down to 2,253) and a decrease of 9.5% compared to August 2016. Sales from last month were 9.6% below the 10-year sales average for the month.  

“Supply and demand conditions differ today depending on property type,” Dan Morrison, REBGV president said. “We’re seeing more demand for condominiums and townhomes today than in the detached home market.”

There was a total of 4,799 new listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver for September 2016 which is a 1% decrease from the 4,846 units listed in September 2015. On the other hand, it was an 11.8% increase compared to August 2016 (4,293 listings). Current homes listed for sale on MLS® in the Metro Vancouver area has seen a 13.4% decrease (9,354 listings) compared to September 2015 and a 10% increase (8,506 listings) compared to August 2016. The sales-to-active listings ratio has been the lowest since February 2015 with a ratio of 24.1%. 

“Changing market conditions are easing upward pressure on home prices in our region,” Morrison said. “There’s uncertainty in the market at the moment and home buyers and sellers are having difficulty establishing price as a result. To help you understand the factors affecting prices, it’s important to talk with a REALTOR®.”

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $931,900. This represents a 28.9 per cent increase compared to September 2015 and a 0.1 per cent decline compared to August 2016. As for specific statistics on detached homes, apartments and townhouses from last month, you can refer to the image above. Detached property sales saw a decrease of 47.6% compared to September 2015 while their benchmark price increased by 33.7%. Sales for apartments saw a decrease of 20.3% and benchmark price increased by 23.5% in contrast to September 2015. Lastly, attached properties sales decreased by 32.2% and their benchmark price increased by 29.1% compared to September 2015.

For all your real estate needs, contact the WeSellVancouver team at info@wesellvancouver.ca or alternatively at 604-801-6654. 

Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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