Residential property sales in Metro Vancouver
The Metro Vancouver housing market is experiencing a fall pickup in home sale activity.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,858 in October 2019, a 45.4 per cent increase from the 1,966 sales recorded in October 2018, and a 22.5 per cent increase from the 2,333 homes sold in September 2019.
Last month’s sales were 9.8 per cent above the 10-year October sales average.Continue reading →
Monthly *Metro Vancouver1 home sales eclipsed 2,000 for the first time this year in May, although home buyer demand remains below historical averages.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,638 in May 2019, a 6.9 per cent decrease from the 2,833 sales recorded in May 2018, and a 44.2 per cent increase from the 1,829 homes sold in April 2019.
Last month’s sales were 22.9 per cent below the 10-year May sales average and was the lowest total for the month since 2000.
Sales volume is at the lowest since 1986. It’s no doubt an interesting/infuriating time. Sales to listing ratios convey a Sellers market for the condo and townhouse segments. But we know how buyers are not acting with urgency. The sellers (en masse) are holding out on substantial price reductions which is keeping prices up, but buyers out.
Something has to give. The province has promised a balanced budget with the PTT revenues keeping on par with 2018 – we know that’s total B.S., right? Look for the province and federal government to reverse course on their interventions. How soon, who knows? But it can’t be this way for much longer.
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. Continue reading →