Blog & News: Vancouver Real Estate Market
July 14, 2017
Canada’s Residential Real Estate Market Makes the Move to Moderation in the Second Quarter of 2017
With recoveries underway in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, home prices rise in the majority of metropolitan areas nationwide
Greater Toronto Area witnesses temporary slowdown in sales activity as the Ontario Fair Housing Plan takes effect
TORONTO, July 13, 2017 – According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast released today, Canada’s residential real estate market posted strong home price gains...
July 5, 2017
Demand for condominiums continues to outstrip supply
VANCOUVER, BC – July 5, 2017 – The imbalance between supply and demand in the condominium market is creating home buyer competition across Metro Vancouver*.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 3,893 in June 2017, an 11.5 per cent decrease from the 4,400 sales recorded in June 2016, an all-time record, and a decrease of 10.8 per cent compared to May 2017 when 4,364 homes sold.
June 13, 2017
Housing Supply Not Keeping Pace with Demand in Most BC Regions
Vancouver, BC–June 13, 2017. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 12,402 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® ) in May, down 7.9 per cent from the same period last year. Total sales dollar volume was $9.33 billion, down 4.0 per cent from May 2017. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $752,536, a 4.2 per cent increase from the same period last year.
May 2, 2017
Condominiums and townhomes in high demand across Metro Vancouver
VANCOUVER, BC - May 2, 2017 - 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...
February 17, 2017
Economy, population growth support housing demand through 2018
Vancouver, BC – February 17, 2017.The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2017 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.
Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® ) residential sales in the province are forecast to decline 14.1 per cent to 96,345 units this year, after reaching a record 112,209 units in 2016. A moderation trend that began early in 2016, combined with tougher federal government mortgage qualification rules and the foreign buyer tax in Vancouver,...
February 2, 2017
Metro Vancouver housing market off to a quieter start than last year
VANCOUVER, BC – February 2, 2017 – Home sales and listings trends are below long-term averages in the Metro Vancouver* housing market. This is due largely to reduced activity in the detached home market.
Residential property sales in the region totalled 1,523 in January 2017, a 39.5 per cent decrease from the 2,519 sales recorded in January 2016 and an 11.1 per cent decrease compared to December 2016 when 1,714 homes sold.
Last month’s sales were 10.3 per cent below...
January 13, 2017
BC Home Sales Post Record Year
Vancouver, BC – January 13, 2017. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a record 112,209 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in 2016, an increase of 9.5 per cent from the previous year. Total sales dollar volume was a record $77.6 billion, up 18.8 per cent from 2015. The average MLS® residential price in the province climbed 8.6 per cent to $691,144 on an annual basis in 2016.
December 5, 2016
Home sales and listings just below 10-year average
VANCOUVER, BC – December 2, 2016 – Home buyer and seller activity remains near historical averages in the Metro Vancouver* housing market.
Residential home sales in the region totalled 2,214 in November 2016, a decrease of 0.9 per cent from the 2,233 sales recorded in October 2016 and a decrease of 37.2 per cent compared to November 2015 when 3,524 homes sold.
Last month’s sales were 7.6 per cent below the 10-year sales average for the month.
November 3, 2016
Home sale and listing activity dip below historical averages in October
VANCOUVER, BC – November 2, 2016 – 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.
January 29, 2016
Strong Housing Demand Forecast Through 2017
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released 2016 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.
Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province are forecast to edge back 6.2 per cent to 96,100 units this year, after reaching 102,517 units in 2015. Strong consumer demand is expected to push MLS® residential sales up by 2 per cent to 98,000 units in 2017.
Housing demand in the province is being supported by a relatively robust economy,...