News: Vancouver Real Estate Market

Vancouver, BC – March 14, 2018. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,206 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® ) across the province in February, a 5.7 per cent decrease from the same period last year. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $748,327, up 8.8 per cent from the previous year. Total sales dollar volume was $4.64 billion, a 2.6 per cent increase from February 2017.

 

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New taxes unlikely to stabilize housing market

 

Victoria, BC – February 20, 2018. The British Columbia Real Estate Association calls on government to introduce transitional rules for all transactions impacted by the new tax measures introduced in Budget 2018. The new tax measures come into effect on February 21, 2018. The Property Transfer Tax (PTT) increase to 5% for properties over $3 million, as well as the increase to 20% and expansion of the Foreign Buyer's Tax to other parts of the...

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VANCOUVER, BC – August 3, 2016 – Metro Vancouver* homes sales resembled more typical levels in July.

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 3,226 in July 2016, a decrease of 18.9 per cent from the 3,978 sales recorded in July 2015 and a decrease of 26.7 per cent compared to June 2016 when 4,400 homes sold.

 

This is the first time since January that home sales in the region have registered below 4,000...

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 Housing Price Index

 

VANCOUVER, BC – June 2, 2016 – Metro Vancouver homes continue to sell at an unprecedented rate in communities across the region.

 

Residential property sales on the region's Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) totalled 4,769 in May 2016, an increase of 17.6 per cent from the 4,056 sales recorded in May 2015 and a decrease of 0.3 per cent compared to April 2016 when 4,781 homes sold.

 

Last month's sales were 35.3 per cent above the 10-year sales average for...

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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released 2016 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.

 

BCREA 2016 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update

 

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,...

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Canada’s residential real estate market showed strong growth in the fourth quarter of 2015, led by hot Vancouver and Toronto markets according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey[1] and Market Survey Forecast[2] released today. Looking forward to 2016, Royal LePage expects continued price increases in most markets, but not at the pace that has been the recent norm. Instead, the national real estate market is expected to slow later this year, principally due to the effects of a dampened economy...

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