News: Vancouver Real Estate Market

After reaching record-setting levels in 2021, home sale activity has returned to more typical seasonal levels in Metro Vancouver this spring due, in large part, to rising interest rates.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,918 in May 2022, a 31.6% decrease from the 4,268 sales recorded in May 2021, and a 9.7% decrease from the 3,232 homes sold in April 2022.

Last month’s sales were 12.9% below the 10-year May sales average....

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Detached home prices increased 20.7% in the first quarter of 2022

According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey released today, the aggregate price of a home in Greater Vancouver increased 18.2% 1 year-over-year to $1,368,600 in the first quarter of 2022. Broken out by housing type, the median price of a single-family detached home increased 20.7% to $1,870,100, while the median price of a condominium increased 20.4% to $828,400 during the same period.

"While the supply of listings is beginning...

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Home buyer demand returned to more typical levels in April.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,232 in April 2022, a 34.1% decrease from the 4,908 sales recorded a year ago, and a 25.6% decrease from the 4,344 homes sold last month.

April 2022 sales were 1.5% above the 10-year sales average for April.

"So far this spring, we've seen home sales ease down from the record-breaking pace of the last year," Daniel John, REBGV Chair...

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The Federal Budget 2022, released April 7, 2022, had a significant focus on housing for Canadians. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland laid out how the government is planning to address housing affordability by adopting policies in three categories: building, saving and anti-flipping/foreign investment.

“This was a housing-focused budget and there’s considerable detail within the document that we need to analyze and better understand,” REBGV Chair Daniel John said. “We support...

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<p>While down from last year's record numbers, Metro Vancouver's home sale activity remained elevated in March. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region decreased 23.9% from the 5,708 sales recorded in March 2021 (4,344 in March 2022) and a 26.9% increase from the 3,424 homes sold in February 2022.

Last month's sales were 25.5% above the 10-year March sales average.

"March of 2021 was the highest selling month in our history. This year's...

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Despite a return to pre-pandemis travel and interest rate increases, demand still outnumber supply in amy recreational regions 

Highlights:

  • Aggregate price of a single-family waterfront property surged 21.5% year-over-year in 2021 nationally
  • Single-family homes in Ontario’s recreational property market recorded the highest year-over-year aggregate price appreciation in 2021, rising 34.6%
  • Quebec and Atlantic Canada expected to see highest recreational property price gains in 2022, rising...
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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. 

Last month’s sales were 26.9% above the 10-year February...

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The BC Real Estate Association (BCREA), with support of BC’s real estate boards, published a white paper on February 28, 2022 that contains 30 policy recommendations for the provincial government.


A Better Way Home: Strengthening Consumer Protection in Real Estate includes detailed solutions for enhancing consumer protections and increasing housing options in the province’s real estate market.


The white paper also offers an alternative approach to the province’s proposed cooling...

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The recently distributed Royal LePage report on essential home features for Canadians planning to age in place was distributed to the media this week. The release includes insights from experts across Canada into the most important features and consideration for older Canadians who wish to remain in their homes longer.


Key highlights from the national release include:

  • 43% of survey respondents say a fully-equipped main-floor living space is essential for seniors planning to age in place.
  • 42% of r...
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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 last year, 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...

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Metro Vancouver home sales reached an all-time high last year 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...

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After 2 years of strong price appreciation, Canadian home prices are expected to increase significantly in 2022, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. According to the Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast, the aggregate price of a home in Canada is set to rise 10.5% year-over-year to $859,700 in the fourth quarter of 2022, with the median price of a single-family detached property projected to increase 11.0% to $918,000, and the median price of a condominium expected to increase 8.0% to $594,000....

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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 per cent increase from the 3,064 sales recorded in November 2020, and a 1.9 per cent decrease from the 3,494 homes sold in October 2021. 

Last month’s...

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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 Oct. 2021, a 5.2 % decrease from the 3,687 sales recorded in Oct. 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 Oct. sales average....

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National aggregate home price increases 21.4% year-over-year


Third quarter highlights:

  • Royal LePage maintains its 2021 forecast, with the national aggregate home price expected to rise 16.0% in Q4, compared to a very strong Q4 2020
  • Very low inventory pushes potential buyers to sidelines amid national housing supply crisis, resulting in pent-up demand
  • 5% of regions surveyed saw double-digit year-over-year aggregate price growth in Q3
  • Condominiums continue price rebound in urban centres as return to...
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A new study from Royal LePage has found that homeowners who can afford 20% down payments are much better off in the long run than renters.

In fact, buying a home in Canada with an uninsured mortgage puts homeowners ahead of renters in 91% of cases analysed.

"Canadians strongly value homeownership for many reasons. Not only is it a great source of pride, it is likely the largest and most significant financial investment most people will ever make," Karen Yolevski, chief operating officer of Royal LePage...

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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...

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Greater Vancouver real estate market update


While home buyers remained active in Metro Vancouver throughout the summer, the supply of homes for sale 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% year over year increase 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 average.

"August was busier than expected, and listings activity isn't keeping up with...

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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...

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Highlights:

  • 14% of homeowners in Greater Vancouver, 13% in the Greater Toronto Area and 12% in the Greater Montreal Area own more than one property
  • More than 40% of secondary property owners in the greater regions of Vancouver and Toronto, and 21% in the Greater Montreal Area, used equity from their primary residence to make the purchase
  • 65% of secondary property owners in Greater Vancouver, 64% in the Greater Toronto Area and 35% in the Greater Montreal Area, are collecting rental income, at least...
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Second quarter regional highlights:

  • Aggregate price of a home in Canada rose 25.3% year-over-year in the second quarter
  • Demand expected to outstrip supply with upward pressure on prices, yet the pace of increases should moderate as peak price appreciation was reached in early Q2
  • Greater Montreal's aggregate home price forecast to increase 17.5% year-over-year; the highest in Canada among forecasted regions
  • Detached house prices continue to outpace condo appreciation, but the gap is narrowing...
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While still elevated, home sale and listing activity in Metro Vancouver has eased back from the record-setting pace seen in March and April of this year.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,762 in June 2021, a 54% increase from the 2,443 sales recorded in June 2020, and an 11.9% decrease from the 4,268 homes sold in May 2021.

Last month's sales were 18.4% above the 10-year June sales average.

"Metro Vancouver's housing market...

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Survey Highlights:

  • 40% of boomer homeowners have at least half of their net wealth in real estate
  • 52% of boomer homeowners would prefer to renovate their current property over moving
  • 17% of boomer homeowners currently own more than one property
  • 64% of boomer homeowners are mortgage-free
  • 25% of boomers say they have or would assist a child financially to buy a home

TORONTO, June 30, 2021 – According to a recent Royal LePage survey of boomers in Canada, defined by StatsCan as having been born...

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power lines


If you've been looking for a home to buy in Greater Vancouver or really anywhere in British Columbia for that matter, chances are high you’ve seen a home near power lines. Quite often the house you see is one you'll really like and you'll start questioning what affects the transmission lines will have on the property. Do power lines effect property values? Do power lines cause cancer? Are power lines bad for your health? Is it safe to live near power lines? How much do power lines effect home...

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The Metro Vancouver housing market saw steady home sale and listing activity in May, a shift back from the record-breaking activity seen in the earlier spring months.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 4,268 in May 2021, a 187.4% increase from the 1,485 sales recorded in May 2020, and a 13% decrease from the 4,908 homes sold in April 2021.

Last month’s sales were 27.7% above the 10-year May sales average.

"While home...

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Highlights:

  • 75% of first-time homebuyers in Toronto and 69% in Vancouver reported feeling worried that they would not have a large enough down payment to purchase a home (68% and 58% in 2019, respectively)
  • In Montreal, 63% of survey respondents felt worried about the size of their down payment before purchasing their first home, in line with the national average of 62%
  • First-time homebuyers in all regions, with the exception of Alberta and the Prairies, reported higher rates of anxiety compared to...
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Home sellers have become increasingly active in Metro Vancouver's housing market this spring in response to heightened demand and rising home values that have materialized during the pandemic.

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...

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First quarter regional highlights:

  • Addressing chronically low inventory critical in solving nation's housing affordability crisis
  • Aggregate price of a home in Canada rose 14.1% year-over-year in the first quarter of the year
  • 67% of the 64 markets surveyed posted double digit year-over-year aggregate home price gains
  • Montreal's aggregate home price forecast to increase 16% year-over-year; the highest in Canada among forecasted regions

TORONTO, April 13, 2021 – According to the Royal LePage House...

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Home buyer and seller activity reached unprecedented levels across Metro Vancouver in March.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 5,708 in March 2021, an increase of 126.1% from the 2,524 sales recorded in March 2020, and an increase of 53.2% from the 3,727 homes sold in February 2021.

Last month's sales were 72.2% above the 10-year March sales average and is the highest monthly sales total ever recorded in the region....

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 Competition amongst home buyers is putting upward pressure on home prices across Metro Vancouver.

 The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,727 in February 2021, a 73.3% increase from the 2,150 sales recorded in February 2020, and a 56% increase from the 2,389 homes sold in January 2021.

 Last month's sales were 42.8% above the 10-year February sales average.

 "Metro Vancouver's housing market is experiencing...

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Royal LePage Survey: Nearly half of Canadians aged 25 to 35 own their home; one quarter of these homeowners have purchased a property since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic

52% say remote work has increased likelihood of moving further from employer


Highlights:

  • 68% of non-homeowners aged 25 to 35 intend to purchase a home within five years
  • 72% of cohort feels confident in their short-term financial outlook
  • 40% of cohort saw their savings grow since mid-March
  • Royal LePage survey includes national,...
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In January 2021, Metro Vancouver’s housing market continued the pattern set at the end of last year with home sale activity outpacing the supply of homes listed for sale.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,389 in January 2021, a 52.1% increase from the 1,571 sales recorded in January 2020, and a 22.8% decrease from the 3,093 homes sold in December 2020.

Last month’s sales were 36.4% above the 10-year January sales...

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Fourth quarter regional highlights:
  • Price of detached homes continue to outpace condominiums as Canadians trade location for square footage
  • Despite strong push toward the suburbs, Toronto and Montreal single-family homes see double-digit price gains in city centres
  • Median price of a two-storey home in Greater Vancouver rises 8.8% as buyers prioritize square footage
  • Out-of-region buyers spur Maritimes’ home prices, as option of remote work and demand for large, affordable properties grows
  • Aggregate...
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Strong December home sales brought Metro Vancouver's* 2020 sales total in line with the long-term annual average.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totaled 30,944 in 2020, a 22.1% increase from the 25,351 sales recorded in 2019, and a 25.7% increase from the 24,619 homes sold in 2018.  

Last year's sales total was 2.8% below the 10-year sales average.  

"When the pandemic began in March, the housing market came to a near...

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Housing demand in Metro Vancouver* continues to outpace historical averages with November sales eclipsing 3,000 for the first time since 2015.   



The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,064 in November 2020, a 22.7% increase from the 2,498 sales recorded in November 2019, and a 16.9% decrease from the 3,687 homes sold in October 2020.   

Last month’s sales were 24.6% above the 10-year November sales average...

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The City of Coquitlam adopted changes to the Housing Choices Program in July 2019. The Housing Choices Summary Guide will help you understand what the changes mean for your property.


Coquitlam's Housing Choices Program was approved in 2011, with the aim of creating new small-scale, ground-oriented housing options in specific residential areas of Southwest Coquitlam. See map below.


Click here for details on the latest development opportunity in the area.


The program permits a wide range of housing...

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Home sale and new listing activity remained at near-record levels across Greater Vancouver in October.

Residential home sales in the region totalled 3,687 in October 2020, a 29% year over year increase, and a 1.2% increase from the 3,643 homes sold in September 2020.

Last month’s sales were 34.7% above the 10-year October sales average and stands as the second-highest total on record for the month.

"Home has been a focus for residents during the pandemic. With more days and evenings spent at...

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In September 2020 the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totaled 3,643. This is a 56.2% increase from the 2,333 sales recorded in September 2019 and a 19.6% increase from the 3,047 homes sold in August 2020.

REBGV Market Stats Package

"We've seen robust home sale and listing activity across Metro Vancouver throughout the summer months," Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said. "This increased activity can be attributed, in part, to lower interest rates and changing housing...

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In August 2020, residential home sales in the region totaled 3,047 according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). This is a 36.6% increase from the 2,231 sales recorded in August 2019 and a 2.6% decrease from the 3,128 homes sold in July 2020.

REBGV Stats

"People who put their home buying and selling plans on hold in the spring have been returning to the market throughout the summer," Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said. "Like everything else in our lives these days, the uncertainty COVID-19 presents...

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In July 2020, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reported a total of 10,090 residential unit sales recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®). This showed an increase of 26.6% from the same month last year. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $770,810, a 12.9% increase from $682,702 recorded the previous year. Total sales dollar volume in July was $7.8 billion, a 43% increase over 2019.

BCREA Statistics Release 2020

"The strong recovery in sales activity continued in July," said BCREA...

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In July 2020, residential home sales in the region totaled 3,128 according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). This represents a 22.3% increase from the 2,557 sales recorded in July 2019 and a 28% increase from the 2,443 homes sold in June 2020.

REBGV Market Stats Package

"We're seeing the results today of pent up activity, from both home buyers and sellers, that had been accumulating in our market throughout the year," Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said. "Low-interest rates and limited overall supply are also...

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In partnership with Environics, Genworth Canada is excited to share the results of their recent Homeownership and Financial Fitness Study.

Homeownership and Financial Fitness Study

Prior to COVID-19, Canadians and Canadian homeowners were showing their strongest financial fitness to date. Social isolation, job loss, remote work, and other sacrifices resulted in a decline on Canadians' financial fitness overall, but by less than it certainly would have been without federal government programs and mortgage deferrals. Getting Canadians back...

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Royal LePage revises Canadian home price forecast upwards to 2.3% by year-end 2020, as low rates and pent-up demand face limited housing supply.

Real Estate Second Quarter Statistics 2020

What does this mean for Greater Vancouver?

In the second quarter, the aggregate price of a home in Greater Vancouver increased by 1.9% year-over-year to $1,109,069. Based on housing type, the median price of a standard two-storey home in Greater Vancouver increased by 3.7% year-over-year to $1,455,027 in the second quarter. During the same period, the median...

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Residential home sales in the region totalled 2,443 in June 2020 accroding to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). This is a 17.6% increase from 2,077 sales recorded in June 2019 and a 64.5% increase from the 1,485 homes sold in May 2020.

REBGV Real Estate Statistics

"REALTORS® continue to optimize new technology tools and practices to help their clients meet their housing needs in a safe and responsible way," Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said "Over the last three months, home buyers and sellers have become...

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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) has released its 2020 Second Quarter Forecast. According to the release, a 21% decline in Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales to approximately 61,000 units this year, after recording 77,347 residential sales in 2019. MLS® residential sales are forecast to increase by 45.3% to 88,500 units in 2021.

Covid-19 BCREA Second Quarter Housing Market Update

"The bright outlook for 2020 home sales has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession," said Brendon Ogmundson,...

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The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver today is $1,028,400 according to The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). This is virtually unchanged from April 2020, a 1.4% increase over the last three months, and a 2.9% increase compared to May 2019.

Real Estate Market Update REBGV

"Home prices have been stable during the COVID-19 period," Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said. "While we're seeing a variety of long-term projections for the market, it's critical to...

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