News: Vancouver Real Estate Market

Canadian CPI inflation registered 2.0 per cent (year-over-year) in April, a 0.1 point increase from March inflation of 1.9 per cent. The rise in consumer prices was led by transportation costs, including a 3.3 per cent rise in gasoline prices. In fact, Statistics Canada's gasoline Index reached a 4 year high in April. The Bank of Canada's core inflation measure, which excludes food and energy prices, rose 2.1 per cent in April, up from 1.9 per cent in March. Consumer prices in BC were 1.6 per cent...


   Canadian manufacturing sales increased 1.9 per cent in March, the largest advanced since September 2011. The gain was largely driven by higher sales of petroleum and coal products, though higher sales were reported in 13 of the 21 manufacturing sectors surveyed.


BC manufacturing sales rose 0.4 per cent on a month-over-month basis in March but were 0.4 per cent lower than in March 2011. BC manufacturing sales were lead higher by a rebound in BC’s non-durables goods sector...


   Canadian employment rose by 58,000 jobs in April following a blockbuster March in which employment increased by 82,000. Despite large job gains in the past two months, the national unemployment rate edged up 0.1 points to 7.3 per cent as more Canadian were looking for work.


Employment in British Columbia expanded by 19,700 in April, including 16,700 full-time positions. The BC unemployment rate fell by a surprising 0.8 points to 6.2 per cent. BC employment growth is up 2.1 per...


   Canadian building permits continue to show strength, rising 4.7 per cent month-over-month in March. The gain at the National level was mostly the result of higher institutional and commercial activity in Ontario, which were up 65 per cent and 15 per cent higher respectively.


Construction intentions in BC tumbled 29 per cent in March, though from a very active February that saw over $1 billion in permits. On a year-over-year basis, total building permits were down 13 per cent from...


   Home sale and listing activity has maintained a consistent pace on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Greater Vancouver in recent months, which has helped create balanced conditions for the region’s housing market.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,799 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April 2012. This represents a 13.2 per cent decline compared to the 3,225...

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