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Blog & News: Vancouver Real Estate Market
April 17, 2012
How To Choose a Real Estate Agent
April 17, 2012
Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision - BCREA
The Bank of Canada left its overnight rate unchanged at 1 per cent for the 13th consecutive meeting. In the statement accompanying the decision the Bank noted that economic momentum in Canada is slightly firmer than the Bank had forecast in January and that economic headwinds from the US and Europe have abated somewhat. However, the Bank still judges the continued accumulation of debt by Canadian households to be the biggest domestic risk facing the economy. The Bank further noted that...
April 13, 2012
No March Madness Repeat in 2012 - BCREA
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Vancouver, BC – April 13, 2012. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that the dollar volume of homes sold through Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC declined 26.5 per cent to $3.8 billion in March compared to the same month last year. A total of 6,882 MLS® residential unit sales were recorded over the same period, a decline of 20 per cent. The average MLS®...
April 3, 2012
Metro Vancouver home prices climb while sales drop - Vancouver Sun
VANCOUVER -- Prices of homes in the Greater Vancouver area continue to climb while home sales have dropped to some of the lowest levels seen in a decade, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver said Tuesday.
Sales of residential properties were down 29.6 per cent in March compared to a year earlier, the second-slowest March since 2002. Yet the price for a benchmark or typical home went up 5.3 per cent to $679,000 from last year.
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April 3, 2012
Increased selection helps maintain balance in Greater Vancouver housing market
Home sales in March trended below the 10-year average in Greater Vancouver while home listing activity outpaced what’s typical for the month.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,874 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March 2012. This represents a 12.9 per cent increase compared to the 2,545 sales recorded in February 2012, a decline of 29.6 per cent compared to the 4,080...