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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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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a record number of home sales were recorded in the province for the month of December. A total of 6,590 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) last month, up 29.8 per cent from the same month the previous year. Total sales dollar volume hit a record $4.62 billion for the month of December, up 55.4 per cent compared to the previous year.

 

MLS Residential Sales

 

The average MLS® residential price...

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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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David Reimers with Royal LePage West Real Estate Services has earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® designation in recognition of his experience, knowledge and expertise in the luxury home market.

 

"David Reimers is an example of a real estate professional who has worked to develop market knowledge and the special skills and competencies necessary to provide exceptional service in the fine homes and estates marketplace," said Institute President Laurie Moore-Moore,...

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In a year when the number of homes listed for sale was below historical averages, actual home sales in Metro Vancouver set a new record.

 

Greater Vancouver Housing Price Index

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that 2015 home sales were the highest annual total in REBGV history. This was powered early in the year by four straight months with more than 4,000 sales a month from March to June, another first for REBGV.

 

Sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in 2015 reached 42,326,...

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