Blog & News: Vancouver Real Estate Market
February 5, 2018
Home buyer demand depends on property type
VANCOUVER, BC – February 2, 2018 – Attached and apartment homes are in demand across Metro Vancouver* while detached home buyers are facing less competition today.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,818 in January 2018, a 19.4 per cent increase from the 1,523 sales recorded in January 2017, and a 9.8 per cent decrease compared to December 2017 when 2,016 homes sold.
Last month’s sales...
January 10, 2018
Low Inventory Levels Drive Home Values Higher in Greater Vancouver During the Fourth Quarter of 2017
While competition within the region's condominium market stiffened, two-storey home values came back to life during the quarter, posting strong year-over-year gains New Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions' rules boost price appreciation and sales activity in the region's overheated entry-level market
VANCOUVER, January 10, 2018 – According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey1 released today, exceptionally low inventory levels and growing demand fueled home price...
June 13, 2017
Housing Supply Not Keeping Pace with Demand in Most BC Regions
Vancouver, BC–June 13, 2017. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 12,402 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® ) in May, down 7.9 per cent from the same period last year. Total sales dollar volume was $9.33 billion, down 4.0 per cent from May 2017. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $752,536, a 4.2 per cent increase from the same period last year.
May 2, 2017
Condominiums and townhomes in high demand across Metro Vancouver
VANCOUVER, BC - May 2, 2017 - Demand for condominiums and townhomes continues to drive the Metro Vancouver* housing market.
Residential property sales in the region totalled 3,553 in April 2017, a 25.7 per cent decline compared to April 2016 when 4,781 homes sold and a 0.7 per cent decrease from the 3,579 sales recorded in March 2017.
April sales were 4.8 per cent above the 10-year average for the month.
For the first four months of the year, condominium and townhome sales have comprised...
February 17, 2017
Economy, population growth support housing demand through 2018
Vancouver, BC – February 17, 2017.The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2017 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.
Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® ) residential sales in the province are forecast to decline 14.1 per cent to 96,345 units this year, after reaching a record 112,209 units in 2016. A moderation trend that began early in 2016, combined with tougher federal government mortgage qualification rules and the foreign buyer tax in Vancouver,...
December 15, 2016
BC Home Sales Trend Toward Ten-Year Average
Vancouver, BC – December 15, 2016. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that 6,419 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, down 20.1 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $4.02 billion in November, a decline of 25.2 per cent compared to the previous year. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $625,871, a decline of 6.4 per cent compared to the same...
October 6, 2016
Millennials Bear Brunt of Fed Policy Changes
Many, if not most, first-time buyers will experience a steep decline in housing affordability on October 17. New rules introduced by the Federal Government will cause the sharpest drop in the purchasing power of low Equity home buyers in years. At a time when housing affordability is a critical issue, deliberately chopping millennials’ purchasing power by as much as 20 per cent will only exacerbate a well-known problem.
Under current rules, insured mortgages with variable rates and fixed...
January 29, 2016
Strong Housing Demand Forecast Through 2017
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released 2016 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.
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,...