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Market Update

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There were a total of 577 properties sold in the Greater Victoria area of the Victoria Real Estate Board this November, up 15.9% from November last year when 498 properties sold, but seasonally down 6.8% from October 2019. Condo sales were up 5.9% compared to last year with 161 sales, as were single family home sales with 308 units being sold, a 15.4% increase!

The total listings available for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Services dropped seasonally 9.6% this November compared to the previous month with 2,397 properties listed. This is a 2.3% increase compared to November 2018.

The market is still generally stable now and there are continuing significant differences in activity depending on area, property type and

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Single family home sales followed a normal seasonal trend and were down slightly compared to the previous month in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Region (excluding the Victoria region), with 312 sales compared to 343 in October, though up from the 304 units sold in November 2018. Apartment sales dropped 8% compared to November last year with 65 sales, and townhomes dropped 33% with 26 sales.

Inventory of single family homes rose 8% from last year going from 1,065 units on the market to 1,155. Apartment inventory also increased, from 319 to 368, a 15% increase. On the other hand, the number of townhomes available for sale dropped from 177 to 123, a 31% drop.

The board-wide benchmark price for a single family home of $517,100 in November is

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Generally stable from the Cowichan Valley to the Comox Valley, the number of single-family homes sold in Nanaimo in October 2019 was down 11% from the same month in 2018 and on par with the previous month. For the same period, Condo sales were also down 9% and townhomes 22%.

In all of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (excluding Victoria Region) there were 343 single family homes sold in October, down just 2 from 345 the previous month and down 10% from 384 in October of 2018. In the same time 88 condos sold and 42 townhomes.

The number of active listings available for sale increased over the last year with single family inventory up 14% from 1,1732 a year ago to 1,333 at the end of October 2019. Condo listings increased 16% from 322 to 373 in

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There were a total of 619 properties sold in the Greater Victoria Region of the Victoria Real Estate Board, up 3.5% from 598 sold October of last year and 0.5% up from the previous month. Condo sales dropped slightly for the month, down 1.1% compared to last year with 178 sold while there were 10% more single family homes sold with 318 sold.   The overall number of active listings available for sale dropped 6% from the end of September to 2,643 at the end of October 2019, but still 5% higher than the 2,510 for sale at the end of October last year.   The market seems to be generally stable with the benchmark prices for both condos and single family homes showing very little change from the previous month while single family homes in…
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The trend continued in September with the top end of the market oversupplied and moving slowly and the opposite true with the bottom end. Overall a stable market with relatively balanced supply and demand.   The 616 properties sold in September 2019 was a 7% drop from August but up 16% from the 533 sold in September of 2018. The increase in sales over last year all came from condos and townhomes with 48% more sold this September than last.   The number of listings available for sale at 2,823 was unchanged at the end of September from the month before and up 7% from the 2,646 available at the end of September 2018.   The overall balance of supply and demand is also evident with almost no change to our Home Price Index from the…
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This August a total of 661 properties were sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board's region which is 11% up from August of last year but a decline of 6% from the previous month. Condominium sales were up 4% from the previous year's 203 units sold and single family home sales were up 15% from last year's 351 sold.   Entry level homes continue to get snapped up quickly when priced appropriately while higher end homes are moving more slowly.   As is typical seasonally the number of new listings coming on through the summer decreased from the busy spring pace resulting in a drop in supply and increasing pressure on the market, especially in the lower end of the market. At the end of August there were 2,838 listings available for sale a 4% drop…
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As summer arrived, sales declined slightly in Greater Victoria with 4.6% fewer sales in July than in June, however, the 706 sold was up 8.4% from July of last year. Condominium sales in July 2019 were up 14.4% from the same month last year while sales of single-family homes were up only 2.1%.   For the first time in about a year, the number of active listings for sale in the Victoria Real Estate Board area decreased 3% from over 3,000 to just 2,949 at the end of July, but still 13% more than in July 2018.   Although some listings are sitting and getting little attention, other well priced new listings are continuing to sell quickly and often with competing offers. This is particularly noticeable in the lower end of the…
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Vancouver, BC – July 15, 2019. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,960 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June, a decline of 11.8 per cent from the same month last year. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $687,584, a decline of 4 per cent from June 2018. Total sales dollar volume was $4.8 billion, a 15.3 per cent decline from the same month last year.

“BC home sales moderated lower in June after a stronger showing in May,” said BCREA Deputy Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “While mortgage rates offered by lenders have moved below 3 per cent, a static qualifying rate has limited the impact of the lower cost of borrowing.”

Total MLS®

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Following historically normal trends, the volume of new listings and sales appears to have peaked in May with our spring market. 

There were a total of 740 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board in June, that's 4.5% more than the 708 sold June of last year but 12.7% fewer than the previous month. The number of condos sold decreased 6% to 216 while single family home sales increased 10% over June 2018 with 394 sold.  At the end of June, there were 3,040 listings available for sale, an increase of less than 1% over the previous month but up 17% from the 2,595 available at the end of June 2018.  

The market is much more balanced overall now than it has been for a few years with an overall approximate 4 month supply. This balance of

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As expected we experienced significant seasonal increases in both properties listed and properties sold in the month of May compared to both the month before and May of 2018.

The 848 properties sold in May of this year was 10% more than May of last year and a 22% jump from the previous month. Of the properties sold, 246 were condos, an increase of 2% over May 2018.  There were 448 single family homes sold, a 10% increase over last year. and town homes sales were up 27% with 98 sold this year.

The number of active listings continued it's climb to a 3 year high of 3,019 at the end of May, up 10% from the previous month and 26% higher than the 2,394 active at the end of May last year. Also notably higher than the low of 1,896 in May of 2017.

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