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Ron's Candid Comments on the Victoria Real Estate Market for May 2015

Posted by Ron Neal on Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 8:24am.

Sales activity continues to be brisk up again for last month over the same month last year. The actual sales increase year over year is a substantial 26.8% with 905 MLS sales reported May 2015 versus 714 in May 2014. Almost back to the blistering pace we were on in 2007 with 963 sales in May of that year.

The number of active listings available for sale continues at a lower supply than the same time last year with 4.043 at the end of May compared to 4,672 in May 2014.

With those numbers the ratio of sales to current listings has dropped to just an overall 4 month supply from close to a 7 month supply at the same time last year. This current imbalance favours home sellers with more buyers competing for fewer listings and most would agree that we are experiencing a “hot seller’s market”, however, the experience continues to vary considerably by price range, area and property type.

Our HPI (Home Price Index) shows that our benchmark prices for single family detached homes have edged upwards from $570,500 in May last year to $593,200 this year or almost 4%.

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