Thursday, November 2, 2017
Metro Vancouver home sales exceeded typical historical levels in October with the majority concentrated in the townhouse and apartment markets.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 3,022 in October 2017, a 35.3% increase from sales recorded in October 2016, and an increase of 7.1% compared to September 2017.
Last month’s sales were 15% above the 10-year October sales average.
"Conditions continue to vary significantly based on property type. The detached home market is well supplied with homes for sale, which is relieving pressure on prices," Jill Oudil, REBGV president said. "It remains a much different story in the townhouse and apartment markets. Buyers of these properties continue to have limited supply to choose from and are seeing upward pressure on prices."
There were 4,539 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in October 2017. This represents a 14% increase compared to October 2016 and a 15.6% decrease compared to September 2017.