Strong December activity brought Metro Vancouver’s* 2020 home sales total in line with the region’s long-term annual average.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 30,944 in 2020, a 22.1 per cent increase from the 25,351 sales recorded in 2019, and a 25.7 per cent increase from the 24,619 homes sold in 2018.
Housing demand in Metro Vancouver continues to outpace historical averages with November sales eclipsing 3,000 for the first time since 2015.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,064 in November 2020, a 22.7 per cent increase from the 2,498 sales recorded in November 2019, and a 16.9 per cent decrease from the 3,687 homes sold in October 2020.
Home sale and listing resurgence extends into the fall
VANCOUVER, BC – November 3, 2020 – Home sale and new listing activity remained at near record levels across Metro Vancouver* in October.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,687 in October 2020, a 29 per centincrease from the 2,858 sales recorded in October 2019, and a 1.2 per cent increase from the 3,643 homes sold in September 2020.
Last month’s sales were 34.7 per cent above the 10-year October sales average and stands as the second-highest total on record for the month.
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VANCOUVER, BC – October 2, 2020 – Home sale and new listing activity reached record
levels in Metro Vancouver* in September.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the
region totalled 3,643 in September 2020, a 56.2 per cent increase from the 2,333 sales recorded
in September 2019, and a 19.6 per cent increase from the 3,047 homes sold in August 2020.
Last month’s sales were 44.8 per cent above the 10-year September sales average and is the
highest total on record for the month.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports that 3,128 homes were sold in July 2020.
According to the board, transactions exceeded historical levels.
In a media release Wednesday (August 5), the REBGV noted that last month’s sales were 9.4 percent above the 10-year July sales average.
The deals also represent a 22.3 percent increase from the 2,557 sales in July 2019.
In addition, last month’s sales constitute a 28 percent increase from the 2,443 homes sold in June 2020. The benchmark price of homes reached $1,031,400. The number represents a 4.5 percent increase over July 2019.
VANCOUVER, BC – August 5, 2020 – Home buyer and seller activity in Metro Vancouver* exceeded historical levels in July.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,128 in July 2020, a 22.3 per cent increase from the 2,557 sales recorded in July 2019, and a 28 per cent increase from the 2,443 homes sold in June 2020.
Last month’s sales were 9.4 per cent above the 10-year July sales average.
“We’re seeing the results today of pent up activity, from both home buyers and sellers, that had been accumulating in our market throughout the year,” Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said. “Low interest rates and limited overall supply are also increasing competition across our market.”
If a property owner or buyer encounters a discriminating covenant in land title records, it can be a shocking surprise. Discriminating covenants are clauses that restrict the sale, ownership, occupation or use of land on the basis of sex, race, creed, colour, nationality, ancestry or place of origin of a person, and reflect a different cultural reality from our province’s history. In spite of several efforts to amend these records over the past 40 years, they are still periodically found on title for certain residential properties in British Columbia. But are these clauses legitimate? Why do these covenants still appear? And what can be done to change them?
Vancouver, BC – July 8, 2020. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA), the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, and the Office of the Superintendent of Real Estate, with support from WorkSafeBC, have developed guidance to support BC’s REALTORS® in adapting traditional “open house” practices to keep consumers safe. While BC has entered Phase 3 of its Restart Plan, it will be anything but business as usual for Realtors and consumers when it comes to resuming open houses.
On June 24, the BC Government made it possible to evict residential tenants for reasons other than non-payment of rent. That means real estate transactions that require vacant possession can now proceed.
Landlords with existing orders for eviction can take them to the courts beginning July 2, 2020, for enforcement and can enforce a writ order effective immediately. Landlords can enter a rental suite with 24-hour notice and don’t need the tenant’s consent. And documents can now be served in person.
REALTORS® and landlords are expected to follow health guidelines like physical distancing, cleaning and wearing masks when appropriate. Please continue with your diligence in showing property and meeting with clients. Check out the protocols from WorkSafeBC for more information.