Market Stats

Home Buyer Demand Remains Elevated Across Metro Vancouver

Home Buyer Demand Remains Elevated Across Metro Vancouver

In the first month of 2021, Metro Vancouver’s* housing market continued the pattern set at the end of last year with home sale activity outpacing the supply of homes listed for sale.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,389 in January 2021, a 52.1 per cent increase from the 1,571 sales recorded in January 2020, and a 22.8 per cent decrease from the 3,093 homes sold in December 2020.

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Metro Vancouver Housing Market Shows Resilience in 2020

Metro Vancouver Housing Market Shows Resilience in 2020

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.

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November home sales outpace seasonal norms and long-term averages

November home sales outpace seasonal norms and long-term averages

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.

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October 2020 – Market Activity in Greater Vancouver

October 2020 – Market Activity in Greater Vancouver

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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September sales in Greater Vancouver

September sales in Greater Vancouver

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.

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Metro Vancouver housing market sees steady summer activity

Metro Vancouver housing market sees steady summer activity

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.”

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A Glimpse into COVID-19’s Effect on Canadian Housing Markets

A Glimpse into COVID-19’s Effect on Canadian Housing Markets

During these unprecedented times, buyers and sellers across Canada remain wary of the lasting impacts that COVID-19 will have on the housing market. The prospect of making one of the biggest financial decisions of your life while many uncertainties remain in the current market puts many Canadians in a difficult position—either wait or act fast.

To help you stay informed, we’ve analyzed housing markets across Canada, so you can better understand the current outlook and plan accordingly. Check out our May 2020 snapshot below:
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Home Prices Remain Steady, Buyers and Sellers Become More Comfortable Operating in Today’s Market

Home Prices Remain Steady, Buyers and Sellers Become More Comfortable Operating in Today’s Market

VANCOUVER, BC – June 2, 2020 – Metro Vancouver* home prices have remained steady since provincial health officials implemented physical distancing requirements in March.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that the MLS® Home Price Index1 composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver today is $1,028,400. This is virtually unchanged from April 2020, a 1.4 per cent increase over the last three months, and a 2.9 per cent increase compared to May 2019.

“Home prices have been stable during the COVID-19 period,” Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said. “While we’re seeing a variety of long-term projections for the market, it’s critical to understand the facts and trends as they emerge.”
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Home Sales and Listings Down Amid COVID-19, New Tools and Practices Emerge to Help Buyers and Sellers Adapt

Home Sales and Listings Down Amid COVID-19, New Tools and Practices Emerge to Help Buyers and Sellers Adapt

VANCOUVER, BC – May 4, 2020 – While Metro Vancouver* home sale and listing activity remains limited by the COVID-19 situation, REALTORS® across the region are fast adopting new tools and practices to help advise and serve their clients in a responsible way.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,109 in April 2020, a 39.4 per cent decrease from the 1,829 sales recorded in April 2019, and a 56.1 per cent decrease from the 2,524 homes sold in March 2020.

Last month’s sales were 62.7 per cent below the 10-year April sales average and was the lowest total for the month since 1982.
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