“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent van Gogh

 

Sales and listings stats are attached as of December 13, 2015. December is showing a continued decline of home inventory in the market as sales are exceeding new listings coming on market Greater Vancouver and throughout the market. Demand continues to be strong and with the holidays approaching, once again more so than previous years and with the typical December listings lull total active listings come January are likely to be a record low. Here is a summary of the activity so far:

 

Sales and Listings Stats Houses Townhouses Condos Dec 13 2015

 

Sales and Listings Stats All Regional Dec 13 2015

 

Greater Vancouver – 1,350 Units Sold so far in December 2015 compared to 2,173 Units Sold in December 2014. Total New Listings so far in November are 1,200 compared to 3,523 total in November 2015. Total Active Listings are at 8,184 (9,017 at the end of November). Sales To Listings Ratio is at 113% compared to 102% in November 2015.

 

Vancouver West - 250 Units Sold so far in December 2015 compared to 415 Units Sold in December 2014. Total New Listings so far in November are 211 compared to 646 total in November 2015. Total Active Listings are at 1,313 (1,466 at the end of November). Sales To Listings Ratio is at 118% compared to 107% in November 2015.

 

Vancouver East – 121 Units Sold so far in December 2015 compared to 266 Units Sold in December 2014. Total New Listings so far in November are 104 compared to 335 total in November 2015. Total Active Listings are at 558 (630 at the end of November). Sales To Listings Ratio is at 116% compared to 99% in November 2015.

 

North Vancouver – 107 Units Sold so far in December 2015 compared to 156 Units Sold in December 2014. Total New Listings so far in November are 89 compared to 269 total in November 2015. Total Active Listings are at 340 (399 at the end of November). Sales To Listings Ratio is at 120% compared to 102% in November 2015.

 

West Vancouver – 41 Units Sold so far in December 2015 compared to 66 Units Sold in December 2014. Total New Listings so far in November are 43 compared to 139 total in November 2015. Total Active Listings are at 409 (468 at the end of November). Sales To Listings Ratio is at 95% compared to 78% in November 2015.

 

Richmond – 185 Units Sold so far in December 2015 compared to 302 Units Sold in December 2014. Total New Listings so far in November are 232 compared to 539 total in November 2015. Total Active Listings are at 1,289 (1,348 at the end of November). Sales To Listings Ratio is at 80% compared to 93% in November 2015.

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"Stop looking back, you’re not going that way" – From Christina Ashby

 

Twas the weeks before Christmas and all through the market

Listings were scarce, as if stuffed in a pocket

Our agents’ offers were presented so diligently with care

In hopes that Sellers would be kind enough to sell them their ware

 

Dexter agents were all gathered trying to prepare

Always going the extra mile because they really do care

While shopping and dinners come this time of year

They don’t dare skip out and miss an offer that may be near

 

When all of a sudden, there was the sound of a loud chime

And it was clear that Kevin’s stats had in fact come just in time

Huddled around their screens with such care

It was clear where the market was after such a long stare

 

With open houses, and tours and the search still going on

Everyone is so busy right now before the year is gone

Go Calendars, go cards, and go bottles of good cheer

There is lots to do and get done to finish this fine year

 

Just remember one thing that will help you through

These stats will still come to help you and next year too

And with the click of the mouse and a chance to say “phew”

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too!

 

Sales and Listings Stats Houses Townhouses Condos November 2015

 

 Sales and Listings Stats All Regional November 2015

 

Attached are the Sales and Listings Stats updated to the end of November 2015. November finished with 3,603 sales in Greater Vancouver – the only higher November for sales was 1989. Despite a shrinking inventory of homes for sale, the market remains very active. Total listings available as of November 30th were at 9,017 homes in Greater Vancouver. This past month Active Listings in Vancouver were a record low for the month of November, and in fact this November shattered that with 23% fewer properties on the market. Most other neighbourhoods followed suit. “November is typically one of the quietest months of the year in our housing market, but not this year,” Darcy McLeod, REBGV president said.

 

While most areas experienced a slight drop in sales in November compared to October, a few areas such as New Westminster, Richmond and Vancouver’s Westside were at the same level or above October sales. Sales to Listings Ratios in most markets were above 100% meaning that there were more sales in the month than new listings. Greater Vancouver saw a Sales to Listings Ratio at 102% in November, compared to 83% in November 2014 and 71% in November 2013. This contributes to the rapid decline in inventories throughout the region. This trend is actually being experienced across the province and country and was reported as a factor in the decline of resale properties for October and November in the United States.

 

Here’s a summary of the numbers:

 

Greater Vancouver: Total Units Sold in November 2015 was 3,603 – down from 3,714 (3%) in October 2015, up from 2,567 (40%) in November 2014, up from 2,390 (51%) in November 2013; Active Listings are at 9,017 compared to 13,698 at this time last year and 10,513 at the end of October; New Listings in November 2015 were down 17% compared to October 2015; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is steady at 3 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 102% compared to 88% in October 2015 and 83% in November 2014.

 

Vancouver Westside Residential: Total Units Sold in November 2015 was 694 – down from 700 (1%) in October 2015, up from 493 (41%) in November 2014, up from 488 (42%) in November 2013; Active Listings are at 1,466 compared to 2,349 at this time last year and 1,787 at the end of October; New Listings in November 2015 were down 23% compared to October 2015; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is down to 2 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 107% compared to 84% in October 2015 and 84% in November 2014.

 

Vancouver Eastside Residential: Total Units Sold in November 2015 was 333 – down from 357 (7%) in October 2015, up from 284 (17%) in November 2014, up from 282 (17%) in November 2013; Active Listings are at 630 compared to 1,046 at this time last year and 753 at the end of October; New Listings in November 2015 were down 17% compared to October 2015; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is steady at 2 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 99% compared to 89% in October 2015 and 89% in November 2014.

 

North Vancouver Residential: Total Units Sold in November 2015 was 274 – down from 289 (5%) in October 2015, up from 190 (44%) in November 2014, up from 197 (39%) in November 2013; Active Listings are at 399 compared to 753 at this time last year and 494 at the end of October; New Listings in November 2015 were down 7% compared to October 2015; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is down to 1 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 102% compared to 100% in October 2015 and 89% in November 2014.

 

West Vancouver Residential: Total Units Sold in November 2015 was 108 – down from 148 (27%) in October 2015, up from 79 (37%) in November 2014, up from 89 (21%) in November 2013; Active Listings are at 468 compared to 568 at this time last year and 545 at the end of October; New Listings in November 2015 were down 29% compared to October 2015; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is steady at 4 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 78% compared to 75% in October 2015 and 75% in November 2014.

 

Richmond Residential: Total Units Sold in November 2015 was 501 – up from 488 (3%) in October 2015, up from 330 (52%) in November 2014, up from 290 (73%) in November 2013; Active Listings are at 1,348 compared to 2,023 at this time last year and 1,529 at the end of October; New Listings in November 2015 were down 8% compared to October 2015; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is steady at 3 Months (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 93% compared to 83% in October 2015 and 74% in November 2014.

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