Current Market Conditions

Welcome to the DEXTER ASSOCIATES REALTY STATISTICAL UPDATE PAGE. We want to ensure that our REALTORS® and our clients are well informed on current market conditions.

In our Blog below you will find a weekly market update. Within the Blog, there are 2 links updated weekly that separate and break down listing and sales statistics for market areas in and around the City of Vancouver. One link combines all residential types of properties for a select group of market areas and another link breaks down those areas by houses, townhouses and apartments.

If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to contact one of our Dexter Associates!

 

Attached are the Sales and Listings Stats updated to the end of July 2017. Typical of summer in Metro Vancouver, the weather heats up and the market cools down. And with the wet spring we had this year and now the hot summer, attention has pulled away from real estate. And no different than we’ve seen over the last few years, July sales fall off those of the previous few months. We are now one year since the Foreign Buyer Tax with no clear indication of its affects, other than to stall the market last fall. The debates will continue in the coming months as we compare year over year with the tax in place. Residential home sales in June saw a decline in July in Greater Vancouver with total units sold at 3,012 which was down from 3,953 (24 per cent) in June 2017. Active Listings this month has increased 7 per cent to June 2017 and up 9 per cent compared to July 2016. New listings in July 2017 in Greater Vancouver were down 9 per cent from June 2017, and flat compared to July 2016. The strata property market once again continues to be the dominant force in property sales with a continued lack of inventory and strong demand. The benchmark price for a detached property in Greater Vancouver is only up 1.9 per cent since July 2016, the benchmark price for townhouse properties is up 11.9 per cent since July 2016 and the benchmark price for apartment properties is up 18.5 per cent since July 2016. While active listings have increased, we still haven’t seen them reach 10,000 yet this year.

 

“Housing demand is inconsistent across the region right now. Pockets of the market are still

receiving multiple offers and others are not. It depends on price, property type, and location,” Jill

Oudil, REBGV president said. “For example, it’s taking twice as long, on average, for a detached

home to sell compared to both townhomes and condominiums.”

 

Meanwhile according to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, sales activity remained strong in July, despite month-over-month decrease for each of the three major residential property types. This was the sixth strongest July historically for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,937 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listings Service® (MLS®) in July, a decrease of 1.3 per cent compared to the 1,962 sales in July of last year, and a 24.7 per cent decrease compared to the 2,571 sales in June 2017.

 

Of the 1,937 sales processed last month, 447 were townhouses and 544 were apartments. This is the twelfth consecutive month attached sales have outpaced detach sales in the region. Last month total active inventory for the Fraser Valley was 5,970 listings. Active inventory decreased by 0.7 per cent year-over-year and increased 8.8 per cent when compared to June 2017.

 

Sales and Listings Stats Houses Townhouses Condos for July 2017

 

Sales and Listings Stats All Regional for July 2017

 

Here’s a summary of the numbers:

 

Greater Vancouver: Total Units Sold in July 2017 was 3,012 – down from 3,953 (24%) in June 2017, down from 3,301 (9%) in July 2016, down from 4,038 (25%) in July 2015; Active Listings are at 9,869 compared to 9,038 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2017 were the same compared to July 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 3  Month’s Supply (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 56% compared to 61% in July 2016 and 67% in June 2017.

 

Vancouver Westside Residential: Total Units Sold in July 2017 was 525 – down from 644 (19%) in June 2017, down from 604 (13%) in July 2016, down from 806 (39%) in July 2015; Active Listings are at 1,705 compared to 1,495 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2017 were down 3% compared to July 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 3  Month’s Supply (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 53% compared to 59% in July 2016 and 59% in June 2017.

 

Vancouver Eastside Residential: Total Units Sold in July 2017 was 307 – down from 451 (32%) in June 2017, up from 290 (6%) in July 2016, down from 391 (21%) in July 2015; Active Listings are at 1,135 compared to 800 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2017 were up 1% compared to July 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 4  Month’s Supply (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 56% compared to 54% in July 2016 and 71% in June 2017.

 

North Vancouver Residential Total Units Sold in July 2017 was 200 – down from 298 (33%) in June 2017, down from 240 (17%) in July 2016, down from 285 (30%) in July 2015; Active Listings are at 554 compared to 399 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2017 were down 0.5% compared to July 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 3  Month’s Supply (Seller’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 55% compared to 66% in July 2016 and 70% in June 2017.

 

West Vancouver Houses: Total Units Sold in July 2017 was 56 – down from 92 (39%) in June 2017, down from 67 (14%) in July 2016, down from 110 (39%) in July 2015; Active Listings are at 585 compared to 514 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2017 were down 12% compared to July 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 10  Month’s Supply (Buyer’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 32% compared to 33% in July 2016 and 40% in June 2017.

 

Richmond Residential: Total Units Sold in July 2017 was 404 – down from 503 (40%) in June 2017, down from 433 (7%) in July 2016, down from 543 (26%) in July 2015; Active Listings are at 1,435 compared to 1,398 at this time last year; New Listings in July 2017 were up 6.9% compared to July 2016; Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 4 Month’s Supply (Seller’s to Buyer’s Market) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 50% compared to 57% in July 2016 and 58% in June 2017.

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