Demand for condominiums in the Lower Mainland is far outstripping the supply. “Two distinct markets have emerged this summer. The detached home market has seen demand lease back to more typical levels while competition for condominiums is creating multiple offer scenarios and putting upward pressure on prices for that property type,” said Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president, Jill Oudil.
Last month’s residential property sales were down 11.5% from June 2016; a record-setting month at 4,400 sales. 10.8% less homes sold in June than in May 2017. Oudil credits location and selection for the numbers in the detached market, while condominium listings are nearing an all-time low on the MLS®. “Detached home listings have increased every month this year, while the number of condominiums for sale has decreased each month since February,” she concluded.
New Listings (detached, attached, and apartment): 5,721
2.6% decrease from June 2016
5.3% decrease from May 2017
Total Active listings on MLS®: 8,515
9.0% increase from June 2016
4.2% increase from May 2017
Sales-to-Active Listings Ratio: 45.7%
Benchmark price for all residential properties: $998,700
7.9% increase from June 2016
1.8% increase from May 2017
Benchmark price for a detached property is $1,587,900
1.4% increase from June 2016
1.1% increase from May 2017
Detached property sales totaled 1,320
15.5% decrease from June 2016
Benchmark price for an apartment property is $600,700
17.6% increase from June 2016
2.9% increase from May 2017
Apartment property sales totaled 1,905
9.6% decrease from June 2016
Benchmark price for an attached unit is $745,700
10.7% increase from June 2016
0.6% increase from May 2017
Attached property sales totaled 668
8.5% decrease from June 2016
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*REBGV Editor’s Note: Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Whistler, Sunshine Coast, Squamish, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Richmond, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and South Delta.
***The national MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) operations group underwent an annual review of the model in June.This led to the following changes: