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Home Sales Across Metro Vancouver’s Housing Market Off To Strong Start In 2024

Home Sales Across Metro Vancouver’s Housing Market Off To Strong Start In 2024

While the Metro Vancouver market ended 2023 in balanced market territory, conditions in January began shifting back in favour of sellers as the pace of newly listed properties did not keep up with the jump in home sales.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential sales in the region totalled 1,427 in January 2024, a 38.5 per cent increase from the 1,030 sales recorded in January 2023. This was 20.2 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (1,788).
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Metro Vancouver Housing Market shows resilience in 2023, Ending the year in Balanced Territory

Metro Vancouver Housing Market shows resilience in 2023, Ending the year in Balanced Territory

Metro Vancouver’s housing market closed out 2023 with balanced market conditions, but the year-end totals mask a story of surprising resilience in the face of the highest borrowing costs seen in over a decade.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential sales in the region totalled 26,249 in 2023, a 10.3 per cent decrease from the 29,261 sales recorded in 2022, and a 41.5 per cent decrease from the 44,884 sales in 2021.

Last year’s sales total was 23.4 per cent below the 10-year annual sales average (34,272).

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Balanced conditions come to the Metro Vancouver housing market for the holiday season

Balanced conditions come to the Metro Vancouver housing market for the holiday season

With one month left in 2023, a steady increase in housing inventory is offering home buyers across Metro Vancouver1 among the largest selection to choose from since 2021.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential sales2 in the region totalled 1,702 in November 2023, a 4.7 per cent increase from the 1,625 sales recorded in November 2022. This was 33 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (2,538).

“We’ve been watching the number of active listings in our market increase over the past few months, which is giving buyers more to choose from than they’ve been used to seeing over the past few years,” Andrew Lis, REBGV’s director of economics and data analytics said. “When paired with the seasonal slowdown in sales we typically see this time of year, this increase in supply is creating balanced conditions across Metro Vancouver’s housing market.”

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Metro Vancouver housing market holds steady in October

Metro Vancouver housing market holds steady in October

An increase in newly listed properties is providing more choice to home buyers across Metro Vancouver, but sales remain below long-term averages.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential sales in the region totalled 1,996 in October 2023, a 3.7 per cent increase from the 1,924 sales recorded in October 2022. This total is 29.5 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (2,832) for October.

“With properties coming to market at a rate roughly five per cent above the ten-year seasonal average, there seems to be a continuation of the renewed interest on the part of sellers to participate in the market that we’ve been watching this fall,” Andrew Lis, REBGV’s director of economics and data analytics said. “Counterbalancing this increase in supply, however, is the fact sales remain almost 30 per cent below their ten-year seasonal average, which tells us demand is not as strong as we might expect this time of year.”

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As inventory increases, price gains relent to begin the fall season

As inventory increases, price gains relent to begin the fall season

The month-over-month price gains seen earlier this year abated in the Metro Vancouver1 housing market in September due to a seasonal decline in sales and a modest increase in inventory levels across the region.

Sales

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales2 in the region totalled 1,926 in September 2023, a 13.2 per cent increase from the 1,701 sales recorded in September 2022. This was 26.3 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (2,614).

“A key dynamic we’ve been watching this year has been the reluctance of some homeowners to list their homes given that mortgage rates are the highest they’ve been in over ten years. With fewer listings coming to the market earlier this year than usual, inventory levels remained very low, which led prices to increase throughout the spring and summer months.”

Andrew Lis, REBGV director of economics and data analytics

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Metro Vancouver sees seasonal slowdown and price stability in August: REBGV

Metro Vancouver sees seasonal slowdown and price stability in August: REBGV

Hiigher borrowing costs have begun to permeate the Metro Vancouver housing market in predictable ways, according to the August 2023 housing market report from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV).

August 2023 saw residential home sales totalling 2,296, marking a 21.4 per cent increase from the same period in 2022 but 13.8 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average, signalling a notable slowdown.

The board is calling it an expected shift in market dynamics, with a cooldown in price gains and sales following the typical seasonal pattern.

“It’s been an interesting spring and summer market, to say the least,” says Andrew Lis, REBGV’s director of economics and data analytics. “Borrowing costs are fluctuating around the highest levels we’ve seen in over ten years, yet Metro Vancouver’s housing market bucked many pundits’ predictions of a major slowdown, instead posting relatively strong sales numbers and year-to-date price gains north of eight per cent, regardless of home type.”

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Average rent in Canada hits new record high in August

Average rent in Canada hits new record high in August

Canada’s rental market continues to reach record heights, with average asking rents soaring to $2,117 in August. This represents a monthly increase of 1.8 per cent and an annual growth rate of 9.6 per cent according to the latest National Rent Report by Rentals.ca and Urbanation.

Over the past three months, the Canadian rental market has seen a staggering 5.1 per cent increase in asking rents. This translates to a monthly rent increase of over $100.

Shaun Hildebrand, president of Urbanation, notes that, unlike the United States, Canada’s rent inflation shows no signs of cooling down despite rental completions “having reached their highest level in decades.”

He adds, “This is illustrative of the severe rental housing shortage across the country and the magnitude of the impact on rental demand as the population expands by a record pace.”

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Strong sales push Metro Vancouver home prices past the rate hike in July

Strong sales push Metro Vancouver home prices past the rate hike in July

Home prices across all home types in Metro Vancouver1 rose again in July, as strong sales figures continue to push up against low levels of housing inventory in the region.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,455 in July 2023, a 28.9 per cent increase from the 1,904 sales recorded in July 2022. This was 15.6 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (2,909).

“While sales remain about 15 per cent below the ten-year average, they are also up about 30 per cent year-over-year, which is not insignificant,” Andrew Lis, REBGV’s director of economics and data analytics said. “Looking under the hood of these figures, it’s easy to see why sales are posting such a large year-over-year percentage increase. Last July marked the point when the Bank of Canada announced their ‘super-sized’ increase to the policy rate of one full per cent, catching buyers and sellers off guard, and putting a chill on market activity at that time.”

There were 4,649 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in July 2023. This represents a 17 per cent increase compared to the 3,975 homes listed in July 2022. This was 5.2 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (4,902).

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Home Prices Continue To Rise in Metro Vancouver’s Housing Market To Kick Off The summer

Home Prices Continue To Rise in Metro Vancouver’s Housing Market To Kick Off The summer

July 05, 2023

Continuing the trend that has emerged in the housing market this year, the benchmark price for all home types in Metro Vancouver increased in June as home buyer demand butted up against a limited inventory of homes for sale in the region.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,988 in June 2023, a 21.1 per cent increase from the 2,467 sales recorded in June 2022. This was 8.6 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (3,269).

“The market continues to outperform expectations across all segments, but the apartment segment showed the most relative strength in June,” Andrew Lis, REBGV’s director of economics and data analytics said. “The benchmark price of apartment homes is almost cresting the peak reached in 2022, while sales of apartments are now above the region’s ten-year seasonal average. This uniquely positions the apartment segment relative to the attached and detached segments where sales remained below the ten-year seasonal averages.”

There were 5,348 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in June 2023. This represents a 1.3 per cent increase compared to the 5,278 homes listed in June 2022. This was 3.1 per cent below the 10-year seasonal average (5,518).

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Beedie Unveils Fraser Mills Master-Planned Community in South Coquitlam

Beedie Unveils Fraser Mills Master-Planned Community in South Coquitlam

By Rob MacDougall, June 12, 2023

Located along the banks of the Fraser River in South Coquitlam, Fraser Mills will be the city’s first and only waterfront community. When complete, this 96-acre neighbourhood will be home to a collection of residences, restaurants, shops, extensive green space, plazas, and an aquatic and community centre. As a new landmark in the region, Fraser Mills will shape the future of Coquitlam and become a legacy milestone community for Beedie.

Beedie’s integrated team has envisioned a community in the spirit of the working river it runs alongside. Fraser Mills will celebrate the historic and cultural significance of the village that was built around the thriving sawmill. Masterplan partnerships include the City of Coquitlam, TransLink, Perkins & Will, Perry + Associates, and Bunt & Associates.

“WE ARE INCREDIBLY EXCITED TO BRING FRASER MILLS TO LIFE. AS COQUITLAM’S FIRST AND ONLY WATERFRONT COMMUNITY, THE PRIME LOCATION ON THE RIVER OFFERS A VIBRANT MIX OF HOMES, WORKPLACES, AND PUBLIC SPACES THAT CATER TO EVERY STAGE OF LIFE.”

– RYAN BEEDIE, PRESIDENT.

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