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Home buyers were less active in February

March 5th, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC – March 2, 2018 – Metro Vancouver* home sales dipped below the longterm historical average in February.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,207 in February 2018, a nine percent decrease from the 2,424 sales recorded in February 2017, and a 21.4 percent increase compared to January 2018 when 1,818 home ...

Home buyer demand depends on property type

February 5th, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC – February 2, 2018 – Attached and apartment homes are in demand across Metro Vancouver* while detached home buyers are facing less competition today.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,818 in January 2018, a 19.4 percent increase from the 1,523 sales recorded in January 2017, and a 9.8 percent decrease c ...

Metro Vancouver continues to experience above-average demand and below-average supply

December 5th, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC – December 4, 2017 – Metro Vancouver* saw modest home listing changes and steady demand in November.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,795 in November 2017, a 26.2 percent increase from the 2,214 sales recorded in November 2016, and a 7.5 percent decrease compared to October 2017 when 3,022 homes sold.

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Condominium sales drive August activity

September 5th, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC – September 5, 2017 – Competition for condominiums and townhomes pushed Metro Vancouver* home sales above typical levels in August.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 3,043 in August 2017, a 22.3 percent increase from the 2,489 sales recorded in August 2016, and a 2.8 percent increase compared to July ...

Metro Vancouver sees fewer home sales and more listings in July

August 10th, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC – August 2, 2017 – Home buyer activity returned to more typical summer levels in Metro Vancouver* last month.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 2,960 in July 2017, an 8.2 percent decrease from the 3,226 sales recorded in July 2016, and a decrease of 24 percent compared to June 2017 when 3,893 homes so ...

Condominiums and townhomes in high demand across Metro Vancouver

May 4th, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC – May 2, 2017 – Demand for condominiums and townhomes continues to drive the Metro Vancouver* housing market.

Residential property sales in the region totalled 3,553 in April 2017, a 25.7 percent decline compared to April 2016 when 4,781 homes sold and a 0.7 percent decrease from the 3,579 sales recorded in March 2017.

April sales were 4.8 percent above the 10-year average for the ...

Demand for homes continues to outpace supply in Metro Vancouver

April 5th, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC – April 4, 2017 – A shortage of residential property listings coupled with strong demand, particularly for condos and townhomes, continued to impact Metro Vancouver’s housing market in March.

Residential property sales in the region totalled 3,579 in March 2017, a decrease of 30.8 percent from the 5,173 sales recorded in record-breaking March 2016 and an increase of 47.6 percent ...

A heated year for Metro Vancouver real estate draws to a close

January 5th, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC – January 4, 2017 – The Metro Vancouver* housing market had its third highest selling year on record in 2016, behind only 2015 and 2005.

Sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in the region reached 39,943 in 2016, a 5.6 percent decrease from the 42,326 sales recorded in 2015, and a 20.6 percent increase over the 33,116 residential sales in 2014.

“It was an eventful y ...

Home sales and listings just below 10-year average

December 6th, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – December 2, 2016 – Home buyer and seller activity remains near historical averages in the Metro Vancouver* housing market.

Residential home sales in the region totalled 2,214 in November 2016, a decrease of 0.9 percent from the 2,233 sales recorded in October 2016 and a decrease of 37.2 percent compared to November 2015 when 3,524 homes sold.

Last month’s sales were 7.6 percent ...

Metro Vancouver home sales return to typical August levels

September 7th, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – September 2, 2016 – For the second straight month, home buyer demand in

Metro Vancouver* moved off of the record-breaking pace seen earlier this year and returned to more typical levels.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Metro Vancouver totalled 2,489 in August 2016, a decline of 26 per cent compared to the 3,362 sales ...
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