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Here’s a look at the Vancouver Real Estate Market Report for April 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 per cent decline compared to April 2016 when 4,781 homes sold and a 0.7 per cent decrease from the 3,579 sales recorded in March 2017.

April sales were 4.8 per cent above the 10-year average for the month.

For the first four months of the year, condominium and townhome sales have comprised a larger percentage of all residential sales on the Multiple Listing Service in Metro Vancouver. Over this time, they’ve accounted for 68.5 per cent, on average, of all residential sales. This is up 10 per cent from the 58.2 per cent average over the same period last year.

A Look at the Housing Stats

April 2017 median sales of Condos in Vancouver was at $695,000 up 22.7% from a year ago. Townhouse in Vancouver median sales $1,028,444 up 2.8% from a year ago.  Detached single family homes median sales were $1,998,000 down 22.6% from a year ago. Total inventory for Condos in March was 871 down 18.4% from a year ago, Townhouses 158 up 35.0%, and detached homes 1,401 up 29.0% from a year ago.  The average time a Vancouver property was on the market is 26 days at par from a year ago.

The Condo Market *HPI – Live Feed

The Detached Home Market HPI – Live Feed

The Townhouse Market HPI – Live Feed

Average Days on Market – All Properties

What Does this All Mean?

Analyzing all this data can be confusing, each neighbourhood is going to be different from the other.  Let me be your guide in understanding the Vancouver real estate market and your neighbourhood much better with a detailed report of how to help you with your real estate needs.

What Does this Mean if you are Buying a Property in Vancouver?

These times in Vancouver purchasing a property can be challenging.  Condos and Townhouses especially, have been in the hot seat for the last year, with 7 out of every 10 selling these days, you are sure to go up against competitive buyers wanting the same property you want.  Detached single family homes have slowed down due to affordability, with 2 out of every 10 homes selling these days, buyers are able to be more selective with the homes they want knowing there is less competition out there.

With having an ample supply of statistics for solds and active properties I can best help you with an offering price that would most likely get you the property you want on your terms and conditions.

What Does this Mean if you are Selling a Property in Vancouver?

Think back to 2 years ago when anything and everything that went on the market for detached single family homes, sold. That market has changed today, home owners are staging their property to get its full potential value. On average, detached single family homes are getting 96.7% of the asking price. Condos and Townhouses are experiencing more interest than detached single family homes due to affordability.

Realtors have to be on the ball with having skill and techniques to maneuver through the many facets of home selling, it’s not as easy as just putting a sign on the lawn with a mad rush of buyers at the open house these days.  Relying on and trusting your realtor to get you the most amount of money is critical for you to ensure you move on to where you need to go.  Allow me to show you some of my clients testimonials, it speaks very clear on my performance. No two transactions are alike, and you need someone who’s on the top of their game to help you. Get in contact with me today to start this process, you’ll be glad you did.

*Home Price Index?

The MLS® Home Price Index is modelled on the Consumer Price Index which measures the rate of price change for a basket of goods and services including food, clothing, shelter, and transportation.

Instead of measuring goods and services, the HPI measures the change in the price of housing features. Thus, the HPI measures typical, pure price change (inflation or deflation).

Not your ‘Average’ price

The HPI benchmarks represent the price of a typical property within each market. The HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. These features become the composite of the ‘typical house’ in a given area.

Each month’s sales determine the current prices paid for bedrooms, bathrooms, fireplaces, etc. and apply those new values to the ‘typical’ house model.

Andrew Szalontai, Vancouver Realtor

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