Metro Vancouver home buyers push October sales above long-term averages
VANCOUVER, B.C. – November 3, 2015 – Home buyers remain active across Metro Vancouver despite a reduced supply of homes for sale. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in *Metro Vancouver reached 3,646 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October 2015.
This represents a 19.3 per cent increase compared to the 3,057 sales recorded in October 2014, and a 9 per cent increase compared to the 3,345 sales in September 2015.
Last month’s sales were 36.2 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month.
“Home sales are more than one-third above what’s typical for this time of year yet the supply of homes for sale is the lowest we’ve seen in five years,” Darcy McLeod, REBGV president said. “This activity has created favourable market conditions for anyone considering selling their home today.”
New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 4,126 in October. This represents an 8 per cent decline compared to the 4,487 new listings reported in October 2014.
The total number of properties listed for sale on the real estate board’s MLS® is 9,569, a 30 per cent decline
For the full report please download the attachment...rebgv stats 201510
Information obtained from the Fraser Valley Real Estate board