The stats from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver have just been released for December. Please let me know if you have any questions, I look forward to moving into 2017 with you!
A Heated Year for Metro Vancouver Real Estate Draws to a Close
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
per cent decrease from the 42,326 sales recorded in 2015, and a 20.6 per cent increase over the
33,116 residential sales in 2014.
“It was an eventful year for real estate in Metro Vancouver. Escalating prices caused by low
supply and strong home buyer demand brought more attention to the market than ever before,”
Dan Morrison, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) president said.
“As prices rose in the first half of the year, public debate waged about what was fuelling demand
and what should be done to stop it. This led to multiple government interventions into the
market. The long-term effects of these actions won’t be fully understood for some time.”
Vancouver reached 57,596 in 2016. This is an increase of 0.6 per cent compared to the 57,249
properties listed in 2015 and a 2.6 per cent increase compared to the 56,066 properties listed in
allowed home sellers to raise their asking price. It wasn’t until the last half of the year that prices
began to show modest declines.”
Metro Vancouver ends the year at $897,600. This represents a 2.2 per cent decrease over the past
six months and a 17.8 per cent increase compared to December 2015.
cent from the 2,827 sales recorded in December 2015 and a decrease of 22.6 per cent compared
to November 2016 when 2,214 homes sold.
New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Metro Vancouver totalled 1,312
in December 2016. This represents a decrease of 35.1 per cent compared to the 2,021 units
properties were listed.
6,345, a 5.3 per cent increase compared to December 2015 (6,024) and a 24.3 per cent decrease
compared to November 2016 (8,385).
1,136 detached sales recorded in December 2015. The benchmark price for detached properties
is $1,483,500. This represents an 18.6 per cent increase compared to December 2015 and a 1.8
per cent decrease compared to November 2016.
compared to the 1,225 sales in December 2015.The benchmark price of an apartment property is
$510,300. This represents a 17.3 per cent increase compared to December 2015 and a 0.3 per
cent decrease compared to November 2016.
the 466 sales in December 2015. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $661,800. This
represents a 20.4 per cent increase compared to December 2015 and a 0.8 per cent decrease
compared to November 2016.