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Great Buyers’ opportunity in Vancouver

October 2nd, 2012

If there was ever an opportunity for Buyers to take advantage of market conditions it would be now. They will find a far more relaxed buying experience with less competition from other Buyers. Many sellers are more flexible with offers too. With Interest rates at extremely low levels affordability is still within arms reach. Here is the latest report from the Vancouver Real Estate Board.

 

Conditions continue to favour buyers in the Greater Vancouver housing market The summer of 2012 drew to a close in September with home sale activity well below historical averages in the Greater Vancouver housing market. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties reached 1,516 in September, a 32.5 per cent decline compared to the 2,246 sales in September 2011 and an 8.1 per cent decline compared to the 1,649 sales in August 2012. September sales were 41.6 per cent below the 10-year September sales average of 2,597. “There’s been a clear reduction in buyer demand in the three months since the federal government eliminated the availability of a 30-year amortization on government-insured mortgages,” Eugen Klein, REBGV president said. “This makes homes less affordable for the people of the region.” New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 5,321 in September. This represents a 6.3 per cent decline compared to September 2011 when 5,680 properties were listed for sale on the MLS® and a 31.6 per cent increase compared to the 4,044 new listings in August 2012. continue…

Stability and regional ‘hot spots’ characterize January housing market

February 3rd, 2011

Here is the January 2011 Real Estate Stats from the Vancouver Real Estate Board

Stability and regional ‘hot spots’ characterize January housing market

The Greater Vancouver housing market remained in balanced market conditions in January, although higher levels of buyer demand were seen in some of the region’s largest communities.

The number of properties listed for sale and those sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) last month outpaced the 10-year average in both categories for January. “There was a healthy balance between the number of home buyers and sellers in our market in January, but there’s always variation in activity from region to region,” said Jake Moldowan, president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). “We’re seeing strong sellers’ market conditions in areas like Richmond and the west side of Vancouver.” continue…

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