Although these market statistics are about last month, this information can give you some insight into overall market health. Listing inventory, days on market, absorption rates and percentage of sale price to list price, etc., can help you predict future trends. Ask me how!
HOME SALES SHOW MODEST INCREASE
VANCOUVER, B.C. – June 4, 2019
Although home buyer demands remain below historical averages, there was modest increase in sales for May 2019. Mortgage stress tests and higher prices continue to hinder activity. The bench mark for detached, town home and condo are $1,421,900, 779,400 and 664,200 respectively. If you are thinking of buying or selling, the knowledge and experience of a full time professional is key! So talk to me, Joe Campbell and I'll help make the most out of your move! Click below for the full Real Estate Board Statistics Report.
The MLS® HPI is a more stable price indicator than average prices, because it tracks changes of "middle-of-the-range" or "typical" homes and excludes the extreme high-end and low-end properties.Typical homes are defined by the various quantitative property attributes. These features together become the "benchmark" house, townhouse or apartment in a given area. A benchmark property is designed to represent a typical residential property in a particular MLS® HPI housing market, such as Richmond or North Vancouver. The breakdown of each month’s real estate sales in a given area are estimates of current prices paid for bedrooms, bathrooms, fireplaces, etc. Prices for these qualitative and quantitative features are then applied to the typical house model and an index price is estimated for that month. This type of pricing model involves estimating the price of a property’s features rather than the property itself.
Note: The MLS® HPI offers only a benchmark in which to track price trends and consumers should be careful not to misinterpret index figures as actual prices. Benchmark properties are considered average properties in a given community and do not reflect any one particular property.