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 BELOW HISTORICAL AVERAGES
VANCOUVER, B.C. – February 6, 2019
“Home prices have edged down across all home types in the region over the last seven months” says the Real Estate Board President. For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for January 2019 is 10.2 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 6.8 per cent for detached homes, 11.9 per cent for townhomes, and 13.6 per cent for condominiums. Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12 per cent mark for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months. If you are thinking of buying or selling, be sure to get expert advice from a seasoned real estate professional...like me, Joe Campbell, and let me make the most out of your move. You can get the full Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver statistics by clicking the link below...
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.