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!
SUMMER SALES UP OVER SPRING MARKET
VANCOUVER, B.C. – October 2, 2019
Autumn brings a change of season and apparently a change of market. Sales of detached homes in September 2019 reached 745, a 46.7 per cent increase from the 508 detached sales recorded in September 2018. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,406,200. This represents an 8.6 per cent decrease from September 2018 and is virtually unchanged compared to August 2019. The questions is what does change bring? Thinking of making a move? Let me help you make the most of it! Call 604-657-1480 anytime. For more information on the latest stats from the REBGV, click 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.