Real Estate Market Highlights in Metro Vancouver - July 2020
Home buyer and seller activities in Metro Vancouver exceeded historical levels in July.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 3,128 in July 2020, a 22.3% increase from the 2,557 sales recorded in July 2019, and a 28% increase from the 2,443 homes sold in June 2020.
Metro Vancouver housing market sees steady summer activity.
Last month’s sales were 9.4 per cent above the 10-year July sales average.
There were 5,948 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in July 2020. This represents a 28.9% increase compared to the 4,613 homes listed in July 2019 and a 2.8 per cent increase compared to June 2020 when 5,787 homes were listed.
The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 12,083, a 15.1% decrease compared to July 2019 (14,240) and a 5.8% increase compared to June 2020 (11,424).
“Safety remains the top priority for our REALTOR® community,” Gerber said. “We continue to limit in-person interactions with clients and employ different technology solutions to ensure home buyers and sellers can get as much information as possible in a virtual setting.”
For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for July 2020 is 25.9%. By property type, the ratio is 25.1% for detached homes, 31.1% for townhomes, and 24.7% for apartments.
Generally, analysts say that downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12% for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.
The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,031,400. This represents a 4.5% increase over July 2019 and a 0.6% increase compared to June 2020.
Sales of detached homes in July 2020 reached 1,121, a 33.3 per cent increase from the 841 detached sales recorded in July 2019. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,477,800. This represents a five per cent increase from July 2019 and a 0.9% increase compared to June 2020.
Sales of apartment homes reached 1,400 in July 2020, a 12.6% increase compared to the 1,243 sales in July 2019. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $682,500. This represents a 4.2% increase from July 2019 and a 0.3% increase compared to June 2020.
Attached home sales in July 2020 totalled 607, a 28.3% increase compared to the 473 sales in July 2019. The benchmark price of an attached home is $797,700. This represents a 3.7% increase from July 2019 and a 0.9% increase compared to June 2020.
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