Friday, 22 May 2015

Hottest April in BC for Home Sales in a Decade

Through out the province of BC the British Columbia Real Estate Association reports that there has been a total of 9,952 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS in May, up 28.7 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $6.3 billion, a 45.5 per cent increase in comparison to last year. The average MLS residential price in the province rose to $634,744, a 13 per cent increase since last May. Last month was the strongest April for home sales in a decade. 

With the elevated level of the buying activity this spring, it is now expected to push 2015 home sales to their highest level since 2007. Consumers are taking full advantage of rock bottom interest rates and are demonstrating significant confidence in the housing market. However, with dwindling inventories combined with competition for detached homes in the province`s large urban markets is pushing home prices higher. During the first four months of 2015, BC residential sales dollar volume rose 37.1 per cent to $19 billion, when compared with the same period in 2014. Residential unit sales increased by 24.5 per cent to 30,091 units, while the average MLS residential price rose 10.1 per cent to $631,860.

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