Tuesday, 15 December 2015

BC Housing Market

The British Columbia Real Estate Association reports that a total of 8,032 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service in November, up 34.5 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $5.38 billion, up 56.4 per cent compared to the previous year. The average MLS residential price in the province rose to $668,317, up 16.3 per cent from November 2014. 

Housing demand last month was the second strongest ever recorded for the month of November. You need to look all the way back to the market of 1989 to find more homes trading hands in November. The largest increase in consumer demand occurred in the Fraser Valley, where home sales climbed over 60 per cent from November 2014. Vancouver and Chilliwack experienced an increase of over 40 per cent, while Kamloops home sales were up 30 per cent. The year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume increased 35.4 per cent to $60.7 billion, when compared with the same period in 2014. 

Residential unit sales climbed by 21.5 per cent to 95,927 units, while the average MLS residential price was up 11.4 per cent to $632,209.

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