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October 2019 Vancouver Market Update

What's happening in the Vancouver Real Estate Market this summer?


This October we saw a huge uptick in Sales. We were up over 45% from October 2018, although prices are still down.

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22% more sales compared to September 2019, just a month ago, and that was a busy month here as well.


This is the 4th consecutive month where we have seen year over year growth.


9.8% above the 10 year average in terms of sales this October.


16.5% less new listings this October.


Buyer activity is picking up, but we are not seeing more listings.


Sellers market for condos and townhomes. Balanced market for the detached market.


Benchmark price is still down over 6% from last year. Detached market is down over 7%.


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July 2019 Vancouver Market Update

What's happening in the Vancouver Real Estate Market this summer?


Typically July is a slower month, but for 2019 it was actually the 2nd busiest month of the year. We had a very sluggish June, but it appears that things bounced back this July. Here are the numbers:


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23% more sales than July 2018

23% more sales than June 2019


3.3% less NEW LISTINGS compared to July 2018

17% more TOTAL LISTINGS compared to July 2018


Benchmark price in Metro Vancouver is at $995,200 down 9.4% from July 2018.


Detached - $1,417,000 down 10.5% from last year

Condos - $653,200 down 8.8% from last year

Attached - $770,000 down 9% from last year


Overall the number of sales this July were up in all categories, again showing us this July was much busier than last year.


Where do we go from here? I am expecting a busy Fall in terms of sales but I do not think we will see a huge uptick in prices.


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June 2019 Vancouver Market Update

There were 2,099 home sales in the month of June in Vancouver. This is the lowest number of sales in June since 2000. It's also down 21% from last month and down 35% from the 10 year June average.


There were 4,751 new listings in June which brought the total number of listings on the market up to 14,968.


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The sales to active ratio across all property types in Vancouver was 14% which equates to a balanced market.


The benchmark price for all property types was $998,000. This is the first time this number has been below $1,000,000 since May 2017.


If we break down the benchmark price for each property type this is what we see:


Single Family - $1,423,500 Down 10.3%

Condos - $654,000 Down 8.9%

Townhomes - $774,700 Down 8.6%


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June 2019 Metro Vancouver Real Estate Market Update

Stats are out for the May 2019 Metro Vancouver Real Estate market. Here is our breakdown.


- 6.9% Less sales from May 2018.

- 8.1% Less NEW listings from May 2018

- 30% MORE inventory currently on the market


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- Sales to Active Ratio: 21% Condos, 20% Townhomes, 14% Detached homes

- Benchmark Price - $1,006,400 which is down 8.9% from last May and down 3.4% over the last 6 months

- Detached homes are down 11.5%

- Condos are down 7.3%

- Townhomes are down 7.6%


So what do these numbers mean? The activity is actually up a fair bit since last month, and sellers are not in a rush to get out of their homes. There are a lot of over priced homes that are sitting on the market. They don't show well and are getting stale by sellers being reluctant to reduce prices or to freshen up their homes.


Luxury homes are taking a bit longer to sell and buyers are having more room to negotiate.


The entry level product is still moving quite quickly if it is priced correctly. We are even seeing multiple offers if priced correctly.


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May 2019 Market Update

What were the stats of the Vancouver Real Estate market in April 2019 telling us?


Essentially what we saw was that inventory is up and sales are down. But when we break it down further we actually had 1% less new listings come on the market in April 2019 when we compare the numbers to the same month a year ago.


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But we also have 46% more listings currently active on the market compared to April 2018. I see this as a function of less demand from buyers but sellers not rushing to go anywhere.


Multiple offers are NOT a thing of the past. Well priced, unique and highly desired neighbourhoods are still seeing pent up demand.


So where do we see this going? If we had a crystal ball we would tell you exactly. What I will say is that if you are looking to move up in the market, now is a great time. If you are looking to downsize, it may not be ideal. It really depends where you see the market shifting and how long you can stay put for.


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First Time Home Buyer Iniciative 

Closing Costs for Buyers

What costs should you expect when buying Real Estate in Vancouver?

- Home inspection ~$500

- Moving fees (dependant on building)

- Budget ~1% for adjustments

- Conveyancing fees ~ $1000

- Property Transfer Tax 1% on first $200K, 2% on amount from $200K-$2M, 3% on amount from $2M-$3M, 5% on the amount over $3M.


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First time Buyers have an exemption under $500K and a sliding scale between $500K-$525K.


Check out this calculator to calculate exact PTT: https://www.bcrealestatelawyers.com/p...


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August Real Estate Market Update

Assignments in Vancouver Real Estate

What are Assignments? How do Assignments work? What should we expect from Assignments moving forward?
 

The Greater Vancouver real estate market has seen a tremendous amount of new construction over the years. With new construction comes assignments.


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Essentially an assignment is when a purchaser of a property sells their contract to a new purchase before closing on the property. This can happen in both re-sale and pre-sale markets; however, it is much more common on the pre-construction side of things. Not all developers allow assignments, and some developers that do allow them will not allow them to be made public on MLS. Most developers charge an assignment fee ranging from a few hundred dollars to 5% of the original purchase price.
 

With changes to the local government policy, taxes and a shifting market we are seeing a lot of assignments come on the market.
 

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