Richmond Housing Report – January 2011

February 19, 2011

Richmond Housing Report – January, 2011

Source: RealtyLink Online

Housing Type Active Listings January Sales Av. 3 mth No. Months Average Price
Detached 405 162 150 2.70 $1,170,000
Townhouse 195 74 76 2.57 $515,000
Condominiums 505 124 124 4.07 $352,000

ri-apt1.gifRichmond’s total homes sale for January, 2011 totaled 360 units was 7% higher than the previous month sale of 338 homes. The supply of detached homes, townhomes and condos/apartments increased slightly from 1,015 units the previous month to 1,105 units for the month. The overall supply is still very low,and at less than 50% during the height of 2,130 homes in May, 2010.

The *months of inventory for January 2011 at 3.04 months was a slight improvement compared to 2.82 months the previous month. The supply of homes is still very low especially for detached homes and townhomes.  A very strong market developed over the past 2 months for detached homes.  Multiple offers continued for detached homes bidding up selling prices for most newly listed homes tens of thousands dollar higher than their listing prices. The market activities can be described as frantic and this could be the first time in history Richmond detached homes had such a huge demand from home buyers.  The average price jumped from around $950,000 in November to $1,100,000 in December, 2010 and increased further to $1,150,000 this month.

The very strong demand for both detached homes and towhomes in Richmond is expected carry over to the summer.  The slight increase in mortgage rates is not expected to dampen the market as rates are still very low to deter home buyers.  Unless more homes are listed for sale in the coming months, the upward trend for home prices is expected to be maintained.

You can use the link here to view homes available for sale in Richmond. For more information on Richmond real estate, you are welcome to contact me at 604-721-4817 or email me.

months of inventory (MOI) is a ratio based on total supply against the average 3 months sale. A ratio of 6 MOI is considered a “market in balance” .  A ratio much higher than 6 will result in home prices under pressure to go lower and a ratio much under 6 will result in home prices under pressure to go up. 

Disclaimer: The writer assumes no liability whatsoever, for errors and/or omissions and any consequences arising either directly or indirectly from the use of information provided by this website. Any data provided are strictly for guidance and planning purposes only and may not be applicable due to ever changing market dynamics.

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Greater Vancouver Housing Report – January, 2011

February 9, 2011

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Housing Report, January 2011

Stability and regional ‘hot spots’ characterize January housing market

The Greater Vancouver housing market remained in balanced market conditions in January, although higher levels of buyer demand were seen in some of the region’s largest communities.

The number of properties listed for sale and those sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) last month outpaced the 10-year average in both categories for January. Read more