Near record sales in March

April 17, 2011

REBGV March Housing Report

VANCOUVER, B.C. – April 4, 2011 – Activity in the Greater Vancouver housing market continued to strengthen in March with both the number of homes sold and added to the region’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) reaching near record levels.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver reached 4,080 in March 2011. This represents a 31.7 per cent increase compared to the 3,097 sales recorded in February 2011, an increase of 30.1 per cent compared to the 3,137 sales in March 2010 and an 0.1 per cent increase from the 2,265 home sales in March 2009. The all-time sales record for March occurred in 2004 when ,371 transactions were recorded.

Vancouver housing price chart

“Our market has had a very strong start to the spring season,” Rosario Setticasi, REBGV president said. “With home sales
above 4,000 and nearly 7,000 home listings added to the MLS® in March, it’s clear that home buyers and sellers view this as  good time to be active in their local housing market.”

Read the full report here.

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