April Housing Market – Typical Spring Activity

May 4, 2011

Below is the Greater Vancouver April housing report by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver:

VANCOUVER, B.C. – May 3, 2011

vancouver housing price chartGreater Vancouver saw a typical, solid month of residential home sales on the Multiple isting Service® (MLS®) in April, in contrast to the near record pace witnessed in the two preceding months.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver reached 3,225 in April 2011, an 8.2 per cent decrease compared to the 3,512 sales n April 2010 and a 21 per cent decline compared to the 4,080 sales in March 2011.

Looking back further, last month’s residential sales represent an 8.8 per cent increase over the 2,963 residential sales in April 2009, relatively unchanged compared to April 2008, and a 4.8 per cent decline compared to the 3,387 sales in April 2007.

original.jpg“While it continues to be a seller’s market in Greater Vancouver, last month’s activity brought greater balance between supply and demand in the overall marketplace,” Rosario Setticasi, REBGV president said. “The year-over-year decline in April ales can be attributed to a less active condominium market on our MLS®, as there were more detached and townhome sales his April compared to last year.”

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 5,847 in April 2011. This represents  23.5 per cent decline compared to April 2010 when 7,648 properties were listed for sale on the MLS®, which was an ll-time record for April. Compared to March 2011, last month’s new listings total registered a 14 per cent decline.
At 14,187, the total number of residential property listings on the MLS® increased 8.2 per cent in April compared to last
month and declined 10 per cent from this time last year.

Read the full report here.

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