Vancouver Real Estate Statistics - July 2016
Vancouver westside Months of Inventory (MOI) has been slowly increasing since April. Emphasis on slowly.
In spite of the increases, MOI remains firmly in sellers' market territory and apartment and attached homes have MOIs in the super hot market territory of about 1 month.
The rise in MOI is a result of sales volumes slowly dropping from record highs in March in the case of apartments and very high volumes for attached and detached homes.
Active listing volumes have remained fairly stable since March for all home types. I expect to see Active listings rise through the summer as sales volumes continue to gradually fall. Best to get your home listed now if you plan to sell this year.
By any measure, prices in Vancouver continue to soar. The Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board's HPI index for the Westside has the price of a "typical" detached home at over $3.4m! A typical townhome is over $1m and a typical apartment is nearly $700k.
Average sale prices for Westside detached homes are just shy of record highs at over $4.1m; attached homes over $1.3m and apartments over $825k!
The median price per square foot gap between detached homes and both apartments and attached homes remains well over $300/sq.ft. and over $400/sq.ft. for average price per square foot. This is an ideal time to downsize out of a house into an apartment or townhome.
*Remember that Months of Inventory (MOI) is a measure derived from the number of active listings during a given month divided by the number of sales that month. It indicates the theoretical length of time it would take to sell all of the properties on the market if nothing changed. Historically, 0-5 months of inventory has generally implied upward price pressure for the ensuing six months, 5-8 months of inventory meant a flat market with respect to pricing and over 8 months of inventory has, for the most part, precipitated downward price pressure.
By Sam Wyatt - Vancouver Realtor.