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Vancouver East Apartment Market

Stats 18 2.pdf

Attached please find the latest statistics from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.


The News Release paints a robust picture for strata units to start 2018 but for detached homes not so much. The supply of apartments and townhomes is not meeting demand whereas houses are the only sector to slip under the 10 year sales average for January. Also the detached sales-to-active ration is now at 11.6 percent and a sustained period under the 12 percent threshold will likely put downward pressure on the value of those properties. Last month total residential sales increase 19.4 percent compared to January 2017. Year to year new listings are 8.3 percent lower while total inventory of listed properties is down 4 percent. The composite value of all Metro Vancouver properties increases 16.6 percent January 2018 over January 2017.


The graph records a significant increase of 11 percent from December to January in the average condominium sale price for Metro Vancouver. Year to year the overall benchmark price for apartments is up 27.4 percent. The volume of condo sales last month compared to January 2017 rises 22.7 percent.


Vancouver east apartment prices in January 2018 compared to the previous January rise 25.9 percent. Year to year east side apartment sales decline by 10.7 percent. East side condo inventory is down 6.5 percent January to January.


December to January east side apartment sales drop down precipitously by 42.2 percent. On the rebound, month to month inventory soars up 53.8 percent.