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


The News Release reflects on 2019 as being unconventional. The traditionally robust spring market was dormant as Buyers awaited the effects of various government policies. This resulted in a below average year which none the less experienced much resilience in its second half.


December saw that rebound continue as residential detached, attached and apartment sales increase 88.1 percent compared to December 2018. Year to year the total inventory of listed properties increases 16.3 percent while new listings are up 12.9 percent in that same time period. December to December the composite value of all Metro Vancouver properties is down 3.1 percent.


The graph shows a rise of 3.7 percent from November to December for the average attached unit price in Metro Vancouver. Last month compared to the previous December the benchmark townhouse price declines 2.4 percent. Year to year the volume of townhome sales is stronger by 92.6 percent.


December to December Vancouver west townhouse prices are a mere 0.7 percent lower. Attached unit sales balloon 105.5 percent year to year. December 2019 versus December 2018 inventory is 150 percent higher.


West side attached sales from November to December rise 8.8 percent. Month to month Vancouver west attached inventory is down 43.5 percent.