While west side listing supply in July has increased, it is down from the 10 year average by 28% for detached homes, up 12% for apartments and up 2% for townhomes.
Demand in July was down from the 10 year average by 27% for detached homes, 10% for apartments and 2% for townhomes.
Median home prices are down from June and off from the peak, by 22% for Detached homes, 16% for Apartments and 16% for Attached Homes so all property types still appear to be good value for Buyers.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region increased 22.3% to 3128 this July from 2557 sales in July 2019. This is a 28% increase from the 2443 homes sold in June 2020.
June 2020 sales were 9.4% above the 10-year May sales average. (Regional stat)
The total number of properties currently offered on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 12083, down 15.1% from 14240 in July 2019. This is up 5.8% from last month.
For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for July 2020 is 25.9%.
Downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below the 12% mark for a sustained period, while upward pressure occurs when it surpasses 20% over several months.
Regional numbers are now above historical 10 year averages, so westside properties, below the the 10 year averages are better relative value. Except for detached houses, current supply is up and that is resulting in softer prices in the face of moderate demand.
Many people who were holding off listing their homes because of Covid have gradually been coming back to the market. Buyers in the market today are still frustrated by the lack of good homes to buy and sharply priced homes are receiving multiple offers and increased selling prices. The short supply and steady demand will keep pressure on buyers even if prices soften. Current prices are still well below the peak and are therefore good value.
This is still a Buyers market so if you have been thinking of making a purchase the increasing supply and low interest rates should factor in your favour.
Be kind and be careful.