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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market - April 2012

Greater Vancouver Market Update



April MLS® sales of residential properties in Greater Vancouver reached 2,799 and were the lowest total for the month in the region since 2001 and 16.9% below the 10-year April average of 3,369. 


"Although April sales were below what's typical for the month, we continue to see, with a sales-to-active listing ratio of nearly 17%, a balanced relationship between buyer demand and seller supply in our maketplace. Recent activiites has had a stabilizing effect on home prices at the regional level, although pricing can vary depending on area and property type", Eugene Klein, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president, said. 


Sales of detached properties on MLS® in April 2012 reached 1,126, a decline of 19.7% from 1,402 detached sales recorded in April 2011, and a 17.8% decrease from 1,370 units sold in April 2010. The benchmark price for the detached properties increased 6.3% from April 2011 to $1,064,800.


Sales of apartment properties reached 1,190 in April 2012, a decline of 0.9% compared to the 1,201 sales in April 2011, and a decrease of 22% compared to the 1,526 sales in April 2010. The benchmark of an apartment property increased 1.1% from April 2011 to $375,900


Townhome property sales in April 2012 totalled 483, a decline of 22.3% compared to 622 sales in April 2011, and a 21.6% decrease from the 616 townhome properties sold in April 2010. The benchmark price of a townhome unit increased 1.7% between April 2011 and 2012 to $487,300.


April Sales: 


Detached Properties (Houses) 

Average Days on Market: 44

Average Sale Price / Asking Price 97%



Average Days on Market: 44

Average Sale Price / Asking Price 97.4%


Condos / Apartments

Average Days on Market: 47

Sale Price / Asking Price 96.4%



Benchmark Price for properties in Greater Vancouver (Estimated sale price for a typical property)  - April  2012

 House -  $1,064,800    Townhouses - $487,300    Condo - $375,900

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market 


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