Please visit our Open House at 22 780 15TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, February 24, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
"16 Willows" Desirable townhouse in quiet Fairview location with 2 parking. Easy access to Cambie Village Shopping, Schools, Douglas Park and all transit. Direct bus (#33) to UBC. This 3 bedrm South facing garden home is extremely well keptby original owner. Bright & functional floor plan, with HW floor in living and proper Eat in kitchen and dining. Lots of windows on main flr, Huge mstr & family room (or office) on 2nd floor. Upper level:2 bedrm's + balcony overlooking courtyard. Large patio near entrance too. This Townhouse is in a great, safe neighborhood, spacious and offers over 1600 sq ft, very hard to find in the heart of the city. Storage Locker Yes and Pets allowed. All meas. are approx. Open house Sat. 2-4, Jan. 26.
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VANCOUVER, B.C. – February 4, 2013 – Home buyer demand remains below historical averages in the Greater Vancouver housing market. This has led some home sellers to remove their homes from the market in recent months.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 1,351 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January 2013. This represents a 14.3 percent decrease compared to the 1,577 sales recorded in January 2012, and an 18.3 percent increase compared to the 1,142 sales in December 2012.

Last month’s sales were the second lowest January total in the region since 2001 and 18.7 percent below the 10-year sales average for the month.

“Home sale activity has been below historical averages in Greater Vancouver for about seven months. This has caused a gradual decline in home prices of about 6 percent since reaching a peak last spring,” Klein said.

Since reaching a peak in May of $625,100, the MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver has declined 5.9 percent to $588,100. This represents a 2.8 percent decline compared to this time last year.

“It appears many home sellers are opting to remove their homes from the market rather than settle for a price they don’t want,” Eugen Klein, REBGV president said.

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 5,128 in January. This represents a 10.9 percent decline compared to the 5,756 new listings reported in January 2012. Last month’s new listing count was 18.9 percent higher than the region’s 10-year new listing average for the month.

The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the Greater Vancouver MLS® is 13,246, a 5.6 percent increase compared to January 2012 and a 4.5 percent decline compared to December 2012. This is the fourth consecutive month that overall home listings have declined in the region.

“When a home seller isn’t receiving the kind of offers they want, there comes a point when they decide to either lower the price or remove the home from the market. Right now, it seems many home sellers are opting for the latter,” Klein said.

With the sales-to-active-listings ratio at 10.2 percent, the region remains in buyers’ market territory. Since June, this ratio has ranged between 8 and 11 percent.

Sales of detached properties in January 2013 reached 542, a decrease of 17.8 percent from the 659 detached sales recorded in January 2012, and a 31.7 percent decrease from the 793 units sold in January 2011. The benchmark price for detached properties decreased 3.1 percent from January 2012 to $901,000. Since reaching a peak in May 2012, the benchmark price of a detached property has declined 6.9 percent.

Sales of apartment properties reached 576 in January 2013, a decline of 12.3 percent compared to the 657 sales in January 2012, and a decrease of 19.2 percent compared to the 713 sales in January 2011. The benchmark price of an apartment property decreased 2.9 percent from January 2012 to $358,400. Since reaching a peak in May 2012, the benchmark price of an apartment property has declined 5.6 percent.

Attached property sales in January 2013 totalled 233, a decline of 10.7 percent compared to the 261 sales in January 2012, and a 25.6 percent decrease from the 313 attached properties sold in January 2011. The benchmark price of an attached unit decreased 1.7 percent between January 2012 and 2013 to $449,900. Since reaching a peak in April 2012, the benchmark price of an attached property has declined 7.7 percent.

 

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Please visit our Open House at 1202 1500 HOWE ST in Vancouver.
OPEN HOUSE: Sat, Feb 9th 12:30-2:30pm
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