Vancouver’s housing market breaks sales record in September

With 3,643 homes changing hands last month, the Vancouver housing market broke the all-time record for sales in September.

September sales in the Vancouver housing market went extremely well! The total for September sales rose 56.2 per cent year-over-year and was 44.8 per cent above the 10-year average for September. Not only this, but September also beat August's total by nearly 20 per cent, which also was a remarkable month.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), claimed that the reason behind the increase in activity was due to low-interest rates and many people changing homes during and due to the pandemic. 

However, the REBGV did not also put a note on another reason for the great market performance which was due to pent-up demand that was from the spring shutdown.

Although another important thing that happened in September was that the number of new listings rose significantly compared year-over-year, and to listings brought to the market in August. However, the pace of sales has increased at such a staggering amount, that prices still continued to rise despite a substantial amount of new supply.

REBGV’s benchmark home price for all property types rose 5.8 percent over the previous year to $1,041,300. The benchmark price for detached homes was $1,507,500, up 7.8 percent over last September. Along with the benchmark price for condos rising up by 4.55 per cent going up to $683,500. 

If you observe recent trends in Vancouver and other major Canadian markets, the volume of condo sales outweighed detached homes. 

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