Market Update

Housing Market Could Be Poised For A Spring Rebound

Posted on Mar 16, 2023 in Market Update

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in February bounced 2.3 from the previous month. Homeowners and buyers were comforted by the guidance from the Bank of Canada that it would likely pause rate hikes for the first time in a year.

The Canadian aggregate benchmark home price dropped 1.1% in February, the smallest month-to-month decli...

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Statistics - February 2023

Posted on Mar 13, 2023 in Market Update

Provincial Housing Market Showing Signs of Recovery Heading into Spring

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 4,775 residential unit sales were recorded in Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) systems in February 2023, a decrease of 46.5 per cent from February 2022. The average MLS® residential price in BC in 2023...

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Getting ready for the Spring Market

Posted on Mar 08, 2023 in Market Update

Preparing for the Spring Market

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the Spring market is anticipating a drop in home prices edging down approximately 6% from 2022, putting the average home price at $662,103 in 2023. The downward trend stems from rising interest rates and continued uncertainty in the marketplace.

In some cases, sellers...

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BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) Declined

Posted on Mar 02, 2023 in Market Update

CLI Falls in Fourth Quarter 2022

In the fourth quarter of 2022, the BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) dropped to 148 from 149, and the six-month moving average continued its downward trajectory. Compared to the same quarter in 2021, the index was down by 2 percent.

It is important to note that the environment for commercial real estate remains...

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Vancouver Real Estate Market Update - March 2023

Posted on Mar 02, 2023 in Market Update

Below-average home sales allow inventory to inch upwards

February listing data show a continued reluctance among prospective home sellers to engage in Metro Vancouver’s housing market, leading to below-average sales activity. With sales remaining well-below historical norms, the number of available homes for sale in the region has continued inching...

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Canadian GDP Slowed Dramatically in Q4 2022, Another Reason the BoC Won't Raise Rates in March

Posted on Feb 28, 2023 in Market Update

Bad News Is Good News for the Bank of Canada

Statistics Canada released the real gross domestic product (GDP) figure for the final quarter of 2022 this morning, showing a marked slowdown in economic activity. This will undoubtedly keep the central bank on the sidelines when they announce their decision on March 8. The Bank had estimated the Q4 growt...

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