Monthly Market Report-November 2021

Wednesday Dec 08th, 2021

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As we near the end of 2021, home buyer demand remains well in excess of long-term averages and the supply of homes for sale continues to decline across Metro Vancouver’s* housing market.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totaled 3,428 in November 2021, an 11.9% increase from the 3,064 sales recorded in November 2020, and a 1.9% decrease from the 3,494 homes sold in October 2021.

Last month’s sales were 33.6% above the 10-year November sales average. There were 3,964 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in November 2021. This represents a 2.6% decrease compared to the 4,068 homes listed in November 2020 and a 2.1% decrease compared to October 2021 when 4,049 homes were listed.

The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 7,144, a 35.7% decrease compared to November 2020 (11,118) and an 11.1% decrease compared to October 2021 (8,034).

For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for November 2021 is 48%. By property type, the ratio is 33.8% for detached homes, 74.3% for townhomes, and 53.7% for apartments.

“The imbalance between supply and demand, coupled with some buyers wanting to use rate holds on lower rate fixed-term mortgages, is keeping upward pressure on home prices in this traditionally quieter time of year for the market,” Stewart said.

The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,211,200. This represents a 16% increase over November 2020 and a 1% increase compared to October 2021.

Sales of detached homes in November 2021 reached 987, a 7% decrease from the 1,061 detached sales recorded in November 2020. The benchmark price for a detached home is $1,870,000. This represents a 20.8% increase from November 2020 and a 1.1% increase compared to October 2021.

Sales of apartment homes reached 1,828 in November 2021, a 33.3% increase compared to the 1,371 sales in November 2020. The benchmark price of an apartment home is $752,800. This represents an 11.4% increase from November 2020 and a 0.9% increase compared to October 2021.

Attached home sales in November 2021 totaled 613, a 3% decrease compared to the 632 sales in November 2020. The benchmark price of an attached home is $990,300. This represents a 20.2% increase from November 2020 and a 1.6% increase compared to October 2021.

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