the rennie advance - May 2021
May 03, 2021
Written byRyan Berlin
Huge year-over-year changes in sales counts in April were a product of elevated demand levels in the current market combined with suppressed sales activity from one year ago. Prices have responded as might be expected, rising by up to 26%.
The latest rennie advance provides a summary of sales, listings, and pricing trends in the Vancouver region, compiled and released by our rennie intelligence team ahead of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver Stats. Our rennie intelligence team comprises our in-house demographer, senior economist, and market analysts. Together, they empower individuals, organizations, and institutions with data-driven market insight and analysis. Experts in urban land economics, community planning, shifting demographics, and real estate trends, their strategic research supports a comprehensive advisory service offering and forms the basis of frequent reports and public presentations. Their thoughtful and objective approach truly embodies the core values of rennie.
The Vancouver Region recorded a second consecutive monthly increase in sales counts in February, with the expansion exceeding the typical seasonal surge. Market conditions tipped back in favour of sellers despite a boost in the supply of available homes.
The sales slump in the Central Okanagan’s housing market extended into January, with last month marking its eighth consecutive monthly decline in transaction counts.