Victoria Sees the Busiest July on Record
Aug 12, 2016
Written byRyan Berlin
It’s no secret that Victoria is a great place to live - and with prices on the rise in the Lower Mainland, residents are spilling over to Greater Victoria. Here, community is paramount, the mountains and ocean are on nearly every corner, schools are top quality and home prices less than those on the Lower Mainland.
The Greater Victoria Real Estate Board reports it has been the busiest July on record, despite having seen the seasonal summer slowdown. In comparison to July last year, sales increased by 22%, from 758 homes sold to 919. Notably, sales of single family homes outside of the Greater Victoria area increased by 70% year-over-year, from 47 to 80 units sold. A lack of inventory combined with an increase in prices are factors that could attribute to the growth of sales outside the Greater Victoria area. With low supply of inventory and a high demand in sales, the real estate conditions reflect a strong seller’s market. Active listings have decreased by 45% in comparison to last year from 3,942 to 2,161.
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