rennie snapshot: pre-sale occupancy - Q1 2019

Data highlights
  • This update details the number of actively-selling, sold-out, and contemplated multi-family homes by sub-market and estimated year of occupancy.
  • By the end of 2019, 15,907 multi-family homes are expected to be ready for occupancy, similar to 2018, when 15,913 homes were completed. Currently, 14,605 multi-family homes are under construction and expected to complete in 2020.
  • Of homes expected to complete between 2019 and 2023, 73% are sold.


What this means for you

Amidst a more normalized Metro Vancouver real estate market, 92% of all new multi-family homes slated to complete in 2019 have been pre-sold. While a similar share of homes completing in 2020 have also already been sold (84%), many options exist for buyers in projects with expected occupancy dates between 2021 and 2023.


Each quarter, rennie intelligence provides a Multi-family Occupancy Update based on the latest data sourced from Urban Analytics' NHS Live database. As part of this update, the number of homes associated with actively-selling, sold-out, and contemplated multi-family projects are presented, by sub-market, and by their estimated year of first occupancy. These dates of first occupancy reflect both direct estimates provided by NHS Live and derived estimates generated by rennie.

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