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North Shore Real Estate Stats for March 2014

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 10:01am. 810 Views, 0 Comments.

Multiple offers are back in play as the North Vancouver real estate market experiences low detached inventory. There were 134 sales in March, which is up by about 19% over the previous year while listings are down by 21%. Due to the shift in supply and demand, 41 of those properties sold for asking price or, more commonly, over asking price. The busiest neighbourhoods being Lynn Valley with 8 and Blueridge with 5. Canyon Heights, Forest Hills, Central Lonsdale and Westlynn were also popular.

The West Vancouver market had a very different experience where only 9 of 62 detached sales resulted in multiple offers however, prices continue to rebound and are up by 6.8% over last year and 1.7% over last month. While condos prices are down by -1.6% over last

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North Shore Real Estate Stats for February 2014

Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 7:01pm. 4,561 Views, 0 Comments.

In North Vancouver prices are up across all property types this February compared to last. Detached by 2.6%, townhouses by 0.6% and condos by 1.3%. West Vancouver notably experienced a 7.2% increase in detached pricing.

Sales in North Vancouver are up considerably as well with the most significant being townhouses by 47%, condos by 36% and detached by 26%. In saying that, we've noticed a large number of sales being posted over the last few weeks for single family homes so I would expect this number to bump up for March. 

Supply is generally down... buyers in the detached market don't have as much to choose from which is unfortunate. If this trend continues as more purchasers enter the real estate market this spring, we will see an upward pressure

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BC Government Reduces PPT for First-Time Buyers

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 at 11:11am. 1,271 Views, 0 Comments.

Property Transfer Tax BC

First-time home buyers received long awaited and welcome news yesterday when the provincial government released the new budget. Effective for properties registered on or after February 19th, under the First-Time Home Buyers Program, you can now purchase a home worth up to $475,000 without incurring PPT (Property Transfer Tax). They have also continued the partial exemption which now applies to homes valued between $475,000 to $500,000. 

What could this mean for you? Up to $7500 that you can put back in your pocket. Or maybe instead of buying a condo, you can now qualify to purchase a townhouse, or instead of an attached property... you can qualify for a detached home. 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver along with the BC Real Estate

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North Shore Real Estate Stats for January 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 6:13pm. 2,321 Views, 0 Comments.

In North Vancouver prices are up by approximately 4% across all property types this January compared to last. While detached sales remain relatively unchanged, North Vancouver attached sales have increased. Apartment sales are up 32% and townhouse sales are up 12% over January 2012. We've also noticed in these early weeks of February that sales on new listings are happening more quickly... and that even 60 - 120 day old listings are starting to move. 

Now let's talk inventory. The total number of detached listings is down by 23.4% compared to last January and townhouse listings are also down (by 17%). This would be why those 'older' listings are starting to sell as more buyers enter the real estate market in these early stages of spring. On the flip

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North Shore Real Estate Stats for December 2013

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 5:03pm. 557 Views, 0 Comments.

Throughout 2013, the North Shore housing market maintained a consistent balance between supply and demand. This resulted in modest price and sales increases. While we didn't see record-breaking sales months as we have in past years, it was definitely a stronger market in 2013 compared to 2012 where the market peaked in April and ended on a less than stellar note. This year, however, North Vancouver prices are up over last December and so are sales, with the exception of townhouses.

We didn't really see too much of a slow-down in December and were still showing properties as late as Christmas Eve! Buyers definitely remain on the lookout. 

North Vancouver detached home prices are up 4% over last December, condos are up by 3% and townhouses by

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North Shore Real Estate Stats for October 2013

Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 12:42pm. 1,506 Views, 0 Comments.

While pricing remains unchanged, North Vancouver real estate sales are up (again) by 38% over last October. Specifically detached sales are +35.6%, attached sales are +56%, and condos sales are +35.1%. West Vancouver is seeing the same trend, but their detached pricing increased modestly (+3%). WV detached sales are up by +56.9%, attached sales +450%, and condos sales +50%.

Let us know what you think of the new interactive graphs!

 

North Vancouver Pricing Index - Interactive Graph

 

North Vancouver Sales Index - Interactive Graph

 

West Vancouver Pricing Index - Interactive Graph

 

West Vancouver Sales Index - Interactive Graph

 

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North Shore Realty Stats for Sep 2013

Sunday, October 6th, 2013 at 12:41pm. 1,718 Views, 0 Comments.

North Vancouver real estate sales are up by 58.8% over last September and listing inventory is down. Broken out it looks like this: detached sales +71.1% and inventory -21.3, attached sales +115.4% and inventory -20.0%, and condos sales +29.5% and inventory -10.0%.

So why haven't we experienced huge fluctuations in local home values over the past year? Well, prices didn't quickly and 'artificially' inflate like in some markets, plus it's important to consider that we're in line with the 10-year sales average. The real estate market held its own during a slow market and now we're seeing things gradually get back to normal. If anybody really knows what that means.

What's impressive is that our home prices didn't see a significant decrease through the

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North Shore Realty Stats for Aug 2013

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 6:20pm. 1,140 Views, 0 Comments.

Busy summer! Sales were well above average compared to 2012 and in fact, North Vancouver experienced the highest number of sales in July and August since 2009. Despite the extremely slow pace over the past year, prices have held steady. All time highs were reached in the spring of 2012, over all property types, in North Van and bottomed out in December and January. We've slowly been edging up almost every month since. 

Last July, CMHC changed many of their rules and regulations surrounding lending which changed the market almost immediately. In retrospect, it was like somebody turned the lights off. This year, the interest rate increase(s) along with CMHC's latest announcement that they will now (annually) cap the amount that they will insure each

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North Shore Realty Stats for May 2013

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 10:41pm. 1,143 Views, 0 Comments.

Sorry, folks. The last few months have been busier than what is typical for this time of year. Mainly due to interest rate increase, I would suspect as there has been considerable first time buyer movement in the real estate market. Please bear with us as we try to catch up on our stats...hopefully!

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vancouver_real_estate_trend_may_2013Stats are provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver; feel free to view the complete REBGV Stats Package for May, 2013 on their website.

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North Shore Realty Stats for Apr 2013

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 8:17pm. 1,598 Views, 0 Comments.

We've seen modest price increases across the board yet home sales are well below average for this time of year. This means sellers need to price their properties accurately to sell quickly and for top dollar. Buyers are ready, willing and able to move on a purchase if they see value. This is evident amongst all of our clients and it is also indicated by the decrease in the average days on market for all property types in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Vancouver.

In summary, this April was not 'the busiest month on record' by any means... but the market is showing its strength in numbers so-to-speak. In recent weeks we've felt an indication that things might cool down a bit early this spring but we'll just have to wait and see!

Sellers it's

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