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Found 2 blog entries for May 2011.

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has revised its forecast for home sales activity (2011 & 2012) due to the unexpected Q1 surge of activity in Greater Vancouver. National sales activity is now expected to reach 441,100 units in 2011, a decline of 1.3 per cent from 2010. This is a slight improvement from the 1.6 per cent decline forecast by CREA in February.

“The extent to which high priced sales activity in Vancouver will pitch up the average price locally, for British Columbia and nationally will likely diminish in the next couple of months in line with a seasonal increase in national activity,” Klump added. “That said, foreign investment in Vancouver residential real estate is showing no signs of slowing, so it seems likely to remain a…

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sunshine_coast_330In contrast to the near record pace witnessed at the beginning of this year, the Vancouver real estate market seems to be normalizing. With increased inflation and rising interest rates, sales are slowing particularitly in the entry level condo market; however prices are still on the rise and the market continues to be very active.

Along with a decline in the number of new listings, the frenzy of last month’s activity brought a greater balance to supply and demand. The Greater Vancouver area saw a 23.5% drop in new listings compared to last April, and a 14% decline compared to last month. The year over year drop can be attributed to a less active condo market as there were slightly more detached and townhouse sales this April compared to last.

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