Monday, September 20, 2010

Vancouver RMLS Market Action Report – August 2010

The Regional Multiple Listing Service released the Market Action Report this week and the median sale price for August 2010 was $213,400 this is a 3% decrease from the median sale price for August 2009.

The Vancouver residential real estate market peaked in July 2007 with a median sale price of $269,900. Prices have now fallen 21% from that peak.

Months of supply (total inventory/monthly sales) sits at 11.9 months compared to the 8.0 months of supply for the same month last year. A balanced market has about 7 months of supply.

The first graph compares the median and average sale price with the months of supply. Click on any graph for a sharper image.


The second graph shows the total supply of homes available for sale. This is simply a calculation of the months closed sales multiplied by the months of supply. There are currently 3,831 homes for sale; this is an increase of 4% from the same month the year before.



The third chart shows closed sales by month. There were 322 closed sales during the month; a decrease of 30% from the same month the year before.

The fourth chart shows new listings by month. There were 866 new listings during the month; a decrease of 1% from the same month the year before.


The final graph shows how affordable the median priced home is for a family of four. History indicates the ratio is usually between 2.5 and 3.0, the current ratio is 3.05.


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