The Regional Multiple Listing Service released the Market Action Report this week and the median sale price for October 2010 was $192,000 this is a 4% decrease from the median sale price for October 2009.
The Vancouver residential real estate market peaked in July 2007 with a median sale price of $269,900. Prices have now fallen 29% from that peak.
Months of supply (total inventory/monthly sales) sits at 11.1 months compared to the 6.4 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 3,552 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 320 closed sales during the month; a decrease of 40% from the same month the year before.
The fourth chart shows new listings by month. There were 680 new listings during the month; a decrease of 11% from the same month the year before.