VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE FOR MAY 2022

Spring ushers in calmer housing market trends in Metro Vancouver.



The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver saw residential homes sales total 2,918 for May 2022 which is a 31.6% decrease from this time last year (4,268) and a 9.7% decrease from the 3,232 homes sold in April 2022. Last month's sales were 12.9% below the 10-year May sales average.



Newly listed properties in May for Metro Vancouver reached 6,377 for all property types. This equates to a 4.4% increase from April 2022 (6,107) and a 10.5% decrease compared to May 2021 (7,125).


Analysts generally agree that downward pressure on home prices occur when the sales-to-active ratio dips below 12% which is referred to as a Buyer’s Market, whereas home prices experience upward pressure when it goes beyond 20%, also referred to as a Seller’s Market. A Balanced Market is between the two. Metro Vancouver saw an increase in the combined sales-to-active ratio from last month keeping us in a Seller's Market.



Broken down by property type, the sales-to-active ratio for April 2022 is 25.3% for detached homes, 47.1% for townhouses, and 45% for condos. This means that townhouses are in a high Seller's Market, condos are in a Seller's Market as well and the detached sector is still in a Seller's Market.



The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports that the composite benchmark price is currently above $1 million at $1,261,100 this represents a 14.7% increase over May 2021.


The total sales for May 2022 were 2,918. This works out to 793 detached homes with a benchmark price of $2,093,600, 520 townhouses with a benchmark price of $1,141,200 and 1,605 apartments with a benchmark price of $779,700.




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