The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 9,164 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September 2021, a decrease of 19.9 per cent from September 2020. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $913,471, a 14 per cent increase from $801,241 recorded in September 2020. Total sales dollar volume was $8.4 billion, an 8.6 per cent decline from last year.
“Home sales have settled at levels that are slightly above the long-term average,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “The main story in all markets continues to be a severe lack of listings supply, particularly in Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Interior markets.”
Total active residential listings were down 36.8 per cent year-over-year in September for the province as a whole and were more than 50 per cent below last September’s levels in the Fraser Valley and Victoria.
Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume was up 81.8 per cent to $90.4 billion, compared to the same period in 2020. Residential unit sales were up 52.4 per cent to 99,182 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 19.3 per cent to $911,195.
Looking at the Interior and Central Okanagan Region, average prices are up 16.4% on September 2020, listings are down 43.3% on last year, and with a sales to active listings ratio of 41.1%, we remain in a Sellers Market.