Strong May

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 8,729 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, up 13.9 per cent from May 2013.

Total Sales

  • Dollar volume was $ 4. 9 billion, an increase of 20.6 per cent compared to a year ago.
  • The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $565,233, up 5.8 per cent from the same month last year.

The Numbers

Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist of BCREA says “Consumer demand was noticeably stronger last month, with unit sales posting their highest level for the month of May since 2007.”

The Opinion

“Rock bottom mortgage rates are inducing many would – be home buyers to enter the market this spring. Most B.C. markets are now in balanced conditions, with home prices up in nine of 11 board areas.”

5 Months

  • During the first five months of the year, BC residential sales dollar volume was up nearly 26 per cent to $ 18.8 billion, compared to the same period last year.
  • Residential unit sales were up almost 17 per cent to 32,894 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 7.7 per cent at $571,648
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*Disclaimer: Statistics Courtesy REBGV. While believed to be accurate they are not guaranteed.
**Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

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