Housing Demand Improves in July, BCREA

Vancouver, BC – August 13, 2019. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 7,930 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July, an increase of 12.4 per cent from the same month last year. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $684,497, a decline of 1.6 per cent from July 2018. Total sales dollar volume was $5.43 billion, a 10.5 per cent increase from the same month last year.

“BC home sales climbed higher for the first time in 18 months on a year-over-year basis in July,” said BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir. Housing demand has also trended higher since March, rising 21 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis. “Households appear to be adjusting to the tighter credit environment as the shock of the B20 stress test dissipates.” 

MLS® residential active listings in the province trended lower in July, down 3 per cent from June and 6 per cent from April on a seasonally adjusted basis. Active listings were up 12.4 per cent to 41,621 units on a year-over year basis, while overall market conditions remained unchanged from 12 months ago with the sales-to-active listings ratio at 19.1 per cent.   

Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume was down 18.9 per cent to $30 billion, compared with the same period in 2018. Residential unit sales decreased 14.4 per cent to 43,612 units, while the average MLS® residential price was down 5.3 per cent to $687,413.

Kamloops District Real Estate Associations Statistics For June 2019, Second Quarter

Kamloops District Real Estate Associations Statistics For June 2019, Second Quarter. Click on the image below to enlarge or PDF documents included in the links below.

MLS Activity - June 2019

PDF: MLS Activity

Comparative Analysis - June 2019

PDF: Comparative Analysis

Sales by Sub-Area

PDF: Sales by Sub-Area

Sales by Sub-Area

PDF: Sales by Sub-Area – Quarter 2 2019

Sales by Sub-Area Out of Town

Sales by Sub-Area Out of Town

PDF: Sales by Sub-Area Out of Town

Sales by Sub-Area Out of Town - Quarter 2 2019

Sales by Sub-Area Out of Town - Quarter 2 2019

PDF: Sales by Sub-Area Out of Town – Quarter 2 2019

BCREA Housing Market Update for June 2019

BCREA has released their Housing Market Update for June 2019, reflecting on the statistics from May 2019.

A lot of the province of BC has seen an increase in the inventory of homes on the market. The lower mainland areas have seen some serious pressure on prices. Kamloops however has remained strong. In May 2019 there were 327 sales in Kamloops. This was a volume drop of 6.6% year over year.

The average price of a home in Kamloops is $427,831 which is a 9.5% year over year change. At the end of May 2019, there were 1,223 active listings which means that Kamloops has a supply of 3.7 months. That is also a 2.9% increase in the number of listings available for sale in the region.

Other areas such as the Okanagan board have seen a much larger increase in inventory resulting in a slower moving market in comparison to Kamloops and district.

Contact us anytime if you have any questions about the statistics and how this affects you as a Buyer or Seller in the Kamloops Real Estate market.

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