BCREA Housing Market Update for September 2020

BC Real Estate Association (BCREA) has released it’s housing market update. Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson discusses the August 2020 statistics.

In BC, sales were up 42% year over year. The number of active listings were also down across the province. These conditions have created a Sellers market for the most part in the province. There was significant upward pressure on prices in August with higer demand for single family detached homes. The average price of homes in BC was pushed higher due to the demand for higher valued properties which skewed the average price higher.

Kamloops saw 349 unit sales for the month of August which was a 19.9% year over year increase. The average price also came up 8.3% over last year with an average price of $456,662. At the end of August there were 1,040 active listings which is down 21.9% year over year which equates to 3 months worth of supply on the market.

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“The Unusual World of Pandemic Economics”: Why BC’s Housing Market Remains Strong Despite COVID-19, BCREA

Vancouver, BC – Septemeber 9, 2020. The British Columbia Real Estate Association’s (BCREA) latest Market Intelligence report, The Unusual World of Pandemic Economics, points to uneven job losses across sectors, an increase in many households’ rate of savings, swift government aid, a tighter-than-ever housing supply and low interest rates as the drivers behind BC’s recent housing market highs.

“The COVID-19 recession has battered many sectors of the BC economy. However, looking at recent data in the housing market, it would be difficult to tell there was a recession at all,” says BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “In a typical recession, we would see falling demand and rising supply, but this recession is anything but typical.”

Previous BCREA forecasts anticipated housing prices would return to the pre-COVID-19 baseline in early 2021. However, a surge of pent-up demand into an undersupplied market has prices at pre-COVID-19 levels well ahead of schedule.

“Pandemic economics are proving to be very unusual. Many of the trends we are seeing are without precedent and significant uncertainty remains, but we are cautiously optimistic that this housing recovery will continue,” notes Ogmundson.

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BC Housing Markets Heat Up as Summer Ends, BCREA

Vancouver, BC – September 14, 2020. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 10,172 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August 2020, an increase of 42.8 per cent from August 2019. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $771,309, a 12.7 per cent increase from $684,093 recorded the previous year. Total sales dollar volume in August was $7.8 billion, a 61.1 per cent increase over 2019.

MLS Residential home sales August 2020 BC Real Estate sold property Kamloops realty

“Very strong provincial home sales continued in August,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “While pent-up demand from the spring is driving much of the increase, we anticipate a sustained strong level of sales through the fall.”

Total provincial active listings are still down more than 10 per cent year-over-year, with some markets even more under-supplied as the pandemic continues to keep listings low. As a result, prices are sharply rising around the province.

Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume was up 15.8 per cent to $40.4 billion, compared with the same period in 2019. Residential unit sales were up 4.9 per cent to 53,336 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 10.4 per cent to $757,504.

BC statistics information home sales around the province August 2020 sale stats Kamloops

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Kamloops District Real Estate Associations Statistics For August 2020

The Kamloops District Real Estate Association has released the latest Statistics for August 2020. With PDF documents included in the links.

MLS Activity Kamloops Real Estate Statistics Aug 2020

PDF: MLS Activity – Aug 2020

Comparative Analysis Kamloops Real Estate Statistics Aug 2020

PDF: Comparative Analysis – Aug 2020

Sales by Sub Area Kamloops Real Estate  Aug 2020

PDF: Sales by Sub Area – Aug 2020

Sales by Sub Area Out of Town Kamloops Real Estate Statistics Aug 2020

Sales by Sub Area Out of Town Kamloops Real Estate Statistics Aug 2020

PDF: Sales by Sub Area Out of Town – Aug 2020

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