BCREA Housing Market Update for November 2022

The BC Real Estate Association released it’s latest housing market update for November 2022 where they discuss the October 2022 statistics. In BC the housing activity increased slightly in October versus Sepember but is still slow by historical standards. The number of sales are down 45.5% year over year and this is about 30% lower than what is considered normal for this time of year. The number of active listings were up 51.9% compared to the near-record low inventory levels from last year. Even though we have seen an increase in active listings, they have been flat for the last 3 months. The market right now for the province is in balanced territory – it is not a sellers nor a buyer’s market. BCREA also states that this is not the case for all regions or even the housing types, where the market is more in the Buyer’s market range. The MLS average price for BC was down 3.1% for October. Average prices have come down significantly since the peak levels reached in February of 2022. Most markets in BC have seen price levels flatten for the last few months. The Home Price Composite index which is not suceptable to being influenced by the composite of sale types shows that home prices are down from the peak levels but still remain higher than this time last year. The HPI for the interior is up 6.1% for September and 3.2% for October.

For Kamloops there were 168 unit sales in the month of October which is a 46.9% decrease from this time last year. The average price is $592,617 which is a 3.9% year over year change. Kamloops had a 57.5% increase in active listings with 937 units on the market. That equates to 5.6 months worth of sales. The Kamloops market has definitely shifted towards more of a buyer’s market however we do see small pockets in the market were we are experiencing higher demand and at times multiple offers.

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