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Markets Remain in Balance Heading into Summer

Published on June 13, 2024

Vancouver, BC – June 13, 2024. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that 8,075 residential unit sales were recorded in Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) systems in May 2024, a 11.6 per cent decrease from May 2023. The average MLS® residential price in BC in May 2024 was down 1.5 per cent at $1 million, compared to an average price of $1.02 million in May 2023. The total sales dollar volume was $8.1 billion, a 13 per cent decline from the same time the previous year.

 

 

“Markets could not match the surge in home sales that occurred this time last year,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “However, we are starting to see a pick-up in sales activity to more normal levels, which, combined with rising inventory, is helping to keep markets in balanced territory.”

Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume was up 2.7 per cent to $31.5 billion, compared with the same period in 2023. Residential unit sales were flat year-over-year at 31,573 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 2.6 per cent to $997,899.

 

 

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