Q2 [April - June] 2018
North Shore 2018 First Half real estate sales were well below 2017 levels led by Second Quarter declines.
In North Vancouver, Second Quarter (Q2) sales were 24.6 per cent below Q2 2017, while first half (Jan-June) sales were down 19.5 per cent. New listings rose 11.2 per cent for the quarter and were up 8.4 per cent for the first half of the year compared to 2017.
With diverging sales and listings, the absorption rate (sales-to-active listings) continued to trend down, finishing June at 24.8 per cent. By property type, the ratios for June were: 17.0 per cent for detached homes, 34.4 per cent for townhomes, and 38.7 per cent for apartments.
In West Vancouver, Q2 sales were 39.7 per cent below Q2 2017, while first half sales were down 37.7 per cent. New listings rose 11.2 per cent for the quarter, and were up 8.4 per cent for the first half of the year.
For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for June 2018 was 6.9 per cent. By property type, the ratios for June were: 5.4 per cent for detached homes, 10.0 per cent for townhomes, and 14.3 per cent for apartments.
What we are Seeing.
We are starting to see homes that represent better value relative to previous highs, though in general the market continues to be inconsistent, with select homes experiencing quick sales, while the majority of properties are taking longer to sell with some being withdrawn from the market.
Beyond the stats, we saw reduced activity across our listings with fewer agent showings and buyer inquiries, and less traffic to opens - perhaps somewhat seasonal, though after 6 months of declines indicative of a shift in the market.
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JUNE 2018 STATS
NORTH VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE MARKET
STATS + TRENDS // June 2018
|North Vancouver Listings and Sales Stats|
|Average Sale Price [SF] ($)||1,638,000||1,683,500||-2.7|
|Days on Market||13||8||62.5|
WEST VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE MARKET
STATS + TRENDS // June 2018
|West Vancouver Listings and Sales Stats|
|Average Sale Price [SF] ($)||2,865,000||2,867,500||-0.1|
|Days on Market||22||20||10.0|
Note: Sales, listings, and price stats are from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver as of the date published. Historical Days on Market and Average Sale Price are calculated as the Medians. Medians not available for periods with less than 20 sales.