Vancouver, BC – January 30, 2013. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) releasedits 2013 First Quarter Housing Forecast Update today.BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential salesare forecast to increase 5.6 per cent to 71,450 unitsthis year, before increasing a further 6.1 per cent to75,830 units in 2014. The five-year average is 74,600unit sales, while the ten-year average is 86,800 unitsales. A record 106,300 MLS® residential sales were recorded in 2005.“2013 is shaping up to be a transitional
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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)reports that a total of 67,637 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service®(MLS®) in BC during 2012, a decline of 11.8 per cent compared to 2011. Total sales dollarvolume declined 19.1 per cent to $34.8 billion over the same period. The annual average MLS®residential price in the province was$514,836 in 2012, down 8.3 per cent from
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hold firm as home buyers and sellers conclude 2012 from the sidelines
The Greater Vancouver housing market
experienced below average home sale totals, typical home listing activity and
modest declines in home prices in 2012.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
(REBGV) reports that total sales of detached, attached and apartment properties
in 2012 reached 25,032, a 22.7 per cent decline from the 32,387 sales recorded
in 2011, and an 18.2 per cent decrease from the 30,595 residential sales in
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