According to the Board, by the end of May, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed a total of 805 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, an increase of 17% compared to sales in April and a decrease of 47% compared to the 1,517 sales during May of last year.
Chris Shields, President of the Board, observes, “This is an encouraging sign. Real estate is an essential service and it’s one of the most important economic drivers in BC’s economy.
“Realtors and consumers deserve to be congratulated. It’s not easy to adapt quickly to physical distancing, virtual tools and strict personal safety protocols and yet we’re seeing more and more transactions happening daily as we all get more comfortable and confident with the new normal.”
Based on the board report “The Fraser Valley Board received 2,207 new listings in May, a 56% increase compared to April’s intake of 1,416 new listings and a 38% decrease compared to May of last year. May finished with 6,454 active listings, an increase of 8% compared to April’s inventory and a decrease of 24% year-over-year.”
In May, the average number of days to sell an apartment was 38; 36 for townhomes and 31 for single family detached.
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White Rock / South Surrey
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This blog post is based on market data provided by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) www.fvreb.bc.ca