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Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2020

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2020

According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board record‐shattering December caps an unexpected year in Fraser Valley real estate.

As released by the FVREB this January “in a year when the real estate market was at a standstill for months due to COVID‐19, total annual sales in the Fraser Valley still finished 12.4% above the 10‐year average due to unrelenting, pent‐up consumer demand during the second half of 2020.  In December, the Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed a staggering 2,086 sales, the strongest December on record and 81.2% above normal for the month. New listings in December, were the second-highest on record at 1,502. By month’s end, active inventory finished below typical levels, at 3,949 units.

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reported the total sales volume for the year in Fraser Valley was 19,926; an increase of 28.7% compared to 2019’s 15,487 sales and placing it fourth-highest for annual sales since 2011.

Chris Shields, President of the Board, observes, “The pandemic upended everything in 2020 and how the real estate market responded to it was nothing short of remarkable. No one could have anticipated a six‐month stretch like we’ve just experienced. Typical seasonal cycles did not apply, how we conduct business had to change to keep the public safe; and most unexpected, has been the unwavering demand for family‐sized homes in our region and so far, there is no sign of it slowing down.”

Find all the infographics related to the May Market Statistics by visiting the Facebook Album.

Abbotsford

Cloverdale

Langley

Mission

North Delta

North Surrey

Surrey Central

White Rock / South Surrey

 

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley

Macdonald Realty has offices in North Delta, White Rock/South Surrey, and Langley.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) www.fvreb.bc.ca

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2020

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2020

According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board the housing market activity reaches historic levels in November.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,173 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, an increase of 54.7% compared to the 1,405 sales in November of last year, and an 8.3% decrease month‐over‐month compared to 2,370 sales in October.

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reported that they received 2,217 new listings in November, a 28.0% decrease compared to October’s intake and an 18.1% increase compared to the 1,877 new listings received during the same month last year. For November, it was the second-highest volume of new inventory in the last decade.

Chris Shields, President of the Board, observes, “We’re running out of superlatives. We expected November activity to moderate due to the season, but the desire for family‐sized homes and their benefits continues to dominate. Since the summer, we’ve seen the strongest demand in our Board’s 99‐year history specifically for single‐family detached and townhomes.

Find all the infographics related to the May Market Statistics by visiting the Facebook Album.

Abbotsford

Cloverdale

Langley

Mission

North Delta

North Surrey

Surrey Central

White Rock / South Surrey

 

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley

Macdonald Realty has offices in North Delta, White Rock/South Surrey, and Langley.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) www.fvreb.bc.ca

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2020

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2020

According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board the housing market activity reaches historic levels in October.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,370 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October, an increase of 48.9% compared to the 1,592 sales in October of last year, and a 6.2% increase month-over-month compared to the 2,231 sales in September.

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reported that in October the board finished with 6,872 active listings, a decrease of 6.8% compared to September and a decrease of 7.1% year-over-year. Last month’s active listings were 11.9%  below the ten-year average for October.

Chris Shields, President of the Board, observes, “The situation is unprecedented. We are in the middle of a pandemic and in many of our communities we are seeing a strong seller’s market for townhomes and single-family homes priced correctly. For example, in Langley, our current supply of detached homes would sell in 1.4 months if no new listings became available. And for Mission townhomes, we have zero months of inventory.

Find all the infographics related to the May Market Statistics by visiting the Facebook Album.

Abbotsford

Cloverdale

Langley

Mission

North Delta

North Surrey

Surrey Central

White Rock / South Surrey

 

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley

Macdonald Realty has offices in North Delta, White Rock/South Surrey, and Langley.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) www.fvreb.bc.ca

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2020

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2020

According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board the housing market activity reaches historic levels in September.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,231 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September, an increase of 66.1% compared to the same month last year and an increase of 9.4%t compared to August
2020. This is the highest recorded sales for September in the history of FVREB.

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reported that in the last three months, Fraser Valley has seen a defined shift in demand towards single-family detached homes with sales in July through to September garnering 47% of the three main residential types, compared to 43% during the same period last year.

Chris Shields, President of the Board, observes, “Our homes have never been more important. Across the Fraser Valley,
we’re seeing a trend towards buyers looking for more space and livability in both single‐family homes and townhomes.
“For many existing homeowners and first‐time buyers, their buying power is greater than it’s been in a long time.
Interest rates are very low, people have saved money over the last few months, and they’re choosing to invest it in their
most important asset. Sellers are also recognizing that with lower than normal inventory, this is a smart time to list.”

Find all the infographics related to the May Market Statistics by visiting the Facebook Album.

Abbotsford

Cloverdale

Langley

Mission

North Delta

North Surrey

Surrey Centra

 

White Rock / South Surrey

 

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley

Macdonald Realty has offices in North Delta, White Rock/South Surrey, and Langley.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) www.fvreb.bc.ca

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2020

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2020

According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) saw the second-highest number of property sales and the highest number of new listings in August within the last two decades, when 2,298 sales were recorded in August 2005.

The FVREB processed a total of 2,039 sales in August, a decrease of 2.9% compared to sales in July, but an increase of 57.2% compared to the 1,297 sales during August of last year. Last month’s sales were 39% above the ten-year average for August, representing the highest August in the last decade and second only to what was recorded back in August 2005.

Chris Shields, President of the Board, indicated that, “we are seeing better sales volumes increase month over month because buyers are recognizing that the Fraser Valley offers increased choice and diversified housing opportunities, while offering more value as well.”

“In an unusual situation given the pandemic, we remain cautiously optimistic and are encouraged by the numbers we are
seeing,” added Shields.

Find all the infographics related to the May Market Statistics by visiting the Facebook Album.

Abbotsford

Cloverdale

Langley

Mission

North Delta

North Surrey

Surrey Central

White Rock / South Surrey

 

 

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley

Macdonald Realty has offices in North Delta, White Rock/South Surrey, and Langley.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) www.fvreb.bc.ca

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2020

Abbotsford, Mission, Surrey and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2020

According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) saw the second-highest number of both property sales and new listings ever recorded in July.

The FVREB processed a total of 2,100 sales in July, an increase of 22.2% compared to sales in June and an increase of 44% compared to the 1,458 sales during July of last year. Last month’s sales were 25.5%  above the ten year average for July and second only to July 2015.

Chris Shields, President of the Board, observes, “In the context of the current pandemic environment, our market is significantly ahead of what we anticipated. We’re seeing market conditions representing a seller’s market for townhomes and single-family homes in the Fraser Valley. For example, in North Delta, Cloverdale, Langley, Abbotsford and Mission, for every 100 active detached listings, 40 or more sold in July.”

“We attribute it to continued pent-up demand from what would have been a strong spring market for us; and clearly, near record-setting low interest rates. Buyers should take note that in some of our communities, the lack of supply and increase in demand is putting upward pressure on home prices. The average price of a detached home in our region set a record high in July, last set two years ago during the same month.”

Find all the infographics related to the May Market Statistics by visiting the Facebook Album.

Abbotsford

Cloverdale

Langley

Mission

North Delta

North Surrey

Surrey Central

White Rock / South Surrey

 

 

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley

Macdonald Realty has offices in North Delta, White Rock/South Surrey, and Langley.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) www.fvreb.bc.ca