A Lukewarm Spring Comes to an End for the Victoria Real Estate Market

A Lukewarm Spring Comes to an End for the Victoria Real Estate Market

"May sales have ranged from a high of 1,289 in 2016 to a low of 441 in 1990, which is the year our detailed records began," adds President Woolley. "This month with 848 sales we are very close to the ten year average for overall sales in May, which is 813 properties. We are off from the ten year average in May for active listings, which is 3,838, with 3,019 active listings last month.”

A Late Spring Bloom for Victoria Real Estate Market

A Late Spring Bloom for Victoria Real Estate Market

"May sales have ranged from a high of 1,289 in 2016 to a low of 441 in 1990, which is the year our detailed records began," adds President Woolley. "This month with 848 sales we are very close to the ten year average for overall sales in May, which is 813 properties. We are off from the ten year average in May for active listings, which is 3,838, with 3,019 active listings last month.”

Victoria Real Estate Market Stalemate Continues

Victoria Real Estate Market Stalemate Continues

A total of 696 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this April, 10 per cent fewer than the 774 properties sold in April 2018 but an 8.8 per cent increase from March 2019. Sales of condominiums were down 9.8 per cent from April 2018 with 203 units sold but were up from March 2019 by 3.6 per cent. Sales of single family homes were down 12 per cent from April 2018 with 369 sold.

Victoria real estate market still adjusting to federal government changes

Victoria real estate market still adjusting to federal government changes

A total of 640 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this March, 7 per cent fewer than the 688 properties sold in March 2018 but a 52 per cent increase from February 2019. Sales of condominiums were down 7.1 per cent from March 2018 with 196 units sold but were up from February 2019 by 51.9 per cent. Sales of single family homes were down 4.5 per cent from March 2018 with 322 sold.

Victoria Real Estate Market’s Cool Conditions Continue

Victoria Real Estate Market’s Cool Conditions Continue

A total of 329 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this January, 23.7 per cent fewer than the 431 properties sold in January 2018 and a 12.3 per cent decrease from December 2018. Sales of condominiums were down 5.9 per cent from January 2018 with 111 units sold but were up from December 2018 by 7.8 per cent. Sales of single family homes were down 29.3 per cent from January 2018 with 152 sold.

Victoria Real Estate Market Responds as Expected to the Changing Market Conditions of 2018

Victoria Real Estate Market Responds as Expected to the Changing Market Conditions of 2018

“The market in 2019 will continue to be quieter than in previous years, as buyers and sellers adjust to new market conditions and government policies,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “Inventory is still quite low when you look at a longer range, which will continue to put pressure on pricing. Our overall economy is predicted to slow slightly, and that will likely mean a slower increase in interest rates but also slower growth.

The Victoria Real Estate Market Chills Out for Winter

The Victoria Real Estate Market Chills Out for Winter

A total of 498 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this November, 25.8 per cent fewer than the 671 properties sold in November of last year and a 16.7 per cent decrease from October 2018. Sales of condominiums were down 30.9 per cent from last year in November with 152 units sold. Sales of single family homes were down 20.8 per cent from 2017 with 267 sold this November.

Glynis' Market Snippets: November Edition

Glynis' Market Snippets: November Edition

Victoria’s high-tech industry is a large contributor to the demand for housing. According to the head of the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council, since 2014 this sector has grown 30% and according to Dan Gunn, chief executive of VIATEC, “Growing 30% sounds like a lot, but honestly I think the sector’s potential was higher than that,” he said. “We under performed for one specific reason – we haven’t been able to find enough skilled and experienced talent.”

Victoria real estate market’s return to balance not linear, but also not unexpected

Victoria real estate market’s return to balance not linear, but also not unexpected

“We continue to see the housing market shift into a more balanced state, though the trajectory is not smooth,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “This month had slower sales compared to last year and a slightly lower level of inventory coming into the market, but it also had an increase in sales from last month, which may surprise some people.”

Victoria Real Estate Market Continues to Stabilize

Victoria Real Estate Market Continues to Stabilize

“We are in a different market now than what we have seen for the past two years,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “And while we see inventory creeping up after the drought in 2017, especially in the multi-million-dollar range, across our region there are 30 per cent fewer homes listed for sale under $750,000 than this time last year…”

Glynis' Market Snippets: September Edition

Glynis' Market Snippets: September Edition

In August I attended Sotheby’s International Realty Canada’s first Canadian conference in Montreal. Under the leadership of President, Brad Henderson, the brand in Canada goes from strength to strength. It was an excellent opportunity for me to connect with my colleagues across the country and some from the U.S. We were able to share market information and best practices and I have come back with a renewed respect for the brand that I have chosen to represent my listings.

Victoria’s Real Estate Market Simmers at the End of Summer

Victoria’s Real Estate Market Simmers at the End of Summer

“Prices in our market are quite flat right now, with a slow, long-term trend toward a more balanced market,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “Listings have remained relatively static for months after an initial increase last spring. However, this plateau has included more high value inventory and similar to last month, fewer single family homes for sale under $750,000…”

Victoria Housing Market Still Finding Its Balance

Victoria Housing Market Still Finding Its Balance

“We are in a different market now than what we have seen for the past two years,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “And while we see inventory creeping up after the drought in 2017, especially in the multi-million-dollar range, across our region there are 30 per cent fewer homes listed for sale under $750,000 than this time last year…”

Continued uncertainty brings predictable results for the Victoria real estate market

Continued uncertainty brings predictable results for the Victoria real estate market

“June typically signals the conclusion of the busy spring market, and activity lightens into the summer,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “However, because of decelerating growth due to aggressive government implementation of policies to reduce demand, Victoria’s real estate market has been hobbled since the start of the year when federal restrictions around mortgage qualifications were rolled out…”