Jun 2008 1

Growing supply stabilizes market conditions

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The Greater Vancouver housing market continued its re-balance between sales and listings last month. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver declined 30.7 per cent in May 2008 to 3,002 from the 4,331 sales recorded in May 2007.

New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties increased 20.2 per cent to 7,390 in May 2008 compared to May 2007, when 6,149 new units were listed.

?With more property listings and a decline in the number of sales, prices are not increasing as rapidly, now down to single digits overall, which is good news from an affordability standpoint,? said REBGV president, Dave Watt. ?The housing market is at a balanced state, sellers have more competition and buyers have more selection to choose from.?
Stats May 2008

Click on the graph to enlarge it. You can download the whole May 2008 report here.

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