Vancouver condo prices, sales fall in April

By Geraldine Grones

Vancouver’s condo prices and sales both declined substantially in April.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reported a benchmark price of $656,900 in April, down by 6.9% from last year. In the city, Vancouver East fell to $547,900, down by 4.7% from last year, while Vancouver West fell to $764,600, down by 9.2% from last year.

“Greater Vancouver condo prices are falling, but prices are firming a little in the city. The smaller declines aren’t really enough to call a reversing trend, however,” Better Dwelling said.

Meanwhile, condo sales fell to a multi-year low in April. REBGV reported 885 sales in that month, down by 32.3% from last year while down by 29.45% from the median sales for the month over the past decade.

Due to declining sales, inventory was much higher in April. REBGV reported 2,644 new listings, up by 15.8% from the previous month while up by 9% from last year.

The rise in new listings pushed total active listings to a multi-year high for the month. REBGV data showed 5,796 active listings in April, up by 106% from last year. It was the highest inventory for the month since 2015.

Falling sales and rising inventory pushed the market into a better balance. The sales-to-active-listings ratio fell to 15.3% in April, down by 67.23% from last year, Better Dwelling said.

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