Spring delivers greater balance to Greater Vancouver housing market

VANCOUVER, B.C. – May 2, 2013 – A closer relationship between home buyer demand and
the supply of homes for sale has been having a stabilizing impact on home prices in the Greater
Vancouver housing market over the last three months.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in
Greater Vancouver reached 2,627 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April 2013. This
represents a 6.1 per cent decrease compared to the 2,799 sales recorded in April 2012, and an
11.9 per cent increase compared to the 2,347 sales in March 2013.
Last month’s sales equate to the lowest April total in the region since 2001 and 20.9 per cent
below the 10-year sales average for the month.
“While the number of home sales remains below average, properties that are priced right are
selling and we’re seeing greater balance between buyer demand and the number of homes listed
for sale. This is having a steadying influence on home prices in the region,” says Sandra Wyant,
REBGV president. click here for complete report.

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