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April 2020 Victoria Real Estate Market Stats

April 2020 Victoria Real Estate Market Stats

Victoria Real Estate Market Continues to React to COVID-19 Pandemic

We are continuing to see the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local real estate market reflective in the number of home sales. Numbers are much lower than what we expect to see this spring and new listings are slow to come to market as owners wait to see what our community’s trajectory is over the course of this pandemic. As a result, the available inventory of properties for sale remains lower than in April last year. Like so many other industries, much of the real estate market is watching, waiting and adapting.

“Real estate services and REALTORS® were declared an essential service by our province in March in order to protect consumers who need to make real estate transactions during this time,” adds Sandi-Jo Ayers. “This responsibility has opened opportunities for our profession to adapt our way of doing business to ensure our community’s health is protected. Technology has allowed us to move much of our work online. Now you can participate in an open house from the comfort of your couch and manage your contracts and negotiations securely online. Of course, the vast majority of transactions still require an in-person showing at some point and so local Realtors are ensuring they are adhering to the advice of the Provincial Health Officer. We know that we are in complex times, but also that some people need to buy and sell. Our message has been and will be moving forward – if you need us, we are here.”

April 2020 Victoria Real Estate Market Stats

April 2020 Victoria Real Estate Market Stats

April 2020 Victoria Real Estate Market Stats shows a total of 287 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this April, 58.8 per cent fewer than the 696 properties sold in April 2019 and 52.8 per cent fewer than the previous month of March 2020.

  • Sales of condominiums were down 64 per cent from April 2019 with 73 units sold.
  • Sales of single family homes were down 55.8 per cent from April 2019 with 163 sold.
  • There were 2,305 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of April 2020, 16.2 percent fewer properties than the total available at the end of April 2019 but a 2.4 per cent increase from the 2,252 active listings for sale at the end of March 2020.

The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core in April 2019 was $843,500. The benchmark value for the same home in April 2020 increased by 4.6 per cent to $882,700, 0.6 per cent more than March’s value of $877,700. The MLS® HPI benchmark value for a condominium in the Victoria Core area in April 2019 was $512,700 while the benchmark value for the same condominium in April 2020 increased by 3.5 per cent to $530,700, 0.2 per cent less than the March value of $531,900.

 

Original Source: VREB 


This is a time we are all evaluating what our home really mean to us.

Many are falling more in love with our home, rekindling an appreciation for it more than ever.

Some realizing that our home no longer fits our family’s needs.

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