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SURREY, BC – The policy rate cut of 25 basis points by the Bank of Canada on June 5 was not enough to rally home sales in the Fraser Valley last month.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 1,317 sales in June, down by 13 per cent over last month and by more than 30 per cent over both last year and the 10-year seasonal average. While sales remain soft, inventory continued to build for the sixth straight month to 8,350 active listings. Active listings increased 41 per cent over June 2023 and are the highest they’ve been in five years.

“With seasonally slow sales in June and a steady increase in inventory, we’d expect to see affordability improve,” said Jeff Chadha, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “However, prices in the Fraser Valley remained relatively flat. That said, despite slow sales, properties that are well-priced are finding buyers, and are subsequently selling within three to four weeks.”

New listings dropped in June, down nine per cent from May, to 3,418. With a sales-to-active listings ratio of 16 per cent, overall market conditions are balanced. The market is considered balanced when the ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

“The June rate cut hasn’t been enough to get buyers off the sidelines,” said FVREB CEO, Baldev Gill. “Current market conditions are such that buyers and sellers are advised to have thoughtful conversations with their REALTOR® and lending professional, rather than relying on media reports about where interest rates may be heading in the future.”

Across the Fraser Valley in June, the average number of days to sell a single-family detached home was 22, while a townhome was 20. Condos took on average, 30 days to sell.

Benchmark prices in the Fraser Valley remained relatively flat in June, with the composite Benchmark price down 0.5 percent from May and down 3.2 per cent from June 2023.

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

  • Single Family Detached: At $1,528,900, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home decreased 0.1 per cent compared to May 2024 and increased 0.5 per cent compared to June 2023.

  • Townhomes: At $851,100, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome decreased 0.3 per cent compared to May 2024 and increased 0.8 per cent compared to June 2023.

  • Apartments: At $551,100, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo decreased 0.7 per cent compared to May 2024 and increased 0.4 per cent compared to June 2023.

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SURREY, BC – Slower seasonal sales helped build inventory to its highest level since September 2019 in the Fraser Valley in May, creating more balanced market conditions for home buyers and sellers. The increase in supply over the past several months has further contributed to a softening of price growth, which is good news for buyers.

Active listings increased eight per cent from April to May to 7,904 — up 42 per cent over May 2023 and 19 per cent above the 10-year average.

Sales, however, remained seasonally slow, with 1,517 transactions on the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listings Service ® (MLS®) in May, up 3 per cent from April, but down 11 per cent compared to May 2023. May sales were 21 per cent below the 10-year average.

“We are seeing an influx of inventory this spring, primarily due to slower than usual spring sales,” said Jeff Chadha, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “Growing inventory levels are helping to create a healthy balance in the market, giving buyers more options, especially as prices continue to flatten.”

New listings softened in May, down five per cent from April, to 3,760. With a sales-to-active listings ratio of 19 per cent, overall market conditions are balanced. The market is considered balanced when the ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

“While the consensus seems to indicate rate cuts in the latter half of the year, there is considerably less agreement about either magnitude or timing,” said FVREB CEO Baldev Gill. “We strongly encourage buyers to have comprehensive discussions with their REALTORS® about market conditions and how they will impact mortgage rates in the coming year.”

The average number of days townhomes and single-family detached homes are spending on the market increased slightly in May. Detached homes are spending 25 days on the market, up from 23 in April. Townhomes are spending 20 days on the market, up one day from April, and condos remain steady at 23 days on the market.

Benchmark prices in the Fraser Valley remained flat in May, with the composite Benchmark price down 0.2 percent from April and down 0.8 per cent from May 2023.

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

Single Family Detached: At $1,530,200, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home increased 0.2 per cent compared to April 2024 and increased 2.9 per cent compared to May 2023.
• Townhomes: At $853,800, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome decreased 0.03 per cent compared to April 2024 and increased 3.4 per cent compared to May 2023.
• Apartments: At $555,100, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo decreased 0.1 per cent compared to April 2024 and increased 2.9 per cent compared to May 2023.
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SURREY, BC – Supply of available homes in the Fraser Valley market continued to build last month, however buyers remained relatively hesitant, leading to a cooler resale market in April.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 1,471 transactions on its Multiple Listings Service® (MLS®) in April, up 5 per cent from March, but off by 5 per cent compared to April 2023.

While sales were the third lowest recorded for an April in the last decade, inventory continues to build, reaching levels not seen since September 2020. Active listings were 7,313, up by 18 per cent over last month and 17 per cent above the 10-year average.

“We are seeing a relatively calm and balanced market right now,” said Jeff Chadha, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “Which means buyers have time to shop around and purchase a home without the pressure of a few years ago, and while prices are holding fairly steady across all property types.”

New listings helped bolster overall inventory, increasing 33 per cent in April, to 3,976. With a sales-to-active listings ratio of 20 per cent, overall market conditions are balanced. The market is considered balanced when the ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

“There is a lot of caution in the market right now,” said FVREB CEO Baldev Gill. “Buyers are hesitant to purchase a home until the Bank of Canada lowers its rate — however we encourage anyone looking to get into the market to talk to their REALTOR® and their financial professional about what rates are available today.”

The average number of days homes are spending on the market continues to decline, with single-family detached homes spending 23 days on the market, down from 27 days in March, apartments spending 23 days on the market, down from 26 days in March and townhomes moving more quickly at 19 days, down from 20 days on the market in March.

Overall Benchmark prices edged up again in April, by 0.5 per cent from March and up 1.5 per cent over April 2023.

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

Single Family Detached: At $1,532,700, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home increased 1.0 per cent compared to March 2024 and increased 5.3 per cent compared to April 2023.

Townhomes: At $854,700, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome increased 0.9 per cent compared to March 2024 and increased 4.9 per cent compared to April 2023.

Apartments: At $561,900, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo increased 1.2 per cent compared to March 2024 and increased 5.7 per cent compared to April 2023.

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SURREY, BC – Home buyers in the Fraser Valley have more choice heading into the spring market with inventory levels for March at the highest they’ve been in the past five years.

However, March sales were slower than anticipated with 1,395 transactions recorded on the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listings Service® (MLS®), a 13 per cent increase over February, but still 31 per cent below the 10-year average. Sales were the second lowest recorded for a March in a decade. Active listings were 6,197, up by 11 per cent over last month and by 37 per cent over March 2023.

“With inventory building, buyers now have more opportunities in both the detached and attached markets compared to one year ago,” said Jeff Chadha, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “However, despite increased options, some buyers may still be waiting on the sidelines for the financing landscape to further settle before they feel comfortable getting back into the market.”

New listings increased 7 per cent in March, to 2,986 but remain 12 per cent below the 10-year average. With a sales-to-active listings ratio of 23 per cent, overall market conditions remain in seller’s market territory. The market is considered balanced when the ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

“Despite slower than anticipated sales in March, sellers who draw on the knowledge and expertise of a professional REALTOR® to help price their property appropriately, are, in some cases, getting multiple offers and are seeing their property move quickly,” said FVREB CEO Baldev Gill. “That’s why we always encourage buyers and sellers to work with their local REALTOR® who understands the changing market conditions and can protect their interests.”

The average number of days homes are spending on the market continues to decline, with single-family detached homes spending 27 days on the market, down from 35 days in February, apartments spending 26 days on the market, down from 29 days in February and townhomes moving more quickly at 20 days, down from 28 days on the market in February.

Overall Benchmark prices edged up again in March, by 1.4 per cent from February and up 4.6 per cent over March 2023.

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

Single Family Detached: At $1,517,100, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home increased 2.1 per cent compared to February 2024 and increased 8.8 per cent compared to March 2023.

Townhomes: At $846,900, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome increased 1.9 per cent compared to February 2024 and increased 7.2 per cent compared to March 2023.

Apartments: At $555,000, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo increased 1.6 per cent compared to February 2024 and increased 6.9 per cent compared to March 2023.

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SURREY, BC – Home sales in the Fraser Valley posted a second consecutive bump in February as new listings continue to rise and trend slightly above the 10-year seasonal average.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 1,235 transactions on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in February, a 32 per cent increase over January but still 21 per cent below the 10-year average for sales in the region. New listings increased to 2,797 in February, up 18 per cent from January and 4 per cent above the 10-year average.

“There is somewhat of a buzz in the market right now,” said Narinder Bains, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “We are seeing new listings come onto the market and REALTORS® continue to see more traffic at open houses, however buyers are still exercising caution. We aren’t out of the woods just yet, but the signs are pointing to a further increase in activity as we head into spring.”

Active listings in February were 5,561, up by 14 per cent over last month and up by 26 per cent over February 2023. With a sales-to-active listings ratio of 22 per cent, overall market conditions are edging into a seller’s market. The market is considered balanced when the ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

“All indications suggest we will see the Bank of Canada’s overnight rate begin to decrease mid-year, which is encouraging for buyers and sellers,” said FVREB CEO Baldev Gill. “With that confidence and the spring market on the horizon, we recommend anyone looking to buy or sell to seek the knowledge and guidance of a professional REALTOR® who can provide detailed analysis and intimate knowledge of the local market.”

The average number of days homes are spending on the market is dropping, with single-family detached homes spending 35 days on the market, down from 44 days in January, apartments spending 29 days on the market, down from 41 days in January and townhomes moving more quickly at 28 days, down from 33 days on the market in January.

After six months of decreases, overall Benchmark prices posted a slight bump in February, edging up 0.9 per cent from January and up 4.8 per cent over February 2023.

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

Single Family Detached: At $1,485,600, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home increased 1.3 per cent compared to January 2024 and increased 8.4 per cent compared to February 2023.

Townhomes: At $831,000, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome increased 0.7 per cent compared to January 2024 and increased 6.7 per cent compared to February 2023. 

Apartments: At $546,100, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo increased 1.2 per cent compared to January 2024 and increased 7.2 per cent compared to February 2023.

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SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley real estate market showed signs of recovery in January as home sales rose after six consecutive months of decline, and new listings more than doubled. 

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 938 transactions on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January, a 12 per cent increase over December and below the 10-year average for sales in the region. 

At 2,368, new listings increased 151 per cent in January, rebounding strongly from the seasonal lull seen in December. This is the largest month-over-month percentage increase in new listings in five years. 

“With January sales on the rise, we are seeing hopeful signs that optimism is returning to the market,” said Narinder Bains, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “Anticipating that we may be at the end of the Bank of Canada rate hike cycle, it appears that more buyers are considering re-entering the market as we are starting to see more traffic at open houses.”

Active listings in January were 4,877, up by 4 per cent over last month and up by 18 per cent over January 2023. The sales-to-active listings ratio was 19 per cent, representing balanced conditions in the overall market. Detached houses are in balanced market territory at 19 per cent, while both townhomes and apartments remain in seller’s market territory at 34 and 27 per cent respectively. The market is considered balanced when the ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

“Current balanced market conditions present opportunities for both buyers and sellers,” said FVREB CEO, Baldev Gill. “In today’s market, buyers and sellers have time to get preapprovals, put together offers and take the time needed to work through the purchase or sale of a home with the help of a knowledgeable and professional REALTOR®.”

The average number of days homes are spending on the market has been increasing since October, with single family detached homes spending 44 days on the market, apartments spending 41 days on the market and townhomes moving more quickly at 33 days. 

Overall Benchmark prices continued to edge downward for the sixth month in a row, losing less than half a per cent from December, and down six per cent from the 12-month peak in July.

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

  • Single Family Detached: At $1,466,100, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home decreased 0.4 per cent compared to December 2023 and increased 8.6 per cent compared to January 2023.
  • Townhomes: At $825,600, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome decreased 0.1 per cent compared to December 2023 and increased 6.9 per cent compared to January 2023.
  • Apartments: At $539,700, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo increased 0.4 per cent compared to December 2023 and increased 6.5 per cent compared to January 2023.
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SURREY, BC – High interest rates kept a lid on sales and listings in the Fraser Valley in 2023, while holding year-over-year price growth to low single digits. 

The Fraser Valley region ended the year with 14,713 sales recorded on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), a decline of four per cent over 2022 and 23 per cent below the 10-year average. New listings in the Fraser Valley were also at a 10-year low, at 29,610, eight per cent below the 10-year average. 

The composite Benchmark home price in the Fraser Valley closed the year at $988,900, down six per cent from its 2023 peak in July, but up on the year by five per cent. 

“Back-to-back mid-year interest rate hikes slowed the market despite strong sales and new listings in the spring,” said Narinder Bains, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “This left the market in overall balance for the latter half of the year, albeit at low levels of activity. We anticipate 2024 will bring increased optimism on behalf of buyers and sellers as the Bank of Canada is expected to lower interest rates before mid-year.”

December 2023

For the month of December, the Board recorded 837 sales on its MLS®, a drop of six per cent from November, but 17 per cent higher than December 2022.

At 942, new listings dropped by 54 per cent in December, but increased 17 per cent compared to December of 2022. Total active listings for December stood at 4,670, a decrease of 25 per cent month-over-month, but 19 per cent higher year-over-year. 

With a sales-to-active listings ratio of 18 per cent for December, the overall market closed out the year in balance. Detached houses closed out 2023 with a ratio of 16 per cent, while both townhomes and apartments remained in seller’s market territory at 29 and 26 per cent respectively. The market is considered balanced when the ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent. 

“2023 saw buyers and sellers adjust to new rate realities, and the impact of those high rates were reflected in the low number of sales in the Fraser Valley,” said FVREB CEO Baldev Gill. “However, as rates start to ease, we expect market activity will pick up. This will create opportunities for buyers and sellers who are advised to consult with a professional REALTOR® before jumping into the market.”

On average, properties spent approximately 41 days on the market, with single family detached homes spending 40 days on the market. Townhomes and apartments moved more quickly at 32 and 33 days respectively. 

Overall Benchmark prices continued to slide for the fifth month in a row, losing 1.5 per cent compared to November.

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity 

  • Single Family Detached: At $1,471,500, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home decreased 1.2 per cent compared to November 2023 and increased 7.1 per cent compared to December 2022
 
  • Townhomes: At $826,400, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome decreased 1.3 per cent compared to November 2023 and increased 5.3 per cent compared to December 2022.
 
  • Apartments: At $537,600, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo decreased 1.4 per cent compared to November 2023 and increased 6.9 per cent compared to December 2022.
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SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley real estate market continues to cool heading into the holiday season as buyers and sellers maintain the holding pattern seen over the latter half of this year.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 891 transactions on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, a drop of 8 per cent from the previous month, representing the 9th slowest November in a decade.

At 2,030 new listings also fell again, decreasing by 20 per cent from October and by 43 per cent since peaking in May at 3,533.

“As we head into the holiday season, buyers and sellers are busy with other priorities and will most likely continue to wait on the sidelines,” said Narinder Bains, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “We anticipate this holding pattern, defined by slow sales and declining new listings, will continue through the winter months until we see some downward movement in interest rates.”

Active listings in November were 6,254, down by 5 per cent over last month and up by 17 per cent over November 2022. The sales-to-active listings ratio was 14 per cent, creating balanced conditions in the overall market. Detached houses are in balanced market territory at 12 per cent, while both townhomes and apartments remain in seller’s market territory. The market is considered balanced when the ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

“With seasonality and high interest rates continuing to dampen sales activity, we expect to see sales slow further into early 2024,” said FVREB CEO Baldev Gill. “However, even a slow market can present opportunities, and buyers would be well-advised to work with a knowledgeable, professional REALTOR® who can provide expert advice and guidance.”

On average, properties spent approximately one month on the market, with single family detached homes spending 36 days on the market, and townhomes and apartments moving more quickly at 29 days.

Overall Benchmark prices continued to slide for the fourth month in a row, losing 1.1 per cent compared to October. 

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

• Single Family Detached: At $1,489,100, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home decreased 0.94 per cent compared to October 2023 and increased 6.22 per cent compared to November 2022.

• Townhomes: At $837,200, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome decreased 0.95 per cent compared to October 2023 and increased 5.08 per cent compared to November 2022.

• Apartments: At $545,300, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo decreased 0.02 per cent compared to October 2023 and increased 5.60 per cent compared to November 2022.

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SURREY, BC – Property sales and new listings in the Fraser Valley fell again in October as consumers continued to put home buying and selling decisions on hold in the face of elevated interest rates.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 970 transactions on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October, a drop of 12 per cent from the previous month and the fourth consecutive decrease since the 12-month high of 1,935 sales recorded in June.

At 2,535, new listings also fell again, decreasing by 11 per cent from September and by 28 per cent since peaking in May at 3,533.

“What we’re seeing in the Fraser Valley and indeed across the province is the impact of sustained high interest rates on the overall market,” said Narinder Bains, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “This has been the case since the latter half of the year so far, and we anticipate the trend will continue until we start to see some downward movement in the policy rate.”

Active listings in October were 6,580, up by less than 1 per cent over last month and up by 17 per cent over October 2022. The sales-to-active listings ratio was 15 per cent, creating balanced conditions in the overall market, with detached houses dipping into buyers’ market territory at 12 per cent. The market is considered balanced when the ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

“As the market continues to adjust to the new rate realities, pricing and financing strategies become critical,” said FVREB CEO, Baldev Gill. “A knowledgeable professional REALTOR®, armed with the latest comparative market data and neighbourhood insights, can be the key to determining optimal market timing.”

Overall benchmark prices continued to slide for the third month in a row, losing 1.4 per cent compared to September. See below for price changes by housing category. 

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

• Single Family Detached: At $1,503,300, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home decreased 1.5 per cent compared to September 2023 and increased 4.8 per cent compared to October 2022.

• Townhomes: At $845,300, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome decreased 0.4 per cent compared to September 2023 and increased 4.7 per cent compared to October 2022.

• Apartments: At $545,400, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo decreased 0.1 per cent compared to September 2023 and increased 3.7 per cent compared to October 2022.

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SURREY, BC – Continued slowing sales and a healthy rise in new listings in September has brought the Fraser Valley housing market into balance. Three months of declining sales has seen Benchmark prices dip for a second straight month.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 1,100 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in September 2023, a decrease of 13.6 per cent compared to August. Sales were up 22.6 per cent compared to September 2022. 

New listings rose to 2,860 in September, an increase of 9.1 per cent over last month, and 25.8 per cent above this time last year. Active listings have been rising since last December and grew again in September by 3.8 per cent to 6,532, 3.5 per cent below the ten-year average.

“With inventory levels continuing on a slow and steady rise, together with slow sales, what we are seeing is a more balanced market,” said Narinder Bains, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “If this trend continues, increased new listings will help to maintain a balanced market, giving buyers greater choice.”

The market for detached homes softened again in September, with a sales-to-active listings ratio of 14 per cent, down from 16 per cent in August. Demand for townhomes and apartments remained stronger (31 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively). The overall sales-to-active listing ratio is at 17 per cent, representing a balanced market. The market is considered balanced when the sales-to-active-listings ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

Benchmark prices in the Fraser Valley dipped compared to last month with losses of less than one per cent across all property types. 

“With interest rate uncertainty still in play, September sales were slower than the trends for this time of year,” said FVREB CEO, Baldev Gill. “Market activity and prices can vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood, so consulting your REALTOR® will be a vital step for buyers and sellers who need expert guidance and advice to navigate local market conditions.”

On average properties spent a minimum of three weeks on the market before selling, with townhomes and apartments moving faster (23 and 24 days, respectively) than detached homes (29 days).

• Single Family Detached: At $1,526,000, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home decreased 0.6 per cent compared to August 2023 and increased 4.6 per cent compared to September 2022.
• Townhomes: At $848,600, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome increased 0.3 per cent compared to August 2023 and increased 3.5 per cent compared to September 2022.
• Apartments: At $545,900, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo decreased 1.4 per cent compared to August 2023 and increased 3.4 per cent compared to September 2022.

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SURREY, BC – A combination of seasonal trends and cautious anticipation of the next rate announcement saw the Fraser Valley real estate market slow in August as sales fell slightly for the second month, after reaching a 15-month high in June.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recorded 1,273 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in August 2023, a decrease of 6.9 per cent compared to July. Sales were up 25.2 per cent compared to August 2022.

New listings dropped to 2,622 in August, a decrease of 8.2 per cent over last month, but 28.2 per cent above this time last year. Active listings have been rising since last December and grew again in August by 1.5 per cent to 6,291, just 7 per cent off the ten-year average.

“Many buyers are in “watchful waiting” mode as they hold off on decisions in anticipation of potential further rate changes,” said Narinder Bains, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “With prices relatively stable and active inventory on the rise, we hope to see more new listings come on stream over the next couple of months, especially if rates hold steady.”

With a sales-to-active-listings ratio of 16 per cent, the market for detached homes was balanced between supply and demand. Demand for townhomes and apartments remained stronger (38 per cent and 32 per cent, respectively). The market is considered balanced when the sales-to-active-listings ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

Benchmark prices in the Fraser Valley, remained relatively unchanged compared to last month with gains of less than one per cent across all property types. See below for more information.

“We expect to see market activity pick up heading into the fall months,” said FVREB CEO, Baldev Gill. “That said, with the uncertainty surrounding interest rates as well as the potential impact of provincial housing strategy initiatives, buyers and sellers would be well-advised to consult with a professional REALTOR® to assess any risks and opportunities before making a decision.”

On average properties spent between two and four weeks on the market before selling, with townhomes and apartments moving faster (16 and 20 days, respectively) than detached homes (25 days).

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

  • Single Family Detached: At $1,534,500, the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home decreased 0.6 per cent compared to July 2023 and increased 1.6 per cent compared to August 2022.

  • Townhomes: At $846,200, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome decreased 0.5 per cent compared to July 2023 and increased 0.9 per cent compared to August 2022.

  • Apartments: At $553,500, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo decreased 0.4 per cent compared to July 2023 and increased 2.5 per cent compared to August 2022.

    The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is an association of 5,105 real estate professionals who live and work in the BC communities of Abbotsford, Langley, Mission, North Delta, Surrey, and White Rock.


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SURREY, BC – After five months of successive increases, real estate sales in the Fraser Valley dropped in response to a combination of continued rising interest rates and the summer sales cycle.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,368 sales in July on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), a decrease of 29.3 per cent below June, but still 37.8 per cent above July 2022.

July new listings, at 2,855, were also down by 16.6 per cent compared to last month but 19.7 per cent higher than July 2022 levels, and virtually on par with the ten-year average. Active listings continued to climb, increasing by 4.3 per cent over June, bringing the total inventory available for sale in the region to 6,199.

“Summer is typically a slower period for the real estate sector and the higher interest rates are contributing to the market slowdown,” said Narinder Bains, Chair of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. “We’re seeing less traffic and fewer multiple offers as buyers and sellers put a pause on decisions and we expect this trend to continue until the fall cycle.”

The market for detached homes softened in July with a sales-to-active listings ratio of 17 per cent while demand for townhomes and apartments remained firm at 45 per cent and 36 per cent respectively. The market is considered balanced when the sales-to-active-listing ratio is between 12 per cent and 20 per cent.

Prices across all categories saw negligible increases compared to last month (see below).

“With rates at their highest levels in over 20 years and inflation still elevated, buyers and sellers are taking time to reevaluate their objectives,” said FVREB CEO Baldev Gill. “As housing options begin to take center stage on the Provincial agenda, consumers will want to consult a professional REALTOR® for a detailed picture of the market in their communities and to stay up to date on upcoming changes that may impact their decisions.”

On average, properties spent two to three weeks on the market before selling, with detached homes spending 22 days on the market, and townhomes and apartments moving slightly more quickly at 16 and 18 days, respectively.

MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity

  • Single Family Detached: At $1,543,300 the Benchmark price for an FVREB single-family detached home increased 1.1 per cent compared to June 2023 and decreased 3.1 per cent compared to July 2022.

  • Townhomes: At $850,300, the Benchmark price for an FVREB townhome increased 0.6 per cent compared to June 2023 and decreased 2.7 per cent compared to July 2022.

  • Apartments: At $555,500, the Benchmark price for an FVREB apartment/condo increased 0.6 per cent compared to June 2023 and increased 0.8 per cent compared to July 2022.
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