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BC Housing Market Update for Sept 2018

BC Housing Market Update for Sept 2018

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,573 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) across the province in September, a 33.2% decrease from the same month last year. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $685,749, down 1.1% from September 2017. Total sales dollar volume was $3.8 billion, a 34% decline from September 2017.


“BC home sales continue at a slower pace compared to last year,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “The impact on affordability and purchasing power caused by the mortgage stress test and moderately higher interest rates are negating the effect of the extraordinarily strong performance of BC’s economy over the last five years.”


Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume was down 21.3% to $45 billion, compared with the same period in 2017. Residential unit sales decreased 22.5% to 63,251 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 1.5% to $716,096.



















For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here.

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