Hope you are enjoying all of this beautiful weather we have been having! I have some exciting news to announce and a quick market update for you.
The detached homes market has definitely cooled down. I am not seeing the same volume of Buyers and multiple offers like I was this Spring. Some homes are taking longer to sell and offers with subjects have come back into the norm. This means that Buyers have a little more choice, and can take some more time before committing to a purchase. Townhomes and condos are still quite busy. Saying that, inventory in general is still extremely low and I would not be surprised if we see the market pick back up again this Fall. If you are looking to purchase this year, it might be a good time to jump on something during this lull
The exciting news is that my team has grown! Caroline who has been a rockstar administrator for me now has her real estate license and is working with clients along with using her experience to expand all of our marketing programs for our clients. Also, Parissma has joined us as our Client Care Specialist. She brings her degree in business administration plus experience in management and accounting to strengthen our organization and client care. With the growth of my business over the last two years I want to ensure that all of my clients receive the absolute best service possible. We look forward to taking care of you in the future!
Caroline Jeklin - Real Estate Professional
Parissma Patel - Client Care Specialist
Fraser Valley home sales remained steady in July; lowest supply in forty years
Market activity in the Fraser Valley – both sales and new listings – softened in July, however buyers continued to significantly outnumber sellers resulting in inventory reaching the lowest for the month since 1981. The Board processed a total of 2,006 property sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July, a decrease of 11 per cent compared to June and a 4.5 per cent decrease compared to the same month last year. Sales continued to remain above normal for July – 15 per cent above the ten‐year average.
SURREY, BC – Market activity in the Fraser Valley – both sales and new listings – softened in July, however buyers continued to significantly outnumber sellers resulting in inventory reaching the lowest for the month since 1981.
The Board processed a total of 2,006 property sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July, a decrease of 11 per cent compared to June and a 4.5 per cent decrease compared to the same month last year. Sales continued to remain above normal for July – 15 per cent above the ten-year average.
Larry Anderson, President of the Board, said, “A summer slowdown is typical. We anticipated that once people could travel and enjoy family time safely, they would do so, and we couldn’t be happier for everyone.
“Demand for homes in our region, however, remains above average – for fourteen months we have been in a seller’s market for Fraser Valley detached homes, townhomes and condos – and yet for the last four months, new listings in our region have been decreasing.”
In July, the Board received 2,431 new listings, a decrease of 31.5 per cent compared to last year, and a decrease of 22 per cent compared to June 2021. The month ended with total active inventory sitting at 4,901, a 10.5 per cent decrease compared to June, and 33 per cent fewer than July 2020.
Baldev Gill, Chief Executive Officer of the Board, added, “To put our market in perspective, we just came off the third highest sales for July in the last ten years, while home buyers looking to invest in the Fraser Valley had the same level of inventory to choose from that they had forty years ago.
“For the market to reach equilibrium and upward pressure on prices to decrease, we need more inventory.”
Across Fraser Valley, in July, the average number of days to sell a single-family detached home was 26 and a townhome was 15 days. Apartments took, on average, 24 days to sell.
MLS® HPI Benchmark Price Activity
Find the July 2021 Statistics Package here.