BCREA announced their latest report on BC Real Estate today.
Whilst the news was good for the province as a whole figures were slightly disappointing for the Okanagan Mainline area.
reports that the dollar volume of homes sold through Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC
climbed 14.3 per cent to $43.1 billion in 2011. A total of 76,817 homes were sold in BC in 2011,
up 2.9 per cent from 2010. The average annual MLS® residential price climbed 11.1 per cent to
$561,026 over the same period.
“Low mortgage interest rates and gradually
improving economic conditions contributed to a
moderate increase in consumer demand last year,”
said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist.
“BC home sales came in about on par with their 15-
year average, but fell well below their ten-year
average of over 88,000 units.”
Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the North
experienced the largest percentage increase in unit
sales last year, while consumer demand edged
lower in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.
BC residential unit sales in December dipped 1.7 per cent to 4,186 units, while the average
MLS® residential price was 2.8 per cent lower than in December 2010.
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