Comox Valley Stats July 2020
 
By Gordon McKinlay
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Comox Valley Real Estate Market Update for July 2020

The monthly Comox Valley Real Estate Market Update for July 2020 shows compared to a year ago, July 2019, a decrease in sales for the entire local area. Overall sales from last July in the Comox Valley were down 18% and up while the average days to sell increased overall by 39% from last July 2020. The statistics show the Comox Valley is still in recovery however the market is getting back to normal. 

  •  Single Family homes sales have been catching up, 12 months to date there was 740 sales while last year sales were 773. In the 12 months, we are only 4% lower than last year. 
  • In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price reached $557,500, up by 8% from one year ago. Benchmark pricing tracks the value of “middle-of-the-range” or “typical” homes and excludes the extreme high-end and low-end properties in Campbell River. It is normally a more stable price indicator than average prices. 

“Our housing market has seemingly rebounded from the COVID-19 dip we witnessed in April,” says VIREB president Kevin Reid. “We believe that the recovery is being fueled by low interest rates and supply shortages, and we’re cautiously optimistic that the turnaround will last…An interesting development we’re noting is that there seems to be more demand for single-family homes and less interest in condominiums and townhouses at the moment,” adds Reid. 

Source: Vancouver Island Real Estate Board – MLS® Statistics ​​​

Single Family Homes
Single Family - Comox Valley Real Estate Market - Jul 2020 The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price ↑ increased by 3.95% ↑ from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $627,494. There are 3.21 Months of Inventory of Single Family in the Comox Valley. It is currently a Soft Sellers Market. This month’s Inventory increased to 273 Active Listings. There were 150 units listed and 85 units sold.

PLEASE NOTE: SINGLE FAMILY property does NOT INCLUDE acreage with a house, condominiums, duplex/triplex, mobile homes/on a pad, single-family waterfront or single-family strata. LOTS do NOT INCLUDE acreage or waterfront acreage.
Lots
Lot - Comox Valley Real Estate Market - Jul 2020 The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price ↑ increased by 1.56% ↑ from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $362,127. There are 9.86 Months of Inventory of Lots in the Comox Valley. It is currently a Strong Buyers Market. This month’s Inventory increased to 69 Active Listings. There were 9 units listed and 7 units sold.
Apartment Condos
Apartment Condo - Comox Valley Real Estate Market - Jul 2020 The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price ↑ increased by 3.38% ↑ from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $306,208. There are 11.56 Months of Inventory of Condos (Apt) in the Comox Valley. It is currently a Strong Buyers Market. This month’s Inventory increased to 104 Active Listings. There were 22 units listed and 9 units sold.
Townhouse & Patio Condos
Townhouse Condo - Comox Valley Real Estate Market - Jul 2020 The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price ↑ increased by 1.96% ↑ from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $391,138. There are 2.22 Months of Inventory of Condos (Twnhse & Patio) in the Comox Valley. It is currently a Avg. Sellers Market. This month’s Inventory decreased to 60 Active Listings. There were 25 units listed and 27 units sold.

Market Legend

  • Seller’s Market – In a seller’s market, conditions are favorable for sellers to get higher prices for their homes. The number of buyers who want homes exceeds the number of homes available. In this type of market, the homes sell quickly, prices will increase, and a large number of buyers are available for a minimal inventory of homes. These characteristics have implications for the buyer who has to make decisions quickly, must pay more, and frequently has their conditional offers rejected.
  • Balanced Market – In a balanced market, the number of homes on the market is equal to the demand or number of buyers. Houses sell within a reasonable period, the demand equals supply, sellers accept reasonable offers, and prices are generally stable. The implications for the buyer in this type of market are that the atmosphere is more relaxed. There is a reasonable number of homes from which to choose.
  • Buyer’s Market – A buyer’s market allows buyers to come in at lower prices. The supply of homes on the market exceeds the demand or the number of buyers. Homes will be on the market longer, fewer buyers will be available compared to the higher inventory of homes, and house prices are reduced. The implications for the buyers in this type of market are more favorable, negotiating leverage, more time to search for a home, and better prices.

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