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The monthly Comox Valley Real Estate Market Update for September 2020 shows compared to a year ago, September 2019, an increase in sales for the entire local area. Overall residential sales from last September in the Comox Valley were up 74% and up while the average days to sell increased overall by 28% from last September. The sales over the last 12 months are up by 12.5%, the market is strong.
While the housing market remains strong, price-gain increments appear to be diminishing. We have seen significant gains but as we head into fall the numbers have tempered, with September posting a marginal rise.
The Single Family statistics for this month point to rising average prices in both the Comox Valley and Campbell River. The market is quite active, even aggressive at times.
In spite of low inventory, pricing is still important.
“The strength of our housing market has surprised us somewhat. We frankly did not expect it to recover so quickly from the COVID-19 effect. While some area buyers are motivated by a desire for more space, COVID-19 has accelerated lifestyle changes for some consumers. Our market is quite fluid right now, which makes it difficult to determine trends, but we have noticed that some buyers are advancing their retirement plans due to the pandemic. Economic uncertainty is motivating other consumers to downsize and reduce their debt load. Correctly pricing your home is the key to a quick sale and may even result in multiple offers. Overpriced properties tend to linger whether we are in a buyers’ or sellers’ market.” says VIREB president Kevin Reid
BCREA expects unit sales on Vancouver Island to hit 8,300 in 2021, a 15 percent increase over the 7,200 sales projected this year.
|Single Family Homes|
|The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price ↑ increased by 5.78% ↑ from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $607,832. There are 1.29 Months of Inventory of Single Family in the Comox Valley. It is currently an Avg. Sellers Market. This month’s Inventory decreased to 134 Active Listings. There were 82 units listed and 104 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.
|The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price ↑ increased by 5.05% ↑ from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $355,140. There are 5.27 Months of Inventory of Lots in the Comox Valley. It is currently a Balanced Market. This month’s Inventory increased to 79 Active Listings. There were 22 units listed and 15 units sold.|
|The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price ↑ increased by 9.13% ↑ from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $320,136. There are 2.14 Months of Inventory of Condos (Apt) in the Comox Valley. It is currently an Avg. Sellers Market. This month’s Inventory decreased to 79 Active Listings. There were 23 units listed and 37 units sold.|
|Townhouse & Patio Condos|
|The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price↑ increased by 5.71% ↑ from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $409,158. There are 1.4 Months of Inventory of Condos (Twnhse & Patio) in the Comox Valley. It is currently a Avg. Sellers Market. This month’s Inventory decreased to 35 Active Listings. There were 14 units listed and 25 units sold.|
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