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Comox Valley Real Estate Market Update for March 2021
The monthly Comox Valley Real Estate Market Update for March 2021 shows compared to a year ago, an increase in sales for the entire local area. The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price increased by 14.45% from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $661,164. There are 0.91 Months of Inventory of Single Family in the Comox Valley. It is currently a Strong Sellers Market. This month's Inventory increased to 82 Active Listings. There were 130 units listed and 90 units sold.
Swift sales in the latter half of the year is causing upward price pressure. The housing market remains strong.
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.
Single Family homes sales show rising average prices, the market is active and strong.
In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price was $656,400, up by 19 per cent from one year ago.
“It’s painfully clear that attempts to dampen demand have not moderated home prices, so the best route to making housing more affordable, particularly for first-time buyers, is to increase supply, It’s not a quick solution, but it’s the only one that makes sense long-term. And, to do that, we need all levels of government working together. Although lack of inventory is a problem throughout British Columbia, it has reached a crisis point on Vancouver Island", says 2021 VIREB president Ian Mackay.
- Seller’s Market – In a seller’s market, conditions are favourable 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 favourable, negotiating leverage, more time to search for a home, and better prices.
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