Nanaimo Real Estate Market Update – February 2021

Nanaimo Real Estate Market Update for February 2021

 
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Nanaimo Real Estate Market Update for February 2021

The monthly Nanaimo Real Estate Market Update for February 2021 shows compared to a year ago, an increase in sales for the entire local area. Overall residential sales from last February in the Nanaimo were up 99% and up while the average days to sell was down by 28% from last February. The sales over the last 12 months are down by 18%, the market is still very strong.  

Incredibly swift sales in Single Family Detached homes is really causing upward price pressure. There is only 1 month of inventory in homes. The housing market remains strong. For apartments inventory is much larger with 2 months. We have seen significant gains but as we head into winter the numbers have tempered but not as much as expected.

  • Single Family homes sales show rising average prices, the market is active and strong.  
  • In the Nanaimo benchmark price rose by 12 per cent, hitting $617,700, a slight increase 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 Nanaimo. It is normally a more stable price indicator than average prices. 

 

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

Single Family Homes

The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price increased by 12.62% from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $638,651. There are 0.84 Months of Inventory of Single Family in Nanaimo. It is currently a Strong Sellers Market. This month’s Inventory increased to 122 Active Listings. There were 170 units listed and 145 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
The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price increased by 6.51% from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $344,550. There are 2.14 Months of Inventory of Lots in Nanaimo. It is currently a Avg. Sellers Market. This month’s Inventory decreased to 45 Active Listings. There were 18 units listed and 21 units sold.
Apartment Condos

The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price increased by 5.43% from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $326,883. There are 1.06 Months of Inventory of Condos (Apt) Nanaimo. It is currently a Avg. Sellers Market. This month’s Inventory decreased to 55 Active Listings. There were 32 units listed and 52 units sold.

Townhouse & Patio Condos
The Average 12 Month to Date Sale Price increased by 5.92% from the previous 12 month period. The 12 Month to Date Average Sale Price was $423,752. There are 0.88 Months of Inventory of Condos (Twnhse & Patio) in Nanaimo. It is currently a Strong Sellers Market. This month’s Inventory decreased to 22 Active Listings. There were 24 units listed and 25 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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