North Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Update
 
By Gordon McKinlay
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North Vancouver Island Market Update for April 2020

The monthly North Vancouver Island Market Update for April 2020 shows compared to a year ago, April 2019, a decrease in sales for the entire local area. North Vancouver Island sales were decreased by 50% while Campbell River sales were down 61% and Comox Valley sales decreased by 65%. 

Due to the health of the market prior to the COVID pandemic, the market has not seen sharp declines in prices as of right now. However, if the volume of sales continues to be severely depressed downward pressure on prices will cause prices to drop.  However, there are positive signs that the region has begun a slow march to normalcy which will help to increase sales volume and ease pressure on prices. 

In North Vancouver Island Single Family Home prices saw a slight increase of 3%. 

Due to the health of the market prior to the COVID pandemic, the market has not seen declines in prices as of right now. If the volume of sales continues to be severely depressed downward pressure on prices will cause prices to drop.  However, there are positive signs that the region has begun a slow march to normalcy which will help to increase sales volume and ease pressure on prices. 

Now more than ever sellers and buyers will rely on technology -such as virtual tours – which can help a large part of the real estate transaction occur without face-to-face interaction.

Source: Vancouver Island Real Estate Board – MLS® Statistics 

Single Family Homes
Single Family - North Island Real Estate Market - Apr 2020 The Average Sale Price this year ↑ increased by 7% ↑ from last year. This year’s Average Sale Price was $232,310. There are 6.13 Months of Inventory of Single-Family in North Vancouver Island. It is currently a Soft Buyers Market. This month’s Inventory increased to 49 Active Listings. There were 13 units listed and 8 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 - North Island Real Estate Market - Apr 2020 The Average Sale Price this year ↓ decreased by 6%   from last year. This year’s Average Sale Price was $33,806. There are 100 Months of Inventory of Lots in North Vancouver Island. It is currently a Strong Buyers Market. This month’s Inventory remained the same to 20 Active Listings. There were 0 units listed and 0 units sold.
Apartment Condos
Apartment Condo - North Island Real Estate Market - Apr 2020 The Average Sale Price this year ↑ increased by 17% ↑ from last year. This year’s Average Sale Price was $63,721. There are 100 Months of Inventory of Condos (Apt) in the North Vancouver Island. It is currently a Strong Buyers Market. This month’s Inventory increased to 19 Active Listings. There were 2 units listed and 0 units sold.
Patio Condos
No Patio Condos Available or Sold
Townhouse Condos
No Townhouse Condos Available or 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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