Market Update

        March 2017 _ Mortgage rates outlook

In 2017 mortgage rate continued to hike as a result of economic development.

In 2018, the future of rates will depend on Canadian economic development and inflation. Bank of Canada predicts that economy will gain momentum in 2018 if so predicated, the overnight rate of leading will move from 2% to 3% within next two years. If inflation rate remains under 2%  of Bank of Canada target rate, the 5-year mortgage qualifying rate will be increased to 15 points by the end of 2018.  The current rate is 4.99%. However, BCREA (British Columbia Real Estate Association) economic data indicates a higher rate hike.

BCREA  predicates a  5-year qualifying rate will reach 5.5 percent by the end of this year and 5.7 percent in 2019. It means less affordability for purchasers and less money for sellers. Likewise, average discounted rates for 5 years fix rate forecasted to rise 3.65% in 2018 and 4% in 2019.

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I have plans to update this page every month independently and based on MLS data. For my next update, i will include detached home market activity as well.  Meanwhile, call me if you need a detailed information,  a CMA or schedule a meeting.

January 2018,

There were many multiple offers on different properties. one particular property on Jervise street was sold $120,000 over asking price. The unit was completely updated and move in ready.

Following is the primary sale prices⃰ in all four Vancouver Downtown subareas from January 2- 28th
A quick comparison of Jan 2017 and 2018 sale data extracted for your review.

The average price per unit in 2017 was $912,000 while this number has increased dramatically over a 12 month period to $1,407,000. Affordability keeps smaller units in demand and caused significant price jump.

Coal Harbour Sold per Square foot
Average $1232
Luxury premium $2834 and $3708
Total sale 8

Downtown Sold per Square foot
Average lower side (east of the subarea e.g. Abbot St.) $961
Average $1130 - $1271
Average higher side $ 1554
Total Sale 29

West End Sold per Square foot
Average lower side $960
Average $1284
Average higher side $2496
Total sale 11

Yale Town Sold per Square foot
Average lower side 1068
Average $1226
Average higher side $1778
Luxury premium $2824
Total Sold 31


The most desirable subarea is Yaletown with 31 sales and the most expensive is Coal harbour with two sales of $6 and 11 million plus.
The lowest price per square foot recorded (in east side of downtown subarea) $961

In Jan 2017 (2-28) the total sale number was 112 in the total amount of $102,157,247.

In 2018 the total sale unit recorded 79 unites with the total amount of $111,153,500.

⃰ Data extracted from MLS. This data provided for information propose only and should not be relied upon to estimate property value. For property evaluation please contact me, I will be more than happy to arrange a free of charge market analysis for you.