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Metro Vancouver Real Estate Market February 2024 Update

Updated: Apr 5

According to The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) in February 2024, the real estate market in Metro Vancouver experienced a significant increase in the number of home sellers, which helped to increase the inventory of available homes. This increase in sellers was in response to a slow January, but new listings rose by an impressive 31% compared to the previous year, which has resulted in renewed activity in the market.

Metro Vancouver Real Estate Market February 2024 Update

Easing Market Pressure

With residential property sales totalling 2,070 in February 2024, marking a significant 13.5% increase from the previous year, the market experienced a welcome alleviation of pressure. The surge in new listings offered buyers more options, balancing the scales and providing relief from the tightening conditions seen earlier.

Competitive Dynamics

Analyzing the sales-to-active listings ratio reveals varying degrees of market activity across different property types. While detached homes saw a ratio of 16% and attached homes 27.9%, apartments reached 25.9%, showcasing the competitive dynamics at play in Metro Vancouver's real estate landscape.

Market Resilience

Despite increased seller activity, February 2024 saw modest price growth across all market segments with benchmark prices remaining below previous peaks, indicating a balanced market.

Sales performance in February 2024 showcased resilience across all property types. Detached homes recorded 560 sales (an 8.3% increase), apartments reached 1,092 sales (a 17.7% increase), and attached homes totalled 403 sales (a 10.1% increase) compared to the same period last year.

A Dynamic Real Estate Landscape

The surge in home sellers actively participating in Metro Vancouver's housing market during February 2024 has provided much-needed inventory, offering buyers greater choice and slightly alleviating market pressure. Despite this, the competitive landscape persists, with modest price growth observed across all property segments, indicating continued resilience and dynamism in the region's real estate market.

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