Vancouver home sales soar
The Canadian Press - Dec 02, 2021 - BC Biz

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VANCOUVER — The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver says November home sales increased by almost 12% from last year as demand continued to outpace supply.

The B.C. board says sales for the month amounted to 3,428, up from 3,064 last November but down from 3,494 in October 2021.

The board says last month’s sales were 33.6% higher than the 10-year November average.

The number of homes listed for sale in Metro Vancouver reached 7,144 last month, a 35.7% decrease from 11,118 in November 2020 and a 11.1% decrease from 8,034 in October 2021.

The benchmark price for a home in the region hit $1,211,200, up 16% from last November and 1% from October 2021.

The board’s economist says the figures indicate that home sales will end the year at or near an all-time record for the region.

“We’ve had elevated home sale activity throughout 2021, despite persistently low levels of homes available for sale,” Keith Stewart said in a statement.

“With a new year around the corner, it’s critical that this supply crunch remains the focus for addressing the housing affordability challenges in our region.”

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