Fraser Valley Real Estate Statistics September 2017 Recap

Posted by Natasha Taylor on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 at 4:27pm.

Here is a quick recap of the top four takeaways from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s latest statistics for September 2017.

1. Fifth highest sales for September in the Board’s history.

September is typically the transition month from summer demand to the market cool down that occurs in fall. This year demand continued into September and it is not unusual to see this continue into fall.

This September, attached homes (townhouses and apartments) account for more than half of sales processed. 

Property Type

# Sales Processed

% of Sales Processed

Detached Homes

757

47%

Townhouses

392

24%

Apartments

470

29%

TOTAL

1,619

100%

2. Increase in new listings for September compared to last year.

Even though the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board received 8.2% fewer listings from August 2017 we saw 5.1% increase in new listings this month compared to September 2016.

3. Return to balanced market for Fraser Valley

Board President Gopal Sahota reports:

"It’s also interesting to observe the return to a balanced market for detached homes here in the Valley. While pricing remains stable, competition for houses has simmered and listings are staying on market longer. If you were waiting to make a move or upgrade, now might be a good time to talk to your REALTOR® and see what’s out there.”

Property Type

Average Days on Market

Detached Homes

29

Townhouses

18

Apartments

19

4. Average benchmark price for home in Fraser Valley on the rise across all property types.

Overall, we see the benchmark price for detached, townhouse and condos in the Fraser Valley increase from September 2016. Biggest jumps in benchmark prices are for condos.

Property Type

September 2016 Benchmark Price

September 2017 Benchmark Price

% Change

Detached Home

$876,400

$974,500

11.2%

Townhouse

$423,900

$498,900

17.7%

Condo

$264,900

$358,200

35.2%

Be sure to check out previous month’s Real Estate Recaps:

For more information on the current state of the real estate market within the specific community and property type you are interested in please contact Natasha Taylor directly by calling or texting 778-316-4290 or by emailing ntaylor@sutton.com


Natasha TaylorNatasha Taylor is an award winning Realtor based out of Sutton WestCoast Realty in White Rock, BC. She specializes in Surrey, South Surrey, White Rock, and Langley BC real estate. Please contact Natasha by phone at 778-316-4290 or by email ntaylor@sutton.com.

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