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percentages reflect change over previous month for the Fraser Valley
October 2020
Sales +6.2%
Active Listings -10.3%
Sales Ratio +17.9%
Sold / List Price +0.3%
Days on Market +3.2%
Benchmark Price +1.4%

B.C. real estate market frozen over COVID-19 uncertainty

March 31, 2020
The local real estate market is mostly frozen as fears about the spread of COVID-19 have halted most home showings and there is uncertainty in the market for buyers and sellers. The list of causes

Canadian recession not expected in 2020, despite uncertainties: economist

January 11, 2020
A recession is not expected in Canada this year despite a number of global uncertainties and trade tensions, according to a top Scotiabank economist, but growth will likely remain unexceptional. An

Making existing homeowners poorer is hardly an affordability strategy

January 11, 2020
  Housing expectations ran high after our last provincial election that saw a B.C. Liberal party win, then lose, thanks to a power-sharing deal between the NDP and Greens. But one could argue

Greater Vancouver real estate may be on the rebound: survey

January 11, 2020
Home prices in Greater Vancouver may be down year-over-year, but there are signs of recovery in the market. The latest Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast finds more buyers are chasing fewer homes.

Greater Vancouver real estate sales return to ‘more typical levels’ in August: REBGV

October 23, 2019
When you consider the seemingly unreachable housing prices in Vancouver, it is hard to imagine who could possibly afford to buy Vancouver real estate. Add to that the mystery surrounding the whole m