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MarketMatters | Data
percentages reflect change over previous month for the Fraser Valley
April 2022
Sales -36.6
Active Listings +15.7%
Sales Ratio -45.1%
Sold / List Price -3.5%
Days on Market +14.9%
Benchmark Price +0.2%

Taxing homeowners to curb demand will not restore order to Canada's housing prices

July 1, 2021
A government-appointed expert panel in B.C. released a report earlier this month imploring all orders of government to collaborate and remove regulatory impediments that have kept housing constructi

Housing market will continue to defy gravity

January 8, 2021
Vancouver-based Central 1 Credit Union is among those forecasting that the “exceptionally strong” 2020 housing market in B.C. will continue to surge, with average prices rising 5.6% in 2

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. Anxi

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