Home sale and listing resurgence extends into the fall
VANCOUVER, BC – November 3, 2020 – Home sale and new listing activity remained at near record levels across Metro Vancouver* in October.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region records a 29 per cent increase from October 2019, and a 1.2 per cent increase from September 2020.Last month’s sales were 34.7 per cent above the 10-year October sales average and stands as the second-highest total on record for the month.“Home has been a focus for residents during the pandemic. With more days and evenings spent at home this year, people are re-thinking their housing situation," Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said. “Throughout this period, REALTORS® have been working to understand and adapt to the latest safety protocols so that they can continue to help the public meet their housing needs in a safe and responsible way.”“With demand on the rise, homes priced right for today’s market are receiving attention and, at times, garnering multiple offers," Gerber said. "To understand the market conditions in your neighbourhood and property type of choice, work with your local REALTOR® to assess the latest MLS® housing market information."For the market update video by Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, please click here.
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*Areas covered by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver include: Burnaby, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, South Delta, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Whistler.
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Holiday Activities in 2020
As holiday season approaches, you may be wondering what activities you can do during these interesting times. John Lee from Vancouver Christmas Guide has compiled a resourceful Christmas guide, providing information on events, attractions and gift ideas for the Holidays.**
Enjoy your Holiday season safely with love and kindness!
**Please note that in light of the most recent health notice, please confirm with event organizers and please celebrate responsibly.