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October 2020 Greater Vancouver Home Sales & Listings Report

It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” -Lou Holtz

There were 3,787 properties sold of all types of homes in Greater Vancouver in October this year; compared with 3,741 sold in September, 2,892 sales in October of 2019 and 1,995 sold in October 2018. It was the second highest amount of sales for the month of October in Greater Vancouver, second to 3,942 in 2003. And it is interesting to note that total sales in Greater Vancouver so far in 2020 are just shy of the total sales in 2019 and have already surpassed total sales in 2018. This is much more than pent up demand from a Covid-19 shutdown in the spring. 


While this hasn’t been a typical year, it is safe to assume we’ll see this trend playout for the next 3 months as we come off the highs we’ve experienced. This shouldn’t be surprising nor indicative of anything more as we go through a typical year of market cycles, November, December and January see activity slow down. But we will have to wait and see! 


Total sales in October were 36% above the ten-year average for the month:

  • Detached home sales were up 43%
  • Townhouses up 45%
  • Apartments up 13 %


Total active listings:


  • Detached homes are down 20%
  • Townhouse are down 12%
  • Apartments are up 31%


 
Here’s a summary of the numbers:

 
Greater Vancouver: Total Units Sold in October were 3,787 – up from 3,741 (1%) in September 2020, up from 2,892 (31%) in October 2019, up from 1,995 (90%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 13,066 compared to 13,022 at this time last year and 13,790 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 13% compared to September 2020, up 36% compared to October 2019 and up 13% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is down to 3 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions with some areas of balanced conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 67% compared to 57% in September 2020, 69% in October 2019 and 40% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 6.0%.
 
Vancouver Westside: Total Units Sold in October were 547 – up from 539 (1%) in September 2020, up from 506 (8%) in October 2019, up from 381 (44%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 2,820 compared to 2,278 at this time last year and 2,868 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 12% compared to September 2020, up 44% compared to October 2019 and up 16% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is at 5 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions with some areas of balanced conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 46% compared to 40% in September 2020, 62% in October 2019 and 37% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 4.1%.
 
Vancouver East Side: Total Units Sold in October were 392 – down from 443 (12%) in September 2020, up from 316 (24%) in October 2019, up from 234 (68%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 1,383 compared to 1,183 at this time last year and 1,392 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 17% compared to September 2020, up 57% compared to October 2019 and up 30% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 4 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions with some areas of balanced conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 57% compared to 54% in September 2020, 72% in October 2019 and 44% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 5.9%.
 
North Vancouver: 
Total Units Sold in October were 334 – up from 328 (1%) in September 2020, up from 260 (31%) in October 2019, up from 173 (90%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 824 compared to 777 at this time last year and 918 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 23% compared to September 2020, up 31% compared to October 2019 and down 4% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is down to 2 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 74% compared to 56% in September 2020, 76% in October 2019 and 37% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 9.6%.
 
West Vancouver: Total Units Sold in October were 104 – up from 98 (6%) in September 2020, up from 66 (58%) in October 2019, up from 55 (89%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 630 compared to 654 at this time last year and 743 at the end of September; New Listings in October were the same compared to September 2020, up 31% compared to October 2019 and down 1% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is down to 6 Month’s Supply (mostly balanced market conditions with buyer’s market conditions at the high end) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 50% compared to 47% in September 2020, 42% in October 2019 and 26% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 8.1%.
 
Richmond: Total Units Sold in October were 384 – down from 415 (7%) in September 2020, up from 345 (11%) in October 2019, up from 230 (67%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 1,704 compared to 1,948 at this time last year and 1,751 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 11% compared to September 2020, up 23% compared to October 2019 and up 7% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is at 4 Month’s Supply (mostly balanced market conditions with detached homes experiencing seller’s market conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 62% compared to 59% in September 2020, 68% in October 2019 and 39% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 5.3%.
 
Burnaby East: Total Units Sold in October were 50 – up from 41 (22%) in September 2020, up from 26 (92%) in October 2019, up from 17 (194%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 124 compared to 153 at this time last year and 139 at the end of September; New Listings in October were up 13% compared to September 2020, up 19% compared to October 2019 and up 19% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is down to 2 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 81% compared to 75% in September 2020, 50% in October 2019 and 33% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 7.5%.
 
Burnaby North: Total Units Sold in October were 170 – down from 192 (11%) in September 2020, up from 166 (2%) in October 2019, up from 76 (124%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 627 compared to 517 at this time last year and 644 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 18% compared to September 2020, up 37% compared to October 2019 and up 13% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is up to 4 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions with some areas of balanced conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 60% compared to 55% in September 2020, 80% in October 2019 and 30% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 5.6%.
 
Burnaby South: Total Units Sold in October were 178 – up from 173 (3%) in September 2020, up from 157 (13%) in October 2019, up from 87 (104%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 744 compared to 704 at this time last year and 769 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 16% compared to September 2020, up 30% compared to October 2019 and up 7% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is at 4 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions with some areas of balanced conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 59% compared to 48% in September 2020, 68% in October 2019 and 31% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 3.4%.
 
New Westminster: Total Units Sold in October were 168 – down from 176 (3%) in September 2020, up from 136 (24%) in October 2019, up from 88 (91%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 520 compared to 430 at this time last year and 540 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 15% compared to September 2020, up 69% compared to October 2019 and up 12% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is at 3 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions with some areas of balanced conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 62% compared to 56% in September 2020, 85% in October 2019 and 36% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 5.5%.
 
Coquitlam: Total Units Sold in October were 356 – up from 307 (16%) in September 2020, up from 254 (40%) in October 2019, up from 136 (162%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 844 compared to 882 at this time last year and 897 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 11% compared to September 2020, up 37% compared to October 2019 and up 22% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is down to 2 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 78% compared to 60% in September 2020, 77% in October 2019 and 37% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 7.6%.
 
Port Moody: Total Units Sold in October were 92 – up from 88 (5%) in September 2020, up from 66 (39%) in October 2019, up from 36 (156%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 254 compared to 204 at this time last year and 282 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 26% compared to September 2020, up 50% compared to October 2019 and up 73% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is at 3 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 75% compared to 53% in September 2020, 80% in October 2019 and 51% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 3.9%.
 
Port Coquitlam: Total Units Sold in October were 122 – up from 114 (7%) in September 2020, up from 107 (14%) in October 2019, up from 75 (63%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 250 compared to 296 at this time last year and 266 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 11% compared to September 2020, up 38% compared to October 2019 and up 9% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is at 2 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 69% compared to 58% in September 2020, 84% in October 2019 and 46% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 8.6%.
 
Ladner: Total Units Sold in October were 55 – up from 53 (4%) in September 2020, up from 21 (162%) in October 2019, up from 22 (150%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 120 compared to 187 at this time last year and 136 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 9% compared to September 2020, down 23% compared to October 2019 and up 16% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is down to 2 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions with some areas of balanced conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 108% compared to 95% in September 2020, 32% in October 2019 and 50% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 8.3%.
 
Tsawwassen: Total Units Sold in October were 76 – down from 80 (5%) in September 2020, up from 32 (138%) in October 2019, up from 25 (204%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 285 compared to 296 at this time last year and 308 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 27% compared to September 2020, up 5% compared to October 2019 and up 25% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is at 4 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions with some areas of balanced conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 89% compared to 69% in September 2020, 40% in October 2019 and 37% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 7.6%.
 
Pitt Meadows: Total Units Sold in October were 39 – down from 44 (11%) in September 2020, up from 31 (25%) in October 2019, up from 32 (22%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 90 compared to 104 at this time last year and 100 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 23% compared to September 2020, up 2% compared to October 2019 and up 36% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is at 2 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 79% compared to 68% in September 2020, 64% in October 2019 and 86% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 5.6%.
 
Maple Ridge: Total Units Sold in October were 293 – up from 267 (1%) in September 2020, up from 180 (62%) in October 2019, up from 183 (60%) in October 2018; Active Listings are at 527 compared to 765 at this time last year and 610 at the end of September; New Listings in October were down 4% compared to September 2020, up 19% compared to October 2019 and down 1% compared to October 2018. Month’s Supply of Total Residential Listings is at 2 Month’s Supply (mostly seller’s market conditions) and a Sales to Listings Ratio of 101% compared to 88% in September 2020, 74% in October 2019 and 49% in October 2018. Year-over-year, the House Price Index is up 7.5%.

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