Downtown Update: "Balanced" conditions except in West End which sees demand

Vancouver’s downtown condo and townhouse real estate market saw a 13% increase in condo sales, an inventory increase of 11%, and a decrease in sale prices of 11% in October compared to September. 

Current trends put the downtown, Yaletown, and Coal Harbour markets in a “balanced” market. The West End saw the most demand in October and is in a “seller’s” market. 

How do we know? List to Sales Ratio 

  • A buyer’s market has a 0-12% list to sales ratio
  • A balanced market has a 12-20% list to sales ratio
  • A seller’s market has a 21% or greater list to sales ratio

Neighbourhood Breakdown

  • Downtown 17% with 336 listings and 57 sales 
  • Westend 22% with 167 listings and 36 sales
  • Yaletown 15% with 229 listings and 34 sales  
  • Coal Harbour 15% with 104 listings and 16 sales

The BIGGER picture

The overall list to sales ratio for all of Vancouver downtown was 17% in October, up from 14% in September.

Here’s the breakdown for Vancouver Downtown condos and townhomes in October:

  • The most active price range was for homes between $400k-$600K (50% sales to list ratio)
  • Homes are selling on average at 5% below list price
  • Buyer’s Best Bet: Homes between $2M to $2.25M, Coal Harbour, Yaletown, and 3 bedroom properties
  • Seller’s Best Bet: Selling Homes Westend and up to 1 bedroom properties. 

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All stats derived from Dean Wegman & SnapStats.