Burnaby BC Condo Market Update for December 2017 (One Bedroom and Studio units)

Average Sales Price

Average Sales Price of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: $476,000 | +27.1% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: $480,863 | +43.6% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: $481,269 | +23.1% (change since December 2016)


Average Percent of Original Price

Average Percent of Original Asking Price for one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 108.2% | +12.1% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 103.8% | +5.1% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 105.4% | +9.1% (change since December 2016)


Average Price Per Square Foot

Average Price Per Square Foot for one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: $763 | +29.1% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: $695 | +37.6% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: $744 | +28.9% (change since December 2016)


Total Inventory

Total Inventory of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 2 | -60.0% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 3 | -81.3% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 21 | +10.5% (change since December 2016)


New Listings

All New Listings of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 1 | 0.0% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 8 | +33.3% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 25 | +127.3% (change since December 2016)


Sales

Total Sales of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 1 | -50.0% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 16 | +33.3% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 29 | +314.3% (change since December 2016)


Sales to Actives Ratio

Sales to Active Listings Ratio for one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 0.500 | +25.0% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 5.333 | +611.1% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 1.381 | +275.3% (change since December 2016)

In conclusion, Burnaby condo market (1 bedroom) is still very “hot”. We see incredibly high sales to active listings ratio and overall low levels of available inventory. Great time to be a seller in Burnaby.

Burnaby Detached Housing Market Update – December 2017

Let’s look at the detailed market update for detached housing market in Burnaby BC for December 2017. We will focus on detached housing market; condos and townhouses are not included.

MLS Home Price Index

MLS Home Price Index of detached houses in Burnaby in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: $1,293,300 | +11.0% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: $1,578,700 | +6.0% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: $1,680,500 | +3.6% (change since December 2016)


Average Sales Price

Average Sales Price for detached houses in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: $1,701,032 | +26.3% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: $1,699,377 | +4.6% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: $1,686,692 | -0.9% (change since December 2016)


Average Percent of Original Price

Average Percent of Original Price for detached houses in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 94.5% | -1.2% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 93.0% | +0.4% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 93.3% | +0.4% (change since December 2016)


Total Inventory

Total Inventory of detached houses in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 67 | +42.6% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 154 | +27.3% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 173 | +8.8% (change since December 2016)


New Listings

All New Listings of detached houses in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 10 | +42.9% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 40 | +135.3% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 30 | +20.0% (change since December 2016)


Sales

Total Sales of detached houses in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 3 | -40.0% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 26 | +36.8% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 16 | -5.9% (change since December 2016)


Sales to Actives Ratio

Sales to Active Listings Ratio of detached houses in Burnaby BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 0.045 | -57.5% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby North: 0.169 | +7.6% (change since December 2016)

Burnaby South: 0.092 | -14.0% (change since December 2016)

 

In conclusion, we have seen a drop in total sales, total inventory and new listings of detached houses in Burnaby in December 2017. It’s normal for these numbers to drop at the beginning of the winter season. Most of Burnaby neighbourhood are now buyer’s markets as we can see by the sales to active listings ratio.

Downtown Vancouver Condo Market Update – December 2017 (1 bedroom & studio)

Here is Downtown Vancouver condo market real estate update and breakdown for December 2017. Let’s look at 1 bedroom and studio condo units for the month of December. Go over statistics and overall state of the market.

Average Sales Price

Average Sales Price of ONE bedroom condo units in downtown Vancouver in December 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: $918,178 | +38.7% (change since December 2016)

Downtown VW: $693,389 | +12.5% (change since December 2016)

West End: $588,094 | +27.6% (change since December 2016)

Yaletown: $746,767 | +6.7% (change since December 2016)


Average Percent of Original Price

Average Percent of Original Asking Price of ONE bedroom condo units in downtown Vancouver in December 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 98.4% | +2.1% (change since December 2016)

Downtown VW: 100.9% | +2.5% (change since December 2016)

West End: 100.3% | -0.8% (change since December 2016)

Yaletown: 101.2% | +4.1% (change since December 2016)


Average Price Per Square Foot

Average Price Per Square Foot of ONE bedroom condo units in downtown Vancouver in December 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: $1,369 | +34.1% (change since December 2016)

Downtown VW: $1,135 | +22.2% (change since December 2016)

West End: $945 | +25.7% (change since December 2016)

Yaletown: $1,178 | +17.8% (change since December 2016)


Total Inventory

Total Inventory of ONE bedroom condos in downtown Vancouver in December 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 6 | -62.5% (change since December 2016)

Downtown VW: 40 | -66.7% (change since December 2016)

West End: 16 | -51.5% (change since December 2016)

Yaletown: 11 | -64.5% (change since December 2016)


New Listings

All New Listings of ONE bedroom condos in downtown Vancouver in December 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 5 | 0.0% (change since December 2016)

Downtown VW: 26 | +36.8% (change since December 2016)

West End: 12 | +140.0% (change since December 2016)

Yaletown: 6 | -45.5% (change since December 2016)


Sales

Total Sales of ONE bedroom condos in downtown Vancouver in December 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 5 | -37.5% (change since December 2016)

Downtown VW: 37 | -5.1% (change since December 2016)

West End: 20 | +42.9% (change since December 2016)

Yaletown: 15 | -11.8% (change since December 2016)


Sales to Actives Ratio

Sales to Active Listings Ratio of ONE bedroom condos in downtown Vancouver in December 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 0.833 | +66.6% (change since December 2016)

Downtown VW: 0.925 | +184.6% (change since December 2016)

West End: 1.250 | +194.8% (change since December 2016)

Yaletown: 1.364 | +148.9% (change since December 2016)

In conclusion, Vancouver downtown condo market is still a very active sellers market. Inventory levels have dropped as compared to November. We see incredible sales to active listings ratio numbers. 1 bedroom and studio condo units in downtown are in huge demand.

Vancouver Detached Housing Market Update – December 2017

Here is a real estate market update for the detached housing market in Vancouver BC for December 2017. We will look at the statistics and break down market activity for the past month. The statistics will only include detached houses, condos and townhouses are not included.

MLS Home Price Index

MLS Home Price Index of detached houses in Vancouver BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: $1,559,900 | +7.1% (change since December 2016)

Vancouver West: $3,556,100 | +3.3% (change since December 2016)


Average Sales Price

Average Sales Price of detached houses in Vancouver BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: $1,792,136 | +24.1%(change since December 2016)

Vancouver West: $3,500,979 | -5.4% (change since December 2016)


Average Percent of Original Price

Average Percent of Original Asking Price of detached houses in Vancouver BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 95.3% | +3.8%(change since December 2016)

Vancouver West: 92.0% | -1.1% (change since December 2016)


Total Inventory

Total Inventory of detached homes in Vancouver BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 543 | -4.7% (change since December 2016)

Vancouver West: 513 | +18.2% (change since December 2016)


New Listing

All New Listings of detached homes in Vancouver BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 83 | -3.5% (change since December 2016)

Vancouver West: 66 | +3.1% (change since December 2016)


Sales

Total Sales of detached homes in Vancouver BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 84 | +33.3% (change since December 2016)

Vancouver West: 34 | -44.3% (change since December 2016)


Sales to Actives Ratio

Sales to Active Listings Ratio of detached homes in Vancouver BC in December 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 0.155 | +39.6% (change since December 2016)

Vancouver West: 0.066 | -53.2% (change since December 2016)

In conclusion, the detached housing market in Vancouver is not moving much. We’ve seen a lot less inventory in December as compared to November. A lot of people are taking their properties off the market for the holidays to re-list in the spring. Vancouver East is a balanced market and Vancouver West is a buyer’s market with a lot of inventory not selling. It will be interesting to see how the new mortgage regulations will effect the market in the upcoming year.

Burnaby BC Condo Market Update for Burnaby BC – November 2017

Average Sales Price

Average Sales Price of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: $486,300 | +9.3% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: $444,990 | +37.0% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: $485,474 | +36.1% (change since November 2016)


Average Percent of Original Price

Average Percent of Original Asking Price of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 106.6% | +7.8% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 103.0% | +4.0% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 102.2% | +2.8% (change since November 2016)


Average Price Per Square Foot

Average Price Per Square Foot of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: $754 | +17.4% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: $653 | +28.8% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: $796 | +38.0% (change since November 2016)


Total Inventory

Total Inventory of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 3 | -66.7% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 12 | -53.8% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 29 | +52.6% (change since November 2016)


New Listings

New Listings of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 5 | +25.0% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 26 | +73.3% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 36 | +157.1% (change since November 2016)


Total Sales

Total Sales of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 5 | +400.0% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 37 | +94.7% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 26 | +13.0% (change since November 2016)


Sales to Actives Ratio

Sales to Active Listings Ratio of one bedroom and studio condos in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 1.667 | +1,401.8% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 3.083 | +321.8% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 0.897 | -25.9% (change since November 2016)

Real Estate Market Update for Burnaby BC Detached Houses – November 2017

Here is a detailed breakdown of the detached housing market in Burnaby BC. Statistics only include resale detached houses. New construction and condos aren’t included.

MLS Home Price Index

MLS Home Price Index of detached houses in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: $1,266,500 | +8.1% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: $1,564,300 | +2.9% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: $1,686,300 | +2.7% (change since November 2016)


Average Sales Price

Average Sales Price of detached houses in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: $1,280,786 | +4.8% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: $1,717,345 | +16.2% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: $1,648,404 | -3.5% (change since November 2016)


Average Percent of Original Price

Average Percent of Original Asking Price of detached houses in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 96.4% | +1.4% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 95.9% | +2.9% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 94.4% | -0.7% (change since November 2016)


Total Inventory

Total Inventory of detached houses in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 65 | +25.0% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 171 | -4.5% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 218 | -4.0% (change since November 2016)


New Listings

All New Listings of detached houses in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 18 | +38.5% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 51 | +54.5% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 58 | +18.4% (change since November 2016)


Sales

Total Sales of detached houses in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 7 | -36.4% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 31 | +40.9% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 28 | +86.7% (change since November 2016)


Sales to Actives Ratio

Sales to Active Listings Ratio of detached houses in Burnaby in November 2017 (see graph below)

Burnaby East: 0.108 | -49.1% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby North: 0.181 | +47.2% (change since November 2016)

Burnaby South: 0.128 | +93.9% (change since November 2016)

In conclusion, Burnaby housing market is a balanced market. Total Inventory and sales figures are average for the season. Average sales prices are “frozen” for the most part, in the last few months.

Downtown Vancouver Real Estate Market Update for November 2017 (1 bedroom & studio)

Let’s take a look at one bedroom and studio condo market in Downtown Vancouver. We will only look at the resale market, new construction units are excluded.

Average Sales Price

Average Sales Price of ONE bedroom condo units in downtown Vancouver in November 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: $949,654 | +57.2% (change since November 2016)

Downtown VW: $677,564 | +24.2% (change since November 2016)

West End: $812,839 | +19.3% (change since November 2016)

Yaletown: $600,800 | +23.2% (change since November 2016)


Average Percent of Original Price

Average Percent of Original Asking Price for ONE bedroom condo units in downtown Vancouver in November 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 99.2% | +2.5% (change since November 2016)

Downtown VW: 105.7% | +5.9% (change since November 2016)

West End: 101.2% | +3.7% (change since November 2016)

Yaletown: 99.8% | -1.2% (change since November 2016)

 


Average Price Per Square Foot

Average Price Per Square Foot for ONE bedroom and studio condos in downtown Vancouver in November 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: $1,526 | +59.0% (change since November 2016)

Downtown VW: $1,143 | +26.0% (change since November 2016)

West End: $1,170 | +18.7% (change since November 2016)

Yaletown: $979 | +18.1% (change since November 2016)


Total Inventory

Total Inventory of ONE bedroom and studio condo units in downtown Vancouver in November 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 12 | -50.0% (change since November 2016)

Downtown VW: 56 | -65.0% (change since November 2016)

West End: 23 | -51.1% (change since November 2016)

Yaletown: 27 | -44.9% (change since November 2016)


New Listings

All New Listings of ONE bedroom and studio condo units in downtown Vancouver in November 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 11 | +37.5% (change since November 2016)

Downtown VW: 66 | +26.9% (change since November 2016)

West End: 26 | -13.3% (change since November 2016)

Yaletown: 28 | -3.4% (change since November 2016)


Sales

Total Sales of ONE bedroom and studio condos in downtown Vancouver in November 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 9 | +125.0% (change since November 2016)

Downtown VW: 50 | +19.0% (change since November 2016)

West End: 28 | +27.3% (change since November 2016)

Yaletown: 30 | +50.0% (change since November 2016)


Sales to Actives Ratio

Sales to Active Listings Ratio of ONE bedroom and studio condos in downtown Vancouver in November 2017 (see graph below)

Coal Harbour: 0.750 | +349.1% (change since November 2016)

Downtown VW: 0.893 | +239.5% (change since November 2016)

West End: 1.217 | +160.0% (change since November 2016)

Yaletown: 1.111 | +172.3% (change since November 2016)

In conclusion, Downtown Vancouver condo market is still a very strong seller’s market. A lot of units are selling over the asking price. We smallest inventory numbers in years. Prices are continuously climbing up month-after-month. This condo market is not showing any signs of slowing down.

Real Estate Market Update – Vancouver Detached Housing Market for November 2017

Here is a closer look at the detached housing market in Vancouver BC in November 2017. We will only consider resale houses. New construction and condo units are not included.

MLS Home Price Index

MLS Home Price Index of detached houses in Vancouver BC in November 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: $1,573,500 | +6.7% (change since November 2016)

Vancouver West: $3,573,700 | +1.5% (change since November 2016)


Average Sales Price

Average Sales Price of detached houses in Vancouver BC in November 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: $1,564,770 | +8.9% (change since November 2016)

Vancouver West: $3,749,045 | -2.4% (change since November 2016)


Average Percent Of Original Price

Average Percent of Original Asking Price of detached houses in Vancouver BC in November 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 96.5% | +2.6% (change since November 2016)

Vancouver West: 93.2% | +0.5% (change since November 2016)


Total Inventory

Total Inventory of detached houses in Vancouver BC in November 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 750 | -0.7% (change since November 2016)

Vancouver West: 731 | +17.7% (change since November 2016)


New Listings

New Listings of detached houses in Vancouver BC in November 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 209 | +2.5% (change since November 2016)

Vancouver West: 133 | +12.7% (change since November 2016)


Sales

Total Sales of detached houses in Vancouver BC in November 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 88 | +14.3% (change since November 2016)

Vancouver West: 79 | +23.4% (change since November 2016)


Sales to Actives Ratio

Sales to Active Listings Ratio of detached houses in Vancouver BC in November 2017 (see graph below)

Vancouver East: 0.117 | +14.7% (change since November 2016)

Vancouver West: 0.108 | +4.9% (change since November 2016)

In conclusion, Vancouver East and Vancouver West detached housing market are both balanced markets. Housing prices are for the most part staying flat. Inventory and sales levels are average for the season.

More rent increases for Vancouver in the near future

We have seen countless number of news stories about unaffordable rental rates in Metro Vancouver. It’s a hot subject in the media and with local politicians. The rent has been steadily increasing for a long time. But it seems that in the last coupe of years it has really “shot up”.

Local residents don’t know how to deal with such rent increases. There even is a tenants union that has been created back in April of 2017.

City of Vancouver is trying to deal with a problem by passing a foreign buyers tax, a vacant home tax and regulations for short-term rentals. Last week the city has released their 10 year housing strategy. The new strategy will encourage developers to build more rental suites within their “for sale” buildings. It will also promoted more co-ops and affordable living units. Many critics says the new strategy is not aggressive enough. But it’s a good start.

In my opinion, the rental rate increases we’ve seen in the last 4-5 years are not the end of it. CBC news wrote an article about the rent increases in the last 5 years. This article also includes census of rental increase by a neighbourhood in Metro Vancouver from 2011 to 2016. Most neighbourhoods went up in rent by 30-50%. That’s a big increase in only 5 years. Full article: here.

Condo prices in the last 12 months in most Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods have gone up by 30-45%. These price increases will have upward pressure on the rental market. I think we are going to see huge rental rate increase in the next 24-48 months and beyond. And the real estate condo market is not showing any signs of slowing down in the near future.

I would not be surprises to see 50-60% increase in rental rates in Metro Vancouver over the next 3 years. Especially since we are currently at close to zero vacancy rate.

All of the proposed and implemented changes and taxes are a good steps but they are too late. The city is reacting to the huge price increases that already took place. The bottom line is that huge rental rate increases are not over. Even if the real estate market prices don’t increase any more, we will still see an increase in the rental rates as a reaction to the condo market price increases that already took place.

What you need to know about the new AirBnB regulations in Vancouver BC

On Tuesday November 14th, city of Vancouver has approved regulations making AirBnB rentals legal to operate within city limits. Vancouver is the first major Canadian city to regulate short-term rentals. Starting April 2018 homeowner will have to become part of city’s new regulatory regime for short-term home rentals, approved by council last week.

To become a part of cities licensing system will cost a one time activations fee of $54, plus $49 per year for the licence. All postings on AirBnB will have to include the homeowner’s licence number. If homeowners choose to operate without a licence they can face a fine of $1,000.

All income from short term rentals will have to be reported to Canadian Revenue Agency. Even if the generated income is very small. AirBnB said that they will not share personal information, and address of hosts with the CRA. But the the City of Vancouver will have its own list of names and addresses of short-term rental hosts. The city said Friday that information will be shared, upon request, with the CRA and other government agencies.

Here is in my opinion the most important and the most controversial regulation: individuals will be allowed to rent only their principal residences. Suites in basements, above garages or in coach houses can no longer be offered as short-term rentals.  In other words the city of Vancouver wants homeowners to rent out their basement suites and laneway houses for long-term rental leases instead. Penalties for not complying with this regulation are still nuclear.

The city is hoping that all of the regulations for short-term rentals will create more long-term rentals for the local residents.

There are still a lot of questions to be answered about those new short-term rentals regulations and the over all success of the licensing program. I will centrally do more blog posts on the topic in the future.