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April 2020 Nanaimo Real Estate Market Stats

April 2020 Nanaimo Real Estate Market Stats

April 2020 Nanaimo Real Estate Reflects The Impact of COVID-19

VIREB REALTORS® are adapting to the “new normal” by embracing technology solutions, such as virtual open houses, to continue assisting their clients.

“Being declared an essential service recognizes that many British Columbians are currently involved in real estate transactions that began before the pandemic was declared or may need to be involved in one in the coming weeks and months,” says 2020 president Kevin Reid. “By using technological innovations like virtual tours and electronic document signing, REALTORS® are positioned to help them do so safely. However, our priority is public health. Real estate transactions can continue as long as everyone involved is protected.”

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) predicts that the 2020 coronavirus-driven recession will be profound. Being a medical recession, expectations are that the duration may be shorter than past downturns. Home sales throughout B.C. are posting sharp declines as households and the real-estate sector adhere to social distancing. As measures implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 are gradually lifted, BCREA anticipates that low interest rates and pent-up demand will translate to a significant recovery in home sales and prices.

April 2020 Nanaimo Real Estate Market Stats

April 2020 Nanaimo Real Estate Market Stats

Single Family Homes

April 2020 Nanaimo Real Estate saw single-family homes drop by 54 per cent year over year. 189 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 333 in March 2020 and 412 in April 2019. Inventory of single-family homes last month dipped by nine per cent year over year (1,293 to 1,173). The benchmark price of a single-family home board-wide was $523,700 in April, a drop of three percent and marginally higher than in March. (Benchmark pricing tracks the value of a typical home in the reported area.)


Apartment sales decreased by 82 and active listings of apartments rose by 33 per cent (303 to 403) year over year. In the apartment category, the year-over-year benchmark price rose by five per cent, hitting $313,300, which is slightly lower than the previous month.


Townhouse sales deceased by 69 per cent and inventory dropped by 19 per cent (197 to 160). The benchmark price of a townhouse in April rose by two per cent year over year and was somewhat higher than in March, climbing to $421,400.

Benchmark Price of a Single-Family Homes by Area

  • Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose by two per cent to $572,200 in April
  • Campbell River area $438,500, an increase of four per cent over last year.
  • Comox Valley, the benchmark price reached $521,300, up by two per cent from one year ago.
  • Duncan reported a benchmark price of $482,800, slightly higher than in April 2019.
  • Parksville-Qualicum area saw its benchmark price increase by two per cent to $588,800.
  • Port Alberni reached $336,200 in April, an 11 per cent increase from one year ago.

Original Source: VIREB 

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