July 2019 :: Nanaimo Real Estate Market Stats
Nanaimo Monthly Real Estate Market Stats for July 2019 summarizes what’s happening in the real estate market in your area. Monthly Nanaimo real estate market stats that analyze the Vancouver Island real estate market north of the Malahat. These Nanaimo real estate market stats can be useful in establishing trends when applied over a period of time.
Keep in mind that the information does not indicate the actual value of any particular property.
July 2019 Nanaimo Real Estate Market Stats
Housing Sales Are Holding
Sales of single-family homes in July board-wide rose by three per cent year over year and were 12 per cent higher than in June.
- June 2019 453 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 406 the previous month
- July 2018 438 single-family homes sold.
- Sales of apartments dropped by 14 per cent year over year.
- Townhouse sales increased by 22 per cent.
REALTORS® report that housing sales are steady and brisk in some areas. Still less robust than in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Weaker housing demand has contributed to an increase in total active residential listings across the province.
- Inventory of single-family homes in July rose by nine per cent from one year ago (1,419 to 1,552).
- Active listings of apartments climbed by 30 per cent (292 to 381) year over year.
- Townhouse inventory decreased by 10 per cent (217 to 195).
Prices in the VIREB area are still rising, but they are softening compared to the price increases posted during our long-running sellers’ market.
- The benchmark price of a single-family home was $513,700 in July, a three per cent increase from one year ago and slightly lower than in June. (Benchmark pricing tracks the value of a typical home in the reported area.)
- In the apartment category, the year-over-year benchmark price rose by five per cent, climbing to $302,600, but was slightly lower than in June.
- The benchmark price of a townhouse rose by two per cent, hitting $410,600 last month, the same price as in June.
Price fluctuations are less useful for anticipating trends, it is interesting to note that several zones did experience small price reductions on single-family homes from June, including Nanaimo, and Parksville-Qualicum.
- Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose by three per cent to $556,400
- Parksville-Qualicum area saw its benchmark price increase by two per cent to $588,500.
- Port Alberni reached $322,500 in July, an 11 per cent increase from one year ago.
Trend-wise, VIREB’s housing market has transitioned from one favouring sellers to one that is balanced. Sellers now recognize that the market has shifted and are pricing their homes accordingly. Yet the release of home assessments has caused some confusion among homeowners, who are not always aware the assessed value reflects trends that are several months behind the current market value, which is frequently lower.
“Whether you’re a buyer or seller, a REALTOR® can help you cut through the fog of confusion around home prices,” says Reid. “We have access to tools and market analytics that allow us to determine an optimal selling price for your home and help you find a house that fits your needs and budget.”
Find out what your home may be worth in today’s market.
If you require specific information on property values please contact one of our REALTORS® or call (250) 751-1223.