November 2019 Nanaimo Real Estate Market Stats
This November 2019 Nanaimo Real Estate Market Stats, summarize what’s happening in the real estate market in your area. The 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.
October 2019 Nanaimo Real Estate Market Stats
Nanaimo Real Estate Market Conditions Reflect Seasonal Norms
The sales of single-family homes in November rose by three per cent from 2018 and were nine per cent lower than in October. Apartment and townhouse sales dipped by eight per cent and 33 per cent, respectively.
- 312 single-family homes sold on MLS® compared to 343 the previous month and 304 in November 2018.
- 65 apartment units sold last month, while 26 townhouses changed hands.
- Inventory of single-family homes in November rose by eight per cent from one year ago (1,065 to 1,155), the lowest since March, which saw 1,172 properties for sale.
- Inventory of apartments increased by 15 per cent (319 to 368) year over year while townhouse inventory dropped by 31 per cent (177 to 123).
The British Columbia Real Estate Association reports that after a slow start to 2019, MLS® home sales in the province embarked on a sustained upward climb in the spring, returning to trend after adjusting to market shocks caused by federal mortgage rules and provincial tax policies.
The benchmark price of a single-family home board-wide was $517,100 in November, a three per cent increase from one year ago and down slightly from October. (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 three per cent, hitting $297,000 but down one per cent from October. The benchmark price of a townhouse rose by two per cent year over year, climbing to $405,700 last month and slightly higher than in October.
Benchmark Prices by Area
- Campbell River last month was $440,200, an increase of five per cent over November 2018.
- Comox Valley the price reached $530,200, an increase of five per cent from one year ago.
- Duncan reported the price of $479,500, an increase of two per cent from November 2018.
- Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose by less than one per cent to $558,400 in November.
- Parksville-Qualicum area saw a price increase by around two per cent to $576,500.
- Port Alberni reached $329,000 in November, a six per cent increase from one year ago.
Trend-wise, VIREB’s housing market is balanced in most areas and inching towards a buyers’ market in a few zones. Overall, however, home sales and listing activity are at typical levels for our region. REALTORS® across the Island are reporting that there is interest among buyers; however, they are price-savvy, not in a hurry, and willing to walk away from deals. Some buyers and sellers are also choosing to wait until spring, hoping for more favourable conditions.
“Accurate pricing continues to be the key to a quick sale,” says VIREB president. “Overpriced properties tend to linger.”
Buyers and sellers may want to consult a RE/MAX of Nanaimo REALTOR®, who can explain the intricacies of our current market, with their home purchase or sale. We have access to tools and market analytics that will help us determine an optimal selling price for your home and find a property that fits your budget.
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