- 🏘️ **Market Shifting in Buyers’ Favour, Though Hesitation Remains**: Metro Vancouver home sales registered on the MLS® remained below seasonal and historical averages in June. With reduced competition among buyers, inventory has continued to accumulate to levels not seen since the spring of 2019.

 

- 📉 **Residential Sales Decline**: The Greater Vancouver REALTORS® (GVR) reports that residential sales in the region totalled 2,418 in June 2024, a 19.1% decrease from the 2,988 sales recorded in June 2023. This was 23.6% below the 10-year seasonal average (3,166).

 

- 📊 **Buyer Hesitation and Increased Inventory**: “The June data continued a trend we’ve been watching where buyers appear hesitant to transact in volumes we consider typical for this time of year, while sellers remain keen to bring their properties to market,” said Andrew Lis, GVR’s director of economics and data analytics. This dynamic is bringing inventory levels up to a healthy range not seen since before the pandemic. This trend is providing buyers more selection to choose from and driving all market segments toward balanced conditions.

 

- 🏡 **New Listings and Total Inventory**: There were 5,723 detached, attached, and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the MLS® in Metro Vancouver in June 2024, a 7% increase compared to the 5,347 properties listed in June 2023. This total is 3% above the 10-year seasonal average (5,554). The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 14,182, a 42% increase compared to June 2023 (9,990), and 20.3% above the 10-year seasonal average (11,790).

 

- 📈 **Sales-to-Active Listings Ratio**: Across all detached, attached, and apartment property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for June 2024 is 17.6%. By property type, the ratio is 13.1% for detached homes, 21.1% for attached, and 20.3% for apartments. Downward pressure on home prices typically occurs when the ratio dips below 12% for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20% over several months.

 

- 💡 **Interest Rates and Market Dynamics**: “With an interest rate announcement from the Bank of Canada in July, there is a possibility of another cut to the policy rate this summer. This is yet another factor tilting the market in favour of buyers, even if the boost to affordability is modest,” Lis said. June’s lower-than-normal transaction volumes suggest many buyers remain hesitant, which has allowed inventory to accumulate and has kept a lid on upward price pressure across market segments. However, well-priced properties are still selling quickly, indicating that astute buyers are able to spot value and act when opportunities arise.

 

- 🏷️ **Benchmark Prices**: The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,207,100. This represents a 0.5% increase over June 2023 and a 0.4% decrease compared to May 2024.

 

- 🏠 **Detached Home Sales and Prices**: Sales of detached homes in June 2024 reached 694, an 18.2% decrease from the 848 detached sales recorded in June 2023. The benchmark price for a detached home is $2,061,000, a 3.7% increase from June 2023 and a 0.1% decrease compared to May 2024.

 

- 🏢 **Apartment Home Sales and Prices**: Sales of apartment homes reached 1,245 in June 2024, a 20.9% decrease compared to the 1,573 sales in June 2023. The benchmark price of an apartment home is $773,400, a 1% increase from June 2023 and a 0.4% decrease compared to May 2024.

 

- 🏘️ **Attached Home Sales and Prices**: Attached home sales in June 2024 totalled 456, a 16.6% decrease compared to the 547 sales in June 2023. The benchmark price of a townhouse is $1,138,100, a 3% increase from June 2023 and a 0.6% decrease compared to May 2024.