Exciting news for homebuyers in Metro Vancouver! With spring in full swing, the real estate market is buzzing with increased seller activity, offering you more options than ever before. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s been happening:

1. Increased Inventory: 📈 The number of homes listed for sale on the MLS® has risen nearly 23% year-over-year, providing a wealth of opportunities for eager buyers like yourself.

2. Market Trends: 📉 Despite a slight dip in residential sales compared to last year, the market is showing signs of balance. Andrew Lis, GVR’s director of economics and data analytics, notes that while inventory is up, the demand for well-priced and well-located properties remains strong.

3. Property Listings: 🏠 In March 2024, a whopping 5,002 detached, attached, and apartment properties were newly listed for sale, marking a significant increase from the previous year.

4. Sales-to-Active Listings Ratio: 📊 Across all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for March 2024 is 23.8%, indicating a market that continues to favor sellers, yet offers ample opportunities for buyers to find their dream home.

5. Price Dynamics: 💰 While the market isn’t as scorching hot as last year, modest price gains of one to two percent are still observed. However, borrowing costs remain elevated, posing challenges to affordability.

6. Home Price Index: 📈 The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver has seen a 4.5% increase over March 2023, reflecting the overall strength of the market.

7. Property Type Insights: 🏠🏢🏘️ Sales of detached homes, apartments, and attached homes have seen fluctuations, with corresponding benchmark price increases, offering diverse options for buyers across the board.

In summary, while the market may not be as blazing hot as before, it’s still ripe with opportunities for savvy buyers. With increased inventory and favorable market conditions, now might be the perfect time to find your dream home in Metro Vancouver.

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