The Bank of Canada announced last week that they are holding their current rate so we will continue to see low mortgage rates. The message seems to be that money could be 'cheap' until 2023, or possibly longer considering the crippling debt loads the country faces. This combined with the continuing low inventory levels and high demand means that bidding wars are still happening on a regular basis.
Real Estate Statistics for February 2021
Synopsis for Nanaimo
The graphs below show the median sold price, sold numbers and number of new listings since the beginning of each year (freehold homes only.)
Median Sold Price:
Number of new listings:
The following graphs shows the % difference of the housing price index (HPI) from the same month 12 months ago. It is split into the different sub-areas (the overall figure for Nanaimo is on the left of the graph) and is for single family homes.
The following graphs are for Nanaimo and show the sales numbers against new listings and sales numbers against total active listings. This is helpful to show how the market is doing as the closer the 2 lines come together on each graph generally indicates a busy active market.
The following graph is for Nanaimo and shows the months of inventory. This is the time it would take the current freehold, single family homes for sale, to sell, if no new homes were listed, which indicates whether we have a sellers, balanced or buyers’ market.
As always I hope you find these monthly newsletters informative and if at any time you or any of your friends, relatives or co-workers are looking for a professional realtor to help them buy or sell a home, or just have a real estate question, please call my personal cell, 250-739-1228, or drop me an email.