Real Estate Statistics for February 2016

Real Estate Statistics for February 2016

 

December Statistics

 

February 2016

January 2016

February 2015

Nanaimo

   

 

Unit Sales:

126

63

87

Average Sale Price:

$414,828

$385,993

$366,236

 

 

 

 

Parksville / Qualicum

     

Unit Sales:

61

63

41

Average Sale Price:

$456,995

$444,856

$343,987

         

 

Nanaimo home sales increased 45% in February 2016 when compared with February 2015. The average sale price increased 13%. The median house price was $386,900.

Parksville/Qualicum home sales increased 49% in February 2016 when compared with February 2015. The average sale price increased 33%. The median house price was $412,000.

 

Synopsis

 

In Nanaimo for February 2016 there were 289 active listings of single family freehold homes and 187 in Parksville/Qualicum.

 

The graphs below are for Nanaimo and show the average sold numbers and average sold price since January 2012 and the annual average sold numbers and price since 2009 (single family homes only.)

 

 

The following graph shows the % difference of the housing price index (HPI) from the same month 12 months ago. It is split into the different sub-areas and is for single family homes.

 

Press release from BCREA – “The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is maintaining its overnight rate at 0.5 per cent. In the press release accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that inflation is evolving as anticipated but that a weak economy will continue to dampen growth in consumer prices. Overall, the Bank judges that risks in the economy are roughly balanced, though financial vulnerabilities have increased due to falling commodity prices.

With inflation trending close to target while the economy struggles, the Bank of Canada, whose mandate is to target 2 per cent inflation over the medium run, has to strike a fairly delicate balance. Low oil prices continue to vex the Canadian economy spurring job losses in energy producing provinces while also putting downward pressure on the exchange rate, which makes the cost of imported goods from heavy machinery to fresh produce more expensive.  We expect that weak economic growth will continue in the first quarter of 2016, but the possibility of an effective fiscal stimulus, a stronger US economy and a stabilization of oil prices points to stronger growth ahead.  The door remains open for the Bank of Canada to reduce rates once more in 2016, though our expectation is that the Bank will remain on the sidelines throughout the year.”

 

If you are thinking of listing, or you know anyone who is, please give me a call and I would be more than happy to discuss the current market.

 

These figures do concentrate on single family homes but if you would like similar information for other property types, such as apartments or patio homes, or specific geographical areas of Nanaimo or Parksville/Qualicum, then I would be more than happy to discuss those with you as well.

 

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.

 

Thank you

Ian Hodson

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