INFOGRAPHICS: January 2023 VIREB Vancouver Island Market Reports
CALM START TO THE YEAR HERALDS A GREAT TIME TO BUY
Last month, 165 single-family homes sold in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area, a 24 per cent decrease from one year ago and a drop of 18 per cent from December. Sales of condo apartments in January 2023 came in at 42, declining by 52 per cent year over year and increasing by 20 per cent from December. In the row/townhouse category, 36 units changed hands in January, down 41 per cent from one year ago and up 33 per cent from December.
Inventory continues to post gains, but active listings in some categories did drop from December 2022. Year-over-year listings of single-family homes rose to 861 from 257 one year ago but dipped by four per cent from the previous month. VIREB’s inventory of condo apartments was 239 in January, up from 108 listings one year ago and down by four per cent from December. There were 239 row/townhouses for sale last month compared to 66 one year ago and 229 in December.
“Our statistics indicate that we’re off to a somewhat slow start, but our January sales numbers don’t reflect the activity REALTORS® are seeing on the street,” says Kelly O’Dywer, 2023 Chair. “Overall, it’s actually a great time to buy a home.”
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The following data is a comparison between January 2023 and January 2022 numbers, and is current as of February 2023. Click here to check out last month’s infographics.
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