HPI Benchmark Price of Detached Homes
The benchmark price for detached homes continued its downward trend falling 2%, similar to last month.
Sale Price As a Percent of Original List Price
The sale price as a percentage of original list price remained below 100% for all product types in December. Month-over-month changes followed a similar trend as last month with detached homes and townhomes experiencing a minimal decline and condos staying relatively unchanged. This indicates that seller and buyer expectations remain somewhat misaligned.
Days on Market
In December, the average number of days that homes stayed on the market increased for all property types. Month-over-month, detached homes saw an increase of 23.5%, townhouses saw an increase of 34.5%, and condos saw an increase of 22.2%. This suggests that it took longer for homes to sell during this period compared to the previous month.
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board December 2022 statistics in infographics
HPI Benchmark Prices
The Home Price Index (HPI) measures the price of a benchmark, or typical, property in a given market and is not influenced by the change in composition of properties sold, which can fluctuate quite significantly from month to month. As a result, this metric is a more pure and stable representation of market price change than average or median prices.
Benchmark prices continued to decrease month-over-month across all property types, with no indication of stabilization. Prices for condos saw the biggest change at 2.6%. Despite this, townhomes and condos in some markets still ended the year above 2021’s benchmark prices.
Sales • New Listings • Active Listings
New listings in the Fraser Valley saw a significant drop, with an average 50% percent decline from the previous month for all product types. This is one of the largest drops in years. This contributed to a significant month-over-month drop in active listings for all product types, between 20 and 28%. Sales were also impacted, Townhouses saw a 19% decrease in sales, condos saw a 20% decrease in sales, and detached homes saw a 7% decrease in sales – making it the lowest December sales recorded in the last 10 years.
We continued to see a holding pattern from both buyers and sellers in December and expect this to continue into the beginning of 2023.
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
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