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BCrea Market Intelligence Report

Mar 18, 2020

In light of the current virus situation, spring is going to arrive a little earlier for us this year. Historically it is normal for us in Whistler to see a slow down in sales activity when the ski season winds down.

I tend to agree with the latest report as you will read below from the BC real estate association that we will anticipate a pick up in sales activity once things normalize again in the latter half of the year. Both Jamie and I are still working and available to discuss the market with you at your convenience.

Stay healthy and enjoy some of the simple pleasures in life; home cooking and outdoor activities (at safe distances, of course!).

 


The latest BCREA Market Intelligence Report: Sketching Out the Potential Impact of COVID-19 on the BC Housing Market explores the potential impacts of COVID-19 on BC home sales and prices through 2020. Click here to read the full report.Summary Findings:

  • While it’s unknown how the unfolding COVID-19 outbreak will impact the economy in the long-term, BC is facing a sudden stop in economic activity with little guidance to when things may return to normal.
  • Based on our scenario analysis, BC home sales and prices will likely face declines in the spring and early summer but should recover along with the wider economy in the second half of the year, contingent on the outbreak resolving.
  • The postponed change to the mortgage stress test rate, originally slated for April 6, 2020, will mute the impact of falling interest rates for the BC housing market.

Market Intelligence Report is published by the British Columbia Real Estate Association. Real estate boards, real estate associations and REALTORS® may reprint this content, provided that credit is given to BCREA by including the following statement: “Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission.” BCREA makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Additional economics information is available here on BCREA’s website.

BCREA is the professional association for more than 23,000 REALTORS® in BC, focusing on provincial issues that impact real estate. Working with the province’s 11 real estate boards, BCREA provides continuing professional education, advocacy, economic research and standard forms to help REALTORS® provide value for their clients.

To demonstrate the profession’s commitment to improving Quality of Life in BC communities, BCREA supports policies that help ensure economic vitality, provide housing opportunities, preserve the environment, protect property owners and build better communities with good schools and safe neighbourhoods.

If you are thinking of making a move in the market, I would be happy to discuss your options. Please feel free to call or drop by the office at your convenience.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

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*All statistical information provided from sources deemed to be reliable
*Information based on data collected from Whistler Listing Service WLS

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