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December 2023 stats

December 2023 stats

As we begin 2024, it's time to reflect on the state of the real estate market across Canada. December is often a pivotal month, offering insights into the market's performance over the past year and providing indicators of what may lie ahead in the coming year. In this blog post, we'll delve into the December 2023 statistics from various regions across the country to gain a comprehensive understanding of the current market conditions.

Vancouver, British Columbia (Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver - REBGV):

In December 2023, the Vancouver real estate market continued to display strength, with the average price of a single-family home reaching $1,965,000. The benchmark price of a single-family home increased by 7.7% compared to the previous year, reflecting the ongoing demand in the region.

Full report here

Victoria, British Columbia (Victoria Real Estate Board - VREB):

Victoria's real estate market also demonstrated resilience, with the average price of a single-family home reaching $1,275,000 in December 2023. The benchmark price of a single-family home increased by 6.2% compared to the previous year, showcasing the city's appeal to homebuyers.

Full report here

Calgary, Alberta (Calgary Real Estate Board - CREB):

In Calgary, the average price of a single-family home in the city of Calgary was $697,400 in December 2023. While the market showed signs of stability, with a benchmark price increase of 12.8% compared to the previous year, it also faced challenges related to economic factors and supply dynamics.

Full report here

Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Regional Real Estate Board - TRREB):

Toronto's real estate market remained robust, with the average price of a single-family home in area 416 reaching $1,626,980 in December 2023. The average price of a single-family home decrease by -0.3% compared to the previous year, reflecting the city's status as a competitive real estate market.

Full report here

Nanaimo
High interest rates are primarily to blame for the weaker sales, as there was significant demand, but many buyers opted to wait for an anticipated 2024 rate cut.
Benchmark price for detached homes: Comox Valley- $820,600; Cowichan Valley- $763,400; Nanaimo- $781,900; Parksville- $845,200; Port Alberni- $530,700; North Island- $426,300

Campbell River $653,100 up from $607,900 from last year. 
Quadra Island had one sold, one pending, one withdrawn and one property expired. 

Full report here

Market Trends and Predictions:

Across Canada, the real estate market in December 2023 displayed resilience and growth in many regions. Low interest rates, demographic shifts, and a strong desire for homeownership contributed to the market's performance. However, supply constraints and affordability challenges remained key factors affecting certain markets.

Looking ahead to 2024, it's essential to monitor factors such as interest rate changes, government policies, and economic indicators that could influence the real estate landscape. Continued demand for housing, coupled with supply-side challenges, is likely to shape the market's trajectory in the coming months.

Conclusion:

The December 2023 real estate statistics across Canada reflect a diverse landscape characterized by growth, stability, and unique regional dynamics. As we move into the new year, staying informed about market trends and developments will be crucial for both buyers and sellers navigating the Canadian real estate market.

By analyzing the data from different regions, we gain valuable insights into the broader trends shaping the industry and can make informed decisions about real estate investments and transactions. As always, it's advisable to consult with real estate professionals for personalized advice tailored to specific needs and objectives in this dynamic market.

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