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2019 Market Conditions

Curious about what is happening in the Valley these days with respect to residential properties?  Affordable housing in the Comox Valley, just like in big centers, now means that you are starting with a condo!

These statistics are provided from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Single Family Dwelling Analysis of Listings and Sales for August 2019 in the Comox Valley

Below is an analysis showing active residential homes on the market as of June 2019 by price range in comparison to the previous twelve months sales.

Price Range                    Sell/List Ratio

$100,000 – $299,999         2 Listings  |  17 Sales                            77%

$300,000 – $399,999        20 Listings  | 87 Sales                            75%

$400,000 – $499,999       41 Listings  |  167 Sales                         70%

$500,000 – $599,999        84 Listings  |  214 Sales                        64%

$600,000 – $750,000       111 Listings  |  199 Sales                       56%

$750,000 – $999,999         71 Listings  |  92 Sales                         44%

$1,000,000 – $3,999,999  40 Listings  |  40 Sales                         34%

Sellers Need To Know…. as of August 2019

Average Prices 

MLS takes all the sales for a time period, adds their dollar amount and divides by the number of sales.

  • **The month average is $567,530
  • The 12 month/year average is $565,351
  • Since January 2019 is $579,655

Median Price

This is the absolute middle price, in other words, there are the same number of sales in this price as there are above this price.

  • **The month is $560,000
  • The 12 month/year average is $549,900
  • Since January 2019 is $564,900

Sell to List Ratio

This shows the percentage of sales in comparison to the amount of listings there are.  The higher the percentage, the busier the market.  A stable market would typically be around 55-65%. A seller’s market is over 65% and a buyer’s market is below 55%.

  • **The month is 85%
  • The 12 month/year average is 62%
  • Since January 2019 is 61%

Sell to List Price Ratio

This is a percentage showing what the property sold for in comparison to it’s list price.  It is shown monthly and for the year.

  • **The month is 97%
  • The 12 month/year average is 97%
  • Since January 2019 is 97%

Stats Over the Past 3 Years

**For the monthly figure this can be misleading.   If there are disproportionate amount of higher or lower sales, it skews the average in that direction.  All of these statistics can be broken down by area:  Courtenay City, Comox, Cumberland, Courtenay East, etc.  They can also be broken down by product:  single family, condo apartment, condo townhouse, lots, acreage, etc.

There is a wide variation of interpretation to these statistics and there are a number of other factors which influence them.  At Royal LePage In The Comox Valley we pride ourselves on keeping you as informed as we can on the current market conditions.  We would happily meet with you to discuss any of these further!

Contact us anytime!

Yours Truly,

Gregg Hart

Owner/Managing Broker