"Last year, the months of May and June were the busiest," said Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. "So, we may see this pattern again but on a slightly smaller scale than last year, since our sales for the year thus far are down about 18 per cent when compared to 2017."
A total of 2,002 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of April 2018. A total of 774 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region through April which is a 12.5 per cent increase from the month previous.
There isn't a lot of homes on the market to meet demand, and good homes in desirable locations still see multiple bids. There is a strong pressure on lower-priced properties. The reduced buying power of consumers due to the new mortgage rules is creating more competition for lower-priced properties. That's what is pushing prices up.
The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single-family home in the Victoria Core in April 2018 was $866,700, an increase of 8.3 per cent increase over last April at $800,100. The MLS® HPI benchmark value for a condominium in the Victoria Core area in April was $495,100, an increase of 18.4 per cent over last April at $418,200.
The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single-family home in Langford in April 2018 was the $627,900. The MLS® HPI benchmark value for a condominium in Langford in April was $385,400.