BCREA 2021 Third Quarter Housing Forecast Update: Provincial Housing Market Activity Normalizing into 2022

Aug 19, 2021

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Brendon Ogmundson
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To view the BCREA Housing Forecast Update PDF, click here.

Vancouver, BC - August 19, 2021. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its 2021 Third Quarter Housing Forecast today.

Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province are forecast to rise 26 per cent to 118,350 units this year, after recording 94,007 sales in 2020. In 2022, MLS® residential sales are forecast to pull back 15 per cent to 100,150 units.

"The pace of home sales in the province has slowed in recent months but an unprecedented start to the year still has BC on track for a record-breaking year," said Brendon Ogmundson, BCREA Chief Economist.

With strong demand being supported by low mortgage rates and a rapidly rebounding post-COVID economy, the more significant concern is whether there will be an adequate supply of listings in the market. The supply situation is especially severe in markets outside the Lower Mainland, where new listings activity has been lackluster. As a result, the average price in 2021 is on track to post a second consecutive year of double-digit gains. We are forecasting the provincial average price to rise 16.6 per cent to $911,300 this year, followed by a 2.9 per cent gain next year to $937,300.

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For the complete news release, including detailed statistics, click here.

For more information, please contact:
Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist
Direct: 604.742.2796
Mobile: 604.505.6793
[email protected]

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