Economics

Economics

The BCREA Economics team strives to enhance understanding of the factors that influence housing markets. We analyze housing markets and the economic trends that shape them for the 11 real estate boards and 23,000 commercial and residential REALTORS® across British Columbia.

    BCREA Nowcast
    Commercial Activity Rebounded in 2020 Q3
    UPDATE: COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard
    Housing Market Update – November 2020
    BC Housing Market Continues Record Pace in October
    BCREA 2020 Fourth Quarter Housing Forecast: Economic Recovery and Low Rates Drive Housing Market in 2021
    Markets at a Glance: October 2020
    COVID-19: Population Growth and Housing Demand
    Record September for BC Housing Markets
    Mortgage Rate Forecast
    BC Housing Markets Heat Up as Summer Ends
    “The Unusual World of Pandemic Economics” – Why BC’s Housing Market Remains Strong Despite COVID-19
    Strong Recovery Continues for BC Housing Markets
    BC Housing Markets Bounce Back in June
    Housing Market Activity Shows Signs of Recovery in May
    BCREA Chief Economist Re-appointed to Economic Forecast Council
    Behind BC’s Unemployment Rate During COVID-19
    Webinar: “The End of The Beginning” and BC’s Real Estate Sector & Economy
    Housing Market Slows, but Resilient in Response to Pandemic
    Is It Different This Time? Recessions and the BC Housing Market

    BCREA Nowcast

    Growth of provincial GDP is a key indicator of economic activity, but provincial GDP data is only available annually and with a considerable delay. That’s why we have developed the BCREA Nowcast – a tool for tracking monthly growth in the BC economy.

    The BCREA Nowcast estimate of provincial economic growth (expressed as year-over-year growth in real GDP) in May is 2.5 per cent, a slight decline from 2.6 per cent in April.

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    Markets at a Glance

    View year-to-date information on the pace of MLS® home sales for the province as well as in each of the BCREA member board regions and a comparison of current year sales with the previous year.

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