The real estate market on the Sunshine Coast remains strong while we await the effects of government changes in mortgage qualifications.
HPI (Housing Price Index) rose 18% to $583,100 over December last year along with the total dollar volume up 58% to $44,710,170 in total home sales.
Unit sales moved up 20% to 60 homes sold, along with the average price of a home on the Sunshine Coast continuing to climb by 32% to $745,170.
Inventory levels were lower in December with only 218 total available homes for sale and 51 newly listed homes.
Detached Home Sales
The average price of a detached home on the Sunshine Coast rose 4.6% over December to $815,848.
Total sales volume held steady at $39,976,570 with 49 homes sold. Inventory levels dropped 21% to 185 listings with only 40 new listings of detached homes for sale.
It continues to be a seller’s market with a 26% sales success ratio.
Townhome and Condo Sales
The average price of a condo and townhome rode the roller-coaster down 26% in December to $426,763 while total sales volume fell by half to $4,733,600.
The number of townhomes and condos sold dropped 31%to 11 attached home sales while the number of homes for sale fell to 31 units.
The condo and townhome market remained strong with a sales success ratio of 35% due to combination of low inventory and an affordable price point.
Land-only property on the Sunshine Coast persists its monthly up-down trend. The average sale price of land rose again 14% to $400,272.
Total sales volume rose 16% to $4,403,000 5,288,500 with 11 units sold.
Total active land-only listings were 189 with 15 new listings for the month of December.
Sales success ratio continues its buyer’s market trend at 5%.
Timing, pricing and location are the biggest factors in how quickly a property will sell in a busy market like the Sunshine Coast BC.
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