October was a record-breaking month for residential home sales on the Sunshine Coast, BC surpassing ten-year averages across the board.
The upcoming mortgage stress test, starting January 2018, along with the rising price of homes and low inventory put pressure on home-buyers to get-it-done-now.
HPI (Housing Price Index) jumped 21% to $588,500 over October last year and total dollar volume almost doubled to $53,478,700 in total home sales.
Unit sales moved up almost 50% to 86 homes sold, while the average price of homes grew by 24% to $621,845.
Inventory continues to drop with only 308 total available homes for sale and 75 newly listed homes in October.
Detached Home Sales
The average price of a detached home dropped 10% over September to $676,240 which follows the usual seasonal trend for October.
Total sales volume remained even at $43,955,600 with 65 homes sold. Inventory levels slipped 15% to 257 listings with 58 newly listed detached homes for sale.
It continues to be a seller’s market with a 25% sales success ratio.
Townhome and Condo Sales
The average price of a condo and townhome edged up 5% in October $452,676 along with a growing sales volume of $9,558,100.
The number of townhomes and condos sold jumped 30% to 21 attached home sales while the number of homes for sale edged down to 43 units.
The condo and townhome market remained strong with a sales success ratio of 49%.
The land only market on the Sunshine Coast continues to vary month to month. October sales dipped dramatically to an average sale price of $296,000 down 40%. Total sales volume dove 60% to $3,848,000 with 13 units sold.
Total active land-only listings were 202 with 11 new listings on the market for the month of October. Sales success ratio dropped to 6%, still a buyer’s market.
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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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