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Media Release May 2021

BC REA - Stats Release

MEDIA RELEASE

Provincial Housing Market on a Record-Setting Pace

BCREA 2021 Second Quarter Housing Forecast


MLS® Home Sales in BC
VANCOUVER, B.C. – May 5, 2021. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its
2021 Second Quarter Housing Forecast today.

Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province are forecast to rise 33.6 per cent to 125,600 units this year, after recording 94,013 sales in 2020. In 2022, MLS® residential sales are forecast to pull back 20.3 per cent to 100,150 units.

“Home sales across the province are on pace to shatter previous records,” said Brendon Ogmundson, BCREA Chief Economist. “However, there are early signs that markets are calming from the frenetic pace of recent months and could balance out over the second half of this year.”

Many markets, especially those outside of major metro areas, remain very low on supply. As a result, market conditions are extraordinarily tight and prices are rising rapidly. We are forecasting a 14.3 per cent rise in the MLS® average price this year, followed by a further 3.1 per cent in 2022.

Housing Forecast Table Q2 2021

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is the professional association for about 23,000 REALTORS® in BC, focusing on provincial issues that impact real estate. Working with the province’s ten real estate boards, BCREA provides continuing professional education, advocacy, economic research and standard forms to help REALTORS® provide value for their clients.

To demonstrate the profession’s commitment to improving Quality of Life in BC communities, BCREA supports policies that help ensure economic vitality, provide housing opportunities, preserve the environment, protect property owners and build better communities with good schools and safe neighbourhoods.

For detailed statistical information, contact your local real estate board. MLS® is a cooperative marketing system used only by Canada’s real estate boards to ensure maximum exposure of properties listed for sale.

To view the full BCREA Housing Forecast, click here.

For more information, please contact:  
Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist
Direct: 604.742.2769
Mobile: 778.505.6793
Email: bogmundson@bcrea.bc.ca