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What’s hot in the Kitsilano Single Family for May 2017
- The Van Westside Single Family market has transitioning from buyers to balanced. market.
- Kitsilano has been doing exceptionally well and is now favouring sellers. 
- 12 Homes sold in Kits last mo.
- least expensive home sold for $1.89M. which would have bought a 107 yr old home on Cypress & 5th Ave - most expensive sold for $3.6M for another 100 yr old home on 1st Ave & Dunbar.
- only 44 homes were available and on the market in Kits in Feb so to have 12 sales puts us in a seller’s market at a 27% sr
- Sold values in Kits are at $2.9M lower than the median price for a home in the Westside - now at $3.2M.
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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for May 2017
- Westside single fam market remains in a balanced market. Right where it should be.
- Median Prices came down 5% in April to $3.2M
- 111 homes sold in April
- Inventory still low only 561 single family homes available

What’s Hot (21% or more for a SR)
- which areas are strongest - Quilchena and Dunbar
- Dunbar 18 / 68 sold 26% sales Ratio 21% or more
- Quilchena 7 / 23 sold 30% sales ratio
- price point strongest & fav sellers
- $2.25M - 2.5M 12 / 12 100% sr
- $3M - $3.5M 20 / 57 35% sr

What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR)
- Southlands 2 / 25 - 8% sr
- Shaughnessy 2 / 62 sold - 3% sr
- which price category
- anything over $4.5M - buyers market - 210 homes priced over $5M - only 16 sold. 8% sr. anything under 14% is a buyers market

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- The Van Westside Single Family market has transitioning from buyers to balanced market
- Kitsilano has been doing exceptionally well and is now favouring sellers.
- 9 Homes sold in Kits last mo.
- least expensive home sold for $2.1M. which would have bought you a small, older home on 7th ave - most expensive sold for $4.3M for a 4,500sf beaut restored character home on 14th Ave.
- only 40 homes were available and on the market in Kits in Feb so to have 9 sales puts us just into a seller’s market at a 23% sr
- Sold values in Kits are higher at $2.9M lower than the median price for a home in the Westside - now at $3.5M.
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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for April 2017
- Westside single family market has moved from a buyer’s market in January to a balanced in March
- Median Prices jumped up 22% in 2 months to $3.5M
- 95 homes sold in March
- doesn't sound like a lot, but only 532 homes were available
What’s Hot (21% or more for a Sales Ratio (SR))
- In Jan, not one neighbourhood was favouring sellers. In March, 9 neighbourhoods favouring sellers
- which areas are strongest - Arbutus and Dunbar
- Dunbar 23 / 62 sold 37% sales Ratio 21% or more
- Arbutus 6 / 20 sold 30% sales ratio
- price point strongest & favouring sellers
- $2.00M - 2.25M 4 / 8 50% sr
What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR)
- South Granville 5 / 70 - 7% sr
- Shaughnessy 3 / 61 sold - 5% sr
- which price category
- anything over $4M - buyers market - 202 homes priced over $5M - only 16 sold. 8% sr. anything under 14% is a buyers market

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What’s hot in the Kitsilano Single Family for March 2017

- The Van Westside Single Fam market picked up in Feb transitioning from buyers to bal. mrk.

- Kitsilano did exceptionally well and is now fav sellers.

- 15 Homes sold in Kits last mo.

- least expensive home sold for $2.1M. which would have renovated older home on 10th ave

- most expensive sold for $17M for a 42’ wide piece of land on PT Grey Rd.

- only 36 homes were available and on the market in Kits in Feb so to have 15 sales puts us in strong seller’s market at a 42% sr

- Sold values in Kits are higher at $3.3M than the median price for a home in the Westside - now at $3.1M. First time that I have seen this.

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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for March 2017

- Westside single fam market has moved from a buyer’s market in Jan to a balanced in Feb

- Median Prices jumped up 10% in 1 mo. to $3.1M

- 93 homes sold in Feb

- doesn't sound like a lot, but only 544 homes were available

What’s Hot (21% or more for a SR)

- In Jan, not one neighbourhood was fav sellers.  In Feb, 4 neighbourhoods fav. sellers

- Num of sold homes are up 151% in 1 mo.!

- which areas are strongest - Kits and PT Grey

- Kits 15 / 36 sold 42% sales Ratio 21% or more

- special report on kits - link above

- price point strongest & fav sellers

- $2.25M - 2.5M          10 / 10          100% sr

What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR)

- South Granville 5 / 67 - 7% sr

- Shaughnessy 2 / 68 sold - 3% sr

- which price category

- anything over $4.5M - buyers market -  212 homes priced over $5M  - only 8 sold. 4% sr. anything under 14% is a buyers market


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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for Feb 2017

- Westside is definitely fav buyers

- Median Prices dropped dramatically between Dec of last year and Jan of this year.  

- only 37 sing fam homes sold in Jan

- last time i saw so few sales after the financial crisis in Oct/Nov 2008

- supply is still low at 537 homes

- difference in Oct 2008 we had 1015 listings

What’s Hot (21% or more for a SR)

- Not one neighbourhood is favouring sellers

- Strongest market was Point Grey 9 / 56 -  bal

- which price categories favouring sellers

- $2M - 2.25M          2 / 9          22%

- $2.25M - 2.75M     10 / 33      30%

What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR)

- South Granville 1 / 67 - 1% sr

- Shaughnessy 2 / 62 sold - 3% sr

- which price category

- anything over $2.75M - buyers - 208 homes priced over $5M  - only 5 sold - ironic.

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The Vancouver Westside Single Family Market has changed.  We have a 15% tax on foreign buyers.  We have a vacancy tax to homes that are not occupied. We have very few sales and little inventory.  We have high city assessed values because assessments were do in July last year and they are no longer relevant.  This gives sellers high expectations on the price of their homes.  We have changing rules around mortgages and lenders are stress testing mortgages by looking more closely at income.  It is no longer enough to have a large down payment.


Sellers are holding on to a past construct where buyers will come no matter what they price their homes at.  This has worked in the past because market values eventually caught up with the sellers prices.  Some realtors are doing a poor job educating their clients on market values and think it is enough to just take a listing at any price and put up a sign on the property to sell a home.


Here is my take on how Sellers could deal with this changed market and the 3 things that I would suggest:


  1. Now more than ever, it is important to price your home as accurately as possible right from the start.  Remember, because market values is not longer rising, sellers should try to get under the market and price at or a little bit lower than the last comparable sale.  If a seller wants to try a higher price, they should be willing to adjust price within 2 to 3 weeks of the listing hitting the market if an offer is not received.

  2. Be willing to look at offers that are subject to the sale of another home.  The Vancouver Westside Single Family Market has essentially stalled.  Seller’s are hesitant to list their homes on the market, because they can’t find something suitable to buy due to the lack of inventory. Buyers are hesitant to buy because their is little choice and they don’t know where the values are because there are very few sales.  A subject to sale offer solves these issues by giving a buyer certainty that they will have time to sell before buying.  That being said before accepting a subject to sale offer, make sure that the buyer has their home priced accurately.

  3. Take a deposit upfront.  In the past when a subject offer is made the deposit would be due on subject removal.  If a seller wants to know if a buyer is serious about buying their home, take $10,000 - $15,000 as a deposit as soon as the offer is accepted.  Although this money would typically be refundable if subject conditions are not removed, it makes the buyer go through the process more seriously and as a seller you are much more likely to the subject conditions removed.  If anything psychologically it makes the buyer more committed to moving forward with the purchase.


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Special Report - Vancouver Detached Single Family Homes Westside - Impact from Foreign 15% Tax
- take a few minutes to how new 15% tax introduced Aug 2nd has impacted single family market in Vancouver Westside
- look at 3 variables see how changed since tax introduced and since this time last year.
1) inventory, 2) # sales 3) Sale Price
1) Inventory: here is the challenge for buyers in the Westside - inventory hasn’t really changed since Aug or this time last year. +/- 1%. This is why we will see prices haven’t moved much.
2) # Sales: Sales are actually up since Aug when the tax was intro. by 24% but when you look at Oct 2015 comp to now sales are dn 52%
3) Sale Price: down 9% comp to Aug this year, but we are still up 10% compared to Oct 2015.
Lots of stats! One last thing - strong seller’s market in Oct 2015 now market favouring buyers.
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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for Nov 2016
- The market in the Westside is favouring buyers
- Prices actually went up in October from $2.99m in Sept to $3.2m in October. The number of homes sold is less than ½ of the solds compared to October
- Only 78 homes sold last month. Down 66% from April (peak sales) of this year
- tricky - supply is low at 570 homes on market.
What’s Hot (21% or more for a SR)
- Mackenzie Heights
- 9 / 17 sold here - 53% sales ratio
- University area also strong - 6/ 12 sold - 50% sales ratio
- which price categories favouring sellers
- $2.25M - $2.5M - 12 / 26 sold 46% sales ratio
- $3m - $3.5M - 11 / 48 - 23% sales ratio
What’s not hot (14% or less for a sales ratio)
- South Granville 5 / 76 - 7% sales ratio
- Shaughnessy 6 / 67 sold - 9% sales ratio
- which price category

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What’s hot in the Kitsilano Single Family for November 2016
The Van Westside Single Family market is now favouring buyers but the Kitsilano market is balance.
- 10 Homes sold in Kits for between $1.395M for a 1925 built home on a 42 x 54 lot up to $3.28M for a 2015 built home on a 33 x 122 lot on 16th Ave
- 49 homes were available and on the market in Kitsilano in October so to have 10 sales puts us in a balanced market at a 20% SR (21% or more is a seller's market)
- Sold values in Kitsilano are lower at $2.3M than the median price for a home in the Westside - now at a $3.2M
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What’s hot in the Kitsilano Single Family for  2016

The Van Westside Single Fam market is now favouring buyers and Kitsilano is no exception.

- only 6 Homes sold in Kits for between $2M. 1930 built home on a 38 x 103 lot up to $5M for a 2013 built home on a 50 x 125 lot in kits point.

- 48 homes were available and on the market in Kits in Aug so to have 6 sales puts us in a buyer’s market at a 13% SR (14% or less)  

- Sold values in Kits are lower at $2.4M than the median price for a home in the Westside - now at a staggering $3.5M

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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for Sept 2016
- The market in the Westside is now favouring buyers.
- Although prices are steady at an all time high of $3.5m, the number of homes sold is way down.
- Only 63 homes sold last month. Down 70% from April (peak sales) of this year
- tricky is supply is low at 574 homes on market.
- Stalemate now between buyers and sellers,
What’s Hot (21% or more for a sales ratio or S.R.)
- Point Grey most active
- 7 / 37 sold here - 19% s.r.
- which price categories favouring sellers
- $2M - $2.25M - 5 / 15 sold 33% s.r.
- $2.5m - $2.75M - 8 / 19 - 42% s.r.
What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR)
- Marpole 2 / 48 - 4% sr
- Arbutus 2 / 28 sold - 7% sr
- which price category
- $4.5m plus price category 16 / 302 sold 5% sr

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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for Aug 2016

- For the first time in 2 years the Van Westside Single Fam market is no longer fav sellers.

- The market is now balanced - not fav buyer’s or seller's.

- Supply low at 587 homes on market. - market is changing only 108 sold dn 50% from April

- This has put dwn pressure on prices

- median price now $3.5M - $150k < June

What’s Hot (21% or more for a SR)

- Cambie & Kits. most active

- 10 / 32 sold in Cambie - 31% s.r.

- Kits - 13 / 43 sold - 30% s.r.

- which price categories favouring sellers

- $2M - $2.25M - 6 / 15 sold  40% s.r.

- $2.5m - $2.75M - 8 / 15 - 53% s.r.

What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR)

- SW Mar. Dr. (2 sold), University area 1 sld)

- which price category - high end 300 homes listed over $4.5m only 10% of them sold


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What’s hot in the Kitsilano Single Family for Aug 2016

The Van Westside Single Fam market is slowing and the market is now balanced

- 10 Homes sold in Kits for between $2.1M bought an 91 yr old 2,400 sf home on a small 2,000 sf lot all the way up to $5.15M for a 2015 built home on a 49 x 122 lot.

- 43 homes were available and on the market in Kits in July so to have 10 sales puts us on the edge of a seller’s market at a 23% SR (21% or greater)  

- Sold values in Kits are lower at $2.35M than the median price for a home in the Westside - now at a staggering $3.5M

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What’s hot in the Kitsilano Single Family for July 2016

The Van Westside Single Fam market is strong and fav sellers and Kits is no exception.

- 15 Homes sold in Kits in June for between $1.565M bought you a 91 yr old small home on a 42’ x 54’ lot in up to $4.5M for a 11 yr old home built on a 50 x 125 lot.

- 40 homes were available and on the market in Kits in June so to have 15 sales puts us in a seller’s market at a 38% SR (21% or greater)  

- Sold values in Kits are lower at $2.7M than the median price for a home in the Westside - now at a staggering $3.7M

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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for May 2016
- Continues to favour sellers. Median prices are at a record of almost $3.7m.
- Supply still very low at 557 homes on market. - market is changing only 152 homes sold last month down 30%
- eventually downward pressure on prices
What’s Hot (21% or more for a SR)
- Kerrisdale and MacKenzie Hights most active
- 14 / 30 sold in Kerrisdale - 47% s.r.
- MacKenzie Hights - 9 / 17 sold - 53% s.r.
- which price categories favouring sellers
- $2.5M - $2.75M - 12 / 15 sold 80% s.r.
- $3m - $3.5M - 26 / 51 - 51% s.r. few months ago this price band much stronger at 80% s.r.
What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR)
- Quilchena, Mount Pleasant, Shaughness - balanced market in these areas. 14 - 16% s.r.
- which price category - expensive homes price resistance - ex only 33 / 236 in the $5M+ cat


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What’s hot What’s Not – Vancouver Westside – Single Family for May 2016

- Continues to favour sellers. Median prices seem crept up a little bit last month from $3.5m to almost $3.7m

- Supply still very low at 534 homes on market. 229 Sold

What’s Hot (21% or more for a SR)

- almost every area in the westside is fav sell

- Dunbar and Point Grey most active

- 42 / 52 sold in Dunbar - 81% s.r.

- Point Grey - 25 / 35 sold - 71% s.r.

- almost price category favouring sellers

- $2M - $2.5M - 25 / 38 sold  66% s.r.

- $3m - $3.5M - 42 / 49 - 86% s.r.

What’s not hot (14% or less for a SR)

- 1 area is weaker - Marpole - 8 / 48 sold

- all price bands are strong even $5m + price band is doing well 49 / 216 homes sold 23% sr


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What’s hot in the Kitsilano Single Family for May 2016
The Van Westside Single Fam market is very strong and very much fav sellers and Kits is no exception.
- 22 Homes sold in Kits for between $2M bought you a 100 yr old home on a 40’ x 50’ in up to $5.78M for a 2013 built home in kits point on a 33 x 118 lot.
- 43 homes were available and on the market in Kits in April so to have 22 sales puts us in a strong seller’s market at a 51% SR (21% or greater)
- Sold values in Kits are lower at $2.84M than the median price for a home in the Westside - now at a staggering $3.69M
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What’s hot in the Kitsilano Single Family for April 2016

The Van Westside Single Fam market is very strong and very much fav sellers and Kits is no exception.

- 27 Homes sold in Kits for between $1.335M bought coach house up to $5.65M for a 2014 built home on a 33 x 118 lot in kits point.

- 39 homes were available and on the market in Kits in Feb so to have 27 sales puts us in a strong seller’s market at a 69% SR (21% or greater)  

- Sold values in Kits are lower at $2.5M than the median price for a home in the Westside - now at a staggering $3.5M

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