Around Town: VIREB Releases Sales Statistics for July 2015
Last month, 515 single-family homes sold on the MLS® system compared to 636 in June 2015, a decrease of 19 per cent. However, year-over-year sales rose by 13 per cent from July 2014. Inventory levels continue to decline, with active listings down 14 per cent since last July.
In July 2015, the benchmark price for a single-family home in the VIREB coverage area was $338,700, up approximately five per cent from 2014. Benchmark pricing tracks the value of a typical home in the reported area. The average price of a single-family home was $364,277 compared to $346,811 in July 2014, an increase of five per cent.
The July 2015 benchmark price of a single-family home in the Campbell River area was $285,500, an increase of 5.22 per cent from last year. In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price was $335,200, up 1.77 per cent from 2014. Duncan reported a benchmark price of $299,400, an increase of 6.84 per cent over the same month in 2014. Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose 5.88 per cent to $354,700 while the Parksville-Qualicum area saw its benchmark price rise by 5.89 per cent to $375,500. The price for a benchmark home in Port Alberni was $194,300, a decrease of 3.25 per cent since July 2014.
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