The primary headline for the last month in Vancouver real estate is that demand returned to more historically "normal" levels.
Sales dropped to 971 from 1,298 the previous month. That's a -25.2% decline month-to-month and also a -26.4% decline from a year ago...all of which was +5.3% over the 10-year average of 922.
New listings also fell to 1,942 from 2,118. That's -8.3% from the previous month and -23.9% from a year ago. It was also -11.2% below the 10 year average.
Total active listings rose to 3,260 from 3,064. That was an increase of +6.4% from the previous month but -15.8% from a year ago. Compared to the 10 year average it was a decline of -6.2%.
We usually see demand increasing through the spring...so seeing it drop from March to April is a bit unusual. But...we all knew this moment would come. Especially given significant global economic uncertainty as well as a slew of government interventions.
Honestly, it's been a pleasant change so far...especially for potential home buyers....