Residential sales across B.C. up 12.4% from last year: BCREA
With home sales making a significant year-over-year jump in the Lower Mainland in July, residential transactions for the whole of B.C. followed suit, according to stats released August 13 by the B.C. Real Estate Association (BCREA).
"B.C. home sales climbed higher for the first time in 18 months on a year-over-year basis in July," said Cameron Muir, BCREA's chief economist. "Households appear to be adjusting to the tighter credit environment as the shock of the B20 stress test dissipates."
The association reported that housing demand has "trended higher since March, rising 21 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis."