Vancouver West Side Condo Update

July 14, 2011

WEST SIDE
On the West Side of Vancouver there are currently 704 active one-bedroom properties for sale, ranging in price from $169,000. to $1,298,000., with the average asking price being $435,143. There have been 537 sales since April, with the average selling price being $411,688 and the average cost per square foot being $624. The median sale price during this period is $401,750. The least expensive sale price so far this year was for $148,500. in June and the most expensive was for $1,500,000. in May. With 704 properties currently for sale and with 152 sales last month, there is currently a 4 & 1/2 month supply of homes, an absorption rate of 4.5. The absorption rate is the ability of the real estate market to absorb or sell all of the homes for sale in a given amount of time. A supply of 3 months or less (a.k.a. an absorption rate of 3 or less) generally favours sellers and a supply of 6 months or more generally favours buyers.

KITSILANO
In Kitsilano there are currently 74 active one-bedroom properties for sale, ranging in price from $279,000. to $609,000., with the average asking price being $408,135. There have been 52 sales since April, with the average selling price being $402,770. and the average cost per square foot being $600. The median sale price during this period is $395,000. The least expensive sale price so far this year was for $275,000. in January and the most expensive was for $615,000. in February. With 74 properties currently for sale and with 18 sales last month, there is currently a 4 month supply of homes, an absorption rate of 4.

FAIRVIEW
In Fairview there are currently 56 active one-bedroom properties for sale, ranging in price from $225,000. to $688,000., with the average asking price being $387,021. There have been 65 sales since September, with the average selling price being $389,323. and the average cost per square foot being $569. The median sale price during this period is $385,500. The least expensive sale price so far this year was for $185,000. in January and the most expensive was for $539,000. in May. With 56 properties currently for sale and with 13 sales last month, there is currently a 4 month supply of homes, an absorption rate of 4.