大溫哥華豪宅現狀 | Luxury Housing Market Vancouver 2019
大溫哥華豪宅現狀 | Luxury Housing Market Vancouver 2019 – How’s the Vancouver housing market in 2019; the answer is simple – buyer’s market – especially in luxury homes – a new release report by Engel & Völkers.
According to the Vancouver Real Estate Board’s data, overall sales dropped 46.3%, which is the lowest sales since 1986; on the other hand, MLS Vancouver inventory increase to the historic high level.
Conversely, the total number of listings in April, buoyed by low sales numbers, climbed by 46.2% in April compared to last year, and these conditions pushed down the benchmark price in the city by 8.4% over the same period in 2018.
But these same conditions that have caused prices to fall may also open up housing ownership opportunities to a segment of prospective homebuyers later this year.
“With buyers holding on the sidelines creating less demand, sellers are reacting by adjusting prices down to sell in a buyer’s market. This increase in affordability, coupled with steady interest and mortgage rates, may help boost the market this spring,” reads the report.
However, younger prospective homebuyers hoping to pass the heightened mortgage stress test are struggling to overcome the new requirements, and this has negatively affected the demand of Vancouver’s once-robust housing market.
“We’re seeing millennial buyers apply for mortgages, but struggling to secure them due to the mortgage stress test. Some are finding their way around the test limitations by turning to their families for financial assistance and engaging parents and grandparents as co-signers,” the report continues.
“Interestingly, and in contrast to the ‘avocado toast’ theory, millennials are showing more responsible financial behaviors and creating savings, willing to forgo certain luxuries like cars in order to make first-home purchases.”
The report notes that its analysts expect fixed mortgage rates to fall in the next two quarters, which may potentially help boost home sales later this year.
The most expensive prime location for real estate remains West Vancouver, followed by the waterfront areas of West Point Grey in Vancouver and downtown Vancouver.
When it comes to secondary ski, ocean, and recreational properties in Whistler, Sun Peaks, Big White, and on Vancouver Island, recent taxation changes on such properties are beginning to have a significant impact on these secondary homes.
Vancouver Realtor Chen’s opinion: Housing Market back to normal which is a good sign for local. Everybody wants to make some money in the real estate market, but the market has already made everybody become deal makers or flippers since 2015 – if the market keeps increasing crazily, the young generation would never found their affordable homes.
大溫哥華豪宅現狀： Engel＆Völkers今天發布的一份新報告已經確定大溫哥華地區的住房市場已經轉變為買方市場 – 尤其是豪華住宅市場。
相反，由於銷售數字較低，4月份的房地產房源上市總數與去年同期相比上升了46.2％，這些情況使得該市的基準價格比2018年同期下降了8.4％。其實不止8.4%啦， 如果其他商業機構做出來的報告， 這個數值絕對會高很多。
目前，越來越多的年輕購房者一直在尋找替代性住房市場 – 更多經濟適用房市場以及城市和郊區，如本拿比，蘭利，薩里和三角洲。
房地產最昂貴的黃金地段仍然是西溫哥華，其次是溫哥華和溫哥華市中心的Point Grey海濱地區。 不過如果你是房地產買家， 留意了市場一段日子， 你不難發現現在大溫哥華豪宅正在降價， 有某些投資者早兩年買下來的豪宅甚至可以以跳樓價出讓。