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Victoria, BC Real Estate Spring Stats & Interest Rate Predictions

We are in a healthy spring market, with more inventory to choose from and stable interest rates benefiting those looking to buy.

Homeowners are feeling more comfortable listing their homes with confidence that they will be able to secure their next home.

We’re seeing more multiple offer scenarios, particularly for detached homes in the $1-1.5 million price range. Making strategy, relationships, and creative solutions even more important when navigating the market.

Victoria Real Estate Board’s February 2024 Market Statistics

Previous Year

(Apr 2023)

Properties Sold:

637

Active Listings:

2,043

Benchmark Single Family:

$1,295,800

Benchmark Condo:

$564,000

Previous Month

(Mar 2024)

Properties Sold:

588

Active Listings:

2,647

Benchmark Single Family:

$1,279,300

Benchmark Condo:

$567,300

Current Stats

(Apr 2024)

Properties Sold:

678

Active Listings:

3,017

Benchmark Single Family:

$1,284,600

Benchmark Condo:

$567,800

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement Schedule for 2024

Everyone’s talking about interest rates coming down this year, and we can suspect more people will be looking to buy when they do. 

New construction is slowing down, particularly for single family detached homes. This is likely due to a number of factors, including the high cost of borrowing, incentives pushing for purpose-built rentals, and labour shortages in Victoria. 

However, active listings are the highest they’ve been in years. This is good news for a healthy real estate market. 

Lower interest rates will undoubtedly have an effect on prices, but if new inventory continues to come on to the market at the rate we’ve been seeing, it’s unlikely we’ll see the staggering jump in prices that occurred when rates were historically low during the COVID market. 

January 24: Hold at Policy Rate of 5%

March 6: Hold at Policy Rate of 5%

April 10: Hold at Policy Rate of 5%

June 5: TBA

July 24: TBA

September 4: TBA

October 23: TBA

December 11: TBA

Next Steps?

Homeowners: Contact us for a free, no-obligation home equity check to gain a deeper understanding of your position in the market. 

Buyers: We’re here to help, no matter what stage you’re at, to determine the most effective pathway towards achieving your real estate goals. 

Contact us: 250-634-2141 (call or text) or [email protected]

Schedule a call with us.

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With gratitude,

Alex Hughes* and Ricki-Lee Jewell, Victoria, BC Real Estate Agents

*Personal Real Estate Corporation

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