Welcome back to your monthly installment of real estate stats for Squamish.

Over the last month we have experienced record temperatures, continual sunshine as well as consistent sales.

Sales volume took a slight dip in June, however, that is reflective of the weather and the relaxing COVID-19 restrictions which saw more people heading out of town. The average sales price in Squamish dropped from May 2021, however was still up 21.6% from June 2020. Active sales to listing ratio (absorption rate) also went down in June to 50% (from 60% in May & April and 66% in March) – this is still a huge 122% higher than this time last year. For reference, the market is considered to be in a sellers market above 20%, so we are still in a very active Sellers Market – sorry buyers!

As always, here are the numbers for June. First with an overview of Squamish as a whole, and then separated by property type (detached, townhome and condo).

SQUAMISH – ALL PROPERTY TYPES

Average Sold Price: $953,657 | +21.6% year-over-year
New Listings: 77 | -27.4% year-over-year
New Sales: 69 | +32.7% year-over-year
Average Days on Market: 23 | -34.3% year-over-year
Absorption Rate: 49% | +122.4% year-over-year

SQUAMISH – DETACHED HOMES
Average Sold Price: $1,488,316 | +31.5% year-over-year
New Listings: 35 | -32.7% year-over-year
New Sales: 19 | +11.8% year-over-year
Average Days on Market: 20 | -60.0% year-over-year
Absorption Rate: 23% | +56.6% year-over-year

SQUAMISH – TOWNHOMES
Average Sold Price: $875,200 | +21.2% year-over-year
New Listings: 25 | -7.4% year-over-year
New Sales: $875,200 | +21.2% year-over-year
Days on Market: 13 | -50.0% year-over-year
Absorption Rate: 100%| +180.9% year-over-year

SQUAMISH – CONDOMINIUMS
Average Sold Price: $578,226 | +17.3% year-over-year
New Listings: 13 | -45.8% year-over-year
New Sales: 21 | +23.5% year-over-year
Days on Market: 40 | +25.0% year-over-year
Absorption Rate: 95% | +288.2% year-over-year

Overall there is definitely a shift happening in the market. By no means does that mean there is a drop in pricing, in fact, the pricing in Squamish is continuing to see generalized increases across the boards. What we are seeing is an increase in days on market, subjects in offers and slower absorption of inventory – especially with detached homes. Now you might be asking why condominiums and townhouses are experiencing such high absorption rates? Well its a combination of a few things: low inventory of those property types as well as it being a much more attainable/affordable option within Squamish.

I could go on all day about the market, but let’s be honest, every situation is unique. If you want to better understand your homes value, or the option of buying a home, let’s chat!

Katie McLachlan Market Update Squamish

Here we are in June already – how are we half way through the year? Insanity.

OK, back to real estate… generally speaking, we saw a slight drop off in sales volume, sales price and inventory throughout the month of May. I also saw a few reduced prices (which I haven’t seen in 2021) and properties sitting on the market a little longer than March and April. That being said, the year-over-year statistics still show a very successful month for Squamish Real Estate with 31%, 38% and 17% increases for detached properties, townhomes/duplexes and condominiums in Squamish.

As always, here are the numbers for May. First with an overview of Squamish as a whole, and then broken up by property type.

SQUAMISH – ALL PROPERTY TYPES
Average Sold Price: $1,011,245 (+16.6% Y-O-Y)
New Listings: 113 (+46.8% Y-O-Y)
New Sales: 91 (+313.6% Y-O-Y)
Average Days on Market: 14 (-64.1% Y-O-Y)
Absorption Rate: 63% (+554.2% Y-O-Y)

SQUAMISH – DETACHED HOMES
Average Sold Price: $1,441,652 (+31.6% Y-O-Y)
New Listings: 43 (+19.4% Y-O-Y)
New Sales: 33 (+175% Y-O-Y)
Average Days on Market: 14 (-75% Y-O-Y)
Absorption Rate: 46% (+291.5% Y-O-Y)

SQUAMISH – TOWNHOMES
Average Sold Price: $945,852 (+38% Y-O-Y)
New Listings: 37 (+131.3% Y-O-Y)
New Sales: 23 (+360% Y-O-Y)
Days on Market: 8 (-60% Y-O-Y)
Absorption Rate: 70% (+500.9% Y-O-Y)

SQUAMISH – CONDOMINIUMS
Average Sold Price: $530,989 (+17.2% Y-O-Y)
New Listings: 27 (+28.6% Y-O-Y)
New Sales: 28 (+600% Y-O-Y)
Days on Market: 19 (-13.6% Y-O-Y)
Absorption Rate: 84% (+1,530.8% Y-O-Y)

It’s worth noting that townhomes in Squamish have seen monthly increases in the average sale price since the start of the year. Here is a monthly overview for the last 5 months:
January: $743,825,
February: $833,161,
March: $899,763,
April: $906,679,
May: $945,852

That shows a HUGE $200,000 increase in the average sold price of a townhome in Squamish since January. Keep in mind, this does not mean that every townhome in Squamish is worth $200,000 more today than it was at the start of the year (although, there has been significant increases across the board). The average sold price is determined by the kind of inventory that sold throughout the month. For instance, there have been newer & more expensive townhouse products selling recently like the TarsemHaus, Newport, SEAandSKY and SEVEN Peaks which drives up the average sold price for the townhouse category.

Want to better understand your homes value? Let’s chat.

april market update

Another busy month was had in April – which saw a huge 51.2%, 31.5% and 38.7% increase in average sold price year over year for detached properties, townhomes/duplexes and condominiums in Squamish.
As always, here are the numbers. First with a wholistic overview of Squamish as a whole, and then broken up by property category.

SQUAMISH AS A WHOLE
Average Sold Price: $1,018, 858 (+20.7% Y-O-Y)
New Listings: 121 (+108.6% Y-O-Y)
New Sales: 94 (+370% Y-O-Y)

SQUAMISH DETACHED HOMES
Average Sold Price: $1,602,703 (+51.2% Y-O-Y)
New Listings: 50 (+194.1% Y-O-Y)
New Sales: 30 (+200% Y-O-Y)

SQUAMISH TOWNHOMES
Average Sold Price: $906, 679 (+31.5% Y-O-Y)
New Listings: 34 (+112.5% Y-O-Y)
New Sales: 25 (+316.7% Y-O-Y)

SQUAMISH CONDOMINIUMS
Average Sold Price: $601,789 (+38.7% Y-O-Y)
New Listings: 30 (+25% Y-O-Y)
New Sales: 35 (+1,066.7% Y-O-Y)

If you have any specific questions regarding neighbourhood stats, let me know. I am here to help!

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Squamish Real Estate AGent - Katie Mclachlan Remax

HELLO SPRING!

And hello to the continuing market demand in Squamish. Honestly, Squamish is arguably one of the most sought after areas in the province currently. This is especially been made true through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has really put a spotlight on what locals have known for a long time; that Squamish has an unapparelled experience. Just 45 minutes in each direction you will find BC’s most desirable travel locations, Whistler and Vancouver, a plethora of outdoor activities from mild to wild and an ever-expanding downtown core with exciting eateries and boutique shopping. Squamish brings mountain and ocean living together in an outstanding way. #Squamishisawesome

The pre-build opportunities available in Squamish continue to push the bar higher for what you can expect in condominium living – stay tuned for more information about Redbridge & Oceanfront Squamish coming this month.

Now before I get carried away with this months numbers, keep in mind that March 2020 was a weird one – we had half a month of strong sales and the other half was the introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various new restrictions which saw a lot of change in our market. So maybe looking back at the increases / decreases in year-over-year sales isn’t the most accurate in this case, however, the numbers of March 2021 sales do not lie – THINGS ARE CONTINUING TO RISE. Now let’s get into the numbers for March 2021…

SQUAMISH OVERVIEW
Average Sales Price: $1,097,745 | +39.7%
Average Days on Market: 25 | -24.2%
New Listings: 142 | +67.1%
New Sales: 101 | +188.6%

DETACHED HOMES
Average Sales Price: $1,538,720 | +64.3%
Average Days on Market: 30 | +11.1%
New Listings: 55 | +41.0%
New Sales: 46 | +155.6%

TOWNHOMES
Average Sales Price: $899,763 | +22.7%
Average Days on Market: 8 | -69.2%
New Listings: 35 | +75.0%
New Sales: 24 | +166.7%

CONDOMINIUM/APARTMENTS
Average Sales Price: $536,728 | +6.2%
Average Days on Market: 32 | -23.8%
New Listings: 46 | +84.0%
New Sales: 27 | +285.7%

STAY TUNED FOR APRIL 2021 MARKET UPDATE NEXT MONTH.