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!