Glimmer of hope for Fraser Valley home buyers as new listings surge in January
SURREY, BC - On the heels of the busiest year in history for Fraser Valley real estate, January activity saw the beginnings of a market rebalancing. Overall property sales — still the third highest ever for January — cooled compared to December while the volume of new listings improved significantly.
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed a total of 1,310 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service®(MLS®) in January 2022, a decrease of 23.7 per cent compared to January 2021, and 27.5 per cent lower compared to December 2021.
The Board received 2,135 new listings in January, an increase of 67.1 per cent compared to December 2021, and a decrease of 23.3 per cent compared to January of last year. Total active listings for the month were 2,332, down 44.6 per cent compared to January 2021, however an increase of 19.2 per cent compared to December 2021.
Larry Anderson, President of the Board, said, "In January, REALTORS® saw the return of home sellers. Yes, sales in our region remain elevated, but a positive, early trend for 2022 is we experienced a significant increase in requests from sellers to list.