Based on sales to active listings West Vancouver house market has been trending in the vicinity of buyer and balanced market territory since April 2021 and apartments since June 2018. WV townhome SAR (Sales-to-Active Listings Ratio) market trend line is erratic and not really reliable as a result of insufficient monthly sale and active listing numbers.
Over a sustained period of time
a seller’s market is represented by a ratio of 20% or higher
a buyer’s market is represented by a ratio of 11% or lower
a balanced market rests between 12-19%
In contrast, a buyer’s market is when there are more homes for sale than there are buyers. As a result, prices typically either decrease or increase at a pace below the average rate of inflation. A buyer’s market occurs when the sales-to-active listings ratio dips below 12%.
A balanced market occurs when supply and demand are about the same, with home prices rising in line with long-term average rate of inflation. Typically this is indicated by a sales-to-active listings ratio between 12% and 20%.