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Greater Victoria Real Estate Listing & Sales Activity From October 23, to October 30, 2011

Greater Victoria Real Estate Listing & Sales Activity
From  October 23, to October 30, 2011
Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich Real Estate Market Watch

 "Gonzales Bay,in  Fairfield  Victoria, BC
is a Pfanntastic Place to call Home"

Every Week Peter and Linda Pfann take a quick reading of the Greater Victoria Real Estate Market (based on MLS information) for you. Below is our overview of the Victoria Real Estate Market over the past week.

The Vancouver Island BC Communities and Areas included in this Greater Victoria Real Estate Snapshot are:
Victoria, Saanich (East and West), Central Saanich, North Saanich, Sidney, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Highlands, Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke, Malahat.

If you would like to receive regular updates about real estate activity in your area, or the area you would like to move to, please use our Free Market Snapshot Tool that offers you to receive highly personalized and detailed property and statistical information at your fingertips.

Greater Victoria Weekly Residential, Real Estate Listings & Sales Update, Reported by the Victoria Real Estate Board for the Past Week.


New Listings New Listings 217
Back on the Market Back On Market 9
Added Inventory Added to Inventory (New Listings & Back on the Market) Total for the Week +226
Price Change Price Changed 222

Sale Pending

Sales Pending 98
Sold Listings Sold 177
Cancelled Listings Canceled Listings 46
Expired Listings Expired Listings 103
Reduced Inventory Inventory Removed (Canceled, Expired, Pending & Sold) Total for the Week. -424
Victoria real estate market update Inventory Change for the week


16 out over the past 18 weeks are showing a reduction of inventory,  proofing that there is no doubt that we see a slowly improving and strengthening marketplace, for most areas and property types in and around Greater Victoria.

We are currently in the process of completing a series of analysis of all the individual 13 communities in the Greater Victoria area, which will offer a more detailed perspective on the single family home market place in and around Victoria. (you can read these reports here).

Balance and confidence in the Greater Victoria real estate market is clearly improving. Although there are still some segments in the real estate market that are a bit softer than others, but clearly we can now truly talk about a real estate recovery in and around Greater Victoria for most property types and locations. The number of Sales continue to be below last year and actual sales prices are still more or less the same.

However typically market place improvements start with having the average time on the market reduce to less than 6 months in most segments and geographic areas, (which can only happen with having a realistic inventory level to number of sales ratio). Between increased buyer confidence and fewer new listings entering the market place we are likely to see most of our Greater Victoria return to a balanced market place over the next 5 to 9 months, after which we are likely to see some of the segments in the market showing price increases.

Pressure on price increases always starts in the property segments with the highest number of sales and the lowest inventory (look for the median prices and lower price ranges to start moving up first). 

It is not unusual that prices in higher price ranges may continue to drop while lower price ranges are already increasing, which is a a sure sign the momentum is changing.

In short, dependent what your plans are with your real estate decisions, it is very important to consult with your trusted real estate expert to develop a strategy that will optimize your options and opprtunities. (we would like to apply to become your trusted expert).

We have to point out again in our review for this week....... 222 Price Changes in one week,(read mostly price reductions).


"Deciding on The Right Asking Price is by far the most important decision sellers make to assist the sale of their property and why properties are Selling" 

"(or why they are not selling)."

  • It is our experience, that if sellers want to sell their property in this softer and more fragile market, our best advise to potential home sellers is to trust your agent and the price recommendations they offer you based on their comprehensive market value evaluation.
  • If you need a 2nd opinion, please do not hesitate to contact Peter and Linda Pfann, and it will be our pleasure to complete either a summary evaluation for you (see below) or provide our 60+ page, complete evaluation report which also includes our suggestions for optimizing the marketing results for your property.

Notes on our Weekly Review statistical information:

  • If The Number of Properties Removed from the Market Exceeds the New Inventory for a longer period of time (3-4+ months) the market is active, and prices will level and eventually increase.
  • When The Number of Properties Added to the Inventory Exceeds the Number of Properties Removed from the inventory for a longer period of time (3-4+ months), the market is slowing down and prices will remain level or likely reduce.
  • Monitor our Victoria Real Estate Daily Market Watch over a period of time and you can easily see how the Victoria Real Estate Market is progressing.
  • As always it is nearly impossible to apply the generalities of the entire market place to your particular personal situation, we encourage you to always best to consult with your local real estate specialist (in Greater Victoria that would be Peter and Linda Pfann off course). It would be our pleasure and privilege to review and discuss all your plans, dreams and options, in total confidence and without obligations.

Here is a link to the Victoria Real Estate Board Statistical Reports, and published every month.

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Listing & Sales Activity

From October 23, to October 30, 2011.




Peter Pfann,

CPCA, ABR, SRES, E-Pro, IMSD, Master ASA, C-CREC, Associate Broker.

Text or Talk To Peter @: (1) 250 - 213 - 9490

Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, BC, Canada, @ Fair  Realty Since 1986.

Regional office: 1540 Fort St Victoria, BC V8S 5J2



Your market reports are so chock-full of useful information for the consumers. I am particularly inspired with "slowly improving and strengthening marketplace" as well as seeing prices in the lower price range edging up - that is encouraging news. Have a great week, Peter & Linda.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) about 9 years ago

HI Teral,

We are starting to see improvements in the more affordable home options in our market place, and a return of the confidence in the market

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC about 9 years ago

Every time that I visit your blog, I see a photo of something else that I MUST SEE! You really know how to showcase your area! PFANNtastic job!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 9 years ago

HI Joni,

that is part of the deal, is to always bring something attractive and intersting to the essential information.... thanks for your kind words of support.

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC almost 9 years ago