Unit sales of single family properties in September of 2009, are up significantly over September of 2008 showing a 36 per cent increase according to MLS® sales summary data released by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) for September 2009.
“Increasing sales from this time last year and the decrease (22%) in units listed during this period indicates more balance and a stabilizing of the market. Consumer confidence, especially for first time buyers, remains high, fuelled by the very low interest rates. Real estate continues to lead the way in economic recovery,” says VIREB President Ray Francis. “We are seeing this stability with greater volumes reflected by the more balanced market. While sellers and buyers need to remain realistic about pricing these are all very positive signs”