Vancouver prices lower than last year

Teranet has released their latest numbers and they are down.

Again.

Vancouver house prices on the Teranet index are now down 2% over where they were the same time a year ago.

Prices would have to really start rocketing up to keep the YOY numbers from staying negative for a while since prices peaked around June 2012.

What does the RE industry report when they can no longer claim YOY price increases?

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gokou3
Guest

“What does the RE industry report when they can no longer claim YOY price increases?”

2Y/2Y

Londonernow
Member

Exactly. Its not like there’s some rule or ethics by which the Real Estate Industry abides. Its always possible to pick a reference point from which an asset is up, even when it has collapsed (then a time range is shown).
It happens in the fund management industry as well. I always laugh when I see new funds started by managers who obviously blew up in 2008 and put into their new fund marketing materials something like: “the fund manager had an annualized return of 15% between 2001 and 2008”

golden village
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Posh Charcoal Collaboration Dining, at 3779 Sexsmith Rd., was shut down Thursday by health inspectors.

“No liquid soap or paper towel is available at hand wash station in the food preparation area and the staff washroom. Food is being stored in the staff washroom. Hand wash sink is in (sic) inaccessible.”

http://www.richmondreview.com/news/187042981.html

YLTNboomerang
Member

Somebody’s gonna hurt real bad:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/apa/3546410169.html

1bdrm contemporary furnishings, 525sqft (by contemporary I think they meant sparsely from the pics)

Or same price, 2 bdrm 900 sqft and actual furnishings:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/apa/3528940642.html

@YLTNboomerang
Guest

CRAIGSLIST HAS UNREASONABLE ASKING PRICES. WE KNOW. BECAUSE ADS ARE FREE TO POST, YOU GET ADS THAT ARE OF LITTLE VALUE.

IT’S KIND OF LIKE THIS SITE. IT’S FREE TO POST, SO WE GET STUPID POSTS LIKE YOURS THAT HAVE LITTLE VALUE.

Beuller
Guest

@golden village

They should shut down Richmond.

An Observer
Guest

They’ll make up new stats of course… like when they said sales were up in Toronto (I believe) a couple of months ago by pro-rating based on the number of weekdays in the month vs same month last year.

At some point very soon they’ll either need to bite the bullet and be honest or lose all credibility for many years to even the casual observer.

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vanpire
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It will take some time before the new reality sinks in.
Earth is not flat.
All men are equal.
Smoking is bad for you.
Real Estate goes up AND down.
All of these ideas, when first introduced were dangerous to those with interests vested in the status quo. Those ideas were ridiculed, discredited and fought tooth-and-nail.

But numbers don’t lie and the results can only be twisted so much before the truth becomes blatantly obvious.
Still, to the bitter end there will be those who would rather believe the lie than face the truth. Cannot help human nature…

b5baxter
Member

New inventory graph at:
http://vancouverpeak.com/Thread-Inventory-Graphs?pid=291#pid291

Inventory is at the 2nd highest level for this time of year. Only 2009 was higher and inventory is climbing much faster than it did in 2009. This is a pretty strong indication that we will have price declines greater than 2008-2009.

Over the last week the average daily increase was:
96
At this rate we would reach 14,000 in 3 days (Jan-27-13)
At this rate we would reach 20,000 in 73 days (Apr-06-13)
and 25,000 by June 3, 2013
Thanks PaulB for the numbers!

G
Guest

That Posh restaurant, I went to bby one for some groupon deal. I got really bad diarrhea after and never went back again. It was used to be a nice place when they first opened.

RealityCheck
Guest

Some facts to consider with respect to a downturn:

In 2001, a relative built a detached house in Surrey on a 50 foot lot for 320,000. This includes the land, materials, and labour….so everything.

In 2012, the same house costs about $320,000 to build (materials/labour)and this EXCLUDES THE LAND.

When looking at why house prices exploded, I think this is an overlooked fact. Labour and material prices have increased at the same rate as land prices.

gokou3
Guest

Re: RealityCheck #13

Part of the Labour and material price increases can be attributed to the high RE activity in the local markets. Yes I know material is commodity, but the commodity goes through several layers (shipping, wholesale, retailer, etc.) before reaching the end consumer. You don’t even need me to elaborate on the cause of rising RE labour cost.

Land value? There are still a lot of places in the US that are selling for an implied negative value, i.e. the selling price is below the material replacement cost of the house.

HAM Solo
Guest

@ RC

Umm, how much did it cost to build the Detroit Silverdome? It cost $55.7 million to build in 1975! How much did it sell for in 2009? $583,000, land included.

You see, it’s not so much what something costs to build, it’s what it is worth to some other person. And worth to some other person in real estate is usually a function of what someone would rent it for.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2009/1118/new-tale-of-detroits-woe-silverdome-sold-for-583000

Anonymous
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@HAM Solo

“There is essentially zero difference between our welfare state (which is if anything slightly more expensive and slightly less efficient than average) and that of any other western jurisdiction”

Except every other major Western country has a national public rental housing program and Canada does not. At the provincial level, focus under the BC Liberals has been providing supportive housing for drug addicts and people with mental illness. This is significantly different from most other welfare states that still focus on providing housing assistance to low income families, as opposed to drug addicts.

patriotz
Member

You left out seniors, people with disabilities, and women at risk of violence, but I guess they’re harder to stigmatise.

http://www.bchousing.org/Options/Supportive_Housing

Not meant as a claim that housing support for these or any other group is adequate.

BulbsForSale
Guest

@13: I’m guessing real estate works like any other industry. The more building that is happening the more jobs and the higher paid the professionals are. You fill the lower ranks with pot smokings wheel barrow pushers and pay them well, the people who know what they are doing are in higher demand and can get higher wages.

When building drops off you have a lot of workers competing for less available work and that drives prices down.

VMD
Member

In response to my price drop thread on another forum, someone (likely realtor) posted the following Above-assessment sales:

6976 wiltshire ST. Vancouver West
Assessed: 2.79M, listed Jan/13 @2.988M sold @3.01M in 3 days

4225 Cartier ST. Vancouver West
Assessed: 3.338M, listed Dec/12 @2.998M, sold @3.88M in 28 days

4098 W 11 AV. Vancouver
Assessed: 3.589M, listed Jan/13 @4.48M, sold @4.098M in 2 days

3818 W 38 AV. Vancouver
Assessed: 3.118M, listed Dec/12 @5.188M, sold @4.68M in 31 days

Seems like the high end market can still sell above-assessed and these ones will pull up the average SFH prices.

Seems like HPI will continue to drift down though.

Vote Down The Facts
Guest

If sales are recorded when subjects are removed, how can a sale occur in 2 days?

rails
Guest

@ Vote Down The Facts
It could be a subject-free offer.

Vote Down The Facts
Guest

“It could be a subject-free offer.”

On the seller’s side too?

Groundhog
Guest

@VMD

Just googled the “2-day sale”

http://www.westca.com/House/housedetail/houseid=4895/lang=schinese.html

Looks like 4098 W 11 AV. Vancouver was listed as far back as May 2012 for $4.78M….

Groundhog
Guest

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:ovJr2DsZjqkJ:www.panoramio.com/photo/70846507+&cd=10&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca

From April….Looks like whoever posted those isn’t being quite so honest with days on market.

rails
Guest

don’t see what the issue is. If your point is that it was re-listed, you should make that clear. If a seller receives a subject-free offer, and is fine with the price, the offer becomes binding once signed. 2 days is not unreasonable if everyone wants to complete the deal.

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