Vancouver Real Estate Market Update October 2022

Written by Alan Kelly, Bōde’s Chief Economist

Real Estate Market Report | Vancouver | October 2022

Vancouver home sales are down 37% and the number of homes for sale are down 18%

What does it mean?  The housing market has been impacted by raising interest rates. Would you like a silver lining? Prices are up 3.8% over last year!

Real estate is a hot topic in news, especially how inflation and rising interest rates are impacting BC’s housing market. In Vancouver, it has had an impact, no question. 

There has never been a more critical time to get home data for yourself. When you arm yourself with transparent data, you will feel more confident in setting the price of your home and selling it or buying at the right price. 

Are you looking at buying or selling your home? Then you absolutely need to look at the specifics. The slowing of the housing market has not impacted all homes equally. 

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So what’s happening in the Vancouver real estate market as of October 2022?

Let’s start with a Macroeconomics view 

To understand what’s happening in the real estate market you have to look at supply and demand.

The best proxies for supply and demand are:


New supply: New Listings (i.e. the number of homes recently listed for sale)

Total supply: Inventory (i.e. the total number of homes listed for sale)


Sales (i.e. the number of homes recently sold)


Supply & Demand

Months of Supply (i.e. the number of months it would take to sell all current inventory at the current rate of sale)


These metrics are the best indicators of the health of the real estate market. Let’s look at what they show us.

Vancouver sales drop significantly below historical levels

New listings in September were down 22% while sales were down 37% vs. the average of the previous 4 years.

Vancouver Housing Market Sept 2022

The total number of homes for sale dropped. Inventory is down 18% vs the average of the last 4 years.


‘Months of supply’ has increased quickly in recent months. There are now 6 months of supply which is +15% vs the previous 4 years.


Less inventory & more months of supply makes conditions more favourable for sellers, while more inventory and higher months of supply are more favourable for buyers.


The sudden slow down in sales and hence increase in months of supply mean it’s now a more balanced market and starting to favour buyers (after a long period of being a strong seller’s market).

Vancouver Inventory Sept 2022

Vancouver prices had been increasing quickly since the start of 2021, ending a relatively flat period between mid-2018 and the end of 2020. However, prices are now declining. They are down 2.4% over last month while being up only 3.8% over last year.

Vancouver housing prices sept 2022

What does this mean for sellers?


Right now the balance of power is shifting from sellers to buyers. However, sellers who price their home well will be able to sell. Your specific property value will be determined by market forces both within your community and against similar active listings. To find out what supply and demand look like for your specific community, click here.


What does this mean for buyers?


There are currently fewer homes for sale than there have been in previous years. However the frenzy to view homes quickly and make a fast offer has slowed down considerably.


Market conditions vary substantially by property type, community and price range


Above, we’ve looked at the overall market for Vancouver, but different segments are performing very differently. Let’s look at a few examples.

Vancouver Detached Homes

Sales for detached homes were down 40% in September vs. previous years, while new listings were down 21%

Vancouver Detached homes Sept 2022

The overall number of detached homes for sale is down 19% vs the average of the last 4 years.

Vancouver detached homes Sept 22

Detached prices had been increasing quickly for much of the past 2.5 years, but have declined in recent months. Prices are down 2.4% from last month while being up 3.8% vs. this time last year.

Vancouver detached prices Sept 22

Vancouver Apartments

New listings of apartments were down 22% in September compared the average of the previous 4 years, while sales were down 32%.

Vancouver Apartment Sept 2022

The overall number of apartments for sale is down 18% vs the average of the last 4 years.

Apartment Inventory in Vancouver Sept 22

Apartment prices have generally been increasing for most of the past year but have started to decline in recent months. Prices are down 1.6% from last month while being up 6.2% vs. this time last year.

Vancouver Apartment Prices Sept 22

Vancouver Attached Homes

New listings of attached homes were down 23% while sales were down 45% in September (compared to previous years). 

Vancouver Attached Homes Sept 2022

The overall number of attached homes for sale is down 18% vs the average of the last 4 years.

Attached Homes Vancouver Sept 2022

Prices for attached homes have been increasing quickly for the past year but have recently declined quickly. Prices are down 1.9% from last month while being up 9.1% vs. this time last year.

Attached Vancouver Home Prices Sept 2022

However, what really matters is what’s happening in your specific local property market. There are some communities and price bands where homes are performing better/worse.

It’s critical to understand the dynamics in your local property market


To understand your local property market you need to look at your local data. Head over to Bōde’s new and improved Market Data dashboard, the only place where you can see all the data yourself, including being able to filter on community, property type, and price range to see exactly what’s happening where you live.


You can also see the sold price of any home that has sold in the last 3 years using Bode’s Sold Data page.


If you’re thinking about selling, take a look at how Bōde helps sellers sell for 1.3% higher prices while paying 50% less commission.

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As a homeowner, or potential buyer, it’s important to stay up to date with current mortgage rate trends

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