British Columbia Housing Market Report

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Market Report Summary for August 2023
Updated September 18th, 2023

    Average Home Prices in British Columbia for August 2023

    Historical Average Home Prices in British Columbia

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    British Columbia Housing Market as of August 2023

    Home prices in British Columbia’s housing market stayed mostly steady with a 1% monthly decrease to an average home price of $958,424 for the month of August 2023. That’s up 5% year-over-year, despite two recent Bank of Canada rate hikes in June and July 2023 that have been rocking the markets.

    A fall in home prices on a monthly basis is something that is also being seen in housing markets across Canada. Toronto’s housing market has seen prices fall by 3% monthly, compared to the Greater Vancouver housing market’s relatively minor monthly increase of 1% to $1,283,729. Other provinces in Western Canada, such as Alberta’s housing market and Saskatchewan, are also seeing falling home prices compared to last month. There were 6,608 home sales in BC during the month of August 2023, a 16% increase year-over-year.

    Regional Breakdown

    Most areas of the province are seeing a slight increase in prices compared to last year, with some outliers. Powell River home prices have decreased 20% year-over-year to $569,691, while South Peace has seen prices skyrocket 20% year-over-year to $335,689.

    Chilliwack's 6% year-over-year decrease to $700,155, the Okanagan's 6% year-over-year decrease to $729,377, and Kootenays’ 2% year-over-year decrease to $524,387 round out the other regions of BC to see a decrease in home prices.

    Areas with higher home prices this August compared to last include Victoria, rising 4% year-over-year to $1,022,652, the Fraser Valley, up 2% year-over-year to $1,000,864, and BC Northern, up 2% year-over-year to $436,786.

    Looking within Greater Vancouver, the average sale price of a detached home was $2,351,415, up an astounding 18% year-over-year. Townhouses and attached homes had an average sale price of $1,227,579, while condo apartments had an average sale price of $805,534.

    Housing Markets of Major Cities in British Columbia

    CityAverage Home Prices
    (August 2023)
    Greater Vancouver
    7.3% vs. 2016
    7.0% vs. 2016
    5.9% vs. 2016
    6.7% vs. 2016
    Fraser Valley
    9.5% vs. 2016
    9.7% vs. 2016
    8.6% vs. 2016
    7.1% vs. 2016
    12.1% vs. 2016
    Powell River
    6.2% vs. 2016

    *Benchmark price, **Average benchmark price

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    Data sourced from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV), British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) and the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Any analysis or commentary is the opinion of the analysts at and should not be construed as investment advice. Please consult a licensed real estate professional before making a real estate investment decision. The trademarks MLS®, Multiple Listing Service® and the associated logos are owned by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify the quality of services provided by real estate professionals who are members of CREA.