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The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recently published the statistics for the Abbotsford real estate market, among others, for December 2020.

In this post, we’re going to take a close look at key numbers for the Abbotsford detached home market for December 2020 – including sales, new listings, active listings, as well as benchmark, median and average prices for detached homes for sale in Abbotsford.

We're also going to see what kind of shape the detached home market in Abbotsford was in for the month – whether it was a buyer's market, a balanced market, or a seller's market.

The pandemic upended everything in 2020 and how the real estate market responded to it was nothing short of remarkable. No one could have anticipated a six-month stretch like we've just experienced. Typical seasonal cycles did not apply, how we conduct business had to change to keep the public safe; and most unexpected, has been the unwavering demand for family-sized homes in our region and so far, there is no sign of it slowing down.

Chris Shields, President of the FVREB

And we're going to look at how the numbers for December 2020 compare with the numbers for December 2019 and for November 2020.

Key Highlights of the Abbotsford Real Estate Market for Detached Homes

Here's a high-level snapshot of what went on with the market for detached homes in Abbotsford for December 2020.

  • 133 Sales
  • 81 New Listings
  • 150 Active listings
  • $896,500 Benchmark Price
  • $910,000 Median Price
  • $969,375 Average Price

The sales-to-active-listings ratio netted out a market absorption rate of 88.67%, indicating that it was a Seller's Market for detached homes in Abbotsford in December 2020 (click on the link learn more about local housing market ratios on the BC Real Estate Association blog).

Please note: If you want the most accurate information on how the market's doing, you need to speak with a real estate agent.

Abbotsford Detached Home Market Changes

Following are some of the highlights for detached homes for sale in Abbotsford in December 2020:

  • There were 133 detached home sales in Abbotsford in December 2020 – a change of 77.33% over December 2019 and a change of -11.92% over November 2020
  • There were 81 new listings of detached homes in Abbotsford in December 2020 – a change of 125.00% over December 2019 and a change of -27.03% over November 2020
  • The average price of a detached home in Abbotsford in December 2020 was $969,375 – a change of 22.93% over December 2019 and a change of 5.30% over November 2020

If you're really keen to understand what happened in the market for detached home in Abbotsford in December 2020, make sure you check out the next section.

Detailed Overview of the Market for Detached Homes in Abbotsford

Check out the table below for more detailed information on what happened in the Abbotsford detached home market in December 2020 and see how it compares with the previous year and previous month.

Abbotsford Detached Home Stats

Metric Dec 2020 Dec 2019 % Change Nov 2020 % Change
Sales 133 75 77.33% 151 -11.92%
New Listings 81 36 125.00% 111 -27.03%
Active Listings 150 150 0.00% 257 -41.63%
Benchmark Price $896,500 $785,100 14.19% $881,500 1.70%
Median Price $910,000 $750,000 21.33% $850,000 7.06%
Average Price $969,375 $788,546 22.93% $920,618 5.30%

Disclaimer

All of the data for the monthly real estate market updates are taken directly from the statistics packages that the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board publishes every month.

Although rare, errors and omissions may happen from time to time. If you want to be absolutely certain the you have the most accurate data, we encourage you to click on the link to the latest statistics for the Abbotsford real estate market.

Or, better still, speak directly with an Abbotsford real estate agent who will be able to provide you with the most accurate, up to the minute information on – and insights into – the Abbotsford real estate market.

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