The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recently published the statistics for the Abbotsford real estate market, among others, for January 2019.

In this post, we’re going to take a close look at key numbers for the Abbotsford detached home market for January 2019 – 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.

This remains a challenging environment for buyers and sellers alike. Factors such as reduced buying power, changing expectations for pricing, and a recovering inventory are all having an impact.

John Barbisan, President of the FVREB

And we're going to look at how the numbers for January 2019 compare with the numbers for January 2018 and for December 2018 .

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 January 2019.

  • 36 Sales
  • 123 New Listings
  • 270 Active listings
  • $777,900 Benchmark Price
  • $704,000 Median Price
  • $731,044 Average Price

The sales-to-active-listings ratio netted out a market absorption rate of 13.33%, indicating that it was a Balanced Market for detached homes in Abbotsford in January 2019 (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 January 2019:

  • There were 36 detached home sales in Abbotsford in January 2019 – a change of -44.62% over January 2018 and a change of -29.41% over December 2018
  • There were 123 new listings of detached homes in Abbotsford in January 2019 – a change of 6.03% over January 2018 and a change of 215.38% over December 2018
  • The benchmark price of a detached home in Abbotsford in January 2019 was $777,900 – a change of -1.08% over January 2018 and a change of -1.85% over December 2018

If you're really keen to understand what happened in the market for detached home in Abbotsford in January 2019, 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 January 2019 and see how it compares with the previous year and previous month.

Abbotsford Detached Home Stats

MetricJan 2019Jan 2018% ChangeDec 2018% Change
Sales3665-44.62%51-29.41%
New Listings1231166.03%39215.38%
Active Listings2702546.30%272-0.74%
Benchmark Price$777,900$786,400-1.08%$792,600-1.85%
Median Price$704,000$720,000-2.22%$774,000-9.04%
Average Price$731,044$760,352-3.85%$824,350-11.32%

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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