Published by Dave Banner on April 22, 2018

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recently published the statistics for the Abbotsford real estate market, among others, for March 2018.

In this post, we’re going to take a close look at key numbers for the Abbotsford detached home market for March 2018 – including sales, new listings, active listings, as well as benchmark, median and average prices for Abbotsford detached homes.


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.

We continue to see demand capped-off due to an inadequate amount of supply. March is typically when we see our market kick into gear, but we need to see higher levels of new listings coming in and greater overall inventory if we want more homebuyers to find success in the Valley.

John Barbisan, President of the FVREB

And we’re going to look at how the numbers for March 2018 compare with the numbers for March 2017 and for February 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 March 2018.

  • 120 Sales
  • 158 New Listings
  • 252 Active listings
  • $814,000 Benchmark Price
  • $786,000 Median Price
  • $842,075 Average Price

The sales-to-active-listings ratio netted out a market absorption rate of 47.62%, indicating that it was a Seller's Market for detached homes in Abbotsford in March 2018 (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 in Abbotsford in March 2018:

  • There were 120 detached home sales in Abbotsford in March 2018 – a change of -14.29% over March 2017 and a change of 12.15% over February 2018
  • There were 158 new listings of detached homes in Abbotsford in March 2018 – a change of -21.00% over March 2017 and a change of 1.94% over February 2018
  • The benchmark price of a detached home in Abbotsford in March 2018 was $814,000 – a change of 18.45% over March 2017 and a change of 1.33% over February 2018

If you’re really keen to understand what happened in the market for detached home in Abbotsford in March 2018, 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 March 2018 and see how it compares with the previous year and previous month.

Abbotsford Detached Home Stats

MetricMar 2018Mar 2017% ChangeFeb 2018% Change
Sales120140-14.29%10712.15%
New Listings158200-21.00%1551.94%
Active Listings2522472.02%263-4.18%
Benchmark Price$814,000$687,20018.45%$803,3001.33%
Median Price$786,000$672,50016.88%$770,0002.08%
Average Price$842,075$706,24219.23%$838,7060.40%

Abbotsford Real Estate Market Infographic

Abbotsford Detached Home Market Update March 2018 Infographic

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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