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

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

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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 is the most inventory we’ve had in over two years. Now that the pace of our market has begun to settle, we’re seeing more opportunities for buyers and less pressure to make fast decisions.

John Barbisan, President of the FVREB

And we're going to look at how the numbers for May 2018 compare with the numbers for May 2017 and for April 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 May 2018.

  • 119 Sales
  • 249 New Listings
  • 355 Active listings
  • $836,600 Benchmark Price
  • $805,000 Median Price
  • $845,037 Average Price

The sales-to-active-listings ratio netted out a market absorption rate of 33.52%, indicating that it was a Seller's Market for detached homes in Abbotsford in May 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 May 2018:

  • There were 119 detached home sales in Abbotsford in May 2018 – a change of -43.06% over May 2017 and a change of 9.17% over April 2018
  • There were 249 new listings of detached homes in Abbotsford in May 2018 – a change of -6.04% over May 2017 and a change of 20.29% over April 2018
  • The benchmark price of a detached home in Abbotsford in May 2018 was $836,600 – a change of 14.38% over May 2017 and a change of 1.37% over April 2018

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

Abbotsford Detached Home Stats

MetricMay 2018May 2017% ChangeApr 2018% Change
Sales119209-43.06%1099.17%
New Listings249265-6.04%20720.29%
Active Listings35528922.84%29918.73%
Benchmark Price$836,600$731,40014.38%$825,3001.37%
Median Price$805,000$745,0008.05%$781,0003.07%
Average Price$845,037$767,93210.04%$838,9920.72%

Abbotsford Real Estate Market Infographic

Abbotsford Detached Home Market Update May 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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