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The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recently published the statistics for the Abbotsford real estate market, among others, for May 2021.

In this post, we’re going to take a close look at key numbers for the Abbotsford detached home market for May 2021 – 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.

Demand hasn't changed. What's changed is supply. In the last three months, buyers have 40 per cent more inventory to look at in the Fraser Valley and it's allowed them to take back a little control. We're seeing resistance to multiple offers and buyers adjusting their offers, or even waiting, because they have more selection. We're a long way from a balanced market, but supply is helping us to head in the right direction.

Larry Anderson

And we're going to look at how the numbers for May 2021 compare with the numbers for May 2020 and for April 2021.

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 2021.

  • 179 Sales
  • 240 New Listings
  • 306 Active listings
  • $1,143,600 Benchmark Price
  • $1,100,000 Median Price
  • $1,162,559 Average Price

The sales-to-active-listings ratio netted out a market absorption rate of 58.50%, indicating that it was a Seller's Market for detached homes in Abbotsford in May 2021 (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 May 2021:

  • There were 179 detached home sales in Abbotsford in May 2021 – a change of 225.45% over May 2020 and a change of -18.64% over April 2021
  • There were 240 new listings of detached homes in Abbotsford in May 2021 – a change of 80.45% over May 2020 and a change of -34.60% over April 2021
  • The average price of a detached home in Abbotsford in May 2021 was $1,162,559 – a change of 38.29% over May 2020 and a change of 3.10% over April 2021

If you're really keen to understand what happened in the market for detached home in Abbotsford in May 2021, 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 2021 and see how it compares with the previous year and previous month.

Abbotsford Detached Home Stats

Metric May 2021 May 2020 % Change Apr 2021 % Change
Sales 179 55 225.45% 220 -18.64%
New Listings 240 133 80.45% 367 -34.60%
Active Listings 306 307 -0.33% 320 -4.38%
Benchmark Price $1,143,600 $827,500 38.20% $1,117,200 2.36%
Median Price $1,100,000 $795,000 38.36% $1,075,000 2.33%
Average Price $1,162,559 $840,678 38.29% $1,127,592 3.10%

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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