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The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board recently published the MLS® statistics for the Abbotsford real estate market, among others, for October 2023.

In this post, we’re going to take a close look at key numbers for the Abbotsford detached home market for October 2023 – 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.

What we're seeing in the Fraser Valley and indeed across the province is the impact of sustained high interest rates on the overall market. This has been the case since the latter half of the year so far, and we anticipate the trend will continue until we start to see some downward movement in the policy rate.

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And we're going to look at how the Abbotsford MLS® numbers for October 2023 compare with the numbers for October 2022 and for September 2023.

Highlights of FVREB MLS® Data on Abbotsford Detached Home Listings and Sales

Here's a high-level snapshot of listing and sales activity for Abbotsford detached homes in October 2023.

  • 45 Sales
  • 140 New Listings
  • 354 Active listings
  • $1,179,400 Benchmark Price
  • $1,125,000 Median Price
  • $1,178,586 Average Price

The sales-to-active-listings ratio netted out a market absorption rate of 12.71%, indicating that it was a Balanced Market for detached homes in Abbotsford in October 2023 (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 and up-to-date data on Abbotsford MLS® listing and sales activity for detached homes, 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 October 2023:

  • There were 45 detached home sales in Abbotsford in October 2023 – a decrease of -15.09% over October 2022 and a decrease of -4.26% over September 2023
  • There were 140 new listings of detached homes in Abbotsford in October 2023 – an increase of 27.27% over October 2022 and a decrease of -4.11% over September 2023
  • The average price of a detached home in Abbotsford in October 2023 was $1,178,586 – an increase of 5.98% over October 2022 and a decrease of -2.29% over September 2023

If you're really keen to understand what happened in the market for detached home in Abbotsford in October 2023, 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 October 2023 and see how it compares with the previous year and previous month.

Abbotsford Detached Home Stats

Metric Oct 2023 Oct 2022 % Change Sep 2023 % Change
Sales 45 53 -15.09% 47 -4.26%
New Listings 140 110 27.27% 146 -4.11%
Active Listings 354 289 22.49% 372 -4.84%
Benchmark Price $1,179,400 $1,113,000 5.97% $1,190,500 -0.93%
Median Price $1,125,000 $1,050,000 7.14% $1,195,000 -5.86%
Average Price $1,178,586 $1,112,056 5.98% $1,206,247 -2.29%

Disclaimer

All of the data for the monthly real estate market updates are taken directly from the MLS® 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 MLS® statistics for the Abbotsford real estate market.

Or, better still, speak directly with a real estate agent who specializes in Abbotsford detached homes 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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