Abbotsford Townhouse Market Update September 2018

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

In this post, we’re going to take a close look at key numbers for the Abbotsford townhouse market for September 2018 – including sales, new listings, active listings, as well as benchmark, median and average prices for townhouses for sale in Abbotsford.

We're also going to see what kind of shape the townhouse market in Abbotsford was in for the month – whether it was a buyer's market, a balanced market, or a seller's market.

Buyers remain reluctant as the market continues to adjust. We’re seeing good things happening in terms of inventory, but it only opens the door so much while prices are moving at a much slower rate.

John Barbisan, President of the FVREB

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

Key Highlights of the Abbotsford Real Estate Market for Townhouses

Here's a high-level snapshot of what went on with the market for townhouses in Abbotsford for September 2018.

  • 31 Sales
  • 81 New Listings
  • 175 Active listings
  • $407,300 Benchmark Price
  • $455,000 Median Price
  • $440,541 Average Price

The sales-to-active-listings ratio netted out a market absorption rate of 17.71%, indicating that it was a Balanced Market for townhouses in Abbotsford in September 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 Townhouse Market Changes

Following are some of the highlights for townhouses for sale in Abbotsford in September 2018:

  • There were 31 townhouse sales in Abbotsford in September 2018 – a change of -20.51% over September 2017 and a change of 14.81% over August 2018
  • There were 81 new listings of townhouses in Abbotsford in September 2018 – a change of 35.00% over September 2017 and a change of 26.56% over August 2018
  • The benchmark price of a townhouse in Abbotsford in September 2018 was $407,300 – a change of 17.72% over September 2017 and a change of 0.99% over August 2018

If you're really keen to understand what happened in the market for townhouse in Abbotsford in September 2018, make sure you check out the next section.

Detailed Overview of the Market for Townhouses in Abbotsford

Check out the table below for more detailed information on what happened in the Abbotsford townhouse market in September 2018 and see how it compares with the previous year and previous month.

Abbotsford Townhouse Stats

MetricSep 2018Sep 2017% ChangeAug 2018% Change
New Listings816035.00%6426.56%
Active Listings17586103.49%15314.38%
Benchmark Price$407,300$346,00017.72%$403,3000.99%
Median Price$455,000$426,5006.68%$480,000-5.21%
Average Price$440,541$406,6648.33%$481,694-8.54%


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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