north vancouver residential price trends


Not unlike West Vancouver, North Vancouver's housing market has changed pace.  With high listing inventories, increasing new listings and continued weak demand is putting downward pressure on pricing.
 

The

 MLS® Home Price Index

(MLS® HPI) is a tool to measure home price trends in Metro Vancouver and other major markets in the country. The MLS® HPI was developed by five of Canada’s largest real estate boards – Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal – and the Canadian Real Estate Association.

This MLS® HPI replaces the MLSLink Housing Price Index, which had been used by Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley REALTORS® since the mid 1990s. MLS® HPI statistics since 2005 should not be compared with previous MLSLink HPI statistics.

hpi?

The MLS® Home Price Index is modeled on the Consumer Price Index which measures the rate of price change for a basket of goods and services including food, clothing, shelter, and transportation.

Instead of measuring goods and services, the HPI measures the change in the price of housing features. Thus, the HPI measures typical, pure price change (inflation or deflation).

not your 'average' price

The HPI benchmarks represent the price of a typical property within each market. The HPI takes into consideration what averages and medians do not – items such as lot size, age, number of rooms, etc. These features become the composite of the ‘typical house’ in a given area.

Each month’s sales determine the current prices paid for bedrooms, bathrooms, fireplaces, etc. and apply those new values to the ‘typical’ house model.

To understand what our market trends means to you, a home buyer and or seller ~ welcome your contact:  june@johnjennings.com