Detached Home Sales in Vancouver, East vs. West: September 2022

Vancouver East

Starting off with East Vancouver, sales of detached homes actually increased in September by 12% – yielding a 14% sales ratio for houses in the Eastside. Maybe it’s not a coincidence that the increase of sales is happening at the same time the sale to list price ratio decreased 2%, the average sale price decreased 6% and the average days on market decreased 3 days. In times of increasing economic uncertainty as inflation increases, East Vancouver appears to be a growing interest for potential homebuyers looking to buy a single-family home. 

The majority of September’s sales were for single-family homes costing between $1,250,000 to $2,000,000. More specifically, the price band of homes priced $1.25M to $1.5M were the most active at a 62% sales ratio. Compared to other regions in the Lower Mainland, these prices are actually quite accessible even with higher interest rates on mortgages. 

Plus you can get a yard. 

The three most popular neighbourhoods for detached home sales in East Vancouver are Fraser VE (33%), Knight (29%) and Killarney VE (24%). These sales ratios are not only high, but these neighbourhoods also each have the highest sales volume. 

In East Vancouver, almost half of homes sold were 3-4 bedrooms. This segment had a 20% sales ratio. When paired with the broad price band between $1.25M to $2M this means these houses have a great value of space for the price. Check out available Eastside house listings with 3-4 bedrooms.

Infographic displaying market trends for homes in Vancouver East.

Vancouver West

Detached homes selling for $3,000,000 to $4,000,000 sold the best in Vancouver West. While these homes are pricier than what’s selling well in some other regions, the overwhelming amount of activity in this price band dwarfs the sales activity above $4 million. Sales overall slipped by 5% in September. Although the average sale price increased by 11% to $3,395,000, in actuality the average sale to list price ratio declined by 9%. This means that homes sold in September were on average selling 7% below the list price.

Neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood sales stats are much more predictable, thankfully.

Homes with 5-bedrooms or more account for 50% of home sales in Vancouver Westside. That is certainly understandable, and maybe even expected if you’ve ever taken a stroll down some quieter streets in Shaughnessy, Point Grey or Dunbar. Take a look at some of the available 5-bedroom single-family homes in Vancouver West neighbourhoods here.  

What about the exclusive Shaughnessy neighbourhood filled with prestigious, luxurious homes? 

For instance, 1638 Matthews Avenue has 2 beds and 3 baths, and at $3,199,000 is part of the popular price band. It’s actually below the average sale price of a home in September, so it’s perfectly suited for the price. And there’s a certain cache about a Shaughnessy home which can only be found in Shaughnessy.

For homebuyers seeking a big house with space for a growing family, there’s 1903 West 19th Avenue to consider. This beautiful First Shaughnessy home has a character of heritage and has been lovingly maintained by the same family for 40 years. Much of the home’s architectural and interior details have been retained from the original structure over the years. There’s not many houses quite like it. 

Infographic for detached home sales in Vancouver West.

Listings in Fraser VE, Vancouver East

773 Kingsway, Fraser VE, Vancouver East photo number 2
Just Listed
773 Kingsway  
Fraser VE, Vancouver East
$4,200,000 Land Commercial

Listed by NAI Commercial.

843 E 22nd Avenue, Fraser VE, Vancouver East photo number 2
Just Listed
Open House Mar 25th, 12-2PM
843 E 22nd Avenue  
Fraser VE, Vancouver East
$1,649,000 House 4 Beds 3 Baths 1,956 sqft

Listed by Zolo Realty.

4477 Prince Albert Street, Fraser VE, Vancouver East photo number 2
New Listing
4477 Prince Albert Street  
Fraser VE, Vancouver East
$1,699,900 Duplex 3 Beds 4 Baths 1,420 sqft

Listed by Macdonald Realty.

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