Home sellers were more active in Metro Vancouver’s* housing market in September while home buyer demand remained below the region’s long-term averages.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,687 in September 2022, a 46.4 per cent decrease from the 3,149 sales recorded in September 2021, and a 9.8 per cent decrease from the 1,870 homes sold in August 2022.

Last month’s sales were 35.7 per cent below the 10-year September sales average.

“With the Bank of Canada and other central banks around the globe...

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Lush Forest Outlook

One UniverCity Crescent

3 Bed, 2 Bath 1290sqft

Priced at $778,800

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Lush forest and mountain top views, bright, spacious & in impeccable condition! This is the home you have been searching for. Welcome to this true 3 bed, 2 bath, 1290sqft luxury home, in prestigious One University Cr., located in UniverCity, Vancouver's premier lifestyle neighborhood. Features: freshly painted, East/West exposure, 2 large covered balconies, engineered floors, 9’ ceilings, open kitchen w/SS apps, quartz counters & breakfast bar & a cozy fireplace. The...

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Highlights:

• Bond yields on a rollercoaster ride but mortgage rates remain flat

. • Is the Canadian economy slowing?

• When will the Bank of Canada reverse course?


Mortgage Rate Outlook

Volatility continued in the Canadian mortgage market over the third quarter. Financial markets are currently digesting a complex economic environment as still high, though perhaps peaking, inflation collides with anxiety over a potential recession. That anxiety has expressed itself as volatility across Canadian bond markets with yields on Canadian government debt plunging before rapidly recovering...

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Excellent Layout

2 Bed, 2 Bath, 989sqft

Priced at $668,800

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Corner unit, over height ceilings, private treed outlook & plenty of natural light. This 2bed/2bath/989sqft home shows well & won't disappoint. Located in Veritas, a 6 year young complex in the Heart of SFU, UniverCity; Vancouver's premier lifestyle neighborhood. Features: welcoming entry, open layout, excellent rm separation, laminate & plush carpets, large kitchen w/SS appls & breakfast bar w/access to fully covered balcony. The master fits king size bed, has walk-in closet & ensuite with...

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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,645 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August 2022, a decrease of 40.8 per cent from August 2021. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $918,378, a 2.1 per cent increase from $899,428 recorded in August 2021. Total sales dollar volume was $5.2 billion, a 39.6 per cent decline from the same time last year.

“Housing activity across the province remains well below normal but is showing signs of stabilizing,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson....

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Simon Fraser University is adding purpose-built, sustainably designed family housing to the Burnaby campus this fall, giving students with families a broader range of affordable accommodation options.

Located in UniverCity on the east side of the Burnaby campus, the two new buildings include 90 rental units—including three accessible units—consisting of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. The units are reserved for SFU students with a spouse or common-law partner and/or children. Students who are interested in living in this unique residence community can learn...

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Third Quarter – September 2022

The dramatic rise in Canadian mortgage rates has prompted an equally dramatic shift in the BC housing market. While the year started with home sales on pace to exceed 100,000 unit sales for a second consecutive year, aggressive monetary tightening in response to the highest inflation in decades quickly sent demand to the sidelines as five-year mortgage rates more than doubled. Compounding the impact of rising mortgage rates, mortgage stress test requirements mean many potential buyers have to qualify at more than 7 per cent.

There are some signs, however, that...

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Metro Vancouver’s* housing market is experiencing a quieter summer season marked by reduced sale and listing activity.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,870 in August 2022, a 40.7 per cent decrease from the 3,152 sales recorded in August 2021, and a 0.9 per cent decrease from the 1,887 homes sold in July 2022.

Last month’s sales were 29.2 per cent below the 10-year August sales average.

“With inflationary pressure and interest rates on the rise, home buyer and seller activity shifted below our long-term...

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Analysis: ‘Buyers don’t know whether to purchase yet. And sellers don’t know if they should sell for less’

From all corners come the forecasts of lower housing prices in Canada. Everyone is nervous.

The predictions portend gloom for many who bought homes in recent years, particularly over-leveraged investors. But drastically reduced prices also signal a possible opening for middle-income earners so far barricaded out of ownership.

The Bank of Canada is expected to again hike the prime rate in September, to about 3.5 per cent. This will further deflate the housing bubble ...

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Spacious 1 Bed Home
Excellent Condition
Priced at $439,800

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Enjoy the peace & tranquility this area has to offer. Welcome to UniverCity at SFU, Vancouver premier lifestyle neighborhood. This 1 bed, 1 bath 624sqft home, located in Novo II; a concrete, rental and pet friendly building will not disappoint. Perfect for investors, first time buyers, students & everyone else in between. Features: an abundance of natural light, an open layout, granite counters, SS appliances, laminate floors, newer front load washer & dryer & covered balcony. The large bedroom has plenty...

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The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,572 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® ) in July 2022, a decrease of 42.4 per cent from July 2021. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $923,449, a 3.6 per cent increase from $891,376 recorded in July 2021. Total sales dollar volume was $5.1 billion, a 40.3 per cent decline from the same time last year.

“High mortgage rates continued to lower sales activity in July,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “Many regions around the province...

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Spacious 1 Bed Home

Excellent Condition

Priced at $439,800

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Enjoy the peace & tranquility this area has to offer. Welcome to UniverCity at SFU, Vancouver premier lifestyle neighborhood. This 1 bed, 1 bath 624sqft home, located in Novo II; a concrete, rental and pet friendly building will not disappoint. Perfect for investors, first time buyers, students & everyone else in between. Features: an abundance of natural light, an open layout, granite counters, SS appliances, laminate floors, newer front load washer & dryer & covered balcony. The large bedroom has...

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Metro Vancouver’s* housing market has entered a new cycle marked by quieter home buyer demand and a gradual rise in the supply of homes for sale.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 1,887 in July 2022, a 43.3 per cent decrease from the 3,326 sales recorded in July 2021, and a 22.8 per cent decrease from the 2,444 homes sold in June 2022.

Last month’s sales were 35.2 per cent below the 10-year July sales average.

“Home buyers are exercising more caution in today’s market in response to rising interest...

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Spacious 1 Bed Home

Excellent Condition

Priced at $448,800

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Enjoy the peace & tranquility this area has to offer. Welcome to UniverCity at SFU, Vancouver premier lifestyle neighborhood. This 1 bed, 1 bath 624sqft home, located in Novo II; a concrete, rental and pet friendly building will not disappoint. Perfect for investors, first time buyers, students & everyone else in between. Features: an abundance of natural light, an open layout, granite counters, SS appliances, laminate floors, newer front load washer & dryer & covered balcony. The large bedroom...

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Highlights:

  • National home sales fell by 5.6% on a month-over-month basis in June.
  • Actual (not seasonally adjusted) monthly activity came in 23.9% below the June record set in 2021.
  • The number of newly listed properties was up 4.1% month-over-month.
  • The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) edged down 1.9% month-over-month but was still up 14.9% year-over-year.
  • The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price posted a 1.8% year-over-year decline in June.


Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems fell by 5.6% between May and June 2022. Althoughlarger declines were recorded in April...

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The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 2½%, with the Bank Rate at 2¾% and the deposit rate at 2½%. The Bank is also continuing its policy of quantitative tightening (QT).

Inflation in Canada is higher and more persistent than the Bank expected in its April Monetary Policy Report (MPR), and will likely remain around 8% in the next few months. While global factors such as the war in Ukraine and ongoing supply disruptions have been the biggest drivers, domestic price pressures from excess demand are becoming more prominent. More than half...

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Is housing affordable in Canada?

Not according to the data. A new survey shows that approximately 9 million Canadians are settling to rent forever or completely giving up on the idea of homeownership.

This comes shortly after RBC Economics released a report showing that housing affordability in Canada is at its lowest in 31 years and hot on the heels of multiple mortgage rate hikes – making homeownership even more unaffordable.

In the new ‘Generation Rent’ survey, 29% of Canadians – approximately 9 million adults (18+) – have either given up on the homeownership dream...

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With interest rates and housing supply increasing, Metro Vancouver* home buyers are operating in a changing marketplace to begin the summer season.

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,444 in June 2022, a 35 per cent decrease from the 3,762 sales recorded in June 2021, and a 16.2 per cent decrease from the 2,918 homes sold in May 2022.

Last month’s sales were 23.3 per cent below the 10-year June sales average.

“Home buyers have more selection to choose from and more time to make decisions than they did over the...

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Market Update

Simon Fraser Condos

Altaire by Polygon

Altaire built in 2008/2009 reaches higher then any other condo building in Metro Vancouver offering panoramic views.

Novo I by Intergulf

Novo I built in 2007 known for the amazing sight lines and views from most units and balconies up to 1000 sq ft.

Novo II by Intergulf

Novo II built in 2007 known for the amazing sight lines and views from most units and balconies up to 1000 sq ft.

Aurora by Polygon

Aurora built in 2006 with 103 condos featuring 36 unique floor plans ranging from 715 sq ft to 1500 sq ft.

One University by Millennium

One University built in 2005 is UniverCity's flagship building with luxury homes featuring semi private elevators.

Harmony by Polygon

Harmony built in 2005 was the first condo development at Univercity & as a result offers a unique setting & views.

Serenity Townhomes by Polygon

Serenity is a collection of 2 bedroom townhomes of 1100 sq ft ranging to 4 bedroom 2000+ sq ft townhomes.

The Hub by Liberty Homes

The Hub built in 2009 is set atop Nester's Grocery and steps from High Street giving these homes an urban feel.

Verdant by VanCity Enterprises

Verdant is a two storey town home building built with environmental design and stylish living spaces which complement the modern exterior of these SFU homes.

Origin by Porte Development

Origin is designed by GBL Architect & BYU Interior Designs, developed by Porte Development Corp. and marketed by Red Dot Real Estate.

Nest by Mosaic

Located on UniverCity High Street across from the new University Highlands elementary schools this refreshing building will add further depth to a growing community.

Highland House by Liberty Homes

A 12-storey concrete high-rise development and targeted towards Rental Investors and First-Time Condo Buyers.

Lift by Porte Development

Lift will be a wood frame building comprising of 56 homes. Building technologies, environmental features, and price points should be similar to Origin.

Altitude by Hungerford Group

Altitude will be a 2 tower development comprising of a 12 and 14 story building with a total of 210 strata units.

CentreBlock by Liberty Homes

CentreBlock at UniverCity atop Burnaby Mountain is the latest condo project with sales commencing early 2014. .

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