July 2017 saw a decline of 8.2% in residential sales in comparison to July 2016, and a decline by 24% from the previous month! Because of this decrease in sales, we are seeing an increase of selection for buyers. Detached, single-family homes are still on the decline while condos and townhouses are taking half the time on average to sell. You still see some detached homes selling quickly from multiple offers in certain areas depending on where, how much, and what condition they are in, but his is not a consistant trend as of late. Strata units, however, are still going strong. The benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $1,019,400, surpassing $1,000,000 for the first time ever. Specifically, Apartments in the Greater Vancouver are averaging $616,000 and Townhouses are at $763,000 whereas detached homes are sitting at $1.6 million.