SURREY, BC – In a year that saw prices peak early on, feeding off the momentum of record-breaking sales in 2021, the Fraser Valley real estate market came back down to earth by the close of 2022, due largely to interest rate increases designed to stave off inflation.
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 716 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in December 2022, down 14.7 per cent from the previous month and down by 60.4 per cent compared to the same month last year, making it the lowest December sales recorded in the last 10 years.
Across the Fraser Valley in December, the average number of days to sell a single-family detached home was 42 and a townhome 39 days. Apartments took, on average, 33 days to sell. A year ago, properties were moving, on average, two to three times more quickly