Victoria Real Estate Market continues to experience high demand

Industry Observer with Retired BC Realtor

Victoria Real Estate Market continues to experience low inventory and high demand


A total of 833 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this March, 29 per cent fewer than the 1,173 properties sold in March 2021 but a 16 per cent increase from February 2022. Sales of condominiums were down 26 per cent from March 2021 with 279 units sold. Sales of single family homes decreased 28.2 percent from March 2021 with 412 sold.

“Once again, we have had a record breaker of a month,” said 2022 Victoria Real Estate Board President Karen Dinnie-Smyth. “This March had the lowest number of active listings we have seen in a month of March – beating last year’s record low. For context, in the past five years the average number of active listings at the end of March is 1,864 properties. This March had just over one thousand properties at month end. We did see more homes come to market this month compared to February - which is a positive sign - but our supply is still so constricted that multiple offers and competition continues, especially in the lower price ranges. We may see a lift in that pressure if more listings come to market over the spring, but since our inventory is so much lower than average, we have a long way to go to find balance.”


How Much is your Home Worth in today's market?


There were 1,063 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of March 2022, an increase of 25.2 per cent compared to the previous month of February but an 18.9 percent decrease from the 1,310 active listings for sale at the end of March 2021.


“March generally kicks off the busy spring real estate season,” adds President Dinnie-Smyth. “However, this month’s sales and listings may have been partly depressed by reasons beyond the market. After two spring breaks of COVID restrictions, it’s plausible that many prospective buyers and sellers put their plans on pause to travel. Looking forward, it is difficult to predict what this spring will look like as those buyers and sellers return to the market. Many factors - including rising interest rates, the government’s promise to apply new barriers to sales such as cooling-off periods, inflationary pressures and record high house prices - continue to make this a challenging market. If you are considering a move, a sale or both, it’s a good time to engage the assistance of a trusted local REALTOR® to help you navigate the complex landscape.”

The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core in March 2021 was $968,500. The benchmark value for the same home in March 2022 increased by 27.4 per cent to $1,233,700, up from February’s value of $1,196,300. The MLS® 


HPI benchmark value for a condominium in the Victoria Core area in March 2021 was $497,000 while the benchmark value for the same condominium in March 2022 increased by 27.8 per cent to $653,100, up from the February value of $603,600.


How Much is your Home Worth in today's market?

 Read the statistics package here.

Victoria Real Estate Market continues to experience low inventory and high demand


Posted by



 Link to My web SiteTwitter Fred Carver     Find Fred on Google  Fred Carver on Facebook    Fred Carver on LinkedIn

Fred Carver on YouTube Follow Me on Pinterest  Connect with Fred Carver on Google+

Google Me Fred Carver


  "Selling Victoria Residential & Income Producing Properties since 1971"



Fred Carver

Personal Real Estate Corporation

RE/MAX Camosun
Accredited Consultant in Real Estate®

“Recognized by ActiveRain as a 2013-2014 Top Contributor for Real Estate Blogging.”

Direct 250-598-2963   

Over 40 Years Experience selling Real Estate does make a Difference.. call Fred today to Put his 40 years experience to work for You.

4440 Chatterton Way, Victoria, BC V8X 5J2
Calling from Out Of Town? Call Toll Free 1-800-663-2121

Find Hundreds of Home For Sale in Victoria BC

Post Copyright © 2016 By Fred Carver Real Estate Corporation All Rights Reserved

Fred Carver Top Realtor Victoria BC

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Great information.  Happy Tuesday, and thank you for the post.  Have a productive day, sell a house. Bill 

Apr 05, 2022 01:51 PM
Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant

Thank for dropping by Bill Salvatore - East Valley , have a fun and successful day

Apr 07, 2022 10:49 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Victoria home buyers and sellers are sure to value your real estate market report, Fred.

Apr 05, 2022 07:26 PM
Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant

Thanks Myrl Jeffcoat 

Apr 07, 2022 10:47 AM