The Powell River Real Estate Market - What Happened In The Third Quarter?

The third quarter of 2023 in Powell River, BC took a slight dip compared to the second quarter. Let’s take a look at the numbers.

Property Sales in Powell River compared to the second quarter and the third quarter of 2022.

The average sale price from June 1st to September 30th was $576,167 and the gross amount of sales was 93. The second quarter of 2023 had an average of $654,759 and 119 sales. There was a 12% drop in average sale price from the second quarter to the third quarter and 24% drop in the amount of properties sold. Taking a look at the third quarter of 2022, there were 87 properties sold with an average sale price of $614,418. 

Now let’s compare how quickly homes sold for by looking at how many sold within the first, second, third, and fourth week of the property being listed for sale:

The third quarter of 2022                                                       The second quarter of 2023

 Properties sold in 1 week: 12                                                   Properties sold in 1 week: 4                                     Properties sold in 2 weeks: 16                                                 Properties sold in 2 weeks: 12                               Properties sold in 3 weeks: 13                                                 Properties sold in 3 weeks: 15                                     Properties sold in 4 weeks: 14                                                 Properties sold in 4 weeks: 17

The third quarter of 2023                   

Properties sold in 1 week: 2                                                                                                                                          Properties sold in 2 weeks: 11                                                                                                                                      Properties sold in 3 weeks: 6                                                                                                                                        Properties sold in 4 weeks: 13

Interest rates according to the Bank of Canada

Let’s take a look at how the interest rates have changed compared to the third quarter of 2022 and the second quarter of 2023.

July 2022: 1.50                                   April 2023: 4.50                             July 2023: 4.75

August 2022: 2.50                              May 2023: 4.50                              August 2023: 5.00

September 2022: 3.25                      June 2023: 4.75                             September 2023: 5.00

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