The Mother Corp tried to balance the negativity by looking for the silver lining in a market with a huge decline in sales and a massive increase in listings.
But the best they could do was headline the bad news by saying, "Uncertain fate for Vancouver real estate prices".
While the fate of the current downward trend may be uncertain for CBC, they do tell us exactly what you have been reading here on an almost daily basis:
Vancouver's real estate market has taken another interesting turn, with listings up and sales down during what is usually a busy time of year.
In May, average prices for houses have dropped about $150,000 compared to one year ago. That 12-per-cent drop wiped out two years of price increases. The reason appears to be that too many more sellers are trying to cash in at the same time. Listings are up by 23 per cent, but fewer are buying: sales are down 24 per cent.
Probably, on average, about a 150 or 160 homes in Vancouver are reducing their price every day in the hope of catching, getting ahead of the train and maybe get out before they can't," said realtor Larry Yatkowsy.
"It’s going to take several months of data-confirming of what we seem to be seeing before I would be anywhere close to be prepared to say, 'That's it, we had a bubble and now it's bursting.'”
And what of the ones already listed but watching a market drop while listings stagnate? Time to cut and run?
The video from CBC...
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