Last time it was the craft breweries and coffee roasters of Mount Pleasant East that were drawing the most home hunters. But a new 2018 year-in-review infographic by property website REW has found a different neighbourhood had the most clicks last year – Kitsilano.
Homes for sale in the land of sandy beaches and Lululemon-clad yogis saw Vancouver's highest pageviews per online listing across the year, said the website.
The neighbourhood that saw the biggest year-over-year price growth, however, was Fairview – the median list price was up 19 per cent year over year.
However, REW pointed out that an increase in median list price doesn’t necessarily mean higher prices in the neighbourhood – it could simply be that there were fewer lower-priced units for sale in the area last year. The website also noted that drilling down to individual neighbourhoods means using smaller sample sizes, which are prone to wider percentage changes.
The most commonly searched home type was a detached house between $1.25 and $1.5 million, reported the website.
Across the whole of Vancouver East and West, REW reported that the median list price for a condo in 2018 was $799K, up 10 per cent year over year. For a detached house, it was $2.5 million – exactly the same as in 2017. However, the median detached home price per square foot was down four per cent from the previous year.
Check out the full infographic below.