Okanagan Housing Update – March 2024

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The March temperatures tended to be a little chillier this year and the market wasn’t quite as hot as it was last spring. Residential real estate market activity in March cooled during spring break and Easter vacations, reports the Association of Interior REALTORS®^ (the Association).

“Despite a relatively strong start in March, sales activity tapered off about mid-way through as spring break and Easter plans likely had buyers and sellers preoccupied,” says the Association of Interior REALTORS® President Kaytee Sharun, adding that “it isn’t surprising given that March is typically a staggered month when it comes to market activity.”

Residential Home Sales 

A total of 977 residential unit sales* were recorded across the Association region in March coming in above February’s 810 units sold yet down 22% in sales compared to March 2023.



New residential listings saw a healthy increase of 20.3% compared to March 2023 with 3,086 new listings recorded last month. The total number of active listings saw an increase of 34.1% of total inventory compared to March 2023 with 7,730 recorded across the Association region. The highest percentage increase in active listings was in the South Okanagan for another consecutive month with a total increase of 56.1% compared to March 2023.


Home Sales by Property Type  

The benchmark price for single-family homes saw decreases in the Central Okanagan, North Okanagan and Shuswap/Revelstoke regions in year-over-year comparisons, while the South Okanagan region saw an increase of 5.6%, coming in at $758,500. Benchmark pricing in the townhome housing category saw decreases compared to March 2023 across all regions except for the Central Okanagan which saw an increase in benchmark pricing in year-over-year comparison. In the condominium housing category, all regions, with the exception of the South Okanagan, saw increases in the benchmark price for March 2024 compared to the same month last year.


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*All statistics are courtesy of The Association of Interior REALTORS®.
^The Association of Interior REALTORS® is a member-based professional organization serving approximately 2,500 REALTORS® who live and work in communities across the interior of British Columbia including the Okanagan Valley, Kamloops and Kootenay regions, as well as the South Peace River region.
The Association of Interior REALTORS® was formed on January 1, 2021 through the amalgamation of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board and the South Okanagan Real Estate Board. The Association has since also amalgamated with the Kamloops & District Real Estate Association and the Kootenay Association of REALTORS®.