What the Average BC Home Price Will Buy You

The BC Real Estate Association says the average BC home price in 2015 will be $626,000. So what exactly does that buy in various regions? Here are five hot listings

November 17, 2015


Last week we reported on the BCREA’s projections that the average home resale price in the province will increase to $626,000 this year. But with averages being so vague, what exactly does that buy you in different cities and regions?

Here are five BC homes that are currently listed at around the BCREA projected figure – see for yourself just what that will get you in Vancouver, Surrey, West Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria. You might be surprised at where the lowest cost-per-square-foot home is located… (Hint – it’s in the most expensive city of all these markets!)

Click through to see the full listings. As the properties are sold, you will be linked to see other fabulous homes in the neighbourhood.

Champlain Heights, Vancouver

Listing price: $628,000
Three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse
2039 square feet
Price per square foot: $308

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Space is the name of the game in this three-bedroom townhouse in family-friendly Champlain Heights. Enjoy this 2,000-plus square foot home with its enormous south facing patio. The large open-concept living and dining room are perfect for entertaining, and a handy second entrance on the lower level leads directly to your two-vehicle carport.

White Rock, Surrey

Two-bedroom, two-bathroom condominium
953 square feet
Listing price: $639,000
Price per square foot: $671

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Live in luxury in this ultra-modern, two-bedroom condo in the sky. Enjoy stunning views of the ocean and mountains from the multiple balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. Furry friends can join as well, along with your grown kids in this no-age and no-rental-restriction White Rock gem.

Howe Sound, West Vancouver

Three-bedroom, two-bathroom house
Listing price: $649,999
1686 square feet
Price per square foot: $386

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Private mooring gives direct access to this West-facing two-level A-frame that’s only 10 minutes by boat from West Van. The living room with vaulted ceilings opens to an incredible entertaining deck. Solar panels and sweeping vistas make this an unforgettable West Coast home.

Whistler Village, Whistler

Two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhouse
Listing price: $618,000
1082 square feet
Price per square foot: $571

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Calling all skiers! Live in the heart of Whistler Village in this two-level, two-bedroom townhouse that boasts easy access to the lake beaches and ski hills alike. Warm up after a long day on the slopes in front of the fireplace or in the private, in-suite hot tub.

Fairfield West, Victoria

Two-bedroom, one-bathroom detached house
Listing price: $649,900
1012 square feet
Price per square foot: $642

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This darling 1930s two-bedroom Victoria home is steps to popular Cook Street Village and walking distance to downtown. Gorgeous refinished hardwood floors and a cosy fireplace add to the charm of this bright home.

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