Today's update comes courtesy of HHV contributor Koozdra, who decided to liberate the complete monthly data out of the confines of the PDF format from VREB's excellent historical archive. For those who are interested in the technical process, Koozdra explains here.
Downloading the pdfs
In short, we now have the monthly sales numbers, volume, average price, 6 month average price and median price for each housing type and each region back to 2006.
Here are some basic charts of the median prices for the various areas. Note that even after a 3 month averaging window, the data is quite noisy due to few sales per region. The regions with extremely low sales have been left out (Vic West, View Royal, Metchosin, Highlands, etc).
Oak Bay gets its own graph since it flattens the rest. Again few sales make the data very noisy.
Langford and Colwood have been relatively hard hit. Interesting how flat Sooke is though. Maybe the credit restrictions have more effect in the younger communities?
Download the raw data here (right click, save as).