Home sales in Prince Rupert well above figures from 2011

According to numbers released today, the number of homes sold in Prince Rupert is greatly exceeding numbers from the past four years.

According to numbers released today by the BC Northern Real Estate Board, the number of homes sold in Prince Rupert is greatly exceeding numbers from the past four years.

In the first nine months of 2012 there have been 98 homes sold for an average price of $193,691, also the highest average selling price in the last four years, compared to 72 homes with an average price of $185,149 in 2011. In the same time period in 2010 there were 80 homes sold and in 2009 there were 69 homes sold.

So far this year there have been 124 properties worth $21.9 million changing hands compared to 83 properties worth $14.5 million being sold in 2011. There are still 250 properties of all type listed on the Multiple Listing Service.

In terms of properties sold, however, Prince Rupert still trails behind Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers where there were 248, 212 and 192 properties sold respectively.