March Real estate sales in British Columbia were 43 per cent higher than the same month last year, when the market was just emerging from the housing downturn, the British Columbia Real Estate Association reported Tuesday.

Sales cleared through the Multiple Listing Service, however, continued to ease off the hot pace they had reached by the end of 2009.

The BCREA recorded 7,110 sales province wide in March, which is higher than the same month a year ago, but association chief economist Cameron Muir said they are six per cent off the pace of sales experienced in December 2009 when seasonal factors are accounted for.

Read the full article by Derrick Penner “March B.C. real estate sales up over a year ago, but down from December” in the Vancouver Sun (April 13, 2010)

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