Interior Real Estate Market Stats: August 2023

Welcome to another edition of our real estate blog! Today, we focus on the intriguing market dynamics of single-family homes in the Interior of British Columbia, which includes major cities like Kelowna, Kamloops, and Vernon. Using the most recent MLS data from August 2023, let’s examine the trends and compare them to July 2023 and August 2022 figures.

Summary of Key Data Points:

Central Okanagan (Kelowna & Area)

  • Active Listings: 157 (down 6.55% from July 2023)
  • Average Sale Price: $1,088,641 (up 4.53% from August 2022)

North Okanagan (Vernon & Area)

  • Active Listings: 65 (down 5.80% from July 2023)
  • Average Sale Price: $753,870 (down 2.00% from August 2022)


  • Active Listings: 42 (down 10.64% from July 2023)
  • Average Sale Price: $730,688 (up 8.61% from August 2022)

South Okanagan

  • Active Listings: 63 (no change from August 2022)
  • Average Sale Price: $722,889 (down 16.32% from August 2022)

South Peace River

  • Active Listings: 28 (down 28.21% from August 2022)
  • Average Sale Price: $331,318 (up 25.21% from August 2022)

Kamloops & District

  • Active Listings: 126 (up 21.15% from August 2022)
  • Average Sale Price: $728,028 (up 6.68% from August 2022)


  • Active Listings: 191 (down 11.05% from August 2022)
  • Average Sale Price: $619,155 (down 1.53% from August 2022)

What This Means for Buyers:

Be Ready to Act

With a decrease in active listings in regions like Central Okanagan and North Okanagan, buyers may find less variety and more competition. Make sure to be pre-approved for a mortgage and be ready to make a quick decision.

Bargain Where You Can

Price drops in regions like North Okanagan and South Okanagan may offer good negotiating power for interested buyers.

Keep an Eye on Emerging Markets

South Peace River, which includes communities like Dawson's Creek, Tumbler Ridge, and Chetwynd, has seen a significant price increase compared to last year, potentially indicating  an increase in homebuyers moving to these areas. Similarly, Kamloops & District has shown robust growth in listings and prices.

What This Means for Sellers:

Leverage Price Increases

If you own property in Kelowna or Kamloops, now may be a great time to sell. The increase in median sale prices in these cities suggests that home values are on the rise.

A Mixed Bag for Pricing

In South Okanagan, where prices have decreased, setting a competitive price could be crucial. In Kamloops & District, where there's been modest price growth, sellers may have more flexibility in setting their asking price.

Watch Your Timing

With fluctuating active listings across different regions, understanding the best time to sell is key. Regions with declining listings like Central Okanagan may offer less competition, whereas areas like Kamloops & District, where listings are rising, may require a more aggressive marketing strategy.

It's important to note that these observations are based on broad sample sizes across regions. For more specific, accurate information tailored to your property or community, it's crucial to consult with a licensed realtor familiar with the local market dynamics. They can offer insights you won't get from general data, helping you strategize effectively whether you're buying or selling.


Whether you are a buyer or a seller, understanding the current real estate landscape in the Interior of BC can help you make well-informed decisions. While some regions are clearly sellers' markets, others offer promising opportunities for buyers.

Interested in discussing your real estate needs further? Contact us today for a personalized consultation.

Happy buying or selling!

Data sourced from National MLS as of August 2023. All information is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

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