And the average price fell 6.2 per cent, to $685,304.
BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir says home sales were essentially unchanged from March, and he says prospective home buyers continue to deal with the decline in their purchasing power caused by federal government changes to mortgage rules.
Year-to-date, the number of homes sold is down 24.5 per cent, compared to the same period in 2018.
Total active listings increased 33.6 per cent to 38,672 units, compared to the same month last year.
Real estate board president Ashley Smith pinned the downtrend on government intervention in the market, including a tougher mortgage stress test and B.C.’s portfolio of housing taxes aimed at foreign buyers, speculators, second homes and properties valued over $3 million.