British Columbia’s housing market bucked a national decline in April that saw seasonally adjusted housing sales units slip by 2.6 per cent.

The province experienced a 6.3 per cent increase in April, according to statistics released yesterday by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Seasonally adjusted unit sales increased to 7,243 units, up by more than 400 units from March.

The hot market was evident this weekend during the re-opening of sales of Vancouver’s Olympic Village where 36 units sold in two days.

Residential sales topped $3.7 billion in the province, up from $3.4 billion a month previous.

Nationally, the seasonably adjusted number sold declined to 42,078, a drop of about 1,100 units.

In the past year, the number of units sold in B.C. has increased 21.2 per cent, while the value of those sold units have increased by 39.9 per cent.