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North Okanagan Real Estate Market Update April 2019



“While spring is usually hustle and bustle, we were curious about what would happen in the market this year, given the relatively slow lead-up and government measures to cool demand,” comments OMREB President Michael Loewen, adding “April’s indicators suggest our market may not be dampening as much as markets elsewhere.” 


North Okanagan Stats:

Units Listed - 443

Units Sold - 208

Days to Sell - 101

Active Listings - 1,033


Average Prices:

Condo - $221,450

Townhouse - $344,237

Lots - $231,563

Residential - $533,300


Read the full news release for the Okanagan here


North Okanagan Real Estate Market Update March 2019



"Despite steady increases in new listings over the past several months, housing supply is light as we head into the spring market, which is concerning and points to a problem we've been stressing for a while: a generalized lack of housing supply." 

-Marv Beer OMREB President


North Okanagan Stats:

Units Listed - 347

Units Sold - 157

Days to Sell - 103

Active Listings - 1,237


Average Prices:

Condos - $196,632

Townhouse - $358,192

Lots - $282,717

Residential - $546,022


Read the full news release for the Okanagan here



North Okanagan Real Estate Market Update February 2019



The OMREB reports:


“Despite a cold snowy February, the market behaved true to form for the time of year, picking up from the last couple of months,” comments OMREB President Marv Beer. Other indicators further signifying a shift away from the strong sellers’ market of the past several years include an increase in new listings, a growing inventory of homes for sale and lower average pricing.


Average Prices:

Condos - $221,707

Townhouse - $395,629 

Lots - $400,571

Residential = $495,833



Read the full OMREB media release here



North Okanagan Real Estate Market Update December 2018


“Looking to 2019, we can expect that the market will continue to moderate, as compared to recent years, with all signs pointing to more balanced conditions where buyers and sellers are benefitted more equally. Demand is dampening as a result of government policies that erode affordability and purchasing power, yet these effects are continuing to be offset by relatively strong economic performance”


Marv Beer OMREB President


North Okanagan Stats


Units Listed= 121

Units Sold =111

Days to Sell = 116


Average Prices Sold:


Condo = $22,875

Townhouse = $348,484

Lots =$404,889

Single Family = $477,904


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The OMREB Reports:


"Already checked by higher interest rates, the market may react to predictions of more hikes, now more likely with the US Federal Reserve’s most recent rate increase and the Bank of Canada’s pledge that rates will rise in October. Government policy changes, such the proposed speculation tax slated to be voted on in October can also have a dampening effect. Conversely, the market is bolstered by strong provincial economic fundamentals such as low unemployment and demographics that include millennials ready to purchase their first home."


Here's what happened with real estate in the North Okanagan in September:


Units Listed - 302


Units Sold - 167


Days to Sell - 98


Average Prices:


Condo/Apartments - $217,869


Condo/Townhouse - $352,210


Lots - $370,125


Single Family - $522,585

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North Okanagan

 

Units Listed - 217     Units Sold - 131

 

Average Prices:


Condo = $216,887 Townhouse = $291,960 Lots = $368,121


Single Family = $489,217

 

 

Shuswap/Revelstoke 

 

Units Listed - 157     Units Sold - 61

 

Average Prices:

 

Condo = $290,813 Townhouse = $318,000 Lots = $148,047 Single Family = $462,933

 

 

(stats supplied by OMREB)

 

 

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The results of OMREB's DECEMBER 2016 Buyer Survey are now in! This survey reflects data compiled from 190 survey responses, representing 41.5% of the 458 deals closed on behalf of Buyers in December.

 

DECEMBER SURVEY SUMMARY


Property Type:
19.7% by First Time Buyers (down from 21.7% in November)
18.6% by Relocating and moving to similar property type (up from 16.1%)
16.0% by Move-Up Buyers (down from 17.1%)
14.9% buying Revenue/Investment Property (up from 11.5%)
13.8% by Buyers Downsizing (down from 18.4%)
5.3% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit (down from 7.4%)
5.3% buying Recreation Property (up from 5.1%)
3.2% moving from Strata Property to Single Family Home (up from 1.8%)
1.1% moving into Retirement Home/Seniors Community (down from 1.4%)


Buyer Type (Family Dynamic):
30% Couple without Children (up from 29.7% in November)
29.5% Two Parent Family/Children (up from 20.1%)
14.7% Empty Nester/Retired (down from 18.3%)
12.1% Single Female (up from 11.0%)
9.5% Single Male (down from 13.2%)
4.2% Single Parent with Children (down from 4.6%)


Moving From:
60.8% from Within OMREB Board Area (down from 61.5% in November)
11.1% from Alberta (up from 9.2%)
10.1% from Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island (down from 16.5%)
5.8% from Other Areas in BC (up from 4.1%)
4.2% from Outside Canada (up from 3.2%)
4.2% from Saskatchewan/Manitoba (up from 2.8%)
3.7% from Eastern Canada/Maritimes (up from 2.8%)
0% from NWT/Yukon (no change from 0%)

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April 2018 North Okanagan and Shuswap Real Estate Update



Residential sales for the region of Peachland to Revelstoke tallied 746, 19% more than March, but 9% down from this time last year, reports the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB).


“Markets are cyclical and what we hope for are smaller peaks and valleys, but it’s difficult to know if that’s what we will get, given the volume of tinkering occurring in the form of Federal mortgage tightening rules and higher interest rates and now a proposed Provincial speculation tax.” - OMREB President Marv Beer


In the North Okanagan there were 391 units listed and 190 units sold in April. The average prices of properties SOLD were as follows: Condo = $197,911 Townhouse = $322,840 Lots = $196,450 Residential = $510,372


In the Shuswap areas there were 298 units listed and 117 units sold in April. The average prices of properties SOLS were as follows: Condo = $322,400 Townhouse = $319,057 Lots = $127,531 Residential = $430,918


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