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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.



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%)

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

Need help navigating the market in the North Okanagan or Shuswap? Contact us today at 250-260-4711 for dedicated, professional, award winning service!

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