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North Okanagan Real Estate Market Update September 2018

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

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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