Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in June 2018.

Squamish

In June 2018, there were 11 sales of detached homes and 156 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $1,039,000 with an average days on market of 49.

The Condo market had 14 sales and 52 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $530,300 with an average days on market of 57.

Townhome sales were 13 sales, active listings were 39. The benchmark sale price was $899,800 and the average days on market were 23.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_June2018_Squamish

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in June 2018.

Vancouver-West

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 81 sales of detached homes and 877 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,392,500, with average days on market of 43. The hottest markets for sales were Kitsilano and Cambie with 12 sales each.

In comparison, the condo market had 328 sales, 1,214 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $842,600 with an average of 20 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 63. sales.

Townhome sales were 47, active listings were 228. The benchmark sale price was $1,303,600 with an average days on market of 21. Fairview VW with 14 sales was the hottest market of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos in Vancouver-West.

MarketHotSheet_June2018_VancouverWest

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in June  2018.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 228 sales, 1,195 active listings, and a $717,720 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 42.

The condo market featured 122 sales and 551 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $359,860 with 40 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 72, active listings were 341, average sale price was $501,989, and the average days on market were 51.

MarketHotSheet_June2018_CentralOkanagan

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in June 2018.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $957,800 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 220 active listings and 32 sales.

The condo market had 6 sales and 21 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $433,200.

Townhomes featured 7 sales, 21 active listings and a $627,700 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes in North Delta.

MarketHotSheet_June2018_NorthDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in June 2018.

Greater Victoria

In June 2018, there were 292 sales of single family homes and 920 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $745,100 with an average days on market of 29. The hottest markets for sales were Saanich East and Langford with 51 and 60 sales respectively. There were also 12 sales and 169 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 230 sales, 445 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $486,100 with an average days on market of 28. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 89 sales.

Townhome sales were 81, active listings were 195 and the benchmark sale price was $594,300. The average days on market were 26, and the hottest market was Langford with 14 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_June2018_Victoria

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Luxury Homes Collection Magazine – Summer 2018

New Summer edition of Macdonald Realty’s Luxury Homes Collection has arrived!

For the six consecutive years the magazine has been featuring a wide variety of luxury properties from all over the province. The collection of luxury homes keeps surprising us with the range of amenities that high-end homes have to offer. Whether it is a well-equipped wine room, yoga studio, karaoke stage or even a slide, there is always something special for an affluent home buyer.

The cover story of this edition is an oceanfront beach home in Victoria Cordova Bay with a 180-degree view and floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the waterfront scenery. The home has an array of amenities to make you feel on a retreat, including spa inspired shower, smart wired indoor and outdoor sound system, media room with wet and of course private sandy beach.

Grab your copy of the magazine, both print and digital versions are available now.

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in May 2018.

Squamish

In May 2018, there were 15 sales of detached homes and 150 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $1,042,900 with an average days on market of 35.

The Condo market had 25 sales and 54 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $516,800 with an average days on market of 21.

Townhome sales were 15 sales, active listings were 30. The benchmark sale price was $935,000 and the average days on market were 15.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_April2018_Squamish

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in May 2018.

Vancouver-West

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 91 sales of detached homes and 898 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,430,500, with average days on market of 39. The hottest markets for sales were Point Grey and Cambie with 10 sales each and and Dunbar with 12 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 359 sales, 1,149 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $845,400 with an average of 16 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 71 sales.

Townhome sales were 42, active listings were 215. The benchmark sale price was $1,304,500 with an average days on market of 26. Fairview VW with 10 sales was the hottest market of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos in Vancouver-West.

MarketHotSheet_May2018_VancouverWest

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in May 2018.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $958,500 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 200 active listings and 38 sales.

The condo market had 8 sales and 24 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $433,400.

Townhomes featured 9 sales, 17 active listings and a $610,000 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes in North Delta.

MarketHotSheet_April2018_NorthDelta

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in May  2018.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 240 sales, 1,069 active listings, and a $723,247 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 46.

The condo market featured 148 sales and 509 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $341,761 with 43 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 73, active listings were 314, average sale price was $511,364, and the average days on market were 41.

MarketHotSheet_April2018_CentralOkanagan

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in May 2018.

Greater Victoria

In May 2018, there were 333 sales of single family homes and 803 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $738,500 with an average days on market of 26. The hottest markets for sales were Saanich East and Langford with 67 and 52 sales respectively. There were also 21 sales and 60 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 237 sales, 445 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $485,600 with an average days on market of 24. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 93 sales.

Townhome sales were 72, active listings were 165 and the benchmark sale price was $592,300. The average days on market were 22, and the hottest market was Langford with 20 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_April2018_Victoria

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MoneySense Names Top 10 Metro Vancouver Neighbourhoods to Buy Real Estate

In April 2018 MoneySense.ca  selected their top Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods to buy real estate Based on value and price momentum.

“The No. 1 spot on this year’s Vancouver neighbourhood ranking is Uptown New Westminster. The average home price in this neighbourhood in 2017 was less than $1-million ($996,903). Part of the reason for the slower appreciation in this neighbourhood is that it’s a mixed-use community, meaning single-family homes share the street with older, low-rise apartment buildings as well as newer condo towers.”

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The top 10 Metro Vancouver  neighbourhoods, according to MoneySense are: moneysense2018edited5

  1. Uptown New Westminster
  2. Birchland Manor
  3. Mission
  4. Port Moody Centre
  5. Mary Hill
  6. Walnut Groove
  7. College Park PM
  8. Glenwood
  9. Central Abbotsford
  10. Mission – West

To view all active listings currently for sale in one of these areas simply click the neighbourhood links above or call our head office at 1-877-278-3888 to be matched to an expert real estate agent in your area.

Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in April 2018.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 225 sales, 919 active listings, and a $726,926 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 50.

The condo market featured 129 sales and 464 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $362,600 with 41 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 76, active listings were 268, average sale price was $492,929, and the average days on market were 58.

MarketHotSheet_April2018_CentralOkanagan

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in April 2018.

Squamish

In April 2018, there were 24 sales of detached homes and 125 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $1,024,900 with an average days on market of 36.

The Condo market had 12 sales and 51 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $544,400 with an average days on market of 31.

Townhome sales were 16 sales, active listings were 21. The benchmark sale price was $937,800 and the average days on market were 18.

It’s a seller’s market for townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_April2018_Squamish

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in April 2018.

Vancouver-West

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 71 sales of detached homes and 874 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,404,200, with average days on market of 50. The hottest markets for sales were Point Grey and Dunbar with 10 and 11 sales respectively.

In comparison, the condo market had 351 sales, 928 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $841,700 with an average of 19 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 72 sales.

Townhome sales were 42, active listings were 169. The benchmark sale price was $1,302,200 with an average days on market of 21. Kitsilano with 12 sales was the hottest market of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes in Vancouver-West.

MarketHotSheet_April2018_VancouverWest

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in April 2018.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $944,800 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 160 active listings and 36 sales.

The condo market had 8 sales and 15 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $424,500.

Townhomes featured 10 sales, 12 active listings and a $604,800 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes in North Delta.

MarketHotSheet_April2018_NorthDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in April 2018.

Greater Victoria

In April 2018, there were 348 sales of single family homes and 654 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $732,600 with an average days on market of 24. The hottest markets for sales were Saanich East and Sooke with 69 and 50 sales respectively. There were also 28 sales and 47 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 225 sales, 377 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $485,000 with an average days on market of 21. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 89 sales.

Townhome sales were 74, active listings were 119 and the benchmark sale price was $575,600. The average days on market were 32, and the hottest market was Langford with 22 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_April2018_Victoria

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Spring has Sprung!

Spring has sprung! It’s finally time to get gardening and spruce up your outdoor space! We have included some easy tips on how to raise your front lawn curb appeal in order to increase your property value! As you get creative with your front lawn, make sure to take a look at the April To-Do Home Checklist included just in time for Spring!

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Spring is the best time to put the first fertilizer on your lawn – it is best to choose a slow-release fertilizer to increase nutrient absorption.  If you need any specific areas addressed, your landscaper can test the soil, and provide a suggestion.  Also, if you have compacted soil areas, this is the time to aerate the lawn, and after aerating, if there are areas that need it, some topdressing of soil & seed will help the growth of your lawn.

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in March 2018.

Vancouver – West

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 54 sales of detached homes and 800 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,449,000, with average days on market of 37. The hottest markets for sales were Kitsliano and Dunbar with 11 and 8 sales respectively.

In comparison, the condo market had 352 sales, 719 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $844,700 with an average of 18 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 72 sales.

Townhome sales were 31, active listings were 142. The benchmark sale price was $3,449,000 with an average days on market of 16. Fairview VW with 6 sales was the hottest market of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos in Vancouver-West.

MarketHotSheet_March2018_VancouverWest

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in March 2018.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 183 sales, 801 active listings, and a $734,197 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 53.

The condo market featured 129 sales and 416 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $364,062 with 42 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 63, active listings were 244, average sale price was $499,413, and the average

MarketHotSheet_March2018_CentralOkanagan

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in March 2018.

Squamish

In March 2018, there were 25 sales of detached homes and 113 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $1,006,100 with an average days on market of 47.

The Condo market had 8 sales and 32 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $491,000 with an average days on market of 19.

Townhome sales were 14, active listings were 18. The benchmark sale price was $851,300, and the average days on market were 16.

It’s a buyer’s market for single family homes and condos.

MarketHotSheet_March2018_Squamish

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in March 2018.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $950,200 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 119 active listings and 42 sales.

The condo market had 6 sales and 15 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $425,900.

Townhomes featured 3 sales, 16 active listings and a $591,300 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and single family homes in North Delta.

MarketHotSheet_March2018_NorthDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in March 2018.

Greater Victoria

In March 2018, there were 287 sales of single family homes and 549 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $724,000 with an average days on market of 31. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East and Langford with 64 and 53 sales respectively. There were also 10 sales and 36 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 211 sales, 311 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $479,000 with an average days on market of 21. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 81 sales.

Townhome sales were 92, active listings were 84 and the benchmark sale price was $567,700. The average days on market were 28, and the hottest market was Langford with 22 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_March2018_Victoria

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Luxury Homes Collection Magazine – Spring 2018

CoverOur Luxury Homes Collection Magazine has reached its sixth year of production and continues to showcase fantastic properties from across our regions in British Columbia. We are proud to present this Spring 2018 edition featuring a diverse range of specialized homes, luxury living and custom details, there is something for everyone.

It’s been interesting to observe all the changes in ever-evolving BC real estate industry and how the market was able to adjust to the numerous shifts. These changes will likely continue to happen in 2018 as well with the new government policies, advancement of the industry standards and the economy itself. Only time will tell the impact of the new property tax rate on the real estate luxury market and the industry on the whole.

Read the inside cover message from our CEO Lynn Hsu and her insights on the market trends and how Macdonald Real Estate Group showcased outstanding growth and an incredible number of sales over the years. We are inspired for another great year of new achievements and success for our clients, realtors, staff and management teams.

Our Cover Story is a custom designed modern dream home in Vancouver Point Grey. This contemporary home is a collective effort of designers and landscapers featuring open-space concept, simple yet elegant details and quality of materials. Among the modern amenities are; covered and outdoor patios, infinity pool, entertainment room and gym, private yards and in-home hi-tech systems. Conveniently located in a close proximity to renowned private schools, UBC and golf course.

CLICK HERE to view the digital edition on your computer or tablet

Luxury Brokers in Vancouver Wary as Property Taxes Hiked | Mansion Global

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Vancouver’s luxury market, already experiencing a downturn since 2016, will likely take another hit with the introduction of higher tax rates for foreign and luxury home buyers, experts say.

The provincial government of British Columbia on Tuesday announced a basket of measures as part of its 2018 budget; among them was a hike, effective immediately, on property transfer taxes for foreign buyers and buyers of $3-million-plus homes (US$2.36 million and above).

Starting Wednesday, tax rates for foreign buyers were raised to 20% from 15%, while all C$3-million-plus home purchasers must now pay 5%, instead of the current 3% property transfer tax.

Not only will these taxes be applied to homes in Metro Vancouver, but they’ll also be levied in the Capital Regional District, the Fraser Valley, the Central Okanagan and the Nanaimo Regional District.

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – February 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in February 2018.

Vancouver – Westside

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 53 sales of detached homes and 772 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,500,600, with an average days on market of 52. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 8 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 331 sales, 665 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $835,800 with an average of 21 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 84 sales.

Townhome sales were 34, active listings were 129. The benchmark sale price was $1,250,100 with an average days on market of 21. Fairview and Kitsilano with 7 sales each were the hottest markets of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_February2018_Vancouver-West

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – February 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in February 2018.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 138 sales, 680 active listings, and a $678,156 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 59.

The condo market featured 111 sales and 305 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $355,047 with 54 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 59, active listings were 178, average sale price was $460,814, and the average days on market were 49.

MarketHotSheet_February2018_Central-Okanagan

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – February 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in February 2018.

Squamish

In February 2018, there were 18 sales of detached homes and 110 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $993,600 with an average days on market of 48.

The Condo market had 18 sales and 26 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $488,100 with an average days on market of 20.

Townhome sales were 18, active listings were 21. The benchmark sale price was $848,600, and the average days on market were 32.

It’s a buyer’s market for single family homes.

MarketHotSheet_February2018_Squamish

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – February 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in February 2018.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $944,800 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 95 active listings and 39 sales.

The condo market had 6 sales and 11 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $394,100.

Townhomes featured 7 sales, 9 active listings and a $581,000 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market in North Delta.

MarketHotSheet_February2018_NorthDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – February 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in February 2018.

Greater Victoria

In February 2018, there were 226 sales of single family homes and 455 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $710,500 with an average days on market of 36. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 46 sales. There were also 3 sales and 98 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 174 sales, 243 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $463,100 with an average days on market of 24. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 64 sales.

Townhome sales were 77, active listings were 95 and the benchmark sale price was $557,200. The average days on market were 29, and the hottest market was Langford with 21 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_February2018_Victoria

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in January 2018.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 46 sales of detached homes and 672 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,548,400, with an average days on market of 68. The hottest markets for sales were Dunbar and Point Grey with 8 sales each.

In comparison, the condo market had 245 sales, 579 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $812,400 with an average of 28 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 54 sales.

Townhome sales were 18, active listings were 105. The benchmark sale price was $1,247,900 with an average days on market of 26. Yaletown with 6 sales was the hottest market of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos.

MarketHotSheet_January2018_Vancouver-West

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in January 2018.

Squamish

In January 2018, there were 6 sales of detached homes and 99 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $1,003,000 with an average days on market of 104.

The Condo market had 6 sales and 27 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $490,400 with an average days on market of 28.

Townhome sales were 9, active listings were 18. The benchmark sale price was $786,900, and the average days on market were 34.

It’s a buyer’s market for houses.

MarketHotSheet_January2018_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in January 2018.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 143 sales, 609 active listings, and a $699,352 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 75.

The condo market featured 110 sales and 284 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $322,183 with 65 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 37, active listings were 157, average sale price was $446,054, and the average days on market were 69.

MarketHotSheet_January2018_CentralOkanagan

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2018

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in January 2018.

Greater Victoria

In January 2018, there were 175 sales of single family homes and 429 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $702,200 with an average days on market of 42. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 32 sales. There were also 12 sales and 90 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 118 sales, 229 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $450,600 with an average days on market of 23. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 43 sales.

Townhome sales were 62, active listings were 94 and the benchmark sale price was $567,400. The average days on market were 46, and the hottest market was Langford with 17 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_January2018_GreaterVictoria

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in December 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 37 sales of detached homes and 553 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,556,100, with an average days on market of 64. The hottest markets for sales were Kerrisdale and Kitsliano with 5 sales each.

In comparison, the condo market had 253 sales, 511 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $807,100 with an average of 22 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 65 sales.

Townhome sales were 22, active listings were 98. The benchmark sale price was $1,242,400 with an average days on market of 29. Downtown VW with 3 sales was the hottest market of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos.

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in December 2017.

Squamish

In December 2017, there were 14 sales of detached homes and 76 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $1,015,900 with an average days on market of 57.

The Condo market had 11 sales and 14 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $464,900 with an average days on market of 14.

Townhome sales were 13, active listings were 16. The benchmark sale price was $843,400, and the average days on market were 42.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_December2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in December 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 156 sales, 602 active listings, and a $696,650 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 56.

The condo market featured 72 sales and 274 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $324,949 with 51 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 48, active listings were 147, average sale price was $479,427, and the average days on market were 62.

MarketHotSheet_December2017_CentralOkanagan

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in December 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $921,800 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 94 active listings and 34 sales.

The condo market had 8 sales and 16 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $361,800.

Townhomes featured 10 sales, 10 active listings and a $561,400 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market in North Delta for all product types.

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in December 2017.

Greater Victoria

In December 2017, there were 202 sales of single family homes and 403 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $692,800 with an average days on market of 37. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 35 sales. There were also 9 sales and 87 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 136 sales, 206 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $445,000 with an average days on market of 27. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 62 sales.

Townhome sales were 41, active listings were 98 and the benchmark sale price was $565,400. The average days on market were 34, and the hottest market was Langford with 13 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

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Luxury Homes Collection Magazine Winter 2017

2017 was a very dynamic year for luxury real estate in British Columbia, with new markets and regions entering into the luxury domain. Our luxury homes collection featured a variety of styles, areas and residences with exceptional quality. Trends, both modern and traditional coordinate within these pages to create inspiration and beautiful homes to choose from.

We checked in with our affiliates at Luxury Portfolio, the authority of luxury marketing, to discover the trends in luxury and the shape of the market. Read the inside cover message to learn about where the wealthy populations reside, and the movement of what luxury means to the affluent consumer.

Our Cover Story is a stunning equestrian estate in Saanich on Vancouver Island, located just outside of our capital city Victoria. From formal living spaces to exacting outdoor landscaping, this property has ample room and luxury. Our Wine Not features wines to celebrate with, please check out the recommendations to round out your holiday events.

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in November 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 84 sales of detached homes and 796 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,573,700, with an average days on market of 47. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 15 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 381 sales, 717 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $811,200 with an average of 22 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 87 sales.

Townhome sales were 40, active listings were 128. The benchmark sale price was $1,268,200 with an average days on market of 16. Kitsliano with 14 sales was the hottest market of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in November 2017.

Squamish

In November 2017, there were 22 sales of detached homes and 100 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $1,012,800 with an average days on market of 53.

The Condo market had 13 sales and 23 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $448,900 with an average days on market of 17.

Townhome sales were 5, active listings were 26. The benchmark sale price was $883,000, and the average days on market were 34.

It’s a seller’s market for condos.

MarketHotSheet_November2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in November 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 189 sales, 759 active listings, and a $674,598 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 50.

The condo market featured 112 sales and 313 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $334,106 with 52 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 49, active listings were 183, average sale price was $469,053, and the average days on market were 58.

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in November 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $914,900 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 139 active listings and 52 sales.

The condo market had 10 sales and 14 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $348,100.

Townhomes featured 7 sales, 17 active listings and a $564,100 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market in North Delta for all product types.

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in November 2017.

Greater Victoria

In November 2017, there were 277 sales of single family homes and 566 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $693,200 with an average days on market of 31. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 61 sales. There were also 16 sales and 111 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 220 sales, 266 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $437,600 with an average days on market of 28. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 81 sales.

Townhome sales were 52, active listings were 106 and the benchmark sale price was $561,200. The average days on market were 26, and the hottest market was Victoria with 10 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_November2017_Victoria

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Meet “The Morrison” – the highly anticipated collection of 40 London-inspired West Coast Modern townhomes in North Vancouver

 

 

Morrison

Built by the award-winning Haebler Group, presale of The Morrison starts on November 19, 2017.

The Morrison features one to four bedroom homes adjacent to the newly expanded Moodyville Park and entrance to the Spirit Trail, many with private rooftop decks with stunning views. All homes feature private walk-up entrances and were crafted to embrace the North Shore’s coveted indoor-outdoor lifestyle with generously sized patios, decks and vehicle-free courtyards.

With 5 one-bedroom, 15 two-bedroom, and 20 three or four bedroom homes, every one of The Morrison’s meticulously crafted homes has something unique to offer. Gorgeous kitchens, many with 8 or 9-foot islands boast high-end integrated Bosch appliance’s, expansive quartz countertops and backsplash, wide-plank white oak hardwood floors, as well as sleek cabinetry that can be customized to your personal style with three designer colour schemes.

One Bedrooms starting from $569,000

Two Bedrooms starting from $898,000

Three or Four Bedroom Homes starting from $1,498,000

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The homes at The Morrison are being built by the award-winning Haebler Group to rigorous standards and are registered under the LEED Gold building program with aims to reduce energy consumption while providing superior comfort and quiet for your enjoyment.

Plus, Moodyville, Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver new masterplanned (recently re-zoned) community just minutes from Lower Lonsdale – 12 minutes to downtown via seabus. Adjacent to $2.5 revitalization of Moodyville Park and entrance to the Spirit Trail. The Spirit Trail when complete will run from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay.

SALES START NOVEMBER 19, 2017. VISIT THE MORRISON FOR MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION.

 

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in October 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 108 sales of detached homes and 852 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,626,300, with an average days on market of 49. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 16 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 393 sales, 769 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $806,500 with an average of 21 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 90 sales.

Townhome sales were 45, active listings were 136. The benchmark sale price was $1,265,100 with an average days on market of 29. Kitsliano with 15 sales was the hottest market of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in October 2017.

Squamish

In October 2017, there were 21 sales of detached homes and 117 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $983,000 with an average days on market of 52.

The Condo market had 17 sales and 20 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $454,100 with an average days on market of 32.

Townhome sales were 27, active listings were 22. The benchmark sale price was $899,000, and the average days on market were 36.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_October2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in October 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 220 sales, 866 active listings, and a $672,434 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 54.

The condo market featured 117 sales and 330 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $318,812 with 65 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 75, active listings were 196, average sale price was $454,451, and the average days on market were 58.

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in October 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $921,400 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 157 active listings and 37 sales.

The condo market had 9 sales and 20 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $345,100.

Townhomes featured 6 sales, 21 active listings and a $579,300 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in October 2017.

Greater Victoria

In October 2017, there were 281 sales of single family homes and 599 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $690,000 with an average days on market of 32. The hottest market for sales was Sannich East with 57 sales. There were also 10 sales and 120 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 213 sales, 331 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $437,800 with an average days on market of 29. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 83 sales.

Townhome sales were 70, active listings were 104 and the benchmark sale price was $562,000. The average days on market were 23, and the hottest market was Victoria with 17 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

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Chinese real estate investment slowdown likely short-lived | Vancouver Sun

The Chinese government crackdown on capital flight from that country has combined with the 15 per cent foreign buyers’ tax on residential properties to dampen buyer demand in Vancouver’s sizzling real estate market.

But two senior executives at Macdonald Commercial, a real estate brokerage firm that monitors Chinese investment in Canada, say that the Chinese real estate investment slowdown will likely be a short-term trend.

“My sense is that it’s more of a struggle for Chinese investors to send funds from China now, but we are still seeing some significant income and land deals being done in Metro Vancouver,” says Tony Letvinchuk, managing director of Macdonald Commercial.

As an example of China’s abiding interest in our region, China Minsheng Investment Group recently purchased Grouse Mountain ski resort for an estimated $200 million. An unidentified banker said that Minsheng had been searching for a year throughout Canada for investments.

As well, several other significant state-related Chinese companies have set up shop in the city over the past year and are quietly buying up real estate around the province, despite the official policy, says Dan Scarrow, head of the Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre and Macdonald Commercial’s representative office in Shanghai.

Chinese foreign investment outflows — which have fallen from nearly $1 trillion in 2016 to $126 billion so far in 2017 — will continue to play a key role in Vancouver real estate in the long term, he said.

He noted that despite attempts to control capital flight, the Chinese government is simultaneously nudging the country into economic superpower status, a process which necessarily involves diversification of global investment over the long-run.

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in September 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 74 sales of detached homes and 871 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,653,500, with an average days on market of 59. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 12 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 403 sales, 757 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $796,100 with an average of 26 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 96 sales.

Townhome sales were 58, active listings were 129. The benchmark sale price was $1,265,100 with an average days on market of 29. Fairview VW and Kitsliano with 12 sales each were the hottest markets of the month.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in September 2017.

Squamish

In September 2017, there were 12 sales of detached homes and 127 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $994,700 with an average days on market of 83.

The Condo market had 17 sales and 19 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $466,700 with an average days on market of 38.

Townhome sales were 22, active listings were 32. The benchmark sale price was $804,800, and the average days on market were 24.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_September2017_Squamish

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300 Macdonald Realty agents gather for annual conference

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada – (October 2, 2016) – Macdonald Realty hosted 300 of their top real estate agents from around BC at their annual Agent Conference at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. The keynote speakers were Lindsey Smith and Kirsten Faverin of CIR Realty in Calgary who presented 6 Ways to Transcend the Transaction and build life-long client relationships. CIR Realty, alongside Macdonald Realty, are members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global network of more than 500 high quality independent real estate firms. Bryan Yu of Central 1 Credit Union provided an economic forecast with special attention paid to the Greater Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna markets. Our CEO and President, Lynn Hsu opened the morning session with highlights of the future of the brokerage and the upcoming changes and new offering for our real estate advisors in the upcoming year and a memorable speech on the quality of advisors we currently have in our roster.

The day also included break out sessions on commercial real estate trends, how property management changes impact investor clients, an explanation of the proposed changes to dual agency by our managing broker panel, and actionable social media tips for the busy Realtor.

The conference was attended by both residential agents and commercial brokers from Macdonald Realty’s 20 offices across BC including Kelowna, Victoria, Parksville, Squamish and from around the lower mainland.  To join our real estate team and take part future Macdonald Realty learning events, visit www.careersinvancouverrealestate.com

 

About Macdonald Real Estate Group
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Macdonald Real Estate Group (MREG) has an annual sales volume of $8.9 billion and over $2 billion in assets under management.  With 20 offices and nearly 1,000 staff and REALTORS®, MREG offers a full range of real estate services, including residential and commercial brokerage, property and strata management, project marketing, and the MREG Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre in Shanghai, China.  Macdonald Realty is the residential division of Macdonald Real Estate Group. For more information, visit www.macrealty.com.

Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in September 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 193 sales, 961 active listings, and a $710,578 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 49.

The condo market featured 127 sales and 354 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $323,493 with 58 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 76, active listings were 242, average sale price was $468,617, and the average days on market were 49.

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in September 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $922,100 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 161 active listings and 44 sales.

The condo market had 11 sales and 23 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $333,100.

Townhomes featured 10 sales, 18 active listings and a $574,600 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market for all product types.

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in September 2017.

Greater Victoria

In September 2017, there were 259 sales of single family homes and 647 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $692,800 with an average days on market of 33. The hottest market for sales was Sannich East with 63 sales. There were also 18 sales and 122 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 214 sales, 322 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $436,800 with an average days on market of 25. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 92 sales.

Townhome sales were 57, active listings were 111 and the benchmark sale price was $555,200. The average days on market were 27, and the hottest market was Saanich East with 15 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in August 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 52 sales of detached homes and 789 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,654,500, with an average days on market of 36. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 12 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 407 sales, 698 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $787,400 with an average of 21 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 103 sales.

Townhome sales were 47, active listings were 136. The benchmark sale price was $1,254,200 with an average days on market of 22. Fairview VW and Kitsliano with 11 sales each were the hottest markets in August.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in August 2017.

Squamish

In August 2017, there were 32 sales of detached homes and 116 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $975,500 with an average days on market of 53.

The Condo market had 18 sales and 20 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $457,200 with an average days on market of 43.

Townhome sales were 12, active listings were 39. The benchmark sale price was $698,900, and the average days on market were 38.

It’s a seller’s market in Squamish.

MarketHotSheet_August2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in August 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 230 sales, 958 active listings, and a $678,608 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 46.

The condo market featured 161 sales and 387 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $342,670 with 40 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 96, active listings were 250, average sale price was $448,066, and the average days on market were 44.

MarketHotSheet_August2017_CentralOkanagan

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in August 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $913,600 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 164 active listings and 53 sales.

The condo market had 9 sales and 32 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $324,100.

Townhomes featured 10 sales, 21 active listings and a $556,200 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market for all product types.

MarketHotSheet_August2017_NDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in August 2017.

Greater Victoria

In August 2017, there were 314 sales of single family homes and 585 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $694,500 with an average days on market of 30. The hottest market for sales was Sannich East with 62 sales. There were also 24 sales and 145 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 206 sales, 328 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $435,200 with an average days on market of 22. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 75 sales.

Townhome sales were 78, active listings were 90 and the benchmark sale price was $554,400. The average days on market were 21, and the hottest market was Langford with 13 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_August2017_Victoria

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Luxury Homes Collection Magazine Autumn 2017

These three quarters of 2017 have been quite interesting in the real estate market of British Columbia. Between regulations, rising housing costs, global investors and a changing provincial government, the landscape is ever shifting. Throughout the year our advisors have worked tirelessly for their clients and are marketing some exceptional properties within our Luxury Collection.

The Economist’s Economist Intelligence Unit once again named Vancouver the third most livable city in the world. This continues to foster the interest in British Columbia as a world class destination. We are fortunate to have a variety of landscapes and climate regions, and an abundance of land to satisfy discerning tastes.

Our Cover Story is a beautifully renovated condo in Downtown Vancouver, with an exceptional view and state of the art technology including a ensuite wall that turns into a window from the bedroom. This summer I stopped through the Similkameen Valley to sample wines from this beautiful region of the province. It is one of the best fruit growing areas with its rich soils, hot days and cool nights for exceptionally tasty fruit and sip-able wines. Please check out my recommendations for delicious wines in Wine Not for some great expressions of the district.

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MoneySense names top 5 Victoria neighbourhoods to buy real estate

No. 1 wins for scenic views and proximity to downtown.

moneysensevictoriaIn April 2017 MoneySense.ca  selected their top Victoria neighbourhoods to buy real estate.

By the end of last year, the benchmark price had grown almost 24% for a single-family home in the Victoria area. According to Victoria’s Real Estate Board, this spike in sales price is due, in part, to dwindling listings. Listings were down 41%, when compared to 2015, even as the number of sales last year broke new records for this west coast city. As a result, buyers looking for a home in the Greater Victoria Area are beginning to look further afield.  Read the rest of the article here. 

We’ve rounded up homes for sale in each of these Where to Buy neighbourhoods to make it easy for you.

The top 5 Victoria neighbourhoods for buyers, according to MoneySense are:

  1. Sidney South-East, Sidney

  2. Saxe Point, Esquimalt

  3. Sidney North-East, Sidney

  4. Estevan, Oak Bay

  5. Uplands, Oak Bay

To view all active listings currently for sale in one of these areas simply click the neighbourhood links above or call our head office at 1-877-278-3888 to be matched to an expert real estate agent in your area.

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in July 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 74 sales of detached homes and 768 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,666,200, with an average days on market of 36. The hottest markets for sales were Dunbar and South Granville with 9 sales each.

In comparison, the condo market had 397 sales, 797 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $783,700 with an average of 17 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 100 sales.

Townhome sales were 40, active listings were 146. The benchmark sale price was $1,232,000 with an average days on market of 14. Fairview VW with 9 sales was the hottest market in July.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in July 2017.

Squamish

In July 2017, there were 23 sales of detached homes and 131 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $970,100 with an average days on market of 43.

The Condo market had 16 sales and 28 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $445,800 with an average days on market of 20.

Townhome sales were 26, active listings were 39. The benchmark sale price was $669,400, and the average days on market were 25.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_July2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in July 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 282 sales, 898 active listings, and a $692,838 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 41.

The condo market featured 169 sales and 424 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $326,770 with 38 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 100, active listings were 263, average sale price was $464,463, and the average days on market were 41.

MarketHotSheet_July2017_CentralOkanagan

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in July 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $907,700 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 176 active listings and 49 sales.

The condo market had 13 sales and 28 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $325,300.

Townhomes featured 9 sales, 23 active listings and a $555,400 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market for all product types.

MarketHotSheet_July2017_NDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in July 2017.

Greater Victoria

In July 2017, there were 323 sales of single family homes and 640 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $700,800 with an average days on market of 27. The hottest market for sales was Sannich East with 68 sales. There were also 30 sales and 163 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 243 sales, 269 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $433,200 with an average days on market of 23. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 88 sales.

Townhome sales were 80, active listings were 93 and the benchmark sale price was $542,200. The average days on market were 22, and the hottest market was Langford with 22 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_July2017_Victoria

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Top 15 South Fraser River neighbourhoods to buy real estate from MoneySense’s Where to Buy report

Million-dollar communities have more to offer than just price appreciation.

moneysensefraserIn April MoneySense.ca produced their annual list of Where to Buy South of the Fraser River neighbourhoods.  We’ve rounded up homes for sale in each of these Where to Buy neighbourhoods to make it easy for you to find your next home.

The top 15 South Fraser neighbourhoods for Buyers, according to MoneySense are:

  1. Brookswood, Langley

  2. Walnut Grove, Langley

  3. Aldergrove, Langley

  4. Guildford, Surrey

  5. Fort Langley, Langley

  6. Langley City, Langley

  7. Willoughby Heights, Langley

  8. Cloverdale, Surrey

  9. Fleetwood Tynehead, Surrey

  10. West Newton, Surrey

  11. Murrayville, Langley

  12. North Surrey, Surrey

  13. East Newton, Surrey

  14. South Surrey White Rock, Surrey

To view all active listings currently for sale in one of these areas simply click the neighbourhood links above or call our head office at 1-877-278-3888 to be matched to an expert real estate agent in the area of your choosing.

Read the rest of the MoneySense article here. 

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in June 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 114 sales of detached homes and 744 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,627,200, with an average days on market of 29. The hottest markets for sales were Dunbar and Kitsilano with 17 sales each.

In comparison, the condo market had 462 sales, 685 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $772,900 with an average of 17 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 96 sales.

Townhome sales were 61, active listings were 119. The benchmark sale price was $1,211,600 with an average days on market of 19. Fairview VW with 14 sales was the hottest market in June.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_June2017_VanWest

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in June 2017.

Squamish

In June 2017, there were 26 sales of detached homes and 129 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $947,300 with an average days on market of 31.

The Condo market had 10 sales and 35 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $413,400 with an average days on market of 33.

Townhome sales were 25, active listings were 43. The benchmark sale price was $680,400, and the average days on market were 45.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_June2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in June 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 283 sales, 898 active listings, and a $716,474 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 43.

The condo market featured 154 sales and 417 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $320,591 with 43 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 98, active listings were 261, average sale price was $463,0641, and the average days on market were 43.

MarketHotSheet_June2017_CentralOkanagan

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in June 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $877,600 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 173 active listings and 68 sales.

The condo market had 4 sales and 18 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $309,900.

Townhomes featured 8 sales, 22 active listings and a $553,800 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market for houses and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_June2017_NDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in June 2017.

Greater Victoria

In June 2017, there were 458 sales of single family homes and 613 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $691,100 with an average days on market of 22. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 96 sales. There were also 28 sales and 171 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 307 sales, 281 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $420,900 with an average days on market of 21 The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 109 sales.

Townhome sales were 90, active listings were 80 and the benchmark sale price was $543,600. The average days on market were 17, and the hottest market was Saanich East with 23 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_June2017_Victoria

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in May 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 188 sales of detached homes and 635 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,588,300, with an average days on market of 42. The hottest market for sales was Kitsilano with 25 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 528 sales, 664 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $737,500 with an average of 20 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 112 sales.

Townhome sales were 67, active listings were 110. The benchmark sale price was $1,154,200 with an average days on market of 24. Kitsilano with 19 sales was the hottest market in May.

It’s a seller’s market for all product types.

MarketHotSheet_May2017_VanWest

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in May 2017.

Squamish

In May 2017, there were 37 sales of detached homes and 122 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $880,500 with an average days on market of 46.

The Condo market had 32 sales and 24 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $402,600 with an average days on market of 25.

Townhome sales were 24, active listings were 41. The benchmark sale price was $726,400, and the average days on market were 45.

It’s a seller’s market for all product types.

MarketHotSheet_May2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in May 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 327 sales, 527 active listings, and a $703,809 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 46.

The condo market featured 205 sales and 353 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $348,286 with 44 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 124, active listings were 237, average sale price was $488,802, and the average days on market were 36.

MarketHotSheet_May2017_CentralOkanagan

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in May 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $869,700 for detached homes. At the end of the month, there were 151 active listings and 91 sales.

The condo market had 14 sales and 5 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $238,700.

Townhomes featured 12 sales, 13 active listings and a $543,700 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market in North Delta.

MarketHotSheet_May2017_NDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in May 2017.

Greater Victoria

In May 2017, there were 437 sales of single family homes and 593 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $681,800 with an average days on market of 20. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 101 sales. There were also 21 sales and 159 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 287 sales, 319 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $417,500 with an average days on market of 19. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 106 sales.

Townhome sales were 120, active listings were 75 and the benchmark sale price was $553,800. The average days on market were 20, and the hottest market was Langford with 30 sales each.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_May2017_Victoria

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Luxury Homes Collection Magazine Summer 2017

The Summer Collection of the Luxury Homes Magazine is a fantastic presentation of luxury homes from around British Columbia. We are proud to have properties that range from Vancouver downtown condos to Okanagan waterfront villas to remote acreages on Vancouver Island. This diverse showcase is exceptional and a great representation of Macdonald Realty’s luxury marketing platform.

Our cover story is a newly built home in West Vancouver with stunning views of the inlet. There are some fantastic architectural details such as the herringbone hardwood floors, floating staircase, and basement bar with waterfall counter tops.

 

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Our special feature in Wine Not is a visit to Backyard Vineyards in Langley. A boutique winery in the Fraser Valley with a wonderful tasting room and outdoor picnic space. Their wines are delightful and award-winning too! Check out our feature video with Backyard Vineyards and their experience working with a Macdonald associate – macrealty.com/backyardvineyards

 

CLICK HERE to view the digital edition on your computer or tablet

 

 

Real Estate Investment Story | Backyard Vineyards

Meet Michelle Yang, co-owner at Backyard Vineyards in Langley B.C.  Michelle shares her story as a new partner in the winery, learning the wine business, and how her REALTOR® was able to guide her through the process.

To meet a professional realtor in your area visit macrealty.com

 

About Backyard Vineyard:

With a name as true as its location, Backyard Vineyards evokes neighbourhood comforts and a welcoming environment. Top this off with their exceptional wines and well-crafted tasting room for a must-see the next time you take a jaunt through Langley. Backyard Vineyard’s effort of using 100% BC grapes allows them to take their name to heart of loving the landscape of the region and province. Focusing on quality helps their winemaker James Cambridge and the owners express the intricacies of the varietals they carry, as well as the ability to experiment to find their award-winning portfolio.

Visiting this vineyard is a treat, from their large inviting tasting room to their outdoor picnic area there is plenty of space to enjoy a taste and tour. With some grapes grown at this vineyard and others sourced from the Fraser Valley and Okanagan, there is something to please all palates.

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Backyard Vineyards – 3033 – 232nd Street, Langley, BC

What are the Top 25 Greater Vancouver neighbourhoods to buy real estate according to MoneySense?

Yes, good value real estate is possible in Vancouver.

moneysensevancouverIn April 2017, in their annual Where to Buy Now coverage MoneySense.ca selected their top Greater Vancouver neighbourhoods to buy real estate to see the best return on investment.

What’s a buyer to do? The best way is to buy based on solid fundamentals. In real estate this means finding good-value neighbourhoods that offer a good chance of continued momentum in the future. That’s not easy in a hot market, but this year’s Where to Buy Vancouver list shows it is possible.   Read the rest of the article here. 

We’ve rounded up homes for sale in each of these Where to Buy neighbourhoods to make it easy for you.

The top 25 Greater Vancouver neighbourhoods for Buyers, according to MoneySense are:

  1. Cedardale, West Vancouver

  2. Port Moody Centre, Port Moody

  3. Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver

  4. Pemberton NV, North Vancouver

  5. Glenmore, West Vancouver

  6. Glenayre, Port Moody

  7. River Springs, Coquitlam

  8. Cypress Park Estates, West Vancouver

  9. Edmonds BE, Burnaby

  10. Meadow Brook, Coquitlam

  11. Cape Horn, Coquitlam

  12. Hastings, Vancouver East

  13. Horseshoe Bay WV, West Vancouver

  14. Burke Mountain, Coquitlam

  15. Norgate, North Vancouver

  16. Eagle Harbour, West Vancouver

  17. Sapperton, New Westminster

  18. Ambleside, West Vancouver

  19. Mountain Meadows, Port Moody

  20. Steveston Village, Richmond

  21. Queensbury, North Vancouver

  22. Renfrew VE, Vancouver East

  23. Mount Pleasant VE, Vancouver East

  24. Windsor Park NV, North Vancouver

  25. Westwind, Richmond

To view all active listings currently for sale in one of these areas simply click the neighbourhood links above or call our head office at 1-877-278-3888 to be matched to an expert real estate agent in the area of your choosing.

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in April 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 111 sales of detached homes and 627 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $3,495,800, with an average days on market of 51. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 18 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 441 sales, 641 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $718,400 with an average of 21 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 101 sales.

Townhome sales were 57, active listings were 114. The benchmark sale price was $1,124,600 with an average days on market of 21. Fairview VW with 13 sales was the hottest market in April.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_April2017_VanWest

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in April 2017.

Squamish

In April 2017, there were 34 sales of detached homes and 119 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $856,400 with an average days on market of 59.

The Condo market had 18 sales and 23 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $394,700 with an average days on market of 24.

Townhome sales were 26, active listings were 44. The benchmark sale price was $751,400, and the average days on market were 42.

It’s a seller’s market for all product types.

MarketHotSheet_April2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in April 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 255 sales, 719 active listings, and a $667,105 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 42.

The condo market featured 162 sales and 347 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $336,139 with 45 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 82, active listings were 223, average sale price was $453,658, and the average days on market were 43.

MarketHotSheet_April2017_CentralOkanagan

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North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in April 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $844,300 for detached homes. At the end of April, there were 123 active listings and 71 sales.

The condo market had 6 sales and 13 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $230,300.

Townhomes featured 10 sales, 9 active listings and a $509,900 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market in North Delta.

MarketHotSheet_April2017_NDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in April 2017.

Greater Victoria

In April 2017, there were 382 sales of single family homes and 509 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $663,500 with an average days on market of 21. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 69 sales. There were also 26 sales and 131 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 287 sales, 291 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $408,600 with an average days on market of 20. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 109 sales.

Townhome sales were 82, active listings were 74 and the benchmark sale price was $529,200. The average days on market were 23, and the hottest market was Langford with 15 sales each.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_April2017_Victoria

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in March 2017.

Squamish

In March 2017, there were 30 sales of detached homes and 118 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $836,100 with an average days on market of 66.

The Condo market had 17 sales and 22 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $377,900 with an average days on market of 25.

Townhome sales were 18, active listings were 53. The benchmark sale price was $740,700, and the average days on market were 47.

It’s a seller’s market for all product types.

MarketHotSheet_March2017_Squamish

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in March 2017.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 95 sales of detached homes and 595 active listings at the end of March. The benchmark sale price was $3,461,700, with an average days on market of 35. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 23 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 455 sales, 656 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $692,400 with an average of 24 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 109 sales.

Townhome sales were 57, active listings were 111. The benchmark sale price was $1,079,100 with an average days on market of 57. Fairview VW with 13 sales was the hottest market in March.

It’s a buyer’s market for single family homes.

MarketHotSheet_March2017_VanWest

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in March 2017.

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 244 sales, 659 active listings, and a $640,513 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 45.

The condo market featured 165 sales and 340 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $349,506 with 44 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 103, active listings were 201, average sale price was $453,619, and the average days on market were 53.

MarketHotSheet_March2017_CentralOkanagan

North Okanagan: Vernon and surrounding area

In North Okanagan, including Vernon and the surrounding area, the average sale price was $459,861 with an average days on market of 74 days for detached homes. At the end of March, there were 107 sales and 327 active listings.

There were 20 sales and 108 active listings for condos. The average sale price was $204,030, and the average days on market were 162.

In comparison, townhome featured 38 sales, 79 active listings and a $304,127 average sale price with 69 average days on market.

MarketHotSheet_March2017_NorthOkanagan

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Okanagan? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Kelowna and across BC. Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

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This blog post is based on market data provided by Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) www.omreb.com.

North Delta, Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in March 2017.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $820,000 for detached homes. At the end of March, there were 123 active listings and 60 sales.

The condo market had 11 sales and 12 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $215,700.

Townhomes featured 9 sales, 13 active listings and a $497,800 benchmark sale price.

It’s a seller’s market in North Delta.

MarketHotSheet_March2017_NDelta

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Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in March 2017.

Greater Victoria

In March 2017, there were 396 sales of single family homes and 418 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $652,700 with an average days on market of 25. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 80 sales. There were also 21 sales and 117 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 294 sales, 265 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $399,900 with an average days on market of 16. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 103 sales.

Townhome sales were 76, active listings were 71 and the benchmark sale price was $513,300. The average days on market were 20, and the hottest markets were Victoria and Langford with 14 sales each.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_March2017_Victoria

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Macdonald Realty nominated for Top Luxury Brokerage Award

VANCOUVER, B.C. – (March 28, 2017) –   Macdonald Realty was nominated for the Luxury Portfolio International® Top Luxury Brokerage Award, presented for overall engagement in Luxury Portfolio; embracement of tools, meetings, events, advertising and brand usage; and outstanding marketing strategy in the discerning market of affluent buyers and sellers.  They were nominated with Slifer, Smith & Frampton Real Estate of Colorado and, the winner, Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate of New York. The award was presented during the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™ Conference Week, a series of events that drew an impressive audience of 2,000 real estate professionals from 25 countries.  The conference took place at Fontainebleau Miami Beach earlier this month.

Macdonald Realty's Luxury Home Marketing Team of Alyssa Mori and Rosey Hudson at the Luxury Portfolio Summit in Miami Beach.

Macdonald Realty’s Luxury Home Marketing Team of Alyssa Mori and Rosey Hudson at the Luxury Portfolio Summit in Miami Beach.

Affiliates of Luxury Portfolio market high-end homes to affluent consumers worldwide through the network’s strategic marketing program, including the award-winning website Luxuryportfolio.com, which marketed over 50,000 luxury homes to over three million high-net-worth visitors last year and featured a total inventory of available properties exceeding $54 billion.

Macdonald Realty is the largest British Columbia representative of LeadingRE (www.LeadingRE.com). With a global membership that spans six continents, LeadingRE connects more than 550 firms and 130,000 sales associates who produce over 1.2 million real estate transactions each year. As a member of LeadingRE, Macdonald Realty provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in virtually any market worldwide.

Since 1944, Macdonald Realty has been helping British Columbians make some of the biggest decisions of their lifetime during real estate transactions. Beyond their dedicated team of nearly 1,000 residential real estate professionals operating in 20 offices across BC, they are also Western Canada’s largest integrated real estate firm who’s services include residential sales; commercial sales and leasing; project marketing; property and strata management; mortgage services; and luxury home marketing.

For more information about Macdonald Realty, please visit macrealty.com

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About Macdonald Real Estate Group:
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Macdonald Real Estate Group (MREG) has an annual sales volume of over $8 billion and over $2 billion in assets under management.  With 20 offices and nearly 1,000 staff and REALTORS®, MREG offers a full range of real estate services, including residential and commercial brokerage, property and strata management, project marketing, and the Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre in Shanghai, China.  Macdonald Realty is the residential division of Macdonald Real Estate Group. For more information, visit www.macrealty.com.

Macdonald Realty’s Rosey Hudson Presented at Global Luxury Real Estate Conference

VANCOUVER, B.C. – (March 23, 2017) – Rosey Hudson, Marketing Director with Macdonald Realty presented at the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT on February 28th at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. This invitation-only event was hosted by Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

Rosey Hudson, Marketing Director, Macdonald Realty

Rosey Hudson, Marketing Director, Macdonald Realty

The 2017 Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT kicked off by exploring the changing expectations of luxury consumers and what sales associates can do to better serve their clients and provide them with the “wow” that they are looking for. Participants engaged in a collaborative program focused on how the high-net-worth buy today, the five secret languages of communication, leveraging their Luxury Portfolio relationship, marketing strategies in a mobile and digital world, growing business with global buyers and attracting attention in a world of noise by learning public relations best practices.

Hudson spoke on best practices of Presenting Luxury Portfolio Successfully, sharing insights on how luxury real estate specialists can leverage the international exposure and marketing power of their Luxury Portfolio affiliation to increase local and global interest in luxury listings.

“Vancouver is a global gateway city and our luxury homes appeal to international buyers from Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. Everyone in our market is aware that prestigious residences need to be marketed both locally and globally. Macdonald Realty is fortunate to be one of only 5 Canadian brokerages with access to Luxury Portfolio’s extensive international reach,” said Hudson.

Macdonald Realty is the largest Canadian Luxury Portfolio affiliate, along with Profusion Realty in Montreal, Harvey Kalles Real Estate in Toronto, CIR Realty in Calgary and The Whistler Real Estate Company in Whistler, BC.

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North Vancouver home featured on Love It or List It hits the market!

Looking for a stylish starter home in North Vancouver?  This new listing from Bri Ragona of Macdonald Realty was featured on HTGV’s hit show Love It or List It and in Style at Home magazine.  It proves the old adage that good things come in small packages and will make a stunning place to call home for a lucky buyer!  Stop by the open house this weekend to see it in person – Saturday and Sunday, March 18th & 19th, 2-4 PM.

457 E 11th Street, North Vancouver  |   View the MLS® listing #R2146302 here.

List Price: $1,498,000  |  Bedrooms: 3  |  Bathrooms: 1  |  Living Space : 2,588 sq ft  |  Lot Size: 36 x 147 (5,292.00)

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This charming 1912 character home is located in desirable Central Lonsdale.

The gorgeous open concept main floor has engineered hardwood throughout.

 

Enjoy stunning navy blue kitchen cabinets with sparkling white quartz countertops. High end stainless steal appliances including 36″ gas range and an additional oven.  Solid home – over 200K spent in upgrades.

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 Family room off kitchen with gas fireplace and custom built ins.

 

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1 bed on main floor and 2 large bedrooms up.

 

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The brand new 24×15 ft cedar deck is  perfect for entertaining and overlooks a large backyard.

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457 E 11th Street, North Vancouver  |   View the MLS® listing #R2146302 here.
Listed by Bri Ragona, Macdonald Realty Ltd., 604-783-0627  www.briragona.com

Read designer Jillian Harris’ LOVE IT OR LIST IT take on this old charmer’s miraculous update over on her blog jillianharris.com

Macdonald Realty’s Alyssa Mori Addresses Global Real Estate Event

Alyssa Mori, Relocation Director on an international panel at LeadingRE Annual Conference

Alyssa Mori, Relocation Director on an international panel at LeadingRE Annual Conference

VANCOUVER, B.C. – (March 13, 2017) – Alyssa Mori, Relocation Director with Macdonald Realty, spoke at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Annual Conference, which took place March 1-3 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The conference was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) Conference Week, a series of events that drew an impressive audience of 2,000 real estate professionals from 25 countries.

The prestigious event was open only to brokers, managers and relocation professionals affiliated with LeadingRE, a selective global community of the highest quality independent real estate companies. Attendees examined the dynamic factors impacting today’s real estate market and explored ways to best meet the needs of home buyers and sellers.

Mori presented information on Creating a Local Global Mindset sharing insights on how international relocations work, how they differ from country to country and how to set up a successful relationship with the client and destination brokerage.

“The insights the panel provided and our wildly differing business culture worldwide were eye opening to the mostly American audience. Being able to share how important it is to be culturally competent and recognized as a leader in this type of transaction was an honour,” said Mori. [Read more…]

Luxury Homes Collection Magazine Spring 2017

The new season brings us a fresh new offering of Macdonald Realty luxury homes. We have a bright outlook for 2017 with our CEO Lynn Hsu providing our front line remarks on the market and our outlook.

We are delighted to present our spring edition with our cover feature from Bowen Island, a wonderful West Coast retreat perfectly situated to take in the gorgeous views and Zen atmosphere of the quiet landscape.

In this edition, in conjunction with our affiliate partners Luxury Portfolio International®, their MarketPulse® article gives a round up of wine regions of the world to invest in. From Oregon to South Africa, these are new market interests for investors and owners seeking a burgeoning market or new way of life. British Columbia’s own Okanagan Valley is included, where there is ripe opportunity for someone looking for a new venture or adventure.

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Have a browse of our edition and enjoy the beautiful landscapes and properties from around the province.

CLICK HERE to view the digital edition on your computer or tablet

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – February 2017

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Vancouver listings and sales in February 2017.

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In the Vancouver Westside, there were 93 sales of detached homes and 602 active listings at the end of February. The benchmark sale price was $3,422,700, with an average days on market of 35. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 18 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 368 sales, 686 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $688,400 with an average of 21 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 85 sales.

Townhome sales were 32, active listings were 108. The benchmark sale price was $1,069,800 with an average days on market of 24. Kitsilano with 8 sales was the hottest market in February.

It’s a buyer’s market for single family homes.

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