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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Vancouver

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

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

Squamish

In February 2017, there were 16 sales of detached homes and 111 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $810,900 with an average days on market of 59.

The Condo market had 14 sales and 23 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $369,800 with an average days on market of 69.

Townhome sales were 12, active listings were 51. The benchmark sale price was $729,400, and the average days on market were 28.

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

MarketHotSheet_February2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – February 2017

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

South Okanagan: Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton

In February 2017, there were 71 sales of detached homes and 450 active listings in South Okanagan Area, including Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton. The average sale price was $498,404 with an average days on market of 95.

The Condo market had 34 sales and 128 active listings at the end of the month.  The average sale price was $227,035 with an average days on market of 97.

Townhome sales were 30, active listings were 77. The average sale price was $328,774, and the average days on market were 67.

MarketHotSheet_February2017_SouthOkanagan

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

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $819,600 for detached homes. At the end of February, there were 118 active listings and 37 sales.

The condo market had 4 sales and 13 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $202,800.

Townhomes featured 7 sales, 15 active listings and a $482,900 benchmark sale price.

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

MarketHotSheet_February2017_NDelta

North Surrey

In February 2017, there were 49 sales of detached homes and 277 active listings in North Surrey. The benchmark sale price was $821,600.

The condo market had 97 sales and 196 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $244,800.

In comparison, townhome sales were 26, active listings were 33 and the benchmark sale price was $355,500.

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

MarketHotSheet_February2017_NSurrey

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

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

Greater Victoria

In February 2017, there were 283 sales of single family homes and 396 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $642,300 with an average days on market of 34. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 66 sales. There were also 22 sales and 114 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 206 sales, 229 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $386,200 with an average days on market of 24. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 98 sales.

Townhome sales were 71, active listings were 64 and the benchmark sale price was $515,600. The average days on market were 30, and the hottest market was Langford with 15 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_February2017_Victoria

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BC Market Report 2016-17: Our Annual Review and Forecast

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It would be an understatement to say 2016 was a memorable year for BC real estate. The recent spate of policy changes, along with a looming provincial election, have given buyers and sellers much information to absorb as we enter the 2017 spring market. The Feature Story of our 2016-17 Market Report, “The BC real estate market in 2016: a year with many chapters“, offers an industry insiders look at these important changes.

The BC Market Report contains a 2016 review and 2017 forecast for each of our geographic markets across B.C., contributed by our local managers, as well as summaries from our residential, commercial, property management, project marketing and global relocation divisions.

Click to view:

PDF BC Market Report (English)  |  (中文)

Digital brochure BC Market Report (English) 

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Media: For further comment please contact Dan Scarrow, VP Macdonald Real Estate Group, dscarrow@macrealty.com

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2017

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

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 37 sales of detached homes and 595 active listings at the end of January. The benchmark sale price was $3,419,800, with an average days on market of 51. The hottest market for sales was Point Grey with 9 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 213 sales, 691 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $662,400 with an average of 33 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 54 sales.

Townhome sales were 19, active listings were 87. The benchmark sale price was $1,066,700 with an average days on market of 28. Kitsilano with 5 sales was the hottest market in January.

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

MarketHotSheet_January2017_VanWest

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

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

Squamish

In January 2017, there were 16 sales of detached homes and 102 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $816,200 with an average days on market of 74.

The Condo market had 8 sales and 46 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $371,200 with an average days on market of 90.

Townhome sales were 9, active listings were 47. The benchmark sale price was $704,100, and the average days on market were 78.

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

MarketHotSheet_January2017_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2017

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

South Okanagan: Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton

In January 2017, there were 41 sales of detached homes and 426 active listings in South Okanagan Area, including Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton. The average sale price was $493,227 with an average days on market of 100.

The Condo market had 24 sales and 122 active listings at the end of the month.  The average sale price was $246,708 with an average days on market of 68.

Townhome sales were 18, active listings were 84. The average sale price was $335,430, and the average days on market were 87.

MarketHotSheet_January2017_SouthOkanagan

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Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2017

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

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $828,200 for detached homes. At the end of January, there were 120 active listings and 23 sales.

The condo market had 4 sales and 10 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $198,000.

Townhomes featured 2 sales, 19 active listings and a $474,500 benchmark sale price.

It’s a buyer’s market for townhomes in North Delta.

MarketHotSheet_January2017_NDelta

North Surrey

In January 2017, there were 45 sales of detached homes and 257 active listings in North Surrey. The benchmark sale price was $821,900.

The condo market had 72 sales and 174 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $239,900.

In comparison, townhome sales were 12, active listings were 37 and the benchmark sale price was $348,300.

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

MarketHotSheet_January2017_NSurrey

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Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2017

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

Greater Victoria

In January 2017, there were 184 sales of single family homes and 382 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $636,100 with an average days on market of 34. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 45 sales. There were also 9 sales and 128 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 170 sales, 203 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $377,900 with an average days on market of 34. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 34 sales.

Townhome sales were 43, active listings were 65 and the benchmark sale price was $509,500. The average days on market were 47, and the hottest market was Langford with 11 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_January2017_Victoria

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Macdonald Realty listings get extra exposure on international website LeadingRE.com

 PrintMacdonald Realty offers consumers an easy way to search home listings and identify top real estate firms in markets worldwide through its participation in the new LeadingRE.com.

The site also brings global exposure for our BC real estate listings and provides consumer resources, such as cost of living comparisons, school information, recent home sales and other local resources and statistics. LeadingRE.com can be accessed via macrealty.com by clicking the Global Home Search logo on the homepage.

“LeadingRE.com now provides home buyers and sellers an easy way to identify the top-performing real estate companies in a given market by searching over 400,000 member listings or by using our comprehensive member directory,” notes Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Director of Strategic Development Rhett Damon. “Our network linking strategy connects many of our high-traffic member sites to LeadingRE.com’s national or global search, providing valuable listing exposure to home sellers.”

 

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For more information about Macdonald Realty and our LeadingRE partnership please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888.  Looking to buy or sell, locally or globally?  Allow us to make a quality introduction to be matched with an independent brokerage and REALTOR® working in your area.

Applying for the BC Home Partnership Program into 5 EASY STEPS!

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5 Steps to Your Application

 

  1. Get a pre-approval from your mortgage broker.
  2. Apply to the Program and receive confirmation of eligibility.

The BC Home Partnership applications takes about 15 minutes to complete and about 5 business days for confirmation. Supporting documentation is as follows.

Provide one of: Canadian Citizenship Card, Permanent Resident Card (must have PR for at least 5 years), or Canadian Birth Certificate.

Also one piece of Government ID, proof of income by way of Notice of Assessment and the pre-approval from your mortgage broker.

  1. Find your home – make an offer “Subject to Financing”.
  2. Apply back to the program and lender with your accepted offer. This should only take at the most 2-3 days.
  3. Upon funding, the lawyer/notary will register the loan as a second mortgage.

 

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First Time Home Buyers’ Program

On Monday the BC Government launched their First Time Home Buyers’ Program.  For assistance in determining if you qualify read their program information below (copied from their website) or speak to a Mortgage Adviser.  Click here to view a search of all lower mainland homes under $750,000 that qualify for this new program.

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Quality | Connections | Independence

PrintMacdonald Realty is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World™, a global community of real estate companies awarded membership based on rigorous standards for service and performance.

This LeadingRE distinction ensures that you can count on a quality real estate experience when working with us and will benefit from our global connections to buyers and high quality real estate professionals around the world.

 

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2016

 

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in December 2016.

South Okanagan: Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton

In December 2016, there were 55 sales of detached homes and 389 active listings in South Okanagan Area, including Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton. The average sale price was $440,761 with an average days on market of 103.

The Condo market had 20 sales and 1130 active listings at the end of the month.  The average sale price was $239,777 with an average days on market of 70.

Townhome sales were 17, active listings were 80. The average sale price was $258,990, and the average days on market were 97.

South Okanagan real estate market stats

 

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 131 sales, 496 active listings, and a $618,631 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country. The average days on market were 57.

The condo market featured 78 sales and 231 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $272,330 with 54 average days on market.

Townhome sales were 61, active listings were 164, average sale price was $437,463, and the average days on market were 53.

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North Okanagan: Vernon and surrounding area

In North Okanagan, including Vernon and the surrounding area, the average sale price was $429,597 with an average days on market of 77 days for detached homes. At the end of December, there were 77 sales and 262 active listings.

There were 10 sales and 76 active listings for condos. The average sale price was $147,475, and the average days on market were 56.

In comparison, townhome featured 16 sales, 73 active listings and a $303,559 average sale price with 59 average days on market.

North Okanagan real estate market stats

 

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

Macdonald Realty has offices in Osoyoos and Kelowna. 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 the South Okanagan Real Estate Board (SOREB) www.soreb.org and Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) www.omreb.com.

 

 

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Vancouver listings and sales in December 2016.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 64 sales of detached homes and 402 active listings at the end of December. The benchmark sale price was $3,443,100, with an average days on market of 48. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 14 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 238 sales, 549 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $666,800 with an average of 34 days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 67 sales.

Townhome sales were 20, active listings were 69. The benchmark sale price was $1,061,500 with an average days on market of 35. Kitsilano with 6 sales was the hottest market in December.

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

Vancouver real estate market stats

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in December 2016.

Squamish

In December 2016, there were 7 sales of detached homes and 93 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $813,500 with an average days on market of 68.

The Condo market had 16 sales and 52 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $371,000 with an average days on market of 70.

Townhome sales were 11, active listings were 40. The benchmark sale price was $649,400, and the average days on market were 48.

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

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Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2016

 

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in December 2016.

North Delta

In the North Delta market, the benchmark sale price was $833,300 for detached homes. At the end of December, there were 125 active listings and 20 sales.

The condo market had 6 sales and 7 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $196,700.

Townhomes featured 5 sales, 12 active listings and a $477,700 benchmark sale price.

It’s a balanced market for single family homes in North Delta.

North Delta real estate stats

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Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Statistics – December 2016

 

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island listings and sales in December 2016.

Greater Victoria

In December 2016, there were 199 sales of single family homes and 344 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $625,600 with an average days on market of 36. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 43 sales. There were also 8 sales and 132 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 141 sales, 186 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $373,700 with an average days on market of 31. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 40 sales.

Townhome sales were 35, active listings were 65 and the benchmark sale price was $502,200. The average days on market were 30, and the hottest market was Langford with 8 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_Dec2016_Victoria

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Vancouver listings and sales in November 2016.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 69 sales of detached homes and 586 active listings at the end of November. The benchmark sale price was $3,521,000, with an average days on market of 48. The hottest market for sales was Point Grey with 13 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 296 sales, 831 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $686,300 with 26 average days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 71 sales.

Townhome sales were 37, active listings were 111. The benchmark sale price was $1,089,300 with an average days on market of 20. Kitsilano with 7 sales was the hottest market in November.

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

MarketHotSheet_November2016_VanWest

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in November 2016.

South Okanagan: Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton

In November 2016, there were 83 sales of detached homes and 463 active listings in South Okanagan Area, including Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton. The average sale price was $432,449 with an average days on market of 92.

The Condo market had 27 sales and 130 active listings at the end of the month.  The average sale price was $200,595 with an average days on market of 94.

Townhome sales were 20, active listings were 85. The average sale price was $288,275, and the average days on market were 56.

MarketHotSheet_November2016_SouthOkanagan

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in November 2016.

Squamish

In November 2016, there were 14 sales of detached homes and 117 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $792,100 with an average days on market of 74.

The Condo market had 12 sales and 65 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $361,200 with an average days on market of 47.

Townhome sales were 12, active listings were 53. The benchmark sale price was $628,000, and the average days on market were 32.

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

MarketHotSheet_November2016_Squamish

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Luxury Homes Collection Magazine Winter 2016

The winter edition of the Luxury Homes Collection Magazine features some exceptional homes from across British Columbia that are part of the Macdonald Realty Luxury Program. With a diverse collection of properties, from downtown Penthouses to island waterfront cabins there is plenty to see.

Featured in this edition is a message from the President of Luxury Portfolio International®, Paul Boomsma, our network affiliate partner on the global brand. Their LuxeTrends® gives us a look into the future of exploration, innovation and relaxation, with touchscreen fridges and underwater resorts.

Winter 2016 Luxury Homes Collection Magazine

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Gracing our pages this edition are some beautiful locations, with stunning views of the Okanagan vineyards, Georgia Strait beaches, and Squamish mountain ranges. Our cover story denotes the growing luxury properties in the Squamish Valley with 10 properties featured from the region. The Sea-to-Sky corridor is fast becoming a haven for city escapers, first time homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts looking to find affordable luxury and plenty of gorgeous scenery. You can always see our latest luxury property listings online at luxuryhomescollection.ca 

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Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in November 2016.

North Surrey

In November 2016, there were 46 sales of detached homes and 352 active listings in North Surrey. The benchmark sale price was $836,200.

The condo market had 82 sales, 170 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $237,300.

In comparison, townhome sales were 28, active listings were 44 and the benchmark sale price was $336,900.

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

MarketHotSheet_November2016_NSurrey

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Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island listings and sales in November 2016.

Greater Victoria

In November 2016, there were 264 sales of single family homes and 458 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $620,100 with an average days on market of 30. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 50 sales. There were also 25 sales and 138 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 170 sales, 255 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $371,300 with an average days on market of 33. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 73 sales.

Townhome sales were 56, active listings were 80 and the benchmark sale price was $501,300. The average days on market were 29, and the hottest market was Langford with 10 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_November2016_Victoria

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in October 2016.

South Okanagan: Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton

In October 2016, there were 84 sales of detached homes and 538 active listings in South Okanagan Area, including Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton. The average sale price was $536,283 with an average days on market of 109.

The Condo market had 34 sales and 139 active listings at the end of the month.  The average sale price was $240,829 with an average days on market of 65.

Townhome sales were 26, active listings were 94. The average sale price was $272,162, and the average days on market were 99.

MarketHotSheet_October2016_SouthOkanagan

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Macdonald Realty opens boutique offices in Sidney and Sechelt

Macdonald Realty has opened two new locations, the first in Sidney on Vancouver Island and the second in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast.  These boutique offices join the province-wide network of 20 offices operated by Macdonald Realty, a B.C. owned and operated brokerage with a 70 year history of service and excellence.

“We’re focused on serving British Columbians in communities of all sizes” says Jonathan Cooper, Vice President, Operations. “Smaller offices like Sidney and Saanich, led by strong local REALTORS®, have become an important part of Macdonald Realty’s growth strategy over recent years.”

In Sidney, the new office opened with six agents and was spearheaded by Chace Whitson, a multiple MLS® Gold Award winner who has been with Macdonald Realty since 2013.  “Having our large office in Downtown Victoria, and now one in Sidney, allows us to serve our clients better across the whole region,” says Whitson. “Our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International® gives our high-end clients a unique opportunity to market their home to the luxury elite across the globe, something that no other Victoria brokerage can offer.”

The Sechelt office is the result of a meeting between Managing Broker Patricia Place and Medallion Club REALTORS® Barbie Whitworth and Shay Moudahi who decided to switch their office to Macdonald Realty after being attracted by the company’s strong leadership, systems and brand positioning. “The new office is opening at just the right time with the Sunshine Coast market really heating up,” says Place, a part-time Sunshine Coast resident herself who also manages the company’s Squamish, West Vancouver and North Vancouver locations.  

Macdonald Realty Ltd. – Sidney | 2411 Bevan Avenue, Sidney, BC  V8L 4M9  |  Office: 778-426-2262

Macdonald Realty Ltd. – Sechelt | #3 – 5764 Wharf Road, Sechelt, BC  V0N 3A0  |  Office: 604-747-2222

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Vancouver listings and sales in October 2016.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 79 sales of detached homes and 650 active listings at the end of October. The benchmark sale price was $3,569,700, with an average days on market of 39. The hottest market for sales was Kitsilano with 10 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 301 sales, 939 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $680,100 with 26 average days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 74 sales.

Townhome sales were 24, active listings were 140. The benchmark sale price was $1,123,800 with an average days on market of 24. Kitsilano with 5 sales was the hottest market in October.

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

MarketHotSheet_October2016_VanWest

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in October 2016.

Squamish

In October 2016, there were 11 sales of detached homes and 128 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $770,300 with an average days on market of 53.

The Condo market had 10 sales and 58 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $357,500 with an average days on market of 26.

Townhome sales were 12, active listings were 51. The benchmark sale price was $625,200, and the average days on market were 29.

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

MarketHotSheet_October2016_Squamish

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Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in October 2016.

North Surrey

In October 2016, there were 45 sales of detached homes and 382 active listings in North Surrey. The benchmark sale price was $860,200.

The condo market had 85 sales, 190 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $231,300.

In comparison, townhome sales were 28, active listings were 54 and the benchmark sale price was $344,100.

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

MarketHotSheet_September2016_NSurrey

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Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island listings and sales in October 2016.

Greater Victoria

In October 2016, there were 333 sales of single family homes and 499 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $618,700 with an average days on market of 28. The hottest market for sales was Langford with 78 sales. There were also 21 sales and 161 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 215 sales, 276 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $367,800 with an average days on market of 29. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 85 sales.

Townhome sales were 78, active listings were 102 and the benchmark sale price was $491,500. The average days on market were 31, and the hottest market was Langford with 20 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_September2016_Victoria

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Vancouver listings and sales in September 2016.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 62 sales of detached homes and 699 active listings at the end of September. The benchmark sale price was $3,624,300, with an average days on market of 31. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 12 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 331 sales, 931 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $683,200 with 21 average days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 69 sales.

Townhome sales were 31, active listings were 113. The benchmark sale price was $1,116,300 with an average days on market of 17. Fairview VW with 10 sales was the hottest market in September.

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

MarketHotSheet_September2016_VanWest

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in September 2016.

Squamish

In September 2016, there were 19 sales of detached homes and 123 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $787,200 with an average days on market of 75.

The Condo market had 13 sales and 51 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $367,800 with an average days on market of 48.

Townhome sales were 7, active listings were 49. The benchmark sale price was $636,200, and the average days on market were 13.

It’s a buyer’s market for single family homes and townhomes in Squamish.

MarketHotSheet_September2016_Squamish

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Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in September 2016.

North Surrey

In September 2016, there were 40 sales of detached homes and 418 active listings in North Surrey. The benchmark sale price was $870,700.

The condo market had 90 sales, 214 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $229,200.

In comparison, townhome sales were 28, active listings were 53 and the benchmark sale price was $345,300.

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

MarketHotSheet_September2016_NSurrey

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island listings and sales in September 2016.

Greater Victoria

In September 2016, there were 341 sales of single family homes and 560 active listings in the Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $615,600 with an average days on market of 33. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 80 sales. There were also 24 sales and 179 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 205 sales, 303 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $362,800 with an average days on market of 31. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 72 sales.

Townhome sales were 81, active listings were 116 and the benchmark sale price was $486,800. The average days on market were 40, and the hottest market was Langford with 30 sales.

It’s a seller’s market in Victoria.

MarketHotSheet_September2016_Victoria

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Macdonald Realty sponsors InspiredHealth cookbook

We are delighted to announce the beginCMYKorangeIHvectorning of a new charitable partnership between Macdonald Real Estate Group and InspireHealth, a local not-for-profit supportive cancer care organization with centres in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna.  They provide important programs and services to enhance quality of life, health and well-being of people living with cancer and their families.

Macdonald Real Estate Group has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of InspireHealth’s new cookbook ‘Inspired Cooking‘ featuring 50 exclusive recipes from 20 of Canada’s top chefs including BC’s Vikram Vij (Vij’s Restaurant Group), Ned Bell (Yew at Four Seasons Hotel), Warren Barr (The Pointe Restaurant at Wickaninnish Inn), James Walt (Araxi) and many more.

Last year, InspireHealth welcomed more than 2,400 new members, provided 2,000+ classes and more than 25,000 patient visits – all completely free of charge.  This InspiredHealth cookbook is an important fundraising venture and we are so proud to be a leading sponsor of this project. Watch for the cookbook is stores this holiday season and if you wish to make a donation to the project you can ​visit their Kickstarter page here. 

 

BNN interview about tax evasion in B.C. real estate market

B.C.’s finance minister, Mike de Jong, urges Canada Revenue Agency to “diligently” enforce the law following a report that speculators are flipping homes in B.C. without paying tax. Business News Network (BNN) invites Jonathan Cooper, Vice President of Operations at Macdonald Real Estate Group to share his opinions.

Tax evasion in B.C. real estate market happening but rare

(To view the video on mobile devices, please click here for direct play on BNN.)

 

About Macdonald Real Estate Group
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Macdonald Real Estate Group (MREG) has an annual sales volume of over $7 billion and over $2 billion in assets under management. With more than 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.

Condos in Downtown Vancouver

The residential areas of Downtown Vancouver comprise 3 main areas:

  1. Yaletown – which borders the north side of False Creek and much of it originally was developed by Concord Pacific after the Expo 86 World’s Fair;
  2. Coal Harbour – which is the strip of newly developed condos north of West Georgia Street and West of Burrard Street; and
  3. The West End – which comprises the downtown core and west of Burrard Street.

It seems that the new 15% tax on “foreign” buyers has had very little impact on this market, especially with condos where the asking price is under $2 million.  There are many reasons for this:

  • Only 1-5% of the buyers in this segment traditionally have been “foreign”;
  • More and more “empty nesters” from the West Side of Vancouver sell their homes after their children have moved out and downsize by moving downtown and retire on the capital gains earned by selling their detached homes;
  • The buyers are from all backgrounds: local retired people, young singles and married couples (usually with no children or with small families), Chinese immigrants, Koreans, Iranians, Americans, Eastern Europeans, Middle Easterners, etc. In other words there is strong demand from all segments of the market;
  • There seems to be increasing interest in this area from “foreigners” from the USA, typically young hi-tech professionals from San Francisco and San Jose, and older couples from Seattle and Los Angeles, all of them attracted by the diversity, safety, cuisine, scenery and recreational opportunities downtown Vancouver has to offer.
  • Being close to the Central Business District is extremely convenient for the tens of thousands of professionals of all kinds who work downtown.

What’s so special about the Downtown core of Vancouver?  Well, it depends on the specific neighbourhood:

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Are Prices Down, or Not? Average Price vs. Benchmark Price

Why are some articles saying prices are going down, and others saying that for the same product category, they’re not? How is that even possible? Whenever you read real estate reports, it is important to understand how the data used is interpreted by the author. With the high price points of Vancouver’s heated real estate market, conversations about predicting where property values will go next seems to have become a daily conversation wherever we go. In this video, I discuss the difference between the two common ways of measuring price points: Average Price vs. (HPI) Benchmark Price.

 Are prices down, or not? Two ways to measure prices.

When looking at activity for a given period of time, the Average Price per unit is exactly that – an average of all of the sales for that period within a certain market segment.

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in August 2016.

South Okanagan: Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton

In August 2016, there were 124 sales of detached homes and 646 active listings in South Okanagan Area, including Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton. The average sale price was $457,550 with an average days on market of 94.

The Condo market had 38 sales and 161 active listings at the end of the month.  The average sale price was $197,717 with an average days on market of 108.

Townhome sales were 37, active listings were 113. The average sale price was $291,574, and the average days on market were 62.

MarketHotSheet_August2016_SouthOkanagan

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Vancouver listings and sales in August 2016.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 63 sales of detached homes and 634 active listings at the end of August. The benchmark sale price was $3,617,400, with an average days on market of 30. The hottest markets for sales were Dunbar and South Granville with 9 sales each.

In comparison, the condo market had 344 sales, 829 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $691,900 with 17 average days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 81 sales.

Townhome sales were 38, active listings were 87. The benchmark sale price was $1,107,000 with an average days on market of 15. Fairview VW and Kitsilano with 8 sales each were the hottest markets in August.

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

MarketHotSheet_August2016_VanWest

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in August 2016.

Squamish

In August 2016, there were 23 sales of detached homes and 119 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $800,000 with an average days on market of 37.

The Condo market had 11 sales and 50 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $354,500 with an average days on market of 46.

Townhome sales were 12, active listings were 36. The benchmark sale price was $613,900, and the average days on market were 23.

It’s a balanced market in Squamish.

MarketHotSheet_August2016_Squamish

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Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in August 2016.

North Surrey

In August 2016, there were 59 sales of detached homes and 389 active listings in North Surrey. The benchmark sale price was $886,000.

The condo market had 114 sales, 239 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $232,200.

In comparison, townhome sales were 35, active listings were 56 and the benchmark sale price was $336,400.

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

MarketHotSheet_August2016_NSurrey

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island listings and sales in August 2016.

Greater Victoria

In August 2016, there were 380 sales of single family homes and 533 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $610,400 with an average days on market of 33. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 81 sales. There were also 31 sales and 183 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 265 sales, 292 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $356,900 with an average days on market of 27. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 103 sales.

Townhome sales were 73, active listings were 114 and the benchmark sale price was $476,400. 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_August2016_Victoria

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Vancouver listings and sales in July 2016.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 110 sales of detached homes and 651 active listings at the end of July. The benchmark sale price was $3,591,200, with an average days on market of 27. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 19 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 435 sales, 848 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $698,000 with 18 average days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 105 sales.

Townhome sales were 48, active listings were 87. The benchmark sale price was $1,088,400 with an average days on market of 12. Kitsilano, 12 sales, was the hottest markets in July.

Listings are down. Prices are up. It’s a seller’s market.

MarketHotSheet_July2016_VanWest

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in July 2016.

Squamish

In July 2016, there were 23 sales of detached homes and 116 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $779,700 with an average days on market of 32.

The Condo market had 10 sales and 48 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $340,500 with an average days on market of 31.

Townhome sales were 16, active listings were 31. The benchmark sale price was $606,100, and the average days on market were 22.

MarketHotSheet_July2016_Squamish

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in July 2016.

South Okanagan: Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton

In July 2016, there were 140 sales of detached homes and 654 active listings in South Okanagan Area, including Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton. The average sale price was $438,712 with an average days on market of 97.

The Condo market had 34 sales and 163 active listings at the end of the month.  The average sale price was $286,884 with an average days on market of 90.

Townhome sales were 28, active listings were 108. The average sale price was $299,857, and the average days on market were 101.

MarketHotSheet_July2016_SouthOkanagan

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Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in July 2016.

North Surrey

In July 2016, there were 71 sales of detached homes and 396 active listings in North Surrey. The benchmark sale price was $889,500, an increase of 45.8% compared to the same month last year.

The condo market had 112 sales, 285 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $224,900.

In comparison, townhome sales were 41, active listings were 52 and the benchmark sale price was $323,600.

MarketHotSheet_July2016_NSurrey

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island listings and sales in July 2016.

Greater Victoria

In July 2016, there were 429 sales of single family homes and 575 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $603,500 with an average days on market of 32. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 92 sales. There were also 35 sales and 185 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 271 sales, 346 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $350,000 with an average days on market of 33. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 93 sales.

Townhome sales were 93, active listings were 105 and the benchmark sale price was $476,200. The average days on market were 31, and the hottest market was Langford with 20 sales.

Listings are down. Sales are up. It’s a seller’s market.

MarketHotSheet_July2016_Victoria

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Vancouver listings and sales in June 2016.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 154 sales of detached homes and 620 active listings at the end of June. The benchmark sale price was $3,547,300, with an average days on market of 24. The hottest market for sales was Dunbar with 17 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 579 sales, 760 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $696,200 with 18 average days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 157 sales.

Townhome sales were 64, active listings were 87. The benchmark sale price was $1,092,900 with an average days on market of 15. Fairview VW and Kitsilano, 12 sales each, were the hottest markets in June.

Listings are down. Sales are up. It’s a seller’s market.

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in June 2016.

Squamish

In June 2016, there were 20 sales of detached homes and 107 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $762,400 with an average days on market of 33.

The Condo market had 15 sales and 44 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $340,600 with an average days on market of 38.

Townhome sales were 17, active listings were 22. The benchmark sale price was $585,600, and the average days on market were 26.

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in June 2016.

South Okanagan: Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton

In June 2016, there were 156 sales of detached homes and 683 active listings in South Okanagan Area, including Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton. The average sale price was $471,612 with an average days on market of 79.

The Condo market had 50 sales and 171 active listings at the end of the month.  The average sale price was $255,944 with an average days on market of 74.

Townhome sales were 37, active listings were 97. The average sale price was $290,330, and the average days on market were 79.

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Surrey, Langley and Fraser Valley Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Surrey, White Rock, Langley, and Fraser Valley listings and sales in June 2016.

North Surrey

In June 2016, there were 132 sales of detached homes and 329 active listings in North Surrey. The benchmark sale price was $878,300, an increase of 46.6% compared to June 2015.

The condo market had 137 sales, 290 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $219,800.

In comparison, townhome sales were 39, active listings were 55 and the benchmark sale price was $306,000.

Listings are down. Sales are up. It’s a seller’s market.

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island listings and sales in June 2016.

Greater Victoria

In June 2016, there were 543 sales of single family homes and 581 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $593,700 with an average days on market of 32. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 103 sales. There were also 38 sales and 207 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 338 sales, 401 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $342,200 with an average days on market of 33. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 130 sales.

Townhome sales were 92, active listings were 113 and the benchmark sale price was $461,900. The average days on market were 31, and the hottest market was Langford with 38 sales.

Listings are down. Prices are up. It’s a seller’s market.

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Luxury Homes Magazine summer 2016 edition

This summer edition of Macdonald Realty’s Luxury Homes Collection magazine is our largest edition to date and features more luxury listings than ever before! A sure sign of the record breaking spring that real estate markets across British Columbia have been experiencing this year.

Our cover home 530 Eastcot Road is a $6.988 million dollar property in British Properties, West Vancouver. The epitome of modern Italian elegance with over 8000 sq ft of indoor living space, and gorgeous outdoor vignettes await the buyer of this luxury property.  We also feature an $18 million dollar heritage mansion in Shaughnessy, a $14 million dollar two-level suite in Three Harbour Green at Coal Harbour, and spectacular custom built homes in the red hot market of Squamish.

Summer 2016 Luxury Homes Collection magazine

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Looking for your own piece of B.C.’s stunning waterfront? We have luxury waterfront properties for sale in Victoria, Nanaimo, Pender Island, Galiano Island, Salt Spring Island, Bowen Island and the Okanagan included in this edition of the Luxury Homes Collection magazine.  You can always see our latest luxury property listings online at luxuryhomescollection.ca 

Think Pink! with the return of our B.C. Wine Feature which shines a spotlight on the best VQA rose wines including 2015’s from Fort Berens, Clos du Soleil and Joie.

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Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Vancouver listings and sales in May 2016.

Vancouver

In the Vancouver Westside, there were 191 sales of detached homes and 587 active listings at the end of May. The benchmark sale price was $3,442,100, with an average days on market of 30. The hottest market for sales was Fairview VW with 37 sales.

In comparison, the condo market had 573 sales, 764 active listings and a benchmark sale price of $673,000 with 22 average days on market. The hottest market for sales was Downtown VW, 115 sales.

Townhome sales were 74, active listings were 83. The benchmark sale price was $1,035,400 with an average days on market of 16. Kitsilano, 14 sales, was the hottest market for sales in May.

Listings are down. Sales are up. It’s a seller’s market.

MarketHotSheet_May2016_VanWest

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Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in May 2016.

Squamish

In May 2016, there were 40 sales of detached homes and 84 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $729,300 with an average days on market of 36.

The Condo market had 22 sales and 43 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $330,900 with an average days on market of 41.

Townhome sales were 23, active listings were 18. The benchmark sale price was $575,700, and the average days on market were 19.

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2016

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in May 2016.

South Okanagan: Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton

In May 2016, there were 192 sales of detached homes and 684 active listings in South Okanagan Area, including Osoyoos, Oliver, and Penticton. The average sale price was $469,692 with an average days on market of 77.

The Condo market had 41 sales and 179 active listings at the end of the month.  The average sale price was $242,459 with an average days on market of 112.

Townhome sales were 46, active listings were 101. The average sale price was $252,502, and the average days on market were 77.

MarketHotSheet_May2016_SouthOkanagan

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