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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 3382 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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