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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Victoria ranked second in world for luxury real estate | CHEK News

A new report from Christie’s International lists Victoria as the second hottest luxury real estate market in the world.

When you think of a luxury home you probably picture a house on the ocean, or a large estate, but with the Victoria real estate market booming, the face of luxury is changing.

One townhouse in Oak Bay Village is about to go on the market for just over a million dollars.

“If this was a single family home we’d be talking about a much different number especially in today’s market,” said Jordy Harris, a realtor with Newport Realty.

Home prices, especially in desirable neighbourhoods like this one, have gone up.

“In the last three years has gone up by about 40 to 50 per cent,” said Ara Balabanian, President of the Victoria Real Estate Board.

And that may be why a new report from Christie’s International lists Victoria as the second hottest luxury market in the world, behind Toronto, and just ahead of San Francisco.

“Luxury can be something that is just over a million, and I say that with some respect, but our prices have risen to that point,” said Jack Petrie, Managing Partner of Newport Realty, a Christie’s International real estate firm.

While 2016 saw a big increase in homes that sold for a million or over, only a handful went above three million.

“We had approximately 16 homes in 2015, we had 20 homes sell in 2016,” said Balabanian.

The report lists offshore buyers, put off by Vancouver’s new foreign buyers tax, as one of the driving factors for the luxury sales boom, but local realtors aren’t seeing it.

“It’s not as if there was a sudden floodgate where all those buyers, foreign buyers, looking to buy in Vancouver, came over here, it just didn’t happen like that,” said Harris.

“It’s still a small component of the marketplace, it’s somewhere around 5 per cent,” said Balabanian.

They say the largest segment of home buyers remains locals, followed by those from elsewhere in Canada.

But if prices continue to soar, “luxury” may need to be re-defined.


 

The article was originally posted on CHEK News, May 10, 2017. Written by April Lawrence.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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Macdonald Realty Victoria Alzheimer Donation

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Macdonald Realty Victoria is excited to make a donation to We Rage, WE Weep Alzheimer’s Foundation, a fantastic local charity providing support for families and caregivers of Alzheimer patients.  They provide tracking devices that help with wandering patients, most of which are then located within 15 minutes. 100% locally run by volunteers, ever dollar raised goes back into the community.  Our Victoria office raised $794.00 raised during their 1st annual Shredder Drive & BBQ back in June.

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. 

 

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.

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MoneySense names top Vancouver neighbourhoods to buy real estate

While not cheap, these are great options in a crazy market…

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In their April 2016 edition MoneySense magazine selected their top Vancouver neighbourhoods to buy real estate to see the best return on investment.

 After analyzing more than 200 neighbourhoods, we found several communities that offer a chance for future appreciation, all of which have average prices above $1 million. In ­­Ambleside in West Vancouver—our top neighbourhood—a single detached home sold for an average of $2.25 million last year. Even at these prices, homes are still about 14% cheaper, on average, compared to surrounding communities. Moreover, these top neighbourhoods boast a 68% average five-year return—compared to the city’s 51% return for the same time period. While not cheap, our top picks are great options in a crazy market. See the full rankings below.  Read the rest of the article here. 

The top 10 Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods to look for well-priced homes, according to MoneySense are:

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  1. Ambleside, West Vancouver

  2. Brentwood Park, Burnaby

  3. Hastings, East Vancouver

  4. New Horizons, Coquitlam

  5. Renfrew, East Vancouver

  6. Vancouver Heights, Burnaby

  7. Victoria, East Vancouver

  8. Mount Pleasant, East Vancouver

  9. Ladner Elementary, Ladner

  10. Sapperton, New Westminster

To view all active listings in one of these areas simply click the neighbourhood links above.

 

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.

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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.

MarketHotSheet_June2016_Victoria

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Shredder Drive and BBQ in Victoria

Our Victoria Office is hosting a shredder drive and BBQ fundraiser for our friends, clients and business partners in Victoria on Friday, June 24th from 11am to 3pm.  Drop by the Macdonald Realty office at 755 Humboldt Street in Downtown Victoria for this public event.

Shredding by donation. BBQ – Cash Only. All proceeds go to charity.

See you then!

RSVP to our Facebook Event Page to add to your calendar.

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2016

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

Greater Victoria

In May 2016, there were 597 sales of single family homes and 628 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $584,700 with an average days on market of 29. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 125 sales. There were also 42 sales and 192 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 379 sales, 459 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $332,900 with an average days on market of 32. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 142 sales.

Townhome sales were 126, active listings were 132 and the benchmark sale price was $457,000. The average days on market were 39, and the hottest markets were Victoria and Langford with 28 sales each.

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

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2016 Chamber Award Nominees: Macdonald Realty Victoria and Branch Manager Nathalie Ghoos

This year our Macdonald Realty Victoria office was a finalist for Employer of the Year in the 2016 Greater Victoria Business Awards held by the Chamber of Commerce! In addition, Victoria office’s Branch Manager Nathalie Ghoos was a finalist for Employee of the Year.

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Ara Balabanian                                                   Nathalie Ghoos
Managing Broker, Victoria                                Branch Manager, Victoria

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists, and winners who were a part of this great event. Find out more info about the Victoria office in the video below.

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – April 2016

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

Greater Victoria

In April 2016, there were 653 sales of single family homes and 693 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $568,100 with an average days on market of 33. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 142 sales followed by Langford with 114 sales. There were also 30 sales and 198 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 293 sales, 553 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $326,800 with an average days on market of 41. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 117 sales.

Townhome sales were 122, active listings were 145 and the benchmark sale price was $442,200. The average days on market were 44, and the hottest markets were Victoria and Langford with 18 sales each.

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

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – March 2016

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

Greater Victoria

In March 2016, there were 537 sales of single family homes and 766 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $552,800 with an average days on market of 30. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 134 sales followed by Langford with 81 sales. There were also 25 sales and 181 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 276 sales, 479 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $322,600 with an average days on market of 52. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 110 sales.

Townhome sales were 132, active listings were 160 and the benchmark sale price was $432,400. The average days on market were 40, and the hottest markets was Victoria with 24 sales.

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

 

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Greater Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – February 2016

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

Greater Victoria

In February 2016, there were 378 sales of single family homes and 659 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $537,200 with an average days on market of 39. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 86 sales followed by Langford with 59 sales. There were also 21 sales and 177 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 207 sales, 504 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $312,200 with an average days on market of 55. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 89 sales.

Townhome sales were 66, active listings were 182 and the benchmark sale price was $428,300. The average days on market were 60, and the hottest markets were View Royal and Central Saanich, 9 sales each.

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

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The following is the summary of Vancouver Island market:

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Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in downtown VictoriaSidneyParksville and on Salt Spring Island. 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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MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price 
Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.
This blog post is based on market data provided by the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) www.vreb.org and the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) www.vireb.com. Market data from the VIREB includes listings and sales in Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley Nanaimo, Parksville/Qualicum, Port Alberni/West, North Island, and the Islands.

Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics – January 2016

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

Greater Victoria

In January 2015, there were 225 sales of single family homes and 607 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $524,000 with an average days on market of 53. The hottest market for sales was Saanich East with 49 sales followed by Langford with 35 sales. There were also 13 sales and 150 active listings at the end of the month for waterfront homes.

In comparison, the Condo market had 151 sales, 511 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $302,900 with an average days on market of 70. The hottest market for sales was Victoria, 56 sales.

Townhome sales were 58, active listings were 172 and the benchmark sale price was $425,100. The average days on market were 68, and the hottest market was Saanich East with 9 sales.

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

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Victoria Realtors help TP the Town

October 11th to 17th marked this year’s Homelessness Action Week in Greater Victoria. Imagine yourself experiencing poverty, down to your last few dollars of the month and you need to make a choice between food for your family, or toilet paper. Guess what? Food always wins. This means many individuals and families in Victoria actually greatly appreciate the luxury of toilet paper. Something we flush down the toilet every single day can literally change lives. TP the Town aims to raise 50,000 rolls of toilet paper for people in need.

This year two agents from the Macdonald Realty Victoria office, Tracy Keenan-Whyte and Dane Kingsbury, participated in this wonderful community event!

Here Tracey shares their experience:
“My colleague Dane & I got out there early this morning to collect rolls of toilet paper – yes you read correctly – to support Homelessness Action Week in Victoria. Last year over 48,000 rolls were raised, and together we are hoping to reach 50,000 this year. A HUGE THANK YOU!! to all the households that donated – we applaud you. Something as simple as TP that we take for granted everyday is a luxury for many folks. And when it comes to making budget decisions as the month nears its end – food always comes first. Big thanks again to all of our donors…Dane & I picked up over 400 rolls of TP this morning!”

Stay tuned for more spotlights on our REALTORS® active in British Columbia communities!

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Macdonald Realty Nominees for HGTV’s House Hunt 2015

The HGTV House Hunt is on once again! This year we are nominated under 3 categories, with 4 of our listings in beautiful BC. Tour amazing homes across the globe, vote for your favorites, and enter for your chance to win a $10,000 cash prize! And remember you can vote for your favorites once a day. Follow the instructions below to vote for Macdonald Realty Nominees for HGTV’s House Hunt 2015:

Step 1: Tour the homes in the category.
Step 2: When you’ve found your favorite, click “I’m Ready to Vote.”
Step 3: Choose your favorite by clicking “Vote.”
Step 4: Click “Continue to Next Category” to tour more homes.

Amazing Kitchens: Country Estate in Vancouver
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A mix of contemporary style and country charm brings this spacious, eat-in kitchen to life. Charcoal gray cabinets and gray stone countertops blend seamlessly together, while a gray and white chevron tile backsplash breaks up the monochromatic space. The large island pairs with country-style barstools to provide additional seating for dining. Click here to vote for this listing as your favorite Amazing Kitchen!

 

Privacy, Please: Luxe Chateau in Victoria
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Sprawling mountain views and a luxurious infinity-edge pool and spa, what’s not to love? Relax, unwind and take in the incredible views of the natural Fiord of Finlayson Arm and the Saanich Inlet. Click here to vote for this listing as your favorite Privacy, Please candidate!

 

Rustic Lodge in Chilko
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Located on 25 acres of deeded land with a private 10-acre lake, the Huston Family Estate offers an unparalleled atmosphere with breathtaking views of the majestic Chilko Valley. Click here to vote for this listing as your favorite Privacy, Please candidate!

 

Timber-Frame Home in Squamish

 

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This backyard view of the home shows off the pairing of stone and neutral siding that were used for the exterior. The landscape and hardscape includes a small pond and evergreen trees. Click here to vote for this listing as your favorite International Homes candidate!

 

Thank you to our global partners Luxury Portfolio International for bringing attention to our amazing collection of luxury homes listed across British Columbia by our Macdonald Realty agents.

2014 charitable donation to BC Heart and Stroke Foundation | Macdonald Real Estate Group

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Dear Friends, Clients, and Colleagues,

In lieu of cards or gifts this Christmas, Macdonald Real Estate Group (MREG) will be making a financial contribution to the British Columbia Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Many families across Canada are impacted by heart disease, and in the last few years MREG has been affected in several distinct ways. Firstly, two of our long-time managers had major heart surgery; thankfully, both are now recovered and living active lives.

Secondly, on two separate occasions, agents in the Macdonald Realty Victoria office were able to administer life-saving CPR to clients who suffered massive heart attacks. We are thrilled that as a company we were, in the words of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, able to help ‘create more survivors’.

Our contribution will specifically go to support research and education in British Columbia.

If you would like more information about the work of the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation, you can visit their website heartandstroke.com.

Merry Christmas/Season’s Greetings,

Jonathan Cooper
Vice President, Operations
Macdonald Real Estate Group Inc.

Subterranean Garage in the 2014 Doory Awards with HGTV


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This year it is our pleasure to have a Macdonald Realty listing nominateed in the 2014 Doory Awards by HGTV’s FrontDoor.com! VOTE for our nomination in the category “Your House Has What?!” Click the Love it button to vote for this Victoria home with a James Bond style Subterranean Garage.

Subterranean Garage in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

 

 

 

Make sure to check out the other great nominees!


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Macdonald Realty Victoria sponsors Uncork your Palate 2014

Macdonald Realty’s Victoria office is pleased to continue their tradition of supporting the arts in our community!  This spring we are sponsoring the Victoria Conservatory of Music’s upcoming event Uncork your Palate. Net proceeds go to support VCM music education, music performance and community music outreach. Attendees of this event will be among the first to experience the exclusive Spring Release wine portfolio of the Naramata Bench Wineries, and will also have a chance to meet the winemakers, enjoy live musical performances, celebrate VCM’s 50th anniversary and more.

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Date: Wednesday 30th April 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: Crystal Garden, 713 Douglas Street, Victoria
Tickets: $95
[must be purchased in advance – 19yrs + event]
(A tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price following the event)

Buy in person at The Strath Liquor Store, 919 Douglas Street
or at the VCM front desk 900 Johnson St.

For more information see Victoria Conservatory of Music