Market Minute

Market Minute - March 2019

Posted on Mar 01, 2019 in Market Minute


The collective consciousness of home sellers isn’t fully up to speed on the current reality of the Sunshine Coast real estate market. Our market has slowed considerably over the last year and what your home would have sold for 18 months ago isn’t what it’ll sell for today.

Sellers can expect to see lots of competition this spring, much of which will...

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Market Minute - February 2019

Posted on Feb 04, 2019 in Market Minute


BC Tax Assessment VS Market Value


BC Homeowners have now received their 2019 Property Assessments, but most do not know how they relate to the actual current value of their home.

BC Assessment is a provincial Crown corporation that classifies and values all real property in British Columbia. Each year, BC Assessment sends property owners a Property A...

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Market Minute - January 2019

Posted on Jan 09, 2019 in Market Minute


Twenty-eighteen saw tighter mortgage qualification rules, higher mortgage rates, and a foreign buyers’ tax that DOESN’T apply to the Sunshine Coast. What’s can we expect for 2019?

Predictions vary from a flat Vancouver market for the rest of the year to prices continuing to fall for the foreseeable future. As the Sunshine Coast is impacted by the Va...

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Market Minute - December 2018

Posted on Dec 02, 2018 in Market Minute


December sees an excess of inventory along BC’s Sunshine Coast which in turn means lower prices. If you’re wanting to sell, consider waiting until the second quarter of 2019 before listing your home. The spring real estate market is traditionally the busiest time of year and waiting could mean more money in your pocket.

Demand for real estate typica...

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Market Minute - NOvember 2018

Posted on Oct 30, 2018 in Market Minute


Back in March, we talked about BC’s proposed Speculation Tax. Last month that legislation was brought forward, giving us our first look at how and where the tax will be implemented.

According to the CBC, the new tax will apply to all properties in Metro Vancouver and the Capital Regional District, as well as Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Kelowna...

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Market Minute - October 2018

Posted on Oct 04, 2018 in Market Minute


A focus on squeezing out the last few drops of summer while getting kids ready for school meant that buying or selling a home wasn’t a top priority in September.

Families are returning to their routines and as such, I anticipate that October will be slightly busier than last month. I see two positives as we move further into fall.

One, Vancouverites...

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