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by robdion
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Kelowna Real Estate Stats - Buyers Survey (October 2013)
Replies: 0
Views: 2644

Kelowna Real Estate Stats - Buyers Survey (October 2013)

Every month the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) does a survey to get a better understanding of buyers. Below is a summary of the survey that shows what types of properties are being bought, the family dynamic of buyers and where the buyers are coming from. If you have any questions about...
by robdion
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Kelowna Real Estate Stats
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

Kelowna Real Estate Stats

Every month the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) does a survey to get a better understanding of buyers. Below is a summary of the survey that shows what types of properties are being bought, the family dynamic of buyers and where the buyers are coming from. If you have any questions about...
by robdion
Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Okanagan Buyers Survey - August 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 2109

Okanagan Buyers Survey - August 2013

AUGUST SURVEY SUMMARY Property Type: 25.4% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers (up from 22.8% in July)* 17.3% by First Time Buyers (down from 17.9%) 13.5% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit (up from 9.8%)* 11.2% buying Recreation Property (up from 10.8%)* 8.5% buying Revenue/Investment Pr...
by robdion
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision - September 4, 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision - September 4, 2013

The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. In its accompanying statement, the Bank highlighted that an uncertain global economy is delaying an expected rotation of growth in Canada toward exports and investment. This means that t...
by robdion
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Okanagan Buyers Survey - June 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Okanagan Buyers Survey - June 2013

Property Type: 23.7% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers (down from 24.5% in May) 17.5% by First Time Buyers (same as May) 17.1% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit (up from 15.0%)* 8.6% buying Revenue/Investment Property (up from 7.3%)* 5.1% buying Recreation Property (down from 7.3%) 4.7...
by robdion
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Central Okanagan Stats - June 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1717

Central Okanagan Stats - June 2013

Below are the market stats for June. Sale are up 9% YTD!!

http://kelownahomefinders.ca/stats.html
by robdion
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Okanagan Buyers Survey - May 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1406

Okanagan Buyers Survey - May 2013

Property Type: 24.5% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers (up from 18.6% in April)* 17.5% by First Time Buyers (down from 25.9%) 15.0% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit (up from 10.5%)* 7.3% buying Revenue/Investment Property (down from 11.8%) 7.3% buying Recreation Property (down from 7....
by robdion
Tue May 14, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Central Okanagan Buyers Survey - April
Replies: 0
Views: 1600

Central Okanagan Buyers Survey - April

Property Type: 25.9% by First Time Buyers (up from 16.2 in March)* 18.6% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers (down from 24.6% ) 11.8% buying Revenue/Investment Property (up from 10.6%)* 10.5% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit (same as March – 10.6%) 5.5% moving into Retirement Home/Senio...
by robdion
Tue May 07, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Canadian Building Permits - May 6, 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Canadian Building Permits - May 6, 2013

Canadian building permits rose 8.6 per cent in March to $6.5 billion, the third consecutive monthly advance. Much of the increase was a result of large increases in the Ontario and Alberta non-residential sector which pushed non-residential permits 19 per cent higher while residential permits posted...
by robdion
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Okanagan Buyers Survey - March 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1531

Okanagan Buyers Survey - March 2013

Property Type: 24.6% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers (up from 21.3% in February)* 16.2% by First Time Buyers (down from 19.7%) 10.6% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit (up from 7.1%)* 10.6% buying Revenue/Investment Property (down from 13.2%) 7.8% moving into Retirement Home/Seniors C...
by robdion
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Recognizing potential major expenses in a new home
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Recognizing potential major expenses in a new home

When you see a new home you like on the market, it's easy to get distracted by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the spacious rec room with plenty of space for entertaining. You just need to make sure that in all that excitement you don’t overlook any expensive maintenance...
by robdion
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Okanagan Buyers Survey - February 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1666

Okanagan Buyers Survey - February 2013

FEBRUARY SURVEY SUMMARY Property Type: 21.3% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers (up from 19.8% in January)* 19.7% by First Time Buyers (down from 24.8%) 12.6% purchasing Recreation Property (up from 11.6%) 9.4% buying Revenue/Investment Property (down from 13.2%) 7.1% moving from Single Family Home...
by robdion
Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision - March 6, 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1820

Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision - March 6, 2013

The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is holding its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank sees economic growth in Canada picking-up through 2013, as growth in exports and business investment offset a slowdown in household spending and residential construction. On inflati...
by robdion
Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Okanagan Buyers Survey - December 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1694

Okanagan Buyers Survey - December 2012

Property Type: 29.9% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers 17.5% by First Time Buyers 11.3% purchasing Recreation Property (up from 9.1%) 9.3 % buying Revenue/Investment Property 5.2% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit (down from 10.4%) 4.1% moving from Strata property to Single Family Home...
by robdion
Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Canadian Housing Starts - January 9, 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3065

Canadian Housing Starts - January 9, 2013

Canadian housing starts registered 197,976 units at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in December, down slightly from 201,376 (SAAR) in November. Annual starts rose 11 per cent in 2012. New home construction in BC urban centres also posted a modest decline, falling to 20,227 (SAAR) in Decembe...
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