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Numbers Gain, Splain, Pain, Retain Deep breath, stay calm. Sometimes, maybe it’s better to simply sit back and wait for things to settle out . . . but the wisdom of ‘masterful inactivity’ is usually only recognized after the cunning plan has gone sideways.
Landcor Q3 Numbers... Lots, damn lots . . . and statistics. Densely packed Metro Vancouver continues to skew the overall provincial figures.
In Q3/12, Metro Vancouver accounted for 43.62 percent of all provincial sales and 60.51 percent of total values. One year later: 46.38 and 64.49 percent respectively, a marginally bigger piece of the pie.
Getting Cozy with TOD... In the Lower Mainland, the most visible TOD is on the LRT(light-rapid transit) and ancillary transit stations of the Expo, Millennium and upcoming Evergreen lines, the SeaBus/BC Transit nodule in North Vancouver and the West Coast Express (WCE) line from downtown Vancouver to Mission City (akin to Greater Toronto’s GO-Train but without the frequency).
Don't run around in the dark... We know a guy who likes to walk at night. When he's feeling grumpy or "ticked off at the world" he heads into the big, dark, heavily forested park near his home and hits the twisty trails, his lanky dog gamboling along beside him. On a moonless night, the trails are as black as the inside of a duck's gut. The dog manages easily, the guy, not so well, especially when he deliberately hits those paths without a flashlight, walking faster than the last time, navigating by memory, the crunch, crunch,
Be prudent, carry an umbrella, be glad you’re here. Sunny with a chance of rain? Rainy with a chance of sun? After five decades of weathering through and taking advantage of real-estate markets and economic cycles, I know the only real constant is change. That and how seldom most economists, pundits and other entrails-examiners agree on anything.
Water, water everywhere? Unlike our regular quarterly reports, we're going beyond the usual 'roof counts' of BC residential to examine two relatively ignored but 'big picture' bellwether markets: BC agriculture and recreational land.
For BC residential, the story is in the charts. Nutshell: the 'correction' goes on with the usual semi-bright glimmers such as SFD in Metro Vancouver but on quarterly and year-over-year comparison, all regions post either so-so or deeply negative numbers in terms of volume and average/m
Supply and demand, something must give. The air is chilling, across Canada and especially in former hot-house markets; Toronto and Vancouver. Prices are trending down, inventories are rising and anxiety is growing amongst boomer-age homeowners assuming that their house would fund their rapidly approaching retirements and especially those who’ve piled on home-equity debt. The opposite is true among would-be buyers. Potential buyers hold off, expecting bargains to come. Would-be vendors hold off, hoping that prices will rebound.
Metro Vancouver: 'summer lull', or definite cooling? The holy grail of Metro Vancouverites - the fabled detached home - actually shed 1.2 percent of its value vis-à-vis its $960,600 or so average figure in June. Sure, the 'loss' of $11,000 plus change is a relatively small deal...but go tell that to homeowners who have been banking, literally, on ever-rising home values and the expectation of cashing out, someday, and retiring as multi-millionaires.
Fine plan but guess what? Markets wait for no one. Markets change.
BC real estate markets are collectively up a tree... The regional BC real estate markets are collectively up a tree, staring at the danger below. The mood is a bit scared, a bit scarred, the euphoria of earlier broad-based gains long evaporated.
Residential Market Analysis - Victoria and Gulf Islands
Calling the bottom... on rural BC.
The Lean and the Median... reflections on the HST and the BC Housing market.
The Asian land bridge... Once geographical, now financial.
Is the BC housing market smarter than herd animals?
Olympic inspired market resurgence or global recession indifference.
Call it Pyrrhic Envy A slowly hissing balloon... what do assessment values show us
Uncertainty with a side of hesitancy - Like an egg cooked on a campfire skillet, the BC housing market is fragile and requires precision and timing in order to come off the fire without becoming a charred mess...
Riding it Out - Back in 1984 the British Columbia real estate market shed more than half its sales value and volume. Many of today’s new homebuyers cannot imagine or have not financially and mentally prepared for a similar deep ‘correction’. The volume has been down but the values...
As the effect of the global recession lessens the housing market remains relatively buoyant in most regions.
Recession realized, recovery begins - For residential markets across British Columbia, from Metro Vancouver to the Interior and northern reaches, the recession’s negative effect on sales numbers is waning to varying degrees.
A seasonal performance - The autumn chill slowed sales overall across BC but some regions bucked the trend and showed some interesting signs.
2000 – 2009 Metro Vancouver Market Overview - During the past decade, Metro Vancouver housing prices have more than doubled, sales have increased 70 per cent, prices per square foot have risen 150 per cent and dollar value has soared 227 per cent.
Exploring Whistler's residential market decade-long adrenaline rush - Whistler's housing market rebound at the end of 2009 capped a decade of growth which saw a 123 per cent increase in assessed values from 2000 to 2010.
BC residential housing market recovery well underway - The BC housing market rebounded in Q3 2009 with a 36% increase in home sales and a 45.9% increase in the total dollar value of homes sold province-wide, according to a new report from Landcor Data Corporation.
Property Valuation vs. Sales - Rudy Nielsen presented to the MIABC, download this PDF to review the facts and figures he addressed in his speech.
Is the housing recession at last coming to an end? - Even though property sales throughout British Columbia were at a 24-year low in Q1 2009, sales did pick up with each passing month indicating that the housing market is responding to typical seasonal increases according to this report.
Our summary of the 2008 residential real estate market - Landcor reviews sales counts and price changes across all of BC by region and property type.
The residential real estate market continues to deteriorate and we've seen the lowest number of Q3 sales in 5 years - What does this mean? It means that we should focus on the opportunities that are arising, including those for first time home buyers to make a sound investment at a much more reasonable price, and those for Lenders to tighten their borrowing standards to create a more sustainable and accountable financial sector.
Are home sales in BC continuing to decline? Are residential sales values holding? - Landcor Data Corporation is pleased to release the latest issue of The Landcor Report, a comprehensive report reviewing Q2 2008 residential real estate trends across British Columbia.
In this report, Landcor shares its findings on residential real estate market activity that resulted from the expansion of rapid transit infrastructure from Expo ’86. These findings can be applied to the infrastructure to be completed in time for the 2010 Winter Games, to identify areas of opportunity and barriers to real estate growth.
Is BC's residential real estate market cooling? What does this mean for the remainder of 2008? - Landcor Data Corporation is pleased to issue the British Columbia Q1 2008 Residential Sales Review, a comprehensive report reviewing Q1 2007 versus Q1 2008 residential real estate property sales across British Columbia.
Has the bottom fallen out of BC’s residential real estate market? What was the busiest region for apartment sales last year in British Columbia? Are Albertans snapping up BC properties? - Landcor Data Corporation is pleased to issue the British Columbia 2007 Residential Sales Review, a comprehensive report reviewing last year’s changes in residential real estate property sales across British Columbia.
Assessed Values for condominiums are up 27.26% over last year, with an average increase of 24.89%. Assessed Values for single family dwellings have gone up 22.26% over last year, with the average increase at 20.34%. Most of the major towns in the province have experienced significant increases in assessed value, with a few exceptions, the most notable being the just over 0.5% decline in total assessed value for Single Family Dwellings in Whistler.
The purpose of this report is to give you a summary overview of property sales values in the province of British Columbia. Property Sale Values for condominiums are up 4.82% over last year, with an average increase of +12.98%. Property Sale Values for single family dwellings have gone up 20.49% over last year, with the average increase at 20.99%.
The purpose of this report is to give a summary of residential sales information in the province of British Columbia. The British Columbia residential real estate market continues to be the hottest market in decades. For the first time ever, the average price of a house in British Columbia will be well over $300,000.
This report examines emerging markets in recreational real estate in British Columbia with particular focus on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. This district is growing rapidly, partly as a result of a recent trend of people moving away from urban centres to outlying districts. The Thompson-Nicola region is attracting considerable investment interest due to its proximity to Vancouver, lakes and rivers, services, views and other amenities.
The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the Queen Charlotte Islands, including analysis of property types, sales, assessed values, and ownership locations. In the Queen Charlotte Islands, 24.7% of all property is Vacant Land, the average sale price of residential properties is $81,736, most buyers are British Columbian (98.24% Canadian, and 95.73% British Columbian) and 5.48% of all property is residential waterfront.
The Shuswap report offers an overview of ownership, sales history and property type information for real estate in the region. The report depicts sales trends in the Shuswap region for residential real estate, market share based on owner location and the property type preferences of each geographical market.
The purpose of this report is to examine what type of properties Albertans are buying in British Columbia, where they are buying those properties, and how oil prices have affected sales volume and prices. Since 2000, the price of oil per barrel has more than doubled from $30.38USD to $64.81USD. The price of BC property bought by Albertans has similarly grown from an average of $157,778 to $296,026.
This report focuses on the ownership, sales and property information of condominiums in Vancouver's West End. The report concludes that although foreign ownership of condos makes up a significant portion of the market, new sales to foreign buyers is in decline. The findings also show that properties are typically over 10 years old and between 500-800 square feet.
The purpose of this report is to give you a summary overview of assessed values in the province of British Columbia. Assessed Values for condominiums are up 19.64% over last year, with an average increase of 14.77%. Assessed Values for single family dwellings have gone up 14.64% over last year, with the average increase at 18.82%. Most of the major towns in the province have experienced significant increases in assessed value, with a few exceptions, the most notable being the almost 5% decline i
The Golf Courses report examines real estate near the major golf courses of British Columbia. The report summarizes property type, price and sale fluctuations over the past 5 years for 8 major golf courses in the province. The report concludes with a side-by-side sales trend comparison for property near the golf courses.