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Q4 2013 Residential Sales SummaryClick to download

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.

Q3 2013 Residential Sales SummaryClick to download

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.

Transit Oriented Development ReportClick to download

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).

Q2 2013 Residential Sales SummaryClick to download

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,

2012 Residential Sales SummaryClick to download

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.

Q1 2013 Residential Sales SummaryClick to download

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

Q3 2012 Residential Sales SummaryClick to download

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.

Q2 2012 Residential Sales SummaryClick to download

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.

Q1 2012 Residential Sales SummaryClick to download

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.

2011 CMHC Conference PresentationClick to download

Residential Market Analysis - Victoria and Gulf Islands 

British Columbia Q3 2011 Residential Sales Summary - HST - How Will We Miss Thee? Let Us Count the Ways...Click to download

Calling the bottom... on rural BC. 

British Columbia Q2 2011 Residential Sales Summary - All Gassed Up and Ready to GoClick to download

The Lean and the Median... reflections on the HST and the BC Housing market. 

British Columbia Q1 2011 Residential Sales Summary - Good Bye, USA ... Nihao, ChinaClick to download

The Asian land bridge... Once geographical, now financial. 

British Columbia 2010 Residential Sales Summary - The Big Chill Finally Thaws? Click to download

Is the BC housing market smarter than herd animals? 

Whistler: Foreign Ownership by the NumbersClick to download

Olympic inspired market resurgence or global recession indifference. 

2011 Residential Sales SummaryClick to download

Call it Pyrrhic Envy A slowly hissing balloon... what do assessment values show us

British Columbia Q3 2010 Residential Sales Summary - We Smell Something BurningClick to download

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...

British Columbia Q2 2010 Residential Sales Summary - Riding It OutClick to download

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...

British Columbia Q1 2010 Residential Sales Summary - As Buoyant as a Bubble can be?Click to download

As the effect of the global recession lessens the housing market remains relatively buoyant in most regions. 

British Columbia 2009 Residential Sales Summary - Recession Realized, Recovery BeginsClick to download

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.

British Columbia Q4 2009 Residential Sales Summary - A Seasonal PerformanceClick to download

A seasonal performance -  The autumn chill slowed sales overall across BC but some regions bucked the trend and showed some interesting signs.

The Metro Vancouver 2010 Report - A Decade of Peak PerformanceClick to download

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.

The 2010 Whistler Report - The Winning Bid, a Winning BuyClick to download

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.

British Columbia Q3 2009 Residential Sales Summary - Recovery Well UnderwayClick to download

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.

Rudy Nielsen's presentation to the Mortgage Investment Association of BC (MIABC)Click to download

Property Valuation vs. Sales -  Rudy Nielsen presented to the MIABC, download this PDF to review the facts and figures he addressed in his speech.

British Columbia Q1 2009 Residential Sales Summary - Dark Days, but Signs of Light at the End of the TunnelClick to download

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.

British Columbia 2008 Residential Sales Summary - Out-Of-Province Buyers Sit Tight in 2008.Click to download

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.

British Columbia Q3 2008 Residential Sales Summary - The Market Correction DeepensClick to download

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.

British Columbia Q2 2008 Residential Sales Summary - Buyers Remain in the Driver’s SeatClick to download

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.

The Landcor Report Special Edition – Lessons from Expo ’86 for the 2010 Winter GamesClick to download

 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.

British Columbia Q1 2008 Residential Sales Summary - Residential Sales Have Mixed Results, AgainClick to download

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.

British Columbia 2007 Residential Sales Summary - The Sky is not FallingClick to download

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.

A Comprehensive Town-by-Town Study of Changes in Assessed Values From 2006 to 2007 in British ColumbiaClick to download

 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.

A Comprehensive Town-by-Town Study of Property Sales in the First Half of 2006 in British ColumbiaClick to download

 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 Longest Sustained Real Estate Boom in the History of British Columbia “Updated for Q1/Q2 of 2006”Click to download

 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.

Recreational Property Report: “Provincial Overview”Click to download

 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.

Recreational Property Report: “The Queen Charlotte Islands”Click to download

 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.

Recreational Property Report: “Shuswap Lake”Click to download

 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.

Albertan Buyers and the Effect On Land Prices in British ColumbiaClick to download

 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.

A Report on Condos in Vancouver’s West EndClick to download

 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.

A Comprehensive Town-by-Town Study of Changes in Assessed Values From 2005 to 2006 in British ColumbiaClick to download

 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

A Comprehensive Study of the Land Surrounding Major Golf CoursesClick to download

 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.

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