I have listed a new property at LOT 19 SANDY HOOK RD in Sechelt.
Excellent Value, Amazing View! Build your dream home here. Sunshine Coast Sunsets, with Porpoise Bay Ocean Views. South Western Exposure doesn't get much better! Great land value here - act now, call your favourite Realtor today for more info.
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I have listed a new property at LOT 8 CAMP BURLEY RD in Garden Bay.
Excellent outdoor recreational area & property in Pender Harbour. One of only two undeveloped lots in the subdivision, this strata owns trail access to beautiful Mixal Lake where you can boat, swim, fish or just enjoy the scenery. Camp Burley is on the way to Irvine's Landing, surrounded by ocean & many lakes + other adventure opportunities. The community is 50/50 residents and part-timers. All the modern amenities...
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Queen of Surrey, BC Ferries Sunshine Coast, Real Estate

MV Queen of Surrey (Photo: bcferries.com)

 

BC Ferries has responded to the voice of the Sunshine Coast in a manner that I can't recall happening before. Facing a scathing public reaction to a ferry schedule that was entirely unreliable for commuters and incapable of being timely, BC Ferries undertook the step of consulting the public on delivery of their schedule.

 

This sort of public consultation has happened in the past, and typically little change has come of it.  However, a couple...

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I have listed a new property at 5970 COWRIE ST in Sechelt.
Custom Lindal Cedar Home in amazing sought after new neighbourhood with panoramic Ocean & Island views. Be prepared to be stunned with this modern West Coast design. The luxurious master bedroom with ensuite & walk-in closet on the main floor will take your breath away. Two additional rooms in the lofty top floor - amazing outdoor living on the 500 square foot roof top deck. This could be your very own dream home!
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I have listed a new property at LOT 105 JOHNSTON HEIGHTS ROAD in Pender Harbour.
Be amazed with the beautiful south west ocean views that await you here!! This large .65 acre lot has 2 building sites with access from 2 roads. The building pads are pre-engineered and in place with water and sewer services at lot line allowing for an easy and affordable build. Situated at desirable Daniel Point, an incredibly picturesque West Coast subdivision! This lot has it all....so take the scenic...
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I have listed a new property at 6046 FAIRWAY AVE in Sechelt.
Up and coming area in Sechelt along Fairway Ave. Close to tremendous recreational opportunities with the golf course, tennis courts, ice rink, Kinnikinik Park structured and unstructured trails and of course, Porpoise Bay for your marine desires. Only a few minutes from shopping and all things Sechelt.
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I have listed a new property at 6226 MIKA RD in Sechelt.
Gorgeous view home on one of Sechelt's finest streets. Over 4,000 square feet of living space with 9' ceilings up and down with water in-floor radiant heating. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters and custom cabinetry up and full kitchen down. Enjoy the outdoor living space with a covered deck and open patio space and courtyard area. 3 car garage and concrete driveway level entry into main floor. Fully contained suite downstairs...
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I have sold a property at LOT D FRANCIS PENINSULA RD in Pender Harbour.
Situated on the beautiful Sunshine Coast's Francis Peninsula in Pender Harbour, this large south facing property has sweeping views over the strait and Texada Island with Vancouver Island in the distance. There are a variety of building sites and options for this property which is zoned for two dwellings and has a septic tank and field already installed. Bring your dreams and building plans and create a spectacular...
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I have sold a property at 1 5778 MARINE WAY in Sechelt.
Perched overlooking Porpoise Bay near downtown Sechelt, this large unit offers a lovely open concept with some nice views of the inlet and mountains. 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom with hardwood throughout. Walking distance to recreation, marinas, beaches and shopping. The property is tenanted so please allow at least 24 hours for your viewing requests.
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I have listed a new property at 1 5778 MARINE WAY in Sechelt.
Perched overlooking Porpoise Bay near downtown Sechelt, this large unit offers a lovely open concept with some nice views of the inlet and mountains. 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom with hardwood throughout. Walkig distance to recreation, marinas, beaches and shopping. The property is tenanted so please allow at least 24 hours for your viewing requests.
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I have listed a new property at LOT D FRANCIS PENINSULA RD in Pender Harbour.
Situated on the beautiful Sunshine Coast's Francis Peninsula in Pender Harbour, this large south facing property has sweeping views over the strait and Texada Island with Vancouver Island in the distance. There are a variety of building sites and options for this property which is zoned for two dwellings and has a septic tank and field already installed. Bring your dreams and building plans and create a...
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I have sold a property at 6220 SUNSHINE COAST HWY in Sechelt.
Large subdividable parcel is desirable West Sechelt. Able to subdivide immediately into 4 separate properties, eventually up to 8 properties. Rental cottage on property to help with development costs. These southern exposure lots have varying degrees of oceanview.
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Some Key Information for the First time Buyer's Loan Program

By now most of you will have heard that the British Columbia government is providing matching low interest loans to first time buyers. This is a remarkable opportunity for many that have been able to save but perhaps not have quite enough for a downpayment. Here are the details: 

 

To qualify, buyers must:

  • Be buying their first home;
  • Obtain a high-ratio, insured first mortgage for at least 80 per cent of the purchase price;  ...
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Sunshine Coast Real Estate Homes, Apartments, Condos

 

Listening to the news these days one is led to believe that things are slowing down, but some perspective on the numbers locally shows very strong underlying demand. Despite a pace of sales which is about half of what we saw last year, two things stand out: First, despite a marginally increasing inventory, the sales vs. listings ratio continues to steadily climb towards a Seller's Market. This is resulting in steady price increases year over year with well over half our detached listings priced...

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From our RE/MAX Oceanview Office:

 

The April statistics show our Spring market is in full bloom. There were 67 detached homes sold this past month. That’s an increase of 13% over March and the second busiest April in 10 years. The Benchmark Price – that is, the price of an average home in an average area – rose another 2.8% last month to $532,300. This is due mainly to fewer listings, which are down 25% from last year. 


Apartments and townhome sales totaled 23. That...

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Recent media is quite a mixed bag with one pundit admitting that they can spin stats to read any sort of preferred slant.  Shocking!  I guess this is the foundation of “fake news”.  What isn’t fake is that despite lower numbers of sales due of low inventory, there remain a lot of motivated buyers wanting to get into our Sunshine Coast real estate market. 


Markers that have indicated a continued shift towards a “Seller’s Market” on the Sunshine...

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From the office this week: 

"Recently we’ve shown how there is more to our professional listing service than lawn signs and ads in the paper. We talked about our expert advice on staging, pricing and MLS. We covered qualifying buyers, dealing with offers and turning those offers into contracts. But doing this requires a skill that most non-professionals find difficult: negotiation. Many people don’t like negotiating. They find it difficult to advocate their own position and they equate...

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…Is what I would have said if April Fool’s Day fell on Sunday, but it didn’t so there you are!

 

Despite the wayward weather this winter, the market has been consistently showing a slight trend towards what we call a Seller’s market. With better weather we’re seeing now and our typical Spring market, it is quite apparent that we are heading for an increasingly tight inventory for the next couple of months. Exactly how much that affects the values is yet to be d...

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Buyer’s Market vs a Seller’s Market

 

Sunshine Coast Real Estate Active Listings Graph

 

 

The story going into the 2017 Spring Market is easily the listing count.  Despite hearing reports of markets correcting or facing headwinds, the listing count tells the tale.  And it is amazing how much difference 5 years can make.  While we saw a peak number of listings in 2014, the inventory had crept up after the financial meltdown in 2008 and a distinct lack of buyers meant that sellers were piling up against buyers...

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Weekly Report - March 7-12, 2017

Our brokerage puts out weekly reports highlighting important topics and statistics in Sunshine Coast real estate trends.  Here's the latest from the RE/MAX Oceanview office in Sechelt.

 

 

"It takes a lot of skill, training and experience to competently price a home. Agents must know the market inside and out in order to put together a professional evaluation. After all, there is much on the line. Price it too high and your home won’t sell. Price it too low and we leave money on the table.  Of course, it helps to be the top selling office on the Coast since 1996. All those transactions over all those years means our Agents have superior experience and judgment on pricing. The first step is to tour your home. You know your home better than we do, so we’ll be asking a lot of questions. We’ll have our tape measure handy, a plot plan of your property and a note pad. Once our questions have been answered and the data has been jotted down we take everything back to the office and the real work begins. How do recent sales compare to the subject property? Same thing for current listings. What recent trends are developing and who are our likely buyers? Putting all this divergent data together into a coherent professional report takes a lot of skill. But a coherent professional report is exactly what you need to help set your price and handle the negotiations. For more on pricing and everything else about the market, call your RE/MAX Oceanview Agent today."


The Numbers:


SALES THIS WEEK:  18 [SUNSHINE  COAST, ALL OFFICES]


DETACHED

ATTACHED

LAND

OTHER

13

2

3

0

 

PRICE RANGE


0 - 300K

$300K - $500K

$500K - $1M

$1M+

4

4

9

1

 

AREA


PENDER H.

HALFMOON B

SECHELT

ROBERTS C

GIBSONS

1

3

4

1

9

 

NEW LISTINGS THIS WEEK: 36        DET. SALES, PAST 30 DAYS 


DETACHED

ATTACHED

LAND

2016

2017

21

4

11

133

50

 

CURRENT LISTINGS: 489   

 

DETACHED

ATTACHED

LAND

LOW – HIGH

220

49

220

453   -   1396


DET’D  SALES to LIST  RATIO23%

                                                                                                    

SALES/LIST

RATIO

       0 – 11%

BUYERS MARKET

          12  -  19%

          BALANCED

        20% and up

   SELLERS  MARKET


*The Sales/Listings Ratio is a guide to market conditions. A value below 12% puts downward

pressure on prices. 12 – 19% reflects a balanced market. Over 20% puts upward pressure on prices.


 

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