Looking back on last month, I’m not sure if March came in like a lion, but it certainly went out like a lamb. What an amazing Easter long weekend we just had. I spent the weekend with family in from out of town, and enjoyed the way warmer-than-usual weather on my patio with a coldContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – March 2013”
This is going to sound like a pitch – but I promise there are no balloons, streamers, or wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube men here. If you’re a first-time buyer, there has never been a better time to buy a new home…
It’s been a busy first month of the year for local real estate agents – myself included! After a very quiet last quarter of 2012, I’m hoping this means that we can look forward to a year marked by robust sales yet affordable prices here in Sooke. Let’s see how the numbers break down:
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I guess December got away from me – as it turns out I was quite busy during the last half of the month with two separate buyers, and of course that little holiday and all the associated eating and drinking that goes along with it! I actually compiled all the November stats early in DecemberContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – November and December 2012 – Year End Wrap”
Were buyers spooked in October? Maybe. Overall across Greater Victoria, it was not a great month for real estate sales outside the core municipalities. Outlying areas, especially the West Shore experienced serious declines in sales, including Sooke, which saw roughly 33% decline in overall number of homes sold of all types, and 28% fewer singleContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – October 2012”
September 2012 brought with it some great, dry weather, and also a bit more activity in the Sooke housing market than both August 2012, and September of last year. Prices remain fairly stable year-over-year. While it’s not booming, there was a noticeable uptick in activity and 50% more single family dwelling sales than last month.Continue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – September 2012”
While it doesn’t happen too often in the current Sooke real estate market, occasionally, you might find a property that you love which already has an accepted offer on it. Or, maybe you saw the property a few weeks ago, and finally decided to make an offer and were too late. At this point, youContinue reading “What is a Back-Up Offer And How Does It Work?”
Nice weather – but slow for real estate sales. I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderfully hot and dry August weather here in Sooke and Victoria. Real estate sales in Sooke continue to be sluggish, and this month, they reflect the overall market in Greater Victoria, which also underperformed August of last year’s numbers. Again, pricesContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – August 2012”
Real estate in Sooke is certainly sluggish, but doing, on average, the same or better as the same time last year. Prices are relatively stable, and all different types of homes are selling, from brand-new luxurious homes to simple manufactured homes on leased land. Let’s dive into the numbers and see what we’ve got.