Busiest June in 3 Years For Sooke Real Estate – June 2012 Statistics and Half-Yearly Review

I’ve lived in coastal British Columbia my whole life, and June is a fickle beast indeed. It’s often cool and wet, and this year – well – this year was something else altogether. The weather people crunched the numbers and apparently it was the third-least-sunniest June since 1969. We also got about 33% more rainContinue reading “Busiest June in 3 Years For Sooke Real Estate – June 2012 Statistics and Half-Yearly Review”

Mixed Results In May for Sooke Real Estate – Statistics for May, 2012

May 2012 had mixed results for real estate sales in the Sooke area. While it was quite a bit busier than April, we are still a little behind in terms of sales volume compared to last year. I definitely noticed buyer activity picking up, with plenty of showings, but they did seem to trail off toward theContinue reading “Mixed Results In May for Sooke Real Estate – Statistics for May, 2012”

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – April 2012

April just flew by, and here we are in the second week of May already and I’m just getting to the stats from last month. It’s pretty slow out there, and if you’re looking to buy, there are definitely deals to be had. If you go by the average and median prices, it would appearContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – April 2012”

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – March 2012

March brought us a teachers’ strike and a 2-week Spring Break here in the Sooke School District. I’m not sure if that slowed down market activity but March 2012 was certainly a good bit behind last month and the same month last year in terms of number of sales and the dollar value of thoseContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – March 2012”

What Is Your Home Worth?

If you want to start an argument on the Internet, or anywhere else, for that matter, start talking about the pros and cons of owning vs renting your home. It’s guaranteed to get people fired up on either side of the argument. Of course, depending on your level of debate, you might never get invitedContinue reading “What Is Your Home Worth?”

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – February 2012

For a short month, February seemed to drag on a bit around the Ayres household – must have been that one extra day. Here is my second instalment of real estate statistics for Sooke, for the month of  February 2012. There is definitely a vibe of increased activity in the local marketplace, with properties beingContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – February 2012”

Sooke Real Estate Sales Statistics – January 2012

Where did January go? A fun start to the new year, a short trip to New York, and a couple of snow days and all of a sudden it was February! I’m going to try to keep track of statistics for Sooke at the end of each month and post them here so you canContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Sales Statistics – January 2012”

Upcoming First Time Buyer Real Estate Seminar – Sooke, Victoria, BC

Is this the year you stop paying rent and start paying yourself? If you’re considering buying your first home in 2012, you should make sure that you join me on February 15th (Langford) or February 16th (Sooke) for a free and informative interactive seminar – Buying Your First Home. 

24% Buys A Lot Of Gas

One of the things that attracts people to Sooke is the price of housing. My clients are always amazed at what they can afford in Sooke compared to Victoria, or even just 20 minutes down the road in Langford. But have you ever wondered just how much cheaper homes are out here?

*SOLD!* Manufactured/Mobile Home For Sale In Sooke – 4 – 6947 Grant Road (Guardian Park)

SOLD! MLS® 301954 – $54,900 Here’s an opportunity for inexpensive living in a family-friendly park close to transit, schools, and all amenities in Sooke! This nicely updated,