82% of Sooke Home Sales Unaffected By Federal Mortgage Insurance Rule Changes

This morning, federal finance minister Bill Morneau announced changes that his Liberal government is making to CMHC-backed mortgages in this country. The changes were hinted at by well known Canadian Mortgage Trends blogger Robert McLister back on December 1st. The actual changes aren’t quite what he had predicted, but are pretty close.

Sooke Real Estate Update – Fall 2015

Sales up, listings down. Prices…? It has been a busy spring and summer market for real estate in Sooke and all over the greater Victoria region. In the overall Victoria Real Estate Board trading area, sales as of August 31 showed a 21.7% increase in number of sales for August 2015 over August 2014, andContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Update – Fall 2015”

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – August 2013

August was much busier this year than in 2012 – not only in Sooke, but all over the Capital Region. Personally, most of the business I did was carried over from July, and was finished by the first week. From there on it was rest and relaxation the rest of the month, while managing theContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – August 2013”

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – July 2013

Sales activity in Sooke was nearly the same as it was in 2012, with prices remaining fairly flat overall. It is still my opinion that while prices seem flat, they are actually declining. This is to say that although the average and median prices seem to hover in the high $300,000s and low $400,000s, aContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – July 2013”

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – June 2013

Here we are, a third of the way through July and I’m just getting around to posting the June stats! I’ve been a bit busy lately, with listings and with buyers. The market seems to be ticking along, though no sales records are likely to be broken. The weather in June was the best inContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – June 2013”

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – May 2013

May 2013 overall was a relatively busy month for real estate in the greater Victoria region. While the number of sales for the whole area was exactly tied with May of 2012, Sooke did better than in 2012. Let’s take a look at the numbers!

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – April 2013

April 2013 was my busiest month in quite some time. There were lots of showings, I had buyers coming in from out of town, and I managed to put deals together on two of my listings. Hopefully this is a sign that our sluggish market is picking up. Overall in the greater Victoria region, salesContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Statistics – April 2013”

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – March 2013

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”

Strong Start to 2013 for Sooke Sales – Sooke Real Estate Statistics – January 2013

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:

Growing Your Business By Community Blogging – I’m Speaking At WordCamp Victoria 2013

  Coming up this Saturday, January 12, 2013 is WordCamp Victoria 2013. If you are curious about blogging or how you can learn new skills and hear about new tools to blog better, WordCamp Victoria is where you want to be this Saturday.