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Sales of single-family homes in June board-wide dipped by seven per cent year over year and were 11 per cent lower than in May. Last month, 408 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 458 the previous month and 437 in June 2018. Sales of apartments dropped by 29 per cent year over year while townhouse sales were down by 32 per cent from one year ago. The mortgage stress test (Guideline B-20) continues to hurt housing sales throughout British Columbia, including Vancouver Island.

Although the B.C. economy continues to be highly supportive of housing demand, the negative shock to affordability and purchasing power created by the stress test is making it extremely difficult for some buyers, particularly

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We’re EXCITED to share this announcement with you!

By now you’ve seen our new signs and new branding on our vehicles, or perhaps you’ve seen our new CTV spot, and maybe you’ve been curious about what’s behind the new look and name.

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 Here’s why - we are now proud to be an independent boutique brokerage set up to service Port Alberni, Sproat Lake and the West Coast.

We all live here in the beautiful Alberni Valley and specialize in the area we know best!

We are excited to be now known as RE/MAX of Nanaimo – DAVE KOSZEGI GROUP.

 

 

As before, we continue to be affiliated with RE/MAX and the largest brokerage on Vancouver Island; in alignment with the brand’s commitment to delivering results and exceptional

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Survey reveals Canadian Millennials’ interest in recreational property ownership higher than ever

The RE/MAX 2019 Recreational Property Trends survey conducted by Leger finds that the majority of Millennials (56 per cent) are in the market to purchase a recreational property. This is up 14 per cent from last year, when just 42 per cent of Millennials were considering buying a recreational property. In 2018, 91 per cent of recreational markets surveyed reported that Baby Boomers accounted for the majority of activity. While Boomers continue to be a driving force in 2019, the increase in buying intentions in the 18-34 age group alludes to the start of a new trend in recreational buyer demographics, and what this new wave of buyers will be looking to

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You've just signed the paperwork on a new home - congratulations!

When the excitement of purchasing your new place wears off, the reality of having to move sets in. There’s no way around it… hardly anyone we know LIKES moving, but the fruits are always worth the labour! It’s a bit of short-term hassle and discomfort with a longterm pay-off - but there are a few ways to make it more manageable!

Here are our (proven) tips to keep you sane and organized during the move:

1. Declutter

 Don’t pack things you don’t want to move with! NOW is the time to purge, purge, purge. Recycle, repurpose, and gift anything you don’t love enough to pack and relocate to your new home.

2. Pack a little bit each day

If time is on your site, avoid

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Via the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Sales of single-family homes in April board-wide dipped by 13 per cent year over year but rose by 33 per cent from March. Last month, 412 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 475 in April 2018 and 308 the previous month. In the apartment and townhouse categories, sales dropped by three per cent and 24 per cent, respectively.

The mortgage stress test (Guideline B-20) continues to wreak havoc in the Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Lower Mainland housing markets, which is spilling over, albeit more slowly, onto Vancouver Island. While the B.C. economy continues to be highly supportive of housing demand, the negative shock to affordability and purchasing power

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One of the best parts about living in the heart of Vancouver Island? We can take off anytime - in many different directions - for any adventure we choose! Certainly we’ve got it all here in the Alberni Valley… but sometimes, when that wanderlust hits, it just feels good to pack the car and GO! Whether you’re in the mood to sample some locally-sourced seafood, stroll through a pleasant vineyard, or lace up your hiking boots for a breathtaking view at the summit… Vancouver Island has everything at your fingertips.

Here are just a few of our favourite day trips from Port Alberni:

Shop ‘Till You Drop in Victoria

Pick up everything on your list in one city! There’s no doubt about it - from upscale to second-hand, Victoria has it going on when it

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Sales of single-family homes in March board-wide dipped by 23 per cent year over year but were up 36 per cent from February. Last month, 309 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 399 in March 2018 and 227 in February. In the apartment and townhouse categories, sales dropped by 10 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively. Housing sales have weakened throughout most of the province, which the British Columbia Real Estate Association largely attributes to the mortgage stress test (Guideline B-20).

While the B.C. economy continues to be highly supportive of housing demand, the negative shock to affordability and purchasing power created by the stress test is expected to continue preventing many buyers,

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Spring has JUST about sprung here in the Alberni Valley... who's ready? We can only speak for ourselves, but we're certainly thrilled to think that longer days, tulips, sunshine, and even those fresh spring showers are just around the corner!

Although spring is just on our back doorstep, our local Real Estate market has already taken the plunge into spring - surely you might have noticed more FOR SALE signs popping up around the neighbourhood, or you may have even had conversations with your loved ones about buying or selling this year. Our phones and inboxes have seen an influx of inquiries come in from homeowners who are wanting to make a move in 2019.

Their first question? Is often, "is now a good time to sell?" Although the answer will vary

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Sales of single-family homes in February board wide dipped by 28 per cent year over year but were up 10 per cent from January. Last month, 228 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 315 in February 2018 and 208 the previous month. In the apartment and townhouse categories, sales dropped by 20 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively.

Inventory of single-family homes in February rose by 23 per cent from one year ago (812 to 999) while active listings of apartments climbed by 17 per cent (224 to 261) year over year and townhouses by 28 per cent (127 to 163). In its 2019 First-Quarter Housing Market Update, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) expects residential sales in the province to increase

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Every year, agents and teams from over 60 different countries gather in sunny Las Vegas to attend the international convention RE/MAX R4! Together associates gather to learn the latest Real Estate marketing and technology trends and to exchange domestic and international referrals. As well, they celebrate the outstanding achievements of the agents in their field - last night, Dave had the honour of receiving the Transaction Award Top Team in British Columbia!

Here's a special note from Dave:

It’s an honour to receive the Transaction Award Top Team in British Columbia! 

THANK YOU to my team and our RE/MAX community and office, and to my beautiful family for all of your continuous support. And thank you to our community of Port Alberni; all of

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