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Sales of single-family homes in August board-wide dipped by 11 per cent year over year and were nine per cent lower than in July. Last month, 413 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 453 the previous month and 463 in August 2018. Year-over-year sales of apartments and townhouses dropped by 28 per cent and 25 per cent, respectively. REALTORS® are reporting that VIREB’s housing market is adjusting somewhat as buyers adapt to the restrictions imposed by the B-20 stress test and sellers curb the expectations formed during the booming markets of 2016 and 2017 and, to a lesser extent, 2018.

 In the VIREB area, inventory of single-family homes in August rose by 11 per cent from one year ago (1,343 to

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 Is it just us, or are we detecting those first telltale signs of autumn in the air?

Although most of our kids are not back to school yet, we’re gearing up to  prepare for the busy-ness that comes with September - back to routines, schedules, and productive habits. Come September, serious buyers will be feeling the pressure to make their move before the holiday season or bad weather hits - so if you’re thinking of selling, NOW is a great time to put your home on the market. 

We’ve put together some of our tried-and-true tips for making the most of your autumn sale. 

If you want to put your home on the market this fall, here’s what you’ll want to do first!

 

#1. Contact The Dave Koszegi Group

First of all, you’ll want to be sure to get in

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Sales of single-family homes in July board-wide rose by three per cent year over year and were 12 per cent higher than in June.

Last month, 453 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 406 the previous month and 438 in July 2018. Sales of apartments dropped by 14 per cent year over year while townhouse sales increased by 22 per cent.

REALTORS® are reporting that housing sales are steady, even brisk in some areas, but certainly less robust than they were in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Weaker housing demand has contributed to an increase in total active residential listings across the province. In the VIREB area, inventory of single-family homes in July rose by nine per cent from one year ago (1,419 to

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In Uplands II the choice is yours… but hurry - this 63 lot new subdivision is SOLD OUT!

You can still build your forever home on one of the 3 remaining resale lots (no GST) or just move into one of the 6 brand new homes currently under construction.

Here’s why everyone wants to live and build here...

 - bordered on 2 sides by greenbelt and the popular Log Train trail system;

 - beautiful streetscape with paved roads, underground services and children’s play park;

 - generous lot sizes and mountain views!

Exclusively listed by the Dave Koszegi Group – call us to make your dreams come true! 

 250.723.SOLD (7653) or email info@dkg.ca

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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. 

 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 customer service with a

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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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