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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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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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The mortgage stress test, also known as Guideline B-20, is taking a toll on housing sales throughout the province, and Vancouver Island is no exception. Sales of single-family homes in January dropped by 28 per cent from one year ago, albeit they did rise by 23 per cent from December 2018.

Last month, 209 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 170 in December and 290 one year ago. Apartment sales were 20 per cent lower than in January 2018, while 34 townhouses sold last month compared to 33 the previous year. Inventory of single-family homes in January rose by 32 per cent from one year ago (987 compared to 748) and was nearly five per cent higher than in December. Active listings of apartments climbed by 38

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Renowned as one of the best times to sell your home, the autumn we experience in the Alberni Valley is second to none - making it the ideal time to put your home on the market. Temperatures have cooled from the summer months, and families are back in routine; ready to tackle things they have been putting off during the summer, like beginning their home search!

Here’s why – and how - you should take the autumn advantage and list your Port Alberni or Sproat Lake home this fall.

Buyers mean business

Traditionally, people who are looking for a home in the fall are motivated, qualified, and ready to commit to a sale for the perfect home. They might be looking due to job relocation or another life change that is forcing them to move. They’ll also

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If you’re lucky enough to live here, you’ll know that Port Alberni is a growing city! Located in the heart of Vancouver Island, we have people relocating here from all corners of our province, across the country, and from the States. They come here for our natural beauty, easy access to outdoor recreation (from world-class hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, and more), as well as some of the most affordable Real Estate in Canada.

With the benchmark price for a single-family Port Alberni home sitting at $232,800 in May of this year (a 18% increase over May 2016), we get incredible value for our homes, businesses, and investment opportunities for sale.

Although our housing inventory remains low, we still find ourselves in a very active market

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Ask anyone what their favourite childhood memory is, and often it’s of summer vacations spent with their families at the cottage or lake home. There’s just nothing quite like those simple summer memories of childhood; when our only responsibilities were the lake calling, late night card games, and walking along the beach barefoot with our family in tow. 

Sproat Lake has become a desirable destination vacation spot AND year-round residence on Vancouver Island. Located 13 km northwest of the city of Port Alberni (population approx. 17, 000), which is situated in the south-central heart of Vancouver Island mid-way to Tofino and Ucluelet. Home to world-class fishing, boating, and water sports, as well as quiet, relaxing beaches and trails, Sproat Lake

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Fall is often overlooked as an ideal time of year to purchase a recreational property, but more and more savvy investors are catching on to the notion that the autumn months provide many advantages to buyers of all types of properties.

The chances of finding your dream summer property are in your favour during the harvest season – and here’s why:

Less Competition: the market won’t be cluttered with many other buyers, as most people will wait until the spring to look for their summer recreational property. 

Take Your Pick: many sellers will decide to squeeze one last season out of their recreational property, putting it up on the market during the fall months.

Motivated Sellers: sellers who put up the For Sale sign in the fall don’t want

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Because… life is better on the lake!

Sometimes, we can’t even believe that we have one of the most beautiful lakes on Vancouver Island right in our backyard! Beyond its mesmerizing beauty, the lake has much to offer; like fishing, swimming, waterskiing, and more! If you’re new to outdoor sports (or maybe just have two left feet) not to worry – on Sproat Lake you don’t have to be an expert; we have a variety of clubs and companies for lessons and rentals. 

Here are a few of our faves:

Sproat Lake Canoe Club caters to both recreational and competitive paddlers all year. The Club hosts events and races, as well as has training and coaching available for those who are new to the sport or looking to enhance their skills.

Stand up paddle boarding

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 Do the sunny days have you and your family spending more time eating, lounging and entertaining outside? Here are a few easy-to-implement and affordable ways to redefine how your outdoor space looks for the warmer months.

-       One of the most simple and affordable upgrades is giving any decks and / or fences a fresh coat of paint. This is quite easy to do and you can have the whole family help out!

-       If you are interested in a summer project, purchase some new fabric for outdoor furniture and sew new covers for couches, chairs and pillows. New colours and patterns will give a whole new look to your furniture. 

-       Create a kids play space with games and toys, like this outdoor chalkboard. Learn how to make your own outdoor

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Between boating on Sproat Lake, biking Log Train Trail, trekking to Della Falls, and reaching the summit of Mount Arrowsmith, outdoors enthusiastic from all over Vancouver Island are drawn to Port Alberni to explore, have extraordinary experiences and make memories. For a full list of outdoor activities in the Alberni Valley, visit the Alberni Valley Tourism site here.
If sampling wine at Chase & Warren Estate Winery, or visiting the Rollin Art Centre and the Maritime Discovery Centre are more your style, you’re in luck. Port Alberni has a vibrant art and culture scene and is home to a variety of historical sites and museums. Find more information on these here.

In addition to the attractions and activities, we’ve highlighted a few events happening

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