Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – November 2016

Here is the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Sunshine Coast listings and sales in November 2016.

Sunshine Coast

There were 42 sales, 256 active listings, and a $488,600 benchmark sale price for detached homes in the Sunshine Coast market. The average days on market were 53.

The condo market featured 14 sales, 31 active listings and 76 average days on market.

In comparison, townhome sales were 4, active listings were 18 and the average days on market were 8.

It’s a buyer’s market for houses.

MarketHotSheet_November2016_SunshineCoast

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Sunshine Coast? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Sunshine Coast and across BC.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

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MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgvkv.org

Macdonald Realty opens boutique offices in Sidney and Sechelt

Macdonald Realty has opened two new locations, the first in Sidney on Vancouver Island and the second in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast.  These boutique offices join the province-wide network of 20 offices operated by Macdonald Realty, a B.C. owned and operated brokerage with a 70 year history of service and excellence.

“We’re focused on serving British Columbians in communities of all sizes” says Jonathan Cooper, Vice President, Operations. “Smaller offices like Sidney and Saanich, led by strong local REALTORS®, have become an important part of Macdonald Realty’s growth strategy over recent years.”

In Sidney, the new office opened with six agents and was spearheaded by Chace Whitson, a multiple MLS® Gold Award winner who has been with Macdonald Realty since 2013.  “Having our large office in Downtown Victoria, and now one in Sidney, allows us to serve our clients better across the whole region,” says Whitson. “Our affiliation with Luxury Portfolio International® gives our high-end clients a unique opportunity to market their home to the luxury elite across the globe, something that no other Victoria brokerage can offer.”

The Sechelt office is the result of a meeting between Managing Broker Patricia Place and Medallion Club REALTORS® Barbie Whitworth and Shay Moudahi who decided to switch their office to Macdonald Realty after being attracted by the company’s strong leadership, systems and brand positioning. “The new office is opening at just the right time with the Sunshine Coast market really heating up,” says Place, a part-time Sunshine Coast resident herself who also manages the company’s Squamish, West Vancouver and North Vancouver locations.  

Macdonald Realty Ltd. – Sidney | 2411 Bevan Avenue, Sidney, BC  V8L 4M9  |  Office: 778-426-2262

Macdonald Realty Ltd. – Sechelt | #3 – 5764 Wharf Road, Sechelt, BC  V0N 3A0  |  Office: 604-747-2222

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Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – October 2016

Here is the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Sunshine Coast listings and sales in October 2016.

Sunshine Coast

There were 44 sales, 290 active listings, and a $483,800 benchmark sale price for detached homes in the Sunshine Coast market. The average days on market were 72.

The condo market featured 5 sales, 40 active listings and 63 average days on market.

In comparison, townhome sales were 9, active listings were 15 and the average days on market were 40.

It’s a buyer’s market for houses and condos.

MarketHotSheet_October2016_SunshineCoast

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Sunshine Coast? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Sunshine Coast and across BC.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

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MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgvkv.org

Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – September 2016

Here is the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Sunshine Coast listings and sales in September 2016.

Sunshine Coast

There were 56 sales, 322 active listings, and a $487,500 benchmark sale price for detached homes in the Sunshine Coast market. The average days on market were 52.

The condo market featured 10 sales, 36 active listings and 89 average days on market.

In comparison, townhome sales were 5, active listings were 18 and the average days on market were 67.

It’s a seller’s market for condos and townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_September2016_SunshineCoast

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Sunshine Coast? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Sunshine Coast and across BC.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

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MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgvkv.org

Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – August 2016

Here is the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Sunshine Coast listings and sales in August 2016.

Sunshine Coast

There were 72 sales, 321 active listings, and a $475,500 benchmark sale price for detached homes in the Sunshine Coast market. The average days on market were 51.

The condo market featured 7 sales, 35 active listings and 91 average days on market.

In comparison, townhome sales were 11, active listings were 23 and the average days on market were 82.

It’s a seller’s market for townhomes.

MarketHotSheet_August2016_Sunshine Coast

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Sunshine Coast? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Sunshine Coast and across BC.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

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MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgvkv.org

Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2016

Here is the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Sunshine Coast listings and sales in July 2016.

Sunshine Coast

There were 77 sales, 315 active listings, and a $467,300 benchmark sale price for detached homes in the Sunshine Coast market. The average days on market were 40.

The condo market featured 9 sales, 41 active listings and 159 average days on market.

In comparison, townhome sales were 10, active listings were 26 and the average days on market were 54.

MarketHotSheet_July2016_SunshineCoast

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Sunshine Coast? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Sunshine Coast and across BC.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

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MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgvkv.org

Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2016

Here is the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Sunshine Coast listings and sales in June 2016.

Sunshine Coast

There were 105 sales, 285 active listings, and a $462,600 benchmark sale price for detached homes in the Sunshine Coast market. The average days on market were 45.

The condo market featured 14 sales, 38 active listings and 103 average days on market.

In comparison, townhome sales were 7, active listings were 28 and the average days on market were 73.

MarketHotSheet_June2016_SunshineCoast

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Sunshine Coast? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Sunshine Coast and across BC.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

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MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgvkv.org

Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2016

Here is the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Sunshine Coast listings and sales in May 2016.

Sunshine Coast

There were 133 sales, 282 active listings, and a $445,200 benchmark sale price for detached homes in the Sunshine Coast market. The average days on market were 68.

The condo market featured 15 sales, 38 active listings and 202 average days on market.

In comparison, townhome sales were 17, active listings were 32 and the average days on market were 93.

MarketHotSheet_May2016_SunshineCoast

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Sunshine Coast? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Sunshine Coast and across BC.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

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MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgvkv.org

Macdonald Realty Luxury Homes Magazine | Spring 2016

The latest edition of Macdonald Realty Luxury Homes is now available! This publication showcases unique and luxurious homes listed with Macdonald Realty from across the province.

Highlights of this Spring 2016 issue include an exceptional “Super Prime Real Estate” in Vancouver, an article on Americans Investing Abroad and a new LuxeTrends: Make 2016 a Family Focused Year, content courtesy of our partner Luxury Portfolio International.

Simply click the cover image below to see the digital version!

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Selling a Home in Sunshine Coast

Selling a home can be a difficult task for even the most seasoned of sellers. There is so much that goes into the process of placing a property on the housing market. First, the owner needs to get the home in condition to present it to potential buyers. From there, taking proper pictures that display your residence in its best light is a must. These are the images that are going to grab the attention of those that are searching online through all the homes available for sale. Unfortunately, even the best pictures don’t ensure that your property will be seen. After all, you are competing with your neighbours for the attention of a select few buyers.

As with any competition, it is important to find an edge. This is where an experienced REALTOR® can be your ace in the hole. With an extensive list of interested buyers, as well as the knowhow to market your listing to a greater audience, real estate agents make it their mission to get the most money for your property. When you have a team of skilled agents on your side, the competition gets left in the dust!

I would be happy to sit down with you and explain the home selling process and all that I can offer to maximize the exposure of your home to potential buyers.

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