Mike Carson

Your local Sunshine Coast Realtor

Cell 604-740-1841

Office (24 hour pager) (888) 385-3295

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February was an interesting month, everyone hanging on by their fingernails waiting to see what happens next with the COVID19 virus, now described by some as a pandemic, and the U.S. political wranglings.  On the Coast the total number of active listings of detached homes was down by 5.1% over the same month last year, sales down almost 14%.  Good news for buyers, the benchmark price dropped 7.8%.  In the most active price point, $400,000 to $900,000, there were 21 sales out of 151 listings, with an average of 66 days on the market.  Of these, 12 were in the Gibsons neighbourhood.  See the complete report here:  https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://members.rebgv.org/realtorlink/rebgv/statscentrereports/Sunshine-Coast.pdf
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I have listed a new property at 9591 CONFIDENTIAL in Madeira Park.
Well established marine tour business entering 27 years of servicing the growing Pender Harbour tourism industry. Three deck boats with prime moorage agreements in place, ready to go , turn key and enjoy a satisfying and rewarding lifestyle. Social media and advertising yields great steady returns and reviews, possibility to expand specialty tours, limited only by your imagination. Current owner will train.
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I have sold a property at Lot 98 KLAHANIE DR in Sechelt.
Super rare cul-de-sac building lot in Sandy Hook. Was perced for septic at one time but would need to reapply. Excellent potential for nice inlet view as well as good all-around light. Great street with nice neighbours and good quality homes so your investment is secured. Build here and build lasting memories of enjoying the beach and the Hidden Grove forest trails a few steps away.
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I have listed a new property at 5978 OLDMILL LANE in Sechelt.
Special unit for fussy buyers, featuring recently upgraded hardwood floor on main level, complete high-end home gym, gourmet gas kitchen, and fenced yard. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms above and bright sunny living areas on the main, capture the views of Sechelt Inlet and coastal mountains. Vaulted and over height ceilings add light and air, plus ensuite with tub and shower! The Edgewater has the best sandy beach on the coast for you to go for a dip, kayak or SUP, plus nearby access to hiking, biking trails, and just a short stroll to shops and transit. Invest in your future and your healthy lifestyle, pets welcome too!
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I have listed a new property at Lot 98 KLAHANIE DR in Sechelt.
Super rare cul-de-sac building lot in Sandy Hook. Was perced for septic at one time but would need to reapply. Excellent potential for nice inlet view as well as good all-around light. Great street with nice neighbours and good quality homes so your investment is secured. Build here and build lasting memories of enjoying the beach and the Hidden Grove forest trails a few steps away.
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December 2019 was an incredible month:  detached home sales were up 128.6% over December last year, perhaps reflecting the 6.4% drop in the benchmark price.  Of the 32 sales in this category, 20 were in the sweet spot of between $400,000 and $900,000, and Gibsons was, as usual, the primary hot spot.  For the complete report check out the Market Statistics tab under this blog.  




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I have listed a new property at 8034 DOGWOOD DR in Halfmoon Bay.
Fabulous family home in desirable Welcome Woods, just a couple blocks to HFMN Bay Elementary school. Low maintenance home features new roof and fully fenced yard with tree house and swing set. Double garage and lots of outdoor parking for boat or RV. In-law suite has separate laundry and large open spaces. Main upper level basks in the sunny front deck off craftsman kitchen, and 3 beds and 2 baths, . Close to transit, walking/hiking trails, beaches. Truly a warm and welcoming home with bonus revenue!
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I have sold a property at 633 BEACH AVE in Gibsons.
Heritage Hills charmer with unique features blending a piece of local history and modern conveniences. Newly updated kitchen, decks and floors, high efficiency gas furnace, and lovely mature gardens are featured in this special home. Large master bedroom features Widow's Walk balcony to watch for the next ferry or passing boats. New 2 piece ensuite added for convenience. Open plan kitchen, living, and dining areas combine with large windows (some newly replaced) to give a light, airy feeling of space. Absolutely a premier location in Gibsons with beach access a block away.
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I have listed a new property at 633 BEACH AVE in Gibsons.
Heritage Hills charmer with unique features blending a piece of local history and modern conveniences. Newly updated kitchen, decks and floors, high efficiency gas furnace, and lovely mature gardens are featured in this special home. Large master bedroom features Widow's Walk balcony to watch for the next ferry or passing boats. New 2 piece ensuite added for convenience. Open plan kitchen, living, and dining areas combine with large windows (some newly replaced) to give a light, airy feeling of space. Absolutely a premier location in Gibsons with beach access a block away.
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Home buyer activity is at more historic levels for October 2019 in the Metro market, which includes the Sunshine Coast.  Specific to the Coast, the benchmark price for a single family detached dwelling is up .1% over last year, sitting at $598,300, and there were 52 sales of houses, 5 of townhomes, and 3 apartments.  Read the full report at https://www.rebgv.org/content/dam/rebgv_org_content/pdfs/monthly-stats-packages/REBGV-Stats-Pkg-October-2019.pdf
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The following article is based on pre-election platforms released by each party during their campaign and some best estimates from political and industry journalists, and should be taken purely as speculation.


https://www.rew.ca/news/what-the-election-results-mean-for-canada-s-housing-market?utm_source=Consumers%3A+Market+Insights&utm_campaign=ab0c9ca2d9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_08_22_06_44_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8e94885b84-ab0c9ca2d9-87317923

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