Mike Carson

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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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I have listed a new property at Lot B PORTERS RD in Pender Harbour.
Rare opportunity to own a large 5.5 acre estate with frontage on Sunshine Coast Hwy and Porters Rd. RU1 zoning permits many uses. Gentle topography enables easy access. Wildlife abounds in this area including Roosevelt Elk. Convenient location close to ocean and Madeira Park. Build your dream home on this super private spot and watch your investment grow!
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VANCOUVER, BC – September 4, 2019 –


Home buyer activity increased to more typical levels in Metro Vancouver* throughout the summer months. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,231 in August 2019, a 15.7 per cent increase from the 1,929 sales recorded in August 2018, and a 12.7 per cent decrease from the 2,557 homes sold in July 2019.


Last month’s sales were 9.2 per cent below the 10-year August sales average. “Home sales returned to more historically normal levels in July and August compared to what we saw in the first six months of the year,” said REBGV President Ashley Smith.


There were 3,747 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in August 2019. This represents a 3.5 per cent decrease compared to the 3,881 homes listed in August 2018 and an 18.8 per cent decrease compared to July 2019 when 4,613 homes were listed.


The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 13,396, a 13.3 per cent increase compared to August 2018 (11,824) and a 5.9 per cent decrease compared to July 2019 (14,240). For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for August 2019 is 16.7 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 12 per cent for detached homes, 18.4 per cent for townhomes, and 21.2 per cent for apartments. Generally, analysts say downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


“With more demand from home buyers, the supply of homes listed for sale isn’t accumulating like earlier in the year. These changes are creating more balanced market conditions,” Smith said.


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $993,300. This represents an 8.3 per cent decrease over August 2018 and a 0.2 per cent decrease compared to July 2019.


Sales of detached homes in August 2019 reached 706, a 24.5 per cent increase from the 567 detached sales recorded in August 2018. The benchmark price for detached homes is $1,406,700. This represents a 9.8 per cent decrease from August 2018 and a 0.7 per cent decrease compared to July 2019.


Sales of apartment homes reached 1,116 in August 2019, an 8.9 per cent increase compared to the 1,025 sales in August 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $771,000. This represents a 7.4 per cent decrease from August 2018 and a 0.1 per cent increase compared to July 2019.


Attached home sales in August 2019 totalled 409, a 21.4 per cent increase compared to the 337 sales in August 2018. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $654,000. This represents a 7.8 per cent decrease from August 2018, a 0.2 per cent increase compared to July 2019.

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I have sold a property at 9953 WESCAN RD in Halfmoon Bay.
Excellent housing opportunity in Smugglers Cove area with 2 bed, 2 bath solid house to renovate and call home. Lovely setting surrounded by fine homes, walking trails, marinas, and only 15 minutes to Sechelt. Right across from RVYC Secret Cove outstation. Great place to retire or start a family, put a little sweat equity into this now while prices are low, and reap the rewards later. Lots of room to build a workshop or garage. Beautiful property with lots of privacy, sunshine, and great neighbours!
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I have sold a property at 4635 GERRANS BAY RD in Madeira Park.
Open, light filled rancher with ocean view near to Madeira Park. No details were overlooked in the craftsman style renovation, including heat pump and new generator. Only quality materials used and all maintenance up to date. You will love the privacy of the fully fenced and gated property and the large windows overlooking a bird-filled garden oasis. Revel in the many rare plantings, everything automatically irrigated, surrounded by nature, quiet, and fresh breezes . Spacious rooms make this lovingly cared for home feel bigger than 2100 sq ft. Bonus, fully fenced with dog-run. Super neighbourhood with hiking trails, marinas, shopping and health center very close by. Just move in and enjoy this perfect West Coast lifestyle!
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