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Real Estate Market still strong

The Sunshine Coast real estate market has cooled a bit in the last two weeks, but it is still very much a seller’s market. Successful buyers have mortgage pre-approval and are working with a local buyer’s agent. Here are how the numbers broke down in detail for March. March year-over-year (YOY) • March 2020 saw ... Read More »

Time change

Canadians have been changing their clocks in the fall and summer for around 100 years. While Daylight Savings Time is supposed to save energy, there’s little evidence that this goal is actually achieved. The current plan being discussed in the media for British Columbians, Yukoners, Californians, Oregonians, and Washingtonians is to fall back one more ... Read More »

Market Still Red Hot

The Sunshine Coast real estate market is still red hot. More listings have come on the market, but demand is still far beyond supply. Anything decent is selling right away unless the listing realtor holds offers, in which case it sells on the day offers are reviewed. Multiple offers are commonplace, and there is a ... Read More »

Rural communities seeing a surge in real estate sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had an impact on where buyers are now considering buying. Working from home being the new normal, rural communities such as the Sunshine Coast are seeing a surge in real estate sales. But what specific features of a home are now more important to buyers than they were pre-pandemic? Here ... Read More »

Market Continued with multiple offers commonplace

The busy Sunshine Coast real estate market continued last month with multiple offers commonplace, especially in the $700,000 to $900,000 range. Demand is far beyond inventory as retirees find themselves competing with young families now considering living here. I have been frequently called this month by disappointed buyers trying to do it alone (without the ... Read More »

consider putting your property on the market this spring

Spring is one of the most popular times to buy and sell properties on BC’s Sunshine Coast. Flowers are in bloom, the weather starts to warm up, and potential buyers are looking for a home to move into before the new school year. It may still be winter, but if you’re considering putting your property ... Read More »

Market finished year strong

The Sunshine Coast real estate market finished the year unseasonably strong. Sales were up 218 percent for the month of December year-over-year, and there is currently an inventory shortage that has multiple offers still commonplace, even between Christmas and New Years’. Here are how the numbers broke down in detail to finish up 2020: DECEMBER ... Read More »


Normally in December, I put out a holiday video with some of my associates where we tell a bunch on holiday “Dad Jokes.” I then publish them in my Christmas article so Dads (and Mums) all over the Coast can enjoy the magic of eye-rolling and head-shaking with their family. COVID restrictions put a damper ... Read More »

Lower Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market starting to slow down

The new rules around essential travel and social gathering as we move into the holiday season have started to slow down the Lower Sunshine Coast real estate market. There is still demand due to low inventory, especially in Gibsons, but it is not at the “frenzy” level we saw in October. Pending status of a ... Read More »

Real Estate board recommends that realtors refrain from holding open houses

With concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (of which the Sunshine Coast is part) strongly recommends that realtors refrain from holding open houses. They are making this recommendation after consulting with the broker community and assessing the latest information and commentary from public health and other government authorities. ... Read More »

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