April 2015

Found 4 blog entries for April 2015.

 

Housing Market Update Video Podcast (April 2015)

Housing Market Update Video Podcast (April 2015HOUSING MARKET UPDATE VIDEO PODCAST APRIL 2015

Housing Market Update April 2015

Housing Market Update April 2015

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When purchasing a home people often ask if appliances are included. It is in my experience that in over 90% of all sales appliances are in included. Once in a while the seller may have difficulty parting with the 14 cycle jumbo capacity matching duo washer and dryer set, but the rest of the appliances seem to always stay (fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave, etc.). Because appliances have come down in price over the years, I think people prefer to leave them behind rather than move them.

 What’s really important to remember is that you’re buying a home not the appliances, and the appliances will be included without representations or warranties or in simple jargon ( sold as is). There’s no way to guarantee how long they're going to work or how long

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It is usually not that difficult to find “historical”, “previously-loved”, “old” homes for sale around British Columbia. However, often the challenging task for BC REALTORS® is convincing a client that an “aged” house could be a diamond in the rough, and all it may need is an upgrade to make it the perfect home - comfortable, healthy and energy efficient.

Unfortunately for many, the idea of tackling a renovation is a nonstarter. Here are a few useful tools for REALTORS® when attempting to sell their clients an older home in BC:

  • Inform your clients that the BC Hydro Power Smart and FortisBC Home Energy Rebate Offer is currently available for homeowners who make energy efficient upgrades before March 31, 2016. Some of the rebates available include
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The Kamloops Real Estate Board residential sales statistics for March 2015 has been released, showing better than expected sales, compared to March 2014.  The number of single family residential sales was up by 29 units or approximately 19%.  The Kamloops Median price for single family homes is still $381,500 - $56,500 higher than 2014. While these numbers are fantastic, we feel that the market conditions are very stable and inventory will continue to increase as summer approaches.

 One of the most active areas in March 2015 was once again Aberdeen which had 20 sales in March compared to only 14 sales in March 2014. Bachelor Heights, North Kamloops, South Kamloops, and Sahali all saw an increase of singly family residential sales compared to 2014.

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