One fish's deluded view on Vancouver RE
34 new listings in Whistler last week and 2 sales!
Interesting, will it be a trend?In the Central Okanagan, median prices have been steadily dropping YOY for the past three months, at least. According to a local realtor, the market there is dead. The latest numbers for June show residential (I think this is SFH) down 7%, townhouse down 1.3%, though apartments showed a surprising increase of 24%. Some people luck out in this kind of market, a friend of mine's grandmother has decided to live with family, so they've decided to let my friend live in grandma's condo rent free (well, she has to pay strata fees and utilities) for the time being. The family knows the market is terrible and doesn't anticipate it selling anytime soon. In Kelowna alone there are more than 1200 condos for sale. Good for my friend though!
Yup 18 MOI across the OK and 20 in the Sunshine Coast and the nearly the same in Whistler.Incredible what a difference there is from frothy Vancouver to the periphery.And these numbers are with LOW rates and a still VIBRANT economy.If either of these two change, we are in for a price war as those on the margin have to sell.
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One million coming by 2030 and two million leaving by 2030 because others can't afford to live here. Joking aside, perhaps we should ask Mr. Honourable Jason Kenney the net migration numbers instead. Perhaps the 1 million asians coming in will replace the locals that are leaving. I guess Vancouver will be China one of these days???????
I don't know... are second and third generation ethnic Chinese still Chinese? I'm drawing a Yarbough.