Family View Home with Room to Grow

664 FAIRMONT ROAD Gibsons BC $379,900

664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

Living Room 664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

Level entry view home with a full walkout basement, 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a huge rec room, dedicated media room, breakfast nook and viewing deck to enjoy the ocean and Vancouver Island to the south and peek-a-boo views of the North Shore mountains.

664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

Kitchen 664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

A wonderfully spacious family home with room to grow and there’s ample parking with room for your RV or boat. The location is top notch and easy walking distance to amenities and services of both lower and upper Gibsons.

664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

Family Room / Office 664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

On a cul de sac, half way between the upper and lower villages one can walk everywhere – schools, grocery shopping, galleries, cafes and more.

664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

Family Room 664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

Many recent upgrades make this home worry free for the foreseeable future! There is even a laundry chute!

664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

Media Room 664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

Don’t forget the best water in the world comes out of the tap here! Call today for a private viewing and see how this home will improve your lifestyle!

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664 Fairmont Rd Gibsons BC

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Condos – An Affordable Housing Investment on the Sunshine Coast

13-689 PARK ROAD Gibsons BC $219,000

13-689 Park Rd Gibsons BC

13-689 Park Rd Gibsons BC

Are you looking to enter the market or downsize? Do so with this lovingly maintained home! 3 bedrooms / 2 full bathrooms on 2 floors help spread the living spaces out. Lots of windows and light keep you perky all day!

13-689 Park Rd Gibsons BC

Living Room 13-689 Park Rd Gibsons BC

Open design kitchen with bar counter and orientation to the living room keeps the family together. Enjoy your master bedroom on the main floor for privacy when you need it (the kids and guests can sleep upstairs:).

13-689 Park Rd Gibsons BC

Dining area and Kitchen 13-689 Park Rd Gibsons BC

The location is conveniently located minutes by foot to the recreation center, shopping and schools.

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3-765 SCHOOL ROAD Gibsons BC $249,900

3-735 School Rd Gibsons BC

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This is your chance to enter the real estate market with a 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom town home at Sunshine Ridge on the Sunshine Coast, BC.

3-735 School Rd Gibsons BC

Kitchen 3-735 School Rd Gibsons BC

With over 1360 sqft of living space this home is great for a first time buyer, empty nesters, investor or simply as a coastal getaway! Walk to schools, shopping, the movie theatre, community center ice rink, pool and more.

3-735 School Rd, Gibsons BC

Living Room 3-735 School Rd, Gibsons BC

There are no rental restrictions! Up to 2 cats are ok! 2 dogs under 25lbs are ok too! Take advantage of this while you can!

Call us today for your private viewing!

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House Portraits by Katharine Dickinson, Artist

Create a lasting image of your home
with a custom house portrait.

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Katharine Dickinson – House Portraits

Katharine Dickinson is an award-winning artist with over 20 years experience. Through her painting, she captures the vitality and likeness of her subjects in a fresh, innovative way. Katharine is a professional artist, illustrator and portrait painter who specializes in both traditional painting and digital techniques.

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Under Tree, Katharine Dickinson

She began her journey as an artist at a young age. Her colourful and energetic work is display in homes and galleries in Europe, North America and Australia including London, New York, Toronto and Vancouver.

Pencil Portrait, Katharine Dickinson

Pencil Portrait, Katharine Dickinson

Katharine currently works from her studio in beautiful Vancouver, BC.

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Browning Beach Roberts Creek, BC

Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Update for February 2014

Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Update for February 2014

Browning Beach Roberts Creek, BC

Hello everyone and thanks for checking out our statistics report for February 2014. What I was hoping for, after the incredible real estate action in both December and January, was a continuation of that activity.  What I am seeing is a dip in the action (maybe due to all that snow or the universal distraction of the winter Olympics) that will put us, very nearly, on par with last year.  Here’s how it breaks down:

 

 

 

Residential Detached Home Sales

Residential detached sales for the Sunshine Coast in February came in at a total dollar volume of $7,585,000 compared to February 2013 where we produced $11,893,000 in sales.  This is a drop of 36%.

Unit sales were a little less dramatic with 23 units sold over last year’s 28 for a reduction of 17%.

Year to date we are still ahead of last year by 1% in dollar volume and 4% in unit sales (this is literally the difference of two sales).  Everyone who took a break from the leaving their homes on market over the holidays have now relisted.  We have a total of 620 active listings compared to last year at this time where there were 515 available listings.  This is a difference of 20%!

Residential Attached Home Sales

Residential attached sales for the Sunshine Coast in February came in at a total dollar volume of $3,563,000 which is a whopping 70% increase over last years $1,045,000.

We had 8 more unit sales this month for a total of 11 over last year in February. Year to date we are still very much ahead of the game.

Year to date total dollar volume is still up 290% for a total of $5,878,000.  Last year we were at $1,445,000.  Total unit sales this year are 20 compare to last year’s 8 sold.  We have a total of 60 active listings for condos & town homes.  Last year we had 15% more listings at 71.

This is a very positive sign for detached home sellers!

Land Only Sales

Land only sales for the Sunshine Coast in February came in at a total dollar volume of 802,000 which is down 55% from last February’s total of $1,800,500.

Unit sales this past month are 4 compared to 7 from last year.

Year to date totals are much more rosy with a total dollar volume of $2,706,000 which is up 35% over last year’s $1,998,000. Total unit sales this year are 12, last year it was 9. We have a total of 367 land only active properties available. Last year we had 387 available.

Average vs Unique

For Sellers, the numbers are still good and show reasons for optimism especially in the attached and land only markets.  As always, it’s a precarious balance and, for Buyers, it is still mainly coming down to price.  There are monied buyers out there that will pay for “just the right thing”.  We are finding the unique properties are going for closer to asking (think view acreage with a beautiful home). The “average” detached home is still dealing with a lot of competition so you have to show value to today’s buyer.

For Buyers, this is a great time to be making a deal!  Interest rates are still super low!  I even saw an ad last week bringing back the 2.99% four year term mortgage.  Give us a ring and we can chat about your goal for a purchase and help you find the right place!

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Sunshine Coast Market Update for January 2014

Comparative HPI Sunshine Coast / Greater Vancouver

Sunshine Coast real estate is starting with a bang in 2014!

It is very heartening to see such great numbers to start this year off!

Here we go:

Residential detached sales

Residential detached sales for this past month are up an incredible 63% over January last year!  This translates to $11,769,000 in dollar sales compared to January 2013 where we enjoyed $7,188,000 in dollar sales.

Unit sales for January are up 33% to 28 homes sold versus 21 homes sold in the same time last year. Of course, this being the first month of the year all the year to date stats are the same.

Residential attached sales

Residential attached sales for this past month are up 54%!  January this year we sold over $2,314,000 compared to last year’s total of $1,266,900.

Unit sales for this past month are 9 compared to last year’s 5.

Land only sales

Land only sales are up, get this 822%!  This is a crazy increase and it will be interesting to see how long these numbers last for bare land.  Total dollar value sales are $1,903,000 compared to last year at $197,000.

Unit sales this past month were 8 compared to 2 last year.

Balanced Market Prediction

This is the year we start to see a more balance market is my prediction.  If you’re thinking of a move, whether you need to buy or sell or both, Ria and I can help.  Call us and we’ll have a chat about how to realize your real estate goals in 2014!

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