September 15, 2014
Fall in Victoria! It doesn't get much better than this. We're not even enjoying fall weather, this is more like the middle of summer. Hot, sunny days, cool evening, nippy mornings - perfect.
I just returned from Ottawa where it is typical Ottawa-ish - either hot and muggy or cold and rainy. Not fair really - Indian Summer in Ottawa can be spectacular I hope for their sake they get one this year.
The real estate market this past quarter has been just hopping - CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) just this morning increased their 2014 projected sales numbers for the country. Victoria has seen a higher number of sales over this summer than last and September continues to be strong. We have about 4,310 active listings as of today and sales for the month-to-date are about on par with September 2013.
Both of my condo listings have sold in the past two weeks so I have no active listings at this moment in time. If you are interested in selling, I'm happy to meet with you - I have some time!
As I have always held, any time is a good time to make a move if that's what you want/need to do. Just give me a call if it's your time.
Open houses are a great way to get introduced to what's available in the market but be sure to stay true to your REALTOR® if you're already working with one. Tell the agent at the Open who your REALTOR® is and then don't tell them anything else - they don't owe you any agency obligation and if you ultimately decide you want to offer on the property, the listing REALTOR® is obligated to tell their client everything they know about you - make sure they don't know anything important! For a list of my upcoming Open Houses check out my Open Houses page. For most of the open houses going on in Victoria, click on the OpenHousesVictoria button for a comprehensive list. This is a great website for up-to-date information - check it just before you head out to open house - there may be new additions or some may be cancelled at the last moment.
Interesting Articles in the News
Please have a look at my In The News page for interesting articles about the real estate market in Victoria and around British Columbia.
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