Welcome to a more balanced real estate market, I didn't think I would be able to say that for quite some time. For the month of May 2022, the entire region saw 1,687 residential sales recorded which represents a 24.9% decrease compared to the busy month of May 2021. Kamloops specifically saw a decrease of 33.6% compared to the same time last year. 

The Association of Interior Realtors noted that there were 553 new listings added in May 2022 in the Kamloops and District region, which was an increase of 9.7% compared to May 2021. The average prices across all home categories showed percentage increases compared to the same time last year with the highest percentage increase being in the single-family category, up 22% coming in at $820,990. (this…

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The Kamloops and area Real Estate stats are officially out for the month of March 2022 with 326 residential unit sales recorded, a 15% decline compared to the same time last year. The average prices across all home categories showed double-digit percentage increases compared to the same time last year with the highest percentage increase being in the single-family home category.

There were 510 new listings added in March 2022 in the Kamloops & district region, which was an increase of 15% compared to March of last year. Overall inventory or active listings saw an 84% upswing compared to the same period last year coming in at 943 listings for the region. This is an addition of 500 listings for the first time since the real estate market started its…

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The real estate market has experienced a lengthy run of multiple offers and selling prices well over asking. Is it necessary to hire a real estate agent or sell your home yourself in these hot market conditions?

It is one of the more difficult decisions facing homeowners right now. Should they hire a realtor or do a For Sale By Owner (FSBO)? There are a few factors to consider, but in the end, it all boils down to two things: time and money.

Listing a Home is Time Consuming

According to the NAR 2021 Report, FSBOs accounted for 7% of home sales. Unfortunately, homeowners tend to put so much consideration into avoiding paying realtor fees by doing an FSBO and fail to realize they need to have the time to do everything that comes with selling a…

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The Kamloops and District Real Estate Association (KADREA) which has now merged with the Kootenay and Interior Realtors Association to form "The New Association of Interior Realtors" reports that a total of 185 residential unit sales were recorded by the Kamloops & District Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January 2022.

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This is 25.7% below January 2021 of 249 sales. The average MLS® residential price in the area was $664,969, up by approx. 34.8% from the same month last year. There were 306 new listings recorded by the Kamloops MLS® last month and there are 768 active listings in the Kamloops & district region, as of February 03, 2022.
As the numbers indicate the Kamloops and Area real estate market is still…

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RECORD BREAKING LOT SALE AT TOBIANO


January 20th, 2022 will be a day I remember for a while as it pertains to real estate deals. That was the day I sold the most expensive lot in the history of the Tobiano Resort Development at 315 Holloway Dr. for $620,000.00.

The lot itself is one of the best, if not the best building lot in the entire Tobiano development as it is 0.41acre in size and sits on top of a bluff overlooking Kamloops Lake and is adjacent to the 15th green of the Tobiano Golf Course. What makes this lot so unique and rare is that we only have 18 of these lake view bluff lots and only one that borders the golf course.

The Tobiano Resort Development was originally opened up to the public back in the fall of 2006 with the release of a…

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Are Ski Resorts The Next Best Real Estate Investment?

Housing prices are on the rise in ski regions across North America, and recreational property is one of the hottest investments out there right now.

"Despite travel restrictions, prices have continued to climb for recreational property in a ski resort. Last year prices grew on average by 5.1 percent. A report from Realtor.com shows that views of ski-town homes were 72% in 2021, while it was 36% in 2020. Particularly the North American ski resorts are hot in demand. Prime property prices of Aspen stand at around US$33,300 per square meter while Vail ski resorts stand at US$28,200.," comments Kimo Quance from The Kimo Quance Group.

“In 2020-21 US ski resorts enjoyed the fifth highest number of…

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Kamloops Real Estate Stats: December 2021 vs. December 2020

For the month of December 2021 there were152 residential unit sales recorded by the Kamloops & District Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in December 2021. This represents a 34.7% decrease over the numbers that were recorded in December 2020, at 233.
The average residential sales price was $663,774, up by approx. 33 per cent from $501,465 recorded in the same month last year. There were 113 new listings recorded by the Kamloops MLS® last month and there are 714 active listings in the Kamloops & district region, as of January 04, 2021.

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The average residential sales price of $663,774.00 will likely stay over the $600K mark for the months ahead. This does…

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Kamloops Real Estate Stats: November 2021 vs. November 2020

November was another very strong market for the Kamloops area. On the single-family side, we saw an increase in units sold of 5.9% from the same month a year ago and a total of 24.5% increase year to date. The average price for single-family homes across the market was up 20% to $713,326.00. This is a huge increase. We are 24% year to date higher than last year. One of the most interesting numbers to look at is the fact that our total year to date residential sales is up 57% to $1.965 BILLION. That's Billion with a capital B. 

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With the closure of all major highways to non-essential vehicular travel to the coast I anticipated a slow down in sales volumes but it…

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3 Costly Mistakes that Sellers Make

When selling your home you will need to be aware of at least three common mistakes that sellers make when listing their home for sale. If you are selling, or know someone who is selling, it is important to keep these costly mistakes in mind.


Selling Your Home Mistake #1

The majority of sellers overvalue their own property.

What to Do Instead

Listen to the professionals, have an open, honest conversation and look at the statistics. A competent realtor should be able to provide a detailed market evaluation and provide backup to support the valuation. Find out how many homes of similar size, age and situation have sold within the last 1-3 months. This will give you a more realistic idea of where your…

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Kamloops Real Estate Market Stats: October 2021

The KADREA market stats for the month of October show another strong month in the single-family and multi-family sales markets but we did see a substantial reduction in single-family units sold. For the month of October, there were 189 single-family homes sold, down 16% from the same month last year.

For the same time period, we had an increase in listings so this shows that there is some pressure on sales the higher the asking price climbs. The average sales price for October was$619,265.00 which is a whopping 33% increase from the same month last year. 

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High consumer demand continues to drive sales but it's the supply that's holding the entire market back. This is leading…

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