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May 14, 2013

Through our Real Estate Board, members participate in a montly questionaire to provide statistical data. Here are some interesting results:

25.9% by First Time Buyers  (up from 16.2 in March)*
18.6% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers  (down from 24.6% )
11.8% buying Revenue/Investment Property  (up from 10.6%)*
10.5% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit  (same as March – 10.6%)
5.5% moving into Retirement Home/Seniors Community  (down from 7.8%)
4.5% moving from Strata property to Single Family Home  (down from 6.1%)

* During the month of April, there was substantial increase in purchases by First-Time Buyers and a nominal bump-up in Revenue Property purchases by Investors, while other categories saw a drop or remained the same as the previous month.