Thursday, September 13, 2012

Chilliwack* Real Estate Market Conditions and Sales Analysis - August 2012

 Chilliwack* SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - for August 2012

A lot has been written already about what a horrible month August was for the sale of real estate in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland real estate markets.  The Chilliwack* real estate market was no exception recording the worst sale numbers in 15 years. This continues with a trend of oscillating market trends; perhaps buyers and sellers are still undecided whether this is the bottom of the market or not. This remains a buyer's market and the uses of an experienced Realtor® with local market knowledge is an asset both sellers and buyers should be looking for.


 Agassiz Rancher on Corner Lot

Please remember to use the services of a REIBC real estate professional or a Realtor© to maximize your chances for a successful sale. Give me a call if you are looking for professional service in the Chilliwack, Agassiz, Kent or Harrison Hot Springs areas.



Sales
Average Sale Price Days on Market Active Listings
Aug 2012 80 $328,000 94 1097
July 2012 148 $359,000 72 1093
Aug 2011 127 $349,500 78 n/a






Median SALE Price of Chilliwack* Single Family Detached Homes (SFD)
  • August 2012 - $309,500
  • July 2012 - $344,000
  • June 2012 - $343,500
  • May 2012 - $328,500
  • April 2012 - $327,500
  • March 2012 - $340,500
  • February 2012 - $332,500


Median LISTING Price of active (1093) Chilliwack* Single Family Detached Real Estate Homes :
 
  • September 3, 2012 $369,900
  • August 8, 2012 - $369,900
  • July 1, 2012 - $369,900
  • June 1, 2012 - $374,900
  • May 1, 2012 - $368,500
  • April 2, 2012 - $365,000
  • March 2, 2012 - $369,900

2012 - 2011 Market Strength

Single Family House Monthly Unit Sales as % of a 10-Year Monthly Sales Average

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
2012 81% 67% 77% 77% 83% 70% 88% 54%
2011 85% 91% 75% 70% 68% 93% 74% 86% 86% 70% 86% 92%





Chilliwack* STRATA HOMES for August 2012

The sale of Chilliwack* Strata Homes, apartments, townhouses was similarly depressed with only 44 sales in the month of August compared to a 10-year average of 66 for the month.  The monthly average price took a swing upwards but this may be misleading given the small sample size.  Generally, if more townhouses get sold over apartments the average increases.

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MONTH Sales Average Sale Price Days on Market Active Listings
Aug 2012 44 $226,000 89 570
July 2012 74 $219,000 81 571
Aug 2011 64 $211,000 86 n/a

Median Sale Price of Chilliwack* Strata Homes:

  • August 2012 - $232,500
  • July 2012 - $219,000
  • June 2012 - $224,500
  • May 2012 - $230,000
  • April - $230,500
  • March - $210,500
  • February - $204,000

Median Price of Active Chilliwack* Strata Real Estate Listings:

  • September 3, 2012 - $209,900
  • August 8, 2012 - $209,900
  • July 1, 2012 - $214,900
  • June 1, 2012 - $220,000
  • May 1, 2012 - $220,000
  • April 2, 2012 - $218,900
  • March 2, 2012 - $216,000


2012 - 2011 Strata Market Strength


Strata Home Monthly Unit Sales as % of a 10-Year Monthly Sales Average


Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
2012 93% 78% 96% 70% 87% 85% 97% 67%
2011 100% 105% 85% 86% 84% 66% 66% 91%






Stephen Mullock RI is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Two Local Day Hikes from Chilliwack

FLATIRON PEAK



Stephen Mullock on the trail up to Flatiron Peak
 One of the great advantages of living in the Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs areas is the proximity of the wilderness.  Mountains form a natural backdrop to our Chilliwack* vision in all directions.  It may been my good fortune to explore some of the day-trip hiking spots residents in this beautiful part British Columbia can enjoy. What follows is a selection of pictures I have taken of these hikes - hope you enjoy them.  
Flatiron Peak
The Flatiron peak is actually more of a wonderful high elevation plateau close to the Needle just off the Coquihalla Highway.  The day was mainly overcast, generally a poor day for photography, but, these clouds had great character and that lone tree and barren rock caught my attention.   

A relay tranmitter site is constructed on the Flatiron and looks quite odd in such a spectacular natural setting.  In the distance, we see the Needle Peak another great hike which I did in 2011 for a few more pictures of it and a pretty alpine lake click here.
   
Mount Slesse © Stephen Mullock

MOUNT SLESSE


It was with a certain amount of respect and morbid curiosity that attracted me to hike Mount Slesse. Here on December 9, 1956 that a Trans Canada Airline Flight 810 slammed into the peak killing all 62 passengers. Amongst the dead were CFL team members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders, returning home from an East-West All Star football game. Sadly, this aircraft was not found until 5 months later.  Today, the area is a protected site and an appropriate monument has been erected. I have written about this peak before but this was the first time I have ever been up close to it, click here for a previous article on Mount Slesse.      

Imagine living here....then call Steve.

Stephen Mullock RI is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.