Canada Day 150 is just around the corner and Campbell River is preparing to celebrate BIG this year! The endless hours and preparation put into this community celebration every year is nothing short of amazing; businesses, volunteers and the City band together ensuring that Canada Day is an event for the entire community to enjoy.
Shoreline Real Estate Team is proud to sponsor the Discovery Passage Aquarium Float and to take part in the festivities over the weekend.
There is plenty to take in over the weekend so we thought we’d touch on a few keys points!
Rotary Canada Day Parade begins at 4:00pm! You can find details and the parade map route HERE>>
Pancake Breakfast Located at Frank James Park (Willow Point) Details about this can be found HERE>>
All other details on entertainment, events and what you can do on the Friday night can be found HERE @ CANADA 150
Shoreline Real Estate Team is proud to support and sponsor the Discovery Passage Aquarium. We believe education about our oceans and how to preserve and keep marine life safe, is something that should be taught from an early age. This summer the Discovery Passage Aquarium has plenty to offer. In July they have Half Day Summer Camps. You can find out about the dates, cost and details HERE>> For the First 50 kids to sign up for Summer Camps they will be entered to win a youth fishing rod!
Now get out there and enjoy all that Campbell River has to offer this summer!
Father’s Day is on its way, and Dads’ are practicing their ‘surprise’ faces.. “Socks! I love them!”
Father’s Day, is the day to indulge your old man’s hobbies and interests, it’s a day that allows you to show him just how much you appreciate him. This year we thought laughs, fun, adventure and an experience to remember might be the way to go!
The Shoreline Real Estate Team is offering a gift of fun and adventure to whoever fills that special role in YOUR life. Enter to win an unforgettable experience for Dad and 5 friends with Flyhigh Adventures Campbell River BC!
To Enter Go to Facebook, Like this Post, Share, Tag someone in comments and Like Our Page for a change to win this for Dad and 5 Friends!
ROYAL LEPAGE Advance Realty will proudly put Campbell River in the spot light with the 2nd Annual Royal LePage Advance Realty Salmon Derby.
June 10, 2017 1st place $5,000 cash prize for the largest Salmon! 2nd place prize a 25HP Yamaha from our friends at Campbell River Boat Land! Over $20,000.00 in prizes to be won!
Royal LePage Advance Realty is all about giving back to the community. This event raised over $47,000.00 for local charities last year and this year could possibly surpass it! ALL Funds raised will be donated to two great local causes. The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation that will benefit the Campbell River and North Island Transition Society (Rose Harbour and Ann Elmore house) supporting local women and children in need in and the Campbell River Salmon Foundation, supporting local rehabilitation and enhancement of local salmon habitat.
The Foreshore/Robert Ostler Park in downtown Campbell River will have a day full of activities arranged for family fun. It will also be the event headquarters where awards and dozens of prizes will be distributed later in the day.
The latest Campbell River Stats are in, showing the average single family home sale price is up 13% compared to this time last year. The average home is now selling for $362,400. Building lot sales are up an impressive 62% over this time last year and the number of homes sold is up 18% over this time last year. This is an impressive Sellers market and Campbell River continues to blow pass 2016 stats.
The demand for housing continues to increase in Campbell River. Compared to last years’ inventory of single-family homes listed the inventory has decreased making this a hot seller’s market. If you’re thinking about listing your home, do not hesitate, the buyer is out there. We can help you with the process of listing your home and finding your new place, if you’re concerned with selling and buying in such a fast moving market this is where the Shoreline Team excels. We are here to assist you in this move and to make a game plan for how this process will play out for you. It’s been a busy few weeks with many high-end homes selling, we would like to congratulate our sellers on the following sales.
6200 Race Point Road $998,000.00 SOLD
1251 Galerno Road $828,800.00 SOLD
1581 Vanstone Road $799,900.00 SOLD
Interested in meeting with us to know what your house could possibly list for? Or want to find out about what is currently on the market to buy?
Contact us –
Mark Ranniger PREC. C: 250.287.0395
Deanna Collins Realtor® C: 250.830.8483
As 2016 comes to an end I want to send a huge Thank You to the Buyers and Sellers that trusted me with their house sales this year. The majority of my sales were with past clients or referrals from past clients which meant alot of familiar faces and quite simply fun transactions. Thank You so much
We had a ton of fun last weekend at my Family Client Appreciation Event. These events are my way of thanking you for your business and your trust in me with your referrals. If you missed out on this one, don’t worry! Plans are already in the works for the next!
First off I want to send a big thank you to Katie at Holly Hill Farm for hosting us and touring everyone around to visit all the animals. Another Thank you to Kyla at Evelyn Jane Photography for capturing all the moments! Steiners Bakery for the cute cookies and Panago for the Pizza.
Now about those Bubbles!! They are simply the best! I don’t know who had more fun, the kids or the adults! If you haven’t already heard about them… You are missing out! A huge thank you to Vancity Bubbles for hooking me up with bubbles and wands for everyone that came! These bubble wands are awesome and the bubble juice is like nothing I have ever seen! Check them out on facebook and instragram or email Vancitybubbles@gmail.com
This past few months have been very exciting in Campbell River. Listings selling in multiple offers, over list price, buyers feeling the pressure to ‘act quickly’ or miss out on a newly listed home for sale. Some quick numbers to give you an idea what is happening.
For a number of years the average days on the market hovered around 80 days to sell and houses were selling for about 95% of the list price. Today that stat has shifted in favor of sellers with the average number of days on the market in Campbell River down to about 60 days to sell and the list to sell price ratio now about 96-97%. For example a house listed for sale for $299,000 would typically sell for about $286,000 and take about 2-3 months to sell.
I had to share this not just to toot my own horn but to show you just how hot this Campbell River market has been over the last couple months.
Here is a recap of the last 9 homes I have sold. All located in Campbell River and all have sold in the last 60 days.
LIST PRICE SALE PRICE DAYS TO SELL
$229,900 $229,500 1
$237,500 $ 240,000 33
$254,000 $ 254,000 1
$262,000 $271,974 3
$265,000 $275,000 5
$308,000 $307,000 28
$445,000 $433,000 26
$318,000 $318,000 16
$419,900 $425,000 29
The average list to sell ratio on the 9 sales above works out to a crazy 101% as a number of these homes sold in multiple offers where we received above list price offers. It is important that I point out these 9 homes were marketed with professional photos and priced competitively based on recent local sales data. Lots of houses are selling, the market is hot that’s for sure.. but pricing and marketing are still key components to getting that sold sticker up!
If you are wondering what the value of your home is in today’s market I am always here to help you with that!
If you are house hunting or know someone who is I don’t have to tell you that its slim pickings out there! I know us Realtors are always saying “its busy” “market is hot” but wow it really is crazy out there! Our inventory is down and sales volume and number of active buyers very high right now. Usually in April we have a lot of new listings, even in a slow market this is the time of year people list their homes. This Spring we just haven’t seen that rush of new listings yet. The well priced new listings sell right away, many in multiple offers. I have been in more multiple offers the past few months than…. well ever! And I am not tooting my horn here, its not just me, other Realtors in my office also dealing with a lot of multiple offers and just a general increase in the number of active buyers. Did you hear about the 3 bedroom 20 year old rancher on Candy Lane listed for $229,000 and sold in multiple offers for $250,500! Well that really did happen yesterday!
Who are these people, why are the moving to Campbell River? I get asked this question at least once a day. If I think back the past couple months for me its been about 50% out of town from Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Vancouver, Port Moody and Kelowna and the remaining are locals, lots of first time buyers for me. Also a few buyers that have decided against selling the rancher they have outgrown, keep it and renting it out and buying something a bit larger. This leads into another post I should write soon! the rental market in Campbell River is also nutty. The houses that were renting for $1000 last year are $1200 now, the $1200 ranchers easily going for $1400+ rental homes are in demand.
Back to who and what is driving this market in Campbell River. I think its a mix of money coming from baby boomers in larger cities such as Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria and Vancouver retiring or buying now and planning to retire in the next 5 years as well as many young families moving here. We most definitely are not just a retirement city here. I have had a few younger families recently moving back here after 10-20 years working in the “big city” they are moving back here so they can bike, ski, fish and buy an affordable home. It seems in most households someone has a home based/computer based career that no longer ties them to the big city. Quality of life is something I hear over and over again. People want it and we’ve got it here there is no doubt about that!