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July 2  

COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard - July 2, 2020

The BCREA Economics team has created the COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard to help REALTORS® monitor the evolution of the BC economy as the province gradually reopens. This dashboard focuses on the sectors and activities that have been most significantly impacted by the pandemic and the province’s subsequent state of emergency.

To monitor the province’s progress toward a “new normal,” we benchmark each indicator to February 2020, the month before the pandemic was declared. This dashboard will be updated each month.

BCREA's COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard is available here.

For more information, please contact:

Kellie Fong
Economist
778.357.0831
kfong@bcrea.bc.ca 

BCREA is the professional association

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Highlands masterpiece set on a flat expansive bright 4.62-acre property

   

Highlands masterpiece set on a flat expansive bright 4.62-acre property.  

Set back from the road for ultimate privacy this meticulous build, completed in 2018, offers a grand main house, separate two-car garage, and a huge shop with an unfinished two-bedroom suite above.  

As you enter the main house you are greeted with soaring 20-foot ceilings in a beautiful, spacious (over 2600 square foot) open floor plan.  

The family and living room are complete with high end engineered hardwood floors, a beautiful gas fireplace, and a catwalk above as a visual architectural enrichment.  

The kitchen is an absolute delight with granite heated countertops, induction

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Executive Lakefront Family Home

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Welcome to 1221 Goldstream Ave, an executive lakefront property situated on a quiet no through road on Langford Lake.

The 3 Storey 3600 Sq.Ft Waterfront Dream Home boasts 5 bed + Den, 4 Bath, and a ton of special features.

From the moment you enter the home, you'll be impressed with the abundance of space, open layout, and clean sightlines to the huge south facing decks and backyard.

The bright chef's kitchen could use some updating but has a ton of counter space and storage with island bar and breakfast nook.

The large living room and dining room on either side with a huge patio connecting them all boast beautiful south views of the lake and professionally landscaped lakefront yard W/ boat

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Canadian Retail Sales (April) - June 19, 2020

Seasonally-adjusted Canadian retail sales fell by a staggering 26% in April to $35 billion. The largest drop since the data became available in 1991. About one-third of retailers were closed in April, while in the clothing subsector it was 70%. Sales were down in all subsectors for the first time since 1993, led by auto dealers (-44%), gas stations (-32%), and food and beverage stores (-13%). 

Sales were down in all provinces for the second consecutive month in April, leading the decline were Ontario (-33%) and Quebec (-28%). In BC, seasonally-adjusted retail sales were down by 21% at $5.6 billion, while Vancouver sales were down by 24%. All subsectors were hit hard with the largest monthly

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Canadian Inflation (May) -June 17, 2020

Canadian inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell by 0.4 percent in May year-over-year. This was the second consecutive month of decline in the CPI since the summer of 2009. Transportation prices were the main drag on inflation due to lower gas prices compared to the same time last year. Rents also declined for the second consecutive month, as physical distancing measures and high unemployment dampened demand, while the conversion of short-term rentals to long-term rentals increased supply. Mortgage interest costs also declined as banks lowered rates in tandem with falling bond yields and a lower Bank of Canada policy rate. In contrast, food prices continued to increase in

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Top Floor West Facing Two Bedroom Home

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Enjoy Top Floor West Facing Sunsets from this spacious two-bedroom updated home with 988 square feet of living space and an additional 104 square feet of balcony.

Thoroughly updated and ready to move in and enjoy.

The updated kitchen is open to dining and living room too, which offers a classic wood-burning fireplace too!

The bathroom has been redone with counter, new ceramic tile around tub, and new sink plus taps too.

Bonus rentals and pets allowed.

Rare opportunity and excellent value, contact us now for a virtual or in-person tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Out More About 113-3255 Glasgow Avenue

Talk to our team to learn more about this Top Floor West Facing Two…
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Immaculate 1/2 Duplex Rancher, No Strata Fees!

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Immaculate 1/2 Duplex Rancher. Are you in the Condo market but don’t like paying strata fees? Do you need more space, parking, and storage? …then this is for you!

A small home (no strata fees), well laid out with 2 bedrooms spread out on either side of the home for privacy or a home office.

Tastefully updated, thermal Vinyl windows (2019) & newer roof (2010), gutters (2013) Baseboard heaters (2013), new stove (2019) Sink and faucet (2019).

Huge, flat, fully fenced & private yard, with parking for 4 on newly paved driveway (2018) (or RV parking)+ 2 large storage sheds.

Steps to all amenities, shopping, restaurants, schools and bus routes.

Walking distance to Thetis Lake & walking

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Watch BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson discuss the May 2020 statistics.

Click here to visit BCREA's YouTube channel. Read the news release here.

 

For more information, please contact:

Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist
604.742.2796
bogmundson@bcrea.bc.ca 

The Housing Market Update video webcast is produced monthly by the British Columbia Real Estate Association. Real estate boards, real estate associations and REALTORS® may reprint this content, provided that credit is given to BCREA by including the following statement: "Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission." BCREA makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.

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8+ Acres of Awe-Inspiring Panoramic Views

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Awe-inspiring, panoramic views stretching from NE to S of the North Shore and Cascade mountains of Metro Vancouver & the Fraser Valley/Washington State all the way to Greater Victoria and the Olympic Peninsula beyond.

Be enchanted by the beauty of the BC southern gulf islands and US San Juan islands spread out below your feet with the majestic Mt Baker and Mt Rainier anchoring the horizon.

A social distancing dream! 8 acre plus view estate lot at the very end of several km of private roads in the coveted Mt Tuam subdivision. 

The driveway is literally the end of Annas Drive, right next door to the nearly 1000 acre Mt Tuam ecological reserve with only one neighbouring lot in

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Adorable Home in Saanich West 

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Cute and adorable home in Saanich West. 

Character home with lots of upgrades on a large flat lot at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac yet only minutes to everything including downtown Victoria and Uptown shopping centre. 

The main floor features a cozy family room, an updated kitchen redone in 2018, two generous sized bedrooms, a four-piece bath, and a small sunroom area. 

The whole upper floor features a private master retreat with hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings showcasing a large glass peaked wall overlooking the mountains and city beyond. 

The master suite also offers an office, den area, and four-piece bath; a great floorplan for ultimate privacy and enjoyment. 

Downstairs you will find

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