Kelowna Real Estate Market News

Property Type:


18.13% First Time Purchase (up from 16.87% in January)

16.58% Move Up Purchase (down from 19.28%)

18.65% Relocating to Similar Property Type (up from 18.07%)

11.92% Revenue/Investment (up from 10.84%)

12.95% Downsizing (down from 16.27%)

  8.29% Moving from Single family Home to Strata Unit (up from 4.82%)

  4.66% Moving from Strata Property to Single Family Home (up from 2.41%)

  6.22% Recreational Property (down from 7.83%)

  2.07% Retirement Home/Seniors Community (down from 3.61%)


Buyer Type (Family Dynamic):


22.40% Two Parent family/children (down from 30.30% in January)

25.00% Couple without children (up from 23.64%)

18.75% Empty nesters or retired (down from 23.03%)

16.15% Single female (up from 12.12%)

  9.90% Single male (down from 10.30%)

  3.13% Single parent with children (up from 2.42%)


Moving From:


62.89% From within Board area (down from 63.86% in January)

16.49% From Lower Mainland/Island (up from 12.65%)

  7.22% From other...

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The January 2019 Kelowna and Central Okanagan Real Estate Buyers Survey Results have now by produced, courtesy of our local Real Estate Board - OMREB.


One of the main highlights to note this month is the fall in Buyers coming from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver area, where their own Real Estate Markets have been slow this winter.


Property Type:


16.87%  First Time Purchase (down from 19.88% in December)

19.28%  Move Up Purchase (up from 14.91%)

18.07%  Relocating to Similar Property Type (down from 21.12%) 

10.84%  Revenue/Investment (down from 15.53%)

16.27%  Downsizing (up from 8.70%)

4.82%    Moving from Single-family Home to Strata Unit (down from 4.97%)

2.41%    Moving from Strata Property to Single Family Home (down from 2.48%)

7.83%    Recreational Property (down from 8.70%)

3.61%    Retirement Home/Seniors Community (up from 1.86%)


Buyer Type (Family Dynamic):


30.30%  Two Parent family/children...

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Check out the Buyers Survey Results for Kelowna and the Central Okanagan area, provided by the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board.

As you can see First Time Buyers were busier last month and local and Lower Mainland Buyers were also busier.

We do expect fewer Alberta Buyers generally in December, so it is not unusual to see their numbers down a little.

Kind Regards

Trish Cenci

Tel 250 864 1707

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The November 2018 Buyers Survey Results are now out for the Kelowna and Central Okanagan Real Estate Market.


First-time Buyers were busier again this month, up from 14.87% to 16.84%. Investor numbers were also up from 14.56% to 16.84%.


The numbers Buying properties from within the Central Okanagan area were also up from 56.07% to 58.95%, from the Lower Mainland up from 18.07% to 205 and from Alberta up from 7.48% to 10.53%.


People Buying in the Kelowna area last month took a jump fro, 42.06% to 62.11%.


Here are the full results below.


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First Time Buyer – 16.84%
Revenue Property Investor –
16.84%
Moving Up – 20.00%
Similar Property Type – 21.05%
Downsizing – 7.37%

Single Family Residential to Strata – 3.16%
Recreational Property – 9.47%
Retirement Community – 3.16%
Strata to Single Family – 2.11%

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The latest Buyers Survey Results are now out for October 2018 for the Kelowna and Central Okanagan Real Estate Market.


First-time Buyers weren't as busy this month down to 14.87% from 20.08%, but there were more Investors up from 8.79% to 14.45%


Two-parent families with Children represented the highest Family Dynamic at 28.13%, and slightly more Buyers purchased from Alberta up to 10.7% from 7.48%.


Slightly fewer Buyers purchased in Kelowna - down to 42.06% from 43.21%, however, there were more Buyers purchased in the Vernon area up to 20.87% from 17.28%.


Here are the full results below.

Best describe your most recent Buyer (moving to/from property type)

First Time Buyer – 14.87%

Revenue Property Investor – 14.56% Moving Up – 12.97%
Similar Property Type– 22.15% Downsizing – 18.99%

Single Family Res to Strata – 5.70%
Recreational Property – 5.38%
Retirement Community-1.27%
Strata to Single Family – 3.16% 


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First-time Buyers had their busiest month so far this year, in the Kelowna and Central Okanagan Real Estate Market.


Does this mean they are finally finding ways to get around the Mortgage Stress test, which began in January this year? It will be interesting to see the answer over the winter months.


I suspect that increasing interest rates will be the next thing to 'curb' their purchasing power.


The number of Investors was also down, and also the number of Vancouver and Lower Mainland Buyers from 20.5% to 16.87%. This is likely to be due to the continued cooling of the Lower Mainland Real Estate Markets, where homes are taking longer to sell and prices are 'softer' than they were.


Central Okanagan September 2018 Buyers Survey Results.

Best describe your most recent Buyer (moving to/from property type)


First Time Buyer – 20.08%

Revenue Property Investor – 8.79%

Moving Up – 15.06%

Similar Property Type – 23.01%

Downsizing – 12.97%...

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