Rom’s Kelowna Real Estate Opinion for July 2019

July 2019 Real Estate Report:

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Kelowna Real Estate Opinion for July 2019

Every month I sort through the real estate market stats and I get the feeling that the information can feel repetitive after a while. The real estate market changes very slowly, especially compared to the stock market. This year, the market is considered “good flat’, albeit still flat. The Central Okanagan is having a good year as far as sales are concerned. Yes, they are down compared to the last three years. However, they really did need to come down. Click the yellow text below for a larger view of the market comparison of July 2018 to July 2019.

12 Month Comparison JULY 2019 PDF (1)

We have to try and deduce what the high paid economists are thinking by the changes they make to the lending institutions. There is more evidence that the markets, both local and national, are inching towards a modicum of positive energy. The CMHC has now dropped their qualifying rate for the Stress Test to 5.19%. Interest rates continue to inch down. On September 2, the CMHC is rolling out its first time buyer’s equity plan to allow some exceptions to what they call a “First Time Buyer”. For the first time in months, Toronto and Vancouver are reporting a slight increase in sales and prices of certain property types. Locally, we continue to reap the benefits of the big city prices as they push home buyers into the Okanagan.

My prediction is that my monthly real estate stats reviews will continue to be “boring” until the end of the year. But, that is just the Real Estate World according to Rom.

About the Author Rom Houtstra

Rom Houtstra is a licensed and experienced Kelowna Real Estate Agent for almost 18 years with Century 21, the largest Real Estate Company in the world with over 8000 offices in 44 countries. He is committed to providing top service when it comes to buying or selling Residential & Commercial real estate, businesses and leases. Ask him about his comprehensive Marketing Plan and Listing Presentation. If you are looking for properties in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Vernon, or in other areas of the Okanagan Valley contact Rom.

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