Property Type:

22.8% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers (down from 23.7% in June)
17.9% by First Time Buyers (up from 17.5%)*
11.0% buying Revenue/Investment Property (up from 8.6%)*
10.8% buying Recreation Property (up from 5.1%)*
9.8% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit (down from 17.1%)
5.7% moving from Strata property to Single Family Home (up from 4.3%)*
4.5% moving into Retirement Home/Seniors Community (down from 4.7%)

* During the month of July, there was a significant increase in purchases by revenue/investment and recreation property buyers, and by home owners downsizing to strata units, while other categories saw a drop or remained the same as the previous month.

Buyer Type (Family Dynamic):
24.0% Two Parent Family/Children (up from 20.3%)**
23.2% Empty Nester/Retired (down from 28.6% in June)
23.2% Couple without Children (down from 27.8%)
14.2% Single Male (up from 6.8%)**
12.2% Single Female (up from 11.3%)**
2.0% Single Parent with Children (down from 2.3%)

** In July, there were more purchases by two parent families with children, and by singles (males in particular), while all other categories saw decreases.

Moving From:
54.7% from Within OMREB Board Area (down from 58.8% in June)
14.8 % from Alberta (down from 18.8%)
12.1% from Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island (up from 7.5%)***
10.5% from Other Areas in BC (up from 8.3%)***
3.5% from Eastern Canada/Maritimes (up from 0.8%)***
2.0% from Saskatchewan/Manitoba (down from 3.4%)
1.6% from Outside Canada (up from 1.1%)***
0.8% from NWT/Yukon (up from 0.4%)

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