DECEMBER Buyers Survey Results

The results of OMREB’s DECEMBER 2014 Buyers Survey and year-end averages (pie charts) are now in and posted! A total of 147 respondents participated in this survey – representing 45% of the 327 OMREB sales representatives who acted as Buyers Agents, and 33% of the 452 deals closed on behalf of Buyers in December.

CONGRATULATIONS! We are happy to report that Stuart Spanier of Value Plus 3% Real Estate (Vernon) has won the draw for a “Free MATRIX User Fee” for the month of February 2015 for his participation in the December Survey. We thank Stuart for taking the time to answer the required questions about his Buyers and their purchases.

Property Type:
20.0% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers (down from 20.9% in November)
18.6% by First Time Buyers (up from 14.3%) *
12.4% buying Revenue/Investment Property (up from 10.2%) *
11.7% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit (down from 16.8%)
11.0% buying Recreation Property (up from 9.2%) *
2.1% moving from Strata property to Single Family Home (down from 6.6%)
1.4% moving into Retirement Home/Seniors Community (down from 4.1%)

* During December, there were increases in purchases by first-time buyers, and by investment and recreation property buyers, compared to the previous month.

Buyer Type (Family Dynamic):
25.2% Two Parent Family/Children (up from 24.2% in November) **
24.5% Couple without Children (up from 23.7%) **
24.5% Empty Nester/Retired (up from 20.7%) **
12.2% Single Female (down from 15.7%)
10.2% Single Male (down from 10.6%)
6.1% Single Parent with Children (up from 3.5%) **

** There were more purchases by first-time buyers, couples without children, empty nesters and single parents with children during December.

Moving From:
59.5% from Within OMREB Board Area (up from 67.2% in November) ***
15.7% from Alberta (up from 15.1%) ***
9.5% from Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island (up from 7.1%) ***
8.2% from Other Areas in BC (up from 6.1%) ***
3.5% from Eastern Canada/Maritimes (up from 2.5%) ***
2.0% from Saskatchewan/Manitoba (up from 1.0%) ***
1.3% from Outside Canada (up from 0.5%) ***
0% from NWT/Yukon (down from 0.5%)

*** Compared to November, more buyers moved from within the Board area, and from other areas in BC, other provinces and outside Canada.


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Lisa Butler

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