The results of OMREB's DECEMBER 2012 Buyers Survey are in! A total of 100 respondents participated in this survey – representing 50% of the 201 OMREB sales representatives who acted as Buyers Agents, and 39% of the 258 deals closed on behalf of Buyers in December.
DECEMBER SURVEY SUMMARY
NOTE: During the month of December, there was an increase in the sales of Recreation Properties, and a decrease in Single Family Homeowners moving to Strata Units compared to November– as noted above. Other categories remained at similar levels to the previous month.
Buyer Type (Family Dynamic):
NOTE: In December, there was an increase in purchases by Two Parent Families with Children, Empty Nesters, Single Females and Single Males compared to November – as noted above, while other categories saw decreases.
NOTE: Compared to November, there was less migration from Alberta, the Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island, other parts of BC, and Saskatchewan/Manitoba in November, but more movement from within the Board area, Eastern Canada/Maritimes, and NWT/Yukon -- as noted above.
DECEMBER 2012 RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS: Click here for full summary of survey with pie charts, here for highlights for this month, and here for the “Who is Buying Homes in the Okanagan-Shuswap?” hand-out for January 2013.
2012 PIE CHARTS - Year-End Averages: Click here for pie charts showing averages compiled for all five Survey categories during 2012 (4 quarters – year-end), and here for 2011 to compare. Click here to view averages for the two main categories - Buyer Type and Where From - compiled for the past 28 months (since September 2010) to show trends.
REALTORLink Archive: Monthly Buyers Survey results, averages and highlights are posted and archived for easy reference (and download) on OMREB's Statistics page on REALTORLink.