Market Updates

Feb. 18, 2019

Port Alberni Market Update - February 2019

This year, in Port Alberni real estate, feels both familiar and different.  Different because the market has been quiet, which is the first time we've had a slow spell in the market in a few years. The same, because over the majority of my 16 years in real ...

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Jan. 1, 2019

The Fenton Report January 2019

Happy New Year! It has become a New Year’s tradition that I lock myself in my office on the morning of January 1st and pore over the MLS statistics for the Port Alberni and Sproat Lake real estate markets. The result is the first addition of The Fenton Report for ...

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Nov. 23, 2018

Alberni Valley Real Estate Update - November 2018

If I had to use one word to describe the 2018 Port Alberni real estate market, I would use the word 'balance'. If given a second word, I'd add on 'transition'. After 4+ years of a market moving, more-and-more, into a Seller Market, we appear to be in a ...

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Oct. 15, 2018

Alberni Valley Real Estate Update - September 2018

What an incredibly beautiful fall we're having! I'm not sure I ever remember a fall quite this warm and sunny. One of my favourite thing about the fall is that it is a time of change, and while every season is a time of change, the changes we ...

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Aug. 1, 2018

The Fenton Report - 1st Half 2018

Overall sales in the greater Alberni Valley were down for the first half of 2018 when compared to the previous year. For the purposes of our statistical analysis we have used the actual average sale price for the first half. However, when graphing the units sold in the chart below ...

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May 2, 2018

Alberni Valley Real Estate Update - May 2018

The first four month of 2018 have been characterized by a significant shortage of inventory in the Alberni Valley real estate market. This shortage of inventory is more noticeable in certain price segments than others. For that reason, last month I broke the market stats into price segments, to better ...

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Jan. 1, 2018

The Fenton Report 2017

Happy New Year! It has become a tradition that I spend New Year's morning pouring over the statistics for the Port Alberni, Sproat Lake, and Great Alberni Valley real estate market. Let us know if you have any questions or comments. 

Market Wide Summary 

Overall sales in the ...

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Dec. 22, 2017

Alberni Valley Real Estate Market Update - December 2017

The real estate market in Port Alberni started the year out strong, and seems to be ending the year the same way.  Our team has been busy throughout December both listing and selling properties.

Without any further ado, let's take a look at the single family (non-waterfront) home ...

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Oct. 21, 2017

Alberni Valley Real Estate Market Update - October 2017

Last month we reported an observation that the real estate market in Port Alberni had slowed. At the time we wondered if it was a momentary pause or the beginning of something more significant. Shortly after we released that market update, things started to pick back up. We’re happy to ...

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Sept. 10, 2017

Alberni Valley Real Estate Update - September 2017

For the first time in a number of years there is a little uncertainty in the real estate market. In Port Alberni the market paused at the end of August. This pause is expected by real estate professionals, as everyone (Real Estate Agents included) are out enjoying the last throes ...

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