Arlene Jongbloets

Living and Loving the Cariboo since 1977

FALLING FOR THE CARIBOO


It’s hard to match autumn in the Cariboo, with trees dressed in golden leaves, the smell of wood stoves burning and the quiet serenity that cooler temperatures bring.


While activity on the lakes and roads has slowed, Real Estate is still steaming ahead with a very busy September behind us which saw sales up 19% over this month last year. Active listings were also up by 24%, giving buyers a much appreciated selection to choose from and which also resulted in listings lasting an average 84 days on the market compared to a quick 45 days last year. It helped to eliminate the sense of urgency for buyers that we experienced in 2018 and made for a much more relaxed buying experience. 


Currently we have 287 homes and 238 parcels of vacant land actively listed in the South Cariboo, waiting for their new owners to make a deal. With the current selection and good weather, this is a perfect time to book your appointments to see those properties your’ve been eyeing over the summer. I’d love to hear from you, whether it’s to schedule viewings, ask questions about properties of interest to you or give me an update on your plans to buy. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for any reason, big or small.


The Cariboo is waiting for you!!!

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I hope your 2019 is off to a good start and that the snow situation hasn’t slowed you down, wherever you are. Seems like Old Man Winter showed up everywhere in February. After a pretty quiet January, we are beginning to see new listings hit the 100 Mile House market and it will just escalate from here. Property assessments in the area are up by approximately 20% which is a reflection of selling prices in 2018 but hopefully the slow-down in the lower mainland market will keep our prices where they’re currently at. We still have about 12” of snow on the ground, depending on where you are, but spring is just around the corner and it won’t take long to melt that away. Despite the weather, we have buyers making purchases and avoiding the rush and hopefully we can find you the perfect property in 2019 too! Thinking of listing? Inventory is on the low side so this is a perfect time to jump into action. Please send me a note if you have questions about buying or selling and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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