April monthly newsletter – ally and dennis

Welcome April

Spring is in the air! As we welcome warmer weather and longer days, it’s the perfect time to take a fresh look at the real estate market in our area. With the arrival of spring, we typically see an increase in activity as buyers and sellers alike emerge from winter hibernation. Better weather often brings renewed optimism and energy, making it an ideal time to consider buying or selling a home. Whether you’re looking to make a move or simply curious about the current market conditions, we’re here to provide expert guidance and support every step of the way. Let’s make this spring season one to remember in the world of real estate!

ally and dennis

Supply still key to Victoria’s housing market

April 2, 2024  A total of 588 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this March, 0.3 per cent fewer than the 590 properties sold in March 2023 but a 25.1 per cent increase from February 2024. Sales of condominiums were down 10.2 per cent from March 2023 with 177 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 1.8 per cent from March 2023 with 286 sold.

“We’ve concluded a rather quiet first quarter and are transitioning into the spring market,” said 2024 Victoria Real Estate Board Chair Laurie Lidstone. “Many of our local REALTOR® members are noting that more shoppers are coming into the market – but this has not necessarily translated into sales numbers. This may change as we move into what is historically the busiest market of the year.”

See the full report HERE.

With these spring cleaning tasks, your home will be ready to welcome the new season with open arms!

  1. Declutter: Start by going through each room and removing any items you no longer need or use. Donate, recycle, or discard items that are cluttering up your space.
  2. Deep clean: Give your home a thorough cleaning by dusting surfaces, wiping down countertops, and cleaning windows and mirrors. Don’t forget to vacuum carpets and mop floors for a fresh start.
  3. Organize closets and storage spaces: Take the time to organize closets, cabinets, and storage areas. Consider using storage bins or shelves to keep items neatly arranged and easily accessible.
  4. Freshen up decor: Add a touch of spring to your home by swapping out heavy winter decor for lighter, brighter accents. Incorporate fresh flowers, colorful throw pillows, and lightweight curtains to give your space a seasonal update.
  5. Outdoor maintenance: Don’t neglect the exterior of your home! Sweep walkways, clean outdoor furniture, and tidy up landscaping to enhance curb appeal and create an inviting outdoor space for the warmer months ahead.