E/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty examined sales files & stats from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board for the year ending June 6, 2018 and want to to provide to you the following data from buyer responses:

WHERE ARE BUYERS FROM?

• 22.6% ELSEWHERE ON VANCOUVER ISLAND
• 17.2% VANCOUVER
• 12.2% OTHER BC
• 9.5% GREATER VICTORIA
• 9.0% FRASER VALLEY
• 8.6% ALBERTA
• 6.8% ONTARIO
• 3.1% SASKATCHEWAN/MANITOBA
• 2.9% WITHIN SAME AREA
• 2.7% OTHER CANADA
• 2.6% GULF ISLANDS
• 1.3% USA
• 1.5% REST OF THE WORLD 

REASONS FOR BUYING

• 82.2% YOUR PRINCIPAL RESIDENCE
• 12.7% DOWNSIZING
• 2.0% OTHER
• 1.9% INVESTMENT/RENTAL HOME
• 0.6% RECREATION/VACATION HOME
• 0.6% HOUSING FOR SELF OR FAMILY ATTENDING LEARNING INSTITUTION 

WHO IS MOVING TO THE COMOX VALLEY?

• 57.4% NEW TO THE COMMUNITY
• 31.3% MOVING TO A NEW RESIDENCE IN THE SAME COMMUNITY
• 8.2% MOVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
• 1.7% NOT MOVING, BUT PURCHASING AN ADDITIONAL RESIDENCE IN A DIFFERENT COMMUNITY
• 1.4% NOT MOVING, BUT PURCHASING AN ADDITIONAL RESIDENCE IN THE SAME COMMUNITY

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