Lately the Okanagan and Big White’s forecast has been above average temperatures and somewhat smoky skies but what does their summer real estate market forecast look like? It’s hard to use the past 3 years of statistics to help forecast this summer as they were highly unprecedented, but we do remain seeing certain trends continue. It’s no secret this is a highly desired place to live and play and the number of buyers coming from out of town and purchasing still remains relatively high. That goes for the Okanagan area as well as Big White Ski Resort.
Big White’s Summer Real Estate Forecast
At the resort we’ve seen 15 firm deals since April 1st, keeping up fairly well to the record breaking last year when the same time period had 23 deals. Since the beginning of May, 6 new properties hit the market. It is a good time to list as the mountain is preparing for its upcoming summer season and most units are vacant and easy to view for potential buyers and their agents. Seeing strong activity through the shoulder season is promising and helps us foresee into a productive and busy summer season in Big White real estate.
Big White’s opening day is scheduled for June 29th, 2023 – events are starting to pop up including Fiv’r Fridays and Bike Big White BC Cup. On June 10th we will once again put on the gloves, grab the garbage bags and volunteer our time at the Big White Community Clean-up. And, after all the hard work, there is a complimentary lunch at noon!
Okanagan’s Summer Real Estate Forecast
Homes in Kelowna are spending more time on the market than last year but still averaging just 53 days. I believe this will not waver too much and will remain under the 60 day mark for the summer. A few months ago the average home price dipped under one million, but the past few months we have seen it climbing again. April hit $1,083,027, a number I believe will keep climbing but not at an alarming rate as we saw last year.
It’s hard to choose what to do in Kelowna in the summer as there seems to be endless activities and events to take in. It’s no wonder people are drawn to this spectacular city! From Rock the Lake, to Fat Cat’s Children Festival, to Diner En Blanc Okanagan, to Apple Trilithon, there is always something to enjoy and definitely something that is sure to be a good time! Check out all of the incredible events and more here.