The daffodils are starting to come up, the sun feels a bit warmer and it was a beautiful day for a walk with the dogs in the fields.
March 19, 2013
The crocuses and daffs are just starting to poke through the dirt so spring must be on it’s way. Another tell-tale sign are the birds and ducks on the pond in front of the house.
provided by our REALTOR®: Russell Armstrong of Century 21 Executives Realty Ltd
NORTH OKANAGAN MARKET STATS
For those of you sitting on the fence thinking “When is the right time to buy?” take a read realestate.aol.com/blog/2012/05/0…
— Russell Armstrong (@RussTheRealtor) May 9, 2012
For Single Family Residential, 3 months prior and same month last year.
Residential Feb/11 Mar/12 Apr/12 Apr/11
Inventory 627 682 733 808
Absorption 6.70% 9.68% 11.32% 5.82%
# of Sales 42 66 83 47
Median Price $353,200 $339,250 $318,000 $318,000
The Real Estate Market is continuing its recovery. It will be the same story month after month; a slow gradual recovery. Year to date sales averaged over the Shuswap and the Central and North Okanagan are now up 12 % over the same time period last year. In 2008, the spring Real Estate Market in the Okanagan Shuswap was about 4 weeks long. We knew we were in trouble in 2008 with a spring market that ended in a month. This year Spring started in the beginning of March and we are still going strong.
Finally had some time to ride and get a few pictures! The footing in both riding areas is clay base with sand topping.
The round pen is approx. 50ft wide with 4 rails (2×6). The footing is great and it’s a safe place to get your young horse started, or get your performance horses conditioned.
The arena is approx. 70ft wide by 140ft long. A comfortable size for riding and working your horse.
With 3 gates for easy access and exit, as well, the alley ways from the field run along side making it super easy if you want to put some cattle in the arena and practice team penning, sorting or just get your horse started on working cattle.
We have been doing some preliminary research on the option of placing automated pivots on some of the hay crop land to provide irrigation. This is not something that we are interested in doing for ourselves, however, if a potential buyer is interested we can provide further details. Also, we understand that there may be grants available for financial assistance.