Cortes Island Real Estate Info
Compliments of Frances Guthrie ~ Your island real estate agent
Welcome to Cortes Island Real Estate
Here you will find lots of interesting and useful information about Cortes Island in general as well as details about real estate on Cortes Island.
My postings will include market updates, tips for successful real estate transactions, market trends, observations while I’m out and about and suggestions for Buyers and Sellers.
August 4, 2017
Whether you come to Cortes for the year round lifestyle and community, or you love summer holidays and winter retreats our island will make you welcome…… this summer we are experiencing hot summer temperatures a little early than usual – the swimming is refreshing whether you prefer the ocean or the warm waters of Hague lake. Summer events are happening – join in or join the audience! Marnie has the bookstore stocked with great summer reading and delicious island produce, baking, arts and crafts are offered for sale in numerous venues.
2017 has been seen very strong Buyer interest to date with 16 MLS (multiple listing services) sales to date. To put this into perspective there were 21 sales in 2016, 18 in 2015 and 19 in 2014.
After a number of years when inventory was high and Buyers had numerous listings to choose from: Cortes like other communities is now experiencing a shortage of listings and many qualified Buyers are watching for new listings to come onto the market. Buyers are well advised to obtain pre-approval for financing and to research island bylaws, regulations, community resources etc. to ensure you are prepared to write an offer without delay when a home comes on the market that you wish to purchase! While the lifestyle on Cortes is still quiet and relaxed compared to the big city – our real estate market is not quite as sleepy as it used to be!
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