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8 Amazing Virtual Family Friendly Canada Day Events

8 Amazing Virtual Family Friendly Canada Day Events

Canada Day is right around the corner and we are all ready to relax a bit. What do you have planned to celebrate Canada Day This Year?

It’s been an unprecedented year, and more than ever, Canada Day will bring Canadians together, but now virtually. While parades and big parties have been cancelled, you can still find amazing events online and get connected with family and friends.


Photo By Danik Perkinson

 

BC has prepared a lot of virtual events to toast this important holiday and, we at Macdonald Realty have prepared this list of virtual family-friendly events to participate and enjoy the Canada Day!

Abbotsford

Get your kids ready to see the cutest parade ever: a pet parade! Pets will be able to strut their stuff and show off their Canadian pride via an online livestream. Stay tuned for other activities including online play zone and prizes.


Delta

Delta is inviting residents to host their own physically distanced block parties this year on front lawns and balconies. Neighbourhoods interested in hosting a block party can check with the city to see about getting a #WeLoveDelta Block Box or Mini Box, with all the stuff you need to set up a block party. Visit Delta’s website and get your Canada Day party ready to go!


Langley

Don’t miss the chance to watch streamed content from Science World, the Greater Vancouver Zoo, the Fraser Valley Regional Library and the Langley Centennial Museum!


Maple Ridge

Have a lot of fun by watching dance troupes and magician Shawn Farquhar and stay tuned for the four-ingredient challenge.


West Vancouver

Several rooftop performances are scheduled to take place in Ambleside, Dundarave and the Horseshoe Bay area for July 1 and you’ll be able to hear the bands from your home though you won’t be able to see them. (Residents are asked not to congregate on the streets.) At 7 p.m., residents are invited to stand in their yards or balconies to join a community-wide singalong of O Canada, after cheering healthcare workers.


White Rock

After kids bedtime, because you also deserve to celebrate, join White Rock’s events. They will be a live-streamed concert by Ludic from Blue Front Studios, and a comedy set by John Cullen and much more. The event will be live-streamed on YouTube or Facebook, beginning at 7 p.m.


Victoria

The City of Victoria in partnership with Canadian Heritage are excited to present Victoria’s Canada Day and they want you to be a part of the show! To enter simply head over to their video submissions page and upload a 10 to 20-second clip explaining “What it means to me to be Canadian” OR a video of you singing “O Canada”. Selected video entries will be a part of the commercial-free broadcast on July 1, at 7 pm on CHEK as well as a multitude of online platforms.

Submit your videos HERE and tune in July 1st for a chance to see your entry as a part of Victoria’s official Canada Day celebrations.


Canada Day Together (Government of Canada)

The federal government’s Canada Day celebrations will be celebrated online this year. The hosts Serena Ryder and Pierre-Yves Lord will present original artistic performances between artists across Canada, including Vancouver.

Among the artists, we will have Alanis Morisette, Avril Lavigne, Srah McLachlan, Shane Koyczan, Alan Doyle, The Sheepdogs, Joel Plaskett, and more. Check other interactive activities by clicking HERE. Watch the online streaming on Facebook | CBC Player

Looking for fireworks? You’ll get it. Click HERE.

Happy Birthday Canada!

Enjoy your holiday and we’ll see you online on July 01st.

Sources:
canada.ca
vancouversun.ca
cbc.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2020

Squamish, Whistler and Sunshine Coast Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2020

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast listings and sales in May 2020.
Find all the infographics related to the May Market Statistics by visiting the Facebook Album.

Squamish

In May 2020, there were 12 sales of detached homes and 99 active listings in Squamish. The benchmark sale price was $952,780.

The condo market had 4 sales and 74 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $480,000.

The townhome market had 5 sales and, the active listings were 39. The benchmark sale price was $683,100.

It’s a buyer’s market in Squamish.

 

Sunshine Coast

In May 2020, Sunshine Coast had 28 sales of detached homes and 319 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $586,300.

The condo market had 1 sale and 52 active listings at the end of the month.

Townhome sales were 1 sale while active listings were 50.

It’s a buyer’s market in Sunshine Coast.

 

Whistler 

In May 2020, Whistler had 1 sale of detached homes and 83 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $1,665,700.

The condo market had 6 sales and 139 active listings at the end of the month.  The benchmark sale price was $479,700.

Townhome sales were 4 sales, active listings were 83.
The benchmark sale price was $907,900.

It’s a buyer’s market in Whistler.

 

 

 


Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast? 
Macdonald Realty has offices in Squamish, Whistler, and Sunshine Coast.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price
Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgv.org

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2020

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2020

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on the Greater Vancouver listings and sales in May 2020.

“Home prices have been stable during the COVID-19 period,” Colette Gerber, REBGV Chair said. “While we’re seeing a variety of long-term projections for the market, it’s critical to understand the facts and trends as they emerge.”

Find all the infographics by visiting the Facebook Album.

Bowen Island

Bowen Island had 3 sales and 31 active listings for detached homes at the end of the month. The benchmark sales price was $956,200.

 

Burnaby East

Burnaby East had 4 sales and 39 active listings for detached homes at the end of the month. The benchmark sales price was $1,244,600.

The condo market featured 7 sales, 35 active listings, and a benchmark sales price was $746,500.

The townhome market had 6 sales and 18 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $669,500.

It’s a buyer’s market for homes in Burnaby East.

Burnaby North

Burnaby North had 16 sales and 104 active listings for detached homes at the end of the month. The benchmark sales price was $1,472,700.

The condo market featured 48 sales, 241 active listings, and a benchmark sales price was $623,500.

The townhome market had 15 sales and 47 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $719,300.

It’s a buyer’s market for homes in Burnaby North.

Burnaby South

Burnaby South had 18 sales and 138 active listings for detached homes at the end of the month. The benchmark sales price was $1,529,000.

The condo market featured 35 sales, 240 active listings, and a benchmark sales price was $678,900.

The townhome market had 9 sales and 43 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $773,400.

It’s a buyer’s market for homes and condos in Burnaby South.

Coquitlam

Ladner

Maple Ridge

New Westminster

North Vancouver

Pitt Meadows

Port Coquitlam

Port Moody

Richmond

Tsawwassen

Vancouver East

Vancouver West

West Vancouver

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in the Greater Vancouver?
Macdonald Realty has offices across the Greater Vancouver.  Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price
Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) www.rebgv.org

Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2020

Okanagan Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2020

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Okanagan listings and sales in May 2020.   

Central Okanagan: Kelowna and Lake Country

There were 139 sales, 1,040 active listings, and a $724,767 average sale price for detached homes in the Central Okanagan market, including Kelowna and Lake Country.

The condo market featured 54 sales and 615 active listings at the end of the month. The average sale price was $321,526.

Townhome sales were 54, active listings were 396 and the average sale price was $480,139.

It’s a buyer’s market in Central Okanagan.

North Okanagan: Vernon and surrounding area

In North Okanagan, including Vernon and the surrounding area and the average sale price was $505,044. At the end of the month, there were 70 sales and 459 active listings.

There were 11 sales and 68 active listings for condos. The average sale price was $156,309.

In comparison, townhomes featured 18 sales, 141 active listings and a $347,075 average sale price.

It’s a buyer’s market in North Okanagan.

 

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Okanagan? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in Kelowna and across BC. Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.
This blog post is based on market data provided by Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) www.omreb.com.

Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2020

Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2020

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in May 2020.
Find all the infographics related to the February Market Statistics by visiting the Facebook Album.

 Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria had 214 sales and 739 active listings for detached homes at the end of the month. The benchmark sales price was $780,500.

The condo market featured 108 sales, 686 active listings, and a benchmark sales price was $519,600.

The townhome market had 61 sales and 214 active listings. The benchmark sale price was $595,300.

It’s a seller’s market for homes and Townhomes in Greater Victoria.

“Our market continues to respond to the current health crisis,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Sandi-Jo Ayers. “Activity in real estate right now echoes the activity in our broader community – as restrictions gradually begin to lift – so too have our sales and listings numbers. Of course, like any industry, we do not expect a sudden shift back to any kind of normal. That said, one theme that persists in our market is that well-priced properties in high demand areas continue to see multiple offers. Demand exists and we continue to have motivated buyers searching for their perfect home.”

 


Nanaimo

Parksville / Qualicum


Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Victoria, Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands? 

Macdonald Realty has offices in downtown Victoria, Sidney, Parksville and on Salt Spring Island. Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) www.vreb.org and the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) www.vireb.com. Market data from the VIREB includes listings and sales in Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley Nanaimo, Parksville/Qualicum, Port Alberni/West, North Island, and the Islands.

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