Vancouver Washington is in a unique position for Waterfront Luxury Condos, offering two (2) excellent locations right on the Columbia River's North Shore, with four (4) separate properties. The information we provide here will have been reported in the Vancouver MLS, and won't cover any private-party sales.
We will also include in the calculation any waterfront condo
priced over $300,000 and over 1,000 sqft in size.
With such a small data-set of condo properties to report, any of the statistics reported must be interpreted with care; as each property is unique, with each home's upgrades and style, combined with view can greatly affect the sales price (or, failure to sell).
Compared to the overall Vancouver Condo scene, this sub-set of the market has been quite anemic, at best. It is our opinion there are three main reasons more of these condos have not sold:
- they have been Over-Priced relative to both General and Specific market
- the Luxury Home Market in Vancouver has been a Buyer's Market, with
detached Luxury Homes providing a Better Offer and posting more sales;
- and finally, Condo financing, especially for the "Jumbo" category disappeared for quite a while, and is just now returning to help with financing purchase - making Condo homes in this price range available almost exclusively to Cash buyers.
With the rather recent improvement in Luxury Home Financing (aka Jumbo
Loans); combined with a rather strong Seller's market where the target buyers
will be coming from, we expect 2014 to post modestly better, if not far superior
results than in 2013
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PPS - the buzz is that 2014 is starting out Very Strongly, with several homes Pending or Sold already. Don't delay with your Luxury Condo Selling or Buying Plans - Call Us Soon!
The information in this report (prepared by Realtor® John Slocum, our resident statistician) are based on waterfront luxury condo sales recorded in the Vancouver MLS system (RMLS).
Disclaimer: as with any real estate statistics, we do our best to provide the best representation at the time the data was acquired. We deem the data and reports reliable but not guaranteed.