The real estate board in the Okanagan (OMREB) surveys buyers agents to find out where the buyers came from and what they purchased. ¬†Here is October 2011’s summary results.

Property Type:
21.9% of purchases were by Move-Up Buyers
19.5% by First Time Buyers
13.0% moving from Single Family Home to Strata Unit
12.4% buying Revenue/Investment Property
7.7% moving into Retirement Home/Seniors Community
6.5% Recreation Property Buyers
1.8% moving from Strata property to Single Family Home

Moving From:
46.0% from Within OMREB Board Area
15.3% from Other Areas in BC
14.2% from Alberta
13.6% from Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island
4.5% from Saskatchewan/Manitoba
3.4% from Eastern Canada/Maritimes
2.8% from Outside Canada
0.0% from NWT/Yukon (second month reported)

More details: http://www.omreb.com/matrix/documents/October%202011%20Buyers%20Survey%20Results.pdf

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