Aggressive Market Persists
As we pointed out last month, prices continue to rise, and the dollar volume of sales increase, but the actual number of units sold is down. These trends from Campbell River and the Comox Valley are evident in some larger centres as well. Government tinkering through more and more legislation may help, but our preference is to free up the regulatory process and get more land onto the market.
One impact of increased regulation is that investors are avoiding the highly regulated areas, and instead starting to come directly to the Comox Valley and Campbell River. Partly as a result, we find that the market is still quite aggressive, with strong demand (competing interest) on the limited offerings.
A quiet word….about pornography.
Porn has ruined more lives, relationships and marriages than many of us care to think about or acknowledge. I have come to learn that pornography is not a ‘victimless crime’. There is, in fact, a direct link between porn and sex trafficking; modern day slavery.
At the end of this month, my wife Diana and I will attend an anti-porn conference in Ottawa called Strong & Free. The event is being organised by Josh Gilman and his Ministry called Strength to Fight. Three years ago, Josh walked away from a job in Parliament with a good salary, paid holidays and benefits to tackle the scourge of pornography.
When I go to Ottawa, I want to take some west coast money to show this man than he is not alone and that we support him. To date, I have collected $230. If you would like to contribute, and help me raise $1,000 or more, please call me to make arrangements. Tax receipts are available. Chris cel: 250-650-3320.