‘Suite’ is Most Popular Keyword Search
for Victoria Real Estate
CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association) regulates property searches on the Realtor.ca web site
‘Suite’ is the most popular keyword search term for Victoria, BC according to CREA. When Canadians look for real estate whether it be Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver or Victoria, they most typically go to the major Canadian MLS website, Realtor.ca
Unlike the U.S. where you can find many separate regional web sites that tie into their MLS system, we Canadians are lucky to have one major search tool at our disposal, making it easy for searching the latest listings. And many in Victoria are searching for the word ‘suite’.
Why is ‘suite’ the most popular keyword search?
The reason behind ‘suite’ being the most popular keyword search term is not hard to understand if one looks at the real estate landscape in large cities like Vancouver, Toronto and even in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, on beautiful Vancouver Island. In short, it’s expensive!
Average Home Prices
Toronto $1,052,000 – according to Toronto Star
Vancouver $1, 470,000 – according to Globe and Mail
Victoria $608,200 – according to Victoria Real Estate Board
All the aforementioned cities have large populations that are growing. With the influx of residents comes the need for housing. As the demand for housing increases, so does the price of real estate for the home owner. As the purchase price rises, so does the mortgage for the homeowner, thus, the rise in monthly payments. The homeowner looks at ways to support the monthly mortgage payments and finds that a portion of the home might be rented and the rental income might be applied to the mortgage. If the home does not have an existing suite, the homeowner gets to work modifying a space into a suite (hopefully with proper permits to make the space legal) Thus, a suite is born!
It’s easy to understand why home buyers are looking for homes with suites.
Searching for homes with suites
MADE EASY WITH ONE CLICK!
CREA and the Canadian MLS system have made it easier for home buyers and home sellers to search for home listings with the Realtor.ca web site. However, it’s still a bit of a challenge for home buyers to quickly and easily search for homes with suites in a particular area.
That’s what makes www.VictoriaHomesWithSuites.com so powerful.
With only one click, the listings of homes in Victoria with suites, secondary accommodation on in-law accommodation are available instantly!
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Whether you are a buyer looking for a suite or a seller that needs to list a property for sale in the Victoria area, don’t go it alone. Call or email and I’d be glad to help in every step of the way!
Bruce McCallum, Realtor®
DFH Real Estate, Victoria, BC
(250) 858-5762 or firstname.lastname@example.org