March 19, 2024 March 2024 Trending Topic: Okanagan Market Spotlight


In the March 2024 edition of the Pre-Sale Pulse Trending Topic, hosts Suzana Goncalves and Brittany Reimer welcome special guest Taylor Musseau to discuss the real estate dynamics of the Okanagan region. Taylor,  an award-winning realtor and EVP of Sales and Marketing at MLA Canada, provides insights into the market trends observed in 2023. The discussion covers presale and resale statistics, housing supply, affordability, and the impact of policy changes, focusing on the effects of short-term rental restrictions effective from May 1, 2024.

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Taylor highlights the Okanagan market's resilience despite challenges such as last year's wildfire and rising interest rates. The hosts inquire about the consequences of short-term rental restrictions on various stakeholders, including the tourism industry, local businesses, homeowners, and the real estate market as a whole. 

Taylor predicts potential challenges for tourism-dependent areas like Kelowna and Penticton, emphasizing the need for policymakers to consider economic vitality and community needs when formulating effective policies. The episode concludes with discussions on project delays and housing starts, leaving the audience with a comprehensive overview of the Okanagan real estate landscape.


  • Intro (0:00) 
  • Okanagan Market Overview  (1:00) 
  • Where are Okanagan projects located? (1:30)
  • Okanagan Resale Activity  (2:35) 
  • Short-Term Rental Restrictions (4:20) 
  • Closing (7:30)


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