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Where are our buyers coming from?

According to statistics published by the Kootenay Real Estate Board, almost half (49%) of the buyers purchasing homes/property in the City of Nelson in 2016 were local. An additional 16% were from the West Kootenays, so realistically 65% of sales were to residents of the West Kootenays. 12% were from Alberta followed by the Lower Mainland at 9%.

Looking at the Nelson Rural market, 32% of buyers were local, 27% from the West Kootenays, so again about 59% from the immediate area. The Lower Mainland and Alberta tied for 3rd place each accounting for 14% of the buyers last year.