Twillingate Real Estate Sees a Record Number of Houses Sold Sight Unseen

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Twillingate Record House Sales

As the world remained shut down, the sudden ability to work from home presented an opportunity many Canadians had never considered before. They could keep their job and escape the city.

Nova Scotia saw the situation as an opportunity to attract Canadians to their province and ran a campaign, “If you can work anywhere. Why not work here?”

The cost to build was high, interest rates low and the desire to escape the city drove the real estate market to record heights. 2021 saw more houses sell in Twillingate than any year prior and for record prices. What was most surprising was the number houses sold without the purchasers ever walking through the front door. Buyers relied on videos Outport Realty produced for the homes, along with 3D views and local expertise. And it wasn’t just the less expensive homes that sold, in fact the two most expensive houses to ever sell in Twillingate were purchased without the buyers visiting the homes prior to closing.

Bobby Gorman, owner of Outport Realty, says it’s a bit nerve wrecking to sell a house based on pictures and videos, but we do our best to present both the good and the bad with all our properties, it’s the only way to present a home.

2022 is looking to be another busy year in real estate in Central Newfoundland and it will be interesting to see if people continue to make offers without in person viewings now that the world seems to be opening up. Time will tell.

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