While home sales have flat-lined in most of the province, the mid-island continues to be a red-hot housing market.
New provincial taxes aimed at foreign and non-resident buyers has cooled off sales, as have a rumoured Bank of Canada interest rate increase.
But despite those challenges, Port Alberni property sales dipped only slightly in April, and maintain a year-over-year improvement.
The benchmark price for a home in Port Alberni rose 2% last month, but by 24% when compared with April of last year.
In the past 5 years, the average home has gone from $180,000 to $280,000, while the average Vancouver Island home has gone from $300,000 to $500,000 in that same time period.