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Fraser Valley market stays quiet through November


SURREY, BC – Despite November’s market continuing at a slower pace and dropping compared to all-time highs in 2017, sales and inventory levels for the month were on par with historical averages for this time of year.


The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,028 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, a decrease of 41 per cent compared to the 1,743 sales in November of last year, and a 11 per cent decrease compared to sales in October 2018.


Of the 1,028 total sales, 383 were residential detached homes, 241 were townhouses, and 286 were apartments.


“Lessening demand continues to impact our market significantly,” said John Barbisan, President of the Board. “In turn, that has given purchasing power back to buyers who now have more time and more options when it comes to making a decision.”


Active inventory for the Fraser Valley in November finished at 7,355 listings, decreasing 5 per cent month-over-month and increasing 43.4 per cent year-over-year.


A total of 2,077 new listings were received by the Board in November, a 25.2 per cent decrease from that received in October 2018, and a 10.6 per cent decrease compared to November 2017.


“The market is shifting, albeit slowly. But while buyers are enjoying a more comfortable real estate environment, sellers will have to pay attention to how these changes will affect their chances at success.”


“Work with a local REALTOR® who can help you put your home in the best position to move. There are always ways to elevate your home’s appeal and potential to sell, even when the market is slower.”


HPI® Benchmark Price Activity 


• Single Family Detached: At $976,200, the Benchmark price for a single family detached home in the Fraser Valley decreased 1.1 per cent compared to October 2018 and did not change compared to November 2017.


• Townhomes: At $532,800, the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley in the Fraser Valley decreased 1 per cent compared to October 2018 and increased 5.4 per cent compared to November 2017.


• Apartments: At $422,500, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley decreased 2.4 per cent compared to October 2018 and increased 12.2 per cent compared to November 2017.


Full package:
http://www.fvreb.bc.ca/statistics/Package201811.pdf

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Imagine this scenario...


You're shopping for a new home. You drive to visit a recent listing. As you walk through the front doors, you're impressed. Every room looks fantastic. You see yourself relaxing on the spacious patio, cooking in the modern kitchen, and enjoying evenings with the family in the cozy living room.


Your emotions are on overdrive.


This is your dream home! Should you make an offer? Probably. In fact, you should make that decision quickly in case there are other interested buyers.


However, your decision shouldn't be guided purely by emotion. You want to make sure you take practical matters into consideration too.


For example, you'll want to consider:


  • Is the property within your price range?
  • Does it have everything you need?
  •  Do you like the neighbourhood?
  • How old is the property? Are there items, such as the furnace, that may need to be replaced soon?
  •  Will it need any major repairs or upgrades? · What are the average monthly costs of carrying the home? (Property taxes, utilities, etc.)


Once you've considered the purchase of the home from a practical standpoint, you'll have a lot more confidence in your decision when you make an offer.


Need help? Call us, we are here to help.


Aaron & Michelle

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Please visit our Open House at 64 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, November 24, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM Open House Saturday, Nov 24 1-3pm
Ready for your renovation ideas - this very spacious 1300 sq/ft double wide has a great floor plan with 2 Bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, and a flex room that can easily become a 3rd bedroom. Features include entertainment size living and dining room, spacious kitchen with adjoining eating area and a big laundry room that goes out to a back deck. Large Master offers full ensuite with tub, separate standing shower & walk in closet. Large 2nd BR. Exterior features include front covered deck perfect for year round enjoyment, and an attached storage shed. Pineridge community is for those 55+, indoor cat and 1 small dog. Pad Rental is 562.00/month. OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, Nov 24 from 1-3pm
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In Today's Market Setting Your List Price Requires Calculation and Savvy

 

When you're having a garage sale, one of the toughest tasks is pricing your items. If you put a price tag on your old golf clubs that’s too high, no one will buy them. If you make the price too low, they might sell quickly, but you’ll spend the rest of the day wondering if you could have gotten more!

 

It's similar to selling your home — except with your home, the stakes are much higher. You want to price your property to sell, but you don’t want to leave any money on the table.

 

How do you accomplish that?

 

Setting the right list price for your home requires a combination of skilled calculation and industry savvy.

 

Let's start with the "calculation" part...

 

When you work with me, I'll review recently sold properties that are similar to yours in type, size, features and location. Then, using that data, we’ll calculate a range that represents your property's "current market value."

 

For example, consider a spacious 15-year-old bungalow in a nice neighbourhood. If similar homes in the area have sold for $475,000-$550,000 in the last six months, then it's obvious that your home should sell in that range too. A list price above or below that range would be in the danger zone.

 

But skilled calculation is only half the task.

 

Setting your list price also requires expertise in the local market, combined with good old-fashioned gut instinct. That instinct comes from being on the front lines of many property transactions.

 

That's why working with a good real estate salesperson is so important, when you’re deciding on the list price for your home.

 

Want to discuss selling your home? Call us, we are here to help.

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Please visit our Open House at 64 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, Nov 17 from 1-3PM
Ready for your renovation ideas - this very spacious 1300 sq/ft double wide has a great floor plan with 2 Bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, and a flex room that can easily become a 3rd bedroom. Features include entertainment size living and dining room, spacious kitchen with adjoining eating area and a big laundry room that goes out to a back deck. Large Master offers full ensuite with tub, separate standing shower & walk in closet. Large 2nd BR. Exterior features include front covered deck perfect for year round enjoyment, and an attached storage shed. Pineridge community is for those 55+, indoor cat and 1 small dog. Pad Rental is 562.00/month. OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, Nov 17 from 1-3pm
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Balancing the Emotional and Practical Sides of Buying a Home


Imagine this scenario...


You're shopping for a new home. You drive to visit a recent listing. As you walk through the front doors, you're impressed. Every room looks fantastic. You see yourself relaxing on the spacious patio, cooking in the modern kitchen, and enjoying evenings with the family in the cozy living room. 


Your emotions are on overdrive.


This is your dream home! Should you make an offer? Probably. In fact, you should make that decision quickly in case there are other interested buyers. However, your decision shouldn't be guided purely by emotion. You want to make sure you take practical matters into consideration too.

For example, you'll want to consider:

  • Is the property within your price range?
  • Does it have everything you need?
  • Do you like the neighbourhood?
  • How old is the property?
  • Are there items, such as the furnace, that may need to be replaced soon?
  • Will it need any major repairs or upgrades?
  • What are the average monthly costs of carrying the home? (Property taxes, utilities, etc.)


Once you've considered the purchase of the home from a practical standpoint, you'll have a lot more confidence in your decision when you make an offer.

Need help? Call us!

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Please visit our Open House at 64 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, November 10, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM Open House this Saturday Nov 10 1-3pm
Ready for your renovation ideas - this very spacious 1300 sq/ft double wide has a great floor plan with 2 Bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, and a flex room that can easily become a 3rd bedroom. Features include entertainment size living and dining room, spacious kitchen with adjoining eating area and a big laundry room that goes out to a back deck. Large Master offers full ensuite with tub, separate standing shower & walk in closet. Large 2nd BR. Exterior features include front covered deck perfect for year round enjoyment, and an attached storage shed. Pineridge community is for those 55+, indoor cat and 1 small dog. Pad Rental is 562.00/month. Still AVAILABLE - Deal Collapsed OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, Nov 10 from 1-3pm
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 October brings slight bump to sales for Fraser Valley


SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley housing market saw slight increases in both total transactions and overall inventory this month after sales hit their lowest point for the year in September.


The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,155 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October, a decrease of 35.8 per cent compared to the 1,779 sales in October of last year, and a 11.6 per cent increase compared to sales in September 2018.


Of the 1,155 sales, 438 were residential detached homes, 306 were townhouses, and 292 were apartments.

“While slight, this is the first time since May that sales here have been on the upswing.” said John Barbisan, President of the Board. “We’re beneath typical activity levels for this time of year but it’s good to see that buyers and sellers are still finding success this season.”


Active inventory for the Fraser Valley in October finished at 7,746 listings, increasing 1.3 per cent month-over-month and 41.3 per cent year-over-year.


A total of 2,776 new listings were received by the Board in October, a 5.8 per cent decrease from that received in September 2018, and a 12 per cent increase compared to October 2017.


“We’re in a much better spot in terms of overall inventory compared to this time last year, and now closer to a more balanced market. Attached inventory in particular has seen notable gains, doubling year-over-year for townhouses and nearly tripling for apartments.”


For the Fraser Valley region, the average number of days to sell both an apartment and townhouse in October was 31. Single family detached homes remained on the market for an average of 39 days before selling.


HPI® Benchmark Price Activity 


• Single Family Detached: At $986,700, the Benchmark price for a single family detached home in the Fraser Valley decreased 0.2 per cent compared to September 2018 and increased 1.1 per cent compared to October 2017.


• Townhomes: At $538,400, the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley in the Fraser Valley decreased 1.4 per cent compared to September 2018 and increased 7.1 per cent compared to October 2017.


• Apartments: At $432,800, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley decreased 1.3 per cent compared to September 2018 and increased 17.2 per cent compared to October 2017.


Full package:
http://www.fvreb.bc.ca/statistics/Package201810.pdf

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Please visit our Open House at 64 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, November 4, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, NOV 4 from 1-3pm
Very spacious with a great floor plan that creates a nice flow through this 2 BR 2 bath home, flex room can easily become a 3rd bedroom. Features include entertainment size living and dining room, spacious kitchen with adjoining eating area and a big laundry room that goes out to the back deck. Large Master offers full ensuite with tub, separate shower, large 2nd BR. Exterior features include front covered deck perfect for year round enjoyment, attached storage shed. Enough parking for a trailer or a boat! Pineridge community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Area amenities include grocery and restaurants, call soon for a showing! Pad Rental is 562.00/month. Still AVAILABLE - Deal Collapsed OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, NOV 4 from 1-3pm
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The Landing by Kerr Properties is offering 78 units in the heart of vibrant Langley, BC. This Langley condos for sale is available with one bedroom units providing up to 678 sqft and two bedroom units offering up to 1,699 sqft, The Landing has the perfect amount of space for your busy lifestyle.



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Please visit our Open House at 64 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, October 20, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM Open House this weekend Saturday and Sunday from 1-3 PM
Very spacious with a great floor plan that creates a nice flow through this 2 BR 2 bath home, flex room can easily become a 3rd bedroom. Features include entertainment size living and dining room, spacious kitchen with adjoining eating area and a big laundry room that goes out to the back deck. Large Master offers full ensuite with tub, separate shower, large 2nd BR. Exterior features include front covered deck perfect for year round enjoyment, attached storage shed. Enough parking for a trailer or a boat! Pineridge community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Area amenities include grocery and restaurants, call soon for a showing! OPEN HOUSE this weekend Saturday, Oct. 20 & Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1-3 PM
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Please visit our Open House at 64 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, October 21, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Very spacious with a great floor plan that creates a nice flow through this 2 BR 2 bath home, flex room can easily become a 3rd bedroom. Features include entertainment size living and dining room, spacious kitchen with adjoining eating area and a big laundry room that goes out to the back deck. Large Master offers full ensuite with tub, separate shower, large 2nd BR. Exterior features include front covered deck perfect for year round enjoyment, attached storage shed. Enough parking for a trailer or a boat! Pineridge community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Area amenities include grocery and restaurants, call soon for a showing! OPEN HOUSE this weekend Saturday, Oct. 20 & Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1-3 PM
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I have listed a new property at 28 12099 237 ST in Maple Ridge.
Bright upper unit in family friendly Gabriola Complex. - One level 2 bedroom 1 bath townhouse with open floor plan, vaulted ceilings & gas fireplace. Completely renovated Kitchen with white shaker cabinets, quartz countertops and updated S/S appliances. Bathroom has also been updated and the majority of the home has been repainted, comes with 2 parking stalls, storage locker... Perfect for first time home buyer! Easy access to public transportation, shopping, and school. Easy to show - call for showings!
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I have listed a new property at 64 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Very spacious with a great floor plan that creates a nice flow through this 2 BR 2 bath home, flex room can easily become a 3rd bedroom. Features include entertainment size living and dining room, spacious kitchen with adjoining eating area and a big laundry room that goes out to the back deck. Large Master offers full ensuite with tub, separate shower, large 2nd BR. Exterior features include front covered deck perfect for year round enjoyment, attached storage shed. Enough parking for a trailer or a boat! Pineridge community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Area amenities include grocery and restaurants, call soon for a showing!
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Please visit our Open House at 8554 MCEWEN PL in Mission.
Open House on Saturday, October 13, 2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Location, Location, Location.... This Hatzic beauty is located in a cul-de-sac and is walking distance to Hatzic Park, Elementary and Middle Schools. This 2,240 sq/ft family home boasts 3 bed 1 bath up with 1 bed, 1 bath below. Central A/C built in Vac. and alarm, crown moldings, thick baseboards, and a lovely oak kitchen with Whirlpool appliances + new hot water tank. Large living room with spacious rec room, with huge wrap around deck with steps down to the backyard . Roast marsh-mellows in the fire pit while enjoying the private yard with mature Cherry, Apple and Pair trees looking over a greenbelt, this home is a must see...
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I have listed a new property at LT.10 2075 168 ST in Surrey.
Ready to build by the end of summer 2018. South facing large RF-12 lot in one of the most desirable locations in South Surrey. Fully serviced lot just minutes to shopping , SouthRidge, Grandview Aquatic Centre and the US / Canada border.
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Housing supply ample as buyers remain hesitant in September

SURREY, BC – The slowing of sales activity and expansion of overall inventory that has defined much of 2018 for the Fraser Valley housing market continued in September, with sales at their lowest point and inventory at its highest for the year.


The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,035 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in September, a decrease of 36.1 per cent compared to the 1,619 sales in September of last year, and a 10.4 per cent decrease compared to sales in August 2018.


Of those 1,035 sales, 376 were residential detached homes, 250 were townhouses, and 274 were apartments. This was the lowest number of transactions in a month this year for each category.


“Buyers remain reluctant as the market continues to adjust,” said John Barbisan, President of the Board. “We’re seeing good things happening in terms of inventory, but it only opens the door so much while prices are moving at a much slower rate.”


Active inventory for the Fraser Valley in September finished at 7,647 listings, increasing 4.2 per cent month-over-month and 30.6 per cent year-over-year. This is the highest level of supply for the Fraser Valley since July 2015.


A total of 2,946 new listings were received by the Board in September, a 14.4 per cent increase from that received in August 2018, and a 3.4 per cent increase compared to September 2017’s intake.


“If you want to sell soon, the most important thing you can do to be successful is to price effectively. Talk to your REALTOR® who can help you understand what buyers are looking for in your local market.”


For the Fraser Valley region, the average number of days to sell an apartment in September was 33, and 32 for townhomes. Single-family detached homes remained on the market for an average of 39 days before selling.


HPI® Benchmark Price Activity 


• Single Family Detached: At $988,900, the Benchmark price for a single-family detached home in the Fraser Valley decreased 2 per cent compared to August 2018 and increased 1.1 per cent compared to September 2017.

• Townhomes: At $546,100, the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley in the Fraser Valley decreased 0.4 per cent compared to August 2018 and increased 9.5 per cent compared to September 2017.

• Apartments: At $438,700, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley decreased 1 per cent compared to August 2018 and increased 22.5 per cent compared to September 2017.


Full package:


http://www.fvreb.bc.ca/statistics/Package201809.pdf

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Please visit our Open House at 124 1770 128 ST in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, October 6, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Welcome to the Palisades! A well managed complex in the heart of Ocean Park. An easy walk to shops, banking, Safeway, restaurants, transit and minutes to Crescent Beach. The owners have lovingly cared for this traditional home and it shows. Three sky lights and lots of windows provide ample light throughout the spacious floor plan. The main offers a formal dining room, living room, eating area, open kitchen and a den that can flex for your needs and walks out to a sunny, fully fenced patio. Upstairs boasts 2 master bedrooms with 2 ensuite's. The basement space is partially finished and is great for media, rec, hobbies or storage. 1 dog any size or 2 cats allowed, no rentals, no age restrictions. A must see!!
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I have listed a new property at 8554 MCEWEN PL in Mission.
Location, Location, Location.... This Hatzic beauty is located in a cul-de-sac and is walking distance to Hatzic Park, Elementary and Middle Schools. This 2,240 sq/ft family home boasts 3 bed 1 bath up with 1 bed, 1 bath below. Central A/C built in Vac. and alarm, crown moldings, thick baseboards, and a lovely oak kitchen with Whirlpool appliances + new hot water tank. Large living room with spacious rec room, with huge wrap around deck off the back. Roast marsh-mellows in the fire pit while enjoying the private back yard looking over a greenbelt, this home is a must see...
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Please visit our Open House at 8554 MCEWEN PL in Mission.
Open House on Sunday, September 23, 2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM .
Location, Location, Location.... This Hatzic beauty is located in a cul-de-sac and is walking distance to Hatzic Park, Elementary and Middle Schools. This 2,240 sq/ft family home boasts 3 bed 1 bath up with 1 bed, 1 bath below. Central A/C built in Vac. and alarm, crown moldings, thick baseboards, and a lovely oak kitchen with Whirlpool appliances + new hot water tank. Large living room with spacious rec room, with huge wrap around deck off the back. Roast marsh-mellows in the fire pit while enjoying the private back yard looking over a greenbelt, this home is a must see...
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