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I have sold a property at 155 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Rarely available! Features of this Mackenzie plan rancher include open kitchen & nook, triple skylites, cozy familyroom with access to deck & fenced yard, cross hall living & diningroom. Master BR features Jack & Jill closets, large ensuite with jetted soaker tub, roomy 2nd BR is perfect for guest use or den, laundry room with full size washer & dryer. Updates include hardwood flooring, kitchen counters, stainless appliances, roof (2016). Bonus, single garage and open parking. Park amenities include clubhouse, off leash pooch park, social activities, visitor & RV parking. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Pad rent $798 includes sewer,water, use of common property. Call soon or this good buy is good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 2 2315 198 ST in Langley.
Roomy and awesome floor plan creates a nice flow through this spacious 2 BR 2 bath home with features that include entertainment size living and diningroom, kitchen with ample cabinets and meal counter, pantry cupboard, adjoining den with access to covered deck. Large master offers wall to wall closet, huge 5 piece ensuite with soaker tub and walk in shower. 2nd BR ideal for guests, oversize laundry/utility offers lots of storage options. Mechanical updates include hot water tank, recently serviced furnace. The exterior features covered deck perfect for year round use, powered workshop/shed, attractive level yard space. This community is for those 45+ (no resident under 17) and 1 small pet. Call soon or this good buy is good bye!
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Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley saw a much-needed increase to new housing inventory entering the market in May, supporting growing demand for residential properties in the region. Last month marked the highest level of sales for the Fraser Valley since June of last year, and the second-highest level for a May historically.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,707 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, a decrease of 7 per cent compared to the 2,911 sales in May of last year, and a 21.4 per cent increase compared to the 2,230 sales in April 2017.

Of the 2,707 sales processed last month, 620 were townhouses and 609 were apartments. Attached home sales combined continued the 10-month trend of surpassing detached sales in the region.

“The further we get into this year’s market, the less 2016 looks like an anomaly in terms of demand and sales activity. If it wasn’t clear before, the Fraser Valley is now a prime, highly sought-after destination for home owners of all types,” said Gopal Sahota, Board President.

In May the total active inventory for the Fraser Valley was 5,203 listings, a decrease of 9.5 per cent year-over-year, and an increase of 5.9 per cent compared to the available inventory in April 2017.

The Board received 3,712 new listings in May; a 1 per cent increase from last year’s 3,674 new listing for the month, and a 25.8 per cent increase compared to April 2017’s incoming listings.

“We’re very happy to see the bump inventory we were looking for in April. I think sellers will certainly be glad that demand hasn’t let-up since the start of the spring market and more options for potential buyers is always a good thing.”

For the Fraser Valley region, the average number of days to sell a single family detached home in May 2017 was 23 days, compared to 16 days in May 2016.

HPI® Benchmark Price Activity

  • Single Family Detached: At $915,800, the Benchmark price for a single family detached home in the Valley increased 3 per cent compared to April 2017, and increased 9.8 per cent compared to May 2016.
  • Townhomes: At $458,900 the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley increased 2.9 per cent compared to April 2017, and increased 25.7 per cent compared to May 2016.
  • Apartments: At $295,000, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley increased 3.4 per cent compared to April 2017, and increased 31 per cent compared to May 2016.

Find the May Statistics Package here.

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I have listed a new property at 96 9208 208 ST in Langley.
Holiday at home! Enjoy resort style living with amenities that include lap pool, hot tub, well appointed clubhouse and social activities! Features of this Mulberry plan include spacious living/diningroom, open plan kitchen with centre island, extra storage, familyroom with heat controlled fireplace and access to extended patio and private yard, large master on main with nicely updated 5 piece ensuite includes soaker tub, 2 roomy bedrooms up with privacy access to bath. Vaulted ceilings ensure light, bright atmosphere, double garage comfortably accommodates 2 vehicles. This gated community is for those 45+, 1 small pet ok, close to transit, shops, restaurants, recreation. Call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 155 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Rarely available! Features of this Mackenzie plan rancher include open kitchen & nook, triple skylites, cozy familyroom with access to deck & fenced yard, cross hall living & diningroom. Master BR features Jack & Jill closets, large ensuite with jetted soaker tub, roomy 2nd BR is perfect for guest use or den, laundry room with full size washer & dryer. Updates include hardwood flooring, kitchen counters, stainless appliances, roof (2016). Bonus, single garage and open parking. Park amenities include clubhouse, off leash pooch park, social activities, visitor & RV parking. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Pad rent $798 includes sewer,water, use of common property. Call soon or this good buy is good bye!
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I have sold a property at 66 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Cool price, hot item! Features include spacious livingroom, step saver kitchen with updated counters & cabinet doors, separate dining room with access to covered deck. Updates include vinyl windows, double shower, vanity, sink & toilet in renovated bathroom. MBDRM offers ample closet space with built in drawers, 2nd BR is ideal for guest, den or hobby room, flex room offers separate entrance to covered deck. Fenced yard features lawn space, separate storage. Pad rent $740 includes water, sewer, use of common property. Forest Green amenities include clubhouse, social activities, off leash pooch park, visitor & RV parking. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Call soon or this good buy will be good bye!
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I have sold a property at 10 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Roomy and awesome floor plan creates a nice flow through this 2 BR 2 bath home with features that include entertainment size living and diningroom, centre gas fireplace, spacious kitchen with pantry, adjoining family room with sliders to covered deck. Large master offers full ensuite with soaker tub, separate shower, 2nd BR offers privacy access to main bath. Exterior features include covered deck perfect for year round enjoyment, detached storage cabin. Spectacular location features creek at rear and side greenspace. Pineridge community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Area amenities include grocery and restaurants, call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley real estate market continued to show strength in April, reaching the highest sales level for the region in the past ten months.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,230 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April, a decrease of 24.9 per cent compared to the 2,969 sales this time last year and a 0.8 per cent increase compared to the 2,213 sales in March 2017.

Of the 2,230 sales processed in April, 438 were townhouses and 567 were apartments.

Gopal Sahota, President of the Board, on the pace of the market in April,

“Growing demand is catching up to the limited inventory we have available currently, and that’s creating a less-than-ideal environment for both buyers and sellers.  People want to live in the Valley right now and we need more listings to support that.”

Total active inventory for the Fraser Valley last month was 4,913 listings, the lowest seen for an April in ten years. Inventory levels decreased 13.8 per cent when compared to April 2016, but did increase slightly by 2.2 per cent month-over-month.

The Board received 2,950 new listings in April, a 4 per cent decrease from March 2017, and a 25.2 per cent decrease compared to April 2016’s 3,942 incoming listings.

“Pricing continues to be impacted by the persisting demand for our region. However, there’s lots of opportunity throughout the Valley where homes – especially attached homes – remain affordable and available. Talk to your REALTOR® to see what’s out there, and might be right for you.”

For the Fraser Valley region, the average number of days to sell a single family detached home in April 2017 was 26 days, compared to 15 days in April of last year.

HPI® Benchmark Price Activity

Single Family Detached:
At $888,900, the Benchmark price for a single family detached home in the Valley increased 2.3 per cent compared to March 2017, and increased 14.5 per cent compared to April 2016.

Townhomes:
At $446,000 the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley increased 3.2 per cent compared to March 2017, and increased 26.2 per cent compared to April 2016.

Apartments:
At $285,400, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley increased 3.1 per cent compared to March 2017, and increased 29.8 per cent compared to April 2016.

Find the April Statistics Package here.

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I have listed a new property at 10 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Roomy and awesome floor plan creates a nice flow through this 2 BR 2 bath home with features that include entertainment size living and diningroom, centre gas fireplace, spacious kitchen with pantry, adjoining family room with sliders to covered deck. Large master offers full ensuite with soaker tub, separate shower, 2nd BR offers privacy access to main bath. Exterior features include covered deck perfect for year round enjoyment, detached storage cabin. Spectacular location features creek at rear and side greenspace. Pineridge community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Area amenities include grocery and restaurants, call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have sold a property at 95 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Roomy and awesome open floor plan creates a nice flow through this rare 3 BR 2 bath home with features that include entertainment size living and diningroom, kitchen with tiled counters, walk in pantry, adjoining family room. Large master offers walk in closet, updated ensuite includes double shower, main bath features soaker tub, modern vanity & fixtures, 2nd & 3rd BR are ideal size for guest use and home office, separate laundry room with storage. Mechanical and cosmetic updates include furnace, hot water tank, vinyl windows, floor coverings, light fixtures, window blinds. The exterior features covered upper deck perfect for year round enjoyment and open lower deck with access ramp, yard space and bonus storage cabin.
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I have sold a property at 5 9080 198 ST in Langley.
This wallet pleaser is budget friendly! Features include living/dining area, built in hutch, step saver kitchen, wheelchair accessible covered deck with ramp and hoist. Updates include vinyl windows, gas stove, most kitchen cabinets, double shower, comfort height toilet, vanity & sink, non slip flooring. MBDRM offers ample closet space, 2nd BR is ideal as den, hobby room or as oversized pantry & storage. Pad rent $709 per month includes water, sewer, use of common property. Forest Green amenities include clubhouse, social activities, off leash pooch park, visitor & RV parking. This gated community is for for 55+ and 1 small pet and offers easy access to shops & transit. Call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 95 2270 196 ST in Langley.
Roomy and awesome open floor plan creates a nice flow through this rare 3 BR 2 bath home with features that include entertainment size living and diningroom, kitchen with tiled counters, walk in pantry, adjoining family room. Large master offers walk in closet, updated ensuite includes double shower, main bath features soaker tub, modern vanity & fixtures, 2nd & 3rd BR are ideal size for guest use and home office, separate laundry room with storage. Mechanical and cosmetic updates include furnace, hot water tank, vinyl windows, floor coverings, light fixtures, window blinds. The exterior features covered upper deck perfect for year round enjoyment and open lower deck with access ramp, yard space and bonus storage cabin. Pineridge community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Call soon!
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Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

SURREY, BC – Propelled by significant activity in attached categories, March housing sales in the Fraser Valley reached their second highest point in ten years, trailing only last year’s extraordinary market levels.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,213 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March, a decrease of 26.4 per cent compared to the 3,006 sales in March of last year, and a 58.5 per cent increase compared to the 1,396 sales in February 2017.

Of the 2,213 sales processed last month, 526 were townhouses and 638 were apartments, representing over half of the region’s total sales of all property types for the seventh straight month.

“Inventory levels aren’t where we’d like them to be, especially with demand picking up as we move deeper into the spring season,” said Gopal Sahota, Board President. “However, that being said, it’s great to see more buyers turning to our burgeoning apartment and townhome markets and taking some of the pressure off of detached homes.”

Last month the total active inventory for the Fraser Valley was 4,808 listings, the lowest level seen for a March in ten years. Active inventory increased by 3.5 per cent month-over-month, and decreased 12.3 per cent when compared to March 2016.

The Board received 3,072 new listings in March, a 41.5 per cent increase from February 2017, and a 24.3 per cent decrease compared to March 2016’s 4,057 new listings.

“We’ve never seen sales like this for our attached category homes. Whereas buyers may have had a more relaxed experience looking for a townhome a few years ago, things have certainly changed: competition is up, and listings are moving fast”, added Sahota.

“Talk to your REALTOR® to help you understand what’s happening in your community. The support of a local expert goes a long way when navigating a busy spring market here in the Valley.”

HPI® Benchmark Price Activity

  • Single Family Detached: At $869,000, the Benchmark price for a single family detached home in the Valley increased 1.1 per cent compared to February 2017, and increased 17.3 per cent compared to March 2016.
  • Townhomes: At $432,100 the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley increased 2.3 per cent compared to February 2017, and increased 25.5 per cent compared to March 2016.
  • Apartments: At $276,900, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley increased 3.7 per cent compared to February 2017, and increased 27.5 per cent compared to March 2016.

Find the March Statistics Package here.


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I have sold a property at 146 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Rarely available! Features of this Mackenzie plan rancher include open kitchen & nook, triple skylites, cozy familyroom, cross hall living & diningroom. Master BR features Jack & Jill closets, large ensuite with jetted soaker tub, roomy 2nd BR is perfect for guest use or den, laundry room opens to covered deck & fenced yard. Updates include newer appliances, roof, h/w tank, double shower in main bath. Bonus...single garage with access to extra height crawl space, 1 open parking spot also included. Park amenities include clubhouse, off leash pooch park, social activities. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Pad rent $779 includes water, sewer, use of common property. Call soon or this good buy is good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 66 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Cool price, hot item! Features include spacious livingroom, step saver kitchen with updated counters & cabinet doors, separate dining room with access to covered deck. Updates include vinyl windows, double shower, vanity, sink & toilet in renovated bathroom. MBDRM offers ample closet space with built in drawers, 2nd BR is ideal for guest, den or hobby room, flex room offers separate entrance to covered deck. Fenced yard features lawn space, separate storage. Pad rent $740 includes water, sewer, use of common property. Forest Green amenities include clubhouse, social activities, off leash pooch park, visitor & RV parking. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Call soon or this good buy will be good bye!
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I have sold a property at 333 2451 GLADWIN RD in Abbotsford.
Awesome layout makes life easier! This 2 BR 2 bath condo in the Oaks at Centennial Court offers top floor location, open, bright floor plan, separate diningroom, master suite with double shower, Jack & Jill closets, opposite side 2nd BR offers direct access to main bath. Features include kitchen pantry with pullouts, oversize linen closet, wrap around cabinets in laundry, spacious deck off livingroom, off set gas fireplace. Consider a stay-cation with building amenities that includes indoor pool, steam room & hottub, guest suite, library & workshop. Seven Oaks shops and Mill Lake are just steps away. This 55+ community is perfect for a carefree lifestyle! Call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 146 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Rarely available! Features of this Mackenzie plan rancher include open kitchen & nook, triple skylites, cozy familyroom, cross hall living & diningroom. Master BR features Jack & Jill closets, large ensuite with jetted soaker tub, roomy 2nd BR is perfect for guest use or den, laundry room opens to covered deck & fenced yard. Updates include newer appliances, roof, h/w tank, double shower in main bath. Bonus...single garage with access to extra height crawl space, 1 open parking spot also included. Park amenities include clubhouse, off leash pooch park, social activities. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Pad rent $779 includes water, sewer, use of common property. Call soon or this good buy is good bye!
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Dryer sheets are good for more than just cutting the static in your clothes, for example:

Dusting: Used dryer sheets are effective for dusting surfaces such as computer screens, TV screens, window blinds, baseboards and so much more.

Cleaning: Sprinkle a few drops of water on a used dryer sheet and use it to wipe down your chrome bathroom faucets and to wipe away the soap scum on your shower door.

Keeping clothes fresh: Hang onto that just-washed scent by placing a dryer sheet in your clothes drawers. Pop used sheets in your shoes before putting them back in the closet, too. When storing seasonal clothing, slip an unused dryer sheet into the storage container to keep clothes smelling fresh.

Removing deodorant marks: Rub white residue away with a used dryer sheet.

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I have sold a property at 74 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Max home, mini price! It will pay to act quickly on rare value for this 2 BR, 2 bath home in Forest Green Estates! Features include party size livingroom, separate diningroom, bright kitchen with skylight & meal nook, king size MBDRM with walk in closet, 2 pce ensuite, well sized 2nd BR and separate den/office, covered deck, patio and storage shed. Pad rent $764 per month includes use of clubhouse, social activities, off leash pooch park, visitor parking, water & sewer. RV parking is available at minimal cost. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet; shops, transit & recreation near. Call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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Courtesy of By Mary Hunt  Photo credit: misteraitch

Iknow it’s time. It’s been time for at least two years, possibly longer. I need to clean my kitchen. Now, before you send the Health Department to my address, let me explain. What I mean by “clean” is that I need to clean out and organize my kitchen pantry, cupboards and drawers. 

If you walked into my kitchen, you’d see a tidy and sanitary place. But don’t walk into the pantry or open a cupboard too hastily. Something might hit you on the head. At this moment, a bottle of Advil has been tossed on top of cereal boxes, which are resting on pudding boxes that have long ago expired.

Cynthia Ewer, editor of OrganizedHome.com says the first thing I need to do is harden my heart. An efficient, convenient kitchen, she says, must be pared to the bone. I must dare to dump anything and everything that is not absolutely necessary and useful.

CLEAR THE DECKS. Ewer instructs me to prepare four boxes with these labels: Put Away (Kitchen), Put Away (Elsewhere), Give Away (or Sell) and Storage. Now I am to tackle one shelf, drawer and cupboard at a time, putting each item into its proper box.

KITCHEN KEEPERS. Once everything has found its box, send three of the boxes out of the kitchen. Now comes decision time. Ewer is ruthless in suggesting I need to just get rid of the electric french-fry fryer, that strange gelatin mold in the shape of Mount Rushmore and the odd collection of sports bottles from all those walk-a-thons. Ditto for pans I don’t use, dishes I don’t like and specialty cooking tools that I never use because they’re too much trouble to clean.

NO MORE STALLING. I’m going to follow the Organized Home kitchen decluttering plan starting at the top: The top shelves, which Ewer says resemble an unknown landscape at the back of the moon. (I keep wondering when she’s been sneaking into my kitchen because she seems to know this place quite well.)

Here’s the rule: If I’ve used it in the last month, it’s a candidate to stay. If I used it yesterday, that will be the backbone of my newly organized kitchen.

I am committed; I am determined. I will box and banish. I will not stop until every shelf, every cupboard, every nook and cranny of my kitchen is cleared, cleaned and organized.

I don’t think I’m alone in this need for kitchen organization, so I’m extending an invitation for you to join me. Let’s call it the EC Spring Clean Kitchen Challenge. All who dare are invited to join me in this marathon event. Actually, I could use the company. Somehow knowing others are participating in the same drudgery will keep me on track and moving forward.

The only requirement to join is a willingness to get your kitchen organized. And to post a comment below telling me how you are going to get started.

Stay tuned because next week I’m going to help you get motivated to declutter books, CDs, DVDs and electronics—and quite possibly get paid to do it!

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