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I have sold a property at 101 27358 32 AVE in Langley.
Affordable and a floorplan to floor you! Awesome layout makes life easier and generous size rooms add to the value of this end location condo! The master suite features walk in closet, 3 pce ensuite, sliders to large west exposed concrete deck; living/diningroom combo offers ample space for full size dining suite; gas fireplace, access to 2nd and separate concrete deck; space saver kitchen, guest sized 2nd BR adjacent to main bath, laundry closet with storage, large entrance. Other features include roof renewal, locker storage, activity room, secure owner parking. Family and pet friendly building, call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have sold a property at 207 20600 53A AVE in Langley.
A floorplan to floor you! Awesome layout makes life easier and big rooms add to the value of this extra large corner condo! The huge Master suite features walk in closet, 4 pce ensuite, sliders to private deck; living/diningroom combo offers ample space for full size dining suite, gas fireplace, bay window, access to separate wrap around deck; bright and roomy eating area and familyroom off kitchen, guest sized 2nd BR adjacent to main bath, full size laundry room with storage, large entrance. Other features include same floor locker storage, guest suite, activity & games room on main, secure owner parking and loads of visitor parking. For those 45+ with no pets, call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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Dated Decor - Are there any that have overstayed their welcome in your home? With another year behind us, it seems fitting to talk about those once-stylish décor choices that could cause your home to look like it's stuck in a time warp, and turn buyers off when you're trying to sell.

Mirrored Closet Doors 
Few things evoke the 1980s quite like those sliding mirror doors with the brassy trim. But what if you like that they brighten and open up the room? Update mirrored doors by creating patterns with spray- or stick-on frosting, applying stylish decals, and/or painting the frame and track. Want to get rid of or disguise the mirror frugally? Replace the doors with panel curtains or cover them with grasscloth for a nature-inspired look, or wood veneer and rice paper for shoji-screen style.

Popcorn Ceilings 
Also called acoustic ceilings, popcorn ceilings were popular in the 1950s through the 1980s due to their ability to dampen sound and hide imperfections. Today, most homeowners want rid of them and many homebuyers consider them a dealbreaker. Why? They could contain asbestos, depending on their age; they're hard to repair and paint; and they can trigger allergies because they trap and degrade into dust. You can remove popcorn ceilings yourself by wetting them and scraping off the texture, but leave the job to professionals if asbestos is present.

Old-School Track Lighting 
Speaking of ceilings, they can feel rather cluttered and obtrusive when outfitted with older track lighting systems. You know the type: those big, bulky, white or black "cans" that were popular in the '90s. You don't have to abandon track lighting altogether to get with the times. Today's systems offer more subtle, streamlined designs, with smaller, less overwhelming, track heads and a variety of finishes, such as chrome and nickel, that also help bring track lighting into the 21st century.

Overdressed Windows 
Are your windows wearing too many layers (e.g., blinds, sheers, drapes, and valances)? Are they dressed up in frilly accessories like swags, jabots, and festoons? Are your curtains "puddled" on the floor? Heavily dressed windows not only look dated, but also block out natural light (which you definitely don't want when selling your home). The trend has moved away from a lot of fuss on windows and towards simple, sleek treatments that let the light in and that highlight, rather than overpower, your views and architecture.

Faux Finishes 
Like popcorn ceilings, faux painting techniques like ragging and sponging caught on in part due to their ability to hide imperfections. But these days, when décor trends are all about clean lines and simplicity, faux finishes are often seen as a faux pas. It's bold colors (unless your home is for sale), and the solid paint jobs that show them off, that are en vogue. Just as well – faux finishes are more difficult to apply and harder to paint over when you tire of them.

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I have listed a new property at 21 8855 212 ST in Langley.
Grow a family here! Welcome to Golden Ridge, kid and pet friendly, this 2 BR 3 bath townhome is a great place to start! Features include large entrance foyer, new kitchen with white and glass cabinetry, double wall ovens, induction range top, stone counters; dining area is adjacent to spacious livingroom with off set gas fireplace and access to south exposed patio. King Size MBDRM up offers triple windows, walk in closet and 5 piece ensuite with separate soaker tub, shower & double vanity. Computer or book nook is located right beside 2nd BR and is ideal for study or reading area. Additional open parking available, ample visitor parking too. Mere steps from schools and shops, this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have sold a property at 201 1153 VIDAL ST in White Rock.
Presto and you're there! West Beach beckons from this sweet Montecito by the Sea 2 BR 2 bath condo! Features include hardwood flooring, open kitchen with meal bar, living/diningroom with offset gas fireplace and access to covered BBQ size balcony overlooking garden courtyard. Mbdrm includes ensuite with double shower; large separate laundry room features storage; secure parking space included. Common area features updated hallways and lobby; 1 small pet welcome, reasonable strata fee includes gas and hot water. Quiet cul de sac location, area amenities feature numerous restaurants, shops, ice cream and chocolate specialties and of course, the beach! Call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 157 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Maxi home, mini price! This 2 BR 2 bath MacKenzie plan features spacious cross hall living and diningroom, bright, open kitchen with meal nook, cozy familyroom. Mbdrm overlooks trails, features Jack & Jill closets, large ensuite with soaker tub, 2nd BR is ideal for guest use or den. Updates include roof, A/C, large covered deck perfect for year round use, fenced yard, separate storage. Park amenities include clubhouse with hobby & exercise areas, workshop & doggy park. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet, location is in the heart of all that Walnut Grove has to offer with shops, restaurants, freeway access close by. Call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have sold a property at 79 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Maxi home, mini price! Rarely available double wide is move in ready! Spacious floor plan showcases living/dining area, updated family size kitchen features white cabinetry, pantry, laundry closet, den/family room with separate access to sundeck; recent updates include vinyl windows, California shutters, electric fireplace, A/C, hot water tank. Mbdrm will accomodate K/S bed, features walk in closet and private access to bath. 2nd BR ideal for guests or craft/hobbies with oversize storage closet. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet, amenities include social activities in fully equipped kitchen, clubhouse, workshop, doggie park. Area offers shops, restaurants & transit. This good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 101 27358 32 AVE in Langley.
Affordable and a floorplan to floor you! Awesome layout makes life easier and generous size rooms add to the value of this end location condo! The master suite features walk in closet, 3 pce ensuite, sliders to large west exposed concrete deck; living/diningroom combo offers ample space for full size dining suite; gas fireplace, access to 2nd and separate concrete deck; space saver kitchen, guest sized 2nd BR adjacent to main bath, laundry closet with storage, large entrance. Other features include roof renewal, locker storage, activity room, secure owner parking. Family and pet friendly building, call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

SURREY, BC – Fraser Valley’s real estate market showed no signs of slowing down, producing the strongest sales for January on record.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,338 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January, an increase of 57 per cent compared to January 2015 and 13 per cent fewer then were processed in December. Sales in January ranked at the top for the last ten years coming in 57 per cent over the 10-year average, and 5 per cent higher than the previous record of 1,270 sales in January 1992.

Jorda Maisey, President of the Board said, “Typically, we see January numbers slow down post-holiday season, but so far demand for Fraser Valley homes hasn’t let up. Homebuyers are reluctant to wait when the market is moving this fast.”

“There are a number of factors we can attribute this jump to, but most importantly, we’re seeing that the demand for owning a home continues to rise and inventory is struggling to keep up. Job creation and a strong BC economy are drawing more people to our region; and despite rising prices in some areas, many communities within the Fraser Valley remain affordable.”

The Board received 2,510 new listings in January, a decrease of 8 per cent compared to January of last year. The total active inventory for January was 4,790, down 34 per cent from last year’s 7,307 active listings.

Maisey explained, “Homeowners may be reluctant to sell because they love their home and where they live. However, for those looking to enter the market and perhaps are waiting for spring, we suggest you and your REALTOR® start planning now. There are a lot of people out there who will want your home.”

Across Fraser Valley, the average number of days to sell a single family detached home in January 2016 was 33 days, compared to 55 days in January 2015.

The MLS® HPI benchmark price of a Fraser Valley single family detached home in January was $691,100, an increase of 20.9 per cent compared to January 2015 when it was $571,700.

In January, the benchmark price of townhouses was $334,400, an increase of 13.8 per cent compared to $293,800 in January 2015. The benchmark price of apartments also increased year-over-year by 7.8 per cent, going from $189,500 in January 2015 to $204,300 in January 2016.

 

Find the January Statistics Package here.

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I have listed a new property at 207 20600 53A AVE in Langley.
A floorplan to floor you! Awesome layout makes life easier and big rooms add to the value of this extra large corner condo! The huge Master suite features walk in closet, 4 pce ensuite, sliders to private deck; living/diningroom combo offers ample space for full size dining suite, gas fireplace, bay window, access to separate wrap around deck; bright and roomy eating area and familyroom off kitchen, guest sized 2nd BR adjacent to main bath, full size laundry room with storage, large entrance. Other features include same floor locker storage, guest suite, activity & games room on main, secure owner parking and loads of visitor parking. For those 45+ with no pets, call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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