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I have sold a property at 179 3665 244 ST in Langley.
Come on in, you will be pleasantly surprised! Spacious and inviting, recent updates include A/C, gas fireplace with travertine tile finishing, french doors to family room; Mbdrm features walkin closet and 3 piece ensuite; large storage areaoff kitchen is ideal pantry area and has separate out door access, ample cupboards and storage thruout. Private patio offers year round use, small workshop has power for the tinker buff! Quick possession is possible, this park is not age restricted and one small pet is welcome...call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 119 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Rarely available! Act quickly on this spacious and well maintained rancher in private setting! Features include large, open kitchen with nook, triple skylights, garden window, cozy family room, cross hall living and dining room. Master BR features Jack and Jill closets, large ensuite bath with spa style soaker tub, roomy 2nd BR is perfect for guest use or den, laundry area opens to full length patio and fenced yard. Updates include laminate flooring and quality vinyl thruout, newer roof, double storage areas. Amenities include clubhouse with full kitchen and social activities. This gated community lifestyle is for those 55+ and 1 small pet; direct access to shops and transit. Call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 163 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Privacy a priority? No neighbours, just green space surrounds this extra large original custom show home! Features include party size living/diningroom, step saver kitchen with company nook, separate family room/den with indoor access to garage, double shower in main bath and soaker tub in ensuite, 2 spacious bedrooms. Updates include roof, central air, most appliances, new fencing surrounds easy care yard oasis. This home is beautifully maintained and should be on your list to view asap. Amenities include clubhouse with full kitchen, social activities and RV parking. This gated community lifestyle is for those 55+ and 1 small pet; direct access to Walnut Grove shops and transit. Call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 106 9080 198TH ST in Langley.
Priced to impress, looks equally good! The Seymour plan features entrance foyer, family room off kitchen, spacious living/dining room and bedrooms, walk thru closet to ensuite with offset soaker tub. Updates to this beautifully maintainedinclude roof, heat pump, A/C, blinds. Outdoor space includes 2 storage units, large side patio, cul de sac location. Amenities include clubhouse with full kitchen, social activities, RV and visitor parking. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet. Direct access to Walnut Grove shops and transit. A pride to show, call soon, this good buy will soon be goodbye!
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From BCREA

Vancouver, BC – November 15, 2013.  The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,673 residential sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in BC during October, up 26.5 per cent from October 2012. Total sales dollar volume was 34.5 per cent higher than a year ago at $3.6 billion. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $540,432, up 6.3 per cent from October 2012.

"The fall housing market is shaping up to be the most active in four years,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “Persistently low mortgage interest rates and an element of pent-up demand have driven home sales higher in the province’s large Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island markets."

"While the rebound in consumer demand has been significant, home sales are trending near the long-term average and any continued acceleration will depend on stronger economic and employment growth,” added Muir.

Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume was up 8.2 per cent to $33.6 billion, compared to the same period last year. Residential unit sales were up 5.1 per cent to 63,020 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 2.9 per cent at $533,321.

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I have listed a new property at 42 9080 198TH ST in Langley.
Come on in, you will be pleasantly surprised! Spacious and inviting, this open floor plan offers large livingroom, party size kitchen with built in buffet and ample cabinets, double walk in shower and generous sized bedrooms. Covered deck offers year round use and yard pad ready for storage structure. Amenities include clubhouse, social activities, shared workshop, RV parking. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet; direct access to Walnut Grove shops and transit. Call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 3885 205A ST in Langley.
Bring everything, this Brookswood beauty boasts liberal sized rooms! Rarely available, homes like this 6+ BR, 4 bath home aren't available often...features include family size livingroom with fireplace, vault ceiling, cross hall dining roomwith french door access to covered deck, u shape kitchen with meal nook, window seat and windows on every wall, den or bedroom with built in cabinets and private mini balcony, Mbdrm is a private oasis with ensuite bath and walkin closet. Oversize living area down includes 3 bedrooms, dressing room and ensuite off Mbdrm, gas fireplace, separate entry. The grounds feature mature trees and landscaping, fenced yard, detached storage/workshop; this very private setting is just steps from Bell Park.
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Please visit our Open House at 3885 205A ST in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, November 17, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bring everything, this Brookswood beauty boasts liberal sized rooms! Rarely available, homes like this 6+ BR, 4 bath home aren't available often...features include family size livingroom with fireplace, vault ceiling, cross hall dining roomwith french door access to covered deck, u shape kitchen with meal nook, window seat and windows on every wall, den or bedroom with built in cabinets and private mini balcony, Mbdrm is a private oasis with ensuite bath and walkin closet. Oversize living area down includes 3 bedrooms, dressing room and ensuite off Mbdrm, gas fireplace, separate entry. The grounds feature mature trees and landscaping, fenced yard, detached storage/workshop; this very private setting is just steps from Bell Park.
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The condition of your home is so important in how well it does when you put it up for sale. If you leave your home the way it is, the way you live in it daily, other people will probably not be able to see it’s potential. It might be obvious to you, but viewers need to be able to see it for themselves. This article outlines 4 ways that you can spruce up your home inside and out to generate the interest you want from buyers.

1. Landscape

The first in-person impression potential buyers will have of your house is the outside. You want to tidy up both the back and the front yards. Pull weeds, mow the lawn, and trim the hedges. If you can afford to plant some new and colourful flowers that would really brighten the yard. If your mailbox is looking dull, paint it or shine it up. The little things can make the biggest difference. Don’t forget to sweep the steps and walkway. If you have children who play outside, tidy up their toys. They don’t have to all be put away, but don’t let the yard look like an outdoor playroom.

 2. Get rid of clutter

Don’t distract potential buyers with your clutter. If your house looks messy, they won’t be able to see themselves living there. This is the perfect time to get rid of your clutter and junk since you’ll be moving anyway. Put everything in their places. Put books neatly on the bookshelves, DVDs and CDs in their storage areas. Get rid of all paper clutter either by filing them away or recycling them if they’re not needed. Avoid having piles of laundry sitting on the living room floor or dining room table when viewers are coming. Clear off the kitchen counters, except for basic items. You may keep lots of items on the counters because it’s convenient, but to potential buyers it might look like there isn’t enough storage space. Do the same with bathrooms.

 3. Spruce up the inside

In addition to decluttering your home, there are a few other things you can do to make your house inviting to viewers. If you have any rooms with bright or colours that are not neutral, you’d be well-advised to repaint them a neutral colour. While it would be easy enough for the new owner to do the painting, but many potential buyers will come into a home and be put off by strange colour choices. Clean the windows inside and out and given all appliances a good cleaning. Things that you no longer notice, like chipped paint in the hall, are things that people coming into your home for the first time will likely notice.

 4. Make it homey

Make your house feel warm and comforting to all who enter. Homey to you might mean lots of family photos all over the place, but people viewing your home are not your family. They want to be able to imagine their own family in the space. Put away most, but not all, of your photos. Things that you can add to make your house feel more homey are things such as flowers and candles. These are common items that most people enjoy. Scents also play a part in making a house feel homey. If you can, bake cookies that will come out of the over right before house viewers arrive. The smell of freshly baked cookies is one of the most comforting and reminds us all of home.

The time that you take to spruce up your home and make it look as fresh as possible will improve your chances of making a sale quicker than if you don’t do the extra work.

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I have listed a new property at 19 9080 198TH ST in Langley.
Cool price, hot item! Features of this cozy home include spacious living room, large eat in kitchen with new counters, newer carpets and flooring, updated bathroom, A/C window unit, all weather covered deck, metal roof, easy care vinylsiding, storage facility and fenced, landscaped yard with great garden and raised beds showcasing dahlias, sweet peas and more! Amenities include the Evergreen Club with full kitchen, social room and exercise centre, off leash doggie park. Forest Green Estates is in the centre of all that Walnut Grove has to offer with direct access to movies, dining, pubs, shops, transit. Call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
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From FVREB

SURREY, BC – An increase in sales and a decrease in new listings last month resulted in Fraser Valley’s real estate market returning to typical activity levels for October – on par with that month’s 10-year average.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board posted 1,249 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in October, an increase of 19 per cent compared to the 1,053 sales processed during October 2012. At the same time, the Board received 2,336 new listings, a decrease of 7 per cent compared to the 2,522 new listings received during the same time period last year.

Ron Todson, President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, says, “We’ve had a great summer and good early fall, but it’s important to remind everyone of the context. The last four months of 2012 were amongst the slowest for our real estate market in the last 15 years.

“What we’re witnessing is a return to a balanced residential market indicated by prices remaining unchanged or down slightly compared to a year ago, stable inventory levels and the average length of time to sell a home is about two months.”

In October, the benchmark price of single family detached homes in the Fraser Valley was $551,400 a 0.8 per cent increase compared to $546,900 during the same month last year. For townhouses, the benchmark price was $295,500, a decrease of 0.5 per cent compared to $297,100 in October 2012 and the benchmark price of apartments was $199,500, 2.2 per cent less than in October 2012 when it was $203,900.

In October, the Board’s listing inventory was 9,047, a decrease of 10 per cent compared to the 10,051 active properties that were available in October of 2012.

Todson adds, “We characterize our overall market as balanced because of the ratio of sales compared to the number of active listings, however that ratio changes for every community and property type in the Fraser Valley. We have quite a range; some markets with less than 10 per cent of inventory selling and others where more than 25 per cent of the housing stock will sell in one month. If you want to know what’s happening with your local market and how it would affect the selling price of your home, talk to your REALTOR®.

Find the October Statistics Package here.

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