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I have listed a new property at 73 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Maxi home, mini price! Rarely available double wide is move in ready and recent updates include appliances, blinds, carpet, dark toned laminate, trim accents, tile, outlets, lighting, brushed nickel hardware, bathroom with double vanity, new tub with tile surround and lo flow toilet. Spacious floor plan showcases living/great room, company friendly dining room, den/family/office area, updated cabinets in kitchen & laundry. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet, amenities include social activities in fully equipped kitchen, clubhouse, workshop, doggie park. Area amenities include shops restaurants & transit. Call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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The decision to buy a house is the biggest financial decision most people will ever have to make, so it's no surprise that it can also be one of the most stressful decisions too. So, is now a good time to buy or sell, or should you wait?

Concern about the spiraling cost of real estate in some parts of the country has prompted predictions of an impending correction in the country's housing market.

Responding to that speculation, Canada's finance minister, Joe Oliver, has expressed his opinion that, as he continues to monitor the rising housing prices closely for signs of overheating, he is "not especially worried."

"I'm monitoring it regularly, but the Bank of Canada as well as the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, which is the organization that insures most of the Canadian mortgages (about 70 percent) both feel we're looking at a soft landing," comments Oliver.

If you're selling, you'll want to get as much as possible for your own home, but then of course not have to overextend your finances for your next property. And that's where today's low interest rates can be the buying motivator.

Many feel they can't pass up the opportunity to take advantage of today's historically low financing rates, which can allow carrying a mortgage to be comparable to paying rent in some areas.

What's the right move for you? Let's talk about your own specific circumstances. Please call for a no-obligation discussion today!

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The decision to buy a house is the biggest financial decision most people will ever have to make, so it's no surprise that it can also be one of the most stressful decisions, too. So, is now a good time to buy or sell, or should you wait?

Concern about the spiraling cost of real estate in some parts of the country has prompted predictions of an impending correction in the country's housing market. Responding to that speculation, Canada's finance minister Joe Oliver has expressed his opinion that, as he continues to monitor the rising housing prices closely for signs of overheating, he is "not especially worried."

"I'm monitoring it regularly, but the Bank of Canada as well as the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation, which is the organization that insures most of the Canadian mortgages (about 70 percent) both feel we're looking at a soft landing," comments Oliver.

While you'll want to sell your home for as much as possible, you'll obviously not want to overextend your finances for your next property. And that's where today's low interest rates can be the buying motivator. Many feel they can't pass up the opportunity to take advantage of today's historically low financing rates, which can allow carrying a mortgage to be comparable to paying rent in some areas.

What's the right move for you? Let's talk about your own, specific circumstances and review the financial implications of all your options. Please call today for a no-obligation discussion!

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I have sold a property at 125 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 h/w dispenser & nook with extra cabinets, cozy familyroom with direct access to oversize covered patio perfect for year round living. Master BR overlooks private forest, features Jack & Jill closets, large ensuite with soaker tub, 2nd BR for guest use or den features Murphy style bed. Updates include low flow comfort height toilets, A/C & heat pump, n/gas BBQ with separate gas line, garage with workspace and shop style lighting. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet, location is in the heart of all that Walnut Grove has to offer. Call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 36 9080 198TH ST in Langley.
Lots of loving touches here in Grandma & Grandpa's house! Featured in Romantic Home, kitchen includes Harlequin style tile counters, oak cabinets with punched tin facings, centre island, bathrooms include jetted hydro spa tub & walk in shower. Recent updates include gas furnace, gas stove, light fixtures, 2 window style a/c units, thermal windows, vinyl siding. Covered deck is ideal for year round living, precious detached hideaway with heat & power will have grandkids claiming it as their own special space. This gated community is for those 55+ and 1 small pet, features include doggie parkette, clubhouse with full kitchen, well equipped workshop, ample visitor & RV parking. 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 Board processed 1,419 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in September, an increase of 25 per cent compared to the 1,131 sales during the same month last year, and an increase of 9 per cent compared to sales in August.

Ray Werger, the Board’s president, says, “Similar to this past summer, this is the busiest September we’ve had since 2009 with sales of all property types combined out-performing the 10-year average by 13 per cent.

“Residentially, the single family detached home remains the preferred property type. From North Delta to Mission, sales increased in every Fraser Valley community compared to last year with the price range of $400,000 to $699,999 garnering almost sixty per cent of our total detached market.”

New listing activity was also steady in September with the Board’s MLS® receiving 2,758 new listings, an increase of 16 per cent compared to last year, taking the total number of active listings by month-end to 9,156, a decrease of 7 per cent compared to September 2013.

Werger adds, “An important factor underlying the housing market is consumer confidence and in our region that confidence has been bolstered by the stability of home prices. Since March, the benchmark price of our three main residential property types combined has remained flat, increasing by only 0.6 per cent.

“Long-term, the value of single family detached homes has increased at a faster pace than it has for attached properties, particularly in areas such as Surrey, White Rock, Langley and Abbotsford where we’ve seen many new townhome and condo developments. The supply of new inventory has affected the price of resale product.”

The MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) benchmark price of a detached home in September was $569,800; an increase of 3.1 per cent compared to September 2013, when it was $552,900. In the last six months, the benchmark price of a detached home has increased by 1.1 per cent.

In September, the MLS® HPI benchmark price of Fraser Valley townhouses was $299,600; an increase of 1.1 per cent compared to $296,200 in September of last year, and in the last six months has increased by 0.8 per cent. The benchmark price of apartments decreased year-over-year by 4.7 per cent, going from $203,100 in September 2013 to $193,600 last month, and has decreased by 0.9 per cent in the last six months.

Find the September Statistics Package here.

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I have listed a new property at 1718 BEAMAN DR in Agassiz.
Cool price, hot item! Features of this 3 BR 2 bath ranch style home include spacious living/dining room, large eat in kitchen with updated oak cabinets, centre island & view of Mt Cheam, family room with off set gas fireplace and solar lite tube, sliders to patio, king size master with 4 piece ensuite, oversize windows throughout create light & bright. Updates include quality lino, furnace, well pump, double garage with built in storage. Large newly fenced yard space includes RV parking, detached workshop with power, gardens & fruit trees. This great offering is located on a no exit street, close to schools, parks and recreation. A pleasure to show, call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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Moving house isn't just about loading your furniture into a removal truck and unloading it in your new home. It also requires you to pack up your memories, and emotionally disconnect from the place where you held parties, celebrated anniversaries and raised your children. Drawing a line under a chapter of your life is tough. But if you refuse to pack your emotions along with the winter clothes, you unwittingly sabotage your chances of a successful home sale.

Selling their home can feel like cutting off an arm for some sellers. But if you still see your property as your home and not as a product to be packaged for sale, you won't be willing to make the changes necessary to achieve the quickest sale at the best price. Ultimately, you will lose money. Emotionally detaching from a home is never easy, but you can do it with these tips. 

1. Take your time

If you don't have to move quickly, don't. Your agent may be pushing you to list by the weekend, but that is her agenda, not yours. If the thought of leaving makes you tearful, slow down and only list when you and your house are ready.

2. Enlist help

You may not be able to pack away the family photographs but your sister, mother or husband might. Get support from your family and friends.

3. Be honest with your agent

Your agent acts in your best interests on the assumption that you want to sell your home.  She will not know how difficult this is for you unless you tell her. Be honest. If you don't tell your agent how you are feeling, and instead sabotage your chances of success by rejecting her advice, you are setting the relationship up to fail. This will make the situation more fraught than it needs to be, and you may lose out on a good deal.

4. Hire a home stager

Even if your home is in good condition, a home stager can remove your personal items and package your home ready for sale. As well as showing your home in its best light, staging will make the house feel less like your home and more like someone else's. It's a subtle but important step toward detaching.

5. Give buyers space

Regaling would-be buyers with your own personal take on the house will make them uneasy. You may have fond memories of little Jack crayoning on the wall in the kitchen, but buyers need to see the house as a blank canvas which they can make their own. Buyers need to be able to talk openly about the things they like or don't like about the home. Don't react angrily to their criticism, or you risk losing the sale. If you can't handle it, leave the house during viewings, and let your agent handle the business.

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