Posted in: Brookswood Langley, Langley Real Estate
I have sold a property at 25 2315 198TH ST in Langley.
Birds sing and trees whisper in gentle setting of this nicely maintained 2 BR home in Deer Creek Estates. This private perimeter location backs onto Little Campbell River; updates include spacious kitchen with extra wall length storage cabinets, living/dining room offers space for cozy seating or family size gatherings, family room/den addition with separate access to sundeck and additional detached storage included. Amenities include clubhouse & social activities, this community lifestyle is for those 45+ and 1 small pet, trails, shopping, transit, pub near. Call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
Posted in: Walnut Grove, Langley Real Estate
I have sold a property at 139 9080 198TH ST in Langley.
Priced to impress, looks equally good! View this updated, nicely maintained rancher with features that include bright, open kitchen with warm wood cabinets, tile counters, pull out drawers, buffet cabinet with feature lighting, meal nook with slider door access to huge deck and retractable awning, spa style bathroom with double sinks, wall to wall tile and stone shower, laundry centre with ample cabinets, closet organisers, gas fireplace enhances cozy living/diningroom area, vaulted ceilings, skylights. Also offering single garage with work space, additional parking, insulated storage ready crawl space. Amenities include clubhouse & social activities, nothing to do except move in! Call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
Posted in: Willoughby Heights, Langley Real Estate
I have sold a property at 467 8328 207A ST in Langley.
Wake up happy! This beautifully maintained 2 BR plus den A plan at Yorkson features 4th floor end corner location with large wrap deck and view to mountains, granite counters and vanity tops, stainless appliances including upgraded stove,maple cabinets, custom in suite storage, heated tile floor in bathrooms, island seating in kitchen, in suite laundry, A/C. Also included, 2 secure parking spaces, 1 is extra wide, individual secure storage with power, low maintenance fees. Pets and rentals permitted, this home also features a good, low interest assumable mortgage...easy ownership for those qualified! Call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
When selling your home, you need to carefully prepare it for the market in order to get the highest possible selling price. Staging your home with some simple but effective methods will help you accomplish this. Home staging can also help your home stand out from the competition and prevent your home from sitting on the market for a long time.
Buyers want to see homes that are open, air, free of clutter, and not too bogged down with the current owner's style and personality. It may be a bit difficult to put away your treasured mementos, photos, and personal items, but it is one of the best things you can do to make your home appeal to more buyers. If you put yourself in the buyer's shoes for a moment, you will realize that it could be difficult for them to imagine living there when your home is still decorated with photos of your family. You want buyers to be able to walk in an immediately envision their own family enjoying the home, and they will be more likely to make that connection without your personal photos on the wall. In addition, religious items should be removed as these can sometimes distract buyers from the home itself. In the home staging field this process is known as depersonalizing and it is a crucial step in making your home appeal to a wide range of buyers.
Personal grooming items should also be put away because you want buyers to be looking at the spacious bathroom counter top without being distracted by your toothbrushes and hair dryer. This may seem overly nit-picky, but these little things really do add up in a buyer's mind.
In order to help give your home the open, airy feel that buyers desire, there are several things you can do. Remove any excess furniture to open up the floor plan and create a sense of more space. Put away unnecessary items that tend to accumulate on kitchen counters. Leave only the basics like your microwave and coffee maker, and add a bowl of fruit or a vase of flowers. Keep in mind that buyers will often peek into closets and cabinets so make sure these are well organized so that they appear as spacious as possible.
It helps to remember that putting your home on the market is really the first step in the moving process. It makes sense to go through your home with a critical eye and start packing up items that are not essential on a daily basis. This will naturally declutter and create more space.
Keep window coverings opened up so that you can show off the natural light. Buyers love homes with great light.
Try to keep up with tidying every room in the house. Make the beds as neatly as you possibly can, put away toys, straighten pillows, and always make sure the kitchen and bathrooms are spotless.
These simple home staging steps will put you ahead of the game when you're getting ready to sell your home.
Posted in: Buyers , Fraser Valley News , Market News , MLS , Sellers , Statistics , Statistics, FVREB
Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
SURREY, BC – Property sales in the Fraser Valley soared in April compared to one year ago increasing by 37 percent.
There were 2,009 sales processed on the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April, compared to 1,470 in April of last year. These volumes rank third highest of all time for the month with the next best April in 2004 and prior to that in 1991.
“April was a very active market,” says Jorda Maisey, Board President. “The low cost of borrowing continues to attract first-time buyers and families looking to either downsize or upsize as they take advantage of the equity they’ve built up in their existing homes.”
Though there was a 2 per cent increase in new listings processed in April, as compared to April 2014, the increase was not enough to balance out the market. Total active inventory on the MLS® at month’s end was 8,384 properties, the lowest for the month of April in eight years.
As Maisey explains, what sellers are most looking for is a single family detached home, “In some of our areas, sixty to seventy per cent of inventory is selling. Depending on the location, some detached homes are selling in a matter of days, not weeks, which is why if you’re a buyer it’s so important to work with a professional who knows your neighbourhood and is networked with other REALTORS®.”
With demand high and available product slim, the benchmark price of single family detached homes continues to increase in most areas. In April, the MLS® HPI benchmark price of a detached home was $595,600, an increase of 5.2 per cent compared to April 2014 when it was $566,000.
The benchmark price of townhouses in April was $300,400, an increase of 0.6 per cent compared to $298,700 in April 2014. The benchmark price of apartments decreased year-over-year by 2.6 per cent, going from $196,300 in April 2014, to $191,200 last month.
Maisey adds, “For apartment owners, take heart, the condominium market in the Fraser Valley is improving. We are starting to see more activity at open houses and an increase in the number of sales; however, that market remains firmly in balance with plenty of selection and prices still flat or declining in certain areas.”
Find the April Statistics Package here.
Posted in: Walnut Grove, Langley Real Estate
I have sold a 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!
I have listed a new property at 201 1153 VIDAL ST in White Rock.
Presto and you're there! West beach beckons from this sweet Montecito by the Sea condo! This 2 BR 2 bath home features hardwood flooring, open kitchen with meal bar, living/diningroom with off set gas fireplace and access to covered BBQ size balcony overlooking garden courtyard. Mbdrm includes ensuite with double shower; large separate laundry room with storage and oversize secure parking space. Common area includes updated hallways and lobby; 1 small pet welcome, strata fees include gas & hot water. Quiet cul de sac location, area amenities include 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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