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As of 2019,  “I proudly support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Realtors for Child Health (ReaCH) program.” 

By Supporting me you also are supporting BC Children's Hospital as a portion from each sale will be donated to this hospital which is  BC’s only full-service pediatric acute care hospital.  

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I have listed a new property at 322 15138 34 AVE in Surrey.
Welcome to your BRAND NEW home at Prescott Common-the final addition of this Polygon development of contemporary West Coast-style condos in the very well planned community of Harvard Gardens in South Surrey! This beautiful 2 bed/ 1 bath condo boasts 9 ft. ceilings, engineered stone countertops, spa-inspired baths, laminate flooring,& SS appl. incl.gas range. Enjoy morning coffee on east facing covered balcony. Residents benefit from exclusive membership to the ROWING CLUB w/ 9,000sf of resort-style amenities incl outdoor heated pool/ hot tub, basketball court, gym, media rm, games rm, library, BBQ area & guest suites. GST PAID/MOVE IN READY! Short walk to shops/ restaurants. Easy access to Hwy 99. Open house Sun Jan 27 2-4 PM
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I have listed a new property at 8 12161 237 ST in Maple Ridge.
Welcome to you new home in popular VILLAGE GREEN- a charming collection of modern-country inspired townhomes in a relaxed rural setting in this family friendly community. This showhome condition 2 storey, 3 bed/ 3 bath (B PLAN) T/H has a house like feel w/ a spacious & functional layout. The main floor boasts 9' ceilings, warm laminate flooring, contemporary open kitchen w/ large island , modern shaker cabinets, quartz counters, and S/S whirlpool appliances w/ GAS stove. Powder on main as well as garage. Access east facing patio/yard from the kitchen for summertime bbq's (gas hookup)! 3 beds up incl large MB w/ spa inspired ensuite. Parking for 2 cars. Close to shops, transit, restaurants, Golden Ears Park & schools incl. Meadowridge. Best Priced Unit in this popular complex. Open Sat Feb 2 2-4PM.
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Please visit our Open House at 8 12161 237 ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM .
Welcome to you new home in popular VILLAGE GREEN- a charming collection of modern-country inspired townhomes in a relaxed rural setting in this family friendly community. This showhome condition 2 storey, 3 bed/ 3 bath (B PLAN) T/H has a house like feel w/ a spacious & functional layout. The main floor boasts 9' ceilings, warm laminate flooring, contemporary open kitchen w/ large island , modern shaker cabinets, quartz counters, and S/S whirlpool appliances w/ GAS stove. Powder on main as well as garage. Access east facing patio/yard from the kitchen for summertime bbq's (gas hookup)! 3 beds up incl large MB w/ spa inspired ensuite. Parking for 2 cars. Close to shops, transit, restaurants, Golden Ears Park & schools incl. Meadowridge. Best Priced Unit in this popular complex. Open Sat Feb 2 2-4PM.
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Please visit our Open House at 15148 75 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM .
Welcome to prestigious CHIMNEY HILL. 13,994 SF lot 1/2 acre RH-GD w/ golf course views. Magnificent custom built by European builder, this grand home boasts large tiled entry & sunken formal LR w/ gas FP, 16' windows & 18'ceilings w/ free standing curved staircase overlooking it all! Main flr also features formal D/R w/ coffered ceiling, chefs delight kitchen w/ gas cooktop & xlarge island w/ highend SS appl..French doors from lrge FR open to covered balcony. Main flr Bedroom + den w/ full bath. Upstairs 4 large beds/ 3 baths incl 2 masters,one w/ FP, sitting area/large WI. Bsmt w/ 3 bed inlaw suite w/sep entry + rec room. Golfers/fitness buffs walk to Guildford/ Eagle Quest Golf Clubs,Chimney Hill Park/ Surrey Lake Park trails.
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I have listed a new property at 15148 75 AVE in Surrey.
Welcome to prestigious CHIMNEY HILL. 13,994 SF lot 1/2 acre RH-GD w/ golf course views. Magnificent custom built by European builder, this grand home boasts large tiled entry & sunken formal LR w/ gas FP, 16' windows & 18'ceilings w/ free standing curved staircase overlooking it all! Main flr also features formal D/R w/ coffered ceiling, chefs delight kitchen w/ gas cooktop & xlarge island w/ highend SS appl..French doors from lrge FR open to covered balcony. Main flr Bedroom + den w/ full bath. Upstairs 4 large beds/ 3 baths incl 2 masters,one w/ FP, sitting area/large WI. Bsmt w/ 3 bed inlaw suite w/sep entry + rec room. Golfers/fitness buffs walk to Guildford/ Eagle Quest Golf Clubs,Chimney Hill Park/ Surrey Lake Park trails.
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I have listed a new property at 203 245 BROOKES ST in New Westminster.
Welcome to your new home at the DUO! Built by Aragon, this immaculate 2 bed 2 bath condo features an open plan w/ separated bedrooms incl large master w/ has his/hers closet. Notable features also incl engineered hardwood flrs, large windows for loads of natural light, quartz counters throughout incl the modern/ sleek kitchen w/ GE cafe SS appliances incl gas stove/ Kohler fixtures. Extra Nook is ideal for study. Ideally located in desirable Port Royal, the 3 acre park is steps from the front door & adjacent to riverfront walkway. This beautiful starter home/ investment property has NO RENTAL RESTRICTIONS & incl 1 parking/ 1 storage. Walking distance to transit, schools & minutes to Queensborough landing. Juliet balcony- no barbeques allowed. Open House Aug 18th 2-4PM
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SURREY, BC – Market activity declined further in August with sales dropping to their lowest level this year.


The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,155 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®)


in August, a decrease of 38.5 per cent compared to the 1,879 sales in August of last year, and a 10.5 per cent decrease compared to the 1,290 sales in July 2018.


Sales of attached homes continued to represent over fifty per cent of all activity in the Fraser Valley this month, with 294 townhouses and 318 apartments selling in August.


“With demand slowing down and prices staying put, both buyers and sellers can expect to see an easing of competition with less multiple offer situations,” said John Barbisan, President of the Board. “Right now, effective pricing is key and will be the determining factor for a successful transaction.”


Active inventory for the Fraser Valley in July finished at 7,339 listings, decreasing 0.8 per cent month-over-month and increasing 28.5 per cent year-over-year.


2,575 new listings were received by the Board in August, an 11.8 per cent decrease from July 2018’s 2,921 new listings, and a 2.2 per cent decrease compared to August 2017’s intake.


“Our market continues to open up the further we get into the year, and that means you can make more considered, informed decisions if you’re looking to jump in,” continued Barbisan. “The best first step you can take is talking to a local REALTOR® who can help you determine your options and a plan forward.”


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SURREY, BC – Overall housing supply continued to grow in July as sales dropped to their lowest point this year since January.


The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,290 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July, a decrease of 33.4 per cent compared to the 1,937 sales in July of last year, and a 11.2 per cent decrease compared to the 1,452 sales in June 2018.


Of the 1,290 sales processed last month 346 were townhouses and 337 were apartments, together representing 53 per cent of all transactions in July.


Active inventory for the Fraser Valley in July finished at 7,399 listings, increasing 3.6 per cent month-over-month and 23.9 per cent year-over-year.



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The Fraser Valley housing market kicked-off summer with a further increase to overall inventory and a downturn in sales across all major residential property types.


The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,452 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June, a decrease of 43.5 per cent compared to the 2,571 sales in June of last year, and a 17.4 per cent decrease compared to the 1,758 sales in May 2018.


Of the 1,452 sales processed last month 364 were townhouses and 392 were apartments, together representing 52 per cent of all transactions in June.


Active inventory for the Fraser Valley finished at 7,141 listings last month, increasing 6 per cent month-over-month and 30.1 per cent year-over-year.


The Board received 3,140 new listings in June, a 20.8 per cent decrease from May 2018’s 3,965 new listings, and a 15.3 per cent decrease compared to June 2017


For the Fraser Valley region the average number of days to sell an apartment in June was 21, and 19 for townhomes. Single family detached homes remained on the market for an average of 26 days before selling.


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SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley stepped towards a more balanced market in May, with both sales and overall inventory reaching their highest points for the year.

 

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,758 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, a decrease of 35.1 per cent compared to the 2,707 sales in May of last year, and a 2.9 per cent increase compared to the 1,708 sales in April 2018.

 

Of the 1,758 sales processed last month 417 were townhouses and 516 were apartments, together representing 53 per cent of all transactions in May.

 

Active inventory for the Fraser Valley finished at 6,736 listings last month, the highest level since September 2015, increasing 18.9 per cent month-over-month and 29.5 per cent when compared to May 2017.

 

 

“This is the most inventory we’ve had in over two years,” said John Barbisan, Board President. “Now that the pace of our market has begun to settle, we’re seeing more opportunities for buyers and less pressure to make fast decisions.”

 

The Board received 3,965 new listings in April, a 15.6 per cent increase from April 2018’s 3,429 new listings, and a 6.8 per cent increase compared to May 2017.

 

“Sales continue to be strong and there’s plenty of potential for sellers if they understand the market and price effectively. Consult your local REALTOR® for informed perspective on what’s happening in your community and what your best options are.”

 

For the Fraser Valley region the average number of days to sell an apartment in May was 15, and 16 for townhomes. Single family detached homes remained on the market for an average of 24 days before selling.

 

HPI® Benchmark Price Activity

  • Single Family Detached: At $1,020,800, the Benchmark price for a single family detached home in the Valley increased 1.1 per cent compared to April 2018, and increased 11.6 per cent compared to May 2017.
  • Townhomes: At $555,500, the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley increased 1 per cent compared to April 2018, and increased 20.6 per cent compared to May 2017.
  • Apartments: At $452,900, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley increased 1.2 per cent compared to April 2018, and increased 42.4 per cent compared to May 2017

Source credit: FVREB

 

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Buyer activity in the Fraser Valley stayed coy throughout April despite a bump in inventory across all three major residential types.

 

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,708 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April, a decrease of 23.4 per cent compared to the 2,230 sales in April of last year, and a 2.6 per cent increase compared to the 1,664 sales in March 2018.

 

Of the 1,708 sales processed last month 413 were townhouses and 498 were apartments, together representing 53 per cent of all transactions in April.

 

Active inventory for the Fraser Valley finished at 5,667 listings last month, increasing 18.2 per cent month-over-month, and 15.3 per cent when compared to April 2017.

 

“While it’s great to see the increase in inventory we were looking for, both buyers and sellers remain careful as pricing continues to climb,” said John Barbisan, Board President.

The Board received 3,429 new listings in April, a 19.7 per cent increase from March 2018’s 2,865 new listings, and a 16.2 per cent increase compared to April 2017.

“This isn’t the same spring market we saw each of the last two years, but listings that are selling are still going fast. If you’re considering buying or transitioning from a strata to a detached home, be prepared to move quickly, and talk to a REALTOR® who can support you through the whole process.”

For the Fraser Valley region the average number of days to sell an apartment in April was 14, and 16 for townhomes. Single-family detached homes remained on the market for an average of 26 days before selling.


HPI® Benchmark Price Activity

  • Single Family Detached: At $1,009,200, the Benchmark price for a single-family detached home in the Valley increased 0.8 per cent compared to March 2018, and increased 13.5 per cent compared to April 2017.
  • Townhomes: At $549,900, the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley increased 1.5 per cent compared to March 2018, and increased 23 per cent compared to April 2017.
  • Apartments: At $447,500, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley increased 1.6 per cent compared to March 2018, and increased 45.8 per cent compared to April 2017.

 

 

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SURREY, BC – While sales reached slightly above the ten-year average for the month, a lack of sufficient inventory in the Fraser Valley continued to put pressure on homebuyers in March.

 

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,664 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March, a decrease of 24.8 per cent compared to the 2,213 sales in March of last year, and a 20.1 per cent increase compared to the 1,385 sales in February 2018. The ten-year average for sales in the Fraser Valley in March is 1,658 transactions.

 

Of the 1,664 sales processed last month 410 were townhouses and 460 were apartments, together representing 52 per cent of all transactions in March.

 

Active inventory for the Fraser Valley finished at 4,796 listings last month, increasing 10.5 per cent month-over-month, and decreasing 0.2 per cent when compared to March 2017.

 

"We continue to see demand capped-off due to an inadequate amount of supply," said John Barbisan, Board President. “March is typically when we see our market kick into gear, but we need to see higher levels of new listings coming in and greater overall inventory if we want more homebuyers to find success in the Valley.”

 

The Board received 2,865 new listings in March, a 24.9 per cent increase from February 2018’s 2,293 new listings, and a 6.7 per cent decrease compared to March 2017.

 

For the Fraser Valley region the average number of days to sell an apartment in March was 13, and 16 for townhomes. Single family detached homes remained on the market for an average of 30 days before selling.

 

HPI® Benchmark Price Activity 


• Single Family Detached: At $1,001,400, the Benchmark price for a single family detached home in the Valley increased 0.9 per cent compared to February 2018, and increased 15.2 per cent compared to March 2017.

 

• Townhomes: At $541,800, the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley increased 2 per cent compared to February 2018, and increased 24.9 per cent compared to March 2017.

 

• Apartments: At $440,400, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley increased 4.3 per cent compared to February 2018, and increased 48 per cent compared to March 2017.

 

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2018 brings more of the same for Fraser Valley real estate

SURREY, BC – Fraser Valley housing market activity in January continued on the momentum seen throughout 2017 with year-over-year increases seen for both sales and pricing.

 

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,210 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January, an increase of 24 per cent compared to the 976 sales in January of last year, and a 10 per cent decrease compared to the 1,344 sales in December 2017. This was the third highest sales total for a January in the Board’s history, behind only 2016 (1,338) and 1992 (1,270).

Of the 1,210 sales processed last month 281 were townhouses and 338 were apartments, together representing 51 per cent of all transactions in January.

“This will be the third consecutive year of heightened market activity for our region, and we’re starting 2018 exactly where we left off – gradually rising prices, tight inventory, and the dominance of attached home sales," said Gopal Sahota, Board President.

 

Active inventory for the Fraser Valley finished at 3,962 listings last month, increasing 3.8 per cent month-over-month, and decreasing 10 per cent when compared to January 2017. January’s sales-to-active listing ratio was 31 per cent.

The Board received 2,092 new listings in January, a 63.8 per cent increase from December 2017’s 1,277 new listings, and a 3.9 per cent decrease compared to January 2017.

"Generally, pricing continues to be heavily impacted by ongoing demand and a lack of incoming inventory,” continued Sahota. “While conditions may differ depending on property type and area, it remains a complex real estate environment overall where a thorough understanding of the market and knowing what you’re looking for can make all the difference.”

 

For the Fraser Valley region the average number of days to sell an apartment in January was 19, and 24 for townhomes. Single family detached homes remained on the market for an average of 46 days before selling.


HPI® Benchmark Price Activity 


• Single Family Detached: At $982,700, the Benchmark price for a single family detached home in the Valley increased 0.6 per cent compared to December 2017, and increased 15.1 per cent compared to January 2017.

• Townhomes: At $519,400 the Benchmark price for a townhome in the Fraser Valley increased 1.2 per cent compared to December 2017, and increased 23.4 per cent compared to January 2017.

• Apartments: At $404,100, the Benchmark price for apartments/condos in the Fraser Valley increased 4 per cent compared to December 2017, and increased 44.1 per cent compared to January 2017.

 

Full package

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