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Fraser Valley Housing Market Statistics – May 2019

June 5, 2019

Slight uptick in Fraser Valley property sales in May attributable to single family detached SURREY, BC – The increase in home sales in the Fraser Valley in May compared to April is thanks to renewed interest in single family detached homes. Although total market activity remained well below historical norms ...

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Budgeting for Moving Day Expenses

May 7, 2019

On moving day, you’ll have a big task.  You’ll need your possessions from your old property to your new one – ideally without delays or damage!  Surprisingly, many people underestimate the time and costs involved in doing that.  Careful planning and budgeting are crucial to ensuring moving day goes smoothly. ...

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Can You Improve your Home’s Water Flow?

April 8, 2019

If you find that the water flow in your house is letting you down, there are some simple steps you can take to isolate and possibly alleviate the problem.  For example, a blockage could be caused by mineral deposits on faucet nozzles, tub spouts and showerheads.  By immersing the spout ...

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Fraser Valley market sees typical spring increase in March sales

April 4, 2019

Last month, buyers in the Fraser Valley took advantage of the continued stability in home prices and the highest inventory levels for March since 2015. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,221 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March, a 24.3 per cent ...

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Is Wanting a Change a Good Reason to Sell?

March 13, 2019

People decide to sell their homes for a variety of reasons.  For some, it’s a job relocation.  For others, it’s the need to upsize or downsize.  There are numerous other motivations too.  However, one of the toughest for many homeowners to deal with is the idea of selling simply because ...

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A Fresh Clean Perspective on Decor Decisions

March 11, 2019

Before you launch into the latest home fashion trend, start by getting rid of the clutter that contributes to the tired look you’re hoping to replace.  By beginning with a healthy purge, you’ll have a clearer appreciation of how the room could best serve your household’s needs, and you’ll be ...

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Fraser Valley real estate market gears up for spring

March 7, 2019

SURREY, BC – Coming off a mild January, the Fraser Valley real estate market saw an increase in sales activity and overall inventory in February along with decreased prices in several of its communities. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 982 sales of all property types on its Multiple ...

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Kitchen Upgrades that Make Sense

March 4, 2019

Rather than abandoning the idea of a dream kitchen because it’s too expensive or too much work, consider doing your makeover or renovation in stages.  This could make a transformation affordable and simple enough to allow you to get started sooner.  For example, beyond a new paint job, basic upgrades ...

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Getting Your Condo Ready for Sale Quickly

February 27, 2019

Believe it or not, selling your condo in a pinch doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.  In fact, by doing just a few key things, you can prepare your condo for sale quickly and, therefore, get it on the market sooner.  Here’s how: Dedicate a weekend to cleaning and ...

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Outdated Plumbing Supply Lines Could Cause Problems

February 26, 2019

A burst water-supply pipe can cause enormous damage to a home, so it’s wise to be aware of conditions that may trigger such a disaster. For example, some plastic or aluminum plumbing systems installed in previous decades have a history of failing without warning.  They have triggered class-action law suits ...

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