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Dealing with Stress when Selling Your Home

June 18, 2020

Let’s face it. Planning events, even exciting ones like an overseas vacation, can be stressful. So, it’s not surprising that some homeowners — even those thrilled about moving — can slip into “worry mode” when putting their property up for sale. Unfortunately, this anxiety can make the process of selling ...

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Housing market activity picks up in the Fraser Valley as buyers and sellers adapt to the new environment

June 3, 2020

SURREY, BC – In May, Fraser Valley listings and property sales started to bounce back as REALTORS® helped their clients adjust to the new, necessary safety measures required to buy and sell a home during the provincial state of emergency due to COVID-19. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) ...

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Fraser Valley real estate market contracts and adapts in response to public health measures to mitigate COVID-19

May 4, 2020

As anticipated, real estate activity saw a steep decline last month in response to the pandemic lockdown, resulting in one of the slowest Aprils in Fraser Valley history. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed a total of 688 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in April, a ...

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March sales and new listing data show preliminary impact of COVID-19 on Fraser Valley housing market

April 6, 2020

SURREY, BC – The most up to date Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) data from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) indicates COVID-19 has put the market on pause, as REALTORS® and the public adhere to health authority rules and government guidelines on the pandemic. By the end of March, ...

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February home sales outpace new listings in Fraser Valley

March 5, 2020

SURREY, BC – In February, property sales in the Fraser Valley finished slightly above the 10-year average for the month, while new listings came in 3 per cent below, keeping overall inventory at historically below-average levels. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,352 sales of all property types on ...

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Charging Electric Cars at Home

February 14, 2020

As sales of electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid/electric (HEVs) increase every year, purchasers will demand greater accessibility to charging stations.  Of course, the most convenient place to recharge is at home, but not all household electrical services will be able to handle the demand.  Homeowners will need to consider their ...

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Fraser Valley Housing Market Statistics – January 2020

February 5, 2020

Fraser Valley January home sales typical; new listings lagging SURREY, BC – January’s property sales in the Fraser Valley came in 6 per cent above the 10-year average for the month, while new listings finished 11 per cent below historical norms. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 974 sales ...

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Can a Wood Floor Improve Your Indoor Air

January 27, 2020

As surprising as it may sound, there is a North American hardwood floor manufacturer that has introduced a flooring product with properties that can actually convert unhealthy chemicals found in the air of your home into fresh breathable air. The basis of this claim is in the formulation of the ...

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Make This the Year to be Prepared

January 10, 2020

Some homeowners dismiss persistent reports about our increasing susceptibility to extreme weather conditions and the growing risk of weather-related damage.  While it’s true that, statistically, it’s unlikely you will ever be in the direct path of a hurricane, tornado, flood, wildfire or lightning bolt, it’s short-sighted to underestimate the broader ...

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Fraser Valley Housing Market Statistics – December 2019

January 3, 2020

Strong finish for mediocre year in Fraser Valley real estate SURREY, BC – After a sluggish first half of the year, property sales in the Fraser Valley started picking up speed in the summer and finished strong in December, but not enough to surpass last year’s sales totals. The Board’s ...

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