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Jul 21st

Chief Dan George on 100 Years of Canadian Confederation 1967

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I recently read a reprint of a newspaper article recalling Chief Dan George speaking for the 100th anniversary of Canadian Confederation at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver. I was struck by how true his words were, even today. He gave a stinging rebuke for the loss of the native way of life in Canada. I […]

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Jul 13th

Strong Economy Keeps Housing Demand Above Long-Run Average

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Vancouver, BC – July 13, 2017. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 11,671 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® in June 2017, down 9.6 per cent from the same period last year. Total sales dollar volume was $8.47 billion, down 5.6 per cent from June […]

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Jul 5th

MORTGAGE RATE FORECAST – STRONG CANADIAN ECONOMY COULD SIGNAL CHANGE IN INTEREST RATES

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Mortgage Rate Outlook For the past six months, the relative calm in the Canadian economy meant that mortgage rates were guided more by external factors than domestic ones. Most prominent has been the quieting of previously bullish sentiment on US growth and inflation, as neither the trillion-dollar infrastructure plan nor tax cuts promised by the […]

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Jun 15th

Growing sales in Fraser Valley meets bump in new inventory

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SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley saw a much-needed increase to new housing inventory entering the market in May, supporting growing demand for residential properties in the region. Last month marked the highest level of sales for the Fraser Valley since June of last year, and the second-highest level for a May historically. The Fraser […]

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Jun 12th

Langley and Willoughby

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Willoughby is the northern west part that is under development, but it does not refer to Willowbrook which is the downtown shopping and business location that is just to the south in the same area. Langley has 10 unique and distinct communities (Willoughby, Salmon River, Brookswood, Campbell Valley, Fort Langley, Murrayville, Walnut Grove, Otter,  Aldergrove […]

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Jun 8th

Games for Good in the Community

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May 31st

Bank of Canada Rate Remains Unchanged – Dr. Sherry Cooper

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The Bank of Canada has once again held the overnight rate steady at 0.50 per cent pointing to continued low inflation and subdued wage growth, which the Bank judges to be consistent with continuing excess capacity in the economy. In a very terse press release, the Bank suggests that the U.S. and global economies will […]

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May 8th

Another solid month for Fraser Valley Real Estate

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Surrey, North Delta, South Surrey, Cloverdale, Langley, Abbotsford and Mission. The Fraser Valley real estate market continued to show strength in April, reaching the highest sales level for the region in the past ten months. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 2,230 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in […]

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Mar 29th

We Try and Keep the Home Buying Process Easy

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Mar 24th

Data from Canada Real Estate Boards

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Hiring a Realtor According to data from Canada Real Estate Boards, during the last year, 62 per cent of individual (active) agents sold six homes or fewer. That number has increased to 78 per cent during the past six months! Six deals a year at an average commission of $11,000 equals $66,000 in gross commission […]

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