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December Smashes Home Sales Record and 2015 Enters Record Book

January 15th, 2016

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December Smashes Home Sales Record and 2015 Enters Record Book

Vancouver, BC – January 15, 2016The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a record number of home sales were recorded in the province for the month of December. A total of 6,590 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) last month, up 29.8 per ...

MARKET MOMENTUM CONTINUES FOR FRASER VALLEY REAL ESTATE

December 2nd, 2015

News Release: December 2, 2015

SURREY, BC – Homebuyers showed no signs of slowing down last month as Fraser Valley REALTORS® experienced their second busiest November on record.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,766 property sales on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November compared with 1,136 in 2014, an increase of 55 per cent. The previous high of 2,154 sales was se ...

NO SIGN OF SLOWDOWN FOR FRASER VALLEY REAL ESTATE MARKET

November 9th, 2015

NO SIGN OF SLOWDOWN FOR FRASER VALLEY REAL ESTATE MARKET

News Release: November 3, 2015

SURREY, BC – Fraser Valley’s housing market remained in a seller’s market in October, fuelled by low interest rates and strong consumer demand, according to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.

There were 1,772 sales processed on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October compared with 1,448 in 2014, ...

STRONG SALES ACTIVITY CONTINUES THROUGH AUGUST

September 3rd, 2015

SURREY, BC – In August, home sales in the Fraser Valley moderated in comparison to July’s record-setting pace, however, they remained elevated compared to historical norms for the month.

There was a total of 1,734 property sales processed in August, an increase of 33 per cent compared to 1,302 sales during August of last year and a decrease of 21 per cent compared to July’s 2,184 sales.

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Economic Uncertainty Prompts Modest Decline in CLI

September 1st, 2015

Vancouver, BC – September 2, 2015.  The BCREA Commercial Leading Indicator (CLI) declined in the second quarter by 0.4 points to 120.6, the first decline in the index since the beginning of 2014. However, due to strong gains over the past four quarters, the trend underlying the CLI continues to push higher.

“Uncertainty in the global economy roiled financial and commodity markets in the seco ...

July property sales hit record levels in Fraser Valley

August 19th, 2015
For Immediate Release: August 5, 2015

SURREY, BC – Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) saw the highest number of real estate transactions ever recorded for the month of July.

There were 2,184 property sales processed, an increase of 35 per cent compared to 1,615 sales in July of last year. The previous highest July was in 2009, with 2,089 sales and prior to ...

Are City Fees and Land Costs Truly Raising House Prices Or Do We Have it Backwards?

July 25th, 2015
Almost daily we read newspaper articles about how municipal fees and the price of land and construction inputs affect the price of housing. I have been selling properties for 39 years, have developed housing and have studied economics at BCIT and UBC. Here are my conclusions: If a developer's land costs, municipal/city charges and fees or construction materials and labour costs are low but ma ...

BC Home Sales Post Second Strongest June on Record

July 15th, 2015

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BC Home Sales Post Second Strongest June on Record

Vancouver, BC – July 14, 2015. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 11,294 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June, up 25.6 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $7.1 billion, a 42.6 per cent increas ...

STRONGEST JUNE MARKET IN FRASER VALLEY IN 10 YEARS

July 3rd, 2015

News Release: July 3, 2015

SURREY, BC – Last month’s sales volumes on the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) were the highest for June since 2005 and rank as the fourth busiest month ever for MLS® sales in the Fraser Valley.

There were 2,413 sales processed on the MLS® in June, an increase of 45 per cent compared to the 1,668 sales processed in June of last yea ...

BC Home Sales Continue at Brisk Pace

June 15th, 2015

Vancouver, BC – June 15, 2015. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 10,174 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, up 16.6 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $6.4 billion, a 30.4 per cent increase in comparison to the previous year. The average MLS® residential price in the ...

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