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Sales in February in the Greater Vancouver region were 20.2 per cent above the 10-year sales average for the month

March 3rd, 2015


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 3,061 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in February 2015. This represents a 21 per cent increase compared to the 2,530 sales recorded in February 2014, and a ...

Early spring fever hits Fraser Valley real estate market resulting in busiest February since 2007 - Mission sales down 21%   

March 3rd, 2015


In February, sales of all property types in the Fraser Valley increased by 21 per cent in one year with demand for two property types in particular ‐ single family detached homes and townhomes.

Despite these fantastic numbers Mission saw the opposite occur. Home sales in February fell from 72 in 2014 to 57 in 2015 resulting in ...

Several studies find conventional playgrounds ineffective, paralyzing “prisons” and limiting to child’s development.

February 8th, 2015

Children's Outdoor Play & Learning Environments: Returning to Nature


It is unfortunate that children can't design their outdoor play environments. Research on children's preferences shows that if children had the design skills to do so, their creations would be completely different from the areas called playgrounds that most adults design for them. Outdoor spaces designed by children wo ...

2014 a Banner Year for BC Home Sales, Up 15%: BCREA

January 25th, 2015


A total of 84,049 home sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in 2014, up 15.2 per cent from 2013, according to a British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) report issued January 13.

The report, compiled from the combined monthly reports of the province’s 12 real estate boards, said ...

Possible interest rate hike and Bank of Canada’s warning that Canadian housing market could be overvalued unlikely to hurt strong local market, realtors say

January 22nd, 2015

It was another banner year for Surrey real estate, with  sales across the Fraser Valley up 16% in 2014. And local realtors think even a recent statement by the Bank of Canada and a possible rate hike, will have little effect.

Mission: what's hot and what's not

April 21st, 2014

As a seller to maximize profit, or someone who is trying to get into the Mission market here is a rundown of what’s currently high in demand and what’s not.

In the past couple months we have seen increased activity in the Mission market compared to the previous couple years at this time. This is most likely due to increased activity all throughout the lower mainland and we are seeing th ...

March 2014 Greater Vancouver Stats

April 2nd, 2014


March 2014 proved to be a more consistent month where we saw balance between supply and demand in the Greater Vancouver housing market. This provided an increased stability and improved buyer confidence when compared to March a year ago.

In March 2014 the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reports that there were just over 2600 sales on the MLS. This equates a 12.5% increase compared to ...

Missions Most Expensive Home

April 1st, 2014


Ever wondered what the most expensive home sold in Mission was, well wonder no more. Sold in December 2013 34869 Ferndale sold for $2.35 million, by no other than Mindy herself. Built in 2007, this nearly 8000sf home on a 5.6 acre lot had one of the best views in the entire Fraser Valley, and was a true one of a kind masterpiece. Originally being listed in 2008 for $5,188,888, the home tested ...

Want a perfect lawn and never have to mow again?

February 12th, 2013
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2011 Foreclosure %

January 9th, 2013
In 2011, about one per cent of all sales
in the REBGV area are foreclosures.
In the Fraser Valley it’s 1.75% of sales;
in Chilliwack it’s about 6.5%; and in
the Okanagan it’s about 5% of sales
(according to the most recent data
For those of us that like little factoids here is one for you:

In 2011, about 1 per cent of all sales in the REBGV area are foreclosures. In the Frase ...
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