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Please visit our Open House at 34591 OLD CLAYBURN RD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, March 30, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HALF ACRE LOT! Extensive updates & high quality finishing incl. hardwood maple & tile floors, new kitchen cabinets, new vinyl windows,r efurbished bathrooms incl. a soaker tub in your ensuite! Cultured stone f/p is a beautiful focal point in the living room. Huge cedar deck overlooks greenspace- great for the kids to play & build tree forts! New roof in 07. This 2 storey, 3428 sq ft gem also has a bsmnt with it's own separate entry that would be great for a student or a home based business. Tons of parking for up to 8 vehicles including your RV/boat. 2 hot water tanks & a 500+sqft rec/theatre/bonus room above the garage thats wired in surround sound. PRIME location close to everything & walking distance to schools.
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I have listed a new property at 34060 SHANNON DR in Abbotsford.
PERFECT for your FAMILY! Situated in an excellent family oriented area at the end of a culdesac, this nearly 2000 sqft home is short walk to schools/parks.Tons of space for the kids to roam & play in the large, level backyard & plenty of room to park your RV or boat. The chef in the family will love the new remodelled kitchen with a massive island, silestone counter tops, soft closing drawers & new cabinets! New hardwood/carpets. Open concept kitchen & living room with a rock fireplace make this bright space warm and inviting. 3 bdms up and a large rec & games rooms with a 4th bdrm down! Upgraded insulation, new high efficiency windows, renovated main bathrm has xl tub/ new tile &sink. Tons of storage, new hot water tank/furnace.
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Positive signs Fraser Valley housing market is starting to move

 

Sales on Fraser Valley’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in February experienced a typical ‘early spring’ surge, increasing by 48 per cent in one month going from 617 sales in January to 913 last month. However year-over-year, they reflect a decrease of 28 per cent compared to the 1,269 sales processed in February 2012. Since last September, home sales have idled at levels last seen in the early 2000s.

 

Based on February’s increase in activity, Ron Todson, President of the Board, is guardedly optimistic, “We’re seeing signals that the stand-off between buyers and sellers over the last six months is coming to an end.

“Business has picked up in the last month with increased traffic at open houses, sellers quicker to accept offers and homes selling on average two weeks faster than they did in January.”

 

“When buyers see that their selection is diminishing they’re more motivated to act.” The Board posted 2,582 new listings last month, a decrease of 9 per cent compared to the 2,846 posted during February last year pushing the total number of active listings down by 1.6 per cent compared to 2012.

 

“As your REALTOR® will explain, each market is different. Right now, the market for detached homes is balanced in North Delta and Langley. The condo market is brisk in Abbotsford and Central Surrey and townhome sales are steady in North and Central Surrey as well as Cloverdale.

 

“One commonality amongst these areas and property types is greater affordability. What’s not doing well generally anywhere in the Fraser Valley is sales of higher-end homes unless they are priced competitively.”

 

In February, the benchmark price of single family detached homes in the Fraser Valley was $540,900, an increase of 0.7 per cent compared to $537,200 during the same month last year.

For townhouses, the benchmark price was $296,700, a decrease of 1.3 per cent compared to $300,500 in February 2012 and the benchmark price of apartments was $202,500, an increase of 1.5 per cent compared to $199,500 in February 2012.

 

In February, it took on average 49 days to sell a detached home compared to 64 days in January. Townhomes took 60 days on average to sell compared to 72 days the month before and apartments spent an average of 66 days on the market in February compared to 83 days in January.

 

Copyright of FVREB. Reprinted with permission.

 

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I have listed a new property at 6873 198B ST in Langley.
This 3231 sqft 2 storey home boasts 4 bdrms+den, tons of living space with a beautiful open foyer that leads to a bright living room surrounded in natural light! S/S appliances & stunning cabinetry complete this large, workable kitchen. Will accomodate all of your entertaining needs in the separate dining area complete with detailed coffered ceilings and wainscotting. Spacious master with 4pd, tiled ensuite w/soaker tub/shower & big walk in closet. So many custom, high quality finishing details add to this homes appeal, you must see it for yourself! Unfinished bsmt ready for all your custom ideas; room for 2 more bdrms/rec room or whatever your family needs! Close to all schools, urban ammenities, entertainment and activities.
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I have listed a new property at 34591 OLD CLAYBURN RD in Abbotsford.
HALF ACRE LOT! Extensive updates & high quality finishing incl. hardwood maple & tile floors, new kitchen cabinets, new vinyl windows,r efurbished bathrooms incl. a soaker tub in your ensuite! Cultured stone f/p is a beautiful focal point in the living room. Huge cedar deck overlooks greenspace- great for the kids to play & build tree forts! New roof in 07. This 2 storey, 3428 sq ft gem also has a bsmnt with it's own separate entry that would be great for a student or a home based business. Tons of parking for up to 8 vehicles including your RV/boat. 2 hot water tanks & a 500+sqft rec/theatre/bonus room above the garage thats wired in surround sound. PRIME location close to everything & walking distance to schools.
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I have sold a property at 2602 BLACKHAM DR in Abbotsford.
DO NOT pass by this BEAUTY!! Tasteful, contemporary updates throughout with amazing custom cabinetry that includes a custom dining hutch and bar cabinets. More updates include granite counters in kitchen and bathrooms, new carpets tile and hardwood flooring and topped off with fresh new paint throughout. 4 bdrms+den with a large basement/rec room with roughed-in plumbing. With over 2333 sq ft house with no wasted room, A/C, RV parking and a 10x16 heated & wired shop is perfect for your toys and projects. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, combined with a large, level & fenced backyard this beautiful home is just waiting for the right family to move in. Nothing else like it on the market in this excellent neighborhood!
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I have sold a property at 88 4401 BLAUSON BLVD in Abbotsford.
The Sage in Auguston! This family friendly end unit boasts 3 bdrms/2 baths and is impeccably kept! Rustic engineered hardwood flooring and beautiful tile in kitchen and bathrooms. Calming mountain views off the bright, open kitchen and deck. Relax and watch your kids play the playground that is just steps from your unit and take your little ones and your pet for a walk in the open field close by. Tandem double garage large enough to partition & make a hobby room. Close to 200 acres of hiking trails but blended with the convenience of all urban ammenities, dining, shopping and entertainment. Lots of visitor parking & quick freeway access is ideal for commuting! Easy walk to Auguston Traditional Elementary.
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I have sold a property at 407 46693 YALE RD in Chilliwack.
Nicest unit in the building! Super bright, top floor, corner suite with spectacular views of Mt. Cheam. New laminate flooring, 2 bedrooms with a large master & 2 full baths. Impeccably kept & clean as a whistle. Great neighbourhood, close to all kinds of shopping and dining.
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