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I have listed a new property at 34782 MARSHALL RD in Abbotsford.
Excellent Family home on a 1/4 ACRE LOT! Backs onto greenbelt and bird sanctuary so no one will ever live behind you but the birds. Massive patio perfect for BBQ's and summer relaxation! 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs with 1 bed & 1bathroom and large games room in the fully finished basement. Newly updated bathroom, freshly painted throughout, newer hardwood & carpet. Just put a new shed out back for you to put your toys and tools! Loads of parking for RV/boat, and plenty of room to build a big detached shop. Solid 2x6 construction. This is your rare chance to own a very well built and maintained house on a huge lot, for a fantastic price! And still be just a short drive away to all urban amenities!
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I have sold a property at 2987 EASTVIEW ST in Abbotsford.
Immaculate rancher centrally located & just minutes from Terry Fox School.Features a bright, open kitchen to family room design. Kitchen also features a large island, gleaming solid maple floors and a big huge window. From the eating areayou can look out and enjoy the nicely landscaped and fenced backyard that's surrounded in mature privacy hedges. Two bedrooms +2 bathrooms on the main floor with another 2 bedrooms & a large rec room downstairs! Plenty of uses for the the extra large utility/hobby/storage room. The air conditioning with keep you cool all summer and the covered patio keeps you in the shade! Newer roof and gutters. Excellent neighborhood in a fantastic location.
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I have listed a new property at 2969 TOWNLINE RD in Abbotsford.
Shows A++++! 3 bedroom rancher with over 1600 sq ft. The bright, open kitchen with S/S appliances and beautiful walnut cabinets looks out to a manicured yard which is fully fenced and super private! Relax and enjoy the amazing sunsets rightfrom your deck, complete with a power awning and jetted covered hot tub that you can also access from the Master Suite. Meticulously cared for inside and out with nice finishing details, newer tile/laminate flooring, new windows and blinds. BONUS flat screen TV comes with this home! Loads of storage in the heated crawlspace and the shed. Easy freeway access for quick commutes to all types of shopping, dining and recreation. This is perfect for a downsizer or 1st time home buyer! Mint condition!
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Please visit our Open House at 3560 BASSANO TERR in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, June 15, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LEGAL 2 bdrm SUITE! Add $850/mo towards your mortgage with this huge 4323 sq ft home situated by Ledgeview Golf Course. 9' ceilings on main/bsmnt, loads of windows in the bright, walk out suite. The 16x18 theatre room under suspended concrete slab allows for 100% sound buffer! Maple cabinets, big island with raised eating area & S/S appliances in the kitchen, hardwood flooring & beautiful mountain & Valley views for you to enjoy year round. Jacuzzi tub/walk-in closet in the master, 5 rooms & 5 bathrooms in total. 8900 sq ft lot allows for lots of space for the kids to roam; close to schools & freeway access for easy commuting. Super efficient and consistent hot water heating.
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Please visit our Open House at 32968 ASPEN ST in Abbotsford.
Open House on Sunday, June 9, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE to own a beautifully, completely renovated and updated charmer on a large corner lot! 4 bedrooms/3 baths, over 2000 sq ft in a quiet neighbourhood close to Chief Dan George School. Owners pride is evident in everyroom,from the gorgeous, modern updates to the way it is squeeky clean and meticously kept. Some updates incl. new appliances, backsplash, new flooring, fixtures & cabinets. Fresh paint, new laminate & carpets throughout and the living area has a rock fireplace with gas f/p. You'll love the privacy of the Enclosed, flat backyard & the quiet being situated on a deadend road. Plus there's a massive field and park across the street and is a great place for the kids to play safely! Perfect family home!
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The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 1,379 sales in May, a decrease of 15 per cent compared to the 1,616 sales in May of last year and 1 per cent more than were processed in April. By historical comparison, sales in May were the slowest for that month since 2001.

Looking at inventory, the Board received 3,172 new listings in May – 4 per cent fewer than received during the same month last year – raising the volume of active properties to 10,651 the highest it’s been this year and 2 per cent lower than those available in May 2012.

Ron Todson, President of the Board, says, “We’re in a transitioning market. We’ve seen a significant improvement in activity compared to last fall, but by historical standards we’re lagging. Sales are about 20 per cent lower than normal for this time of year, while the number of new listings coming on stream is right on average.”

An industry standard for measuring the health of the real estate market is comparing the ratio of number of sales to the number of active listings. The British Columbia Real Estate Association describes the Lower Mainland market as balanced when that ratio is between 15 and 20 per cent. In the Fraser Valley, that ratio has favoured buyers hovering between 10 and 15 per cent for most of the last three years.

Todson adds, “In order for there to be significant downward pressure on home prices, you need to have a sustained period of time when the ratio of sales-to-actives is in the single digits and because that hasn’t happened, prices are remaining relatively stable.”

In May, the benchmark price of single family detached homes in the Fraser Valley was $549,200, an increase of 0.2 per cent compared to $548,000 during the same month last year. For townhouses, the benchmark price was $298,000, a decrease of 2.9 per cent compared to $306,800 in May 2012 and the benchmark price of apartments was $203,400, virtually unchanged from $203,600 in May 2012.

“Real estate is specific to community and property type and conditions can change rapidly,” says Todson. “For example, the townhome market in Langley currently is brisk; the condo market in White Rock is not. The range in Fraser Valley alone is considerable, which is why it helps to have a local REALTOR® guide you and look out for your best interests.”

 

- courtesy of the FVREB

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I have sold a property at 7 33918 MAYFAIR AVE in Abbotsford.
BEST unit in Clover Place! Meticulously cared for by the owner. Very nicely updated including all new flooring, carpet upstairs and down with new laminate & tile on the main. Freshly painted in neutral colors and will adhere to anytaste. New light fixtures and windows throughout. The bright kitchen with a new backsplash has loads of cupboard space. There is a ton of storage throughout this corner unit! Let the sun shine through your private backyard all morning! Family complex super low strata of $140/month. Comes with a 2nd parking space right next to the unit. Super easy to show and ready to move into! Call today to view.
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I have sold a property at 2785 MARBLE HILL DR in Abbotsford.
Charming and sophisticated! At first glance you see this beautifully maintained and updated home on a sprawling lot with perfectly manicured landacaping, surrounded in privacy hedges. It's newly painted exterior and stamped concrete driveway add to its curb appeal. But with over 3400 sq ft of living space, 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, 2 large rec rooms, a hobbyroom & storage there is loads of room for the entire family! New flooring throughout; tile, hardwood and carpet, a new high efficiency furnace and the roof is only 7 yrs old. 2 stone fireplaces are warm focal points and the basement is bright & fully finished with an open layout. All of this in a fantastic McMillan location in an established, family friendly neighborhood!
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I have listed a new property at 4305 PIONEER CRT in Abbotsford.
First time on the market! This lovely 3 bdrm/3 bath home has been meticulously cared for inside and out. Features a beautiful, workable kitchen with maple cabinets that open to the bright, spacious dining area and family room. Fantastic open floor plan with loads of natural light keep the entire space warm and inviting. The summer oasis of beautifully manicured, mature gardens will beckon even the most seasoned green thumb! With a detached double garage, a fully fenced yard, 12'x10' shed out back there's a ton of room for toys, projects and storage. This home also boasts a 5' heated crawlspace, and built in vaccuum and floor sweep for easy cleaning. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with loads of parking and no neighbors behind.
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Please visit our Open House at 3560 BASSANO TERR in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, June 8, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LEGAL 2 bdrm SUITE! Add $850/mo towards your mortgage with this huge 4323 sq ft home situated by Ledgeview Golf Course. 9' ceilings on main/bsmnt, loads of windows in the bright, walk out suite. The 16x18 theatre room under suspended concrete slab allows for 100% sound buffer! Maple cabinets, big island with raised eating area & S/S appliances in the kitchen, hardwood flooring & beautiful mountain & Valley views for you to enjoy year round. Jacuzzi tub/walk-in closet in the master, 5 rooms & 5 bathrooms in total. 8900 sq ft lot allows for lots of space for the kids to roam; close to schools & freeway access for easy commuting. Super efficient and consistent hot water heating.
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Please visit our Open House at 3560 BASSANO TERR in Abbotsford.
Open House on Sunday, June 2, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LEGAL 2 bdrm SUITE! Add $850/mo towards your mortgage with this huge 4323 sq ft home situated by Ledgeview Golf Course. 9' ceilings on main/bsmnt, loads of windows in the bright, walk out suite. The 16x18 theatre room under suspended concrete slab allows for 100% sound buffer! Maple cabinets, big island with raised eating area & S/S appliances in the kitchen, hardwood flooring & beautiful mountain & Valley views for you to enjoy year round. Jacuzzi tub/walk-in closet in the master, 5 rooms & 5 bathrooms in total. 8900 sq ft lot allows for lots of space for the kids to roam; close to schools & freeway access for easy commuting. Super efficient and consistent hot water heating.
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