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Top British Columbia Investment Towns

Have you heard the news that Surrey was named the ‘Top British Columbia Investment Towns’ late last week ... again?

This is the fourth consecutive year Surrey was won this award given by Real Estate Investment Network (REIN). 

City Mayor Dianne Watts says, “We are committed to fostering an environment for investment, innovation and high quality of life, while maintaining the lowest residential taxes in the region.”

So what is so great about Surrey and how does REIN determine which city is the best place to invest? Criteria for the annual award includes:

  • Location
  • Population
  • Income
  • Housing market trends
  • Economic and social trends
  • Infrastructure
  • Political leadership

REIN gathers all of this information from

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As the temperature on our thermometers inches its way up higher and higher as we speak, we are all reminded that we’re right in the middle of summer.

For many people living in BC summer means more trips to the lakes, extended camping holidays, hiking and spending more times in our beautiful parks.

But if you are a homeowner summer is also a great opportunity to do a number of maintenance projects and repairs on your home. You have extended daylight hours and perhaps extra time off from work. And if you have kids they can help pitch in when they complain that they are “bored" or there is "nothing to do"!

Here is my compilation of general home mainteance, repairs and upgrades to get your summer "To Do" list started. 

Seasonal Summer Home

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On July 3, 2013 the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board released their monthly real estate statistics for cities of Abbotsford, Mission, White Rock/ South Surrey, Langley, North Delta, Surrey Central, Surrey Cloverdale and North Surrey.


Titled “Property sales in the Fraser Valley remain static with localized bright spots”, this release highlights several local areas that have rebounded since May despite the fact that total property sales are 9% lower compared to last year June sales and are still below 10 and 20 year averages.

In June we saw detached homes for sale in North Surrey, North Delta, Langley and Abbotsford improve. Furthermore there are several neighborhoods with a drop in new listings and now a shortage of quality inventory.


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