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“First-time Home Buyer? Empower yourself. Buy Smart.”

On March 1, 2017 the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) will be hosting its 23rd Homebuyer Forum at the SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. in Vancouver. In a time where real estate demand in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland outpaces supply having market intelligence before you offer on a home can enable better decisions about the home buying process. So why not check out this free event?

The mantra of GVHBA is “Prepare before your purchase.” As part of that mantra they organize this annual event to provide home buyers like you with:

  • Industry Seminars With Experts
  • Panel Discussions
  • Information Not Commonly Found Online
  • Enriched Knowledge About the Home
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“Healthy intake of new inventory, sales reaching above ten-year average.”

new real estate listings infographic January 2017

New Fraser Valley Real Estate Listings in January 2017 compared to December 2016.
(Infographic house image from Openclipart.org)

It’s a very strong start to the new year with 2,178 new real estate listings received by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, a 162.7% increase over December of 2016.

This leap brought the active inventory level of real estate in the Fraser Valley to 4,401 listings, which is actually a decrease of 8.1% year-over-year, and one of the lowest January levels for the past 10 years.

In terms of sales in January, townhouses and apartments/condos made up exactly half of the market activity, with 276 apartments and 212 townhouse sales.

January

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The Farmer’s Almanac prediction for a cold, snowy winter is proving to be true! We have definitely seen colder-than-normal temperatures with more precipitation (snow) than usual – as predicted. Were you prepared for each snowstorm that hit?

In this article, I have compiled a number of great tips on how to prepare your house and property for a snow storm.

Snow Removal On and Around Your Property

Did you know that in many BC municipalities it is the homeowner’s responsibility to remove snow and maintain the sidewalk surrounding their property?

In the City of Surrey, for example, you must clear snow from the sidewalks surrounding your property before 10 am after a snowfall.  If not, you could be at risk of a $50 fine per day.

Here are some

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