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Staying in touch with our local communities such as Surrey, White Rock, Cloverdale, Langley and Delta is important to everyone living in the neighborhood or interested in moving into the neighborhood.

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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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It’s officially the first day of summer and although the weather may not be feeling particularly summerish today, blue skies, warm weather, and exciting summer festivals are just around the corner for Surrey! Here are some top picks of things to do in Surrey this summer.

Sounds of Summer Music Series

July 6 – August 31, 2016

Join fellow music enthusiasts for Surrey’s Sounds of Summer which takes place Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 pm  in different parks across the city like Bear Creek Park Gardens, Fleetwood Park Gardens, and the Surrey Nature Centre. Pack some snacks, bring your lawn chairs, and get outside to enjoy all types of music from classical to gypsy swing! Check out the schedule to see the exact location for each week.

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There are only a few short days until summer is officially upon us and there are plenty of free things to do in Surrey Surrey to keep you and your family entertained. Here are just four ideas for you!

1. Surrey Farmer’s Market

June 10 to October 7, 2015

This fresh market hosted by the Surrey Urban Farmers Market Association is open every Wednesday afternoon (1pm – 6pm) now until early October. Drop by the market at Civic Plaza behind City Hall and find local foods such as produce, chicken, eggs, honey, plus local artisans! There is also live music between 2 and 5 pm each week! Eat fresh and buy local!

More info: http://www.surreymarket.org/

2. Sounds of Summer Music Series

June 29 to August 28, 2015

Explore your Surrey parks while you

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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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Source: Concord Pacific Development via The Straight

Canada's largest community builder Concord Pacific Developments Inc. is setting its eyes on Surrey BC real estate.

The company’s Vice President Grant Murray shares that they feel it is important to move outside of Vancouver especially with 70% of population growth expected south of the Fraser River. In particular they feel that Surrey has the potential to go very high density. Essentially, they see the profit potential for development in Surrey.

In the article published by Straight.com, Vancouver’s Online Source, Murray is quoted as saying that Surry has “caught everyone’s attention” and it is “growing up a lot faster than anybody anticipated.”

So what does Surrey, BC’s future hold?

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I came across this million dollar house for sale in Toronto that is just one of a dozen homes in Toronto with private waterfront access to Lake Ontario. Check out the MLS listing:  

An Exceptionally Rare Opportunity To Own One Of The Most Desired Waterfront Addresses In The Coveted Beach!! Direct Waterfront With Just Over 1 Acre Of Private Estate. Historical Vista With 2 Floor Guest/Nanny House And Pool House. Home Features 7 Bedrooms With 5 Bathrooms, Kosher Kitchen, Butler Pantry, Wrap-Around Porch And Much Much More. $50 Charitable Donation Required/Accepted Prior To Showing Payable To Sick Kids Foundation. Receipt Will Be Provided.

Thanks to its cliff side location this multi million dollar home for sale is supposed to have one of the best

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Last week I shared a link on my Facebook page for you to vote for Surrey, BC in the WWF 2013 Earth Hour City Challenge and wanted to share some more information with you about the publicity Surrey is getting for our green initiatives.

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 VOTE FOR SURREY

A total of 66 cities from around the world participated in this year’s challenge and submitted their plans for low carbon development in their area and their strategies for increasing renewable energy use.

Congratulations Surrey! We were selected as one of the 17 finalists. We are only one of three Canadian cities to be selected along with Vancouver and Colwood, BC (southwest of Victoria on Vancouver Island). Other finalists are located in India, Italy, Norway Sweden and the US.

The

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I always try to keep my eye on media and what stories are making headlines in Business, Finance  and Real Estate sections of our National papers and magazines.

I even schedule Google Alerts to email me new articles focused on several different topics including Canada’s real estate market as a whole so I can read these stories as they are published.

For this week’s blog post I thought I’d share with you three articles that reached my inbox this week. All three articles discuss the slowdown in the housing market we are noticing across Canada and how the changes in mortgage laws may be one of the reasons fewer homes are selling.

(If you need a quick reminder of the changes to mortgage laws that took effect in July, read my Canada Mortgage Law

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Could you settle into less than 300 square feet of living space if it meant brand new affordable housing close to all your favorite amenities?

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Small Condo = Small Cost

If you answered an honest "yes" then you may be in luck. Surrey developer Tien Sher is doing their best to bring Balance, Canada’s smallest condo development, to Surrey City Center. The micro development will quickly become a trendsetter in Surrey.

As one of Canada’s largest municipalities, investors expect to see Surrey's demand for real estate escalate as the city grows significantly in the next decade, creating an even greater need for smaller housing. The affordability and size of Balance may just be the solution for many price-sensitive and adventurous home buyers.  

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Most of the real estate articles in Canadian newspapers this week talk about a “cooling” real estate market; how Canada’s hot housing market is showing signs of slowing down.

However, Canada is diverse in so many ways including its real estate market. This is because each regional economy can drive housing pricings and demand. 

An article posted by Business Review Canada late last week points out there are still vibrant real estate “jewels” in small to mid-sized towns. This is because housing prices are generally more affordable and spurred by growing local economies, which are usually predictable and stable.

Of the four top cities named in the article, British Colombia represented two: Surrey, BC and Maple Ridge/ Pitt Meadows, BC.

Why the

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