Canadian National Home Sales Report & Upcoming Tri-City Events

Real Estate Agent

Last week I touched on activities to participate in for the long weekend, if you want to check out a few of my suggestions click here, but this week I am going to let you know about a few more tri-city local events coming up just after the long weekend.

Find out where your water comes from, Coquitlam Watershed Tours for BC Drinking Water Week is coming up Saturday May 25th from 9-12 or 12:30-3:30. This tour picks up and drops off at the Coquitlam City Hall on Guildford. For more information you can call 604-432-6359. You can also check out their tent at the Coquitlam Farmers Market (held at the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot at Poririer and Winslow) on Sunday May 26th with games and prizes to be won.

Coming up is a Neighbourhood swap meet in Coquitlam (located at Glen Pine Pavilion 1200 Glen Pine Court) on Saturday, May 25th from 9am-2pm where one person’s old goods are another person’s treasure. This event is also featuring a shredding event from 10am-noon for you to safely dispose of your papers with personal information and protect yourself against potential identity theft. You can book a table to sell your items for $12, to reserve your table or for more information please visit Coquitlam's city website.

The city of Port Coquitlam has a one day session for emergency preparedness, this course is FREE and you will learn things such as personal preparedness (how to help yourself and your family) in the first 72 hours after a disaster, rapid damage assessment (safe vs unsafe conditions in a single-family dwelling), as well as light urban search and rescue. This course is held at the No. 1 Fire Hall on Broadway Street, for more information and to register please visit Port Coquitlam's website.

On a positive Real Estate note, today CREA (The Canadian Real Estate Association) just released today information that national homes sales edged up slightly on a month to month basis last month from March to April of this year. They are also reporting that from April 2012 to April 2013 the national average sale price rose 1.3%. “National sales activity is stable and the market remains balanced,” said CREA President Laura Leyser. “That said, trends for sales and listings and for the balance between the two can be and often are very different between and within local housing markets, and between property types and neighbourhoods. These trends are important factors in determining pricing. Your local REALTOR® is your best resource for understanding how the housing market is shaping up where you live or might like to.” For the full report please visit CREA’s website.

I hope you have a chance to get out and have some fun this long weekend! Enjoy the extra day off work and if you are traveling please be safe out there on the roads! I however am always on call, so if you have any questions about the latest CREA report feel free to contact me ( or I would be happy to provide you with more information!

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