Langley, BC Real Estate News

By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
International Hockey - World Junior A Challenge in Langley BC! The hockey professionals of the future have arrived in Langley for the 2011 World Junior A Challenge which runs Monday, Nov 7 through Sunday, Nov 13 at the Langley Events Centre. Before the tournament begins, the six competing teams (Canada Team East, Canada Team West, United States, Russia, Sweden, and the Czech Republic) have completed exhibition games.  The Canadian fans are happy that the Saturday games are just exhibition… Saturday, November 5 Results: Czech Republic (2) vs. Sweden (8) Canada East (1) vs. United States (4) Canada West (1) vs. Russia (2)   The gold medal game on Sunday, Nov 13, will be broadcast nationally on TSN. All preliminary round games, quarter-finals, semifinals and the bronze medal game can be se...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Langley Honors Those in the Service of Peace – Veteran’s Week Nov 5-11   As we near Remembrance Day on November 11, the Royal Canadian Legion encourages us all to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by others so that we can enjoy our freedoms.    The local cenotaphs in Aldergrove (Aldergrove Legion), Langley (Langley Legion), and in Fort Langley (Cemetary Cenotaph) will all host services that morning. Please contact your local legion for times and activities.   As is customary, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a minute of silence will occur across Canada (11:00a.m. respective of the local time zone).     Please take time this week to remember the brave men and women that gave their lives in service – and for those actively serving.   The meaning of their sacrific...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
  Speechless Sunday – Halloween Critters in Langley BC     Yes, it’s a little bit embarrassing (for the pets) but we enjoy it so much....Happy Halloween!       If you would like to make Langley your next ‘spooktacular’ home, just give me a call!
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By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
 #20 - 4847 219th Street, Murrayville, Langley 20 - 4847 219 Street, Langley BC - Beautiful 2 bedroom Townhome in Langley's desirable Waterford Ridge. End unit boasting a very private backyard and patio, surrounded by lovely gardens and trees. An open layout with 25' vaulted ceilings and many large windows making this unit exceptionally bright. Updated with granite countertops, stainless appliances and designer colours this feels like home. This home shows amazingly well, is an exquisite place to live and is close to all that Murrayville has to offer; you do not want to miss it. To view this Murrayville neighborhood Townhouse callRealtor Scott Leaf, Keller Williams Elite Realty, 604-839-8239listing courtesy of Royal LePage Wolstencroft
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Market Report - Housing Price Index – Langley BC   The Housing Price Index (HPI) for the Fraser Valley for September 2011 has recently been released by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB). The HPI is based on reported sale prices for the constituent cities and neighborhoods, and averaged by region. The HPI reflects changes compared over time, from one month to five years ago. All indices equal 100 in 2001, so (for example) an index of 120 means a 20% increase in price since 2001.   For the Fraser Valley overall, sales of residential properties are reflecting a modest 0.7 increase in HPI in the past month. This is in line with the increases (approximately 4.1%) over the past three years. The HPI across the Fraser Valley is 225.4 with an average benchmark (detached) home price of ...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Langley BC's Own Cole Armour Singing on Ellen DeGeneres Show!     Twelve-year old Cole Armour is really expanding his audience!  Having already won the BC Junior Talent Search, the Red Robinson Talent Showdown (the first child to win since 1961!), and being a YouTube sensation - Cole has now truly hit the big time!  A recent article in the Vancouver Sun highlights Cole's accomplishments. Today, however, was a real treat.  Cole appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and truly represented himself very well!  We are so proud of our Langley-ite!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Wine Tasting Festival in Langley BC - Nov 5, 2011, 7:00-9:00pm Have a glass of wine and taste the best the grapes have to offer at the 22nd Annual Fraser Valley Wine Tasting Festival. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Langley Central, the Wine Tasting Festival is being held at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre in Langley BC. Support our local charities with this opportunity to celebrate a wide range of wines and food!  Tickets are $50. You too could live in wine country - give me a call and let me help you find a property in lovely Langley BC!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Speechless Sunday - What's Out the Window? There's a bit of a flash reflection, but the picture had to be taken fast - you know how quickly those little ones (two and four-legged) move!  My niece, Ria, and her boxer Diesel checking out something of great interest in the yard.  Sorry, I don't know what it was that caused the interest...but it wouldn't surprise me if it was a wild bunny!   If you would like to enjoy your own views from your new Langley or Surrey home, please give me a call!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
365 Things To Do In Langley, BC!    One of the Best Business Practice tips I've picked up during Larry Betag's ActiveRain contest was via a recommendation from Kathy Schowe to start a local FaceBook page highlighting activities in your community.  Now I already had a personal page (family) and a business page (Karen Hawkins - Selling Homes in Langley & Surrey), but I started one for Langley, BC recently and have found it really a rewarding venture as I have the perfect outlet to post local tidbits of news, activities, and items of interest for the City of Langley and the Township of Langley (including Aldergrove and Fort Langley) - and another place for people to get to know me.     I would love it if you would visit the 365 Things To Do in Langley BC and if I get 25 "Likes" I would be ...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Wordless Wednesday - Relaxing by the Pool in Langley BC! Must be nice to be one of the critters enjoying a sunny day like today in Langley...although the golf course is pretty inviting too! If you would like your own relaxing property in Langley or Surrey, BC, just give me a call - and we'll find a home to suit your lifestyle! 
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Speechless Sunday - Horseback Riding in Langley BC Although we had a late afternoon storm - complete with thunder, lightning, and a downpour - the early part of the day was absolutely gorgeous!  Perfect for a horseback ride, after all Langley is known as the Horse Capital of BC! If you would like assistance in making your next purchase or sale of equestrian-friendly property in Langley or Surrey - please give me a call!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
 International Hockey Tournament in Langley BC - Volunteers Needed!The World Junior A Challenge will be held at the Langley Events Center November 7-13, 2011.  Athletes and team coaches will begin arriving in Langley in late October.  Volunteers are needed for many roles, including team hosts, scorekeepers, statisticians, concession workers, and ticket sellers.In addition to Canada Team East and Canada Team West, there are hockey teams participating from the United States, Russia, Sweden, and the Czech Republic.  The national media will be covering this event, as these athletes are future draft prospects!If you can help out, or to get further details, please email volunteers@langleyeventscenter.com  Langley is a community with endless spirit.  If you are seeking to make Langley your nex...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
 Country Celebration in Langley, BC - Sept 17 & 18, 2011The 32nd Annual Country Celebration is taking place this weekend at Campbell Valley Regional Park. 10:00am to 5pm, Saturday and SundayIn 2010, this event won the coveted Best Festival in BC award, and is hosted by Metro Vancouver which includes the Township of Langley and City of Langley.  Sponsors include The Langley Times, JRFM 93.7, Langley Lions Club, The Peace Arch News, and The Surrey Leader. This is a family-friendly community event. Amongst the activities will be:- Live music - Main stage features Cole Armour, Emily Taylor Adams, Maria in the Shower, The Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra and more!- Farmer's Market- Wild West Country Dancers- Pottery and raku workshop- Pony rides- Roving performers- Clydesdales- Artisa...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
  Hot Event in Langley BC - 6th Annual BBQ on the Bypass!Gentlemen (and Ladies!) start your BBQ's! BC's hottest barbeque competition is on September 18th from 10am-4pm at 20771 Langley Bypass. The Well-Seasoned BBQ on the Bypass is a free event, open to the public and ALWAYS has delicious offerings to savor.  Not only can you watch hundreds of competitors - BBQ teams from Canada and the US - participate in the coveted BC BBQ Cup (an internationally sanctioned cook-off), there is an Ultimate Burger Contest sponsored by JD Farms, and you can even enter your own pie in the Edible Vancouver Great BC Bake Off.  Live music, displays and concessions round out the day.  Great local sponsors participate each year: Cascades Casino, Coast Capital Savings, Global BC, Langley Times, White Rabbit - t...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Wordless Wednesday - Soaking Up Some Sun in Langley BC! OK, so not totally "wordless" - but I just thought this was a cute picture of two of our favorite four-legged creatures (known as my officially unlicensed assistants) taking every opportunity to soak up some rays.  If it wasn't for our little feline, I would say this is the epitome of the "dog days" of summer!  C'mon girls, get back to work! If you, too, want to enjoy the laid back living style of Langley, BC, please give me a call!
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Langley Good Times Cruise-In - A Big Success!Langley BC's largest one-day event saw crowds of approx 100,000 enjoying the auto show last Saturday.  Over 1200 classic, vintage and custom cars and motorcycles were officially registered - and likely many more were also on display at this free event. Langley Good Times Cruise-In is a non-profit society, and the official charities this year that benefited were the Langley Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Langley Stroke Recovery, and Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association. The weather on the day was gorgeous - I even got a bit of a tan waiting in the line up for those delicious In-N-Out Burgers!  In-N-Out attends each year and graciously donates 1500 burgers to the cause - YUM!  Many other community service organizations, such as the Langley R...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Market Report - Housing Price Index – Langley BC   The Housing Price Index (HPI) for the Fraser Valley for August 2011 has recently been released by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB).  The HPI is based on reported sale prices for the constituent cities and neighborhoods, and averaged by region.  The HPI reflects changes compared over time, from one month to five years ago.    For the Fraser Valley overall, sales of residential properties are reflecting a 1.3% decrease in HPI in the past month, however have had modest increases (approximately 3%) over the past three years.  The HPI across the Fraser Valley is 225.4 with an average benchmark (detached) home price of $528,959.  What this means to the consumer is that year over year, prices are remaining steady or showing modest g...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Langley School District #35 - School Bus Routes & InformationThe Langley Township and City of Langley offer a bus service to students attending elementary, junior and senior secondary schools. A Transportation Requisition form must be completed and submitted to the Transportation Office of School District #35.  Fees and regulations regarding seat assignment can be found on the back of the Requisition Form.  For further details, please contact the Transportation Office at 604.435.7891 or via their website.There is also a new shuttle bus service that will carry students between the three Surrey and Langley Campuses of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  The new inter-campus bus service is contracted through a private firm and will bridge some of the gaps in the existing Translink service.  ...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Back to School - in Langley, BC!The days are getting just that little bit shorter each week and that signals the call to all parents: time to plan for Back to School! School District 35, covering both the City of Langley and the Township of Langley, has already posted its First Day of School information page.  School calendars for the City of Langley and Township of Langley can be accessed by individual school - and are available in PDF form for easy downloading and printing. The calendars include photo's, growth plans and selected program details for each school. A 5-year calendar for Langley is also available.  To determine if your school carries a specific program of study, check out the Programs of Choice information.To find an elementary, middle, or high school that serves your are...
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By Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC
(Royal Pro Real Estate Network)
Heard a "whooshing" sound and looked up to see a Sundance Hot Air Balloon moving over the trees in our rural Langley neighborhood! If you are interested in seeing your dream home in Langley or Surrey - from the air or from the ground - please give me a call!    
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