Langley, BC Real Estate News

By Scott Leaf Personal Real Estate Corporation, Scott Leaf & Associates Real Estate Team
(Keller Williams Elite Realty, Port Coquitlam, BC)
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By Mark Donovan
(HomeLife Benchmark Realty Cloverdale)
  YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD HOME TEAM www.mrneighbourhood.com HomeLife Benchmark Realty Cloverdale Devon & Mark care about this community and want YOU to have this information. Register by Email to:  greenwood@telus.net     For More Information Call:  604.628.0346 www.itcanthappentome.ca  
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By Liz Moras Migic, Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor
                                                                    At Keller Williams the agents are partners - they share in the profits, they have a say in the decision-making and they are empowered to build their businesses to the highest possible level.                                             If you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling property in Chilliwack or the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you're considering a career in Real Estate or would like more information about Keller Williams please give Liz a call! Liz Moras, Managing Broker and Team Leader for Keller Williams Valley Realty, Serving Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and the Fraser Valley. Mission:  To build careers worth having, businesses worth owning and lives worth living! :-) Call Liz at 60...
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By Teri-Lyn Conrad
(Agent Quest/ Royal LePage Wolstencroft Realty)
  The sun was shining!  That's my excuse!  And since I live in Langley (Greater Vancouver) and WHO KNOWS when I'll see the sun again, I simply jumped at the opportunity to take this fat ass out for a walk!  Had my Ipod blasting - great music and a vision of my slimmer self pushing me forward!  The last hill was a killer but I powered through it!  By the time I got home, my ass was 'screaming' at me!  I told it to relax...we'd go right back to sitting - just the way we both like it! So Kudos to my new friend Joel McDonald who commented on my screaming ass on Twitter and suggested that it would make for funny blog and also added this funny: Why don't they allow donkeys in University? ... ... ...because NO ONE likes a SMART ASS!!  Oh Joel - You KILL me!!  :)
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By The Schacter Team
(RE/MAX Treeland Realty)
There has been a lot of speculation and talk on the Canadian housing market lately, as a result of the constant stream of negative press flowing from of the US.  Firstly let me say, do not believe everything the media tells you.  The press thrives on negativity, so if they can spin statistics to paint pictures of Doom & Gloom, that's what they're going to print.  "Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say".  ~William W. Watt  If you prefer a more practical insight on the value of statistics consider the following: "The average human has one breast and one testicle."  ~Des McHale  That being said, allow me to offer my professional opinion on what is happening in the US, and whether or not it will rear its ugly head in Canada.  I...
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By The Schacter Team
(RE/MAX Treeland Realty)
  Yes, the current inventory of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is at an all time high of 12,300 units, but is this figure as scary as it sounds?   The previous record that has just been broken was set in 1995 when the inventory levels reached 12,000.  The local real estate market in Langley was fairly stagnant at the time.  Keep in mind, the population of the Township of Langley (TOL) was approximately 65,000 in 1995.  This means that there were 0.18 listings in the Fraser Valley for every resident of the TOL.  This is not an entirely useful figure; however it will work for the purpose of comparison.   The current population in the TOL is approximately 100,000.  With a listing inventor of 12,300 in the Fraser Valley, this works out to .12 listings for every resident of the TOL.  Ou...
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By Ken W. Hunter
(Royal LePage Wolstencroft)
Hi, from the 'wet coast'   ;-)    ......this spring anyway (June '08)..... this looks like a great networking site........ In the Fraser Valley we have mostly houses, acreages, townhomes and condos. Our area is made up of an good mix of rural and urban and Langley has an great mix of large estate homes to nice family neighbourhoods. A dynamic downtown area with restaurants, art galleries and open public spaces and an OCP which is looking to the future with plans for more high density and a mix of residential/commercial/retail which IMHO is going to become more and more important to all of us as the price per litre increases and inflation rears itself. Close to commercial and light industrial areas....... 1-877-611-5241 www.kenwhunter.com  Langley Real Estate blog    A little bit 'o Vanc...
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By Sapan Behar
(Royal LePage Wolstencroft)
I have been wanting to give live blogging from an open house a try. I think it is a really neat way to document what you did to promote the property, to show the seller how hard you are working and to document the interest your efforts has generated. I am live blogging from 21463 92B Ave in Langley. It is a 1700 sq. ft. home, absolutely gorgeous, totally renovated (except for the main washroom upstairs). You can tell that the owners have taken very good care of it. It is also priced very attractively at $489,900. Gorgeous kitchen and that island is huge, the biggest I've ever seen. To follow the live blogging, please visit the following link:Langley open house   
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By Stacey Apostoluk
(Royal LePage Wolstencroft)
Moving to or from the Fraser Valley? I can help make your transition as smooth as possible. Call me today for a complimentary, no obligation consultation.
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By Sapan Behar
(Royal LePage Wolstencroft)
Here is a quick list of the areas at risk in Langley.• AllaRoad Crescemt and 102 Avenue North of Walnut Grove.• Pockets of Fort Langley including portions of 96th Avenue, 88th Avenue, 240th Avenue.• The plain seems to lie in areas surrounding the Fort Langley Business/Residential District.• The Glen Valley South of 88th Avenue from 252nd.• Includes Gray Road, Lefeuvre Road, and Dyke Road. Related posts:Langley flood watch - Evacuation Alert issued 
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By Sapan Behar
(Royal LePage Wolstencroft)
An Evacuation Alert notice has been issued for the following areas of Langley due to rising Fraser River levels: Glen Valley All properties east of 264 St north of 7400 (74 hundred) block All properties along 256 St north of 82 Ave All properties between 24800 (248 hundred) block and 252 St north of 80 Ave All properties east of 24800 (248 hundred) block north of 84 Ave All properties along 264 St north of 8000 (80 hundred) blockFort LangleyAll areas of Fort Langley are NOT on an evacuation alert - only those properties east of Glover Road north of the River Road railroad tracks including McMillan island and Brae island  Northwest LangleyAll properties bordering the Fraser River west of the Salmon River All properties north of 104 Ave between 20400 (204 hundred) block and Derby Reach Re...
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By Sapan Behar
(Royal LePage Wolstencroft)
The Fraser River in the lower mainland began rising about 4 days ago.  Since then, it has risen approximately 1 metre, as measured at the gauge at Mission (where its current water level reading is near 4.97 metres at 10 a.m., Jun 4).  It is forecast to continue rising for the next 7-10 days, before plateauing over the June 9-11 period.  The current river level forecast, based on current weather forecast information, is for the Fraser River at Mission to reach a water level of 7.0 - 7.5 metres at the Mission gauge by June 9-11.  This corresponds to a discharge of approximately 12,500 cubic metres per second as measured at the Fraser River at Hope. B.C.'s toll-free Flood Information Line provides details of the current flood situation and, in the event of flooding, information on evacuati...
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Wouldn’t you like to learn and understand agency relationships that you may form as look to buy or sell real estate in BC? What is a Realtor’s obligation to you and how does it change with a differing agency relationship. What is agency? Agency is a legal relationship between you, the principal and your brokerage, the company your Realtor is licensed under. An agency relationship gives that brokerage the authority to represent you in your dealings with others. What are the different types of agency relationships? Agency: When an agency relationship exists between you and a brokerage, the brokerage owes you the following duties: The brokerage is obligated to disclose all known facts that may influence your decision and is obligated to protect your negotiating position at all times. The b...
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By Sapan Behar
(Royal LePage Wolstencroft)
With the recent developments in the Riverbend project, with developer CB Development canceling pre-sale contracts unilaterally, are you, as a buyer, still comfortable buying a pre-sale?Are you considering buying a pre-sale in either Langley or Surrey? Has your confidence been shattered?From all reports, this incident seems to be an isolated incident. However, are there any safeguards in place?Here is some information that you may find useful if you are considering a pre-sale:http://www.bcrelinks.com/articles/jsg1.htmOne general rule that you should follow is to always have a licensed Realtor represent you. In most cases this does not cost you anything, and you have someone looking out for your best interest. A listing agent (in the Riverbend case, the developer's wife) has no obligation...
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By Sapan Behar
(Royal LePage Wolstencroft)
Due to record snow pack levels and a cool spring, when the spring run-off begins there is a flood risk in the following areas of Langley:Glen ValleyFort Langley Northwest Langley. Township of Langley is actively monitoring the dykes along the Fraser River and is preparing to respond to this threat.A joint public information session was hosted on Tue, May 15 by the Township of Langley and the City of Abbotsford. Police, Fire, Engineering, Water Resources, and Emergency Planning staff from both municipalities and Langley School District were available to address any questions or issues.Effective immediately, only residents & businesses in unprotected areas of the Township can obtain appropriate sandbagging materials from the municipality’s Operations Centre.  Residents and businesses livi...
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