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I have listed a new property at 35220 MCKINLEY DR in Abbotsford.
EXCELLENT location with a mortgage helper! Tastfully updated throughout & move in ready! New roof, hi efficiency furnace & AC, hot water tank, shed & aluminum patio cover w/ closed in storage underneath. With nearly 2400 sq ft of living space, this home offers 3 beds up, 1 down but the large, bright den could also be a 5th bdrm. Neutrally painted throughout in warm earth tones with gorgeous new flooring, tile, kitchen & bathroom updates & new ensuite w/ soaker tub! Your family will love living in this neighborhood that's close to parks & rec, shopping & all levels of private & public schools. The south facing, fenced backyard also has room for your RV/boat. All of this PLUS a 1 bdrm legal suite w/ an excellent long term tenant!
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I have sold a property at 35259 MCKEE RD in Abbotsford.
1/2 ACRE estate, meticulously manicured & bordered w mature trees & long, circular driveway. The bright, grand entry leads to a curved staircase, hi ceilings & glass doors to the 1st Master suite. The main floor boasts 9' coffered ceilingsw/ oak accent walls. The 1800 sq ft bsmnt has a full bar area, pool table, rec room & a 2nd master bdrm & 5th bdrm, wine room and loads of storage space also in the bsmnt & above the garage! Over 4300 sq ft of living space with updated ceramic, laminate flooring, new paint & carpet. The huge 28'x25' garage houses 2 lg size vehicles & work benches but there's also plenty of room to extend & turn it into a 3bay. Build a workshop & park your RV & boat here on this sprawling 1/2 acre- in ground automatic sprinkler system simplifies ground maintenance! Pick your moving dates, quick possession available! Call me today to book your personal showing.
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I have listed a new property at 2733 SANDON DR in Abbotsford.
Why pay strata when you can own your own HOUSE! 4brm/2 bath, 2 storey half duplex. Beautifuly updated w/ high quality materials used. Includes new roof, S/S appliances, engineered hand scraped floors, new windows, new maple kitchen, crown moulding/pot lights. Premier location! Walking distance to all levels of school, a huge sports complex/rec centre, park & field, shopping, dining & freeway access close by to speed up that commute! Very well laid out, super bright, open concept kitchen/family room with a bdrm/den on the main. Updated ensuite in the master + 2 more rooms up. Fully fenced, private backyard with a stone patio/walkway. Great for kids/pets! Secured RV parking on the side. Located in the family oriented McMillan area.
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I have sold a property at 34325 REDWOOD AVE in Abbotsford.
SUPERB established location close to all levels of schools, parks & recreation. Fantastic family home boasts 4 bedrooms, with suite potential as it's already plumbed & has cabinets in place. New windows throughout with extra "R" rated insulation in the attic help to keep the heating bills low. Flat, fenced backyard is perfect for the children and pets to roam & play. gas BBQ hook up on the 24'x16' covered deck. The 24'x16' covered cedar deck is the place you'll want to hang out with friends and family this summer! Both Sides have yard access that's a perfect place to put your trailer/boat. Excellent value in an excellent neighborhood!!
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While most of us scramble to figure out what to do with our children during this strike, let's take a minute to enjoy these last summer days and enjoy the sunny outdoors while we can! Here's evidence of me and my family doing just that.... have a #greatweekend everyone!!!

 

 

 

 

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Please visit our Open House at 35259 MCKEE RD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, September 6, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
1/2 ACRE estate, meticulously manicured & bordered w mature trees & long, circular driveway. The bright, grand entry leads to a curved staircase, hi ceilings & glass doors to the 1st Master suite. The main floor boasts 9' coffered ceilingsw/ oak accent walls. The 1800 sq ft bsmnt has a full bar area, pool table, rec room & a 2nd master bdrm & 5th bdrm, wine room and loads of storage space also in the bsmnt & above the garage! Over 4300 sq ft of living space with updated ceramic, laminate flooring, new paint & carpet. The huge 28'x25' garage houses 2 lg size vehicles & work benches but there's also plenty of room to extend & turn it into a 3bay. Build a workshop & park your RV & boat here on this sprawling 1/2 acre- in ground automatic sprinkler system simplifies ground maintenance! Pick your moving dates, quick possession available! Call me today to book your personal showing.
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(Surrey, BC) – Even with a characteristic seasonal dip in sales, the Fraser Valley real estate market experienced its best August since 2011 with volumes improving over last year and finishing 10 per cent below the 10-year average for the month.

 

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,302 sales on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August, an increase of 3 per cent compared to the 1,258 sales during the same month last year and a decrease of 19 per cent compared to the 1,615 sales in July.

 

Ray Werger, president of the Board, says, “As usual, we saw a typical summer slowdown in August compared to July, however like every month so far in 2014, August sales were higher than last year. It’s the continuation of the story we’ve seen all year; a return to a normal, balanced market.”

 

The Board added 2,382 new properties to the MLS® in August, an increase of 1 per cent compared to August of last year and a decrease of 13 per cent compared to July. August finished with 9,403 active listings, a decrease of 7 per cent compared to what was available during the same month last year.

 

Werger adds, “Generally in August, we saw sales of single family detached homes continue to outpace sales of townhouses and condos in the Fraser Valley. Depending on what property type you’re thinking of listing or buying, talk to your REALTOR® who will explain that the markets for detached and attached homes are quite different. We have only five months’ supply of detached homes currently and nine months’ supply of condos.

 

“With interest rates as competitive as they are combined with the increase of affordable, new townhome developments in Cloverdale and Langley in particular, we’re seeing first-time buyers bypass the condo phase to jump immediately to a larger, more expensive townhouse or a smaller single family home.”

 

The MLS® Home Price Index benchmark price of a single family detached house in the Fraser Valley in August was $569,800, an increase of 3.4 per cent compared to $551,000 in August 2013.

 

For townhouses, the benchmark price in August was $298,500 on par with the August 2013 price of $298,200. The benchmark price of apartments in Fraser Valley in August was $196,700, a decrease of 3.5 per cent compared to $203,900 in August 2013.

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The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is an association of 2,744 real estate professionals who live and work in the BC communities of North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, and Mission. The FVREB marked its 90-year anniversary in 2011.

 

Full package: http://www.fvreb.bc.ca/statistics/Package%20201408.pdf

 

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I have listed a new property at 53 31255 UPPER MACLURE RD in Abbotsford.
Loads of windows and natural light in this bright, ground floor rancher in Country Lane Estates. Updates incl. new hot water tank, S/S appliances, washer/dryer, new laminate flooring throughout & tile in the kitchen and bathrooms. The new cultured stone fireplace is a great focal point in the living area. 3 bedrooms & 2 baths with his and hers closets in the master bedroom. The private patio opens up to a flat backyard which is great for the kids & pets. Complex is family friendly with its own playground & backs onto an open field. All of this with low strata fees! Makes for a great family home or for those looking to downsize with no maintenance. Walk to all levels of schools, shops, freeway access close by for quick commuting!
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I have listed a new property at 31951 ROBIN CREST in Mission.
INVESTORS Alert! Looking for a rental with long term tenants who want to stay? Also a great option for those handy buyers/investors out there who want a renovation project. Situated on a quiet street on Mission's west side, this basement entry home is nearly 2000 sqft with an in-law suite. 3 bdrms/ 2 baths up, 1 bdrm/1 bath below. This 9100 sq ft corner lot offers a huge fenced front yard with mature trees, and some side yard sheltered by privacy hedges. Price reflecting, this home is ready for your renovating ideas or utilize this large lot to build your own! Walk to West Heights Elementary school, shops, parks, transit, dining and just down the hill to Lougheed Hwy for quick, easy commuting.
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