Blog by Lynn Pedersen

Buyers see value in single family detached homes in the Fraser Valley

April 17th, 2014

SURREY, BC – In March, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) processed 1,259 sales on its Multiple Listing

Service® (MLS®), an increase of 12 per cent compared to the 1,128 sales during March of last year, and a 14 percent increase compared to February’s 1,102 sales. Ray Werger, President of the Board, says, “We did see activity pick up last month with an increase in demand i ...

Have You Thought About Selling Your Home or Buying a New Home?

January 14th, 2014

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If you’ve been tossing around the idea of putting your home on the market or buying a new home, now is a great time to do so. For buyers this means that homes are still affordable and interest rates are low. For sellers this means that home values are increasing and lower inventory in many areas means more competition for your home.

If you would like some advice on how to get ...

Raising Hellebores

January 30th, 2013

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Though buried under snow, hellebores survive to push flowers up through the last vestiges of winter's grasp to bloom in shades of white, yellow, purple, red or pink. Models of ruggedness and determination, hellebores (Helleborus spp.) are stars when few other plants are flowering in northern gardens. The blooms of these easy-care perennials are either solid colours, or have centre ...

Single-family homes still winners in property price race

January 7th, 2013

Single-family homes have been the winners over the long term while apartments have been struggling, an analysis of Metro Vancouver real estate statistics released last week shows.

B.C. Assessment released 2013 assessments on Wednesday, while the region's real estate boards released December and year-end information on Thursday.

"The resource that is scarce is land," said Tsur So ...