Cops for Cancer

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Show your support and cheer for the hundreds of provincial law enforcement and emergency services personnel as they brave the elements for nine days and 800km’s of riding through the Lower Mainland, over the Sea-to-Sky highway, and across the Sunshine Coast. This annual event supports children and families affected by childhood cancer.
 
 
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September 4, 2019
Metro Vancouver housing market sees summer uptick in sales

Home buyer activity increased to more typical levels in Metro Vancouver throughout the summer months.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,231 in August 2019, a 15.7 per cent increase from the 1,929 sales recorded in August 2018, and a 12.7 per cent decrease from the 2,557 homes sold in July 2019.


Last month’s sales were 9.2 per cent below the 10-year August sales average.


“Home sales returned to more historically normal levels in July and August compared to what we saw in the first six months of the year,” said REBGV President Ashley Smith. 


There were 3,747 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in August 2019. This represents a 3.5 per cent decrease compared to the 3,881 homes listed in August 2018 and an 18.8 per cent decrease compared to July 2019 when 4,613 homes were listed.


The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 13,396, a 13.3 per cent increase compared to August 2018 (11,824) and a 5.9 per cent decrease compared to July 2019 (14,240).


For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for August 2019 is 16.7 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 12 per cent for detached homes, 18.4 per cent for townhomes, and 21.2 per cent for apartments.


Generally, analysts say downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


“With more demand from home buyers, the supply of homes listed for sale isn’t accumulating like earlier in the year. These changes are creating more balanced market conditions,” Smith said.


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $993,300. This represents an 8.3 per cent decrease over August 2018 and a 0.2 per cent decrease compared to July 2019.


Sales of detached homes in August 2019 reached 706, a 24.5 per cent increase from the 567 detached sales recorded in August 2018. The benchmark price for detached homes is $1,406,700. This represents a 9.8 per cent decrease from August 2018 and a 0.7 per cent decrease compared to July 2019.


Sales of apartment homes reached 1,116 in August 2019, an 8.9 per cent increase compared to the 1,025 sales in August 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $771,000. This represents a 7.4 per cent decrease from August 2018 and a 0.1 per cent increase compared to July 2019.


Attached home sales in August 2019 totalled 409, a 21.4 per cent increase compared to the 337 sales in August 2018. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $654,000. This represents a 7.8 per cent decrease from August 2018, a 0.2 per cent increase compared to July 2019.


Download the August 2019 stats package. 

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Terry Fox Run - September 15, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm 
Location: Pitt Meadows Spirit Square, 11985 Harris Road
Run Day Details
Registration: 7:00 am
Run Start: 10:00 am
Event End: 12:00 pm
Route Information
Suitable for bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome.
Route distance: 1 km, 5 km, 10 km

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Bouncy the Park may be your child’s favourite summer adventure!

This free event has something for every child with energy to spare. Bounce on a giant trampoline, hop through the park on a hopping bouncer, or prance around the bouncy castle. Leap on over to Memorial Peace Park and join the fun!

August 30, 2019, Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Memorial Peace Park

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131 19678 POPLAR Drive, Central Meadows Pitt Meadows


GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN IN POPULAR MEADOW HIGHLANDS CO-OP PARK! Don't miss your chance! This updated manufactured home offers an affordable lifestyle with easy low maintenance. Offers 845 sq.ft, 2 bedrooms, large 4pce. bath with soaker tub & shower . Updates include crown mouldings, drywall, refinished oak cabinets, hardware, stainless steel appliances, counter top gas stove, wall oven, french door fridge, kitchen tiled floor, hardwood floors thru-out, serviced furnace, roof & updates approximately 8 years old and a newer hot water tank. Nice large covered deck with storage room, covered parking & shed. RV parking available in the park, monthly fee of $247 includes garbage pick-up, use of indoor pool, clubhouse & tennis courts. Convenient location to Westcoast Express, shopping & transit. Easy to show by appointment. Good interior conditions, no interior photos due to stored boxes.


Link to listing: https://helengambling.com/mylistings.html/listing.r2393151-131-19678-poplar-drive-pitt-meadows-v3y-1z3.90043688


Main Photo: 131 19678 POPLAR Drive in Pitt Meadows: Central Meadows Manufactured Home for sale in "MEADOW HIGHLANDS PARK" : MLS®# R2393151

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12140 202 Street, Northwest Maple Ridge


A PLACE TO CALL HOME...CONVENIENT WESTSIDE LOCATION! GREAT FAMILY HOME in a popular family neighbourhood! Short walk to Fairview & Maple Ridge Christian Elementary & Westview High School & to local park with playground & basketball court. Walk to West Coast Express, shopping & quick access to Golden Ears Bridge & connector. Well Maintained 4 level split with room for a growing family with a partially finished basement with 1 bedroom & rec-room, lots of storage area. Kitchen with oak cabinets, separate eating area & access to deck, familyroom with gas F/P & sliders out to backyard, 3pce bath & laundry room. Upstairs with hallway skylight, master bedroom with W/I closet & 4pc ensuite, 4pc main bath & 2 good size bedrooms. Covered deck, large private east facing backyard. Make this your own!


Link to listing: https://helengambling.com/mylistings.html/listing.r2394155-12140-202-street-maple-ridge-v2x-8x4.90069878


Main Photo: 12140 202 Street in Maple Ridge: Northwest Maple Ridge House for sale : MLS®# R2394155

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August 2, 2019

Home sales increase in July

Home buyer demand picked up across Metro Vancouver last month, making July, a traditionally quieter month in real estate, the second highest selling month so far this year.


The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,557 in July 2019, a 23.5 per cent increase from the 2,070 sales recorded in July 2018, and a 23.1 per cent increase from the 2,077 homes sold in June 2019.


Last month’s sales were 7.8 per cent below the 10-year July sales average.


“While home sale activity remains below long-term averages, we saw an increase in sales in July compared to the less active spring we experienced,” Ashley Smith, REBGV president said. “Those looking to buy today continue to benefit from low interest rates, increased selection, and reduced prices compared to the heated market a few years ago.”


There were 4,613 detached, attached and apartment properties newly listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in Metro Vancouver in July 2019. This represents a 3.3 per cent decrease compared to the 4,770 homes listed in July 2018 and a 2.9 per cent decrease compared to June 2019 when 4,751 homes were listed.


The total number of homes currently listed for sale on the MLS® system in Metro Vancouver is 14,240, a 17.3 per cent increase compared to July 2018 (12,137) and a 4.9 per cent decrease compared to June 2019 (14,968).


For all property types, the sales-to-active listings ratio for July 2019 is 18 per cent. By property type, the ratio is 13.5 per cent for detached homes, 20 per cent for townhomes, and 22 per cent for apartments.


Generally, analysts say downward pressure on home prices occurs when the ratio dips below 12 per cent for a sustained period, while home prices often experience upward pressure when it surpasses 20 per cent over several months.


“To better understand conditions in your property type or neighbourhood of choice, it’s important to work with your local REALTOR®. They can help you develop a strategy to reach your long-term real estate goals,“ Smith said.


The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $995,200. This represents a 9.4 per cent decrease over July 2018 and a 0.3 per cent decrease compared to June 2019.


Sales of detached homes in July 2019 reached 841, a 32 per cent increase from the 637 detached sales recorded in July 2018. The benchmark price for detached properties is $1,417,000. This represents a 10.5 per cent decrease from July 2018, and a 0.5 per cent decrease compared to June 2019.


Sales of apartment homes reached 1,243 in July 2019, a 15.2 per cent increase compared to the 1,079 sales in July 2018. The benchmark price of an apartment property is $653,200. This represents an 8.8 per cent decrease from July 2018, and a 0.2 per cent decrease compared to June 2019.


Attached home sales in July 2019 totalled 473, a 33.6 per cent increase compared to the 354 sales in July 2018. The benchmark price of an attached unit is $770,000. This represents a nine per cent decrease from July 2018, and a 0.6 per cent decrease compared to June 2019.


Download the July 2019 stats package.

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Helen Gambling
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