Seasonal dip in sales; home prices continue to hold steady in the Fraser Valley

(August 27, 2012)

August, 02 2012 09:52:10 am, by FVREB
Categories: Statistics
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,393 sales on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July, an increase of 5 per cent compared to the 1,322 sales during the same month last year, and 5 per cent fewer than the 1,463 sales in June. At the same time, the board posted 2,938 new listings on the MLS® in July – on par with last yea... read more.

Greater Vancouver housing market maintains a steady spring pace

(May 05, 2012)

VANCOUVER, B.C. – May 2, 2012 – Home sale and listing activity has maintained a consistent pace on the MultipleListing Service® (MLS®) in Greater Vancouver in recent months, which has helped create balanced conditionsfor the region’s housing market.The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouverreached 2,799 on the Multiple Listing Se... read more.

BC Home Owner Grant threshold keeps pace with assessments

(April 01, 2012)

To keep pace with rising property assessments, the BC government has raised the Home Owner Grant threshold to $1,285,000. The threshold is the maximum assessed value a property can reach to allow the property owner to claim the full Home Owner Grant.BC Assessment estimates the value of all BC homes on July 1 each year. The Ministry of Finance reviews this data and adjusts the Home Owner Grant thre... read more.

Greater Vancouver housing market trends near long-term averages as spring market approaches

(March 23, 2012)

Closer alignment between home buyer and seller activity helped bring greater balance to the Greater Vancouver housing market in February.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,545 on the MLS® system in February 2012. This represents a 61.4 per cent increase compared to the 1,577 sales recorded in January 2012, a de... read more.

50 Ways to Green Your Home and Save $$$

(March 15, 2012)

When it comes to making your home more energy efficient, you can easily make small changes that won’t cost you a dime. With even a modest budget, big changes are possible, especially if you qualify for some of the grants and rebates available to home buyers and owners going green. And you’ll recoup energy costs in the long-term making these change worthwhile. Where to begin? Here are 50 ways to he... read more.