JUST LISTED – HIGH END LUXURIOUS TOWNHOUSE – VIRIDIAN – SOUTH SURREY

Welcome to VIRIDIAN, West Coast inspired homes by PORTRAIT HOMES. Nestled in a beautiful setting, close to walking trails to the river, this 3 bed & flex, 4 bath home has so many luxury features! The light, bright main floor has a chef inspired gourmet kitchen with high end SS appliances, instant hot water & open concept family, dining & living room.  Step out to your south facing, totally private back yard + deck or enjoy the mountain views from the front deck with outdoor fireplace. Upstairs features a beautifully designed, spa like en suite with free standing soaker tub, frameless shower & radiant floor heat. 2 additional beds, bathroom & laundry complete this floor. Lower floor features flex room & bathroom, a perfect guest room. Double garage with built in storage & so much more!

Call or email Garry Voigt for More Information 604 789 2140 – info@garryvoigt.com

Home features

  • Air conditioning
  • High efficiency furnace and hot water
  • Laminate throughout the main floor
  • 2 full height kitchen pantries 1 with pull out shelving
  • 5 burner dual fuel stove
  • Gas BBQ hook up on back deck
  • Frameless shower and radiant heat in En suite
  • Alcove in garage for bike storage
  • Pre-wired for EV charging in garage (240V), built in vac and security system
  • Wall storage and cabinets in the garage
  • Whole home filter system, filters every tap
  • Instant hot water tap in kitchen
  • Custom closet organizers in master

 

 

 


SOLD – FOR THE HIGHEST SALE PRICE IN THE BUILDING – CALERA AT CLAYTON VILLAGE – 6758 188 STREET

🥂🎊JUST SOLD!🎊🥂
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✅RECORD SALE PRICE FOR THE BUILDING
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This unit showed and marketed 10/10!! Huge congratulations to our rockstar seller on the record sale price of her condo. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to market and sell this beauty !😄
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CALERA AT CLAYTON VILLAGE – 2 BED 2 BATH CONDO – WALK TO EVERYTHING
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2 BED 🛌 | 2 BATH🛀 | 774 SQ /FT 📐 | SECURE PARKNG SPOT AND STREET PARKING 🚘 | LARGE BACK PATIO
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📍#270 6758 188 STREET – CLAYTON, CLOVERDALE

JUST LISTED – EXECTUTIVE 4 BED – 4 BATH TOWNHOUSE – YORKSON CREEK SOUTH – 2218 SQ FT

 

Welcome to luxury townhouse living at YORKSON CREEK SOUTH built by the reputable Quadra Homes! This Spacious 2,218 sq/ft END unit has PARKING for 4 or 5 vehicles. The double garage is finished w/epoxy floor, EV hook up + in front, a HUGE parking pad over 26ft!! The home features 3 Beds + a BONUS Rec room (4th Bedroom) w/its own separate entrance & ensuite + 4 Baths. Main floor offers an OPEN floor plan with SS appliances, GAS STOVE, HUGE walk-in pantry, GRANITE counters, solid wood soft close cabinets, high-end HARDWOOD flooring & a powder room. Upper floor has master with vaulted ceilings, A/C, W/I closet, soaker tub, shower, dbl sinks, heated floors + convenient upper floor laundry. Custom closet organizers in every closet! The home is roughed in for an ELEVATOR and wheelchair friendly!

 

Contact garry Voigt for more info info@garryvoigt.com – 604 789 2140


JUST LISTED – CORNERSTONE – 1 BED AND DEN CONDO – GROUND FLOOR – LARGE PRIVATE BACK YARD

127 5655 210A Street – Welcome to CORNERSTONE! RARE to find 1 Bedroom plus den, GROUND floor with a large patio & PRIVATE FULLY FENCED YARD facing a GREENBELT. Perfect for pets, & entertaining! This 711 sq/ ft home is well laid out in fantastic condition with 9′ ceilings, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, soft closing cabinets & laminate flooring. Extra windows in the living room flood the home with natural light. Wood feature wall with fireplace is a great focal point. Bathroom acts as ensuite from master bedroom and is a perfect guest bathroom. Full size, front loading Washer/Dryer & large walk-in closet. Master bed overlooks the back yard. BONUS den with barn door for added space & privacy. Close to Langley City, parks and recreation. 2 PETS & RENTALS ALLOWED! This one checks all your boxes!

Offered at $424,800

For more information contact Garry Voigt info@garryvoigt.com – 604 789 2140


JUST LISTED – RARELY AVAILABLE RANCHER WITH BASEMENT – HUDSON BAY STREET – FORT LANGLEY

 

Welcome to the prestigious “Hudson Bay Street” in Fort Langley, rarely do homes come for sale on this quiet street! This charming FARMHOUSE inspired rancher w/basement features an open concept main floor with a large bright kitchen, wood block island, barn door pantry, engineered hardwood & S/S appliances. Family/dining room has a gas fireplace vaulted ceiling & skylights for natural light & Separate living room with cozy wood burning fireplace.  Master bed features a stunning ensuite with heated floors and antique vanity full of character + 1 more bedroom with family bath. Fully finished basement, perfect for teens with 2 bedrooms, large rec room, wet bar, office & full bath. The back yard is an entertainer’s dream with large deck, detached shop w/220V and additional flex space/man cave. Build your dream home!

For more information, call Garry Voigt 604 789 2140 or email info@garryvoigt.com


JUST LISTED – CLOVERDALE – 2 STOREY – 6 BED – 3 BATH WALK OUT BASEMENT HOME ON LARGE LOT

Looking for the perfect family home? Here it is, first time on the market in 30 years! Located next to East View Park in the very desirable Cloverdale neighborhood. This large 2878 sq/ft, 6, bed 3 bath home sits on a 7428 sq ft lot with tons of parking & huge, PRIVATE SOUTH FACING back yard. Upstairs consists of 3 bedrooms including master with updated ensuite! Formal living, dining room & family room with cozy gas fireplace & kitchen with access to huge (recently redone) south facing sun deck, great for entertaining! Below features a very bright WALKOUT 2 bed, 1 bath mortgage helper + 1 bed for upstairs use. Some recent updates include all the bathrooms, H/W tank 2019, New furnace 2020, roof approx 10 years old & newer gutters.  Walk to Latimer RD Elementary. Hurry, this home won’t last!

Call Garry Voigt for more information 604 789 2140 or email info@garryvoigt.com

 

 


NEW OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN CHARTS A POTENTIAL FUTURE FOR LANGLEY CITY

 

A new look for Langley City, I have always been a huge advocate of the area and look forward to the transformation.

New Official Community Plan charts a potential future for Langley City

 


A FASCINATING INSIGHT INTO WHY THE REAL ESTATE MARKET HIT ALL TIME HIGHS DURING A PANDEMIC

On the heels of the busiest, most unexpected December in our Board’s history and half a year of the market out-performing all expectations during COVID-19, we turned to one of the most in-demand, economists in our province for insight for you to share with your clients.

We were fortunate to get exclusive, in-depth market intelligence – specific to our Fraser Valley region – from BCREA’s Brendon Ogmundson, who as you can imagine is currently busier than a snow-making machine at local mountains due to 2020’s astounding market numbers.

He details: What happened in Fraser Valley’s market last year, and answers the million-dollar question, can it sustain in 2021?

This is part one of two with the second installment coming in next week’s NewsReal. First, we look back at a year like no other and next week, we look at what’s ahead.

FVREB Communications in conversation with Brendon Ogmundson, BCREA Chief Economist:

Q: How would you describe Fraser Valley’s real estate market in 2020? Walk us through what happened starting from what looked like a decent start of the year…?

After two years of demand being stifled by various government policies – principally the B-20 stress test – and new taxes on housing, the Fraser Valley market was set to continue to recover and record an average, typical year. However, as members know, that return to normal was swiftly upended by a worldwide pandemic that threw a blanket of uncertainty over the entire global economy.

With the industry and society in lockdown during the spring months, the housing market slowed dramatically. Sales in the early spring fell to unprecedented lows and it was anticipated that sales would remain below normal through the summer months and possibly beyond. No one knew.

Then the unexpected happened.  Home sales in the Fraser Valley began to climb in the early summer, eventually setting or nearly setting monthly sales records through the fall and winter.

By year’s end, in the midst of a global pandemic, with BC facing a jump in the unemployment rate to a 30-year high, with borders closed, and with immigration halted, sales in the Fraser Valley finished the year up over 28 per cent while benchmark home prices were up over 13 per cent.

“The housing market in 2020 was nothing short of remarkable.”

Q: No one knows BC’s economy and the housing market like you, how unusual was this post-lockdown response?

The performance of the housing market in 2020 was nothing short of remarkable. The COVID-19 recession battered many sectors of BC’s economy, but looking at the housing market, it would be difficult to tell that there was a recession at all.

In a typical recession, housing sales decline as job losses and heightened uncertainty prompt potential buyers to pull back from the market. At the same time, the supply of listings accumulates as some households are forced to sell due to rising unemployment and falling incomes. The COVID-19 recession, however, has been anything but typical. Instead, this recession has seen a remarkably swift rebound in home sales and prices, not only to pre-COVID-19 levels but to historic highs.

Hindsight is indeed 2020 when it comes to 2020

Q: Did the rebound surprise even you?

A: The speed and strength of the recovery was absolutely surprising, but with the benefit of hindsight we can see clear factors that propelled the market forward.

First, the real estate industry did an excellent job in ensuring that transactions could continue without undue risk to the public. Secondly, the impact of the COVID-19 recession on the provincial labour market was not equal across sectors. Most job losses afflicted low wage sectors of the economy, like front-line service sector jobs, while employment in above-average wage sectors that tend to drive the ownership market has risen about 5 per cent above pre-COVID-19 levels.

Most importantly, a swift and overwhelming policy reponse from the Bank of Canada pushed mortgage rates to new record lows.  All of those factors, along with a surge of pent-up demand after the initial crisis phase of the pandemic, meant that demand for housing returned with vigour.

Homes became all things to all people all the time

Q: We saw some specific home sale trends in the Fraser Valley due to COVID-19 – can you delve into those more?  

A: There’s no question COVID-19 altered the needs of BC families as homes suddenly became a workplace, a school, an entertainment centre, and a refuge.  We’ve seen a pronounced shift towards demand for larger homes and for those working from home, a commute becomes less relevant.

The extra space afforded by a single-family detached home that fulfills those needs, along with record-low borrowing costs, resulted in the sales numbers we’ve seen. In the Fraser Valley, sales of detached homes almost doubled in December, rose over 40 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019 and approached 50 per cent of total sales for the first time since 2017. So, it’s no surprise that prices for detached homes closed the year up with double-digit increases.

Sales of townhouses, a close substitute for single-detached, were up over 30 per cent in 2020, with more modest price gains of around 5 per cent year over year.

  1. And how about apartments? How did Fraser Valley condos fare in a pandemic year?

A: Apartments began the year with challenges due to strata insurance, and as an investment vehicle or entry-level home for first-time buyers, apartments were clearly held back by the pandemic’s impact on younger workers and renters. Still, even with those challenges, apartment sales across the Fraser Valley finished the year higher and prices appreciated close to 5 per cent.

In terms of the condo sector as a whole, as vaccinations progress, the economy heals, and borders open to tourism and immigration, we anticipate demand for apartments will post a strong recovery in 2021.

Thank you, Brendon! That wraps up the first part of our two-part series on Fraser Valley’s real estate market in 2020 and 2021. Don’t miss part two next week, when Brendon Ogmundson, Senior Economist, BCREA, forecasts what’s in store for hopefully a pandemic-recovery year.

For more market intel, head to www.bcrea.bc.ca and keep tabs on their COVID-19 Reopening Dashboard.

Source: FVREB Communications

 


CHECK OUT THE NOVEMBER SNAPSTATS FOR THE FRASER VALLEY

November was another record breaking month for sales in the Fraser Valley it is still a SELLERS MARKET. Many homes are selling for over list price and in multiple offers.

Check out the SnapStats video for details.

 

Call Garry Voigt 604 789 2140 or email info@garryvoigt.com for more information on the current market.

 

 


JUST LISTED – MICHAUD GARDENS – 2 BED – 2 BATH CONDO – OVER 1100 SQ FT – LANGLEY

 

MICHAUD GARDENS, This, large 2 bed, 2 bath condo is one level up from the ground floor & has one of the best layouts in the building with bedrooms at opposite ends for privacy. Laminate flooring flows through the open concept dining and living room with cozy fireplace. Every window looks out onto an east facing deck that overlooks private greenspace. Bright, white, eat in kitchen has a pantry & plenty of cabinet & counter space. Large master, big enough for a king, walkthrough his & hers closets lead to ensuite with soaker tub + 2nd bed has adjacent bathroom. Bonus Laundry room with tons of extra storage space. Beautiful grounds with pond/water fountain + full amenity room. Steps to Linwood Park & just blocks from shopping. 1 parking space & ample street parking. Well maintained 19+ building.

For more information, contact Garry Voigt 604 789 2140 – info@garryvoigt.com