SOLD – 206 36688 KING ROAD ABBOTSFORD

Congratulations to our sellers on the sale of your condo! Thank you for putting your trust in us and congratulations on the purchase of your new home!!

Welcome to COLLEGE PARK PLACE. This 2 bed 2 bath open plan unit is light and bright & Benefits from southern exposure. The great layout has bedrooms separated by the living space for max privacy & has 2 full bathrooms. Stylish laminate flooring throughout, crown molding & updated pot lights in living room. Tons of storage, BONUS, 2 large pantries & laundry/storage room, side by side washer dryer & cabinets. Master bedroom could fit a king bed & has walkthrough his and hers closets. Spend winter in front of the cozy gas fireplace (gas included) or sun filled summer days on the south facing deck. 2 parking spaces. Excellent CENTRAL location, minutes to highway 1, walking & biking trails, shopping, restaurants, Abbotsford Events Centre and the University Of Fraser Valley.


CHECK OUT THE LATEST SNAPSTATS FOR THE FRASER VALLEY FOR FEBRUARY 2020

Check out the latest SnapStats for the Fraser Valley for February 2020. Sales are up and there has been a slight increase in sales prices indicating that we are in a ‘Sellers Market’. We are once again seeing multiple offer situations not only in condos and townhomes but also single family homes. Inventory is low and there are a lot of buyers out there!!

Contact Garry Voigt today for more information 604 789 2140 or info@garryvoigt.com

 

This report data was captured on March 2, 2020 from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board MLS® . Refer to our YTD reports for sustained periods of the Sales Ratio % . The accuracy and completeness of the information is not guaranteed. In providing this information SnapStats® or Garry Voigt do not assume any responsibility or liability. More info at snap-stats.com .


JUST LISTED 2 BED – 2 BATH – TOP FLOOR CORNER CONDO – LANGLEY CITY

Updated, TOP FLOOR, CORNER unit with only one neighbor & HUGE south facing, covered deck that overlooks a park! Close to one of the biggest units in the building.  A great open floor plan offers 2 beds & 2 full baths, tons of natural light and privacy with beds at opposite ends. Laminate flooring throughout & granite in the kitchen & bathrooms. Good sized dining & living room with cozy gas fireplace. Large kitchen has space for a small table, ample cupboard & counter space plus SS appliances. Master bedroom features a good size walk in closet & en suite bath with DOUBLE sinks. Tons of storage throughout including laundry room with room for shelving. Very QUIET building with upgrades, newer roof, decks & Boiler. 2 PARKING spaces & locker. Ample STREET PARKING! O/H Feb 29th& Mar 1st 2–4pm

For more information call Garry Voigt your local Langley condo expert 604 789 2140


JUST LISTED – 2 BED- 2 BATH TOWNHOME IN LANGLEY CITY

 

Welcome to THE COURTYARDS. This light, bright 2 bed, 2 bath has some great upgrades & designer features. The kitchen & dining room, with gorgeous wood effect floor tile, open onto a sunny SOUTH facing deck, overlooking the QUIET courtyard. Modern dining room light fitting plus crown molding on the main floor. The large living room features a cozy fireplace with slate stone surround & large wood mantel. Upstairs you’ll find a huge laundry closet. The large master has a wainscoting feature & mirrored closets + organizers. Another designer touch – reclaimed wood feature wall in 2nd bed.  BONUS 3 parking! 1 on pad out front and 2 covered in tandem garage, fenced south facing patio off garage. Tons of street parking 5 mins walk to Linwood Park & Nicomekl  Elementary. O/H Sat/Sun Feb 15/16 2-4PM


BC SPECULATION TAX – IT’S TIME TO DECLARE

It’s that time of year once again when the BC Speculation Tax letters will be dropping into your mailbox.

Who needs to declare?

  • All residential property owners in the TAXABLE REGIONS must apply.
  • If a property has more than one owner, a separate declaration must be made for each owner.
  • Even if the other owners are family members or part of an estate, each owner needs to complete a declaration.

The Government claims that ‘99% of British Columbians are exempt’ from the tax so have your letter ready and LOG ON HERE to start you declaration.

The tax amount has changed from 0.5% to 2% for homeowners who are not exempt. To find out who is eligible for the exemption, check out the BC SPECULATION TAX website or call 1-833-554-2323.

Remember you must declare by March 31st 2020 in order to qualify for the exemption.

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

 

 


CHECK OUT THE SNAPSTATS FOR JANUARY 2020 – IT IS STILL A HOT SELLERS MARKET!

Check out the latest **Snapstats for January 2020. The stats indicate that we are still in a hot ‘Sellers Market’. Inventory is low and buyers are very active. Savvy sellers should be cashing in on the market conditions RIGHT NOW and not waiting for the typical ‘spring market’! See below video for full stats for Greater Vancouver, Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

If you would like more information call Garry Voigt 604 789 2140 or email info@garryvoigt.com.

FVR 2020 January
GVR 2020 January
MVR 2020 January
**This report data was captured on February 3, 2020 from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board MLS®. Refer to our YTD reports for sustained periods of the Sales Ratio % . The accuracy and completeness of the information is not guaranteed. In providing this information SnapStats® or Garry Voigt do not assume any responsibility or liability. More info at snap-stats.com .


B.C. SET TO RELAX THE RULES ON SECONDARY RESIDENCES ON ALR

In 2019 the BC Government bought in legislation to limit the size of residences on farm land to halt the building of so-called “Mega Mansions’ Another part of this legislation was the necessity for farmers to get permission from the Agricultural Land Commission to build secondary residences on their land.

The changes propose that secondary residences be allowed on ALR land but they cannot be more than 1000 sq ft. However, there would be more flexibility for use including being able to use the secondary home as rental accommodation. This is great news for farmers!

It is proposed that the maximum size of primary residences will remain at 5,400 but secondary residences will no longer have to be mobile or manufactured homes.

Click on the links below to read more.

VANCOUVER SUN

BC GOV NEWS

If you would like more information call Garry Voigt 604 789 2140 – Your Local Langley Realtor

 


HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED THE BENEFITS OF BUYING VS RENTING?

There is no doubt about it, there are definitely some benefits to renting a home rather than taking the leap to purchase. Your costs can be lower than if you purchase but what about getting a return on that investment?

The article below sets out 5 really good incentives to buy instead of renting.

 

  1. Possible Tax Breaks
  2. Getting help from CMHC to purchase a home
  3. Using your RRSP contributions as leverage
  4. GST New Housing Rebate
  5. Building Equity and Credit

Click Here to read the article recently published in REW.ca

If you are looking to buy your first home and want more information about the benefits of buying a home call Garry Voigt today, email www.garryvoigt.com or call 604 789 2140. We have helped many happy first time buyers navigate their first purchase!

 


INVENTORY IS LOW – IF YOU ARE THINKING OF LISTING – GET AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION AND DO IT NOW!

The end of 2019 showed no let up in Real Estate sales and the market was extremely strong! We are in what is considered a ‘Sellers Market’** with some homes going into multiple offers due to low inventory and strong demand from buyers.

**For example, the inventory for Langley Condos was down 30% from November to December 2019 but sale price was up 1%. Sales price per sq ft was up 8%.

Inventory for Langley detached homes was down 35% compared to November and sales prices remained unchanged.

Don’t wait for the ‘Spring Market’! In this sellers market, it pays to get ahead of the competition! If you are considering selling your home in Langley, Cloverdale or in the Fraser Valley, let the Garry Voigt Real Estate Team help.

Gall Garry Voigt today 604 789 2140 or email info@garryvoigt.com.

**© 2010-2020 SnapStats® Publishing Co. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, copied, posted on the internet or forwarded in any printed or electronic form at without written permission. This report data was captured on January 2, 2020 from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board M LS® . Refer to our YTD reports for sustained periods of the Sales Ratio % . The accuracy and completeness of the information is not guaranteed. In providing this information SnapStats® or Garry Voigt do not assume any responsibility or liability. M ore info at snap-stats.com .


LOOKING FOR SOMETHING FUN TO DO IN LANGLEY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON – THEN CHECK OUT THESE LOCAL EVENTS!

DECEMBER EVENTS IN LANGLEY

Dec 6, 2019

Vancouver Giants Hockey Game

Langley Events Centre, 7:30pm.

 

Dec 7, 2019

Inclusion Langley Breakfast with Santa

Langley Golf & Banquet Centre, 9-2:30pm. Come and enjoy Breakfast with Santa, Mrs. Claus and Elf! Tickets required – purchase before event, Eventbrite

 

Magic of Christmas

Downtown Langley. Featuring Breakfast with Santa, live entertainment, crafts for kids, letters to Santa, parade, tree lighting and caroling. Breakfast with Santa: 9-11am, Entertainment and Crafts: 4-6pm, Parade 6-7pm, Tree Lighting and Caroling 7-7:30pm. langleycity.ca

 

Breakfast With Santa

Douglas Recreation Centre, 9am. Join us for some crafts, face painting, a magic show and breakfast! Pre-registration required by Dec 4. langleycity.ca

 

Christmas Through the Decades

Langley Centennial Museum, 10am. Let nostalgia guide you through games, crafts, and photos and toys popular between 1960 and 1999. $10/Family of 4, museum.tol.ca reg code 58228

 

Walnut Grove Artisans Market

A great place to shop local businesses all in one place! From local artists, handmade jewelry and baby products to artisanal foods, home décor, soaps and beauty products, we have it all! With 30+ vendors you can shop for everyone at once and even treat yourself while supporting the WGSS Athletics Department. 9am-5pm. Admission $2 supporting the WGSS Athletics Department.

 

Dream Christmas Market

It will be a Christmas Market unlike any other! Shop for the perfect gift from a lineup of handpicked vendors; take part in a wreathe making workshop; enjoy a little Christmas cheer by sampling cocktails; peruse the silent auction and spend a day with beautiful friends soaking up the festive spirit. Entry by donation. All proceeds will benefit The City Dream Centre, a local non-profit working with under-privileged children, teens and families in our community. 1:30-6pm, Fort Langley Community Hall

 

Dec 8, 2019

Vancouver Giants Hockey Game

Langley Events Centre, 4pm.

 

Dec 11, 2019

Woodpeckers & Waterfowl on the Wing Wander

Aldergrove Regional Park, 10-noon. A walk through a restricted-access wetland to find woodpeckers and waterfowl. $3/person.  Adult-only. Registration code 7853 metrovancouveronline.org Call: 604-432-6359

Langley Field Naturalists

Visit Blaine and Drayton Harbour 9am. This area is an important over-wintering area for shorebirds and waterfowl. Will also visit Semiahmoo Park. Don’t forget your passports. 604-576-6831 for information or to attend.

Questions To Ask Your Accountant
Whether you are just starting your business, been in business for years, or looking to sell your business; taxes are a major part of the management of your business. Join us as our speaker will walk through how to pay yourself, the impact of recent tax legislation, and how to plan for selling your business in the future or handing it to the next generation. 7:30pm in Fort Langley. Free. Register langley-business-events.com/upcoming-business-seminars.html

Dec 13, 2019

The Langley Meals on Wheels – Food & Friends Christmas Luncheon. Church in the Valley – 23589 Old Yale Road. 11:30am-3pm. Please call 604-533-1679 for details.

ACTS Seminaries Christmas Tea Open House

Open House Open House + Story Sharing. 9-11:30am. ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University, 7600 Glover Road. actsseminaries.com/openhouse

Dec 13-15, 2019

Christmas in the Village Festival Market
Fort Langley Community Hall,10-6pm daily. Free entry by donation. Traditional Christmas foods and gifts, Christmas Music, Christmas Kids Zone, Santa and his Elves will be there!

Dec 14, 2019

Opus One Women’s Choir

Immanuel Christian Reform Church, 7pm. There is something for all audience members in our program. Tickets opusonewomenschoir@gmail.com, facebook.com/events

Holiday Chaos

Timms Community Centre, 1-4pm. Free family fun! Join us for holiday themed crafts, face painting, bouncy castles and more! langleycity.ca

Christmas by Candlelight

Fort Langley NHS, 6pm. Experience the natural beauty of Fort Langley by night and join costumed interpreters for a guided, holiday-themed tour. Rain, snow or shine! pc.gc.ca

Dec 17, 2019

Vancouver Giants Hockey Game

Langley Events Centre, 7pm.

 

Dec 21-23, 2019

Dec 27-30, 2019

Heritage Holidays at the Fort

Fort Langley NHS. Hear stories by the fire, taste a roasted chestnut, and join costumed interpreters for a guided, holiday-themed tour. pc.gc.ca

Dec 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

Dec 28, 2019

Vancouver Giants Hockey Game

Langley Events Centre, 7pm.

 

Dec 29, 2019

Christmas Bird Count for Kids & Youth

Brydon Lagoon, 9am. This event couples hands on science for older kids and a fun outing to look at birds for younger kids. Binoculars provided. Ages 2+. Register learn@explorescienceclub.com