Check out the March 2020 SnapStats for the Fraser Valley.

The typical ‘Spring Market’ made a great start in March but the need for social distancing meant we had to make some big changes on how we do business and that was bound to have an impact on sales. Take a look at the SnapStats Video for the Fraser Valley – March 2020.

For more information on how we have adapted our business and the current market, call or email Garry Voigt – 604 789 2140, info@garryvoigt.com.

 


FOR SALE – CLOVERDALE – 6 BED – 5 BATH HOME WITH 2 BED MORTGAGE HELPER

5898 168 Street – Located in beautiful Richardson Ridge in Cloverdale, this semi- custom family home offers a fantastic layout, featuring 6 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms including a 2 bed main floor mortgage helper! Main floor features elegant cherry oak hardwood floors & over height ceilings. Kitchen boats updated LG stainless steel appliances plus eating nook. Upstairs has open walkways with railings for a light, spacious feel. Four bedrooms, 2 with ensuite & 2 with Jack& Jill bath. Meticulous front yard appeal with decorative landscaping curbing. The huge 28’ x 42 back patio has 6‘ 6 high custom aluminum fencing for max privacy & low maintenance. Includes 21 x 12 covered area. Rear lane parking for 8 or RV parking. Roof replaced in 2019! Just a 5 min walk to Surrey Centre Elementary & Catchment for .

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


THE WONDERFULLY UNIQUE HEMP HOUSE IS SOLD

We are extremely excited to announce the successful sale of the coveted “Hemp House”. A truly unique, one of a kind, architectural masterpiece. Another one will not come along like it! Congratulations to our sellers and thank you for allowing us the opportunity to market this masterpiece, as well as congratulations to the buyers for acquiring a beautiful home and property.


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


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!

 


NEW LISTING – MASTER ON THE MAIN – 2 BED 2 BATH TOWNHOUSE WITH HUGE LOFT AND BACK YARD

Welcome to SULLIVAN GATE. Rarely available RANCHER style DUPLEX townhouse with a much sought after MASTER ON MAIN with 5 piece ensuite & large walk in closet + 2nd bed & full bath on main. HUGE loft + office upstairs! END unit has windows all around for natural light. Main floor has HIGH VAULTED CEILINGS in living room & kitchen + large pantry & eat up island with a cozy gas fireplace. Separate formal living room w/fireplace and engineered hardwood throughout + BONUS AIR CONDITIONING W/Heat pump. Crawl space for extra storage. Double side by side garage PLUS double driveway! HUGE fenced PRIVATE backyard like a house without the hassle! LOCATION, LOCATION! Leave the car at home, right beside Sullivan Square, Cafe’s, Groceries, Clinics, YMCA & transit. 2 pets allowed Open House Sat/Sun Feb 1st and 2nd 2-4pm


YOUR BC ASSESSMENT IS IN – LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

If you live in BC, you may have already received your new BC Assessment. Understanding why your Assessment has increased or decreased compared to the previous year can be extremely confusing.
One of the most important things to understand is that the Assessment is actually based on the market value of your house as of July 1st the previous year, and not the market value in January when the Assessment is mailed. The Assessment also does not necessarily have any bearing on the actual Market Value of your home and this can lead to even more confusion.
For a more accurate, up to date valuation your Realtor can create a Comparable Market Analysis. Contact Garry Voigt and let his expertise help you understand your home’s market value.
There is a lot of information contained with the BC Assessment website that tries to help clarify
the Assessment process. Click on the video and link below for more.
If you disagree with you Assessment you can appeal but you have to do this before the January 31st deadline!!