January 2019 Issue
Sherman Foster
Sherman Foster

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Welcome to my newsletter. Here you will find the latest real estate news and stats for your area. If you would like more information about market conditions in your area, or have any other real estate related questions, please contact me. I would be happy to meet with you to see how I can help you out.

Walnut Grove, Langley real estate
Homelife Benchmark Realty (WG)

Fraser Valley housing market slows down in 2018


After three consecutive years of total annual sales surpassing 20,000 units, 2018 saw the Fraser Valley real estate market return to more typical levels for both sales and inventory.

The Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 15,586 sales in 2018, a 30.2 per cent decrease compared to 2017’s 22,338 sales and the lowest total sales for the Fraser Valley since 2013. The total dollar volume of MLS® transactions for the year was $11.8 billion, dropping from $15.7 billion sold during the year prior.

Of the total transactions that took place in 2018, 3,866 were townhouses and 4,296 were apartments. Each of those property types saw a significant decrease in sales compared to 2017, with total townhouse sales dropping 25.6 per cent year-over-year and apartments dropping 30.5 per cent.

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Three Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions


Welcome to 2019! The New Year has officially arrived and with it, New Year’s resolutions! As most are aware, New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to stick with past the first few weeks of January. Stay true to your 2019 resolutions by using these helpful tips!

Write It down in a Visible Location

It’s far easier to abandon a resolution when it’s never visible throughout your daily routine. If you are serious about sticking to your resolutions this year, be sure to write them down in a place that you will look at every day. This could be a sticky note on the fridge, a notification on your phone, or anything in between! Seeing your resolutions on a daily basis puts them at the front of your mind and higher on your priorities.

Let People Know

When you make a resolution, be sure to let the people you care about know! Whether this is your spouse or some coworkers, letting people know can help to create a support system that encourages you to stay true to your goals. Also, you will be far less likely to abandon a resolution knowing that you might face the judging glances of a colleague or loved one!

Make Your Resolution a Part of Your Daily Routine

It can be hard to stick to a resolution when you haven’t made the time for it! If possible, try to schedule your resolution into your week to ensure that it becomes a firmly ingrained part of your day-to-day life. Once your resolution becomes a part of your daily lifestyle, sticking to it will be a breeze!

Hope everyone has an amazing 2019!

Fraser Valley Market Watch - Detached


Stats are calculated comparing December 2018 to December 2017.

To see more information on local stats in Fraser Valley, please click here.

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