December 2018 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 market stays quiet through November


Despite November’s market continuing at a slower pace and dropping compared to all-time highs in 2017, sales and inventory levels for the month were on par with historical averages for this time of year.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,028 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, a decrease of 41 per cent compared to the 1,743 sales in November of last year, and a 11 per cent decrease compared to sales in October 2018.

Of the 1,028 total sales, 383 were residential detached homes, 241 were townhouses, and 286 were apartments.

“Lessening demand continues to impact our market significantly,” said John Barbisan, President of the Board. “In turn, that has given purchasing power back to buyers who now have more time and more options when it comes to making a decision.”

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Preparing Your Home For Holiday Guests


The holiday season is officially upon us and with it, holiday guests! If you have taken it upon yourself to be the host for this year’s holiday season, now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for family and friends. Use these tips to guide you through getting your home guest-ready to ensure that your holiday hosting goes off without a hitch!

Make Room For A Happy Holiday

It can be hard to enjoy the company of family and friends when you are constantly bumping into one another. Be sure to thoroughly declutter the rooms that your guests will be mingling in before the big day. Depending on the number of guests you are expecting, you may have to rearrange your furniture to better accommodate your party.

Set The Holiday Mood For Your Guests

A little bit of tinsel and a few wreaths can go a long way towards bringing the holiday spirit into your home! Try spreading holiday decorations throughout your home to help your guests get into a holiday mood. Also, be sure to create a playlist of your favorite holiday tunes that can play in the background during your event. A few holiday classics are sure to set the perfect tone for your evening!

Prepare Easy To Eat Appetizers

Make sure you prepare enough snacks to keep your guests occupied while dinner cooks! When choosing which appetizers to provide, try to pick ones that won’t leave a mess on your guests’ hands and cause a handwashing lineup at your bathroom. If you are comfortable working in the kitchen, homemade appetizers are not only a great treat but also a fantastic conversation starter!

Here’s to wishing everyone a happy holiday and a fantastic New Year!

Fraser Valley Market Watch - Detached


Stats are calculated comparing November 2018 to November 2017.

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

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