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Supreme Court Hammers Owner Builder

October 20th, 2016
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Chapman vs. Stacey
awards $96,900 plus GST in damages to the Buyer of an Owner Built home for poor construction.  Contrary to popular belief the Homeowner Protection Act does mandate statutory protection for buyers of Owner Built homes in British Columbia for up to 10 years.

It’s a broad stroke to allow this ruling brush over consumer confidence for the overall absence of quality in ...

Who needs a yard?

February 14th, 2016

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La Galleria is starting to take on some vertical shape at the corner of Trethewey & Simon in the heart of Abbotsford.  The impressive and stylish condominium project adds to the ever growing movement of a multi family culture slowly taking over the Lower Fraser Valley, pushing single family dwellings and property to the limits of luxury.  With some good space management, and out of the box th ...

$499 list & a $628 sale!

February 12th, 2016

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A 1970’s Abbotsford classic rancher with basement at 2084 Majestic Crescent ends up selling for $129,000 over asking price!  Although the home was beautifully renovated, this is a $550 house at the very maximum.  The home was sold by an out of town agent as a cash offer.  The offer beat out over 25 others, giving testimony to the droves of buyers looking for a place to settle while Sellers ca ...

Builders / Renovators / Developers

January 13th, 2016
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Over 600 exhibits, and more than 14,000 industry professionals will be gathering to experience the latest and greatest in building science and evolution.  This is not only your best opportunity to benefit from the buzz, but also pick up those newly required professional development credits you will need for the renewing of your license!  Over 70 seminars to benefit you with a range from new c ...

Why Make The Drive?

October 21st, 2015

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Although average sale prices for a detached home home in Chilliwack between $500,000 & $700,000 appear to be somewhat volatile, it is odd to note that for more than a half a year they remain higher than those in the same category throughout all of Abbotsford.  That’s right... There is a good chance that you will find a detached home between 2,000 & 4,000 square feet in Abbotsford for thousan ...

Straiton Mountain Estates Has Started!

June 16th, 2015

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Phase 1 of Straiton Mountain Estates is underway and the Call Brown Real Estate Team has new beautiful 2 storey homes with fully finished basements on some of the largest building building lots backing onto greenbelt!  The setting is incredible, perfect for families to enjoy the surrounding acres of nature to explore, the comfort and quality from Iron Rose Home Builders, and the security of ...

Prairie Labour Fills The Valley To Help Build Our Neighbourhoods

June 11th, 2015

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The west coast labour force that filled WestJet seats and made their way to the prairies not long ago are racking up fewer air miles, and have invited their prairie friends to the lower Fraser Valley to help fill some jobs.  Some beautiful new homes coming to Abbotsford subdivisions such as Ledgeview, Eagle Mountain, and Straiton Mountain Estates are using up most of the limited resources ou ...

March Madness!

April 2nd, 2015

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Highest Level Of Fraser Valley Sales In 9 Years!

March was an incredibly productive month for sales, and in particular for single family homes.  Our Fraser Valley Real Estate Board President, Jorda Maisey chimed in to attribute the strength of our market to population growth, supportive interest rates, and consumer confidence.

Although prices are up for single family and townhomes over Mar ...

Tenants Rights!

March 10th, 2015

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WHAT???  You Mean I’m Stuck With Them!?!  Well... you could be.  If you are buying a home with a tenant and your plans include bumping them for someone else, think carefully.  There are a number of protections in place for tenants that could spoil your plans if those details are not considered in advance.  For example, a tenant can only be subject to a rate increase once every 12 months, and ...

Abbotsford Investors Return

March 10th, 2015

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This HUGE NEWS will have a positive effect for my investors, yet may have a very negative effect for some of my homeowners.  In the dust of an election storm, there has settled some key changes to the bylaws of this fast growing city, including the allowance for a owner to rent both the secondary suite as well as the main dwelling of their home.  Up until now, many neighbors could have the mu ...

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