June 2019 Issue
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Steve Middleton
Steve Middleton
Re/Max Little Oak (Mission)

Slight uptick in Fraser Valley property sales in May attributable to single family detached


The increase in home sales in the Fraser Valley in May compared to April is thanks to renewed interest in single family detached homes. Although total market activity remained well below historical norms ‐ 18 per cent below the 10‐year average – the sale of detached homes increased by 14.9 per cent in one month.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,517 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May, a 9.7 per cent increase compared to sales in April 2019, and a 13.7 per cent decrease compared to the 1,758 sales in May of last year.

In looking at the three main residential property types, detached homes garnered 41.2 per cent of the market in May, up from 39.4 per cent in April. Attached homes garnered 58.8 per cent in May, compared to 60.6 per cent in April.

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4 Essential Tips for an Indoor Herb Garden


There’s nothing quite like cooking with fresh herbs, and you can’t get fresher than snipping them off the bush seconds before adding them to your dish! Luckily, growing herbs right in your kitchen is relatively easy.

Here are some top tips to get you started and on the right track.

Choose the Right Herbs
Your favourite herb is a good starting point, as you will probably use it the most. If you are looking for low-maintenance options, though, chives, peppermint and parsley are all ideal. Some of the harder herbs to keep going are basil and thyme, so they aren’t the best options for beginners.

Pick a Sunny Spot
As a general rule, you should be growing your herbs somewhere which gets a minimum of 6 hours sunlight per day. It is also a good idea to turn your plants regularly so that they receive the sun’s light evenly.

Ensure Your Plants Drain Properly
If your plants don’t have good drainage, their roots will sit in water—which will lead to them rotting and the plant dying. Additionally, without the right drainage, water could leak onto your countertop (or wherever your plants are) and damage that surface.

Make sure you put your herbs in pots which allow for drainage, and that you place them on a saucer to collect water draining out.

Keep Each Plant Separate
Different herbs will enjoy different soil and levels of watering. In order to give each plant the best care, you should plant them in separate pots.

What herbs do you grow in your kitchen?

Fraser Valley Market Watch - Detached


Stats are calculated comparing May 2019 to May 2018 .

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

Local Events

Driediger Farms 6th Annual Strawberry Festival
Langley, BC
June 22, 2019
World Refugee Day
Abbotsford, BC
June 22, 2019
Whalley’s Corners Community Festival
Surrey, BC
July 6, 2019

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