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

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board


Fraser Valley home sales rebound in July after lackluster June

A noticeable lift in home sales and slight decrease in new listings bolstered the Fraser Valley housing market in July.

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,458 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in July, a 11.6 per cent increase compared to sales in June 2019, and a 13 per cent increase compared to the 1,290 sales in July of last year.

Chris Shields, President‐Elect of the Board, observed, “We’ve been expecting market improvement, but didn’t quite anticipate July’s momentum. We’ve gone from the worst June in almost 20 years to a July that’s only slightly below the 10‐year average. For both buyers and sellers, a return to an active, more balanced market is welcome news.”

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Crank up Your Curb Appeal This Summer


Summer is the perfect time to spruce up the exterior of your home and help it look its best year-round. Besides making your home look more welcoming, boosting your home’s curb appeal is also a fantastic way to attract potential homebuyers. If you are thinking about revamping your home’s curb appeal, these inexpensive projects are the perfect place to start!

Get Rid of the Grime with a Power Wash

Years of accumulated dirt and dust can really put a damper on your home’s appearance. A power wash is a simple way of freshening up a home’s exterior that can make it look brighter and more attractive. Concrete driveways and walkways can also really benefit from a good power wash!

Touch up Your Home’s Paint Job

Through regular wear and tear, it is natural to have the paint on your home bubble and crack in a few spots. Thankfully, fixing these spots isn’t too much of an issue! If a part of your home’s paint is peeling, take a few chips to your local paint store to find a color that matches. Be sure to do a couple of test patches to see how a color looks once it has dried. Once you have your matching color, you will want to scrape the paint off of any rough-looking patches and apply a primer before you start painting.

Bring Some Color to Your Garden

Bright, colorful flowers are a great way to raise your home’s curb appeal! Perennial flowers such as certain types of sunflowers and lilies are low-maintenance additions that are sure to bring a welcoming splash of color to your front yard.

Fraser Valley Market Watch - Detached


Stats are calculated comparing July 2019 to July 2018 .

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

Local Events

Cinema Under the Stars
Abbotsford, BC
August 22, 2019
Summerset Music & Arts Festival
Langley, BC
August 30, 2019 - September 01, 2019
21st Annual Fleetwood Festival
Surrey, BC
September 07, 2019

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