Real estate

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in October were up 1.3 per cent from September, the first monthly gain since February. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Canadian October home sales up from September, first monthly increase since February

Greater Vancouver was up six per cent, offset in part by a 2.4 per cent drop in Montreal

 

Home sales and prices in Langley continued their slow descent from a peak earlier this spring. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley housing prices still on downslope

Market remains ‘balanced’ but activity way down from peak

 

A real estate sign is pictured in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, June, 12, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Vancouver home sales down 46% from last year, 13% from September: board

Composite benchmark price for Metro Vancouver sat at $1,148,900

 

Community members at the presentation centre, where the developer showcased 3D models of the project’s first phase. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove Town Centre to be built on ‘historic land’

New facility to have 300 homes, multiple business, two-level daycare, and more

Community members at the presentation centre, where the developer showcased 3D models of the project’s first phase. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
Real estate continues its downward swing after almost two years of furious sales and higher prices came to an end. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Price drops, rising interest rates impacting Langley housing market

Despite price drops, homes still too expensive for some buyers

Real estate continues its downward swing after almost two years of furious sales and higher prices came to an end. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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Downsized space, upgraded lifestyle!

Why these Surrey grandparents chose Compass Cohousing for their next home

  • Oct 3, 2022
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a rental housing development in Vancouver, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The federal government is hoping to help more Canadians become homeowners through a new rent-to-own initiative, but experts are warning it may not be the best pathway for everyone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Rent-to-own can help create homeowners, but experts say may not be best for everyone

Liberals plan a $200-million investment in a five-year rent-to-own program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a rental housing development in Vancouver, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The federal government is hoping to help more Canadians become homeowners through a new rent-to-own initiative, but experts are warning it may not be the best pathway for everyone. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Open floor plans and high-end flooring and appliances make these homes perfect for growing families.

Designed for families: New row home development launches in Langley Sept. 17

Dreaming of living in a beautiful new row home conceived for entertaining…

  • Sep 12, 2022
Open floor plans and high-end flooring and appliances make these homes perfect for growing families.
Compass Cohousing hasn't started construction in Langley yet, but the community-building has already begun.

Sustainable, supportive and practical! The life-changing perks of cohousing

WindSong founder says Langley’s next cohousing community, Compass Cohousing has strong, unique vision

  • Sep 12, 2022
Compass Cohousing hasn't started construction in Langley yet, but the community-building has already begun.
David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Couple’s ‘dream home’ at risk of sliding into northwest B.C. river

Families look on helplessly as property erodes into river behind them

David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Langley’s real estate market has plunged back down from the sky-high levels seen during the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Home sales down by half in Langley compared to last year

Average prices continued to dip from all-time highs

Langley’s real estate market has plunged back down from the sky-high levels seen during the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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Canada’s real estate market is cooling. Here’s what to expect this fall

Realtors, economists at odds over how long pricing slide will last and how low it will go

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Michael Dupuis, associate at CBM Lawyers. To make an appointment with the CBM Lawyers Real Estate Law team, email info@cbmlawyers.com, call 604-256-5951 or visit cbmlawyers.com.

Langley real estate lawyer offers tips for a smooth home purchase

‘The only bad question is the one that doesn’t get asked’

  • Aug 22, 2022
Michael Dupuis, associate at CBM Lawyers. To make an appointment with the CBM Lawyers Real Estate Law team, email info@cbmlawyers.com, call 604-256-5951 or visit cbmlawyers.com.
Condos under construction in Langley in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley Township sees sudden burst of development approvals

Developers rushed to get projects approved before the election

Condos under construction in Langley in August, 2022. (Langley Advance Times files)
The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month between June and July but this month’s drop was the smallest of the five. A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canadian home sales fall for fifth month in a row, down 29% from last July: CREA

New listings in July totalled 73,436, down six per cent from last July

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month between June and July but this month’s drop was the smallest of the five. A new home is displayed for sale in a new housing development in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)

Most land on City SkyTrain route already bought by developers: realtor

Langley City land assemblages are ready to be redeveloped over the next few years

Brown areas are within a five-minute walk of one of the planned local SkyTrain stations. Areas in tan are within a 10-minute walk. (Langley City OCP)
Chads Island sits off the northwest shore of Princess Margaret Marine Park (Portland Island). (Photo courtesy of Unique Properties)

You can own your own private B.C. island for $2.9M

Chads Island has swimmable beaches and a protected dock

Chads Island sits off the northwest shore of Princess Margaret Marine Park (Portland Island). (Photo courtesy of Unique Properties)
Single family home prices in the Fraser Valley over the past 20 years have gone up sharply, but are now in steep decline from a peak of almost $2 million just months ago. (Fraser Valley Real Estate Board)

Home prices for Langley housing down sharply from peak just months ago

Local realtor estimates average house going for $300,000 less than in the spring

Single family home prices in the Fraser Valley over the past 20 years have gone up sharply, but are now in steep decline from a peak of almost $2 million just months ago. (Fraser Valley Real Estate Board)
John Frederickson

Even before moving in, cohousing provides community

Langley cohousing community offers the perfect balance of privacy, connection

  • Aug 1, 2022
John Frederickson
Policies recommended include investments in public housing, mandatory inclusionary zoning and tying rent increases to units rather than individual tenancies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

British Columbians support progressive housing policies to combat affordability crisis: poll

The soaring cost of housing is the single biggest component of the affordability crisis in B.C.

Policies recommended include investments in public housing, mandatory inclusionary zoning and tying rent increases to units rather than individual tenancies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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