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  • Jan 30, 2023

 

A Toronto family’s home was sold without their knowledge while they were out of the city. Now the Better Business Bureau is offering tips to residents of B.C. (Graeme Roy/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

How to avoid scammers from selling your home from underneath you

After two home title fraud scams in Toronto, the Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid this scam

 

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Value of Langley City’s most expensive properties rises: BC Assessment

The priciest home is now assessed at more than $3.3 million

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The unassuming exterior of the most expensive residential property in Langley. (BC Assessment)

Langley Township’s most valuable property dips in price

It’s gone from more than $21 million down to $18.1 million

The unassuming exterior of the most expensive residential property in Langley. (BC Assessment)
Housing prices have been dropping from record highs. (Langley Advance Times files)

WEB POLL: Will the dropping price of housing hurt your family’s finances?

Prices have been sliding since the spring

  • Jan 6, 2023
Housing prices have been dropping from record highs. (Langley Advance Times files)
A mixed-use housing building under construction in Langley City on Dec. 5, 2023. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Home sales hit new low as Langley prices keep dropping

Even by December standards, very few homes sold in the Fraser Valley

A mixed-use housing building under construction in Langley City on Dec. 5, 2023. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
A Global News report revealed the home on this Greendale property was built by a Chinese VIP gambler connected to the RCMP's investigation of money laundering at B.C. casinos. BC Assessment lists 6500 Chadsey Rd. as the most valuable property in Chilliwack for 2023 at $4.735 million. (Google Earth)

Highest valued property in Chilliwack was built by Chinese VIP gambler

Once again number 1 on list of BC Assessment’s top 10 local properties at $4.37 million

A Global News report revealed the home on this Greendale property was built by a Chinese VIP gambler connected to the RCMP's investigation of money laundering at B.C. casinos. BC Assessment lists 6500 Chadsey Rd. as the most valuable property in Chilliwack for 2023 at $4.735 million. (Google Earth)
Snow-covered houses and the downtown skyline are seen in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.The British Columbia government is boosting the homeowner grant threshold to $2.125 million for this year as average property values increase by 12 per cent.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. government increases homeowner grant limit as home values rise by 12 per cent

Highest valued home in the province is a $74 million Vancouver waterfront compound

Snow-covered houses and the downtown skyline are seen in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022.The British Columbia government is boosting the homeowner grant threshold to $2.125 million for this year as average property values increase by 12 per cent.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A house for sale sign. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A house for sale sign. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
(Langley Advance Times files)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Back on the economic roller coaster

Property prices are going to be a little unstable, maybe for longer than we’d like

(Langley Advance Times files)
The Legion Veterans Village project is seen under construction in Surrey, B.C., on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The project is led by the Royal Canadian Legion B.C./Yukon Command, Whalley Legion Branch 229 and Lark Group and will be Canada’s first centre of excellence for veterans and first responders focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health as well as mixed medical and rehabilitative services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

PAINFUL TRUTH: Real estate boom and bust creates future problems

Gluts and shortages keep coming in the housing market

The Legion Veterans Village project is seen under construction in Surrey, B.C., on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The project is led by the Royal Canadian Legion B.C./Yukon Command, Whalley Legion Branch 229 and Lark Group and will be Canada’s first centre of excellence for veterans and first responders focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder and mental health as well as mixed medical and rehabilitative services. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Newly-completed townhouses in Langley City in 2022. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Housing prices slip further in Langley

Rising interest rates continued to cut into housing sales, prices

Newly-completed townhouses in Langley City in 2022. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Four season resort providing year-round activities, including downhill ski resort and three golf courses. (//www.uniqueproperties.ca)
Four season resort providing year-round activities, including downhill ski resort and three golf courses. (//www.uniqueproperties.ca)
Snow-covered houses and the downtown skyline are seen after a snowstorm, in Vancouver on November 30, 2022. British Columbia’s property assessment agency is warning homeowners that figures released next month will likely be higher than the current market value.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. property assessments higher, but market has changed: assessor

Homeowners warned they are about to receive assessments that won’t reflect current values

Snow-covered houses and the downtown skyline are seen after a snowstorm, in Vancouver on November 30, 2022. British Columbia’s property assessment agency is warning homeowners that figures released next month will likely be higher than the current market value.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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

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
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

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

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