We have listed a new property at 1130 216 ST in Langley.
Classic & timeless, this stunning nearly-new home built solid by Converse Custom Homes & designed by Centre Stage Design offers privacy & scenic views.With 3,728sqft over 2 storeys,it boasts an additional 852sqft unfinished bonus room above the 24x39 detached shop.The open-concept main floor features vaulted Great Room,huge kitchen w/ top of line appliances incl wine fridge,spacious mudroom & office.The bright 520sqft 1 bdrm suite on the main is perfect for family or rental.Upstairs boasts 4bdrms, 3 baths & laundry.The vaulted Master has his/hers closets,stunning ensuite & covered balcony.Lots of custom designer features & built-ins throughout.Covered parking for 6 & room for an RV.Live the good life in this beautiful rural setting w/ walking distance to Domaine De Chaberton Winery.No GST.
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We have sold a property at LT.A 23639 36A AVE in Langley.
Langley's street of dreams. Here is an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a freehold nonstrata RU-3a building lot. This .45acre lot has 64.4' of frontage and 305.9' of depth. The purchase price includes and brand new drilled well and a 30'x34' detached shop with 11' ceilings on the main, two 10' doors and a large bonus room up top. Subdivision should be finalized by Spring 2022 which gives you time to start on your plans. A flat beautiful lot with no creeks or easements and some nice mature trees. Surrounded by other high end homes and located on a quiet street backing ALR land. Please do not walk on the property without an appointment. No GST.
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We have listed a new property at LT.A 23639 36A ST in Langley.
Langley's street of dreams. Here is an extremely rare opportunity to purchase a freehold nonstrata RU-3a building lot. This .45acre lot has 64.4' of frontage and 305.9' of depth. The purchase price includes and brand new drilled well and a 30'x34' detached shop with 11' ceilings on the main, two 10' doors and a large bonus room up top. Subdivision should be finalized by Spring 2022 which gives you time to start on your plans. A flat beautiful lot with no creeks or easements and some nice mature trees. Surrounded by other high end homes and located on a quiet street backing ALR land. Please do not walk on the property without an appointment.
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Hello!


As I look back at July and August we saw a definite cooldown of the market. However, we are still dealing with extremely low inventory, low-interest rates, and Covid. I suspect this Fall market to pick up and continue to be a competitive market for Buyers as low inventory continues and demand stays high. I have previously not found federal elections to have much of an immediate impact on the local real estate market. As always, I am here to help if you have any questions regarding real estate.

PS. I wrote an article below on a new ALR rule coming into effect later this year.


ALR Changes

Increasing housing flexibility in the ALR


As of December 31, 2021, new rules will allow property owners in the
ALR an option to have both a principal residence and a small secondary
residence.

If the principle residence is under 5,382sqft, then a secondary detached
residence up to 969sqft can be built. The principal residence is also
allowed a legal suite. This will make ALR land a great option for families
who are looking for multi-generational living!


We made a great informational video, click here to watch.

Contact me for more information!

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We have listed a new property at A 20885 0 AVE in Langley.
Campbell valley 0.95 Acre lot with 2,136 sq. ft. rancher. This property is located in an area with many high end luxury homes. Existing 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher has an open plan layout, spacious rooms, and a bonus games room. Includes a metal RV carport and plenty of room to park. Also, bonus shop permit in hand for a 44' by 48' shop with 13' ceilings( 2,112 sq. ft.). Potential to build on this lot, or updated the rancher and build your dream shop right away. Excellent location close to Border, White rock, and Campbell Valley. A rare opportunity for a lot size this size outside the ALR, with no house size restriction, in this location in South Langley
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I have listed a new property at A 20885 0 AVE in Langley.
** OPEN HOUSE** Sunday, August 22th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ** Campbell Valley 0.95 Acre lot with 2,136 sqft rancher. This property is located in an area with many high end luxury homes. Existing 3bdrm, 2bath rancher has an open plan layout, spacious rooms, and a bonus games room. Includes a metal RV carport, plenty of room to park, a 28'x16' greenhouse and outdoor BBQ area. Also, bonus shop permit in hand for a 44' by 48' shop with 13' ceilings (2,112sqft). Potential to build on this lot, or updated the rancher and build your dream shop right away. Excellent location close to the Border, White Rock, and Campbell Valley. A rare opportunity for a lot this size outside the ALR, with no house size restriction, in this location in South Langley.
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I have sold a property at 115 208 ST in Langley.
Beautiful home situated on 4.7 acres in Campbell Valley Park area/South Langley! Main floor open concept great room, stone fireplace & abundance of natural light. Kitchen is equipped with updated stainless-steel appliances & butcher block island. Dining area leads out to patio & down to the backyard and fire pit. Den/bedroom & full bathroom near the living area. Main floor has 3 more bedrooms, full bathroom & large master bedroom w/ 2 walk-in closets & a relaxing 4-piece ensuite. Cozy theatre room & sitting area also on main floor. Basement has mudroom & massive 4 car garage & 1 bedroom suite w/ private access, kitchen, laundry, & separate backyard. Property has horse paddock w/ shelters, hay shed, workshop & storage areas. 2 blocks to CVP & access to trails at back of prop.
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As the price of housing has spiralled upwards in recent years, some Langley Township families have turned to an unusual form of strata ownership, said a local real estate agent.

In Langley, there are several dozen lots that allow the construction of two full-sized houses by creating a tiny strata corporation, said Scott Strudwick.

The lots have to be in one of the Township’s rural zones – RU1, RU2, or RU3 – and they also have to be outside of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).

The owners are almost always families, usually with retired parents in one house, and a married couple with kids in the other.

“This kind of ‘family compound’ has been in demand,” Strudwick said.

It’s driven by a lack of affordability and the desire to have family close by.

“My generation can’t afford a house on a lot anymore,” Strudwick noted.

The benefits are that the houses can both be full-sized, even with basement suites, and they’re legally separate addresses that can be sold individually, said Strudwick.

About 50 such lots have already been developed, and Strudwick believes there are about 125 left in various areas from Campbell Valley to the Salmon River Uplands.

Demand for alternate ways of finding a home has been growing, and is likely to continue to grow as prices shot skyward again in March.

There was some good news for people wanting to buy a home in Langley last month, but not on the price front.

According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB), statistics show that March broke records for home sales in the region, but also broke records for homes being put up for sale, as supply belatedly started to catch up to demand.

“This market is uncharted territory for Fraser Valley real estate,” said Larry Anderson, president of the FVREB. “The surprising strength of the economy, the influence of the pandemic and a lack of inventory of all property types has created unprecedented demand for housing in our region.”

In March, 3,329 residential and commercial properties changed hands in the Fraser Valley, a 131 per cent increase from the same month last year.

In part, that big jump is because by mid-March of 2020, sales were dropping like a rock as the first COVID-19 lockdown hit.

But this March’s numbers were still an all-time record, well above the previous March record of 3,006 sales in 2016.

Meanwhile, there were 5,087 properties listed for sale in March, a 91 per cent jump from the same month a year ago, and also a record. The previous highest number ever was 4,458 in April, 2008.

Despite that, because of months of high sales volumes, actual active listings were still 18 per cent below last year’s numbers.

In Langley, prices were up sharply year over year, especially for single-family detached houses.

The benchmark price of a house in Langley hit $1.279 million in March, a 24.6 per cent jump from a year before, and 5.7 per cent up from prices just a month previous in February.

There were 214 houses sold in Langley last month, a 197.2 per cent increase from March of last year, and a 75.4 per cent increase from February.

For townhouses, the benchmark price was up 13.2 per cent year-over-year to $635,500. A total of 183 townhouses changed hands, a 147.3 per cent increase over the same month last year – but an 11.2 per cent decline from February.

Condos saw a relatively modest price increase, as the benchmark rate rose 7.7 per cent year over year to $434,100. There were 199 condos sold in Langley in March, a 184.3 per cent jump from March of 2020, and 15.7 per cent up from February’s numbers.

The benchmark price represents the price of a “typical” housing unit, and across all three sectors, Langley homes saw the average and median prices rise much faster than the benchmark price. The average home price in Langley hit $1.4 million last month, a 35.3 per cent year-over-year increase.


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