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REALTORS® help Fraser Valley food banks bring in the New Year with $21,000 donation

January, 15 2015 08:46:20 am, by FVREB
Categories: Statistics

SURREY, BC - On behalf of Fraser Valley’s 2,700-plus REALTORS®, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board has donated $21,000 to five of its region’s food banks.

Ray Werger is the Board’s president. “As REALTORS®, it is our commitment to support our communities in which we both live and work. The Fraser Valley continues to grow and develop each year at an incredible rate, and so does the need for food for our neighbours who are less fortunate."

Werger adds, “In our region alone, food banks serve approximately 22,000 people every month, many of whom are children and babies. We hope this gift will help in providing aid for Fraser Valley residents that is so desperately needed.”

As in previous years, the donation is divided proportionately based on the number of REALTORS® represented in each community with $9,450 going to the Surrey Food Bank; $4,200 going to the Langley Food Bank; $3,900 going to Sources White Rock South Surrey Food Bank; $2,730 to the Abbotsford Food Bank; and $630 to St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Mission.

Marilyn Herrmann, Executive Director of the Surrey Food Bank, received FVREB’s cheque on behalf of the communities of North Delta and Surrey. “Regardless of where you live, there will always be someone close to you, be it a stranger or friend, who is hungry or needs to feed their family.

“We are very grateful to have received this gift, especially as this is a demanding time of year for many. Food banks in the Fraser Valley face an increasing population of low-income neighbours who need our help and our work is reliant on the donations we receive throughout the year. Thank you Fraser Valley REALTORS® for contributing to our vision to reduce hunger and elevate the quality of life in our communities.”

British Columbia’s food banks support nearly 100,000 people every year. To support your local food bank, please visit www.foodbanksbc.com. For more information about all FVREB community giving initiatives, go to www.fvreb.bc.ca.

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REALTORS® help Fraser Valley food banks bring in the New Year with $21,000 donation

January, 15 2015 08:45:25 am, by FVREB
Categories: Statistics

Link: http://www.fvreb.bc.ca/production/fvreb/images/FVREB_Foodbank_2014

SURREY, BC - On behalf of Fraser Valley’s 2,700-plus REALTORS®, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board has donated $21,000 to five of its region’s food banks.

Ray Werger is the Board’s president. “As REALTORS®, it is our commitment to support our communities in which we both live and work. The Fraser Valley continues to grow and develop each year at an incredible rate, and so does the need for food for our neighbours who are less fortunate."

Werger adds, “In our region alone, food banks serve approximately 22,000 people every month, many of whom are children and babies. We hope this gift will help in providing aid for Fraser Valley residents that is so desperately needed.”

As in previous years, the donation is divided proportionately based on the number of REALTORS® represented in each community with $9,450 going to the Surrey Food Bank; $4,200 going to the Langley Food Bank; $3,900 going to Sources White Rock South Surrey Food Bank; $2,730 to the Abbotsford Food Bank; and $630 to St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Mission.

Marilyn Herrmann, Executive Director of the Surrey Food Bank, received FVREB’s cheque on behalf of the communities of North Delta and Surrey. “Regardless of where you live, there will always be someone close to you, be it a stranger or friend, who is hungry or needs to feed their family.

“We are very grateful to have received this gift, especially as this is a demanding time of year for many. Food banks in the Fraser Valley face an increasing population of low-income neighbours who need our help and our work is reliant on the donations we receive throughout the year. Thank you Fraser Valley REALTORS® for contributing to our vision to reduce hunger and elevate the quality of life in our communities.”

British Columbia’s food banks support nearly 100,000 people every year. To support your local food bank, please visit www.foodbanksbc.com. For more information about all FVREB community giving initiatives, go to www.fvreb.bc.ca.

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REALTORS® help Fraser Valley food banks bring in the New Year with $21,000 donation

January, 15 2015 08:33:17 am, by FVREB
Categories: Statistics

SURREY, BC - On behalf of Fraser Valley’s 2,700-plus REALTORS®, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board has donated $21,000 to five of its region’s food banks.

Ray Werger is the Board’s president. “As REALTORS®, it is our commitment to support our communities in which we both live and work. The Fraser Valley continues to grow and develop each year at an incredible rate, and so does the need for food for our neighbours who are less fortunate."

Werger adds, “In our region alone, food banks serve approximately 22,000 people every month, many of whom are children and babies. We hope this gift will help in providing aid for Fraser Valley residents that is so desperately needed.”

As in previous years, the donation is divided proportionately based on the number of REALTORS® represented in each community with $9,450 going to the Surrey Food Bank; $4,200 going to the Langley Food Bank; $3,900 going to Sources White Rock South Surrey Food Bank; $2,730 to the Abbotsford Food Bank; and $630 to St. Joseph’s Food Bank in Mission.

Marilyn Herrmann, Executive Director of the Surrey Food Bank, received FVREB’s cheque on behalf of the communities of North Delta and Surrey. “Regardless of where you live, there will always be someone close to you, be it a stranger or friend, who is hungry or needs to feed their family.

“We are very grateful to have received this gift, especially as this is a demanding time of year for many. Food banks in the Fraser Valley face an increasing population of low-income neighbours who need our help and our work is reliant on the donations we receive throughout the year. Thank you Fraser Valley REALTORS® for contributing to our vision to reduce hunger and elevate the quality of life in our communities.”

British Columbia’s food banks support nearly 100,000 people every year. To support your local food bank, please visit www.foodbanksbc.com. For more information about all FVREB community giving initiatives, go to www.fvreb.bc.ca.

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Steady home sales in December cap solid year for Fraser Valley real estate

January, 05 2015 09:56:25 am, by FVREB
Categories: Statistics

SURREY, BC – Fraser’s Valley’s real estate market returned to normal activity levels in 2014 with sales of single family detached homes leading the way.

Ray Werger, President of the Board, says, “It was a busy year for both buyers and sellers. In 2014, both sales and new listings were stronger in Fraser Valley compared to 2013 – most notably for detached homes and townhomes – with the result that we’ve returned to normal market activity for our region on par with our 10-year average.”

The Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 15,840 sales in 2014, compared to 13,663 the previous year, an increase of 16 per cent. It also received 4 per cent more new listings during the same time period – 30,642 in 2014 compared to 29,338 in 2013. Over the year, the number of active listings for buyers to choose from dropped by 23 per cent going from 7,541 properties in December 2013 to 6,380 in December 2014.

According to Werger, sales during the month of December followed the same trend as every month in 2014 with sales surpassing the same month compared to 2013. “It was the third busiest December we’ve experienced in the last decade with sales almost keeping pace with the number of new listings.

“As a result, we’ve seen our inventory deplete, which is normal for this time of year however, our selection hasn’t been this low for almost eight years. We hope to see the usual influx of new listings during the first quarter of 2015 because we’re currently seeing a shortage of affordably priced single family detached homes in certain areas.”

In December, sales increased by 21 per cent, going from 890 in 2013 to 1,075 last month. New listings increased by 13 per cent in December compared to 2013 going from 1,013 to 1,147.

Home prices in December continued along the same trends as seen for most of 2014, with prices of single family detached homes continuing to rise; townhouse prices remaining steady, and apartment prices decreasing slightly. The MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) benchmark price of a detached home in December was $573,100 an increase of 4.3 per cent compared to December 2013, when it was $549,500.

The MLS® HPI benchmark price of townhouses in December was $293,500 on par with $293,300 in December 2013. The benchmark price of apartments decreased year-over-year by 0.8 per cent, going from $192,600 in December 2013 to $191,100 in December 2014.

Find the December Statistics Package here.

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20 years of recognition and support result in high quality donations to the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive

December, 11 2014 08:49:19 am, by FVREB
Categories: Community, Blanket Drive, Events

VANCOUVER, BC - For the 20th year, REALTORS® across the Lower Mainland gathered warm clothing and blankets to help over 17,000 working poor and homeless people in our region and what stood out most during this year’s Blanket Drive – November 17 to 24 – was the quality and specificity of donations.

Sue Mukerji, Surrey REALTOR® and Blanket Drive volunteer for over ten years, observes, “The message that it’s not about quantity is really getting through now. Our goal has always been to collect the highest quality items to meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens in each of our communities.

“Some of our charities request only blankets; others indicate they need mainly socks or underwear. Surrey’s Hyland House specifically asked for new pillows. Because we have REALTORS®, clients and members of the public who have been supporting us for many years, we have a network to help fulfill the unique requests as best we can.”

One group that regularly receives donations from the Blanket Drive is the Hope Central Ministry at New Heights Church in Mission. They provide food and other services to both low income families and to individuals living outdoors. Carrie Prentice is the ministry coordinator and the church’s only staff person. “For many of our clients, their only source of warmth is a blanket and winter clothing provided by the Blanket Drive.

“We were very touched when two REALTORS® returned after dropping off donations to bring us literally bags of socks. Something as simple as a clean, new pair of socks can really make a big difference to someone’s quality of life.”

Harvest Project Development officer Kevin J. Lee, said, “Thank you REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive! The donated items allow us to provide coats and clothing to women and men returning to the work force or school and help those simply in need of proper clothing for the winter season.”

Established in 1994, the Blanket Drive is the largest, most recognized warm clothing and blanket collection in the Lower Mainland and has assisted more than 250,000 people. Donations from REALTORS®, their clients, the general public, corporations, retailers, community groups and schools are dropped off at over 100 real estate offices from Whistler to Hope.

The REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive is a partnership between the REALTORS® of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board and the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board and their communities.

For more information or to obtain a photo or video link, please contact: Michael Gleboff, Communications Coordinator Phone: (604) 930-7630

www.blanketdrive.ca
www.facebook.com/blanketdrive
www.twitter.com/FVREB and www.twitter.com/REBGV (#RCBD)

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