Thursday December 8, 2011

Real Estate News


Realtors Come Through For The Needy

CADREB says exceptional land deals to be had now

Released by Steve Lerigny, CRAE


ou may have noticed that more often than not, if there is community fund-raiser, a family oriented fair, or a seasonal initiative such as a senior's tour of Christmas lights or a blanket and warm clothing drive, your local REALTORS R are behind it.

Seeing the multitude of needs in their respective communities, 17 years ago Vancouver REALTORSR created the REALTORSCareT Foundation. This quickly spread east to the Fraser Valley, then Chilliwack and now covers much of BC. This outstanding initiative is now beginning to gain momentum and move across Canada.

CADREB thanks the community for its continued support throughout the year in taking part in various initiatives. Take the annual REALTORSCareT Blanket Drive - what started as a downtown Eastside project has expanded into the largest and longest-running Lower Mainland drive, netting thousands of blankets and warm coats, hats and mittens. Even when the news of economic downturns comes to light, the communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs and Hope are quick to rally in support. This year was no different.

While REALTORSR resolve to continue helping people in their communities both professionally and philanthropically, if one of your New Year's resolutions is to buy your first home, move up to a larger or newer home, or to buy your first investment property, moderate year-end sales and an influx of new listings will give you the upperhand.

At the beginning of December, 282 listings joined the sales roster, bringing to 1,743 the number of active listings on the local market. That translates to some exceptional deals, so with the interest rates continuing at record lows and a stabilizing economy, the dream of home ownership for many can now become a reality.

The close to 300 members of the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board wish everyone a very Merry Christmas season, and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year!

For more information, contact President Mark Andersen at 604-858-7179

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