FUN THINGS TO DO WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY!

Looking for something to do? Check out this list of RE/MAX participation and/or Sponsorship Events around the Lower Mainland! 
 

RICHMOND UPCOMING EVENTS

 Richmond Days of Summer Events including:

    1. Steveston Salmon Festival Parade Float – July 1st - 
    2. Ships to Shore – June 29th to July 1st – a string of sailing vessels tied to shore and open for your inspection and participation FOR FREE as part of the festival 
    3. Fifth Annual SOS Children’s Village Walk/Run – May 25 – Olympic Oval
    4. 55th Annual South Arm United Church Country Fair – September 15th – 21st – on the       parking lot of the United Church at No. 3 Road and Steveston Hwy 
    5. Richmond Relay for Life – June 14th – Richmond Oval
    6. Steveston Maritime Festival – August 8-10th  

       


      ADDITIONAL UPCOMING Events for 2014 (Lower Mainland)

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      As tax time approaches a reminder to all first time buyer; you may have a Tax credit available to you!

      You can claim an amount of $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home acquired in 2013, if both of the following apply:

      • you or your spouse or common-law partner acquired a qualifying home; and
      • you did not live in another home owned by you or your spouse or common-law partner in the year of acquisition or in any of the four preceding years (first-time home buyer).
      • Single family; strata; mobiles they all qualify.
      • Sample program applies for purchases to which assists those with disabilities.


        Watch the video - 
        First-time home buyers' tax credit    

      Source:  http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns360-390/369/menu-eng.html

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      OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 6th from 12:00pm -4:o0pm 

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      THE PIER, Steveston South
      SALES CENTRE @ 12235 No. 1 Road, Richmond


      Come visit me at our sales centre and learn more about The Pier at London Landing!


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      The Pier at London Landing: A unique waterfront development on the South shore of the Fraser river. Two buildings house 76 unique centerpiece homes featuring open concept floor plans, spacious living areas, entertainment style kitchens/ dining areas, and many enjoy double garages and direct-access, semi-private elevators. Marvel at the spectacular river, farmland and mountain vistas from generous terraces and balconies with BBQ hook-ups and year-round climate comfort indoors thanks to centralized air conditioning and heating (Geo-exchange). Discovery Centre open 1pm-5pm Mon-Fri & 12pm-4pm Sat-Sun at 12235 No 1 Rd.

      Please come with any questions you may have. As always please do not hesitate to give me a call at 604.644.1044.

      Thanks!


      Alisa Sakamoto

      RE/MAX Westcoast 

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      April 2, 2014

      Home sale and listing activity continue to chart a steady path for the region’s housing market
       

      March home sales in Greater Vancouver outpaced last year’s total yet lagged the region’s historical average for the month.
       

      The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in Greater Vancouver reached 2,641 on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in March 2014. This represents a 12.5 per cent increase compared to the 2,347 sales recorded in March 2013, and a 4.4 per cent increase compared to the 2,530 sales in February 2014.
       

      Last month’s sales were 17.2 per cent below the 10-year sales average for March of 3,190.
       

      The sales-to-active-listings ratio currently sits at 18.2 per cent in Greater Vancouver, which is unchanged from last month.
       

      “We continue to see steady and stable market conditions across the Greater Vancouver housing market,” said Ray Harris, REBGV president. “There has been a consistent balance between home seller supply and home buyer demand in our marketplace over the last year.” 
       

      New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 5,281 in March. This represents a 9.1 per cent increase compared to the 4,839 new listings in March 2013 and a 12.4 per cent increase from the 4,700 new listings in February. Last month’s new listing count was 5.9 per cent below the region’s 10-year new listing average for the month.
       

      The total number of properties currently listed for sale on the Greater Vancouver MLS® is 14,472, a 6.4 per cent decline compared to March 2013 and a 7.9 per cent increase compared to February 2014.
       

      “Home prices in the region have experienced incremental gains in most areas and property types over the last 12 months,” Harris said. “It’s important to remember that this is a diverse marketplace and trends will vary depending on area and property type.”
       

      The MLS® Home Price Index composite benchmark price for all residential properties in Metro Vancouver is currently $615,200. This represents a 3.7 per cent increase compared to March 2013.
       

      Sales of detached properties in March 2014 reached 1,116, an increase of 19.6 per cent from the 933 detached sales recorded in March 2013, and a 5.7 per cent decrease from the 1,183 units sold in March 2012. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 4.2 per cent from March 2013 to $945,400.
       

      Sales of apartment properties reached 1,106 in March 2014, an increase of 12.6 per cent compared to the 982 sales in March 2013, and a 7.1 per cent decline compared to the 1,191 sales in March 2012. The benchmark price of an apartment property increased 3.8 per cent from March 2013 to $375,800.
       

      Attached property sales in March 2014 totalled 419, a 3 per cent decline compared to the 432 sales in March 2013, and a 16.2 per cent decline from the 500 attached properties sold in March 2012. The benchmark price of an attached unit increased 1.3 per cent between March 2013 and 2014 to $460,100. 

       

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