January 2012

What’s New

Hi, Friends!  I hope this letter finds you having an incredible start to the New Year.  I just wanted to touch base and give you a little information on the current market forecast for 2012.

While we wait for 2012 housing market statistics to materialize, let’s take a peek at 2011’s last quarter.

In Greater Vancouver, we ended the year with adequate supply and reasonable demand, creating a healthy housing industry to start the new year.  The Fraser Valley was deemed a healthy industry with rates up to 9.6% year-over-year to $494,000.  Nationally, from September to October of 2011, housing sales were up in 17 of 28 areas, and the average home values increased in 16 areas. Read More >>

Speaking of future plans…

Happy New Year!

Fresh starts are invigorating.  We all make resolutions on January 1st.  But let’s face it, the excitement wears off and resolutions can become a pain to keep up with the rest of the year.  Instead of beating yourself up, why not make it simpler to achieve your goals?  Here are three easy tools which can help you and your family make this year a success! Read More >>

On a personal note…

We love to say thank you to our clients!

We appreciate the fact that you choose to entrust your mortgage needs to us.  We want to share the love.  So, instead of doing thank you gifts for our clients, MA West has decided to support a local housing society bursary in our client’s name.  Serving the local community is important to us at MA West, and we are proud to be making a difference in an area close to our hearts – all thanks to our clients!

Lastly, but not least, congratulations are in order for Gina and Dan who received the official order for Tyson’s adoption on December 22nd, 2011.  Their Family just keeps getting better!

January’s Featured Business:

I work closely with Scott Carpenter to ensure his clients have a smooth transition out of/into their homes.  He is a talented real estate agent who heads the Carpenter Real Estate Group.  He has been in the real estate since 1994 and with RE/MAX Select Properties since 1995.  Scott is a Registered Relocation Specialist, a member of the Platinum Club and is also a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS).  Here’s what one client had to say about Scott:

“Honestly, a wonderful experience from start to finish! I felt like we were old friends and you “got me” from the get-go. You were friendly, had patience, hilarious (in a good way), enjoyable, easy, insightful and all-P around superb!”  – K. McMullen

So, if you are looking for a reputable, knowledgeable and friendly Realtor, contact Scott for a free consultation today.

In closing, I hope that you and yours had a wonderful holiday season and that this year brings nothing but fun times and happy memories.

Coming up next month

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