Fraser Valley Home Prices Are Rising Faster Than Vancouver, Here's Why!

By: Brad Richert

Fraser Valley Home Prices Are Rising Faster Than Vancouver, Here's Why!

Tags: housing prices, Fraser Valley, Vancouver, Real Estate, Vancouver Real Estate, Fraser Valley Real Estate, Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey

In late 2019, the real estate market started to bounce back after a pretty lengthy lull, but it wasn’t until early 2020 that it really took off. Buyers were lined up outside of doors and multiple bids again became common place. Throughout 2020 and in spite of a worldwide pandemic, there were some pretty significant value increases in most markets as the Lower Mainland region...Read More

Where in the Fraser Valley are AirBNB's Allowed?

By: Brad Richert

Where in the Fraser Valley are AirBNB's Allowed?

Tags: AirBNB, Fraser Valley, Short Term Rentals, VRBO, Abbotsford, Langley, Surrey, Chilliwack, White Rock, Delta, Cultas Lake

Short term rentals have been big business for quite some time now with companies like AirBnB, founded in 2008, generating billions in revenue, albeit experiencing their own massive losses. But internet-based sites focused on short term rentals have been around for a lot longer than the giant now synonymous with short term rentals. VRBO was founded back in 1995 and acquired by HomeAway in 2006 and ...Read More

2022 Richert EcoHomes+Cities Scholarship

By: Brad Richert

2022 Richert EcoHomes+Cities Scholarship

Tags: Langley, Schools, SD35, Scholarship, Education, Sustainability, Housing

In partnership with the Langley School District Foundation, Brad Richert Personal Real Estate Corporation is proud to announce the new Richert EcoHomes+Cities Scholarship ! One (1) scholarship of $2000.00 will be awarded to a 2022 graduating student from any Langley secondary school who shows leadership and future interest in eco-friendly housing & architecture, walkable urban planning, civ...Read More

Langley Summer 2021 Real Estate Review

By: Brad Richert

Langley Summer 2021 Real Estate Review

Tags: Langley, Real Estate Review, Aldergrove, Brookswood, Fort Langley, Langley City, Murrayville, Walnut Grove, Willoughby, Campbell Valley, Salmon River, Glen Valley

Following one of the craziest first quarters in history as well as a hot Spring, summer found a relative cooling period among single family homes in Langley, pushing demand down to townhomes, which escalated in pricing. Although sales fell in July, they bounced right back up in August, meanwhile active listings on the market continue to fall, frustrating many buyers in not just Langley, but the re...Read More

Election 2021: Will Campaign Promises Help or Hurt Housing Affordability?

By: Brad Richert

Election 2021: Will Campaign Promises Help or Hurt Housing Affordability?

Tags: election, housing prices, affordability, taxes, foreign buyers, housing flipping, politics, federal politics, Liberal Party of Canada, Conservative Party of Canada, New Democratic Party of Canada, Green Party of Canada

Election 2021: Will Campaign Promises Help or Hurt Housing Affordability?   Once again we find ourselves amidst another snap election as the Trudeau 2.0 Liberals attempt to take back their majority government. And once again, following another year of rapidly rising housing prices, affordability has risen as a top issue on the short campaign trail.   While my personal opinion is that s...Read More