Drew & Patti Steeves Team

HomeLife Benchmark Titus Realty

Cell (604) 230-5700

Office (604) 575-5262

Email: drew@drewsteeves.com

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We are pleased to present this beautiful new listing in the Daventry townhouse complex!

 

This spacious townhome has been completely updated and boasts more than 1,600 square feet with 2 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms complete with vaulted ceilings, a walk- in closet in the master suite, and walk- out patio with private yard. 

 

We will be hosting an open house this Sunday from 2- 4pm so make sure you come and see it for yourself!


If you would like to book a private viewing or are interested in similar properties, contact us and we'll help you find the perfect home for you!

 

Click here to view virtual tour. 

 

For more photos and info about this listing, click here.

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We hope you're enjoying what's left of August! We've been keeping busy adding some more listings to our late- Summer offerings. See below for two properties just listed!

 

5780 144St, Surrey

6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms

4,500+ sq ft on a 9,500+ sq ft lot

This home is beautiful inside & out! See below.

 

 

 

Click here to view more photos & information about this beautiful home.

 

14412 58 Ave, Surrey

Land only- the perfect opportunity to custom- build to suit your needs!

5,600+ sq ft ready for you to add your personal touch!

 

For more information about this listing click here

 

If you are interested in either of our listings, or have any questions, feel free to contact us. We're happy to help any way we can!.

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We're wrapping up the Summer with some more great listings! We're working hard to help sell these great properties to buyers like you! Click on the links below to see the info on 3 properties we just listed. To see more of ours listings, click here.




#18 6238 192 St, Surrey

A great family complex with updates throughout.

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,378 sq ft


14412 58 Ave, Surrey

Great opportunity to purchase a piece of property!


5780 144 St, Surrey

Spacious home on large 9,500+ sq ft lot.

6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4,582 sq ft

 

Thinking about selling? We'll help you sell your home fast and find your next dream home. Contact us today to get the ball rolling! We look forward to hearing from you.


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This weekend we're featuring 2 great properties in Langley. Take a look at these great places ready for you to make them home!

 

 

307 20727 Douglas Crest, Langley

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms in a 55+ complex

 

Doesn't this look cozy?

 

For more info on this listing, click here


302 19774 56 Ave, Langley

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 928+ square feet


Top floor unit with vaulted ceilings- come see the view for yourself!



For more info about this listing, click here.


If you are interested in apartments, or somewhere to make your retirement home, contact us today and we'll help you find the place that's right for you!

 

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It's been a busy month for Team Steeves! The market is as hot as the weather!

 

Take a look at these 3 properties we recently sold:

 

$699,900 in the Bear Creek/ Green Timbers

Click here for more photos and info about this home

 

$479,900 in East Newton

Click here for more photos and info about this home.



$209,000 Condo in Whalley

Click here for more photos and info about this home.

 

If you are thinking about selling, are curious about the value of your home, or are on the hunt for your next house, we'd love to hear from you!

 

Contact us today and we'll happily help you with all of your real estate needs!

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If you're looking to retire, take a look at this beautiful top- floor condo in Joseph's Court, a 55+ complex in Langley.

 

With updates throughout- including custom crown moldings- and deck looking out over greenspace, this is a beautiful place if you're ready to downsize without sacrificing style.

 

Take a look below at #307, Joseph's Court:

 

For more information & photos about this listing, click here.

 

Looking for your next dream home? Thinking about moving? Contact us today and we'll help make the process simple & stress free!

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Looking for a room with a view?

 

Take a look at this spacious 1,100+ sq ft condo in Surrey.

Located in High Rise Living at the Top, this condo is located on the 21st floor- with just the penthouses above!

 

 

Features include:


Large, spacious rooms...

Big bright kithen...

 

Great deck with room for a BBQ!

... And a beautiful view from above!

For more photos and information about this listing, click here

Would you like to see this beautiful condo for yourself? Contact us today to book a private viewing!

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The Summer is definitely the busy season in the real estate industry!

 

The stats are out for June from the FVREB. Find out how the local market is doing, and what this means for buyers & sellers.

 

Some report highlights:

 

- There is a surge in demand for single family homes & townhomes in most Fraser Valley communitites

 

- The #1 buyer for this property type is families with children 

 

- As tracked by the MLS home price index (detached, towhouse, and condos combined), the benchmark price for a 'typical' residential propertyincreased 1.3% over June of last year

 

- According to the MLS HPI the benchmark price for towhouses decreased 0.3% over June of last year 

 

According to Ray Werger, President of the Board: “Recent news reports indicate that consumer optimism about real estate is at its highest level in a number of years and we’re experiencing that at the ground level". That's good news for the local market.

 

For more information and to view the full June report by the FVREB, click here.

 

Want to know more about the local market? Have questions about specific areas or property types? 

We're happy to answer all of your questions to make sure you find a home that's right for you and help you sell your home fast.

 

Contact us today to schedule a meeting!

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Just listed!

 

Beautiful 4 level split in Morningside Estates

 

5 bedrooms - 3 bathrooms

3,221 sq ft on a 14,723 sq ft lot

Enjoy vaulted ceilings, large rooms, hardwood floors, and spacious updated kitchen!

 

Here's a few photos:

 

For more photos and information, click here.

 

Contact us today to book a viewing of this beautiful home!

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We're so lucky in BC to have salmon and other delicious fish to enjoy fresh in the Summer. (Did you know the salmon run this year is supposed to be the largest return in 4 years?).

 

Enjoy some delicious hot weather plates- like this one for sea bass,  fennel & grapefruit ceviche- with these recipes from the expert himself, Jamie Oliver.

 

 

Click here to see 100+ amazing fish recipes from Jamie Oliver- perfect to be enjoyed in the beautiful BC Summer weather!

 

Are you dreaming of a house with a large yard for entertaining? Hosting Summer bbqs? Or maybe a condo with a deck with a view? We'd love to help you find your next dream home!

 

Contact us to get your search started!

 

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Detached single family homes are in high demand in the local market. If you're thinking of selling it's a great opportunity to maximize what you can get for your home. 



 

By highlighting the assets of your homes to buyers- especially if you're trying to appeal to a certain demographic, such as families- can help you sell your home fast and for the price you want. Here are some tips from Forbes to help you maximize the value of your home:

 

1. Differentiate from the neighbors

This is especially important when you live in an area with multiple homes for sale. What sets it apart from the competition?


2.Clear the Clutter.

Keep your house tidy (but keep some soft touches to keep it homey feeling) for viewings and open houses. This way potential buyers can focus on the house, not the objects in it.


3.Sweeten the Deal

If you're really motivated to sell, make your home a more appealing option by offering to chip in- or pay all of- the closing costs. Being flexible on closing date may also help attract buyers who may need a quick closing date (or extra time so they can sell their home).


4. Improve Curb Appeal

First impressions are important. A tidy lawn and garden shows care and attention to maintenance. Help buyers feel confident about the upkeep of your home from the inside out.


5. Get Your Home in 'Move In' Condition

Address minor repairs, frshen paint, ensure appliances are in working order, and any other 'fix- it' projects which may detract from the appeal of your home to buyers (the more move- in ready and less work to the buyer can be a big selling feature, especially for busy families).


6. Pricing It Right

No matter how much time and money you have invested into your home, pricing it right will have a huge impact on buyer interest. Your realtor can help you determine a competitive price based on recent sales in the area, the local market, and the state of your home.


To view the full artilce from Forbes, click here.


Getting ready to sell your home? Have questions? Need advice? We're happy to help you get your home ready to sell and price it well to help it sell fast. Contact us today to schedule a meeting. 

 

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Wouldn't you love to live closer to this?


 

Come check out our open house this Saturday from 1- 3pm at 

204 15070 Prospect Drive

and find out what makes living in White Rock so special.


Some highlights of this beautiful condo include:

- 2 separate outdoor areas

- updates throughout

- high ceilings & large, bright rooms

- stainless steel appliances



 

For more information about this listing, click here

 

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It's Summer- time to enjoy the great outdoors! If you're like us, you enjoy anything that involves a lake: sipping wine, fishing, boating, or simply lounging with a good book. 

 

We're lucky that here in BC we have so much natual beauty and plenty of lakes that are close to home, perfect for day trips (and of course many more better suited for some BC family vacations that require a longer drive, but are well worth the trip!). This Summer, get outside and enjoy all that the great outdoors has to offer!

 

Hicks Lake


Click here to see some of the beautiful lakes that are worth a visit. We live in beautiful BC- now get out there and see where it gets it's nickname from!

 

Some popular local choices include Allouete, Alice, Buntzen, and Cultus Lake. What's your favourite?

 

 

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In a new report by the BCREA, housing demand in BC is forecast to rise in 2015. This anticipated sales increase will result from a variety of key factors. Here are some report highlights:

 

 

- MLS residential sales in BC are forecast to increase by 76,700 units this year; an increase of 5.2 %

 

- Consumer demand is expected to increase through the second half of 2014 and into 2015

 

- For 2015, MLS residential sales are anticipated to increase by a further 81,800 units; an increase of 6.7%

Due to stronger economic conditions




- Improved economic growth at home and abroad including the US, China, and Japan, will increase the price of commodities and improve BC exports and economic strength as a result

This will lead to increased consumer spending & job growth


- In most areas of the province, the housing market has balanced, with prices edging higher

Consumer demand was up 20% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year


- Low interest rates & improved economic conditions are anticipated to lead to an extended period of growing demand and prices inching higher

The average  MLS residential listing price in BC is antisipated to increase 4.3% to $560,000 this year and a further 2% in 2015 to $571,000


To view the full report by the BCREA, click here

 

Are you curious about the value of your home? What dows economic growth mean to you and how does the economy affect house prices? Contact us today and we'd be happy to answer your questions. 

 

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If you've been looking for a condo in the South Surrey/ White Rock area, this may be the place for you! 

 

With updates throughout, this apartment features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a private entry, and just under 1,500 square feet of space. Added bonuses are the two private outdoor spaces and partial ocean views, making this condo is a great value!

 

Enjoy the Sumer on this stunning patio!

 

 

HIgh ceilings and large rooms make this a spacious place to call home.


 

Complete with a beautiful kitchen featuring granite counters & stainless steel applinces.


 

 

Click here for more information and photos.

Contact us today to request more information and to book a private viewing.

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BBQ season is in full swing! Everyone has their classic favourites, but tossing in some new ideas keeps your Summer entertaining fresh and exciting. We love a good BBQ- especially following a round of golf or day at the lake!- and no Summer is complete without firing up the barbie!

 

Here's a few recipes to try out this Summer. Time to get sizzlin!

 

 

Looking for a house with a deck to hone your BBQ skills? A great patio to enjoy outdoor dining? A little piece of property? Contact us to inquire about our current listings or let us know what you're looking for; we'll help you track down a home that's perfect for you!

 

 

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If you are trying to find out what the market looks like in your local area, a great tool is the Home Price Index (HPI) found on the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver website.


You can select the area you are looking to buy in (or the area you currently live in to help determine a sale price); the property style (detached, condo, etc) and the time period (most recent, or past periods to help spot trends).

 

An example of the HPI results for residential properties in the Lower Mainland based on May 2014 data

 

 

Why it's good for sellers:

- provide recent, relevant information to give you an overall idea of the market in certain ares, for different property types, and what the trends have been

- select a fair price to list your home to help it sell faster

 

Why it's good for buyers:

- provide information about prices in areas you are interested in

- help you make informed offers that reflect a variety of considerations, such as the local market trends and prices for the different kinds of properties available

 

 

Having a tool like this can help give you an overall picture of current market conditions as you prepare to buy or sell. Listing your house at a fair, competitive price can help make it attractive to buyers & help it sell fast. For buyers, this can help you determine how realistic your budget and expectations are for properties in the areas you are seeking to buy in. 

 

If you have any questions about the local market, curent prices, and other information, contact us today and we will happily answer all your questions and make the process simple & straight forward.

 

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Are you a first time home buyer trying to get into the market?

 

...Or are you looking to purchase some investment property?

 

We have some great lisintgs priced right to help you make that first step onto the property ladder.

 

And if you're looking for an opportunity to begin or build upon your investment property portfolio, we can help you find the place that's right for you.

 

Here's a few examples of some of our current listings that could be just what you're looking for:

 

Guildford Park Place $279,900

2 BR

2 BA

1,147 sq ft

Click here to view the video tour. For more information about this listing, click here.

 

 

Madison Station Penthouse $219,800

2 BR

2 BA

938 sq ft

Click here for more information & photos

 

 

Take a look of some of our other listings or get in touch with us and we'd be happy to help you find the property that's right for you. Whether you're a first time buyer or a seasoned pro!

 

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What are your plans for Canada Day? In our family, we love anything that can be enjoyed outside- especially if it's by a lake! Whether you plan to enjoy the great outdoors or just give a toast to the maple leaf on July 1, here are a few ideas to help you celebrate our nation's birthday.

The perfect Canada Day cake!


Red White & Bacon Appies!

 

 

Maple Cookie Ice Cream Cups

 

What do you love about living in Canada? We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

 

Let us show you what makes the Lower Mainland such a great place to live! We'll help you pick a neighborhood that's perect for your family and find the home that's right for you. Need to seel first? We'll help you sell your home fast- just ask and we can give you the advice you need! Contact us today- we're happy to help!

 

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As the second quarter of 2014 draws to a close in the real estate market there’s good news for buyers as mortgage rates continue to remain low. Here are a few highlights from the recent BCREA Report:

 

- Posted & recorded mortgage rates pushed to record lows due to long range interest rates & competition in the mortgage market

 

- Many lenders advertised a 3% 5 year fixed rate & highly discounted variable rates

 

- The new normal for interest rates is anticipated to be lower than in the past

 

Click here to view the whole report.

 

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