Summer is almost over and our Real Estate Market is still moving and is active despite it being a time when most people are on holidays ! I have analyzed all of the stats for July and here are some insights to our Fraser Valley Real Estate Market:

  • We are in a Seller's market for houses with 25.2of the homes selling within a month and we are also in a Balanced Market for attached homes with 16.7% of the homes selling within a month.
  • Sales are up 10% from a year ago
  • Inventory is down -4.8% from a year ago.
  • The detached housing market has 4.3 months of inventory while our attached market has 5.6 months.
  • The average price of a house is $571,985
  • The average price of an attached home is $287,676.

If we compare from a year ago (July…

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Wow! Can you believe we are half way thru August! Our Real Estate Market is still moving and is active despite it being a time when most people are on holidays ! I have analyzed all of the stats for July and here are some insights to our Greater Vancouver real estate market:

  • We are in a Seller's market for houses with 38.1of the homes selling within a month and we are also in a Seller's Market for attached homes with 22.1% of the homes selling within a month.
  • Sales are up 3% from a year ago
  • Inventory is down -11.3% from a year ago.
  • The detached housing market has 3.1 months of inventory while our attached market has 4.9 months.
  • The average price of a house is $702,214
  • The average price of an attached home is $330,042. 

If…

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Wow! Can you believe it's August! The weather has been fantastic and our Real Estate Market is still moving and is active despite it being a time when most people are on holidays ! I have analyzed all of the stats for July and here are some insights to our market right here in Metro Vancouver:

  • We are in a Seller's market for houses with 26.3% of the homes selling within a month and we have just entered a Seller's Market for attached homes with 20.3% of the homes selling within a month.
  • Sales are up 3.3% from a year ago
  • Inventory is down -3.6% from a year ago.
  • The detached housing market has 4.4 months of inventory while our attached market has 5.4 months.
  • The average price of a house is $1,197,496
  • The average price of an attached…

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It may be a co-worker who feels slighted because of something you said at a meeting, a driver you inadvertently cut off on the way to work or a neighbour who's upset because your tree has branched too far into his yard. 

It's almost impossible to go through life -- or even a week -- without someone becoming upset with you. It happens.

So how do you deal with it?

There's an easy technique recommended by de-escalation experts called the balloon technique. It works like this:

Imagine the other person's anger is like a balloon filled with air. If you get angry back, all you're doing is adding more air to the balloon.

Instead, simply let the person vent until he has communicated his frustration completely. (If he asks questions, say you prefer to…

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