Market Update Unlike the weather, the housing market in June cooled from boiling to a simmer. The previous extreme sellers market is downshifting to a strong sellers market but sales remain robust with a 31% increase compared to June last year. With an average of 21 days to sell for apartments, there is more room for negotiation. Make sure you have a savvy and experienced Realtor to navigate shifting tides. While remaining vigilant to public safety recommendations, in person showing and open houses are again…Continue Reading “Your Summer Market Update for The Ridge”

Hello Neighbours How is your summer so far? There has been a lot of activity at The Ridge since my last update, sales ranging in prices from $365,000 up to the sale topper of $670,000. As of June 1st, both insured and uninsured mortgage borrowers will be subject to a stricter stress test when qualifying for their mortgage. Borrowers will need to prove they can afford payments based on the higher of the contract rate plus 2%, or a new floor rate of 5.25%, up…Continue Reading “Your Summer Community Newsletter for The Ridge”

Hello Neighbours Have you ever been involved with a dispute or unresolved problem within your strata complex? Then, you may have heard of the Civil Rights Tribunal. The mandate of the Tribunal is to provide dispute resolution services to the public, and it is not a court. This process facilitates negotiations and is a free and really good resource for conflict resolution. If you are interested in watching a recent webinar on this topic put on by CHOA, The Condominium Home Owners Association, I highly…Continue Reading “Your Spring Community Newsletter for The Ridge”

Hello Neighbours Happy New Year and Welcome 2021! You likely have heard about the record sales numbers for Surrey and Vancouver, there was a total of 21 sales that occurred in 2020 at The Ridge.The housing market has been breaking records and at the tail end of last year we saw some dramatic turnarounds, the good news is condo prices are up! Who would have predicted such madness in the market in a world that has been turned upside down. If the last quarter of…Continue Reading “Your Winter Community Newsletter for The Ridge”

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!   Hello Neighbours While we are spending more time at home and finding creative ways to stay healthy and keep our enthusiasm, there is no doubt the Big Picture of 2020 has changed in so many ways. I hope my Winter Waterland… a Carol for BC, sheds a smile from our home to yours over the holidays. Check it out live on my YouTube channel! What is changing for you in the new year? Here are a few things I have on my mind…Continue Reading “Your Christmas Community Newsletter for The Ridge”

Pick-up by appointment call or text Natalie or Monetary donations through our Facebook Group Page Nov 23-27, 2020  Help Us Support The At Risk In Our Community. Donations are greatly needed for: GENTLY USED:  Warm blankets, bedding & towels. Also warm men’s, ladies & children’s clothing & footwear. NEW:  Underwear, Socks & Toiletries DROP OFF:  The Launching Pad HOURS:         8 am – 4 pm LOCATION:   984 – 160 St., S. Surrey (Enter parking lot off 10th Ave. Drop donations on picnic table under red tent.)…Continue Reading “REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive”

Help Canuck Place give short lives the gift of great days! Purchase your 50/50 tickets today! Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia and Yukon’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 818 children living with life-threatening illnesses and families receive care from Canuck Place through outpatient programs and two inpatient provincial hospice locations. Through the investment of the community, our talented team, and over 400 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them.

A Little Inspiration “Remember no one makes it alone. Have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those who help you.” Item #368 Life’s Little Instruction Book Keeping Up Your Ridge Community! “Strata Council” might seem like a bit of a vague term to those of you not directly involved, but did you know that they actually do a TON of work to keep everything in the Ridge Community running smoothly? You might hear about the work and projects they’ve been pushing forward once…Continue Reading “Your August 2020 Bi-Monthly Community Newsletter for The Ridge”

COMMUNITY UPDATES Hello Neighbours, it seems we are seeing small changes taking place in and around our community, things are starting to spark up again! Some of the local shops and businesses are cautiously getting some regular hours back. Inch by inch, one careful step at a time we are looking forward to getting back to our New Normal! The Bank of Canada dropped its qualifying rate in the last week of May which reduces the stress test for buyers, it’s a small change but every…Continue Reading “Your June 2020 Bi-Monthly Community Newsletter for The Ridge”