We are so excited to be awarded a place in the Medallion Club, top 10% of realtors in the Fraser Valley for EIGHT consecutive years now! Along with this achievement, we also placed in the top 2% of teams within Royal Lepage across Western Canada.

All of this was possible because of you! Our loyal clients, our referral partners, local and across BC, and our friends and family ❤️

We couldn’t have done it without you and we are truly grateful. ???? Thank you all!



And everything nice …

The holidays are a time to reflect on the year, and also a time to really think about the people in your life you’re most grateful for. As a team of women and moms, we are most grateful for the balance and support that comes with it. A life balance with our families, and the support, knowing that one of your girls ALWAYS has your back. We are all different personalities, but similar enough to know when to step in and take the lead. Feeling beyond grateful as we step into a new year with endless possibilities ❤️



As we write this post this evening, our hearts are full. We joined the Starfish Foundation just over a year ago, and have been volunteering our time weekly to deliver food to local school children in need of food over the weekends. We hosted our first annual fundraiser for the foundation last week, and with the help and generosity of everyone involved, the grand total raised was $8200!

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend the Pub night, and also to everyone else who couldn’t make it out, but still donated generously ❤️ The silent auction items donated were a huge success, and we would like to again thank these local businesses for their support.


From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for helping the kids ❤️

If you are able to donate your time once a week, or are able to offer a monetary donation please get in touch with someone from our team!

Tax assessed value VS Market Value

Which one is what your home would actually sell for on the open market?


  1. Tax assessed value is a value placed on the property for one thing – tax purposes. This value placed on the property is used to determine the amount a homeowner pays in terms of property tax, municipal tax, federal tax, or whatever tax is applicable in their area.
  2. Market value is the value of your home based on recent sales in the area, comparable in size, age, renovations etc. Furthermore, its determined by what a willing-and-able buyer who is not under duress would pay a willing-and-able seller for their home.

Looking for a more in depth explanation? Feel free to reach out to us anytime, we are here to help!

Summer is almost here

Summer is almost here, and that means warm nights spent outside on the patio or in the yard. String lights are the trend this year, and they’re an easy way to add a warm cozy ambience to any space.

Hang them from trees, or line the fence with them. For a more open space, you can easily add a planter post to the centre of the patio, and string the lights off it back to the house.

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A look at the Bank of Canada’s trend-setting overnight rate

The Bank of Canada has decided to leave the overnight rate unchanged, but the prediction is that there’s a 1 in 3 chance of an increase next month.

If you’re currently in the market to buy or sell, make sure you speak with a mortgage broker to get a pre-approval in place and a rate hold. The rate hold will be secured for up to 120 days, so you don’t have to worry about an increase. On the flip side, if the rates were to lower, you would still get the lower rate. Getting a pre-approval before you start shopping is a quick and easy process that will save you time and money down the road. Most mortgage brokers these days will come to you, so not to worry if you have a bust schedule.

The market trends in the Fraser Valley and Langley in particular are still in the favor of sellers. Work with a buyers agent that has experience and you’ll have a better chance at winning in a multiple offer situation. There are some tricks of the trade that will make all the difference!

I also like pre-sales, they’re always a good idea. Some still offer a low 5% deposit which is perfect for first time buyers and investors. Make sure you write the offer with your trusted buyers agent and not the realtor in the sales centre. Those realtors work for the developer and you are buying unrepresented which can be dangerous!

Questions? We would love to hear from you! Drop us a line anytime.

If You Don’t Buy a Home Before Dec 31, 2017, You May Never be Able To

The hammer was dropped yesterday, and it could be enough to diminish home ownership for some buyers – forever.

A new mortgage “stress test” comes into effect January 1st, 2018 for all mortgages funded with 20% or more.  Previously stress tests only affected mortgages insured by CMHC (less than 20% down) but now it seems that everyone needed a mortgage will be affected in some way or another.

Here’s an example of the magnitude of these changes;

A family with a combined $100,000 annual income
20% downpayment
5 year fixed term
3.09% interest rate
25 year amortization

Mortgage approval;

Today, and up to Dec 31, 2017

Jan 1, 2018

The loss in buying power is staggering.  The new rules require the buyer to qualify at the Bank of Canada’s 5 year benchmark rate OR their contract mortgage rate plus 2 percentage points.

Buy now, don’t delay

Give us a ring, we are here to help, Starbucks latte included.

Interest Rates are on the move!

After seven years of leaving its key interest steady, the Bank of Canada has finally increased its overnight rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.75 per cent.

The increase means consumers will likely pay more for borrowing such as variable-rate mortgages and lines of credit, and if you’re not currently locked in for a mortgage pre-approval, this increase will also affect your borrowing power and approval amount.

Further increases are projected, with the next announcement date set for September 6, 2017.

We are here to help!  If you have questions about how this news will affect you, our team has the answers to help you make the right decision for your future.

Tamara, Paula, Ashley & Tara





The 2017 Kidchella children’s music festival will take place August 27, 2017 at the Langley Event Centre. The proceeds raised at this family friendly event will support the new children’s hospice in Abbotsford and will double their current capacity to better meet the increasing demand for services.

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Fiteni Baltic: Community Clothing Drive

Miss the last Clothing Drive? Or looking forward to the next one? Contact Us for details for the NEXT CLOTHING DRIVE!

We’re teaming up with ‘Dress For Success’, a local charity in Vancouver to run a community clothing drive!

Dress for Success Vancouver is a registered charity committed to empowering women into the workforce by providing professional attire, career services and a leadership program. Since 1999, they have served over 24,000 women in the Lower Mainland. Dress for Success operates without any government funding and relies on the support of grants, sponsorship, donors and fundraising events.

So we’re reaching out to you, the lovely women in our community to help us make this clothing drive a massive success!

What Can You Donate?
Gently used work attire/business clothes, accessories, handbags or jewelry.

Where Can You Donate?
Please bring your donations down to Katzie Elementary School on Saturday, April 29th between 12pm and 3pm.

If you are unable to make that time, you can drop donations off at our RE/MAX Treeland office or private message one of us on Facebook and we ca n make arrangements to pick them up.

Katzie Elementary School address is 6887 194a St. Surrey
Our office address is 101-6337 198th St. Surrey


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