Jackie Carew

Jackie Carew

REALTOR®
CENTURY 21 Energy Realty
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BCREA ECONOMICS NOW

US Federal Reserve Interest Rate Announcement - January 27, 2016

On the heels of the first rate increase in 8 years, the US Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee (the Fed) opted to leave its target overnight rate unchanged at a range of 0.25 to 0.50 per cent.   In the statement accompanying the Fed's decision, it was noted that with gradual adjustments to the stance of monetary policy, economic activity will continue to expand at a moderate pace and labour market indicators will continue to strengthen. The Fed expects that inflation will remain low in the near term, but slowly rise to 2 per cent over the medium term as the impact of low energy prices fades.

While early speculation was that the Fed would raise rates at least four times this year, a slowdown in the economy to end 2015 along with still tame inflation and volatility in financial markets will likely put monetary policymakers on a much more cautious footing.  We expect that the Fed will raise rates a maximum of one more time in 2016 which should translate to very little upward pressure on Canadian bond yields and mortgage rates. 

For more information, please contact: 

Cameron Muir Brendon Ogmundson
Chief Economist Economist
Direct: 604.742.2780 Direct: 604.742.2796
Mobile: 778.229.1884 Mobile: 604.505.6793
Email: cmuir@bcrea.bc.ca Email: bogmundson@bcrea.bc.ca

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is the professional association for more than 18,500 REALTORS® in BC, focusing on provincial issues that impact real estate. Working with the province’s 11 real estate boards, BCREA provides continuing professional education, advocacy, economic research and standard forms to help REALTORS® provide value for their clients.

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BC Home Sales Start 2015 in Positive Territory

 

Vancouver, BC – February 13, 2015. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 4,377 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January, up 3.1 per cent from the same month last year. Total sales dollar volume was $2.6 billion, an increase of 8.3 per cent compared to a year ago. The average MLS® residential price in the province rose to $593,155, up 5.0 per cent from the same month last year.

“Last month was the strongest January for BC home sales in five years,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “However, consumer demand did edge down from December on a seasonally adjusted basis."

 

Low mortgage interest rates, strong population growth and improving labour market conditions are underpinning housing demand in the province. However, weakening economic conditions in Alberta are limiting home sales in the Okanagan, Kootenay and BC Northern market areas.

 

MLS® residential sales in British Columbia are forecast to rise 2.4 per cent to 86,050 units this year and a further 3.9 per cent to 89,400 units in 2016. The ten-year average is 82,100 unit sales. A record 106,300 MLS® residential sales were recorded in 2005.  

BC Real Estate Association

 

A major Canadian bank has lowered its five-year fixed mortgage rate – and others are expected to follow suit – but some agents believe that won’t have much of an impact on how the housing market performs in 2015.

“I don’t believe a quarter-point will make a significant difference,” says Justin Kua, a real estate agent in Toronto. “First-timer buyers are already expecting low rates. It’s just giving people a little more confidence in being able to take on a mortgage.”

Over the weekend, the Royal Bank of Canada dropped its five-year fixed rate mortgage to just 2.84 per cent. No other banks have jumped on the rate dropping trend, but Kua says they likely will soon enough.

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Housing Demand Forecast to Rise Through 2015

 

CMHC announces two changes in Mortgage Insurance effective in May, 2014.  Contact Jackie for more information - jackie.carew@century21.ca  or call (250) 793-8798

New Signature Pointe Condos for Sale - 2 bedroom homes starting from $259,000.  High quality finishings!  Contact Jackie or Ritch for more information - 250-793-8798 or email jackie.carew@century21.ca.

 Attention First-Home Buyers:

The B.C. Government has announced, effective Feb 19, 2014, qualifying first-time buyers can now buy a home worth up to $475,000 under Property Transfer Tax (PTT) First-Time Home Buyers' Exemption program.  The previous threshold was $425,000.  The parital exemption also continues, and will apply to homes valued between $475,000 and $500,000.

 Co-signer versus Guarantor

A co-signer is basically a co-owner.  He/she is registered on the title and is equally accountable for payments.

A guarantor, on the other hand, personally guarantees payments will be made if the original applicant defaults, but he has no claim to the property because he is not on title.

 

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As a Century 21 agent, I belong to a strong, vibrant and global real estate family.  I strive everyday to deliver unsurpassed market intelligence and insights.  C21 network of over 143,000 agents in over 8,000 offices worldwide is your edge.  The Century 21 standards inspire me to a higher level of performance.

I am your "Local Expert"

My Philosophy

"Customer relationships are the heart of what I do.  If you don't feel that I have built a strong relationship with you by the time we have sold your home, then I have not done my job."

It's not just about Real Estate, it is about Real People

My Mission Statement

"I strive to make the sale of your home and all of the associated activities free of stress, easy to understand and at times, even fun.  My goal is to exceed your expectations and provide you with exceptional service throughout our relationship." Every time I deal with a buyer or seller, I am building my reputation.  And if I have done a good job, hopefully you will refer me to your friends and your family.  

My Commitment To You - I will get you the best price on a home that is perfectly suited to YOUR needs and lifestyle.

THE BEST REALTOR, THE BEST RESULTS

Choosing a real estate agent who has the tools, skills and experience to make your dreams come true, can be challenging.  Let me assist in making it a simple and stress free experience for you. 

DID YOU KNOW... Good communication and listening skills are the cornerstone to any successful relationship.  You can count on me to listen to your concerns & questions and provide you with the information you need and in a manner that suits you best.

PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICE

I take pride in offering quality service to my clients.  Whether you are buying or selling, my loyalty, honesty & integrity will hold in high standard throughout this process.  You can expect strick adherence to provincial laws and also allegiance to a Code of Ethics, which is very important to you because it assures you that you will receive the highest quality of care

I understand that your home is your most valuable possession, and I take this responsibility seriously.  I will help you get the most for your home and remove confusion from this process.  I also realize that you do not know the "ins" and "outs" of the buying process.  I will provide you a detailed explaination of what to expect so your are fully informed throughout this complex decision-making process.

CAREW CARES - QUALITY, HONESTY & INTEGRITY!

Specialties

Residential Properties

First-time Home Buyers

Rural Properties

Commercial Properties

Education

Real Estate Trading Services Licensing Certificate - Real Estate Council of BC - UBC, Vancouver, BC

Residential Trading Service Applied Practice Course - Northern Real Estate Board, Pr.George, BC

 

 

Jackie's Valuable Sites

 

MLS Site

City of Fort St. John

http://realtor.ca

http://school district 60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Involvement

- Member of the Parish Council and listing realtor for the church property. 

- Served as a Director on the Hospital Foundation Board and the Hospital Social Club Committee. 

- Member of the North Peace Community Choir and the Church of the Resurrection Choir.

- Involved with Stage North- participated in performances such as "Jesus Christ Superstar" & "Cinderella". 

- Member of Lakepoint Golf and Country Club

- Luxury Consultant for Canadian Designer Company.

 

Personal Background

Originally from Eastern Canada, I have lived in the Peace Region for over 30 years.    I am married to Ritch Hosker,  a local teacher, counselor, coach & a stellar athlete.  My daughter Lesley, graduated from the FSJ educational system and moved to the lower mainland to pursue her career in real estate and design.   

 

Personal Interests

I am an avid golfer and a member of Lakepoint Golf and Country Club.  I also enjoy the FSJ Links course as well.  I am very passionate about singing and participate in several local choirs.  I enjoy many different sports such as curling, racketball, skating, jogging, cycling, tennis, swimmig, kayaaking.  I also enjoy oil painting, photography and gardening.  I treasure my two dogs (Chico & Kaya) and enjoy our many walks together on the local trails.   I love to travel and experience different cultures. I have many wonderful friends in all parts of the world.  I promote products for a new Canadian Designer Company.  Please visit my online store www.globalwealthtrade.com/carew

 

 

 

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Property List

5912 230 Road Gagne Road, South Taylor Hill, Taylor, BC V0C 2K0
Beds: 2 / Baths: 1
Living Area: 1,011
13155 Lakeshore Drive, Charlie Lake, BC V0C 1H0
Beds: 5 / Baths: 6
Living Area: 5,600
12662 Rainbow Ave, Charlie Lake, BC V0C 1H0
Beds: 3 / Baths: 2
Living Area:
8312-97 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 1M2
Beds: 2 / Baths: 1
Living Area: 960
15298 265 Road, Fort St. John, BC V0C 1Y2
Beds: 4 / Baths: 2
Living Area: 2,512
9917-114 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 4R8
Beds: 4 / Baths: 3
Living Area: 2,304
10507-90 Street, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6N3
Beds: 3 / Baths: 3
Living Area: 1,973
Unit 2 15237-36 Avenue, South Surrey, BC V3Z 0Y4
Beds: 3 / Baths: 3
Living Area:
5561 Farrell Creek Road, Hudson's Hope, BC V0C 1V0
Beds: 5 / Baths: 3
Living Area: 1,608
10044-108 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC V1J 6N7
Beds: 2 / Baths: 3
Living Area: 2,376