First-time homebuyers Kristine and Tom Rajkowski felt sheer joy last week as they moved into the Surrey community of Clayton Heights.
“We’re ecstatic,” says Kristine, surrounded by moving boxes. “This morning, we were jumping up and down. We’re homeowners, we couldn’t believe it.”
The Rajkowskis, both in their early ’30s, paid $617,000 for a 3,275-square-foot detached house built in 2009.
A few months ago, the Rajkowskis were feeling anything but ecstatic. They loved Clayton Heights but had trouble finding the right property.
There always seemed to be someone ahead of them for homes within their financial reach.
“Every time we saw a house we liked in this area there was already an offer on it,” Kristine says. “It was a little frustrating.”
Wondering where B.C.’s housing hot spots will be over the next few years?
As Surrey residents, the Rajkowskis are living in what experts say is the Lower Mainland’s hottest real-estate market.
Communities such as Clayton Heights, Cloverdale and Fleetwood are hot and expected to stay hot in the near future as buyers seek affordable housing near family-friendly services.
Other areas expected to see brisk demand from buyers over the next few years are Burnaby’s Brentwood, the Tri-Cities and Fraser Valley communities of Langley, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Abbotsford.
In Vancouver, urbanites who prize city living are pushing up demand in the Main Street, Outer Hastings and East Vancouver’s Cedar Cottage neighbourhoods, says Tsur Somerville, director of the University of B.C.’s Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate.
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