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Mission MLS® Statistics

Mission is in the heart of the Fraser Valley about 1 hr east of Vancouver and about 20km east of the U.S.A border. Situated on the hills overlooking the beautiful Fraser River, Mission is surrounded by breathtaking mountain views lush rainforests and sprawling farmlands. With the average housing price falling around $342,000.00 Mission is still one of the most affordable place in the Fraser Valley to purchase a home.

When it comes to owning a home, potential buyers have an endless amount of choices; older neighborhoods with rustic charm, brand new sub-divisions and homes on acreage in the midst of Missions beautiful forests. Over the past 35 years Mission has seen a steady annual growth rate averaging over 3% leading to an estimated population of over 34,000.00 in 2006. This steady population increase contributed to a housing boom in 2004 and a steady increase in overall housing prices.

Based on Mission MLS® statistics for 2011 sales for detached housing dropped -28.9% and average pricing dropped 14.3%. Sales for Townhouses dropped 66.7% with the average price of a Townhouse holding steady. Apartments in Mission saw a sales increase of 150% with the average price of an apartment falling by 13.7%.

Living In Mission
Mission has all the convenience of the larger surrounding municipalities with out loosing its small-town feel and friendliness. The downtown core provides an abundance of locally owned and independent restaurants, retail stores and services. The Junction Mall that is located west of downtown has a number of restaurants to choose from, various independently owned stores and a 12-screen movie cinema.

When it comes to outdoor lifestyle and amenities Mission offers endless possibilities. With 10,000 hectares of municipal Forest and parklands Mission has an abundance of hiking, mountain biking and camping for all who wish to partake. Mission is known for its world-class sturgeon and salmon fishing on the Fraser River and trout fishing in some of the local lakes and creeks. Golf enthusiasts have their choice of three different challenging courses for all levels of golfers. Other local attractions include Hemlock Valley Ski Resort, Mission Leisure Centre and Sports Park, Mission Raceway Park and the Westminster Abbey.

Those interested in arts and culture will be pleased with what Mission has to offer. There is the 700 seat Clarke Foundation Theater for the performing arts that hosts various events and performances. The Mission Arts Centre has the goal of a developing an appreciation for art by providing exhibitions and cultural activities for the community on a regular basis. Mission is also home to several annual events such as the Mission Folk Festival, Mission Soap Box Derby, and the ever popular Bald Eagle festivals.

With housing prices on average being lower than the rest of the Fraser Valley, Missions growing, friendly community is an ideal place for first time home-buyers and new families to purchase a home. If you think Mission is the type of place you would like to call home get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to show you all of the listings it has to offer.

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