Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Happy Holidays




Stephen Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

Friday, November 3, 2017

2017 People's Choice Realtor Service Winner Award goes to Steve Mullock






2017 People's Choice Realtor Award Winner went to Steve Mullock and Norm and Carrie Daher.

I'd like to thank all those that voted for me.  This was a complete surprise.  I like to think my work is professional, pleasant and sensitive to the family or individual I am working for. Everyone is very different after all, and, isn't that wonderful.  Several letters I received this year suggested I was happily staying on the right track. 

Anyways, I couldn't be more delighted.

Other notable winners can be found at this link to the Agassiz Harrison Observer October 26, 2017 newspaper articles. 

I offer my congratulations to all of the 2017 winners.

If you need a Realtor in 2017 / 2018 in the Chilliwack, Sardis, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs area, please contact me. I'd be pleased to help.



Stephen Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

Winter Real Estate


The cold wind began to blow yesterday and an early dusting of snow covered parts of Chilliwack, it got me thinking, is winter still a good time to sell or buy real estate?  

To start with the winter of 2017 - 2018 is special given new financing changes just around the corner.

Buyers, this year will want to get an early jump and try to secure a new home before the new mortgage requirements take place.  After January 1, 2018 securing financing will be more difficult for purchasers regardless of their down payment amount buyer finances will undergo a stress test. They will need to qualify for a mortgage based on the rates they negotiate PLUS 2%!  What this means is that buyers will not be able to borrow as much.

Sellers, the new financing stress test will have a cooling effect on prices after the new year. Fewer buyers with less cash and a much reduced ability to mortgage. Now is the time to sell if you are in position.

If you are not ready to sell there is still some good news to share with you. Traditionally, the Chilliwack, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs see good sales activity every month of the year with only a slight seasonal slowing in December as the public enjoys their holidays. Inventory levels drop off some over the winter so while there may be fewer buyers there are also fewer competitors. Those buyers looking are serious.

If you are thinking about listing your property in the coming months, I would appreciate a chance to serve as your Realtor. Give me a call or send me a message.



Stephen Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Steve Works, Baby Sleeps




Just received this letter from Dave & Tracey - so nice of them!

When we started talking about selling and buying a home, we knew we wanted a realtor we could trust and who would have our best interests in mind. We had known Steve for a number of years and so it was an easy decision to call him up and ask for him to be our realtor. 
True to form, Steve was incredibly professional, kind and respectful throughout the whole process. As a family man, he was really able to zero into our needs as a young family and supported us through some unforeseen and stressful bumps along the way. 
Steve was very accommodating, even working viewings and showings around our baby’s nap schedules! If you’re looking for someone you can trust with such a major life decision, we definitely recommend Steve!

Dave, Tracey and baby


Stephen Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Instantly Relaxed Testimonial




We first met Steve when we had inquired about one of his listings in Harrison. We didn't have a realtor at the time and weren't sure if we wanted to work with one but Steve was so great when he showed us his listing that we hired him on the spot. Both my husband I felt instantly relaxed around him. There was no pressure at all from him. In fact, it felt like we were hanging out with a friend. 

As I said, we hired Steve that day and within a couple of weeks, we had our dream home. His knowledge of the market and legalities of buying and selling didn't just help us find our dream home but negotiated a great price and everything went so smoothly that my husband and I actually enjoyed the process instead of being completely stressed out.

I would hire Steve again in a heart beat and am happy to recommend his services to anyone! 

Thank you Steve for helping us find the most beautiful home! 

Teri and Cam



What a wonderful real estate testimonial do I try to provide the best real estate service that I can. That we clicked was an added bonus. Steve

Stephen Mullock
is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

First Time Buyer Success


Regarding Realtor Stephen Mullock, from clients Rebecca and Vern

The quality we most appreciated in Stephen Mullock was his honesty. We were first time buyers and throughout the process of our purchase of a condo in Chilliwack, we found Steve to be completely upfront about everything to do with searching for and purchasing a home. We never felt pressured or pushed into any decisions, and he steered us away from places he thought would not make for a wise investment.
Steve was also thorough. He took the steps and the time to explain every bit of our contract with the seller and left no stone unturned. His aim was to make sure we were happy with our purchase. 

We would recommend Stephen Mullock to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. He has many years of experience to his credit and he knows the area well. He provided excellent service to us, and we will not hesitate to use his services again. 

Stephen Mullock is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

352 Walnut Avenue Harrison Hot Springs






Live like you are on vacation every day! RETIREES DREAM 5 minute walk to the beach with nearby marina, golfing, fishing, hiking and cozy restaurants. GREAT layout with the master suite on the main floor. Central heat pump air for summer plus a sizeable covered south facing patio for watching the hummingbirds. HUGH bedroom of some 345 square feet in LOFT - a special space for guests, family, or your own hobbies. Neat and tidy with laminate floors. Crawl space has about a 5' height. Room for RV on driveway. Fenced yard. Take a look today!

Click on this link for an information summary and additional pictures. 

Stephen Mullock is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

BC Property Transfer Tax on a New Built Home

If you are having a house built in BC do not miss this saving!

The Newly Built Home Exemption reduces or eliminates the amount of BC property transfer tax you'd pay on  a newly built home valued under $800,000.  Of course, there are a lot of exceptions and regulations concerning this plan that will stimulate the real estate new construction industry but it can be a sizeable saving for Canadians or permanent residents of such dwellings. 

And there will be windows too!
A property valued at $750,000 is going to potentially save the buyer $13,000 in property transfer taxes! There is a partial exemption between the values of $750,000 to $800,000.


I like this plan, it stimulates local economies as a throng of trades people are needed, materials purchased and hopefully somewhere along the line a real estate agent.

Imagine living here....and keep an eye on tax savings!

Stephen Mullock is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

B.C. Homeowner Grant Lift Gives Relief


The BC government in response to property assessment jumps of 30%- 40% has been to increase the  threshold to qualify for the homeowner grant to 1.6 million from the previous 1.2 million. 

The homeowner grant provides $570 annual credit against property taxes on "principal residences" of those under 65 and $845 for seniors. Rental properties receive no grants.

What does this mean for the Chilliwack real estate board area?  It has a small impact in December 2016; single family detached houses got an average selling price of about $468,000. There were 34 sales over 1.2 million dollars with 14 of these cresting the 1.6 million dollar mark. Presently, there are 17 residential properties currently listed above the new threshold of 1.6 million as at the time of writing.

Those property's assessed in excess of 1.6 million dollars are not eligible for the home owners grant.


Stephen Mullock is an award winning full-time real estate specialist with 30 years of experience and hundreds of sales. Thinking of buying or selling real estate in the Fraser Cheam communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz or Harrison Hot Springs? Contact Steve (click here) of Royal LePage Wheeler Cheam Realty for experience, local knowledge and friendly service you’ll be happy you did.