News Release
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
Contact
Laurie Dawson, Assistant Manager, Communications laurie.dawson@fvreb.bc.ca
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Telephone 604.930.7657
Fax 604.930.7623
www.fvreb.bc.ca
For Immediate Release: November 4, 2014
Increased demand for Fraser Valley townhouses
and single family homes
SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,448 sales on its Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) in
October, an increase of 16 per cent compared to the 1,249 sales during the same month last year and 2 per cent
more than in September.
Ray Werger, the Board’s president, says, “Sales overall continue to outperform last year and as we’ve seen for a
number of months now are the best they’ve been in five years.
“Demand remains steady in our region for single family detached homes and townhomes. Last month, the market
share of sales of single family homes increased by almost five per cent compared to last year; while the share of
condo sales decreased by the same amount and we’re seeing that preference reflected in prices.”
The MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) benchmark price of a detached home in October was $573,500 an increase
of 4 per cent compared to October 2013, when it was $551,400.
The MLS® HPI benchmark price of townhouses increased 1 per cent from $295,500 in October 2013 to $298,500
last month. The benchmark price of apartments decreased year‐over‐year by 3.5 per cent, going from $199,500 in
October of last year to $192,600 in October 2014.
In the last five years, the HPI benchmark price of a detached home in the Fraser Valley has increased by 16.6 per
cent. For townhouses, the price is flat having increased by 0.5 per cent and for apartments; the price has
decreased by 6 per cent.
Werger adds, “With the influx of new developments and a steady supply of resale units, we’ve never had a better
selection of condos than we do right now at prices the lowest they’ve been in years. For those that say housing
isn’t affordable in Metro Vancouver, you need to check out the opportunities currently for condo buyers in the
Valley.”
In October, new listings in the Fraser Valley increased by 3 per cent, going from 2,336 last year to 2,395 last month
taking the number of active listings to 8,807, a decrease of 3 per cent compared to the 9,047 active listings in
October of 2013. “Inventory is edging down, which is typical for this time of year,” says Werger. “The result is
we’re seeing good quality homes that are priced right moving quickly.”

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News Release
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
Contact
Laurie Dawson, Assistant Manager, Communications laurie.dawson@fvreb.bc.ca
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Telephone 604.930.7657
Fax 604.930.7623
www.fvreb.bc.ca
For Immediate Release: September 3, 2014
August market typical for Fraser Valley real estate
SURREY, BC – Even with a characteristic seasonal dip in sales, the Fraser Valley real estate market experienced its
best August since 2011 with volumes improving over last year and finishing 10 per cent below the 10‐year average
for the month.
The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,302 sales on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August, an
increase of 3 per cent compared to the 1,258 sales during the same month last year and a decrease of 19 per cent
compared to the 1,615 sales in July.
Ray Werger, president of the Board, says, “As usual, we saw a typical summer slowdown in August compared to
July, however like every month so far in 2014, August sales were higher than last year. It’s the continuation of the
story we’ve seen all year; a return to a normal, balanced market.”
The Board added 2,382 new properties to the MLS® in August, an increase of 1 per cent compared to August of last
year and a decrease of 13 per cent compared to July. August finished with 9,403 active listings, a decrease of 7 per
cent compared to what was available during the same month last year.
Werger adds, “Generally in August, we saw sales of single family detached homes continue to outpace sales of
townhouses and condos in the Fraser Valley. Depending on what property type you’re thinking of listing or buying,
talk to your REALTOR® who will explain that the markets for detached and attached homes are quite different. We
have only five months’ supply of detached homes currently and nine months’ supply of condos.
“With interest rates as competitive as they are combined with the increase of affordable, new townhome
developments in Cloverdale and Langley in particular, we’re seeing first‐time buyers bypass the condo phase to
jump immediately to a larger, more expensive townhouse or a smaller single family home.”
The MLS® Home Price Index benchmark price of a single family detached house in the Fraser Valley in August was
$569,800, an increase of 3.4 per cent compared to $551,000 in August 2013.
For townhouses, the benchmark price in August was $298,500 on par with the August 2013 price of $298,200. The
benchmark price of apartments in Fraser Valley in August was $196,700, a decrease of 3.5 per cent compared to
$203,900 in August 2013.

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News Release
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board
Contact
Laurie Dawson, Assistant Manager, Communications laurie.dawson@fvreb.bc.ca
Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Telephone 604.930.7657
Fax 604.930.7623
www.fvreb.bc.ca
For Immediate Release: August 5, 2014
Market strength carries into summer for Fraser
Valley real estate
SURREY, BC – Continued demand for single family homes and townhomes resulted in the busiest July in five years
for the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board. The Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 1,615 sales in July,
an increase of 11 per cent compared to the 1,456 sales in July last year and 1.4 per cent above the 10‐year average
for the month.
Ray Werger, President of the Board, says, “July’s steady activity is a continuation of what we’ve been seeing all
year. Our market has fully recovered from last year’s slump and has returned to what we typically see in the Fraser
Valley, which is a steady, consistent market.”
In July, the Board received 2,724 new listings, a decrease of 2 per cent compared to July 2013 taking the number of
active listings in Fraser Valley to 9,636, a decrease of 8 per cent compared to the volume available in July 2013.
Werger says, “Although our sales were slightly above average for the month, the volume of new listings added to
the MLS® was 7 per cent lower than what’s typical for July, so for certain property types and price ranges we’re
actually seeing a shortage of listings creating a seller’s market for particular homes.
“When demand starts to exceed supply it puts upward pressure on prices and in areas such as White Rock/South
Surrey, North Delta and Langley we’ve seen an increase in benchmark prices of single family detached homes
ranging from 3 to 6.6 per cent over the last year. It’s a different story for condos. In most of our market, there’s
excellent selection and prices lower than they were one year ago offering tremendous opportunities for buyers.”
In July, the benchmark price, as determined by the MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI), of a ‘typical’ single family
detached home was $568,300, an increase of 3 per cent compared to July 2013 when it was $551,000.
The HPI benchmark price of Fraser Valley townhouses increased by 0.2 per cent; going from $297,800 in July 2013
to $298,500 in July 2014. The benchmark price of apartments was $194,700 last month, a decrease of 3.6 per cent
compared to $202,000 in July of last year.

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SURREY, BC – The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) processed 1,668 sales in June,
an increase of 26 per cent compared to the 1,327 sales in June of last year and 2 per cent higher than sales in May.
In terms of historical comparison, last month’s sales finished 7 per cent below the 10‐year average for June with
the previous best June occurring in 2010.
Ray Werger, President of the Board, says, “Recent news reports indicate that consumer optimism about real estate
is at its highest level in a number of years and we’re experiencing that at the ground level.
“Over the last three months, we’ve seen a surge in demand specifically for single family homes and townhomes in
most of our communities. Our number one buyer is families with children and they’re taking advantage of ultralow
interest rates combined with more affordable, stable prices in the Fraser Valley.”
In June, the benchmark price, as determined by the MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI), of a ‘typical’ residential
home – detached, townhouse and apartment combined – was 1.3 per cent higher than June of last year. For the
single family detached home, the HPI benchmark price in June was $568,600, an increase of 3 per cent compared
to June 2013 when it was $552,200. This is a record high benchmark price for detached homes since the MLS® HPI
began in January 2005.
The HPI benchmark price of Fraser Valley townhouses decreased by 0.3 per cent; going from $298,700 in June
2013 to $297,800 in June 2014. The benchmark price of apartments was $197,000 last month, a decrease of 2.7
per cent compared to $202,500 in June of last year.
Werger adds, “We’re essentially seeing two markets right now, so it’s important to get advice dependent on what
you’re listing or buying. Competitively priced, mid‐range single family homes are being snapped up quickly, on
average in a little over a month, whereas condos and higher‐end, executive homes in our region are taking as long
as three months on average to sell. Talk to your REALTOR® to find out where you fit.”
The Board’s MLS® received 13 per cent more new listings in June, 2,974 compared to the 2,625 new listings
received during June of last year. The month finished with 9,853 active listings, a decrease of 6 per cent compared
to the 10,515 active listings available during June of last year.

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http://stats.fvreb.bc.ca/infoserv/s-v1/tRgW-m7L

 

从1970年起,历年菲莎河谷上市,成交数和成交平均价变化。80年代末,90年代初期大量房上市,同时大量成交。

我们也能发现,那个时期,大量新房动工,需求量巨大。在那段时期,大量新开发区涌现:包括在Fraser Heights, Fleetwood的大批新的Subdivide 小区。在Fleetwood,出现了大片Townhouse 区, Guildford出现大批Townhouse

和公寓。我没有深入研究那段时期,人口的增长情况,从房屋的需求量来看,应该是快速增长时期。

(Annual Sales, Listings and Average Price from 1970)图标来自Fraser Valley Real Estate Board



Annual sales, listings and average price from 1970(from Fraser Valley Real Estate Board).JPG

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SURREY, BC – Home sales increased in April, with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board reporting 1,366 sales
processed through its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), an increase of 21.1 per cent compared to March’s 1,128
sales, but still lagging behind April 2012’s 1,435 sales.
“Historically, sales and listings activity noticeably increases during the spring months and April was no exception,”
explains Ron Todson, President of the Board. “What’s different this year is that a number of external factors, such
as tighter credit rules and the government’s spotlight on consumer debt have made some consumers more
cautious about buying or selling a property. However, for those who need to move to a bigger or smaller home or
to another community before summer hits, its business as usual because when you need a home, you need a
home.”
The Board received 2,951 new listings in April, 5.8 per cent fewer compared to last year’s 3,134 new listings in April
but up 7.8 per cent from March. Total active inventory at month‐end was 9,995 listings, up from March but still
down from 2012. The result has been that the balance between sales, new listings and total active inventory
shifted slightly in favour of a balanced market, with April’s sales‐to‐active‐listings ratio increasing to 14 per cent
compared to March.
Todson says a balanced market helps to keep prices in check. “Depending on the market area and property type,
prices are either slightly up or down based on desirability and availability of product, underscoring the importance
of understanding what’s going on in your specific area, which is exactly where REALTORS® can help.”
In April, the benchmark price of single family detached homes in the Fraser Valley was $547,300, an increase of 0.4
per cent compared to $545,000 during the same month last year. For townhouses, the benchmark price was
$299,100, a decrease of 2.2 per cent compared to $305,900 in April 2012 and the benchmark price of apartments
was $203,900, virtually unchanged from $203,800 in April 2012.
“Pricing is incredibly important in slower than average markets,” explains Todson, a real estate veteran with 30
plus years in the business. “We’re not seeing the rapid increases in home values of the last decade, which means
that sellers may need to sharpen their pricing in order to be competitive, but buyers won’t see dramatic price
drops. A balanced, steady market can be a very good market for consumers to be in.”

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board is an association of 2,785 real estate professionals who live and work in the BC communities of
North Delta, Surrey, White Rock, Langley, Abbotsford, and Mission. The FVREB marked its 90‐year anniversary in 2011

Link: http://www.fvreb.bc.ca/statistics/Package%20201304.pdf

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以下有一些观点:

 

1。

http://www.realestatelibrary.com/invest6.html    -"Reasons to Invest in San Diego Real Estate"

 

资本增值,现金收入,资金杠杆和税务优惠

 

2。

http://www.canada.com/business/Real+estate+investments+rewarding+risky/7615233/story.html-"Real-estate investments can be rewarding - and risky"

 

资金杠杆是两刃剑,投资开销大,时间和努力大,不易变现风险大。

第一种观点提出了投资房地产的部分好处,第二种观点是提醒要投资的人在投资中可能的风险。

 为啥要投资房地产?

因为有太多的人,不管是专业的还是业余的, 主动的还是被动的,加入了投资房产的行业。到底是什么动机驱使人们

化这样的努力呢?这可能不是仅仅能从单纯的经济利益角度来简单的解释了。

首先从人的心理角度来分析:

 

人来自于土地,土地和人的关系可以使人为了土地不惜以死相博,造成国家间为土地而争牺牲大量生命,

 

我们买房地产,不管到底买了什么-是永久土地使权还是暂时土地使用权,我们都能得到排它性的对这房产-特别是

土地的使用,完全满足了我们人作为动物在维护自己的生存空间和地盘必需的诫心。租赁,尤其是短期租赁,在某

种意义上就是承认别人的永久权力,并臣服之。这样,永久使用比租赁对人内心的满足程度就有很大的优越性了。

 

 无怪中国的future Mother-in-law在选Son-in-law 时要选有房的。

投资房地产带来安全感

和其它投资项目来比,投资房产让投资者有更大的安全感。尤其对于自身缺乏安全感的投资者来讲,同样的回报,

投资房产显得更有吸引力。这里要注意一点:新移民会更倾向于投资房产,因为这个群体会在安全感上比当地人

缺乏。

 

有人说:中国人摆脱不了土地情结,自己有住的还要再买投资的,有了两个还想三,不知道拿钱出去度假去好吗?

可就是手里攥俩房子心里舒坦啊,这是不是病态?

 

 

这没错! 即使坚持现在租房的中国人也是想买房的,不过想等首付够了再买,或等房价跌下来,并跌到恰好还有勇

气时再买。中国人在加拿大,大多数是第一代移民。移民来加拿大的本意是看中了加拿大稳定的体制和社会环

境,多元文化的强调,良好的社会福利和保障制度,其实质是来加拿大寻找安全感的。

 投资房地产对有些人来讲,已是一种信念,持久的,有耐心的,有系统的投资,随着时间的推移,这就是大地主是这样

产生的。真所谓有恒心,才有恒产。这种境界就不是普通人能达到的了。这已是题外话了。

 然后,

投资房地产有其实用性;

很多中国富人在中国用几百万可以买一套象样的房子的钱买车,因为车可以代步,出行方便了,距离变近了。我们用

几十万买的房子的使用价值就更高了。自有的房屋可以让你和你的家人,有了真正的家,它为你避风挡雨,让你的家

人冬暖夏凉,同时不会象车一样被其它车驱赶,居无定所。在自己的家,可以发挥自己的想象和特长来装饰和经营,

使家的意义得到更充实,有些人还喜欢收藏,自己的私物放在自己的屋内最觉得安全。一天24小时,起码有8个小时

在家休息。在人生4大日常需要-衣食住行中,住在自己的房屋内对于一个家庭来讲,太实用了。

 黄金,钻石对一般家庭来讲,也就只是装饰作用。

又有人说:作为投资就要研究买入时机和房子的具体情况,不能盲目,象抢盘这种事少做为妙,毕竟不冷静作出的

决定失误概率较大  。

 

 

太对了,这里要强调的是:对于尤其利用借来的钱,并且超出自己的偿还能力(有些是在低利率时可以,但利率上升

就不兴了)的投资者来讲,要千万小心。假如太利用银行杠杆,就有赌博的味道了。因为投资房产是打持久战的,

有一个阶段不能通过,没了现金流,就可能爬不起来。量力而行,才能持之以恒。

 反过来讲,对于长线投资,大方向正确,投资就没有必要一味地寻找所谓的谷底。寻找适合自己的能力,并且既有

增值空间,又有生产能力的房产才是关键。

 另外,那些希望今天买了,然后整天观察升值了多少了马上想套现的FLIP,在房价在上升的好时光才有运气,否则还

是在其它领域投资为好。

投资房地产还希望房地产能生产。这实际上应该是从投资角度来讲最吸引人的地方。

 

 从商业物业,工业用房,农地,MultipleFamily 到居民住宅都能出租得到租金收益。资金量少到只能买一间自住的

2室公寓,也可以分一间给租客用。

投资房地产能够帮助一般家庭累积财富,这一点对于某些家庭特别重要。

 

 大家都知道,房产不容易变现,这既是缺点,也是其很大的优点。有一部分人,在对自己的财务没有自控能力。

所以,银行有一种零存整取的办法是异曲同功的作用,并且房地产比零存整取的控制更严格。

 

 付了房贷,口袋可用的钱就少了,平常就节约了。在还房贷的同时,也在还本金。

在理财方面,一般的人也大多数不会有这个能力和经验在象股市,以及更复杂的投资领域surfing。现在,除了存钱

在银行,RRSP,RESP,这些简单的投资外,真正能使普通人得实惠的就论房地产了。假如你是像巴菲德这样有投

资专长的人,也就不需要走房地产这一条道了。但,这些人是少数。

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最近《万维读者网》的消息有:

1.总统查韦斯孤注一掷 委内瑞拉币值狂贬32% 2013-02-10 16:47:14 明报全球货币贬值战蔓延,为控制国内

赤字及美元短缺问题,「反美强人」委内瑞拉总统查韦斯(Hugo Chavez)孤注一掷,颁令本周三起把本国货币

大幅贬值32%,并废除外汇证券交易制度,希望藉此增加美元供应,改善物资短缺问题。委国目前通胀逾20%,

贬值势令通胀急升,分析指此举恐动摇查韦斯管治基础,成为一场政治豪赌。
2.意味什么:中国央行创纪录4500亿流动性注入http://www.creaders.net 2013-02-12 16:43:23 华尔街日报

中国央行周二向货币市场注入创纪录的4500亿人民币(合720亿美元),旨在满足春节期间巨大的资金需求。
3.全球“印钞大赛”难倒中国 通胀压力加大2013-01-25 19:44:05 中国网  进入2013年,世界发达经济体印钞

机马达轰鸣。1月22日,日本央行推出超量化宽松政策,包括无限制资产购买以及上调通胀目标至2%。放眼全

球,美国马不停蹄连推QE(量化宽松政策),欧洲央行有无限制购债计划。有学者比喻,世界很可能已进入一个中

央银行印钞时代。
《东方财经》报道
危机“传染”全世界 日元贬值有“猫腻”
1997年东亚金融危机以来,日本经济持续动荡,其中最耐人寻味的就是日元的持续下跌,大幅贬值。经济学家认为,

日元贬值将使亚洲经济面临空前困难。

《腾讯财经》报道:
1.新兴市场的汇率悬崖 货币贬值远超欧元
欧债危机重挫欧元汇率之时,新兴市场国家的货币贬值却远比欧元的跌幅来得剧烈。

55,56,57——此轮欧债危机恶化以来,印度货币卢比遭遇了历史最大幅度的贬值,美元/卢比达到有记录以来的最

高点57.32;南非兰特、俄罗斯卢布、巴西雷亚尔从去年以来也是大幅贬值。外汇市场上这一系列数字变化的背

后是,货币贬值延伸到经济层面——货币贬值使得国家消费者购买力下降,进口贸易商们减少订单面临洗牌——

关门出局或者力撑待晴天。

2。全球三大央行“放水” 货币贬值之争加大
欧央行、美联储及日本央行纷纷表示将大规模买入各国和地区国债,相当于印钞注入刺激措施增加市场流动性。

这些重大措施的效果将在下周起陆续显示出来,其他国家可能跟进“放水”,受汇率战影响各国贸易战将持续升温。

为了减缓货币大量贬值的危机,国际社会的努力

《华尔街见闻》报道:

欧美财政高官欲让G20共同维稳汇率 避免货币贬值
同在2月11日,欧洲与美国的财政高官都表露了在G20国家范围内处理汇率问题的看法,货币竞相贬值引发的汇率

政策问题将成为2月15-16日本周末的G20集团财长及央行行长会议议题。

效果如何?有待事实来说话。
货币贬值对房价的影响?
《凤凰网》报导:
牛刀放言:房价上涨都是骗局 其实就是货币贬值 

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In March, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,128 sales on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), a 20 per cent decrease compared to the 1,412 sales during the same month last year, and a 24 per cent increase compared to February’s 913 sales.

The Board also received 11 per cent fewer new listings in March compared to last year – 2,736 compared to 3,066 – keeping inventory in check. March finished with 9,503 active listings, 1.5 per cent fewer than March of last year and 3.5 per cent fewer than the 9,832 available during March of 2009; the highest volume of active listings for that month in the last decade.  

Ron Todson, President of the Board, explains, “Although we saw a typical spring uptick in activity from February to March, our sales remained at about 70 per cent of the norm for March and our new listings came in at 90 per cent of what the Board would typically receive.

 

“Because inventory levels are in check, prices are staying in check.”   

In March, the benchmark price of single family detached homes in the Fraser Valley was $544,300, an increase of 0.6 per cent compared to $541,300 during the same month last year. For townhouses, the benchmark price was $298,200, a decrease of 1.7 per cent compared to $303,400 in March 2012 and the benchmark price of apartments was $204,200, an increase of 0.8 per cent compared to $202,500 in March 2012.

Todson adds, “Inventory levels are not as high as they need to be to put significant downward pressure on prices of the benchmark, or ‘typical’ home. These are homes that have characteristics most common to houses in a given community.  

“In fact, we’re seeing the reverse happen. Benchmark prices for all three main property types in the Fraser Valley increased in value during the first quarter of 2013. Since January, detached homes are up by 1 per cent, townhomes by 0.6 per cent; and apartments by 2 per cent.”

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Sources: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/mortgages/home-buying/to-get-a-mortgage-youll-need-to-have-a-stellar-credit-score/article10947039/?cmpid=rss1&utm_source=dlvr.it&_gi_utm_medium=twitter

 

 

Lesley Slobodian: Special to The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Apr. 16 2013, 5:00 AM EDT

 

 

TOP TIPS ON KEEPING A GOOD CREDIT SCORE

1.) Make your payments in the correct amount on or before the due date! This will have a positive effect on your credit score. Missing or late payments and judgements, bankruptcies, collections or other public records will have an unfavourable impact on a credit score.

2.) Keep your balance considerably lower than the available credit limit provided. If you have several accounts with high balances relative to your available credit, this may indicate that you are relying greatly on credit to meet your daily needs.

3.) Multiple credit inquiries can lower your credit score, so reduce the number of credit applications you make.

4.) Always maintain a credit history. You can use a credit card to build a good history.

5.) The best mix of credit is a combination of a store credit card and a major credit card such as a VISA or MasterCard. It is important not to have too many credit cards or store cards as that may negatively impact a credit score.

 

Displine and pay on time, try to avoid too many credit card application attraction because of little sweet.

 

 

 

  

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Open House:  October 21st


 SUNDAY  2:00-4:00pm



#53    16318  82 AV     Surrey

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#53    16318   82nd Avenue   Fleetwood


Open House:  

            Sunday     7th of October                2:00-4:00p.m

           Sunday     14th of October               2:00-4:00p.m

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Quote from: http://ca.yahoo.com/news,  

              Warren Buffett said" The third best investment I ever made was the purchase of my home"


That's true!

   Buying the home,  holding it patiently, you will eventually get the reward from the investment.


For the buyer! Congratulations. You make the right decision which could easily make you succeed. If you have the patience to hold the home, you have the patience to achieve any goal.

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The real estate, being related to our land, is my passion. We maintain it, care about it. Because all people need  home, the home is  our sweet nest, our hope and our future.

Never regreting for  owning  properties, we treat them well, then they will look after us.

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Land gives us life, feeds us , makes us prosperous, and eventually we will be all back to land.

We live for land, fight for land. Land is priceless .

The price of the land is never too high!

When we own the land, we own the privillege to serve the land, also owe the duties to protect the land.

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