Just Listed in Cloverdale - 6348 187A Street, Surrey

Fabulous Eaglecrest location in Surrey. This spacious 2766 sqft home needs a new family to make it their own. Features two levels of living space with four bedrooms up and a den or bedroom on the main floor, an open concept kitchen and family room, stainless steel appliances, a 4ft crawl space for storage and room for six cars. A beautiful solarium added so you can enjoy your patio all year round. Large garden so bring the kids, pets and your gardening ideas! Don Christian Elementary School and Lord...

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What area is included in the total square footage?

A common complaint from Buyers after the sale is the inaccurate measurement of the floor area. For single family homes, the floor area calculations are based on the exterior dimensions of the building at each floor level and include all interior walls. For attached units, the outside dimension is the centre line of the common walls. It’s easy to see how some may view their outdoor patios or solariums as extensions of their living space, providing valuable additional square footage. While...

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First-Time Homebuyer Programs and Tips

Speak to a mortgage professional; having your mortgage pre-approved is an important step in the process and benefits you in three ways:

- Pre-approval helps verify your budget and allows your real estate agent to find the best home in your price range. Quick Tips: It's not a pre-approval if you haven't provided the documents to your lender. Don’t forget about the closing costs! Factor in approx. 2% of the purchase price. 

- Pre-approval is usually in writing and guarantees the rate...

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Smart tips to help you sell later

If you're not quite ready but think you might move in a few years, there are things you can do now to prepare your home for when you are ready to list. 

*Upgrade. In a balanced market where you are competing with many other properties for sale. Buyers pay attention to homes with unique value-adds, such as upgrades to kitchens and bathrooms, so focus on those eye catching projects as you prepare your home for sale.
*Look for ways to save energy. Todays buyers are interested in money saving, energy...
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The average buyer visited or considering 10 homes before buying.

For the majority of homebuyers, finding the right property to buy is often the most difficult step of the home buying process, more difficult than saving for a down payment or getting a mortgage. Before you start you search, consider these four important factors. The average buyer visited or considering 10 homes before buying. 

-How much house can I afford? Knowing what you can afford will help you narrow your search to homes within your budget. Make a list of expenses you’ll have when...

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9 Reasons you need an Agent to help you Sell or Buyer a Home

Whether you’re selling your first or fourth home, buying an existing property of building a new home, there’s one thing you need: a reputable agent. While some may say you can buy or sell your home on your own, if you’re not familiar with the process, it may lead to more frustration and aggravation than its worth. Why go it along when you can have an experienced professional by your side to help you every step of the way?

  1. An Agent will represent you. When you buy a home, you may...
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Advice for Todays Home Seller

Selling a home is an emotional process for many sellers, especially first-time sellers and those who have lived in their homes for a long time. People sell for many reasons; whatever yours is, here’s how to handle it. 

The first time you sell a home, you may be anxious about the process. After all you don’t know what to expect. However, with the market always changing, even experienced sellers may encounter uncertainty. To help make the process worry free, follow these tips and be...

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Prepare, before the home inspection.

With the market softening and starting to favour buyers, Sellers will once again need to pay attention to condition of the home. When you’re in selling mode its wise to take care of the small details before going to market. Many home inspectors offer pre-sale inspections in order to assist home sellers repair or replace damaged or missing items. Check that:

-          Window open and close with ease.

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Just Listed in Maple Ridge - 101-22255 122AV

BRING THE DOGS! The best location 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo in West Central Maple Ridge. Magnolia Gate is located in a quiet, pet friendly residential neighbourhood, walking distance to buses, schools, transit.  A large corner, ground level unit with a sunny, south facing FENCED YARD and your own private entrance and gate access, it feels more like townhouse living. Features stainless steel appliances, master bedroom with ensuite and walk in closet, a laundry room with plenty of storage...

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Just Listed in Willoughby #11 - 21267 83A AV, LANGLEY

Superb, single family, detached home in YORKSON CRESCENT, a family friendly neighbourhood with room for the whole family. Walking distance to Lynn Fripps Elementary School. The main floor is open-concept, perfect for entertaining.The home features engineered hardwood flooring, air conditioning, triple glazed windows, built-in vacuum, gas fireplace, renovated kitchen with soft close cabinets, oversized quartz island, walk in pantry, upgraded stainless Steel appliances, built-in dinning buffet. Enjoy...

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This Old House - 7 Typical Issues with older homes
Few modern homes can beat the charm and character of Canada’s homes built before the twentieth century.
Natural wood beams and trim, built-in cabinets and cozy bedroom alcoves are only a few of the features that make older homes special and attractive to many home buyers. Yet along with their appealing style and atmosphere, many of these houses also possess an array of ailments and conditions specifically because of their age. The Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors...
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Garage Door cleaning & maintenance

Here are 7 ways to keep the garage door working better & longer.
-Clean and wax – A clean door means grime and salt won’t scratch the door or erode the seals between sections. A coat of wax helps protect the door too.
-Lubricate garage door mechanics – keeping hinges, bearings and rollers operating smoothly will prevent corrosion and extend the life of the unit.
- Check Rollers - look for worn-out ball bearings, flattened rollers, or crooked rods.
- Examine tracks – check for...

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Focus on curb appeal because first Impressions count!

With Spring here let’s re-focus our attention on the importance of curb appeal when selling! The yard is often times the first thing potential buyers notices about your home. If the landscaping hasn't been taken care of it can look like an overwhelming amount of work to a prospective buyer and they'll likely take that first impression with them through the rest of the home. If you have a high maintenance yard, make sure it's well taken care of before showings

Trees are a valuable asset. Whether...

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Simple staging tips for home Sellers

Staging helps sell your home faster and it doesn't have to be expensive.
- Clear all surfaces of clutter. Less is more. Minimal decor is best, to allow buyers to see more of the space and less of your stuff.
- Remove all clues that you own a pet. Freshen up the air to get rid of all the pet odours. Our little furry friend runs the house now, but when we're listed, we don't want anyone to know she lives there!  When buyers see any pet items, they immediately smell your pets (even if the...

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Protect yourself: Annual Strata water deductible review
SOURCE: Insurance Brokers Association of BC
The majority of strata Annual General Meetings are coming up over the next few months presenting an ideal opportunity for strata lot owners to verify that their home owner insurance policy water deductible coverage matches that of the strata corporation's master building policy and if not advise their insurance broker immediately. 

The BC Strata Property Act requires that any AGM Notice includes a copy of the strata...
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Buying the Home Everybody Wants

When you’re shopping for a home in Sellers market, you may become interested in a property for sale that several other buyers are interested in. What should you do if you really love that home? Obviously, you’ll need to move quickly and make some fast decisions. Start by making certain the property fits within your price range. The last thing you want is to have an offer accepted and find out it is beyond your budget. That’s why it’s a good idea to arrange for financing...

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How to deal with Moisture and frost in the Attic during the cold months

There’s an increased risk of moisture within a home’s attic space in the Winter months.

If given a route, warm air finds its way into the attic and condenses before it’s able to vent. The cold temperatures then turn this condensation into frost and when weather warms up, it melts and can cause serious damage to the sheathing, roof framing, insulation and living space below.

As a homeowner, it’s also wise to perform your own visual inspection each winter. A ladder and flashlight...

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The 5 sound New Years resolutions for homeowners

Being a homeowner can be richly rewarding; providing security and a place to create memories.

Homeownership also comes with its share of headaches or features that we come to loathe. Here are five good resolutions for all homeowners to consider -- even if you already have your dream home.

1 Catch up on home maintenance projects

Deferring home projects can cost you even more in the long run if you keep putting them off. Catch up on our home maintenance projects by this summer, its a smart resolution...

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Start the Home Selling Process this Month

What’s that old saying? The early bird gets the worm! In this case, by starting the process this month, you’ll be in excellent shape when you’re ready to list in the spring. 

Here are just a few examples of what you can do in December to get the process started:

-Walk your property and note any maintenance issues that need attention.
-Decide which items to stow or sell to declutter your home.
-Determine what improvements you’ll need to make in order for your home to look...
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