August 28, 2013
I have sold a property at 5731 133A ST in SURREY
Categories:Panorama Ridge, Surrey Real Estate
I have sold a property at 5731 133A ST in SURREY.
My advice to you is to rush to this charming, sprawling 3 BR 2 bath ranch style home in Panorama Ridge before the word gets out! Features include updated wiring and roof, Mexican tiles and hand painted Talavera sinks, several vinyl windows,sunken famrm with wood stove, open and airy lvgrm with centre fireplace, covered deck with view of mature landscaping that surrounds hot tub spa, lovely fenced garden and yard. Bonus - developing area of million dollar homes, this is the perfect home to live in or rent out and plan your new casa! Rates are low and interest is high, call soon or this good buy will soon be goodbye!
August 21, 2013
New property listed in Otter District, Langley
Categories:Otter District, Langley Real Estate
I have listed a new property at 179 3665 244 ST in Langley.
Come on in, you will be pleasantly surprised! Spacious and inviting, recent updates include A/C, gas fireplace with travertine tile finishing, french doors to family room; Mbdrm features walkin closet and 3 piece ensuite; large storage areaoff kitchen is ideal pantry area and has separate out door access, ample cupboards and storage thruout. Private patio offers year round use, small workshop has power for the tinker buff! Quick possession is possible, this park is not age restricted and one small pet is welcome...call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
August 14, 2013
Add Appeal To The Outside of Your Home
Selling your home is a big deal. When potential buyers come by to see your home they are going to see is the outside of your home before anything else. You want to make the best first impression you can and that starts with what’s on the outside.
1. Add flowers to the flower boxes
If you have flower boxes, it’s a good idea to fill them with flowers. They will add a pop of colour to the outside of your home. Leaving flower boxes empty makes them look abandoned. Fill the flower box with flowers of the same colour. The uniform colour will make a good impression.
2. Paint the fence and porch
The fence and the porch are two parts of the outside of your home that can make a good or bad impression depending on their condition. It’s not enough just to have a porch or fence. You want them to be in good condition. If neither have been painted in a while, now is the perfect time. Think of the fence and the porch as a frame for your house. You want the frame to look as good as what’s inside.
3. Trim shrubs and trees
Unruly trees and shrubs can make the yard look like a lot of work that you don’t want to deal with. Don’t give potential buyers that impression by leaving shrubs, bushes, and trees looking uncared for. Spending the time to trim them and make them look good will be well worth the effort.
If you’ve got children or hobbies that you do in the front or backyard, it’s important that you declutter these areas. No one wants to see all your children’s toys, cars you work on in your spare time, or collection of angelic water fountains strewn around. Pick up the odds and ends. The swing set can stay, assuming it’s something your kids still use and it doesn’t look awful. If it hasn’t been used in years, now is the perfect time to dispose of it. You might enjoy your collection of lawn ornaments, but it’s a good idea to leave just one or two out when trying to sell your home.
5. Bring new life to little things
It’s easy to forget the little things when you are rushing around trying to get your home prepared for potential buyers. The little things might seem unimportant, but when people are looking for a home to purchase they see everything, including things you no longer notice. You probably don’t notice your faded and weathered mailbox anymore, but a potential buyer might. Repaint it or shine it up. Clean up the outside light fixtures, keep the porch and walkways swept, and clean the outside of the windows. If you can paint the front door, that would make your house look fresh without having to paint the entire house. If you have flower pots that have been neglected, clean them up.
Cleaning up the outside of your home is just as important as anything that you do on the inside. Get potential buyers excited by cleaning up the outside of your property and making it look it’s best.
August 13, 2013
New property listed in Langley City, Langley
Categories:Langley City, Langley Real Estate
I have listed a new property at 5 5662 208 ST in LANGLEY.
This may be it! This generously sized 1 BR upper level carriage style townhome is an outright gem! Spacious and open, features include bright kitchen and nook with view to gated courtyard, living/diningroom with access to private southwestbalcony, off set gas fireplace, large Mbdrm with walk in closet and in suite laundry in bathroom, garage and private locker. Area amenities include walking trails, recreation, shopping and transit near by. Bonus...family complex and 2 pets ok! Low maintenance fees and ample square footage make this a great place to start or to downsize...call soon this good buy will soon be good bye!
August 10, 2013
I have sold a property at 115 9080 198 ST in Langley
Categories:Walnut Grove, Langley Real Estate
I have sold a property at 115 9080 198 ST in Langley.
August 9, 2013
Top 5 Tips to a Stress Free Organized Move
Categories:Home Organization, Tips
by Rowena List, Getting it Together
Do you dream of a stress free move?
Tip#1: Hire movers. Gone are the days of trying to do everything yourself. You are busy. Your friends and family are busy. Professional movers have all the right boxes, packing supplies, dollies and manpower. They can get you packed and moved quickly and efficiently
Tip#2: Pack a suitcase. Pretend you are going on a 2 week camping vacation. Pack a suitcase with clothes, your kid’s favorite toy or doll, towels, exercise attire, toiletries and a good book. This saves you time searching in your boxes for some much needed necessities.
Tip#3: Start early. People seem to underestimate how long it takes to pack up a house or condo. Start early by packing non seasonal clothing, china, books and any other items that are not needed day to day.
Tip#4: Pack a cooler. On moving day pack a cooler filled with must have food items. Have snacks for the kids, movers and yourself. Remember some of your favorite drinks as well.
Tip#5: Hire an organizer. Did you know a professional organizer will support you in a stress free move? You will save time, energy and most importantly, money. You will only move items you love, need and use. Unpacking will be a dream.
August 2, 2013
Fraser Valley housing market gets its groove back
SURREY, BC – Buyers and sellers in the Fraser Valley took advantage of the record breaking hours of sunshine in July as both sales and listings on the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) experienced a noticeable lift.
The Board processed 1,456 sales in July, an increase of 5 per cent compared to the 1,393 sales in July of last year and 10 per cent more than were processed in June. By historical comparison, sales in July ranked sixth going back to 2004. For over a year, monthly sales in Fraser Valley have been trending at 10-year lows.
Ray Werger is the President-elect of the Board. “Buoyancy during the summer is rare at the best of times and yet I’ve just experienced the busiest July in my 20 plus years as a REALTOR®. To jump from the worst June in 10 years to a slightly below average July may not sound unusual or unexpected but it was.
“We’re likely experiencing some pent-up demand coming off some very slow winter months, tiny changes in mortgage rates are always incentive for many buyers, and let’s not underestimate our glorious weather. For our buyers and sellers, a return to a normal, balanced market is welcome news.”
In July, Fraser Valley’s sales-to-active-listings ratio – a comparison of sales and inventory that measures the health of the market – was 14 per cent for all property types and 18 per cent for single family detached homes and townhomes indicating stability in the marketplace.
The Board received 2,777 new listings in July – 5 per cent fewer than received during the same month last year, but 6 per cent more than were received in June – leaving the volume of active properties at 10,428 a decrease of 4 per cent compared to July 2012.
In July, the benchmark price of single family detached homes in the Fraser Valley was $551,000, virtually on par with $551,400 during the same month last year. For townhouses, the benchmark price was $297,800, a decrease of 1.8 per cent compared to $303,400 in July 2012 and the benchmark price of apartments was $202,000, 2 per cent less than in July 2012 when it was $206,200.
Werger adds, “Year over year, prices are stable or down slightly, however the six month trend is showing one to two per cent increases for all property types; again underlying the return to an average or typical housing market.”
August 2, 2013
I have sold a property at 96 3030 TRETHEWEY ST in ABBOTSFORD
Categories:Abbotsford West, Abbotsford Real Estate
I have sold a property at 96 3030 TRETHEWEY ST in ABBOTSFORD.
The price is right, no need to guess! It will pay to act quickly on this nicely renovated 3 BR 2 bath townhome in quiet area of Clearbrook Village. Features include spacious living/dining area, recessed ceiling detail, bright, open step saver kitchen, laminate flooring, gas fireplace, sliders to private fenced patio and yard; upper floor features large MBDRM with private access to main bath, and 2 kid size bedrooms with lots of toy space. Recent upgrades include roof, vinyl windows thruout the Village. Area amenities offer parks, playgrounds, shopping, recreation, library, schools, Stadium and weekend market. Perfect for 1st home or investor rental, call soon, this good buy will soon be goodbye!
August 1, 2013
New property listed in Walnut Grove, Langley
Categories:Walnut Grove, Langley Real Estate
I have listed a new property at 115 9080 198 ST in Langley.
July 31, 2013
Coming Soon...#115 - 9080 198 Street, Langley
Categories:Langley Real Estate, Forest Green Estates
#115 - 9080 198 Street, Langley
Not on MLS® yet...another listing at Forest Green Estates. Call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
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