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I have sold a property at 108 20727 DOUGLAS CREST in Langley.
Wake up happy, this nicely maintained 2 BR 2 bath condo makes it easy! Features include step saver kitchen, insuite laundry, living/diningroom with gas fireplace and access to huge deck, bedrooms are at opposite sides of suite and both haveprivate baths, Mbdrm also has sliders to deck. Amenities include guest suite, library and social room with full kitchen and bath; secure parking, storage locker and mature landscaping. Area amenities include shops, restaurants, medical offices and transit all within walking distance. Josephs Court units are rare, call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have sold a property at 28 8737 212 ST in Langley.
Just your size! This nicely maintained Westport plan offers a superior design with combined living/diningroom, vault ceilings, gas fireplace, sliders to private west patio, spacious kitchen with cozy gas fireplace in meal area and direct access to south side BBQ patio, 2 piece powder off garage, master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite and walk-in closet on main. Other features include 2 bedrooms and full bath up, queen size Murphy bed, updated carpets and hardwood flooring, double garage with storage. Holiday at home with amenities that include pool, hot tub, clubhouse, workshop & library. Shopping, transit, trails and recreation are just steps away, a pleasure to show, call soon or this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have listed a new property at 47 9080 198TH ST in Langley.
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I have listed a new property at 2 21848 50 AVE in Langley.
Cedar Crest Estates of Murrayville offers the finest in adult townhome living and this garden home pulsates charm! Indoor features include cross hall formal dining and living areas, extra large windows for natural light, crown mouldings, step saver kitchen with garden window, skylight, pantry and additional cabinets, family area overlooks cozy, private patio. Mbdrm on main features 4 piece ensuite bath, jack & jill closets; upper floor features den, guest bdrm with 3 piece bath and oversize hobby/storage area with skylight. Outdoor features include private west patio overlooking creek & green space, beautifully maintained grounds with water feature; area amenities include shops, coffee houses and more. Call soon!
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Source: Bjorn Rygg, Pillar to Post

For Sale (Almost)
Homeowners make a lot of memories in their houses, and there's no doubt it's emotional for them to say goodbye to their well-loved kitchens and family rooms when they put their homes on the market. Unfortunately, potential buyers will not be charmed by that "lived-in look." As a realtor, you know that they will only see details that need TLC...ASAP.

Here are a few simple DIY projects that you can pass on to your clients. These little fixes will rejuvenate some common trouble areas and make homes more appealing to fussy buyers...something your clients definitely can get behind!

1) Busted tiles are not classy.
Oops. Did an anvil drop on that tile countertop? Tile holds up almost indefinitely to all kinds of wear-but sadly, as you may have seen in your years on the job, tile cracks if something heavy is dropped on it.

What your clients can do
It's relatively simple to replace broken tile: remove the grout, mask the surrounding tiles with tape, loosen the tile, chisel out the pieces, set the new tile, fill the perimeter with new grout and allow the grout to dry. Goodbye, shabby tile.

2) Scratches and dings and gouges, oh my!
We know your client's brother-in-law didn't mean to run into the built-in bookshelves drawer with the recliner. While a droll family memory, there's no value-add for the prospective home buyer, so it's probably best the seller get rid of any and all visible scratches, dings and gouges.

What your clients can do
Minor scratches can be wiped clean with mineral oil, lightly sanded with fine grade sandpaper and sealed with polyurethane. Scratches that penetrate the finish can be filled with a like-colored furniture repair stick. The product consists of wax and putty, and is easy to apply. Follow with a coat of polyurethane.

Not quite a gouge, but deeper than a scratch? Use wood putty in a matching color. Gouges also can be treated with wood putty. Make the repair, let it dry and apply the polyurethane.

3) Counter intelligence?
Bags of groceries, stubborn food stains and the occasional misfire with a kitchen knife are all to blame for clients' laminate or Corian counter surfaces looking scuffed and sad. Fortunately, there are simple solutions that won't leave home sellers with an empty wallet.

What your clients can do
Laminate is a repair-friendly surface: a color-matched repair pen or paste will camouflage most scratches. Be careful not to overfill, and gently sand the excess when dry. The remnants of past meals can be removed using a paste made from baking soda and water. Leave the paste for a few hours and wipe away. No need to rub or scrub.

Minor scratches on Corian can be treated by using a mild abrasive liquid cleaner on a damp sponge, rubbing over the scratch in small, overlapping circular motions, and rinsing with clean water. Encourage clients to wipe the surface completely dry, and repeat if the blemish is still visible. Deeper scratches should be treated following the manufacturer's instructions.

That was easy, wasn't it? With a little elbow grease and a modest investment of time and money, your clients can bring the sexy back to worn surfaces.

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RE/MAX FitToSell - Top 10 ways to improve your home's stability

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Source: Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

SURREY, BC – The growth in sales on Fraser Valley’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) outpaced the growth in new inventory in April, propelling the market into solid balanced conditions.

In April, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s total sales volume increased by 8 per cent year over year and 17 per cent compared to March while new listings saw a 7 per cent increase compared to April 2013 and a 13 per cent increase compared to the previous month.

Ray Werger, president of the Board, says, “There’s a lot of optimism right now. It will take a few more months of numbers, but our 2014 market is already on track to outperform last year.“

A measurement we rely on to gauge the health of the housing market is the ratio between sales and active listings and in April that number was the highest it’s been in our region in three years. Last month, that ratio for both single family detached homes and townhomes was 21 per cent, meaning for every 100 homes available, 21 sold. That’s a strong, balanced market.”

Werger adds that demand for apartments in the Fraser Valley remained softer. “In some of our areas we have an oversupply of condos and you’ll see that reflected in prices. Generally, prices of benchmark or typical apartments have decreased over the past year. However, both buyers and sellers need to be aware that it depends on the community and the age and quality of the condo.”

In April, the benchmark price of single family detached homes in the Fraser Valley was $566,000, an increase of 3.4 per cent compared to $547,300 during the same month last year. For townhouses, the benchmark price was $298,700, virtually unchanged compared to $299,100 in April 2013 and the benchmark price of apartments was $196,300, a decrease of 3.7 per cent compared to $203,900 in April of last year.

In April, the Board processed a total of 1,470 sales through its MLS® compared to 1,366 sales in April 2013 and 1,259 sales in March; and, received 3,153 new listings last month compared to 2,951 new listings received during April 2013. The number of active listings reached 9,400, 7 per cent more than were available in March however 6 per cent fewer than were available during April of last year.

In April, the number of days on average to sell a detached home in the Fraser Valley was 43; 47 for townhomes; and, 59 days on average for an apartment. All, four days faster than they were in April 2013.

Find the April Statistics Package here.


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I have sold a property at 40 8737 212 ST in Langley.
Just your size! This beautifully maintained Brockton plan offers a superior design with cross hall living and separate dining, spacious kitchen and meal area, master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite and walk in closet on main. Other features include 2 bedrooms and full bath up, updated flooring and carpets, sinks and taps, private west side BBQ patio off kitchen, double garage with storage. East side patio offers privacy hedging and trail area. Holiday at home with amenities that include pool, hot tub, clubhouse, workshop and library. Shopping, transit, trails and recreation are just steps away, a pleasure to show, call soon, this good buy will soon be good bye!
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I have sold a property at 154 9080 198 ST in Langley.
Maxi home, mini price! Act quickly on this 2 BR 1 bath home situated in parklike setting in Forest Green Estates! The Jersey plan features bright, open kitchen with adjoining nook, living/dining room with vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace.Mbdrm offers private access to full bath, spacious 2nd bdrm and laundry room. This home also features separate garden/storage. Amenities include clubhouse, mini golf, social activities and RV parking. This gated community lifestyle is for those 55+ and 1 small pet; direct access to Walnut Grove shops, transit, Maple Ridge and area. Call soon, this good buy will soon be goodbye!
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