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I have listed a new property at 9144 132 ST in Surrey.
1/2 ACRE. CAR BUFF's DELIGHT? 3 bedroom 2 bathroom, 1500 sq.ft. RANCHER with a 600 sq.ft. SHOP. Triple garage. or a LARGE WORKSHOP. OVER 1/2 ACRE (.55 acres) Fully fenced and hedged. Completely private yard. Hedges completely surround whole property. NO NEIGHBORS on the South side. Large rancher and shop with updated metal roof a few years ago. Tons of room for cars and toys/trailers etc. RV parking. Bonus outbuilding Barn/shed. Some features include double windows stone counter tops, sky light and gas fireplace. Bus stop 200 feet away. Sky-train 2 miles. Close to all school levels. Cindrich, QE and S.A.I.L Academy, 3 parks, just 2 blocks away.
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Please visit our Open House at 112 1720 12TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
COMPLETELY REMODELED. A 275 sq.ft. PRIVATE PATIO, Kitsilano / Fairview border. A professional designers RENOVATION. Over $60,000 in upgrades, incl. new kitchen and bathroom, woodwork, flooring, paint etc. New upgrades include granite counters, tile floor and back-splash, all stainless steel appliances, new cabinets. New deluxe bathroom is complete with double stand-up tiled shower with rain head. Walking distance to Granville Island and Vancouver General Hospital and only 3 blocks to Broadway shops and restaurants etc... Maintenance fee includes heat, hot water, and caretaker. No pets, no rentals. Wheelchair friendly.
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Please visit our Open House at 112 1720 12TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
COMPLETELY REMODELED. A 275 sq.ft. PRIVATE PATIO, Kitsilano / Fairview border. A professional designers RENOVATION. Over $60,000 in upgrades, incl. new kitchen and bathroom, woodwork, flooring, paint etc. New upgrades include granite counters, tile floor and back-splash, all stainless steel appliances, new cabinets. New deluxe bathroom is complete with double stand-up tiled shower with rain head. Walking distance to Granville Island and Vancouver General Hospital and only 3 blocks to Broadway shops and restaurants etc... Maintenance fee includes heat, hot water, and caretaker. No pets, no rentals. Wheelchair friendly.
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I have sold a property at 4288 199A ST in Langley.
DREAM SHOP on a HUGE flat lot with a BIG updated house on Brookswood's finest street. All within walking distance of transit, shops and amenities etc. Schools and parks nearby. 30 X 30 Dream Shop is insulated, has vaulted ceiling and overhead crane and 220 power. Mezzanine. Double doors (10 x 10) Fully Insulated. Nice 6 bedroom basement house with potential to suite. Separate private entrance. RV parking with large driveway to rear.
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Please visit our Open House at 4288 199A ST in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, May 5, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
DREAM SHOP on a HUGE flat lot with a BIG updated house on Brookswood's finest street. All within walking distance of transit, shops and amenities etc. Schools and parks nearby. 30 X 30 Dream Shop is insulated, has vaulted ceiling and overhead crane and 220 power. Mezzanine. Double doors (10 x 10) Fully Insulated. Nice 6 bedroom basement house with potential to suite. Separate private entrance. RV parking with large driveway to rear.
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Please visit our Open House at 4288 199A ST in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, May 6, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
DREAM SHOP on a HUGE flat lot with a BIG updated house on Brookswood's finest street. All within walking distance of transit, shops and amenities etc. Schools and parks nearby. 30 X 30 Dream Shop is insulated, has vaulted ceiling and overhead crane and 220 power. Mezzanine. Double doors (10 x 10) Fully Insulated. Nice 6 bedroom basement house with potential to suite. Separate private entrance. RV parking with large driveway to rear.
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Beware of Over-Downsizing or Over-Upsizing.

 

Buying a new pair of shoes is relatively easy. Once you find the style you like, all you need to do is try them on and see if they fit. If they do, you go to the cash register and pay.


When it comes to size, buying a new home can be trickier! Whether your intention is to upsize or downsize, figuring out the right size can be especially challenging.


Say for example, you’re downsizing from a large two-story home to a smaller bungalow. You don’t want to underestimate the space you need and end up in a place that feels tight. If you’re going the other way and upsizing, you don’t want to end up sinking extra money into a property that’s larger than you really need.


So how do you avoid these scenarios?


One of the best ways is to start by considering your current home. Do you use all the rooms in your home regularly? Is there a bedroom that’s rarely occupied? Has the recreation room become simply a storage area? If you’re downsizing, subtracting rooms you scarcely use can give you a better idea of what you need in a new home.


Upsizing is a bit more challenging because you have to anticipate what you will need in the future. For example, if you have young children, and your place is feeling cramped, then a home with a recreation room or separate family and living rooms may be a good idea. You may also need a bigger kitchen with a spacious eating area (in addition to a separate dining room.) Think about the extra room you’ll need and how you’ll use that space.


When working with a client, I typically sit down with them and discuss the type of home they want in detail — and, based on needs and circumstance, I'm better prepared make expert recommendations. Bottom line, I help clients find the perfect fit in a new home. Contact me if you'd like any recommendations etc. 


Cheers,


Chris

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I have listed a new property at 4288 199A ST in Langley.
DREAM SHOP on a HUGE flat lot with a BIG updated house on Brookswood's finest street. All within walking distance of transit, shops and amenities etc. Schools and parks nearby. Dream Shop is 30’x 30’ with vaulted ceiling and overhead crane and 220 power. Mezzanine. Double doors (10 x 10) Insulated and boarded with 1/2 inch ply wood. Nice 6 bedroom basement house with potential to suite. Separate private entrance. RV parking with large driveway to rear.
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I have sold a property at 103 518 THIRTEENTH ST in New Westminster.
END UNIT. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ground level unit, with a HUGE patio. In-suite laundry. This one is a real HANDYMAN's delight. So roll up your sleeves. There's some TLC required here. However, the building, as a whole, the complex, has been completely renovated inside and out. Building itself was totally redone, incl hardy-plank, rain-screen and modern interior finishes. All the conveniences and bus stop just blocks away. Sky train is approx 15 minute walk.
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5 Ways to Make the Selling Process Stress-Free.


For some homeowners, the process of listing, showing and selling their home can be stressful. Fortunately, there is plenty you can do to make it much less nerve-racking—and even exciting and enjoyable. Here are some ideas:


1. Make a plan. Decide when you’re going to show your property, search for a new home, view listings, etc. Block out these times in an agenda book or calendar. That way, you and your family can see what’s coming up.


2. Be flexible. Few things go exactly as planned! So, it’s important to build in flexibility. For example, you may plan to see homes for sale on Saturdays, but if an opportunity comes up on a weeknight, give yourself room in your schedule to jump on it, if need be. 


3. Eat well. There are numerous studies that connect poor nutrition with increased stress. When people are selling and moving, there’s a tendency to rely on quick fixes, such as hot dogs and pizza! Try to plan more nutritious meals that will keep everyone healthy and energized.


4. Get stuff done early. Doing things last minute, such as finding a real estate lawyer or getting rid of clutter, can quickly lead to stress and frustration. Whenever possible, get tasks done early. That way, you won’t have to worry about them.


5. Hire the right professionals. By far, the surest way to a stress-free move is to get the right professionals working for you: everyone from contractors to mortgage brokers to movers. And Realtors. 


By the way, a big part of what I do best,  for clients especially, is to help make every aspect of buying, selling and moving go smoothly. Contact me to learn how I can help you. All the best, 


Chris

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I have listed a new property at 103 518 THIRTEENTH ST in New Westminster.
END UNIT. 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, ground level unit, with a HUGE patio. In-suite laundry. This one is a real HANDYMAN's delight. So roll up your sleeves. There's some TLC required here. However, the building, as a whole, the complex, has been completely renovated inside and out. Building itself was totally redone, incl hardy-plank, rain-screen and modern interior finishes. All the conveniences and bus stop just blocks away. Sky train is approx 15 minute walk.
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I have listed a new property at 112 1720 12TH AVE W in Vancouver.
COMPLETELY REMODELED. A 275 sq.ft. PRIVATE PATIO, Kitsilano / Fairview border. A professional designers RENOVATION. Over $60,000 in upgrades, incl. new kitchen and bathroom, woodwork, flooring, paint etc. New upgrades include granite counters, tile floor and back-splash, all stainless steel appliances, new cabinets. New deluxe bathroom is complete with double stand-up tiled shower with rain head. Walking distance to Granville Island and Vancouver General Hospital and only 3 blocks to Broadway shops and restaurants etc... Maintenance fee includes heat, hot water, and caretaker. No pets, no rentals.
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Please visit our Open House at 32829 4TH AVE in Mission.
Open House on Saturday, February 17, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Cute charming 2 story house on a HUGE DUPLEX LOT. 9,200 square foot corner lot, with a back lane access and a double detached garage. Nice view of Mount Baker and Mission Bridge. Clean as a whistle. 3 bedroom plus den and 2 bathrooms. Open great room concept with newer counter tops and breakfast bar. Some features include a den on the main floor, laminate flooring, a gas fireplace, extra daylight with sky lighting. Soaker tub in the main bathroom. Downtown is 4 blocks away. Super close to Elementary and Secondary schools. Centennial and Kinsmen park are both approx a kilometer away only. Shopping and shops are a half kilometer. Bus stop is a 2 minute walk to 3rd Ave. OCP Multi-unit residential. RT465 zoning. (residential-two unit)
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Please visit our Open House at 32829 4TH AVE in Mission.
Open House on Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Cute charming 2 story house on a HUGE DUPLEX LOT. 9,200 square foot corner lot, with a back lane access and a double detached garage. Nice view of Mount Baker and Mission Bridge. Clean as a whistle. 3 bedroom plus den and 2 bathrooms. Open great room concept with newer counter tops and breakfast bar. Some features include a den on the main floor, laminate flooring, a gas fireplace, extra daylight with sky lighting. Soaker tub in the main bathroom. Downtown is 4 blocks away. Super close to Elementary and Secondary schools. Centennial and Kinsmen park are both approx a kilometer away only. Shopping and shops are a half kilometer. Bus stop is a 2 minute walk to 3rd Ave. OCP Multi-unit residential. RT465 zoning. (residential-two unit)
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I have listed a new property at 32829 4TH AVE in Mission.
Cute charming 2 story house on a HUGE DUPLEX LOT. 9,200 square foot corner lot, with a back lane access and a double detached garage. Nice view of Mount Baker and Mission Bridge. Clean as a whistle. 3 bedroom plus den and 2 bathrooms. Open great room concept with newer counter tops and breakfast bar. Some features include a den on the main floor, laminate flooring, a gas fireplace, extra daylight with sky lighting. Soaker tub in the main bathroom. Downtown is 4 blocks away. Super close to Elementary and Secondary schools. Centennial and Kinsmen park are both approx a kilometer away only. Shopping and shops are a half kilometer. Bus stop is a 2 minute walk to 3rd Ave. OCP Multi-unit residential. RT465 zoning. (residential-two unit)
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Please visit our Open House at 112 1720 12TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, February 10, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
COMPLETELY REMODELED. A 275 sq. ft. PRIVATE PATIO, Kitsilano / Fairview border. A professional designers RENOVATION. Over $60,000 in upgrades, incl. new kitchen and bathroom, woodwork, flooring, paint etc. New upgrades include granite counters, tile floor and back-splash, all stainless steel appliances, new cabinets. New deluxe bathroom is complete with double stand-up tiled shower with rain head. , Walking distance to Granville Island and Vancouver General Hospital and only 3 blocks to Broadway shops and restaurants etc... Maintenance fee includes heat, hot water, and caretaker. No pets, no rentals.
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Please visit our Open House at 112 1720 12TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, February 11, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
COMPLETELY REMODELED. A 275 sq. ft. PRIVATE PATIO, Kitsilano / Fairview border. A professional designers RENOVATION. Over $60,000 in upgrades, incl. new kitchen and bathroom, woodwork, flooring, paint etc. New upgrades include granite counters, tile floor and back-splash, all stainless steel appliances, new cabinets. New deluxe bathroom is complete with double stand-up tiled shower with rain head. , Walking distance to Granville Island and Vancouver General Hospital and only 3 blocks to Broadway shops and restaurants etc... Maintenance fee includes heat, hot water, and caretaker. No pets, no rentals.
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I have listed a new property at 112 1720 12TH AVE W in Vancouver.
COMPLETELY REMODELED. A 275 sq. ft. PRIVATE PATIO, Kitsilano / Fairview border. A professional designers RENOVATION. Over $60,000 in upgrades, incl. new kitchen and bathroom, woodwork, flooring, paint etc. New upgrades include granite counters, tile floor and back-splash, all stainless steel appliances, new cabinets. New deluxe bathroom is complete with double stand-up tiled shower with rain head. , Walking distance to Granville Island and Vancouver General Hospital and only 3 blocks to Broadway shops and restaurants etc... Maintenance fee includes heat, hot water, and caretaker. No pets, no rentals.
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I have sold a property at 402 11726 225TH ST in Maple Ridge.
Clean as a Whistle. Just move in. Bonus EXTRA LARGE master bedroom, 230 square foot, irregular shape. (attached nursery perhaps) Walk through en-suite bathroom, with deep soaker tub and a stand up shower. Living room and family room/den on the main floor. Den is an open den, and could easily be a family room. Or a dining room. (flex room) Kitchen has bleached oak cabinets, white appliances, built in microwave oven, double sinks and track lighting. Oversized patio/sundeck (20 feet long) at front. Downstairs has a bedroom, Ginormous laundry room and brand new bathroom, including stand up shower and pedestal sink. Double carport (tandem). Located near all amenities, including, shopping and shops, 2 parks and recreation center 2 blks away. Elem and Sec schools 1/2 mile 2 cats or 1 dog & 1 cat
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How a Home Inspection Helps You
Whether you're considering buying a particular home, selling your current
property – or both – a home inspection can help.
A home inspection is an inspection by a qualified professional who takes a
close look at every aspect of a home – structure, wiring, plumbing, and
more – and identifies issues you may not have noticed yourself.
For example, a home inspection can reveal that a furnace will need to be
replaced soon, or that there is a water leak into the basement that needs to
be fixed.
You'll definitely want to get a professional home inspection before you buy a
particular property. That's why most offers to purchase a home are
conditional upon passing a home inspection. (The last thing you want is to
buy your dream home only to discover that the wiring needs to be updated!)
You may also want to get a home inspection on your own home before you
list it for sale. A certificate from a qualified professional that states that your
home passed inspection will make your property more attractive to buyers.
Many reputable home inspectors are members of a professional industry
association.