Chris Estrada

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I have listed a new property at 1302 420 CARNARVON ST in New Westminster.
VIEW, VIEW, VIEW, Magnificent million dollar view of the Fraser River & boat traffic. This nearly 1200 SQUARE FOOT unit is South East facing & on the 13th Floor. Direct access to Columbia Street Skytrain Station, Columbia Street & pub.Just down the block to New Westminster Quay, Douglas College is just up the street. Some amenities include a gym/exercise area, jacuzzi hot tub & an indoor pool with a view. Well maintained building with pro-active management & a live in caretaker. Rentals & pets welcome.
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Please visit our Open House at 14199 GROSVENOR RD in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Master bedroom on the main floor (HUGE) Never on the market before home. Original owner. Open Concept plan. Open kitchen with island and family room all together into one, GREAT big room, with gas fireplace, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms makethis the perfect family home. Upstairs has 17 x 14 oversized bedroom also, with a sundeck out to the backyard, and its own cabinets and a sink. Oversized laundry room with cabinets and sink right beside the main floor master bedroom. Real Hardwood floors (not laminate) The enclosed patio/sunroom is not included in the square footage. Brand new Roof was put on a mere year ago. Bus stops right out front of the house, walking distance to skytrain. All levels of schools 5 blocks away.
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I have listed a new property at 14199 GROSVENOR RD in Surrey.
Master bedroom on the main floor (HUGE) Never on the market before home. Original owner. Open Concept plan. Open kitchen with island and family room all together into one, GREAT big room, with gas fireplace, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms makethis the perfect family home. Upstairs has 17 x 14 oversized bedroom also, with a sundeck out to the backyard, and its own cabinets and a sink. Oversized laundry room with cabinets and sink right beside the main floor master bedroom. Real Hardwood floors (not laminate) The enclosed patio/sunroom is not included in the square footage. Brand new Roof was put on a mere year ago. Bus stops right out front of the house, walking distance to skytrain. All levels of schools 5 blocks away.
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I have listed a new property at 9961 124A ST in Surrey.
80x100 lot. RF zoning (not CD) Second owner home. Super 4 bedroom basement home with thousands spent on upgrades including flooring, paint and a brand new deck. Fully fenced private west facing rear yard. Half a block to Prince Charles Elementary school and half a block to public bus stop. This is a very popular, quiet area, quiet street, but just 8 blocks from Surrey City Central concept plan border. Up and coming area.
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I have listed a new property at 8274 WADHAM DR in Delta.
Stanley Park. HALF ACRE LOT! (flat and level) TOTAL PRIVACY!!Solid 2,300 square foot 5 bedroom (3 bedrooms on the main floor) basement home with a fully finished basement. Some of the recent upgrades include newer roof. (7 years old approx)Hardwood floors, Newer hot water tank, newer windows. Electric in floor heating in the basement. 250 square foot covered deck on the top floor, and also on the lower floor. House and property both have tons of potential. Steps to Sands Secondary and Grey Elementary schools. 3 blocks to North Delta Secondary. Easy access to Vancouver and Richmond, and new South Fraser Perimeter Road. House is located in one of the most central and convenient places in the Lower Mainland.
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What home buyers love to see.


Buyers are more likely to make an offer on your home if they see a lot of
things they love about it. So what do buyers love to see?


One of the main things they like to see is a lot of space. Of course, you can't
change the size of your rooms, but there is a lot you can do to make small
spaces in your home seem more spacious.


Buyers also love to see a clean and uncluttered home. Think of how inviting
a hotel room looks at first glance, with everything neat and organized. Of
course, your home isn't a hotel, but the more neat and attractive you can
make each room, the better.

 

One thing buyers don't love to see is potential maintenance issues. So as
much as possible, get things fixed or updated.
In fact, the more "finished" and "move in ready" your home looks, the more
likely a buyer is to make an offer.


Don't forget the surrounding neighbourhood either. A buyer may not take
the time to explore the area, so be sure to make a list of the most appealing
features. You might want to take a picture of the brand new playground just
down the street or print off a local map showing nearby shopping, theatre
and other points of interest.


It's not about creating a false impression. Rather, it's about making your
home look its best and drawing attention to its most enticing features.


Want more home selling tips? Call me today.

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Be Sure to Plan for the “Pet Issue" When you go to Market.


 

If you have pets, you probably adore them. They're part of the family! But
when you're preparing your home for sale, you need to think about how
you're going to deal with the "pet issue".


Some potential buyers who view your property may love pets as much as
you do. However, others may be turned off by the tell-tale signs of pet
ownership – such as kitty litter, dander, and smells.


So be sure to make a plan for how you’re going to deal with your pets.


It's a good idea to keep pets out of the house during viewings. Even if your
dog or cat is friendly, some buyers will be uncomfortable around them. So,
you'll need to decide where your pets will go when buyers view your
property. Consider a local kennel or "pet day camp".


"Can't I just take my dog out for a walk?" you might be asking. You could,;
however, you may not always be available to do that during a viewing. So
have alternate plans available.


You should also consider how you will deal with pet dander and everyday
pet odours. You're probably used to them. Unfortunately, some buyers will
be turned off or even be allergic. So, in addition to cleaning your home
before a viewing -- especially in those areas where pets spend time like a
favourite cushion or scratching post – consider using specialty air sprays
available on the market that will neutralize pet odours.


Finally, it's a good idea to advise buyers that they're viewing a home with
pets. That way, they'll be more forgiving if they catch a whiff of cat dander.


Need more tips on preparing your home for sale? Call me today.


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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.