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I have listed a new property at 18347 63RD AVE in Surrey.
Super basement house on 7,200 square foot lot. (fully fenced lot). Great, desirable neighbourhood of bigger lots. Cathedral entrance. Separate laundry, up and down. Open kitchen/eating area concept, (stainles steel fridge) with laminate leading to the living room and hallway. Sliding door leading from kitchen to huge deck. Updated main bathroom, including tile floor and surround. 5 year roof. 4 year furnace. Super clean, unauthorized suite in basement, with separate entrance. Tiled kitchen/eating area and bathroom. Laminate in the living room, with ceiling fan fixture. Huge lower level deck, right outside entryway. His her closets in large basement bedroom. Near Don Christian Park and Elementary and 4 blocks to Lord Tweedsmuir. Grand opening Saturday 1-3. OPEN HOUSE
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I have listed a new property at D305 9838 WHALLEY BLVD in Surrey.
Super 1 bed UPDATED condo at the SKYTRAIN. A rain screened building. West facing unit. Looks out onto the completely private and treed courtyard. Great location in the building, and building is situated nearest the access lane, not at the rear of the development. Lots of recent work done to the building, including rain-screening, new windows, and new carpets in the common areas. Some features include gas fireplace with wood and tile mantle/tile hearth. Fan/light fixture over the dining room table, sunshine ceiling in the kitchen. New Fridge, stove and hood fan. New carpets and paint. Huge 20 x 8 deck with transparent glass surround. In suite laundry and a walk through ensuite. 2 blocks to SFU and Central City Mall and T&T Market.
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Please visit our Open House at 18347 63RD AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, August 29, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Super basement house on 7,200 square foot lot. (fully fenced lot). Great, desirable neighbourhood of bigger lots. Cathedral entrance. Separate laundry, up and down. Open kitchen/eating area concept, (stainles steel fridge) with laminate leading to the living room and hallway. Sliding door leading from kitchen to huge deck. Updated main bathroom, including tile floor and surround. 5 year roof. 4 year furnace. Super clean, unauthorized suite in basement, with separate entrance. Tiled kitchen/eating area and bathroom. Laminate in the living room, with ceiling fan fixture. Huge lower level deck, right outside entryway. His her closets in large basement bedroom. Near Don Christian Park and Elementary and 4 blocks to Lord Tweedsmuir. Grand opening Saturday 1-3. OPEN HOUSE
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How do you make sure there are no unexpected maintenance or repair issues after you purchase a home? Answers here:


Say you’re viewing a home and are impressed with how it looks. The walls are freshly painted. Everything seems bright and new. You’re considering making an offer.


Then, while standing on a mat in the kitchen, you hear a squeak below your feet. You lift the mat and see that some tiles are broken. Obviously the mat was there to, literally, cover up that defect.


A few broken tiles are not a big deal. But now you’re thinking, “What else might be wrong with this house?”


There’s no reason to worry that every home will have maintenance issues hidden from view. However, it’s smart to do your due diligence to ensure the home you’re considering is truly as good as it looks.


One way is to have a professional home inspector check out the property as a condition of your purchase offer. He or she will inspect the home from top to bottom, inside and out, and point out any issues you should address.


It’s also smart to ask questions. Find out the age of certain features, such as the roof, furnace, and appliances. Ask about any recent renovations, and determine whether they were done by a professional or by the homeowner.


Most importantly, work with a good REALTOR® who can provide you with information on the property that you would have difficulty getting on your own. Your REALTOR® has a stake in making sure you buy a home with your eyes wide open — knowing all the potential maintenance issues you’re likely to encounter.


Call me today for more info. 

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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.