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Concerned about Condensation on Windows?


If you see a haze of condensation on your window, should you be concerned? Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on a number of factors.


First of all, an occasional build-up of condensation is normal and often the result of fluctuating humidity in the home. Usually, it’s nothing to worry about. If you’re using a humidifier, try adjusting the levels. If the humidity is being generated naturally, try placing a dehumidifier nearby. Also, remove any plants and firewood from the area, as they can release a surprising volume of moisture into the air.


Do you see moisture in between the panes of glass that make up the window? If so, that means the seal has failed and moisture has crept in. Double and triple pane windows often contain a gas (argon, for example) that boosts the insulating qualities of the window. When the seal fails, the gas disappears, making the glass colder and often allowing condensation to creep in. Eventually, you’ll want to get it replaced.


If you see moisture build-up anywhere on the frame of the window, particularly at the joints, that could be a sign of water leaking through. That’s an issue you should get checked out immediately by a window contractor.

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Please visit our Open House at 18347 63RD AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 18:00:00 - 19:00:00
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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If you take care to price your home correctly — that is, at a price that is in line with what similar properties in the area have sold for recently — then you have a good chance of selling it at or near your asking price.

 

That doesn’t mean you won’t get a low-ball offer. You might. So what do you do when that happens?

 

First, understand that the buyer may not necessarily be trying to steal away your home at a bargain-basement price. He might simply be mistaken about its true market value. Of course, he might also be coming in at a low price in the hopes he’ll get lucky.

 

You will never actually know the buyer’s motives. So it would be a mistake to get angry or dismiss the offer out-of-hand. That low-ball offer might end up being the beginning of a negotiation that results in you selling your home at a good price.

 

Your first step is to work with me to determine:

 

• How serious the buyer is.

• How qualified the buyer is. (For example, does he have a preapproved mortgage?)

• How amenable the buyer is to a counter-offer that reflects the true market value of your home.

• What that counter-offer should be.

 

This isn’t an easy process. It takes knowledge and experience to get it right. That’s why working with a good REALTOR® is essential.

 

Looking for a REALTOR® who is an expert at this stuff? Call me right away. :) 

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Please visit our Open House at 13415 112A AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, September 5, 2015 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2,600 square foot VIEW home on a 9,031 sf lot & a real car buff's delight. Great curb appeal, but you really need to see inside. Completely remodeled from top to bottom, inside and out. A corner lot with RV parking galore. Oversized dbl detached garage (26 X 24) with double doors. Also, attached is a ingle attached garage. A split/cathedral entry way, with black granite flooring. Crown moldings throughout the main floor. Bright white open concept kitchen with tiled backsplash &pot lights, which opens to counter eating area, & dining room, opening out to the 20 X 14 sundeck. Super clean 2 bdrm suite, (never has been rented since it was redone) Fantastic laundry room. Water feature out back. Near shopping, sky train,bus & schools. OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, September 5th, 1:00 -- 3:00.
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I have listed a new property at 13415 112A AVE in Surrey.
2,600 square foot VIEW home on a 9,031 sf lot & a real car buff's delight. Great curb appeal, but you really need to see inside. Completely remodeled from top to bottom, inside and out. A corner lot with RV parking galore. Oversized dbldetached garage (26 X 24) with double doors. Also, attached is a ingle attached garage. A split/cathedral entry way, with black granite flooring. Crown moldings throughout the main floor. Bright white open concept kitchen with tiled backsplash &pot lights, which opens to counter eating area, & dining room, opening out to the 20 X 14 sundeck. Super clean 2 bdrm suite, (never has been rented since it was redone) Fantastic laundry room. Water feature out back. Near shopping, sky train,bus & schools
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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.