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I have listed a new property at 503 WILSON ST in NEW WEST.
You gotta see this place. $200,000 PLUS in upgrades. Everything has been updated. A 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom 3 level house, including a brand new LEGAL SUITE with final occ. from city. Original oak parquet floors. Updated kitchen includes double sinks, granite countertops, tile floor and backsplash, and potlights. S/S appliances. All 4 bathrooms have updated with granite, decor fixtures, tile. Incl. 5 piece ensuite, double jetted deep soaker tub, stand up shower, quiet flush toilet and skylights. In floor hot water heat, with new high end boiler, with S/S heat exchanger. Enclosed patio, done properly with quality materials. 2 blocks to Braid Skytrain Station and freeway entrance. View of Fraser River and Port Mann Bridge, city lights.
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Please visit our Open House at 503 WILSON ST in NEW WEST.
Open House on Saturday, October 24, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Completely remodeled 3 storey house. LEGAL SUITE. Double garage. 5000 sq ft lot. VIEW of Fraser River, Port Mann Bridge and City. Near Braid Skytrain Station.
You gotta see this place. $200,000 PLUS in upgrades. Everything has been updated. A 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom 3 level house, including a brand new LEGAL SUITE with final occ. from city. Original oak parquet floors. Updated kitchen includes double sinks, granite countertops, tile floor and backsplash, and potlights. S/S appliances. All 4 bathrooms have updated with granite, decor fixtures, tile. Incl. 5 piece ensuite, double jetted deep soaker tub, stand up shower, quiet flush toilet and skylights. In floor hot water heat, with new high end boiler, with S/S heat exchanger. Enclosed patio, done properly with quality materials. 2 blocks to Braid Skytrain Station and freeway entrance. View of Fraser River and Port Mann Bridge, city lights.
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The first known use of stairs was in ancient Egypt during the building of the pyramids. Chances are, some workers back then tripped and fell on them. Some 3,000 years later, injuries on stairs are still a big problem.

 

According to the Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, the insurance cost of injuries from falls on stairs is second only to automobile accidents! Clearly, it's a bigger problem than most people imagine.

 

So how do you prevent trips, falls and other mishaps on stairs?

 

The most common way is to use handrails. In fact, most trips and falls occur when people aren't able to regain their balance because they are not holding a handrail.

 

Another source of accidents are items, such as toys, left on stairs. Some people have the bad habit of using stairs as a temporary shelf for books, magazines, mail and other items. That’s not a good idea!

 

Always be careful when carrying heavy items on stairs. Even an overloaded laundry basket can be a hazard. If it's too heavy or you can’t see over the top, it’s too full.

 

A lot of this is common sense. However, because injuries on stairs are so prevalent, we need to use our common sense more often.

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I have listed a new property at 540 4825 HAZEL ST in Burnaby.
The Evergreen Tower close to Metrotown. This large 1 bedroom with 1 1/2 baths has rare in suite storage, large bright eating and spacious kitchen. Expansive master bdrm boast spacious closets and an ensuite. Shopping, school and public transportation all within 1 block. The serene views west and north are of the treed courtyard looking towards Grouse Mountain, The Evergreen was completely rain screened in 2010 with included new window and balcony upgrades. All plumbing replaced 2 years ago. Foyer upgraded with new tiles a few months ago. All new carpeting recently installed. Quality building.
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Do You Have “Recalled” Products in Your Home?


You’ve no doubt noticed the occasional news report about a product being recalled for safety reasons. For example, a car model with a brake problem, or a children’s toy that, under some circumstances, may cause injury.


You may not know that these news reports are merely the tip of the iceberg. For each product recall you hear about in the media, there are dozens that get little, if any, publicity.


That means there may be products in your home that have been recalled — and you don’t even know about it. It’s a scary thought.


How do you find out about recalled products that may affect you? Here are two tips.


1. Always complete the registration that comes with many products. This is typically done by mailing in a registration card or filling out an online form. When you register, you’ll be alerted by the manufacturer if the product is recalled for any reason.


2. Both Canada and the United States have agencies that list recalled products on their websites. In Canada it’s the Healthy Canadians website at www.healthycanadians.gc.ca. In the United States it’s the Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.CPSP.gov. It’s a good habit to check these sites every season.


If you discover that a product in your home has been recalled, contact the manufacturer immediately. Never assume that the reason for the recall won’t apply to you. All the best to you.:)


C. 

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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.