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Handling a New Home Problem on Moving Day

 

Imagine buying a product from a store, taking it home, and then discovering there’s a problem with it. Disappointing, yes, but not a catastrophe. You can simply take it back for repair or exchange, right? 


But, what if it’s moving day, and you discover there’s a problem with your new home? Whoa. A house isn’t so easily returned!


What are the most common problems encountered on moving day?


• A delay in getting the keys.


• The seller not having completely moved out.


• An item expected to be included with the property is missing. (For example, the window blinds.)


• Something needs repair that was not disclosed by the seller, nor did it come up during inspection. (For example, the dishwasher not working.)


• Damage to the property caused by the seller. (For example, a heavy item dropped during the move and cracking a floor tile.)


Fortunately, these are rare events. In most cases, you can expect no serious issues when you move into your new home.


But, if something is wrong, you have options. So, call me immediately. In all likelihood, I will be able to quickly resolve the issue.


If it’s a serious matter, such as missing items, I may get your real estate lawyer involved to arrange for the return of the item(s) or compensation.


So don’t worry. Let me handle it for you. And you can just enjoy your new home!

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I have listed a new property at 308 518 THIRTEENTH ST in New Westminster.
TOP FLOOR. Completely remodeled END/CORNER UNIT. Renovated inside and out. Building itself was totally redone, incl hardy-plank, rain-screen and modern interior finishes. Unit has been completely redone with beige laminate floors and baseboards throughout. Crown moldings, New bathrooms. Fixtures and vanities. (Ensuite tub/shower to be re-installed in ensuite) Closet with mirror sliders in master bedroom. All new kitchen incl new cabinets and countertop and new appliances. New track lighting. All new light fixtures, switches and outlets. New blinds. Gas fireplace in living rm. Easier to mention what hasn’t been done. Approx 50,000 IN UPGRADES. Seven blocks to downtown, one block to bus, SKYTRAIN nearby. 2 PARKING SPOTS.
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I have listed a new property at 16062 92 AVE in Surrey.
Mr & Mrs Clean live here! FLEETWOOD. First time ever, on the market. ORIGINAL OWNER HOUSE. A 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, basement home, with a FAMILY ROOM ON THE MAIN FLOOR, built on a 3 FOOR CRAWL (access from the garage hatch) METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED, including a 5 year old roof, 5 year furnace and a 3 year hot water tank. Double pane windows. House was built with a SOUTH FACING PRIVATE and fully fenced back yard, with 16x12 sundeck on the main floor and same covered patio below. All 3 bedrooms have a full tub/shower set-up. 2 Bedroom suite in basement with separate entrance, and separate laundry up and down. Serpentine Heights Park (soccer & baseball) across the street. Schools nearby include Surrey Christian, Holy Cross and North.
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Please visit our Open House at 308 518 THIRTEENTH ST in New Westminster.
Open House on Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
TOP FLOOR. Completely remodeled END/CORNER UNIT. Renovated inside and out. Building itself was totally redone, incl hardy-plank, rain-screen and modern interior finishes. Unit has been completely redone with beige laminate floors and baseboards throughout. Crown moldings, New bathrooms. Fixtures and vanities. (Ensuite tub/shower to be re-installed in ensuite) Closet with mirror sliders in master bedroom. All new kitchen incl new cabinets and countertop and new appliances. New track lighting. All new light fixtures, switches and outlets. New blinds. Gas fireplace in living rm. Easier to mention what hasn’t been done. Approx 50,000 IN UPGRADES. Seven blocks to downtown, one block to bus, SKYTRAIN nearby. 2 PARKING SPOTS.
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Please visit our Open House at 308 518 THIRTEENTH ST in New Westminster.
Open House on Sunday, July 23, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
TOP FLOOR. Completely remodeled END/CORNER UNIT. Renovated inside and out. Building itself was totally redone, incl hardy-plank, rain-screen and modern interior finishes. Unit has been completely redone with beige laminate floors and baseboards throughout. Crown moldings, New bathrooms. Fixtures and vanities. (Ensuite tub/shower to be re-installed in ensuite) Closet with mirror sliders in master bedroom. All new kitchen incl new cabinets and countertop and new appliances. New track lighting. All new light fixtures, switches and outlets. New blinds. Gas fireplace in living rm. Easier to mention what hasn’t been done. Approx 50,000 IN UPGRADES. Seven blocks to downtown, one block to bus, SKYTRAIN nearby. 2 PARKING SPOTS.
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Please visit our Open House at 16062 92 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Mr & Mrs Clean live here! FLEETWOOD. First time ever, on the market. ORIGINAL OWNER HOUSE. A 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, basement home, with a FAMILY ROOM ON THE MAIN FLOOR, built on a 3 FOOR CRAWL (access from the garage hatch) METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED, including a 5 year old roof, 5 year furnace and a 3 year hot water tank. Double pane windows. House was built with a SOUTH FACING PRIVATE and fully fenced back yard, with 16x12 sundeck on the main floor and same covered patio below. All 3 bedrooms have a full tub/shower set-up. 2 Bedroom suite in basement with separate entrance, and separate laundry up and down. Serpentine Heights Park (soccer & baseball) across the street. Schools nearby include Surrey Christian, Holy Cross and North.
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Please visit our Open House at 16062 92 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, July 23, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Mr & Mrs Clean live here! FLEETWOOD. First time ever, on the market. ORIGINAL OWNER HOUSE. A 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, basement home, with a FAMILY ROOM ON THE MAIN FLOOR, built on a 3 FOOR CRAWL (access from the garage hatch) METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED, including a 5 year old roof, 5 year furnace and a 3 year hot water tank. Double pane windows. House was built with a SOUTH FACING PRIVATE and fully fenced back yard, with 16x12 sundeck on the main floor and same covered patio below. All 3 bedrooms have a full tub/shower set-up. 2 Bedroom suite in basement with separate entrance, and separate laundry up and down. Serpentine Heights Park (soccer & baseball) across the street. Schools nearby include Surrey Christian, Holy Cross and North.
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I have listed a new property at 112 1720 12TH AVE W in Vancouver.
COMPLETELY REMODELED 2 bedroom unit with 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 backsplash, 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. Open House Saturday and Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 July 15th and 16th.
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Please visit our Open House at 112 1720 12TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Saturday, July 15, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
COMPLETELY REMODELED 2 bedroom unit with 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 backsplash, 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. Open House Saturday and Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 July 15th and 16th.
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Please visit our Open House at 112 1720 12TH AVE W in Vancouver.
Open House on Sunday, July 16, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
COMPLETELY REMODELED 2 bedroom unit with 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 backsplash, 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. Open House Saturday and Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 July 15th and 16th.
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I have sold a property at 212 10584 153 ST in Surrey.
END UNIT. 1,650 sq.ft. of RANCHER living in this UPDATED upper unit. DOUBLE GARAGE. RV Parking in this GATED COMPELX. A lot of the upgrades were done in the kitchen incl. some additional oak cupboards added and easy access pull-out drawers thru-out. All new stainless steel appliances, incl. high end Bosch dishwasher. New Silestone counter-tops, double sink with garburator, and new island and a new tile back-splash. All new tile and laminate flooring thru-out. 3 sunlight tube skylight fixtures installed for added brightness. Ensuite bathrooms in both bedrooms. Built-in media wiring and speakers etc. Remote control gas fireplace with thermostat. Concrete floor with in-floor, hot water heating. South facing 280 sq ft sundeck. Open House Sat and Sun (June 24, 25) 2:00 - 4:00 Both days.
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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.