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Please visit our Open House at 402 11726 225TH ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, November 19, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Bonus EXTRA LARGE master bedroom, 230 square foot, irregular shape. (attached nursery perhaps) Walk through ensuite bathroom, with Deep soaker tub and a stand up shower. Master bedroom and family room/den on the main floor. Den is an open den, and could easily be a family room. Or a dining room. (flex room) 2 cats or 1 dog.
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I have sold a property at 307 14377 103 AVE in Surrey.
COMPLETELY REMODELLED, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit, near GUILDFORD MALL and 1 mile from SKYTRAIN. Central Location. In suite Laundry. Updates include all new appliances. New easy close cabinets in kitchen & bathrooms. Under cabinet lighting in kitchen, with modern glass back-splash. Over the range B/I microwave. Smooth-top stove. New quartz counter-tops in kitchen and baths with under-mount sinks. Huge master bedroom, with walk in closet and built-in custom organizer system, Custom shelving in all closets. tiled entry foyer and powder room. All new hardwood floors, closet doors, tub, toilets, light fixtures, ceiling fans, gas fireplace, new Hearth and mantle. Large, north facing TOTALLY PRIVATE PATIO. 2 underground parking spots and storage locker. Skytrain 1 mile away.
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Please visit our Open House at 15677 GOGGS AVE in White Rock.
Open House on Saturday, November 4, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Home SUITE Home. RV PARKING. Double garage/tandem. COMPLETE RENOVATION (over $150,000) Original hardwood floors on the main floor, with Black Walnut inlays, all redone. You can't replaces these floors. Brand new kitchens and bathrooms, all with new cabinets , quartz and under-mount sinks, with faucets/fixtures. New Stainless Steel appliances. Deep, dark, rich cabinets have the easy-close doors and drawers etc. Crown moldings throughout main floor, including 4" decor baseboards. French doors in dining room and custom blinds throughout main. New mantelpiece/fireplace and hearth New multi-level tiered patio/deck out back. Ideal for hot tub installation. NEW SUITE. Separate laundry up & down. All amenities walking distance Peace Arch Elementary and Earl Marriott Secondary 1/2 Kilometer.
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Please visit our Open House at 15677 GOGGS AVE in White Rock.
Open House on Sunday, November 5, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Home SUITE Home. RV PARKING. Double garage/tandem. COMPLETE RENOVATION (over $150,000) Original hardwood floors on the main floor, with Black Walnut inlays, all redone. You can't replaces these floors. Brand new kitchens and bathrooms, all with new cabinets , quartz and under-mount sinks, with faucets/fixtures. New Stainless Steel appliances. Deep, dark, rich cabinets have the easy-close doors and drawers etc. Crown moldings throughout main floor, including 4" decor baseboards. French doors in dining room and custom blinds throughout main. New mantelpiece/fireplace and hearth New multi-level tiered patio/deck out back. Ideal for hot tub installation. NEW SUITE. Separate laundry up & down. All amenities walking distance Peace Arch Elementary and Earl Marriott Secondary 1/2 Kilometer.
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I have listed a new property at 15677 GOGGS AVE in White Rock.
Home SUITE Home. RV PARKING. Double garage/tandem. COMPLETE RENOVATION (over $150,000) Original hardwood floors on the main floor, with Black Walnut inlays, all redone. You can't replaces these floors. Brand new kitchens and bathrooms, all with new cabinets , quartz and under-mount sinks, with faucets/fixtures. New Stainless Steel appliances. Deep, dark, rich cabinets have the easy-close doors and drawers etc. Crown moldings throughout main floor, including 4" decor baseboards. French doors in dining room and custom blinds throughout main. New mantelpiece/fireplace and hearth New multi-level tiered patio/deck out back. Ideal for hot tub installation. NEW SUITE. Separate laundry up & down. All amenities walking distance Peace Arch Elementary and Earl Marriott Secondary 1/2 Kilometer.
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I have listed a new property at 307 14377 103 AVE in Surrey.
COMPLETELY REMODELLED, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit, near GUILDFORD MALL and 1 mile from SKYTRAIN. Central Location. In suite Laundry. Updates include all new appliances. New easy close cabinets in kitchen & bathrooms. Under cabinet lighting in kitchen, with modern glass back-splash. Over the range B/I microwave. Smooth-top stove. New quartz counter-tops in kitchen and baths with under-mount sinks. Huge master bedroom, with walk in closet and built-in custom organizer system, Custom shelving in all closets. tiled entry foyer and powder room. All new hardwood floors, closet doors, tub, toilets, light fixtures, ceiling fans, gas fireplace, new Hearth and mantle. Large, north facing TOTALLY PRIVATE PATIO. 2 underground parking spots and storage locker. Skytrain 1 mile away.
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Please visit our Open House at 307 14377 103 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
COMPLETELY REMODELLED, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit, near GUILDFORD MALL and 1 mile from SKYTRAIN. Central Location. In suite Laundry. Updates include all new appliances. New easy close cabinets in kitchen & bathrooms. Under cabinet lighting in kitchen, with modern glass back-splash. Over the range B/I microwave. Smooth-top stove. New quartz counter-tops in kitchen and baths with under-mount sinks. Huge master bedroom, with walk in closet and built-in custom organizer system, Custom shelving in all closets. tiled entry foyer and powder room. All new hardwood floors, closet doors, tub, toilets, light fixtures, ceiling fans, gas fireplace, new Hearth and mantle. Large, north facing TOTALLY PRIVATE PATIO. 2 underground parking spots and storage locker. Skytrain 1 mile away.
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Please visit our Open House at 307 14377 103 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
COMPLETELY REMODELLED, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit, near GUILDFORD MALL and 1 mile from SKYTRAIN. Central Location. In suite Laundry. Updates include all new appliances. New easy close cabinets in kitchen & bathrooms. Under cabinet lighting in kitchen, with modern glass back-splash. Over the range B/I microwave. Smooth-top stove. New quartz counter-tops in kitchen and baths with under-mount sinks. Huge master bedroom, with walk in closet and built-in custom organizer system, Custom shelving in all closets. tiled entry foyer and powder room. All new hardwood floors, closet doors, tub, toilets, light fixtures, ceiling fans, gas fireplace, new Hearth and mantle. Large, north facing TOTALLY PRIVATE PATIO. 2 underground parking spots and storage locker. Skytrain 1 mile away.
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I have sold a property at 210 5765 GLOVER RD in Langley.
Completely remodeled with a designers touch in Langley City. Unit is located at the rear of the building, so there's no traffic noise. Super private patio backs onto rear of property. Bushes and trees. Some of the updates include, all new flooring throughout, including hand scraped engineered laminate, new light fixtures and new 2 inch blinds. The entire unit has been freshly painted with two shades of taupe. All new appliances including stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and and over the range microwave. Both kitchen and bathroom cabinets and countertops are like new. Laundry has new washer and dryer with room for storage. Closet organizers in master bedroom. Direct access to morning coffee, out door patio, at the barista that is attached at street level. Best parking spot ever.
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I have listed a new property at 210 5765 GLOVER RD in Langley.
Completely remodeled with a designers touch in Langley City. Unit is located at the rear of the building, so there's no traffic noise. Super private patio backs onto rear of property. Bushes and trees. Some of the updates include, all new flooring throughout, including hand scraped engineered laminate, new light fixtures and new 2 inch blinds. The entire unit has been freshly painted with two shades of taupe. All new appliances including stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and and over the range microwave. Both kitchen and bathroom cabinets and countertops are like new. Laundry has new washer and dryer with room for storage. Closet organizers in master bedroom. Direct access to morning coffee, out door patio, at the barista that is attached at street level. Best parking spot ever.
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Please visit our Open House at 210 5765 GLOVER RD in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Completely remodeled with a designers touch in Langley City. Unit is located at the rear of the building, so there's no traffic noise. Super private patio backs onto rear of property. Bushes and trees. Some of the updates include, all new flooring throughout, including hand scraped engineered laminate, new light fixtures and new 2 inch blinds. The entire unit has been freshly painted with two shades of taupe. All new appliances including stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and and over the range microwave. Both kitchen and bathroom cabinets and countertops are like new. Laundry has new washer and dryer with room for storage. Closet organizers in master bedroom. Direct access to morning coffee, out door patio, at the barista that is attached at street level. Best parking spot ever.
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Please visit our Open House at 210 5765 GLOVER RD in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, August 27, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Completely remodeled with a designers touch in Langley City. Unit is located at the rear of the building, so there's no traffic noise. Super private patio backs onto rear of property. Bushes and trees. Some of the updates include, all new flooring throughout, including hand scraped engineered laminate, new light fixtures and new 2 inch blinds. The entire unit has been freshly painted with two shades of taupe. All new appliances including stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and and over the range microwave. Both kitchen and bathroom cabinets and countertops are like new. Laundry has new washer and dryer with room for storage. Closet organizers in master bedroom. Direct access to morning coffee, out door patio, at the barista that is attached at street level. Best parking spot ever.
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I have sold a 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 FOOT 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. Any offers will be reviewed Tuesday July 25th after 6:00
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I have sold a 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. Any offers will be reviewed Tuesday July 25th after 6:00
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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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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.