Imagine if you dreamed of owning a special limited edition vehicle. What would you do to ensure that your dream vehicle would someday be parked in your driveway — with your name on the ownership papers? You would probably start by doing some research. You’d find out how much that vehicle would cost, what features are available, and so forth. You would likely visit a local dealership and take a test drive if a model is available on site. You would keep an eye on the market for any that come up and let the dealer know you’re looking for just that car. If you did, then, some day, you’d probably be the proud owner of the limited edition car of your dreams. What does this have to do with real estate? Well, you can take the same approach when there’s a neighbourhood you’d love to live in someday. You can target it, learn what homes typically cost in that area, and keep your eye on that market in case a property becomes available that meets your criteria. By focusing on a specific neighbourhood, you increase your chances of someday living there, simply because you’re focusing on it. Of course, neighbourhood targeting isn’t as simple as aiming to own a specific car someday. That’s why you need a great REALTOR® who can keep an eye on that neighbourhood on your behalf and alert you to opportunities that become available. Then, when there is a listing that’s a good fit, you can decide whether or not to make a move. Is there a dream neighbourhood you’d like to live in some day? Call today to start making it happen
Comedian George Carlin’s most memorable routine was, “A place for my stuff.” In it, he talked about dealing with the increasing quantity of items we accumulate throughout life. George was funny. The problem is not. Here are some low-cost ideas for quickly creating storage space for your stuff. • Attach a cloth pouch or thin plastic basket to the inside of cupboard doors. This is a great way to store Tupperware lids, cosmetics, etc. • Install hooks inside the foyer closet for loose items such as hats and scarfs. • Use egg cartons to make effective storage inserts in drawers. • Fashion stores often put purchases in stiff, high-quality boxes. Placed on their sides, these make effective storage compartments. (Especially shoeboxes.) • Consider using suitcases for out-of-season clothing. In addition to storage, they also provide protection. • Never throw out an old wine rack. There are numerous ways these can be used for storage. (Example: for tools.) By thinking creatively, you can probably come up with many other simple ideas for creating more storage. The reward is a home that looks neater and more spacious.
I have sold a property at 212 10320 156 ST in Surrey.
WOW!! Rare and Beautiful 2 Bed, 2 Bath SPACIOUS Corner Unit! This home is special with TONS of windows & natural light! Gorgeous crown moulding throughout! Beautiful layout w/bright & open living rm & gas f/p! Spacious kitchen with s/s appliances & open to the dining area with access to the large covered deck! Lg master bedrm w/3 pce ensuite & double closets! 2nd bedrm is spacious & on opposite side from master. In suite storage plus storage unit! Bldg is centrally located & close to elementary school, skytrain, shopping, parks & trails! Newer roof, windows & hardy board siding! You won't be disappointed here!
There are few things more beautiful than cut flowers in a vase. They instantly brighten any room. That is, of course, until they wilt and die. So how do you make cut flowers last as long as possible?
Here are some ideas:
• Cut the bottom of the stems before you put the flowers in the vase. An angled cut is best as this will enable the flower to draw in more water.
• Add a fertilizer to the water. Most flower shops include a pouch with the order. Follow the directions carefully. Don’t use too much.
• Make sure the vase is high enough to support the flowers. Too much strain on the stems will cause the flowers to die sooner.
• After a couple of days, re-snip the stems. This will add an additional day or two to the life of the flowers.
• Flowers last longer if you put them in the fridge (in water) overnight. That’s why florists store cut flowers in cool rooms. Finally, watch the water level and top off as required. Older cut flowers will die quickly when starved of water — even for just a couple of hours.
Do you ever wonder how most people find the homes they eventually buy? You might imagine them driving by a “For Sale” sign or seeing a home for sale in the newspaper and then calling to enquire.
Of course, many buyers find out about listed properties that way. But, according to research by the National Association of Realtors, there are many other — sometimes surprising — ways buyers find their next dream home. For example: • 88% of buyers find a home with the help of a real estate agent. • 90% of buyers search online as part of the home buying process. (Such as viewing a property’s profile on the agent’s website.) • 69% of buyers searching for a home using Google, use a specific local term, such as “Whitby-south homes for sale”. • 29-46% of buyers attend an Open House as part of their home hunting activities.
Overall, the research shows that buyers are using a multitude of ways — combining online and offline methods — to find homes. What does all this mean to you? If means that if you’re preparing your home for sale, you need to ensure your marketing plan takes into account all the ways buyers are finding properties — so you can be sure that they will find yours. Looking for a REALTOR® who knows how to market your home for maximum exposure? Call today.
I have sold a property at 9776 130A ST in Surrey.
Don't miss this one! Adorable rancher!! Family friendly cul-de-sac location with park (Bog Park) across the street! 3 nice size bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms! Master has walk-in closet & 4pc ensuite! Large kitchen overlooking the private flat back and large deck & open to the family room. Large living rm & open to the dining rm. Extremely central location, close to Hospital, skytrain, University, schools & shopping! Double car garage - Investor alert! Large lot & in a great area with new development happening!
I have sold a property at 1293 RIVER DR in Coquitlam.
Fantastic home. 4 bed, 3 bath home backing on to trails, greenbelt & river & close to new Evergreen Line! Beautifully updated with a great layout! Cozy liv & din rm w/wood burn F/P, hardwood floors & french doors that open to the gorgeous fenced back yard w/beautiful stonework & gardens. Updated kitchen w/S/S appliances & view of the yard & greenbelt! Fam rm has hardwood flrs, gas F/P & sliders to the private yard. Upstairs offer 4 lg bedrooms, many with a river view! Beautiful master bed w/3 pce ensuite & W/I closet. Single garage & additional parking available! Pool, tennis courts & RV parking available as well! Don't miss this one! Open house Sun Apr 10, 2-4!
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