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We recently featured this condo at #204-15070 Prospect Avenue in White Rock. If you have been looking to move to the area, this a great opportunity. We recently dropped the price to $499,000. Take a look at the photos and you'll see you're getting real value for your money. 

 

 

Warm interior...

 

Updated Kitchen...

 

GOREGOUS patio!

 

Contact us today if you have any questions or would like to book a viewing.

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One of the reasons people love living in BC is all of the natural beauty we have. If you are moving from out of province or relocating to a different neighborhood, it's nice to know what local activities you have close by. 

 

If you're selling your home, knowing the local activiities in the area can help market your home and add appeal to buyers. And from a buyer's perspective, it's nice to know what there is to do in your new neighborhood. A reliable real estate agent who's familiar with the area can be your most valuable tool.

 

Here's a great list of Regional Parks (we love the off leash dog parks!)- you can narrow your search by selecting what activities appeal to you and your family (a great idea to plan for Summer Vacation!).

 

Regional Parks in Metro Vancouver



Looking for some info about an area you're thinking of moving to? We'd love to help you find a home in a location that suits your family's needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment!

Map Source: MetroVancouver.org

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With so many boomers retiring- and doing so in style- demand for high- end condos is rising. Proving that downsizing doesn't mean sacrificing on luxury, quality, or even space. 

 

For more on this interesting market trend, check out this article by Barbara Yaffe of The Vancouver Sun:

 

Boomers create demand for high-end condo living

 

 

We've got some great listings for condos and attached properties perfect for retiring boomers. Click here to check them out. If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us and we'll happily help you get the information you need.

 

 

Image Source: The Vancouver Sun

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We are pleased to bring you this beautiful new lisintg in Langley! Boasting 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 2,600+ square feet, this is the perfect move- in ready home for your family. Located in a nice neighborhood on a quiet street, you'll love living here!

 

 

Click here for more photos and information about this listing.

If you have any questions or would like to book a viewing, contact us today!

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If you recieve our Preferred Client Update you will see some interesting information about bathrooms in this month's mail out (Don't receive it? Contact us and we'll be happy to add you to the list).

 

 

If you want to update or add a bathroom in your home, new innovations in toilets are increasing options for home owners working with limited space. For example, new designs that require less room are allowing home owners to add powder rooms into spaces such as closets and under sets of stairs to increase property value. 

 

If you have a home that could use another bathroom (or want to modernize a dated one), make sure you look into your options- you just might be able to add in places you had previously overlooked.

 

 

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Given the current market conditions in the Fraser Valley, detached homes are seeing an upswing in sales...

 

 

With interest rates staying low and home prices remaining stable, single family detached homes are becoming more affordable for families looking to buy. Outpacing townhome sales over the previous month, April sales in the Fraser Valley reflected a shift in property sales, with the most popular price range falling between $500,000- $600,000.

 

For more information about the local market, go to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board's article here.

 

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If you are looking for a space that's move in ready & close to transit, shopping, & parks, this beautiful attached rancher in Surrey is an excellent choice. Featuring 2 bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms- with his & her closets in the master suite!- this property is a must see! Enjoy the warm weather & sun on the balcony & green space. 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this listing, click here.

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We've been talking a lot lately about how to get your home ready to sell and the importance of curb appeal. A great way to do this is to make your entry way and front door homey & welcoming. Here's a simple & budget friendly DIY from The How To Mom to add a fresh Spring touch to your home. Click here for materials & directions.

 

 

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Here's some of the latest market information from Snap Stats for several areas in the Fraser Valley. If you would like more details or have questions about an area not outlined below, contact us and we'd be happy to help & get you the infomation you need.

 

 

SURREY

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Most Active Price Band*: $300,000 to $400,000 with average 35% Sales Ratio (Sellers market)

Sellers Best Bet*: Selling homes in CedarHils, Fleetwood Tynehead, and 3 to 4 bedroom properties

Buyers Best Bet*: Homesbetween $900,000 to $1mil, PanoramaRidge, WestNewton, Whalley, and minimum 7 bedroom properties

 

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Most Active Price Band*:$400,000 to $500,000 with average 24% Sales Ratio (Sellers market)

Selers Best Bet:* Seling homes in Fleetwood Tynehead, Panorama Ridge, Sulivan Station, and 3 bedroom properties

Buyers Best Bet:*Homes between $200,000 to $300,000, WestNewton, Whalley, and up to1bedroom properties

 

SOUTH SURREY

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Most Active Price Band* (+ /- $1 m il): $700,000 to $800,000 (Sellers market) and $1 m ilto $1.25 mil(Balanced market)

Buyers Best Bet*(+/-$1mil): Homes $900,000 to $1mil; $1.75mil to $2.25mil, ElginChantrel, and 5 to 6 bedroom properties

Sellers Best Bet*: Seling homes in Pacific Douglas and up to 4 bedroom properties

 

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Most Active Price Band*: $100,000 to $300,000 with average 23% Sales Ratio (Sellers market)

Buyers Best Bet*: Homes between $700,000 to $800,000, MorganCreek, PacificDouglas, and minimum 4bedroom properties

Sellers Best Bet*:Seling homes in Sunnyside Park and 2 bedroom properties



LANGLEY

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Most Active Price Band*: $300,000 to $400,000 with average 75% Sales Ratio (Sellers market)

Buyers Best Bet*: Homes between $900,000 to $1 mil, Campbel Valley, and minimum 7 bedroom properties

Sellers Best Bet*: Seling homes in Aldergrove, Fort Langley, Walnut Grove, and 3 to 4 bedroom properties

 

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Most Active Price Band*: $400,000 to $500,000 with average 37% Sales Ratio (3.7 in 10 homes seling)

Buyers Best Bet*: Homes between $200,000 to $300,000, Langley City, Wiloughby Heights, and up to 1 bedroom properties

Sellers Best Bet*: Selling homes in Aldergrove, Fort Langley, and minimum 3 bedroom properties



CLOVERDALE

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Most Active Price Band*: $400,000 to $500,000 with average 60% Sales Ratio (Sellers market)

Buyers Best Bet*: Homes between $800,000 to $900,000, Cloverdale, and 5 to 6 bedroom properties (both Sellers market)

Sellers Best Bet*: Seling homes in Clayton and 3 to 4 bedroom properties

 

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Most Active Price Band*: $200,000 to $300,000 with average 29% Sales Ratio (Sellers market)

Buyers BestBet*: Homes between $300,000 to $400,000, Cloverdale, and up to 1 bedroom properties

Selers BestBet*: Seling homes in Clayton and minimum 4 bedroom properties



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We currently have a variety of listings and things are definitely picking up as the busy season in the market is in full swing. Here's a beautiful condo we just listed in a gated community in Surrey. With 1,200 square feet, renovations made throughout and a private patio, this  is a gem of an opportunity. 

 

 2 Large spacious bedrooms...

...A renovated kitchen...

.... And beautiful patio to enjoy the outdoors...

 

Contact us to book a viewing or for more info.

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With Mother's Day coming up this weekend, it's the perfect opportunity to test out your green thumb. A great way to add curb appeal is to use planters and hanging baskets outside your home. We know Moms love flowers, and this is a great project idea for the family to make for Mom. These don't have to be expensive to be beautiful and a heartfelt gift made by loved ones is sure to be appreciated.

 

 

For materials list & how- to guide, click here.

 

Image Source: The Pampered Baby

 

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Looking for House Insurance? Protecting your loved ones and belongings is part and parcel of purchasing a home. Doing your research and figuring out what you need and at a fair rate is important. Consider these tips..

 



Dont Procrastinate-Don't wait! As soon as you put an offer in on a house, start contacting insurance companies right away.

 

Know Your House- Understanding the age and quality of the roofing, plumbing and other aspects of your home are important to know so you can provide information to insurance agents and receive the most accurate rate for your home. 

 

Get At Least Three Quotes-  To determine which company will provide you with the best price for your needs search around and get a few quotes to determine who will offer you what covers your needs. 

 

Figure Out How Much Insurance You Need- The amount of insurance needed is not always based upon the market value of the house, there are things to consider such as the property value and evaluating how much it would cost to rebuild the structure (The cost to rebuild is generaly far below market value of the house).

 

Decide On A Deductable-  Insurance companies will generaly provide a lower premium if a higher percentage deductable is established. Deductables generaly range from 5 to10% and should an incident occur must be paid before insurance is claimable.

 

Prepare To Pay For Insurance You May Not Want-  Depending on where you live, you may need to purchase insurance that covers flooding, earthquakes, or any other potencial risks that can harm your home. Although you may be insured for something, policies in place can prevent you from claiming insurance for unintentionaly violating the agreement.  

 

Choose The Right Policy Option- Different policies protect against different liabilities. A home surrounded by liabilities (pool, trampoline,etc) may require what is known as "Umbrella Policies", usually a small increase in premium that will provide protective coverage should somebody be harmed on your property and decide to sue. 

 

Take Advantage Of All Applicable Discounts-  Discounts are available for a variety of reasons. Age, location, as well as how you're home is prepared for an incident are all ways to recieve discounts on your premium.

 

Update Your Policy Every Few Years-  Contact your agent every few years to update your policy. The value of your home may have fluctuated altering the amount of insurance needed, and incase disaster strikes you should always have an up to date policy that coordinates with your needs. 

 

 

For more details, check out the original article here

 

 

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