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How about a beautiul new home for Christmas? We are very excited about this house just listed in South Surrey. Featuring 4 bedrooms & bathrooms with 3,700+ squre feet of living space your whole family will have plenty of space!

 

Other features that set this home apart include a beautiful great room with vaulted ceilings, coffered ceilings in the dining room and den, with a variety of other architectural details throughout, a showhome- worthy kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances & granite counters, and a huge bonus room downstairs with a wet bar perfect for watching the big game.

 

Don't let this opportunity pass you by, a beauty like this won't last!

 

 

For more photos & details click here. And don't forget to take the virtual tour!

 

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

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At this time of year it's good to make sure you're prepared in case you experience a power outage or are stranded due to bad weather. While living here in the Lower Mainland we tend not to see the harsh conditions that other parts of the province or country do, it's good to be prepared just in case. This is especially true if you drive or travel during the Winter months to regions that do experience harsher conditions. 

 

Here are some tips to help you get prepared & be safe during the Winter:

 

  • GET A GENERATOR- Have one on hand in case of power outages due to Winter weather
  • KNOW HOW YOU’LL USE THE GENERATOR. Make sure you know how to install and run your generator; take it out of the box & read the manual so you know what to do if you need it. You may have to have an electrician install a transfer switch and hardwire it to your furnace to generate heat. 
  • BE SURE TO HAVE A FULL GAS CAN. This is good to have on hand in case of emergencies, especially if you live somehwere with harsh Winter conditions that makes driving a challenge.
  • MORE GAS ADVICE: MAKE SURE YOUR CAR’S TANK IS FULL. This is important for several reasons: if you lose power, you’ll need your car to charge your phone. If you need to drive outside your region in an emergency or to find shelter, mostly likely local gas stations will be closed/ out of gas/ have long lines.
  • GET A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR.  Very important for the cold season when you're heating your home nad/ or if you need to use a generator. Carbon monoxide is a toxic, odorless gas, so a detector is necessary to determine if it is present. 
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A STOCKED FIRST AID KIT. This important for both the home and to keep in vehicles. Make sure you have necessary items in case of injury/ emergency.
  • KEEP BOTTLES OF WATER ON HAND. This is important for basic emergancy preparedness. Make sure to keep some at home and in your vehicle. 

  • Do you travel during the holidays or do you like to stay close to home? We love to hear what othes do at this time of year!
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With December fast approaching, many of us have started thinking about our holiday decorating. For some it takes days- weeks even- to get their homes decorated for the festive season. For others, they're happy to keep things simple and add a touch of holiday cheer here and there.

 

No matter what your style or budget, it's a favourite past time for many families. And if you've been looking for some fun new ideas, check out how you can turn some simple ornaments available at a variety of stores into several decorative accents.


No matter your colour scheme, a homemade festive wreath is a fun project!

 

 

Create holiday ornament topiaries to dress up your home (perfect for a mantle or side table)

 

 

Decorate banisters & railings with garland swags complete with ornamanet arrangements!

 

 

 

What's your favourite thing about decorating for Christmas? Did you know adding festive decor can help your house appeal to buyers if you're trying to sell at this time of year? For more advice to help sell your home fast, contact us today!

 

To view the how- to, click here

 

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During the Fall and Winter months we see our utility bills increase as we use more resources to heat our homes and stay cozy. However, without even knowing it, you can waste money by overlooking a few simple areas of your home. Here are a few tips to help you save on your energy bills this season.

 

1. Fix leaky faucets

If you live somewhere where you pay for your water consumption separately, you can be washing money down the drain- literally- with something as simple as a leaky faucet. To check, make sure your faucet is completely closed; if  drips of water continue to come out, check the washer or valve cartridges (in washerless models) and replace them if they are damaged or worn. 

 

2. Check your toilets

The same as above applies. Don't flush money away by having your toilet leaking water. To check, simply add some coloured bowl cleaner into the tank and wait several hours to see if it leaks into the bowl without flushing. If a leak is present, consider replacing the stopper in the bottom of the tank. 

 

3. Turn down your hot water tank

You might think you'll notice a difference in water temperature, but chances are you'll only notice a lower utility bill. You don't need to have your tank set to the highest heat to get the water to a satisfactory temperature. It can be surprising to see how much it's costing you to simply maintain the water at a certain temperature.

 

4. Look for drafts around doors & windows

You're spending hard- earned money to heat your home, and you don't want the warm air escaping through cracks around doors and/ or windows. If you notice a draft, chalking around frames can solve the problem. In some cases you may need to repair or replace windows or doors that are cracked or damaged.

 

Having an energy- efficient home not only saves you money, it's also a selling feature when you go to sell. Even at this time of year there is still plenty of competition in the market, usually with motivated sellers. Set your home apart and pay attention to details. For more info about selling at this time of year and to book an appointment, contact us today.


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