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Please visit our Open House at 14830 58 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
The perfect family home!This three bed four bath house is located in a highly desirable area. Come up your tree lined street to a fully fenced front yard.Watch your children play from the quant front porch.Built by Portrait Homes, a multiple Georgie Award winning builder.This home offers endless possibilities!The large country style kitchen allows you to create the space that will suit your lifestyle, cozy breakfast nook, office space or play area.Lounge in your private, fully fenced backyard.The basement is partially finished with a full bathroom and could easily be fully finished with a future Rec and bedroom.Garage with lane access. Short stroll away from all amenities...
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Please visit our Open House at 14830 58 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, January 12, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
The perfect family home!This three bed four bath house is located in a highly desirable area. Come up your tree lined street to a fully fenced front yard.Watch your children play from the quant front porch.Built by Portrait Homes, a multiple Georgie Award winning builder.This home offers endless possibilities!The large country style kitchen allows you to create the space that will suit your lifestyle, cozy breakfast nook, office space or play area.Lounge in your private, fully fenced backyard.The basement is partially finished with a full bathroom and could easily be fully finished with a future Rec and bedroom.Garage with lane access. Short stroll away from all amenities...
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Please visit our Open House at 14830 58 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
The perfect family home!This three bed four bath house is located in a highly desirable area. Come up your tree lined street to a fully fenced front yard.Watch your children play from the quant front porch.Built by Portrait Homes, a multiple Georgie Award winning builder.This home offers endless possibilities!The large country style kitchen allows you to create the space that will suit your lifestyle, cozy breakfast nook, office space or play area.Lounge in your private, fully fenced backyard.The basement is partially finished with a full bathroom and could easily be fully finished with a future Rec and bedroom.Garage with lane access. Short stroll away from all amenities...
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I have sold a property at 213 15020 NORTH BLUFF RD in Surrey.
Newly painted with new kitchen and bathroom cabinets and counters. Built in microwave and newer appliances. This home is vacant & waiting for you. Most affordable unit in White Rock. 55+ and no pets and no rentals. Lovely unit in well run building.Maintenance Fee includes heat and property taxes. Call today!
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PROTECT YOURSELF: STRATA WATER DEDUCTIBLE REVIEW REMINDER
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The majority of strata Annual General Meetings are coming up over the next few months presenting an ideal opportunity for strata lot owners to verify that their home owner insurance policy water deductible coverage matches that of the strata corporation's master building policy and if not advise their insurance broker immediately. 

The BC Strata Property Act requires that any AGM Notice includes a copy of the strata corporation's insurance policy summary. This summary page will include a notation on what the building’s current water deductible amount is. Depending on any resultant water damage claims filed in the past policy year and the extent of damage, this deductible amount can increase to a staggering amount from the previous year. It is not uncommon for strata's today to have a deductible in the $50,000 to $100,000 range from the days of when they were $5,000 to $25,000.  

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT TO YOU AS A STRATA OWNER?
Deductible assessment coverage is an additional coverage that has become increasingly important in light of the increasing cost and frequency of resultant water damage claims. For example, if the building is damaged due to a water leak, the strata corporation would generally file a water damage claim with its own insurance company.
Section 158 of the Strata Property Act states that the insurance deductible in respect of a claim is a common expense, but the strata corporation may sue an owner in order to recover the deductible portion of an insurance claim if the owner is responsible for the loss or damage that gave rise to the claim. Two landmark BC court decisions in 2007 determined that the strata corporation need not prove negligence in order to determine owners' responsibility. A strata corporation may sue a strata lot owner to recover the insurance deductible even though the owner was not negligent and merely caused or brought about the events that resulted in the damage.

To remove ambiguity and potentially save on future legal expenses, some strata corporations have passed bylaws that clarify that owners are strictly liable for damage to common property that originates in their units.

CONCLUSION
It is therefore important that all strata owners review the building policy and advise their insurance broker of the building deductible amounts to ensure their unit policy includes sufficient coverage for all building deductibles including water damage. This information is included in the insurance summary report within the NOTICE of Annual General Meeting that strata corporations are required to provide strata lot owners prior to the Annual General Meeting. Some strata buildings due to frequent or a single extensive resultant water damage claim are now facing water damage deductibles of $50,000 to $100,000.

ADDITIONAL COVERAGE FOR YOU TO CONSIDER
Additional coverage riders available to strata unit owners that are well worth considering are:
  • Increased unit improvements and betterments coverage insures upgrades to the unit a
  • Loss assessment coverage typically pays the owner's share to cover major property and liability losses on common property that may exceed the strata corporation's policy limits.
  • Request your insurance broker to advise you of any other additional riders that you should consider.
SOURCE: Insurance Brokers Association of BC

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I had the pleasure of getting a tour through Langley's owned and operated Sweet Thea Bakery.  They have a large presence in the Farmers Markets in the Lower Mainland but did you know they have a storefront right here in Langley?!?  That's right!  Their bakery is located at 20540 Duncan Way #203 Langley.  


Fresh, completely from scratch, using whole, simple ingredients; butter, milk, eggs, sugar … old-fashioned goodness and flavour.  You will never be disappointed with a Sweet Thea cake!


Keep a lookout for a special offer that will be included in our upcoming mail out!

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Please visit our Open House at 14830 58 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, October 28, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
The perfect family home!This three bed four bath house is located in a highly desirable area. Come up your tree lined street to a fully fenced front yard.Watch your children play from the quant front porch.Built by Portrait Homes, a multiple Georgie Award winning builder.This home offers endless possibilities!The large country style kitchen allows you to create the space that will suit your lifestyle, cozy breakfast nook, office space or play area.Lounge in your private, fully fenced backyard.The basement is partially finished with a full bathroom and could easily be fully finished with a future Rec and bedroom.Garage with lane access. Short stroll away from all amenities...
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When to Call a Real Estate Agent

 
 
If you’re like most people, you go to see a doctor when you’re not feeling well or have a health concern. However, you may also visit your doctor for a check-up, or to ask questions about healthy living.

In fact, consulting your doctor for anything health-related is a smart idea.

 

The same holds true when it comes to real estate.

Many people only call a real estate agent when they’re planning on selling their property, buying a new home, or doing both. While that’s an important reason to speak to a real estate agent, it’s not the only reason.

Indeed, there are many good reasons for you to give me a call. For example:

  • If you have a question about the state of the local real estate market. (Remember that it may be very different from what you hear on the news about the national market.)
  • If you want to get a sense of what homes are currently selling for in the area.
  • If you want to determine the current market value of your property.
  • If you want to find out how much homes cost in neighbourhoods you’d like to consider.
  • If you’re thinking about the possibility of making a move, but you’re not sure if it’s the right time.

In other words, don’t be afraid to contact us when you have a question or need some advice about the real estate market.

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The Importance of Reading and Understanding an Offer

 
 
 
When you make or receive an offer to buy a property, it’s important that you read and understand every clause. It is especially important to understand any conditions or any changes that are made to the standard offer.

An offer may contain several types of conditions. The most common are “conditional upon arranging financing” and “conditional upon passing a professional home inspection.” However, there may be other conditions as well.

You should be aware of - and fully understand - all of them.

In addition, the wording of an offer may change during the back and forth negotiations that often happen. Aside from changes to the price, other clauses may be added, removed or reworded as well.

As your real estate agent, I will always explain the changes and ask you to initial them. This is done primarily to ensure you know and approve of what you’re signing.

A recent newspaper article tells the story of a buyer-seller legal dispute that resulted in a six-figure judgement against the seller. This was due, in part, to a lack of understanding of one of the clauses in the agreement.

You don’t want that to happen to you. Take the time to carefully review and understand an offer.

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I have listed a new property at 419 11887 BURNETT ST in Maple Ridge.
Luxury top floor unit in The Wellington. Bright and spacious with 9 foot ceilings, featuring a large master bedroom with walk in closet, plus space for an office in the den including an additional closet. Extra storage right in the unit. The patio has breathtaking views of the Golden Ears Mountains. Kitchen comes with real wood, extra height, cabinets for maximum storage that are soft closing, gourmet under mount sink, granite counter tops, stainless steel Frigidaire appliances. Air Conditioned. Concrete floors for solid sound insulation. Close to shopping and amenities. Rentals Allowed!
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Check out these family fun events this coming Halloween!


1. Port Kells Nursery Pumpkin Patch open every day 9am-6pm 18730 88th Ave Langley.  Hay Rides, Hay Maze, Haunted House, Goats and Chickens. It's a favourite for us every year!


www.portkellsnurseries.com/attractions/the-pumpkin-patch


2. Harvest Glow! Located at Milner Village Garden Centre 6690 216th St Langley.  Indoor Pumpkin Patch, Mini Gold, Corn Maze, Food and Drinks.  We haven't been yet but will be checking it out.  


www.glowgardens.com


3. Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch 18507 20th Ave Langley.  


www.hazelmerepumpkinpatch.ca

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I have sold a property at 6131 CRESCENT DR in Delta.
View of North Shore Mountains and backs onto slough! This lovely custom built home has been updated with granite tile floor in kitchen, granite countertops, two built-in ovens-one is convection. In floor radiant heat for your personal comfort. New gutters, 3 months ago. Floor & carpet, 1 year ago. Roof has 30 year Warranty and HWT is 4 years old. Huge Master suite with ensuite that has been renovated 3 years ago. Garage and Workshop are heated and RV Sani Disposal access on driveway. Call today for your personal viewing!
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Please visit our Open House at 14830 58 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, September 23, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
The perfect family home!This three bed four bath house is located in a highly desirable area. Come up your tree lined street to a fully fenced front yard.Watch your children play from the quant front porch.Built by Portrait Homes, a multiple Georgie Award winning builder.This home offers endless possibilities!The large country style kitchen allows you to create the space that will suit your lifestyle, cozy breakfast nook, office space or play area.Lounge in your private, fully fenced backyard.The basement is partially finished with a full bathroom and could easily be fully finished with a future Rec and bedroom.Garage with lane access. Short stroll away from all amenities...
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Please visit our Open House at 419 11887 BURNETT ST in Maple Ridge.
Open House on Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Luxury top floor unit in The Wellington. Bright and spacious with 9 foot ceilings, featuring a large master bedroom with walk in closet, plus space for an office in the den including an additional closet. Extra storage right in the unit. The patio has breathtaking views of the Golden Ears Mountains. Kitchen comes with real wood, extra height, cabinets for maximum storage that are soft closing, gourmet under mount sink, granite counter tops, stainless steel Frigidaire appliances. Air Conditioned. Concrete floors for solid sound insulation. Close to shopping and amenities. Rentals Allowed!
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Please visit our Open House at 14830 58 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, September 9, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
The perfect family home!This three bed four bath house is located in a highly desirable area. Come up your tree lined street to a fully fenced front yard.Watch your children play from the quant front porch.Built by Portrait Homes, a multiple Georgie Award winning builder.This home offers endless possibilities!The large country style kitchen allows you to create the space that will suit your lifestyle, cozy breakfast nook, office space or play area.Lounge in your private, fully fenced backyard.The basement is partially finished with a full bathroom and could easily be fully finished with a future Rec and bedroom.Garage with lane access. Short stroll away from all amenities...
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4 Cheap Ways to Prepare Your Home for Sale

 
 
 
If you want to improve how your home shows to potential buyers, you don’t necessarily need to invest in a costly remodelling or renovation. In fact, there are some simple - and relatively inexpensive - things you can do to make your property look significantly better.
Let’s take a look at some of the options available:

1. Paint it.

There’s no doubt about it. A fresh coat of paint will significantly improve the appearance of just about any area of your home. In fact, compared to other home improvements, painting will give you the highest return on investment when you sell your property. Think beyond walls. Painting a door, window frame, garage floor or deck can make those features look like new.

2. Declutter it.

Eliminating clutter will make your home look more attractive, roomy and comfortable to buyers. Do an inventory of each room. Ask yourself: “What can I throw out? Give away? Sell? Put into storage?”

3. Put up mirrors.

Mirrors are a relatively inexpensive design feature. Yet, according to an article in Style At Home magazine, they can make small rooms appear bigger and dark rooms seem brighter. You don’t necessarily need to buy wall-hanging mirrors. Standalone floor models will have the same effect.

4. Repair it.

In most cases, you will have to get any needed repairs done anyway. So, do them before you show your home. That way buyers will focus on the appealing features of your property, not the minor defects.

Want more ideas for preparing your home for sale on a tight budget? Call today.
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Please visit our Open House at 6131 CRESCENT DR in Delta.
Open House on Sunday, September 2, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
View of North Shore Mountains and backs onto slough! This lovely custom built home has been updated with granite tile floor in kitchen, granite countertops, two built-in ovens-one is convection. In floor radiant heat for your personal comfort. New gutters, 3 months ago. Floor & carpet, 1 year ago. Roof has 30 year Warranty and HWT is 4 years old. Huge Master suite with ensuite that has been renovated 3 years ago. Garage and Workshop are heated and RV Sani Disposal access on driveway. Call today for your personal viewing!
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I have listed a new property at 6131 CRESCENT DR in Delta.
View of North Shore Mountains and backs onto slough! This lovely custom built home has been updated with granite tile floor in kitchen, granite countertops, two built-in ovens-one is convection. In floor radiant heat for your personal comfort. New gutters, 3 months ago. Floor & carpet, 1 year ago. Roof has 30 year Warranty and HWT is 4 years old. Huge Master suite with ensuite that has been renovated 3 years ago. Garage and Workshop are heated and RV Sani Disposal access on driveway. Call today for your personal viewing!
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Please visit our Open House at 6131 CRESCENT DR in Delta.
Open House on Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM
View of North Shore Mountains and backs onto slough! This lovely custom built home has been updated with granite tile floor in kitchen, granite countertops, two built-in ovens-one is convection. In floor radiant heat for your personal comfort. New gutters, 3 months ago. Floor & carpet, 1 year ago. Roof has 30 year Warranty and HWT is 4 years old. Huge Master suite with ensuite that has been renovated 3 years ago. Garage and Workshop are heated and RV Sani Disposal access on driveway. Call today for your personal viewing!
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I have sold a property at 5902 183 ST in Surrey.
Lovely Family friendly home located in a highly sought after cul-de-sac in Cloverdale. Spacious 3 bedrooms upstairs with separate dining room, large living area, kitchen and recently updated main bathroom with deep soaker tub, modern paint colours. Covered Patio off the kitchen extends your living area outside, watch kids running through the sprinkler in the large, fully fenced south facing backyard. Great 1 bedroom plus den mortgage helper downstairs with separate, private entrance and it's own laundry. Within walking distance of Martha Currie Elementary a bilingual school, close to shopping, restaurants, transit, and Kwantlen University.
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