I have listed a new property at 38 41168 Lougheed Hwy in Mission.
Oasis Country Estates - This home is located on the family side of complex and has everything you need! It features an open concept layout with vaulted ceilings in main living area, A/C for those hot summers, new furnace 6 months ago, multiple ceiling fans, back deck, fully fenced backyard, beautiful landscaping ,vinyl windows, 2 glass screen doors, appliances all within 3 years. This home is in one of the best locations in the complex, located at the rear of the park you have unobstructed views of the farmers field and mountain ranges far away from the Lougheed Hwy. Oasis Estates has a front security gate, central mail box system and large playing field. Call today for more information or to book a showing!
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I have listed a new property at 7 31450 SPUR AVE in Abbotsford.
LAKEPOINTE VILLAS - Rancher townhouse with full walk out basement. 12' ceilings in the living room and 9 ' ceilings throughout. Updated kitchen has a nice eating area and the covered deck with gas BBQ hookup is just out the door. Cozy family room with gas fireplace is a great place to sit and watch the news or read a book. Huge ensuite has a jetted tub and separate shower. The full basement has a large recreation room, bedroom and bathroom, plus a large unfinished area for storage or workshop area. The driveway is long enough to park on. The complex has a clubhouse, generous visitor parking and RV parking spots. Pets are allowed, no rentals and all ages welcome here.
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I have sold a property at 10 35537 EAGLE MOUNTAIN DR in Abbotsford.
EATON PLACE on Eagle Mountain. Backing onto the greenbelt on the edge of the mountain with a commanding view of the valley and Mt. Baker. Top quality air conditioned rancher townhouse with finished walk-out basement has the master bedroomand 2nd bedroom on the main floor, along with laundry. Updated maple kitchen with new dishwasher and under cabinet lighting opens to the French doors leading to the deck that is accessed through the master as well. Dream ensuite has 2 sinks, soaker tub and separate shower. Impressive hardwood flooring is on most of the main floor. The basement has a large recroom, 3rd bedroom, den and 2 storage rooms. All this in a gated complex that allows pets and has not age restrictions. Welcome home!
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Say you’re viewing a home and are impressed with how it looks. The walls
are freshly painted. Everything seems bright and new. You’re considering
making an offer.


Then, while standing on a mat in the kitchen, you hear a squeak below your
feet. You lift the mat and see that some tiles are broken. Obviously the mat
was there to, literally, cover up that defect.


A few broken tiles are not a big deal. But now you’re thinking, “What else
might be wrong with this house?”


There’s no reason to worry that every home will have maintenance issues
hidden from view. However, it’s smart to do your due diligence to ensure the
home you’re considering is truly as good as it looks.

 

                                            


One way is to have a professional home inspector check out the property as
a condition of your purchase offer. He or she will inspect the home from top
to bottom, inside and out, and point out any issues you should address.


It’s also smart to ask questions. Find out the age of certain features, such as
the roof, furnace, and appliances. Ask about any recent renovations, and
determine whether they were done by a professional or by the homeowner.


Most importantly, work with a good REALTOR® who can provide you with
information on the property that you would have difficulty getting on your
own. Your REALTOR® has a stake in making sure you buy a home with
your eyes wide open — knowing all the potential maintenance issues you’re
likely to encounter.


Want to talk to a good REALTOR®? Call today.

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I have listed a new property at 10 35537 EAGLE MOUNTAIN DR in Abbotsford.
EATON PLACE on Eagle Mountain. Backing onto the greenbelt on the edge of the mountain with a commanding view of the valley and Mt. Baker. Top quality air conditioned rancher townhouse with finished walk-out basement has the master bedroomand 2nd bedroom on the main floor, along with laundry. Updated maple kitchen with new dishwasher and under cabinet lighting opens to the French doors leading to the deck that is accessed through the master as well. Dream ensuite has 2 sinks, soaker tub and separate shower. Impressive hardwood flooring is on most of the main floor. The basement has a large recroom, 3rd bedroom, den and 2 storage rooms. All this in a gated complex that allows pets and has not age restrictions. Welcome home!
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I have sold a property at 3248 ASTORIA CRES in Abbotsford.
Fairfield Estates - 4 bedroom split entry home located in a great neighborhood. The upstairs features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, oak kitchen, bright living room, and large covered deck off the dining room. The basement has large rec roomwith fireplace, den or office, full washroom and 4th bedroom. Backyard is fully fenced with a concrete patio. Large dry and lighted storage under deck. Walking distance to all levels of school (Clearbrook Elementary, Gordie Howe Middle, and Mouat Secondary), transit, MRC Swim/Skate/Fitness and AgRec. Call for more details.
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I have listed a new property at 203 2524 CHURCH ST in Abbotsford.
PARKVIEW PLACE - East facing 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit in a quiet and well maintained adult building. Freshly painted and very clean but could use some updates if desired. This location is great for easy access to all areas of the community,freeway and very close to transit stop. Heat and hot water are included in the monthly fees and the boilers have just been replaced by an energy efficient on demand system. The roofing has recently been replaced, both the sloping shingle and the flat sections, as well as exterior railings and perimeter fencing. There is a workshop and a games room and meeting room. The perfect location and building for those 55+. Sorry, no rentals or pets please.
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I have listed a new property at 407 19320 65TH AVE in Surrey.
ESPRIT AT SOUTHLANDS - This condo is just like new and is on the top floor for the best view and nobody above. Vaulted ceilings give an extra feeling of spaciousness. 1 bedroom and a den (just add a wardrobe) is ready and waiting for you.Features stainless steel appliances, large master bedroom and adjoining bathroom, recreation area and a guest suite. There are 2 underground parking spaces included. This is a great location and complex to buy in and enjoy living.
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If you own a car, you know there’s more to the cost-of-ownership than just finance payments and gas. You also need to budget for maintenance andrepairs. If your car is older, those costs are going to be higher. That’s just common sense.
 
The same is true of your home. It’s wise to budget for anticipated repairs and maintenance. Otherwise, you might be caught by surprise when you find that your furnace stops working and needs to be replaced. That can easily be a four-figure expense.
 
Experts recommend that you set aside 1% of the value of your home for repairs and maintenance. For a $500,000 property, for example, that would be $5,000. That is, of course, merely a rule of thumb. If your home is older, you may need to budget more.
 
Another recommended method is to budget $1 a square foot. If you have a 2,500 square foot home, that would be a budget of $2,500. Again, that number would need to be higher for older properties.
 
When budgeting, consider things that are getting old and will likely need to be replaced within the next three years. Examples include roof shingles, furnace, A/C unit, deck, fence, plumbing, and windows. Depending on the size and model, a new A/C unit will cost at least $5,000. Anticipating that expense will help you plan accordingly and avoid the shock of an unpleasant and costly surprise.
 
Keep in mind that budgeting $2,000 for repairs and maintenance doesn’t mean you’ll actually spend that money this year. But, if needed, the budget will be there, and that’s peace-of-mind.
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I have listed a new property at 3248 ASTORIA CRES in Abbotsford.
Fairfield Estates - 4 bedroom split entry home located in a great neighborhood. The upstairs features 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, oak kitchen, bright living room, and large covered deck off the dining room. The basement has large rec roomwith fireplace, den or office, full washroom and 4th bedroom. Backyard is fully fenced with a concrete patio. Large dry and lighted storage under deck. Walking distance to all levels of school (Clearbrook Elementary, Gordie Howe Middle, and Mouat Secondary), transit, MRC Swim/Skate/Fitness and AgRec. Call for more details.
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I have sold a property at 34 3902 LATIMER ST in Abbotsford.
COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES - This is a great family townhouse complex located in East Abbotsford. Very handy access to the Mission Highway and into Abbotsford. Located in an upscale neighborhood with a park nearby, within walking distance ofRobert Bateman and Clayburn Schools and a short bike ride to Historic Clayburn Village. There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, den and a huge (550 sq.ft.) garage. Outside is easy parking for 2 cars. All ages and pets are welcome here and there are no rentals. This is a winner!
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There are many reasons why you may need to sell your home quickly: a sudden job relocation; a change in family situation; or perhaps an opportunity to purchase a new home that you just can’t pass up. Whatever the reason, this strategy will help when you need to sell fast.
 
It’s called the “3Up” strategy.
•Fix it up.
•Clean it up.
•Spruce it up.
 
First, you need to fix it up. That simply means getting things repaired around your property, such as a broken floor tile in the kitchen or a sticking patio door that’s difficult to open and close. Maintenance issues like these distract buyers from the appealing qualities of your home. Fortunately, repairs can usually be done quickly.
 
Second, clean it up. Obviously, when your home is clean and tidy it’s going to look its best. You also want to eliminate as much clutter as possible. You don’t need to make every room look like a magazine cover — but that’s a good attitude to have when prepping your home for a quick sale!
 
Finally, spruce it up. That means making any quick improvements that are going to make your home even more appealing. It might mean replacing the kitchen counters or giving the main rooms a fresh coat of paint. Of course, the number one strategy for getting that SOLD sign on your front yard is to select a great REALTOR®.
 
Looking for a great REALTOR®? Call today.
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I have sold a property at 208 33688 King in Abbotsford.
Beautiful 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom condo in the centrally located complex of College Park Place. Stylish and spacious, this 924 sq ft condo features an open concept kitchen with adjacent eating area, large laundry room w/ shelving and highefficiency washer/dryer, newer tile and laminate flooring, updated main washroom, and large covered patio to enjoy those morning coffees on. Large living room with natural gas fireplace. 2 parking spaces, including one underground, and lots of visitor parking. Quick access to the highway, UFV, shopping, dining- the works! This condo has been kept in tip top shape - don't miss out on this gem!
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I have sold a property at 2520 Tulip in Abbotsford.
Custom built massive home on large private lot sorrounmded with tall cedar hedge and beautiful flowered garden and grass to play on. Open Kitchen and Family Room . Enclosed solarium flows off the family room making it a spacious living area, large 20x13 balcony off kitchen for those summer BBQ's. Skylight in main bathroom & 3pc ensuite, 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 gas fireplaces, A legal suite for great revenue or the extended family. Large living and dining. Lots of parking on driveway with a double garage plus a workshop. Lots of room for parking plus RV. Central location. Walk to all major shopping, gym, schools, transit, Mill Lake park, MSA Arena and more.
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I have sold a property at 301 33318 BOURQUIN CRES in Abbotsford.
NATURE'S GATE - The name says it all, a gated complex located at the edge of Ravine Park for a peaceful and relaxing place to call home. This 1 bedroom has an open plan and high ceilings and would be the perfect suite for first time buyers. There is extra storage, 2 guest suites and recreation room. All appliances are included, just move in. The central location puts you close to Mill Lake, all major shopping and the bus line. Sorry no rentals, 1 dog or cat allowed. Total monthly payments of $873 with 10% downpayment. After 5 years you would have paid off over $20,000 of the mortgage. That's over $330/month back to you!
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I have listed a new property at 34 3902 LATIMER ST in Abbotsford.
COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES - This is a great family townhouse complex located in East Abbotsford. Very handy access to the Mission Highway and into Abbotsford. Located in an upscale neighborhood with a park nearby, within walking distance of Robert Bateman and Clayburn Schools and a short bike ride to Historic Clayburn Village. There are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, den and a huge garage. Outside is easy parking for 2 cars. All ages and pets are welcome here and there are no rentals. This is a winner!
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I have sold a property at 43 33922 KING RD in Abbotsford.
KINGSVIEW ESTATES -End unit, rancher style townhouse with a full finished basement. Very well maintained complex that is gated for added security. Single garage plus parking for another car at your front door. This unit has been extensivelyupdated with a huge ensuite with a jetted tub & shower, new High Efficiency furnace & A/C, wet bar, laminate flooring, skylight in the dining room and 30' of kitchen counters & cabinets. Very clean and freshly painted makes this a move in ready home for those 45+.
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Do you have a renovation project in mind–and wonder how much value it will add to your home? Remodeling Magazine recently did a study of renovation projects, comparing costs to added value. Here are some of the results:
 
Replacing a main entry door has a return on investment of over 95%. After all, the entrance to a home is one of the first things a prospective buyer notices.
 
Adding a new deck also adds a lot of value. Depending on the materials used, you can expect to get back three-quarters of the money invested.
 
Another high-payback project is the garage door. This once again
demonstrates the importance of a home’s “curb appeal.” If you’re tackling a big project, such as a basement renovation, you’ll be
glad to know that, according to the study, a project like this adds a lot of value.
 
Finally, minor improvements to bathrooms and kitchens–such as adding new countertops or cupboards, can also be good investments that mostly pay back when you sell your home. Of course, these figures are averages and can vary widely depending on
location, type of property, and other factors.
 
Need help determining how a particular home improvement might impact the selling price? Call today.
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