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5 Items to Evaluate when Viewing a House
When you go to view a house, with an eye to potentially buying it, you need to consider more than just the superficial look of it. Here are a couple of key items you should evaluate to determine if any particular house would suit your needs.
 

Outdoor access

How do you get to the outside spaces? In particular, how do you access the backyard? If you don't use your outside space very often, then access may not be an issue, but if you have pets or kids, you should consider how you get to the spaces...
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8 Low-Cost Curb Appeal Updates To Do Today
You only get one chance to make a first impression, and the curb appeal of your house is one way potential buyers assess your house. Does your house scream "buy me, I'm the star of the neighbourhood", or is it saying something a little less appealing? 
 
If your house doesn't have it's best spring dress on, try implementing some of the following simple, low-cost improvements. It can make a huge difference in the first impression your house gives off.
 

1. Trim your shrubs and trees....

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10 Tips to Prepare for a Home Inspection
Having a home inspection is an important, and sometimes nerve wracking, part of selling your house. While the outcome of the inspection may be out of your hands, you can make it easier to have the inspection done by doing a little preparation.
 
1. Ensure all electrical panels and sub panels are accessible. Move anything that may be blocking them, such as cabinets, shelving, or boxes. 
 
2. Ensure your hot water tank, and furnace are accessible. Since these are often located in storage...
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8 Easy House Updates To Do Before You Sell
Remodeling your house before you sell is rarely a reasonable option, nor does it usually pay off. Instead, give your house a cosmetic makeover by completing these simple and easy updates:

Make it brighter.

Good lighting is something every buyer wants. Remove your curtains, or replace them with sheers. Clean the windows. Replace lightbulbs. Add extra lamps if there are any areas that seem a bit dim. Trim any bushes outside your windows.

Complete simple kitchen updates.

Kitchens sell homes. Update the...

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4 Reasons to Sell Your House in Winter
 
Spring is traditionally the time that most people put their houses on the market, but if you're ready to sell now during the winter months, you shouldn't wait until spring. Why? Here are a few good reasons why you should jump on listing now:
 

Less Competition

Everyone thinks they should sell in the spring, and that means a lot more competition. Buyers have a lot more options, and so can be pickier about what they choose, and how much they pay. If they can choose from 10-12 houses in their...
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Adult oriented homes that are finished to the highest standard and offer spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia.


Choose from 3 floor plans , 1575 sq ft to 1650 sq ft .

Features include custom kitchens with quartz countertops , fireplace , heat pump , in floor heating in your ensuite bath , walk-in closet , large private patios and decks. All units include full set of stainless steel Whirlpool appliances.


We are in the construction phase now so take the opportunity to choose your own finishes and...

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Do you realize it's been quite some time since you've moved into your new home?

It's amazing how quickly time flies!

 

By this point, you've probably had some friends and family members over to visit. I'm sure most of them are as impressed with the property as you were when you first saw it. You should be very proud of your new home. You made a great choice!

 

And speaking of friends and family, there are probably some who are considering buying or selling a home sometime in the near...

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Most of us have always believed that spring is the best time

to buy a new home...

Here are a few brilliant reasons that I have come up with that lead me to believe that it is actually in fact Fall, that is prime real estate season!


Have you ever been a buyer? How do you spent your down time after the kids are bathed and in bed? Me?.. I pour myself a glass of wine and open my laptop. Now is my unwinding time, time to catch up, read the news, check out my favorite sports team scores... and look...

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Have you ever watched those TV shows where some

lucky homeowner gets a room redecorated by a

professional? To have something similar done in your

own home you would have to make a serious

investment, or become a TV show guest! 


However, there are ways to re-decorate a room and

make it look great – even spectacular – on a budget.
Say, for example, you want a living room makeover.  

If your sofa is worn you can buy a fitted sofa cover

that will...

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When you see a new home you like on the market, it's easy to get distracted
by all the features you love – the wrap-around backyard deck or the
spacious rec room with plenty of space for entertaining. You just need to
make sure that in all that excitement you don’t overlook any expensive
maintenance issues that could be just around the corner.
Nothing lasts forever. The major components of every home – from the
furnace to the roof shingles – need to be replaced eventually....

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