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5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break

5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break
The problem with cutting corners is that 50% of the time it works while the remaining half makes up for all that time and money you saved and then some (plus the added bonus of the frustration and self-loathing that come with not doing it right the first time). (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 6284 GREENSIDE DR W in Surrey.
End Unit - This is the nicest home in Greenside. Rancher - no wasted space with stairs. Beautiful well looked after, renovated townhouse. As you walk into this lovely home you will love the open vaulted ceiling and great room plan. Stainless Steel appliances, New Washer, Dryer, Hot Water tank. Master bedroom is a great size too. Corner unit with a huge, southern exposure yard and a lovely patio. Nothing to do but move right into. Situated close to transit, schools and shopping.
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 15681 78A AVE in Surrey.
Lovingly maintained & updated 4BR 2.5BTH backing onto a greenbelt. Welcoming you into this cozy Fleetwood home are broad windows illuminating the main floor. Bright kitchen features a tiled back splash, granite counter tops, ample storage & a generous island. Expansive, fully fenced, private backyard is idyllic beneath towering trees - perfect for entertaining on the extended deck. Sizable rec room & bedrooms finish the second level with a master featuring a large en suite & separate his & hers closets. Roof was replaced in 2015; exterior paint done in 2017. Situated in a friendly culdesac, you’ll be steps to schools, bus stops, parks & a few short blocks to shopping, grocery, restaurants & major routes.
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 305 15338 18 AVE in Surrey.
Prepare to fall in LOVE! This massive 1164 SQFT 2 bed/2 bath TOP FLOOR "Parkview Gardens" condo has been thoughtfully re-envisioned and COMPLETELY RENOVATED with timeless sophistication and livability in mind. OPEN CONCEPT living space, enlarged master ensuite & in-suite storage all remodeled with permits & highest quality materials make this home feel more like a house than a condo. Gorgeous CHEF'S KITCHEN features quartz counters & S/S Electrolux induction range, wall oven & matching upright fridge & freezer. Large southern exposed windows & SKYLIGHT provides great natural light & the gas fireplace will keep you cozy through the winter. Fantastic quiet location opp. park yet close to everything. 2 UNDERGROUND parking. 14+ Age.
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How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps

How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps
From a technical standpoint, there's nothing particularly difficult about building stairs for a deck, porch or shed. Anyone with basic carpentry skills can make the necessary cuts and assemble the parts. And yet, stair building is arguably the most challenging task do-it-yourselfers will ever attempt. (popularmechanics.com) > Read More
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How to Organize Your Refrigerator (Because It's Gross)

How to Organize Your Refrigerator (Because It's Gross)
If you're finding that you have to rummage endlessly for that bottle of rose or never lay your eyes on fruit until it's too far gone, then read on. These refrigerator organization tips will help you find your food faster-as well as waste less and maybe even eat more healthfully, too. (Realtor.com) > Read More
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DIY Pathways and Patios

DIY Pathways and Patios
A long-lasting patio is a lot like a smooth paint job - it's all about the prep work. Rush to put pavers down on a faulty base, and it might take only a few seasons for the stones to shift and become a tripping hazard. (thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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How to Clean a Fireplace

How to Clean a Fireplace
The best feature in your home during the winter months (that cozy fireplace of yours) is likely the worst to clean. After hours of scrubbing, you could find that you haven't even put a dent in it. For next time, try this simple cleaning trick that uses household items. No special cleaners, just elbow grease! > Read More
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 1405 3170 GLADWIN RD in Abbotsford.
REGENCY TOWERS! 1081 sq. ft (plus enclosed balcony - not included in SF)! 2 Bedrooms! 2 Baths! This is the unit you've been waiting for! Wall to wall surround windows showcase SPECTACULAR Mount Baker View and VIEWS to south, east & west! WOW! Meticulously cared for! Newer cabinets and fixutres in bathrooms! Newer Appliances ! Kitchen has a breakfast nook and is OPEN to Dining and Living - making it PERFECT for entertaining! Master Bedroom with full Ensuite and Walk-in Closet! 2nd Bedroom makes great Guest Room! Bonus enclosed Sunroom gives an extra 110SF of living space! Situated in an incredible complex with State of the Art amenities! 3 Guest Suites, indoor pool - Party Room, Workshop - the list is endless! What are you waiting for! You will so LOVE IT!!
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The #1 Thing You Can Do to Save Money on a Home (That Half of Buyers Don't Do)

The #1 Thing You Can Do to Save Money on a Home (That Half of Buyers Don't Do)
There's so much to think about when buying a place of your own. From the house-hunting process itself to the price negotiations to the inspection, it's almost instinctive to cut corners and take shortcuts wherever you can. But there's one place where a little extra effort in your house hunt could pay off in major dollars. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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How to Build a Fire Pit in Your Backyard

How to Build a Fire Pit in Your Backyard
With this masonry fire pit plan, you can skip the concrete and mortar. Instead, use that time to build our rustic log benches. You'll be sitting around a fire on a cool evening before you know it. (popularmechanics.com) > Read More
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7 Photos of DIY'd Garages That Will Make You Say

7 Photos of DIY'd Garages That Will Make You Say "OMG!"
Your garage can be a place to stash everything from tools to seasonal decor without feeling - and looking - like a dumping ground. Follow these seven simple guiding principles to transform it into an organized, attractive, and even inspiring space. (houselogic.com) > Read More
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Fierce Negotiating Tactics for a First-Time Buyer

Fierce Negotiating Tactics for a First-Time Buyer
Just because it's your first time buying a home doesn't have to mean you go into negotiations completely clueless. While the whole process may be new to you, there's actually some benefits to having it be your first time around. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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What Not to Do as a New Homeowner

What Not to Do as a New Homeowner
You've finally settled into your new home. You're hanging pictures and pinning ideas for your favorite bath. But in all your excitement, are you missing something? Now that you're a bonafide homeowner are there things you should know that you don't? (houselogic.com) > Read More
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7 Things You Should Never Clean with Vinegar

7 Things You Should Never Clean with Vinegar
When it comes to household cleaning, most people have a jug of distilled white vinegar in their arsenal. It's cheap, biodegradable, environmentally-friendly, kills mold and bacteria, and does a pretty good job of removing stains, cleaning glass, and eliminating odors. (HouseTipster) > Read More
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 1405 3170 GLADWIN RD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, September 29, 2018 3:00PM - 4:30PM
REGENCY TOWNERS! 1191 sq. ft (including 110SF in enclosed balcony)! 2 Bedrooms! 2 Baths! This is the unit you've been waiting for! Wall to wall surround windows showcase SPECTACULAR Mount Baker View and VIEWS to south, east & west! WOW! Meticulously cared for! Newer cabinets and fixutres in bathrooms! Newer Appliances ! Kitchen has a breakfast nook and is OPEN to Dining and Living - making it PERFECT for entertaining! Master Bedroom with full Ensuite and Walk-in Closet! 2nd Bedroom makes great Guest Room! Bonus enclosed Sunroom gives an extra 110SF of living space! Situated in an incredible complex with State of the Art amenities! 3 Guest Suites, indoor pool - Party Room, Workshop - the list is endless! What are you waiting for! You will so LOVE IT!!
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10 Amazing Bucket List Adventures In Canada

10 Amazing Bucket List Adventures In Canada
No matter what your preference, Canada offers a variety of adventures tailored for you. Whether it's out on the water, climbing up a mountain or harnessed off the edge of a tower, you're sure to find something you'll love! (mintnotion.com) > Read More
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You have made it to the Thanksgiving Turkey Photo.   Of course, it's a Bella photo!!


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Here’s how to enter:
The Question relating to our Thanksgiving Photo is:


What is Bella’s new Job?


– and — for a Bonus Entry:


Where Is she working?


Email your answer to

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We will DRAW TWO WINNERS on WEDS. Oct 3RD.

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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 2203 WILLOUGHBY WAY in Langley.
LANGLEY MEADOWS! Updated 5 bedroom Basement home! 2650 sq.ft! Fabulous OPEN plan Kitchen/Great Room plus Bonus separate Living Room with Gas fireplace! Lovely White Kitchen with Huge Island, Spacious Pantry and Skylight! WOW! Open to Dining & Great Room - making it perfect for entertaining! Great Room and Kitchen boast lovely laminate floors! Walk out from Great Room to Deck overlooking the private yard and patio! 3 Bedrooms UP including Master with 3 pce ensuite! BASEMENT is fully finished including 2 bedrooms and a spacious Rec Room with Gas Fireplace! Great Hobby area with cabinetry - could easily be suited! Separate Entrance! Spacious Laundry! Shows "Pride of Ownership"! Don't Miss It! You'll LOVE IT!!
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 6538 192A ST in Surrey.
INCREDIBLE Home! Meticulously cared for TOP to Bottom! 2218 Sq.ft! Open Plan Living and Dining Room! Large Picture Windows! Great Room is Open to to Kitchen and Dining - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Kitchen boasts Granite Counters, and an Over-Sized Island! Spacious Master with Walk-In Closet and luxurious renovated Ensuite with Walk-in Shower! 3 Bedrooms UP! Basement is professionally finished and has spacious "L-shaped" Recreation Room a brand new 4 pce Shower! Separate Entrance! Impeccable cared for inside & out! Walking distance to schools, park, shopping! Don't Miss It! You'll LOVE IT! OPEN: SUN SEPT 9 from 2 - 4 PM!!
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 46412 RANCHERO DR in Chilliwack.
Open House on Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM Don't Miss It!
Open Plan Living and Dining Room with Gas Fireplace and Vaulted Ceilings! Kitchen with walk-out to Deck with Mountain View! Spacious Master with 3 pce Ensuite and Walk-in closet!l 3 bedrooms up! Basement has finished Den/Office at entrance PLUS 2 more finished bedrooms! The rest of basement has some drywall done (needs ceiling and taping) and awaits your finishing touches! R/I bath! WALK out to the yard and SHOP!! This is a car enthusiasts' DREAM! Wired Shop with High Ceilings! RV parking! The list goes ON and ON!! Don't miss this RARE FIND!
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8 Exterior Design Trends That You May Not Know About [Infographic]

8 Exterior Design Trends That You May Not Know About [Infographic]
When most people think of design, they tend to think of the interior and neglect the exterior.But the reality is that the exterior of a home is just as important as the interior because many buyers associate the condition of the exterior and landscape with the interior. (Lawn Starter) > Read More
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 2203 WILLOUGHBY WAY in Langley.
LANGLEY MEADOWS! Updated 5 bedroom Basement home! 2650 sq.ft! Fabulous OPEN plan Kitchen/Great Room plus Bonus separate Living Room with Gas fireplace! Lovely White Kitchen with Huge Island, Spacious Pantry and Skylight! WOW! Open to Dining & Great Room - making it perfect for entertaining! Great Room and Kitchen boast lovely laminate floors! Walk out from Great Room to Deck overlooking the private yard and patio! 3 Bedrooms UP including Master with 3 pce ensuite! BASEMENT is fully finished including 2 bedrooms and a spacious Rec Room with Gas Fireplace! Great Hobby area with cabinetry - could easily be suited! Separate Entrance! Spacious Laundry! Shows "Pride of Ownership"! Don't Miss It! You'll LOVE IT!!
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 2203 WILLOUGHBY WAY in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, September 16, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM Great House! Don't Miss It!
LANGLEY MEADOWS! Updated 5 bedroom Basement home! 2650 sq.ft! Fabulous OPEN plan Kitchen/Great Room plus Bonus separate Living Room with Gas fireplace! Lovely White Kitchen with Huge Island, Spacious Pantry and Skylight! WOW! Open to Dining & Great Room - making it perfect for entertaining! Great Room and Kitchen boast lovely laminate floors! Walk out from Great Room to Deck overlooking the private yard and patio! 3 Bedrooms UP including Master with 3 pce ensuite! BASEMENT is fully finished including 2 bedrooms and a spacious Rec Room with Gas Fireplace! Great Hobby area with cabinetry - could easily be suited! Separate Entrance! Spacious Laundry! Shows "Pride of Ownership"! Don't Miss It! You'll LOVE IT!!
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 46412 RANCHERO DR in Chilliwack.
RANCHVIEW ESTATES! Don't Miss this Great 2117 sq. ft. Basement Home on fabulous South backing lot! It has a "dream" 30' x 24' garage/workshop! Parking for 10 including RV parking! Spacious Open Plan Living and Dining Room with Gas Fireplace! Lovely Kitchen with walk-out to Deck and yard! Spacious Master with 3 pce Ensuite! Total 3 bedrooms up! Basement has finished Den/Office at entrance! PLUS 2 more finished bedrooms! The rest of the basement is mostly drywalled (except ceiling) and awaiting your finishing touches! There's a separate entrance to YARD/patio and a Rough-in bathroom! The ideas are endless! Don't miss this RARE FIND!
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 6538 192A ST in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, September 9, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM Don't Miss it !
INCREDIBLE Home! Meticulously cared for TOP to Bottom! 2218 Sq.ft! Open Plan Living and Dining Room! Large Picture Windows! Great Room is Open to to Kitchen and Dining - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Kitchen boasts Granite Counters, and an Over-Sized Island! Spacious Master with Walk-In Closet and luxurious renovated Ensuite with Walk-in Shower! 3 Bedrooms UP! Basement is professionally finished and has spacious "L-shaped" Recreation Room a brand new 4 pce Shower! Separate Entrance! Impeccable cared for inside & out! Walking distance to schools, park, shopping! Don't Miss It! You'll LOVE IT! OPEN: SUN SEPT 9 from 2 - 4 PM!!
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How to Clean Your Electric Stovetop

How to Clean Your Electric Stovetop
Smooth-top electric stoves are often touted in store showrooms as being easy to clean, but as you have probably already discovered after buying one, that isn't exactly true. Even a little bit of water boiling over a pot can create stains on your stovetop. (HouseTipster) > Read More
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