Thomas & Wanda

"Mr. & Mrs. Fraser Valley"

We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 20915 71A AVE in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BE SURE THIS IN ON YOUR LIST! This is an Awesome Home! Great Room design with stunning windows and lovely brick Fireplace! Incredible Kitchen with granite counters, oversized Island plus corner walk in pantry! WOW! The Eat In Area is open to Great Room -- making it perfect for entertaining! Walk out from the Eat In Area to a great partly covered deck & private fenced yard backing a Green-Way! PLUS Formal Den (or extra Family Room up) with vaulted ceilings! Spacious Master with 5pc Ensuite, Vaulted ceilings & walk-in Closet! 3 more good sized Bdrms! Downstairs - the drywall, plumbing, electrics & incredible 4 pce bath is all finished! Roughed in for 2bdrm suite with a gourmet chef's kitchen plus separate laundry! Top notch finishing in basement including foam insulation & extra soundproofing! BE FAST! Awaiting your finishing touches! 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 215 19835 64TH AVE in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, March 1, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WILLOWBROOK GATE! Don't Miss this AWESOME 2 Bedroom Condo in the "heart" of all of action! OPEN PLAN Living/Dining Room with lovely corner Gas Fireplace and Walk-out to Balcony! Dining is open to Living - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Open plan Kitchen with spacious Eat-in Area! Good sized Master Bedroom with brand new renovated Ensuite with incredible walk-in shower! 2nd Bedroom is also a good size! The Main Bath is also completely renovated! New Carpets in Bedrooms & Lovely laminate floors through main areas! In-Suite Laundry! Situated on a great complex with brand new roof! plus RV Parking! Walking distance to Willowbrook Mall, recreation, schools, parks & more! BE FAST ON THIS ONE! 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 32278 ROGERS AVE in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, February 28, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This "Fairfield Estates" Home is A MUST SEE! 2402 sq.ft! Stunning Living Room with Lovely Vaulted Ceilings & Spacious Picture Window! Open to Formal Dining Room - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Spacious Kitchen with walk out to New Oversized Sundeck & Private Yard! Open Plan Family Room with Fireplace! Bonus Main Floor Den on Main! WOW!! Upstairs: Master Bedroom boasts 4 pce Ensuite with corner soaker tub & Separate Shower! 2 more good sized bedrooms & HUGE Games Room Up! WOW! This is an INCREDIBLE Family Home! Numerous Updates include Newer Roof (4yrs), Newer Deck (2yrs)! Lovely "REAL" Maple Hardwood in Living/Dining/Hall & Family Room! Parking for all of your "TOYS" including RV! This is a MUST SEE! BE FAST ON THIS ONE! You'll LOVE IT!
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 32278 ROGERS AVE in Abbotsford.
This "Fairfield Estates" Home is A MUST SEE! 2402 sq.ft! Stunning Living Room with Lovely Vaulted Ceilings & Spacious Picture Window! Open to Formal Dining Room - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Spacious Kitchen with walk out to New Oversized Sundeck & Private Yard! Open Plan Family Room with Fireplace! Bonus Main Floor Den on Main! WOW!! Upstairs: Master Bedroom boasts 4 pce Ensuite with corner soaker tub & Separate Shower! 2 more good sized bedrooms & HUGE Games Room Up! WOW! This is an INCREDIBLE Family Home! Numerous Updates include Newer Roof (4yrs), Newer Deck (2yrs)! Lovely "REAL" Maple Hardwood in Living/Dining/Hall & Family Room! Parking for all of your "TOYS" including RV! This is a MUST SEE! BE FAST ON THIS ONE! You'll LOVE IT!
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We all know hot water is a necessity. Most of us have water heaters at home and do not give it a second thought, we just assume we will have hot water on a daily basis until... You are standing in the shower and the water goes cold because someone in the other part of the house decides to turn on the water- maybe trying to get the dishes done after dinner. Or we get ready for that therapeutic evening bubble bath so we can unwind and there is no hot water. If this sounds familiar it may be time to consider a tankless hot water system.

Let's discuss the advantages of replacing your old hot water tank with a Tankless water heater. Have you found yourself scratching your head when the electric bill comes? Most of us have. Depending on your household size and use, your conventional hot water tank can drive your electric bills through the roof.

Did you know that most conventional heaters make up for almost 20% of your household energy consumption? Think about this for a moment. 20% is a lot of consumption when you begin thinking about the different household items that make up your electric bill...clothes dryers, stoves, heat, washing machines, lights, hair dryers and the list goes on. So when you think about it, 20% for the use of hot water is quite a bit of your electric bill. This is why if you are a conservationist or a home owner that simply wants to save money and enjoy effective water heating, consider switching to a different system. It may be time to try using a tankless water heater.

With electric bills soaring and people becoming more eco- friendly, many are now considering installing a tankless water system. The advantages to having a tankless system may outweigh the disadvantages. Let's review some of the reasons why installing a tankless heater could be very beneficial:

Tankless hot water heaters are energy efficient. You can cut your heating cost to up to 30%. Tankless systems work differently from conventional water heaters. With a Tankless water system the water is heated only when it is needed. When you turn on the faucet, that is when the Tankless heating system kicks in and the water is heated (using a heating element). This kind of system is also called "Instantaneous" or "On Demand. "

With tankless water heaters there is a constant flow of hot water, so this allows everyone in your home to have hot water at the same time- no more being deprived of hot water in your home! It does not matter if two or more faucets are running at the same time. But be sure to speak to a professional plumber so they can advise you on what you may need to properly supply your entire house or what your options are regarding installing two or more of this type of system to meet larger instantaneous hot water demands.

You should know that tankless water heaters are considered safer because the system does not store water that can be a breeding ground for bacteria such as Legionella. Keeping the water temperature at an appropriate level is important to prevent these types of bacteria from thriving.

Preventive maintenance is still periodic- the same as a conventional heater - but the cost is less. Perhaps one of the best advantages of a tankess water system is that if you do what the manufacturer requires, it can potentially last up to 20 years and still maintain its efficiency.

by: Trish 
http://www.articlecity.com/articles/home_improvement/article_7339.shtml
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Here is the basic, honest, truth: most of the people get into Internet Marketing because they are convinced it is an easy way to earn quick money. Their approach is to make a fast website, put up some advertising and a few affiliate links and then sit back and watch while they earn real cash. There are a large amount of individuals who do this and also earn lots of money on the internet. But what if you want more than some extra or even quick cash (quick cash, naturally being a misnomer)? Can Internet Marketing really be leveraged to produce a worthwhile and long term career?

The quick and dirty answer is that yes, you are able to make Internet Marketing your long term and sustainable career. You only need to take on the project properly. The procedures and programs you use to build something to earn fast money are not all that different than the methods and systems you will use to build long term profits. So what would you do if you need to develop a sustainable career on the internet?

It is very important that the first thing you do, in order to earn long term money online, is accept the fact that you are going to have to do real work. You will have to do actual and real work on a daily basis and you will have days when you feel fantastic about what you do and days when you wish you could find something else to take on. This causes it to be just about like every other occupation that is out there. If you want to produce lasting cash flow by working lots right now and not at all later on then you are going to be in for a rude awakening in a little while. So be ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work.

There are a few ventures that lend themselves much better to a long term career than others will. Affiliate marketing, to use one example, is a great task for someone who wants to earn money on a part time basis or to supplement your already existent income. Is it truly possible to earn a full time income in this manner? You could if you pick out only the right products and then work like crazy to promote them. A far better approach, nevertheless, is to create your own products or websites and then promote those. This gives you full control over the projects you take on and how you accomplish them. And you will end up more likely to stick with it in the long run. If you want to give a service on the web this works much the same way. Writers, for example, need to create websites for themselves and create portfolios that they can point to as examples of their work.

Finally, perhaps the most significant thing that you need to recognize is that, when you want to build a long term and reliable income on the internet, you need to truly dedicate yourself to your task. You might have fun and feel rewarded by your efforts but first you should tell yourself "yes, I really want to do this." Making a half hearted effort is not about to get you anywhere.

by: Tanaka Ara

http://www.articlecity.com/articles/marketing/article_6729.shtml
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 21082 83B AVE in Langley.
Exceptional home built by Monaco Estates! On a quiet street w/a lavishly landscaped private back yard &sunny south exposure! Enter through a grand 8' front door to a bright open great room plan w/10' ceilings throughout the main floor! Relax on the front covered patio & entertain on the huge rear covered deck! Enjoy genuine maple hardwood floors, extensive millwork, gourmet maple kitchen w/granite counters, stainless appliances, large island, built-in style fridge/freezer & gas stove. 4 beds up; master suite w/double doors, vaulted ceilings, & dream ensuite! Bright open bsmt w/wet bar-designed for family fun & entertaining! Easy 2 bdrm. Enjoy central air-conditioning, heat pump, mountain views & 93% efficient furnace. Great value!
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(NC) You have completed school, landed a good job, and are looking to move out of the family nest. Or perhaps you are recently married, have bought your first home, and are now expecting a baby. Or maybe you are starting to think about your retirement plans. Whatever life stage you are at or whatever goal you are aiming to achieve, have you mapped out a financial plan to help you get to where you want to go?

November is Financial Literacy Month in Canada, an opportune time for people of all ages to improve their financial know-how to help plan for life's major milestones, like these:

• The options when buying your first home can be overwhelming, but knowing what you need and want in a mortgage, shopping around, getting pre-approved and making the right decisions according to your needs are just some of the steps detailed in the Owning a Home life event from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC).

• If you are expecting, the cost of diapers, clothing, baby equipment, and child care can really add up. FCAC's Having Children life event and budget calculator can help you draw up a plan to financially prepare for a baby and ease the strain on your family budget.

• Whether we retire early or work well into our senior years, we all want to know that we will have enough money to retire comfortably. Early and careful planning is key. How much money will you need? What sources of income will you have? The agency's Planning Your Retirement life event offers tips and advice on these questions that you can use when planning your retirement.

All FCAC's life events, resources and information about financial literacy month are available at itpaystoknow.gc.ca/flm.

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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 20915 71A AVE in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BE SURE THIS IN ON YOUR LIST! This is an Awesome Home! Great Room design with stunning windows and lovely brick Fireplace! Incredible Kitchen with granite counters, oversized Island plus corner walk in pantry! WOW! The Eat In Area is open to Great Room -- making it perfect for entertaining! Walk out from the Eat In Area to a great partly covered deck & private fenced yard backing a Green-Way! PLUS Formal Den (or extra Family Room up) with vaulted ceilings! Spacious Master with 5pc Ensuite, Vaulted ceilings & walk-in Closet! 3 more good sized Bdrms! Downstairs - the drywall, plumbing, electrics & incredible 4 pce bath is all finished! Roughed in for 2bdrm suite with a gourmet chef's kitchen plus separate laundry! Top notch finishing in basement including foam insulation & extra soundproofing! BE FAST! Awaiting your finishing touches! You'll LOVE IT!
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 22081 LAKE COUNTRY DR in Hope.
Another quality build by Kellton Construction. This 1340 sq.ft. rancher with walk-out basement has everything your looking for. High end flooring, custom kitchen, 2 x 6 construction, home warranty, designer colours, open floor plan, master bedroom on main as well as den and second bedroom, full unfinished basement ready for your ideas, prime location, picturesque views and much more. Just steps from beautiful Kawkawa Lake. Plenty of family sized space but also an ideal retirement home for the active retiree. Act now and pick your own colours, flooring, siding and cabinets.
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(NC)-Are you looking for a fun, surprising way to get together with friends this weekend? Invite them over for a 'beer-and-cheese' tasting party, a refreshing change from the old wine-and-cheese.
 

As the host, here are a few tips to keep in mind for this new and tantalizing event:
 

• Strive to match the flavor intensities;
 

• Cheese intensity is usually measured by firmness while beer intensity is generally measured by color (darker beers = more flavor intensity);
 

• Look for opportunities to contrast (salty and sweet); complement (lighter beers with lighter flavored cheeses); or cut (the carbonation and bitterness in beer are natural palate cleansers).
 

Discover a new world of flavors by mixing and matching on your own. To help you get started, here are some pairing suggestions:
 

• Asiago & Rickard's Dark

• Ricotta & Corona Extra

• Provolone & Coors Light

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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 21081 80TH AVE in Langley.
No strata fees! These charming row homes are located in desirable York center. These homes are within walking distance to Willoughby elementary and the new Willoughby town Centre. These homes feature a nice floor plan with a nice flowingmain floor which also includes a powder room. There are 3 nice size bedrooms upstairs with a full size washroom. The master boasts a big walk-in closet and an ensuite. Downstairs you will find more good size bedrooms and a rec room. These homes are perfect for the first time buyer. Hurry these homes won't last long!
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(NC)-Tacos make a quick meal or great snacks.In this recipe grated vegetables replace the beef so it is a great way to increase vegetable consumption for your family. However, if desired, add beef as directed in the variation for Taco Salad.
 

Preparation Time: 15 minutes CookingTime: 8 minutes
 

2 tbsp olive oil 25 mL

 

1 medium onion, finely chopped 1
 

1 large carrot, peeled and grated 1
 

1 medium zucchini, grated 1
 

1 lb sliced Mushrooms 500 g
 

1 (35g) envelope reduced salt taco seasoning mix 1
 

¼ cup water 50 mL

 

12 taco shells, warmed 12
 

4 romaine or iceberg lettuce leaves, thinly sliced 4
 

Garnish: finely diced tomato (optional)
 

Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and mushrooms; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add carrot, zucchini, taco seasoning mix and water, cook and stir to mix well. Lower heat to medium, cover and cook about 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Uncover and bring to boil until juices evaporate. To serve, place about ¼ cup (50 mL) filling in each taco shell and top with lettuce and garnish if desired with tomato. Serve with guacamole if desired.
 

Makes 12 tacos
 

Tips: To save time, buy pre-sliced mushrooms and grate carrot and zucchini in food processor. To warm taco shells separate and place the shells onto a baking tray and heat in 350ºF (180º) for 10 minutes or until hot.
 

Variation:Taco Salad: Reduce oil to 1 tbsp (15 mL); add ½ lb (250 g) lean ground beef with onion and cook, stirring often until beef is browned; then add mushrooms, carrot and zucchini and continue as directed above. Serve hot mixture over salad greens; top with sour cream and chopped green onions. Garnish plate with tomato wedges and taco chips.
 

For more delicious recipe ideas visit Mushrooms Canada at www.mushrooms.ca.
 

Attention editors: These articles are for distribution in Ontario only.

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