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Please visit our Open House at 35794 WESTVIEW BLVD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, March 1, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The unobstructed, panoramic views will take your breath away! Gorgeous family home in the exclusive "Highlands" with a legal 1 bdrm suite with a den & a laundry room that rents for $800/mo. The main floor boasts 3 large bdrms & 2 bathrooms.The bright, open concept kitchen & dining area are were designed for watching the kids play in the spacious, fully fenced back yard. Take in the beautiful views of the Fraser & N. Shore Mtn's from the covered patio out back & from the large front deck. Beautiful finishing throughout with tile backsplash that compliments the dark walnut cabinets & S/S appliances, ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen/baths/entry, as well as in the suite. Beautifully kept & maintained inside & out!
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With the average home selling for more than $550,000 in the Fraser Valley, buying and selling real estate is a serious business where a single mistake can cost you thousands of dollars.Those mistakes can include hiring the wrong real estate agent, so it pays to listen to the experts before you sign on the dotted line.

 

The leaders of the two major real estate boards covering southwestern B.C. recently offered some tips on how to choose the right agent - whether you are buying or selling a home."You really want to know what experience the realtor has before you engage them," said Sandra Wyant, president of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. "If you are looking to purchase

you want to be looking for an expert in that area." Wyant says friends and family can be a real help in choosing a realtor."They will be very honest about their experience with a realtor. And ask the realtor for references, as well. "If you are new to Metro Vancouver or don't have friends or relatives to ask, both boards offered ways to size up an agent you are considering."If you have open houses in the area you are seeking to buy or sell in,you can pop into the open house and interview the realtor who is doing those open houses," Wyant said. "During the interview, you might ask the realtor how many transactions they handled in the past year so you can get a good sense of their experience in the business."

 

Ray Werger, president-elect of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, said the Internet has great tools, such as LinkedIn or Google or realtor.ca, for checking out realtors."I would want to know if they are a well-rounded person and what kind of person are they outside of the 'business veneer'," he said. "Do they work in the community? Do they have their own website and what sort of marketing do they do and what sort of price range do they work in?" Both Wyant and Werger put a high premium on communication and listening skills when sizing up a realtor."Do they listen well to the questions you are asking or are they selfa bsorbed and pumping themselves up?" Werger asked. Wyant also stressed that good realtors "put your needs above their own," something that should become obvious during an interview.

 

People buying or selling a home should also make sure the realtor will meet their expectations about how often they communicate with them. Ron Todson, who is the Fraser Valley board's current president, said that when he was active in real estate sales, some clients wanted to hear from him every few days, while others only wanted to hear when they had an offer on their home or when he had a home to show them. Todson said he had a set system of communicating any offers or other activity to the client every Thursday and would meet the client once a month. Regardless of your communications needs, the most important thing is to make sure you are comfortable with your realtor and that the relationship is a good fit, he said. ©

 

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Please visit our Open House at 42 35626 MCKEE RD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Exclusive Ledgeview Villas! Luxurious, high end townhome w/ over 2000 sq ft of living space. Exquisite finishing touches throughout with crown moulding, granite, S/S appliances, hardwood, heated tile & 10' ceilings on the main as well as the theatre/rec room. Gorgeous walnut kitchen w/ gas stove & granite counters. Upstairs boasts double master suites & a 3rd bdrm. The second master bdrm has a shared Jack & Jill ensuite & loads of closet space. Walk out to a private backyard with great sun exposure. Home is still under warranty. Sits on a quiet cul-de-sac yet with close access to Whatcom Rd & the Freeway for a quick commute to everything you need! Close to schools, golf course, shopping & dining.
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Please visit our Open House at 42 35626 MCKEE RD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, February 22, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Exclusive Ledgeview Villas! Luxurious, high end townhome w/ over 2000 sq ft of living space. Exquisite finishing touches throughout with crown moulding, granite, S/S appliances, hardwood, heated tile & 10' ceilings on the main as well as the theatre/rec room. Gorgeous walnut kitchen w/ gas stove & granite counters. Upstairs boasts double master suites & a 3rd bdrm. The second master bdrm has a shared Jack & Jill ensuite & loads of closet space. Walk out to a private backyard with great sun exposure. Home is still under warranty. Sits on a quiet cul-de-sac yet with close access to Whatcom Rd & the Freeway for a quick commute to everything you need! Close to schools, golf course, shopping & dining.
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Please visit our Open House at 35794 WESTVIEW BLVD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, February 22, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The unobstructed, panoramic views will take your breath away! Gorgeous family home in the exclusive "Highlands" with a legal 1 bdrm suite with a den & a laundry room that rents for $800/mo. The main floor boasts 3 large bdrms & 2 bathrooms.The bright, open concept kitchen & dining area are were designed for watching the kids play in the spacious, fully fenced back yard. Take in the beautiful views of the Fraser & N. Shore Mtn's from the covered patio out back & from the large front deck. Beautiful finishing throughout with tile backsplash that compliments the dark walnut cabinets & S/S appliances, ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen/baths/entry, as well as in the suite. Beautifully kept & maintained inside & out!
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I have sold a property at 62 34248 KING RD in Abbotsford.
Gorgeous end unit in "The Argyle". spacious 2 bedroom unit with super bright, open concept living room & kitchen with an island/eating bar with built-in microwave & stainless steel appliances. Convenient powder room off of main floor thatmost new townhouses don't have in this price range. Master bedroom has a double closet and a 3 pc ensuite. Contemporary style throughout with gorgeous engineered hardwood & modern fixtures, this unit is only 3 years old and still under warranty. Tandem garage includes storage space. Excellent neighborhood close to all types of shopping, restaraunts, & entertainment & UVF Parks & paths close by with a playground inside the complex. Pets & Rentals are allowed!
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I have sold a property at 2979 BABICH ST in Abbotsford.
3 bedroom rancher in a fantastic neighborhood! Great starter home for a family or if you're looking to downsize. Half a block to Terry Fox elementary school, Babich Park and walking trails. New roof with 30 yr warranty, new gutters, newflooring, updated appliances & new hot water tank. Features double pane windows & crown moulding throughout, with a sun room that leads out to a private, fenced, level backyard. The rock fireplace is a great focal point in the living room and also has a valor insert. Very well maintained and cared for! Call today for your personal viewing.
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I have sold a property at 10051 HELEN DR in Surrey.
Rancher with 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths close to Scott Road area. Listed $10K under assessment! Large, solid oak kitchen with open concept living area has a wood burning f/p & patio access right onto the backyard & pool. (Pool lining is 1 year old.) Separate living/family room. 25' x 20' shop on the property. Price reflects that this home requires a full reno to bring it up to comfortable living conditions, most of the value is in the land. Or follow suit with your neighbors and have the option to tear it down and build your dream home - lot is over 8000 sq ft! Easy to show with immediate possession available. Call to book your personal walk through.
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I have sold a property at 39 32959 GEORGE FERGUSON WAY in Abbotsford.
Quiet and secure - upper floor, end unit at the back of the " Oakhurst Park" complex. This suite is updated with new flooring and fresh, neutral color paint. Enjoy beautiful northern views of the Cascade and Baker Mountains. Very bright and clean, ready for you to move in today. Wonderfully kept & maintained 55+ complex with a new roof. Comes with extra storage space and a covered parking stall. Central and walking distance to Seven Oaks mall, Superstore, parks & trails. Stair lift owned and shared with the neighbor. Call today for your personal viewing.
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I have sold a property at 1842 DAHL CREST in Abbotsford.
Quaint neighborhood, central location close to Costco & Walmart. This Rancher with a walk out basement backs onto greenbelt which keeps it quiet and peaceful. The large covered patio is great for year round use. Situated on a 9007 sq ft lot, there's room to park your RV or boat. Zoning allows for legalized accommodatations in the 2 bedroom/1 bath below, with it's own washer and dryer. Don't worry about walking up and down stairs, everything's easily accessable and on the main floor, including the laundry room. Close to everything you need, in a nice area with good neighbours. Good, solid home, could use a little elbow grease & some cosmetic updates
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I have sold a property at 2240 LUMAR PL in Abbotsford.
Custom 3800sqft Westcoast contemporary sitting on 0.88 ACRE! Surrounded in mature trees, the massive backyard offers peace & quiet & even has it's own bridged creek. Built with solid 2x6 construction, some of the partial updates include a newer kitchen, roof, slate & hardwood flooring. You can't build a home this size on a 38,300 sqft lot for this price -bring your tool belt & your personal touch and make it your own! Huge windows throughout the main look out onto the serene landscape. The oversized 32X24 garage is perfect for your cars,toys & hobbies. Lots of room to park your RV as well. Perfect size for a family, great for kids. Nestled away on a quiet cul de sac but still close to all urban conveniences, schools,parks, shopping,etc.
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I have sold a property at 28323 MYRTLE AVE in Abbotsford.
Diamond in the rough! A RARE package where you can own a great 2 storey house AND a well kept double wide mobile on 3.6 flat acres of land! Surrounded in beautiful fields, mature greenery, fruit trees, berries and grapes. Partially finished basement ready for your ideas. New laminate flooring & paint throughout. Home has been extremely well kept and maintained. The mobile is in excellent condition and has it's own meter and comes complete with 2 bdrms+den. Property also contains 2 large barns/shops, one of them is wired with a separate meter and could be used for a workshop, storage, hobbies or animals. Located on a quiet street in a very private setting, just down the street from Bradner store, Sports park, hall and school. Here's your chance to own a peaceful piece of rural life still close enough to all urban amenities.
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I have sold a property at 1842 DAHL CREST in Abbotsford.
"$50,000 BELOW ASSESSMENT! 2264 sq ft rancher with a walkout bsmnt backs onto greenbelt to keep it nice & quiet. Large covered patio is great for year round use. A portion of the 9007 sqft lot goes down a ravine. Zoning allows for legalizedaccomodations, the walk out suite has 2 bdrms/1bath with separate laundry. Deep driveway to park your RV/boat. Nice area with good neighbors. Could use some TLC to bring it up to date (flooring, paint). Close to walmart & freeway access. Super easy to view, so come by & take a look for yourself!
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Please visit our Open House at 35794 WESTVIEW BLVD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, February 15, 2014 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The unobstructed, panoramic views will take your breath away! Gorgeous family home in the exclusive "Highlands" with a legal 1 bdrm suite with a den & a laundry room that rents for $800/mo. The main floor boasts 3 large bdrms & 2 bathrooms.The bright, open concept kitchen & dining area are were designed for watching the kids play in the spacious, fully fenced back yard. Take in the beautiful views of the Fraser & N. Shore Mtn's from the covered patio out back & from the large front deck. Beautiful finishing throughout with tile backsplash that compliments the dark walnut cabinets & S/S appliances, ceramic tile flooring in the kitchen/baths/entry, as well as in the suite. Beautifully kept & maintained inside & out!
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I have listed a new property at 2084 LYNDEN ST in Abbotsford.
Updated Rancher with a full basement! Great starter home with 3 bedrooms up and a 1 bdrm+den (possible 2nd bdrm) in -law suite downstairs. Newer roof, windows, flooring & freshly painted throughout. 7000 sq ft lot with a flat, fenced backyard, great for kids and pets. Nice tall hedges out back provide lots of privacy. Access the sundeck through sliding glass doors right off the kitchen - it's covered and great for year round use. There's even room to park your RV! Located close to Abbotsford Regional Hospital & popular Mill Lake Park. Call today for your personal viewing!
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I have listed a new property at 311 33898 PINE ST in Abbotsford.
Ultra modern unit boasts granite in the kitchen & bathrooms, Stainless appliances, all in a building that's only 4 years young! Kept in show home condition by the original owners! Bonus second parking stall comes with this suite. Master bedroom is large enough to fit a king sized bed, & has a large walk in closet. Loads of storage plus a pantry & in-suite laundry. Very bright unit with a large, west facing balcony. Pet friendly, there's a park located conveniently next door! Walk to the bus exchange, or to the downtown Abbotsford district for tons of shopping & dining options. Why pay rent when you can own for the same price!? Call today to find out how I can help you call this home!
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Please visit our Open House at 42 35626 MCKEE RD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Sunday, February 9, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Exclusive Ledgeview Villas! Luxurious, high end townhome w/ over 2000 sq ft of living space. Exquisite finishing touches throughout with crown moulding, granite, S/S appliances, hardwood, heated tile & 10' ceilings on the main as well as the theatre/rec room. Gorgeous walnut kitchen w/ gas stove & granite counters. Upstairs boasts double master suites & a 3rd bdrm. The second master bdrm has a shared Jack & Jill ensuite & loads of closet space. Walk out to a private backyard with great sun exposure. Home is still under warranty. Sits on a quiet cul-de-sac yet with close access to Whatcom Rd & the Freeway for a quick commute to everything you need! Close to schools, golf course, shopping & dining.
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Please visit our Open House at 42 35626 MCKEE RD in Abbotsford.
Open House on Saturday, February 8, 2014 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Exclusive Ledgeview Villas! Luxurious, high end townhome w/ over 2000 sq ft of living space. Exquisite finishing touches throughout with crown moulding, granite, S/S appliances, hardwood, heated tile & 10' ceilings on the main as well as the theatre/rec room. Gorgeous walnut kitchen w/ gas stove & granite counters. Upstairs boasts double master suites & a 3rd bdrm. The second master bdrm has a shared Jack & Jill ensuite & loads of closet space. Walk out to a private backyard with great sun exposure. Home is still under warranty. Sits on a quiet cul-de-sac yet with close access to Whatcom Rd & the Freeway for a quick commute to everything you need! Close to schools, golf course, shopping & dining.
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I have sold a property at 34986 LABURNUM RD in Abbotsford.
WOW! Beautifully updated throughout! New walnut laminate on the main floor, & the Kitchen has been redone with dark cabinets & cream colored tile flooring. Open concept kitchen, eating area & family room.Accented by contemporary tile backsplash, lighting & fixtures. Stone rock fireplaces on the main and bsmt. 4 bdrms/3 baths with lots of room for the whole family. Big patio has also been redone; overlooks a big b/yard that backs onto protected greenspace & salmon baring creek. Sit back & relax on the huge cedar deck, this b/yard was designed for enjoyment! Newer roof, superbly kept & maintained. Lots of extra storage under the patio as well.Close to lots of great parks, trails & schools.Excellent, well sought after neighborhood.
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