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Are you getting ready to list your home for sale but worried about the current state of your kitchen? Concerned that it could turn away potential buyers?

Most buyers are looking for a clean, spacious, and functional kitchen and know that a kitchen renovation (if needed) can come at a hefty price tag. However, there are many ways to go about staging your kitchen to sell whether you kitchen is dated, cluttered, empty, or just needs a little extra TLC.

We have compiled this list of kitchen home staging ideas that will help make your kitchen attractive and an enjoyable room to occupy – and give your potential buyers a reason to say YES when it comes to writing an offer.

Dig right in and find out how to make your kitchen cabinets, counter, and overall

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You’ve decided! Your timing is excellent. The kids have all moved out. The BC real estate market in the Fraser Valley is very strong. You’ve sold your house and purchased a lower maintenance condo or townhouse in Langley or Surrey, BC.

But what are you going to do with all your stuff? The secondary freezer in the garage? Gardening tools and equipment? Extra bedroom suites in the guest rooms? Multiple TVs throughout the house? Where do you even begin?

That possession date might have felt like an eternity away when you signed the sales agreement, but it will in fact be here before you know it. Don’t panic! Here’s a few tips for downsizing your home so that you can divide and conquer that mountain of stuff!

For smaller things, go through each room

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You’ve probably read in the press recently about some real estate agent’s that have been using the Assignment Option Clause, found in the Real Estate Council of British Columbia’s Professional Standards Manual, to engage in a practice which has come to be known as “shadow flipping”.

The original intention of the Assignment Option Clause was to provide buyers with an option to retain their deposit, and back away from a purchase, if for some reason their situational circumstances changed after their initial offer to purchase was submitted.

Prior to the closing date, the clause currently allows the transfer or resale of the property to another purchaser. And while this clause was also intended to protect sellers as well, ensuring that as long as

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On December 31, BC property assessment notices will be mailed to all property owners in British Columbia stating the market value of their property as of July 1, 2015.

With this important piece of mail coming soon it is a very good time to review how the BC home assessment process works and what you can do if you don’t agree with the assessed value of your home.

BC Assessment Value

BC Assessment is a private and self-supporting Crown Corporation that evaluates and attaches a dollar value to over two million properties throughout British Columbia.

Over the past 38 years this organization has established a province-wide assessment standard that is used by local municipal taxing authorities to collect property tax that helps support your

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The Taylor Team - Top Producing Realtors in Cloverdale, Langley and White Rock are bringing in the new year of 2015 with some tricks up their sleeve. With multiple interactive website marketing, The Taylor Team now caters to out of country investors. If you plan to list your home hoping to gain the attention of buyers from China, Russia, India and anywhere abroad, The Taylor Team takes marketing your BC home to a whole new level. Ryan not only has family who owns an Investment Company in Shanghai and Hong Kong, but the Taylor Team owns multiple websites which can be seen almost anywhere around the world. "The world is becoming a much smaller place," Ryan Taylor quotes. "In order to succeed in Real Estate, you need to market internationally. There are

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On July 3, 2013 the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board released their monthly real estate statistics for cities of Abbotsford, Mission, White Rock/ South Surrey, Langley, North Delta, Surrey Central, Surrey Cloverdale and North Surrey.

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Titled “Property sales in the Fraser Valley remain static with localized bright spots”, this release highlights several local areas that have rebounded since May despite the fact that total property sales are 9% lower compared to last year June sales and are still below 10 and 20 year averages.

In June we saw detached homes for sale in North Surrey, North Delta, Langley and Abbotsford improve. Furthermore there are several neighborhoods with a drop in new listings and now a shortage of quality inventory.

The FVREB

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Never underestimate the power that staging your home can have on potential buyers.

If you’re like me you have probably been mesmerized by the work of Candice Olson (Divine Design and Candice Tells All), Jonathan and Drew Scott (Property Brothers) and more recently Jillian Harris (Love It or List It Vancouver).

Today I came across an article posted by the Calgary Herald that gathers these HGTV designers' tips for staging a home that are invaluable for homeowners getting ready to put their house on the market. 

Home Staging Tip:
Declutter and Depersonalize

After working with a number of sellers I know that the home is a very personal space. Paintings on the wall, framed family portraits on end tables and kids’ artwork on the fridge. However

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healthy_new_years_resolution_300If you are like most Canadians you likely started the New Year off with some sort of resolution to be healthier. Perhaps it was watching what you eat, working out more often, being aware of how much time you spend “plugged in” or being intentional about spending more time with your friends and family.

An article published by The Globe and Mail over the weekend caught my attention as I have the word “healthy” in mind this New Year. The title read, “Cooling in housing market seen as ‘healthy’”.

The short article states that the cooling housing market we experienced in the second half of 2012 is continuing into the New Year. Most financial and real estate experts predict that this softness will follow us into 2013, becoming a “healthy phenomenon” like

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Did you know that fall is the second best time of the year to sell your home?

People are settling back into their normal routines, kids are returning to school and there are still a few months of normalcy before the holiday season hits. If you are selling your Vancouver or Fraser Valley home this fall here are some autumn inspired tips.

Clean Up the Yard

One of the best things about fall are the crisp colorful leaves that fall to the ground. However if these leaves clutter your lawn and make your landscaping look like it’s time consuming to maintain you could be in trouble. Before it gets too cold make a point to clean up your lawn by raking leaves, cutting back your annuals and making sure overgrown plants aren’t blocking sunlight from entering

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If you are planning a move in Surrey, White Rock or other BC Lower Mainland locations it can be so easy getting caught up in all the planning, paperwork and decision making that is involved. For all my clients with children I like to remind them that moving can be stressful and full of uncertainty when you’re young.

Involve Your Kids in Finding a New House

The best thing to do is be aware of your children’s feelings and have some ways to ease the transition of changing homes, neighborhoods, friends, parks and schools.  Here are some ideas on how to make moving easier on your children

Plan to Move During the Summer if Possible

Plan a family meeting and get everyone involved in writing your “wish list”. This can help your kids feel involved and

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