Tips for Buying a Home this Spring

Tips for Buying a Home this Spring

The spring real estate market is officially upon us. With a wider range of choice and selection of homes into, now is the time to find your dream home. As the premier agent for Fleetwood real estate, I would like to offer you the following tips to help you find that perfect home.

The Right Agent

The right real estate agent is so important when it comes to finding your home this spring. Make sure that your agent understands the community and neighbourhood that you are looking to buy in and also has a good grasp of the local real estate market. Other qualities that you should look for in your real estate agent include: Continue reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling a Home Over the Holidays

If you’ve been considering selling your home, one of the most important decisions you have to make is when to put your property on the market. Although you might not realize it, the holiday season can be a great time to sell a home. While it takes a little more preparation and planning, selling your home during the holiday can be easy, quick and rewarding.

However, before you list your home this holiday season, it’s important that you learn the do’s and don’ts of holiday selling to make sure you handle the process correctly. Learn a few do’s and don’ts that will help you sell your Fleetwood real estate during the holidays and find out how an experienced realtor like me can help. Continue reading

3 Top Reasons to Work with a Realtor

Trying to explore and decide everything on your own can be a bit overwhelming and make things tough to decide, so who better to work with than with a realtor of the Fleetwood Real Estate properties like myself to help your decisions?

1. Selling Points in Fleetwood Real Estate

When you’re making a purchase, you don’t want to fall victim to false selling points that are created solely to entice the buyer into making a poor purchase. You also don’t want to listen to opinions that aren’t well thought out. Working with me on choosing your new home on Fleetwood, Surrey, can get rid of these negatives.

I can share my professional insider knowledge with you like the best-selling homes, and the best value if ever you’re looking to sell your own home in the area. Additionally, because I know the area so well, I am confident that I will be able to help you find the ideal home for you and your family. Continue reading

341 New Homes Planned in Proposed Fleetwood Golf Course Community

The residential community in Surrey’s Fleetwood could get quite a bit bigger, even if it means a popular public golf course would get smaller in the process. Vancouver-based developer Anthem Properties has proposed a 341 unit medium-density development to be built upon the north side of Eaglequest’s Coyote Creek golf course in Fleetwood.

The development plans currently call for 341 residential units, including 231 townhomes, 48 duplexes and 62 apartments. An amenity centre and 4,000 square feet of “neighbourhood-focused retail” would also be included upon the site. To make room, Coyote Creek would have to shrink to a 12 hole or 9 hole course.

Demand for Fleetwood real estate is at sky-high levels, so those looking for new homes for sale would welcome the opportunity to live in one of Surrey’s most scenic and beloved neighbourhoods. Anthem is currently revising their plans based on public feedback and input from the City of Surrey. They are expected to present a formal proposal to city council within the next few months. Continue reading

The Best Times to Tackle Remodeling Projects

May is upon us, which means that summer is right around the corner! Many people at this time of year start to look towards the important home improvement and maintenance projects they’ve been wanting to tackle and may have been putting off. Check out the best time of year to tackle various home remodeling projects for your house and how it can increase the value of your Fleetwood real estate.

When Is the Best Time to Renovate My Home?

This is a common question that people ask. When is the right time to tackle that kitchen remodel, bathroom renovation, room add-on or other remodeling project? While the best time is whenever you’re ready to get going, there are times that are better for various phases and saving costs. Continue reading

How to Spruce Up Your Utility Room for Spring

Spring is the season of colourful blooms, sunshine and, hopefully, warmer temperatures. It’s also the time when you may hear that dreaded phrase, “spring cleaning.” Especially if you’re planning on putting your Fleetwood real estate up for sale this season, spring cleaning is a must.

One part of your spring cleaning that can actually be a little fun is sprucing up your utility room. This room sees and endures a lot of hard work, so it’s important to make sure it’s up-to-date and efficiently designed so you and any other future residents can fully enjoy it. From remodelling to de-cluttering, take a look at these fun ways to spruce up your utility room.

Function and Style, All in One

If you plan to sell your home, it’s important to incorporate practical elements that any potential buyer will love. That being said, just because something’s functional, that doesn’t mean it has to lack in style.

Attractive and practical designs such as light wood countertops and shelves will add functional, yet stylish details to your utility room. Deep sinks and tiled flooring are necessary for most utility rooms, but you can add your own decorative style by choosing tiles that have little pops of colour or sophisticated patterns.

Look Up!

No, not now! Look up in your utility room. Are the light fixtures outdated? Are there high ceilings? Take this opportunity to add new, recessed lighting that will make the space feel especially inviting and spacious.

If there are high ceilings in your utility room, you can add modern, practical elements like a pull-down hanging clothes rack or additional storage space. It’s the small touches that can really take your home to the next level of sophistication and functionality.

Racks and Rails

If your utility room is relatively compact, utilizing racks and rails can help you take full advantage of the space you do have. Wall-mounted frames for hang-drying clothes can help you maximize your space and save room for elements like wide, deep sinks and counter space.

Storage, Storage and More Storage

Sufficient storage is one of the most important aspects of any utility room. If this room in your house needs a complete makeover, don’t forget to add plenty of storage space in your redesign. Upper and lower cabinets painted in beautifully bright hues can make your space pop and can help you hide away any clutter that accumulates.

Tall cabinets provide the perfect space to tuck away vacuum cleaners, ironing boards, mops and brooms and other bulky items. This kind of storage not only keeps these household items out of the way, but it provides ample space to keep everything together. That way you don’t have to go to one room for the mop and another room for the bucket. Keep everything tidy in one place!

If you’ve run out of space for more cabinets, drawers or shelves, a few hooks might be able to do the trick. Peg rails and hooks don’t require much space and give you options for hanging bags, towels and other items.

Make Your Fleetwood Real Estate Stand Out

Sprucing up your utility room is just one of the ways you can make your Fleetwood home stand out from the rest. If you’re planning on buying or selling a home in this wonderful North Surrey neighbourhood, please contact me by calling the number at the top of your screen. I look forward to hearing from you!

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Surrey Recreation in Spring 2017

Spring is here! That means great weather, life returning to the world, and tons of fun activities in the entire area. The city of Surrey is a great place to live and there’s always something going on for kids, families and anyone in the community. Whether bird watching, workshops, community art or yoga are your thing, check out these great Surrey arts, culture, fun and recreational events for spring 2017 which Fleetwood real estate owners will absolutely love.

City of Surrey Events

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The Best Reasons to Relocate to Fleetwood

When thinking of the reasons why you should move to a new location, it’s often understood that the real question is: “Why should you leave where you currently are?” Granted, sometimes that question isn’t necessary because there is just a desire to be somewhere new and different. However, just one day at Fleetwood would answer some of these questions you may be having about your next move.

There are many reasons why you should choose to live in the wonderful area of Fleetwood. One of these reasons is access to the surrounding area, abundant with things to do and places to see—keep reading to learn more! Continue reading

12th Annual Kick Up Your Heels Celebrates International Women’s Day

Winter is finally over, and that means a few different things. Sure, spring is coming, but what I’m really excited about is International Women’s Day on March 8! The theme for this year’s festival is “Be Bold for Change,” and to work for a better world. For owners of Fleetwood real estate and community residents, however, it’s time for the 12th Annual Kick Up Your Heels Festival. Learn about the events going on this year, when you can celebrate, and how to get involved in your community! Continue reading