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The Robbie Johal annual garage sale is just around the corner, reserve your spot now!

Every summer, Clayton home owners prep their garages and gather their used items to host a garage sale or yard sale and make some extra cash! Now, most homeowners who have ever hosted a Garage Sale will tell you the hardest part is getting exposure. You may have some great items for sale, but if your home doesn’t get enough traffic it won’t sell (sounds a bit like the real estate industry). Well, that’s where the Robbie Johal Annual Community Garage Sale comes in! It’s a massive garage sale in Clayton Heights hosted by homeowners looking to clear out some of their belongings.

Homes that want to participate RSVP to me and I create maps with the locations of homes

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5 Best Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Clayton Heights Home

Are you planning on selling your home in Surrey or, more specifically, the Clayton real estate market in the near future? One of the best ways to capture the attention of potential buyers is by improving the exterior features of the home. In other words, adding extra curb value.

Although we're taught as kids to never judge a book by its cover, that's exactly what buyers do when it comes to shopping for houses. If your home doesn't have the appeal that people are looking for, they may skip past it without a second look. Here are 5 easy and affordable ways to add instant curb value to your Clayton home:

1. Tidy Up the Flower Beds

Nothing is more unappealing than a weed-filled, overgrown flowerbed in the front of your home. For potential buyers,

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5 Reasons For Families to Buy a Home in Clayton Surrey

When buying a home in Surrey, there's a certain list of items you are looking for. This list could change depending on your unique situation. For example, young professionals in the workforce could look for homes near their workplace or close to major commuting routes.

For families, there are many things that are definite draws when it comes to choosing a neighbourhood. Things like close proximity to great schools, safe streets, and parks are all important, as are family-oriented community programs. These are the areas where the Clayton neighbourhood sets itself apart from many other Surrey communities as an ideal place for families to live.

Here are 5 great reasons why families should choose to buy a home in Clayton:

1. Clayton is Growing

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TWO BLUE II - This is a fantastic 3 bedroom 3 bathroom unit with over 1450SQFT of living space. Granite countertops, a huge island and rich laminate floors. A huge fenced back yard with cement patio! Situated in a quiet area of the sought after community of Clayton Heights. Heated with FORCED AIR HEATING (NATURAL GAS)!! Built in Vacuum, and powder room on the main floor. OPEN HOUSE JANUARY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 27/28 2pm - 4pm Call now for your private showing.

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This fantastic complex was built by reputable builder Mosaic! 2 bedrooms + Den, 2 bathrooms and over 1359 SQFT of living space. A fantastic open concept kitchen and living space with a large island that can seat 6 + people. The home also has a lower floor den that could easily be situated with doors to make a 3rd bedroom (it has a closet!) The deck of the main living floor is very spacious. This home comes with a single garage and a parking pad that is large enough for your pick up truck. There is street parking out side your front door for guests and your extra vehicles! Updated high end stainless steel appliances included! New carpets! OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN JAN 27/28 2pm-4pm. Call now for a private viewing.

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Clayton Surrey History

Have you ever wondered when Surrey's Clayton neighbourhood was first discovered by British and American settlers? How about the origin of its name? The short-term and long-term history of Clayton (aka. Clayton Heights) is rich and interesting, and has certainly shaped the current state of affairs within the community, particularly the issue of affordable rental options in the Clayton real estate market. Let's take a look back at the neighbourhood's history and discover how we got to where we are today.

Early History

According to a heritage study by the City of Surrey that also cites an article in The Surrey Leader, Clayton was occupied by the Katzie and Semiahmoo First Nations people until the early 1880s, when American and British settlers

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Just Listed a beautiful Clayton Coach Home located at 7133 195th Street in Surrey Clayton Heights neighborhood.  This home features a BREEZWAY connecting the garage to the main home and proivdes addtional square footage between the main home & garage.  4 bedrooms on the top floor , 2 bedrooms in the basement. 1 bedroom self contained LEGAL apartment COACH carriage suite above the garage, complete with 9 foot ceilings and concrete parking pad. Basement features brand new laminate , tile & carpet flooring, upgraded cabinets, and tons of storage !  The entire home in spotless!  Located on a WIDE STREET with plenty of parking on both sides! walking distance to KATZIE Elementary, Clayton Heights Secondary and Bus stops.  Short drive to Willowbrook Mall &

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winter home preparation

With the temperature quickly dropping and winter fast approaching in Surrey and the rest of Greater Vancouver—you could even make the argument that it has already arrived—there are several things that everyone needs to do to prepare for the weather change. You'd probably be best advised to put on winter or all-season tires, make sure you haven't lost your best winter gloves and toque, and get a flu shot. There are also a number of precautions that you should take to ensure your home is prepared for winter. With that in mind, here are five ways to prepare your home for winter in Surrey:

Clean Your Gutters

Surrey winters generally result in a lot more rain than snow, so it's essential to remove debris from your gutters to make room for the influx

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Clayton secondary suites crackdown

UPDATED (December 5th, 2017): After putting the plan to crackdown on illegal secondary suites in Clayton on hold in October, the City of Surrey has now decided to suspend the crackdown for up to a year and potentially legalize the suites. The city says a new compliance program for secondary suites will be created.

Learn more about the Clayton real estate market

ORIGINAL:
If you live in Surrey's Clayton area or follow the Clayton Heights real estate market in any way, you've almost certainly heard about the City of Surrey's recent crackdown on secondary suites in Clayton in order to free up residential parking space. According to current bylaws, single-family homes in Clayton are not allowed to contain more than one secondary suite and,

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latest kitchen design

Today, different kitchen design ideas are helping people to come up with the perfect décor for their home kitchens. It is the immediate time for you to join the broad community and get set ready for renovating your kitchen in full confirmation to the latest designs. And to help you know better about what’s hot nowadays, we have listed down a few of the most recent kitchen décor trends that you may choose to include in your new Clayton home:

1. Graphic Tiles: Graphic tiles come in a broad array of colour, design and pattern. You can add your creative touch by combining and matching colours, adding contrasts, or going abstract. Select any trend for your tiles but make sure the style of the tiles is such that wouldn’t bore you soon, for replacing

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