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Keep Your Surrey Real Estate Home Safe!

As some of you know, first and foremost, I am a proud husband and father of four. So when it comes to protecting my family and Clayton home from unexpected disasters, I make sure I am well prepared. Which is actually easier than you think! Below are some tips which can help you keep your family safe and protect your Surrey home in the case of emergencies.

  • Prevent Floods. Sump pumps can help you protect your home against floods and basement water damages. Plan an escape route ahead of time and make sure your family knows the route. Please, never ever attempt to drive through moving waters, you could get trapped! To prevent internal floods, locate your home’s gate valve. This valve shuts off the water supply
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The Right Agent For Today’s Changing Surrey Market

The Surrey real estate market is always changing! As new trends emerge, prices fluctuate and housing developments emerge; homeowners are left wondering, “When is the best time to buy a Surrey real estate property?”

What these homeowners need, and what you need if you’re searching the market for a Surrey property, is the right agent. You may be asking yourself, “Why should I choose you as my real estate agent?” Well, to be honest with you, there are other agents out there who offer services in Surrey, Cloverdale, Clayton, and Langley. But I’m going to give you some reasons that I believe sets me apart from the rest:

  • 1) Expert Area Knowledge. I was born and raised in Surrey and I have developed
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Coach Homes - A Great Investment

Since the city of Surrey’s announcement to discontinue their development, Coach Homes (Carriage Homes) are selling quickly and becoming increasingly popular in the Clayton real estate market. A Coach home consists of detached house with a detached garage containing a legal apartment suite. Secondary suites above the garage are self sufficient and vary in sizes with the average being around 450 sq ft. Some of these homes also have a secondary basement suite; which is self sufficient and can be rented out. Other benefits in Buying A Coach Home For Sale include:

Detachment. Since the tenant’s living corridors are separate from the landlord, both parties have privacy and space.

Mortgage Helper. In today’s market

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Clayton Heights’ Residential Care Facility

Today I want to tell you about The Residence at Clayton Heights. This new development provides senior Clayton Heights residents a safe environment with 24 hour nursing care and support. Situated in Surrey’s Southeast quadrant – within the community of Clayton Heights, the residence can be access by Fraser Highway and 72nd Ave.

Locally owned and operated, the care centre offers extended care, medical assistance, and accommodations for 130 people. Its facility consists of a spacious design and architectural details that allow for 3 different neighbourhoods to exist on the main floor and 2 on the second floor. This development features beautifully appointed living environments, multiple amenities, and

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On May 28th, 2013, Clayton Heights Secondary School held their Commencement Ceremony. During the evening Scholarships & Awards were handed out to the winners. It was with great pleasure that I personally recognized & awarded this years recipient of the Annual Robbie Johal Entrepreneur Scholarship to Nathan Knowler. Congratulations again Nathan & good luck in all your future endeavours!

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Clayton Real Estate: Gaining Consumer Confidence

Acquiring consumer confidence in any market is certainly crucial for growth and progress—specifically when it comes down to investing in real estate.  Most home shoppers in Canada do take into account more than just the property they have interest in.  In fact, when shoppers are scouting around for property that is going to be satisfying to them they normally consider the area, the school system (if they are a family, or will have one) and the economics as well.

Locating a Prime Residence in Clayton Heights

A Clayton Real Estate Professional provides those opportunities that are most ideal—in residential areas that are growing and ever changing to accommodate the needs many individuals have today. 

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Considering listing your home for sale this spring? Robbie talks about why the spring market is a great time to list your home for sale. Call Robbie at 604-825-3079 or CLICK HERE to get customized market assessment

The Langley and Surrey real estate market is constantly changing, making it difficult to always assess the current value. As a trained Fraser Valley Real Estate professional, I have the right knowledge and tools to determine your home’s value. What is your property worth in today’s market in your area? Let me help!

By utilizing a“Right Price Analysis”, we will be able to assess what your property is valued at today.

During the FREE Home Evaluation, I can advise on:

  • Tax issues
  • How bank appraisals work
  • Current
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While other nations are struggling to survive economic turmoil and unwanted debt levels, Canadian real estate values have remained consistent. This is quite noticeable as even foreign investors are expanding their horizons to the Canadian market. The immigration rate in Canada has also grown in the past years resulting in an increase in condo and housing sales. The real estate residential sector will be Canada’s most stable market in 2013. The occupancy rate is currently over 98 percent this year.

Canadian real estate proves to have a positive outlook in 2013. The nation’s real estate market will maintain its solid fundamentals even though other countries have been experiencing uncertainties and inflation. The property values will remain in a steady

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When it comes to finding a new place to live, there are basically two choices. One can buy a residence outright, or one can rent one that belongs to somebody else. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks, and depending on one’s financial situation they may be different for everybody. Both aspects of both options will be outlined below.

Advantages of Renting

If you are renting a place to live, one of the big advantages is that you do not have to do maintenance work—you simply notify the landlord or management company if something needs to be done. Moving out is also easier, whereas if you own a house and want to move into a new one there is a great deal of paperwork that needs to be done on both the old and the new houses.

Drawbacks of Renting

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Buying Distressed sale or foreclosure properties in Vancouver, Surrey and Surrounding Areas.

Are you weighing your options when it comes to buying a distressed sale properties in vancouver? This could be a pre-foreclosure, foreclosure home or a run down residential/commercial building in need of repairs. Here are some reasons why distressed sale properties Vancouver are a great option for you, whether you are buying as a home owner or investor.

1. They come with immense discounts. Most distressed homes attract discounts of up to 20-50% off their market value, which adds up to huge savings for you.

2. They provide guaranteed profits for the investor. It you are dealing in the housing or real estate industry, buying distressed homes is a great way

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