Robbie Johal's Real Estate Blog

It’s that time of year again when the snow is falling and the air is cool and crisp. Sometimes it isn’t always an option to go skating outdoors because of some weather extremes such as bitter below-zero temperatures, or snow storms. If that’s the case, why not go ice skating indoors? Ice skating, whether indoors or outdoors, can lead to some great winter fun, not to mention the amount of healthy exercise you will get while racing around the ice with your family or friends. There are a variety of drop-in ice skating venues in the neighbourhood of Surrey, British Columbia that can offer families tons of winter fun!

If you are looking for Surrey ice skating or arenas that have excellent drop-in options for skating in Surrey, check out these top ice

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Investing in real estate is one of the most important financial decisions in a person’s life. Therefore, it is vital to consider whether a condo or a house is right for you. Regardless if it is your first home or your retirement villa, there are many versatile options in the Surrey real estate market. Here are the five key decisions you will need to make in order to choose between a house and a condo.

A Preference for High or Low Density

First of all, it is paramount to consider your preference for neighbourhood density. Condos offer high density living with sometimes 100 or more residents in one building. This can make for vibrant community living, but it is important to consider if you prefer more seclusion. Many detached houses are in

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REALTORS® Giving Back To Our Community

This time of year, it’s very common to see Surrey residents volunteering and spreading Holiday Cheer. Whether you’re working a few hours at the local soup kitchen, or donating toys to less fortunate children, community involvement is an excellent way to give back to those around you.

REALTORS® like Robbie Johal are no exception to this! In addition to connecting people with a property to call home, I also give back to the community in as many ways as I can. Every year, I donate a portion of every transaction to the B.C Children’s Hospital, serve as a Volunteer Coach for a youth t-ball league, sponsor Hazel Grove Elementary Fundraisers, and even participate in community initiatives such as the Adopt A Street

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If you are thinking about checking in with the man in red this holiday season, you won’t need to go far to find him. Santa has arrived in Surrey, and is ready to listen to everyone’s Christmas wishes. There is plenty of time before the big night to get everything (and everyone) checked off your Christmas list, but it won’t be long before the Christmas rush hits the stores. Getting that perfect picture with Santa can be done at various locations throughout the city. It is avoiding the line up that can be the challenge. If you’re looking for Santa Claus, Surrey will be hosting him several times this winter.

Decked Out Malls Welcome Santa Claus

Willowbrook Shopping Centre is a great place to get some shopping done, and to grab a snapshot with Santa. He

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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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