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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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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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family home moving

A dream house is everyone’s dream! And when it becomes real, there are some things both planned and unplanned that can create a havoc. One such being – moving into your new Clayton home. The feeling is liberating, although the mess of shifting remains the same. Here are listed, a few important points that can smooth your moving process into your new Clayton home.

1: Fill your dumps, ease your bags: The time you start with the shifting process into your new Clayton house, you realize your old home wasn’t that perfect after all. You may come across to some stuff you probably haven’t noticed for years, only they still lurk behind your furniture, wardrobes, and many unknown places quietly. Immediately is the time, you realize, they are of no use and

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clayton home interior

Moving into your new Clayton house is a liberating feeling. Whether you’re living with your life partner or having the best time of your life with your roommate in your new Clayton home, the task of turning your empty shell of a house into a welcoming, cozy and comfortable home is always fun.

New buyers are often seen saying: ‘we’re going to do this, we’re going to do that, and it will all be wonderful,’ surely, it will all be wonderful, but only if you know the right approach.

Of course, there are millions of options out there that you would love to experiment in your new Clayton house, and a hundred decisions to make before you actually start the decoration process, but being overwhelmed will do you no good!

1. Start with Paint

Don’t yet

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Lack of High Schools in Clayton

For a while now, the fast-growing Clayton and its surrounding areas in Surrey have had to make do with just a couple of high schools. This has proven to be a major communal issue because the Clayton Heights and Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary schools have been operating with students beyond their housing capacities.

Overcrowding has been a major concern for the existing schools as they have had to introduce the system of a flex schedule where different grades start and finish with different timings to accommodate the overflow of students. 

Lord Tweedsmuir has also had to arrange 13 make-shift portable classrooms, while Clayton Heights has 10.

These issues have been pressing for a solution over the past couple of

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