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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.

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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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 Surrey high school lockers

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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surrey homes for sale

If you were to compile a list of the most favorable places to live in Surrey, Clayton would probably rank pretty high up on it. Clayton is an area in the historic center of Cloverdale, situated around Clayton Heights Secondary School, around which many single-family homes, townhouses, and condos have been built.

The Clayton housing market continues to flourish due to the availability of parks and schools in the neighborhood, along with convenient access to amenities and shopping. The neighborhood is a desirable destination for young families and retirees wishing to live in a tight-knit community.

Real Estate in Surrey

The Surrey real estate market has reflected the growth of the city directly with record

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surrey real estate

Surrey remains a popular destination for first-time homebuyers and families. According to Anita Huberman, CEO of Surrey Board of Trade, nearly 1,200 people move to Surrey every month.

This city in the province of British Columbia has always been a city of families. People look to Surrey as alternative housing markets.

In their official community plan, Surrey has actually focused on greenery, livability, bike access routes, festivals, community events, parks and recreation centers.

The Rising House Prices Doesn’t Scare Off Buyers

According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, the benchmark price for a single-family detached home in Surrey equaled $981,700 in June 2016, an increase of 40% compared to $689,700 in June 2015, while for a

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Whether you are looking for a new home in Clayton, Surrey or anywhere in Canada, the rules for getting the best mortgage possible is the same. A mortgage is often the largest and longest financial arrangement most families make, so you deserve to find the best mortgage for you and your family. There is a lot that you can do to get you there, so here are six tips that will help getting the right mortgage easier.

1. Budget: Get a Solid Plan.

In order for you to know what you can afford, you need to know where your money is going. Once you know that, you can figure out what you can save and how much money you have for repayments. There are tons of great mortgage calculators out there, but you can also have a conversation with a mortgage professional

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Clayton Heights is a great place to raise a family. The abundance of parks and schools in the neighbourhood, along with easy access to amenities and shopping make these homes very desirable.

But despite the number of homes available throughout the Clayton neighbourhood, there are a couple of reasons why a family wanting a Clayton Heights home would want to have a conversation with me.

Familiarity with the community.

Sometimes, you just can’t beat learning from the locals! I have served this community for my entire career, bringing families into Clayton homes they can be proud of. Thinking locally means more than just selling a nice home. It’s looking at commuter times, transit availability, arterial road access, church locations, property value

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Moving… It’s one of the most dreaded activities of life, but it’s something that we all do at some point. Whether you’re moving to Clayton Hill, or you’re on your way out of BC altogether, there are a few things that can spring up to make your move bumpier than you might want. Here is a quick list of those top 6 things people talk about when a move jumps off track.

1. “I wish I had more time to prepare.”

Every move is hectic, but the difference between a light headache and serious catastrophe often comes down to poor planning. If you decide to take things on yourself, get advice on what works from your friends of from people like me (there’s a reason why I help so many people move successfully each year). And leave yourself enough time to plan out

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