Mike & Bernadine Nielsen

Mike: 604-315-3151 |

Bernadine: 604-619-2063 |

In Real Estate, it’s understood that personalized service really makes a difference. That’s why you are entitled to expect value-added, cost-free information and advice on real estate subjects that interest you. Here are a few examples of topics you might find worthwhile:

  • Financial and market trends
  • Neighbourhood property activity
  • Renovations and décor ideas
  • Taxation and other municipal issues

If you want to be kept “up to speed” on a particular real estate issue, just call to make an appointment to set up a monitoring program that’s right for you. Here’s how it works:

  • You define the issues that are most meaningful to you.
  • We discuss the best approach to address your questions and concerns, and determine the most appropriate method of reporting.
  • We review your options on a regular or “as needed” basis, and you determine the information and response method you prefer.

Simply put, if you express personal interest in the Real Estate market, you deserve to receive the information that is most valuable to you.

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Your windows can lose their 
efficiency over time, so it’s 
wise to check that the seals 
between the glass, frames and 
rough openings are intact. To 
do so, hold a candle flame 
near the edges while your air 
conditioning unit blower is off. If 
the candle flickers noticeably, it 
could indicate a draft that needs 
proper insulation – or a crack 
that needs repair in order to 
prevent further loss of expensive 
“conditioned” air. Other 
problems that may indicate 
you need new windows include 
moisture-damaged or rotted 
frames, condensation or fogging 
between double glazed panels, 
rattling or sticky operation, and 
poor noise filtering.
Your windows can lose their efficiency over time, so it’s wise to check that the seals between the glass, frames and rough openings are intact. To do so, hold a candle flame near the edges while your air conditioning unit blower is off. If the candle flickers noticeably, it could indicate a draft that needs proper insulation – or a crack that needs repair in order to prevent further loss of expensive “conditioned” air. Other problems that may indicate you need new windows include moisture-damaged or rotted frames, condensation or fogging between double glazed panels, rattling or sticky operation, and poor noise filtering.
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4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About
You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a
slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your
family to live.
However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don't consider or
even know about. For instance:
1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with leaves and
other debris can cause rainwater to overflow next to your foundation
and create a basement leak.
2. Clogged dryer vents. High temperature air combined with lint is a
near ideal condition for a fire. Check and clear the dryer vent at least
once a year.
3. Dirty faucet heads. Kitchen and bath faucets often have built-in
screens to spray the water evenly. Unfortunately, dirt and other
contaminates can build up on these and, possibly, affect the quality
of the water. Clean faucet heads regularly.
4. Tripping hazards. You could step around a loose section of carpet
for years and then one day, in a moment of distraction, trip over it
and fall. When you see a potential tripping hazard in your home, don't
ignore it. Fix it.
Being diligent about home safety takes a little more time. But, if it prevents
one injury or illness, it's worth the effort.
4 Home Hazards You May Not Know AboutYou have smoke detectors.

Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your family to live.However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don't consider or even know about. For instance:1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with leaves andother debris can cause rainwater to overflow next to your foundationand create a basement leak .
2. Clogged dryer vents. High temperature air combined with lint is anear ideal condition for a fire. Check and clear the dryer vent at least once a year. 
3. Dirty faucet heads. Kitchen and bath faucets often have built-in screens to spray the water evenly. Unfortunately, dirt and other contaminates can build up on these and, possibly, affect the quality of the water. Clean faucet heads regularly.
4. Tripping hazards. You could step around a loose section of carpet for years and then one day, in a moment of distraction, trip over it and fall. When you see a potential tripping hazard in your home, don't ignore it. Fix it. Being diligent about home safety takes a little more time. But, if it preventsone injury or illness, it's worth the effort.
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Taking the "scary" out of real estate 
Even homeowners who have moved a few times can be intimidated by the 
real estate market in general, and the buying and selling process in 
particular. 
First of all, making a decision to sell your home can be difficult. There are so 
many questions, such as: 
• Is "now" a good time to list? 
• How much can you expect to get for your property? 
• How long will it take to sell – and what if it doesn't? 
Then there's the buying and selling process: 
• How do you prepare your home for sale? 
• How do you find homes that meet your criteria and are within your 
price range? 
• How do you prepare your home for viewings? 
Yes, there's a lot to think about. That's why finding a good REALTOR® who 
is an expert on the local market is so important. 
A good REALTOR® will help you understand the market, the current market 
value of your home, and what you can expect should you decide to list. 
A good REALTOR® will also walk you step-by-step through the home 
selling and buying process, and work hard to make sure everything goes 
smoothly. 
So if you're considering buying or selling a home, take the time to find a 
good REALTOR®. It makes all the difference. 
Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today. 
Taking the "scary" out of real estate Even homeowners who have moved a few times can be intimidated by the real estate market in general, and the buying and selling process in particular. First of all, making a decision to sell your home can be difficult. There are so many questions, such as: • Is "now" a good time to list? • How much can you expect to get for your property? • How long will it take to sell – and what if it doesn't? Then there's the buying and selling process: • How do you prepare your home for sale? • How do you find homes that meet your criteria and are within your price range? • How do you prepare your home for viewings? Yes, there's a lot to think about. That's why finding a good REALTOR® who is an expert on the local market is so important. A good REALTOR® will help you understand the market, the current market value of your home, and what you can expect should you decide to list. A good REALTOR® will also walk you step-by-step through the home selling and buying process, and work hard to make sure everything goes smoothly. So if you're considering buying or selling a home, take the time to find a good REALTOR®. It makes all the difference. Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today. 
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4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About 
You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a 
slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your 
family to live. 
However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don't consider or 
even know about. For instance: 
1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with leaves and 
other debris can cause rainwater to overflow next to your foundation 
and create a basement leak. 
 
2. Clogged dryer vents. High temperature air combined with lint is a 
near ideal condition for a fire. Check and clear the dryer vent at least 
once a year. 
 
3. Dirty faucet heads. Kitchen and bath faucets often have built-in 
screens to spray the water evenly. Unfortunately, dirt and other 
contaminates can build up on these and, possibly, affect the quality 
of the water. Clean faucet heads regularly. 
 
4. Tripping hazards. You could step around a loose section of carpet 
for years and then one day, in a moment of distraction, trip over it 
and fall. When you see a potential tripping hazard in your home, don't 
ignore it. Fix it. 
Being diligent about home safety takes a little more time. But, if it prevents 
one injury or illness, it's worth the effort. 
4 Home Hazards You May Not Know About You have smoke detectors. Your doors have good locks. The bathtub has a slip-free pad. By all accounts, your home is a safe and secure place for your family to live. However, there are some hazards that many homeowners don't consider or even know about. For instance: 1. Blocked eavestroughs. Eavestroughs clogged with leaves and other debris can cause rainwater to overflow next to your foundation and create a basement leak.  2. Clogged dryer vents. High temperature air combined with lint is a near ideal condition for a fire. Check and clear the dryer vent at least once a year.  3. Dirty faucet heads. Kitchen and bath faucets often have built-in screens to spray the water evenly. Unfortunately, dirt and other contaminates can build up on these and, possibly, affect the quality of the water. Clean faucet heads regularly.  4. Tripping hazards. You could step around a loose section of carpet for years and then one day, in a moment of distraction, trip over it and fall. When you see a potential tripping hazard in your home, don't ignore it. Fix it. Being diligent about home safety takes a little more time. But, if it prevents one injury or illness, it's worth the effort. 
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Taking the "scary" out of real estate 
Even homeowners who have moved a few times can be intimidated by the 
real estate market in general, and the buying and selling process in 
particular. 
First of all, making a decision to sell your home can be difficult. There are so 
many questions, such as: 
• Is "now" a good time to list? 
• How much can you expect to get for your property? 
• How long will it take to sell – and what if it doesn't? 
Then there's the buying and selling process: 
• How do you prepare your home for sale? 
• How do you find homes that meet your criteria and are within your 
price range? 
• How do you prepare your home for viewings? 
Yes, there's a lot to think about. That's why finding a good REALTOR® who 
is an expert on the local market is so important. 
A good REALTOR® will help you understand the market, the current market 
value of your home, and what you can expect should you decide to list. 
A good REALTOR® will also walk you step-by-step through the home 
selling and buying process, and work hard to make sure everything goes 
smoothly. 
So if you're considering buying or selling a home, take the time to find a 
good REALTOR®. It makes all the difference. 
Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today. 
Taking the "scary" out of real estate Even homeowners who have moved a few times can be intimidated by the real estate market in general, and the buying and selling process in particular. First of all, making a decision to sell your home can be difficult. There are so many questions, such as: • Is "now" a good time to list? • How much can you expect to get for your property? • How long will it take to sell – and what if it doesn't? Then there's the buying and selling process: • How do you prepare your home for sale? • How do you find homes that meet your criteria and are within your price range? • How do you prepare your home for viewings? Yes, there's a lot to think about.

That's why finding a good REALTOR® who is an expert on the local market is so important. A good REALTOR® will help you understand the market, the current market value of your home, and what you can expect should you decide to list. A good REALTOR® will also walk you step-by-step through the home selling and buying process, and work hard to make sure everything goes smoothly. So if you're considering buying or selling a home, take the time to find a good REALTOR®. It makes all the difference. Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today. 
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