Mike & Bernadine Nielsen

Mike: 604-315-3151 |

Bernadine: 604-619-3150 |

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Completely updated two story home with Two separate residence to fit extended family or joint partnership/Family. Both main floor and downstairs are beautiful full residence and will facilitate all your family needs. 1.2 flat central acres close to all amenities and between Langley and White Rock. Upgrades include, Custom kitchen, S/S appliances, granite countertops, hardwood and slate floors, large kitchen islands upstairs and down. Home features Large deck of kitchen and Large Walk out Patio in basement through French doors. Very Private setting with two car garage and parking for RV, Boat and for 15 + vehicles. BONUS! Small self contained detached home on North of property, rented to long term tenants. Lots of future development potential, from FIVE detached lots to Fern Ridge Multi Family Development. A treat to show with multiple options.

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One of the best things you can do to ensure you get the home you want is to arrange for financing before you go shopping. This is often referred to as getting “pre-approved”.

Getting pre-approved simply means that your lender has calculated how much of a mortgage they’re willing to offer you, depending on your down payment and current financial situation.

There are two advantages to having a pre-approved mortgage. First, you know exactly what you can afford when shopping for a new home. Second, when you make an offer, you’re likely to be taken more seriously.

 

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Avoiding unwelcome guests
There are unwelcome guests that most homeowners dread. They come into
your house, eat, sleep, make a mess, and never leave willingly. Each one
has at least six legs and sometimes flies.
They are, of course, insects. They’ve been freeloading in homes since
homes were invented. Here are some practical ways to keep these
unwelcome guests out:
• Find out how they got in. Look for gaps around windows and doors,
and cracks in the basement. If you find a spider web, there's likely an
insect entryway nearby.
• Watch out for standing water near the foundation of your home. Make
sure rain gutters drain water well away.
• Eliminate clutter. Insects love warm, cluttered, moist areas.
• Check the seal around dryer vents and other vents, pipes and cable
wires going through the wall. Reseal if necessary.
• Rinse recyclables before putting them into a bag or bin. Few things
are more tempting to a bug than the dark, moist, sweet insides of an
un-rinsed pop can.
If you do end up with a serious insect problem, call a professional
exterminator. 
Avoiding unwelcome guests:  There are unwelcome guests that most homeowners dread. They come into your house, eat, sleep, make a mess, and never leave willingly. Each one has at least six legs and sometimes flies.They are, of course, insects. They’ve been free loading in homes since homes were invented. Here are some practical ways to keep these unwelcome guests out:• Find out how they got in. Look for gaps around windows and doors,and cracks in the basement. If you find a spider web, there's likely an insect entry way nearby.• Watch out for standing water near the foundation of your home. Makesure rain gutters drain water well away.• Eliminate clutter. Insects love warm, cluttered, moist areas.• Check the seal around dryer vents and other vents, pipes and cable wires going through the wall. Reseal if necessary.• Rinse recyclables before putting them into a bag or bin. Few things are more tempting to a bug than the dark, moist, sweet insides of a nun-rinsed pop can. If you do end up with a serious insect problem, call a professional exterminator. 
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Your home at a glance
Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and your first impression was
disappointing? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade
was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn't look like a
tempting place to eat.
It could still be a fantastic restaurant – a real gem. But, your first impression
has soured your anticipation. If you still walk through the front door, it will
likely be with the expectation of being disappointed.
This scenario often plays out in the real estate market as well.
A buyer drives up to a home for sale and quickly forms an impression based
on what he sees "from the curb". That's why you'll hear real estate experts
talk about the importance of "curb appeal". It's one of the most important
selling points of a property.
If you plan to put your home on the market, you obviously want your home
to look as attractive as possible from the street. Fortunately, there are many
simple things you can do to improve curb appeal.
For example, you can trim shrubs and hedges, plant flowers, clean the
walkway and driveway, paint the front door and garage door, and clean the
exteriors of the windows. All these projects are relatively easy and
inexpensive. Yet, each can make a dramatic improvement to how your
home looks at first glance.
Don't be like the great restaurant that’s hidden behind an unkept façade.
Make sure your curb appeal reflects the overall value of your property.
Looking for more advice on selling your home quickly and for the best price?
Call today.
Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and your first impression was disappointing? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn't look like atempting place to eat. It could still be a fantastic restaurant – a real gem. But, your first impression has soured your anticipation. If you still walk through the front door, it will likely be with the expectation of being disappointed.This scenario often plays out in the real estate market as well.A buyer drives up to a home for sale and quickly forms an impression based on what he sees "from the curb". That's why you'll hear real estate experts talk about the importance of "curb appeal". It's one of the most important selling points of a property.If you plan to put your home on the market, you obviously want your home to look as attractive as possible from the street. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do to improve curb appeal.For example, you can trim shrubs and hedges, plant flowers, clean the walkway and driveway, paint the front door and garage door, and clean the exteriors of the windows. All these projects are relatively easy and inexpensive. Yet, each can make a dramatic improvement to how your home looks at first glance.Don't be like the great restaurant that’s hidden behind an unkept façade.Make sure your curb appeal reflects the overall value of your property.Looking for more advice on selling your home quickly and for the best price?Call today.
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