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Can a Wood Floor Improve Your Indoor Air

January 27, 2020

As surprising as it may sound, there is a North American hardwood floor manufacturer that has introduced a flooring product with properties that can actually convert unhealthy chemicals found in the air of your home into fresh breathable air. The basis of this claim is in the formulation of the ...

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Make This the Year to be Prepared

January 10, 2020

Some homeowners dismiss persistent reports about our increasing susceptibility to extreme weather conditions and the growing risk of weather-related damage.  While it’s true that, statistically, it’s unlikely you will ever be in the direct path of a hurricane, tornado, flood, wildfire or lightning bolt, it’s short-sighted to underestimate the broader ...

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Fraser Valley Housing Market Statistics – December 2019

January 3, 2020

Strong finish for mediocre year in Fraser Valley real estate SURREY, BC – After a sluggish first half of the year, property sales in the Fraser Valley started picking up speed in the summer and finished strong in December, but not enough to surpass last year’s sales totals. The Board’s ...

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Fraser Valley Housing Market Statistics – November 2019

December 3, 2019

Unusual end-of-year demand for Fraser Valley real estate SURREY, BC – A combination of unseasonably high demand and declining supply reinforced Fraser Valley’s real estate market in November. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,405 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in November, an ...

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How Long Will your Next Appliance Last?

November 20, 2019

It can be disheartening to discover that the average lifespan of some major home appliances is actually shrinking, despite great technological advances.  Of course, such statistics are relative, with certain brands outperforming others, but it’s worth taking a look at why this trend may continue. To being with, today’s consumers ...

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Fraser Valley Housing Market Statistics – October 2019

November 5, 2019

Real estate rebound continues for Fraser Valley SURREY, BC – The demand for Fraser Valley real estate is the strongest it’s been since the spring of 2018. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,592 sales of all property types on its Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in October, a 18.5 per cent ...

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Leverage the Power of “Done” to Achieve Goals

November 1, 2019

During a marathon, organizers typically have signs set up along the route to indicate distances completed.  For example, one might say, “You’ve just finished 4K!”  They do that for two reasons: to let runners know where they are; and, to motivate them. Why are these signs motivational?  They give runners ...

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Cleaning Grout and Tile

October 28, 2019

Although tile and grout can provide an attractive and durable household surface – especially in kitchens and bathrooms – they need to be maintained to avoid discoloration and/or germ infestation.  When cleaning and disinfecting, it’s important to consider how the surface will react to the various compounds and methods you ...

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Planning for Value when Investing in a Major Project

October 16, 2019

A major home project, such as a kitchen or a bathroom renovation, is almost always a source of stress for those affected.  Aside from the upheaval of accommodating construction phases and compromised living spaces during the project, the planning process can take up quite a bit of time and require ...

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Fraser Valley Housing Market Statistics – September 2019

October 2, 2019

Property sales in Fraser Valley have recovered bringing market into balance SURREY, BC – For the third straight month, home sales in the Fraser Valley surpassed 2018 levels bringing the market back in line with long-term averages. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board processed 1,343 sales of all property types on ...

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