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If you have a basement, or even just a crawlspace, the last thing you want is water infiltrating the area. Even a minor leak can cause damage to walls and flooring, and may even lead to mould issues. Here are some precautions worth taking:

  • Every spring and fall, check the grading around your home. The ground should gently slope away from the foundation. Pay particular attention to areas where shrubs and other foliage make the grading difficult to see.

  • Look for cracks in the foundation. Get them fixed right away. Even a minor crack that doesn't appear to penetrate all the way through can cause problems eventually.

  • Check the caulking on basement windows. If it's worn and cracked, it's time for recaulking. The lifespan of most exterior caulking is less than five years.

  • Watch the eavestroughs when it rains. (You'll get wet, but it's worth it.) Make sure the water drains well away from the foundation.

Doing these simple inspections takes just a few minutes. Yet, if they prevent a basement leak, it's time well spent!

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I have sold a property at 302 2664 KINGSWAY AVE in Port Coquitlam.
BLOWOUT SALE...AMAZING PROMO...AMAZING PRICES...Fabulous building "Kingsway Gardens" with TOP OF THE LINE quality & workmanship. Spacious & bright 2 bedroom + den unit with 13' ceilings, open floor plan, gorgeous engineered hardwoodfloors, wood shaker cabinets, double nose grain counter tops, UV protected double pane windows & many more features. Largest floor plan in the area with professional quality, design & layout. Close to Coquitlam Centre mall, transit & easy access to highway. This is a must see to appreciate. Open House Sat & Sun 2-4 pm
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I have sold a property at 19426 CUSICK CREST in Pitt Meadows.
COMFORTABLE FAMILY HOME nestled at the end of a quiet c-d-s in a desirable Pitt Meadows neighbourhood. With $50K+ of recent updates, & excellent floor plan & a full-height bsmt, this 5 bdrm 3 bthrm home has is ALL. New front doors & large foyer greet visitors. Beautiful deep-colored engineered H/D cover the impressive staircase & floors. A pleasant, light filled open design liv/din area w/gas f/p & is served by a renovated & contemporary styled kitchen w/wine racks & lighting fixtures. Attached deck is perfect for casual entertaining. Master bdrm has large walk-in closet & renovated ensuite bath w/soaker tub, vanity, sink & toilet. DOUBLE GARAGE has wide driveway for extra parking. Backyard is fully fenced - great for kids & pets. BONUS! Potential mortgage helper available in a tastefully done two bedroom suite downstairs w/kitchen & bath. SUPER LOCATION walk to schools, shops, restaurants & Farmers Market. Short walk to bus W/C Express/Vanc. Easy access to Lougheed.

Open House. Open House on Monday, October 14, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Please visit our Open House at 19426 CUSICK CREST in Pitt Meadows.
Open House on Monday, October 14, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

COMFORTABLE FAMILY HOME nestled at the end of a quiet c-d-s in a desirable Pitt Meadows neighbourhood. With $50K+ of recent updates, & excellent floor plan & a full-height bsmt, this 5 bdrm 3 bthrm home has is ALL. New front doors & large foyer greet visitors. Beautiful deep-colored engineered H/D cover the impressive staircase & floors. A pleasant, light filled open design liv/din area w/gas f/p & is served by a renovated & contemporary styled kitchen w/wine racks & lighting fixtures. Attached deck is perfect for casual entertaining. Master bdrm has large walk-in closet & renovated ensuite bath w/soaker tub, vanity, sink & toilet. DOUBLE GARAGE has wide driveway for extra parking. Backyard is fully fenced - great for kids & pets. BONUS! Potential mortgage helper available in a tastefully done two bedroom suite downstairs w/kitchen & bath. SUPER LOCATION walk to schools, shops, restaurants & Farmers Market. Short walk to bus W/C Express/Vanc. Easy access to Lougheed.

Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm and Sunday, October 6, 2013 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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If you're planning to look for a new home sometime in the future, you may be wondering how long the process will take. How much time should you set aside for viewings? How many of the listed homes should you see?

 

Of course, the process varies from person to person. According to the Department of Housing & Urban Development, home buyers view an average of 15 properties before finally choosing to make an offer on one of them. That number may be a good benchmark for you.

 

On a Saturday afternoon, you can comfortably look at three or four potential properties. You can see more if you want to make a full day of it.

 

One factor that impacts the home shopping process is how clearly you know what you're looking for.

 

For example, if you're certain you want a three bedroom backsplit, backing onto a wooded area or ravine, in an upscale neighbourhood, then the process is going to be fairly simple. You're just going to view properties that closely meet that criteria.

 

But if you're the kind of person who simply says, "I'll know it when I see it", then you'll need to look at several homes on the market. That means carving out plenty of room in your schedule for viewings.

 

A good REALTOR can help you understand what's available on the market and which homes are worth seeing. He or she can also help you determine how long the process will likely take, and show you ways to make the process go more quickly and smoothly.

 

 

Looking for a good REALTOR? Call today. 

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I have listed a new property at 19426 CUSICK CREST in Pitt Meadows.
COMFORTABLE FAMILY HOME nestled at the end of a quiet c-d-s in a desirable Pitt Meadows neighbourhood. With $50K+ of recent updates, & excellent floor plan & a full-height bsmt, this 5 bdrm 3 bthrm home has is ALL. New front doors & large foyer greet visitors. Beautiful deep-colored engineered H/D cover the impressive staircase & floors. A pleasant, light filled open design liv/din area w/gas f/p & is served by a renovated & contemporary styled kitchen w/wine racks & lighting fixtures. Attached deck is perfect for casual entertaining. Master bdrm has large walk-in closet & renovated ensuite bath w/soaker tub, vanity, sink & toilet. DOUBLE GARAGE has wide driveway for extra parking. Backyard is fully fenced - great for kids & pets. BONUS! Potential mortgage helper available in a tastefully done two bedroom suite downstairs w/kitchen & bath. SUPER LOCATION walk to schools, shops, restaurants & Farmers Market. Short walk to bus W/C Express/Vanc. Easy access to Lougheed.
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Please visit our Open House at 19426 CUSICK CREST in Pitt Meadows.
Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
COMFORTABLE FAMILY HOME nestled at the end of a quiet c-d-s in a desirable Pitt Meadows neighbourhood. With $50K+ of recent updates, & excellent floor plan & a full-height bsmt, this 5 bdrm 3 bthrm home has is ALL. New front doors & large foyer greet visitors. Beautiful deep-colored engineered H/D cover the impressive staircase & floors. A pleasant, light filled open design liv/din area w/gas f/p & is served by a renovated & contemporary styled kitchen w/wine racks & lighting fixtures. Attached deck is perfect for casual entertaining. Master bdrm has large walk-in closet & renovated ensuite bath w/soaker tub, vanity, sink & toilet. DOUBLE GARAGE has wide driveway for extra parking. Backyard is fully fenced - great for kids & pets. BONUS! Potential mortgage helper available in a tastefully done two bedroom suite downstairs w/kitchen & bath. SUPER LOCATION walk to schools, shops, restaurants & Farmers Market. Short walk to bus W/C Express/Vanc. Easy access to Lougheed.
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I have sold a property at 926 HARRIS AVE in Coquitlam.
Exceptional! In every way this one owner, meticulous half duplex home is well laid out with an abundance of natural light & city view & river. 2 min from HWY 1, walk to SKY TRAIN, close to LOUGHEED MALL & BURNABY. Designer paint & decor. Welcoming foyer, office/den on main. Formal dining room, gourmet kitchen complete w. pantry, island & breakfast bar, lots of cupboards. 3 immaculate bedrooms w. built in window benches. Huge master w. deluxe ensuite: dble sink, soaker tub & separate shower, large walk-in closet. Bonus oversized DOUBLE GARAGE with double driveway & LANE access, extra parking for RV or boat.Huge crawl space storage. A great place to call home.Book your private viewing today!
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