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I have listed a new property at 203 1551 MARINER WALK in Vancouver.
Enjoy waterfront living in "The Lagoons" at False Creek! Absolutely gorgeous 1,320 sqft condo that features the highest level in comfort and design! Formal entrance opens to a spacious traditional living and dining room that featuring a wood burning fireplace and sliders to a fabulous covered patio. The gourmet kitchen has been updated with sleek tiles and new stainless steel appliances including a highly efficient induction stove. 2 very large bedrooms and a den overlooking the lagoons for peace and privacy. All of the rooms have spectacular views of the marina, downtown and the mountains. Ideal for empty nesters and the perfect retirement spot! 2 parking stalls and an external storage locker included. Unbeatable location right on the Sea Wall. Just move in and enjoy! Open House Sat Nov 16 2-4pm
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Please visit our Open House at 1902 583 BEACH CREST in Vancouver.
OPEN HOUSE: Sunday Nov 17, 2013 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Amazing views of False Creek, English Bay and the city could be yours from this south-west facing corner suite. Enjoy all the space in this 2 bedroom and den unit and the luxury finishes like granite counter tops, cherry flooring and Mandelli hardware. Upgrades include a new appliance package, light fixtures, faucets, frameless shower glass and designer paint. The kitchen even has a magnetic white board wall to help keep you organized. You get full use of the Super Club's pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness room, theatres, multi-purpose room, squash court, guest suites and 24 hour concierge. Just steps to the urban lifestyle of downtown, the parks and the seawall.
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I have sold a property at 501 9280 SALISH CRT in Burnaby.
This is the place you have been waiting for, just move right in! This is an extremely well-kept, extra-large 1 bedroom corner unit. The upgrade list on this one is extensive, bathroom, kitchen, paint, and carpeting to name a few. There is also in-suite laundry for your convenience. The building has an outdoor pool, sauna, party room, guest suite and an on-site caretaker. Your strata fee also includes heat and hot water. Close to transit, shopping, restaurants, and recreation. No pets except fish/small birds and no rentals.
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If you don't own one already, or you need a new and improved TV for your new home, you may be tempted to purchase a widescreen digital television to enjoy your favourite movies, shows and sports programs. However, it can be difficult to select the right screen size, especially if you've been accustomed to viewing a TV with a traditional 4:3 screen. When it comes to size, there are many factors that come into play, such as screen resolution and personal preference. However, the last thing you want is to purchase an HDTV that is too small for the room, or so big that it dominates the space. Here's a tip: The rule of thumb is to take the distance you'll be sitting from the television and multiple by five to get the screen size you need. So if you'll be sitting eight feet away, you'll want to look at HDTVs with screens that are in the 35- 45 inch range. A good electronics dealer can help you make the best choice.

 

And remember to test out how high the TV will be.  Although most of us think it is best to place up high - usually right over the fireplace - it can be uncomfortable for your neck  over the long term.  

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What's one of the most important rooms in your home? When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen.

In fact, one of the most common explanations a particular buyer gives for not making an offer is, "I liked the house, but I wasn't too keen on the kitchen."

That doesn't mean you must do a major renovation. However, you should do what you can to make the kitchen as attractive as possible to buyers.

Here are some ideas:

First, clear the countertops. Put away the toaster and other items. You want to make the entire countertop area seem as spacious as possible.

If the cabinetry is old, you can spruce it up by installing new knobs, handles and other hardware. A fresh coat of paint on the walls and ceiling can also make the kitchen look like it has had a major renovation – and it will only cost you a few hundred dollars.

According to an article on the website HDTV.com, "The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware." Replacing the countertops is a more expensive renovation, but it may be worth it if the current counters are old and worn.

Finally, when preparing your kitchen for a viewing, make sure it's clean and tidy. I can't tell you how many times my buyers are completely turned off by the uncleanliness of homes, especially if they are not fixer-uppers.  It makes potential buyers think that if the house is not taken care of, then what they can't see will definately be in a state of disrepair!

The garbage and recycling bins should be empty. Buyers will open cabinets so make sure items on shelves are neatly organized with the front labels facing forward.

 There are many other ways to make the most important room in your home look great to potential buyers. Call today for more ideas.

Cheers,

Michele Colbertt

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Please visit our Open House at 1902 583 BEACH CREST in Vancouver.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Amazing views of False Creek, English Bay and the city could be yours from this south-west facing corner suite. Enjoy all the space in this 2 bedroom and den unit and the luxury finishes like granite counter tops, cherry flooring and Mandelli hardware. Upgrades include a new appliance package, light fixtures, faucets, frameless shower glass and designer paint. The kitchen even has a magnetic white board wall to help keep you organized. You get full use of the Super Club's pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness room, theatres, multi-purpose room, squash court, guest suites and 24 hour concierge. Just steps to the urban lifestyle of downtown, the parks and the seawall.
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