Anil Bharwani

Re/Max LifeStyles Realty - Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission - Residential & Commercial

Personal Real Estate Corporation

  • Direct: (604) 476-1111
  • Office: (604) 466-2838
  • Fax: (604) 466-2868
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Since heat rises, for the cooler winter months change the direction of air flow on your ceiling fans. The blades should operate in a clockwise direction to help push warm air from the ceiling down into the room.

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You may think that the lowest possible rate makes the best mortgage deal but mortgage restrictions can easily outweigh small percentage point differences. Mortgage penalties or refinancing limitations can cost you thousands. A slightly higher rate with more flexibility may be the right choice for you. Let me put you in touch with a mortgage specialist today so you don't get spooked by nasty restrictions in the future.

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You’ve heard the phrase “location, location, location.”

 

When you buy a home in a good location, it’s usually a solid long-term investment. As a Realtor®, I advise clients they don’t have to buy the best property on the block…consider the property that could use some TLC. Why? Because fixing up a home in a great neighbourhood will give you the best return on your investment and it will be easier to sell later on. You can buy a beautiful home that doesn’t need any work, but if the block is sketchy, you may have a hard time selling the property at a decent price.

 

So what makes a location good?

 

A safe neighbourhood

People want to live where there’s little or no crime. Naturally, they want to feel safe in their homes and will pay extra for it.

 

Good schools

Being in a good school district is important, even if you don’t have school-age kids and never plan to have any. Think resale…your home will be more attractive to young families when it’s time to sell. The better the school district, the higher the values of the surrounding homes can be.

 

Convenient access to popular places, shops and restaurants

Everyone needs access to good shopping and restaurants. The closer to the hubbub of a particular town or the best parts of a city, the better the location.

 

Water access and views

No matter where you are, someone will always pay for a great view or to be on or near the water.

 

Access to public transit and/or highways

In the Lower Mainland, the farther you live from the bus, skytrain or West Coast Express stations, the less valuable the home. A good location means being very close, and having easy access to public transportation.  Where a commute by car is inevitable, easy access to the highway makes for a good location.

 

All things considered, never lose sight of what matters most to you about the location of your home. If your kids love to mountain bike, being close to the new Albion Mountain Bike Skills Park on 102nd may be your perfect location. Need a big yard for the dog and gardening? Maybe Northwest Maple Ridge is best for you. It’s my job to help you buy the right home for you, at the right time…call me anytime and let’s start moving!

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Here's a great article that will help you create the perfect pumpkin for your doorstep this Halloween! http://www.zillowblog.com/2013-10-14/6-tips-tools-for-pumpkin-carving/

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Cooler weather...leaves are falling…must be fall! Now’s a good time to do a little yard prep before the wet-coast rain sets in for good!

One Last Mow

The last couple mows of the year should be done with your mower set a little lower than normal. Somewhere around the 2" mark will leave the lawn neat and tidy for the winter. After you've completed the final cut of the year, it is a good time to give your mower a final tune-up so you’re ready for next spring. Change the engine oil, replace the air filter, tighten any loose bolts or wires, replace worn tires, and most importantly, sharpen the mower blade.

 

Roll up the hoses

Eventhough we may not get the deep freeze on the coast that rest of Canada suffers through, you should still disconnect all exterior garden hoses and make sure all outside taps are closed tight. Roll up the garden hoses and store them in a warm location to prevent cracking.

 

Fall yard clean up and pruning

Prune perennial shrubs and ornamental grasses, remove annual plants and flowers, rake and remove leaves or pine needles from your grass, and weed or edge shrub beds. Do it now and your yard will be ready for spring!

 

Gutter care

Make sure your gutters are debris free for the winter. They will have to handle a lot of rain over the next few months and it’s important that they are working properly.

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Anil Bharwani
Direct:(604) 476-1111
Office:(604) 466-2838
Fax:(604) 466-2868
Re/Max LifeStyles Realty
22308 Dewdney Trunk Road
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
V2X 3J2 Canada