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tips for surviving a home renovation

1. Plan everything:

3. Be ready for dust:

2. Flexibility is key:

4. Splurge on a dream item:

make a timeline, buy all the materials you’ll need and line up all the contractors before starting.

projects almost always take longer and cost more than expected, and there’s always a chance that something won’t go according to plan.

it will get everywhere. Remove everything from the room, cover furniture and electronics and clean every day.

whether it’s a professional gas range in the kitchen or the perfect soaker tub for your bathroom, a splurge like this is great motivation for getting through the renovation.

ome renovation projects are almost always stressful, but with a little preparation, you’ll survive. Here are five tips for getting through your home renovation with your sanity intact.

5. Make a construction free zone:

you’ll need a place to relax that’s free of dirt and dust, especially if you live with children or pets. If you’re without a kitchen for a while, include a bar fridge and microwave. When all else fails, try to get out of the house for a weekend to take your mind off of what’s happening at home.

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Over the past few years, artificial turf has taken a turn towards the mainstream, and become available to the local homeowner.

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2. Artificial Turf Requires No Cutting. Not just cutting either, no more seeding, no more aerating, this is one of the major purchasing factors for customers. 3. Artificial Turf Does Not Require Sunlight

In today’s compartmentalized sized lots more and more residential owners, as well as developers, are choosing eco-friendly artificial turf for its beauty and ease.

With artificial turf in your yard, you will have pristine lush, green from every corner.

The need to have a green lawn that requires little to no maintenance such as no cutting, watering, or seeding is key for the average working family who wants to spend their weekend time relaxing.

4. Artificial Turf is Safe For Kids and Pets.

Artificial turf has come a long way from the Florida AstroTurf of old. The newer turfs in the market, come in many different colours, styles and lengths that mimic different strains of grass. There is something for every style; if you want grass that is reminiscent of the spring, or fall or maybe something that is longer in length and lush, or shorter that always looks pristine and freshly cut. Whatever you are looking for to frame your front, back yard or garden, you are guaranteed to be able to find. The artificial turf that is manufactured today is built far more durable than their predecessors and can withstand extreme weather conditions, as such in Canada. Artificial turf has smoothly made its transition from a novelty item to the streamlined market, people are now looking at it as a long-term investment into their home, or the final touch before selling to drive up that price. Listed below are a few of the benefits. 1. Artificial Turf Requires No Watering. Every year people spend thousands of dollars on their water bills just trying to keep their grass green, only to hit water restriction’s in the summer and watch it die. No more dead or brown grass.

Artificial turf is perfectly safe for your pets and kids to play on, as it requires no fertilizers or pesticides! 5. Artificial Turf is a Clean Option For Pets. Not only is artificial turf much easier for pet clean up, but it is also great for keeping the pets from tracking mud and dirt into the house. 6. Artificial Turf can Withstand Extreme Weather Conditions. Purchasing good quality artificial grass means that you won’t have fading, excessive shedding, or break down of fibres and materials. There are a lot of options out there but only a few reputable companies. 7. No More Insect Infestations Over the past decade, the chafer beetle infestation has become more and more of a growing concern for homeowners. Artificial turf helps put that worry to rest, along with drastically lowering the risks of ticks in your yard and other pests like moles. If you are ready to stop the endless cycle of keeping your grass alive, take more time out for yourself and your family, and invest in a long term solution for your home; time to think outside the box, and contact your local artificial turf dealer Premium Grass Blades.

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hether home improvement projects are design to improve the interior or exterior of a house, focusing on renovations that make the most financial sense can benefit homeowners in the long run. The right renovations can be assets if and when homeowners decide to sell their homes.

tips to Outdoor improvements

1 Fire pit: A fire pit is a great place to gather most months of the year. a CBS news reports that a fire pit realizes a 78 percent return on investment. 2 Outdoor kitchen: Many buyers are looking to utilize their yards as an extension of interior living areas. Cooking, dining and even watching TV outdoors is increasingly popular. Outdoor living areas can be custom designed and built. In addition, prefabricated modular units that require a much smaller commitment of time and money are available.

3 Patio: Homeowners who do not already have a patio will find that adding one can increase a home’s value. Patios help a home look neat, add useable space and may help a home to sell quickly. 4 Deck: A Deck can be as valuable as patios. another outdoor space that can be used for entertaining, dining and more. · 5 Door update: Improve curb appeal with a new, high-end front door and garage doors. If

that’s too expensive, a good cleaning and new coat of paint can make an old door look brand new. 6 New landscaping: The National Association of Realtors says an outdoor makeover that includes well-thought out landscaping can net 105 percent ROI. Installing a walkway, adding stone planters, mulching, and planting shrubs are ideas to consider.

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raw inspiration from those budding crocuses and daffodils pushing through the last remnants of snow and employ these tips to prepare for the upcoming gardening season.

NEARLY TIME FOR Spring Landscaping! During the cold months of winter, many people stare longingly out of the window dreaming of spring and time spent outdoors. For those with green thumbs, images of tending to the garden and other aspects of their landscapes no doubt dominate such daydreams. Amend the soil so that it is the right consistency - just crumbling when lifting

it. Soil that is too muddy after spring thaw can harden, making it difficult for plants to flourish later on. · Lawn and garden experts suggest filling in bare patches of lawn now by mixing a few shovelfuls of soil with grass seed. Then apply this patch to the bare areas, water, and continue to care for the area until the spot fills in.

Spend a day in the garage or shed tending to the lawn mower and other gardening equipment. Clean all tools and ensure that everything works, repairing parts as needed. Think about any annuals you might want to plant in the landscape this year that will complement any existing shrubbery or perennials. Come up with a theme so that the entire yard is cohesive.

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urb appeal can affect prospective buyers’ perception of a home. When addressing curb appeal, homeowners may be inclined to focus on features that are easily seen from the street during the day. But what can a homeowner do to improve on his or her home’s nighttime aesthetic?

Lighting is the key to curb appeal Outdoor lighting is one aspect of curb appeal that is often overlooked, advises the home improvement experts. Homeowners may fail to recognize the importance of how proper illumination can provide their homes with a warm glow and make it look beautiful after the sun has set. For example, think of how cozy and inviting neighborhoods appear during the holiday season when homes are strung with twinkling lights. Homeowners can replicate that look all year long with lighting elements. Lighting for evening hours also helps maintain a safe environment for people who are visiting the property. Illuminating walkways and doorways provides a clearly visible and safe path to and from the home.

The following are a few ways to improve outdoor lighting. · Focus on architectural features. Outdoor lighting can focus on the external features of the home’s architectural style. Use light to draw attention to interesting gables, dramatic roof lines, dormers, or curved entryways. · Play up landscaping. Stylish lighting can highlight trees, shrubs, pathways, gardens, and all of the elements of softscapes and hardscapes on a property. The lighting experts at Vernon Daniel Associates say that soft lighting can make homes feel warm and cozy. Uplighting trees or other elements can add a dramatic effect.

· Light up all doors. Make sure that doors, both entry and garage, are properly lit for ease of entry and egress from the home. Safety.com, a home and personal security resource, says a home burglary occurs every 15 seconds in the United States. Installing motion-activated lights or lights on timers can deter break-ins. Consider using home automation to control porch lights and other outdoor lights remotely, if necessary. · Create entertaining areas. Outdoor lighting can be used to extend the hours residents can spend outside. This is great for entertaining and can be an excellent selling point. Homeowners are urged not to overlook outdoor lighting as a vital part of their plan to improve curb appeal.

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When you buy a house, you have to put down a large amount of money to secure your purchase. The larger the down payment, the smaller your mortgage loan will be. Keep in mind that if your down payment is less than 20 per cent of the total purchase cost, you’ll also have to pay for mortgage default insurance each month. As you’re saving, pay attention to your credit score, which is a determining factor in how good of a mortgage you’ll get.

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SAVE FOR THE DOWN PAYMENT

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Our Real Estate Lawyers can help you with all aspects of Real Estate transactions including: Commercial Conveyances Residential Conveyances Sale & Purchase of Land Sub-divisions and Strata Properties Purchase, Sale and Construction Contracts

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When you buy a house, you have to put down a large amount of money to secure your purchase. The larger the down payment, the smaller your mortgage loan will be. Keep in mind that if your down payment is less than 20 per cent of the total purchase cost, you’ll also have to pay for mortgage default insurance each month. As you’re saving, pay attention to your credit score, which is a determining factor in how good of a mortgage you’ll get.

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Our Real Estate Lawyers can help you with all aspects of Real Estate transactions including: Commercial Conveyances Residential Conveyances Sale & Purchase of Land Sub-divisions and Strata Properties Purchase, Sale and Construction Contracts

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• Estate Planning/Family considerations relating to real property ownership.

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Once you’ve settled on a price, you’ll be able to start making closing arrangements, such as finalizing the payment and mortgage terms. On closing day, the final documents will be signed and you’ll receive the deed and the keys to your new home.

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ecorating a home in neutral tones has long been recommended as a way to sell a home quickly. But the color gray also provides a blank canvas for homeowners who have no intention of putting their homes on the market anytime soon. Beige and white have long been go-to colors for neutral living spaces. But many interior decorators now look to gray as the neutral color of choice. Design experts advise that gray has a broad range. Gray can include everything from silver to charcoal to a dusty cloud. Gray is not a clear-cut color that’s simply a 50-50 blend of white and black. Gray has subtle nuances that can lean toward blues, greens, taupes, and more depending on the lighting and surrounding furnishings. That means that homeowners who are ready to replace their furniture or accessories need not necessarily repaint if they’ve previously decorated in shades of gray. Designers have shown how gray does not have to be cold, industrial or gloomy. It can be sophisticated in just about any room of the house.

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looring upgrades are another home renovation project that can attract attention and help sellers when they put their homes on the market.

Kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects tend to make great investments, earning homeowners significant returns when they sell their homes down the road. Home flooring options abound, and it is easy to get excited and overwhelmed about flooring renovation projects. When choosing new flooring materials, homeowners should keep in mind the latest consumer trends, as those trends might help them recoup more of their flooring investment down the road. One popular flooring trend is the use of sustainable materials. In addition to the more widely known benefits of choosing sustainable flooring, such as protecting natural resources and reducing a home’s carbon footprint, sustainable flooring can help reduce indoor air pollution. flooring manufacturers and designers are embracing the green design and remodeling movement. Today there are many beautiful and sustainable ecoflooring options. Here are some of the more popular materials.

• Bamboo: Contrary to popular belief, bamboo is not a wood, but a grass. It is a fast-growing grass, and that makes it a smart choice in many design applications. Also, unlike wood, which will absorb moisture and can warp, bamboo repels water and can be used for flooring in areas where one wouldn’t think to put wood, such as in bathrooms, entryways or mudrooms. Bamboo is naturally very light in color, but can be stained in many different hues to give homeowners more options. • Green carpeting: Consumers can now find a wide range of sustainable carpets and rugs that are available at competitive prices. Wool carpets made with undyed or vegetable-dyed yarns and minimal glues are some options. Some carpets are even made from recycled content, such as rubber and plastics. • Cork: Growing in popularity, cork is a material harvested from the bark of

cork trees found in the forests of the Mediterranean. The bark grows back every three years, so it is a handy renewable resource. Cork boasts fireretardant properties and may naturally repel insects. It can usually be stained to suit various color schemes. • Rubber: Rubber flooring may call to mind fitness gyms and playground safety substrate, but it’s also slowly finding its way into homes. Made from recycled tires, rubber flooring is flexible underfoot and can be long-lasting and colorful. • Reclaimed wood: Rather than purchasing brand new hardwood planks for flooring, homeowners can opt for reclaimed wood reused from other building applications. After some sanding, staining and finishing, reclaimed wood provides homeowners with the opportunity to choose traditional hardwood flooring without any concerns about deforestation.

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elling a home can be stressful. In many cases, homeowners choose to work with real estate agents to facilitate the process of listing, showing and selling their homes.

Real estate agents are valuable assets. Agents have neighborhood knowledge, are educated in pricing trends, can filter phone calls or emails from buyers who aren’t serious, and can organize all of the people necessary for a closing. Real estate agents provide many services that the average person may not have the time nor the experience to handle. There are many qualified agents, but an agent cannot do his or her job well without some help on the part of the homeowner. These tips can make the process of selling a home go smoothly. · Price the home correctly. Homeowners should trust the agent’s ability to price a home for the market. Everyone wants to get the most money possible, but listing the home for more than it’s worth may cause it to sit unnecessarily for several weeks

or months, which could raise red flags among potential buyers. · Market the home. A real estate agent will list the home via a multiple listing service (MLS) on a private website, in newspapers, and wherever else he or she feels is pertinent. Homeowners can share the listing via social media and word of mouth to help increase the chances of selling the home. · Be available. Limiting the time an agent can show the house to potential buyers is in no one’s best interest. Sellers should be ready and willing to open their homes, which is the best way to make a sale. An agent may suggest a lock box so the home can be shown when homeowners are not on the property.

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· Make suggested renovations. Agents know which features can make or break a sale. Homeowners should be amenable to certain suggestions, such as neutral paint colors, removing personal effects and clearing clutter. · Give recommendations. Real estate is a commission-based industry. Agents often tirelessly put in hours and only reap rewards if the house is sold. A homeowner who was satisfied with an agent can then recommend that person to friends or family. By working with real estate professionals, homeowners can sell their homes quickly

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I am excited to announce the opening of my new notary practice located at the Mission Gate Plaza on Lougheed Highway. I’m looking forward to serving Mission for all notarial and legal needs. I specialize in: ● ● ●

1. NEW ACCESSORIES Inexpensive upgrades such as new throw pillows on the couch, a fresh tablecloth in the dining room or a chic frame for a painting or photo will help revitalize your home.

Providing Legal Services in English, Punjabi & Hindi Evening, Weekend and Mobile Appointments Available Upon Request

#A5-32081 Lougheed Highway Mission, BC V2V 1A3 HOURS: Monday–Friday 9am to 5pm

Office: (604) 287-8600 Fax: (604) 287-8601

3. UPDATE YOUR BATHROOM Replacing accessories like the soap dish, shower curtain and hand towels can make your bathroom feel brand new. 4. SWITCH UP YOUR LIGHTING A lamp for your bedroom or a new fixture in the dining room will shed new light on a room that’s lost its sparkle.

Real estate transactions Estate and personal planning Sponsorship letters and travel letters... and much more!

Please visit my website to learn more about myself and the services I offer! ●

2. REARRANGE YOUR FURNITURE Sometimes changing the layout of a room is all you need to do to make it come alive again. Move your bed to the other side of the room or switch the living room furniture around.

5. DIY UPGRADES If you want new cabinets in your kitchen, try painting the ones you have for a cost-effective alternative. Consider a DIY approach to other desired upgrades for your home.

Email:karen@kbnotary.ca www.kbnotary.ca

Find Your Dream Home With Me “Tom is a great Realtor. He’s very knowledgeable, reliable and honest and helped us find an amazing home and sell ours for a great price. He’s very thorough and detail oriented and helped explain the process to us the entire way. We highly recommend him if you’re in the market!”

— Shaun and Heather G. 2018

These simple and affordable changes can make you fall in love with your home all over again. So which ones will you undertake this spring?

Let’s get organized A tidy and organized home can feel like a refuge at the end of the day. If your home has become cluttered and disorganized, take the time to declutter and sort it out. Going room by room, the first step is to get rid of anything you don’t need. It may seem overwhelming at first, but removing unwanted and unneeded things will be liberating. You may even find yourself throwing out more than you originally planned.

Wondering what your home is worth, or what homes are selling for in a specific neighbourhood? I offer a free, no obligation online market evaluation called Market Insight. Visit www.HomeValuesInMission.com to find out more!

www.TomOsterberg.realtor

If you’re not sure where to begin, start by getting rid of items that don’t get used and articles you have multiples of. Donate things that others can find a use for and throw out anything too damaged or heavily used to be donated. Keep in mind that the amount of things in a home needs to correspond to the amount of storage available. People who live in small apartments will end up keeping fewer things than those who live in single-family homes. Once you remove the excess items from your home, organize everything else using storage containers, baskets and boxes. Articles that don’t have a home will probably end up being piled on your table or kitchen counter. Designate a place for everything in your home and make it a point to put belongings away as soon as you’re done with them.


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We do plans for custom homes and plans for additions and renovations to existing homes

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Stop by our showroom today, and explore the possibilities for your own backyard!

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Why Choose Mindy?? Making her clients her NUMBER ONE priority, let Mindy’s 30 years of experience work for you. Her hard work,, knowledge k ge a and d pe perseverance has made Mindy the TOP REALTORŽ of the 3000 Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Realtors consistently year after year. Mindy has the Knowledge and Dedication to turn your dreams into reality, why settle for less! Wondering what your Mission home is worth? Contact me for a FREE EVALUATION whether b buying, i selling lli orr iinvesting ti g llett my 25 yyears off experience work for you!

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