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Preparing for back to school can be a challenge for many families. It can be tough trying to get back into routines and the Fall schedule can be crazy for many students as they not only head back to school but the after-school activities begin again. For working parents it is a balancing act that often requires lots of organizing in order not to miss anything.  

As it has often been said, the kitchen is usually the hub of the home so I found an article that touches on the family friendly kitchen and offers up some ideas that may help in keeping it together for your family as their vacation mode switches back to daily routines and the juggle of schedules. 



"12 Ideas for A Family Friendly Kitchen"


 


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I have listed a new property at 3375 PINE VALLEY RD in Williams Lake.
Wonderful 3 bedroom home on a beautifully manicured 1/2 acre lot. Beautiful open kitchen & dining room & large livingroom leads to gorgeous covered tiered patio overlooking the fenced backyard, field & forested area beyond. The master bedroom not only has an ensuite but a large picture window & opens up to the over 500 sq ft patio where you can enjoy your morning coffee. Not only do you have a 2 car garage but the ultimate shop on the adjacent 1/2 acre lot. The former bodyshop has 6 bays and over 4500 sq ft & all the space you could ever dream of in a shop/hobby space. Live the rural lifestyle yet only 10 minutes from town. Life is about opportunity & it has arrived. Don't hesitate or you may miss out on this great property.
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I have listed a new property at 2581 CHIMNEY LAKE RD in Williams Lake.
3 story building on a private 0.88 acres on Chimney Lake Road overlooking Felker Lake and approx 20 minutes from Williams Lake. Great opportunity for a home based business! Zoned C-1 commercial and dwelling and could be art studio, B & B, etc. "Bring your idea". One bedroom suite in lower level and ready to finish 2 bedroom in upper level. From each floor you have a fantastic view of Felker Lake from large covered decks. Backs onto crown land with endless trails and properties on each side are well treed. Surrounding area features 11 hole golf course and 3 campgrounds. Outstanding home and property and at this price, it's a steal. Call to view today!
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I have listed a new property at 2992 KENGIN RD in 150 Mile House.
Extremely well built custom large one owner family home on 10 acres just 17 minutes from Williams Lake. Drive up appeal with the southern mansion entrance staircase. Large country kitchen with adjoining dining room and massive covered 30x32 deck to entertain all your family and friends at one time. Oversized master suite with attached reading room with a dbl jacuzzi tub. Eloquently landscaped yard with flower gardens and a fun kid's playhouse. Set up for horses and small animals with 2 lg barns, numerous sheds, high producing well and mostly fenced. Rural living yet minutes from 150 School and bus picks up just steps away at corner. Your friends will be envious! It's destined to be the family get together home for the holidays.
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First impressions...no matter what happens in life, first impressions will always play a factor in many areas of your life. From meeting new people to buying a property to selling your property first impressions can be key to if you'll give a property or person a second chance.


When selling a property, you will often hear about "drive up appeal" and it is not just a line. Often buyers will do a "drive-by" of a listed property to get a feel for it and if they don't like what they see from that, they often will not even want to book a viewing to see the interior. That is why it is key to put just as much emphasize on the exterior as the interior. If they don't even want to stop when they go by, no point spending thousands inside the home that they will never ask to see. 

 

When thinking of drive-up appeal, often the little things get missed and sellers just focus on the big picture such as lawn, gardens, etc. It can be the simpliest of things that can often catch a buyer's attention. This week we'll look at how your front door can speak volumes to a potential new homeowner.  

 

I just had a conversation this week with a client regarding their front door. It is something that we as an owner tend to often not even notice anymore as it is something you use every day. But when it comes to selling, it is sometimes those little details that can make a difference and it can often take a Realtor's eye to point it out. I found an article that looks at how to choose a color for your front door. There are many things to keep in mind and it looks at how you can use your exterior and your surroundings when making the decision.

 

How to Choose a Front Door Color



Under each heading you will see a Guide that will give you examples of color palettes that may work for you and your home. It is a matter of what statement you'd like to make with your front door as to the direction you choose to go towards.

 

If you'd like additional info on how you can get your home ready for the fall market, do not hesitate to give me a call and we can discuss what would work best for your home that will have you opening your door to potential buyers.  


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I have listed a new property at 1415 12TH AVE N in Williams Lake.
Just in time for the new school year. Level entry 3 bedroom home on large fenced lot in very desirable area. Close to all levels of schools and the university. Updates throughout include paint, moldings, carpets and the roof shingles are less than a year old. Open dining and living room with patio doors onto the elevated deck with duradeck finish & aluminum railings. Deck overlooks the tiered gardens & fenced yard where you can keep an eye on the kiddies. Large family rm in the lower level with gas stove. High efficiency furnace & on demand hot water heater. Lower level has a large bonus room with high ceilings that could be transformed into workshop, hobby shop or man cave. Only 1 for sale in this area right now, so don't wait.
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I have listed a new property at 2189 HORSEFLY RD in Williams Lake.
Large family home on 137 acres just 45 minutes to Williams Lake or 15 minutes from Horsefly. This 5 bedroom home has a large country style kitchen and dining room for large family gatherings. The lower level has 2 entertainment rooms forall the family activities. Over 60 hayable acres that produced up to 200 round bales in the past and many pasturing areas. The property is fenced and cross fenced and there is a 24 x 33 quonset for parking machinery and numerous outbuildings for smaller animals. There are also 4 other private building sites on the property with services including wells that can be used for extended family to park recreation homes. School bus at road. Just bring your family, horses or livestock & move right in.
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I have listed a new property at 215 MOUNTVIEW DR in Williams Lake.
You've got to check out this beautiful manufactured home on a 1 acre private lot just 5 minutes from town. The home is set back and shows off the manicured lawn and flower gardens and has a beautiful view of Williams Lake from the morning coffee deck. This super clean home boasts an open concept entertaining area and a large covered deck off the back for those outdoor parties. If you ever wanted a Man Cave, you'll drool over the 22x48 heated and insulated workshop that will house all the toys and still leave room for the family vehicles and maybe a space for the boys to get together. The treed property behind is reserved greenspace and cannot be built on for ultimate privacy. At this price, you can't afford to wait.
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I have listed a new property at 2564 ROSE DR in Williams Lake.
Have you been waiting to find a wonderful private acreage to build your dream home that already has services. Well here it is. This beautiful 10 acre treed property has a road, power and a drilled well and septic (location unknown). There is a gorgeous view of Rose Lake from the present building site on a overlook from the existing deck. There is a large garden area with strawberry and blackberry plants, an older 2 door garage and wood shed and two older mobiles on property but of no value. (Mobiles on property are de-energized.) What a place to start building your new dream home or just move in a new pre-manufactured. Property a rare find with services so start dreaming.
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I have listed a new property at 96 EAGLE CREST in Williams Lake.
Talk about a gorgeous view of the lake from this 5 year old Macon level entry home. Tons of natural light and the open concept living space leads you through the 4 ft patio doors onto the 400 sq ft partially covered sundeck with gas BBQ for entertaining. Extra large master suite with walk-in & lg ensuite with soaker tub. Gorgeous kitchen & island with beautiful flooring throughout and laundry on main floor for convenience. The mostly unfinished lower level is partially framed and there is an extra bedroom ready for guests. High-end furnace and gas fireplace for those winter evenings. There is a large dbl garage and plenty of parking. You'll love the no maintenance yard and it is fenced for the family pet. Time to call this home.
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I have sold a property at 4010 97 HWY N in Williams Lake.
Very nicely updated home on 2.99 acres close to city. New flooring, new roof, new countertops, freshly painted throughout and potential rental income of $800 in the daylight basement suite and $1500 for main floor. 20 x 20 equipment/gardenshed and detached 3-bay 30x60 garage/shop with water and power. Great family home on beautiful acreage with lots of extras, book your showing today!
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You've found the home you've been looking for...you put in an offer...it is accepted!! NOW is when the fun begins: removal of the subjects.

 

Usually when a buyer puts an offer on a property, there are subjects that are written into the contract that need to be removed before the property is officially sold. The most common subjects are financing, property or home insurance, home inspection and if you are purchasing a rural property, I recommend both a water & septic test to ensure it is sufficient for what you are looking for.

 

Usually 2 weeks is sufficient enough time to allow for in order to take care of these subjects. It can often be the most stressful time of the whole process and buyers often worry about what will come back with the inspections. There are also the odd time when inspections come back negative and it is just too much for the buyer and the offer collapses. More often though if you are working with a great Realtor, they can often negotiate with the seller on your behalf to see if a compromise can be reached in order for the sale to continue. Sometimes buyers question if they spend all this time and money going through the subjects and it doesn't work out, they are out a few hundred dollars. But if you look at what you are purchasing such as a $200,000 home and you find out it would have cost you $10,000 to fix the roof, a few hundred dollars is worth knowing what you are purchasing. 

 

It is best to do your homework when purchasing any type of property as knowledge is power and it can help you in making good judgment calls in regards to your future investment. As stressful as this process can be for some buyers, it is always worth it in the end when they receive the keys to their new home. 

 

If you feel ready to dive in and find the best property for you & your family, just give me a call or send me an email and we can meet and establish which is the best direction to head in for you. 


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I have sold a property at 440 PROCTOR ST in Williams Lake.
Prime location! Vacant lot within 2 block radius to library, hardware and convenience stores, restaurants, elementary and high schools, skating rink, pool, fitness centre, doctor's offices and playground. Zoned for 2 family dwelling or as a great investment property with many options for possible rezoning.
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I have listed a new property at 88 BORLAND DR in 150 Mile House.
What a great family country home on 5 well cared for acres and ready for the 4H family or horse lover. There is a 3 box stall barn with hayshed, tack room and a large riding ring for you and your equine friends. You'll seriously want tobe outside year round with the large in ground swimming pool, hottub and huge gazebo on the raised deck all overlooking your country estate. But let's not forget the 5 bedroom family home with living room, family room and games room for entertaining. Outdoors there is a workshop/garage with 10 ft door for the hobbyist/mechanic and auxiliary buildings like woodshed, garden shed, chicken coop and property is fenced & cross fenced. All this just 15 minutes from town. Your family deserves it!
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I have listed a new property at 2986 AMARILLO RD in Williams Lake.
Who said you can't have it all! 4.95 acres completely set up for horses with a 80x160 sand riding ring, 2 stall barn and 6 paddocks. Then there's the updated open concept home with country kitchen, large master suite, tiled and hardwoodfloors and a 2 tiered 600 sq ft deck with a hottub and 15x30 above ground pool all overlooking the beautiful San Jose Valley sunsets. If that's not enough there's a 26x60 massive shop with 11'6 door for the trucker enthusiast or to park the largest motor home and still room for the boat. The home also has a fully contained 1400 sq ft 2 bedroom suite in walkout lower level for extended family or for extra income. All that just 17 minutes to town. Time to call this home.
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