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Everyone cannot wait for summer to begin. The sunshine, the beaches, sitting on the patio with a cold one but it can go by so fast if you don't stop & take the time to soak it all in. One way to enjoy those long summer days is on your deck. 


Everyone has a different idea as to what their ideal patio or deck is so you have to keep in mind what would work with not only the house but with the yard and the property as a whole. You want something that will blend in with the surroundings yet standout in a positive way. A deck can add value to your home if designed and built properly. 


Decks have come a long way from just a few boards nailed together. You now see stone patios, bricks and with such a mutitude of woods to choose from, every patio can be as unique as you create it. The internet is a great source for ideas. Just type in "how to build the perfect deck" and you will get 29,000,000 ideas. You may have to filter several thousands of these but I think you get the picture. And with selling your home in summer, this may be exactly what your home needs to attract those summer buyers.


If you would like to discuss what might work the best for your home, give me a call at 250-305-7034 and I'd be happy to come over & help you discover the possibilities that await you. 

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I have sold a property at 710 WINGER RD in Williams Lake.
Come home to the tranquility of this 2 acre property in the sought after location in Williams Lake! This beautiful updated home has all the comforts you could ask for. Gorgeous living room with feature fireplace opens up to the spaciousdining area. The country styled kitchen overlooks the sunken living room where you can step out onto the large deck with city views to enjoy a barbecue with family & friends. This 4 bedroom home includes your dream master suite with ensuite and walk-in. The lower level has a large workshop and is ready for you to design the ultimate "man cave". Step outside to the greenhouse and garden beds and a 12x30 shop with room to store all your toys. You deserve this home.
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I have listed a new property at 4177 PACIFIC RD in Williams Lake.
First time home owners check this out! Why pay rent or pad fees when you can own this clean, nicely renovated 3 bedroom manufactured home with a large front carport. New paint and flooring with some new windows and has been refreshedthroughout. There's a 2 year old furnace, new insulated skirting and a 100 amp panel. Large maintenance free metal roof covers the entire area and is on cement piers. Read addition can be used as a workshop or storage for all the toys. Wow what a nice large 0.5 acre lot that is completely pet fenced and has beautiful flower gardens. The property is on community septic with a new well test available and has cable hook up. Enjoy this private setting on quiet location in Wildwood.
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I have listed a new property at 677 WINGER RD in Williams Lake.
Here it is! The perfect multi family home in this large upscale newer legal duplex or you can live in one and rent the other. Move into 3 bedroom top suite or 2 bedroom suite in lower with both at entry level. An amazing view ofthe city from the set back home with over 500 sq ft of surround decking or the walk out covered patio. The lg 2.3 acre lot is beautifully landscaped with gardens and shrubs and backs onto green space for ultimate privacy. The home has geo-thermal heating with lower heated floors and a gas fireplace. Nice open floor plan with modern kitchens and appliances included. There's a lg 2 bay garage and carport and numerous sheds for all the toys. It's a one of a kind in this great neighbourhood.
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I have sold a property at 81 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD in Williams Lake.
Your wait is over. This beautiful 4 bedroom level entry home on almost 1/2 acre in popular Country Club is just waiting for you to call it your own. With hardwood flooring, a contemporary country kitchen and dining room and the large lowermedia & sports room you'll know you are at home the minute you walk in the door. The outdoors offers a relaxing deck and a large manicured lawn, fenced in area for the family pet and tons of privacy in your backyard that backs onto greenspace and nature trails. Wait 'til you see the large garage and separate man size hobby shop and the covered breezeway for your boat or toys. With all this you'll fall in love immediately.
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I have listed a new property at 755 ROBERTS DR in Williams Lake.
This totally updated large home is on one of the most beautiful 2 acre lots in William's Lake. The open kitchen has cypress kitchen cabinets, high end stainless steel appliances and tiled floors. There's a cozy living rm with lg frontwindows and gas f/p and an extra large master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in. Lower level has a huge family room, work-out/media room and an extra bdrm. Check out the manicured back yard with lg relaxing & entertaining deck and above ground pool, hottub, and play structure for the kids. The radiant heated shop with 16 ft ceilings and extra 2 bay side shop are a mans delight. Property is completely pet fenced and the driveway is paved with a security gate. So classy and so private.
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I have listed a new property at LOT 7 CAVE RD in Williams Lake.
Looking for a great property to put that rural home or manufactured, well you found it. This well treed 10 acre property with creek is on a maintained road just one minute from the Horsefly Rd. With just 35 minutes to Williams Lake you cancall this place home and commute with ease. The road and building site is in and it has been water witched. Call quick before she's gone.
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I have listed a new property at 4881 MAINDLEY RD in Williams Lake.
Hello recreation. Its rare that one of these is ever available so now's your chance. This cottage/home has everything you have ever wanted in a recreation property like enclosed sundeck overlooking the lake, your own drive in boathouseand lg dock. There's a complete water system, septic system, and a generator and a lg workshop and woodshed. The almost 1 acre lot is nicely manicured with flower gardens, shrubs, and an irrigation system. The house has a lg master bedroom with sitting area and the 2nd bedroom is set up for extra guests. The lg kitchen and living room is perfect for entertaining the many visitors you will get. This is the perfect family getaway less than 2 hours from William's Lake on a great quiet lake.
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Ahhh! Summer is here! The beautiful weather makes you want to sit back on the patio and just take it all in. But this may be the ideal time to go and try out someone else's patio to see if that might be your next backyard.


Summer house shopping can be an ideal time to jump into the market. Buyers are usually limited as many choose to take the summer off, go on holidays and look to resume their house hunting in the fall. As a buyer, this can be the exact time that you want to look at properties. The outdoor space should be in full bloom and you will see the property at what should be its peak for the season. If outdoor space is a high priority for your wish list, this gives you the chance to experience what a summer would be like at this home. You'll be able to visualize where you want the pool or if the existing deck would be large enough for your entertainment needs. It also gives the opportunity to see what the maintenance requirement would be to upkeep the property in the summer.


So if you are thinking of taking the summer off from your new property search, maybe rethink your holiday plans and toss in a few days of house hunting into the schedule.

If you'd like to see what properties might fit into your plans and lifestyle, give me a call at 250-305-7034 and we'll look at all the opportunities that await you.  

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I have listed a new property at 3051 GLEASON CREST in Williams Lake.
Enjoy this beautiful 5 acre property that is completely set up for horses and has a newer 2500 sf home to boot. There is a huge barn with stalls, paddocks, and is fenced and cross fenced with automatic waters and numerous sheds. The 4 bedroom home has a large country kitchen and dining room with deck for barbecuing and entertaining. The walk out basement has 2 bedrooms & large family room and a high end electric/wood forced air furnace. The oversized garage is perfect for the vehicles and toys. With just 35 minutes to town, close to the mines, and within the great community of Big Lake, its a fabulous place to call home. You will be amazed at what this price gets you.
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I have listed a new property at 26 1322 DOG CREEK RD in Williams Lake.
Well maintained manufactured home in very desirable Mountivew Park. The addition with the 3rd bedrooms makes this an affordable home for a larger family and the open concept kitchen living area is a bonus. The semi-enclosed deck isperfect for outdoor relaxing as well as the huge lot for summer entertainment. The master suite is extra large and there is even a bonus room for office or storage. At this price it will go fast.
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With the distinct Canadian seasons that we enjoy, many people have a special love for the summer months. Summer vacation has arrived, Fridays at work tend to end early, golf and gardening are the sports of the season, and everyone seems to be happier with that extra dose of sunshine and daylight. 


If you’re selling your home in the summer, however, these same conditions can make buyers a little scarcer than they were in the hot spring market. If you want or need to sell your home this summer, there are some summer-proofing tips to present your house in its best light, so that it sells easily and well.


1. Open up your Space

That doesn’t necessarily mean that you should knock down walls, but rather that you should brighten up the space you have. Summer days are much longer and the sun shines much more strongly.  Open your windows and draw or remove heavy curtains: natural light will make potential buyers feel more positive and make rooms seem bigger. Consider painting walls white or a gentle light color; it’ll best catch the sunlight and open up the space.


2.  Floral Impact

Add to your home's appeal with fresh flowers. Choose vibrant, fragrant blooms but not too fragrant that it overwhelms the buyers. This will help make your home in tune with the season and potential buyers will feel more calm and relaxed within the space. A natural fragrance also helps subtly offset any less than enjoyable summer smells.


3. Consider Flooring

While the sun shining off the freshly painted walls will open up your rooms, the walls are only half the equation – don’t miss the floors. Maintaining tidiness isn’t always enough. Everyone notices scratches and dull spots on wood floors or stained carpeting can put off potential buyers. You may find that a new carpet may be the simplest way to update your home to move-in ready condition.  


4. A Cool Environment

When summer gets sweltering, home can be a cool haven. Chances are you’re not spending as much time in your home during the summer but it’s important to keep the house cool for visitors. For a wallet-friendly alternative to AC-blasting, consider some standing electric fans to circulate the air and keep it cool. 


5. Curb Appeal

The summer is an ideal time to showcase your landscaping, and "curb appeal". The first impression as a potential buyer pulls up the driveway is the front of your house and yard. Mow your lawn regularly and ensure that any patchy bits are re-seeded and then sod if possible. Consider investing in a professional cleanup and even a bit of garden redesign immediately before the home goes on the market.


Assess your front and/or back yards for their strengths and then highlight them: if you’ve got a pool, make sure any silt and dead leaves are removed to show it off. If you have a deck, re-paint it and make sure your patio set looks as clean and inviting as possible. For all outdoor spaces, invest in planters or hanging pots with nice pots and a pleasant balance of color. This will produce a valuable first impression of vibrant color and lush life.


These are just a few ideas to help your property shine in the summer. There may not be as many buyers out in the streets but it only takes one to notice what your property has to offer. If you need any help in visualizing what you can do with your property, do not hesitate to give me a call at 250-305-7034 and we'll look at how we can have you mowing a different yard in no time. 

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