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I have sold a 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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Sometimes we get so busy that we miss the little things or sometimes the big things that need taking care of around our homes. We notice the flooring may need replacing soon or the chips of paint missing around the doors are becoming a little more obvious than they were a year ago. But do we think to look up? 

 

The ceiling is often an area that gets neglected or just plain ignored. Whether it is too awkward to deal with or we just don't notice it as much, it is still an important part of our home and can even be a focal point in a room.

 

I found a couple articles that focus on ceilings. The first one looks at fun colors that you can add to the ceiling to make it stand out. From painting the joists to decorative moldings, you can go beyond your typical "ceiling white" coat of paint. Just Click for inspiration:

 


9 Fun Ceiling Colors To Try Right Now


Sometimes you are looking for a little more texture or originality and paint color just isn't enough. I found this article that focuses on everything from drapery to tile to moldings. Just Click and be inspired:




Look Up & Dream: 11 Ideas For An Inspired Ceiling


So with winter rapidly approaching, you might want to start thinking of your winter projects and maybe this has given you some ideas to enhance a room that you haven't been quite sure what to do with. It can be tough to make changes on a home you've lived in for many years so sometimes a 2nd opinion can make all the difference. If you are thinking that 2015 might be the year you sell and are looking for that 2nd opinion on what changes to make prior to listing, do not hesitate to give me a call and we can look at what would have the biggest impact in your home that would inspire buyers to want to own it. 



 

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I have sold a property at 307 2010 3rd av no in Williams Lake.
This remarkable home has everything you need. Radiant floor heat throughout the home including the garage. Backyard is fenced, a hot tub on the back patio with natural gas hook up for your BBQ. 3 bedrooms, 2 complete baths, natural gas fireplace between the dining room and living room for those cozy cooler evenings. Open floor plan with a pantry in the kitchen. It is a rare gem.
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Whether you've just bought a home or have lived in the same home for 30 years,

sometimes that creative spirit disappears and you are left wondering "Now what can I do?"

It can be tough when you look at a blank canvas to be able to picture exactly what you would

like to see there. Some possess this special skill but for many of us we struggle with

picking colors or the little details that can make a home your home. 


Sometimes it is great to think outside the box. Doing something unique can make

your home feel more personalized to your style. You want to be careful not to go too crazy

unless it is something that you can change back if you choose to sell. Sometimes less is more

when it comes to selling a home but it all depends on what your “more” is. 


The transformation you'll see with this home is remarkable. It was 2 concrete walls that

were used as support walls at the walkout entrance in the lower level of the home.

As you can see, it is a must that they are there but they appear cold and uninviting. 



They serve a purpose but why not look attractive doing it. A little color can go a long way. 



Now of course, there are 2 supporting walls so you want to balance out the beauty.

See the before:



And watch it transform into a tranquil area blending nicely with the surrounding foliage:

 


This masterpiece is called "Forever Fall" and that is exactly what it represents:

the beautiful Fall colors that we just can't get enough of. What is wonderful is that

you can appreciate these walls of art also from the deck above. 


BEFORE:



AFTER:



Before the transformation:



After the creative artist did his magic: 



The great part about this mural is that wildlife that can be seen throughout.

The most spectacular would be the fox den which has changed a dull, empty space

into a warm & remarkable piece of art.


BEFORE:



AFTER:



So adding some color into your space doesn't have to be boring and is not always confined

to indoor space. To see more of Dwayne Davis' artwork, you can check out his website at www.davisarts.ca or you can talk a walk or drive through Williams Lake to see his

many incredible murals that adorn the exterior walls of many businesses throughout the city.


So with the beauty of the fall colors surrounding us, isn't it time to add some color into your world?

Let the designing begin and if you would like to know what you can do

to bring your home into market-ready condition, give me a call and 

we can look at where your highlights could be in order to bring the best out in your home.  



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Please visit our Open House at 1070 NINTH AVE N in Williams Lake.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, October 11 from 1:00 - 2:00pm
Beautifully updated 4 bedroom home with a den/office. Gorgeous entry with new double doors. Entrance & stairs are tiled with new wood hand railings. Nice open kitchen with new counters, backsplash & floors and large covered deck for those summer barbecues. Freshly painted & beautiful laminate floors and newer carpets throughout. Main bath has been completely updated and lower level bath has custom shower with tiled floors and walls. Lower level has a huge bedroom and is plumbed for kitchen & in-law suite. Check out the large level backyard with vegetable and flower gardens, raspberries and plum trees. New electrical panel, wiring and hot water tank. RV parking. New shingles in 2008. Tucked away on a quiet side street.
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I have sold a property at 3020 DE SOUS MOUNTAIN RD in Williams Lake.
Privacy & a million dollar view overlooking the Fraser River and Valley on this 10 acre property just 15 minutes from Williams Lake. Home has many updates with new flooring, some vinyl windows and recently painted. Large 14x33 ft addition with a CSA approved wood stove in family room and a large country entrance. Back to nature with raised garden beds, fenced garden area and BBQ pit. Completely fenced dog area with 3 kennels, wood shed, storage shed and it's fenced for horses. Recently added vinyl siding, metal roof, and wiring has been upgraded. Large windows and a new deck overlooks the Fraser Valley or watch bighorn sheep on Pablo Mtn from your kitchen table. Perfect place to entertain friends to a country BBQ. Call today!
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Please visit our Open House at 1070 NINTH AVE N in Williams Lake.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, October 11 from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Beautifully updated 4 bedroom home with a den/office. Gorgeous entry with new double doors. Entrance & stairs are tiled with new wood hand railings. Nice open kitchen with new counters, backsplash & floors and large covered deck for those summer barbecues. Freshly painted & beautiful laminate floors and newer carpets throughout. Main bath has been completely updated and lower level bath has custom shower with tiled floors and walls. Lower level has a huge bedroom and is plumbed for kitchen & in-law suite. Check out the large level backyard with vegetable and flower gardens, raspberries and plum trees. New electrical panel, wiring and hot water tank. RV parking. New shingles in 2008. Tucked away on a quiet side street.
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I have sold a property at 1560 MILE 168 RD in Williams Lake.
Custom built Pioneer Log home on 4.3 acres with a fabulous view of the valley and city lights and just 5 minutes from downtown. Large open country living room and kitchen for that down home feel. Two floor to ceiling custom rock fireplaces with gas inserts and a spiral staircase leads to the bedroom loft. Check out the family size dining room. The master bedroom in lower level can be reconverted to suite if desired. Check out the professional grade rock walls, fire pit, fruit trees, dog run, garden sheds and shop, etc on this nicely landscaped property. Over 800 sq feet of decking for BBQing and entertaining. Roof decking, shingles and driveway expansion in 2008 and logs restained and chinked in 2007. Privacy awaits you...
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So the exciting day has arrived: You take possession of your new home! As exciting as this moment is it can be overwhelming at times as it is a new space that you have to organize & get comfortable with. I went searching for some tips that can make the process enjoyable and manageable. Here are the top 10 tips: 


1. Final home inspection

I always recommend doing a home inspection prior to purchasing a home as this is probably the best money you will ever invest in your home. But when you take possession, you'll still want to do your own inspection to check and make sure every thing is in order from lights to making sure everything you agreed on in the sale contract is there such as washing machine, dishwasher, etc. If there is a problem, you need to address it immediately upon possession. 


2. Clean before you start 

Before you start digging into those boxes, give your new home a good cleaning. The previous owners should have cleaned it after leaving but it still wouldn't hurt to give everything a little wipe down so that it satisfies your level of cleanliness. 


3. Set up your sleeping quarters

The first thing you want to do when moving into a new home is set up the beds. At the end of a long day of unpacking, you will appreciate your bed waiting for you.


4. Start with the necessities

After the beds are together, start unpacking in the kitchen. The majority of the boxes are usually kitchenware and often there are specific areas designated for different items such as utensils, pots & pans, etc. so this may be the easiest place to start. Getting it all unpacked will go a long way in helping you feel like you're making headway.


5. Move in to the bathroom

You'll feel instantly at-home if you get yourself settled into the bathroom. Hang a shower curtain, fill the medicine cabinet, and hang your towels. It will start to feel like your place very quickly once you start personalizing areas. 


6. Get your clothes out 

Getting your clothing out of boxes and suitcases and into the closet or dresser will help you feel settled in too. It will also help you discover what you may need to add to the closet to fit your wardrobe. Encourage your children to unpack some of their own items to help them settle into their new rooms.


7. Open every box

Experts suggest that while unpacking, it is best to go through every box. Now, there are those who say that you can push the boxes full of stuff you don't want to unpack into a closet and forget about them for awhile but it's easier to go through every box, consolidating those that will go into storage as you pull out things you need.


8. Reorganize as you go

As you empty boxes, you may run across things that will go into a storage area or attic. Create a few dedicated boxes and organize as you go.


9. Wait to set up the TV 

You'll be much more likely to unpack and organize your home if you wait to hook up the TV. The catch is that sometimes this is the tool that helps get a family through the unpacking stage as children tend to get bored quickly. Best idea is to give each family member a task to complete such as unpacking their clothes or toys and once that is completed, they can be rewarded with a Wii game or two. 


10. Settling in your furry family

It is ideal if you can put the pets in the backyard during the move and especially if you have movers assisting you. It allows the pets to get accustomed to their new yard. Give them plenty of water and some chew treats to keep them busy. Once the movers have left, let the pets in the house and give them some time to smell around the home and acclimate themselves. After all, they will be living there as well (unless they are outdoor animals then you'll want to spend time with them in the great outdoors as they get comfortable with their new surroundings.) 



So I hope this helps you with your transition into your new home. If you are still working on Stage 1 and looking for a new property, give me a call and we can work on finding you what you are looking for using everything from property searches to our Weekly Update to touring different properties that match your wish list. There is still time to find your new place before the snow flies so let's start hunting.

 

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I have listed a new property at 1070 NINTH AVE N in Williams Lake.
Beautifully updated 4 bedroom home with a den/office. Gorgeous entry with new double doors. Entrance & stairs are tiled with new wood hand railings. Nice open kitchen with new counters, backsplash & floors and large covered deck for those summer barbecues. Freshly painted & beautiful laminate floors and newer carpets throughout. Main bath has been completely updated and lower level bath has custom shower with tiled floors and walls. Lower level has a huge bedroom and is plumbed for kitchen & in-law suite. Check out the large level backyard with vegetable and flower gardens, raspberries and plum trees. New electrical panel, wiring and hot water tank. RV parking. New shingles in 2008. Tucked away on a quiet side street.
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