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I have listed a new property at 2152 FRIESEN RD in Williams Lake.
Come and have a look at this private 14 acre property with lakefront on Fox Mountain just 7 minutes from Williams Lake. Gorgeous 3 level 3000 sq ft home with massive entertainment room, bright open kitchen and living room with large panoramic windows to admire the lake. With 4 bedrooms and a separate fully furnished 2 bedroom suite, you'll have plenty of room for the family and guests that come to visit or as a mortgage helper. You'll enjoy the peacefulness of your property from the large glass covered deck or entertainment patio that leads onto a large manicured yard to the lake. Go for a gentle kayak paddle or a swim from your dock on this semi private quiet lake. Well treed for ultimate privacy. You won't want to leave home.
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I have sold a property at 1023 - 1025 Dairy Road in Williams Lake.
Fabulous investment opportunity close to all levels of schooling including university. This well-maintained duplex is turn key ready. Each side is a mirror-image of the other, with 3 spacious bedrooms on the top floor, open conceptliving space and balconies. The single car garage is great for storage and an asset to attracting quality tenants. Units have been strata-titled and in the future can be sold separately. Imagine converting the basements for potential development into in-law suites. Great options for optimum cash flow. Awesome street appeal, with updated roof, siding, fully fenced large level yard, close to transit and so much more. Come check it out!
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Please visit our Open House at 2152 FRIESEN RD in Williams Lake.
OPEN HOUSE ON FOX MOUNTAIN: Saturday, May 30 from 1:00 - 3:00pm
Come and have a look at this private 14 acre property with lakefront on Fox Mountain just 7 minutes from Williams Lake. Gorgeous 3 level 3000 sq ft home with massive entertainment room, bright open kitchen and living room with large panoramic windows to admire the lake. With 4 bedrooms and a separate fully furnished 2 bedroom suite, you'll have plenty of room for the family and guests that come to visit or as a mortgage helper. You'll enjoy the peacefulness of your property from the large glass covered deck or entertainment patio that leads onto a large manicured yard to the lake. Go for a gentle kayak paddle or a swim from your dock on this semi private quiet lake. Well treed for ultimate privacy. You won't want to leave home.
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I'm sure we are all guilty of storing one too many items when we really should be seeking a garbage dump instead of a storage area. At this time of the year, we are often pulling out or putting away seasonal items. So how do we break the storage cycle and decide what stays and what to disgard? I found this article that asks the best 10 questions to get you thinking about what should stay and what should go. 

 

 

Pre-Storage Checklist:

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Store



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I have sold a property at LOT 12 PARADISE RD in Williams Lake.
Looking for a beautiful 10+ acres to build on or just to have for recreation, you found it. Just 20 minutes to Williams Lake and the property is fully treed with great building spots. There is cell service at the property which is rare in this area. Power and phone at lot line. Now is the time to grab it because they're getting hard to find and well, they're not making anymore.
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Ahhh yes! The one feature in the bathroom that is a must but one could live without its view...our porcelain friend, the toilet. It is tough not to have that "feature" become the center focal point of a bathroom as your average bathroom is usually not overly large. But when creating your space, there are some tricks to helping keep the eyes focused on other areas of the room. So I went searching for toilets and this is what I found. Sit back & see what first catches your attention in these different spaces.

 

How To Hide The Toilet

 

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Please visit our Open House at 632 MIKULASIK RD in Williams Lake.
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, May 23 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Wow what a find for the horse lover on Fox Mtn. Saddle up your horse & ride over to this incredible 5 acre property completely ready for your equine family. The property is fenced and crossed fenced with 6 separate paddocks and 13 steel gates and a 2 stall barn, new tack shed and feeder, and new round pen. It's an easy ride to Crown Land where you'll find endless trails to enjoy. Then kick off your boots in this well kept home with large living room that boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding area through the patio doors and onto the covered deck for outdoor relaxing or entertaining. Then after a day in the saddle relax in the jacuzzi tub in the large master bedroom. Country living at its finest yet just 7 minutes to town.
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I have listed a new property at 632 MIKULASIK RD in Williams Lake.
Wow what a find for the horse lover. Saddle up your horse & ride over to this incredible 5 acre property completely ready for your equine family. The property is fenced and crossed fenced with 6 separate paddocks and 13 steel gates and a 2 stall barn, new tack shed and feeder, and new round pen. It's an easy ride to Crown Land where you'll find endless trails to enjoy. Then kick off your boots in this well kept home with large living room that boasts a beautiful view of the surrounding area through the patio doors and onto the covered deck for outdoor relaxing or entertaining. Then after a day in the saddle relax in the jacuzzi tub in the large master bedroom. Country living at its finest yet just 7 minutes to town.
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Most people dream of owning a home. There are many places in the world where the majority of people will never fulfill that dream but here in the Cariboo, we are lucky to have a variety of homes for all ages & price ranges so for many it is a dream they can accomplish. But did anyone ever tell you about what it is actually like to own a house? Here are a few "things" that many homeowners (including myself) may have encountered over the years. 

 

1. You'll discover the strangest things

From hidden storage areas to old tools hanging on the side of an old shed there always seems to be something to discover once you move into your new property. Over the years, I've discovered sheds that were never mentioned to trailers that the trees grew up around and even an old "outhouse" that had been buried over. 

 

2. The smallest imperfections can send you into a frenzy

Scratches on your hardwood floor? What? Marks on your walls? Who did it? Suddenly when it is your home, you notice EVERYTHING. 


3. Beige walls are a thing of the past

In most rental places, they stick with beige or very neutral paint colors to accommodate the masses. Once you're in your own home, color is your friend. 


4. You may have to live with that wallpaper for a while 

Usually after purchasing a home, most new homeowners don't have extra funds available immediately to tackle the "wallpaper issue". So until you have the time and money, you will have to live with the decorating decisions of previous owners even if they are pale green & rose colors from the 80s. 


5. Your hand-me-down furniture won't cut it

That couch you've been hauling around since college may have just found the end of its life expectancy. Especially if you have bought a bigger place than what you previously had, you may find that your eclectic collection of furniture that you have now just looks old and out of place. So when you're looking for a house, don't forget to factor in the cost of new furniture into your budget.

 

6. You can't actually do anything you want to your house

First there is the big one: cost. Second, depending where you live, there can be zoning restrictions and/or permits required before you can even think about doing a thing. But the most important is knowledge. Just because you don't like that the dining room isn't more open to the kitchen that you can just bang out the wall. You have to make sure it's not a weight bearing wall. If you have any "big" ideas with a home you are looking to buy, discuss it with the home inspector you hire prior to buying the home as to what you would like to eventually do and if it is even a possibility. 


7. Nothing is as easy as it looks on YouTube

Unless you are a natural at learning to fix things, sometimes it can cost you more in the long run to try it yourself. Best to weigh all your options and see where you need to hire a professional and where you can manage it yourself. Often if you have a busy work schedule, it is better for you to continue to work and make the money to pay someone else who can possibly do it in half the amount of time it would take for you to do it yourself. 


8. You don't need a gym

You have a lawn and possiblity a garden. After all of the mowing, planting, raking, and snow removal, you may not even have the energy to use one. But you will still see many benefits from enjoying the outdoors with these activities such as more physical strength and probably a healthy glow from all the fresh air. 


9. The absence of noise freaks you out a little

You won't hear people walking across your ceiling anymore. Nor will you hear voices in the hall or loud thuds on your living room wall. It will be quiet, almost earily quiet at times and for a little while, it could be a little unsettling. But on the upside...


10. You can jump up & down on the floor

You can make a ton of noise, within reason and you don't have to panic over your children running around the house in fear that they will upset the neighbors below. 

 

 

When you're a homeowner, you also become a handyman, a decorator, and a whole handful of other occupations you never thought you would ever take on. But you learn fast and it is all good, because the place you're taking care of, it's all yours so enjoy every moment. 


If you are ready to discover and write your own homeownership story, just give me a call and we can start searching for a title to match. 



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I have listed a new property at 7 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD in Williams Lake.
Location, location, location in this highly sought after home in Country Club Golf community. Large private family home on 0.47 acres with a great view of the city & surrounding mountains. Wait til you see the large backyard area with a 36x18 in-ground pool and privacy fence with direct access to green space and trails. From the tranquil fish pond to the XL deck overlooking the pool to the romantic gazebo, you will want to spend every waking moment outdoors. Once back inside, you will enjoy the open kitchen area and the spacious livingroom with fireplace and hardwood floors. Then there's the massive master bedroom with ensuite and walk-in with patio doors to the lush backyard. All you need is to unpack & you are home.
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I have listed a new property at 3473 SPOKIN LAKE RD in 150 Mile House.
Beautiful Cape Cod home with covered porch veranda on a private 10 acre property and just 20 minutes to Williams Lake. Country living in style with room for the whole family here. Hardwood and tile floors, oak kitchen, recently painted andwell maintained throughout. Hi-end wood burning insert stove, stainless steel appliances, and a large master suite is just the beginning. Property is nicely treed and well set up for horses with round pen, 2 stall barn, fenced and cross fenced and numerous trails lead through the back property onto crown land. School bus picks up at the driveway. New roof 2014 and newer HWT and pressure tank. Lower level can be used as workshop & storage or can be easily finished. The one you were waiting for...
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I have listed a new property at 6266 SPOONER RD in Williams Lake.
Welcome home! Plenty of privacy on your 3.2 acre property near Likely with beautiful views of Quesnel Lake from the large windows in your home or on your large covered deck. This wonderful 3 bedroom home is spacious and beautiful with its hardwood flooring and natural light that fills the home. The kitchen is bright and open with a great island for relaxing and enjoying your coffee. Large patio doors in the living room lead to a beautifully landscaped yard with gorgeous tiered rock work with ample green space. Amenities only minutes away. Great community, great home, and great place to slow down and enjoy the great outdoors!
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I have listed a new property at 3368 HORSEFLY RD in Williams Lake.
Meticulous manicured 3 acre property with 400 ft of lakefront on Dewar Lake. Beautiful quiet lake for kayaking, canoing or catching a great fish supper. You're under 20 minutes from Williams Lake and just 8 minutes from 150 Mile school. Large kitchen and dining room is ideal for entertaining with view of the lake from every room in the home. Glassed in sunroom/solarium for the green thumb. Lower level set up to easily add 2 more bedrooms if needed. Check out the large garage/shop with extra workshop for the handyman. Beautiful manicured lawns with underground sprinklers and large garden area and flower beds. Relax at the outdoor entertainment areas. Just in time for summer and just in time for you.
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We all have them...a room without a window. It can feel like a dungeon at times because it is so dark and "cold" feeling. We tend to use them as a storage room or maybe a laundry area when really they can be more than just that.

 

I found a great article that looks at windowless rooms and how you can create a feeling of light and warmth.  It might just transform that unused room into one of your favorite spots.

 

 

11 Ways To Work With A Windowless Room



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I have listed a new property at #202 280 BROADWAY AVE N in Williams Lake.
Nice view of the city from the balcony of this 2 bedroom Terra Vista condo. Nicely painted and neutral carpets. Affordable living or investment property. Condo is within walking distance to downtown or bus nearby. Insuite storage and includes appliances and air conditioner. Close to walking and biking trails. Shared laundry facilities. Why pay rent when you can own.
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I have listed a new property at LOT 12 PARADISE RD in Quesnel.
Looking for a beautiful 10+ acres to build on or just to have recreation, you found it. Just 20 minutes to Williams Lake and the property is fully treed with great building spots. There is cell service at the property which is rare in thisarea. Power and phone at lot line. Now is the time to grab it because they're getting hard to find and well they're not making anymore.
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So what's on your checklist? 


Your May Home Checklist


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Usually in a spring real estate market, you'll see a number of properties come back on the market that were previously listed but didn't sell. As a homeowner, don’t get discouraged if your property hasn't sold during its first appearance on the market. There can be a number of different factors that may have influenced that outcome. When you've decided to try again, take a step back and allow yourself time to evaluate the situation in a new light. A reassessment of your system and a shift in perspective, may be just what you need to realize your ultimate goals in the sale of your home.


When assessing the scene, the experts suggest you will usually find weakness in one of the following areas:



1. Appearance and Condition of your Property
As you can see by this picture, the homeowner spent many hours working on the landscaping so that is shows at its best. When preparing your home to show to buyers, always remember: the decision to buy a home is one coloured primarily by emotion, not logic. Every buyer has different ideas of what “dream home” means to them. Of course, you have to realize that your home won’t appeal to every buyer’s palate. But you still want to be prepared for each homebuyer that steps into your home. Items to take note of: Is your home inspiration-worthy? Have you prepared each room with the goal that it leave a lasting impression? Have you created an atmosphere of ambiance? For example, when a buyer stands in your kitchen, will s/he warm to the thought of drinking coffee at the table every morning? Does the décor in the master bedroom inspire feelings of comfort and relaxation?


You should make every effort to make you home appear inviting and appealing. This means covering all the bases:


• Take care of any general repairs needed.
• Tidy away the clutter; every room should appear well-ordered and neat.
• Maintain a strict level of cleanliness while showing. Everything should be clean, from shelves to carpets to furniture. While you may no longer notice that stain on the rug, it could be the first thing a potential buyer sees when s/he walks into the room.
• Increase the brightness and warmth in your home by opening curtains, turn on the lights, put out flowers, play soothing background music.
• Don’t forget the exterior of the house. Concentrate on the “curb appeal” of your home. What impression will a buyer get when s/he first pulls into the driveway? Keep the lawn well-groomed and the rest of the property tidy.
• Assess any major decorating or renovation projects that your property could be in need of. For example, if your home could use a new paint job consider taking care of this yourself, rather than offering a repair allowance to prospective buyers. Don’t leave such changes to their imagination. If they are looking at run-down walls, chances are they will incorporate this flawed experience of your house into the price they’ll be willing to pay. Ultimately, you’re better off checking these projects off the list before showing your home.


A house that is showcased well and offers a lasting impression will sell for the best price. It is ideal if your agent will do an analysis of your home prior to listing it to assist you in looking at the factors mentioned as often it is easy for a homeowner to miss the little details which can be big details for a buyer. 



2. Pricing
The market value of your home is based on the price a willing prospect will pay, as well as the price a willing seller will accept. Pricing your home too high can be as financially dangerous as pricing it too low. Keep in mind, your listing does not include the price you paid originally for your home. Often, sellers include this original price or the amount of money they’ve invested in their home so far into their selling price equation. This mistake may prove to be a costly one. Pricing your home too high can result in prospective buyers rejecting your home for larger homes listed at the same price. Ask yourself: did your price work for you or against you the first time? The “right” price balances upon a combination of competition within the market, the condition of the market, and the state of your home.


Request an up-to-date market analysis from your agent to help give you an idea of what an appropriate asking price for your home might be. This market analysis should give you an idea of the competition involved in the current market, offering an assessment of homes similar to your own that have recently sold or are currently on the market. It should also show you how long other homes have been listed, in order to give you an idea of the average amount of time you can expect a home to stay on the market. And it should indicate the homes with expired listings, to help you gain some understanding of the reasons why this might occur. 

3. Marketing and Communication
Your marketing plan begins with choosing the right Realtor for your home selling needs. The Realtor you choose should be committed to selling your property, ensuring your home is marketed and showcased in the most effective way possible. So when interviewing agents, it’s a good idea to ask them to give you a rundown of the marketing strategy they would use to sell your home. Investigate and compare how much money each realtor spends on advertising a property and the types of media s/he employs. How effective is each brand of advertising? Your real estate agent should recognize the most effective marketing strategy for the unique offerings of your home. S/he should also articulate to you the most direct marketing route to the largest pool of potential buyers. Be wary of agents who rely on outdated advertising strategies or try to avoid the discussion at all. The most successful agents on the market today are those who employ current, innovative marketing techniques. These are the agents you can rely on to have the skills and tools required to sell your home in a timely manner and for the best price.



4. Operating as a Team
Communication between you and your Realtor is essential. Your Realtor should listen to your needs and goals and be able to translate these into an active, effective home selling strategy. Once this strategy has been put into play, you should receive detailed, up-to-date feedback on the status of the sale. Your realtor should be actively involved in every showing, speaking to agents who have shown your home, and relaying this information to you. You should be able to work together to build an effective strategy and alter the course if need be. Evaluate the relationship you had with your Realtor while your home was on the market. Did you feel as though your Realtor involved you every step of the way? Were you given the information you needed to stay on top of progress? Did your Realtor listen to your wishes and concerns and act upon them? It important that you work as a team as your input into this important process can help make a different in selling your home. If you would like to be a part of the Best Team's strategy in selling your home, just give us a call and we can start working together towards the big goal...sold!

 



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I have listed a new property at 3960 SCHARF RD in Williams Lake.
Very clean 3 bedroom rancher on a large lot plus a bonus 1/2 acre lot included. Just 10 minutes from Williams Lake in a small strata community. Easy starter home with most appliances and some furniture included. A great place to downsize with parking for the RV and a large detached garage with separate workshop. Single garage attached to home has driveway access at side of house. Many updates include windows, metal roof and vinyl siding. Large boot room addition plus foyer. Low strata fee includes street snow clearing and water. This home is at the end of the street and backs onto crown land and sides on common property. The price and low taxes make this home super affordable and cheaper than renting. Don't let this one getaway!
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