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Joan Hansen’s-Drought in the Fraser Valley

With the hot summer months ahead of us, drought in the Fraser Valley is a serious concern. It is imperative that we start to conserve water immediately. Most importantly, drought is a recurrent feature of climate change. Water shortages are bound to result from a deficiency of precipitation during the summer. The Provincial Technical Drought [...]

2019-08-20T22:11:46+00:00By |Farms|

Joan Hansen’s-Understanding Strata When Purchasing a Condo-Part 1

Understanding Strata when purchasing a condo is crucial .A Condo is defined as an individual home. It usually has a shared access, unlike townhomes which generally have their own private entrance. Condos are most popular as a starter home for young professionals, small families and singles. Condo living appeals to Seniors who are looking for [...]

Home Staging & Preparing Your Home to Sell

During my 38 years of selling real estate I have discovered that just a few small changes can create the visual impact needed for effective home staging and preparing  your home to sell. Implementing just a few professional ideas can make the difference between whether you attract a good offer or not. Here are some [...]

Fraser Valley Sales Drop, Home Prices Too?

Okay my friends, we all know that the world is a little bit crazy these days. The whole economy is in a constant state of flux. We live in one of the most beautiful locations in the entire world! We pay dearly for the privilege too! Real estate prices went sky high in the [...]

2019-01-14T19:43:13+00:00By |Downsizing, First Time Homebuyers|

Prepare the Outside of Your Home For Winter

Cold weather is on the doorstep! So this is the ideal time to prepare the outside of your home for the cold months ahead. I have prepared a checklist of 10 things to make it easier to prepare for the onslaught of winter. 1. Store Patio Furniture Clean your patio furniture well (including cushions) before [...]

2019-01-21T18:12:11+00:00By |Home maintenance|

CANNABIS CHAOS

CANNABIS CHAOS Put down that Mistletoe! PAY ATTENTION! You need this information immediately! Unfortunately, we have not been properly informed about the down side of the legalization of growing cannabis. I feel compelled to help my friends and clients to better understand the consequences of what we have been led to believe. We all [...]

2019-01-21T18:13:16+00:00By |Laws|

Tips for Sellers Pricing a Home for Sale

Having decided to sell your home, it is imperative to set the right listing price. It is important that you make an informed decision based on current market values.  This is one of the most crucial points when selling. Pricing Too Low You may feel that you will cheat yourself out of thousands of [...]

2019-03-13T17:09:27+00:00By |Real Estate Tips|