Thomas & Wanda

"Mr. & Mrs. Fraser Valley"

3 Ways to Be a More Effective Communicator

3 Ways to Be a More Effective Communicator
Regardless of one's position in an organization, everyone must strive to improve their communication skills. While being an effective communicator doesn't always come naturally, it is a skill that can be learned and developed. Here are three things you can do. (inc.com) > Read More
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Are you fit to buy?

Are you fit to buy?
Gauging your ?nancial ?tness is crucial for ?rst-time homebuyers. The better shape you're in ?nancially, the more likely you are to succeed at homeownership. (homeownership.ca) > Read More
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The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse Hotels

The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse Hotels
When you were 10, camping out in a treehouse -- where "room service" was just your mom with brownies, interrupting your game of truth or dare at the WORST possible moment -- made for some pretty sweet overnight lodging. Fortunately, hoteliers around the world are happy to indulge your childhood nostalgia. (thrillist.com) > Read More
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 15818 MOUNTAIN VIEW DR in Surrey.
OPEN SAT OCT 26 from 1 - 3 PM! Beautiful 4 bed, 4 bath home situated in the heart of South Surrey is a MUST SEE! This is home you've been waiting for! Incredible "Open Plan" Great Room Plan with high ceilings, large picture window, Gas Fireplace and built-in photo nooks! Open to to Kitchen and Dining - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Beautiful Kitchen with an oversized quartz breakfast bar and walk-in pantry! Family Sized Dining with w/o to oversized South backing Deck! BONUS Den at entrance! Master Bedroom has sweeping vaulted ceilings, lovely Ensuite and walk-in closet! 2 Bedrooms UP! Basement professionally finished offers HUGE Recreation Room with built-in cabinetry! 1 Bedroom! Den plus 3 pce bath! Walk to prestigious Southridge (K-12) and Sunnyside Elementary! WOW! Don't Wait!
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Buying a Second Home: The 3 Biggest Factors to Consider

Buying a Second Home: The 3 Biggest Factors to Consider
There are generally two reasons to buy a second home. The first reason is to have a vacation retreat for the family, such as a cottage or beach house. The second reason is an investment property, something to rent out and bring in some extra income. (dreamcasa.org) > Read More
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 20257 42 AVE in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, November 3, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Don't Miss it!
BROOKSWOOD! Incredible 3418 sq. ft. CUSTOM Home on 10,753 sq. ft. Lot with Triple Garage! Finished Top to Bottom! Stunning "Open Plan" Great Room Plan with Gas Fireplace! Open to the Kitchen and Dining - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Kitchen boasts Stone Accents, Granite, breakfast bar & pantry! Family Sized Dining with walk out to Covered Deck! Master Bedroom with W-I closet & 5 pce Ensuite! 3 Bedrooms UP plus "Flex" Room (could be 4th Bdrm)! Basement professionally finished offers: 2 more Bedrooms! Media Room and 2 more Recreation Areas! Super bright with Big Windows! Separate entrance and walk-out to patio! Lots of potential for "extended family"! 2 Baths Down! Walking distance to schools, park, shopping! First time offered! Perfect for Family and Hobbyist (Triple Garage)! BE FAST! You'll LOVE IT! OPEN SUN NOV 3 from 2 - 4 PM!
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Affordable Ways to Go on Vacation

Affordable Ways to Go on Vacation
Taking vacation often times feels like this big, expensive affair, but it doesn't have to be. Livingly.com offers a bevvy of tips that will help you not only score the cheapest tickets and accommodations, but also ideas on how to keep the costs down as you're exploring these new zip codes. > Read More
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 15818 MOUNTAIN VIEW DR in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, October 26, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM Don't Miss this INCREDIBLE home!
OPEN SAT OCT 26 from 1 - 3 PM! Beautiful 4 bed, 4 bath home situated in the heart of South Surrey is a MUST SEE! This is home you've been waiting for! Incredible "Open Plan" Great Room Plan with high ceilings, large picture window, Gas Fireplace and built-in photo nooks! Open to to Kitchen and Dining - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Beautiful Kitchen with an oversized quartz breakfast bar and walk-in pantry! Family Sized Dining with w/o to oversized South backing Deck! BONUS Den at entrance! Master Bedroom has sweeping vaulted ceilings, lovely Ensuite and walk-in closet! 2 Bedrooms UP! Basement professionally finished offers HUGE Recreation Room with built-in cabinetry! 1 Bedroom! Den plus 3 pce bath! Walk to prestigious Southridge (K-12) and Sunnyside Elementary! WOW! Don't Wait!
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Caramelized Zucchini Flatbread

Caramelized Zucchini Flatbread
The secret to a flatbread with a super-crunchy crust? Pre-roasting all of the veggies. This step concentrates their flavor, and also helps to cook out some of their moisture, which would otherwise soak into the crust. (bonappetit.com) > Read More
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 15818 MOUNTAIN VIEW DR in Surrey.
BE SURE THIS IS ON YOUR LIST!! This beautiful 4 bed, 4 bath home is in the heart of South Surrey Living! This is home you've been waiting for! Incredible "Open Plan" Great Room Plan with high ceilings, large picture window, Gas Fireplace and built-in cabinetry! Open to to Kitchen and Dining - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Beautiful Kitchen with an oversized quartz breakfast bar and walk-in pantry! Family Sized Dining with w/o to oversized South backing Deck! BONUS Den/Office at entrance! Master Bedroom with W-I closet & 5 pce Ensuite! 2 Bedrooms UP! Basement professionally finished offers HUGE Recreation Room with built-in cabinetry! 1 Bedroom! Den plus 4 pce bath! Walk to prestigious Southridge and Sunnyside Elementary! Don't Wait - You'll LOVE IT!!
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 104 19340 65 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Welcome to ESPRIT @ SOUTHLANDS! WOW! You will LOVE this fabulous ground floor 1 bedroom plus den (765 sqft) home ! It's absolutely STUNNING! OPEN PLAN Living with a lovely walk-out to a private patio! The Kitchen boasts stainless appliances, granite counters plus a breakfast bar - making it PERFECT for entertaining! Spacious Master Bedroom with walk-through closet to the "cheater" 4 pce. ensuite! The Den makes a great office or guest space! In-suite Laundry! Comes with 2 underground parking and storage locker! Home gleams with "pride of ownership"! Situated in a fabulous complex walking distance to everything! Be sure this is on your LIST!! You will LOVE it! OPEN SUNDAY OCTOBER 20th from 2 - 4 PM! Don't Miss It!1
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DIY Furniture Knock Offs

DIY Furniture Knock Offs
Furniture is expensive folks. Like, really expensive. And most of us dream of something a little nicer than discount store particle board, don't we? (www.decoratingyoursmallspace.com) > Read More
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 102 19130 FORD RD in Pitt Meadows.
Open House on Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM Don't Miss It!
Welcome to BEACON SQUARE! This ground floor corner home is located in the heart of Pitt Meadows and offers incredible "OPEN PLAN" living! The Living/Dining Room boasts huge windows letting in lots of natural light! The spacious kitchen offers updated stainless steel appliances and lots of cupboards and counter space! There's also room for a cabinet or nook! Spacious Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite with separate shower and a soaker tub! The second bedroom is a good size too! There's a second full bathroom plus in-suite laundry which accommodates a side-by-side washer&dryer! Comes with 1 underground parking, storage locker and bike storage! Strata includes gas & hot water. Don't Miss this home1 Be sure this is on your LIST! OPEN SAT. OCT 19th from 1 - 3 PM! Don't Miss It!
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Replace Wire Shelves with Wrap Around Wood Shelving

Replace Wire Shelves with Wrap Around Wood Shelving
If you're ready for an upgrade in the kitchen, you should start with that pesky wire shelving that you've never liked! Here is a detailed step-by-step by a gal who did the calculations for you. She turned 21.56 square feet of wire shelf space into 21.36 square feet of much more usable space. (lucydesignsonline.com) > Read More
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 102 19130 FORD RD in Pitt Meadows.
Welcome to BEACON SQUARE! This ground floor corner home is located in the heart of Pitt Meadows and offers incredible "OPEN PLAN" living! The Living/Dining Room boasts huge windows letting in lots of natural light! The spacious kitchen offers updated stainless steel appliances and lots of cupboards and counter space! There's also room for a cabinet or nook! Spacious Master Bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite with separate shower and a soaker tub! The second bedroom is a good size too! There's a second full bathroom plus in-suite laundry which accommodates a side-by-side washer&dryer! Comes with 1 underground parking, storage locker and bike storage! Strata includes gas & hot water. Don't Miss this home1 Be sure this is on your LIST!
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Green Kitchen Updates

Green Kitchen Updates
The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it's also the resident energy hog. Plus, your kitchen contributes its share of indoor air pollution through cooking fumes and gases from flooring, paints and countertops. (www.hgtv.com) > Read More
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 104 19340 65 AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM Don't miss it!
Welcome to ESPRIT @ SOUTHLANDS! WOW! You will LOVE this fabulous ground floor 1 bedroom plus den (765 sqft) home ! It's absolutely STUNNING! OPEN PLAN Living with a lovely walk-out to a private patio! The Kitchen boasts stainless appliances, granite counters plus a breakfast bar - making it PERFECT for entertaining! Spacious Master Bedroom with walk-through closet to the "cheater" 4 pce. ensuite! The Den makes a great office or guest space! In-suite Laundry! Comes with 2 underground parking and storage locker! Home gleams with "pride of ownership"! Situated in a fabulous complex walking distance to everything! Be sure this is on your LIST!! You will LOVE it! OPEN SATURDAY OCTOBER 12th from 1 - 3 PM! Don't Miss It!1
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 20257 42 AVE in Langley.
BROOKSWOOD! Incredible 3418 sq. ft. Basement Home on 10,753 sq. ft. Lot with Triple Garage! Finished Top to Bottom! Stunning "Open Plan" Great Room Plan with Gas Fireplace! Open to the Kitchen and Dining - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Kitchen boasts Stone Accents, Granite, breakfast bar & pantry! Family Sized Dining with walk out to Covered Deck! Master Bedroom with W-I closet & 5 pce Ensuite! 3 Bedrooms UP plus "Flex" Room (could be 4th Bdrm)! Basement professionally finished offers: 2 more Bedrooms! Media Room and 2 more Recreation Areas! Super bright with Big Windows! Separate entrance and walk-out to patio! Lots of potential for "extended family"! 2 Baths Down! Walking distance to schools, park, shopping! First time offered! Perfect for Family and Hobbyist (Triple Garage)! BE FAST! You'll LOVE IT!
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 104 19340 65 AVE in Surrey.
Welcome to ESPRIT @ SOUTHLANDS! WOW! You will LOVE this fabulous ground floor 1 bedroom plus den (765 sqft) home ! It's absolutely STUNNING! OPEN PLAN Living with a lovely walk-out to a private patio! The Kitchen boasts stainless appliances, granite counters plus a breakfast bar - making it PERFECT for entertaining! Spacious Master Bedroom with walk-through closet to the "cheater" 4 pce. ensuite! The Den makes a great office or guest space! In-suite Laundry! Comes with 2 underground parking and storage locker (on same floor - bonus!!) Home gleams with "pride of ownership"! Situated in a fabulous complex walking distance to everything! Be sure this is on your LIST!! You will LOVE it!
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Little Camper Home Tour

Little Camper Home Tour
While everyone is not on board with the "tiny home movement," it's still fun to look at the way other people are making it work for them. Check out this camper design. (www.thenoshery.com/) > Read More
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 136 5641 201 ST in Langley.
STOP THE CAR! This is the one you've been waiting for. Completely renovated from top to bottom. This 2 bedroom/2 bathroom ground floor unit must be seen to be appreciated. 1300 sqft of functional living space, offering a new kitchen, new bathrooms, new designer grey vinyl plank flooring, crown moulding, new paint, new gas fireplace insert, energy efficient baseboard heaters, new thermo sliding glass doors and windows... the list goes on! There are two patio's, one facing east for morning coffee, the other on the west side for the evening glass of wine. Great, adult oriented complex in a central location.
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 130 27358 32 AVE in Langley.
Welcome to WILLOW CREEK ESTATES! WOW! You will LOVE this fabulous ground floor 1 bedroom plus den (861 sqft) home overlooking greenspace! Spacious OPEN PLAN Living/Dining Room boast a beautiful picture window and walk- out to the super private patio! The Kitchen has a spacious pantry plus a breakfast bar - making it PERFECT for entertaining! Spacious Master Bedroom with walk-in closet (complete with organizers) and "cheater" ensuite! The Den boasts french doors - making it perfect for a home office or guest room! In-suite Laundry! Comes with 1 underground parking and storage locker (on same floor - bonus!!) Home gleams with "pride of ownership"! Situated in a fabulous complex offering walking trails right outside your door! Be sure this is on your LIST!!
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 130 27358 32 AVE in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM This is an AWESOME home! Don't Miss it! It's located in BUILDING #3 - back RIGHT corner of complex
Welcome to WILLOW CREEK ESTATES! WOW! You will LOVE this fabulous ground floor 1 bedroom plus den (861 sqft) home overlooking greenspace! Spacious OPEN PLAN Living/Dining Room boast a beautiful picture window and walk- out to the super private patio! The Kitchen has a spacious pantry plus a breakfast bar - making it PERFECT for entertaining! Spacious Master Bedroom with walk-in closet (complete with organizers) and "cheater" ensuite! The Den boasts french doors - making it perfect for a home office or guest room! In-suite Laundry! Comes with 1 underground parking and storage locker (on same floor - bonus!!) Home gleams with "pride of ownership"! Situated in a fabulous complex offering walking trails right outside your door! Be sure this is on your LIST!! OPEN HOUSE: SAT OCT 5th from 1 - 3!!
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 20257 42 AVE in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, October 5, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM Don't Miss it!
BROOKSWOOD! Incredible 3418 sq.ft Basement Home on 10,753 sq.ft Lot with Triple Garage! Finished Top to Bottom! Stunning "Open Plan" Great Room Plan with Gas Fireplace! Open to to Kitchen and Dining - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Kitchen boasts Stone Accents, Granite, breakfast bar & pantry! Family Sized Dining with walk out to Covered Deck! Master Bedroom with W-I closet & 5 pce Ensuite! 3 Bedrooms UP plus "Flex" Room (could be 4th Bdrm)! Basement professionally finished offers: 2 more Bedrooms! Media Room and 2 more Recreation Areas! Super bright with Big Windows! Separate entrance and walk-out to patio! Lots of potential for "extended family" ! 2 Baths Down! Walking distance to schools, park, shopping! First time offered! Perfect for Family and Hobbyist (Triple Garage)! BE FAST! You'll LOVE IT! Don't Miss It!! OPEN SAT OCT 5 from 2 - 4 PM!
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 130 27358 32 AVE in Langley.
Welcome to WILLOW CREEK ESTATES! WOW! You will LOVE this fabulous ground floor 1 bedroom plus den (861 sqft) home overlooking greenspace! Spacious OPEN PLAN Living/Dining Room boast a beautiful picture window and walk- out to the super private patio! The Kitchen has a spacious pantry plus a breakfast bar - making it PERFECT for entertaining! Spacious Master Bedroom with walk-in closet (complete with organizers) and "cheater" ensuite! The Den boasts french doors - making it perfect for a home office or guest room! In-suite Laundry! Comes with 1 underground parking and storage locker (on same floor - bonus!!) Home gleams with "pride of ownership"! Situated in a fabulous complex offering walking trails right outside your door! Be sure this is on your LIST!! You will LOVE it!
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The 365-Day Happiness Challenge

The 365-Day Happiness Challenge
There's a Chinese proverb that goes something like this - "If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else." While it may be hard to arrange the inheritance of fortune on such short notice, we can start by inheriting little habits and acts of kindness. Check out the 365-Day Happiness Challenge which lists small happiness projects for each day of the year. (www.popsugar.com) > Read More
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10 Tiny Home Storage Hacks to Maximize Your Space

10 Tiny Home Storage Hacks to Maximize Your Space
If you have a tiny home, you have tiny storage areas too. That just requires getting a bit creative! We went looking for tiny home storage ideas to make your space live large, and we found a whole slew of ideas to keep you organized. (www.decoratingyoursmallspace.com) > Read More
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It Took a Successful NBA Coach Only 2 Sentences to Drop the Best Advice You'll Hear Today

It Took a Successful NBA Coach Only 2 Sentences to Drop the Best Advice You'll Hear Today
Under the direction of the new coach the Celtics have gone from one of the worst teams in the NBA to the third best team in the Easter Conference. How did Coach Brad Stevens do it? When interviewed he said it in just two sentences. "I'm not even thinking about any other team. We're trying to be the best version of ourselves." Keep reading... (www.inc.com) > Read More
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DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Bases

DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Bases
We created an organic setting in the newly lit outdoor space to compliment the surroundings. The centerpiece on our picnic table is an herb and vegetable garden, and the place settings are fresh carrots and a radish, along with a DIY custom initial wood slice. (www.homedepot.com) > Read More
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How To Network Like A Pro

How To Network Like A Pro
The ability to network?-?to develop contacts and personal connections with a variety of people who might be helpful to you and your career?-?is a critical skill for any of us. Here's some tips for networking success. (journal.thriveglobal.com) > Read More
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 20257 42 AVE in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, September 15, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
BROOKSWOOD! Incredible 3418 sq.ft Basement Home on 10,753 sq.ft Lot with Triple Garage! Finished Top to Bottom! Stunning "Open Plan" Great Room Plan with Gas Fireplace! Open to to Kitchen and Dining - making it PERFECT for Entertaining! Kitchen boasts Stone Accents, Granite, breakfast bar & pantry! Family Sized Dining with walk out to Covered Deck! Master Bedroom with W-I closet & 5 pce Ensuite! 3 Bedrooms UP plus "Flex" Room (could be 4th Bdrm)! Basement professionally finished offers: 2 more Bedrooms! Media Room and 2 more Recreation Areas! Super bright with Big Windows! Separate entrance and walk-out to patio! Lots of potential for "extended family" ! 2 Baths Down! Walking distance to schools, park, shopping! First time offered! Perfect for Family and Hobbyist (Triple Garage)! BE FAST! You'll LOVE IT! Don't Miss It!! OPEN SUN SEPT 15TH FROM 1 - 3 PM
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Our Favorite Bathroom Upgrades

Our Favorite Bathroom Upgrades
If you're planning a bathroom remodel, consider adding a few of these fabulous features. From radiant-heat flooring to a roomy whirlpool tub, these upgrades will require a small investment but you'll reap restful and stylish rewards. (bhg.com) > Read More
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The 25 Best State Parks in America

The 25 Best State Parks in America
Planning a getaway? Here's a great list of the 25 best state parks in America. To help us narrow down a list of the cream of the crop, we consulted locals throughout the country to give us their top picks of their favorite state parks. (thrillest.com) > Read More
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 1 20118 BEACON RD in Hope.
You'll find stunning mountain views and private living here at the incredible Silver Valley Estates! This rancher home shows like new with gorgeous cabinetry, beautiful laminate flooring, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, natural gas fireplace and so much more. You'll enjoy the spacious 2 bdrm plus den open layout. Relax or entertain on your private patio with BBQ hook-up, and additional sundeck. This gated community with RV parking is an absolute gem! You'll love it here! !
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