Thomas & Wanda

"Mr. & Mrs. Fraser Valley"

Go Green With a Recycled Kitchen

Go Green With a Recycled Kitchen
The brand-new kitchen in Shannon Quimby's Portland, Ore., home isn't new at all. It's full of things the designer/salvage expert and her husband rescued from a rundown bungalow that was on the property when they purchased it in 2007. (www.hgtv.com) > Read More
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DIY Workbenches

DIY Workbenches
If you are a person that likes to work with wood, or tinker with building things, this can make it really tough to find a place in which to... well, tinker! (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 4544 205 ST in Langley.
Open House on Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:00PM - 3:30PM Don't let the rain/snow keep you away - you will LOVE it!!
MOSSEY ESTATES! This MUST be on your list!! Fantastic 2920 sq.ft Basement home! Incredible Open Plan Design with SPECTACULAR Renos! This KITCHEN/GREAT Room is a DREAM for Entertaining! Everything is TOP OF THE LINE! Stone Accent Walls! Quartzite Counters! Breakfast bar! Chef's pantry! Italian porcelain tile (looks like hardwood)! Vaulted Ceiling! Exposed Beams! It's a WOW!! Great Room boasts Brick Wall and Wood burning Fireplace! UPSTAIRS: 3 Bedrooms! 2 Full (Renovated) baths! BASEMENT is fully finished including 1 bedroom LEGAL Suite plus HUGE "L" shaped Recreation Room for upstairs use! OVER $120k spent in Renos including Kitchen, Bathrooms, Central Air, Furnace, Hot Water Tank, Coast Spa! Too many features to mention! Don't Wait -- you will absolutely LOVE this home! OPEN HOUSE: SUN. JAN 19 from 2 - 3:30!! Don't Miss It!!
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We'd love it if you would pop in to say "HI" to us at our Open House at 16639 63B AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:00PM - 3:30PM Don't miss this AWESOME home!!
BE SURE THIS IS ON YOUR LIST! Incredible 4169 sq.ft 2 Storey plus Basement Home! 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 Granite, Island & pantry PLUS family Sized Dining Area! Walk out from Great Room to INCREDIBLE 2 level CUSTOM Deck with built-in Hot-Tub! WOW! DEN (Could be bedroom) on main floor! UPSTAIRS: Master Retreat with walk-in closet & 5 pce Ensuite! 3 Bedrooms UP! Basement professionally finished and could be 1 or 2 bedroom with separate entrance!Super bright with Big Windows! Lots of potential for "extended family"! Full bath plus laundry downstairs! OWNER spent $60k+ in recent upgrades including new furnace, air conditioning, new hot water tank, decking, hot-tub, basement upgrades! The list goes on! Don't miss it! OPEN SAT. JAN 18 from 2 - 3:30!
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The 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing

The 12 Steps of Real Estate Closing
You've found the house. You've placed the offer. They've accepted your offer. Now you're closing. What is closing? It's what happens when you finally sign the papers that make the house yours. (dreamcasa.org) > Read More
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6 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring

6 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring
Before you get serious about redoing your floors you need to measure your space so that you can get accurate quotes. Laminate flooring is a low cost floor covering, but calculating the exact cost will help you make your decision on what flooring is best for you. If you're looking to install the laminate flooring yourself, proceed to this step-by-step guide from celebratingeverydaylife.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 4544 205 ST in Langley.
Open House on Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:00PM - 4:00PM Don't miss this incredible home! You will LOVE IT!!
MOSSEY ESTATES! This MUST be on your list!! Fantastic 2920 sq.ft Basement home! Incredible Open Plan Design with SPECTACULAR Renos! This KITCHEN/GREAT Room is a DREAM for Entertaining! Everything is TOP OF THE LINE! Stone Accent Walls! Quartzite Counters! Breakfast bar! Chef's pantry! Italian porcelain tile (looks like hardwood)! Vaulted Ceiling! Exposed Beams! It's a WOW!! Great Room boasts Brick Wall and Wood burning Fireplace! UPSTAIRS: 3 Bedrooms! 2 Full (Renovated) baths! BASEMENT is fully finished including 1 bedroom LEGAL Suite plus HUGE "L" shaped Recreation Room for upstairs use! OVER $120k spent in Renos including Kitchen, Bathrooms, Central Air, Furnace, Hot Water Tank, Coast Spa! Too many features to mention! Don't Wait -- you will absolutely LOVE this home! OPEN HOUSE: SAT. JAN 11th from 2 - 4!!
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 4544 205 ST in Langley.
MOSSEY ESTATES! This MUST be on your list!! Fantastic 2920 sq.ft Basement home! Incredible Open Plan Design with SPECTACULAR Renos! This KITCHEN/GREAT Room is a DREAM for Entertaining! Everything is TOP OF THE LINE! Stone Accent Walls! Quartzite Counters! Breakfast bar! Chef's pantry! Italian porcelain tile (looks like hardwood)! Vaulted Ceiling! Exposed Beams! It's a WOW!! Great Room boasts Brick Wall and Wood burning Fireplace! UPSTAIRS: 3 Bedrooms! 2 Full (Renovated) baths! BASEMENT is fully finished including 1 bedroom LEGAL Suite plus HUGE "L" shaped Recreation Room for upstairs use! OVER $120k spent in Renos including Kitchen, Bathrooms, Central Air, Furnace, Hot Water Tank, Coast Spa! Too many features to mention! Don't Wait -- you will absolutely LOVE this home!
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7 Secrets of Fun Families

7 Secrets of Fun Families
Defeating inertia is easier when you've done a bit of preparation. These families understand that having a game plan for fun is key to ensuring that special excursions and activities don't get put off for "someday." (parents.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 16639 63B AVE in Surrey.
Open House on Sunday, January 5, 2020 2:00PM - 4:00PM Start 2020 off right - don't miss this awesome home!
BE SURE THIS IS ON YOUR LIST! Incredible 4169 sq.ft 2 Storey plus Basement Home! 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 Granite, Island & pantry PLUS family Sized Dining Area! Walk out from Great Room to INCREDIBLE 2 level CUSTOM Deck with built-in Hot-Tub! WOW! BONUS DEN/Office on main floor! UPSTAIRS: Master Retreat with walk-in closet & 5 pce Ensuite! 3 Bedrooms UP! Basement professionally finished and could be 1 or 2 bedroom with separate entrance!Super bright with Big Windows! Lots of potential for "extended family"! Full bath plus laundry downstairs! OWNER spent $60k+ in recent upgrades including new furnace, air conditioning, new hot water tank, decking, hot-tub, basement upgrades! The list goes on! OPEN SUN JAN 5TH 2 - 4 PM - Don't miss it!
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Feeling Stuck? Here's An Exercise To Help You Discover Your Life's Purpose

Feeling Stuck? Here's An Exercise To Help You Discover Your Life's Purpose
Do you ever feel stuck in your work or other aspects of your life? You may be lacking a sense of purpose, the feeling that we're contributing to something greater than ourselves. While you may want to find your purpose or soul's work, it's not always easy as it takes some deep connection with our inner truth to uncover. (mindbodygreen.com) > Read More
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Check out our clients' lovely home!    We have listed a new property at 16639 63B AVE in Surrey.
BE SURE THIS IS ON YOUR LIST! Incredible 4169 sq.ft 2 Storey plus Basement Home! 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 Granite, Island & pantry PLUS family Sized Dining Area! Walk out from Great Room to INCREDIBLE 2 level CUSTOM Deck with built-in Hot-Tub! WOW! BONUS DEN/Office on main floor! UPSTAIRS: Master Retreat with walk-in closet & 5 pce Ensuite! 3 Bedrooms UP! Basement professionally finished and could be 1 or 2 bedroom with separate entrance!Super bright with Big Windows! Lots of potential for "extended family"! Full bath plus laundry downstairs! OWNER spent $60k+ in recent upgrades including new furnace, air conditioning, new hot water tank, decking, hot-tub, basement upgrades! The list goes on! Don't Miss it!
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This Season Fall Into Your Perfect Home

This Season Fall Into Your Perfect Home
Fall is a great time of year; leaves change colors and people keep busy with holiday festivities alongside their friends and family (among many other things). And for the new potential homeowner, it happens to be the best time of the year to buy a home. (dreamcasa.org) > Read More
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a 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! Don't Miss It!
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How to keep a clean home: a daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal guide

How to keep a clean home: a daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal guide
No matter what frequency is right for you, this easy, downloadable guide is designed to help you have a map to follow when you have the time to spruce things up a bit. Whether you're just spraying down your counters or getting down and dirty with your tile floors, it's always true that chipping away a little bit every day always makes things a little easier. (designsponge.com) > Read More
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Don't be Afraid to Paint Your Ceiling

Don't be Afraid to Paint Your Ceiling
Walls and trim seem to get all the attention when it comes to paint makeovers. Next time you aim to liven up a room with color, look at your ceiling: It may just be the key to waking up a tired room, without a pricey remodel. (www.thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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5 steps to an insanely productive morning

5 steps to an insanely productive morning
I would consider "morning hours" the first two hours after waking up. The average person will experience approximately 50,000 of these hours in their adult life. Consequently, it would be wise to for us to learn how to effectively use this time. (www.startupcamp.com) > Read More
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 104 19340 65 AVE in Surrey.
Welcome to ESPRIT @ SOUTHLANDS! You will LOVE this fabulous ground floor unit with fenced yard! WOW!! It's absolutely STUNNING and will feels like "HOME"! 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 2nd (JR* or Den) Bdrm makes a great office or guest space! In-suite Laundry! 2 UG 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! The fenced yard feels more like a Townhouse! Don't Miss it!! (*JR Bdrm has window but no closet)
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15 Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome

15 Ways To Make Your Backyard Awesome
Just because cooler weather has finally come doesn't mean you should just abandon the backyard to Mother Nature. Use some of these DIY ideas to make your yard a place to enjoy no matter what the season brings! > Read More
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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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