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You're Not the Only One Spending Too Much on Rent

You're Not the Only One Spending Too Much on Rent
Most experts agree that people shouldn't be spending more than 30 percent of their income on housing, but for many people, staying below that 30 percent mark is simply not doable. If you feel like you're paying far more on rent than you should be, you're definitely not alone. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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Step-by-Step Shelving: DIY Ladder Shelf

Step-by-Step Shelving: DIY Ladder Shelf
We've all seen ladders repurposed as blanket racks, book stands and maybe even plant homes, but this ladder DIY will shock with its simplicity while wowing with its sophistication. (HGTV) > Read More
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1890 Swedish Schoolhouse Turned Home

1890 Swedish Schoolhouse Turned Home
This home, a former schoolhouse from 1890, was renovated for living and now belongs to Swedish artist and glass designer Gunnel Sahlin who has designed for companies like IKEA and Kosta Boda. Explore her style and take note of the original elements she highlighted. (decor8blog.com) > Read More
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Final Walk-Through: 5 Vital Things To Include On Your Checklist

Final Walk-Through: 5 Vital Things To Include On Your Checklist
For first time home buyers, navigating the whole process is extremely overwhelming; a lot of things can be missed and a lot of mistakes can be made. Nobody knows better than experienced home buyers, that the first time is a learning experience. (dreamcasa) > Read More
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5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break

5 Classic Design Rules to Absolutely Never Break
The problem with cutting corners is that 50% of the time it works while the remaining half makes up for all that time and money you saved and then some (plus the added bonus of the frustration and self-loathing that come with not doing it right the first time). (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 6284 GREENSIDE DR W in Surrey.
End Unit - This is the nicest home in Greenside. Rancher - no wasted space with stairs. Beautiful well looked after, renovated townhouse. As you walk into this lovely home you will love the open vaulted ceiling and great room plan. Stainless Steel appliances, New Washer, Dryer, Hot Water tank. Master bedroom is a great size too. Corner unit with a huge, southern exposure yard and a lovely patio. Nothing to do but move right into. Situated close to transit, schools and shopping.
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 15681 78A AVE in Surrey.
Lovingly maintained & updated 4BR 2.5BTH backing onto a greenbelt. Welcoming you into this cozy Fleetwood home are broad windows illuminating the main floor. Bright kitchen features a tiled back splash, granite counter tops, ample storage & a generous island. Expansive, fully fenced, private backyard is idyllic beneath towering trees - perfect for entertaining on the extended deck. Sizable rec room & bedrooms finish the second level with a master featuring a large en suite & separate his & hers closets. Roof was replaced in 2015; exterior paint done in 2017. Situated in a friendly culdesac, you’ll be steps to schools, bus stops, parks & a few short blocks to shopping, grocery, restaurants & major routes.
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We are thrilled to say we have just SOLD a property at 305 15338 18 AVE in Surrey.
Prepare to fall in LOVE! This massive 1164 SQFT 2 bed/2 bath TOP FLOOR "Parkview Gardens" condo has been thoughtfully re-envisioned and COMPLETELY RENOVATED with timeless sophistication and livability in mind. OPEN CONCEPT living space, enlarged master ensuite & in-suite storage all remodeled with permits & highest quality materials make this home feel more like a house than a condo. Gorgeous CHEF'S KITCHEN features quartz counters & S/S Electrolux induction range, wall oven & matching upright fridge & freezer. Large southern exposed windows & SKYLIGHT provides great natural light & the gas fireplace will keep you cozy through the winter. Fantastic quiet location opp. park yet close to everything. 2 UNDERGROUND parking. 14+ Age.
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Home Renovations That Can Hurt (and Help) Property Value

Home Renovations That Can Hurt (and Help) Property Value
If you're into renovation projects, then updating and revamping your home can be a lot of fun. But before you get too excited about knocking down walls and setting up a custom movie room, you might want to consider resale value. (RISMedia) > Read More
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How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps

How to Build Stairs in 3 Easy Steps
From a technical standpoint, there's nothing particularly difficult about building stairs for a deck, porch or shed. Anyone with basic carpentry skills can make the necessary cuts and assemble the parts. And yet, stair building is arguably the most challenging task do-it-yourselfers will ever attempt. (popularmechanics.com) > Read More
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This Bathroom Got Done on a Tight 6-Week Timeline

This Bathroom Got Done on a Tight 6-Week Timeline
This "builder basic, circa 1980" bathroom is about to get a total head-to-toe makeover, in which nothing is where it was and everything is as far from builder basic as it's possible to get. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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How to Organize Your Refrigerator (Because It's Gross)

How to Organize Your Refrigerator (Because It's Gross)
If you're finding that you have to rummage endlessly for that bottle of rose or never lay your eyes on fruit until it's too far gone, then read on. These refrigerator organization tips will help you find your food faster-as well as waste less and maybe even eat more healthfully, too. (Realtor.com) > Read More
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DIY Pathways and Patios

DIY Pathways and Patios
A long-lasting patio is a lot like a smooth paint job - it's all about the prep work. Rush to put pavers down on a faulty base, and it might take only a few seasons for the stones to shift and become a tripping hazard. (thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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