"No Stress here" Welcome to this 6-year young custom-built home on an over 3-acre lot that has style and comfort.

Enter into the large foyer & to an open concept on the main that is great for gatherings (when we can do this again).


The gourmet kitchen has a large island and top of the line Thermador appliances (even the top chef would love). From the kitchen, enter the fully fenced yard with those summer BBQ's & enjoy a G&T while listening to nature and birds singing.


Upstairs has a huge master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a spa-like ensuite. One of the bdrms can be used as a nanny bdrm (bed-sitting room).


The features are endless in this custom home, from the gated entrance to the high-quality finishes, concrete in-floor heating, hot water on demand, in-ground sprinkler system, electrical transfer box, air conditioning, 1,197 sq ft shop in back with own garage & more...A home for those accustomed to the best!!


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Open House - appointment only

March 27 Sat 1-5

March 28 Sun 1-5

March 29 Mon 1-5

Contact me for a showing appointment.

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Coming Soon on the Market! I am so excited about this listing.


Executive Home and Big Shop in a perfect package on 3.04 Acres lot. A quality-built home, fenced and gated, with style and comfort for all your wishes. A huge entrance hall welcomes you into an open & spacious home. Planned for daily living and entertaining friends.


A gourmet kitchen & pantry. Dining and Living rooms open onto a full-sized patio overlooking all the green space. Upstairs there is a family/flex room for many uses.


Huge Master & Deluxe Ensuite for relaxation, plus 3 more bedrooms and 2 full baths complete the 2nd floor. The 1180 Sq Ft Shop will be perfect for the car buff, hobbyist & more.

Please contact me for more information!!



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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!


Welcome to Cedar Green &Great Beginnings, Location is great for commuters & is walking distance to Mundy Park, Riverview forest trails, school & shopping.


This 3 bedroom, 2 bath town house is located a very desirable area that is close to all major routes to HWY1, Lougheed Hwy or Barnet Hwy.


On the main, newer kitchen, beautiful wood floors, Living and dining area leads to a private back yard for those BBQ’s which are coming. New double glazed windows. The 2nd level boasts 2 bedrooms & full bathroom & laundry room. The upper level has a large master bedroom, full bathroom, walk-in closet + a storage room. There is also a storage room at the front of the home.


2 dogs or 2 cats allows; No rentals allowed.


Please contact me for more information and/or private showings!!

Don’t’ let this one get away!

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If you own a car, you know there’s more to the cost-of-ownership than just finance payments and gas. You also need to budget for maintenance and repairs. If your car is older, those costs are going to be higher. That’s just common sense.


The same is true of your home. It’s wise to budget for anticipated repairs and maintenance. Otherwise, you might be caught by surprise when you find that your furnace stops working and needs to be replaced. That can easily be a four-figure expense.


Experts recommend that you set aside 1% of the value of your home for repairs and maintenance. For a $500,000 property, for example, that would be $5,000. That is, of course, merely a rule of thumb.


If your home is older, you may need to budget more.


Another recommended method is to budget $1 a square foot. If you have a 2,500 square foot home, that would be a budget of $2,500. Again, that number would need to be higher for older properties.


When budgeting, consider things that are getting old and will likely need to be replaced within the next three years.


Examples include roof shingles, furnace, A/C unit, deck, fence, plumbing, and windows. Depending on the size and model, a new A/C unit will cost at least $5,000.


Anticipating that expense will help you plan accordingly and avoid the shock of an unpleasant and costly surprise.


Keep in mind that budgeting $2,000 for repairs and maintenance doesn’t mean you’ll actually spend that money this year. But, if needed, the budget will be there, and that’s peace-of-mind. 

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When you purchase a home, you’re hoping it will continually go up in value — just like a good investment.


However, there’s something else that you want to see go up in value as well: the neighbourhood. In fact, the neighbourhood plays a key role in what the home will be worth in years to come.


If the neighbourhood goes down in terms of desirability, so will the market value of the home.


That’s why, when shopping for a new home, it’s important to get a feel for the value of the neighbourhood, and whether or not it’s on the upswing.


How do you do that? One way is to simply take a walk. Look at the properties. Are they well maintained? Is the landscaping groomed and attractive?


Those are signs of “pride of ownership” — a clear indication that owners value their homes and the neighbourhood.


Another way is to do some research. Has crime gone up in the neighbourhood?


Are there improvements planned, such as new parks?


Is the neighbourhood attracting the kind of people you want as neighbours?


How does the neighbourhood school rank?


Some of this information may be difficult to get on your own.


A good REALTOR® can help you.


Call today. 


Shirley Brown


(604) 671-1060





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Closing day is an exciting time. After all, you’re moving into your new home! However, it can be stressful as well.


The last thing you need is to be confronted with something you don’t understand. So here is a quick list of common “closing day” terms.


  • Disbursements. This is the allocation of funds to the appropriate parties, such as the seller. Your lawyer will take care of this for you.


  • Possession. This is the moment on closing day when you are legally able to take possession of your new home. It’s usually when your REALTOR® or lawyer hands you the keys.


  • Title. This is a legal document that identifies the property and its owner.


  • Closing costs. These are expenses, excluding the selling cost of the property, that are due on closing day, such as legal fees, reimbursement for pre-paid utilities, utility deposits, insurance, and taxes.


  • Closing adjustments. These are expenses pre-paid by the seller that need to be reimbursed on closing.

    There may be other terms you come across on closing day as well. Don’t worry, a good REALTOR® can help make the day go smoothly for you and your family.


    Looking for a good REALTOR®? 


    Call today. 


    Shirley Brown


    (604) 671-1060









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Do you have a renovation project in mind – and wonder how much value it will add to your home?


Remodeling Magazine recently did a study of renovation projects, comparing costs to added value. Here are some of the results:


Replacing a main entry door has a return on investment of over 95%. After all, the entrance to a home is one of the first things a prospective buyer notices.


Adding a new deck also adds a lot of value. Depending on the materials used, you can expect to get back three-quarters of the money invested.


Another high-payback project is the garage door. This once again demonstrates the importance of a home’s “curb appeal.”


If you’re tackling a big project, such as a basement renovation, you’ll be glad to know that, according to the study, a project like this adds a lot of value.


Finally, minor improvements to bathrooms and kitchens – such as adding new countertops or cupboards, can also be good investments that mostly pay back when you sell your home.


Of course, these figures are averages and can vary widely depending on location, type of property, and other factors.


Need help determining how a particular home improvement might impact the selling price?


Call today. 


Shirley Brown


(604) 671-1060





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If you’re relaxing on a Caribbean beach, or enjoying a bus tour through historic Paris, the last thing you want to worry about is your home.


Most people know the basics of keeping a home secure while away. Here are some additional tips that are easy to miss:


  • Tell your kids not to boast about your fabulous vacation plans, especially on social media. The fewer who know that the house will be empty, the better.


  • Ask a neighbour to pick up any mail and flyers dropped at your doorstep. But don’t rely on that alone. Also call the newspaper and post office to temporarily halt delivery.


  • You can buy timers to automatically turn lights on and off. However, most will stop working if the power goes out and restart with the incorrect time when the power comes back on. That’s why you should keep at least a couple of lights turned on continuously, and not connected to timers.


  • If you’re leaving in the evening, or before dawn, don’t forget to open the blinds. Closed blinds during the day are a dead giveaway that the owners are away.


    Finally, experts recommend creating a home security checklist, so you don’t forget anything. That will give you peace-of-mind. 

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Usually when you list your home, you would prefer to sell it quickly. It’s like being the first one served at a crowded ice cream parlour. It’s satisfying.


However, sometimes there’s more to it than that. There may be a truly urgent reason why you need to find a buyer for your property as soon as possible, such as a sudden job relocation.


If that’s the case, it’s important to explain your situation to your REALTOR®, who will be able to put together an action plan for selling your home quickly and for the best price possible.


During that conversation, ask what you can do to help the process along. For example, you may be able to:


  • Spread the word to your friends and other connections on Facebook.


  • Canvass your neighbours and tell them about your listing.


  • Stage your home so that it’s more attractive to prospective buyers.

    When it comes to price, be prepared to be flexible. That doesn’t mean you must settle for a price far below your home’s market value. However, you do need to be prepared to accept a good offer rather than try to hold out for a great one.


    Also be open to as many viewings and open houses as possible. Having many prospective buyers come through your home within a short period of time may be a little inconvenient, but the payoff might be an offer!


    Finally, work with your REALTOR®. A good REALTOR® will know the local market well and have many ideas for selling your property fast.


    Looking for a good REALTOR® like that?


     Call today. 


    Shirley Brown


    (604) 671-1060




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There are many hidden sources of moisture in your home that can lead to serious problems, such as mould. To keep moisture levels in check, consider these tips:


  • Bathrooms are an obvious source of moisture build-up. Contractor and TV personality Mike Holmes recommends keeping the fan going for at least a half hour after a shower.


  • Check regularly for water infiltration around window and door sills, as well as other intakes into the home, such as dryer vents and cable wiring.


  • Determine the humidity level in your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it should be 30-60%. (Keep in mind that humidity may vary greatly from room to room.)


  • Regularly inspect caulking around sinks, tubs and showers. Even a tiny break can cause water to leak gradually into the wall or floor, causing damage you may not notice for months.


  • Clean up wet spills as soon as possible. On hardwood floors especially, water can seep through and become trapped.


  • Repair leaking faucets, toilets and pipes immediately. A drip can quickly become a shower.

    Being mindful of moisture today can help you avoid potentially high repair bills later on. 

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