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  • Condo Review – Willow Grand in Clayton

    Posted in Article, Blog on April 19th, 2012 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on Condo Review – Willow Grand in Clayton

    Just reviewed Willow Grand, a 43-unit development in Surrey by Woodbridge Homes & Avalon Homes.  Check it out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itu1XO1MLlY&feature=g-upl&context=G23e0a4eAUAAAAAAAAAA  

  • Langley is the Best Choice

    Posted in Article, Blog on March 22nd, 2012 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on Langley is the Best Choice

    Looking for a reason to move to Langley City or Langley Township?  Take a minute to watch this great video profile of Langley and then call me and I’ll help you find your new home! Langley is the Place to Continue Reading

  • REALTORS® CARE BLANKET DRIVE INDISPENSABLE TO THOSE IN NEED

    Posted in Article, Blog on November 16th, 2011 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on REALTORS® CARE BLANKET DRIVE INDISPENSABLE TO THOSE IN NEED

    VANCOUVER – People depend on the REALTORS Care® Blanket Drive. What started as a compassionate offer of simple warmth to those living on the streets in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is now the largest, longest-running charitable blanket and warm clothing collection Continue Reading

  • Open Houses – 21st Century Real Estate

    Posted in Article, Blog on June 24th, 2011 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on Open Houses – 21st Century Real Estate

    Back in the day, an open house was something you went to on a Sunday afternoon to pass the time.  Maybe you could pick up an idea for re-decorating your bedroom or kitchen – or even just share a cookie!   Continue Reading

  • How to Sell Your Home Faster

    Posted in Article, Blog on March 31st, 2011 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on How to Sell Your Home Faster

    The housing market in the Fraser Valley is already showing signs of fabulous spring!  Inventory continues to remain low in desired neighbourhoods.  Homes are selling in under 30 days in most areas, giving buyers less choice and less leverage when Continue Reading

  • Consequences of CREA Settlement

    Posted in Article, Blog on March 17th, 2011 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on Consequences of CREA Settlement

    An excellent article by expert investor, Don Campbell, on the intended and unintended consequences of the settlement between CREA and the Competition Bureau.  It really is an eye opener for sellers to be intentional about interviewing realtors before listing their property Continue Reading

  • QR Codes

    Posted in Article, Blog on February 25th, 2011 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on QR Codes

    QR Codes are the latest in advertising for smartphone users.  Codes are generated and linked to URL’s giving smartphone (iPhone, Blackberry) the opportunity to scan the code and be linked automatically to a website advertising product information.  For selling homes Continue Reading

  • 10 Deadly Mistakes Sellers Make When Selling Their Home

    Posted in Article, Blog on February 15th, 2011 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on 10 Deadly Mistakes Sellers Make When Selling Their Home

    Protect yourself from these ten common pitfalls… MISTAKE NO. 1 Not hiring a realtor.  Trying to sell your home yourself might seem like a great idea but not all home sellers want to deal with the hassles of marketing and Continue Reading

  • Consultant or Agent? You decide.

    Posted in Article, Blog on November 8th, 2010 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on Consultant or Agent? You decide.

    So what is the difference between a Real Estate Consultant and a Real Estate Agent?  It’s a question that comes up often when I speak to people about real estate.  Maybe it’s easier to make the comparison based on the Continue Reading

  • Top Grants and Rebates for Home Owners and Home Buyers

    Posted in Article on October 25th, 2010 by Michelle Carlsen Comments Off on Top Grants and Rebates for Home Owners and Home Buyers

      1. Home Buyers’ Plan Qualifying homebuyers can withdraw up to $25,000 (couples can withdraw up to $50,000) from their RRSPs for a down payment. Homebuyers who have repaid their RRSP may be eligible to use the program a second Continue Reading

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