Honey Stop The Car!


Kensington Village in the heart of Walnut Grove.



This wonderful bright end unit with open plan has 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, which also features a Master Bedroom on the main floor.




Enjoy formal living room and dining room, gas fireplace and two bedrooms upstairs. The walk out basement has a bedroom with a large recreation room which has been freshly painted as well.



This home would be great for empty nesters, for families or first time home buyers for everybody and anybody!


To see the full listing, please click here. We would love to work with you! Call today for your personal tour at 604-832-8229.





PS Don't forget about my Customer Appreciation event coming up on October 25th. Click here for all the details.

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Honey Stop The Car!

 

Situated in peaceful Port Kells, this Cozy,Comfortable,Colonial Style home boasts many wonderful features. Ffrom location to privacy, this hidden oasis allows you live in the country yet close to freeway access and shopping. 

 

Features include well maintained home in the country formal living, dining, great room office/den with pine softwood throughout the main, pella windows with pine trim, updated spacious kitchen featuring, qaurtez counter tops, 6 burner gas range, updated main bathroom with soaker tub and large shower, amazing 2 storey workshop insulated/drywalled and heated workshop, hot tub great home to raise a family or retire. Its all about community!

 

   

 

There are so many amazing pictures, and more details on this listing. I'd love for you to see the whole thing, just click here.

 

You must book an appointment for viewing, so give me a call at 604.832.8229 to do so. I would love to work with you!

 

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When selling your home, it is ALWAYS a good idea to be as prepared as possible for your open house! The funny picture here says a lot, but the reality is, preparation never can start TOO early!

 

Here are some great ideas from the HGTV blog on how to prepare for an Open House.

 

  1. Eliminate half of your belongings as clutter can cost a sale. Rent a storage unit or portable pod for extraneous pieces of furniture or knickknacks. Another idea is to ask a friend if you can borrow some space in his or her garage.
  2. Use "home wash" (hose attachment available at home improvement stores) to clean the outside of the house.
  3. Clean rain gutters as well as outside windows and screens.
  4. Make sure the front door is inviting. Paint the door if needed. Also, replace any outdated outdoor lighting fixtures.
  5. Buy new house numbers if the old ones are dated or faded. Be sure buyers can see the new ones from the curb.
  6. Buy a new welcome mat.
  7. Organize all closets and drawers. Buyers might look there.
  8. Make any necessary repairs so that buyers don't have to add that to their list of expenses.

For a more detailed list, along with some other goodies that you'll want to prepare for your Open House click here.

 

As a Realtor I've seen GREAT ones, and I've seen not so great ones. I'd love to help you prepare for your next Open House so feel free to get in touch with me any time.

 

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Has it always been your burning desire to live like a rock star? Well, now is your chance! The home of Chad Kroeger, from the band Nickelback, has recently gone up for sale.

 

Here is a short description from huffingtonpost.ca:

"If six bedrooms and nine bathrooms don't pique your interest, how about the grand spiral staircase, two-storey stone fireplace, personal theatre, "deluxe hip roof barn" (we didn't know barns could be hip), riding ring, and covered parking for up to 10 vehicles?

 

Guests can stay in the separate guest house, and when they get bored of the indoor pool, they can take a dip in the outdoor waterfall pool.

 

Befitting someone with $9 million to drop on an estate (plus $23,000 in annual taxes), the property promises "complete privacy nestled behind lush vegetation and hedges with two gates.""

 

 

Looks pretty rock star-ish (and dreamy) to me!

 

If this doesn't suite your taste (or budget) be sure to view my listings here. I'd love to work with you!

 

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Here we are (well, officially tomororw), summer!

 

 

Here is one of my family favourite's for parties and bbq's throughout the season ...

 

 

Don't forget to join the fun in Langley tomorrow for their Community Day!

 

Wishing you a WONDERFUL summer!

 

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Here is a wonderful post I just had to share with you, from the financialpost.com on quick and profitable sales this summer!

 

 

After a brutal winter, the heat has finally arrived and with it, expectations of a hotter real estate market. The flurry of housing activity normally reserved for early spring is extending into the summer, industry experts say.

 

“The pent up demand from the winter is coming to fruition. As soon as listings come out, they’re being swallowed up,” Gurinder Sandhu, executive vice-president at RE/MAX’s Ontario-Atlantic Canada Division, says.

 

“For buyers there are more choice and for sellers there are more buyers.”

 

How you price your home and how you prepare its for sale are key.

 

“Price trends from one neighbourhood to the next can be very different,” Gregory Klump, chief economist at the Canadian Real Estate Association. “If you price your property too high, there is a chance it’ll sit on the market without offers.”

 

Click here to see how three recent home sellers weighed their options, and came out with the sale price they were looking for.


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Honey Stop The Car!

 

 

 

You can see the full listing details here.

 

Call today for a private viewing appointment!

 

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Honey Stop The Car!

 

Are you looking for a home to raise your family? This is a wonderful opportunity for first time home buyers or empty nesters!

 

 

 

This well maintained 3 bedroom up and a 1 bedroom with den (possible 2 bedroom) in-law suite downstairs has everything you need to own your very first home or possibly down size.

 

 

Cozy up in your living room in front of your gas fireplace on a rainy day or sit out on your wonderful west facing back deck in a park like setting while you enjoy the semi-private back yard and peaceful water fountain and foliage. There is room to plant a garden and grow your own vegetables or make a kids play area the sky is the limit. There is even room to park your RV plenty of parking close to schools & parks.

 

 

 

Visit this link for the full details on this listing.  Call today for an appoitment to view.

 

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Honey Stop The Car!

This is an amazing, bright and spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath, TOP floor unit with in suite laundry!

 

 

 

Enjoy your view of Mt Baker on your wonderful balcony or cozy up by your natural gas fireplace. Other plusses to this great new listing; it is located on a dead end street which is located close to shopping.

 

 

Oh did I mention that this property has a semi private shared double garage?

 

This home is Great for First Time Home Buyers or Investors! NO age restriction, RENTALS are allowed! You can see the full details of the listing here.

 

We would love to work with you so call today at 604.832-8229 for your personal tour.

 

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Open houses are the gold standard in real estate. They’ve been around for decades and will be ingrained in the buying and selling of homes for years to come. But as a buyer, are you making the most of your open house visits?

 

Here are some best practices for buyers at all ends of the home-buying spectrum.

Use the open house to learn the market without committing

Couple Looking at home

 

For the most part, open houses are just that — open. They make it possible for anyone to see a property in a certain time period, without an appointment or even being a very serious buyer.

 

New buyers should leverage the open house opportunity to get a feel for the market. In today’s world, using online search tools, mobile apps and the open house, a buyer can start to get a feel for pricing and the market before committing to an agent. Most importantly, open houses are some of the best ways for buyer and agent relationships to start.

You don’t have to sign in (but don’t be rude)

The biggest fear of some newer buyers is that a real estate agent at an open house will be all over them, ask for their contact information and then start harassing them for the next three weeks. It does happen, but it’s also common courtesy to at least recognize and say hello to the agent at the open house.  Don’t forget, in addition to trying to sell the home for her client, for safety reasons, the agent is keeping a look out for who is coming and going. It’s polite to say hello and introduce yourself to the agent, but you can also politely decline to sign in.

 

If you’re an active buyer, you should make yourself known to the agent. Let the seller’s agent know who your agent is and don’t be afraid to express interest. When it comes time to review an offer with a seller, listing agents like to put a face to a name.

Watch the other buyers

You can tell a lot about the activity and marketability of a home by watching the other buyers. If you observe a lot of people walking in and out quickly, the home probably has some issues. Are the buyers hanging around, asking questions of the listing agent and huddling in the corner talking to their spouses or partners? If so, it could be a sign this is a well-priced and “hot” listing. If you’re interested too, observing other buyers at the open house could help you learn about the competition.

Ask the agent questions

The real estate agent is there for a reason. It’s his job. If he is the listing agent, ask him questions. He is a direct line to the seller. He should know more than anyone about the property and the seller. Your agent can funnel your questions to the listing agent. But if you’re there, ask away. Watch the agent’s facial expression and reaction to your questions. If it’s a competitive market, ask questions such as: “Why is the seller selling?” “Is there a certain day to review offers or have you had a lot of showings?” In a slow market, ask how long the property has been on the market and what the seller’s motivations are. A good agent will engage you because it’s good for his seller.

Be open to meeting your future agent

When considering a new doctor, lawyer or CPA, you don’t get the chance to see them in their element until you’ve decided to work with them. Not true for real estate agents. Some of the best buyer/seller/real estate relationships begin at open houses.

 

A good agent is wearing two hats at the open house. In addition to watching the serious buyers and getting feedback for the seller, an active agent is also looking to interact with future clients.

 

Face to face, informal and relevant, the interaction with an agent at an open house is important. You can get a feel for a person just from a brief meeting. If you sense the agent could be someone you could work with, ask some open-ended questions, such as “How’s the market?” and “What areas do you cover?”

Why open houses have been around for decades

At any open house, there are people at every stage of the home-buying game, from just testing the waters to looking at homes daily, making offers and working closely with an agent. For someone new to the market, it’s helpful to know the best practices for visiting open houses and interacting with the real estate agent. For more experienced buyers, the open house is an opportunity to make a second or third visit, getting a closer look at the details and uncovering things you may have missed earlier. There are lots of reasons why open houses have been around for decades — and why you should take full advantage of them.

 

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I'm at the Willowbrook Shopping Mall at the mall kiosk, where you can find me at least 2 or 3 times a week.  

I have a lot of Abbotsford clients that are trying to sell their properties in Abbotsford and this gives them double exposure because 200,000 people come through this mall a month!  

 

 

This is your opportunity to come by, ask for Michele Cartwright and I'll be able to show you properties that you can afford in the Abbotsford area.  For my sellers, great exposure because it allows them to get their listings out in front of other people too.

 

Abbotsford

See more of my listings online here.

 

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I have an amazing new listing in the West end of Abbotsford.  This spacious home overlooks a beautiful greenbelt and has these features:

  • 8 bedrooms
  • master ensuite with a soaker tub overlooking a green belt
  • 2 bedroom suite
  • close to all types of schools

 

 

This is an original owner home and is priced to sell at $579,900

 



Please give me a call today at 604-832-8229 for a viewing appointment or visit the MLS listing of this home here.

 

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Honey Stop The Car!

Beautiful, Bright Custom Built Family Home situated in West Abbotsford on a private green belt with the privacy you have always wanted.

 

 

Over 4000 sqft of living this rare gem has so many wonderful features formal living,dining room, bright spacious kitchen with an ideal family room. 8 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 gas fire places, and perfect master bedroom with a delightful bright ensuite with a large soaker tub that looks out over the private back yard. PLUS lots of windows, PLUS 2 car garage, PLUS a 2 bdrm above ground bright suite, gas fireplace, PLUS dishwasher.

 

 

 

It's all about LOCATION!  This home is close to the New High Street Mall, Minutes from the Freeway, Schools, Recreation. Oh yes and did I mention Original Owners.

 

Just REDUCED to $579,900!


I would love to show this to you, give me a call today at 604-832-8229 for arrangements.


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Honey Stop The Car!

 

 

Large Open Concept with Classic Elegance at Garibaldi Lane. 9' Ceilings, gorgeous crown mouldings. Great size master bedroom with walk in closet 5 pc ensuite has a large spa like soaker tub with in floor radiant heat, spacious shower, kitchen features granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, great working space for the cook, not to mention large size great roon/living room has a stone surrond fireplace to enjoy on a cozy winters evening/day! Best Priced Unit for the size. Nothing to do just move in!

 

Call Today for Your Private Tour!

 

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Change is in the air!  I've made a WONDERFUL decision that is going to enable to serve YOU, my valued client, in a much better way!

 

 

I have decided to join with the amazing team of HomeLife Benchmark Realty in Walnut Grove where my clients can expect continued personal attention and expertise in both buying and selling property.

 

 

I can still be reached at michele@michelecartwright.com and 604-832-8229.  Nothing has changed, except the ability for me to serve YOU better!

 

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