Registration for full day Kindergarten in Surrey began this week

January 21st, 2011
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Registration for full day Kindergarten in Surrey began this week. Starting in September all schools in Surrey will have full day kindergarten. If your children turn 5 before January 1st 2012 then they are eligible to start school in September. In order to register, parents need to bring their child's birth certifcate, parents identification (birth certificate, passport or permanent residency ...

Preparing your home for sale

January 19th, 2011
I just read a great article on preparing your home for sale. It is that time of year again when the holidays are over and the children are back in school when people start to consider listing their home for sale in time for the spring market. Everyone looking to sell always wants to know what they should do to get their home ready. The #1 improvement that is recommended is "cleaning and de-cl ...

Great service from Jan's Precision Auto Body and Glass

January 18th, 2011
(Bettina)Just picked up our van from Jan's Precision Auto Body and Glass in Langley and we are very impressed with their service. On New Year's Eve I was in a car accident, where a woman turned left in front of me...causing a bit of damge to the front end of my vehicle. Jan's Precision Auto Body and Glass were recommended to us by our regular mechanic- Paul from B&B Tireland. They are also co ...

New mortgage rules for Canadians

January 17th, 2011
As of March 18th new mortgage rules will be in place making it a little bit harder for 1st time buyers. The biggest change in the new mortgage rules is the maximum amortizations dropping from 35 yrs to 30yrs. Realistically this should only add approx. $100/month, but that $100 may be what prices people out of a new home.  We are happy to see that the gov't didn't increase the minimum downpaym ...

BC Assessments

January 11th, 2011
Just a reminder that 2011 BC assessments are based on the market value of your home in July of 2010. The average price of a home in Fraser Valley from July 2009 to July 2010 increased by over 9%. Which is why homeowners saw their values assessed 5-10% higher than 2010 assessments. Prices since the summer of 2010 have remained quite stable.