I have listed a new property at 101 8955 Edward ST in Chilliwack.
Beautiful 2 bedroom + den in NEW condition, recently painted, s/s appliances, French doors off kitchen for use as den or dining room. 2 full baths, maste en suite with separate tub & shower, in suite laundry. No shared walls in unit. Custon shelving for great organization. Parking stall is extra wide long. Gorgeous east view of front gardens park & mountains.
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I have listed a new property at 411 45615 Brett AVE W in Chilliwack.
Gorgeous Penthouse top floor condo featuring over 1100 sq ft of spacious living, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths + a den, in suite laundry/storage room. Large bright balcony facing north. Open concept kitchen with granite countertops, Island seating, stone fireplace & air conditioned. Conveniently located close to all amenities including Hopspital, Leisure Centre, Cultural Center & shopping.
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Bruce Fournier is pleased to welcome Sharon Hoffman to The HardWorking Nice Team.

She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the financing field and looks forward to helping you find your next home or investment property. As a returning resident to Chilliwack, she lived here from 1985 till 1999 pursuing a career in the banking industry primarily as a loans/mortgage officer. Her return in Sept 2015, and wanting to continue her career assisting families with home ownership,  inspired her to pursue her dream of becoming a Realtor.

Call Sharon today for all your Real Estate needs! 604-316-1801!

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The kids have been back in school for awhile, the leaves are turning and a chill is in the air. If you’re like most homeowners, fall also means an opportunity to spruce up your yard and cut down on the work you’ll need to do when the weather turns warm again. A little bit of work in the fall will really pay off with spring rounds around. 

  • RAKE THOSE LEAVES - Once the snow flies, an unraked layer of leaves can get matted down over the turf and smother it all winter long. Raking or using a mulching mover in the fall helps avoid dead patches in the spring. But in the garden, don’t worry about getting every last leaf as they help insulate plants, and as they decompose, they provide valuable nutrients. 
  • MOW A FINAL TIME - Trim turf down to 11/4” for the last cut of the season. Disease has a harder time with shorter grass, and fallen leaves blow across the lawn because they have nothing to latch on to. Don’t go too low though. 
  • FEED THE GRASS - Fertilizing in the fall is like a day at the spa for your lawn. Using a slow-release fertilizer allow the grass to soak up nutrients and, just as important, spend the cool days and nights of autumn recovering from summer heat and stress. And building a healthy rejuvenated lawn is one of the best ways to protect against heat, cold, drought, insects and other stresses. 
  • AERATE THE LAWN - If rainfall pools on the grass, it’s time to aerate compressed soil so water and nutrients can reach the roots. A garden fork can do the job on a small yard, or a power aerator for larger areas.
  • WEED ALL ABOUT IT - Weeding in the fall is probably the most valuable thing you can do to prepare for spring, and it’s one many people overlook. 
  • CLEAN OUT YOUR GARDEN - Fruits and vegetables left in the garden can rot all winter long, and provide a comfy home for insect eggs so be sure to clear them out. Now is the time to get rid of diseased plants too, but keep them out of the compost pile so the problems do not spread. 
  • TRIM DEAD LIMBS - Lifeless branches can succumb to winter snow and winds, endangering you and your home. You can take care of the small trees by cutting cracked, loose and diseased limbs close to (but not flush) the trunk. Leave the wounds exposed to heal. Call in the pros for bigger jobs. 
  • GIVE YOUR TOOLS A TUNE-UP - Wipe down your tools and remove any dirt and debris on your tools before putting them away for the winter. You can even apply a light layer of oil to keep them all from rusting. 

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 7304 Mount Thurston DR in Chilliwack.
This stunning Executive home is exceptional in every way! Like new conditon! Spectacular mountain & valley views. Custon built quality with 4 spacious upper bedrooms with french doors to the master suite. A gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops, hardwood flooring, open floor plan, elegant spiral staircase entrance living room, dining, family room, a den & office all on the main floor. The lower level has 3 more bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, kitchen, & a great wine cellar. Perfect for the extended family! Long driveway with tons of parking with a deep double garage & a third 30' deep extra height RV garage with 220 wiring.
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I have listed a new property at 307 46165 Gore AVE in Chilliwack.
Top floor corner unit shows great! 1 bed, 1 bath. Some fresh modern updates include kitchen cabinets & counters, laminate flooring. Great Mountain views from the balcony. Strata includes heat & hot water. Walking distance to just about every amenity! Comfort & low maintenance!
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We are very fortunate to live and work in the most beautiful city in the upper Fraser Valley. Chilliwack is surrounded by beautiful mountains, farmland, lakes, rivers and streams. It offers plenty of out activities such as hiking the many trails around our rivers and lakes or into our local Cascade Mountains. World class fishing, golfing, tennis,lawn bowling ATV and horseback riding and much, much more. Lots of programs and activities to keep the children busy: baseball, hockey, swimming, soccer, football as well as plenty of parks and recreation facilities. As well we have an excellent school system, plenty of churches to become involved in and a variety of social groups. We enjoy a very relaxed lifestyle here in Chilliwack. Far from the hustle and bustle of the big city, just 90 minutes from Vancouver!

 

Chilliwack has a great smaller city vibe but still plenty to do and lots of job opportunities. 

 

Chilliwack is also the gateway to the Southern Interior of our province. You can be in Kamloops in 2 hours, Kelowna in 2 ½ hours and the Shuswap in 3. And we are very fortunate to enjoy one of the most affordable housing markets in BC. Our average sale price on our Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board is $372,000. That is for a single family home, if you are looking for a townhouse the average price is a mere $257,000. The price for homes in Chilliwack are roughly 25-30% of the same home in Vancouver! 

 

For more information on Buying or Selling property in Chilliwack call me at 604-819-0120

 

C’mon out and enjoy our country lifestyle real soon!!

 

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Our market is steaming along continuing to outpace residential sales from last year. Sales were up 39% for March over the same month in 2014 and listings are still down with 2.5% fewer than a year ago. The balance of sales to listings continues to edge more to a Seller’s Market. My observations show significant variation by neighbourhood, property type and price range with some neighbourhoods flying fast and furious while others seem to be a little overlooked. Whether buying or selling, for listing and sales information in addition to market interpretation specific to your area, please call me at 604-819-0120.

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I recently reconnected with a client that I had dealt with in the past,  I helped with buying and selling their homes. We first met several years ago, they had a for sale by owner sign on their lawn. I thought the sign to mean that they were inviting me in, so I knocked on the door to say hello. We got to know each other, they liked me and I liked them.

 

They agreed I was trustworthy, hardworking and a nice guy and so agreed that I  look after the sale of their home and to help find them a new home.

 

We signed an agreement to list their home for sale .I started my marketing plan immediately to find a buyer and get the property sold.

 

It didn’t take long…there was a sold sticker on my sign on their front lawn, they were very happy. I looked after all the details and paperwork and the sellers were happily packing and moving off  to the new home I had found for them. We became good friends.

 

A number of years later, sadly, one of my friends passed away. The house was sold. BUT the Realtor that listed the home was not me. The trusted friend! I was upset and disappointed. I thought I had done something wrong! But there was nothing that could have been done to reverse the awful mistake. I moved on.

 

A number of years later I received a call. It was that same trusted friend. I was so happy to hear from my friend, how are you my dear?

 

She volunteered…” I have to apologize” she said.

 

“Why”, I asked

 

“I was led astray when I sold the house you worked so hard to find for us. My niece had just obtained her Real Estate licence, I felt obligated to hire her to sell the home for me. But it was all a mistake. I should have called you! It was such a long time selling the house, in the end I don’t think I got a fair price. Then,she talked me into buying this home I am in and I don’t like it. Please get me out of here, I trust you. I know you can help.”

 

I said ”Thank you for your trust in me, lets get to work.”

 

Bruce & The Hardworking Nice Team is Never Too Busy for You. I hope you enjoyed my story. I will be featuring more in the upcoming months so check back often! 

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As a renter, you have the luxury of choosing a place that meets your needs at the moment.​ Buying a home is a much bigger commitment, both in terms of finances and the length of time you’ll likely live there. When seeking out your first place – whether a house or condominium or anything in between – it’s important to do your homework.

 

Here are 5 things to consider as you begin the process of purchasing your first place.

  1. The growth possibilities. Shop for a place that meets your current spaces needs, but also consider one that can adjust to a changing household. A five-year plan may not pan out as you expect, so think about possible life changes that could impact your need for bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage.

  2. What's under the hood. Your first place may not come with many frills or luxury features – but all the basics should be in good condition. Thoroughly inspect prospective properties. And before any purchase is made, hiring a professional inspector is a must. Bruce Fournier can guide you through this key step.

  3. Know that no home will be perfect. Your first home may likely not be the perfect place. But make it the right one. Finding the right home is often a matter of prioritizing. Make a list of “must haves,” along with “nice to haves” and “not necessary to haves.” A three-car garage is nice, but would you rather have a larger kitchen or live in a good neighborhood? Only you can measure the importance of the amenities you are looking for.

  4. Consider ALL the costs of ownership. When you buy a home​, you take on recurring costs you don’t have to worry about as a renter. Look for a home that meets your budget in terms of full living costs – mortgage, utilities, trash pick-up, sewage fees, homeowner's association dues and other fees. Your lender doesn't take into account these costs when approving your home loan. A good real estate agent can help you calculate estimated monthly costs to determine the most appropriate price range for you.

  5. The lifespan of things. In addition to identifying cosmetic and structural flaws before you buy, know what to expect from the home's components. How long until you need to replace the roof, appliances, furnace or carpet? Everything may be in working order now, but all homes need these types of repairs at some point. Researching the expected remaining life on large-ticket items can help you plan for the future.

When you're ready to start the process of buying a home, Bruce Fournier will be ready to help.

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I have sold a property at 8776 Ashwell RD in Chilliwack.
Great location & quick hwy access for all you commuters! This great family home has over $40,000. in kitchen & flooring renovations! Kitchen is bright & cheery, has new maple cabinets, with soft close hinges, high end appliances, silestone sink, pot lights, under cabinet lighting & new countertops, high end flooring thu out the kitchen, hallways, dining rm, bdrm & living room. It also has a nice soaker tub & new bathroom. Enjoy your large covered deck as you look onto newly landscaped backyard, Lazenby Park & spectacular Mountain veiws! The yard is private & fully fenced! Central location close to everything - Prospera, downtown, Wal-Mart, movie theatres, restaurants & Townsend park. Don't miss out!
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I have sold a property at 8542 Unity DR in Chilliwack.
Great family home in East Chilliwack! 3bedrooms up, large kitchen with island that opens to the dining and family room. Master bdrm has walk in closet & 3 piece ensuite. Fully finished basement with rec room & bdrm with new laminate flooring, tile entrance & den. Private fenced back yard with large deck & concreate counters outside. Back yard also has access to field & playground. There is a heat pump & alarm system Quick Hwy access!
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I have listed a new property at 8776 Ashwell RD in Chilliwack.
Great location & quick hwy access for all you commuters! This great family home has over $40,000. in kitchen & flooring renovations! Kitchen is bright & cheery, has new maple cabinets, with soft close hinges, high end appliances, silestone sink, pot lights, under cabinet lighting & new countertops, high end flooring thu out the kitchen, hallways, dining rm, bdrm & living room. It also has a nice soaker tub & new bathroom. Enjoy your large covered deck as you look onto newly landscaped backyard, Lazenby Park & spectacular Mountain veiws! The yard is private & fully fenced! Central location close to everything - Prospera, downtown, Wal-Mart, movie theatres, restaurants & Townsend park. Don't miss out!
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I have sold a property at 15 45137 Nicomen CRES.
Another Spruceland Home! Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath townhome in Garrison. Open concept, granite kitchen, laminate floors thru-out, designer colours, tandem double garage that can easily be converted to a third bedroom and/or bonus room. Extra long driveway. Enjoy sunsets & spectacular mountain views from the main floor with no one directly behind you. One of the best locations in the complex!
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I have sold a property at 14 46350 Cessna DR in Chilliwack.
Wonderful upper floor Condo in “Hamley Estates” Secure 2 bed, 2 bath very spacious & bright with great mountain views from the balcony. Many new upgrades include beautiful laminate flooring in kitchen & bath, new light fixtures, designer paint thru out & window coverings. New Valor gas fireplace in the living room, 2 year old hot water tank. Equipped with a stairway electric/battery operated chair lift. This adult complex also features a Clubhouse, workshop & RV parking. Centrally located only minutes to downtown or malls.
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Bruce Fournier: Chilliwack Realtor
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Bruce Fournier & Associates are RE/MAX realtors located in beautiful Chilliwack, BC. We serve all parts of Chilliwack and the surrounding areas including Agassiz, Promontory, Sardis, Greendale, Cultus Lake, Harrison Hot Springs, Rosedale, Yarrow and Ryder Lake.