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I have listed a new property at 32566 PRESTON BLVD in Mission.
Horne Creek - Fraser Collection. Currently being built by Diverse Properties. Your colourful craftsman style home welcomes visitors with it's inviting curb appeal. The exterior of the home features low maintenance Hardi board material. Professionally landscaped front and back yards, with mature trees and lush greenery. Each garage has a bonus room on top, perfect for your artist loft, home-based business or music room. The interior of the home is where modern amenities meet classic style. Your new main floor feels large with 9' ceilings. The kitchen features shaker style cabinets, large island, stainless steel appliances and solid 3 cm engineered stone counter tops throughout (and bathrooms too!). A gas fireplace with painted wood surrounds is the focal point in your family room. Beautiful designer laminate flooring throughout the main floor and plush carpet on the upper floor. This is your next step to live in the home you've always dreamed of! Photos are of the current show home. Call today to view !
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I have listed a new property at 215 33485 SOUTH FRASER WAY in Abbotsford.
Seldom offered for sale 1400+ sq. ft. air conditioned 2 bedroom suite in this well managed highly secure luxury owner occupied building located in a very convenient central Abbotsford location. 9 ft. ceilings, Gourmet kitchen with stone counter tops and SS appliances. Large master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite and huge walk in closet as well as second bonus sized bedroom with ensuite. Heated enclosed balcony (solarium) on the quiet side of the building with network cables for those that would like a home office. Unique underground parking space with your own private enclosed garage. No age restrictions and pet friendly. (Other in room type is the enclosed balcony.)
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Now that the warm weather is finally here, it’s time to make sure your backyard and pool are ready for your abundance of summer guests. The main goal to accomplish when getting your backyard and pool ready is to make sure they are safe. Every year thousands of adults and children are injured in backyard swimming pools; that could mean either slipping, falling and hurting yourself or unfortunately a child falling in the pool un noticed. There’s nothing worse than watching a child accidentally fall into the deep end of the pool. To help that nightmare disappear the following tips will help you achieve ultimate safety.


Fence

Install a self-locking fence around the pool to secure the area. Ensure all the locks and latches are up high and out of reach from curious little hands. Make sure the child can not easily climb over or squeeze through the fence or gate area. This will be your number one safety precaution for children and pets.


Alarms

Technology to the rescue! A pool alarm will notify you, whether you’re in the house or outside, if the surface of the water has been disturbed. You will instantly know if someone has fallen in.  


Swimming Lessons

Before allowing others in your pool, make sure they can swim. If they are a new swimmer or still don’t know how to swim, you can help keep them safe by making them wear a lifejacket. All new swimmers should always have an adult with them at all times. Never allow them to swim alone.


Remember the Rules

Teach everyone who uses your pool the “Pool Rules”. Whether they’re an adult or a child, everyone should be aware. Walk don’t run, no roughhousing, no drinking and swimming, and no glass around the pool are some great starter rules. Every family will adopt their own rules over time.


Be Prepared

Accidents do happen. In case someone does happen to fall in the pool; ensure that at least one adult from the home has their First Aid course up to date, including CPR. Have an area on your pool deck that is easily accessible with lifesaving equipment. Reaching pole, rescue hook, an extra lifejacket, and a lifesaving ring. All these items are good to have on hand in case of an emergency.


Baby Proof

Pools can come with a lot of maintenance work. To ensure everybody’s safety, keep those harmful pool chemicals locked up in the cupboard away from everyone. Even when your pool isn’t in use, remove any ladders or access to the pool if it is above ground.


Supervision

Never leave your children unsupervised, especially around water. Drowning can occur in seconds and in centimetres of water. Always keep your eyes on the pool even when you’re having conversations with others. Common sense: Never turn your back on a child while they are in the water.


Inflatables

Always watch children closely when they are playing with inflatable toys. Kids tend to rough house in the water, and those inflatables are fairly easy to tip over which can trap the child under them. Consider limiting the number of toys and inflatables in the pool during the day. Never forget to remove all of the toys from the pool at the end of your day. They can be an easy temptation for that curious toddler who will try and reach them. This precaution will help prevent curious kids from falling in.


Clean Clean Clean

Dirty pools can be a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. They can also cause infections and sickness if not taken care of properly. Remember to keep up with the maintenance schedule of the pool to avoid these nasty situations. Purchasing a good cover will also help keep any unwanted bugs or debris out of your pool.


Remember, accidents can happen in a blink of an eye. Whether you’re thinking of installing a pool or you have one already, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your pool safety for the summer!

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