28 Dec 2016

Homes around Kalgidhar gurdwara sahib are fairly new. Most The home are not more than 20-25 years old and well kept. 90% of the homes are owner-occupied. Homes around gurudwara sahib are a mix of two stories, Three stories, Few Townhomes complex.

gurdwara kalgidhar darbar abbotsfordThis is one of the best neighborhood to live in Abbotsford and mix community dominating by Punjabi people.

The major roads near Gurdwara sahib Kalgidhar darbar are Blueridge Dr, Blue Jay St, Goldfinch st and MT Lehman rd. There is Commercial cum residential building near Gurdwara sahib Kalgidhar darbar called Connaught place located at 30505 Blueridge Drive, Abbotsford BC. This building is pet-friendly and rental are allowed.

connaught place 30505 blueridge dr abbotsford bc

26 Dec 2016

abbotsford tdbank martgage

 

 

TD Canada trust bank is the first back announced to increase their mortgage prime rate to 2.85% that is .15 points increase.

Only the people with variable mortgage rates will be affected. Fixed term mortgage clients will remain unaffected. There is no change to Credit lines or any other product.

its hard to understand why TD Canada trust has done this where on the other hand some economists are predicting another rate cut by Bank of Canada. My personal thought on this is that all the Banks are afraid of losing money in the mortgage products as CMHC introduce these new rules for in mortgage business due to this all the banks has to put their own share of money as compared to previously all the risk was CMHC. Banks are not in the business to loose but to use your money and make huge profits.

 

24 Dec 2016

Abbotsford international airport

Abbotsford international Airport was started by Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 by purchasing land and building a runway 5100 ft long and 200 wide.

 

 

abbotsford international airport westjet plane

 

 

It becomes jet airport in 1997 when WestJet took its first flight on 18 June.

With the city of Abbotsford growth, Abbotsford airport grows and become an international airport in 2008 by getting approval for international air cargo transshipment program.

From Abbotsford airport, you can fly non-stop flights to all over Canada plus connecting flights to various parts of us and Mexico.

 

abbotsford international airport bus to surrey bc

Recently Gonewleaf.ca a travel company provided tickets for ground transportation at an ultra low price to surrey central at their designated newleaf bus top. This service is convenient to passengers from Surrey, Vancouver and around to travel from Abbotsford airport rather than busy Vancouver airport.

Parking here is affordable if you want to park and fly from Abbotsford. Airport parking rates are $2 for the first hour and $1 for each subsequent hour up to 3 hours. $9/day, $54/week and $216/month /28 days, compared to skyrocketing price at Vancouver airport. The another advantage is there is not much traffic coming to Abbotsford, etc.

abbotsford international airport taxi service

The options for ON-SITE is Taxi to downtown and OFF-SITE is BCTransit from downtown Abbotsford to Mission and then Train (WESTCOAST EXPRESS) from Mission to downtown Vancouver (note: West coast express train doesn’t run all day, call 604-488-8906 before to find the train time) Mission city is about 25 mins Taxi ride from the airport.

The second option is Grayhound bus from downtown Abbotsford to various parts of BC and to downtown Vancouver.

Lot’s of Hotel’s and Motels are available to stay including 2 Sandman and Ramada Inns and various other.

 

abbotsford international airport raven bar

At the Airport Food, Retail & services available there are 2 locations of Raven bar & Bistro, one in the general traveling terminal building and second in the boarding area. Raven offer full bar &  variety of menu items.

abbotsford international airport food bar

On the retail side, there is Gift’s to go and a Duty-free shop for international travelers. There are 2 ATM one for Canadian and one for US travelers.

Car rental ON-SITE includes Avis, Budget, National and Hertz and OFF- SITE rentals are 10 mins away from the Airport.

Proper identification is required to travel from the airport.

abbotsford international airport cargo plane

 

Pervinder Khangura

22 Dec 2016

Abbotsford is beautiful city near vancouver

 

Abbotsford is one of the fastest growing city in Canada in Fraser valley region of British Columbia about 50 km from Vancouver with approx 133,000 people as of 2011 census. Abbotsford city comprises majority of English population of 86,660 about 65% followed by Punjabi 24,660 about 18.71% and various other mixed ethnicities.

Abbotsford connects well with Vancouver via road and through railway from city of Mission 15 mins drive from Abbotsford. Rail called West coast express connects to Vancouver. About 62% people living here work here. Most of the remaining 38% commute to Mission, Chilliwack or Vancouver and its suburbs Surrey and Langley. More than 25% of Abbotsford’s workforce commutes to Abbotsford from other municipalities.

Abbotsford city

 

 

Abbotsford has about 95 churches, 3 Sikh temples and a Hindu temple. Abbotsford has the oldest Gurudwara built in 1911 in north America and now it’s a national historic site aged over 100 years old.

Abbotsford is big on agriculture, surrounded by berry farms and one of the major employer here. Abbotsford supplies blueberry, strawberry and raspberry all over the world. There are few lumber mills, manufacturing accommodate large population for employment.
The city has international airport with easy check-ins, short lineups and affordable parking. There are flights going to all over Canada from Abbotsford international airport. The city has impressive sports facilities 4 huge ice rinks with phenomenal sports grounds with skateboard rinks.

 

Abbotsford is beautiful city near vancouver

 

 

There are 46 modern well equipped schools with high education standards with diverse educational programs. Good transportation facilities available for students. Abbotsford has a university offer many courses from bachelor to master’s degree programs and lot of trade programs. Ufv is one of the preferred university by international students.

Abbotsford has three major zones East Abbotsford, West Abbotsford and Central Abbotsford.
Central Abbotsford comprises mix type of accommodation with lot of condos and apartments with lot of single-family homes. There are churches, schools, Sevenoak mall and a beautiful Mill lake park with paved trail goes around two kilometers in the center of town.

The town is next to US border called Sumas-Huntingdon border. You can see mount baker which is 47 km from Abbotsford in US. Mt baker is an active volcano and a famous ski resort. People around the world visit Mt baker for skiing and other sports activities.

 

Farms for sale in Abbotsford

Homes for sale in Abbotsford

21 Dec 2016

How to Cash In On Your Land Properties in Abbotsford


Abbotsford farms for sale

Investing in real estate in Abbotsford is a worthwhile option as it is one of the best real estate markets in all of British Columbia. Due to its good performance, people are taking full benefit of the opportunity as every smart person should. However, these conditions of real estate in Abbotsford are not limited to townhouses, condos, and apartments only. As a matter of fact, all the lands for sale in Abbotsford are equally in demand. But then, a common perplexity is felt among the neophyte land buyers who, at the end of the day, are only owners of lands instead of being great investors. That can change.

If you have happened to buy a vast land for sale in Abbotsford, here is a list of things you can do with it:

  • Begin Construction:

Over the last couple of years, Abbotsford has grown in every aspect. The job opportunities are better here, the education system has improved, life is easy and the views are absolutely breathtaking. However, the thing to take note of is the gradual increase in the number of townhouses and beautiful condos and apartments here. All these interesting dynamics have begun to direct a steady and constant flow of people towards Abbotsford, the end result of which is an increased demand for houses. Therefore, if you have cash in hand and are willing to use this opportunity for gaining experience and some profit in the construction and real estate industry, begin constructing on your land. Your house will sell in no time if the current market conditions prevail.

  • Grow Something:

It is no secret that Abbotsford has a fertile land fit for conducting agricultural activities. The city is easily among the most productive lands in Canada; in fact, the agriculture sector of the city has shown continuous improvement and growth over the years and there is no lack of agricultural opportunities here. So, the next best thing you can do with your land here is to grow something on it. You can grow crops and have it transferred to urban markets through any of the excellent transportation routes built around the city. You can even grow your own field of Christmas trees!

  • Rent It:

For those who only take land buying as a frivolous activity and are busier in their actual professional life can simply rent the land out. There are several people who are more than happy to strike a deal with you and you’ll be the recipient of a constant income each month.

  • Livestock:

When a piece of land is located in the heart of a farming community, it would be extremely unwise not to take advantage of the opportunity and use it for raising livestock. With proper care and proficient methods of raising cattle, landowners can use them to make good money.

  • Rent a Cabin:

A cabin provides an extraordinary experience of staying in a distinct place, and landowners can be the ones to provide this splendid experience to guests. Building small cabins on a large property might cost some cash, but the return is a lot more than you might think.

Better start looking for lands for sale in Abbotsford and start cashing in on it almost immediately. It would be a decision you will never regret.

Written by Pervinder Khangura @homezfinder

20 Dec 2016

abbotsford farms for sale

 

There are few places on Earth that are as intricate as Abbotsford, BC. Houses in the Abbotsford greater area bring inhabitants a city presence while living a country lifestyle. The British Columbia regions are touched by the sun and graced with natural beauty. Residents often live a more fulfilled, peaceful life and can enjoy everything that both the city and the country have to offer.

Historically, inhabitants were required to travel great distances to retrieve the supplies they needed for their country lifestyles. Unlike the past, Abbotsford offers visitors and residents alike an unforgettable journey that doesn’t require day long traveling routines. Most people enjoy the city’s commodities while basking in the countryside’s ambiance.

Houses in Abbotsford range in cost from the exceedingly expensive to the moderately priced. Each member of varying financial classes can find a unique home that presents many opportunities. At first sight, houses located in East Abbotsford might be ideal for those who plan to retire in the peaceful grip of luxury while houses for sale in Abbotsford West might be preferred by those who seek a more refined piece of the countryside.

 

home for sale in abbotsford

Fortunately, many homes are posted for sale directly by the owner. This can allow for a more personalized occasion when a prospective buyer wishes to learn some of the house’s history. However, in today’s age, real estate agents often have a larger amount of resources when finding a buyer an ideal home.

Abbotsford real estate listings are plentiful and offer unique preferences that would accommodate any personal need. Some potential buyers are in the market for a large, five bedroom house while smaller families might prefer a moderately sized house at a less expensive price. Either way, future residents needn’t worry because there is an abundance of houses for sale in Abbotsford.

A major question that many potential residents ask themselves is why they really want to purchase a house in Abbotsford, BC. As mentioned before, Abbotsford provides a countryside feel while not limiting an individual to nearby resources. Too often cities become over populated and even the outer regions lose their country feel. Abbotsford has retained its serene atmosphere over the years and it’s a perfect place to raise a family with its wholesome surroundings.

Because Abbotsford is the proverbial heaven on earth, houses tend to be somewhat expensive. But regardless of a person’s price range, there are professional realtors that will work diligently to find the absolute best fit.

A popular misconception is that a person can’t have the best of both worlds. In Abbotsford, an individual truly can have the best of both worlds. Who wouldn’t want to live a city life with a country slant and vice versa? Surely there is a house that will leave anybody breathless.

 

Pervinder Khangura

20 Dec 2016

RANCHER HOMES

rancher house for sale in abbotsford bc

Rancher homes are one of the oldest architecture style homes originated in the United States. This style is still popular in several parts of Canada and USA as because of cost effective construction. Rancher homes are usually recommended to build on a big piece of land because they are wider and less deep. The single story rancher house can cost less than 2 or three story house. For a single story rancher, it cost less on foundation and preparation of lot. People like single story rancher as they can take the full enjoyment of their lawn being on the level to the ground.

Rancher house for sale in abbotsford

There are also ranchers called raised ranchers and these types are two stories with full basement into the ground. Looking at these raised ranchers from the front doesn’t give you an impression of a two story house as the one whole level is into the ground and only windows for the basement can be seen. When stepping into a raised rancher to go upstairs you have to climb few stairs and to go down one has to step few stairs down.

rancher house for sale in west abbotsford

Ranchers are common in farm area as there is a big piece of land available to build. In city because of the setbacks and smaller lot size most of the people prefer two or three story homes.

Need help to buy a rancher home in Abbotsford?

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Call 6043001788

Pervinder KhanguraAbbotsford real estate agent

18 Dec 2016
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Step by step home buying guide

Buying a home is one of the most important and smart decisions you will ever make.Buying and owning a home will eventually save your money by building equity.

Following are the steps you must consider

Ask yourself, Are you ready to buy?

Look at your savings and decide if you have enough down payment? Are you good in managing your debt such as credit card payments, car loan etc?

Check your affordability.

Make the calculation on, what will be your monthly payments including mortgage payments, utilities, property taxes, credit card payments, car loan if any. Your down payment should be enough to cover closing costs such as lawyer fee, property inspection fee etc.

Look around, do research and decide what you want to buy?

Decide if you want to buy a house, Apartment or a condo. Do you want to live? Do you want to live near your work (may cost you more if you want to live in downtown)? Check the neighborhood, School for your kids (if you have any). Check around to see how the properties doing there, what will be property value if you decide to sell it in future.

Find the right REALTOR®

Drive around the neighborhood you are interested in buying a house, Look for signs, Look at the open houses, Ask your family, friends for references to hiring the right REALTOR®. Interview two or three Realtors®. Make sure you ask a question if in any doubt.

See what’s out there

Realtors® have access to MLS (multiple listing services) tool that can help them to look deeply into the property value, it’s sale history etc, and can guide you to make a wise decision. With the help of MLS Realtor can shortlist the type of homes you like, which can save your lot of time. Most of the Realtors® nowadays have their own website. where you can search for listings yourself.

Sell your current home

If you own a home make a decision and look at your finances if you can keep your old home and afford a new home. If you want you can rent your old home and buy a new home (depend on your mortgage payments of the old home) Renting can sometimes be stressful as a home require continued maintenance.

If you want to sell your old home look at the steps to sell your home

Look for a team

In today’s market many Realtors®, mortgage brokers, Home inspector, and lawyer works together. Their years of experience in the field can make your home buying process smooth and pleasant. For example, an experienced Lawyer will help you to understand all the legal steps of the home buying process and the home inspector can help you to find out the defects of the property which you cannot see.

Make an offer

Realtors® are highly trained professionals with a good reputation and have gone through rigorous Real Estate Council’s education requirements. Realtors®have experienced in negotiation’s and have the good understanding of sale and purchase contracts.

Arrange a mortgage

Realtors® can refer you to mortgage broker to get the best rate on your mortgage

Close the deal and move in

After your offer is accepted and your financing is finished you will have a fixed date to take the possession of the house. REALTOR® at that day will drop off the key or you can collect the key from their office.

16 Dec 2016

5 BENEFITS HAVING A GARAGE 

A garage is very important part of the house. A buyer looking to buy a house in a particular neighborhood looks for the schools and parks. The school is important because the buyer might only have one car and he/she might want to drop off the kid to school walking. Park is important so that the kids can play after school or in free time. There are other important things the buyer might be considering as the type of locality and economic health of the city such as employment, Shopping malls etc. They might look at the size and amenities in the house to accommodate them and their family. They want to make sure that the piece of real estate they are buying absolutely fit their needs and criteria.
However, They definitely will look at the property whether or not, it has a garage. The garage is an important part of the house. They might look at the size of the garage to accommodate the number of vehicles they have. The garage is not only to park vehicles but there are several other benefits of having a garage.
I will write five benefits having a garage.
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1) WORKSHOP
As small home businesses are the backbone of Canadian economy most of the people want to have a home office from where they can operate a home base business. So garage having a garage is the best option. If they want to do a woodworking, Accounting, Trade business so instead of renting a workshop or office they can use their garage as workshop or office.
2) CAR PARKING
Some people doesn’t feel safe to park their vehicles out in the open. They are afraid of stealing or scratching their vehicles by people passing by on the street. The garage gives them a piece of mind and sense of security. It makes total sense as they might have an antique or expensive car.
3) CONVENIENCE 
Having a garage adds a big convenience to your life. It might be unloading grocery or other stuff from the car instead of walking from outside into the house in hot and cold weather. In winter months when there is minus temperature outside there may be chances of freezing if you have to park your car outside. You may also need a block heater so that its an easy start in the morning.
4) CAR MAINTENANCE
Some people like to do their oil change or other small maintenance of their vehicle themselves. They might have heard bad news about this drive through oil change shops so, They want to change oil themselves. The garage also is very convenient to clean and vacuum the car from inside out.
5) STORAGE
This is the biggest reason from all of the above by having a garage. Storage as it sounds, there is a huge shortage of storage space in the house these days as the size of houses are shrinking due to high building costs. There are few closets in the house to fit everything inside the closets hence garage can be used as storage. A lot of people work in Farms or Trade, They might come home in a dirty outfit so they can use the garage to remove their dirty clothing in the garage before entering the house. The garage is also a big factor adding value to your house.