09 Jan 2017

Abbotsford is one of the best city to live in B.C


Abbotsford city in the country




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.

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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.


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.


pervinder khangura @homeZfinder


20 Dec 2016


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.

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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.

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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.

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16 Dec 2016


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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.