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New Listing 320 E WEST RD, Mayne Island 6, BC

V981413 - 320 E W Road, Mayne Island 6, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale at 320 E W Road, Mayne Island 6 and currently listed at 1450000.

Court order sale, approx 221 of water front, two homes on this ten acre parcel, huge decks, outdoor shower and spectacular view. Call today for a private viewing.

New Listing 6840 KOALA CT, Burnaby, BC

View my new House for sale at 6840 KOALA CT, Burnaby and currently listed at $898,000.

Duplex Lot!!! Rare Find!!! Older 2280 sq.f.t home with 3 bedroom sup & 2 bedrooms down. Basement bathroom has been decommissioned. Lovely hardwood floors throughout main floor. Great cul de sac location in a super central location. Build now or hold, rent house & Build later!!!

New Listing 2898 267A ST, Langley, BC

F1227533 - 2898 - 267A Street, Langley, BC, CANADAView my new listing for sale SOLD at 2898 - 267A Street, Langley and currently listed at $270,000.SOLD

Court order sale, great rancher on a corner lot. Some TLC required, located close to schools and recreation centre, call today to view. Court date January 16th, 2013

Home safety is more than locked doors and alarms

home safety a When it comes to home security, most homeowners think about door locks and alarms. These are, of course, very important. However, there is also a lot you can do around your property to prevent the possibility of a break-in.

One important part of home security is outdoor lighting. Your home doesn't need to be lit up like a baseball diamond at night, but your exterior lighting should illuminate your yard enough to be a deterrent to burglars.

Some burglars hide around the property and wait for someone to arrive and open the door so they can use that opportunity to force their way into your home.

Security experts suggest that you walk around your property and look for areas where someone could hide, such as behind tall shrubbery like a cedar hedge or behind a tool shed. Make sure these areas are well lit.

Pay particular attention to lighting around exterior doors, especially the back door.

Home security experts also recommend that exterior lighting be installed with a timed dimmer. The lights can then be set to cast a bright light in the early evening, and then a dimmer light throughout the rest of the night.

Lights installed with motion detectors can also be effective in certain areas. The sensors will cause the light to turn on or brighten when someone comes onto that part of your property. Generally, thieves will flee as soon as they see a light turn on.

Do you hide a spare key under the front door mat or in a flower pot? No matter how clever you think you are, experienced thieves know all the common hiding places. So, if you need to have a spare key available, put it in a small combination lock box and hide the box. That way, if a burglar finds the box, he still won't be able to open it and access the key.