Always think resale

May 1, 2013 / 5:00 am
Buying a home is an exciting time, especially when it's a market like we are seeing now in Kelowna with the market geared favourably towards buyers. There is a lot to choose from and generally speaking, you can take your time to ensure you find the ideal home. Something to always...

Planting an Okanagan garden

Mar 24, 2013 / 5:00 am
Well Spring is officially here and now it’s time to think about planting a garden here in Kelowna. You shop in the organic aisles in the produce section, always scrub your vegetables, and keep a list of pesticide’s “dirty dozen” on your refrigerator door. You are a...

Family Friendly Kirschner Mountain

Feb 13, 2013 / 5:00 am
We were kindly invited to join Alan Kirschner on a guided tour of Kirshner Mountain recently and I was really impressed with what I saw. There are some incredible views from many of the homesites and yet the neighbourhood has level driveways and yards which makes it very family...

Kelowna Real Estate Tour

Nov 30, 2012 / 8:00 am
We just recently returned from a trip to Scottsdale for a conference and wanted to take a real estate tour of the town we were visiting. It got us to thinking that people likely come to Kelowna and want to do the same thing. Whether you are wanting to get a sense of the community and different...

Winterizing your Okanagan Home

Oct 17, 2012 / 5:00 am
There’s a change in the air, can you feel it? There’s a crisp, clean freshness here in Kelowna that reminds us that fall has arrived. However, amongst daydreams of Jack-o-lanterns, pumpkins, and changing leaves, let’s not forget the change in weather that accompanies the latter...

Feng Shui for Kelowna real estate

Oct 4, 2012 / 5:00 am
The process of buying a home is a captivating experience, often packed with doubt and worry. You’ve heard countless ways of alleviating the stress of the process, beginning with finding a Realtor you trust. We’d like to introduce you to another factor that could help you with...

Price vs. Value

Sep 14, 2012 / 12:00 pm
Buying a home is one of the most exciting and emotional times in a person's life. It's not just a place to live, but a place where memories will be made, a place to rest and spend time with friends and family. Here are the steps to buying a home: Step One: Figure out what you can...

Saavy Buyers Want The Waterfront!

Sep 7, 2012 / 5:00 am
We’ve all noticed more sold signs in Kelowna, but have you noticed how many of those are on the water? Lakeshore sales are up year to date by 20% and August of 2012 saw an increase in the number of waterfront sales from August of 2011 by 450%!! We are seeing an increase in the number of...

Selling your home? Use THIS, not that

Jul 27, 2012 / 11:00 am
We hear that the golden rule of real estate is location, location, location - and that is of course a very important consideration. However we have a client who shared an even better rule with us and we'd like to pass it along. Many years ago, our good client Brian told me that the key...

The power of a pool!

Jun 29, 2012 / 11:00 am
People often ask us if they should install a swimming pool in their homes. A pool can cost in the neighbourhood of $20,000 to $50,000 (and up) and homeowners want to ensure that they will retain good resale value if they add one. We find that people want a pool, and our research tells us...

Create curb appeal with ease

Jun 8, 2012 / 11:00 am
We have all heard how important curb appeal is in selling a home. Here in the Kelowna real estate market, there are a tremendous number of properties for sale (1,731 houses, 994 condos, 544 townhomes) and it's important to make your property stand out. When people are looking for...

Tips for moving with your children

Jun 1, 2012 / 11:00 am
It can be very challenging uprooting children from their beloved family home and making a move – whether it’s across town or across the country. Here are some tips we’ve come up with to help make the transition easier. 1) Go on Google Earth and look at the street view...

Why are people choosing Kelowna?

May 18, 2012 / 1:00 pm
We were out showing homes yesterday to a family moving here from overseas. They have two young children and are moving to Kelowna for the lifestyle. They want to raise their family in a safe community, yet give their children access to cultural and sporting activities that may not be available in...

Downsize, not downgrade

Apr 20, 2012 / 12:00 pm
Are you a baby boomer thinking of making a move? Or are you like us, and trying to gently encourage your parents that now may be the time to downgrade? We help many baby boomers make that transition from a big home with spacious rooms for all their furniture, bedrooms galore, bathrooms a plenty...

Colour it sold!

Mar 23, 2012 / 9:00 am
The colour of a home, inside and out, is an important consideration when selling your property. People frequently ask us what colours are popular and what will appeal to the greatest number of people. Here are some tips that will help you when you are choosing colours: 1) Keep it neutral! ...

Kelowna housing prices vs. elsewhere

Mar 15, 2012 / 4:00 pm
How Do Kelowna’s Prices Compare to Elsewhere? We are seeing a great number of people considering moving to Kelowna from elsewhere in Canada. Right now a lot of people are moving from Edmonton and Calgary, though we are seeing some from Ontario and Manitoba as well. For years...
About the Author

Tamara & Shannon grew up in a real estate family and learned problem solving and negotiating skills around the dinner table.  They are lifelong residents of Kelowna and are passionate about the lifestyle that Kelowna offer.

Whether buying or selling a home, the Stone Sisters understand how large a decision it is, and their goal is to help every client feel comfortable throughout the entire process. 

Tamara has been licensed since 1995 and has a broad range of experience in different markets.  After obtaining her marketing degree, Shannon joined her sister in 2005 and together this sister duo loves to market Kelowna to the world.

The Stone Sisters can be contacted at [email protected]

Visit their website http://www.stoneteam.com/

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