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Ups and Downs in the World of Housing

Canada prices sky rocketing

Aug 17, 2015 / 5:00 am

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reported that there were 10,247 residential unit sales through MLS in July, up 20.7 per cent from July...

Buying during fire season

Jul 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

It’s been a wonderful, long hot summer here in the Okanagan and real estate is chugging along like it’s supposed to this time of year. The downside...

Showing home in heat wave

Jul 6, 2015 / 5:00 am

We’ve covered the do's and don'ts that all sellers need to be aware of for showing their homes in the past. They’re pretty straightforward...

Home reno do's and don'ts

Jun 22, 2015 / 5:00 am

Do you think we should replace the carpets before listing our home for sale? How about the kitchen cabinets, window coverings, light fixtures or master ensuite?...

Fasten your seat belts!

May 25, 2015 / 5:00 am

There are currently 1,100 residential detached single family homes for sale in Kelowna. This is a pretty big number for a town our size especially in the middle...

First time home buyers

Apr 27, 2015 / 5:00 am

If you're a tenant, the rental market in Kelowna seems to be going from bad to worse as inventory of available rental properties continues to disappear....

Real Estate update

Apr 20, 2015 / 5:00 am

Everything is pretty much balanced, normal and going as expected so far this year. With the weather warming up it’s safe to say we all survived another...

Real estate market review

Mar 30, 2015 / 5:00 am

With the first quarter over and done with it’s time to peek out under our blankets and see what’s going on in our real estate market. First off,...

Kelowna Condo 101

Mar 16, 2015 / 5:00 am

A few weeks after my wife and I bought our townhouse on Lequime Road my son and I were goofing around playing road hockey in our driveway with a tennis ball and...

Calgary vs Kelowna Real Estate

Feb 10, 2015 / 6:00 am

After a full month of Kelowna real estate data safely tucked away in the books it’s time we start to look for any emerging trends. So far, I don’t...

Ask your realtor about oil prices

Jan 26, 2015 / 5:00 am

Would everyone who predicted interest rates would rise please stand up and identify yourselves and say sorry to everyone you meet today. We shouldn’t fret...

Kelowna average house price

Jan 12, 2015 / 5:00 am

Everyone in Kelowna has welcomed the New Year with a body blow of a snow storm. Even the Saskatchewan and Northern Ontario ex-pats living here weren’t...

Selling your home over Christmas

Dec 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

There are 1,180 residential homes on the market in Kelowna today and there were 84 sales over the first two weeks of December. Average sale price was a...

Kelowna's 2015 housing market

Dec 15, 2014 / 5:00 am

My favourite time of year. Our family re-unites with everyone home this year, I re-re-recommit to the gym, things slow down a bit at work and everyone gets to...

Internet-landia

Dec 1, 2014 / 5:00 am

Today’s consumer almost always begins searching for a home to buy by sitting in front of a computer, smartphone or tablet. Some buyers are sophisticated...

Kelowna Women's Shelter Christmas

Nov 24, 2014 / 6:00 am

Kathleen Lemieux is responsible for Resource Development at the Kelowna Women’s Shelter. Kathleen said there are about 100 to 125 children and their moms...

Kelowna condos: Is it time?

Nov 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

Let’s take a quick look at Kelowna’s condominium apartment market and see how things are going. In a nutshell things are okay. It’s not 2007...

Home inspections

Oct 27, 2014 / 5:00 am

The offer has been written. Long and careful consideration went into the offer price using recent comparable sales and a week or so of visiting similar homes...

Where normal Kelowna people live

Oct 13, 2014 / 5:00 am

Kelowna housing numbers are often misleading because of the large number of high-end homes that sell in this city especially during the summer months....

Where are Kelowna buyers coming from?

Sep 22, 2014 / 5:00 am

Let’s get right to the stats part of this update and get it over with quickly. Spoiler alert….same old, same old. 1,620 residential homes for sale...

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