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Tax hurts Okanagan

May 18, 2018 / 3:00 pm

On Feb. 20, the B.C. government unveiled its 2018 budget and an accompanying housing plan that included the controversial speculation tax. In March, this...

Budget targets house prices

Feb 23, 2018 / 6:00 am

How the 2018 budget affects Okanagan real estate In an effort to cool housing prices in British Columbia, the government’s 2018 budget has introduced...

Buying in a seller's market

Feb 17, 2018 / 6:00 am

We are often asked by first-time buyers whether it makes sense to buy in a market as hot as the Okanagan has seen for a long time. The answer is yes, assuming...

Buying a mobile home

Feb 1, 2018 / 11:00 am

Mobile homes are usually attractive to buyers for two reasons: affordability the ability to obtain privacy on a limited budget. The first item to consider...

Should I buy brand new?

Dec 4, 2017 / 11:00 am

There really is nothing like moving into a brand new home, one that no one but you has ever lived in. However, There are five main factors for buyers to...

Stressed by mortgage test

Nov 11, 2017 / 6:00 am

The only thing constant in the real estate business is change. And once again, we have a change in the mortgage rules that will affect many real-estate buyers....

Renovate before selling?

Oct 26, 2017 / 6:00 am

Sellers often ask for tips on the best things to do to fetch the highest dollar when they sell their home. One of their main questions is whether they should do...

Inside a seller's market

Sep 27, 2017 / 11:00 am

You hear it everywhere these days: "The market is great! I bet you're loving this Vernon real estate market" "It's a great time for...

Multiple offers? 5 top tips

Aug 2, 2017 / 11:00 am

Having more than one buyer fighting over your home is the ultimate home seller’s dream. And clearly, in the Okanagan these days, dreams do come true! How...

Winning with multiple offers

Jul 8, 2017 / 12:00 am

5 Top Tips for Winning a Multiple Offer as a Buyer There are more stressful things in life than finding out the offer you just signed for your perfect forever...

New home good enough?

Jun 29, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Is Your New Home Good Enough for You? Buying a home is like having a new boyfriend. You are emotionally involved and have a tendency to look through...

Albertans need to know...

May 22, 2017 / 11:00 am

What Albertans buying in B.C. need to know Albertans wishing to purchase Vernon real estate must be aware of some distinct and important differences between the...

Realtors get you best deal

Apr 15, 2017 / 11:00 am

Yay! I Found My Own Buyer! In this current market with low inventory and rising pricing, we are hearing more and more tales of those who have been approached by...

Choose agent with care

Mar 24, 2017 / 1:00 pm

How do you choose your listing agent? Everyone knows a realtor, especially in a smaller city. Some may know numerous salespeople — a friend of a friend,...

Selling a home? Have a plan

Feb 4, 2017 / 1:00 pm

How important is a good — let’s rephrase that and say great — marketing plan in selling your home? In reality, the marketing plan is...

Buying sight unseen

Jan 30, 2017 / 6:00 pm

Should I Buy a House Sight Unseen? Generally, the regular process of purchasing a home is for a buyer to view it, make a purchase decision and go through the...

5 signs of trouble

Dec 27, 2016 / 3:00 pm

Top 5 signs your house is overpriced If you're selling your home, you need to understand that the right pricing is imperative. The most common reason a...

How to pick a winner

Nov 17, 2016 / 3:00 pm

How to select your real estate agent The right real-estate agent knows the market and can get you the best price, not the one who promises you the highest price...

For sale by owner

Oct 9, 2016 / 11:00 am

When deciding how to sell your home, you should carefully evaluate the pros and cons of hiring a realtor. While most sellers hire an agent to do the hard work,...

House-selling secrets

Sep 10, 2016 / 6:00 am

How to sell a house that didn't sell the first time If your house has just expired from the market, you are probably bombarded with realtors calling you,...

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