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How to stage to sell

May 3, 2019 / 11:00 am

Setting up a property for market success Spring has sprung, and just as the temperatures have started to heat up, so has the real estate market. This season is...

Stress-free rental ownership

Apr 5, 2019 / 11:00 am

Home ownership is a wonderful, albeit stressful, and overwhelmingly rewarding experience. However, due to a number of reasons (financial, work, flexibility) not...

Home design trends, Part 2

Mar 6, 2019 / 11:00 am

Part 2: Renovation Last month, I shared with you some of my favourite cosmetic design trends for 2019. From the return of vintage and old-world textiles, to the...

Design trends for 2019

Feb 8, 2019 / 11:00 am

There is something about storing away the Christmas decorations and returning my home to a state of minimalism post-the holidays that always triggers an urge to...

Top 5 home resolutions

Jan 25, 2019 / 11:00 am

It’s the same old story. Every New Year you vow: to exercise save more money reconnect with old friends. However, what do you do for you home?...

Winter home staging ideas

Dec 7, 2018 / 1:02 pm

One of the concerns for home sellers when leaving their home on the market over the winter is the lack of natural light in their Okanagan homes due to the...

4 reasons to buy in the fall

Oct 24, 2018 / 6:00 am

Just as many sellers think that spring is the best time to sell a home in the Okanagan, often buyers feel that spring is the best time to buy. However, there...

3 reasons to sell in the fall

Oct 9, 2018 / 11:00 am

Although many home sellers think spring is the best time to sell a home in the Okanagan (or anywhere for that matter), there are great reasons to consider a...

Keeping cool in the OK heat

Sep 26, 2018 / 11:00 am

People who move to the Okanagan often wish they would have bought a home with air conditioning, which is convenient and refreshing, but can be costly over time....

Real estate confusion

Jul 13, 2018 / 1:00 pm

New B.C. real estate rules - Part 2: Disclosure of risks to unrepresented parties This is part two of a multiple part instalment that will summarize the new...

New rules for real estate

Jul 8, 2018 / 3:00 pm

New B.C. Real Estate Rules, Part 1 This is part one of a multiple-part instalment that will summarize the new real estate rules, and what these new rules mean...

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...