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The Accidental Journey

High Quality Listings

May 1, 2007 / 10:23 am

Whilst the weather may be slow to turn to spring, the real estate markets certainly have not moved slowly. Luke warm temperatures outdoors are not deterring the...

Renovations with Sell Power

Apr 14, 2007 / 6:00 am

One of the aspects of a real estate market like Kelowna’s is that it is often difficult for sellers to see the benefits of unique differentiation in their...

Advantages of Homeownership

Feb 25, 2007 / 6:00 am

In a rapidly appreciating market like the Okanagan, I receive many questions about whether it makes sense to get out of renting and own a home. If you""re...

Okanagan Insider

Feb 2, 2007 / 6:00 am

Happy New Year one and all. My goal this year will be to bring news and interesting articles to you a few times each month, so expect the articles to be shorter...

Prepare For Emergency

Dec 20, 2006 / 9:12 am

Be prepared for any emergency Recently, Western Canada has seen it""s fair share of windstorms that have knocked out power for sometimes days on end... in fact,...

Sellers Lead The Market

Dec 5, 2006 / 6:00 am

As the year draws to a close, it is a good habit for one and all to reflect on what time was spent productively and how to maximize on the unproductive...

Okanagan Buoyant Market

Oct 4, 2006 / 9:52 am

Finally enough time to pen a short article for those of you wondering what has been happening in the Okanagan real estate market. Overall, a buoyant market in...

Successful Real Estate

Aug 10, 2006 / 6:00 am

With successful real estate ‘launch campaigns’ continuing to break records in the Okanagan, I am sure many people are asking if the market can continue in...

Real Estate Market Values

Jun 27, 2006 / 5:30 am

At a conference not too long ago I remember a key note speaker explaining how First Nation band members were so successful with Rain Dances….. because they...

Manufactured Housing

May 12, 2006 / 11:16 am

Can manufactured housing provide solutions in the Okanagan? So much to do, so little time to do it. Someone once told me that life is like a toilet roll, the...

Okanagan Home Investors

Apr 10, 2006 / 11:45 am

As we predicted in our earlier reports, interest rate increases are doing little to soften the appetite of the Okanagan home investors. We are expecting to see...

February Insider Report

Mar 3, 2006 / 5:00 am

My family always gets a thrill out of watching the Olympics. This year was more special than others since many of the winter Olympic athletes were from our...

January Insider Report

Feb 7, 2006 / 5:00 am

I have heard it said that time is what stops everything from happening all at once! I must admit however, that last year, it felt like everything happened all...

2005 Market Summary

Jan 16, 2006 / 10:10 am

As my children age, and I have the opportunity to see them react to various mentors and teachers, I realize that quality is far more important than quantity...

Real Estate Diversification

Jan 6, 2006 / 9:03 am

Avoiding risk is tricky if you choose to invest anything. Most of you know the relationship between greater risks and higher returns, so how do real estate...

Insider Report - November 2005

Dec 22, 2005 / 10:31 am

As a former resident of Canmore, Alberta from 1988 through to 2002, I had the opportunity to see a towns vision evolve and over time, a community grow and...

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