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The Accidental Journey

Kelowna is full of amazing people!

Jun 7, 2013 / 5:00 am

This past week I have been totally blessed and humbled by the people I have met. Talk about Accidental Journeys... our paths are sometimes intertwined with a...

When clothing purchases become discretionary

May 31, 2013 / 5:00 am

I heard the most wonderful economic news a few weeks ago. While I was enjoying a cup of tea and catching up on emails, a news report was broadcast on the...

The Accidental Run

May 24, 2013 / 5:00 am

I had a crazy thought a few years ago. I was in the lobby of a Church talking to Matt Blacklock. Matt is a friend and ultra-marathon runner who has tackled some...

Income properties for sustained recovery

May 17, 2013 / 5:00 am

It appears as though more people these days are looking for an investment in real estate which offers cash flow returns. The fundamentals of cash flow...

The Accidental Journey

May 10, 2013 / 6:00 am

I think many people are coming to the realization that we are living in a new reality. A reality that is a little unfamiliar to many of us. What we used to...

The bell rings in April!

May 3, 2013 / 5:00 am

Some great stats showed people are tiring of sitting on the sidelines and even though April weather was nothing to write home about, people still took the...

Springing into action

Apr 26, 2013 / 5:00 am

There are more than a handful of REALTORS® who are very active at the moment. We always expect a lift in the spring activity although it hardly feels like...

Make real money in real estate

Apr 19, 2013 / 5:00 am

I have figured it out! It has taken a few years, but finally I have figured it out... you sell your house 7 or 8 times to different people. Then, you can make 7...

CEO outsourcing

Apr 12, 2013 / 5:00 am

I thought I would weigh in on this already weighty subject as an interesting discussion this week. Of course, headlines at the beginning of this week...

Overtime pressure

Apr 5, 2013 / 5:00 am

It is the overtime pressure that will make the difference. Not unlike the Kelowna Rockets who recently became only the 2nd team in WHL history to claw...

New direction

Mar 29, 2013 / 5:00 am

This week you will notice a fresh header on my column. I was excited when Castanet asked if I would consider revamping the column a little which allowed me...

Real-estate market cool in February

Mar 15, 2013 / 7:11 am

There's more evidence that Canada's real estate market is continuing to cool. The Canadian Real Estate Association says resales of houses and condos...

One day we will know the truth!

Mar 15, 2013 / 5:00 am

I used to tell a story years ago about where to get advice. It was a simple story about a guy in a bar sitting on a stool and talking to the person next to him...

Sluggish start

Mar 8, 2013 / 5:00 am

I was surprised to look at the stats today for February. While I personally have been quite busy and REALTORS® I am talking to are saying they are busy, the...

Media gang violence and real estate!

Mar 1, 2013 / 5:00 am

What did we do? An article on gang violence in Kelowna is one thing, a three page spread with a full cover and cheesy title! Did someone serve the...

Honest new development sales

Feb 22, 2013 / 5:00 am

In most instances, project marketing groups that are contracted by developers run ethical and honest programs. Sadly last week we saw an example of a group in...

Our own worst enemies

Feb 15, 2013 / 5:00 am

Are Canadian real estate investors their own worst enemies? Having just arrived home from another charity trip to Africa, I had the opportunity to do some...

Spring maintenance checklist

Jan 25, 2013 / 5:00 am

A leaky or blocked gutter can divert water into your home's walls. Whether you live in rainy Vancouver or (this year) the snowy Okanagan, winters...

What did happen to pricing last year?

Jan 18, 2013 / 5:00 am

Commonly, we can make statistics do whatever we want, they can drive a headline in the media and that is a lot of what I have been seeing recently. A few...

Assessment lower: lower taxes?

Jan 11, 2013 / 5:00 am

It is an easy assumption to make that your assessment has gone down so your taxes will be less. Sadly that is not the case for most people in the Okanagan. ...

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