The Okanagan’s 10 highest valued residential properties according to BC Assessment


In the next few days, homeowners throughout the Okanagan region can expect to receive their 2018 assessment notices which will reflect market value as of July 1, 2017.  With the new BC Assessment released, we thought it would be interesting to see what the most expensive homes in Kelowna are! https://www.kelownanow.com/…/The_Okanagan_s_top_5_valued_p…/ The Okanagan's 10 highest valued residential properties according to BC Assessment Homeowners throughout the Okanagan Valley this week discovered that their property is worth significantly more than it was last year. KELOWNANOW.COM

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6 Secrets For Sellers In The Spring Market


Each year, the spring seems to set the tone for the rest for the year.  Whether it is a buyers market with lots of selection (as we saw from 2008 to 2012) or if its a sellers market with little selection and bidding wars (like Kelowna saw in 2004-2008, and Calgary is seeing right now).  The question is, what will this spring hold and how can sellers capitalize on it? Here are 6 market insights for sellers to get started When Is A Great Time To Sell? Right Now! It sounds like a cliché, especially coming from a REALTOR®.  "Yes,…

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8 Tips for Selling your Home over Christmas in Kelowna


1. CREATE INVITING CURB APPEAL Decorate the outside of the house with some Christmas decorations including lights, especially since it gets dark so early this time of year, adding a timer is a good idea. Although, daytime showings are preferred, turning on all of the lights inside will make the house “glow” during the darker hours as they approach. 2. KEEP DRIVEWAY AND SIDEWALKS CLEAR This is a must. Make sure that the sidewalk and pathway to the house are scraped and salted. Nothing will turn your home into a terrible experience faster than the buyer falling on the ice before they…

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What does it take to legalize a suite in Kelowna?


Recently, the City of Kelowna has sped up the process of legalizing suites. In the past, it was a long and somewhat a painful process to acquire permits, have hearings etc. Permits are now much faster to obtain. I spoke to a client last week, who received his permit immediately the day after he applied. I was impressed to see the City of Kelowna’s speed and efficiency of the process, and so was he! Legalizing a suite is a great idea for the safety of the tenants and homeowners, as it requires many safety issues to be put in place.…

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