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Kelowna Real Estate Blog | Kelowna Real Estate News & Information

CONGRATULATIONS KELOWNA, REIN CANADA IS COMING BACK!

You did it! You came out, you brought colleagues, friends and family. Most importantly, many of you saw the value of being a REIN member and joined the community. So we are happy to announce that we will be continuing with a regular member meeting in Kelowna!

NEXT MEETING FEB 27, 2018 - DELTA GRAND HOTEL

If you are a current REIN member please click the REIN MEMBER link below.

Never been to a REIN meeting but like to find our what we are all about? Simply click the Come As Our Guest button below and we will cover ticket price.

 

 

 

 

 

There is an immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward similar goals.

Our REIN

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By now, you’ve probably received your property tax assessment in the mail. You may have mixed feelings about the large increase we’ve seen in property values lately, so I want to dispel some common misconceptions about property tax assessments.

A lot of people assume any increase in their assessment will equate to the same increase in their property taxes. In other words, if their property’s value goes up by 20% in their assessment, then they’ll see the same 20% jump in their property taxes. That’s not the case, though. How property tax assessments are done is a little more complicated than that.

Assessors also take into

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how to hire a real estate lawyer

It doesn't matter if you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned property investor, home ownership can be one of your biggest assets in life or the biggest liability. Handling transactions of this magnitude should involve the professional counsel of a lawyer who will make sure your rights are protected, and help you understand all of the legal jargon and paperwork that's involved in the homebuying process.

Here are some easy tips to ensure that you find the best lawyer for your Kelowna real estate transaction.

Do You Need A Real Estate Lawyer/Notary Public to Process Your Home Purchase?

Before we dive into listing what you need to look for when hiring a lawyer or notary public, let's review the reasons why you should hire a professional to

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512 Metcalfe Ave, Kelowna BC

With striking, modern architectural features, 512 Metcalfe Avenue is a stunning home for sale in Lower Mission that was constructed to offer home buyers something truly special in the Kelowna property market. West coast design elements are found throughout this stylish masterpiece, which makes it stand out as one of the more striking homes in the neighbourhood. Just a block or two from the Okanagan Lake and Sarsons Beach Park, and a 15-minute drive from downtown Kelowna, you'll be close enough to enjoy all the amenities in the area, yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Modern Design Elements

The interior features of the home need to be seen for you to truly grasp the grandeur of this property. A mix of white walls

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house flipping in kelowna, bc

Is There Money to be Made in Flipping Property?

So, you're thinking of investing in property to flip? At Vantage West Realty, flipping property is one of our favourite aspects in the real estate business to consult clients on. Since this type of investing is something we have engaged in for over a decade in numerous projects ourselves, we believe we have the necessary "real world" experience to comment on the full gamut of this sort of venture. Acquiring and renovating property can be incredibly rewarding and it's our pleasure to share what we've learned after many successful flips for both ourselves and our clientele.

Let's Get Right Into It - What is a Fixer Upper?

If you are unacquainted with the term, a "fixer upper" is a distressed

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Tips for hiring a home stager

If you are in the market to sell your Kelowna home, one of the best decisions you can make is to use the services of an experienced and professional home stager. Hiring a home stager is nearly as important to your home's desirability as an experienced, and the reputable real estate agent is to the selling of your home. Choosing to work with a home stager as part of your property's marketing team can help you realize your real estate goals much faster than an unstaged home, and although it comes at a premium, it could help your listing sell faster and for more money than an unstaged home. 

Finding the most suitable professional to help set your listing apart from the rest is not an easy task, so here are 10 helpful questions to ask before hiring a

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Selling your home before Christmas

When many buyers start to think about selling their home, they decide to hold off until summer. Summer is often recognized as the busiest and most successful time to sell your home. However, contrary to popular belief, many buyers are looking for houses in the winter. January has more relocations than any other month throughout the year, so for many buyers and sellers, winter is a necessary time to start looking at the housing market. It’s also the time when new semesters start in universities and schools kick off a fresh term. It’s a time of new beginnings and fresh starts, and it’s also a great time to move into a new home. If you’ve been considering selling, here are five reasons to sell your Kelowna home during the holidays.

Cheerful Curb

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6324 Farmers Drive house for sale in Ellison

Evoking the warm, rustic ambiance of an alpine chalet, the gorgeous log home-style estate at 6324 Farmers Drive is a unique offering within the Kelowna real estate market. This spacious luxury home is located on the outskirts of town, east of the Kelowna International Airport. Farmer's Drive is a long and picturesque country lane surrounded by lush forests and scenic outlooks presenting panoramic views of the Okanagan Valley's shimmering lakes and mountains. Along its edges, gated estates enjoy exceptional privacy and unspoiled access to pristine landscapes. This is where you'll find 6324 Farmers Drive, tucked back into a cozy hidden property with plenty of greenery.

Original Craftsmanship

6234 Farmers Drive was only built in 1992, but its style

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Quail Ridge real estate

Welcome to beautiful Quail Ridge, a prestigious Kelowna luxury subdivision situated in the University District. Located steps away from the noteworthy University of British Columbia and the world-class Okanagan Golf Club, Quail Ridge has secured one of the most enviable development sites in the area. This community is plush and elegant, intentionally built near amenities that would appeal to the upmarket buyer. Privacy and scenery are top priorities for developers of Quail Ridge homes; in contrast to the increasingly high-density nature of upscale urban new construction, Quail Ridge real estate maintains space and exclusivity.

Buyers who are attracted to the idea of resort-quality living in the heart of the Okanagan Valley are encouraged to explore

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luxury communities in kelowna, bc

In the heart of BC’s interior, the bustling city of Kelowna enjoys a  premier location along Okanagan Lake. This charming city by the water is composed of more than a dozen neighbourhoods, each of which has their own unique characteristics. If you’re looking to invest in a prestigious property that offers a high quality of living, consider these 8 must-see luxury home communities in Kelowna.

Havencrest

Envision waking up in one of seventeen exclusive luxury houses located high on the hillside. Imagine observing breathtaking natural views from your back patio while you sip hot coffee in the morning. In Havencrest, this can be a reality. The neighbourhood of Havencrest was recently opened in May 2016. As one of Kelowna’s newest neighourhoods, this

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