9 Properties
$388,800
Neighbourhood: University District
1
Beds
1
Baths
509
Sq.Ft.
2020
Year Built
1
Day on Site
10265704
MLS
Vacant, easy to show, quick possession available! Located in the newest building U-Eight, this well-maintained 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Unit will be the prefect option for your your kids go to the UBC...
$379,999
Neighbourhood: Glenmore
1
Beds
1
Baths
713
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
8
Days on Site
10262115
MLS
Come live at The Verve! Affordable. Central. Pets are welcome (with restrictions). No age restrictions. This quaint one bedroom condo is on the quiet side of the building with a lovely view of...
$589,000
Neighbourhood: University District
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,137
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
41
Days on Site
10262861
MLS
Awesome 3 bed/3 bath corner unit with fabulous mountain & valley views! Whether you are looking for a comfortable home while attending University or on the hunt for a great investment opportunity...
$530,000
Neighbourhood: North Glenmore
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,141
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
42
Days on Site
10264295
MLS
2 bedroom plus den, 2 bathroom condo with 2 covered parking stalls at The Verve! Very well taken care of and freshly painted, this unit is situated in one of the most desirable locations in the...
$369,990
Neighbourhood: Lower Mission
2
Beds
2
Baths
859
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
62
Days on Site
10263430
MLS
Fantastic top floor two bed, two bath with mountain views in the heart of Lower Mission. Imagine strolling down to boutique coffee shops, restaurants, fitness studios, shopping, and Okanagan College,...
$595,000
Neighbourhood: University District
3
Beds
3
Baths
924
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
64
Days on Site
10261529
MLS
TOP FLOOR, 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom unit at U-TWO, close to the University of British Columbia! Plus there is an opportunity to purchase a 2nd parking spot! Close to the airport, shopping, and ~15...
$474,900
Neighbourhood: Lower Mission
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,040
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
88
Days on Site
10262210
MLS
Renovated 2 bed, 2 bath condo is move-in ready. Great location by the beach, lake, downtown shopping, transit, and directly across the street from Okanagan College, so ideal for students!...
$419,000
Neighbourhood: Lower Mission
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,102
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
94
Days on Site
10261808
MLS
Pandosy Village area! This great 2 bed/2 bath corner unit in The Mews has over 1000 sq feet of living space. With its 2 decks there is plenty of room for outdoor entertainment and fabulous mountain...
$459,000
Neighbourhood: University District
2
Beds
2
Baths
669
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
102
Days on Site
10261358
MLS
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is within walking distance to UBCO and in the heart of UBCO Campus! This home is an excellent investment property or home while you are attending university. Some of...

Student Housing

Kelowna has quite a few choices for student housing close to Okanagan College and UBCO. Buying a 2 bedroom condominium for your child and renting out one room to another student is a popular way of helping with the financing. If you are not sure of which condo building would be good for your student, then please call a Realtor. They can advise you of the ins and outs of each strata complex and which ones would be most suitable for the location, price, and bylaws for your situation. Andrew Smith has over 20 years of experience in buying and selling strata and can make your purchase a smooth transaction.

Buying Your First Apartment

Age, pet, and rental restrictions are the first thing you need to know about. If you have a pet, or if you think you might want a pet, it’s important to know what’s allowed and what isn’t. Same for renting. Same for parking. Same for a lot of other things. I have a client who moved to Meadowbrook apartments on Enterprise after retiring here from Whitehorse a few years ago. He was a card player looking for a quiet lifestyle and wanted to join a good bridge club. This is fairly typical and every realtor has come across this type of buyer….just substitute bridge player for the quilter, bowler, square dancer, etc. This particular buyer also wanted a private deck on the top floor where he could smoke cigarettes in peace and quiet. Again, not uncommon, and let’s not judge anyone here. Imagine his horror though two years later when his strata wanted to pass a bylaw prohibiting smoking everywhere. Luckily for him, the resolution failed because he would have moved out.

Condominums

Most Strata Board people I’ve come across are run by reasonable people who know what they’re doing and are willing to volunteer their time freely answering my questions and giving forthcoming information on their little micro-communities. They understand how to read financial statements and are aware of the issues in their building. I’ll even go further and say that most people who live in strata-titled properties are generally happy home owners who like condo living.

If you are thinking of buying into a condo you really do need to take the time to read all the minutes of the strata board and past annual general meetings to familiarize yourself to the culture. Reading strata minutes and bylaws might take a while but I promise you will be glad you did. If reading dry documents isn’t your cup of tea any Realtor or real estate lawyer will read and explain things to you and you will be able to make an informed decision.

Or call Andrew Smith directly at 250-979-8066. Over 22 years experience helping people achieve their dream of home ownership!