October 2021 Update  Prices are Up

October 2021 Update Prices are Up

Welcome to October. The latter part of the year is beginning to look a lot like the first part of the year here in the Okanagan. First of all some things we already know….Prices are up, unit sales are up and the availability of homes for sale is down. Nothing new to...

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Hiking Knox Mountain Kelowna BC

Hiking Knox Mountain Kelowna BC

Knox Mountain Park rises downtown from Kelowna city and offers incredible views of Kelowna and Okanagan Lake. Lake Okanagan shoreline borders approximately 1400 meters of the boundary at the western side of the park, and the rest of the boundary has residential homes....

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Hiking Lebanon Creek Trail Kelowna BC

Hiking Lebanon Creek Trail Kelowna BC

Lebanon creek trail is an excellent option for hikers who want to avoid crowded alternatives like Mount Boucherie. The trail is lightly trafficked, and you can follow it easily. Hiking in this location will propel your heart rate as you climb up higher. Locals...

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Wowza!! Average sale price of $1,034,000  Year to Date

Wowza!! Average sale price of $1,034,000 Year to Date

Over 2700 home sales in Kelowna Year to Date Things continue to roll along here in the Kelowna real estate market. As has been the case for the past year and a half we don’t have enough product to show potential buyers and the problem is considerably more acute for...

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Market Update June 2021

Market Update June 2021

Market Update June 2021 Is the Kelowna housing market finally cooling off or can we continue to expect multiple offers, escalating prices, and higher levels of frustration? It appears that things are stabilizing in terms of the number of properties selling and the...

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Upgrade Your Kitchen With Shaker Cabinets

Upgrade Your Kitchen With Shaker Cabinets

  What Are Shaker Cabinets Shaker cabinets are a style of making cabinets that employ a flat panel and square edges. Manufacturers use a small amount of detailing and a lot of symmetry in their designs. The simple designs are timelessly elegant and bring class...

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January 2021 Surpasses January 2020 Kelowna Market Update

January 2021 Surpasses January 2020 Kelowna Market Update

January 2021 VS January 2020 There were 50 residential sales in Kelowna last week bringing the total number of transactions this year up to 150. We have already surpassed January 2020’s totals with a week to go so hopefully this will be another strong year. 16 of the...

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Goodbye 2020 Year End Market Report For Kelowna BC

Goodbye 2020 Year End Market Report For Kelowna BC

End of year market update. Happy New Year. Last year saw our local market change dramatically only to see it change even more dramatically again after that. Back in early March things seemed normal and it was looking like it was going to be a typical year with a...

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Glenmore Homes Kelowna BC

Glenmore Homes Kelowna BC

Living In the Glenmore Neighbourhood Glenmore is one of the more diverse neighborhoods' in Kelowna with real estate prices all over the map. From the more affordably priced homes in the high $400s and low $500s to over 20 homes selling above $1 million.  Glenmore’s...

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Top 2021 Home Interior Color Trends

Top 2021 Home Interior Color Trends

Top 2021 Home Interior Color Trends   Choosing the right colors for your home can be a challenge. It seems that just when that bedroom or living room painting project is finally done, a newer, more popular color has come around. Luckily, the Benjamin Moore color...

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Kelowna 3rd Quarter 2020 Market

Kelowna 3rd Quarter 2020 Market

Kelowna Market Bounces UP With the 3rd quarter in the books here in Kelowna our real estate numbers have bounced up, down and all over the place all year. The market has been unpredictable and there likely has never been a year where so many experts got everything...

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August 2020 Market Report for Kelowna BC

August 2020 Market Report for Kelowna BC

We were all wrong......... Anyone who made an attempt at forecasting BC’s housing market during the early days of the pandemic missed the mark by a long shot. Optimists predicted a return to normal sometime in late 2021 while others thought we were all going to hunker...

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Kelowna Real Estate Market Update for June 2020

Kelowna Real Estate Market Update for June 2020

Sane People Avoiding Kelowna Real Estate Predictions…Here Are Mine There were 287 residential sales this past June at an average sale price of $756,000. These numbers are up considerably compared to June 2019 when we recorded 244 sales at an average sale price of...

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Kelowna COVIDE Market Update May 2020

Kelowna COVIDE Market Update May 2020

  Kelowna Getting Back To Business Our real estate board generated 145 residential sales in May as well as 53 condo apartment sales. These numbers are down sharply compared to May of 2019 when we sold 264 residential homes and 123 condos. Taking a look at prices...

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Know These Bylaws When Buying A Condo In North Vancouver

Know These Bylaws When Buying A Condo In North Vancouver

Five Bylaws to Watch When Buying a Condo in North Vancouver Following the rising cost of property in the real estate industry of North Vancouver, more and more residents are opting for the more affordable strata living in condos. Home wwwelopers have invested heavily...

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COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES

COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESOURCES

Interesting Times Edition Since businesses are closing and several people are getting laid off, lots of inquiries are coming in on how to deal with your lender for mortgage relief during this time. I thought I would send out some links and info for all the lenders, so...

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Things To Do For Spring Break In Kelowna BC

Things To Do For Spring Break In Kelowna BC

  Situated on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna BC is one of the most beautiful places in North America. Moreover, it’s a family-friendly place to take the kids during spring break. Let’s take a look at all of the things you can do with the kids over...

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February Market Update

February Market Update

Kelowna Market update for February 2020 There were 36 residential sales for the week ending February 14 2020 with an average sale price of $628,000. Upper Mission and Lakeview Heights were the most active areas with 6 recorded sales each. Year to date we have recorded...

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195 Reasons to List Your Home over the Winter

195 Reasons to List Your Home over the Winter

Listing Your Kelowna Home in WinterThere are many reasons not to sell your home over the winter months. It’s more of a hassle and with kids off school making it tougher to keep clean. There are fewer buyers looking because it gets dark earlier and everyone is just...

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September 2019 Recorded 229 Residential Sales

September 2019 Recorded 229 Residential Sales

Kelowna September Market 2018 VS 2019 Last month saw Realtors record 225 residential sales at an average sale price of $760,000. Numbers from the previous month were similar with 225 sales and an average sale price of $748,000.  In other words, there wasn’t much...

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Moving And Packing Tips For House or Condominium

Moving And Packing Tips For House or Condominium

Planning Your Next Move Can Save You Money Perhaps the people that actually enjoy moving are the most organized. You know the type. They have a place for everything, and everything's in its place. They pack up in minutes, and stand tapping their toes until the moving...

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Kelowna OCP 2040 Official Community Plan

Kelowna OCP 2040 Official Community Plan

How Does the Kelowna 2040 Official Community Plan Affect You? I visited the Rutland Boys and Girl Club this past weekend for the city of Kelowna’s plans for the next 20 years. The one thing everyone there agreed on was that we can expect another 50,000 more residents...

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Market Sales up over August 2018

Market Sales up over August 2018

Sales were 2% higher in August over 2018 market Changing things up a bit this month let’s start by taking a peak at the overall Okanagan housing market. Sure, real estate markets are getting more segmented and trends are often different from one street to the next in...

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July 2019 Housing Sales Average $747,000

July 2019 Housing Sales Average $747,000

July Typically Busy With Home Buyers July is typically one of the busiest months in terms of high end homes selling which tends to skew the numbers upward but it’s clear there won’t be too much volatility either way in terms of prices through the end of the year....

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Average Kelowna Home Sale $736,000

Average Kelowna Home Sale $736,000

Kelowna Homes Sales Update July 2019 The Kelowna residential real estate market continues to chug along and no better time than the middle of summer for a quick housing market update.  The 2nd quarter of this year saw us record 729 residential sales at an average sale...

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Kelowna Housing Market Update Week Ending February 16 2019

Kelowna Housing Market Update Week Ending February 16 2019

February 2019 Housing UpdateThere were 39 residential housing sales last week in Kelowna with an average sale price of $690,000. Sold prices ranged from a high of 1.8 million to a low of 362,000 with average market time being 66 days. The most active neighborhood last...

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Top 2019 Paint Color Trends for Homes

Top 2019 Paint Color Trends for Homes

Nature Inspired Paint Colors Dominate Interior Décor in 2019 Homeowners throughout Canada are delighted to learn that nature-inspired hues dominate interior décor plans for 2019. Canadians are blessed with—and inspired by—nature. Spanning from the Atlantic to Pacific...

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Should I list my Kelowna home in 2019?

Should I list my Kelowna home in 2019?

 Is it wise to buy or sell a Kelowna home this year? Timeless questions most of us have face head on.   It’s important to know that selling a home in Kelowna is relatively easy.  We’re not a one industry resource town with an imminent mill closure and almost every...

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2019 Real Estate Market Predictions

2019 Real Estate Market Predictions

We recorded 107 residential sales in December 2018 and 46 apartment sales.  These numbers are down significantly from December 2017 when we recorded 73 apartment sales and 185 residential sales.  This is similar to the annual numbers where residential sales dropped to...

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Kelowna Market Update November 2018

Kelowna Market Update November 2018

November 150 Homes SoldThere were 150 residential sales for the month November including 10 homes selling over $1 million and 2 homes selling over $2 million.  The average sale price last month was $674,000 and the average time to sell a home was 66 days.  November...

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KELOWNA  MARKET 2018 OCTOBER REPORT

KELOWNA MARKET 2018 OCTOBER REPORT

Kelowna Listings Are StableThere were 478 residential listings brought to market in September bringing the total number of homes for sale in Kelowna up to 1,542. On the apartment side of the ledger, there were 174 condos listed upping the total to 917 units on the...

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September Kelowna Real Estate Market Update Andrew Smith

September Kelowna Real Estate Market Update Andrew Smith

September Market Update The End Of Summer in Kelowna Last month here in Kelowna we experienced a continuation of a trend with the number of unit sales below where they ought to be but the average sale price continues to rise. Kelowna continues to be a preferred...

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Make the Most of Your Money with These Home Renovations

Make the Most of Your Money with These Home Renovations

Make the most of your money with these home renovations that will help you command a higher selling price for your home. A home is, in fact, the largest investment that most people will make in their lifetime. Carefully selecting renovation projects will help that...

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Taxes, Condos and Stats.  Kelowna Housing Update

Taxes, Condos and Stats. Kelowna Housing Update

1017 Kelowna homes For Sale There are 1,017 single family detached residential homes for sale in Kelowna right not as we charge head first into the Springtime market.  We always wish this number was higher and we especially wish there were more affordably priced homes...

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Okanagan Kelowna Market Update March 2018

Okanagan Kelowna Market Update March 2018

Kelowna Okanagan BC Market Clipping Along The Kelowna residential real estate market continues to clip along at a reasonable pace.  Through February 28th of this year, there were 315 residential sales compared to 318 for the same period last year.  No surprises...

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Housing Shortage in Central Okanagan

Housing Shortage in Central Okanagan

Limited Housing Offered For Sale Time for a mid-winter Kelowna housing update. There is a serious shortage of housing available in the Central Okanagan with only 701 residential detached single family homes for sale with 284 of these priced over $1 million. There are...

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Update 2018

Okanagan Real Estate Market Update 2018

February Okanagan Real Estate Market Update…Market Firing on all Cylinders There are only 833 homes listed for sale in Kelowna right now.  Even considering the time of year, this isn’t a lot.  The news gets worse if you’re out there house hunting once you consider...

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5 Killer Kitchen Trends That You’ll Lust After In 2018

5 Killer Kitchen Trends That You’ll Lust After In 2018

Kitchen Renovations For 2018 If you’re in the market for a new home, keep on the lookout. You’ll definitely want to keep your eyes open for the 5 killer kitchen trends that you’ll lust after in 2018. Home seller, on the other hand, will find it worth their time to...

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The Verve Kelowna For Sale

The Verve Kelowna For Sale

Verve Kelowna Market Update There are only three units for sale in the Verve right now as of this writing which is a little troubling for any first time buyers looking to get a foot into Kelowna’s housing market. Units for sale are as follows… #107 539...

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Hidden Real Estate Costs That Can Surprise You

Hidden Real Estate Costs That Can Surprise You

Hidden Real Estate Costs that 90% of home buyers and sellers do not know about. Do you believe that the price attached to a property listing is the ultimate cost? You are not alone, many sellers and buyers hold the same belief. Every time a property is handed over...

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Top 10 Home Selling Tips To Sell Fast in Fall Season

Top 10 Home Selling Tips To Sell Fast in Fall Season

Top 10 Home Selling Tips To Get The Most Money Typically, fall and spring are the prime seasons to sell your house. But not out of your choosing, you may find yourself selling your home during winter. The truth be told, the cold season is not ideal for selling your...

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Updates for October 2018

Updates for October 2018

 Kelowna Condos Updates There are only 1,265 residential homes for sale in Kelowna right now in all price ranges. 639 of these are priced over $800,000 so it doesn’t leave much for those looking for affordably priced accommodation. There are 350 apartments for sale...

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Housing Update…September 2017

Housing Update…September 2017

September Market Update for Kelowna Housing There are 1,258 residential homes for sale in Kelowna in addition to 645 apartment condos. We’ve recorded 2,138 residential home sales so far this year at an average sale price of $705,000. We’re in a balanced market with...

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Listings Up, Prices Up… Housing July Update  Edition

Listings Up, Prices Up… Housing July Update Edition

Kelowna Housing in July During the month of July there were an impressive 524 new residential listings brought to market bringing the total number of homes for sale up to 1,206.  Well done sellers!  On the condo side, there were 356 new apartment listings bringing the...

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Kelowna Million Dollar Homes Market

Kelowna Million Dollar Homes Market

The high end buyer is playing a significant role in Kelowna’s housing market and it’s playing havoc with our averages.  Over the first half of 2017 there were 164 homes that sold over $1 million which represented 10.5% of the total homes sold (1,561).  Compare and...

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Housing Update….Mid-Summer edition

Housing Update….Mid-Summer edition

Housing Average House Sale PriceFor the week ending June 25th 2017 there were 140 residential listings bringing the total up to 1,140.  There were 60 residential sales last week bringing the yearly total up to 1,485.  The average sale price for the year is...

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June Market Update Inventory is LOW

June Market Update Inventory is LOW

Let’s start June Market Update this time with apartments in Kelowna. There are currently 303 apartments for sale including 150 which allow rentals. 65 of these are currently vacant and unoccupied. Prices range from the mid $150s for a one bedroom in Rutland and seven...

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MLS Listings TOP 1000!!!!

MLS Listings TOP 1000!!!!

MLS listing count in the Kelowna  British Columbia topped 1,000 recently ...............and the current total reads 1,057 residential homes for sale in all price ranges.  Let’s take a look how it breaks down…   512 priced under $800,000, 545 priced over $800,000. 48...

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91 Homes Listed For Sale Last Week

91 Homes Listed For Sale Last Week

 Kelowna Tops 91 Homes Listed in Past Week 91 residential homes listed for sale and 46 apartments bringing the total number of apartments up to 302 for sale and  782 residential houses.  There were 70 residential sales last week with an average sale price just...

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RU7 Infill Housing  as Kelowna Grows and Grows

RU7 Infill Housing as Kelowna Grows and Grows

As Kelowna grows (and grows, and grows), planners have a variety of choices of where to put everyone.  Today, there are people who commute every day from as far away as Armstrong to the North and Penticton to the South.  When Kelowna experiences population booms we’ve...

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Housing Market- Harsh Realities of Supply and Demand

Housing Market- Harsh Realities of Supply and Demand

Kelowna Prices Harsh Realities   There are 778 residential homes on the market right now including 123 priced under $500,000.  Right now there are more housing prices in Kelowna over $800,000 (392) than below (387).  Problem, what problem?  The average sale price for...

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Market Update 2017 Andrew Smith

Market Update 2017 Andrew Smith

Real Estate Market January 2017 The market has been active in all price ranges for the start of 2017. There were 31 residential homes that sold last week in Kelowna ranging from a low of $335,000 for a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom starter home in Glenmore up to another home...

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The Vanishing Reasonably Priced Kelowna Homes Sold

The Vanishing Reasonably Priced Kelowna Homes Sold

Over 967 Kelowna Homes Sold There have been 967 homes sold in Kelowna over the past 90 days leaving us with 929 residential homes for sale. True, it’s a reasonable number but breaking down the 929 number things get a little ominous. Ominous in a predictable way I...

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Real Estate Coupon Oct 2016

Real Estate Coupon Oct 2016

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Kelowna October Real Estate Market

Kelowna October Real Estate Market

Welcome to Kelowna October Real Estate There were 437 residential homes listed for sale in September which is a reasonably high number even when compared to the 456 listed for sale December 2015.  Our industry loves consistency. 1021 Homes Available For Sale In...

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Market Tightening As Year Winds Down

Market Tightening As Year Winds Down

The Kelowna market continues to tighten in the lower end with only 290 homes priced for sale under $600,000.  And yes, we’re now counting a $600,000 home in the lower end of the housing spectrum.  There have been 532 sales under $600,000 over the past 90 days meaning...

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Kelowna Average House Sale Price Rose To  $636,000 in 2016

Kelowna Average House Sale Price Rose To $636,000 in 2016

Kelowna Condo and Homes Sales are on the move! If you’re reading a relatively obscure real estate blog from my corner of the internet it’s safe to assume you follow real estate prices and activity.  We’ve all gotten used to reading about 20 offers on houses in Toronto...

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Rio Olympics 2016…Back Home In Kelowna

Rio Olympics 2016…Back Home In Kelowna

Last non real estate blog for a while. Promise….and this time I mean it.  Still a few days to go in August and we’ve generated 300 residential real estate sales in all areas of Kelowna with an average selling price of $682,000.  August of 2015 was considered a strong...

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Housing Prices July 2016

Housing Prices July 2016

Kelowna Housing Prices on the Rise A sign of a healthy economy is that there are only six residential foreclosures in Kelowna right now.  There used to be 180 so this is a pretty good sign that things are going well here.  The number of affordable homes for sale...

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Kelowna BC Volume of Homes Sold Continues

Kelowna BC Volume of Homes Sold Continues

Will The Volume of Homes Sold Continue During the Second Half of 2016? Yes! The 2nd half numbers for Kelowna’s real estate market, in any year, are pretty easy to predict just by looking at the first half’s numbers.  That was easy.  Now go back to what you were doing...

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Selling Your Home With A Reverse Mortgage

Selling Your Home With A Reverse Mortgage

More and more older home owners have turned to reverse mortgages because it allows them to take advantage of their equity in their homes. In most cases, people take out a reverse mortgage, and they have plans to stay in the home. However, sometimes you may have to...

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How To Buy A House In Kelowna

How To Buy A House In Kelowna

Save. Then save some more. There are 1,114 residential freehold homes for sale in Kelowna. Pretty big number I suppose if you’re thinking of buying a home in our town but once you look things a little closer you might break out into cold sweat when you this number...

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2016 First Quarter Housing Results.

2016 First Quarter Housing Results.

Kelowna housing results for March totaled  338 residential sales during the month with an average sale price of $573,000.  The average market time for homes sold last month was only 59 days.  In other words, it was a strong month and things are looking good for the...

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Why Do You Need A Whole House Water Filter?

Why Do You Need A Whole House Water Filter?

It is definitely fitting to have a water filter on your shower head or kitchen sink. However, you should also consider having a water filter the rest of your house. Most well and tap water contain levels of contamination from environmental and industrial pollution.

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Housing Market Tightening February 2016

Housing Market Tightening February 2016

There are only 1,077 freehold residential homes for sale in the Central Okanagan in all price ranges right now which isn’t a lot especially as we approach the Spring market. What’s a little worrisome is that there are only 300 priced under $500,000 and only 130 priced...

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Kelowna 2016 Real Estate  Predictions and 2015 Market Summary

Kelowna 2016 Real Estate Predictions and 2015 Market Summary

In regards to strata in 2015, there were 1174 unit sales compared to 1027 the previous year. So in other words, the same story as residential. That’s up approximately 9% over the previous year. The average price last year was $259,000, compared to $243,000. That is approximately a six percent increase in prices for condos over a year.

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Housing 2016 …What Happened and What To Expect

Housing 2016 …What Happened and What To Expect

To the surprise of many experts 2015 was a strong year in the Kelowna real estate market.  Overall unit sales were up for both condominiums and houses and same for sale prices.  How come?  With the drop in oil it was expected that the Kelowna housing sector would...

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Two Sides Of The Tracks In Real Estate

Two Sides Of The Tracks In Real Estate

There are currently 1,260 residential homes for sale in Kelowna, 483 condo apartments and 465 lots.  Focusing on residential, 577 of the 1,260 properties are priced over 700,000 and 683 homes are priced under $700,000.  In other words, Kelowna is still an expensive...

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North Glenmore Fall Housing  Is Rocking

North Glenmore Fall Housing Is Rocking

Let’s take a quick look at North Glenmore (NG) today. Just for fun….no hidden agenda. North Glenmore is a beautiful residential community about a 5-10 minute drive to the highway, city hall and orchard park mall. There are two elementary schools and a middle school...

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Third Quarter…Kelowna Housing Update

Third Quarter…Kelowna Housing Update

With the third quarter signed, sealed and in the books 2015 is shaping up to be a near mirror image of 2014 in residential real estate here in Kelowna. Through the first nine months, the average sale price for residential homes has been $546,000 which is identical to...

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Get Your Home Ready To Sell This Fall

Get Your Home Ready To Sell This Fall

Most people don't have the luxury of thinking about the season when it comes time to put their home on the market. However, each season the real estate market operates a bit differently, and there are certain things that you must do when listing your home in the...

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Shrugging Off Outside Influences

Shrugging Off Outside Influences

At least we’re not talking about the Chinese stock market anymore. When outside influences that we have no control over become part of a Kelowna real estate negotiation, well, it just isn’t good. As an agricultural based economy there was a time when the price of...

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Summer Round Up For Kelowna Home Sales

Summer Round Up For Kelowna Home Sales

Welcome back to my brief overview of the Kelowna housing market….I didn’t round any numbers up or down this time in hopes of making it look that much more credible.  Comments welcome. There were a few days last month when it seemed we were all worrying about the stock...

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Housing Market

Housing Market

Kelowna Housing Market For July When I have a difficult time finding something to write about it usually means things are running along as they should and nothing stands out. The numbers most real estate people follow are the number of current listings to make certain...

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Home Buying In Hot Summer Conditions

Home Buying In Hot Summer Conditions

It’s been a wonderful, long hot summer here in the Okanagan and real estate is chugging along like it’s supposed to this time of year. The downside to living in this part of the world are the Kelowna forest fires we seem to deal with more often than not each summer....

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Buying A House in Kelowna

Buying A House in Kelowna

Demand for new House In Kelowna will be supported through modest employment and population growth, in addition to continued low mortgage rates. This economic foundation will encourage elevated levels of housing starts in 2015 before dipping modestly next year. 2014...

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Low Interest Rates Make The Market Rock

Low Interest Rates Make The Market Rock

  Kelowna Housing Market Interest Rates So Low Your Grand Children Will Not Believe You The first month of 2015 has passed and the results are in some are very similar to January 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsRDGQxlodk The feeling is that we are on the...

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How To Find Homes Priced $300,000 to $400,000

How To Find Homes Priced $300,000 to $400,000

The Kelowna Homes in this price range is a very fast moving market with many first time home buyers hoping to buy. In a quick moving market it is important to be knowledgeable about the houses in this price range and work with a good mortgage broker and a good Realtor...

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Rich Buyers Purchasing Homes At This Time Of Year?

Rich Buyers Purchasing Homes At This Time Of Year?

There were 190 Kelowna home residential sales this past month at an average sale price of $527,000. Overall a pretty good month especially compared to February of last year when there were only 125 residential sales. Year to date our board has been able to put...

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2015 Predictions

2015 Predictions

Operation Fresh Beginnings. If you were unsuccessful trying to sell your home last year perhaps market conditions will be your friend and the situation will improve this year. Or perhaps not. The reverse could be true and you might be wishing that you could resurrect...

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Merry Christmas In Kelowna| December Things To Do

Merry Christmas In Kelowna| December Things To Do

Merry Christmas From Our Family To Yours! Christmas is about bringing family and friends together and we hope you have the time to spend with the ones who are close to you. We are excited to have our family home this year and realize that as the children get older the...

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Mortgage Broker VS Banker | Kelowna Mortgages

Mortgage Broker VS Banker | Kelowna Mortgages

Ever feel overwhelmed with the process of getting a mortgage? Ever feel like no one is taking the time to explain the fine print? Ever feel confused as to whether to use a mortgage broker or your bank? I can help! I have worked for a local credit union and a chartered...

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December Events

December Events

The holidays make Kelowna a welcoming place for both couples and families, because there's so many activity options for both young and old. Whether you want to see Santa, spend a few hours Christmas shopping, or head out on the ice, we've got a list of 10 things you...

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How Albertan’s Make Their Presence Felt

How Albertan’s Make Their Presence Felt

Where Are Buyers Coming From Kelowna real estate board (OMREB) surveys its members the Realtors of the Okanagan Mainland to find out who is buying real estate here in Kelowna and where they are coming from. The results are as you would probably expect and October was...

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NOVEMBER MARKET UPDATE | www.OkanaganBC.com

NOVEMBER MARKET UPDATE | www.OkanaganBC.com

Kelowna real estate market and the sales reports for January 2014 through October 2014 are in, and the data shows that the market is continuing to perform well. Homeowners who want to sell a house in Kelowna will be pleased to see how the market continues to see homes...

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OCTOBER UPDATE

OCTOBER UPDATE

Home Sales Update As we put the first  two weeks of October behind us, it's time to take a look at how the real estate market is performing so far for 2014 in Kelowna. On October 3, Okanagan Life published an article about the positive trends of Lake Okanagan...

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Okanagan Mountain Park Hiking with Andrew Smith

Okanagan Mountain Park Hiking with Andrew Smith

Hiking Around Kelowna and the Okanagan Okanagan Lake is a draw for many residents of British Columbia due to its wide variety of activities, such as fishing, paddle boarding, and hiking. One area in particular, Okanagan Mountain Park in Upper Mission Kelowna  is a...

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Kelowna Condo Update|Balanced Markets Are Back

Kelowna Condo Update|Balanced Markets Are Back

Kelowna Condo Update We have been focusing on single family residential a little too much lately so I thought I would shift gears and shine my tiny flashlight on what's been going on in the Kelowna condominium market. Condo Stats Quick disclaimer. I eliminated units...

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Kelowna  Summer Things To Do

Kelowna Summer Things To Do

Kelowna Top 10 Things To Do Kelowna, British Columbia is a popular destination for tourists in Canada, but also offers numerous things for residents as well. If you haven't explored your Kelowna backyard,you still have time to start before summer shifts into fall, and...

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Where Is The Kelowna Condo Market Going in 2014?

Where Is The Kelowna Condo Market Going in 2014?

Kelowna real estate market We all know by now that the Kelowna real estate market is very active and you're seeing a lot more sold signs when you walk your dog in your neighbourhood.  When I try to arrange 6 showings for a buyer usually 3  of the homes on my list have...

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Prices Are On The Move

Prices Are On The Move

Kelowna Housing Prices are moving up along with the number of sales compared with the Kelowna market in 2013. Kelowna homes, Townhomes, Condos,Lots and Waterfront properties have all shown an increase in numbers sold over 2013 and "Sold" signs are showing up all over...

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Market Is Humming

Market Is Humming

The housing market in Kelowna is humming right along for both buyers and sellers in the under $500,000 market. This is where most people live.  If your house is in this price range and currently for sale it's likely getting a steady flow of showings, prospective...

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The Million Dollar Home Seller

The Million Dollar Home Seller

Kelowna Real estate Marketplace The Million Dollar Home Seller is active in Kelowna. I've been pretty negative towards the high end home seller of late pleading for them to be more realistic with their pricing but I thought I would look a little closer at this segment...

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Andrew Smith Makes A Difference

Andrew Smith Makes A Difference

When Andrew Smith clients are looking for real estate, whether buying or selling in Kelowna or West Kelowna including Lake Country, Lower Mission, Upper Mission , Kelowna South, Kelowna North, Glenmore, Lake Country and Peachland they are confident that those looking...

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Kelowna- When Is The Best Time To Buy?

Kelowna- When Is The Best Time To Buy?

Home buyers are noticing quite a few more "SOLD" signs in the neighborhoods and wondering what is going on. Kelowna Real Estate On one hand there are over 1650 homes listed for sale in Kelowna Real Estate but there are less than 445 single family  homes listed under...

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Kelowna First Time Home Buyers

Kelowna First Time Home Buyers

Kelowna First Time Buyers made up 27% of the market in February and home ownership is one of the greatest dreams a young professional or family can have.  The thought of having your own place that you can customize to your heart's content is appealing, and many home...

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Real Estate Agents and Technology

Real Estate Agents and Technology

Kelowna real estate agents Kelowna real estate agents are a lot like other people and like most,  we've evolved and adapted to new technologies.  In the olden days prior to fully loaded smart phones when I went out of town I was pretty much off the grid and handed my...

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The Super Bowl Kick Off

The Super Bowl Kick Off

Real Estate and the Super Bowl Kickoff Welcome back.  With the first month safely behind us now are there any real estate industry prognosticators considering changing  their Kelowna housing predictions for the year?  Anyone?  Didn't think some neither. January is one...

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Kelowna Condo Market Wraps Up Positive For Buyers

Kelowna Condo Market Wraps Up Positive For Buyers

Kelowna Condo market and a few random thoughts on our local  market coming your way so get ready for some heavy duty statistics.  Might even have a prediction or two at the end. First of all, mining through strata/condo/apartment data is confusing so let's start with...

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It’s OK To Celebrate…..Just A Little Though

It’s OK To Celebrate…..Just A Little Though

As the Kelowna real estate market year winds down there are a few things we know for sure.  The average sale price for a residential home in the central Okanagan slipped a little bit this year from a $501,000 average in 2012 down to $491,000. No real news here.There...

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Home Sales  November Round Up with Andrew Smith

Home Sales November Round Up with Andrew Smith

Home Sales were above 2012 sales in Kelowna. When you spend time with Kelowna Realtors as I do then you will have a pretty good idea of what's happening in the market.  But, to find out what is really happening in our real estate market, ask any person working at the...

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Kelowna Market-How Are We Affected By The USA House Sales?

Kelowna Market-How Are We Affected By The USA House Sales?

Kelowna Real estate Market If the Kelowna Market watchers could jump across the USA border for a minute  and see  what is happening in the States they would have to wonder how if affects us.  According to the Wall Street Journal the USA are  predicting a 5% increase...

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Was This The Worst Year Yet? 2016

Was This The Worst Year Yet? 2016

Kelowna  foreclosures Do you think that Kelowna  foreclosures are dragging down the Kelowna real estate market?   Is Canada following the USA market?  It appears like it.  With  4,500 Kelowna homes for sale on MLS this year only 164 were foreclosure sales.  Good news...

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Buying My First Home In Kelowna BC

Buying My First Home In Kelowna BC

In 2012 my husband and I made the hard decision to relocate our young son and ourselves to the Canadian city of Kelowna. We wanted to raise our family in the beautiful B.C environment with the mountain backdrop. However making the move to B.C wasn't exactly easy for...

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Five Ways to Increase your Kelowna Home’s Curb Appeal

Five Ways to Increase your Kelowna Home’s Curb Appeal

Why increase your Kelowna homes curb appeal? Not only will you make a good impression on the neighbors, but if you're trying to sell your home, these affordable DIY curb appeal ideas are going to make a great first impression on potential homebuyers. Kelowna real...

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Kelowna Home Sales -Brutal Laws of Supply and Demand

Kelowna Home Sales -Brutal Laws of Supply and Demand

Kelowna home sales are booming in Kelowna. But there are so many up for grabs that bargaining abounds and the average selling price is on the decline. It's the brutal laws of supply and demand, said Royal LePage realtor Andrew Smith. Sales activity is crazy busy, but...

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Kelowna Housing Market- 21% Increase for 3RD Quarter

Kelowna Housing Market- 21% Increase for 3RD Quarter

Kelowna  housing market Loud and thunderous applause for anyone who predicted a 21% increase in Kelowna  housing market sales for the 3rd quarter of this year.  We all knew the housing market would rebound eventually but I just don't know anyone who thought it would...

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GREAT NEWS, MORE GOOD NEWS AND A LITTLE BAD NEWS

GREAT NEWS, MORE GOOD NEWS AND A LITTLE BAD NEWS

Let's start this update with Kelowna Real Estate good news, then pile on some more good news and maybe end with the scary stuff. Good News Part I July housing numbers are in and there were 250 residential sales recorded last month which represents an 8% increase in...

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Statsgeek Andrew Smith – Kelowna Real Estate

Statsgeek Andrew Smith – Kelowna Real Estate

Maybe it's the statsgeek in me but nothing more fun than analyzing MLS housing data for Kelowna Real Estate and looking closely at the active residential homes on the market. 2,009 people among us trying to sell their Kelowna homes right now the jaw dropping statistic...

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Inching towards a balanced market in 2013

Inching towards a balanced market in 2013

Kelowna's market 2013 First things first...Kelowna's real estate market is still in what we all refer to as a Buyers Market. Almost 2,000 homes on the market and a typical month sees us record about 200 residential sales. We would need about 330 sales a month board...

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Condo Market Up or Down?

Condo Market Up or Down?

Some have been asking for condo statistics for last month so here is my breakdown, explanations and predictions. Bad news first. Kelowna condo statistics There are currently 423 townhouses and 1,013 apartments for sale in Kelowna. Let's start with apartments. If you...

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Condos Is It Time To Buy??

Condos Is It Time To Buy??

In the Kelowna Real Estate  Market this could be the best time ever for a buyer to buy a condo. There are currently 817 Kelowna Condos and 313 Townhomes on the market for sale. Kelowna Condos... There have been 196 sales year to date with an average sale price of...

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KELOWNA OUT PERFORMS THE REST OF BC

KELOWNA OUT PERFORMS THE REST OF BC

Did the Central Okanagan buck a provincial trend in August or am I reading our MLS numbers incorrectly? Earlier this month we reported 205 residential unit sales at a $573,000 average August 2012 compared to 158 units sold August '11 at $540,000 average. Both average...

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The High End Buyer Rolls Into Kelowna

The High End Buyer Rolls Into Kelowna

This past month was one of those months that no one predicted and sellers shouldn't get too excited about. The high end buyer showed up, finally, in August and we saw 18 homes sell over $1,000,000. The average sale price of the 209 residential sales was $570,000 which...

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This Isn’t Your Father’s Market!

This Isn’t Your Father’s Market!

Market in August is looking like it is going to be the best August in a long time.. When Jo-Ann and I moved to Kelowna 15 years we were told over and over again that the weather dictates the real estate market here. Then July 2010 happened with only 126 residential...

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August 2012 MONSTER MONTH IN REAL ESTATE

August 2012 MONSTER MONTH IN REAL ESTATE

Kelowna Monthly Udpate July MLS data showed we recorded 233 residential sales for the month compared to only 165 for the same month last year. I'm not sure why either. We can't credit or blame HST any more and interest rates are similar to last year. When I ask around...

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June 2012 …..ARE YOU IN??

June 2012 …..ARE YOU IN??

Active Market Active listings ....2,261 residential and 1,564 condominiums. This means, purchasers have rarely had such a selection in all price points and all areas of the city. Interest rates are at rock bottom lows and prices are down sharply from the peak of...

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Real-Estate -June Year to Date

Real-Estate -June Year to Date

Real-Estate Year To Date  June year todate market report. There are currently 2230 homes for sale in Kelowna and there were 223 sales last month. This means, if you have a home on the market you have a 1 in 10 chance of selling it next month. The average sale price...

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Real Estate Downtown Kelowna

Real Estate Downtown Kelowna

Residential homes I promise this will be easier reading if you can humm Petula Clark music at the same time. Let's define downtown as being from Poplar point up near Knox Mountain, up to Gordon Drive, then South to K.L.O., and of course the Lake on the West. Argue all...

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It is a Great Time to Buy a Kelowna Condo!

It is a Great Time to Buy a Kelowna Condo!

Kelowna condominiums There is still an over supply of condominiums on the market here in Kelowna but the good news for sellers is that the number of sales is on the rise and the good news for buyers is it is a great time to buy a condo.. There are 1,384 freehold...

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NEW**** BC FIRST TIME HOME BUYER’S $10,000 BONUS

NEW**** BC FIRST TIME HOME BUYER’S $10,000 BONUS

Thanks to Scott Jennings , Mobile Mortgage Specialist at TDCanada Trust "I was on the phone with BC Finance Dept. 30 min ago and would like to share the following eligibility information for the $10,000 First Time Buyer rebate" 1. ONLY FIRST TIME BUYERS can be on...

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Kelowna Condo Sales Up 10% Over Last Year!

Kelowna Condo Sales Up 10% Over Last Year!

Kelowna real estate sales So far, through the first 4 months of 2012 Kelowna real estate sales, there have been 396 condominium sales compared to only 356 for the same period last year. That is an impressive 10% increase in sales. The average sale price this year is...

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Update***** April Market***** Breakthrough Month

Update***** April Market***** Breakthrough Month

Welcome to April Market time in the Okanagan everyone. This is the my favourite time of the year when Jo and I abandon that wretched morning spin class and take our bikes outside again. First things first....Kelowna real estate news. Re/Max Kelowna sold Diane Parker's...

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Is Kelowna Side of Bridge Becoming "The ‘Hood"?

Is Kelowna Side of Bridge Becoming "The ‘Hood"?

The high end of our real estate market has finally started to take off with 5 sales last month over $1 million. Nothing really unusual there except 4 of them were on the westside (OK, West Kelowna). If you haven't been to the Okanagan in a few years you won't...

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The Number of Homes Sold So Far This Year Has…..

The Number of Homes Sold So Far This Year Has…..

Kelowna's housing industry ....Increased! It was a tight race down to the last day, and ya ya I know February had an extra day in it this year,nevertheless, 260 sales Jan/Feb 2012 compared to 259 Jan/Feb 2011. Here at the Smith - McLellan Group we will never overlook...

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Housing Update…first 6 weeks of 2012

Housing Update…first 6 weeks of 2012

 Housing update Looking at the Kelowna real estate market after the first 6 weeks paints two very different pictures. Overall, it's looking a lot like last year. There were 176 residential and 102 condo sales in the first 6 weeks of 2012. The average residential price...

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Kelowna Housing Update….No Need To Sit Down

Kelowna Housing Update….No Need To Sit Down

Kelowna Today. I always make sure I'm sitting down before analyzing January home stats but this year we're showing early signs of optimism. There were 455 residential sales during the first quarter of 2011 with an average sale price of $486,000. The fourth quarter...

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End of January Market Update

End of January Market Update

Hats off and loud applause for all the people who have braved the cold, wind and snow to attend our Kelowna open houses this January. We've certainly gotten our share of Winter this month and I just love it when people brave the elements and show up to see a house...

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Kelowna South (Hospital Area)….coolest place on earth.

Kelowna South (Hospital Area)….coolest place on earth.

Kelowna South Hospital Area Okay, maybe that's a little too much hyperbole for anyone's taste but it's my favorite part of Kelowna especially during the Summer. Kelowna South is once again proving to be one of the hottest real estate areas in Kelowna. The fourth...

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Fourth Quarter Kelowna Condominium Update

Fourth Quarter Kelowna Condominium Update

The condominium market had a strong 4th quarter registering 154 sales of apartment condominiums at an average sale price of $245,000. This is a significant increase from the previous year's 4th quarter when there were only 114 condo sales at an averages sale price of...

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Update….Buying In December 2011

Update….Buying In December 2011

A typical phone call in late November to any real estate agent ......."I want to take my house off the market for December and put in back on in the new year." Seems reasonable. Kids are out of school, relatives might be visiting, mom and dad are likely to be home a...

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Single Story For Sale in Glenmore

Single Story For Sale in Glenmore

Single storey Home for sale in Glenmore SOLD! 4 Bedroom With Suite ¢ 2,064 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bdrm single story "With Finished Basement" - MLS® $399,900 - REDUCED! PRICED TO SELL! Glenmore, Kelowna - Lovely Glenmore home on quiet residential street with a 2 bedroom...

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November Real Estate Update

November Real Estate Update

I realize I'm a day early here and we still have 23 hours left to sell houses this month but I wanted to get a head start getting October stats out before everyone else in this industry....to heck with accuracy this month. October was an odd month. The average price...

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KELOWNA BC TO PAN AM GAMES GUADALJARA

KELOWNA BC TO PAN AM GAMES GUADALJARA

KELOWNA BC TO PAN AM GAMES GUADALJARA  October 2011. Kierra raced in the 100m breaststroke last Monday and finished 5th with a time of 1:10.15. It's her 3rd best event but the only one she was allowed to race in Guadalajara (long story). She came back with a silver...

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Market Update–October 2011

Market Update–October 2011

Over-all, there has been 171 residential sales this September in the Kelowna Real Estate market with an average residence selling for $537,000. September of 2010 witnessed 139 sales with the common sale amount of $510,000. Glad to see the total number of properties...

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Downtown Kelowna’s Best Kept Secret Shhhh!

Downtown Kelowna’s Best Kept Secret Shhhh!

Downtown Kelowna has changed so much in the past 15 years I have lived here..... and mostly for the better. I can not think of a nicer run than along Kelowna's downtown waterfront. Start at City Park along the lake, past the yatch club, along the seawall towards...

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Lakeview Heights Update

Lakeview Heights Update

As of right now there are 154 residential homes for sale, not including lakefront and not including homes on native land. There have been 78 sales so far in 9 months. This means there is approx a 17 month supply of homes on the market. (this number is a crude estimate...

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Rutland Homes With Suites

Rutland Homes With Suites

Rutland homes has to be the most undervalued and most under appreciated part of Kelowna and I've never understood why. It's centrally located close to shopping, transportation, hockey rinks and a completely refurbished Kelowna Family YMCA. Crime is low (check for...

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Townhouses In The Spotlight

Townhouses In The Spotlight

Buying a townhouse in Kelowna might be considered one of the safest real estate investments our city has to offer. So far this year there have been 209 townhouse sales with an average sale price of $349,000. Five years ago the average sale price was $280,000 and ten...

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Price Reduced on 1317 Lombardy Square in Glenmore

SOLD  Glenmore, Kelowna - Announcing a price reduction on 1317 Lombardy Square, a 2,064 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bdrm single story "With Finished Basement". Now MLS® $439,000 - 3 Bedroom Home plus Suite. Living in Kelowna, Andrew Smith and Jo Ann McLellan Smith McLellan...

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Feeling Sorry For The House of Rich Among Us

Feeling Sorry For The House of Rich Among Us

They're everywhere it seems. If you're trying to sell your home in Kelowna, and it's priced over $700,000 you might have to get comfortable with that for sale sign out in your front yard for a while. There are 435 House of Rich for these homes on the market right now...

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Townhouse Market

Townhouse Market

Let's take a moment and focus on the resiliency of the Kelowna townhouse market over the past decade before looking at the rest of the market. So far this year, there have been 213 townhouse sales in the Kelowna trading area with an average sale price of $336,000....

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Kelowna’s Upper Mission in the Spotlight

Kelowna’s Upper Mission in the Spotlight

I spent the last few days looking at homes in Kelowna's Upper Mission area which has to be one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Canada. Great schools, little crime, people looking out for one another, jaw dropping views of the lake, luxurious houses complete with media...

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Big White Ski Resort Real Estate Market

Big White Ski Resort Real Estate Market

What a wonderful place to spend a day, weekend or family vacation. Big White has world class skiing with, great restaurants, 100% ski in/out accommodation and is only about 45 minutes from Kelowna.  The Highway 33 is well groomed in the winter and makes access quick...

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Condominium Update….June 2010

Condominium Update….June 2010

Some have been asking for condo statistics for last month so here is my breakdown with explanations and predictions. Sometimes I'm even right. The facts. There are 423 townhouses and 1,103 apartments for sale right now in Kelowna. The average sale price last month for...

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June Market Report

June Market Report

 Where to begin this month.... There are 2,171 single family homes on the market right now and there were 193 sales in May. This means there is over 11 months of inventory on the market right now making this a buyers' market. No news here as this has been the case...

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May 2011… Almost a mirror image of last year.

May 2011… Almost a mirror image of last year.

May 2011 I trust you've all recovered from the federal election and a round and a half of hockey playoffs. The interesting MLS stat for Kelowna has to be that there have been 625 residential sales this year compared to 624 last year. Now that we've caught up I can't...

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Market Update April 2011

Market Update April 2011

Sorry I'm a couple of days late with my Monday morning market update but better late than never. Here's the scratch-your-head stat of the day.... There are 1,531 condominiums on the market (way too many) right now and 1,531 residential detached single family houses...

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Housing Update….April 2011 Week 15

Housing Update….April 2011 Week 15

The 15th week of the year saw Kelowna realtors sell 32 residential homes in Kelowna at an average sale price of $486,000 and an average market time of 86 days. The high end of the market was quiet with only two homes selling above $650,000 while the other end of the...

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Popular Brandts Creek Crossing Condo

Popular Brandts Creek Crossing Condo

Sharply Priced ¢ 1,175 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story - MLS®$287,000 Lower Mission, Kelowna - Well priced condo in sought after Brandts Creek Crossing. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms with Glenmore valley views from two balconies. Oversized kitchen with eating...

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Luxury Loft Style Condominium In Playa del Sol

Luxury Loft Style Condominium In Playa del Sol

BRIGHT WITH SOARING CEILINGS ¢ 921 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story - MLS® $367,000 - BEST VALUE Lower Mission, Kelowna - Executive condo with loft. Naturally bright with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows capture breathtaking views both southwest and...

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Immaculate Family Home In Lower Mission…..Gleaming

Immaculate Family Home In Lower Mission…..Gleaming

JUST LIKE A NEW HOME!!!! ¢ 2,472 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm single story - $499,900 - IMMACULATE AND BRIGHT Lower Mission, Kelowna - IMMACULATE AND GLEAMING! Looks like a show home. Beautiful hardwood floors, bright tall windows, open concept, fabulous kitchen with...

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Weekly Housing Update….April 3-9 2011.

Weekly Housing Update….April 3-9 2011.

Last week here in Kelowna Weekly Housing Update it was ho-hum business as usual in our housing market with all trends continuing. There were 38 residential sales for the week with an average sale price of $472,800. There were 25 condominium sales with an averages...

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Axel Merckx Speaks at UBCO breakfast

Axel Merckx Speaks at UBCO breakfast

The morning alarm sounded at 5:30 today so I could get to the UBC-Okanagan Athletic breakfast fundraiser. The speaker they brought in was Axel Merckx who's simple but profound message about cycling was just to get on your bicycle, no matter what age you are, level...

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Rookie Realtor Error

Listed a nice property in Sandpointe, a 55+ gated community up in Glenmore for $559,000. Completely updated and shows a perfect 10/10. 141-595 Yates....It will be on MLS and website tomorrow. Started the day bright and early preparing to meet the seller for the first...

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March 2011 Quick Market Update

With almost a week left in the month, our market has generated the same the same number of sales, 160, as we did for the entire month of March 2010 with the average sale price remaining constant in the $450's. This is terrific news as we enter the always busy...

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Strata Property Management Companies In Kelowna

Strata Property Management Companies In Kelowna

My first Kelowna condominium listing was in 1993 in Vancouver. I remember it was on Pacific Avenue almost underneath the Burrard street bridge and noise, exhaust fumes and lots of dirt and grime on the balcony. Dealing with the strata management company was...

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Quick, Short Market update…Week of March 11-18

Quick, Short Market update…Week of March 11-18

Quick, short market update...Week of March 11-18 The week in Kelowna ended with 51 residential sales this week and 27 strata/ Kelowna condominium sales. We cracked the half million mark with a $500,061 avg sale price! High end of our market has some life to it after...

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First Quarter Update…and playoff predictions

First Quarter Update…and playoff predictions

First Quarter Update...and playoff predictions The first quarter report card is in for the Kelowna market and the results are a "B". We generated 451 sales for the quarter with the average house selling for $480,000. The same quarter in 2010 produced only 431 housing...

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Valentines Day- Things to do in Kelowna (Video)

Valentines Day- Things to do in Kelowna (Video)

Happy Valentines Day!! VIDEO "LIKE & SHARE" If you are wondering what to do with your Valentine this week, here are a few suggestions..... Freddy's Brewpub dinner dance package that includes a three course meal, bottle of fine wine, and the amazing music of Steve...

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Flaherty Tightens Mortgage Rules

Flaherty Tightens Mortgage Rules

Jim Flaherty announced new mortgage financing rules for home buyers and home owners wanting to extend/obtain secure lines of credit. In a nutshell, mortgages with amortization periods longer than 30 years will no longer qualify for government backed insurance which is...

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Royal LePage 2011 Holiday Office Tour

Royal LePage 2011 Holiday Office Tour

Revelstoke Royal LePage January 13,2011 . What a beautiful town! Over the holidays, Jo-Ann and I decided to take a few days and visit some Royal LePage offices in our province. We managed to stop in and visit for an hour or so in Merritt, Hope, Parksville, Qualicum...

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Stronger Than Anticipated 2011 Housing Market Predicted

Stronger Than Anticipated 2011 Housing Market Predicted

Happy New Year Blogsters......thanks for taking the time to check in every once in a while  Jo and I hope you enjoyed the Christmas/New Year's break. Welcome back.I found this in-box this morning and wanted to share. Royal LePage is predicting a better than expected...

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2010 Home Buyers….Where Do They Come From?

2010 Home Buyers….Where Do They Come From?

Like most communities, the majority of buyers are local. They're people moving to a bigger house when they have a baby or downsizing to a townhouse once the kids move out. Royal LePage tracked 3,160 Kelowna Home buyers and found some surprising stats. The eye-opener...

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CMHC Predicts Modest Gains in 2011

Paul Fabri from Canada Mortgage and Housing predicts modest housing gains next year. CMHC anticipates a switch from a buyers' market to a more balanced market in 2011. Read entire story below......

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Busy week of high end homes selling

Busy week of high end homes selling

The trend for the past few months is continuing with 40 Kelowna residential sales in  last week including 3 of them over $1 million. These high end homes are on Devonian and Uplands in Upper Mission and Bennett Rd. up in McKinley Landing. The same week in 2009 was 52...

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