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Fort McMurray Real Estate in a Freefall....

The Fort McMurray Real Estate Board reports that overall sales are down 64.7% in February 2015 compared to last year. Although prices are the last statistic to change in any market correction or recovery prices in the Fort McMurray area are dropping as well. The average price of a single-family detached home has fallen from $789,740 to $746,202 in the same period. The story is similar but ...

Did you know there are many differences in using a Lawyer or Notary?

Whether you are a buyer or seller in a Real Estate transaction you will have to make the decision to use a notary or lawyer to complete the transaction for you. You can actually do the transaction without using either but it is complicated and risky. Whether a buyer or seller uses a notary or lawyer is their own personal decision. Usually the decision is based on a savings. The general opinion is that ...

20 acre hobby farm in North Okanagan

New listing! Check out this great little hobby farm! http://www.century21.ca/Property/101041260

Vernon Blazers take Kelowna Cup

The Hockey season is finally over, time to hang up the skates and start cheering from the sidelines in a different sport. Bring on the soccer season!  I have enjoyed an amazing season of coaching my Pee Wee hockey team the Vernon Blazers. We ended the season in style with a very high-pressure tournament win in Kelowna. The Kelowna Cup  hosted 20 teams from around our province, thus making ...

2014 was a good year...2015 will be better

Whenever I say that people say, "You're Realtor you have to be optimistic". It's funny that in 2007 I was called a killjoy and a pessimist when I said the correction is coming. As was expected the numbers are very positive for 2014. I was talking to a Realtor at another brand over the holidays and in his opinion the Alberta oil prices are finally going to push the economy and the Real Estate Market ...

GETTING BUYERS OFF THE FENCE?

As the Spring Real Estate Market in the Okanagan and around parts of Canada start to heat up we can find ourselves in more then 1 offer to present to our Sellers.  Many Buyers are afraid to put an offer in without a subject to a home inspection.  A great suggestion to Sellers is get the pre-inspection done before the property is listed, so people are aware of what they're buying.  This ...

Okanagan Shuswap Home sales bouncing back after a snowy January curbs recovery

As we reported last month. Our predictions were that January statistics were down as a result of the huge snowfall. If this was the cause then February statistics would rebound dramatically. This is exactly what happened. Real Estate Sales in the Okanagan Shuswap housing market are up substantially when compared to last February and when compared to January of 2015. As we go through March we are ...

Did you know there are many differences in using a lawyer or Notary?

Whether you are a buyer or seller in a Real Estate transaction you will have to make the decision to use a notary or lawyer to complete the transaction for you. You can actually do the transaction without using either but it is complicated and risky. Whether a buyer or seller uses a notary or lawyer is their own personal decision. Usually the decision is based on a savings. The general opinion is that ...

Markets are localized...please see local agents for local Market reports!

Stories like these drive me nuts....Real Estate Markets are LOCAL to that area...reports like this DO NOT apply to the whole country!! The Okanagan is revving up and OUR STATS tell a different story! You CANNOT generalize..please see your LOCAL Agent to know whats happening in YOUR MARKET! Article out of a REP magazine.... Latest HPI report shows cooling markets across CanadaHomeNews by Olivia D'Orazio12 ...

Okanagan Shuswap Home Sales Rallies in February

Kelowna, BC – The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) reported February 2015 sales activity of all MLS® property types improved 34% compared to the same month in 2014 – bouncing back 53% from sluggish results in January. “After a more than usual slowdown in January, Okanagan Shuswap home sales rallied along with consumer confidence during February despite weaker economic conditions in Alberta. ...