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Where are our Buyers coming from in the Okanagan Shuswap Housing Market?

In the last few years the number of buyers from Alberta has increased substantially. Even though this month shows a downward trend from last month our YTD numbers are still up. The buyers in October 2014 in the Okanagan Shuswap area came from.... 55.1% from Within OMREB Board Area (up from 54.5% in October) *** 18.5% from Alberta (down from 21.5%) 9.7% from Lower Mainland/Vancouver Island (up ...

Home prices in Canada rose in October for the 8th month in a row

The Canadian Real Estate Association reported that both sales activity and average prices were up in Canada in October both in month over month and year to date statistics. However one has to be careful when we look at stats like this. Unlike the stock market the Real Estate market is incredibly local. When we take a broad country wide view of home sales and prices it is really quite ...

Vernon BC Businesses Reporting Positive Growth

For the second year in a row the City of Vernon in conjunction with Community Futures North Okanagan, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Vernon Association did a door to door survey to find out the pulse of Vernon Business. 96.3 per cent of businesses reported that their business was either steady or growing. That figure is up significantly over last year. Sales in Real ...

Forever is Fleeting - If You're a Home

Forever homes are for four-legged fur-kids.When it comes to people, there's no such thing as a forever home. Much as you might want your next home to be your last, it's not likely that will happen. Because statistically, you'll have to sell that home within the next seven years. So no matter how tempted you are to buy the home that is quirky, unusual, or weird, you need to think of resale when you ...

Did you know that a home inspection can save you a fortune?

In My business, every offer I write has a home inspection clause built right into it. We can take it out when our buyers demand it but it is highly recommended to leave it in. Home inspectors are highly trained to find things that cannot be found under a reasonable inspection of the property. They have devices that can find moisture behind walls and mold in the attics and asbestos in the insulation ...
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Okanagan, Shuswap Housing Market is Slowing for the Season

There are 2 distinct cycles in any Real Estate market. The first is the general 9 to 12 year cycle that the market seems to follow fairly closely. The second is the annual fluctuations based on the seasons and what consumers are doing. When the weather breaks in the spring the inventory of homes for sale rises and the sales activity tends to rise as well. Spring in the Okanagan, Shuswap Real Estate ...

The Market

The statistics for sales in the North Okanagan show that there is a continued recovery in the housing market.  Absorption of houses listed for sale is up, prices have rsent, sales are up resulting in the inventory of houses listed for sale dropping.  Based on historical data 2015 should be a stronger year than 2014.  That being said, 2015 sales could be impacted by major global events, ...

What Properties Sold Over The Weekend of November 1-2, 2014 & What Did People Pay?

If you have any questions, give us a call on 1-250-550-2125 anytime, anywhere!

What Properties Sold Over The Weekend of November 1-2, 2014 & What Did People Pay?

If you have any questions, give us a call on 1-250-550-2125 anytime, anywhere!

Acreage in North Okanagan , BC

54 acres  with forest , fields , water , and  handy to Shuswap River  and  Enderby .  Easy  to  work with : level , and  easy  access  off Mabel Lake Road . Call Colin  @ 250-309-1521 for  details .And  see  MLS   for  673  Mabel Lake Rd , Enderby  .