Grant Wiebe

Personal Real Estate Corporation
251 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BCV1Y 6C2
Office: 250-869-0101
Office Fax: 250-869-0105
Toll Free: 1-888-301-2121
Cell: 250-869-2279
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Grant Wiebe

Grant Wiebe Personal Real Estate Corporation

CENTURY 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.
251 Harvey Avenue
Kelowna, BCV1Y 6C2
Office: 250-869-0101
Toll Free: 1-888-301-2121
Cell: 250-869-2279
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Don't be mislead by irrelavent real estate stats - Kelowna October 2012

Are you letting yourself be influenced by real estate statistics that don't really tell the story of your local market?  BC provincial average real estate stats are overwhelming dominated by the Vancouver real estate market, since more than half of BC's population lives in the Metro Vancouver area.  The Kelowna real estate market behaves quite independently from the Vancouver market and ...

Is it worth it to list my home in winter?

In the fall, many people who really want to sell their homes decide to take their properties of the market in hopes that the "springtime effect" will bring them more buyers and a higher price come spring.  Unfortunately, this hope has not come true in the last few years, as spring has brought a flood of inventory to market that the demand is not capable of absorbing.  The last few spring ...

Finally - A Good Time to Invest in Real Estate in Kelowna

It's been a long time since the conditions have been as ideal for investing in real estate in Kelowna as they are now.  Prices and interest rates are low while rental rates and demand for good rental units remain high.  If you've always thought of investing in residential real estate but you thought the time would never be "right" in Kelowna, now may be the time to start looking.  ...

Explaining the BC First Time New Home Buyers Bonus

If you are a first time home buyer in BC and you think you may be buying a brand new home (includes new condos and townhouses as well as single family homes) in the next year or so, then the BC government has something special for you in their latest budget. Buyers who meet the qualifications can receive a 5% income tax credit, to a maximum of $10,000 when they purchase a brand new home in ...

Choosing a Condo in Kelowna

There's way more to choosing a condo than just comparing units based on square footage, location, upgrades, finishings, etc. If you want to enjoy all that condo life has to offer, you need to understand that when you buy into a strata building, you have the opportunity to purchase much more than just the unit itself. A building's amenities, features and the ways it's thoughtfully planned ...
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From a House to an Acreage in Kelowna

With recent market changes, the price gap between typical single family homes in Kelowna and homes on acreages in Kelowna has gotten much smaller and many people are finding it more attainable to make the jump to the large rural property that they've always dreamed of. If you would like more info on acreages in the Kelowna area, contact Grant Wiebe.

Taking Real Estate to the Street - The New Century 21 iPhone App

Century 21 has become the leading brand in internet marketing for real estate in Canada; first with the new http://Century21.ca platform, then with the mobile version - http://m.Century21.ca, and now with the new Century21.ca iPhone App. One of the most exciting features of this new tool is the "Search Nearby" function, which uses GPS technology built into smart phones to locate property ...
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Low-Ball Offers - Keep Your Emotions in Check

These days, the gap between what sellers are asking for their properties and what buyers want to pay for them seems larger than ever. Here are a few tips to help you do your best to turn that offer in a successful sale. Grant Wiebe - Kelowna Realtor 250.869.2279 http://GrantWiebe.com (Personal Real Estate Corporation - Century 21 Assurance Realty)
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Winterizing Your Underground Sprinklers - A Few Things to Keep in Mind

Although the weather is beautiful right now here in Kelowna, it's time to make arrangements to have you underground sprinkler system winterized - don't leave it until the last minute. If you plan to sell you home over the winter, keep some written verification of your sprinkler winterization because there's a good chance the buyer of your home may ask for proof that the system ...
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August 2010 Kelowna Real Estate Market Update

Unit sales in the Central Okanagan market area are up 25% over the dramatically low numbers of July 2010 which is definitely a step in the right direction. Sales numbers are still down 21% over August 2009 but buyers seem to come out of their summer slump and responded to some very attractive prices in the Kelowna market right now. Grant Wiebe - Kelowna Realtor 250.869.2279
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