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We just listed a new property located at 1288 Water Street in Kelowna.
Enjoy Kelowna at it's best!! The Royal Private Residence Club - 1/3 OWNERSHIP of vacation living. Beautiful 2 bed + den (which is currently set up as a 3rd bedroom), 2 bath ground floor lakeside condo - use or rent, comes with everything included. This deluxe unit features; cork/tile flooring, granite counters, stainless appliances & a STUNNING STAMPED CONCRETE PATIO WITH SPECTACULAR LAKE & MOUNTAIN VIEWS!! The amenities are absolutely amazing; rooftop patio with an infinity pool, hot tubs, a fitness center & central to everything Kelowna has to offer!! Contact THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5255) of Royal LePage Kelowna or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information. (id:2493)
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Sometimes the reason for putting your home on the market is crystal clear.
For example, you might have a job relocation and need to move. Or, you
might have decided to downsize because the kids have left the nest.
However, there are many other motivations to list your home that are not as
obvious, and yet are still good reasons to make a move. Here are just a few
examples...
• You’re bored with your home and are looking for a change.
• There’s something you’ve always wanted in a home that your current
property doesn’t have, such as a wooded backyard.
• You want to be closer to work, or to activities you enjoy, such as golf.
• You want to be closer to family.
• The neighbourhood is changing in a way that no longer fits the
lifestyle you want.
• There’s another neighbourhood you’ve always dreamed of living in.
• Your tastes have changed and you want to live in a different type of
home.
None of these reasons makes it an absolute necessity to list your property
and find a new home. Yet, they’re all worth considering, especially if moving
will make you and your family happier, and provide you with a more
desirable lifestyle.
Want to talk about the possibilities? Call today The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!!

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We just SOLD a property located at 1786 Split Rail Place in Kelowna.
STUNNING TWO STORY FAMILY HOME IN THE TOWER RANCH GOLF COMMUNITY!! This 4 bed, 4 bath homes features hardwood floors, quartz counter tops, stainless appliances & a POOL SIZE FENCED YARD!! The main floor has over-sized windows to let in all the natural light with access to the covered patio that leads out into the spectacular back yard. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms including the good sized master with walk-in closet& 4 pc ensuite. The basement has a HUGE rec room/media room as well as another bedroom & bathroom. Tower Ranch is a great place to call home, a $45 monthly Home Owners fee gets you access to the Club House, Owners Lounge & Fitness Center. THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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We just SOLD a property located at 600 Lefevere Avenue in Kelowna.
UPPER MISSION FAMILY HOME WITH STUNNING LAKE VIEWS & A LEGAL SUITE!! This 5 bed, 4 bath home has amazing lake/ city views & backs onto park space! The main floor has a large den, master bedroom with ensuite & a large great room which is perfect for entertaining! Upstairs has 2 more bedrooms, a bathroom and a loft which could be used for a kids playroom or gym area! Downstairs features a MEDIA ROOM as well as a 2 BEDROOM LEGAL SUITE!! Other features include; hardwood floors, stainless appliances, vaulted ceilings & an over-sized garage!! This neighborhood is perfect for families! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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We just listed a new property located at 1786 Split Rail Place in Kelowna.
STUNNING TWO STORY FAMILY HOME IN THE TOWER RANCH GOLF COMMUNITY!! This 4 bed, 4 bath homes features hardwood floors, quartz counter tops, stainless appliances & a POOL SIZE FENCED YARD!! The main floor has over-sized windows to let in all the natural light with access to the covered patio that leads out into the spectacular back yard. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms including the good sized master with walk-in closet& 4 pc ensuite. The basement has a HUGE rec room/media room as well as another bedroom & bathroom. Tower Ranch is a great place to call home, a $45 monthly Home Owners fee gets you access to the Club House, Owners Lounge & Fitness Center. THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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The Bank of Canada opted to raise the target for its overnight interest rate this morning 25 basis points  to 1.25 per cent.  In the statement accompanying the decision, the Bank cited recent strong economic data and rising inflation as motivations for the rate increase. The Bank expects growth in the Canadian economy to slow to 2.2 per cent in 2018 and 1.6 per cent in 2019 with consumption and new home construction contributing less to growth than in years past.  With the economy returning to full-capacity, inflation is forecast to remain at 2 per cent over the medium term.  The Bank also flagged risk to its outlook from ongoing NAFTA negotiations and noted it would remain cautious in considering future interest rate adjustments.

With the Canadian unemployment rate hitting a 40-year low and inflation ticking higher in recent months, the Canadian economy would seem to be operating at full capacity. That argues for a more hawkish approach to monetary policy in order to bring interest rates closer to what the Bank estimates would be neutral for the economy, that is, a level in which the economy is neither running too hot nor too cold.  While today's rate increase was widely anticipated, it did come earlier in the year than previously expected and likely signals further rate increases to come in 2018.  Canadian mortgage rates have already moved higher in anticipation of Bank of Canada tightening, which means a much tighter borrowing environment in 2018, particularly given newly implemented mortgage qualifying rules for low-ratio buyers.


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Have you ever considered renting out a room to a student or renovating
your basement into a self-contained rental apartment?
It’s a big decision. There are many pros and cons to consider.
On the pro side, renting can provide you with additional income. An extra
few hundred dollars a month can go a long way towards paying down your
mortgage or splurging on an exotic summer vacation.
Creating rentable living space in your home — for example, an “in-law suite”
featuring a kitchenette and bathroom — may also increase your property’s
market value.
On the con side, you’ll have more costs and responsibilities as a landlord.
For example, you might need to purchase extra insurance because basic
home insurance policies typically do not cover rental units, even if you’re
just renting out a room. You’ll also be responsible for dealing with repairs
sometimes in the middle of the night.
Also, if you’re not careful about the renter you choose, you might end up
with a “problem tenant”. For example, you could have a tenant who is
consistently late on rent payments or simply stops paying. That can be
stressful.
If you’re deciding whether or not to rent, be sure to check local laws and
regulations. Many jurisdictions have very strict rules regarding renting out
space in a residential property, and those rules change frequently. Make
sure you get the latest information.

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We just listed a new property located at 3636 Benvoulin Road in Kelowna.
AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO OWN TO LAND & RUN A BUSINESS!! This Lower Mission acreage has been home to 'RUSSO'S VEGETABLES' for over 50 years!! The flat, 5.4 acre site has been used to grow and sell a variety of vegetables with the OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND to other areas of the property or build a home. The location is spectacular with HIGH VISIBILITY from the street, easy access and parking! Opportunities like this don't come up very often...THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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We just listed a new property located at 3636 Benvoulin Road in Kelowna.
AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO OWN LAND & RUN A BUSINESS!! This Lower Mission acreage has been home to 'RUSSO'S VEGETABLES' for over 50 years!! The flat, 5.4 acre site has been used to grow and sell a variety of vegetables with the OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND to other areas of the property or build a home. The location is spectacular with HIGH VISIBILITY from the street, easy access and parking! Opportunities like this don't come up very often...THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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Your neighbourhood has a lot of features that can help sell your home
faster. Unfortunately, buyers don’t usually notice those features just by
driving around. So, you need to make sure they get all the information they
need about your neighbourhood.
For example, say homes don’t go on the market often in your area. That’s
an indication that the quality of life in the neighbourhood is so good that no
one wants to leave! In real estate we measure the area’s “turnover rate”,
and it’s handy data to have when listing your home.
Another bit of data that buyers can’t simply see is the local crime rate. But,
most police departments keep those statistics. If your neighbourhood has a
low crime rate, that’s an obvious plus to sellers.
Demographic data can also be helpful when selling your property. If your
neighbourhood has a lot of families, for example, that’s going to be
appealing to buyers with kids.
Even local development plans can play a role in making your home more
attractive to buyers. If a new ramp to a major highway is in the works
nearby, getting to work is going to be easier. That’s a big benefit to
commuters.
Other types of data that can help sell your home include:
• Planned local construction.
• Proposals for neighbourhood improvements. (For example, a new
playground.)
• Rates at which local property values are increasing.
Any information that shows the advantages of living in your area is going to
be useful when selling.
By the way, this is the kind of information we put together to provide to
prospective buyers when selling your home. Contact us today for more info!!

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We just SOLD a property located at 3635 Water Road in Kelowna.
STUNNING EAST KELOWNA WALK OUT RANCHER WITH A HUGE PARK LIKE YARD!! This 5 bed, 3 bath home features an open concept layout with a STUNNING NEW KITCHEN, new flooring, 3 beds on the main floor & a slate deck to sit back and take in the mountain views!! The lower level of the home has lots of options - it could be a 1 or 2 bed + den SUITE or it could be used as additional space for a larger family! There is a stamped concrete patio that leads out to the private back yard with tons of space for kids or pets to enjoy! Other features include; some new windows with motorized blinds, a 2 year old hot water tank, a water purification system & fresh paint! The street has a country feel with Orchards on one side and executive homes on the other. THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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We just listed a new property located at 600 Lefevere Avenue in Kelowna.
UPPER MISSION FAMILY HOME WITH STUNNING LAKE VIEWS & A LEGAL SUITE!! This 5 bed, 4 bath home has amazing lake/ city views & backs onto park space! The main floor has a large den, master bedroom with ensuite & a large great room which is perfect for entertaining! Upstairs has 2 more bedrooms, a bathroom and a loft which could be used for a kids playroom or gym area! Downstairs features a MEDIA ROOM as well as a 2 BEDROOM LEGAL SUITE!! Other features include; hardwood floors, stainless appliances, vaulted ceilings & an over-sized garage!! This neighborhood is perfect for families! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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The Bank of Canada maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent this morning. In the statement accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that the Canadian economy is evolving as expected, with growth slowing in the second half of the year.   On inflation, the Bank expects the continued absorption of economic slack to push core inflation higher in subsequent months.  Importantly, the Bank concluded its statement by noting that rate increases will be required over time, though it will proceed with caution as it assesses the economy’s sensitivity to higher rates.

Although the Bank of Canada has a bias toward raising rates over the next 12 months, it is currently sidelined by low inflation as well as concerns over how higher interest rates will interact with elevated household debt levels.  We anticipate the Bank will remain on hold in early 2018 as it assesses the impact of the forthcoming mortgage stress test, but will look to raise rates one or two times in the second half of next year.

 

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Imagine you were selling your car, and a prospective buyer was on the way
over to see it. What would you do? You would probably make your vehicle
look as clean and shiny as possible, inside and out.
The same holds true if you’re selling your home and there’s a potential
buyer on the way. You want the buyer to be wow’d by your property. Here’s
a handy checklist to follow:
• Clean every room. Make your entire house look as “guest ready” as
possible.
• As much as is feasible given the time, reduce clutter. Consider
packing some items into boxes and storing them in the basement or
garage.
• Get pets out of the house. You can take them for a walk, have a
neighbour watch them, or take them to a good kennel.
• Turn on the lights, even during the day. You want each room to look
bright.
• If there are any maintenance issues, such as a dripping faucet, let
your Realtor know. Often, it’s best for buyers to be told rather than
discover such issues themselves.
• Open the curtains, except in those rooms where the sun will be
uncomfortably strong during the viewing.
• Move your vehicles from the driveway so the buyer can park there.
(That can help them imagine living there, which is what you want!)
• Make sure your foyer is especially clean and uncluttered. It’s the first
“room” the buyer visits.
• Avoid cooking just before a viewing. Even if the meal is wonderful, the
aroma may linger. (Some people don’t like the smell of certain dishes,
such as fish.)
• Freshen up the outdoor space. Mow the lawn. Sweep the walkway.
This viewing checklist will help you prepare your home quickly, so when the
buyer comes in your front door, there’s a much better chance he or she will
be impressed.

Want more tips? Contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!!!

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We just SOLD a property located at 533 Yates Road in Kelowna.
GROUND FLOOR CORNER UNIT 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH + 2 UNDERGROUND PARKING STALLS!! This unit is also very well appointedTrendy 2 Toned Kitchen Cabinets, Granite Countertops, and the Bedrooms separated by the Living Room! This Unit also has 2 PRIVATE FENCED YARDS + its own Private Entrance making it feel like Townhome Living!! The Verve also offers amazing amenities for Okanagan Living at its bestBeach Volleyball, Outdoor Pool & Barbecue Area! And the location is stellar walking distance to shopping, coffee shops and parks! Contact THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5455) of Royal LePage Kelowna for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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We just listed a new property located at 3635 Water Road in Kelowna.
STUNNING EAST KELOWNA WALK OUT RANCHER WITH A HUGE PARK LIKE YARD!! This 5 bed, 3 bath home features an open concept layout with a STUNNING NEW KITCHEN, new flooring, 3 beds on the main floor & a slate deck to sit back and take in the mountain views!! The lower level of the home has lots of options - it could be a 1 or 2 bed + den SUITE or it could be used as additional space for a larger family! There is a stamped concrete patio that leads out to the private back yard with tons of space for kids or pets to enjoy! Other features include; some new windows with motorized blinds, a 2 year old hot water tank, a water purification system & fresh paint! The street has a country feel with Orchards on one side and executive homes on the other. THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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We just SOLD a property located at 700 Martin Avenue in Kelowna.
Two Story Unit in the Martin Lofts and includes 2 PARKING STALLS!! This home has all the UPGRADES: New Heating & Cooling System, Hardwood Floors, Granite Counter Tops and a Tile Back-splash! The Main Floor of the Home offers a Trendy Open Concept Kitchen, a Large Living Room + Tons of Windows providing lots of Natural Light! And did we mention extra Storage under the Stairs!! The Upper Floor of the home includes a Large Master BedroomWalk In Closet & a 5 Pce Ensuite. There is an additional Bedroom with a Custom-Built Wall Bed that is absolutely amazing!! This home also has the unique feature of being able to access the unit on both the 2nd and 3rd floor of the building making life a breeze!! The Building offers the perfect lifestyle for downtown living a well Equipped Gym, Bike Room, Storage Locker & Secure U/G Parking! And the Location is STELLAR, only being a quick walk to The Downtown Core & Cultural District. You are going to love living here!! Pet & Rental Friendly. This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information! (id:2493)
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We just SOLD a property located at 660 Morrison Avenue in Kelowna.
KELOWNA SOUTH TOWNHOUSE LIKE NOTHING ELSE!! This spectacular 3 bed, 4 bath home is totally unique with it's open concept layout, soaring ceilings & courtyard entrance! The unit has almost 2,100 SF of living space, all 3 bedrooms (1 on the main & 2 up) are HUGE is size, all have en-suites & large closets. The main floor bedroom has it's own private entrance off the street, while the upstairs bedrooms have private decks to relax & take in the MOUNTAIN VIEWS!!! Other features include; stainless appliances, hardwood floors, some new flooring, a loft/den area & a DOUBLE ATTACHED GARAGE! This home has been meticulously cared for and the location is second to none!! PROUDLY LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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We just listed a new property located at 533 Yates Road in Kelowna.
GROUND FLOOR CORNER UNIT 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH + 2 UNDERGROUND PARKING STALLS!! This unit is also very well appointedTrendy 2 Toned Kitchen Cabinets, Granite Countertops, and the Bedrooms separated by the Living Room! This Unit also has 2 PRIVATE FENCED YARDS + its own Private Entrance making it feel like Townhome Living!! The Verve also offers amazing amenities for Okanagan Living at its bestBeach Volleyball, Outdoor Pool & Barbecue Area! And the location is stellar walking distance to shopping, coffee shops and parks! Contact THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5455) of Royal LePage Kelowna for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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We just listed a new property located at 700 Martin Avenue in Kelowna.
Two Story Unit in the Martin Lofts and includes 2 PARKING STALLS!! This home has all the UPGRADES: New Heating & Cooling System, Hardwood Floors, Granite Counter Tops and a Tile Back-splash! The Main Floor of the Home offers a Trendy Open Concept Kitchen, a Large Living Room + Tons of Windows providing lots of Natural Light! And did we mention extra Storage under the Stairs!! The Upper Floor of the home includes a Large Master BedroomWalk In Closet & a 5 Pce Ensuite. There is an additional Bedroom with a Custom-Built Wall Bed that is absolutely amazing!! This home also has the unique feature of being able to access the unit on both the 2nd and 3rd floor of the building making life a breeze!! The Building offers the perfect lifestyle for downtown living a well Equipped Gym, Bike Room, Storage Locker & Secure U/G Parking! And the Location is STELLAR, only being a quick walk to The Downtown Core & Cultural District. You are going to love living here!! Pet & Rental Friendly. This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information! (id:2493)
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ROB DION, BBA
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Cell: 1 (250) 575-5255
robdion@royallepage.ca

The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team

ROYAL LaPAGE - KELOWNA

LEE IVANS, BBA
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Cell: 1 (250) 575-5455 leeivans@royallepage.ca
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