We just listed a new property located at 1249 Pacific Avenue in Kelowna.
Beautiful Top Floor Unit in The Gables +55 Development! This Unit has been Meticulously Cared for and it Shows! The Kitchen has Rich Gleaming Oak Cabinets, the Bathrooms have been both Updated and there is Vinyl Plank Flooring throughout. The Enclosed Deck provides an Excellent Space to Enjoy the Westerly Views! The Gables is Centrally Located to Shopping, Transit and Recreation. This Condo is sure to Impress and is a Wonderful Place to call home! PROUDLY MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. For more information visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
Wouldn't it be nice if you had all the time in the world to find your next
dream home in Kelowna? You could leisurely browse the current listings, select homes
you'd like to see, schedule visits on dates that are most convenient for you,
and make an offer on a property only after you've had plenty of time to
consider all the alternatives.
Sure, that sometimes happens, but it's not typical. Often, people shopping
for a home are on a timeline. Sometimes a very tight timeline.
So how do you find your next dream home in Kelowna when you don't have all the time
in the world?
First, you need to develop a clear picture of the home you're looking to buy.
How many bedrooms? What size of property? What type of structure (two
story, back split, etc.)? Then, you need to list your preferences. These might
include "large kitchen" or "main floor office".
Once you've completed that exercise, you'll have a more detailed profile of
the type of property you want. That will make it easier to decide which of the
listings on the market you want to see.
You should also narrow down the area (Glenmore, Wilden, Dilworth, Upper/Lower Mission, Black Mountain, Rutland) in which you'd like to live. If you have
three or four targeted areas, and only consider listings in those areas, your
home search will be much faster.
What if you don't know the neighbourhoods well? Visit a few. Drive around.
Explore. Get as much neighbourhood data as possible, such as
demographics, recreational activities, parks, shopping, schools, etc. Then
choose the neighbourhoods that fit your lifestyle.
Finally, the best way to find a new home on a tight schedule is to work with
the right Kelowna real estate agent — someone who, like The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team, is experienced in the
Call The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team anytime!
The Bank of Canada left its target for the overnight rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent this morning. In the statement accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that growth in the Canadian economy will be challenged by Alberta's cutbacks in oil production but investment outside of the energy sector is expected to strengthen. On inflation, the Bank judges that prices in the economy are evolving in a way consistent with an economy operating at full capacity. Given the Bank of Canada judges the economy is currently acting at full capacity and inflation is running slightly above its 2 per cent target, its bias remains tilted towards “normalizing” its policy rate back to its estimated neutral level of between 2.5 and 3.5 per cent. With that bias in place, the timing of rate increases, rather than their direction, is the more pertinent issue.
However, the deep discount for Canadian Western Select oil, and the ramifications of limited Alberta oil production, is one reason to be skeptical that the Bank will accomplish its objective to return to a neutral 3 per cent rate over the medium term. However, other cracks in the economy are starting to appear as well, including the highly publicized closing to GM’s Oshawa plant which will have a material impact on growth in Ontario. Those factors, along with a slowing housing market across Canada and a potentially sharp slowdown in US economic growth next year, may give the Bank pause. For those reasons, our baseline forecast is that the Bank will only be able to bring its overnight rate to 2.5 per cent during this tightening cycle.
Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission.”
We just listed a new property located at 1390 Dilworth Crescent in Kelowna.
UPDATED TOWNHOME IN THE CITY HOMES DEVELOPMENT!! This 2 Bed + 2 Bath Home has lots of UPGRADESHardwood Flrs, Stainless Appliances, Travertine Backsplash and Modern Paint Colors throughout! Both Bedrooms are Spacious and offer Good Privacy! The Home enjoys lots of Natural Light being an End Unit and has an Attached Single Car Garage that includes a Workbench + Shelving. At the Front of the Home is a small Courtyard perfect for enjoying morning coffee and a small deck at the back of the home made for barbecuing! The location is stellarclose to Downtown, The Rec Center, Shopping & Parks! PROUDLY MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. For more information visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
Selling your house at any time of the year can be an overwhelming and often dreaded experience.
Let's rephrase that! Selling your house feels GREAT! Showing your house? Not so great.
With all the hustle and bustle of people coming and going mixed with the chaotic flow of the holidays, it's no wonder you are feeling so stressed out. Not to mention, homeowners often talk about the horrors of selling a house during the winter months.
Don't listen to them! Because The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team has a secret for you!
People love the holidays!
How is that a secret? Well, it's not exactly. The secret is that you can utilize buyer's holiday nostalgia to increase your chance of an offer!
Let us set the scene, or rather, help you set the scene! Imagine you walk into a bright clean home. It smells like fresh baking, there is a wreath on the door, pine-tree garland up the banister, and a poinsettia on the table. The bows on the kitchen cabinets are an amazing touch, and the candle and pine-cone display on the fireplace mantle is darling! Sounds like a cozy home doesn't it? They will think so too!
However, it isn't as simple as placing a few decorations here and there, and that is why The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team have come up with the following tips to help you get started!
Staging Your Home For The Holiday Buyer
Baby It's Clean Inside!
Don't just tidy for your potential buyers-CLEAN! We want those walls washed and floors sparkling! Don't forget to sweep or vacuum under the furniture; Santa is watching! The more clean and fresh a home looks, the better the buyer feels about it.
Less Is More, Less Is More, Less Is More!
We know you want to feel like your space is your own, but your space it through that door and inside your new home! This space is now your buyers. Be sure to declutter as much as possible, so the buyer can really imagine themselves living in the house. A few well placed decorations will go a long way, but they will be entirely missed if all they do is add to the chaos. Keep your decor simple, tasteful, and clean!
Do You Hear (Taste, and Feel ) What I Hear?
You really want these buyer to feel at home because, hopefully, they are! Crank up the heat and let them feel the warmth, have some gentle holiday music playing softly in the background, and don't be afraid to bake a few holiday treats for them to sample. Not only will it smell delicious, but the longer they stay, the more time they have to admire the idea of living there. Just remember to clean up after!
If you can, try and keep your decor 'holiday neutral', and bake a gluten free goody option! A bottle of wine or sparking fruit juice never hurt either!
If you follow all these holiday tips -hopefully- one of your buyers will be home for the holidays!
Looking for more expert staging tips, and selling/buying advice? Visit our Blog
If you're ready to buy or sell your home, contact Kelowna's leading real estate experts The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team!
Until next time, We Wish You A Merry Sale!
We just listed a new property located at 4466 Trepanier Road in Peachland.
TONS OF OPPORTUNITY WITH THIS 7.12 ACRE PROPERTY!! The large home features an open concept design with stunning vaulted ceilings on the upper floor. Enjoy total privacy on the deck that overlooks the tranquil creek running through the property!! The lower level features a huge rec room & access to the AMAZING 40'X35' SHOP/GARAGE with over height doors. There is room for all your toys, boat, RV, & vehicles!! The upper portion of the property is approx 5 acres with TONS OF POTENTIAL...there are many gravel pits in the area - other permitted uses may include greenhouses, sawmills & agriculture ect. THIS PROPERTY IS MARKETED 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)
Imagine this scenario...
You're shopping for a new home in Kelowna. You drive to visit a new listing. As you
walk through the front doors, you're impressed. Every room looks fantastic.
You see yourself relaxing on the spacious patio, cooking in the modern
kitchen, and enjoying evenings with the family in the cozy living room.
Your emotions are on overdrive. This is your dream home!
Should you make an offer? Probably. In fact, you should make that decision
quickly in case there are other interested buyers.
However, your decision shouldn't be guided purely by emotion. You want to
make sure you take practical matters into consideration too.
For example, you'll want to consider:
· Is the property within your price range?
· Does it have everything you need?
· Do you like the neighbourhood?
· How old is the property? Are there items, such as the furnace, that
may need to be replaced soon?
· Will it need any major repairs or upgrades?
· What are the average monthly costs of carrying the home? (Property
taxes, utilities, etc.)
Once you've considered the purchase of the home from a practical
standpoint, you'll have a lot more confidence in your decision when you
make an offer.
Need help? Call The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!
When you're having a garage sale in Kelowna, one of the toughest tasks is pricing your
items. If you put a price tag on your old golf clubs that’s too high, no one will
buy them. If you make the price too low, they might sell quickly, but you’ll
spend the rest of the day wondering if you could have gotten more!
It's similar to selling your home in Kelowna — except with your home, the stakes are
much higher. You want to price your property to sell, but you don’t want to
leave any money on the table.
How do you accomplish that?
Setting the right list price for your home requires a combination of skilled
calculation and industry savvy from realtors like Rob Dion & Lee Ivans.
Let's start with the "calculation" part...
When you work with me, I'll review recently sold properties that are similar
to yours in type, size, features and location. Then, using that data, we’ll
calculate a range that represents your property's "current market value."
For example, consider a spacious 20-year-old rancher in a nice
neighbourhood like Glenmore. If similar homes in the area have sold for $575,000-
$650,000 in the last six months, then it's obvious that your home should sell
in that range too. A list price above or below that range would be in the
But skilled calculation is only half the task.
Setting your list price also requires expertise in the local real estate market, combined
with good old-fashioned gut instinct. That instinct comes from being on the
front lines of many property transactions in the Kelowna area.
That's why working with a good real estate salesperson is so important,
when you’re deciding on the list price for your home.
Want to discuss selling your home? Call The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!!
The Bank of Canada raised its target for the overnight rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent this morning. In the statement accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that the Canadian economy is expected to average growth of 2 per cent over the second half of 2018 before slowing to 1.9 per cent next year. The renegotiation of NAFTA is expected to lower uncertainty and boost business investment and exports while households spending and the housing market are stabilizing after the implementation of the B20 mortgage stress test. Inflation is expected to remain close to 2 per cent over the Bank's two year projection horizon.
The resolution of NAFTA negotiations earlier in the fall paved the way for the Bank of Canada to resume its rate tightening this morning. While inflation data came in slightly soft in September, the Canadian economy is still operating above its long-run trend which should keep inflation near the Bank's 2 per cent target. The Bank will meet one final time in 2018 at its December meeting, at which we expect policymakers will maintain the target rate at is current level before raising the target rate to 2 per cent in January 2019. As the target rate continues on its path higher, Canadian mortgage rates will continue to rise, ultimately resulting in a 6 per cent qualifying rate by the end of 2019.
“Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission.” BCREA makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.
Thinking of buying or selling? Contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!
It doesn't matter what city or town you live in, Halloween night is sure to be filled with candy crazed trick-or-treaters. Unfortunately, your almost certainly guaranteed to run into some mischievous chaos, parties, and unsafe driving.
If you have a little trick-or-treater in your life, than safety is probably your top priority. It's The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team's too! That is why we have researched the best, family friendly neighbourhoods to safely take your children trick-or-treating.
Below, you will find a list of some of Kelowna's safest neighbourhoods!
Along with it's beautiful orchards, great school, golf courses, and gorgeous houses, Black Mountain offers some of the best trick-or-treating Kelowna has to offer! The houses are well decorated, the neighbourhood is friendly, and you may even find yourself with a full size candy bar or two to share with the kiddos. Some of those great homes come with a bit of a hike though, so be forewarned!
Glenmore is home to schools, shops, and parks galore; so it is no wonder it's such a popular community for families to reside in. As such, it is also one the best and safest communities to take your kids trick-or-treating. When your little ones (or you) get tired, there is most likely a park to rest in right around the corner. Additionally, these homes are close to bus routes, so driving isn't an issue!
Like Black Mountain, Dilworth comes with a bit of a climb, but it's worth it! These upscale single family homes are close together, and traffic is relatively calm. Just pick one side of the mountain and your little spooks will have a blast!
Kettle Valley spares no expense. With spectacular family homes, townhouses, shops, and schools, Kettle Valley is the perfect place to bring your family. These homes are often heavily decorated and close together. There have even been rumours of Halloween fireworks in the park! The only downside is it can be a little overcrowded, so get there early or you may find yourself out of luck! If you are looking for a Kettle Valley feel with less crowd, head down to Paret Rd/Crescent. It's perfect for a short, quality trick-or-treating session.
West Kelowna Estates
Kelowna residents on the East side of the bridge don't get all the fun. While West Kelowna offers a ton of quality trick-or-treating, West Kelowna Estates has beautiful homes, and very family friendly neighbourhoods. Traffic is generally calm, and it's just a short drive from Downtown Kelowna
Regardless of where you go trick-or-treating this year, The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team wishes you a safe and fun adventure!
Know of another great neighbourhood to take the kids? Share it with us in the comments!
Looking for a family friendly neighbourhood to call home? You've come to the right place!
Contact our team of trusted real estate professionals today!
Rather browse? No Problem! For new listings, check out or local home finder here.
If you're lucky enough to live in the beautiful city of Kelowna, British Columbia, then you already know there are a variety of local treasures to behold. During the autumn months, nothing quite beats a hot cup of java and a walk through crisp air as colourful leaves fall at your feet.
However, perhaps your new to the area, or looking at potential property purchases. You may even be a local who simply hasn't gotten out and about to experience as much of Kelowna as you would like. Whatever your reason, The Dion-Ivan Real Estate Team has your back!
If there is one thing our team of expert real estate agents can agree on, it's supporting the local small businesses that make up our growing community, and today, we want to introduce to you some of the finest, local coffee shops Kelowna has to offer!
With so many amazing places, all with their own individual charm, it's hard to rank one more superior than the other. For that reason, we have listed five amazing local coffee shops, that are sure to please, in no particular order!
Top 5 Local Kelowna Coffee Shops
PULP FICTION COFFEE HOUSE
If you're looking for an edgy coffee shop with a unique retro vibe, here is your place! Not only is the coffee stellar, but the atmosphere is fantastic! As soon as you walk in, you realize this is no ordinary coffee shop. Located in the heart of Downtown, Kelowna, the rare books, unusual antiques, and list great beverages will keep you coming again and again!
Bean Scene Cafe has created quite a name for itself and has quickly become one of Kelowna's most popular coffee shops. So much so, that what started as one humble location has now expanded to 7. You can find a Bean Scene in the Landmark Buildings (where it began), Capri, Big White, Rutland, Pandosy, and Downtown! Be sure to ask for their hot chocolate 'with the party on top!'
MARMALADE CAT CAFE
If you find yourself down in South Kelowna, then you have to check out the Marmalade Cat Cafe. Enjoy tasty food in a fun, vibrant, energetic atmosphere. Along with providing great food and beverage service, the Marmalade Cat Cafe also supports many local causes including hosting some of Kelowna's best local artists. Come on down for a toe-tapping good time!
Fezziwig's Bakery Cafe provides one of coziest atmospheres around! With three locations to choose from (Mission, Guishigan, and Okanagan College), it's the perfect place to enjoy unique sandwiches, traditional British desserts, and amazing local coffee supplied by Kelowna's very own Cherry Hill Coffee Roaster! You will fill right at home at Fezziwig's, and the delightful dishes are almost reason enough to go!
Located downtown by the Delta Grand Hotel, Giobean is the perfect cafe for locals and visitors alike! Grab an award-winning espresso from this authentic Italian inspired cafe before taking a stroll along the boardwalk. When you walk into Giobean, you will be treated to a feast of fantastic artisan coffees you won't want to miss out on.
So, if you have nothing else going on, the next time you find yourself bored, why don't you stroll down to one of these incredible local businesses and support Kelowna's fine small business owners.
Know of another amazing local hot spot? Let us know in the comments below!
Looking to make Kelowna your new home?
Reach out to The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team, and our team of dedicated experts will help guide you through the process.
Browse through Kelowna's most recent available real estate here!
We just listed a new property located at 800 Idabel Lake Road in Kelowna.
Amazing WATERFRONT Opportunity at Idabel Lake Resort!! "The Summit Suite" is a rustic 3 bedroom condo that sleeps 10!! This fully furnished unit features a deck overlooking the lake with a PRIVATE HOT TUB as well as access to the lakeside lower patio. The Resort has things to do in every season - swimming, kayaking, quadding, fishing, relaxing on the dock, snowmobiling, nordic skiing, ice skating, playing in the park or games room or just exploring the great outdoors!! There is no shortage of activities for your family to enjoy!! There is an onsite caretaker as well as a rental management company. Use it yourself and also take advantage of the revenue potential - this unit has averaged almost $30,000 IN RENTAL INCOME over the past few years!! Escape the City to enjoy peace a quiet - only 35 mins from Kelowna. THIS PROPERTY IS MARKETED 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)
If you're working with a landscaping contractor, you want to develop a good
working relationship with that professional, so you can avoid delays, stress
and other issues. After all, the last thing you want is a tree planted in the
wrong spot because of a misunderstanding!
The same holds true when working with a real estate agent. Whether you're
buying, selling, or both, you want the process to go smoothly and
successfully. Creating an ideal working relationship with your agent is an
important step toward making that happen.
How do you do that?
First, ask your agent to go over the process with you. If you're selling your
home, you want to understand the steps the agent is going to take. That
way, there will be fewer surprises. In particular, you’ll want to discuss how
viewings will be handled. You'll need to come to an agreement as to when
your home will be available for viewings, how short-notice viewings will be
handled, and whether or not "lockbox access" will be needed.
Don't be afraid to ask questions, even if you're worried about seeming to be
naive. (You won't!) You don't want to have unanswered questions or
concerns between you and your agent.
Also, know that misunderstandings and mistakes can happen in any
relationship with a professional. So if an issue comes up, discuss it right
away. Don't let it fester.
Finally, remember that your agent should be a professional like me, with
expertise in buying and selling in this market. When I make a
recommendation regarding pricing, prepping your home, viewings, etc.
remember that I am working in your best interest. I want to sell your
property, quickly and for a good price, just as much as you do!
Looking for an agent you can trust? Contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!
We just listed a new property located at 620 Mugford Road in Kelowna.
BEAUTIFUL RANCHER WITH A DETACHED GARAGE/SHOP + YARD THAT IS A GARDENERS DELIGHT!! This Home is located on a Corner Lot and features 2 Driveways and a Tandem Carport. The Home has 2 Bedrooms + 2 Bathrooms and a Den/Office with its own exterior entrance. The Kitchen features rich Oak Cabinets that overlooks the entire Living Room and there are HUGE Picture Windows facing South making this home Bright and Cheery! The Kitchen, Dining Room & Living Room also have Vaulted Ceilings making the Rooms feel large and inviting. Off the Dining Room is Family Room (could double as a Bedroom) that is cozy and has tons of windows + another Exterior Entrance making access to the backyard a breeze! This Home is perfect for almost anyone but has the added bonus of being Handicap/Wheelchair accessible. Furthermore, this Home has great Storage as there is a partial Basement + Crawl Space for all your Storage needs and a outside Staircase Entrance making it very accessible. This home has been lovely maintained and offers many unique features & benefits. PROUDLY MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. For more information visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
The The hustle and bustle of summer is simmering down as the Okanagan trades in it's hot, beachy days for sweaters and pumpkin spice! The tourists are leaving, the kids are in school, and the streets have become quieter.
If you're trying to sell your home, that may sound more like a nightmare than a scenic picture of a serene city like Kelowna. Your probably thinking, Quieter? Who wants quieter? I need those people to stay here and look at my home!!!
Don't Panic! The year may be coming to an end, but your dreams of selling your home are not! In fact, well the rest of Kelowna is cooling down, the real estate market is heating up!
Let The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team put your worries to rest with these.
Reason #1: Browsers Be Gone
Yes, it's true that the spring housing market is filled with potential buyers, however, over half these buyers may hold off on making an offer. Springtime is a convenient time to move and make home renovations, so not only does it mean more buyers, but it also means more sellers, and with more sellers comes more options, and the temptation to be extremely picky. With more homes to choose from, they can afford to be critical of each house, and that could easily extend their search by months. However, the goal is still to find a home, and come September and October, all those serious buyers will be feeling the pressure to make their move before the added stress of the holiday season or bad weather hits. That’s where you come in my friend!
Reason #2: Less Competition, More Opportunity
Autumn home buyers not only have the stress of kids back to school, holidays coming, and bad weather, but now their options are shrinking as many sellers rush to close by September. You may be feeling the stress of closing a sale yourself, but here is the silver lining: Now that so many other sellers have settled, you are competing in a much smaller pool, fortunately for you, that means your home is bound to stand out, and you can use this scarcity to your advantage.
Reason #3: More Pressure To Buy
If you're looking to sell your condo, we have an added bonus for you! While it's true that families are more likely to make their move in the spring, millennials, and single buyers usually splash into the pool a bit later in the year. Have a larger, family home? No worries! To avoid higher “on season” real estate rates, many families who need to relocate for work often wait for the fall to save themselves and their employer's money. These out-of-towners usually have a stringent timeline and are more likely to settle quickly and be forgiving of maintenance issues.
Reason #4: Cheaper Renovations
As mentioned above, some buyers are in need of a home quickly, and may not be as concerned about home improvements as others, However, either way, you should probably make sure your home is in tip-top shape in order to get the best return possible. Luckily, home improvements tend to die down during the autumn months as well, which means cheaper building supplies, lawn care equipment, and contractors!
So, whether you live Downtown, Glenmore, Mission, Rutland, Black Mountain, or West Kelowna, you can now you can quit panicking and enjoy a glass of award-winning Okanagan wine knowing that you have created a smart selling tactic, and there is still plenty of time to get your home sold!
Haven't placed your home on the market yet? We've got you!
Click here to get in touch with the Dion-Ivan Real Estate team and get the process started!
Please visit our Open House at 111 Summerhill Place in Kelowna.
Open House on Saturday, September 22, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
**OPENHOUSE SATURDAY SEPT 22 (2:00-4:00)** .Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home in North Glenmore. Enjoy this home's open concept design featuring a contemporary kitchen that includes rift white oak cabinetry, quartz countertops, hand-cut subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and a large island. The lower family room is bright and cozy, with a corner gas fireplace, large patio doors and plenty of space for kids to play. Off the family room is a 2 piece bath, 4th bedroom that could also be used for office/den and laundry leading to the 2 car garage that features built-in mudroom bench. Lots of natural light fills the 3 large bedrooms on the upper floor. The master is very spacious and includes his & hers custom closets and a 5 piece ensuite with in-floor heating. The backyard has a grade level patio & a secondary patio that is raised to take in all the action, with new fencing all around. The home has an abundance of storage - it has a 5.5 foot crawl space, great for storage and a spot for kids to play! There is a brand new gas hot water tank and 5 year old roof just to highlight some of the many updates. Walking distance to North Glenmore Elementary and Dr Knox Middle School, Shopping & Parks! PROUDLY MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. For more information visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
We just SOLD a property located at 1255 Ridgeway Drive in Kelowna.
COMPLETELY UPDATED GLENMORE HOME!! This 4 bed, 3 bath home shows amazing and has endless updates including a new kitchen with quartz counters & stainless appliances, bathrooms, paint, flooring, railings, windows, roof...the list goes on and on. There is a large covered deck leading out to the private backyard that features lush green grass, a raised wood patio area complete with garden boxes and a shop! The location is spectacular....its minutes from schools, parks and all amenities. THIS PROPERTY IS MARKETED 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)
There are many good reasons to put your property on the market.
Some examples include a relocation, the kids leaving the nest, the
need for something bigger or smaller, and the list goes on and on.
However, there are also some less-than-obvious indicators that it
may be time to sell. Consider the following:
1. Your Property is no longer a Good "Fit"
Your home may have been perfect for you when you bought it. But
things change. Families grow. Needs evolve. For any number of
reasons, your property may no longer be a good fit for you. If that's
the case, it makes sense to at least take a look at what's available on
the market. Who knows? Your next "perfect" home may be for sale
right now — within your price range!
2. The Neighbourhood is Changing
You may have been in love with the neighbourhood when you first
moved in. But, over time, the characteristics of any area can change.
Those changes don’t necessarily mean the neighbourhood is getting
worse. In fact, it may be changing in a positive way; perhaps
becoming more urban. But, "more urban" may not be what you want.
So take a look at the direction your neighbourhood is heading. Ask
yourself, "Do I still want to be living here in two years?"
3. You're Ready for Your Dream Home
Remember when you purchased your current property? Did it have
every feature you wanted? Was it your dream home? Or, did you
have to compromise on a few things, such as the size of the kitchen?
If you had to make some tough choices back then, it might be time
for you to finally get the home of your dreams.
Those are just three indicators it may be time for you to make a
move. Of course, there are many others.
For more info contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!!
We just SOLD a property located at 809 Bullock Road in Kelowna.
LOWER MISSION HOME WITH A SUITE & SHOP ON A HUGE .35 ACRE LOT!! This 4 bed + den home features 3 beds up with a 1 bed + den (could be 2) SELF CONTAINED SUITE in the basement and also includes a DETACHED 26'X22' SHOP & TONS OF RV PARKING for all your toys!! There are lots of options here, enjoy the house & shop and the privacy that goes along with having a large lot or look to develop it into 2 separate lots!! The City has indicated there is a possibility to stratify the property into 2 NEW BUILDING LOTS!! 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)
Have you ever walked into someone's home and thought, wow, this place is incredible, only to find out later that the neighbourhood is less than desirable?
Crazy neighbours, noisy roads, airplane paths, and frequent vandalism can all put a halt to that future you've been daydreaming about; and sometimes, you don't find out till AFTER you've purchased your new home and settled in.
When investing in a new home, it's important to consider, not only the property your buying, but also your surroundings; with any luck, you will be surrounded by them for a long time!
Unfortunately, looking for a new home, selling your old one, and researching all the neighbourhoods in town all while going about your daily routines and obligations can get daunting quickly. Luckily, the Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team has a solution!
We've done the work for you!
We've searched Kelowna far and wide to bring you a list of some of the most desirable neighbourhoods in town.
5 KELOWNA NEIGHBOURHOODS YOU WANT TO LIVE IN
UPPER MISSION - Real Estate in Kelowna
Taking a drive through the Upper Mission neighbourhood of Kelowna is like driving straight into one of those feel-good, family shows (think Gilmore Girls). The houses are perfect, the streets are calm, and the stunning view of the lake and mountains are nothing but picturesque. The proximity to some of the highest ranking schools also makes this a perfect area to bring up a family!
BLACK MOUNTAIN - Real Estate in Kelowna
Black Mountain is an established neighbourhood reinvented! Rich with orchards, acreages, single-family homes, townhouses, walking trails, parks, and schools, Black Mountain will accommodate almost any lifestyle! Black Mountain offers a variety of both new development, and previously owned homes located only minutes from essential and recreational amenities.
WEST KELOWNA ESTATES - Real Estate in Kelowna
West Kelowna Estates is a breathtaking, quiet neighbourhood located right across the Okanagan Bridge. Filled with beautiful homes situated within walking distance to playgrounds, hiking trails, beaches, eateries, theatres and more. Take a 2-minute drive across the bridge, and you are right back at the heart of Kelowna.
RUTLAND - Real Estate in Kelowna
Rutland offers an incredible variety of housing opportunities! Condos, townhouses, duplexes, single-family homes, acreages, Rutland has it all! Filled with an extensive range of amenities, and close to every major bus route, you will hardly have cause to leave Rutland at all! Pair that with Rutland's affordability rate and you have the perfect recipe for first-time homeowners and new families!
MCKINLEY LANDING - Real Estate in Kelowna
McKinley Landing is one of Kelowna best-kept secrets, and it's swiftly gaining popularity. Only a short drive from Kelowna, property owners here get to enjoy luxury with a view! McKinley Landing is most known for its luxury estates and grand mansions overlooking a spectacular lake that catches the sun just perfectly!
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