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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


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 CAFE


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!

GIOBEAN


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!
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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)
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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!

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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)
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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!



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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)
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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)
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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!!

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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)
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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!

Kelowna has no shortage of spectacular neighbourhoods, and The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team wants to help you find the perfect one!

Visit our website, and fill out our quick and easy New Listing Alert form to be updated as soon as properties become available in your desired location!

Looking for more information on a specific Kelowna neighbourhood?  Contact our experts agents here!
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We just listed a new property located at 111 Summerhill Place in Kelowna.
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 6 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)
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Even with the best real estate agent at your side, selling your home has its significant stressors. One of the most effective ways to reach potential buyers in Kelowna is creating an open house event.



An open house enables potential buyers to explore the home and neighbourhood while imagining their life within it. This experience allows the buyers to create an attachment to the house and speed up the offer. Likewise, it has the potential to turn them off and right back out the door!

If the thought of opening your home to perfect strangers is making you nauseous, we understand!

Don't worry! The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team has your back!

Here's the thing. You're home, is waiting for you out there. The one you are standing in right now? The one you placed on the market? That home is their home.

Letting it go: We know it can be hard to let go of so many memories, but as soon as we get this place sold, you will be creating many more beautiful memories in a home that better suits you! Try and start letting go of the thought that this house is your home, and replace the word with house, property, or building.




Allow us to show you 4 Ways To Create A Successful Open House

1. Pre-Planning

Preparation is vital to almost any plan or project. An open house is no different! Sit down, and think about your target market. Is it a quiet street close to schools and parks: perfect for a family. Is it out by Gallagher's Canyon behind a golf course: ideal for retired individuals. Or, perhaps it's a smaller home right in the hustle and bustle of downtown Kelowna where the action is: great for an adventurous bachelor/bachelorette!

Once, you have your target market narrowed, grab a good ole fashion notepad and pen, and walk through your property with keen eyes, and no mercy! Be as scrupulous as you would be while looking for your new home. Leave nothing out!

After that, rank your findings from least critical to the highest priority problems that will most likely turn a buyer off.

3. Make It New
Taking a look at that list you created, it's likely not feasible to fix ALL the issues, however, by focusing on the more significant tasks at hand, you will most likely be able to see your home quicker, and even increase the asking price to make a profit out of your renos and time.





High priority items include:
Carpets and Flooring
Broken Windows or Mirrors
Dysfunctional Wiring or Switches
Chipped or Outdated Paint
Mold or Water Damage
Old Light Fixtures

Now that everything is in working order, it's time for a bit of elbow grease. Take a look around the house and yard. Clean up cobwebs and spider webs from outside (or inside if it's been an issue). Go through each room and declutter while cleaning meticulously!
Check out next weeks blog for detailed help on getting each room organized!

4. Setting The Mood
Now, it's time for the finishing touches! A friendly welcome mat, flowers on the table, and setting the stage! We want these strangers to feel right at home, and with any luck, they will be!

-  Set the thermostat to the appropriate temperature
-  Brighten the place up by letting the light through the windows
-  Store your valuables away from public viewing
-  Set out refreshments: The way to a buyer's heart is through their stomach...
-  Get Out! Sorry, you aren't invited to this party, but we'll be sure to send you an invite to your next housewarming! Buyers tend to feel awkward when homeowners are around. Take the day, and do something fun with the whole family!

The good news is this is a great time to be selling your home in Kelowna. No matter the location, Kelowna, and the surrounding area, hold substantial property value and are high in demand!

Need help selling or buying a home in Kelowna, B.C.?

Contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate team today!


ROB DION, BBA
PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION



250-575-5255
robdion@royallepage.ca

 

LEE IVANS, BBA
PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

250-575-5455
leeivans@royallepage.ca



CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT KELOWNA'S NEWEST LISTINGS

 
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The Bank of Canada maintained its target for the overnight rate at 1.50 per cent this morning. In the statement accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that the Canadian economy is evolving in line with its projections and that real GDP growth is expected to slow in the third quarter due to fluctuations in energy production and exports. Inflation is anticipated to come down from the 7-year high of 3 per cent rate observed in July, falling back to 2 per cent in early 2019. The Bank further noted that housing markets are beginning to stabilize following the implementation of the mortgage stress test. Overall, the Bank's assessment is that higher interest rates will be warranted to achieve the 2 per cent inflation target, but policymakers are closely monitoring NAFTA negotiations and their impact on the inflation outlook.
   
With the threat of significant trade disruption looming from NAFTA negotiations, the Bank chose to pause its rate tightening cycle. However, strong economic growth over the past year has pushed the Canadiaeconomy beyond its full-employment level, creating upward pressure on inflation. Rising inflation and an economy operating at capacity means that the Bank of Canada will continue on its rate tightening path, likely at it next meeting in October with an ultimate goal of the overnight rate returning to between 3 and 3.5 per cent over the next two years.

“Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission.”
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We just listed a new property located at 654 Cook Road in Kelowna.
WEST FACING UNIT WITH LAKE VIEWS IN PLAYA DEL SOL!! This 1 bedroom + den (could be used as a 2nd bedroom) unit is fully furnished & features low maintenance tile flooring & shaker cabinets with black appliances. The unit is conveniently located on the 3rd floor so the pool, gym & courtyard are only steps away!! Enjoy resort style living or take advantage of the amazing revenue potential. Okanagan Lake is across the street & several restaurants are within walking distance. 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)
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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)
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Whether you've thought of selling your house or not, the thought has probably crossed your mind—What is my Kelowna home worth?




Why wonder, when you can know?


Did you know that the popular Kelowna real estate team –Dion-Ivan—can answer your questions today, with a FREE Home Market Evaluation?

That's right!

The best part? It can all be done online, hassle free, with just a simple click of a mouse!

So, what's the catch?There is none! Simply fill out the information on the form, and let us get back to you with a zero obligation Home Market Evaluation!


You may be asking yourself “What exactly is a home evaluation, and how is it done?”


Our expert real estate team uses the the information you provide to us and puts it through a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). Using this tool, we can find the value of any Kelowna or Central Okanagan home, by evaluating the prices of similar homes and properties sold recently in your area. Completing this analysis will give you a better idea of what your home is worth, and the ideal asking price that sells! It takes just a few moments, and is one of the first and most important steps you can take before placing your home on the market. So what are you waiting for?


Click Here To Get Started, and the Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team will get back to you as soon as the results are in!


Looking to boost your home's market value?


5 Simple Tricks To Boosting Your Property Value


A New Coat of Paint

This relatively inexpensive update can actually increase the value of your home, putting extra dollars back in your pocket! In fact, if you do one thing, let it be this! A new coat of paint can rejuvenate a home like nothing else! The investment of a few gallons of paint, rollers, and a drop sheet are nothing compared to the return you will get when your house sells!


Replace Worn Carpets or Flooring

Look around. Are your carpets and flooring stained or worn? Nothing turns buyers off more than the thought that they will immediately need to invest in all new flooring. Ideally, you may want to replace them all, but if a limited budget or time frame is an issue, start by replacing the carpet in the room that shows the most wear and tear, and replace the others as your finances allow.

Increase Efficiency

Many utility companies provide energy audits of their customers' homes. They can show you how to maximize the energy efficiency of your home. In turn, this will save you money now, while increasing your the market value on your home providing you with extra cash later!

Switch Out The Hardware

By far, one of the easiest solutions to creating a big aesthetic change is switching out your hardware. If your faucets, door knobs, and cupboard handles are looking outdated, head to the nearest hardware store or look online for inexpensive modern handles that can make your house appear updated and more valuable.


Green Inside and Out

Have you ever driven down a road, and seen a home that wowed you with it's lush landscape? You want to live there, and so does everyone else! Head to your local nursery, and make potential buyers envious of your home! Purchase plants that are native to your region or plants that are drought-tolerant; these require less water and maintenance, which means more savings to you and more green in your wallet.

Want more great tips on buying or selling your Kelowna home?

Contact THE DION-IVANS Real Estate Team Today!


ROB DION, BBA
PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

250-575-5255

robdion@royallepage.ca


LEE IVANS, BBA
PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

250-575-5455
leeivans@royallepage.ca

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We just SOLD a property located at 985 KLO Road in Kelowna.
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM + 2 BATH CONDO IN THE OXFORD!! This Lower Mission Condo has been UPGRADED & Meticulously MaintainedShowroom Condition!! The Bedrooms are separated by the Living Room giving each room Privacy + they both have their own Ensuite. The Kitchen is the size of most HousesTons of Space & is set up for Entertaining. The Kitchen also has Beautiful Stainless-Steel Appliances and the Condo has 9ft ceilings throughout. Another Big Bonus about this Home is the Storage there are dual Closets in both Bedrooms!! The Location is Stellar only steps away from Okanagan University College, Public Transit, and a short walk to the South Pandosy District that is bustling with Resturants, Coffee Shops, and Shopping! This home is the Perfect Place for a Student or anyone wanting to Live Central to Everything the Okanagan has to Offer! PROUDLY MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. For more information visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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We just listed a new property located at 1675 Sunrise Road in Kelowna.
POOL, LEGAL SUITE, RV PARKING - THE COMPLETE PACKAGE!! This Black Mountain 5 bed, 4 bath home has been meticulously cared for. The main part of the home features 4 beds (2+2), an open concept great room with gas fireplace, hardwood floors, stainless appliances & a separate family room on the lower level. The master bedroom looks out over the pool with access to the deck & the spa-like ensuite has just been completely updated and shows amazing!! There is a large wrap around deck with access down to the backyard oasis featuring an IN-GROUND POOL with separate patio area, a pool house & garden shed/shop for extra storage! There is also a fully self contained 1 BEDROOM LEGAL SUITE for a mortgage helper with private access from the side of the house. Other features include; fresh paint, a state of the art security system, mountain/valley views & OVER 50 FT OF RV PARKING FOR ALL YOUR TOYS!! 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)
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We just listed a new property located at 1743 Capistrano Peaks Crescent in Kelowna.
STUNNING QUAIL RIDGE WALKOUT RANCHER WITH A HUGE 40 ft RV GARAGE!! This immaculate custom built home features a grand entrance with almost 2,300 SF on the main floor, 11 ft trayed ceilings, stone fireplace, quartz counter tops, high end Wolf/Sub Zero stainless appliances & large master bedroom with a spa like ensuite!! The lower level features 2 additional bedrooms, a large rec room with wet bar & a 450 sf MEDIA ROOM!! At the rear of the home is a 40 ft driveway leading into the 40 ft x 14'4 ft RV BAY WITH A 13 ft HIGH DOOR complete with a 30 amp RV plug that could also be used as a SHOP!! Other features include; a dual zone heat pump system, low maintenance yard, California shutters, built-in speakers, built-in vac, crown moldings and a covered deck with AIRPORT & VALLEY VIEWS! The airport, UBCO, QUAIL & BEAR CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES and the growing Airport Village amenities are only minutes away!! 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 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)
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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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