Real Estate Blog

Things to Do With Kids in Kelowna

Located in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, the Kelowna community has seen a population boom over recent years. This means that there are more children than ever within this lakeside town. And, as all parents and guardians know, children can quickly become bored if they aren't challenged mentally and physically.

As luck would have it, Kelowna has plenty for children to explore, including farms and beaches, as well as places to play and have fun. Read on to discover some of the best kid-friendly activities in Kelowna.

Kangaroo Creek Farm

Kangaroo Creek Farm Amenities

  • Kangaroos, wallabies, and other animals
  • Free treats to feed animals
  • Dog-friendly
  • Self-catered birthday parties

Located north of Kelowna

12 Views, 0 Comments

How to Survive a Bidding WarBuying a home in a high-demand neighbourhood requires a calculated approach. Buyers who are organized and ready to meet sellers' needs are more likely to win a bidding war. It is also vital to keep calm and realize that home buying is short, but homeownership is long-term. People should not get swept up in the game just because they want to win. Competition is sometimes unavoidable, but extra preparation and a quick decision could make all the difference.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Do Your Research

If a homebuyer has their heart set on living in a particular neighbourhood, the first step is to find find out how long a typical home

809 Views, 0 Comments

How to Landscape a Yard for Home SellingHomeowners who are serious about selling their home quickly are wise to focus a great deal of their attention on landscaping and curb appeal. That's right, sellers can have the latest trending features inside the home, but if it lacks curb appeal, buyers might not give it a second look. The outside of a home is the first chance to define the potential that awaits potential buyers inside while enabling sellers to ensure that their home stands out, especially in competitive markets like Dilworth Mountain.

General Curb Appeal Tips

Devoting some time to the exterior of your home can make the difference in it selling quickly and taking its time on the market. Keeping everything neat, colourful and inviting is vital for anyone trying to sell their home

1,521 Views, 0 Comments

7 Essential Tips For Packing For the Big MovePacking to move is a big job for anyone, and it takes a lot of preparation and time to make sure everything gets safely put away in time for the movers to haul it all away. With such a big job, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and at a loss for how to pack an entire home’s worth of possessions in a timely manner, so here are seven effective tips for any homeowner to help make sure all their things get packed up in time for the big move after selling a home.

1. Start Sooner Rather Than Later

It’s easy to get behind with packing when focusing on selling a home, so as soon as the homeowner knows they’re going to sell, they should pack some of their extra things that aren’t used often. Getting started earlier will mean there’s less that needs to do

1,229 Views, 0 Comments

Home Improvements that Reduce Your Home's ValueMany homeowners naturally assume that any home improvement they make will improve their home's value. This is not always the case. Some home improvements can actually make a home harder to sell and can lead to lower offers from buyers. If you're a homeowner who wants to improve your home's value, the following home improvements are best avoided.

Altering a Bedroom to Become Something Else

Bedrooms add value to a home, but what happens if the homeowner takes a bedroom away? For example, imagine a homeowner wants to convert their spare bedroom into an office. To do this, they build a desk into the walls. The room no longer qualifies as a bedroom when the time comes to sell the home. This can reduce the value of the house. Homeowners who want to

542 Views, 0 Comments

Your Guide to Home WarrantiesHome warranties can be used to protect both brand-new and resale homes from a number of different threats. From faulty construction to shoddy appliance installation, warranties give homeowners a recourse besides dipping into their own home savings. But home warranties are different depending on where the home is purchased, and they're always going to be a worst-case scenario. Learn more about the basics before pulling the trigger on a home sale.

The Home Warranty Process

There's a bit of a process to warranties that buyers should be aware of. Even in the case of clear negligence on the part of a construction crew, it will involve several steps to get something fixed. So if a buyer moves into the home only to find that their drainage isn't working

786 Views, 0 Comments

4 Window Types Perfect For Your HomeWindows let the light and air into a Joe Rich home. The shape can change a home’s look and give it personality that it didn’t have before. There are many different types of windows homeowners can choose for their homes. Each of them has a distinct appearance and features, such as how wide it can open or how it opens. Homeowners who are looking for new windows need to know the different types they can choose from. Here's how to tell when it's time for new windows and some of the most popular window types.

When is it Time To Replace Windows?

If they're doing their job correctly, homeowners shouldn't notice the windows in their house. Telltale signs that windows need replacing are drafts, condensation and fogging, rot or mould, and cracked caulking.

628 Views, 0 Comments

Did You Factor In Closing Costs?It is not only the down payment that should be a concern for prospective Canadian homebuyers. Closing costs can come up to a not inconsiderable sum and may be as much as 4 percent of the selling price of a Canadian home. Those looking to buy a home need to account for the fees and expenses associated with closing on a home. In many instances, payment is required prior to closing.

Understand more about closing costs and the need to budget for specific fees before taking the steps to purchase a home.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Closing Costs: Deposit and Down Payment

Closing costs may vary depending on whether or not prospective

1,293 Views, 0 Comments

Kelowna Most Walkable Neighbourhoods

Known for its many wineries and beaches, the Kelowna community is a charming small city beloved by full-time residents and tourists alike. Kelowna's warm summers make it popular with people looking for outdoor recreation activities. Kelowna also has a wide selection of restaurants, shops, and other hotspots for residents to enjoy. And with the area's abundant winter activities, spending time outdoors is a year-round affair. As such an outdoorsy city, it's only natural that many of the best neighbourhoods in Kelowna are ideal for walkers. Continue reading to learn about the most walkable neighbourhoods in and around Kelowna.

Stroll Through Downtown Kelowna

Downtown Kelowna Amenities

  • Sapphire Nightclub
  • Kelowna Community Theatre
133 Views, 0 Comments

What to Know About Driving in Kelowna

There's nothing more exciting than moving to a new city. Especially one like the city of Kelowna, where there are many amazing things to do and outdoor areas to explore. People moving to Kelowna may be curious about what it's like to drive here. Although Kelowna Regional Transit oversees the community's public transportation, many people use a car as their primary method of transportation. For those new to the area, this guide will give an overview of the major roads, what to expect during different times of the day, and parking situations in the city. Keep reading to become an expert on driving in Kelowna.

Get to Know the Major Roads in Kelowna

Located in the southern part of British Columbia, Kelowna is a beautiful city on the shore of

980 Views, 0 Comments