February 2016

Found 4 blog entries for February 2016.

If you haven’t planned a vacation this year, where in the world would you like to go?

For some great ideas, head to the Spring Travel Show this weekend at the Kelowna International Airport (YLW). 

This Saturday, Feb 27 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, come check out the displays and talk to people in the Okanagan’s travel industry about your vacation plans.  Certainly, you could spend time surfing the internet and consult various travel blogs or review websites, or you can talk to real live people about popular vacation destination.

Various air carriers will be on hand along with travel agents who have personally been on many of the vacations they’ll be talking to you about.  Representatives from hotels and various resorts can provide helpful tips

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With one of the longest golfing seasons in Canada next to Vancouver Island, Kelowna and area golf courses are a treasured destination for many Canadians.

Even the pros, like Greg Machtaler, an Okanagan son, love and appreciate the local courses so he, like many others is excited for the first MacKenzie Canadian PGA Tour even this June.

Golf's finest up-and-coming players will be part of the Golf BC Champions, happening June 6-12 with a tempting prize purse totaling $175,000.

Organizers have been in negotiations for several years to get the Golf BC Championship held in the Okanagan. The MacKenzie Tour has finally been able to announce that a four-year contract has been awarded to Gallagher's Canyon Golf and Country Club.

This is the third

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Post-holiday sales continue to be brisk throughout the Okanagan region with 334 sales reported last month.  During a time of year when sales typically slow down, January saw 13.6% more sales than January 2015 and was the biggest January on the books since 2008.

The average sale price registered on the MLS® system was 3% higher than it was the previous January, coming in at $383,115.

Spokesman for the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB), Christopher Miller, said in his monthly report that last month’s statistics are consistent with the strong market performance of 2015.  Consumer demand in the Okanagan continues to rise and inventory isn’t quite keeping up, so the pressure is driving prices upward in most areas.

Other economic

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