April 2016

Found 3 blog entries for April 2016.

The Kelowna Yacht Club just had a very successful boat show this past weekend with 20,000 taking in the show.  It was an opportunity to show off the facility and for attendees to do a little boat shopping with upwards of 170 boats offered for sale by dealers and individuals.

It’s likely the biggest annual boat show in the country when it comes to exhibiting boats as they sit in the water as opposed to convention space say yacht club directors.

But surrounding this year’s affair are rumours that the yacht club is looking to expand its moorage facilities on Lake Okanagan. Despite upgrades done in 2008, a huge waiting list has been billowing for all types of water craft.  This list started to build after the docks were extended further out into the

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Tales of multiple offers and homes going for well over list abound in a seller’s market.  But one thing is for sure – inventory is low and house prices continue their upward climb in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan.

The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) released March 2016 figures earlier this week and transactions are up by 24.5% over March 2015 in the Central Zone. Single-family detached homes are up by 21.7% over this time last year and the number of days on the market fell to 57 days from 61 days in 2015.  There were 5.3% fewer listing on the market this March than in March 2015 and 1.8% fewer single family homes.

In the entire region, from Revelstoke to Peachland, 847 homes were sold which is 26.8% higher than transactions from

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Gardeners across the Okanagan are turning to xeriscaping to create low-maintenance dream gardens.  Xeriscaping (zera-scaping) is gardening or landscaping using natural environmental conditions in which you live rather than going against the grain, or fighting against them.  The prefix “xeri” is Greek for the word “dry”.  While we in the Okanagan aren’t quite in the desert, we do like to use our water judiciously.   This style of gardening is about creating wonderful, nearly self-sustaining drought-resistant landscapes.  It also helps with pest control, reduces the need for the use of chemicals and creates a richer habitat for pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

In the Okanagan, there are hundreds of bushes, flowering plants and ground cover

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