August 2021

Found 10 blog entries for August 2021.

Kelowna Most Affordable Neighbourhoods

Kelowna is a city of about 143,000 people on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. The name derives from an Okanagan word for "grizzly bear." The entire metropolitan area has about 220,000 people.

The area is popular for skiing in winter and boating, golfing, hiking, and biking in summer. In addition to allowing for all-season fun, the mild climate is ideal for growing grapes, making the city of Kelowna famous internationally for its wines. Kelowna International Airport is one of Canada's busiest and connects travellers to many major North American cities. With all of the fun things to do in Kelowna, it's no wonder that people are steadily moving to the city. Fortunately, the broad range of neighbourhoods here ensures an

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Questions to Ask to Create Your Home-Buying Wishlist

It takes patience to buy the perfect home, and many factors should be considered before making any final decisions. Once a location or an approximate one has been determined along with a budget, the real work starts for homebuyers.

It's important to think long-term to make certain the home purchased suits the family's current situation and will meet potential future needs. Here are some factors to consider to ensure a solid choice is made.

Ask yourself these 10 questions to help narrow your search:

  • Do you want a single-family detached house, a duplex, a townhouse, a row house or a condo?
  • Do you enjoy yard work?
  • Do you travel a lot?
  • Do you often entertain or have house guests?
  • Do you need a lot of natural light?
  • Are you
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Where are the Best Biking Trails in Kelowna?Kelowna is a great area for biking in Canada. It's a cycle-friendly city, including over 240km of bike lanes on city streets, along with countless bike paths in green spaces and mountain biking trails. Here is a look at the best biking paths near Kelowna.

Mission Creek Greenway

The longest and most popular path is Kelowna's Mission Creek Greenway. Take the gravel path for an easier route called Phase 1 beneath the cottonwood trees along the stream. It's 7.3 km from Mission Creek Regional Park to Okanagan Lake. The Phase 2 part of the trail is challenging. Just follow the creek eastward from the regional park into Gallagher's Canyon, where you'll see the only volcanic formation of this kind in the world; the Layer Cake Mountain.

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Where are the Best Extreme Adventure Activities in Kelowna, BC?If you enjoy extreme adventure activities, finding the right place to go is important. In Kelowna, you can enjoy ziplining and more to get your adrenaline going! Here are the best locations to enjoy extreme activities in Kelowna.

Okanagan Flyboard

Ever wanted to fly high like a superhero? Okanagan Flyboard is the top outfitter and lesson provider in the region that can make that happen. For those not familiar with this extreme sport, a person is connected to a boat via a pressurized tube, and they ride a board that slowly soars into the air over the water.

There is a sense of exhilaration and freedom during the experience, but there will always be a trained guide nearby to offer aid if needed. Named by Trip Advisor as the top experience of its

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Everything You Need to Know About Refurbishing CabinetsOld cabinets can really drag down the appearance of your kitchen. Cabinet replacement can be very expensive, but refurbishment is much more affordable. Cabinet refurbishment can be done as a DIY activity or with help from a contractor. Here are some tips to keep in mind when deciding whether to

Determine Whether You Should Refurbish or Need to Replace

Clearly, refacing or refurbishing is less costly than replacing cabinets, but which is the better choice in your situation? Refacing won’t solve issues such as a poor kitchen layout or serious rotting. Cabinets that are falling apart don’t tend to become optimally functional with refurbishment, but if you're just looking for a stylistic update, you may be able to refurbish your existing cabinets

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How to Create a Backyard Space Everyone Will LoveUpdating a backyard is an investment in the quality of life for residents. So many homeowners don't make use of their outdoor space, even though the yard can be just as valuable as the kitchen or the bedrooms. Those who want to renovate the backyard should keep the following ideas in mind. Read on to learn more about the best backyard renovations for your home.

Add a Water Fixture

Water in the backyard can come in the form of anything from a birdbath to a rain garden to a fountain. Homeowners can create a relaxing place for people to decompress. Those who want to save their pennies for the larger structure can consider adding a rain barrel or building a system to redistribute the water from the gutters to the garden. This tactic will nourish the

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What You Should Know About New Home Building TechnologyMost homeowners know that home building and home tech have definitely made some advancements in the past few years. From robots to 3D technology, developers and construction foreman now have plenty of options if they're looking to upgrade their processes. And while this progression may not be happening as quickly as burgeoning technology companies would prefer, the trends are already pointing to some rather notable achievements. Here are some of the most notable trends in home building technology on the market today.

Virtual/Augmented Reality

Before a construction crew even gets started on a site, they first need to be informed of the specific hazards they'll face when working on the property. This isn't always easy to do—especially if the

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5 Essential Tips for Buying a Home in a Seller's MarketIn a seller’s market, more buyers are looking for homes than there are homes for sale, creating a lot of competition between the buyers. For a seller, this is a fantastic time to list a home. But for a buyer, it can be a difficult time because the market moves so quickly that buying a good home can feel like an impossible feat. Fortunately, it’s not impossible, but it can still be hard, so buyers need to know what to do in advance. Here are 6 tips all buyers should know before heading into a seller’s market.

Time Is Of The Essence

Between tiring obligations like work and school, it can be easy to push home viewings to the weekend. However, buyers who are serious about finding a home need to go to showings as soon as they see a home with potential

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Deciding Whether to Buy or Rent a HomeWhen it comes time to decide whether it is time to buy a home or continue renting, there are a few things that need to be considered. Some components of the decision rely completely on finances. However, there are some other things that should be taken into account before diving into one option or the other. One thing that should be left out of the equation, however, is emotions. Choosing to buy or rent a home based on emotions alone can be a big mistake. Instead, consider these other components to help you decide.

Knowing Your Finances

The biggest thing to examine before making a decision is whether or not you can even afford to purchase a home. This is likely the biggest purchase that people make throughout their entire lives which means it is

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5 Home Architectural Styles in CanadaCanada has embraced a number of different architectural styles throughout the years. The sheer number of choices provides buyers the opportunity to express their personality and practicality through their choice of homes. Homeowners starting their home buying journey can use this guide to get a better idea of what they'll find and how they can evaluate which style is right for them and their families.

Cottage Style Homes

Homebuyers with not many occupants can benefit from the smaller cottages in their area. Fewer rooms in a cottage translate to less home maintenance and cleaning. Cottages in Canada typically come complete with a front porch and an attic, so residents can still get the storage and outdoor space they need to enjoy the home.

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