October 2021

Found 8 blog entries for October 2021.

Avoid These 3 Mortgage MistakesUnless a Kelowna homebuyer is purchasing a home with cash, they need to get a home loan. Mortgages are one of the most important parts of the home-buying process. However, getting a mortgage isn’t quite as easy as just applying with the first lender that shows up on Google. Mistakes are easy to make if the buyer doesn’t know about them. Here are some of the different mortgage mistakes buyers often make and how to avoid them.

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

The Buyer Goes With the First Option Found

A quick Google search will turn up many different mortgage lenders who would be more than happy to have a buyer’s business.

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Tips for Organizing Your HomeWhether it's because you want to or because you need to, there's always a time when you organize your home. Depending on its size and how much you own, it can be a significant investment of time. Here are some tips to make your organizing more efficient and help it from being too much of a chore in the future.

Clean Rooms in the Right Order

Having a plan of attack will make the task feel more manageable and will save you time in the long run. Start from the top of the house and work your way down, then inside to outside. Dust and clean first, and then vacuum and sweep, leaving mopping for the end. This will help you avoid having to redo any cleaning by messing up areas you already worked on.

Get Others Involved to Organize Faster

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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