September 2023

Found 9 blog entries for September 2023.

How Do I Start an Alberta Short Sale?Short sales in Alberta are typically undertaken by homeowners looking to prevent their home from going into foreclosure. However, not everyone understands how they work or what they ultimately mean for the sellers of the property. From credit scores to final sale price, find out more about how Alberta short sales operate for the lenders, buyers, and sellers.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a financial advisor before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Striking a Deal with the Lender

When a home is getting ready to go into foreclosure, it's the lender's job to take back the property and sell it. The lender is in the business of finance—not in the business of real estate. The last thing they want to do is hire a

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Best Water Activities in Kelowna

There's so much to love about living in the Kelowna community, but when the weather warms up, locals love getting out and enjoying various water pursuits like swimming, snorkelling and other thrills. The lakes and rivers are active with anglers and recreational boaters, even in cooler weather.

The majority of parks in Kelowna boast inviting sandy beaches and many have watersport rental outfitters onsite. Arrive early, and spend the day relaxing while taking a dip in the water or watching the kiddos explore the playgrounds or hiking trails. Read on to learn about the best water recreation in Kelowna, BC, and get ready to build sandcastles or snag a rental and get into the action.

Table of Contents

  • Explore Okanagan Lake
  • Water Activities
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Should You Pay Off Your Home Before Retiring?Whether you should pay off your house before retiring is a complicated topic; honestly, there are no right and wrong answers to this one. It all depends on how large your mortgage is, how big your monthly or bi-monthly payments are, how much you have in RRSPs and other investments, and how much income you expect to have once you hang up the gloves.

One thing is for certain. You should put everything down on paper and do some calculations, especially if you're over 50. Then, when everything is taken into consideration, talk with experts and consider what your gut is telling you. Here are some points to consider to help you make this very important decision.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage or home loan

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What Do I Need to Disclose as a Home Seller?Home sellers may have very different ideas about what they need to share with potential buyers. Some may want to give the buyers all the information they could ever want to know, while others would prefer to keep the conversations to the bare minimum. It's why local legislators decided to impose a few guidelines to protect the buyers and promote honesty among the sellers. Those getting ready to put their home on the market and market it to sell should keep the following in mind.

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

Types of Disclosure Documents

A disclosure document is one that lists the defects of the home straight from the sellers' mouth,

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Signs You Should Live in Summerland, BC

Nestled on the southwestern shores of the breathtaking Okanagan Lake lies the enchanting town of Summerland. Renowned for its beautiful waterfront views, abundant outdoor activities, and thriving wine industry, Summerland is a waterfront gem that offers both the serenity of a vacation retreat and the comfort of a hometown. Whether you're seeking a second home or a lifelong residence in the Okanagan Valley, Summerland's idyllic charm invites exploration and beckons you to stay.

8 Reasons to Live in Summerland

  • Stunning Natural Beauty: Summerland is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, offering breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains. 
  • Waterfront Living: Residents can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, paddle
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Best Vineyards in Summerland, BC

The town of Summerland in British Columbia is home to a tapestry of vineyards and wineries that beckon connoisseurs and aficionados alike. This captivating region, nestled amidst the stunning Okanagan Valley, boasts an array of exceptional wineries that showcase the finest in viticulture and enology. With a unique terroir and a commitment to producing exceptional wines, the wineries in Summerland—one of the best places to live near Kelowna—offer a delightful journey through the flavours of this picturesque locale. 

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard

Lunessence Winery & Vineyard is located at 5716 Gartrell Road in Summerland and features a large selection of quality wines. This popular winery offers a flight of five delicious wines for $15. The tasting

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Tools Homeowners Should PurchaseIn the midst of buying a new home, many buyers will start to make plans for home improvements. These plans usually require a lot of DIY work. To get the work done, homeowners must have tools. These tools are critical for the first year of homeownership.

Hammer and Nails

Hammer and nails are truly the most essential of all the tools. Without a hammer and nails, a new homeowner may find it impossible to do even the most basic tasks, like putting up pictures on the wall. Hammer and nails will be useful when installing decorations, putting up shelves and putting together furniture in the new house.

Nails come in various sizes, and homeowners who want to be prepared must have nails of all sizes on hand. Over time, many homeowners accumulate more

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Key Considerations in Refinancing a Home LoanThrough their many loan products, lenders allow homeowners to refinance their home loans and secure better terms. Through this process, homeowners may acquire a lower interest rate, saving themselves lots of money across the life of their loan. Or they may unlock equity in their home to cover an upcoming large purchase, such as home improvements. Before taking this step, however, it is important for homeowners to learn all the key things to know about refinancing a home loan. Get started with this guide.

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

Refinancing Comes with Potentially High Costs

Before homeowners refinance their home loan,

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Tips for Resolving Home Roofing ProblemsHome roofing damage can present many concerns, and some are far more serious than others. However, resolving home roofing problems immediately is often essential to protecting the structural soundness of the home in addition to interior spaces, as well as helping to sell the home. Here are some common issues and a few roof damage tips to get homeowners started.

Missing or Damaged Shingles

Missing, torn, or broken shingles are typically obvious upon a quick visual inspection. However, some other types of shingle damage may require a more keep eye to detect. Both asphalt and wood shingles eventually wear down due to natural forces such as hail, wind damage, and falling debris. Signs can include balding asphalt shingles and residual granule

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