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First Real Estate Sale Over $1 Million Since 2008

First Real Estate Sale Over $1 Million Since 2008

9987 Cathedral Drive, Silver Star – SOLD FOR OVER $1 MILLION In the North Okanagan there were 4 real estate sales over $1 million dollars in November, 3 acreages and 1 home on Silver Star Mountain. This fully furnished, custom designed, half-duplex home on The Ridge offers premium ski in/out access and stunning Monashee Mountain views. One …

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2017 Dancing with the Vernon Stars

2017 Dancing with the Vernon Stars

Get ready! Its almost time for the 2017 Dancing with the Vernon Stars gala and auction fundraiser.   We’re so proud of our brave friends and colleagues who will be shaking their tail feather in honour of the North Okanagan Hospice Society! Hat’s off to our dear Norm and Steffi Brenner, the dynamic father/daughter …

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NEW High Speed Gondola on Silver Star

NEW High Speed Gondola on Silver Star

fURTHERM A New Gondola for Silver Star! Fancy! We are loving this new gondola, on display in the Village at Silver Star. Why are we excited? First of all, Dopplemayr gondola seats 8 with door mounted racks for skis and boards. Furthermore, it will replace the existing Summit double chair which has been loading …

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Okanagan/Shuswap Real Estate Statistics – June/July 2017

Okanagan/Shuswap Real Estate Statistics – June/July 2017

The heat is on! Summer is in full swing. Real estate sales are brisk and multiple offer scenarios are a common occurrence in some price ranges. A quick market is common this time of year, but the ongoing lack of inventory is adding pressure. Overall housing prices are up about 8%. On the other …

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Bright and Pretty as the Sun!

Bright and Pretty as the Sun!

It’s the peak of summer in the Okanagan/Shuswap. This is the life!   We are so lucky! In addition to the countless golf courses, ski resorts, mountain biking trails, parks, wineries and lakes, and orchards – we also have some amazing growers of non-edibles. Check out these gorgeous sun flowers! These beauties are grown …

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Silver Star’s new high speed gondola!

Silver Star’s new high speed gondola!

We are thrilled! This is great news about Silver Star Moutain Resort that we are so pleased to share this Silver Star Mountain Resort press release:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SilverStar Mountain Resort to begin work on new gondola  VERNON, B.C.  – June 13, 2017 – SilverStar Mountain Resort is excited to announce the …

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Real Estate Sales – Circle of Supply and Demand

Real Estate Sales – Circle of Supply and Demand

So – we’re feeling the effects!  The question is whether or not BCREA’s February report of decreased buyer demand is a reflection of the slowing real estate sales in the Vancouver area? The foreign buyers that drove those Vancouver sales seem to have moved on to points east – mainly the GTA!  We want …

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CHMC Increasing Mortgage Insurance Premiums

CHMC Increasing Mortgage Insurance Premiums

CMHC Mortgage Insurance Premiums to increase… Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is increasing mortgage insurance premiums. The new CMHC rates will apply to any buyer applying for a CMHC insured mortgage as of March 17, 2017. Existing mortgages and renewals will not be impacted.  CMHC reviews its rates annually.This increase has been sparked …

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Okanagan & Shuswap Rental Scams

Okanagan & Shuswap Rental Scams

Don’t be caught in a rental scam- Over the past 30+ years we’ve met a lot of amazing and hardworking people. It’s been a privilege to help those individuals with their real estate needs. We’ve also seen the real estate industry become the target of some pretty creative scammers. If you, or someone you …

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BC Housing Action Plan – Home Partnership Program

BC Housing Action Plan – Home Partnership Program

The BC Provincial Government announces program to help first-time home buyers In the wake of rapidly rising real estate prices in 2016 the BC Provincial Government announced a province-wide program to support first time home buyers entering the real estate market. Starting January 16, 2017, the Province will partner with first time home buyers, …

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