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6 Buyer Terms You Should Know

Real Estate 101: 6 Terms Every Buyer Should Know Buying a house is an incredible achievement for previous homeowners and new homeowners alike. If you’re new to the world of real estate, everything can seem overwhelming and intimidating. However, once the transaction is finalized, the stress is quickly replaced with feelings of relief and accomplishment.  The path to closing however is filled with procedures that can get complicated quickly. Throw in a bunch of confusing, unknown real estate terms into the mix and you’re apt to feel like a deer in headlig...

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Questions to Ask at an Open House

Open houses are an extremely effective sales tool for sellers. Potential buyers might be more inclined to make an offer if they get to see the home for themselves. If you’ve never been to an open house event, you might have a few qualms about the entire procedure. While the primary goal of an open house is to allow buyers to see the house for themselves, it can also be a great time to get additional information regarding the property. As a novice, you might find yourself stumped on what questions to ask. Are there must-ask questions? Are there questions...

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Spring Maintenance – What to Prioritize

For many Canadians, spring is one of the most anticipated times of the year. The snow and slush are finally behind us, and summer is quickly approaching. What would the spring season be without the return of lush wildlife, sunny days, warmer weather … … and heaps of property maintenance? Luckily, you aren’t the only one with these seemingly tedious tasks ahead of you. Everyone wants their indoor and outdoor spaces freshened and spotless for upcoming social gatherings, so we’ve compiled a list of “things to consider” when planning your spring checkup and...

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10 Reasons to work with a Full-Service Brokerage!

Benefits You Can’t Deny Buying and selling real estate is a big decision that can make you feel all the feels. Whether it’s your first home purchase, or you’re selling your family home of 30 years, the significance makes the experience that much more sentimental. Coupling the emotional aspect of real estate with the fact that this will likely be one of the biggest investments of your life, it’s safe to say that the transaction must be handled with the utmost care, by the best industry professionals.  As a full-service brokerage backing ...

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Reasons You Should Hire a REALTOR®

Reasons You Should Hire a REALTOR®: Buying or selling a home is an intimidating process for most people. It can leave you feeling as if you have stepped into unknown territory, rather than taking a walk in the park. It is because of this, that having a Realtor can come in handy. A Realtor is a licensed real estate professional with the knowledge and experience to help buyers and sellers navigate the process of their real estate transaction.Their job, as your agent, is to guide you through the process all the while keeping your interests and assets top of...

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Real Estate 101: 6 Terms Every Seller Should Know

Have you ever browsed a real estate website and encountered a wave of unknown real estate terms? All the unfamiliar jargon might appear confusing, especially for first-time sellers. However, brushing up on your knowledge of real estate lingo now will help you spend less time asking for clarification, and more time on what matters most: selling your home. Oftentimes, these terms can leave most people scratching their head. To save you from potential confusion, we’ve compiled a list of several different real estate terms you should know if you plan on sell...

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Pride of Ownership

Showing Your Pride of Ownership The term “pride of ownership” can often be found when scrolling through online listings or through real estate sites. However, the definition is so obscure, leaving much curiosity about what exactly it entails. Let’s break it down. Buying a home is an incredible accomplishment that involves rigorous saving and a huge investment to secure what is likely the largest asset a person will ever own. When real estate professionals discuss pride of ownership, it refers to the homeowner having taken great care of their home...

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Going Green in 2022: Eco-Friendly House Solutions to Implement This Year

Going eco-friendly can seem intimidating at first, but in reality, it’s far from difficult. All it really requires is time, effort, and a couple of worthwhile investments. Unsure of where or how to start? We’ve got you covered with some of the easiest eco-friendly house solutions!   Climate change is no secret. Every time we turn on the news or weather a new storm we are reminded of how rapidly the environment is changing, and the consequences that we face as a result. Fortunately, there are many ways to change your habits to be more environmentally...

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Your Complete Guide to Downsizing Your Home in Canada

For those of you who no longer feel the need to own a large home, downsizing has probably crossed your mind at some point. What exactly does downsizing entail though? Typically speaking, downsizing involves selling a current home to purchase a smaller residence. It’s a popular decision for seniors, travellers, and small families. However, the process is no walk in the park and like any move, it requires a good amount of dedicated time and energy. You may want to consider why you should downsize, how it will work, and what options are available to you. Fo...

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New Year, New Trends: 2022’s Paint Colours

For many, the new year brings a fresh perspective and eagerness for new beginnings. With promises for self-improvement and curbing bad habits made with only the best of intentions, the year begins on a high note and wishful thinking. Many of us tackle health and wellness, organization, and financial fitness, all of which are excellent areas of improvement that are desirable to achieve. However, as most people have come to find, the hype and mindfulness that life changes require often fizzle out by spring as we reacquaint ourselves with a comfortable rout...

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Royal LePage Kelowna Real Estate Report for January 2022

Loading… Taking too long? Reload document | Open in new tab Combat The Cold Without Increasing Your Heating Bill These hot tips will keep you warm when the temperature dips After one of the colder Christmases on record, you may be looking for ways to stave off the chill that can creep into your home. And while we hope that January will bring some warmer temperatures, climate change can also mean unpredictable cold snaps throughout the winter. So, best to prepa...

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