Real Estate Blog

Support to End Family Violence in our Community

Kelowna Women’s Shelter Support and Education Programs Get Financial Aid from Local Real Estate Agents   Kelowna 28 January, 2020 – Broker Owners, Francis Braam, Steve Gray and Broker Manager Dave Favell of Royal LePage Kelowna presented a cheque to Executive Director, Allison Mclauchlan and Resource Development Coordinator, Ester Pike of the Kelowna Women’s Shelter. In 2019, Royal LePage Kelowna REALTORS® held fundraising events and donated part of their commissions to The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation throughout the year.  The result was more than $5...

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Working with a Mortgage Broker; just like dating!

Working with a Mortgage Broker; just like dating! Banks are declining more mortgage applications than ever, in fact, the borrower rejection rate from mortgage lenders has gone up by as much as 20% since Canada’s banking regulators imposed the stress test for home buyers. What this means is people need to get their application in front of more than one lender, lenders are human, and just because one person says no, doesn’t mean the next will, just like dating!! Working with a mortgage broker is like going on a dating website, we show you a nu...

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Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money I’m often asked by clients if I can help their children prepare to buy a home? I love doing this because I think it is an area that our school system gets a failing grade. The next question I get is, when should they start learning about finances? I think it should start at a very young age with allowances, savings programs to buy that bike or pair of shoes. It’s a way of thinking not a level of intelligence. If kids learn at an early age that if they want something, they get it, then it shouldn’t be a surprise...

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