The Center of Attention

    As temperatures start to drop in the valley and the snow creeps over the mountains, we would usually expect Kelowna’s real estate market to cool down as well. But this year it continues to surprise us as we soar past last year’s sales once again for the...

Living the Okanagan Dream

    Having worked in the Okanagan real estate market for over two decades, I can confidently say that right now is one of the best times to both buy and sell in Kelowna. With outdoor activities on everyone’s minds since the change of pace COVID-19 brought to...

A Diamond in the Rough

    Not only is the weather fantastic here, but thanks to our thriving property market, Kelowna (now, more than ever) seems to still be one of the most desirable places to live in Canada. With plenty of open space, outdoor activities around every corner,...
Budding Success

Budding Success

    While it’s still early to tell what the rest of the year’s market activity will look like, one thing’s for sure - 2020 is off to a great start, setting up the spring market perfectly.  It’s reported that there was an over 23% increase in average market...

Cold Weather, Hot Market

Cold Weather, Hot Market

    While 2019 may have been off to a slow start, we certainly ended it strong. With lower inventory and higher sales than December last year, the market is looking a lot warmer than the weather heading into this new decade. All this, and the fact that homes...

A Bright Year Ahead

A Bright Year Ahead

    With a white Christmas around the corner (yay!), it’s time to talk about 2020 and what to expect in real estate this coming year. In retrospect, 2019 was shockingly consistent considering the many happenings throughout the year a change in mortgage...

Election Impacts on Housing

Election Impacts on Housing

    Following the recent federal election, many of you are probably wondering what’s in store for the housing economy in the coming years. While we saw an uptick in home sales in September, the question of sustainable growth continues to pop up, among things...

Housing Prices Starting to Stabilize

Housing Prices Starting to Stabilize

    Earlier this year the government introduced the Speculation Tax in an attempt to slow the accelerated housing price growth in the province of BC. Now, several months after this regulation was implemented, reports are claiming that, as of July, the...

Active Listings on the Rise!

Active Listings on the Rise!

    Last month, the Bank of Canada announced that they would be lowering the mortgage qualifying rate for the B-20 Stress Test in hopes that it would allow more people to access the real estate market. This good news came after the BC Real Estate...

Mortgage Qualifying Rates Reduced

Mortgage Qualifying Rates Reduced

    Following a recent BC Real Estate Association report claiming housing sales would have been 10% higher in 2018 had it not been for the B-20 Stress Test, the Bank of Canada adjusted the qualifying rate for mortgages for the first time since 2016. Although...

May Heats Up the Market

May Heats Up the Market

    While most of the Canadian market is slowing down and showing signs of a pricing decline later this year, the month of May had the best sales activity yet. Although affordability continues to remain questionable, reports indicate that housing prices are...

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