First Time Home Buyers Cheat Sheet Part 1

Posted on Jan 05, 2023 in Buying tips

Start here:   Figure out what you need and set a goal!
The amount you need for a down payment depends on the home, but it ranges from 5% – 20% of the purchase price.

(FYI at the time of writing a quick search in Oliver shows 8 single family homes under $500,000, 1 Townhouse, 5 apartments and 9 mobile homes all under $500,000)

Many peopl...

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Home Buyer's Rescission Period

Posted on Dec 08, 2022


The Home Buyer Rescission Period or “HRBP” comes into effect January 1, 2023 as per the Property Law Act. This has been commonly called the "Cooling Off Period". 

This change in legislation provides buyers with an opportunity to rescind or take back their offer to purc...

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The Market is Shifting, What Does That Mean For You?

Posted on Nov 02, 2022

You may hear terms such as a "Seller's Market" or a "Buyer's Market" or a "Balanced Market"  what does that mean to you?

Housing markets are cyclical, and are affected by factors such as supply and demand, interest rates, consumer confidence, and economic conditions.

Seller’s market at-a-glance
More buyers than homes for sale
Prices tend to be higher be...

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Top 12 Tips for Fall Maintenance

Posted on Sep 23, 2022 in Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance Tips

Fall is sometimes the most divisive month! But why?

Some of us love to pull on woolly sweaters, crave chili, squash and yes, even pumpkin spice… everything! Others dread the end of the long hazy days of summer and the approach of cooler, crisper days.

Wherever you “fall” on this very important question, now is a good time to save yourself some money...

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Have You Considered Mt Baldy?

Posted on Sep 06, 2022 in Okanagan Community information

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED MT BALDY?Mt Baldy Ski Hill, Oliver, Osoyoos, BC
The South Okanagan has long been known for the vineyards, desert, golfing and lakes. 

Did you know we also have skiing, snowboarding and all the joys of mountain activities? 

We have been big fans of Mt Baldy all our lives!  Baldy Mountain is a high alpine treasure, where the Nk’mip Desert meets the inland rainforest of t...

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7 Secrets to Selling your Home

Posted on Aug 12, 2022

The Real Estate market in the South Okanagan has adjusted from this spring’s red hot market, this is true. 
However the market is still strong, it is now a
balanced market. 
This is in part due to government efforts to slow the market down, and in part due to the fact that August is traditionally a slower month.
There has always been a seasonal and cy...

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