We want to serve as a beacon. A guiding star to those who haven't yet discovered this beautiful and diverse area we call home. From the downtown cores of our busiest communities to the green wilderness where wonderers wander and wanderers wonder.

118andWest.com represents the next step in this new direction.

So as we set forth on this new adventure together we wish you all safe travels. All up and down the 118th degree of longitude, and just to the West.

Welcome to 118 and West.

<strong>Top 5 experiences from living in</strong> <span>Lake Country</span>
March 12, 2020 • 7 min read

Top 5 experiences from living in Lake Country

Resting alongside Okanagan Lake and Kalamalka Lake while enclosing Wood Lake within its embrace is a cozy municipality befittingly named Lake Country. Along with its lakes are rolling mountains...

How to stage your home to attract homebuyers in the winter
December 17, 2019 • 5 min read

How to stage your home to attract homebuyers in the winter

When it comes to staging a home, the key is to create a comfortable atmosphere for the potential homebuyer. If they can picture themselves living in the house, cooking dinner every night for...

Pros and cons of living in a strata
October 16, 2019 • 8 min read

Pros and cons of living in a strata

  Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer looking for your next home purchase, or downsizing into a smaller space, there are always pros and cons to take into account before making...

Home rebate and refund options in British Columbia
August 2, 2019 • 5 min read

Home rebate and refund options in British Columbia

Whether you’re looking to do home renovations, construct, or buy a new home, rebates could become your best friend. Before you start a project, be sure to understand what home rebates you...

Short-term <span>vacation rental rules</span> in the <strong>B.C. Interior</strong>
June 25, 2019 • 6 min read

Short-term vacation rental rules in the B.C. Interior

With all the new changes around short-term vacation rentals – also known as STVRs in the industry – figuring out what’s permitted and what’s not can be confusing. But...

What is B.C.’s <span>mortgage stress test</span>, and <strong>how does it affect me</strong>?
January 30, 2019 • 4 min read

What is B.C.’s mortgage stress test, and how does it affect me?

It is important to know what you can safely afford when you are shopping for a house — what your limit is and how you can plan for the future. With interest rates expected to increase,...

<span>A checklist</span> for <strong>first time homebuyers</strong> in the Okanagan
December 7, 2018 • 6 min read

A checklist for first time homebuyers in the Okanagan

Buying your first home in the Okanagan can be daunting. It’s a major milestone and the world of real estate can be hard to navigate on your own, but don’t despair! This checklist...

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