#Okanagan

The Okanagan is known for its dry climate, sunny summers and plentiful orchards and vineyards. A four-season playground, the Okanagan is a common tourist destination abundant with opportunities to enjoy hiking trails and lakes in the summer, and ski hills in the winter.

The Okanagan is home to several municipalities including Armstrong, Coldstream, Enderby, Lumby, Spallumcheen, Vernon, Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland, Penticton, Oliver and Osoyoos.


November 1, 2019 • 8 min read

5 ways to make your home green and save money


Have you ever wondered about how you can reduce your energy usage to lower your energy bill each month? Well, a home that utilizes green technology does just that. Green homes require less energy to function everyday, leading to less energy...

October 25, 2019 • 4 min read

How your rental rate compares to other OMREB regions


With rising house costs and recent changes to the B.C. mortgage stress test, getting approved for a mortgage has become even more difficult. Many have decided that buying a home is out of the question and are content to rent for now. As a result,...

October 9, 2019 • 7 min read

Building your dream home? You can still get a loan


For some people buying a dream home is not enough. They want to build it. Doing so can give a remarkable sense of pride and also help you have exactly what you want. One of the largest obstacles, however, is getting financing. Many lenders...

August 19, 2019 • 6 min read

9 tips for downsizers looking to get compact


At some point, that large house or apartment just becomes too much. The next step is clear: you're starting to downsize. Of course, that's a big decision to make. Downsizing means more than just finding a new property. It means coming...

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 that’s just the beginning. Once you have established...

May 8, 2019 • 5 min read

Make the most of summer with these yard upgrades (and increase your property value while you’re at it)


With easy access to nature and amazing year-round weather, it’s no wonder why people want to live in the B.C. Interior. Having a beautiful outdoor oasis right in your backyard is one way to make the most of all that this region has to...

January 9, 2019 • 5 min read

6 resolutions to stick to if you’re planning on buying a home this year


It’s a new year, and you know what that means — it’s resolution-making-time!  If one of your goals for 2019 is to buy a home, then you have an exciting, if not a little intimidating, year ahead. Especially if you are...

January 4, 2019 • 5 min read

The effect of the ban on limited dual agency on buyers and sellers in B.C.


On June 15th, 2018 B.C.’s Superintendent of Real Estate introduced a new rule that concerns real estate transactions.. You may have heard chatter about the new ban on limited dual agency as it has a significant impact on the way real estate...

December 14, 2018 • 6 min read

Does the Speculation Tax support affordable housing in Kelowna and West Kelowna?


The speculation tax has been a notable topic of debate for the last several months for many, including REALTORS®, homebuyers, homeowners, renters, local businesses, and municipal governments of areas targeted for the tax, including Kelowna...

December 12, 2018 • 5 min read

Winter staging tips for homes in the Okanagan


While warmer months are generally considered better times to sell your home, not everyone has the luxury of waiting and winter can be a great time to sell, due to less competition. Cooler weather and fewer daylight hours can make it challenging...

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 should help you on your journey to homeownership....

November 21, 2018 • 5 min read

5 ways that a REALTOR® can help you sell your home in the B.C. Interior


If you’re preparing to sell your home in the British Columbia Interior, you may be considering whether or not to enlist the help of a REALTOR®. Selling a home is an important and complex transaction, likely the most significant...


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