#REALTORS®

Buying or selling a home is a complex process, and it's important to ensure that every detail is taken care of.

Thankfully, REALTORS® have the qualifications, knowledge and experience to help you navigate the real estate market with confidence.


November 6, 2019 • 7 min read

8 reasons why it might be better to live closer to your job


It might be more expensive to buy a home that's located closer to your job. But when you factor in the financial, emotional, and health costs of commuting, you may want to consider the idea of living closer to your workplace. Between long...

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 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 an offer on any property. Depending on your...

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...

September 17, 2019 • 7 min read

The risks of For Sale By Owner home sales


  If you are planning on selling your home, then it is likely that you have at some point considered forgoing working with a REALTOR® and listing your home as For Sale by Owner (FSBO) instead to save money. If so, you are not...

September 13, 2019 • 6 min read

What you need to know about CMHC's First-Time Home Buyer Incentive Program


  For first-time homebuyers, the search for the perfect home for the ideal price can be tedious and often stressful, even with the help of an experienced REALTOR®. Luckily, there are many great programs available to make your...

August 28, 2019 • 7 min read

Should you buy a fixer-upper or a new build?


  Buying a new home can be an exciting, yet stressful, experience. An important question debated by many homebuyers is whether or not to purchase a fixer-upper or a new home. So which is the best choice? Here’s the pros...

August 28, 2019 • 7 min read

5 reasons to get a home inspection (plus 2 scenarios where you might not need one)


Buying a house is one of the largest purchases most people make in their lives. Naturally, you want to make sure that the investment is a good one, bound to appreciate in value over time while providing a safe and comfortable home for you and...

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...

July 22, 2019 • 8 min read

8 first time home buyer mistakes to avoid


Buying a home can be a huge life change and a difficult undertaking, especially if it's your first time. From saving for a down payment and closing costs to repairing credit, there are many steps you must take before buying a home. But once...

July 22, 2019 • 6 min read

What to look for in a B.C. real estate professional


Buying or selling a home can be really exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. It’s important to have a professional by your side who can guide you through the process and ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.  Sometimes,...

July 16, 2019 • 4 min read

The difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR®


If you’re looking for someone who can help you buy or sell a home, you may have noticed that there are plenty of different certifications and titles out there for real estate professionals. Two common ones that you’ll hear are real...

June 26, 2019 • 6 min read

5 lesser known benefits of using a REALTOR®


When working with a REALTOR®, it’s generally understood what services they provide — finding you a home that suits your needs and wants while keeping your budget in mind, or helping you sell your home to the right person for...

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 22, 2019 • 5 min read

What is the best time of year to buy and sell real estate in the B.C. Interior?


It’s a common question for those navigating the real estate market — when is the best time of year to list or shop for a home? The truth is that there isn’t a simple answer. Much like the stock exchange, the real estate...

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...

April 11, 2019 • 4 min read

Infill Housing in Kelowna What are my options if I'm in an RU7 zone?


In 2017, the City of Kelowna formed a plan to densify housing in the downtown area to encourage an increase of affordable housing options in the downtown area and limit urban sprawl. In order to do so, the City created the Infill Challenge,...

April 6, 2019 • 6 min read

How to save for a down payment


Saving for a down payment is a significant financial milestone. It may not be an easy feat, but it’s a possibility for many, and it’s an investment that pays off down the road. There are plenty of ways to save for a down payment...

April 2, 2019 • 5 min read

Home renovations to consider before listing your home


Planning to sell your home in the B.C. Interior in the near future? If so, you’ll want to make sure that you get the best possible return on your investment. Completing upgrades on your home is a great way to increase its value. However,...

January 30, 2019 • 6 min read

What to know before operating a rental property in the B.C. Interior


Thinking of purchasing a secondary residence to use as a rental property? Owning and operating a rental property is a long-term investment that requires dedication. It is important to understand the benefits, risks, and responsibilities of...


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