Uncategorized The Age of Passive Housing! There are many housing trends that come and go in the world, but one that is worth taking note of is the concept of passive housing. So what exactly is a Passive House? A Passive House is a “rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, reducing its ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low […]
Uncategorized First Time Home Buyer Perks! In BC, there are some real advantages to shopping affordably for your first home and there are even some rare tax breaks offered to those who are jumping into the real estate market! Buying a your very first home should be thrilling, enjoyable and only slightly terrifying. To make it more of the former, there […]
Uncategorized Title Insurance? What’s that? If you are thinking about taking the leap into property ownership, you are going to have to purchase Title Insurance, which is the modern day version of paying hundreds of dollars to have your property surveyed and staked and it is a mandatory add-on with the purchase or any property these days. Back in the […]
Uncategorized How to prioritize when the sun is out! Well folks, finally the season we have all been waiting for is just around the corner… summer! You can smell it in the air, see the grass starting to show, while flowers are starting to poke their heads through the ground. Oh, it is just a matter of time before we are into full-blown Okanagan […]
Uncategorized Diving in to Short Term Rentals! What you need to know about Short Term Rentals (AirBnB, VRBO etc)! What is a Short Term Rental (STR)? STRs, like AirB&B or VRBO, are the newest accommodation phenomena to hit the global market and offer an alternative option to hotel and hostel stays. In the STR format, you can rent a shared space, a […]
Uncategorized The Little Things… We all know what it is like when someone does something unexpected, perhaps small, but super impactful for us or for someone we know. The smiles abound and this feeling of warmth and appreciation settles on us. We also know the feeling when the little things do not get done and we want to “face […]
Uncategorized Three Things to Ask Your Future REALTOR® (Buy or Sell)! If you are like me, you might live in a city that is flush with real estate agents. Like those big-brands-that-shall-not-be-named coffee shops, there are probably at least two REALTOR®s on every street corner with a few more “up and coming” ones waiting in the wings. So how do you sift through the seemingly endless […]
Uncategorized Why Buy A Home in 2023? You may have heard the age old adage that “whether you rent or own, you’re paying for someone’s home” and it’s true, so why wouldn’t you want to be paying for your own home? Buying in today’s market, especially in the Okanagan is no small feat, BUT if it’s on your bucket list for 2023, […]
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