Thursday, October 29, 2015
Feng shui literally translates to “wind and water.” It basically means living in harmony with the environment.
In the real estate business, it’s become a verb, so that many people “feng shui” their homes to create a feeling of harmony, relaxation and abundance.
The concept of living in harmony with the environment is a comparatively new idea in the West, but has been practiced in the East for thousands of years. By simply rearranging your furniture, hanging wind chimes outside or placing a vase filled with flowers in your bedroom, you can affect the universal force called ch’i – the powerful magnetic energy that attracts good luck and prosperity. The land supports the house, the house supports the rooms and the rooms support the residents.
Certain buyers believe everything in the world belongs to one of the five elements: fire, earth, wood, water or metal. Many believe that you will attract a flow of buyer traffic to your home if you incorporate the five elements when selling.
10 Issues that Can Affect the Sale of Your Home!
1. The direction of the house. Does it face north, south, east or west or a combination thereof. Some buyers will purchase a house based on their individual, auspicious direction.
2. Whether the house is on a “T” street. Negative energy is created when the street ends directly in front of the house.
3. The interior staircase faces the front door. This is negative – it allows ch’i to escape out the door.
4. A positive location for the kitchen is in the center of the house.
5. The toilet and the bathroom should be private and not visible from the front door.
6. Doors to the bathrooms should be kept closed.
7. Put away anything with sharp edges, including any butcher-block knife sets.
8. Dried flowers should be avoided. They are extremely bad feng shui. Silk flowers are acceptable, but live are best.
9. Exposed beams create negative ch’i. They impede financial progress and create stress and tension. Sleeping under an exposed beam is especially bad and can lead to headaches, dishonesty and bad luck. For these reasons, it is also very bad feng shui to place a desk or chair directly below an exposed beam.
10. A large mirror in a dining room reflects the food on the table and is very beneficial, as in effect, it doubles the amount of food available.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
1719 Kloppenburg Road
With a little elbow grease and basement finishings, this home will shine up to be a winner! Updated with newer kitchen, flooring, windows and master suite that includes a 4 pce ensuite and walk-in closet. The property is partially fenced and has a single garage, dog run, and extra parking. Located close to the exclusive neighborhood of Kirschner Mountain this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is within walking distance to elementary school and transportation. Call PAIGE GUERNSEY direct at 250-862-6464 or CHRISTIAN KIRSCHKE at 250-863-2000 for more info or visit www.kelownahome.com
Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
MLS ® 10107829
Monday, October 26, 2015
Perfect for investor or first time buyer! 2 bed 2 bath with direct access to the great outdoors where you'll find fantastic hiking trails. Pets are ok and there are NO rental restrictions. Great amenities including central heating/cooling, hot tub, pool, & secure underground parking.
#1111-2210 Upper Sundance Ridge, West Kelowna BC. MLS ® 10107835. $224,900
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Can Change Any Room
Plain rooms can get a real image boost with wainscoting. The panels are installed on the lower portion of the walls and are typically topped with a chair-rail. This creates a continuous horizontal line around the perimeter of the room The remaining area above can be painted or wallpapered. Another dramatic effect can be achieved with decorative baseboards, complemented by crown moulding along the top of the walls. Additional detail can be added by using a ceiling medallion (around a hanging fixture). Originally producing and installing such ornate woodworking was an expensive and tedious process, but now faux mouldings are often prefabricated from lightweight and paintable medium-density board or foam, which is less expensive and easier to install. The effect can be stunning, but experts caution against overdoing a small room - the shorter the wall, the thinner and simpler the trim should be. Before deciding, take picture sof your room to your local home decor suppliers for professional advice.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Fall can be a great time to add some new colors to your home. Here is some easy tips to help you.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The September 2015 stats are out and while housing demand in our Board area has slowed down over the last week or two, sales activity remains relatively strong and seems to be extending into fall.
If you have questions about Real Estate Market or are thinking of selling your home, call me Paige Guernsey 250-862-6464
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Monday, October 5, 2015
Walk-in Bath and Shower Units
Once perceived as a health-care necessity reserved for those with restricted mobility, easy - access bathtubs and shower units are becoming more common. With a number of features that can rival or outshine those of traditional bathtubs and shower units, walk-in tub and shower units are now seen by many homeowners as an added benefit, and a worthwhile household investment. In addition to offering a safe and easy low-step entry, the latest versions also feature contoured, slip resistant seats with adjustable shower-head locations, backrests and handles. Plus a number of manufacturers and installer offer water temperature controls, hydro-therapeutic water jets, and custom sizing services (e.g. round, square, corner, compact, oversized etc.). Of course, safety, comfort and independence will remain the primary benefits to many consumers - priorities that will become more in demand as the baby-boomer generation enters its senior years.
1886 Hidden Lake Place
This fantastic family home will impress! Not only is there a large private yard w/ pool & Badu swim jet on the shores of Hidden Lake, there's a long list of extras to make seamless family living happen! For example in the huge island kitchen you'll find dual b/i ovens coupled w/ a gas cook top as well as an addnl high end copper sink. You'll love the built in computer nook as well as the ability to walk right through the pantry, mud room, & laundry that offers convenient & efficient living! The main floor master is oversized & has many windows to take in the lake views. There's also a 5 pce e/s with heated floors & a large wi closet that has direct access to laundry room. Upstairs the kids have their own well thought out space. There's an open homework area w/ 2 computer stations & lots of storage. All beds up have access to their own baths & all have their own w/i closets. If you thought that was good, wait until you see the bonus room with b/i climbing wall! The w/o basement is finished w/ stamped concrete flooring, a wet bar for easy suiteability, 2 additional bedrooms,full bath, a media room, rec room & extra storage. Outside you'll find a gorgeous fenced & private yard, custom copper roofing, pool & garden along w/ a hot tub nearby. There's easy access to Hidden Lake for kayaks or skates! Parking is a breeze w/ an extra pad beside garage. There's a park nearby & access to miles of hiking! Call Paige Guernsey at 250-862-6464 for more info visit www.kelownahome.com.
Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
Our New Listing at 4556 Gallaghers Edgewood Place is located in this Great Neighbourhood.
Just Listed! Walkout Rancher at Gallaghers Canyon
A rare find in Gallaghers Canyon! This home has a fully finished walkout basement with over 1500 on main and over 2800 in total. In addition to 3+2 beds you'll find a gorgeous sunroom to enjoy 4 seasons in the Okanagan. A prestigous gated community with full clubhouse facilities and 2 golf courses designed for everyone. Contact Paige Guernsey 250-862-6464 to view this home.
Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
This great neighbourhood is where Paige's new listing at 719 Traditions Lane can be found. This gorgeous 180 degree city, lake, and mountain VIEWS .34 acre lot is waiting for you to build your dream home! Call Paige for details 250-862-6464.
719 Traditions Lane
This lot won't disappoint and ensures 1 level living at it's finest! .34 acre with gorgeous city, lake, and mountain VIEWS. Unique and fantastic house plans included for 3,500 square foot 4 bedroom + den, 4 bath rancher with basement. The house can be situated on the lot to afford total privacy. Walk DIRECTLY TO THE POOL AND OUTDOORS FROM THE MAIN FLOOR. Also, via 2 staircases, the basement has 3 beds with additional 2 bathrooms. And as well, from the rec room you can walk directly out to the back yard. Low maintenance yard possible, double garage, and extra parking also available. No builder requirements and all city services here. This is truly a unique and one-of-a kind piece of property on which you can build a beautiful, unique, and private view home and be moments to downtown Kelowna and all the Okanagan lifestyle has to offer. TRADITIONS neighborhood is located right below the exlusive Highpointe neighbourhood and backs onto Knox Mountain Park. House and Lot together priced at $999,000 including GST. No GST payable on lot.
In your yard, on your deck, or on your balcony.
If you thought it would be too elaborate or expensive to install a tranquil oasis on your property, patio or balcony, it's time to reconsider. There are a wide range of pond and waterfall design plans and kits now available at various price points, that can transform your outdoor environment just a little bit or a great deal. From Lush garden hideaway to a simple fountain, the perfect relaxing mood can be created with a little help from your local garden center or online store. Start by determining the perimeter of the area you want to cover and the amount of water flow that will be required. You'll then be able to choose the appropriate size of pump and filter to ensure the water is properly circulated and treated to prevent algae buildup. Finally, choose from real or artificial plants and stones, lighting and other accessories. Then all you need to do is relax and enjoy it!
Here's some helpful tips for low maintenance ideas