Thursday, December 29, 2016

Best Wishes in 2017


Wishing family, friends and clients past and present a Happy New Year!

Paige

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Is a Tiny Home Right for You?



Tiny homes have a quirky appeal that’s growing in popularity. Here are four tips for realizing your pint-size dream home without risking a nightmare.


http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/tiny-house/

Thursday, December 8, 2016

November Central Okanagan Real Estate Stats are out!

And for the 10th month in a row Residential home sales are up over 2015! In addition to the Residential sales being up, Apartment and Townhome sales were also up over 2015 in fact Townhome sales for the month of November are up 32%.

Call me with your Real Estate Questions ~ Paige 

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

5 Super Simple Ways to Sell Your Home Fast




Coldwell Banker Real Estate professionals share their tricks of the trade for how to sell a home quickly without sacrificing profit.


http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/5-super-simple-ways-sell-home-fast/

Thursday, November 10, 2016

October OMREB Statistic are out!


OMREB stats show that Residential sales are still up over 2015 sales. However Residential home listings are down by 30% over 2015. Visit: http://omreb.com to view the full Central Okanagan board statistics.





Thursday, November 3, 2016

Your Home’s November Honey-Do List



Prep your home for the holidays and cooler weather with this list of home to dos that you’ll be especially thankful for.

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/homes-november-honey-list/

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Genius Tricks That Make Your Home Look Bigger

While the go-to trick might be to cover your walls with mirrors, try these lesser-known designer ideas to leave your space feeling wide open.




Click on the link to view the tricks:
http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/genius-tricks-make-home-look-bigger/

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Decor Can Be a Solid Investment


If you're thinking about a significant change in your home decor, consider dedicating a portion of your budget to a major furnishing that offers strong visual interest, plus the potential to improve or hold its value over time. With luxury items considered discretionary purchases, many antiques and artists' originals are maybe selling for much less. That creates an opportunity for an astute buyer to purchase a compelling item that can maintained its resale value, while also fulfilling its role as a central decor piece. Although you will need a good eye to recognize such an investment, a wealth of guidance is available for beginners from reputable dealers and collectors. Whether you fancy a modern painting, an antique sculpture or a rare vase, experts say you should pay for the highest quality you can afford, keep it in top condition, and get it insured. Above all, it is imperative that you truly love any collectible you buy, so you can enjoy it for as long as it takes to appreciate.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

OMREB September Statistics are out....

And the news is good! For the 9th consecutive month Residential sales are up over 2015 sales. We also have a year to date total of 2,697 residential sales, this is higher than the total residential sales in 2015 which were 2,695 and still have 3 months of sales. With inventory low, it is a great time to list your home.

Call me with your Real Estate questions,  Paige


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Beauty of Fall Leave!


 Visit This Post Before Raking Up Those Fall Leaves.
You can bring the beauty of fall into your home with these easy DIY decor projects. Just in time for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Central Okanagan August Stats Are Out!

And the News Is Good! 
Residential Sales are up 14% over 2015 and the median home price is up 15% over 2015.
With inventory down, now could be a great time to Sell!

Call me with your Real Estate Question,

                               Paige

 



Thursday, September 1, 2016

5 Walk-Through Surprises and How to Avoid Them


5 Walk-Through Surprises and How to Avoid Them

A house may look one way when it is decorated and furnished, but once vacated, bumps and bruises may show that could cause a wrench in the closing. Here are five common issues that arise during a walk-through and how to handle them.


http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/5-walk-surprises-avoid/5 Walk-Through Surprises

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Technology that has changed our Homes


 110 Years of Smart Home Technology: 1950-2016


To celebrate the 110th anniversary of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, we’re taking a trip down memory lane to reminisce about some of the greatest innovations in home technology over the past 110 years. In this post, we’ll highlight some key inventions from 1950 to the present.


http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/110-years-smart-home-technology-part-two/


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tips for Making Your House Presentable for Showings.


9 Tips for Living a (Semi-) Normal Life While your Home is Being Shown 


Preparation, routine and treats help you make the house you’re selling presentable at a moment’s notice

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday, August 4, 2016

July OMREB Statistics


If you are thinking of Selling your home, now is a great time! The OMREB statistics for July are out and for the 6th month in a row, Residential sales are up over sales in 2015.

To view full details visit OMREB.com or click the link


Thursday, July 21, 2016

6 Tips Every First Time Home Seller Should Read



Before you plant the yard sign on your front lawn and start packing boxes, take a look at these wise words on selling your home from our network of Coldwell Banker professionals.

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/6-tips-every-first-time-home-seller-read/

Thursday, July 14, 2016

5 Essential Tips for Staging Your Home in the Summer



With a flooded market and tons of competition, selling a home in the summer can be worrisome for sellers — but it really shouldn’t be. Here are five essential summer staging tips to give your home the competitive edge it needs 

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/5-essential-tips-for-staging-your-home-in-the-summer/

Thursday, July 7, 2016

OMREB June Stats


The June OMREB stats are out and Residential sales are up 29% for the 5th month in a row. Now is a great time to SELL your home, call me to with your Real Estate Questions

Paige

Thursday, June 30, 2016

HAPPY CANADA DAY!



History of Canada Day!

Canada’s national holiday is celebrated on July 1.

Canadians across the country and around the world show their pride in their history, culture and achievements. It’s been a day of celebration, where many festivities are held across the country, since 1868.

Wishing everyone a HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Paige

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Helpful Tips for First Time Home Buyers


7 Tips Every First Time Home Buyer Should Read

When buying your first home, a few words of advice can go a long way. Today, our network of Coldwell Banker professionals share their tips and tricks of the trade.

Click on the link to view the 7 Tips: http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/7-tips-every-first-time-home-buyer-read/

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Just Listed, Condo at Magnolia Gardens


 Just Listed!
#313-555 Houghton Road 
MLS ® 10119269
$194,900

Can't beat the value for this top floor immaculate 1 bedroom unit with large open kitchen and beautiful west facing mountain view from the covered and private patio. Upgrades include 9' ceilings, electric fireplace, and new carpet. This condo is in the well run Magnolia Gardens. Full clubhouse facilities, guest suite, secure underground parking, extra storage and a fantastic location within walking distance to all amenities. These smaller units are rare and sell quickly.

For more info and pics visit www.kelownahome.com or call Paige at 250-862-6464 or Christian at 250-863-2000

Thursday, June 16, 2016

OMREB May Statistic


 May 2016 statistics are showing Residential sales are up again this month. 
With sales strong, if you are thinking of selling your home, now could be a good time to list. Call me with your Real Estate questions.

Paige




Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Just Listed! Sleek Contemporary Green Home in Wilden


1871 Hidden Lake Place
Wilden



Sleek, bright, & contemporary, this GREEN home is loaded with high end & environmentally friendly features. Gorgeous cork floors are warm & soft. 4 re-cycling bays. Glass railings, corian counter-tops, geothermal, bright naturally lit rooms, low water landscaping & a composter are all here too! The main floor master suite has a spacious walk-in closet built-in cabinetry. Glass french door leading to the back yard & hot tub area. Deluxe ensuite that has clean lines & a spa feeling w/heated flrs, 2 sinks soaker tub & over-sized walk-in glass & tile shower. Gourmet kitchen w/plenty of space for 2 chefs that includes a huge island complete w/second granite sink & walk in pantry. You'll find deluxe appliances an oversized side by side fridge & freezer as well as a gas stove. There is also a 2nd mud room/door for to the back yd. 9' ceilings give a feeling of space on the lower level as well you'll find large windows for natural lighting, great family rm complete w/gas fp, bar, tiled eating area & large mud room. 3 large beds up that all have access to an oversized 5pc bath - perfect for the kids! The 5th bdrm in the basement is currently used as the home gym. 
Double garage, flat driveway & located in a cul-de-sac. The yard is private, fully landscaped & partially fenced. 2 great outdoor living areas vaulted sundeck w/speakers & a private pergola patio. 
For more information contact Christian Kirschke at 250-863-2000 or visit www.KelownaHomeChoice.ca for more info and pics

MLS® 10119050

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Just Listed Updated 2 Bedroom Condo






Just Listed!
#110-875 Badke Road

Updated and immaculate. This 2 bedroom ground floor condo faces West and backs the greenspace and Church, quiet, quiet, quiet! There's a newer custom maple kitchen complete with extra built-in pantry, fresh paint throughout and built in laundry that has additional custom cupboard space there as well. The gorgeous master bedroom has a 2 pce ensuite with walk-in closet and crawl space access. An added bonus is new windows and glass sliding door! The private patio has a storage locker and gate allowing easy access to the greenspace. 5 appliances included, rentals allowed, pets with restrictions, 1 covered stall and extra parking available. A complete package with no work required! CALL PAIGE GUERNSEY AT 250-862-6464 or CHRISTIAN KIRSCHKE AT 250-863-2000 for more information or visit www.kelownahome.com.

Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
MLS® 10118686

Just Listed Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Family Home


Just Listed!
3326 Webber Road

This gorgeous 5 bedroom 3 bath family home has been updated and shows great! From the open island kitchen with gas stove to the newly re-done bathrooms up and down, there is nothing to do but move in. 2 gas fireplaces, a workshop with separate entrance, a flat fenced yard and lots of parking for cars, boats, and/or RV's! There's a gas heated above ground pool (never hooked up by the current owners as they didn't need it) and also, this home is close to bus, schools, and parks. For more info and pics visit www.kelownahome.com or call Paige at 250-862-6464 or Christian at 250-863-2000

Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
MLS® 10118700


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Just Listed! Gorgeous Updated Family Home










Fabulous curb-appeal! This home is updated and move-in ready for you. Modern and feels like home. Many gorgeous updates showing fantastic value. 3 beds up, large kitchen with nice cabinetry. The master bedroom include 2 closets and enuite w/shower. Ample storage for toys, linens, and seasonal items. There is a flat-yard that is fenced for kids and pets, with good parking. It is conveniently located to schools, shopping, restaurants, golf and ski hills. RV Parking and a 2 car garage. Families wanted! Proudly Marketed by Christian Kirschke 250-863-2000 and Paige Guernsey 250-862-6464, Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty.

Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
MLS® 10118555

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits





With Summer here you can create instant ambience outdoors and enjoy all the inviting warmth of a campfire without chopping wood. 

Click on the link for full details, courtesy of FortisBC


Thursday, May 26, 2016

The perfect landscape around your home



As spring gets into full swing, now’s the perfect time to make the most of the outdoor space around your home, from front door to the street and from the back patio to your property line.

Whether your intention is to spruce up your landscape to help sell your home or simply enjoy it all the more here are some time-tested tips to make your garden gorgeous:
•Pruning: Just like spring cleaning is a must inside your home, clipping back overgrown trees and shrubs and removing dead branches can quickly transform your landscape.
•Mulching: Often overlooked, applying a fresh layer of mulch to your garden is easy and inexpensive and does a wonderful job of brightening things up. Plus it helps you water and weed less.
•Washing: We tend to associate landscapes with natural elements, but paved surfaces like walkways and wood patios, as well as fencing and brick siding, are integral. Power-washing these facades will make dreary look new again.
•Colour up: Absolutely nothing brings a landscape to life quite like flowers. Choose a floral focal point to add a dramatic splash of colour as well as accent points across your garden. Consider the colour of your house in deciding what hues to choose for your flowers a house with blue trim or red brick requires different colour combinations.
•Your house: Whether you like it or not, the most dominant element within your landscape isn’t the garden, it’s your house. Dress it up with flower boxes and trees that complement it and show off its best features. Take note of proportions a couple of flowers next to a three-story wall or long walkway are sure to get lost. Instead, create dramatic groupings of flowers and plants.

Taken from: https://www.shoppersvoice.ca/the-perfect-landscape-around-your-home/

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Just Listed! Great Investment Opportunity - Full Duplex


Fantastic location for this unique and solid investment opportunity. FULL STRATIFIED DUPLEX with each side having 2,300 square feet 5 beds, 3 full baths and a great layout. The large lot gives loads of room for parking and storage. Large sundecks and skylights offers great natural lighting. This Kelowna South location close to schools, bus, shopping, hospital, and all amenities. 
For more info and pics visit www.kelownahome.com or call Paige at 250-862-6464 or Christian at 250-863-2000 

Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
MLS ® 10117605

Full Duplex 922-926 Borden Avenue  $949,900 
922 Borden Avenue MLS ® 10117460  $479,900
926 Borden Avenue, MLS ® 10117463 $479,900

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Film Festival about Home



The Film Festival about Home

With the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival kicking off today, we take a look back at some highlights from the first film festival about home.


http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/celebration-cannes-film-festival/

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Central Okanagan April 2016 Statistics


The Central Okanagan Statistics are out and Residential home sales are up 31% over April 2015. If you are thinking of selling, now could be a great time, Call me to discuss your Real Estate questions. 
Paige


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

EARTH DAY!

Celebrate Earth Day!
APRIL 22nd, 2016

Participate in Earth Day Canada’s #Rooting4Trees ‘pledge and plant’ campaign and help grow a forest of 25,000 trees for our 25th anniversary. Visit : https://earthday.ca/

We can all do our part for the planet.  In Kelowna there are many resources and companies available to help guide you through a GREEN build or reno project for your real estate.  Call Paige Guernsey on her direct line at 250-862-6464 for your green housing questions today!
Talk to you soon…
Paige

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Just Reduced! Best Price at Winterra $238,800



MLS 10112699
$238,800

BEST PRICE IN WINTERRA! Private and quiet ground floor unit facing green space. Large and fantastic floor plan with 2 bedrooms, one on each side each with access to 2 full bathrooms, PLUS a large office big enough for 2 desks. Gas stove and fireplace, central heating/air high ceilings, and 6 appliances included. Secure underground parking, separate storage unit, guest suite, clubhouse with well equipped fitness facility. 1 dog (no size rest) or 1 cat. No rentals restrictions. Located in beautiful Lake Country with easy access to nature trails great for hiking and biking and only a short distance to highway and all amenities including schools and UBC Okanagan. Call Paige Guernsey at 250-862-6464 for more information. Visit www.kelownahome.com for more info and pics

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Lazy Guide to Spring Cleaning at Home

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/lazy-guide-spring-cleaning-home/


After a long winter, nothing feels better than having a clean and sparkling home. But, actually jumping into a deep clean is another story. Here are some simple tips to whip your home into shape without breaking a sweat:

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/lazy-guide-spring-cleaning-home/

Thursday, April 7, 2016

March OMREB Statistics


The March Real Estate Statistics are out and sales are Up! The Central Okanagan had an increase of 22% over March 2015. We also have a decrease of 23% in listings. If you are thinking of selling your home, now could be a great time. Call me 250-862-6464 if you would like more details or have questions about Kelowna Real Estate. 

Paige

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring is Here!


Did you know....
Fresh cut flowers are know to make a room look more attractive. But did you know they can also make people happier? According to research, a flower's combination of colors and scent has a physiological impact on a person's mood, generally making him or her feel more comfortable and optimistic.
And remember April is Daffodil month, so you can support cancer research and enjoy some fresh Daffodils.