Thursday, January 21, 2016

Busy Travel Season calls for Advanced Precaution

Spring is a popular season for families and young singles to travel, but it's important that the prospect of an exciting new destination does not override the need to take precautions for health and safety. If you are traveling to a foreign destination or going on a cruise (where disease can spread rapidly), see your doctor or a travel medicine clinic 4-6 weeks before departure to discuss vaccination and other forms of protection. Be sure to order personal medications in advance and consult your carrier and your destination customs office for packing regulations. Unless you know otherwise do not expect your destination to offer easy access to common over -the counter products, such as hand wipes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and medica- tion for motion-sickness, diarrhea, allergies, etc. Also when away from home, choose only bottled water and never leave your drinks unattended in public places. Finally, before you go, leave a copy of your medications, passport(s), itinerary and contact information with a friend at home, and consult your telephone service pro- vider for a Smartphone travel plan to reduce or eliminate roaming charges for necessary but unexpected usage.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Record December Housing Demand Leads to Near Record Year

The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) reports that MLS® residential sales posted a record for the month of December at 444 units, up 6.7% from December 2014. Last month’s results contributed to 2015 being the busiest year since 2007, when a record 8,702 annual transactions were counted. A total of 7,988 residential sales were recorded for 2015, up 6.2% from the 7,525 sales in 2014.

Here is 2015 Statistics. 

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Get the Best Return on Investment with Your Next Home Improvement Project

Home is where the heart is, but sometimes it’s also where a homeowner’s savings plan comes into account. Homeowners may have a long wish list of home renovations and projects, and sometimes the work is never done. While return on investment (ROI) may not be the biggest consideration in a homeowner’s mind when deciding which projects make it to the top of the list, knowing which projects see the highest returns may be helpful in the decision-making process.

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Kelowna Real Estate Agent Paige Guernsey