Thursday, September 14, 2017
If you’re starved for the sounds, textures and moods of the great outdoors, bring the outdoors in!
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Median price of Residential homes in the Central Okanagan rose by 15% over 2016 prices and is also higher than July 2017 median price.
If you have Real Estate Questions, Call me
For full details visit: http://omreb.com/page.php?sectionID=2
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Even if your home is priced right and in a desirable location, you may be offending potential buyers without ever knowing it. Here is our list of pet peeves that can turn a buyer off — and how to avoid them when selling your home.
When someone is searching for a home to buy, gut instinct and first impressions are crucial to making a positive impact. Even if your home ticks all the boxes for you, there is a chance you may be offending potential buyers without ever knowing it. Here is our list of pet peeves that turn buyers off — and how to avoid them when selling your home.
1. Masking Issues
Whether it is odors or a failed foundation, masking potential issues to gain a quick sale could be a very costly gamble. If there are serious defects that you know about, a buyer could back out of the deal at the last minute, ask you to fix the issue or worse — involve you in a legal battle long after the deal should be done. Consider hiring a qualified home inspector to conduct a pre-sale inspection. An inspection gives you the upper hand in determining how to address the issue — and get top dollar for your home. No home is perfect. Be upfront about any flaws in your home and you will light the path to a smoother sale.
2. Overpricing Your Home
Ensuring your home is appropriately priced before hitting the market is an important factor in achieving a timely sale. Working with a knowledgeable agent — and trusting their advice — is your best bet in ensuring your home sells for what it’s worth. In real estate, the price you paid for a home has no bearing or guarantee on its selling price when you go to list. The market, condition of the home, and how well recent home sales have performed all influence what your home is worth, and having your house sit on the market because it’s overpriced will deter interested buyers.
3. Not Preparing Your Home For Sale
Buyers need to picture themselves living in your home. Giving them a clean, decluttered, and neutral space is essential. An abundance of knick-knacks, or greatly loved (but really worn out) furniture can be distracting, so consider packing them up before you list. Additionally, showing your home with overly bright, dark, or otherwise overwhelming colors can be off-putting to potential buyers who only see the price tag and effort to repaint. Repainting these rooms in a neutral palette may not be your personal taste, but it will allow a blank slate for potential buyers.
4. Making Showings Difficult
While keeping your house ready for showings and open houses can be stressful, the longer your home sits on the market, the more you will have to do it. Being inflexible with requested showing times or demanding to be present during showings can actually harm the sale process rather than help it, and may top a buyers list of pet peeves. Potential buyers will be more willing to work with you on the negotiations if you have been reasonable in their showing demands, and allowing them to view your home without you present will ease any uncomfortable feelings they may have about you being present.
5. Not Considering Your Pets
While your pets have a special place in your heart — and your home — not every homebuyer will share your view. Considering how your pets will impact buyers is an important step in depersonalizing your home. When preparing for viewings be sure that your pets are appropriately contained, as not to disturb buyers who want access to all parts of your home. If possible, removing pets from the premises completely is preferred, but if you can’t do that, ample warning through your agent is a must. Repairing any stained or damaged items caused by pets before you list will also help the overall impression your home makes.
If you have Real Estate questions, phone me on my direct line 250-862-6464.
Talk to you soon... Paige
Compliments of Coldwell Banker
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Save valuable elbow grease and time with these ideas for easy-to-maintain cabinets.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
In most parts of the country, home buying is better than renting. Discover the advantages home buyers have in today’s market that renters are missing out on.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Get ideas for arranging your clothes closet with 8 combinations of shelves, hooks, rods and drawers.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
If you choose wisely, home improvements can raise the value of a property investment. See these 7 tips to do your home improvement right
Monday, July 17, 2017
990 Augusta Court
A simply gorgeous home for your family or a make it an executive homestead. Perfectly situated in prestigious GOLFVIEW ESTATES and so close to everything. Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac this property in Glenmore holds an indoor pool, vast partly covered sundeck, and a private yard with garden space and greenhouse available. Enjoy views of Okanagan Lake and downtown Kelowna as well as the parkland behind. The main level of this walkout rancher has had many updates and includes a Chefs kitchen complete with 7 appliances. Also found is a rare combination of spacious open rooms, an indoor pool, hot tub, and a European wet sauna. Downstairs you’ll find more spacious rooms including wet bar (with 4 appliances), a family room big enough for everyone, a laundry/craft room and 2 large bedrooms adjoined by a newly renovated bathroom. There are 3 high efficiency furnaces in this home. One for upstairs (that’s hooked up to AC), one for downstairs, and one for the pool room. Golfview estates is above the Kelowna Golf and Country Club and it’s not only a short drive to downtown Kelowna, but 3 elementary (including French Immersion), 1 middle school, shopping, pharmacies, and banks as well. If you’re looking for the perfect package to call HOME, this unique and beautiful home is waiting for you!
Thursday, July 13, 2017
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
Learn why home inspections are so important and how they increase your properties value. Hear it from the real estate experts at Coldwell Banker.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Read more about the most common mistakes home buyers make searching for a home online and discover more home buying and selling tips from Coldwell Banker.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
The May 2017 OMREB stats are out. Residential sales are down over 2016, but Condo sales are up 18%. If you need help understanding our Real Estate Market, call Paige 250-862-6464
For full details visit: http://omreb.com/page.php?sectionID=2
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Spring and summer are hot when it comes to real estate, and it is often seen as a seller’s market. However, there are great reasons the summer season can aid buyers in their real estate search. Here are the top-three reasons to buy in the summer.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
When selling a home, even tiny fixes can have a big impact. Fortunately many fixes can be done quickly and with a small budget. Here are 10 of the best low- (or no-) cost home improvement fixes to make your house stand above the competition.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Smart homes aren’t the future of real estate – smart home technology is already in homes today and soon becoming as commonplace as granite countertops.http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/smart-home-staging-kit-transform-house-smart-home/
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Mother’s Day is just a few days away. What are your plans?
Mother’s Day is just a few days away. What are your plans? Brunch is one of the most popular activities for celebrating Mother’s Day. Luckily, you don’t have to go far for the best brunch spots, because there is no place like home. Plan an unforgettable Mother’s Day brunch right at home. Here are some of our favorite spots to get your creative juices flowing
Thursday, May 4, 2017
The OMREB monthly stats are out and for the 4th month in a row Residential listing inventory is down. However the median price for homes is up again. If you have questions or for full details and what this could mean for you, call me to discuss your real estate questions.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
There was a story in the news last year about a man who had some old coins he kept in a drawer. One day he got curious and decided to look up their value on the internet. After searching through a few coin collector sites, he discovered, to his astonishment, that one of the coins was worth thousands.
I’m sure that made his day!
You may not have old coins lying around, but, you may still be curious about the value of things you own - especially the value of your property.
How much would it sell for if you were to list it in today’s market?
That would be good information to know, even if you have no current plans to move.
If you’re curious, please give me a call. Just as an investment advisor will give you the value of your portfolio, I – as your REALTOR® – can give you a good idea of the current market value of your home.
Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
Thursday, April 20, 2017
For 2017, we're promoting EarthPLAY for Earth Day! We'll be reaching out to people across the country, throughout the month of April, in a push to get everyone outside - playing and connecting to nature. Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming campaigns and events!
Visit the website for details; https://earthday.ca/
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The March OMREB stats show that Residential listings are down again this month. If you are thinking of Buyer or selling and not sure what this means to you? Call Me...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Homes with strong curb appeal can fetch higher prices. Learn simple improvements you can make to increase the sale price of your home. Click on the link below:
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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March 25, 2017 at 8:30pm
We love this planet. That's why each Earth Hour we make as noise as possible for action on climate change.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Transform your basement into a living area, laundry, bathroom or workspace you can use now — without a full renovation.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or looking for a little inspiration on where to begin, we’ve rounded up some of our best tips and tricks to make spring cleaning a breeze.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Start 2017 off on the right foot with this list of January resolutions for your home.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Central Okanagan Real Estate stats for December are out. The stats show that the total residential sales for 2016 over the total for 2015 is up 19%, even with a slight drop for the month of December. We also seen a monthly increase in Apartment (+4%) and Townhome (+9%) sales for December over 2015.
Call me with your Real Estate questions