Thursday, November 9, 2017

The October OMREB Statistics

The October OMREB stats are out!
They show that the median sale price for a residential homes is up 9% over 2016 prices.
What does this mean for you? Call me with your Real Estate questions.



Visit: OMREB for full details

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

A New Twist on Halloween Decorating



Switch up your Halloween scenery this year. Don’t buy new decorations for every holiday — turn your Christmas lights into spooky Halloween decor.


https://www.coldwellbanker.com/blog/new-twist-halloween-decorating/

Thursday, October 12, 2017

OMREB September Stats are out!


The median sale price for Residential, Apartments and Townhomes is up again this month, over 2016 prices. To get the full details visit: http://omreb.com/page.php?sectionID=2
If you have Real Estate questions, call Paige, 250-862-6464

Thursday, September 7, 2017

OMREB August Statistics


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
Paige, 250-862-6464 

For full details visit: http://omreb.com/page.php?sectionID=2 




Thursday, August 31, 2017

The List of Pet Peeves That Turn Homebuyers Off — And How to Avoid Them



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
http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/the-list-of-pet-peeves-that-turn-homebuyers-off-and-how-to-avoid-them/

Thursday, August 10, 2017

7 Reasons Buying Beats Renting



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.

https://www.coldwellbanker.com/blog/why-buying-a-home-is-better-than-renting/

Thursday, August 3, 2017

OMREB July 2017 Statistics

The July OMREB stats show that home sales are down over 2016, however apartment sales are up 5%. If you are looking to Buy or Sell, but have questions, call Paige 250-862-6464

Monday, July 17, 2017

Just Listed! Gorgeous Family Home



Just Listed!
990 Augusta Court
MLS®10138549
$999,000












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!


http://kelownahome.com/Property/Kelowna-British-Columbia/8193701-990-Augusta-Court-Kelowna-British-Columbia-V1Y7T9-10138549

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

June OMREB Stats

June OMREB stats show that residential listings are up!
What does this mean for you?
Call me with your Real Estate Questions.
Paige 



Thursday, June 22, 2017

Why Home Inspections are Important




Learn why home inspections are so important and how they increase your properties value. Hear it from the real estate experts at Coldwell Banker.

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/home-inspections-important/

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

OMREB May 2017 Statistics





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

3 Reasons Your Real Estate Search is Better in the Summer



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.

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/three-reasons-your-real-estate-search-is-better-in-the-summer/

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Selling? Low-Cost Home Improvement Fixes that Make Your Home Shine




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.


http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/selling-low-cost-home-improvement-fixes-that-make-your-home-shine/

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Best Mother’s Day Brunch Spots


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

April OMREB statistics are out!

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. 

Paige

Thursday, April 27, 2017

What’s it Worth?



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.


Paige Guernsey
KelownaHome.com
Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty
 



Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 22 is Earth Day


 
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 Statistics are out!


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...
Paige Guernsey

Thursday, April 6, 2017

5 Tips for Increasing the Curb Appeal & Value of Your Home

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:

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/5-tips-for-increasing-the-curb-appeal-and-value-of-your-home/

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Celebrate Earth Hour





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

February 2017 OMREB Stats


The February Stats are out. They show that sales have dropped slightly over last year, but that inventory is still low. For full details or if you have Real Estate questions, call me Paige Guersnsey 250-862-6464

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning


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.

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/ultimate-guide-spring-cleaning/

Thursday, January 5, 2017

OMREB December Statistics are out!


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
 Paige 250-862-6464