Land rights – don’t take them for granted!

By: AJ Eathorne

Land rights – don’t take them for granted!

Tags: LANDS RIGHTS, PROPERTY, SHELTER

When it comes to Real Estate… we have no idea how good we have it!  As I work through the BC Real Estate Licensing course work, I was struck by how simple and fundamental Canadian land rights are.     When buying or selling property, the fact is: it’s yours to buy or sell! That may sound obvious but that simply right is not true in many parts of the world!  ...Read More

Home Staging Statistics

By: AJ Eathorne

Home Staging Statistics

Tags: HOME STAGING, SELLING STRATEGY, VALUE

The Impact on Buyers Home staging works because it considers the wants and needs of buyers and taps into their emotions when searching for a home. -Realtors who work with buyers say most buyers are willing to offer more money for a staged home compared to one that is similar but not staged. -81% of buyers say home staging makes it easier to visualize the property as their future home. -45% of...Read More

Who Cares?

By: AJ Eathorne

Who Cares?

Tags: REAL ESTATE VERNON, GREAT REALTORS, COMMUNITY SUPPORTER

How may realtors do you know that will donate money to local charities every time you refer them a new client that results in a deal??  EVERY Coldwell Banker Vernon agent does!!  We care about our community and we care about the people in our communities.  When you find somebody who is looking to make a move, call our office at 250-549-1233 and connect us.  We promise to take g...Read More

Federal proposal for CMHC and first time homebuyers

By: AJ Eathorne

Federal proposal for CMHC and first time homebuyers

Tags: CMHC FUNDING. FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS

The 2019 federal budget includes a tantalizing pitch for prospective first-time homebuyers — one that could see Canada's housing agency contribute up to 10 per cent of the purchase price of a home and bring down the mortgage load for borrowers. The budget offers the program, known as the First Time Home Buyer Incentive, as a way to help with housing affordability. The governme...Read More

By: AJ Eathorne

BCREA Housing Forecast

Tags: HOUSING FORECAST, BC ECONOMY, HOUSE PRICES

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The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling!

By: AJ Eathorne

The Sky is Falling, the Sky is Falling!

Tags: THE SKY IS FALLING, THE SKY IS FALLING!

Remember good old Henny Penny who was convinced the sky was falling?? If you are listening to the “buzz on the street” you would think that the Real Estate sky is falling throughout the Okanagan. Statistics point to no such thing!! Have sales slowed? Yes! They are down 19% YTD in the both the Central and North Okanagan. Listing inventory is starting to climb in the Kelowna area, up 6%...Read More

Giving Back To Our Community 2018

By: AJ Eathorne

Giving Back To Our Community 2018

Tags: GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY 2018

Last year Norm and Steffie danced with the Vernon Stars to raise money for North Okanagan Hospice Society, raising nearly $40,000 – the largest amount of money raised by dancers at this event –EVER! The pair took home the Peoples Choice Award and made a large impact on Hospice finances. Giving back to the community just feels good…and we want to continue. O...Read More

Dancing with the Vernon Stars!

By: AJ Eathorne

Dancing with the Vernon Stars!

Tags: DANCING WITH THE VERNON STARS!

Steffie & Norm are excited to be a part of this years 2017 Dancing with the Vernon Stars! Together they are raising as much to reach their goal of $20,000 ! This year the money raised will be going to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, which is a great organization that supports quality of life to the very end of life. When medical intervention can no longer add days to life, Hospice st...Read More