Monday, 12 September 2016

New Listing in West Kelowna.

Just hit the market in West Kelowna!! This home has a gorgeous view of the lake, mission hill winery and mountains. Nicely maintained with 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom plus den home. With an updated bright in-law suite in the basement. Over-sized deck, tile and laminate flooring, with 2 separate laundry's. Great yard with fruit trees, workshop and more!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

New Listing in Glenrosa! Not Going to Last Long!!




Wonderful Home 3 bedroom home with a 1 bedroom suite located in a nice family oriented area close to schools and hiking trails. The 1 bedroom suite has a separate entrance through garage that was partially converted for suite entrance. Suite could be converted back to living space as 1 large home. Workshop with access has great potential for small business or hobbies. Room for the boat, RV and all the toys. Fully fenced for the dog. Priced to sell. Please measure if important. All measurements are approximate. Stairs to suite closed off but could be easily opened up for additional space. Home is vacant. Please call or text Steve Higgins RE/MAX Kelowna 250.864.7893

Thursday, 21 July 2016

June's Market Report

The British Columbia Real Estate Association reports that a record 12,906 residential unit sales were recorded by MLS in June, up 14.3 per cent from the same month last year. The total sales dollar volume was $8.97 billion in June, up 25.7 per cent compared to last year. The average MLS residential price in the province was up 10 per cent year-over-year, to $694,925

With the robust housing demand in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan drove the sales growth up in June and at the same time, the inventory of homes for sale continues to slide lower creating  very tight market conditions around the province. The supply of resale homes is remarkably low across BC particularly so in Victoria, the Fraser Valley and here in Kelowna in certain price ranges it is very hard to find homes. What little that there is on the market in the $300,000-$550,000.00 price range is gone right away if it is priced right.  

Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume increased 53.2 per cent to $49.9 billion, as  compared with the same period in 2015. Residential unit sales climbed by 30.6 per cent to 67,361 units, while the average MLS residential price was up 17.3 per cent to $741,150.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

A Gardener's Dream in Lake Country




Incredible Panoramic Lake Views from this 1.24 acres of land. This home is a Walkout Rancher with 4 very large Bedrooms and 4 Baths, with a huge Family Room. It also has a 1 Bedroom Suite in the walkout basement.
There is a 1400 SF Shop/Barn which would be perfect for your business or hobbies. The Barn/Shop has a second level loft with a ton of potential
This Beautiful property offers total privacy and is only steps away from 4 Wineries and Davidson Elementary School. There is lots of room for parking the RV, boat and more. Bring your hobby and imagination.
This property could be a gardeners dream.
Call or text Steve Higgins RE/MAX Kelowna to arrange viewing. 250.864.7893

Thursday, 30 June 2016

New Listing in Magnolia Gardens $212,000.00




This 780 sq.ft. condo is a bright 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with South East Exposure,
with a large  modern kitchen and eating bar. Open Dining and Living room floor plan.
Large deck. Has a clubhouse with an exercise area. Your own 5x7 storage locker.
There is also a hobby-workshop area, guest suite if needed, small pets <16" are allowed.
This building is a 19 years+ building. Great location close to shopping and transit.
Parking spot.
Call or text Steve Higgins RE/MAX Kelowna 250.864.7893



Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Just Hit the Market! $225,000.00


This corner unit is a 2 bedroom and 1 bath in a great location within walking distance to downtown. If you would like to live downtown here is your opportunity. It is also a great investment as a rental. This building allows rentals with no age restrictions. Any size dog allowed. Offers presented Thursday June 30th. Call or text Steve Higgins RE/MAX Kelowna to view 250-864-7893

Saturday, 25 June 2016

BC's Market is Hot!

The British Columbia Real Estate Association is reporting that a record 13,458 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS in May, up 32.3 per cent from the same month last year. Home sales last month have exceeded April's record of 12,969 units. Total sales dollar volume was $9.72 billion in May, up 51.1 per cent compared to the previous year.

The average MLS residential price in the province was up 14.2 per cent year-over-year, to $722,146. We have to take in account that Vancouver is driving this. Record housing demand and dwindling inventories are continuing to push home prices higher in most BC regions. With total active residential listings across the province are nearly 30 per cent lower than twelve months ago. New home construction activity is at a near record pace in the province. In the Metro Vancouver market, a record number of homes are now under construction. Once the current crop of homes are ready for occupancy there will likely be more selection for home buyers and less upward pressure on home prices.

Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume has increased 62 per cent to $41 billion, when compared with the same period in 2015. Residential unit sales climbed by 35.2 per cent to 54,455 units, while the average MLS residential price was up 19 per cent to $752,105.00

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Kelowna's Market.

So, how’s the market? This is the question I get asked more than any other! The quick answer is, it’s very BUSY or at least it has been for me. But this question actually has two answers and it depends whether you’re a buyer or a seller.

Sellers, of course, are ecstatic because when they make the decision to sell their home, it is not a 4 or 5-month process of home showings and waiting for that all elusive showing appointment or offer. Sellers are seeing an almost immediate response when they list their homes, especially if the price is below $650,000. Some are selling the first day on the market with multiple offers.

Buyers, on the other hand, are finding it a little more challenging to get the perfect home. With lower than normal inventory levels and higher demand for listings, buyers who aren’t working with a professional agent, that is full time and on top of the current market, don’t even get the opportunity to act on a property before it’s gone.

Here are some of the market highlights:
• Residential listing inventories are down - listing inventories decreased by just .5 % from May 2015 to May 2016 and by 2.44% year to-date compared to 2015.
• Residential sales are up - way up! - Sales increased by a whopping 42.73% from May 2015 compared to May 2016 and a 30.98%
increase year to-date over 2015.
• Average house prices are up! – the price of a single family home in May 2016 was up by 19.23% compared to $504,262 in May 2015.
• Residential properties are selling faster – the average number of days on the market has decreased to 53 days in May 2016 from 71 days in May 2015.

Buyer gridlock, a term that refers to a situation where sellers are hesitant to list their properties for sale because of a lack of inventory or affordable options to move to when their home sells. As a result, they are staying where they are and making it work and that’s limiting the number of entry level options for buyers who are trying to get into the market. We are starting to hear sellers voicing this concern in the Okanagan.

As this starts to become a reality, it will lower inventories further making it more difficult to find the perfect home. This has been an issue in Toronto and Vancouver markets for some time, but as sales continue to increase and inventories remain low in the Okanagan, we expect to see more of this creeping into our market.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Now is the Time to Buy as Prices are going UP!

The British Columbia Real Estate Association reports that a record number of  residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service in April, there were 12,969 that is up 30.3 per cent from the same month last year. Home sales last month beat March’s record of 12,560 units. Total sales dollar volume was $9.64 billion in April, up 52.7 per cent compared to the previous year. The average MLS  residential price in the province was up 17.2 per cent year-over-year, to $743,640. The housing demand has been exceptionally strong across the southern regions of the province. Who doesn't want to live in the sunny Okanagan!! The consumers appear to be particularly active in the Thompson/Okanagan, the Vancouver Island, and the Fraser Valley regions.

Strong employment growth is helping boost the consumer confidence. The BC economy has employed more than 78,000 additional workers during the first four months of the year, that is an increase of 3.5 per cent compared to the same period last year. The year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume increased 64.3 per cent to $31.2 billion, when compared with the same period in 2015. Residential unit sales climbed by 36.2 per cent to 28,028 units, while the average MLS residential price was up 20.6 per cent to $761,860.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

If You want Lake Views then this is the Home for You!





Enjoy Beautiful Lake Views in this Walk out Rancher 4 Bed 3 Bath with Suite potential. This Open Concept Family Home has hardwood floors in great room & 2 beds on main. 2 Washers and 2 Dryers - up and down! Walkout lower level has two beds, 1 bathroom, kitchen, family room and potential for media room. Close to wineries. Sit on your deck and enjoy the stunning lake views while sipping a glass of wine! Call or text Steve Higgins RE/MAX Kelowna for viewing 250-864-7893

Monday, 25 April 2016

The Market is Wild!

The British Columbia Real Estate Association has reported that a record 12,560 residential unit sales were recorded by the MLS in March,that is up 38 per cent from March of last year. Home sales last month have eclipsed the previous record of 11,683 unit sales in May of 2007. Total sales dollar volume was $9.69 billion in March, up 66.9 per cent compared to the previous year.

The average MLS residential price in the province was up 20.2 per cent year-over-year, to $771,620. Housing demand has never been stronger in the province. Most large population centres of the province are now experiencing record levels of housing demand. This being true in Kelowna. With a strong employment growth, rising wages and a marked increase in net inter-provincial migration is fueling the consumer confidence. Supply imbalances are becoming increasingly common as new residential listings are not keeping pace with consumer demand. As a result, the inventory of homes for sale is at decade long lows in many regions.

The year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume has increased 70.1 per cent to $21.59 billion, when compared with the same period in 2015. Residential unit sales climbed by 39.2 per cent to 28,028 units, while the average MLS residential price was up 22.2 per cent to $770,408.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Great Townhouse in Dilworth Estates with a View!!


Enjoy Beautiful Lake Views in this Dilworth Homes Built Townhouse. Upgraded Hardwood floors, 4 large Bedrooms. Open Concept Living Room and Large Family Room down. Great deck with Awning and lower level patio. End unit with visitor parking right beside. Built in Speaker & Central Vacuum. Security System, Glass Railing on Deck, Any size dog is allowed. Call or text Steve Higgins RE/MAX Kelowna to view 250-864-7893.

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