Wednesday, 29 May 2013

New Listing 2140 Chilcotin Cres. Kelowna BC $629,000

Huge Family Home in Desirable Dilworth. Two Story with Walk Out Basement. Vaulted Ceilings in Great Room. Beautiful Views. Extra Deep 2 Car Garage. Maple Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances, Underground Irrigation, Central Vac, Large enough for your pool table & home theatre. Room for the whole family. 5 minutes to Costco, Walmart & Downtown. 12 min. to Airport. Best location in Kelowna. You will love living in the neighbourhood. One of the nicest view parks in the city only 6 houses down the street. If you have thought about living in Desirable Dilworth, now is the time. Call Steve Higgins RE/MAX Kelowna to schedule your private showing. 250-864-7893
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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Beautiful Log Home SOLD!

This listing was revised as we added to more lots to the listing.
Gorgeous Log Home & Guest House on Very Private 3.88 Acres Plus 2 Completely Subdivided 2.47 Acre Lots below on Ottley Rd Cul-De-Sac. This sale must include all 3 properties. Awesome Lake Views. Salt Water Pool, Hot Tub & Sauna. Heated 30x40 Shop. Hockey Rink Boards for the Kids. Minutes to beach and boat launch. This is a dream property. Priced well below Assessed Value of main property is 1,204,000. Lots assessed at $269,000 each. Total assessed value $1,878,000! Schedule A & C must come with offers.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

460 Cob Lane....Sold!

If you are thinking of buying or selling why not give me a call 250-864-7893, I would be happy to help you!
460 Cob Lane, Upper Mission Kelowna, BC. $769,000.00
Gorgeous Home with Incredible 270 degree Lake Views. 4 beds + Den, 4 bath & huge room under 3 car garage. Quartz counter tops throughout, Hardwood, S/S Appliances. 9' Ceilings on main, 10' in huge fully finished walkout basement & unobstructed views. Room for a pool. $3,000 Landscape package for back yard upon possession. Central Air upon possession. HST not included. Vacant, but please Call Steve to view 250-864-7893 MLS#10055884

Sunday is a Family Fun Day

This coming Sunday, May 26th is a Family Fun Day at he Parkinson Recreation Centre here in Kelowna. With child friendly entertainment being the focus from noon to 4 pm.

There will be games, crafts, wall climbing and inflatable fun centres, as well as performances by magician Gordon deRoos and Kiki the Eco Elf. There will also be free swimming from 1-4 pm.

Those attending this Family Fun Day are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Kelowna food bank.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013


905 Mitchell Road sold in 2 days! I listed it on Friday and I sold it on Sunday!
If you are thinking of listing your home give me a call 250.864.7893

Thursday, 9 May 2013

New Trends in Kitchens

Have you noticed that the kitchen has now become the centre of the home? So much so that outdoor kitchens have also become popular as it allows everyone to congregate outside. Canadians spend more money on kitchen renovations than any other space in their home. If you are planning a kitchen renovation, you might want to check out these growing kitchen trends;

1. NO UPPERS - There is a growing trend in kitchens to do away with the upper cabinets which keeps the kitchen looking light, airy and reduces the bulkiness of older style kitchens.

2. EAT-IN KITCHENS - More and more homes are doing away with islands and work surfaces in favour of making room for tables to allow for the family to eat together and to do homework in a more casual atmosphere.

3. DRAMATIC LIGHTING - Consider installing bold dramatic lighting over your island or eat-in table to make a dramatic statement.

4. TILED WALLS - The trend to tile an entire wall is gaining in popularity. Try basic subway style tile; budget-friendly and will come across as timeless.

5. MATERIAL INSPIRATION - We are seeing everything from rough stone walls, sheet of marble and hammered metal cabinets. Pair these with stunning hardware, beautiful chandeliers and amazing faucets to ensure that your kitchen is the showpiece of your home.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

It is heating up in Kelowna and so is the Market!

Kelowna's sales activity took a big jump in April compared to earlier months with unit sales seeing a 19% increase in activity compared to the same month last year. Single family home sales jumped almost 21%. This recent activity now has the market on par to last year given the slower start to the year with a total of 1,190 units sold in the greater Kelowna area year to date. Listing inventory is now down about 10% compared to last year.

The average price of a single family home is just slightly lower than last year at $441,182 compared to $452,859. The median price remains the same for all residential properties however at $349,500. With the expected increased sales activity to continue in our area over the next few months, it will be interesting to see what  will happen to prices. Even though the number of listings are down 10% so far this year, April saw the same number of new listings as April last year.

Our area is definitely doing better than the Lower Mainland where their activity continues to be sluggish in most Greater Vancouver markets. Our lower prices, continuing record low interest rates and the strength of the prairie markets has a positive impact for real estate sales in our area.
Also, as the sunbelt areas of the US continue to strengthen with monthly price increases, many buyers for second homes are looking to the Okanagan once again.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Lawn Care Tips

Do it now or pay for it during the season.

1. RAKE YOUR GRASS TO AVOID THATCH - Raking your grass isn’t just to get rid of leaves but rather to control thatch. A deep raking removes dead blades of grass that are just waiting to turn into thatch.

2. CHECK FOR COMPACTION - Heavy traffic leads to compaction and lawn aeration in the fall is the remedy.

3. LIMING - The presence of moss plants also signals acidity and grass likes neutral Ph. Solve this problem by liming your soil. You can have your soil analyzed for acidity. Apply lime using a fertilizer spreader. If you lawn is fine and there are no signs of acidity do not lime.

4. OVERSEEDING - Apply a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer when you overseed and to fill in bare patches. Five weeks after the grass germinates, apply a quick-release nitrogen fertilizer Fall is the preferred time to overseed so postpone unless you have bare patches.

5. FERTILIZING - Lawns can be fertilized organically by using compost and mulching mowers. But for those who prefer chemical fertilizers, Scotts is a good one as we find it doesn't burn the lawn. Go for a lighter feeding in the spring and a heavier one in the fall.

6. TUNING UP THE LAWN MOWER - Mowing the lawn is hard enough without having to deal with equipment that is not working properly or won’t start.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Hot on the Market this home will not Last Long!! 905 Mitchell Road Kelowna BC

Great Family Home, great price $399,000 with Huge Workshop with 10' Ceiling & 14x9 Door. Beautifully landscaped .20 acre lot. Lots of updates including roof, central air, floors, foyer, bathroom, fireplace with stone wall. Room for your RV, toys and your future projects. Great Street and Neighbours. Previously had a suite. Electrical open & Plumbing behind drywall. Just put in the kitchen. The shop is 22x28 with a foundation for future second level carriage house potential. 10' Door on Double Garage. New Air tight stove 2011. Call Steve Higgins Kelowna RE/MAX for  private viewing 250-864-7893.

Springside Court back on the Market for $519,000

Fantastic Family Home on a Quiet Cul-De-Sac in Lower Mission 1/2 block to Casorso School and 2 blocks to the Beach! Big House with 4 large bedrooms and room for a Pool. Big House with 4 large bedrooms and room for a Pool. Two fireplaces and jetted tubs in main and ensuite baths. Main floor office or 4th bedroom has new carpeting. Skylight in elegant entrance-way with spiral staircase to second floor bedrooms. Home has approx 600 sq ft unfinished basement and full crawl space for extra space or storage. New front load washer and dryer and new roof done in 2011. Yard has grape vines and Italian plum, peach and apricot trees. Call Steve Higgins Kelowna RE/MAX 250-864-7893 for private showing.

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