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UPDATED: Lower Mission Open House!

January 31st, 2009

Please note the change for this upcoming openhouse.

We are proud to announce that this Saturday, January 31, 2009, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 655 Cook Road , in Somerville Corner in Lower Mission, Kelowna. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Single Family Home for sale in beautiful Lower Mission.

Please come with any que ...

Using a REALTOR

January 29th, 2009
Why Should You Use a Real Estate Agent?
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Real estate transactions are complicated and can be costly if completed incorrectly. Selling or buying a property is a process that is bound to be a little nerve-wracking and emotional. Buying or selling a property requires in-depth knowledge and experience in a wide range of disciplines.

A real estate agent is more than a "sales person". He ...

Updating Kitchens

January 29th, 2009
Low Cost Kitchen Updates
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Walking into a tired and outdated kitchen can bring a homeowner's mood down when your budget doesn’t permit an expensive remodel or refinish. However, there are a few easy ways to update and spruce up your kitchen without having to make a major investment.

We all know about painting and adding new curtains, but what else can we do to give your kitchen a ...

Home Emergency Check List

January 29th, 2009
Home Emergency Checklist
Basic Requirements for Dealing with Disasters
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Most of us don't think about emergencies. What do you do in case of fire, flood, winter storm or any type of possible disaster? When disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act.

Take a moment and review the following checklist. It could save your life or the life of someone you love. The checklist has ...

Selecting the Right Mortgage

January 29th, 2009
How to Select The Right Mortgage and Save Thousands of Dollars
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Are you wondering which type mortgage is best for you? There is not one correct answer. Deciding which type of mortgage will best fulfill your needs can be difficult. There are so many types of loans and different term lengths. The right mortgage can save you thousands of dollars, while the wrong mortgage can put your ...

Canadian Market Watch - January 2009

January 29th, 2009
Market watch - January 2009
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As expected, the Canadian housing market has performed quite differently from region to region across the country. The number of units sold has decreased in double digits in some areas while prices dropped slightly in most areas. The most significant price decreases were in Canada’s most expensive city, Vancouver, which has experienced above average pr ...

UPDATED: Lower Mission Open House!

January 29th, 2009

Please note the change for this upcoming openhouse.

We are proud to announce that this Thursday, January 29, 2009, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 655 Cook Road , in Somerville Corner in Lower Mission, Kelowna. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent Single Family Home for sale in beautiful Lower Mission.

Please come with any que ...

Home renovation tax credit:

January 29th, 2009

Homeowners can claim a non-refundable 15% tax credit on eligible home renovation costs incurred and paid after January 27, 2009, and before February 1, 2010, under agreements entered into after January 27, 2009. The tax credit is available on expenses exceeding $1,000, but a maximum of $10,000 of expenses qualify per family unit, so that the maximum credit will be $1,350 (i.e., $9,000 x 15%). ...

Canada's Mortgage Industry Welcomes Federal Budget Announcements

January 29th, 2009


Earlier today, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled the federal budget. Several measures affect Canada's housing and mortgage industry.
·  Temporary home renovations tax credit of up to $1,350 for eligible home renovations and alterations
·  Increase in the home buyers RSP plan, withdrawal limit increased to $25,000 from the current $20,000
·  A new first time home buyers tax credit that ...

$25,000 for New Homes from RRSPs!

January 29th, 2009

Buyers are now eligible to withdraw up to $25,000.00 from their RRSP’s, to be utilized towards the down payment of their home, renovations or other costs incurred during the purchase. The previous limit was $20,000.00.  This withdrawal, to be tax free, must be done by a first time home buyer or a home buyer that has not been on a title of a property for the last 5 years. 


Also, please note t ...

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