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Kelowna rents jump almost 5% despite provincial rent freeze

Rents in Kelowna are about five per cent higher than this time last year, despite the provincial government freeze on rent increases.

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Kamloops condo project came to market at just the right time

Selling out a condo project in Kamloops before it’s built is not all that unusual.

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Patience: In a major home project, the joy is in the work

CASTELBUONO, Italy - When my wife and I bought a hectare (about 2.5 acres) of countryside with three buildings on it in the mountains of Sicily four years ago, I didn’t expect – or want – the work to be done quickly. Little did I know it would become what feels like a lifetime of work.

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Toronto real estate board to drop 'master' bedroom term, replace with 'primary' in coming months

TORONTO - Greater Toronto Area home hunters browsing through property listings will soon notice a change.

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Average single-family home price nears $1M in Kelowna; Kamloops gaining fast

High demand for single-family homes throughout Canada has pushed up the average price in the Central Okanagan to $1 million.

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These realtors think auctioning houses is best for buyers and sellers in Kamloops, Okanagan

The “new normal” in the Okanagan and Kamloops real estate markets is to have multiple buyers bidding on the scant offerings currently available.

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Have a plan if you're hoping to cash in on the hot housing market, says Okanagan realtor

A South Okanagan realtor has some advice for those thinking about cashing in on the hot housing market – make sure you have a plan.

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Pair of $2M Okanagan homes grand prizes in Hometown Heroes Lottery

This year’s Hometown Heroes Lottery is offering two grand prizes in the Okanagan.

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B.C. southern Interior ski town property hot commodity

In a bad year for so many industries, real estate seems to be one of the few winners. 

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B.C. couple wins fight with strata over 'unacceptable' repairs

A Lower Mainland strata corporation that held onto $2,000 to cover damages to a garage door after the owners sold the townhouse, has been ordered to pay the money back.

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5 home remodeling trends to watch for in 2021

After a year of spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes fit their new realities.

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Banking on a housing market crash? You're not alone

If you were banking on what housing market experts said about the real estate last year, you may have lost out. Predicted plummeting prices didn’t pan out and the average home price across Canada rose by 25 per cent.

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Does this look like your million dollar Kelowna dream home?

Real estate prices are going crazy in the Okanagan and Kamloops regions but a buyer may do a double take when they see Royal LePage realtor Andy Sandhu’s recent listing for a property in the Rutland neighbourhood.

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Real estate prices make huge jump in Okanagan

The benchmark price for a single-family house in the Central Okanagan jumped more than $53,000 to $829,400 in March from $776,300 the month before.

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Poor advice about foreign buyers tax costs B.C. law firm $75K

A B.C. real estate law firm is on the hook for $75,000 after it gave a Brazilian client shoddy advice about the foreign buyers tax.

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Kamloops real estate market deemed a 'seller's dream' as records break

Kamloops real estate is hot now and for the foreseeable future.

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Shaking off a dark winter with a spring cleaning, refresh

A spring cleanup and décor refresh have always been able to lift moods. But after this long pandemic winter, there’s special satisfaction in clutter removal, extra joy in being creative, particular pleasure in making a space even more your own.

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Gardeners from Kamloops, Okanagan offer early season tips

Forget the websites with their conflicting “last day of frost” calendars or trying to determine what growing zone you live in before planting your garden this spring.

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