Want a good deal on a house in the Thompson-Okanagan? Try Clinton or Keremeos
Everyone knows the Central Okanagan has the highest housing prices in the Interior of BC. Last July, a typical home in Kelowna was assessed at $988,000 with Lake Country and West Kelowna less than $25,000 behind.
For people who can’t afford those prices, but still want to call the Okanagan home, homes in Keremeos are almost half the cost at an average of $505,000. Enderby followed at $538,00 and Lumby at $568,000, according to data from BC Assessment.
BC Assessment stretches the region a bit beyond what many typically think of as the Thompson-Okanagan. Going that extra mile to Sicamous finds average housing prices of $492,000 and Princeton came in at $389,000.
In the Thompson region, it’s not the biggest city that had the biggest prices.
The average Kamloops home was assessed at $689,000. That was second to Sun Peaks. It topped the entire region at $1,647,000.
Clinton comes in with the best deals in the Thompson-Okanagan with an average assessed value of $248,000.
At $507,000, Chase joined Kamloops and Sun Peaks as the only communities in the Thompson region that averaged more than $500,000.
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On the flip side, six of the 10 most expensive residential properties in the region were in Kelowna.
The top spot went to 12990 Pixton Road in Lake Country at $17.3 million.
Another Lake Country home, plus one in Coldstream, rounded out the top 10.
The Coldstream property, at 12407 Coldstream Creek Rd. was assessed at $12.9 million. It’s currently for sale for $19.9 million.
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