Restaurant Spotlight - Kelowna

By: Jody Miller

Restaurant Spotlight - Kelowna

Tags: Kelowna Restaurant, Restaurants, Food, Great Food, Great Drinks

If you live in Kelowna, you know how many restauratns there are to choose from when you head out for a bite to eat.  Too many. In fact, there are over 50 restaurants within walking distance of Bernard Ave, Kelowna's main downtown strip. This does not even take into consideration the hundreds more accross the city from Lake Country to West Kelowna. I dont think you could try them all in ...Read More

Spring Market Update

By: Jody Miller

Spring Market Update

Tags: Market Update, Kelowna, Real Estate, Buyers, Sellers

Happy March everyone! Although there is still plenty of snow hanging around and the temperatures are still often below zero, we are officially into the “Spring” market! This should be a good thing for Real Estate. The activity of the market is often linked to the weather in winter months. We had a dry and clear December and early January where the market was somewhat active before the...Read More

10 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

By: Jody Miller

10 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Tags: Energy, Energy Efficient, Real Estate, Home Owner, Save Money

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Waterfront Homes in Kelowna

By: Jody Miller

Waterfront Homes in Kelowna

Tags: Waterfront homes in Kelowna, Prices, Houses for sale, Kelowna Real Estate

The Okanagan is known for waterfront real estate of all kinds; from spectacular upscale estates, to smaller lakefront cabins. It’s no surprise that celebrities, athletes and well-traveled people choose to vacation here. Okanagan summers are incredible and living on the lake allows you to soak up everything the valley has to offer; including watersports, lavish summer parties and barbequ...Read More

BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax- What you need to know

By: Jody Miller

BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax- What you need to know

Tags: BC Speculation Tax, BC Vacancy Tax, Real Estate British Columbia, Real Estate Kelowna, Market

  You have probably heard the term "BC Speculation and Vacancy Tax" on the news or online for quite some time now. But do you know what they are? As of Fall 2018, the BC Government introduced the SV Tax as part of a 30 point plan to make housing more affordable, and to free up vacant homes for renters and buyers who actually want to live in BC. The Tax will target p...Read More

It's Tax Assessment Time!

By: Jody Miller

It's Tax Assessment Time!

Tags: Tax Assessment, information, advice, what to expect

  It’s that time of year again… everyone is opening their letters from BC Assessment with their fingers crossed wondering how their taxes will change in the coming year. Let's start with the basics: What is a property assessment? Each year the BC Assessment updates the assessed values of properties within the province. These assessments along with the City's ...Read More

Happy New Year 2019 / Market Update

By: Jody Miller

Happy New Year 2019 / Market Update

Tags: New Year, Homes for Sale, Tax Assessment, Selling in Spring

  Happy New Year!  It's hard to believe that it is already 2019... I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and New Years Eve surrounded by friends and family and enjoyed lots of good food. Sadly, all holidays must come to an end, and the start of the new year means new years resolutions, diets, and work...  As people slowly get back into work mode and sta...Read More

What Canadians should do to increase their net worth

By: Jody Miller

What Canadians should do to increase their net worth

Tags: Net worth, money, financial advice, money guide, financial goal setting

Lesley-Anne Scorgie is a Canadian bestselling author and founder of MeVest, a money school that helps Canadians reach their financial goals. The link below takes you to an article featured in the Globe and Mail that is from one of Scorgie's bestselling books "The Modern Couple's Money Guide." It outlines 4 MAJOR TIPS to help you increase your net worth.  https://w...Read More

What is the Property Transfer Tax & do I need to pay it!?

By: Jody Miller

What is the Property Transfer Tax & do I need to pay it!?

Tags: BC property transfer tax, new tax, information, buyers, sellers, government of BC

  When you purchase or gain an interest in property that is registered at the Land Title Office, you're responsible for paying property transfer tax and filing a property transfer tax return.  In most cases, property transfers are completed by a legal professional. Taxable transactions include: -Transfer of fee simple -Right to purchase or agreement for sale -Lease...Read More

How much will buying a home cost me?

By: Jody Miller

How much will buying a home cost me?

Tags: Buyers, buying a house, unexpected costs, closing costs, legal fees, first time home buyers, information

  Once you have been approved for your mortgage and have your down payment lined up, you may think that you are done worrying about finances. However there are some costs associatiated with buying a home that many people dont plan for... Some of these unexpected costs will be due at the beginning of the home-buying process, and others will be due after closing. Listed below are some of...Read More