kamloops real estate: Is your Kamloops House Overpriced? - 10/14/11 03:53 AM

Your Kamloops home has all the benefits: hardwood, fresh paint, a great security system, heated pool, and a built-in barbecue pit.  But, why is your perfect home still on the market after 4 long months?  In today’s buyers market, your home may be overpriced.  That may be a tough pill to swallow after all of the hard work you put into your home, but the market just isn’t on your side right now.  So, how can you tell if your home is priced to sell or priced to stay?  Here are a few warning signs that you’ll be … (0 comments)

kamloops real estate: Tile or Concrete? Which is the best flooring choice for your Kamloops Home? - 10/03/11 04:10 AM
For the last several decades, tile has been one of the most common choices for flooring in many Kamloops homes.  It’s durable, comes in various sizes and colors, and has products to match most budgets.  In recent years, however, many consumers have turned to polished concrete as a flooring alternative.  Although it started as cost-effective flooring for commercial spaces, homeowners have started to discover this durable, cost-effective flooring option.  However, which one is the right choice for you?  Whether your choose tile and polished concrete, both are durable, have reasonable price options, and look great.  Both can support radiant floor heating … (6 comments)

kamloops real estate: Scare up Some Halloween Fun in Kamloops - 09/16/11 03:57 AM
It’s hard to believe Halloween is just six weeks away!  The weather is perfect for parties, ghost stories, and trick-or-treating in Kamloops.  Whether you’re a resident, or looking for a great place for a weekend get-away, Kamloops has activities for every level of scare!  So, pick out your costume, carve the pumpkin, and take advantage of the many spooky Halloween events Kamloops has to offer during October.
Pumpkin Picking:  Kids of all ages will enjoy picking their own pumpkin at Tranquille Farms.  In addition to a U-pick pumpkin patch, you can enjoy free tractor rides, animal encounters, and trampoline jumps.  … (0 comments)

kamloops real estate: Don’t Lose a Sale Because of an Avoidable Mistake! - 09/05/11 03:28 AM
Selling your Kamloops home can be an exhausting experience—from the challenges of keeping your home clean to working around last minute showings, your house can feel like it already belongs to someone else.  Today’s market is tough, and there is a lot of competition for homes.  Phoebe Chongchua of Realty Times recently identified the top mistakes many sellers make—and these mistakes can result in you getting less money for your home or not selling the home at all.  To be sure you get top dollar for your home, be sure to avoid these common mistakes:
1.      Staying for Showings:  Simply put, … (0 comments)

kamloops real estate: Attention Theatre Lovers-Mainstage 2011 is in Kamloops! - 07/03/11 04:21 AM
Kamloops residents know that we have great skiing, beautiful hiking trails, and plenty of adventure sports.  But, did you know that we are also a hub for great theater?  We are pleased to welcome Mainstage 2011 to Kamloops. 
Sponsored by Theatre BC, Mainstage 2011 is one of the longest running theater traditions in British Columbia. It is the Annual Provincial Theatre Festival for community theater groups throughout British Columbia.  This exciting event is the culmination of competitions from various Theater BC Zone festivals and features winning plays selected from  approximately 60 community theater entries-all hoping for a chance to show off … (2 comments)

kamloops real estate: Fore! Time for Golf in Kamloops - 05/12/11 06:43 AM
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors in Kamloops.  The snow has melted, and the beautiful flowers and various kinds of wildlife are now prominent features in the landscape. If you are like many residents of Kamloops, you may be headed out to enjoy the sights and smells of spring with a round of golf.  Kamloops and its surrounding areas include more than a dozen unique and challenging golf courses that vary from desert scape to mountain or lake views.  If you're interested in taking some swings, here are a few of the courses you can consider:
Rivershore: This … (0 comments)

kamloops real estate: Don't get scammed on your spring renovation. - 04/28/11 05:43 AM
With warmer weather approaching, many of you may be looking at plans for spring renovations.  New decks, updated bathrooms, and bedroom additions are all common renovations that can add functionality and value to your Kamloops home. A recent article from Michael Sanibel identified several renovation scams that you should consider as you make your plans:
1.     The One-Time Deal.  This is one of the oldest scams in the book.  Often, you will receive a  "special" mailing or phone call that says the contractor can do your work for a great price if you'll sign the contract today.     While sales and specials … (2 comments)

kamloops real estate: Planning For Your Down Payment - 04/11/11 05:17 AM
Are you planning to buy a New Home in the Kamloops area?  If so, you are probably saving for that down payment.  But how much should you expect to put down on your dream home?  Many financial advisors suggest putting down at least 20% of the mortgage. This seemingly large down payment will eliminate the need to purchase Mortgage insurance, which is added onto your monthly payment.  Additionally, the more you are able to put down, the less interest and fees that will be amortized over the length of the mortgage.
Saving for a down payment can seem like a daunting … (2 comments)

kamloops real estate: Leaping Into Spring Gardens! - 04/05/11 05:47 AM

Spring is here! The sun is out, days are getting longer, and it's time to plant beautiful flowers...well, almost.  Bouquets of fresh picked roses, homemade salsa, and juicy berries are just a few rewards you can garner from your garden. But, before you plant those seeds and saplings at your Kamloops home, there are few preparations to be made:
1.    Tool check up. After a winter in the shed, take inventory of tools and make sure you have the basics and they are still in good condition. Basic tools include a trowel, shovel, cultivating fork and gardening gloves. You may … (6 comments)

kamloops real estate: Buy and Sell Certified - 03/30/11 03:14 AM

Buying a pre-owned home can be risky.  You don't know how well the previous owner has cared for the home, and you may not have a clear understanding of the condition of systems inside the home, such as heating and cooling, the roof, or major appliances. 
I am pleased to be the exclusive provider in Kamloops for Certified Pre-Owned Homes.  This new program will allow buyers to feel comfortable with the condition of the pre-owned home they are purchasing, and will allow sellers to garner the maximum price for their home.
First of all, what is a … (0 comments)

kamloops real estate: Are you Ready to Sell? - 03/22/11 04:41 AM

So, you're thinking about selling your Kamloops home.  Is your home ready? In previous years, you could often put a sign in the front yard, and the house would sell...as is.  Those days are gone.   In today's competitive market, there are a few things you need to do before opening your doors to an agent or potential buyer:
1.  First impressions last forever!  When you roll into your driveway, what do you see?  Is it inviting and clean or do you want to put the car in gear and just drive away?  This is a decision a potential buyer must … (0 comments)

kamloops real estate: Eating Raw in Kamloops - 03/08/11 03:40 AM
Kamloops is an incredible place to own a home.  In addition to great skiing and cultural events, the city has an eclectic variety of restaurants.  From Japanese Steak Houses to friendly Irish Pubs, you can always find lunch to meet whatever craving you have.  Among those incredible eateries is a unique place called My Pure Cuisine. 
My Pure Cuisine is a raw food bar located in the center of Kamloops.   For those of you new to this concept, raw means food is not heated above 115 degrees, allowing it to retain all of the nutrients that are beneficial to our … (2 comments)

kamloops real estate: Bathroom Renovations that Won't Break the Bank - 02/21/11 03:37 AM
 Bathrooms are probably the most used and abused areas of our Kamloops homes. They are also one of the most cost effective areas to remodel.  Unfortunately, many of us put off renovating bathrooms due to the associated cost.  But, while professionals estimate the typical bathroom remodel will cost around $19,000, there are many budget-friendly, weekend projects you can do to update and overhaul the look of your bathroom without breaking the bank:
1.    Fresh Paint: We all know a fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into virtually any room. Wall color can provide a great backdrop for accents in … (3 comments)

kamloops real estate: Kamloops: Ginseng Center of North America? - 02/10/11 04:35 AM
Ginseng is an herbaceous perennial that has long been used for its apparent medicinal purposes.  Although its benefits are just reaching acceptance in the modern world, Asian cultures have used ginseng for centuries as a preventative health supplement.   There are even documented stories of use in treating dysentery and other illnesses in North America dating back to the 1700s. 
 Today, use of Ginseng has evolved and it is often sought to fight fatigue, balance and tone the skin, de-stress the body, and promote cell regeneration.  With this new trend in use, it is no surprise that Ginseng spa treatments are popping … (3 comments)

kamloops real estate: Kamloops Night Life: Plan your Personal Beer Tasting Tour - 02/03/11 02:01 AM

Beer tasting parties and tours has grown in popularity over the years. With a variety of ethnic restaurants, microbreweries, and favorite local watering holes within walking distance of each other, Kamloops is a great place to take a walking beer tasting tour.  Here are some of our favorite places and some tips to make your personal beer tour great:
The first stop on your Brew Tour is the Noble Pig Brewhouse, Kamloops' newest and only micro brewery open to the public.  The Noble Pig features an astounding seven different beers made in-house.  And don't forget the snacks; Noble Pig offers … (2 comments)

kamloops real estate: Hot Tub Dreams in Kamloops - 01/31/11 07:36 AM
A hot tub can be a great addition to your Kamloops home.  The thought of relaxing in that steaming water as the snow falls is quite inviting, especially after a hard day at work or skiing.  
 We've all seen the iconic pictures of 70's Hot Tub Parties-lots of people in little swim suits hanging out in the wood paneled spa.  Today, hot tubs are just as popular as they were back then, though the typical use is more personal than a big bash. And while the basic concept is still the same, hot tubs have advanced with time and now come … (0 comments)

kamloops real estate: Plan Now for Valentine's Day in Kamloops - 01/24/11 04:45 AM
Valentine's Day is just around the corner...how will you celebrate?  Planning a great dinner is easy, but have you considered adding a little spice to your romantic plans? With so many incredible activities to choose from in Kamloops, we are sure you can plan a weekend getaway that will melt your true love's heart.  Here are a few ideas to bring a little excitement to the holiday:
 Snowmobiling:  Whether you want a gentle, guided tour or want to head off on your own adventure, there is a snowmobile area for you.  This is a great way to see the wonderful landscapes … (0 comments)

kamloops real estate: Important Mortgage News - 01/22/11 08:22 AM

Several important announcements were recently made in regards to mortgages and interest rates.  These changes affect anyone who is currently or is planning to purchase or refinance a home:
 Mortgage Rule Changes:
 As expected, on Jan 17th, 2011, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced changes to mortgage rules in Canada.  These changes will directly affect anyone looking to take out a mortgage on a home or refinance a current home:
 1. The maximum amortization period has been lowered from 35 to 30 years for government-backed insured mortgages. This affects mortgages when the down payment is less than 20 percent.  This new amortization … (3 comments)

kamloops real estate: Open House Do’s & Don’ts to get your Kamloops Home SOLD - 01/19/11 02:16 AM
When selling your Kamloops house there will be open houses.  While these may seem a nuisance that interfere with your busy daily life, they are a necessity for getting people in and seeing your beautiful home who may otherwise not have taken the initiative to see it.  
Besides the open houses, there will also be agents bringing potential buyers into your home during the week and at different times of the day.  Here's a list a list of do's and don'ts for you to follow when Eric Putoto tells you he'd like to hold an open house.   If you'll be living … (2 comments)

kamloops real estate: Choosing the Right Flooring Can Enhance the Resale Value of Your Kamloops Home - 01/08/11 01:33 AM

Hardwood and laminate are just two of the flooring choices you can make for your home. Eric Putoto and his team at  Platinum Realty know that choosing the right flooring can enhance the resale value of your Kamloops home. You also need to understand that both laminate and hardwood flooring choices have pros and cons.Laminate flooring is a high-density pressed wood fibreboard covered with a paper-thin photographic image depicting some kind of surface (usually wood grain) according to Janice Bickert, co-owner of Len's Wood Flooring in Kamloops.Laminate is less expensive than hardwood flooring with prices generally in the range of $.80 … (2 comments)

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