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Canadian Rent Pricing

Overall, 8 cities saw an upward trend, 3 downward, and 13 remained stable last month. While more than half of the total cities continued to have flat monthly growth rates, the cities that experienced an upward trend actually more than doubled when compared to the previous rent report. As the hot moving season begins, we should expect to see rents grow on a monthly basis.

The top 10 markets saw some slight adjustments with Barrie outpacing Victoria to rank in the top 5 markets again and St. Catharines jumping up 3 positions to rank in the top 10 as 9th.

Notably, Windsor had the fastest growing rent in the nation last month, up 5.3%, while Halifax and Kelowna took the largest rent dips, both down 3%.

Top 5 Most Expensive Markets

  1.  Toronto,
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Kelowna open HouseGuest Article written for Kamloops Property For Sale by Suzie Wilson of Happier Home. Click the link to explore her tips on making your home a happy home and learn about her new book Ultimate Guide to Prepping Your Home for an Open House.

When you’re trying to sell your home, you want to showcase all that makes it a great place to live.

When you’re having an open house, you have to make it shine so that visitors can get an idea of how they would live in the home. Basically, your lived-in home has to look as good as a photo in a magazine. That’s no small feat!

To get ready, you’ve got to spend a little time, a little money and a lot of elbow grease. But don’t worry, none of it is impossible. You can do most, if not all, of it yourself.


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Kelowna investment popertyNew research forecasts which cities will outperform the rest of the province's markets, despite recent dramatic value increases

A new report released today shows Surrey, the second largest city in B.C. and the fastest growing, has the diversity and strength required to lead the province in real estate investment potential. The Top 10 Towns and Cities – British Columbia report helps home-buyers and sellers decide whether now is a good time to buy, or sell, a property.


The Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) is an independent research and analysis firm that has been producing reports on housing markets across Canada for 25 years and has earned its reputation as a dependable source in providing unbiased research and analysis.

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BC Real estateDespite slowing sales caused by government interventions, 12-year-low home listings means prices will “continue upward trajectory,” asserts real estate association.

The number of homes for sale across the province are at or near a 12-year low, pushing prices ever upwards, according to the B.C. Real Estate Association’s monthly statistical report released April 12.

Sales of homes on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) across the province in March were down 24.6 per cent from the same month last year. The BCREA said this was caused in large part by government measures to cool the housing market such as the strict new mortgage qualification rules launched in January, which typically removes about 20 per cent of home buyers’ purchasing power.


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Kelowna Property ValuesI am frequently asked from home owners (as well as some buyers) what is the difference between an appraisal and the assessment value of a property?

The two are completely different and are used for different reasons. They have no correlation to each other at the current time.

Assessment Value

What is Property Assessment?

Property assessment for taxation purposes and its administration is a complex and technical process that is vital to the financial health of local government. Property Assessment is the process of establishing a dollar value for property for property tax purposes. Property tax is an “ad valorem” tax based on the principle that the amount of tax paid should depend on the value of the property owned. Although income and sales

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Kelowna Real Estate ValuesMultiple “values” are placed on a home by a number of different parties – so who is right?

Not one is truly accurate because influences on real estate values are almost infinite and “value” is never a static figure. Home owners have opinions of value but often little basis for those opinions. There is rarely consistency between assessments, appraisals, market value and sale price…simply because the real estate market is one of the most complex entities around. It’s beneficial for owners to have an understanding of the different “values” (loosely used for convenience) placed upon their home so that when the “what’s it worth” question is posed, they have some semblance of accuracy.

Several factors affect the value of a house, and a single house may be

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Kelowna Real Estate For SaleWith Kelowna having such low inventory of houses for sale you might think that a home will sell in any condition.

It is the homes that are priced correctly and leave a lasting impression on a buyer in a good way that end up selling quicker and for more money!

One of the more critical items today when selling a Kelowna home is the first impression a buyer gets when they not only walk through the front door but approach the home from the street.

Homes today that are in less than stellar condition suffer greatly when it comes time for a buyer to make an offer. In this challenging Real Estate market buyers are not forgiving. They want a turn-key home and fraKelowna Home Valuesnkly if yours isn’t one of them they have choices! This makes it far more critical for your

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Keep your emotions in checkKeep Emotions in Check Purchasing Real Estate

Getting too emotional when buying a home can cost you big time! The last thing you want to do is create a lot of extra stress for yourself when buying real estate. In order to make your purchase go smoothly we want to offer some excellent first time home buying tips. It is easy to make home buying mistakes especially when you have never done it before!

Whether buying or selling a home, emotions are always involved in the real estate process. So how do you keep your emotions from hindering your judgment when buying a home? It can be tricky, as optimism and excitement are prone to be high. However, it’s important to keep a clear and level head when it comes to making one of the biggest purchases of your

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Low Housing InventoryIf you’re like many Canadians, you may still have a perspective of the real estate market influenced by media coverage of the 2008 crisis. However, real estate is always subject to cycles, especially around growing and expanding communities like Kelowna. The reality is this area is now facing a looming shortage of housing inventory. If your a buyer moving to the area it is key to find a local experienced realtor who can get you up to speed on your knowledge of Kelowna real estate market, its not all doom and gloom as we show in this article. IF you are a seller then the local "know-how" of a realtor is key in getting your house listed at the correct price with the best exposure possible.

From the Bank of Canada to local real estate firms, the level of

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Kelowna home selling tipsSelling your home is no simple job. Here is some simple cheap advice you can use to help speed up the process.

There are jobs to finish and keeping the house clean and tidy while on the market to make prospective buyers like what they see. It’s important not to overlook those little details that keep buyers from making an offer.

Buyers are seeking move-in ready homes that present nicely and are priced correctly. Buyers are well aware of market conditions and they will know if your home is overpriced, especially of they are working with a savvy Realtor. Even the tiniest of details can alter the general appearance of the house. Here are seven little details to remember to make a huge impact without spending a fortune when selling a house.

1. Clear

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