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What Does a Property Surveyor Do?

Property Surveyors, sometimes referred to as Land Surveyors, play a vital role in the real estate world. They are the professionals who determine or confirm the exact boundaries of a property. Will you need to deal with a Property Surveyor when you sell your home? You might. Sometimes the mortgage lender will ask ...

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Quick Kitchen Makeovers

Kitchen renovations tend to be the biggest, most complicated home makeover projects, mainly because the kitchen is the most frequented and most multifunctional room in modern homes. But sometimes a kitchen makeover can be achieved with some simple cosmetic changes, rather than a complete redesign of the actual floor plan. Beyond ...

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Will your Furniture Fit?

When you’re viewing a property that’s on the market, you’ll probably try to imagine how your furniture will fit and look in that space. Where will your desk go in the home office? How will you position the sofa and chairs in the living room? First, it’s often larger furniture that ...

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Judgments Buyers Make in the First 30 Seconds

You’ve probably heard the expression, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” When it comes to selling your home, that is definitely true. In fact, a buyer will come to several conclusions about your property within the first few minutes of seeing it. That’s why it’s ...

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Pat Rilkoff – May 2021 Real Estate Update

Pat's May Real Estate update is available which includes i) Listing drought within Okanagan Valley Region, ii) Okanagan Real Estate Boom keeps escalating and iii) Should you buy the "Perfect expect for ..." property? "We are in a supply drought when it comes to listings" says the Association of Interior REALTORS® President Kim Heizmann,  The ...

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Three new Wine Regions for Central Okanagan

Formal applications to create three new sub-geographical indications, or appellations (a wine region defined by geo-political classifications) are currently before the British Columbia Wine Authority. The three appellation applications are located within Lake Country, East Kelowna Slopes and South Kelowna Slopes. Click here to read more. ...

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