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November 2020 Real Estate Update

Another hot sales month in the Okanagan and across Canada.Residential sales for October across the region of Revelstoke to Peachland greatly exceeded October 2019’s sales by 70 per

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October 2020 Real Estate Update

Time is just flying by! Sales are up everywhere across BC!What an unusual year, there is nothing normal about 2020! Sales in the Okanagan surpassed last year’s sales by 78% !Okanagan

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September 2020 Real Estate Update

Again we had a record month. Week after week it continues! Every Realtor is working super long hours trying to keep up with inquiries, emails, texts, phone calls, showings, deals etc!Sales are up%

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June 2020 Real Estate Update

The market is getting more active as Buyers are starting to look again. Well priced listings go fast, as we still don’t have enough inventory for Buyers to choose from. Sales in;

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January 2020 Real Estate Update

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Season with great relaxing times with family and friends.I was up at Silver Star with my family and we all enjoyed the snow and the atmosphere up there. Being away

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December 2019 Real Estate Update

For me this year has gone by very fast and hopefully it was a very successful one for you on a personal and business level. It is always fun to reflect on what we have accomplished and what we would

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Most Recent Review - Adriano S

Annette helped us with the purchase of our first home. We could not have accomplished our dream without her steady hand, patience, experience and incredible professionalism. We have referred many

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November Real Estate Update

Hard to believe December is just around the corner… Time seems to be flying by!As the holiday season is approaching it is not unusual for our market to slow down. Listings and Sales have

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Most Recent Review - Kevin M

I am an extremely high maintenance client and wanted more information than most. I always felt like I was the only customer that mattered in Annette’s portfolio and she is always there to

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October 2019 Real Estate Update

As the economists are saying, in-spite of the politics, the residential real estate market numbers are improving. Sales are up for September by 14.5% over last September. Numbers are still a bit

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September Real Estate Update

August has been a very busy month, and buyers are making offers, as most of my listings are either sold or are getting good action of showings and lots of inquires from out of town buyers.August

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Most Recent Review - Ann Bell

We’d like to thank you, your team and Ange for doing such a great job with the sale of our manufactured home. We picked an inopportune time to put the place up for sale, just as the market

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August Real Estate Update

The real estate market started slow this year but the numbers for July are showing some promise.The last few months were soft but in the last couple of weeks we are seeing noticeably more buyers and

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Most Recent Review - Jason Crighton

Annette was great to deal with and helped us find the perfect house. She was able to steer us in the right direction even when we were slightly unsure of what that direction was. I would definitely

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5 Reasons School Ratings Matter

If you found this interesting, FOLLOW / LIKE us on Facebook or please feel free to SHARE it. Always working in your best interest.Annette Denk  - serving Kelowna – Lake Country - Vernon

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June 2019 Real Estate Update

As most of you are aware, the real estate market has changed somewhat. While it is not a strong buyer’s market, at this point, it is certainly no longer a Seller’s market either. Why the

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What is the Best Time of Year to Buy and Sell Real Estate in the Okanagan?

It’s a common question for those navigating the real estate market — when is the best time of year to list or shop for a home in Kelowna, Lake Country or Vernon? The truth is that there

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May Real Estate Update

The Financial Post just released an article by Kevin Carmichael which states interest rates appear to be in a holding period until later in 2020. I hope this translates into a softening of the

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Top Tips For Spring Maintenance For Your Okanagan Home

Spring is here in the Okanagan, and that means it’s the perfect opportunity to get your home ready for the months to come. Here are our top tips to get you started:    Winter can

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Negotiating Mistakes Sellers Make

You have decided to put your home in the Okanagan on the market with the hope of selling quickly for top dollar. Those are the goals of all sellers! Unfortunately, listing your home for sale is just

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#3 Agent in Sales

I’m super proud to announce that I’m #3 in sales out of 150 agents in my office for 2018!Thank you to all my clients! I’m very.

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3 Easy Tips For Deciding What To Keep When Moving

Thinking of moving anytime soon?If so, have you started going through all your stuff and figuring out what will be coming to the new place? Or have you gotten frustrated as you just don’t

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5 Ways a Seller Can Sabotage Their Home Sale in the Okanagan

Hiring the right real estate agent can make or break the deal along the way with a few other considerations. If a seller is considering putting their home on the market, then they need to make sure

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Most Recent Review

5 out of 5Annette represented me and my wife last year with the purchase of our new property. My wife and I have bought and sold several homes over the years and this was by far the most challenging

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Moving Tips: How to Pack a House in 8 Easy Steps

Moving can be stress free and efficient in the Okanagan by following a few easy tips that will make your move more streamlined. Plan Ahead:Give yourself at the very least, a 2 month window

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GLY Home Staging that Does Not Work – Mistakes to Avoid when Selling in the Okanagan

You want to list your home in Kelowna, Lake Country or Vernon?First impressions are everything when selling a home, so it’s imperative your home is “show ready” when you list it

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Top 100

Annette Denk of Move Okanagan Real Estate is number 66 of all of Western Canada!!So proud… and thanks to all my!

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Tips To Create An Energy-Efficient Home in Kelowna or Vernon

Many homeowners are not aware of all the possible ways of creating an energy-efficient home. There is still this misconception that smart and eco-friendly equals expensive and luxurious. But, today

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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Buyers Agent When Buying A House in the Okanagan

So how does a buyer make sure their best interests are being protected? Simple, hire a buyers agent. There are several reasons why it’s extremely important that when you’re buying a

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January Real Estate Update

2018 was a year filled with lots of change in our local real estate market. We have had a significant shift in the market which has changed things from a seller’s market to a buyer’s

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Top Benefits & Drawbacks To Buying A Multifamily House in the Okanagan

People sometimes feel purchasing a home is out of reach financially, but what if you could buy a home and an investment property at the same time in Kelowna or Vernon?  Have you considered

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December Real Estate Update

As this year is coming to an end we often reflect on the past year, what have we accomplished, did we meet our personal goals, what will the next year bring, what will your achievements be for next

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8 Cheap Tips For Staging A Home On A Budget

Staging a home can be beneficial for home sellers, no doubt.  There are however a couple misconceptions that exist when it comes to staging that first need to be discussed.First of all, many

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Reasons Why Your Neighbors Home Sold and Yours Didn’t

Some home sellers are left scratching their head wondering why their neighbors home sold and theirs didn’t. Oftentimes when a home doesn’t sell there is an easy explanation. If your home

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Tips on Cleaning and Maintaining a Fireplace

Cleaning and maintaining a fireplace can be a DIY job, but before the chimney is cleaned, key areas must be checked. Use these tips to ensure fireplace and chimney safety.The warm glow of a

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How to Winterize Your Home

Winter is coming.  While this may not be something you’re excited for, it is the reality. Many homeowners fail to realize the importance of properly winterizing their home.Below is a

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How To Improve Your Credit Score In 2018

In the modern era where we have text messaging, food delivered within an hour, online bill paying and so many other seemingly instant responses, some things still take time. Preparing a quality meal

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Watch Out! – 14 Things to Avoid Before Buying a House

Many first-time home buyers are surprised to discover just how many ways you can mess up a home purchase. You may have got your pre-approval, found a home you loved and made an offer. But if you

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist & Tips

Whether you’re thinking about selling your home or not, home maintenance is crucial.  If you’re planning on listing your home for sale in the near future, deferred maintenance is

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October Real Estate Update

The predictable cycle of real estate is that markets don’t rise forever and that is happening after an extended period of rising sales and prices. The good news is, things are very different

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5 Important Things to Keep in Mind Before Investing in Vacation Rental Property

One of the biggest steps to start your own vacation rental business is completing the process of purchasing a home. Having said that, there are various aspects which you need to keep in mind before

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Home Improvements Sellers Should Avoid

Savvy home sellers are aware that they need to present their home in it’s absolutely best condition to get top dollar. This holds true for any real estate market, whether it’s a buyer

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5 Tips to Create an Awesome Vacation Rental Outdoor Space

No matter how perfectly designed your indoor space is, guests will be delighted by seeing a relaxing outdoor space.The outdoors should be set-up in a way that it can be a fun spot in any season.,

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July Real Estate Update

Summer has arrived ! So nice to have the hot weather finally here.As you probably know there have been a few things implemented by the Federal and Provincial governments in the past 6 months aiming

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10 Rules to Follow When Shopping for a Home

It is a very exciting time for a home buyer to begin their home search, and there are some considerations that need to be taken into account, and to help the buyer understand the home buying.

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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

As the temperatures continue to heat up this summer and many people are busy enjoying summertime vacations, it’s important that homeowners don’t neglect their homes.Whether you’re

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5 Unique Ways to Make Your Vacation Rental More Enticing for Guests

1. Widely Market Online with High Resolution PicturesWith the number of internet users increasing exponentially, the internet is the perfect place to market your vacation rental. Launch your own

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June Real Estate Update

Lots of changes in BC Real Estate as of June 15, 2018! These are significant changes and we as realtors have to go thru extra training, extra courses and exams! If you have not heard of this,

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Get Benefits and Make Money by Investing in the Vacation Rental Industry

Investing in the vacation rental industry can be an attractive business, provided you take it seriously and market it strategically. A key factor that can increase the business potential of your

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Tips to Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers When Selling

Are you planning to put your home on the market?Great timing because it’s a seller’s market out there. But as a seller, you still need to be smart and attract genuine buyers, if you want

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9 Tips to Improve A Homes Curb Appeal

If you’re hoping to sell your home in the near future, you’ve probably been running around the interior, applying fresh coats of paint and steaming the carpets. But what about the

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April Real Estate Update

Not happy with our government intervention into our real estate market !  I’m sure you have heard by now about the new Speculation tax announced by the BC NDP government. Calling this a

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Top 13 Tasks to Complete After Closing on A Home

There are many steps to buying a house that buyers are often aware of.  On the other hand, there are also many steps that buyers should take after closing on a new home that many buyers aren

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Ways Air Quality in Your Home Can Affect Your Health

Despite being considered a safe haven among a vast majority of Canadians, your home is often guilty of causing a variety of unexplained illnesses. In reality, poor air quality inside your home can

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Costly Mistakes to Avoid After You Buy Your First Home

You’re smart. You’re doing your research about home buying and homeownership (like you are right now!), so you feel like you’re prepared to avoid common home buying pitfalls. But

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March Real Estate Update

Spring is here ! What wonderful warm days we’ve had, seeing the blue sky and warmer temperature makes one excited for summer ! Sad the ski season is over… but I have a feeling everyone

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How Buyer Feedback Can Help Home Sellers

A crucial aspect of selling a home is paying attention to the feedback provided by homebuyers and their real estate agents.  After every showing real estate agents are usually sent an automated

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How to Cut Costs When Moving…

Not only can moving be stressful and tiring, but the fees that come along with moving can quickly add up.Luckily for you, we have come up with a few money saving moving tips to avoid the stress and

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15 Spring Home Maintenance Tips for Your Home

With spring around the corner and the days getting longer – now is a great time to finally get caught up with some of these common household chores. To help get you started, we gathered a

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Top Tips for Creating A Home Maintenance Checklist

Being a homeowner is a very rewarding experience, but it also requires a lot of dedication and hard work. It’s up to you to ensure that your living quarters are taken care of properly so that

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7 Tips to Make Your Vacation Home Appealing and Attractive for Guests

There are vacation rental properties and there are awesome vacation rental properties. Yes, there’s a difference! Whether you choose to use your vacation rental or not, you need to do certain

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20 Tips for Buying A Home

What Are the Most Important Things to Do Before Buying A House? 1. Know your credit score.2. Have a lender pre-approve you before shopping.3. Shop the lender.4. Know every expense.5. Know what

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8 Important Points to Consider Before You Decide To Buy A Vacation Home

1. How Many Times Will You Frequent the Place?When choosing a place, make sure you want to return to it for vacations so that you are able to get your money’s worth rather than simply letting

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Real Estate Update from Move Okanagan Real Estate

You can’t create new land, but you can create new real estate by going up. Kelowna will get a total of 404 new homes when the 36-and 29 storey towers of the one Water Street development are

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Guide to Tenant Screening For Rental Properties

If you’re going to be investing in rental properties, you want to make sure you’ve got a system to get good tenants.There is plenty to talk about when it comes to tenant screening but in

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Top Mistakes Made by Home Sellers

Selling your home is challenging at the best of times. It may be the largest sale you have ever made. Though it may be stressful, there is no reason to make selling your home any more complicated

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5 Things Real Estate Agents Should Be Doing for Home Sellers

1. Price the Home Correctly.Exceptional Real Estate agents avoid giving in to the desire to say what will make sellers happy just to attract business. Top notch Real Estate agents will price each

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3 Amazing Benefits to Buying Luxury Real Estate

There’s an old saying that says “The heart wants what it wants”. If what your heart wants is heated floors, a home theatre room, and state of the art appliances, then you best buy

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6 Effective Ways to Sell your Home Fast this Spring

It seems everywhere we click, we see countless articles highlighting Kelowna’s hot real estate market. With the strong housing market and warm spring weather, what better time than right now

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Okanagan Real Estate Market Update

For most people in the Okanagan, the first true sign of Spring is not the first robin they see but the street sweepers! Now we can wash our cars and they might stay clean for a few days. We hope!

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5 MUST SEE GOLF COURSES IN THE OKANAGAN

*image C/O The Rise GolfAfter what felt like a painfully long winter, we’re finally welcoming back spring with open arms which is a perfect time to visit one (or all) of our many local golf

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How did the year end in 2016 ?

So, just how did the year end in 2016 with Real Estate ?  The 2016 single family home prices rose 16.95% on average and the median price rose 14.94%.  Days-on-market dropped from 65 to an

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Buyer Survey Results 2016

The Okanagan Real Estate Board released a buyers survey November 2016:Here are the Results:21.7 %  First Time Buyers18.4 % are Downsizing17.1 % are Move up Buyers16.1 % are Purchasing a Similar

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