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Keeping our buyers, sellers and REALTORS safe during this pandemic, is our top priority. During COVID’s first 2 phases, we have discovered new ways to adapt our services to keep the real estate market rolling. Here are some of the top questions that you have asked while we adapt to a new normal:

Can I still purchase or sell a house in 2020?

Yes, the real estate market is still moving and houses are selling. We have adapted our services and adjusted our protocols to ensure that homes can be shown safely. At this time, open houses are not recommend, but private scheduled showings are still happening for pre qualified buyers.

Should I sell my home now or should I wait?

After a good start to 2020, we saw a small dip in the market. However,

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6 Things You Didn't Know About Kamloops Banner

Whether you're a newcomer to Kamloops or an old hat, we're fairly sure that there are a few things on this list that you didn't know about our city. Through its rich history, geographic splendor, and varied culture, Kamloops is a goldmine of interesting tidbits. In addition, no matter how much time you've spent here, there is always more to discover. Maybe you need to delve deeper into the city's history or maybe you need to explore the new and exciting events and features that are always coming to town. A consistently evolving locale, Kamloops has plenty of excitement to dish up no matter what your interests are.

If you're trying to learn more about the vibrant city of Kamloops, look no further. Here are 10 facts you probably didn't know about

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Why College Grads and Millennials Should Live In Kamloops banner

If you're a recent university graduate or a young professional from out of town looking for the perfect place to set out on a new path, or you're a local who either graduated from TRU and/or grew up in Kamloops, you might have a wealth of other options on your mind. Perhaps you're considering the city lights of Toronto or Vancouver; maybe you want to head for a smaller town on the coast. But, as we're sure you've heard, Kamloops is the place to be right now. This growing city is exciting, naturally striking, and still small enough to enjoy the friendliness and communal support of a smaller town. There are housing options to suit an assortment of different lifestyles, with everything from sleek modern efficiency condos to established starter homes,

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Selling your home is a daunting task, and preparing your home to sell is a huge undertaking. 

 

However, there are small changes that can make a huge impact on potential buyers, and can even increase the value of your home! 

 

We made a blog post with some easy home updates potential buyers will love.

 

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Alternatively, if you would like a

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Kamloops Expected to Experience Second-Largest Jump in Average Housing Price in 2019

By Chad Klassen -- February 25, 2019 - 3:46pm Updated: February 25, 2019 - 5:26pm Image Credit: CFJC Today

KAMLOOPS — The B.C. Real Estate Association has released its first quarter housing forecast summary and it's projecting a slight boost in the number of sales and a steady increase in the price of homes in Kamloops and across the province.

"We've seen a tremendous amount of growth the last few years, and the unemployment rate is incredibly low right now. So it certainly signals full employment in many sectors, which is certainly positive for consumers, for housing demand," noted the chief economist for the B.C.

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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation sets target to make housing affordable for every Canadian by 2030

March 13, 2019 @ 4:31 PM by: Heather Francis

 

 

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation sets target to make housing affordable for every Canadian by 2030

 A federal housing agency hopes to see every Canadian with an affordable home by 2030 and has offered up a plan full of experiments to make it happen.

 The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Friday that meeting that target will take help from governments and the economy — hence the aspirational nature of the goal.

We believe that everyone in Canada deserves a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. We also believe that we are in the best position to make

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Housing agency said Friday higher mortgage rates and other economic conditions have softened demand!

Source: The Canadian Press, March 08, 2019

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In this file photo a new home is being built in Vancouver, June, 12, 2018. The Canada Mortage and Housing Corporation said Friday the annual pace of housing starts slowed in February as higher mortgage rates and other factors softened demand. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press)

The annual pace of housing starts slowed in February as higher mortgage rates and less stimulative economic conditions helped soften demand, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Friday.

The housing agency said the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts fell to 173,153 units in February compared with

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Our REALTORS ® will always take the time to review and answer any questions you may have about a Title Search. However, sometimes you may want to know more or seek a second opinion on what the heck it all means. Tony Spagnuolo, President of Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers, explains what you should look for when reading a title search in British Columbia.

Check out the link below...

 

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Home staging is all about depersonalizing and adding some new things to make a better impression on potential buyers. But most sellers either don’t put in enough effort or simply overspend on the wrong things. So, we’re here today to help you keep balance with these five home staging details that will totally charm potential buyers.

Replace old curtains and rods:

You may think that something as small as curtain rods might not make such a huge impact on potential buyers, but as a window treatment specialist, let me assure you that you’d be wrong. It is often said that the windows are the eyes of the home, so you can think of the curtain rods as the eyeliner or makeup that beautifies the overall appearance of the home. It’s details like these

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The president of the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association does not expect the city’s housing market to cool like those in other parts of B.C.

Doren Quinton told KTW February’s local real estate numbers were encouraging. “Last month was pretty stable,” he said. “It was kind of what we were expecting.”

Kamloops recorded 180 sales in February, down 8.2 per cent from 196 12 months earlier. Year-to-date sales are almost identical to 2018. New listings are down significantly, though — 248 last month compared to 348 in February 2018.

“Overall inventory is up 2.5 per cent, but we see that number decreasing because of the lack of new listings,” Quinton said.

The average home sale price in February was $422,573, compared to $376,217 the

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