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New property listed in Kelowna

I have listed a new property at 123 1950 Capistrano Drive in Kelowna. See details here

STUNNING MOVE-IN READY 4 bed 3 bath walk-out Rancher in CASENTINO (Quail Ridge), beautifully set near the Okanagan Golf Club, UBCO, YLW and Aberdeen Hall. Quality updates throughout the home completed in 2022, highlights include sleek black trim exterior paint, bright white interior paint, NEW flooring, NEW stainless steel appliances, NEW fixtures in the bathrooms, and NEW glass front door. List of updates available as there's too many to mention! PERFECT LOW MAINTENANCE family home, great for downsizers or snowbirds. Quiet, peaceful location as the only traffic passing are your neighbours. Double side by side garage that fits 2 large SUV's and your golf clubs, wakeboards etc. Large balcony with natural gas hookup that fits full size patio furniture for entertaining. Nice grassed backyard area with synthetic putting area off of your covered patio for those hot summer days. Rec room area and theatre room downstairs. MUST SEE to appreciate! (id:2493)

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New property listed in Kelowna

I have listed a new property at 3306 1488 Bertram Street in Kelowna. See details here

RARE OPPORTUNITY : Assignment of contract for #3306 a SUB-PENTHOUSE 2 BED 2 BATH unit at BERTRAM by Mission Group! The top floor of residences, it's like the Penthouse as you can't go any higher. Stunning lake, city and mountain views from your 137 sq.ft North Facing balcony. Fully loaded inside with premium wide-plank flooring throughout, polished quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, modern flat-panel cabinetry and more! Amenities include 180 degree lake views from the rooftop Sky Lounge, featuring a sky pool and hot tub, kitchen and dining area and co-working space. Bocce court, community gardens and fitness centre within the building. Bike wash and repair room, dog wash station and secured dog run. 1 PARKING STALL included with purchase. All this, located just steps from Downtown Kelowna city life, popular restaurants, stores and the beach. Est. Completion 2024. Don't miss your last opportunity to own in Kelowna's first downtown urban village developed by Mission Group. (id:2493)

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Every Friday I will showcase 4 listings that I bookmarked during the week to share with you.
They may be a great buy, a rare offering, feature unique architecture, or some other reason why I think you’d be interested in them.
I’ll go through the photos, location on the map, and walk you through a 3D tour of the home (if available).
1070 Stockley Street
1770 Richter Street, Unit #319
3510 Landie Road, Unit #19
1799 Diamond View Drive
See the link below to view all the details of the 4 listings I showcased in the video. Photos, information, 3D tours and more...
QUESTIONS? Contact me here https://bit.ly/Contact-Ben
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New property listed in West Kelowna

I have listed a new property at 1799 Diamond View Drive in West Kelowna. See details here

STUNNING UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS of Lake Okanagan, Knox Mountain and Downtown Kelowna from this remaining lot in prestigious DIAMOND VIEW ESTATES, West Kelowna. Situated amongst gorgeous designer homes with a gated entry, this freehold lot on a quiet cul-de-sac awaits your ideas. Bring your own builder and make your dream home come to life on this 0.252 acre (10,977 sqft) lot. The topography of this mostly flat lot make it one of the most desirable in Diamond View Estates. All this, just a short drive to World Class Wineries, golf courses, shopping, restaurants and the lake! (id:2493)

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Every Friday I will showcase 4 listings that I bookmarked during the week to share with you. They may be a great buy, a rare offering, feature unique architecture, or some other reason why I think you’d be interested in them.

I’ll go through the photos, location on the map, and walk you through a 3D tour of the home (if available). See the link below to view all the details of the 4 listings I showcased in the video. Photos, information, 3D tours and more... https://bit.ly/FridayFour01272023

QUESTIONS? Contact me here https://bit.ly/Contact-Ben





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Happy New Year - Kelowna Real Estate Market Update 2023

Looking back on the year that was 2022 for real estate here in Kelowna, it’s like a tale of two years rolled up into one. 

At the start of 2022, we had little listing inventory and high buyer demand. I relied on my network and colleagues to get the jump on any ‘coming soon’ listings or ‘pocket listings’ to give my buyer clients any opportunity for success. Having listings appeared to be quick and easy work, but managing multiple offers, many of which had little or no subject conditions, can be stressful and risky if not done with care and skill. Many times that seller, once their home was sold in a day, becomes a buyer in the same type of market, which adds onto the madness.

At the end of 2022, it was a much different tale. We still had low listing inventory, but demand had already shifted significantly. Buyers were negotiating with sellers and in many cases, had the upper hand.

We saw the peak of our Okanagan real estate market come in May. That’s when things started to taper off. There were signs of hope for buyers, when new listings would come on with an offer deadline date, and we’d hear there were no offers, or the seller would be now “looking at offers anytime”. More and more, sellers were getting ghosted on offer date, until the point where they were all coming to market and ready to do business with anybody willing to deal with them.

We watched as interest rates rose, gas prices went up over $2.00/L, groceries became more expensive; everything started to cost more. People got a bit more conservative with spending, RV’s and boats appeared on Facebook Marketplace, expensive cars and trucks had price reductions, as did much of our listing inventory in Kelowna, West Kelowna and surrounding areas.

It’s all relative though, keeping with the theme that you don’t wait to buy real estate, you buy real estate and wait. Time heals everything. We saw this in 2015 and 2016 when the market went crazy, then cooled off the next 2 years. Those who panicked and sold for a loss in 2017 and 2018, were kicking themselves in hindsight when Covid made everything go berserk. Anybody who bought earlier in 2022 may seem like they’re underwater if they sell today, but remember… buy real estate and wait. 

The average benchmark price for single family homes in Central Okanagan in December 2022 was $1,002,400. 3 months prior it was $981,800. 6 months prior it was $1,091,400. A year previous it was $1,037,900. 3 years ago $687,000. 

2023 will be an interesting year, and we’re all watching with anticipation. Everybody’s situation is different, so there’s no one set way to move forward. I would predict we’ll see more stability and less of a roller coaster ride in the next 12 months; let’s see if I’m right.


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New property listed in Naramata
I have listed a new property at 3000 Outlook Way in Naramata.
STUNNING 0.551 Acre view lot in OUTLOOK - Naramata Benchlands. Beautiful, tranquil setting and GORGEOUS LAKE VIEWS as you overlook vineyards, orchards and beautiful farmland. Gaze west across the lake to Summerland, Peachland and down to Penticton; enjoy the amazing sunsets in the evenings. Just STEPS or a short bike ride from the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, taking you up to the iconic Little Tunnel or all the way down to Penticton should you wish! Backing onto a Conservation Area, you'll have full privacy now and for the future. Bring all your toys, as there's tons of backcountry to explore! More than 10 wineries within 5 minutes of your doorstep... This is wine country after all! The ultimate place to unwind and relax. Make it your retirement home, vacation home, or long term investment... Ready to build now! Contact your Realtor for more information. (id:2493)
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New property listed in Naramata
I have listed a new property at 2990 Outlook Way in Naramata.
STUNNING 0.521 Acre view lot in OUTLOOK - Naramata Benchlands. Beautiful, tranquil setting and GORGEOUS LAKE VIEWS as you overlook vineyards, orchards and beautiful farmland. Gaze west across the lake to Summerland, Peachland and down to Penticton; enjoy the amazing sunsets in the evenings. Just STEPS or a short bike ride from the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, taking you up to the iconic Little Tunnel or all the way down to Penticton should you wish! Backing onto a Conservation Area, you'll have full privacy now and for the future. Bring all your toys, as there's tons of backcountry to explore! More than 10 wineries within 5 minutes of your doorstep... This is wine country after all! The ultimate place to unwind and relax. Make it your retirement home, vacation home, or long term investment... Ready to build now! Contact your Realtor for more information. (id:2493)
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New property listed in Kelowna
I have listed a new property at 211 1800 Richter Street in Kelowna.
Welcome to Urbana at Central Green, a LEED® Certified building by Mission Group... This 3 bed 2 bathroom home has a stunning view of Rowcliffe Park and is just minutes away from Downtown Kelowna, the Lake and beach! The ultimate Okanagan Lifestyle with walkable convenience. Inside, you'll find lots of room for your family with 3 spacious bedrooms, high 9-foot ceilings, open concept with large kitchen island for entertaining and tons of natural light from the large windows. PTAC A/C and Heating units in the living area and Primary Bedroom for your comfort. Extremely private as you look out West to the 5 acre park which features a fenced dog run and playground. Pet and rentals OK! Remaining balance of 2/5/10 warranty remains for peace of mind. 1 Parking Stall and 1 Storage Locker included with bicycle storage options. (id:2493)
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New property listed in Kelowna
I have listed a new property at 517 191 Hollywood Road South in Kelowna.
BRAND NEW TOP FLOOR 1 bed + den 1 bath unit in SOHO! Approximately 650 square feet inside, this BRIGHT West facing home features a functional open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. Lots of counter space in the kitchen for aspiring chefs, with seating for bar stools. LARGE bedroom with WALK-IN CLOSET for your entire wardrobe. A Den / Office is a huge bonus for those working from home or needing extra storage space. UPGRADED engineered wide vinyl plank flooring throughout, Quartz countertops and Whirlpool appliance package. 1 COVERED PARKING STALL + 1 STORAGE LOCKER included! Pets and rentals OK. Estimated completion end of July 2022. (id:2493)
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