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Apr 04

20% Down Payment Yes/No?

Posted By Chris Marte

Commentary: Paying 20% down payment in full is the wiser choice today HomeNews by Ephraim Vecina15 Mar 2017 Taking current economic and fiscal realities into account, it would be far more sensible to pay the in...

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Feb 22

FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS – HOW TO GET ST...

Posted By Chris Marte

  So you’re thinking now is the time to get into the housing market. You think you earn enough money and you’ve be saving up and don’t know if you have enough money for a down payment. Where do you start. Its easier than you think. ...

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Feb 02

Where Do South Okanagan Buyers Come From?

Posted By Chris Marte

 Well, 2017 has come and gone! Taking a look back at where our Buyers came from in 2017 gives us a little insight into why the market has been trending upwards in such an aggressive style and should continue through 2018. At Royal LePage we...

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Dec 13

Winter may be a perfect time to buy your new...

Posted By Chris Marte

7 Reasons to Buy a House in Winter By Diane Schmidt Updated 10/25/17 So real estate wisdom tells us that spring and summer are the prime seasons for house hunting and moving. People are more likely to get out...

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Dec 06

How the new Mortgage Rules work starting Jan...

Posted By Chris Marte

How the new mortgage rules will affect homebuyers in 2018 Scenarios show that Canadians will be able to afford about 20% less house Julie Cazzin October 19, 2017 THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward The Office of the Su...

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Sep 26

Tips for Buying a New Home

Posted By admin

Buying a residence can be a stressful experience. You will experience a roller coaster of emotions while finding the right place, securing the loan, and finally moving in. For most of us, the first time home purchase is the largest  investment we...

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Sep 26

Mortgage Terminology

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Below is a list of terms that are commonly used when working with mortgages.   Amenity A feature of the home or property that serves as a benefit to the buyer but that is not necessary to its use; may be natural (like location, woods, wate...

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Sep 26

Living In Kelowna

Posted By admin

Another summer has come and gone, leaving us full of memories. The children at our feet are still bronzed with the weeks of hot weather and full of stories of bonfires, marshmallows, inner tubes and mosquitoes. When I ask friends about summer...

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