Homeowner Tips

Here Are the Best Ways to Navigate Buying a Home During Retirement

Posted on Aug 01, 2021 in Homeowner Tips

Moving for or during retirement may not be your ideal life plan. However, there are many benefits to downsizing, moving closer to family, or getting out from under an expensive mortgage. Finding the right home for your golden years may not be as challenging as you think. Realty team Jared Franczak & Associates offers some of the best ways to naviga...

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Indoor and Outdoor Home Maintenance: Getting Your Home Summer Ready

Posted on Jun 24, 2021 in Homeowner Tips

Summer has officially arrived in the Okanagan Valley and it is hot! But before you head to the beach, you may want to give your home a once over to make sure it’s ready for the summer months ahead. To help you prepare, we have made a list with 10 tasks you don’t want to miss out on. Here is your guide to completing indoor and outdoor home maintenan...

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Thompson Okanagan 2020 Property Assessments Released 

Posted on Jan 03, 2020 in Homeowner Tips

2020 Assessments have been mailed, however if you don't want to wait to find out if your property value has changed since last year, you can but you can find out online by entering your address here

A common misconception is that a significant change in your assessed value will result in a proportionately significant change in your property taxes.

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First Time Home Buyers in BC

Posted on Nov 16, 2019 in Homeowner Tips

The BC Government has a program to help 1st time home buyers break into the market and become home owners, that reduces or eliminates the Property Transfer Tax

To qualify for a full exemption, at the time the property is registered you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • have lived in B.C. for 12 consecutive months immediately before th...

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Five Summer Projects to Increase Home Resale Value

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Homeowner Tips

Assessing the best return for your investment is paramount when undertaking home improvement projects. This means putting a priority on the jobs that are likely to be more valuable than others.

Summer is an ideal time to get outside and invest your time, money and resources in a project that is going to pay back when it comes time to sell your home...

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How to Apply for the BC Speculation & Vacancy Tax Exemption

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 in Homeowner Tips

What is the BC Speculation & Vacancy Tax?

The BC Speculation & Vacancy Tax was implemented by the Provencal Government to help tackle the hot housing markets in major urban centres (see list below). The new annual tax, which targets foreign and domestic speculators who own property in BC but do not pay taxes here, will raise revenue for affordable h...

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