This blog is about me, Paige Guernsey, and the things that happen around my job as a Kelowna Real Estate agent with Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty. I talk about listings, sales activity, market conditions, market trends, promotions, green real estate, and sometimes funny things that happen to me during the course of my day. There's links and videos to great information as well as access to my 2 websites, kelownahome.com and greenkelownarealestate.com
Once perceived as a health-care necessity reserved for those with restricted mobility, easy – access bathtubs and shower units are becoming more common. With a number of features that can rival or outshine those of traditional bathtubs and shower units, walk-in tub and shower units are now seen by many homeowners as an added benefit, and a worthwhile household investment. In addition to offering a safe and easy low-step entry, the latest versions also feature contoured, slip resistant seats with adjustable shower-head locations, backrests and handles. Plus a number of manufacturers and installer offer water temperature controls, hydro-therapeutic water jets, and custom sizing services (e.g. round, square, corner, compact, oversized etc.). Of course, safety, comfort and independence will remain the primary benefits to many consumers – priorities that will become more in demand as the baby-boomer generation enters its senior years.
Do you love the outdoors? Then you’ll want to check out his magnificent Wilden Lakefront home on Hidden Lake that has over 4,000 square feet to enjoy the Okanagan Lifestyle.
Kick your feet up and relax knowing you don’t have to leave home to be entertained. Enjoy the fabulous lakeviews from the large vaulted wood beam covered patio, go for a soak in the hot tub, chill out by the fire pit, go for a walk around the lake, go for a work out in the gym, or just relax by the gas fireplace and enjoy the beauty this home has to offer. Almost everything is oversized to fit your family & all your belongings. Privacy and LAKE VIEWS abound from inside the home and on the deck so you can enjoy visiting with family & friends. The natural elements of this home set it apart from the rest with planked hardwood, a rock archway, pine doors & alder cabinetry. This home also features a large den on the main, master on the main with vaulted ceilings, walk in closet with built-ins, and a spa like 5 pce ensuite with huge walk-in tiled shower and heated floors. Hiking, biking, skating, snowshoeing and just plain old relaxing are all here at 1870 Hidden Lake Place.
WOW! SOLD in only 13 day! This terrific family home has a legal suite! Almost completely fenced with semi-detached workshop. 2+2 beds and 2 full baths. The suite is newer and upstairs has hardwood floors and is clean clean clean! Mostly fenced corner lot with a gate and extra parking to allow a boat/trailer/camper and additional cars. Brand new roof and appliances with warranty. This home has been well maintained and comes with central air and timed ug sprinklers. A winner!
If you are thinking about selling, put the award winning Paige Guernsey and Coldwell Banker’s tried and proven marketing techniques to work on your house. Call me directly today at 250-862-6464 and get moving!
When it comes to real estate, it seems like everybody talks about customer service. But service isn’t just talk. We recognize that you want more than just conversation, you want commitment to action. Ultimate Service® delivers real value and guarantees that you’ll receive exactly what you bargained for… the highest possible level of customer satisfaction. For 17 years in a row we at Coldwell Banker have received a 98% rating through Ultimate Service® based on independent surveys done with over 70,000 Canadian buyers and sellers. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, contact us first and learn about how Ultimate Service® can work for you!
Fresh cut flowers are know to make a room look more attractive. But did you know they can also make people happier? According to research, a flower’s combination of colors and scent has a physiological impart on a person’s mood, generally making him or her feel more comfortable and optimistic.
This is a perfect package! Gorgeous and well maintained home with 2 bed suite. Main floor has new hardwood, vaulted ceilings, 3 beds, gas fireplace, huge open plan kitchen with direct access to covered deck! Main floor has office (can be used in conjunction with upstairs area) as well as a separate suite with separate entrance, parking, and laundry. Meticulous yard and fantastic neighbourhood close to schools, shopping, and transportation. Not a thing is missing here! Call Paige Guernsey at 250-862-6464 for viewing or visit www.kelownahome.com for more info and pics.
Meticulously maintained home with a bright 2 bedroom suite. Open plan main floor features 2 bedrooms, high grade flooring, open kitchen and dining area as well as outdoor access to private deck. Lower level has 2 bedroom suite, separate entrance, laundry and parking. Beautiful private yard with a patio, sun deck, & mature landscaping. Two newer furnaces, newer roof, on demand hot water throughout the home, a single garage and single carport. Great central location, close to shopping, schools, college & the bus.
Call for more information Paige Guernsey 250-862-6464 or visit www.kelownahome.com for more info and pics.
It is almost winter in Kelowna and that means it is time to clean out the gutters if you have not already, this is a great way to get your home ready for sale and helps prevent future damage or issues. I recommend hiring a professional to clean your gutters as it can be a dangerous and tedious job, but if you feel like taking on the task yourself here are some helpful hints to get the job done.
Ladder Safety: Ensure someone is on the ground helping you secure the ladder, one miss-step and it could be costly. Orchard ladders with three legs are not recommended, be sure to use a sturdy four leg ladder with a secure platform and a five gallon bucket to collect debris.
Garden Hose: A regular garden hose with municipal water pressure is sufficient and attached a pistol grip spray nozzle to the end. This type of nozzle can regular water pressure and direction and can be purchased at any hardware store.
Gutter Scoop:Scooping out the leafy debris seems to be the best overall method for cleaning out the gutter. An excellent tool for this job is the bright orange plastic “Gutter Getter Scoop,” which can be purchased at most hardware stores. This tool is unique because the front scooping edge is very thin and it forms itself to the bottom of the gutter trough, making it easy to scoop out even the toughest of debris in any size gutter system. Stay away from a metal scoop such as a garden shovel, this can scrape the bottom of the gutter and cause damage and future rust which will deteriorate the gutters.
Gloves: This will protect you from whatever bacteria may be lurking in the gutter debris. Leather gloves are recommended as rubber can rip and tear from the metal edges.
Rake off the Roof: Debris can be left on the roof and will wash down the next storm. In order to prevent your hard work going to waste, remove the debris first.
Downspouts Unclogged: After you have cleaned the gutters, direct the water pressure into the downspout to flush out debris.
Clean gutters two times a year: Make sure gutters are cleaned at least twice a year, once in the fall and again in the spring. One main reason for cleaning out gutters is to eliminate the possibility of water damage from rainwater runoff due to a clogged gutter. Another reason is to reduce the possibility of rust corrosion. Even though it may not rain during the summer, if there is debris in the steel gutters, the rusting process can speed up. It’s difficult for rust to speed up with clean gutters. The faster the rusting process, the sooner new gutters will be needed. Keeping your gutters from damaging your home will maintain is value and prevent possible issues with foundation and siding.
Gutter Guards: There are many great products that can be installed onto the existing gutters or the option of new gutters can give your home a spruced up look and make it more pleasing to buyers. Visiting your local hardware store is an excellent place to start. There are many gutter professionals that we would be happy to recommend should you choose to repair or replace your gutters.
Gutter cleaning is an important step in home maintenance and something a home inspector will look at when you sell your home. Prevention is key and keeps your home looking sale ready.
Will the fall market be as hot as the fall weather?
August was another hot month here in Kelowna and we are not just talking about the weather! The real estate market was hot as well.
Look at the stats below. Across the board we saw positive increases in sales including apartment sales that have been consistently stagnant. Out of town buyers, investors, and students returning to school are snatching up well priced apartments creating positive numbers in this segment.
Lot sales have been on a steady and consistent increase month over month! Which means we will start to see new homes being built.
As for residential sales we are now in a 18 month stretch of positive sales results and a decrease in listings. Supply and demand dictates that if this trend continues we may see a slight rise in prices particularly in the most popular price range of between $350,000 and $450,000.
Until now, the market appears has corrected itself with a slight softening in prices by -1.59% over the last several months.
We are now entering the busy fall market, the kids are back in school and everyone is back from holidays which always means one thing…. people looking to buy and sell! We are looking forward to helping you this fall and providing exceptional service.
Please call me on my direct line at 250-862-6464 if you need any futher information.