We just listed a new property located at 1230 Graham Road in Kelowna.
CENTRALLY LOCATED HOME WITH SELF CONTAINED SUITE DETACHED SHOP! This home features 2 bedrooms up, a 2 bedroom suite down with separate laundry entrance, newer flooring, updated bathrooms counter tops, and a modern stone fireplace. The DETACHED 14x28 SHOP has 220 amp service and the HUGE YARD is fully fenced!! Other features include RV PARKING, a large covered deck 2 fireplaces. Call THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5455) TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION OR VISIT WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.

We just listed a new property located at 9845 Eastside Road # 85 in Vernon.
FULLY FURNISHED 2 bedroom Resort Town home at The Outback. Situated on a 2 acre landscape lake and close to community pools, hot tubs, tennis courts and neighboring 240 acre provincial park. A 5 min walk to the private beach and marina. This turn-key home is ready to use immediately and includes a complete furnishings, housewares, linens, and electronics package, as well as $4,000 worth of custom blinds. It would be hard to find better value anywhere else on Okanagan Lake! Your family will absolutely love this Okanagan lakefront getaway!Contact THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5255) of Royal LePage Kelowna for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information.

There are unwelcome guests that most homeowners dread. They come into your house, eat, sleep, make a mess, and never leave willingly. Each one has at least six legs and sometimes flies.


They are, of course, insects. They’ve been freeloading in homes since homes were invented. Here are some practical ways to keep these unwelcome guests out:


  • Find out how they got in. Look for gaps around windows and doors, and cracks in the basement. If you find a spider web, there's likely an insect entryway nearby.
  • Watch out for standing water near the foundation of your home. Make sure rain gutters drain water well away.
  • Eliminate clutter. Insects love warm, cluttered, moist areas.
  • Check the seal around dryer vents and other vents, pipes and cable wires going through the wall. Reseal if necessary.
  • Rinse recyclables before putting them into a bag or bin. Few things are more tempting to a bug than the dark, moist, sweet insides of an un-rinsed pop can.


If you do end up with a serious insect problem, call a professional exterminator.



Have you ever driven up to a restaurant and your first impression was disappointing? Perhaps the windows looked dark and gloomy, the façade was worn and unattractive or for some other reason it just didn't look like a tempting place to eat.


It could still be a fantastic restaurant – a real gem. But, your first impression has soured your anticipation. If you still walk through the front door, it will likely be with the expectation of being disappointed.


This scenario often plays out in the real estate market as well.


A buyer drives up to a home for sale and quickly forms an impression based on what he sees "from the curb". That's why you'll hear real estate experts talk about the importance of "curb appeal". It's one of the most important selling points of a property.


If you plan to put your home on the market, you obviously want your home to look as attractive as possible from the street. Fortunately, there are many simple things you can do to improve curb appeal.


For example, you can trim shrubs and hedges, plant flowers, clean the walkway and driveway, paint the front door and garage door, and clean the exteriors of the windows. All these projects are relatively easy and inexpensive. Yet, each can make a dramatic improvement to how your home looks at first glance.


Don't be like the great restaurant that’s hidden behind an unkept façade. Make sure your curb appeal reflects the overall value of your property.


Looking for more advice on selling your home quickly and for the best price? Call The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!!


In a bombshell announcement this morning, the Bank of Canada announced that it is lowering its target overnight rate to 0.75 per cent. The surprise loosening of monetary policy is in response to the recent dramatic decline in oil prices and the consequent negative impact on Canadian growth and inflation. The Bank expects the Canadian economy to grow 2.1 per cent in 2015 and 2.4 per cent in 2016. Given the initial drag on growth from lower oil prices, it does not expect the Canadian output gap (the difference between actual GDP and GDP at full capacity) to close until the end of 2016. 

While we expected the sharp decline in oil prices and the uncertainty regarding when they might stabilize would keep the Bank of Canada from raising interest rates in 2015, the Bank has instead opted for a more aggressive approach.  How long the Bank intends to keep its overnight rate at 0.75 per cent is unclear, but given strong underlying growth pre-oil shock, if oil prices rise as expected in the second half of the year we could see this move reversed by the end of 2015.   For now, the BC housing market should continue to benefit from low and now likely lower mortgage rates

“Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission.”

Contact the Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today for more information!!!


We just listed a new property located at 669 Houghton Road # 206 in Kelowna.
This corner unit is sure to impress! It is bright with tons of natural light, an open floor plan and well appointed throughout. The condo has been renovated from top to lighting, flooring, paint kitchen backsplash. The large deck space of the home is great for relaxing and people watching. The development is located directly on the Houghton Rd Recreation Corridor which leads to one of the best Recreational Parks in Kelowna Ben Lee Park! It is also walking distance to schools, shopping, restaurants and a quick bus ride to UBCO. Why rent when you could own this spotless condo! Contact THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5455) of Royal LePage Kelowna for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information.

We just listed a new property located at 1908 Henkel Road in Kelowna.
Are you looking for a home with a LEGAL suite to help pay the bills is only walking distance to school? Well look no further!! This North Glenmore home is situated right across the street from the Elementary School and has been completely updated! The home features hardwood floors, granite counters tops, new windows, new doors, new plumbing, new roof, new paint, and new baseboards! The work has all been done for you! The main floor offers 3 beds + 1 bath and the lower level offers 2 beds + 1 bath. (LEGAL suite) Call or Text THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5455) of Royal LePage Kelowna for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information.

We just listed a new property located at 3160 De Montreuil Court # 213 in Kelowna.
Why RENT when you can OWN!! This 2 bed + 2 bath condo is awesome value for a student, investor or anyone wanting to live in the desirable Lower Mission! The condo has in suite laundry storage, + a bright sunny South facing deck. The location is stellar - walking distance to the College, Shopping, Beach Recreation. Call or Text THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5455) of Royal LePage Kelowna for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information.

We just SOLD a property located at 875 Stockley Street # 2 in Kelowna.
BLACK MOUNTAIN TOWNHOUSE WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF THE GOLF COURSE & OKANAGAN LAKE!! This 3 bedroom townhouse features granite counter tops, hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, an over sized garage with storage area & a private back yard. There is over 570 SF of outdoor living space to take in the breathtaking views or relax in peace & quiet and over 650 SF of unfinished area in the basement that could be used for additional bedrooms, rec room, theater room or a gym. Call or text THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM (250-575-5255) of Royal LePage Kelowna for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA.
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