We just listed a new property located at 997 Walker Drive in Kelowna.
ONE OF KELOWNAS MORE DESIREABLE PLACES TO LIVE GOLFVIEW ESTATES! This No Step Rancher is situated on a large Corner Lot that includes 2 Driveway's and Parking for the whole family!! The Home is over 2000sq.ft, 4 Bedrooms + 3 Baths. It has an abundance of Natural Light and with an excellent floor plan! The Backyard is a complete Outdoor Oasis there is a beautiful Concrete In-Ground Pool (20x 40) tiered above the Home with Mature Landscape and complete Privacy! Below the Pool Area is also a HUGE PATIO area made for Relaxing, Barbecuing and enjoying the long Okanagan Summers! There is direct access to a bathroom making pool life very convenient! This Home is walking distance to Schools, Parks, Golf and Shopping!! Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!

Imagine this scenario...
You purchase a new home and move in. A few weeks later, you hear a
strange rumbling sound. It’s the furnace. It’s only a year old, yet it’s
sputtering like it’s twenty. You realize you’ll have to call in an HVAC
contractor to get it fixed.
You’re thinking, “Ouch! This is going to be expensive.”
Well, maybe not. You see, since that furnace is relatively new, it might be
covered by its original warranty — even for you, the new owner.
But a warranty is useless if you don’t know it exists.
Recent studies suggest that upwards of 50% of people pay to get items
fixed that were actually covered by a warranty. So, when purchasing a new
home, be sure to ask this simple question: “What warranties do you have for
items, materials or workmanship in this house?”
Warranties are common on new stoves, fridges, washers, dryers and other
big ticket appliances. Some such warranties are transferrable, which means
they are still in force when the items pass from one owner to another.
Even less expensive items, such as electronic thermostats and automatic
garage door openers, may be covered by a transferrable manufacturer’s
If the home you’re purchasing is relatively new (say, less than 10 years old),
the builder’s warranty may also still be in force. That can be handy if a
structural problem arises.
Even recent renovations, may have come with a labour and/or installation
warranty of some kind.
As you can see, warranties are everywhere! The more you’re aware of
them, the more you’ll save when something needs repair or replacement.


We just listed a new property located at 1640 Simpson Avenue in Kelowna.
CENTRALLY LOCATED SPRINGVALLEY HOME WITH A 2 BEDROOM SUITE ON A HUGE .27 ACRE LOT! The Upper Floor of the Home has a Beautiful Kitchen including Shaker Cabinets, Built in Appliances and lots of Cupboard Space. Off the Kitchen is a large Deck that can be easily transformed into either an Enclosed Deck or Open-Air Deckand is a great space to sit and enjoy the views of the MASSIVE YARD! There are 2 Bedrooms on the Main Floor and the Master Bedroom has a Walk-In Closet + a 3 PCE Ensuite. The Living Room is very spacious and faces South letting in tons of Natural Light. There is a GAS FIREPLACE both up and down within the home. The Lower Level of Home has a 2 Bedroom Suite with its own entrance and the Suite is VERY BRIGHT and inviting for anyone to call home!! The Home also includes a large Double Carport, RV Parking + Additional Parking!! The Backyard of the home is absolutely amazing providing tons of Greenspace, Deck Space, Privacy and beautiful Mature Landscape. The location of the home is stellarclose to Schools, Transit, and the Mission Greenway. This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact us - Lee (250)575-5455 or Rob (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!

We just listed a new property located at 2097 Bowron Street in Kelowna.
Beautiful Family Home on DILWORTH MOUNTAIN!! This Home sits on a Large .22 Acre Lot and includes RV PARKING! The Main Floor of the Home has 3 Bedrooms Up, a large open Living Room + Family Room that flow seamlessly into the Kitchen. The Kitchen has a very functional layoutgreat for entertaining and chefing up meals! The Kitchen features Stainless Steel Appliances, Shaker Cabinets and a Gas Range. There is Deck Space at both the Front and Back of the Home!! The Front Deck of the Home is Perfect for taking in the Beautiful Mountain & Valley Views of Glenmore. The Fenced Backyard of the Home is extremely PRIVATE offering Gleaming Stamped Concrete Decks, Beautiful Rock Walls, Concrete Curbing and Lush Green Space! The Lower Level of the Home includes a Wet Bar + Media Room, Gym, Den and another Bedroom!! This Home could also be SUITED if desired! Bowron Street is a wonderful place to call home, Family Friendly and steps to Dilworth Mt. Park. If you are looking to live in one of the most DESIRABLE-CENTRAL Spots in Kelownalook no further!! This Home is Proudly marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Contact ROB DION (250)575-5255 for your own personal tour or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information!

The Bank of Canada announced this morning that it is raising its target for the overnight rate by 25 basis points to 1 per cent. In the press release accompanying the decision, the Bank noted that recent economic data have been stronger than expected but growth is forecast to moderate in the second half of the year.  On inflation, the Bank cited some excess capacity and temporary price shocks as factors keeping inflation below its 2 per cent target. Importantly, the Bank mentioned it will be paying particular attention to the evolution of the economy's potential growth rate (meaning the economy's estimated long-run growth rate) as well as to labour market conditions and the economy's sensitivity to higher interest rates. 

The Bank has now removed the stimulus it injected into the Canadian economy in 2015 to offset the impact of falling oil prices. With the economy expanding at a 3.5 per cent rate over the past year, that stimulus is clearly no longer required. The Bank seems to be more concerned about the potential for higher future inflation due to an over-heated economy than on the actual very low inflation observed in recent months. That leaves the door open for further rate increases should economic growth remain robust.  


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