You've probably heard about "home staging". As the name implies, it's all
about arranging each room in your home in a way that will make the best
impression on buyers. Here's what you need to know about staging if you're
thinking of listing your property.
1. Staging can get you a higher price.
On average, a fully-staged home tends to sell for 17% more than an
unstaged home of the same type in the same local market.
Depending on the current market value of your property, doing some
staging in your home could put thousands of extra dollars in your pocket,
2. It can speed up the sale.
A study by the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) showed that fullystaged
homes spend an average of 90% less time on the market. So, if
you need to sell quickly – without dropping your price – or you just want
the comfort of having offers come in sooner, staging will definitely help.
3. You don't have to go crazy.
Completely staging every room in your home is going to give you the full
benefits of this strategy. However, you don't have to go that far. In fact,
just implementing a few simple staging techniques to some key rooms
can make a big difference.
4. Get professional help or advice.
When it comes to home staging, don't guess at it. Get professional help
or advice. As a REALTOR®, I have a lot of expertise in this area and
often provide clients with proven, do-it-yourself staging tips and
suggestions. If necessary, I can also recommend a professional stager.

Contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team anytime for more info...


We just SOLD a property located at 5025 TREADGOLD Court in Kelowna.
UPPER MISSION SHOW STOPPER!! This 4 bed (could be 5), 4 bath home has AMAZING CURB APPEAL! The main floor features an open concept great room, master bedroom with ensuite, walk in closet, den/office and a large deck overlooking the POOL SIZED YARD!! Upstairs includes 2 bedrooms connected by an amazing bridge hallway and a HUGE BONUS ROOM FOR THE KIDS TO ENJOY!! Downstairs has a rec room with tons of open space, another bedroom and a flex room that could be a gym, home office, or another bedroom. This house IS LOADED WITH HIGH END FINISHING'S including; crown moldings, trayed ceilings, wainscoting, an open beam staircase, granite counters & a stunning floor to ceiling stone fireplace!! No disappointments on this one, the attention to detail and craftsmanship is second to none. Quick possession possible!! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)

We just listed a new property located at 809 Bullock Road in Kelowna.
LOWER MISSION HOME WITH A SUITE & SHOP ON A HUGE .35 ACRE LOT!! This 4 bed + den home features 3 beds up with a 1 bed + den (could be 2) SELF CONTAINED SUITE in the basement and also includes a DETACHED 26'X22' SHOP & TONS OF RV PARKING for all your toys!! There are lots of options here, enjoy the house & shop and the privacy that goes along with having a large lot or look to develop it into 2 separate lots!! The City has indicated there is a possibility to stratify the property into 2 NEW BUILDING LOTS!! THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)

Searching for a Lake-view property in Kelowna, B.C.? We don't blame you!

The city of Kelowna has so much to offer, such as terrific biking/hiking trails, skiing, swimming, boating, boutique shopping, and an incredible arts and culture scene. However, nothing beats gazing out your own window to a view of the beautiful, majestic, Lake Okanagan.

Imagine, you wake up early Saturday morning. The house is quite, the sun is peeking through the curtains, and the aroma of fresh brewed coffee fills the air. You enjoy the quiet repose from the busy week at your kitchen table, and as you take your first sip of coffee, feeling the warm sun on your cheeks, and soaking up the lake-view, you can't help but think to yourself, this is the life!

The great part about Kelowna, isn't just that there are lake-view properties available, but that there is a variety of lake-view options to choose from all around town!

Are you looking for something with a great view, peaceful neighbourhood, and a bit of distance from the hustle and bustle of downtown? Why not explore the luxurious homes of Dilworth Mountain?

Perhaps, you have always wanted a lake-view home, but crave having an acreage near rolling hills of orchards and vineyards! Your wish is our command; the Mission sounds perfect for you!

Now, we can all get a little greedy at times, so it is completely understandable if you desire a quite country acreage, near lush orchards, with a beautiful lake view, yet, conveniently close to all amenities. Luckily, Kelowna will always let you have your cake and eat it too! Let our team of dedicated Real Estate Agents help you explore the wonders of the Black Mountain community!

Maybe the quiet life isn't for you? Maybe you have always enjoyed being where the action is. You're the type of person who wants nothing more than to walk out your own back door to feel the warm sand beneath your feet, a refreshing breeze combing through your hair, and a variety of recreational activities at your disposal. Will you go for a cool dip, grab your paddle board, or soak up some rays? The world is your oyster, and Kelowna's your pearl!

Now, if you thought your options seemed endless before, wait till you explore the types of properties available! Not only does Kelowna offer a variety of neighbourhood scenery, but you can also choose almost any housing option your heart desires, in any lake-view location. Do you want a large family home, or a manageable condo?

Well, it looks like you have some serious decision making to do, and The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team is here to help make it easy!

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We just listed a new property located at 1325 McKenzie Road in Kelowna.
A classic Okanagan estate! Set on nearly 10 acres of it's own sun soaked bench this unique offering features 2 homes with expansive lake and city views! The elegant driveway meanders towards both homes and a substantial heated shop overlooking the valley below. The primary home offers a gourmet kitchen, a spacious floor plan with master on the main plus the quintessential Okanagan poolside patio that naturally embraces seamless indoor outdoor living so you can entertain in privacy with acres of orchards being your closest neighbor. Award winning gardens and waterscapes provide premier outdoor garden spaces that connect the homes while providing perfect privacy for extended families. The triple garage provides ample storage plus a heated shop adds further value to the manicured landscaped grounds perfect for entertaining. Located minutes from local amenities, the airport, world class skiing at Big White and the beaches of Okanagan Lake this property features a unique opportunity with unrivaled privacy. Jointly listed for sale by two different Royal Lepage Kelowna Real Estate teams for more information you can contact either- Domeij & Associates 250-717-2214 Dion-Ivans Real Estate Group 250-575-5455 (id:2493)

We just listed a new property located at 985 KLO Road in Kelowna.
BEAUTIFUL 2 BEDROOM + 2 BATH CONDO IN THE OXFORD!! This Lower Mission Condo has been UPGRADED & Meticulously MaintainedShowroom Condition!! The Bedrooms are separated by the Living Room giving each room Privacy + they both have their own Ensuite. The Kitchen is the size of most HousesTons of Space & is set up for Entertaining. The Kitchen also has Beautiful Stainless-Steel Appliances and the Condo has 9ft ceilings throughout. Another Big Bonus about this Home is the Storage there are dual Closets in both Bedrooms!! The Location is Stellar only steps away from Okanagan University College, Public Transit, and a short walk to the South Pandosy District that is bustling with Resturants, Coffee Shops, and Shopping! This home is the Perfect Place for a Student or anyone wanting to Live Central to Everything the Okanagan has to Offer! PROUDLY MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. For more information visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)

We just listed a new property located at 315 Felix Road in Kelowna.
WELL KEPT RANCHER WITH A SUITE & TONS OF ROOM FOR PARKING!! This 4 bed, 3 bath home features 3 beds on the main floor with an open concept floor plan. The basement has a 1 BED SUITE WITH SEPARATE ENTRANCE, as well as a 19'X12' unfinished room waiting for your finishing ideas. The deck leads you out into the backyard with a gazebo area, lawn space and a garden. At the side of the house there is a HUGE PARKING AREA APPROXIMATELY 30'X'100' that could be used for RV parking or to build a SHOP...lots of options with this very unique set up. THIS PROPERTY IS MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. Call/text (250-575-5255) for more information or visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)

The Bank of Canada opted to raise its target for the overnight rate 25 basis points to 1.5 per cent this morning. In the statement accompanying the decision, the Bank cited that the economy is operating close to capacity and as a result inflation is expected to edge higher over their two year forecast horizon. The Bank noted that incoming data suggests housing markets are starting to stabilize after the implementation of the B20 stress test.
With inflation rising to the Bank's two per cent target and the Canadian economy operating at or near capacity, the Bank of Canada is unlikely to be finished tightening. At its current level, the overnight rate is about 150 basis points below the 3 per cent rate the Bank would ultimately prefer it to be. However, the Bank may take a brief pause to assess the impact of its past tightening as well as the ongoing effects of the B20 stress test on housing markets. It may also be dissuaded from further tightening should there be a further escalation in trade tariffs from the United States. Overall, we expect at least one more round of rate increases from the Bank of Canada in 2018.

“Copyright British Columbia Real Estate Association. Reprinted with permission.” BCREA makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of this information.

For more information contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!

As the saying goes, “The early bird gets the worm”, but luckily for the birds, there are plenty of worms out there, and for the most part, they are all more or less the same. No worm? No worries. The bird will happily settle for something a bit less substantial.  However, you are NOT a worm, and unlike worms, affordable dream homes are limited

The market is hot, and thanks to the unique opportunities and flexible lifestyle the Okanagan accommodates, everyone wants in on the action! Still, not everyone gets what they want...

With Kelowna having a less than a .2 percent rental rate (the lowest in the country), and the highest rental increase (8.6 percent), it just makes more sense to buy, and everyone knows it. Why rent for the cost of buying, or spend years trying to find a rental, only to wind up in a small apartment? Heck, you could even rent out a room or basement suite to help cover the cost of your mortgage while simultaneously improving the rental situation.

As more and more people become aware of the housing crisis in and around the Okanagan, more and more people are becoming competitive when searching for homes to buy. This level of competition means stepping up your game, but don't sweat it; we are here to keep you focused on your target, and move in for the win!

Kelowna Home Finders has created a site listing just for you. It is constantly  being updated, so you can find the newest listing from Kelowna, West Kelowna, Mission, Lakeshore, Black Mountain, Glenmore, and more! Don't settle! Never miss out on another opportunity to purchase your dream home.

Check it out in the link below, and see for yourself! Don't forget to bookmark the site, so you can come back daily for the newest updates on the hottest Okanagan real estate!

Here are a couple of the most recently featured listings you will find on our Kelowna Home Finders listing website:

Beautiful home in Black Mountain! Substantially renovated with an in law suite! 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms with appliances that are almost brand new! All new windows, doors, furnace, central A/C, new landscaping, and substantial electrical and plumbing upgrades throughout. Great views of the valley, lake and the City of Kelowna. Spacious private back year with 3 patios! Close to shopping and Black Mountain Elementary School! Great for investment currently bringing in $3350 a month in rent or young family!

You will be IMPRESSED! Search Kelowna Real Estate Team Proudly Presents: Substantially renovated 4 bedroom plus den, 3 bathroom family home in Ellison! Updates include finished basement with newer windows, flooring and paint. Main floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (1 main and an ensuite) - perfect for a young family inside and out. Lower level features a spacious rec room, a den/office space, a 4th bedroom and 3rd bathroom + Laundry! Private backyard with tiered entertaining deck. Enclosed 1 car Garage and a New Roof under 4 yrs old.

Know exactly what you're looking for, and where you want it? Try out our Kelowna New Listing Alert!

Fill out our form with your desired area/s, price range, and type of real estate, and we will notify you when the perfect property becomes available! It's that easy!

Not sure what you're looking for? Or, perhaps your not quite ready to dip your toes in the buying pool, but want to be set up for success when you decide to dive in?

Contact our team of real estate agents at Kelowna Home Finders Today for expert advice and care.

Reach Rob at 250-575-5255, andLee at 250-575-5455


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We just SOLD a property located at 1055 Lawrence Avenue in Kelowna.
IMMEDIATE POSSESSION AVAILABLE!! The Marquis - A Wonderful 55+ Building that has been Meticulously Maintained! This Spacious 2 Bedroom + 2 Bathroom Condo is situated on the Private and Quiet South Side of Building. This Home Shows AAA+ and has been very well taken care of!! The are many Updates throughout and this Unit has an Enclosed Deck! It's Centrally Located within Walking Distance to Shopping, Doctor's Offices, Transit and much more. No Rentals - Small Pet Ok. Option to Buy Furniture Also Available! PROUDLY MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. For more information visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)
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