We just listed a new property located at 660 Lequime Road in Kelowna.
Beautifully Appointed 2 Bed + 2 Bath Condo in the Sought-After Complex Fairview in the Mission!! This Home has all the Upgrades: Granite Countertops, Undermount Sink, Subway Tile Backsplash, Maple Shaker Cabinets, Soft Close Doors/Drawers and a Sparkling Stainless-Steel Appliances Pkg! The Kitchen, Dining Room and Living Room Flow Together Perfectly to provide Open Concept Livingthere is even a Built In Desk perfect for a Small Office Set Up! The Bedrooms are Separated by Living Space giving each Room Privacy and they are both Generous in Size! This Condo Faces South so there is lots of Natural Light making the Home Warm & Inviting! Fairview in the Mission is a 19 Plus Community that offers many Amenities: Games/Meeting Room w/ Kitchen, Exercise Room, Workshop, and a Guest Suite! Unit comes with 1U/G Parking Stall + a Storage Locker. If you are looking for a Wonderful Home in the Lower Mission that is a 5 min Walk to a Beach Access and other Recreation Look No Further! 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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You’re ready to graduate from the world of renter to homeowner for the first time! It’s a big investment, but well worth it if you know what you are doing.

During this rewarding and high-pressure time, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of simply having a place to finally call your own. However, whether this is a “for now” home or a “forever” home, there are definitely some guidelines that you are going to want to follow to make your you walk away with best deal and future free of headaches!

Just because a prospective house looks perfect on the outside, doesn’t mean there isn’t some more investigation to be done. Here are The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team’s top tips for new Kelowna homeowners!

STOP! Do These 3 Key Things BEFORE Purchasing Your New Kelowna Home

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Explore The Neighbourhood

Sure, the house is beautiful, and the neighbourhood is charming! But, what about the neighbours? Spend some time investigating the neighbourhood or your dream home may quickly become your living nightmare. Is the neighbourhood family friendly, or (if you are looking for peace and quite) does the neighbour run a daycare in their backyard? Is there enough parking for yourself and visitors, are any of the neighbouring houses unkempt or have unseemly people coming and going? Are there lots of dogs barking? This can be a pro or con depending on your pet situation! Some of the nicest looking neighbourhoods have the highest crime rates. Depending on your needs, you are going to want to explore the neighbourhood’s traits as much as you would the house. Be sure to take a stroll down the neighbour hood at different times of day-especially at night- when the atmosphere is completely different! Remember, when you purchase a house, you are also buying the neighbourhood!

Leave It To The Professionals

It can be easy to opt out of professional inspections, but The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team strongly discourages that! A professional, qualified inspector or construction expert can save you thousands! We all like to think the people we are dealing with are honest, genuine people, and for the most part, they are! However, even the most well-intentioned individuals can make mistakes or be unaware of the risks their property holds. For this reason, it is imperative you hire yourself an unbiased professional inspector (sorry, cousin Rick. Your online certificate won’t hold here!) to inspect those hard to see areas including the roof, foundation, plumbing and electrical systems. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and raise your concerns. Avoid using a contractor hired by the seller to ensure there is no conflict of interest. After all, they may have a cousin Rick of their own!

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Check Zoning Laws

You may have big plans for your new home! Maybe an extra room, pool, or even a solarium. Before you do anything, including putting your money down, check with the local zoning authorities to find out any restrictions that may be imposed on you. It’s better to find out before you purchase, especially if building a pool is a deal breaker for you!

Kelowna provides some of the greatest real estate in all of British Colombia!
If your looking for expert guidance on purchase your new home or have questions on how to navigate the real estate industry, contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team, today!

Check out the newest Kelowna real estate for sale here!


We just listed a new property located at 1331 Ellis Street in Kelowna.
Ellis Court Beautiful 2 Bed + 1 Bath Unit! Open Floor Plan, Granite Kitchen Countertops, Stainless Appliances, Forced Air and 10ft Ceilings throughout. This Unit is located on the Quiet Side of the Building and comes with 1 U/G Parking Stall and a Storage Locker located right outside the Front Door. This location is StellarWalking Distance to the Lake, Restaurants, Prospera Place and Recreation. 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 1151 Sunset Drive in Kelowna.
Welcome to 1151 Sunset Drive 1 Bed + Den Offering STUNNING LAKE VIEWS!! This Bright Modern Unit has Floor to Ceiling Windows, Granite Countertops, Gas Range, Hardwood Flrs + Gas Hookup on Deck. The Unit comes with 1 U/G Parking Stall + a Storage Locker and there is also Bike Storage! The Development offers a Plunge Pool, Outdoor BBQ Area, Amenity Room + Fitness Room. Only steps to the Lake, Parks, Dining and Recreation! No GST and the Home has a 2-5-10 Home Warranty. PROUDLY MARKETED BY THE DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal LePage Kelowna. For more information visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA. (id:2493)

We just SOLD a property located at 515 Houghton Road in Kelowna.
TOP FLOOR OVER 1300SQ FT MINT CONDITION, TASTEFULLY UPDATED BRIGHT, CHEERFUL & OFFERS BEAUTIFUL SOUTHWEST VIEWS!! This Meticulous 2 Bed, 2 Bath + Den Condo shows Amazing!! The Bedrooms are Separated by the Living Space giving each Room Privacy and they are both generous in sizeespecially the Master Bedroom! The Kitchen and the Living Room flow together perfectly to provide Open Concept Living + there are lots of Windows delivering tons of Natural Light. The Kitchen overlooks the Living Room perfect for ENTERTAINING and has a Sit Up Bar to watch all the action in the Kitchen. The Living Room & the Den both offer the luxury of HIGH CEILINGS! The Master Bedroom is unseen in Condo Living. its HUGE and the Ensuite offers a very Functional Layout and Ample Closet Space! This unit comes with 1 U/G Parking Stall + a Storage Locker. The Location is Stellarjust across the street from Shopping, Restaurants, and other Amenities! This Condo is Proudly Marketed by the DION-IVANS REAL ESTATE TEAM of Royal Lepage Kelowna. Visit WWW.KELOWNAHOMEFINDERS.CA for more information! (id:2493)
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