We just SOLD a property located at 645 Rutland Road North in Rutland.
MAPLEWOOD GARDENS TOWNHOME 2 BED + 2 BATH & DEN PERFECT FOR YOUNG FAMILIES, INVESTORS, AND FIRST TIME BUYERS! This Home is in Excellent Condition and has Many UpdatesTile/Hardwood Floors, Newer Carpets, Glass Railings and an Updated Bathroom! The Unit feels very Spacious with the High Vaulted Ceiling, Open Staircase and Large Windows. The Bright Kitchen Overlooks the Dining Area and Conveniently Flows out to the Covered Deck! Upstairs includes 2 Bedrooms, a Full Bath & the Den. This Townhome also has lots of Storage OptionsStorage under the Stairs and an Exterior Storage Locker! The Development has been Well Taken Care Of New Roof, New Windows and Patio Doors! Located by Rutland, Middle/High Schools, On the Bus Route, and a Short Walk to the Rutland YMCA. Maplewood Gardens is a Cat Friendly Development and Rentals Ok! 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 4075 McClain Road in Kelowna.
UPDATED HOME IN THE DESIRABLE MCCULOCH HEIGHTS MOBILE HOME PARK!! This single wide mobile features many updates including; flooring, kitchen cabinets, counter tops & a new detached shed! The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining with a spacious living room and convenient access to the deck! Down the hall is a den or second bedroom, bathroom, laundry area and the master bedroom. The South East Kelowna location is peaceful & quiet, great for family's or empty nesters! (id:2493)

Awesome! You've finally purchased your dream house, and you're now lucky enough to call yourself a Kelowna homeowner! That is an amazing accomplishment, and you should be extremely proud. Some people go their whole lives without having a place to call their own.
However, like many new homeowners, you may be looking at your finances and realizing that owning a home can bring some of its own financial challenges, especially, if your not adequately prepared. This can be extra stressful, but luckily, there are a few ways to release the financial pressure. Like renting!

Renting can be a great way for new and seasoned homeowners to generate income in-order to pay off a mortgage, reduce debt, or simply generate a little extra cash flow. However, it can be risky, and takes a little savvy to pull it off successfully for the homeowner and renter alike.

The Dion-Ivan Real Estate Team wants to see you succeed!

Our team of expert real estate agents have put together a survival guide to renting success! 

5 Rental Survival Tips From Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team!


Even though the benefits to renting your home are numerous, you need to do your research! It takes some time and dedication to be a good landlord, and you may find you don't necessarily have the time or means to dedicate. Read up on your local landlord/tenant laws and be sure you can follow them. Do you have enough for insurance? Things wont always run smoothly, so make sure you know all your rights and how to handle difficult situations such as unpaid rent, property damage, pets, unruly tenants, and appliance maintenance. Be sure to ask other landlords what they look for in a good tenant and what they tend to avoid. Learn from others' mistakes. If you are well prepared, then renting can be an easy and profitable investment!


Preparation is key, now more than ever! You've done the research, but now it is time to execute the plan. Take a look at other rentals around you. What do they include?How much do they cost? Can you charge more for being pet friendly? The better your suite, the more you can ask. Having freshly painted walls, clean floors, and comfort appliances are all going to boost your profit. Kelowna has a very low rental margin, so you can usually get a great price for your home, however Kelowna people have class and tend to desire the basic luxuries such as dishwashers, washer/dryers, garages, central air conditioning (it gets hot out there!), and great flooring. Be sure to list your rental on reputable websites and local papers. However, keep in mind, most people will be looking online. Utilize local Facebook groups! Use these key words suggested by that are proven to have a bigger impact on rental potential: “hardwood flooring”, “granite”, “state-of-the-art”, “stainless steel appliances”, “maple”, and “vaulted ceilings”.

Ask For Help

We can't do everything alone. Again, talk to others who are renting, and reach out to local professionals. Professionals will be able to help you keep everything by the book for an easier transition. Contacts the CRA about tax credits, deductions, and any claims you may have to make. Likewise, a local real estate attorney can help get you up to speed on local zoning laws and even draft up a landlord/tenant contract. It will be well worth the investment.

Stay Competitive

YesKelowna rental market is low and in HIGH demand, but that doesn't mean you should charge an arm and a leg. Offer a quality home for a FAIR price to encourage interest and long-term tenants. You can still earn a great steady income without being greedy. Remember Air Canada's alleged price hike scandal during the forest fires? Don't be Air Canada...

Be Picky

This is your home, and you reserve the right to be picky! DO BE PICKY!!! While most of the people out there are great, it is impossible to tell simply by looking at someone. Some “stable families” are awful and other “low-income singles” make great tenants! Screen your potential tenants carefully. Have a discussion with them and ask the hard questions. Credit checks are essential but may be misleading. Remember, always check their references! Once you have found a tenant you trust, get the security deposit, sign the contract, and come up with a routine payment schedule (direct deposit if you can).

If properly prepared, renting your home might just be the key to really enjoying your new investment! Use your common sense, utilize these tips, and follow your gut! You've got this, and The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team has got you!

Contact us today with your renting, buying, and selling questions.



We just listed a new property located at 2200 Gallagher Road in Kelowna.
Beautiful Black Mountain Farm Almost 6 Acres 2 Homes Amazing Views and Only 10 Minutes to Town! This Private Acreage is a Wonderful Setup for Extended Families, Horse Lovers, or Someone Interested in Farming the Landthe Possibilities are Endless! The Main Home has 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms and is Incredibly Warm and Inviting. The Kitchen has been Updated Featuring Beautiful Maple Shaker Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances and a HUGE Sit Up Bar. The Kitchen overlooks the Living Room which has an Abundance of Natural Light and has a Very Cozy Freestanding Wood Stove! There is a Massive Deck to Sit and Relax while Overlooking the Property and Views of the Mountains & Farmland and there is even a Hot Tub to add to the Relaxation. The Master Bedroom of the Home provides Unlimited Comfort a Luxurious 5 Pcs Ensuite (Heated Floors), a Large Walk in Closet + 2 DBL Slider Doors to let in all the Fresh Air!! The Upstairs is where you will find a Big and Bright Family Room that includes a Deck providing Beautiful Sightlines of the Property. The Family Room also Splits the 2 Generous Sized Bedrooms. The Second Residence of the Property is Perfect for Extended Family, Farm Help or some Extra Revenue. There are many Outbuildings: A Massive Pole Barn, Dog Pen, Tack Room and Horse Shelters. And there are several Fruit TreesCherry, Plum, Apricot, and Peaches. This Property is 100% usable, Fully Fenced and is a Truly Special Place to Call Home! (id:2493)

We just listed a new property located at 1961 Durnin Road in Kelowna.
STUNNING TOP FLOOR CONDO IN BRISTOL GARDENS!! This spacious, open concept unit features almost 1,700 SF of living space with 3 beds, tons of windows to take in the MOUNTAIN VIEWS, a skylight for extra natural light & a 3 sided gas fireplace perfectly situated between the living room & dining room. The kitchen has been tastefully updated with granite counters, a huge sit up bar & stainless appliances with a gas range. Other features include; hardwood floors, a large master with an amazing spa like en-suite, an enclosed balcony which provides an ADDITIONAL 135 SF of living space & the unit is on the quiet side of the building! The location is spectacular - walking distance to all amenities & Mission Creek Greenway! (id:2493)

We just listed a new property located at 255 Benchview Road in Kelowna.
Beautifully Renovated South Rutland Home with a 2 Bed Suite Backing onto Belgo Elementary! The Main Floor of the Home includes a Sparkling New Kitchen w/ Quartz Countertops, Soft Close Drawers and Newer Appliances. The Bright Kitchen Flows Perfectly into the Dining Room & Spacious Living Room that is Flooded with Natural Light. The Main Floor also Includes the Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom and a Full 3pc Bathroom. Off the Kitchen leads to a Brand-New Studio/Den Addition that is Ideal for a Home-Based Business or just Extra Living Space. The Lower Level of the Home has also been Tastefully Updated and Consists of a 2 Bed In-law Suite with a New Subway Tile Bathroom, Separate Laundry, Maple Kitchen and Large Living Area. Landscaping Updates Include: Paving Stone Patios, Massive Wood Deck Built Around a Beautiful Walnut Tree + Low Maintenance Landscape Rock. This Home is located Central to Shopping, Parks and Schools! See VIRTUAL TOUR (id:2493)
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