Kelowna, BC Real Estate News

By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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"Helter Skelter" Writer: LENNON, JOHN / MCCARTNEY, PAUL This cover of Helter Skelter was performed by The Wentworth Music Band Factory, Beatles Tribute Band at The MS Walk in Kelowna BC on April 29th 2012. Next week The Wentworth Band Factory will be playing Sunday May 6th 2012 at Mission Creek Park Annual Hike for Hospice from 10am-2pm. Come by and enjoy this free outdoor concert from up and coming Kelowna performers. The following are the lyrics written by McCartney & Lennon When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride Till I get to the bottom and I see you again. Do, don't you want me to love you I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you Tell me, tell me, tell me, come on tell me the answer You may be a lover but you ain't...
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  Rutland North To Pre-Qualify for this 5 Bedroom home For Sale in Rutland North call Kelowna Mortgage Broker Lew MacDonald, broker/owner withVerico Tailor Made Mortgages. Lew MacDonald will provide the advice necessary for you to obtain financing.  The purchase of this 5 Bedroom home For Sale in Rutland North is the single largest investment that most people make. This investment is not just in this 5 Bedroom home For Sale in Rutland North, but also in the neighborhood around this home. Proximity to amenities such as good schools, shopping and recreational facilities all affect the value of this 5 Bedroom home For Sale in Rutland North  When moving into a new community it pays to research the area before selecting your perfect home.  Keep in mind, it is not just this 5 Bedroom home Fo...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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 Rutland Middle School 5 Bedroom Home For Sale amenities a good elementary school has, like outstanding curricular programs, high student achievement, award winning teachers and programs, lots of opportunities for kids, accredited preschool programs all benefiting your young children when you move into this Rutland Middle School 5 Bedroom Home For Sale. The large fenced backyard of this Rutland Middle School 5 Bedroom Home For Sale is very private.  We want our children to become caring responsible citizens who will contribute to our neighborhoods and community of this Rutland Middle School 5 Bedroom Home For Sale. To achieve these goals, it is important for all students to develop positive school habits, including regular attendance, coming to school on time, completing class work and ...
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Rutland Senior Secondary School 5  Bedroom Home for saleIf you have children in their teens, the schools around this area are plentiful. The high school years go by very quickly so make sure your children make the best of it in this Rutland Senior High School 5 Bedroom Home For Sale.There are many wonderful events that happen during this time period some of which are a really big deal and some are not as important. You can do this by making sure that you give them the greatest chance to receive the best education, establish good friendships, and have a good yet responsible time living in this Rutland Senior High School 5 Bedroom Home For Sale. A high school diploma earned by your children when living in this Rutland Senior High School 5 Bedroom Home For Sale, is a vital first step towar...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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Canadian population shifting west by The Canadian Press  Photo: The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. Torontonian turned Westerner Jay Palter pictured with his kids Ella Palter and Ben Palter in a park near their home in Edmonton Alberta. The family moved to Edmonton two and a half years and are enjoying the Western Canadian lifestyle. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson OTTAWA - Highlights of population numbers from the 2011 census released Wednesday: As of May 2011, 33,476,688 people were enumerated in Canada, nearly twice as many as in 1961 and 10 times the number in 1861. Canada's population grew by 5.9 per cent between 2006 and 2011, up slightly from 5.4 per cent during the previous five years. For the first time, more people in Canada live west of Ontario (30.7 per cent) than in Q...
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By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
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In 1943 Abraham Maslow developed A Theory of Human Motivation  stating that their are five distinct levels of Human Needs, and one can not be gained without first attaining the previous level. Basic needs of food, water, shelter must be met before a person is able to feel secure, seek gainful employment, or take the next step upwards to love and belonging.  Last month, when I purchased a small condo, in my new hometown of Kelowna, B.C. I recognized this truth to be a deeper conditioning than I had previously realized. For the first time in 6 or 7 years, I feel at home. I can unpack, more than my boxes! I can gather or collect 'stuff' without thinking of the weight or bulk and the need to pack it and eventually carry it to my next lodging.  This recognition of the calming, peaceful and s...
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By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
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I was already late as I waited for the green turn light, trying to resist the pull left towards the mountain road. Today would be a good day to drive up the mountain, I mused. Perhaps later, if I complete my tasks before sundown, I reasoned resolutely steering into traffic, following the migration towards city center. But the mountain still called, the blue of the sky, whimsical clouds floating lazily on the horizon. It is almost spring in Kelowna, February 2, 2012. Groundhog day. A brilliant, perfect day. I feel blessed to be a Realtor. I am outdoors most days, meandering through traffic, mixing at sidewalk cafe's, feeling the warmth of the sun as I unlock a red door. But the mountain still called, the gentle breeze almost non existent, the solidarity of the trees defining the grade.  ...
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By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
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The written word, spoken, sang, dictated, Prayed or said.  Meanings misled. Communications fraught with one liners, cliche's and misspellings. Thoughts we read, are not the things we said. Or the words we dread. Last night, I was privileged to participate in the Spoken Word /Inspired Word Cafe event in Kelowna, B.C. A speak easy style, informal coffee shop gathering of eclectic tastes, and eclectic peeps, brought together by a brilliant man - Rawle Iam James. Inspiration to write, to speak, to compose.  The Written word, taken to another level, another height - spoken by a Wordsmith Master - available on January 31, 2012. Streaming today .... He will speak these words of wisdom .... Going Home ....Thank you Leonard Cohen!!   
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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In Kelowna, B.C., the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) and the RCMP announced the Central Okanagan launch of Realty Watch with 800 Realtors now available to assist police as extra “eyes and ears” in their communities. A community crime prevention and emergency assistance program operating in British Columbia since 1994, Realty Watch has expanded from the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board to the Chilliwack, Greater Vancouver, Victoria and Okanagan Mainline boards, and is now supported by 15,000 Realtors in the province. Realtors observe and report to police a suspicious activity they may encounter during their day-to-day business. The program also enables Realtors to respond to a police activated fan-out to search for missing or abducted children, vulnerable adults (with a physi...
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By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
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Racing through life as a workaholic, takes time, energy and dedication! As a self-professed workaholic I succumb to a restrictive life of work before pleasure. A task oriented individual believing in cliché’s and adages that condemn play time and exalt To-do Lists.  When my head hits the pillow at day’s end, I smile with satisfaction when there are more ‘done’ tick marks on the list then carry-over items. Please don’t misinterpret this to mean I don’t make time for, or enjoy, leisure or self-indulgent activities, because I do. At the allotted time - and on my schedule. I am a successful, accomplished woman with hundreds of business associates and friends. My life is complete, I am happy. So why am I enrolled in a Travel Journaling class with an assignment of ‘strolling through the marke...
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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Man's best friend abandoned & scared by Jennifer Zielinski - Story: 67938Dec 1, 2011 / 5:00 am Photo: Contributed - Suzanne Pugh You see me, but I can not see you - Logan is a 7-year-old German Shepherd mix who was abandoned. Logan needs a home. He has special needs and is 80 per cent blind as a result of an ocular disease, which will require lifelong therapy and medication to prevent permanent blindness. The 71.5 lbs, 7-year-old, German Shepherd mix was found abandoned and dropped off at the Kelowna dog control unit. Due to Logan's health issues he was turned over the Kelowna SPCA on November 7th. He is not doing well in the shelter environment. His sense are heightened from the loud noises and smells that surround him. Logan is scared. Suzanne Pugh, the Branch Manager of the SPCA says...
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By Kym Tarr, Its all in the details!
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I was  reading the newspaper from home this morning (UK) and on the bottom of page 15 was a little tiny article about what UK home buyers dont like to see when hunting for the perfect property.   Here is the list: Scruffy houses next door Smell of dogs Dirty Bathrooms Weird Odours Net Curtains Solar Panels Trampoline in the yard Mirrored closet doors  Botched DIY jobs Cracked or peeling paint Overgrown yards     What blew me away was the claim that 10% of people would refuse to make an offer on a home if the beds were unmade! Only goes to show that FIRST IMPRESSIONS are so important!  Buying a home is the biggest purchase people are ever likely to make, so in the buyers eyes it needs to be PERFECT!
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Associated Property Management is a multi disciplined Kelowna property management company with licensed brokers offering a wide range of service which include: Residential Property Management Strata Property Management Commercial and Industrial Property Management Rental Pool Management Project Management Tenant Placement
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By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
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On November 19th I will be invited to vote in my first British Columbia Municipal Election. As a registered voter, I qualify to place my vote or X beside the 1-Mayor (5 Candidates)  and 8-City Councilor's (42 Candidates) who I deem will best represent my needs over the next 3 years. That is correct - 42 excellent candidates have allowed their names to stand in a bid to be my elected officials. And therein lies my dilemma. Not being a statistician - I am unable to compute the variables available whith so many persons running and each registered and eligible voter being given 8 choices. In my mathematical jumble of comprehension I am able to deduce the most popular candidate may take seats 1, 2 and 3 ... but then name familiarity or alphabetical listings may come into play. Given a list o...
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By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
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It's really the story about a cow. I often read about the wonders of connectivity, networking, uniting, and referring. How being a Rain Maker can change your profitability in the Real Estate Market. Lots of success stories, remarkable, and true. Exciting stuff! My Active Rain story is slightly different. It is a story about a cow.  And a Rain Maker and good friend Robert Twaron. I am not sure how we found each other, or if he found me, or I found him first - but somewhere, somehow Robert and I connected and started reading and commenting on each others writings. A prolific blogger and creative writer, I was drawn into Robert's stories of Texas, homesteads, relocation's and yes - his cows. Not just any cows, but special Wagyu Beef Cows. It was around about this time that my 4 year old da...
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Kelowna Argentine Tango Community  Penticton Vernon BC Sunday is the day - Join Sharon Sebo and Tango Kelowna dance community. 6pm Beginners Group Lesson 7 pm Intermediate Group Lesson Practica 8pm  Private Lessons in Argentine Tango - Call Sharon to book    Sharon Sebo   Location 1353 Richter Street at Fuller, Kelowna BC Everyone Welcome    http://www.tangokelowna.com    Schedules, pricing and class details for Sharon's full repertoire of lessons; Latin, Ballroom Westcoast Swing, Salsa, Rueda and more - including privates. With over 30 dances under her 'belt', most  certainly call Sharon with any questions on other dances you want to learn.  
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Grizzly Spotted on Old Vernon Rd.???   a little too close for comfort!!!!! Stop, don't shoot the grizzly by Jennifer Zielinski - Story: 64998 Sep 22, 2011 / 12:46 pm Conservation officers in Kelowna are warning area residents not to take matters into their own hands if they spot a grizzly bear in their neighbourhoods. Recently a grizzly (yes, a real grizzly) was spotted near an orchard along Old Vernon Road. According to Conservation officer Terry Myconick a dog scared the bear off, but conservation officers were unable to track it down. "We are not certain it is still in the area, but it probably came down from the higher country and the hope is that it went back up there." Myconick says the bears have a bad reputation and that even the word "grizzly" strikes fear in people. "They are ...
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By Kym Tarr, Its all in the details!
(Prep This House Interiors Inc.)
Run for the Cure is taking place October 2, 2011 at City Park in Kelowna.  Prep This House is a proud supporter of Breast Cancer awareness!  My mum is currently fighting her lengthy battle with breast cancer, and Barb , the co -owner of Prep This House has lost an aunt to this dreadful disease. Our company colours were actually inspired by our deep awareness of breast cancer and the effect it has had on each of our lives personally. So we have decided as a Breast Cancer supporter we are going run or walk for this Run for the Cure event!  Would you like to join us and Run for the Cure in your own city!                                                                              I am running for my Mother!
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By Kelowna Real Estate Lew MacDonald Realty Match
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Kelowna BC SPCA if you are looking for a great companion, here are three dogs to choose from that are ready to join your family today.   My family adopted "Clancy", a Nova Scotia Duck Toller cross, a couple of years back from Mike at the Kelowna SPCA. Clancy absolutely loves being with us on the boat, at the beach or romping in the snow. He is definately a four season dog.   If you are considering a new pet, please visit the Kelowna SPCA and see if anyone there would be a nice addition to your family Kelowna BC SPCA if you are looking for a great companion, here are three dogs to choose from that are ready to join your family today.   My family adopted "Clancy", a Nova Scotia Duck Toller cross, a couple of years back from Mike at the Kelowna SPCA. Clancy absolutely loves being with us o...
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Stop Foreclosure on Your Home  To Stop Foreclosure on your home call Lew MacDonald with Verico Tailor Made Mortages .Lew MacDonald will provide the advice and guidance necessary for you to Avoid Foreclosure on your family's home. The family home is the single largest investment that most people make. This investment should not be lost Foreclosure, as it is a place for a family to grow together. In some cases, it may seem impossible to Avoid Foreclosure and if this actually is the case, Lew MacDonald can help you in keeping as much of your equity as possible and Avoiding Foreclosure in the process. Avoiding Foreclosure son your family's home seems like an unsurmountable task, but is actually quite straight forward.To Avoid Foreclosure call Lew MacDonald today.  Stop Foreclosure Kelowna, ...
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