Upsizing and Downsizing your Home

Imagine you have a growing family, and you want to trade in the small sedan for something larger. So, you visit the dealership and come back with a bus.

Well, that would be upsizing a bit too much – unless you have a huge family!

That’s the challenge of upsizing or downsizing. You need to be careful not to take it too far and end up with something that isn’t suitable.

This often occurs in the real estate world. For example, homeowners might decide to sell their home and find a smaller one. But, if they go too far, they end up with a property so small they feel claustrophobic.

How do you avoid a similar scenario happening to you?

If you’re thinking of upsizing or downsizing, the best place to start is in your own home....


I have sold a property at 7417 Black Road in Salmon Arm

I have sold a property at 7417 Black Road in Salmon Arm. See details here

A little piece of paradise only minutes to downtown Salmon Arm. Situated on 1.84 acres of privacy, this 3 bed 2 bath rancher is just what you have been looking for. All of your living conveniently placed on 1 floor. 3 bedroom 2 bath with some updating done throughout over the years. 2 car carport attached to the home and a 39'x25' detached garage for the toys, shop space for the tinkerer or a good mix of both. There is an easy access crawl space under the entire home which is a great spot for some extra storage. Private flat yard space situated behind the home with 2 backyard decks to relax and enjoy the evenings. Country feel but on the doorstep of local amenities and...


New property listed in Salmon Arm

I have listed a new property at 2191 1 Avenue Southeast in Salmon Arm. See details here

Level entry family home situated on a private, flat, mature .4 acre lot with lake and mountain views. Located on quiet dead end street central to uptown and downtown amenities and a walking distance to numerous schools. 3 bedrooms on the main floor make this a great option for the young growing family. Spacious and bright living room looking over the back yard and 2 exits to the deck and yard space. Eat in kitchen as well as a separate dining area for the larger family gatherings. Downstairs boasts 2 rec rooms, another bedroom and bathroom and a separate entrance to the backyard. This home could be easily suited if that is what you wanted. Fenced yard for...


Understanding How your Local Real Estate Market Works

When you read or watch the news about the real estate market, it may seem reasonable to make the assumption that the information applies equally to your street or community.

But, that isn’t always true.

In fact, the characteristics of your local real estate market can differ in many respects from the regional or national market.

Say the regional real estate market is most active during certain months of the year. That might be true of your neighbourhood, too. But, there may also be some caveats. If, for example, buyers are eagerly awaiting listings to come up in your community, then that micro market might heat up faster than other areas in the region.

Knowing how your local market works and how it differs from the larger regional market...


I have sold a property at 2680 1 Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm

I have sold a property at 2680 1 Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm. See details here

Family home in Sherwood Forest. Central to schools, uptown shopping and recreation. 4 bed 3 bath Rancher on a full basement with a separate entrance. Nicely updated kitchen open to the dining area, access to the front deck and peninsula eating bar for conversation with family and friends. Large living area with N/G fireplace and patio doors to your sundeck. Downstairs has a great basement rec space, another bed and bath, laundry area and lots of storage space that could be used as a den or workshop. The basement has a separate entrance which would lend itself perfectly to a suite option if wanted. There is a side yard patio space and some flower beds for the green...


New property listed in Salmon Arm

I have listed a new property at 85 1361 30 Street Southeast in Salmon Arm. See details here

3 bed 2 bath family home tucked away in Broadview Mobile Home park. Updates over the years make this a comfortable move in ready option for your next home. Primary bedroom with 4 pcs ensuite and walk in closet. Spacious eat in kitchen with peninsula breakfast bar, plus a separate dining area if you wanted. The addition is a great 3rd bedroom if needed or a bonus family room or office. Screen in porch area as you enter off the back side, great for some extra storage or a place to kick back and relax. No neighbors behind you leaves the backyard in complete privacy. Some yard for the kids and pets and a couple of storage sheds for the tools and toys. Dead...

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