Wednesday, 21 May 2014

RE/MAX at Mara Lake

Not far off the beaten path, RE/MAX at Mara Lake is your Sicamous connection.  Much like the town it occupies, this little office has a lot to offer.  RE/MAX at Mara Lake has been a staple in the Houseboat Capital of Canada for a few decades.  In 2003, the town's real estate hub decided to take its service to the MAX and joined the RE/MAX Team.  The next time you're in the Mara Lake area (conveniently located half-way between Calgary and Vancouver) for sleddingATVinghouseboating or camping, take a minute to stop by the office and peruse the panoramic window display featuring the area's current listings.  When you visit RE/MAX at Mara Lake you'll be welcomed by ample parking, hot coffee, a plethora of local information and the smiles of RE/MAX Professionals eager to answer your property questions.  

This group of REALTORS® offers an energetic mix of local expertise, market knowledge and the warmth you'd expect from small town British Columbia.  With a REALTOR® ON DUTY available in the building during office hours and one available by pager 24 hours a day, there's always someone available for any of your property needs.

RE/MAX at Mara Lake
1133 Eagle Pass Way Box 185
Sicamous BC, V0E 2V0
Open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays
Phone: 250.836.2223  Toll-Free: 1.800.582.8639  Fax: 250.836.4442

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Are you Energy Fit?

Without a doubt, now more than ever, energy efficiency is an area more homeowners are paying attention to.   The benefits are undeniable.  Watch this informative RE/MAX Fit to Buy video to learn more!

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

As-is Property 101

Most people interested in buying a home have come across, at one time or another, property advertised for sale "as-is." Here are a few guidelines to help you decide whether considering such a home is right for you.
What it means
An as-is description isn't necessarily a red flag that there's something wrong with the house. It simply means that the sellers will not be doing any repairs. The reasons could be financial – the sellers simply can't afford it or the transaction is a short sale. Or maybe it's personal – the sellers already left the area or their health and/or age won't permit them to oversee the work. Many banks and lenders selling foreclosed properties (REO properties) also will offer them on an as-is basis. And in some highly competitive markets, many homes are sold as-is because buyers are motivated enough to take the risk.

Talk with your real estate agent about disclosure laws in your province. In most areas, owners, including those involved in as-is sales, must fill out a property disclosure statement – a list of all known problems associated with their property. If during the inspection you come across previously undisclosed conditions that require significant, cost-prohibitive investment, you most likely can still walk away. 

Inspections always are a crucial part of the process of buying a home, and in the case of an as-is home, a careful, thorough inspection is even more important. Your agent may be able to refer a reliable inspector experienced in looking at these kinds of properties. Be sure to get estimates on the various necessary repairs so you're not blindsided by the costs after you finalize your purchase.

Find a local RE/MAX agent who can be your guide through the entire home-buying process​.

Monday, 12 May 2014

RE/MAX Commercial Solutions

Thompson Okanagan Commercial Real Estate

Located in the beautiful North Okanagan, Shuswap and Thompson Valley areas of British Columbia, RE/MAX Commercial Solutions is proud to offer professional services in the areas of commercial and residential property management services, rentals, leasing and sales.  For renters seeking a secure and professional property, the commercial real estate professionals are eager to help you find the best match for your needs.  For property owners, the licensed property managers provide professional services to suit the type of management appropriate to your real estate investment property and the options that best service you. Every client is valued and, whether large or small, RE/MAX Commercial Solutions will work diligently to bring you the solutions you require.  Visit the office, located tandem to RE/MAX Vernon in the North Okanagan.

RE/MAX Commercial Solutions has a REALTOR ON DUTY during office hours and one available by pager 24 hours a day.  Bring along any of your commercial real estate challenges and we'll find your commercial solutions. 

RE/MAX Commercial Solutions
5603 27 Street
Vernon BC, V1T 8Z5
Open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Phone: 250.503.3477  Toll-Free: 1.855.503.3477  Fax: 250.503.3466