This brand new view home is located in Aberdeen’s newest subdivision Aberdeen Highlands. It is located right beside a golf course and elementary school. The main floor has open plan living including large living and dining areas with vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen, hardwood and tile flooring though out, large master bedroom with spa-like ensuite including separate shower and soaker tub. Hi-efficiency furnace, fully landscaped with underground sprinklers and 9′ ceilings on both floors. Deck in the front to enjoy the spectacular river, valley and mountain views. There are 3 bedrooms on the main floor, a den off of the main entrance with laundry room. The basement is unfinished and is roughed in for a one or two bedroom inlaw suite.
This Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th, 2010 open houses will be held in Aberdeen, Brocklehurst, Sahali and the South Kamloops west end.
Saturday, September 11, 2010: 12:30-2:00: 526 West Battle Street, South Kamloops West End, $469,900
Centrally located in South Kamloops West End. 2 bedroom inlaw suite & close to shopping, transportation and TRU. Everything in this home has been updated, new roof, heat pump, furnace, hot water tank, paint inside & out, all flooring, kitchen appliances, all windows, patios, insulation in the attic, bathrooms… Beautiful panoramic valley and river view. more
Bright and cheery Upper Sahali half duplex in nice area. Very close to Albert McGowan Park, transit, schools & shopping. Numerous updates include windows, furnace, A/C unit, paint, main bath, kitchen. 3 bedrooms on the main with 2 bedrooms down. 1 bedroom down & storage area can be converted to a large rec room. Large patio off the main floor lead to good sized back yard. Single car carport with lots of extra parking. RV parking possible.
Sunday, September 12, 2010: 12:30-2:00: 2405 Drummond Court, Aberdeen, $379,900
Bright & inviting two-storey home backing onto parkland with a beautiful view. Recent updates include flooring, heat pump, kitchen counters, paint & more. Bright open kitchen with large patio doors leading to a fenced backyard. Storage pantry & laundry off of the kitchen. Large living room with big windows & patio off of the front. Huge master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, large walk-in closet, 4 piece ensuite, small patio & skylight.
Sunday, September 12, 2010: 2:30-4:00: 2090 Van Horne Drive, Aberdeen, $399,900
Private & spacious 3,200 square foot, 3 level split home in desirable Aberdeen. There are 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, including one ensuite. Recent updates include outside vinyl “chic” paint with a 20 year warranty, kitchen counter, tile flooring & 95% efficiency furnace. Roof is 13 yrs old. Laundry room, 2 piece bathroom, bedroom & large family room with maple hard wood flooring & fireplace on the main floor.
Sunday, September 12, 2010: 2:00-4:00: 2620 Briarwood Avenue, Brocklehurst: $449,900
Beautiful custom four level split home in West Briar Estates. There are 4 lg bedrooms and 3 full baths. The main great room area has high 16 ft vaulted ceilings & numerous windows. There is a beautiful mountain view from the kitchen, dining room, great room & patio. Large master ensuite has a lg soaker tub, separate shower & lg walk in closet. more
The British Columbia Real Estate Association released sales statistics from all B.C. Real Estate boards comparing the MLS® transaction volumes for 2009 and 2010. I have included all charts including the larger Real Estate board areas for the sake of comparison. Click on the image to enlarge.
Kamloops Real Estate MLS Transaction Volume and Statistics by Board Area
BC Housing Market 2nd Quarter 2010 MLS Transaction Sales Statistics
2010 Year To Date MLS Transactions By Board Area Statistics 2nd Quarter Larger Real Estate Board Area
This article was released by the British Columbia Real Estate Association mid-August 2010. There are a number of graphs and sales data in the original document including Kamloops specific information. To view the original document (link removed). I have included the basic information below.
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province declined 42 per cent to 5,784 units in July compared to the same month last year. On a seasonally adjusted basis, MLS® residential unit sales in the province declined 19 per cent in July from June 2010. The average MLS® residential price climbed 6 per cent to $491,832 in July compared to the same month last year.
“A relatively large number of homes for sale have created the most favourable supply conditions for home buyers in more than a year,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. MLS® active residential listings were 21 per cent higher in July than at the start of the year on a seasonally adjusted basis. However, with newly listed MLS® residential units now declining, tighter market conditions may emerge this fall.
Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume increased 16 per cent to $24.2 billion, compared to the same period last year. Residential unit sales rose 4 per cent to 48,127 year-to-date, while the average MLS® residential price climbed 13 per cent to $504,281 over the same period.
This home is centrally located in the South Kamloops West End, has a 2 bedroom inlaw suite and is close to shopping, transportation and TRU. Everything in this home has been updated, new roof, heat pump, furnace, hot water tank, paint inside & out, all flooring, kitchen appliances (stainless upstairs, white down), all windows, patios, insulation in the attic, bathrooms and the list continues. The two bedroom suite is very inviting and bright. There is a beautiful panoramic valley and river view from the main floor. Oversized windows make this home very bright. There are two 4 piece bathrooms and a 2 piece ensuite. The ensuite can easily be converted to a 3 piece. There is a two car tandem carport with tons of extra storage in the insulated storage room. The large yard it great for a growing family and there is RV parking. Book your appointment to view this home, it won’t last!
As a home inspector in Kamloops I spend a lot of time using a variety of ladders to do my job. Ladders are dangerous pieces of equipment, if not handled correctly or you are unfamiliar with them. Homeowners in Kamloops should think about a few things before you climb the ladder to perform fall maintenance tasks, and take these safety precautions.
• There should only be one person on the ladder at one time.
• Never leave a raised ladder unattended.
• Be sure all locks on extension ladders are properly engaged.
• All metal ladders should have slip-resistant feet.
• The ground under the ladder should be level and firm.
• Don’t carry objects in yours hands while on a ladder.
• Keep your body centered between the rails of the ladder at all times.
* Inspect your ladder every time before you use it for broken or excessively warn out parts. As someone who has taken the fast ride to the ground from roof height, believe me you don’t want to realize your ladder has a defect too late.
Fall is the time of year to prepare your garden for the fall months ahead. I know with the temperatures still hovering around 30 degrees in Kamloops nobody wants to think about winter or even fall, but your plants and garden already are. Here are some tips to help you with your fall garden prep.
• Bring tropical and other plants inside for the fall.
• Dig and store summer and fall-flowering bulbs.
• Avoid heavy pruning of trees and shrubs going into the fall months.
• Apply a layer of mulch about 2 to 4 inches deep to the floor of the garden.
• Apply mulch or a wrap around the base of bushes and trees to protect them from the cold temperatures.
• Rake up any leaves that may have already fallen.
• Turn off the water supply to your hose tap and irrigation systems.
• Fallize garden furniture if necessary.
• Fertilize to give your garden one last nutrition boost before fall.
• Empty out and bring in any pots that could break in cold temperatures.
• Plant spring-flowering bulbs with their roots down.
Large three bedroom home in great lower Sahali location within walking distance to shopping, transportation and schools including TRU. Recent updates include new flooring, paint and bathroom fixtures. Panoramic city and valley views from the deck, kitchen and great room. Private back yard with terraced garden, fruit trees and in-ground sprinklers. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in the great room with large windows making this home very bright and inviting. Tons of parking in the 2 car tandem garage and possible room for an RV.