New Listing: 813 Klahanie Drive, Barnhartvale, Kamloops, BC $239,900

813 Klahanie Drive, Barnhartvale, Kamloops Home for Sale

New Listing: 813 Klahanie Drive, Barnhartvale, Kamloops, BC $239,900. Totally updated home in Barnhartvale with quarter acre lot.

Many recent updates include flooring throughout, kitchen, bathroom, roof, windows 2008, hot water tank 2013, drywall, interior doors, exterior doors, page, plumbing, light fixtures, and more. There is a single carport and a detached workshop that is wired.

This home is very bright and inviting. The master bedroom is oversized and could be converted back to 2 bedroom to make the home a three bedroom home. The second Bedroom has French doors and would be perfect for an office as well. Other features include RV parking, central air conditioning and a large yard ready for your ideas.

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Kamloops Council Gives Nod to 10-Year Tax Break Downtown, Kamloops This Week

This article appeared in the Kamloops This Week on April 15th, 2015 and was written by Andrea Klassen.

Residential developers in downtown Kamloops will soon get a break on their taxes even if they don’t include rental units in their projects.

Kamloops city council has agreed to expand its downtown tax exemptions to include a 10-year, 100 per cent break on municipal taxes for projects that include new residential units.

A staff estimate puts the tax savings at $349,969 over the term for a new building with 15 units, and $745,848 for a development with 53 units.

Previously, the city had offered a tax break for residential projects in which at least 50 per cent of the units built are for rent, but planning and development manager Randy Lambright said no one has taken the city up on the offer since that incentive was created.

The city also gives tax breaks on both the North Shore and downtown for redeveloping brownfield sites, including former gas stations.

Several councillors wanted to see the downtown exemptions broadened further, to allow for other projects, such as converting unused office space into residential units.

Coun. Marg Spina is a fan of that idea, which she said could add more affordable housing to the downtown.

“My caution would be that I want to see the affordability factor there so we’re not just making tax exemptions for high-end residential buildings,” she said.

Coun. Tina Lange sees the move away from rentals as positive for developing the city’s core, arguing homeowners are more likely to stay in the area and become part of the downtown community.

“In order to build downtown, which is the most expensive per-square-foot land in the city, affordable housing isn’t going to be an option,” she said.

“If we want developers to build something they can sell, affordable housing isn’t going to cut it.”

Coun. Arjun Singh floated a proposal to allow tax breaks for second-floor conversions, using another portion of the downtown tax bylaw which gives a break on improvements worth $100,000 or 30 per cent of a property’s assessed value if they also include improvements to the building’s appearance.

Singh suggested the city could waive appearance requirements in cases when residential conversion is taking place, but wasn’t able to convince a majority of council to take up his idea.

“Frankly, I’m not looking to convert office space into apartments in downtown Kamloops,” Mayor Peter Milobar said.

“I think we have that office space and we need to fill it up because that provides employment for people to want to live in downtown Kamloops.”

Only Coun. Donovan Cavers opposed the new tax-break structure, saying the new exemptions are too broad and don’t allow council to pinpoint specific kinds of development it wants to encourage downtown.

Open House: 25-1250 Aberdeen Drive, Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:30-3:00pm

25-1250 Aberdeen Drive, Kamloops Home for Sale

Open House: 25-1250 Aberdeen Drive, Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:30-3:00pm.

This 4 year old Carradale Court 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home shows just like new.

Great home located in a popular area of Aberdeen close to schools, transportation, shopping and hiking trails. Beautiful open floor plan with stainless steel appliances and nice fresh white kitchen. The living room has built in storage and wall mounted electric fireplace. There is access to a concrete patio area and fenced yard from the main level.

There is a good sized master bedroom with a cheater ensuite (also the main bathroom). The basement is fully finished with a rec room, bedroom, bathroom, plus a 4×5 storage space and big laundry room. This home is very clean, with lots of natural light. Bareland strata of $80.59 per month. Pets are allowed.

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Open House: 821 Bramble Place, Aberdeen, Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00-2:30pm

821 Bramble Place, Aberdeen, Kamloops Home for Sale

Open House: 821 Bramble Place, Aberdeen, Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1:00-2:30pm.

Rare find! Five bedrooms on the second level of this home – great or a large or growing family.

The second level also features a 4 piece guest bathroom and a updated custom ensuite with large soaker tub and big vanity for all your extras. Inviting foyer on the main floor opens up to a large living space with hardwood floors and grand staircase to the second level.

There is also a large kitchen with center island and raised breakfast bar, a large dining or new area, and a family room with gas fireplace and access to the backyard. There is also a two piece powder room on the main floor laundry and access to the two car garage.

The basement level has great potential with lots of storage a large rec room and 6th bedroom. There is access to the outside from the basement. The backyard is private has some grass base for and pets as well as a large deck for entertaining. Day before notice for showings.

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