New Listing: 1064 Latigo Drive, Batchelor Heights, Kamloops, BC $489,500. Batchelor Heights home with many upgrades and deluxe features plus dedicated RV parking.
This home features 3 bedrooms on the main floor with a 4 piece ensuite featuring separate tub and shower, as well as a 4 piece guest bathroom. The main living space has a high vaulted ceiling with lots of windows and patios off of the front and back of the home. There is beautiful oak hardwood flooring, a large kitchen with maple shaker style cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and dual fuel range.
The basement level features a nice sized entrance with double closet as well as an office off of the main entry. The basement is fully finished with a large cozy rec room, dedicated laundry room with built in cabinets, an additional bedroom, and 3 piece bathroom with tile shower.
Other features include extra storage, 2 car garage, rough in central vacuum, 220 amp, hot and cold in the garage, irrigation, fully fenced landscaped yard, and central A/C. Day before notice for showings appreciated.
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Neighbourhood: Deloro & South Thompson Valley, Kamloops, B.C. Real Estate. The area of Deloro is located 25 minutes east of the city of Kamloops or approximately 23 kilometers. Deloro and the South Thompson Valley consists of a few different areas with various housing options from a popular mobile home park to golf course properties to large acreages and ranches. This area does not have any shopping or schools but they are not very far by car. A portion of Deloro and South Thompson Valley is accessible by the Lafarge Bridge which is past the Wildlife Park in Campbell Creek. The other area of Deloro is on the south side of the Thompson River off of Highway #1.
There are three main types of housing in Deloro and South Thompson Valley, the modular home park called Country View Estates, the bare land strata at Rivershore Golf Links and large acreages, farms and ranches.
Country View Estates is located at the top of Adcock Road which intersects with Shuswap Road. This park consists of a lot of double wide units as the lots that they sit on are larger than most mobile home park lots. The owners in this pare either pay a monthly pad rent or the owners purchased the land and are paying a bare land strata fee. Some units have a longer lease with the park that reduces their pad rent. The park has a small playground for children and houses quite a number of units. This park has beautiful mountain and river views from many of the homes. One side of the park backs on to green space while the other backs on to river views and farmland.
Rivershore Golf Links is located off of Shuswap Road immediately after the South Thompson Inn, Guest Ranch and Conference Centre. Streets in this development include Navatanee Drive, Neuva Wynd, Pevero Place and Kananaskis Road. Since this is a bare land strata development the residents of this area pay a small strata fee which covers water, sewer and garbage charges for the development. All the homes in this area are executive style, detached, larger homes. Many homes overlook the golf course and have mountain views. This is not only a mature area for adults, it also has a number of younger families with children, which can be surprising on first glance.
Deloro also consists of small to large acreages, farms and ranches. Some smaller acreages are located along the South Thompson River and across from the river. The main access road for these types of properties is Shuswap Road. Some of the smaller properties are located after Rivershore Golf Course communit on streets such as Jardine Road, Teel Road, Keel Place, Pintal Road, Malard Road, Sheer Road and River Vista Drive to name a few. There are a few properties located on the south shore of the South Thompson River across the river from the South Thompson Guest Ranch and Inn. These homes are predominantly small acreages and are located on Wittner Road, Demers Place and Duncan Road.
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There are not very many shopping centres close to this area but a short drive to Dallas Town Centre on Dallas Drive at Todd Road or Valleyview allows residents to shop for all they would need. Since Deloro is only a short drive to Kamloops residents are also able to access larger shops and stores. There are not any small shops in this area, there are however farms that offer eggs and other fresh products.
Students who attend elementary and secondary school go by school bus. The school bus travels down Shuswap road and makes a number of stops for all children who live in this area. To view more information about schools click here.
Since the South Thompson Valley and Deloro is fairly rural there are a lot of rural type activities to participate in. Snowshoeing, fishing, boating (on the South Thompson or local lakes), hiking, motorized sports and of course golf at Rivershore Golf Links. Deloro is located along the shores of the South Thompson allowing locals to launch their boats near the Lafarge Bridge and travel east to Shuswap Lake where watersports are very popular.
There are few transportation options in this area. Click here to review the BC Transit information.
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This article appeared on Kamloops This Week‘s website on January 4th, 2016 and was written by Cam Fortems.
Valleyview and Barnhartvale led city neighbourhoods in a 2015 assessment marked by continued moderate growth for Kamloops and the region.
Homeowners will tear open their assessment letters arriving in the mail this week — or check online — to find values in the range of minus five per cent to plus 10 per cent. Most neighbourhoods saw property values increase in the range of two or three per cent.
“For the most part, values are fairly constant,” said area assessor Graham Held. “Graphically. you can see the vast majority are in the zero to five per cent range [of increase].”
The City of Kamloops uses the calculations as part its annual tax assessment.
The city’s revenue manager, Parissa Bhullar, said a precise average is not yet available. That average will determine whether property owners will get a break or pay higher property taxes in 2016.
On a neighbourhood basis, Barnhartvale homeowners saw the biggest average increase — at $24,000, or about 6.5 per cent. That compares to lower increases in Juniper Ridge, Westmount and Batchelor Heights, where values are up a half per cent or less.
Values are calculated as of July 1, 2015.
The city also saw about $382 million in new construction for the period between July 2014 and July 2015. Held said the higher volume of sales recorded this year helps with valuations. “Sales values were strong, which is good for us because everything is based on sales,” he said.
Held said property owners who believe there is an error or that their values are misrepresented should call B.C. Assessment Authority for a potential correction or to book a time for an appeal with the property assessment review panel.
The deadline to file an appeal is Feb. 1.
Based on moderate increases, Held said call volumes to the office, as well as appeals, are expected to be down.
Across the region, Chase and Sun Peaks saw the highest average increases — as much as 15 per cent — with Logan Lake and the North Thompson among the lowest.
An Active Real Estate Market
While real-estate sales cooled in December, the year 2015 marked an active real estate market in Kamloops.
Kamloops & District Real Estate Association recorded a 14 per cent increase in unit sales for the year, to reach almost 2,600 units. For December, typically one of the slowest months of the year, the market saw a nine per cent decrease in units sold.
Prices remain moderate, with the median price for a single-family home in Kamloops reaching $375,000. That monthly number can fluctuate widely due to the small monthly sample size. In November, the median price was $393,000.
For the year, the most active neighbourhood for sales was Brocklehurst, followed by Aberdeen and Sahali.
Neighbourhood: Aberdeen, Kamloops, B.C. Real Estate. Aberdeen is a desirable area of Kamloops to live. It is located on the south side of the valley bordered by Highways 5A (the Old Merrit highway) to the east and the Trans Canada Highway to the north. Pineview and Dufferin are to the west of Aberdeen, Southgate to the north west and Sahali (Upper and Lower) is located to the east and north east. Aberdeen stretches up the south slope fairly high giving it’s residents fantastic views of the city. Click here to view the Aberdeen map.
Properties & Real Estate
Aberdeen has a many choices for residential homes. Lower Aberdeen is mainly multi-unit condominiums and townhouses with the exception of a couple small enclaves of single family homes such as the Gloaming Drive area known as Gloaming Ridge. In the upper Aberdeen area there are larger single family dwellings and townhouses. The neighbourhoods north of Aberdeen Drive and east of Pacific are mature neighbourhoods with older homes. Many of the homes are executive type homes, with over 2,000+ square feet of living space and mainly flat use-able yards. There are a number of cul-de-sacs in this area making it a very desirable family area.
The area above Aberdeen drive is a newer development relative to the northern area of Aberdeen. The homes range in age from just a year old to a couple decades old. The lot sizes in this area vary due to some of the steep slopes that the homes sit on. They do tend to be on the smaller size with low maintenance yards.
A more mature neighbourhood with large executive homes often larger than 4,000 square feet can be found in Glenhmour Estates. This area is found off of Howe road on the west side of Pacific Way. Click to view map. Homes often are situated on large estate lots approximately a half acre in size.
There is a bare land strata mobile home park on Howe Road in Aberdeen called Aberdeen Glen Village. Homes range in size and age in this park. Owners of these homes own the land their home sits on and pay a small strata fee monthly for water, sewer and garbage services. This strata is very nice with a park like feeling surrounded by trees and wildlife.
Townhouse units are predominantly found off of Pacific way and Hugh Allan. The units on Pacific Way are rancher style homes that appeal to homeowners not wanting many stairs.
There are a couple new strata developments in Aberdeen. Cobblestone Pointe on Hugh Allan Drive, Pacific Ridge Estates on Pacific Way, The Villas on Van Horne Drive and Brighton Place on Kinross Place.
One of the newer single family housing development in Aberdeen is the Aberdeen Highlands Development. It is located east of Pacific way and this is the eastern development area. The area consists of the streets Talbot Drive, Bentall Drive, Willowbrae Drive and Court, Galbraith Drive, Telford Place and Drive and Raeburn Drive. Aberdeen Hills Skyline Park is located very close to this development, just below Telford Drive and Telford Place.
The second phase of the Aberdeen Highlands Development is the “West Highlands”. It is located west of Pacific way using some of the Aberdeen Hills Golf Links Course which was an 18 hole golf course. In this development there are many different types of homes, single family homes, townhouses, duplexes, condo style homes, bare land strata and estate lots. There is also a community fire hall and small scale commercial spaces. The Aberdeen Highlands Development Corporation has a 10 year development period in order to accommodate growth. Development has begun on Linfield Drive and Crosshill Drive and Dunbar Drive where a number of single family homes exist. There are also three strata developments in this area called Carradale Court, Livingston Court (both on Aberdeen Drive), and Stirling Heights (off of Linfield Drive). The newest multi family development will be off of Kinross Place called Brighton Place and will feature a number of single family, semi-detached and townhouse units in a bare land strata.
Many areas of Aberdeen area have fantastic views. It can get a little foggy at times in the winter and Aberdeen does get more snow than other low lying areas. This is a small compromise that residents are willing to make for the desirable neighbourhoods and beautiful views.
Aberdeen houses a number of retailers including the Aberdeen Mall where you will find numerous stores. There are also a number of big box stores in the Aberdeen area including Staples, Best Buy, Sport Check, Chapters, Hudson’s Bay, Canadian Tire and Costco to name a few. Aberdeen is also home to many of the city’s hotels, mainly located on Rogers Way between Hugh Allan Drive and Highway 5A.
Cascades Casino is located in this area as well and it houses three restaurants as well as gaming.
There are a few areas where professional offices are located. Mainly in the shopping district around Aberdeen Mall. There are not as many services in the Aberdeen area as the Sahali and Southgate areas.
Thompson Rivers University is located in Southgate. TRU is a fully accredited University and offers a variety of programs and courses to students in many different areas of study. Aberdeen often is an area popular with students attending TRU. It is close enough to the University making it easily accessible.
There are a number of parks and green spaces in Aberdeen. Both elementary schools have play grounds for children to enjoy. There are also numerous hiking trails as some areas of Aberdeen back on to green belts.
Kenna Cartwright park is within a five to 10 minute drive of Aberdeen. This beautiful park has panoramic valley views and many hiking and biking trails for the whole family.
Tournament Capital Centre is located in Southgate which is only a five to 10 minute drive from any Aberdeen neighbourhood. TCC has many different facilities all in one building such as gymnastics, swimming, indoor track, fitness facility, courts and much more. There are also a number of sports fields that surround the facility.
Aberdeen is serviced by BC Transit buses on a frequent and regular schedule. Click here to view the BC Transit website. Highway #1 is easily accessible to Aberdeen.
Some areas of Aberdeen are located minutes from the Trans Canada Highway #1 and access to the Coquihalla. There are multiple access points and the longest distance from access is approximately five to seven minutes.
The Kamloops Airport is under 19 kilometers from Aberdeen and is a 20 to 25 minute drive.