Featured Property: 49-800 Valhalla Drive, Brocklehurst (Brock), Kamloops, B.C. $224,900

Front of Home Valhalla Brocklehurst KamloopsKamloops Real Estate Home For Sale BrockBrock, North Shore Kamloops Townhouse for SaleBright & open Brocklehurst unit with low strata fees. Newer lino floors in kitchen & bathroom, newer appliances, updated bathroom (sink, tub & toilet), counter tops, paint, baseboards,Master Bedroom Valhalla Brocklehurst Townhouse light fixtures, window coverings. Townhouse For Sale Kamloops Real Estate

Large carport with lots of extra parking. Nicely landscaped yard with small vegetable garden. Tons of storage, large bedrooms and lots of closet space.

Bathrooms Kamloops Real EstateHome for Sale Kamloops Real EstateStorage space in basement can be converted to 4th bedroom easily. Rough in for second bathroom. Carpets will need to be replaced. Central air conditioning unit.

Priced at $224,900

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Kamloops Home Inspections: Carbon Monoxide Information and Detection

Todd Hrycenko Home InspectorCarbon Monoxide DetectorKamloops home owners have you considered the dangers of carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas, is a byproduct of combustion processes in furnaces, fireplaces, appliances, charcoal grills and vehicles that use fossil fuels. It can be dangerous.

A proper exhaust and venting system safely removes this by-product from the home. To keep heating systems and gas or wood burning appliances working well, have them checked annually. Installing carbon monoxide detectors near sleeping areas and in each bedroom can provide another level of safety.

According to Health Canada, the elderly and those with respiratory or heart conditions may react poorly to even low levels of CO poisoning. If you suspect a carbon monoxide problem, follow these tips from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. If an obvious source of carbon monoxide is not present:

  • Evacuate all occupants.
  • If anyone has flu-like symptoms, call 911; if there are no health problems, call your gas utility, heating contractor or the fire department to have your house tested.
  • Have a qualified service technician inspect and repair any problems.
  • Do not re-occupy the house unless those who tested the house inform you that it is safe.

The best thing to do to prevent any potential health risks or death is install carbon monoxide detectors in your home. You can purchase them from many local businesses here in Kamloops.

If you have any questions about carbon monoxide or anything related to home inspections contact me directly or post your question here.

Todd Hrycenko, Global Property Inspections
ac.cbipgnull@ddot 250-371-2787

Kamloops This Week: Kamloops Housing Starts Slow In April 2009

Kamloops Housing Starts, April 2009This article appeared in the Kamloops This Week on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 and was written by Jeremy Deutsch.

It was expected to be a slower year for development around the River City, but the drop in residential single family permits for the month of April caught the city by surprise. The number of single family permits in April dropped to five, down from 26 the previous year. It brings the total number of permits to just 16 in the first four months of 2009, compared to 101 by the same time last year.

David Trawin, director of development and engineering for Kamloops acknowledged the number is lower than expected. However, he’s confident that segment of construction will rebound in coming months. “If it goes like this for three months, it will be shocking,” he said. Trawin pointed out single family permits are just one aspect of total construction value.

Last year the city set a record topping the $207-million mark for the value of construction permits. Staff predicted a return to a normal pace in 2009, with value estimated at $120 million to $140 million. Four months into the year Trawin is still optimistic the city will meet its prediction. So far, the city has reached $23 million in value for 2009 – more than half coming from commercial development, which is up by $4 million over 2008.

Residential value sits at just over $11 million, but that’s down form $25 million last year. One positive side to the slowdown noted by Trawin is that it has given his department a chance to catch up on files and inspections. One building inspector has been allocated to do follow up inspections on new developments to look for deficiencies like incomplete fencing or landscaping.

Featured Property: 2529 Qu’appelle Boulevard, Juniper Heights, Kamloops, B.C. $354,900

2529 Qu'appelle Blvd, Juniper Ridge Home for SaleQu'appelle Blvd Juniper Ridge, KitchenQu'appelle Blvd Living room, Home For Sale Juniper HeightsFour bedrooms, two bathrooms and totally renovated. This home has 1,700 square Diningroom Qu'appelle Boulevard Juniper Heightsfeet of living space on a 9,000 square foot lot. This beautifully updated Juniper 2-storey home Qu'appelle Livingroom Juniper Heights Kamloopshas maple hardwood floors, Qu'appelle Master Bedroom Juniper Heightsslate tile, new light fixtures, new carpet, totally renovated kitchen & bathrooms andQu'appelle Back Yard Juniper Heights new baseboards. Large master Qu'appelle Shop Juniper Heights Kamloopssuite on second floor with walk-in closet. Livingroom has vaulted ceilings & a gas fireplace. There is one unfinished room on the second floor currently used for storage but could be a great den or children’s play room.

There are in-ground sprinklers in the private yard, which has a secret garden above the home and a two car detached shop. There is space for RV parking and tons of storage space. Located across the street from the popular Juniper Heights Elementary school & close to transit.Qu'appelle Ensuite Kamloops Real EstateBathroom Qu'appelle Bvd Kamloops Real Estate

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