Featured Property: 2405 Drummond Court, Aberdeen, Kamloops, B.C. $362,000

Kamloops For Sale 2405 DRUMMOND CRT FRONT Aberdeen

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. Two other spacious bedrooms up & 1 spare bedroom down. Built in vacuum & in ground sprinklers. Large 2 car garage & lots of storage space.

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Open House Weekend: Saturday, August 14 & Sunday August 15, 2010: Batchelor Heights, Brocklehurst, Juniper Heights and South Kamloops

This weekend’s open houses will be held in Batchelor Heights, Brocklehurst, Juniper Heights and in South Kamloops.

Kamloops Open House B23-220 G & M  living room kamloops real estate home for saleSaturday, August 14, 2010: 11:30-1:00, B23-220 G&M Road, South Kamloops, $149,900

This 2 year old mobile home has over 900 square feet of living space with 2 bedrooms & 1 large bathroom. There is an open floor plan from the kitchen to the living room w/ vaulted ceilings & a bay window. Outside there is RV parking, large sundeck, fully fenced yard & two storage sheds.

Kamloops House 1547 Hillcrest Avenue Batchelor Heights Saturday, August 14, 2010: 1:30-3:00, 1547 Hillcrest Avenue, Batchelor Heights, $339,900

This solid Batchelor Heights home has a beautiful sprawling view of the city and river valley below. There are 3 bedrooms (currently set up as 2) and 3 bathrooms including a master bedroom en-suite. This home has a large in-ground pool in the private back yard that backs on to a park. The pool has a new liner, pump and heater. Other updates include new central A/C unit, updated windows, new sliding glass door, new front door, new flooring, beautiful deck in the front of the home and a newer roof.

Kamloops BC Juniper Heights Real Estate 2665 Qu'appelle BlvdSaturday, August 14, 2010: 11:30-1:00, 2665 Qu’appelle Boulevard, Juniper Heights, $384,900

This solid Juniper Ridge home has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There is over 2,000 square feet of living space and numerous updates which include, kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, paint, baseboards and more. This home sits on a lot over 10,000 square feet. There is drive through access to the back yard, two gas fire places, built in vacuum, central A/C, under ground sprinklers, RV parking and single car garage.

2586 Glenview Kitchen Home For Sale Kamloops Real EstateSunday, August 15, 2010: 11:30-1:00, 2586 Glenview Avenue, Brocklehurst, $299,900

3+1 bedroom home with 1 bathroom. Single car carport, huge lot, vaulted ceilings, updates include flooring and paint. Small wired workshop in the back yard. Tons of room for a detached shop. Covered deck and second patio. Tons of potential!

Kamloops Real Estate 602 Grandview TerraceSunday, August 15, 2010: 1:30-3:00: 602 Grandview Terrace (at Boundary Road), South Kamloops West End $439,900

This large family home in the South Kamloops West End has a 1 bedroom (which easily could be a 2 bedroom) legal suite. The home is located on 2 lots and could potentially have a duplex. Numerous updates have been done over the past 2 years including: all windows, roof, furnace, external doors, paint, some flooring. Beautiful view off of the huge 30×22 patio which has electrical & structurally sound for a hot tub. There is a 3 bay carport with tons of extra parking for an RV or toys. Within walking distance of the university, shopping & transportation.

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The HST and How It Affects Buying or Selling Real Estate In B.C.

Many consumers are unclear as to how the HST affects their home purchase or sale. Here is a short guide on how HST will affect you when purchasing or selling your Kamloops home.

The Home Seller:
• You will have to pay HST on any of the goods and services that you would have had to pay GST on before like legal fees and commissions.
•  For all resale homes, the buyer will not pay HST when purchasing your home. Buyers may find it more appealing to purchase previously owned homes to avoid paying the HST.

The Home Buyer:
• Like the home seller, you will have to pay HST on any goods and services like your legal fees, home inspections, etc.
• When purchasing a previously owned home, you will not pay HST on the sale price.
•If you are are purchasing a brand new home the HST will affect your sale price, with that said, you are eligible for rebates depending on the value of the home.

See the table below for the rebate rates (rebates are for homes that are intended for use as a primary residence):

HST Rebates for new homes kamloops real estate

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To view the Ministry of Finance Tax Information Notice Click Here.

Kamloops and District Real Estate Associations Statistics For July 2010

The Kamloops and District Real Estate Association has released it’s latest statistics for July 2010. Residential sales are down quite a bit in comparison to the sales numbers for July 2009. Click on the images to enlarge.

Comparative analysis by property type July 2010 Kamloops Real Estate Statistics

Kamloops Real Estate Comparative analysis by property type July 2010

MLS Activity July 2010 Kamloops Real Estate Statistics

Kamloops Real Estate MLS Activity July 2010

Sales by subarea july 2010 Kamloops Real Estate Statistics

Kamloops Real Estate Sales by Subarea July 2010

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