Navigating the New Tenancy Laws of 2024

Implications for the Okanagan Real Estate Market

Hi, Okanagan friends! It’s Gillian from Goldilocks Estates, here with some crucial updates about our local real estate market. The new tenancy laws of 2024 have introduced significant changes that both buyers and sellers need to be aware of. These updates aim to create a fairer balance between landlords and tenants, and I'm here to help you understand what this means for you.

Key Changes in the Tenancy Laws

Protection for Seniors in Retirement Homes One of the most notable changes is the protection of residents in retirement homes from illegal rent increases and evictions. This is fantastic news for our senior community, offering them peace of mind and…

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Welcome to Goldilocks Estates - Your Premier Guide in Central Okanagan's Market!

I'm Gillian Krol, owner of Goldilocks Estates, and I'm eager to delve into what the recent interest rate cut by the Bank of Canada means for both buyers and sellers in Central Okanagan.

Understanding the Bank of Canada's Decision

The recent decision by the Bank of Canada to reduce its overnight interest rate to 4.75% marks a significant shift in the economic landscape, especially for the real estate market in our region. This move comes amidst ongoing efforts to manage inflation and stimulate economic growth.

Implications for Buyers

Lower interest rates present exciting opportunities for prospective homebuyers. With reduced borrowing costs, owning a home…

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Spring 2024: A Snapshot of Central Okanagan's Real Estate Market

Hi, Okanagan friends! It’s Gillian from Goldilocks Estates, back with a quick update on our local real estate market as we step into spring 2024. The Central Okanagan region is abuzz with some intriguing developments, and I'm excited to share the insights with you.

 

BC's Market at a Glance

Across British Columbia, there has been a 15.3% jump in residential unit sales and a 4.7% rise in average prices this February compared to last year. With total sales reaching $5.4 billion, marking a hefty 20.7% increase, it's clear that the province is witnessing a significant shift. This sets a lively backdrop for our local market dynamics in the Central Okanagan.

The Central Okanagan…

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1979 Old Okanagan Highway, Westbank

Prime retail commercial spaces available to lease at Estates Square

Building 4: Units#401A, 401B, 402 & 403

*This is not the sale of the business. The current tenant is relocating*

$15.00/square feet

MLS® 10302009

A spacious 2-storey retail building with a full basement, offering a total of 24,123 sq. ft. of leasable area.

  • Unit 402 (Main Floor): 11,618 sq. ft. for retail/warehouse.
  • Unit 403 (Second Floor): 5,240 sq. ft. of unfinished office space.
  • Unit 401A & 401B (Basement): 7,265 sq. ft. for storage.

Features:

  • 2 loading docks and a back ramp.
  • High ceilings on both main and upper floors.
  • Bathrooms: 10 in total (7 on main, 2 on second floor, 1 in basement).
  • Next to…

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Top Picks For Christmas Dinner

Exploring the Best Spots for a Hassle-Free Holiday Feast

Happy holidays from Goldilocks Estates! As your local Kelowna real estate expert, I know the festive season is all about joy, family, and of course, delicious food. But let's be honest, after a long year, the last thing many of us want to do is spend Christmas in the kitchen. So, for those of you looking to indulge in the holiday spirit without the hassle of cooking and cleaning, I've curated a list of the best spots in Kelowna, BC, to enjoy a Christmas dinner out. Let's dive in and treat ourselves this holiday season!

Maestro’s Marvelous Multicourse Dinner

When: December 24th and 25th, 5-8 PM
Price: $75 per person
Chef Travis Bueckert has outdone…

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Kelowna’s Hottest Neighbourhoods: Where to Buy Your Next Home

Nestled in the heart of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, Kelowna’s stunning landscape is sure to take your breath away. Situated around the clear blue waters of Okanagan lake and surrounded by rolling hills, this warm and welcoming community has an abundance of activities and attractions. From world-class wineries to outdoor adventures, Kelowna offers an incredible array of experiences that will leave a lasting impression on visitors and locals alike: a place where anyone can feel at home. 

Kelowna is a hub of activity. Its thriving downtown core is filled with shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. At the same time, the city maintains a small-town feel, with friendly…

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MAXIMIZE YOUR OKANAGAN HOME VALUE

If you're looking to sell your home in the Okanagan, you want to get the absolute best possible price for it. 

Thankfully, there are many budget-friendly renovation projects that you can undertake to enhance the look and functionality of your Okanagan home.

The Power of Paint

When it comes to giving your home a fresh, updated look, painting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to do it. A new coat of paint can transform a room from being outdated and tired to modern and refreshed. So roll up your sleeves, grab a brush, and get ready to transform your space!

Choosing the right colour is crucial. Neutral, light tones are most popular amongst potential buyers. It creates a clean and bright canvas…

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