Tackle your Home Garage in One Weekend

Now that summer is over, you are closing down the pool and putting all your outdoor furniture away and cringe at the sight of pure disorganization and an utter mess. You are dreaming of the day you walk into your home garage and can actually fit your vehicle inside without hitting the kids’ bikes over. If this sounds all too familiar, it is time to get the whole family involved in a little weekend organization.

garage with workbench

Distinguish the Main Purpose of your Home Garage

Have you always dreamt of the ultimate workshop in your home garage or do you just want to be able to fit your car into the home garage without hitting everything along the way? Before even beginning to touch anything in the home garage distinguish what the main purpose will be. This makes the planning process of how you can go about organizing way easier.

 

Use the Walls/Ceiling

This is something you can’t normally do inside your home but in your garage, it is totally acceptable. You have a ton of wall space and ceiling space that can be used for storage. Are you a biking family? Does your family like to Ski/Snowboard? Big items like bikes, paddleboards, skis, and snowboards are great for storing on the ceiling and/or on your walls. Install proper hooks to keep these items off the ground and your home garage will already start to feel less cluttered.

Declutter, Donate and Throw Out!

Great time to get rid of things you have not used all year and start 2020 off right! While you are going through the items in your home garage, think to yourself… “Have I used this 

in the past 12 months?” If the answer is no, then donate it or throw it out!

 

Create a Space for Each Family Member

Do your kids throw their boots, snow jackets, skis or snowboards wherever they can find floor space in your home garage? It’s time to dedicate each of them a space to keep their items. Try installing fun lockers or shelving units that are labeled with each family member’s names so they know where they can store their items and makes things easily accessible.

Toolbox in garage

Keep the Tools to One Area, One Toolbox

Does your husband have an abundance of tools that you have to seem him use a handful of times but they are taking over your home garage? Invest in one big rolling toolbox found at hardware stores. These are great to keep in your garage as they will roll around depending on where you need them and also keep your tools organized. No more tripping over tools.

Are you getting your home ready to sell? Take advantage of the time and advice given by our expert Kelowna Real Estate Team, which ensures your home is in the best shape to set your sale up for success. Get in touch today 1-778-760-2860!

7 Necessities for your Kelowna Guest Bedroom

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Now that it is October and the summer has come and went it is time to update and organize your Kelowna home. Whether it is small weekend projects or a big project that will take months it is time to get your Kelowna home updated to better suit your family’s needs. With the weekend slowly approaching we have a small project that you can tackle – Your Kelowna Guest Bedroom! Here are 7 things we believe every Guest Bedroom needs.

Clean Sheets

There’s something about coming home to the smell of a clean house and a freshly washed pair of sheets so make your guests feel that way when they step in their guest bedroom. Invest in a few good sets of sheets so you are not stuck doing laundry if you have back-to-back guests coming. Keep some thicker blankets in the closet or end of the bed so if your guests get cooler in the night they have a blanket to add on!

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Keep Necessities on Hand

No one is perfect, it is fate that one of your guests will forget something when they travel whether that be a toothbrush, a hairbrush or some toothpaste. Make them feel welcome by keeping some necessities on hand for scenarios like this. Great idea to have a bucket of toiletries in the closet or end table for your guests so they don’t have to come to you every time they realize they forgot something.

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Clean Out the Closet

If you have been using the guest bedroom closet as a place for storage it’s time to get cleaning! Clean out the closet and leave some extra hangers so your guests have a way to organize their clothes rather than wrinkling them in their suitcase.

books and magazinesSet of Books/Magazines

It’s always nice to have a few magazines or books in the bedroom, so if your guests are having a tough time going to bed or just want to be able to relax for a few hours they have something to do! Keep them in the bedside table for easy access and your guests will thank you later!

Extra Chargers

There’s nothing worse than leaving your charger at home by accident. Have a few chargers in the bedside table of your Kelowna guest room so just in case your guest forgot theirs they can still enjoy using their mobile device while away to keep in contact with their loved ones back home.

bedside lampAdd Some Extra Lighting

Do your guests like to read before they go to bed or do they like to enjoy a little midnight snack? Don’t let them enjoy it in the dark! Find some unique end table lamps to add to your Kelowna guest bedroom!

 

Extra Pillows

There’s nothing worse than staying at someone else’s house and having sleepless nights. Make your guests feel comfortable in your Kelowna guest bedroom by adding some extra pillows to the bed.  This also doubles as a backrest if you don’t have a chair in the bedroom. They can easily place the pillows behind their back for a more comfortable position to read in!

fresh flowersAdd Florals

Nothing says a clean fresh room like a bouquet of flowers. It doesn’t have to be an expensive arrangement but something small and fresh will do the trick. Just ensure you buy it the day of or day before your guests arrive so it stays fresh throughout their stay.

 

Are you getting your home ready to sell? Take advantage of the time and advice given by our expert Kelowna real estate team, which ensures your home is in its best shape to set your sale up for success. Get in touch! 1-778-760-2860!

 

Boost your Home Curb Appeal 

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While we were traveling through the Upper Mission on the weekend, we couldn’t help but stare at some of the homes with the BEST home curb appeal. We just had to share some of the ideas with you! If you are lacking an eye-catching exterior for your home, we’ve got you covered!

Paint your Front Door

Yellow and blue door on brick house

Painting your front door is a quick and straightforward way to add to the home curb appeal, and if done right it can be completed on the weekend! We recommend a bold color to stand out from the rest of the house. Painting your front door is fun and unique, if your house is a grey or brown this is a fast way to add a signature touch to your home to prevent it from blending into the rest of the neighborhood

Upgrade your House Number

Modern house numbers

A simple upgrade to your house number will do more than you think! You can quickly modernize your home and there are so many different ways you can upgrade your house number. Whether you go to the store and buy some new numbers or you make your own, it is guaranteed to increase your home’s curb appeal.

Be creative with your mailbox

Doing something creative with your mailbox is a great way to add some personality to your home. Decorating your mailbox is a very fun project that will add curb appeal and function to any home. When painting your mailbox you can go as crazy as you want! You can even let your kids get creative and they can hang their artwork in front of your home. 

Get a new doorknob

Getting new doors nobs is a quick and cheap way to instantly add a modern look to your home. There is a wide range of styles and prices there is a doorknob for everyone. It does not seem like a big change but success in the details!

Add some greenery 

Adding some lush greenery to the front of your home will help add home curb appeal as well as make your home look healthy and maintained. All of the most attractive homes have an arrangement of plants out front. Greenery makes the home feel welcoming and cozy without even stepping inside.

 

 

Tracy at Quincy Vrecko and Associates is happy to give a free home curb appeal advice. Whether it be because you are selling your home or just want a little update.

Luxury home series: Gated community of Tuscany Lane

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Featuring an amazing luxury home at 4850 Tuscany Lane

Perched on a private ridge in the Upper Mission lies this small gated community of 8 exquisite luxury homes with spectacular views of Lake Okanagan.

This prestigious community is home to 4850 Tuscany Lane.  A luxury home like no other. A contemporary flair on a traditional Tuscan inspired home. 

6500sq.ft
4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
Offered at $2 695 000
MLS#10187045

Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany LaneThis luxury home is inviting and exudes opulence from the moment you enter.  The grand entrance through the wrought iron front doors opens to views of Lake Okanagan and displays the detail in the finishing with the barreled ceiling and accent lighting.  The alder wood floors bring warmth and function to the space making this home livable luxury.  

The main living area of this luxury home is an open concept while strategically separating the rooms slightly to define each space.  The wall of windows and sliding glass door lights up the area and allows for spectacular views of Lake Okanagan and downtown Kelowna.  The living room boasts 14 foot trayed ceilings with accent ribbon lighting perfect for setting the mood.  

Conveniently located just off the living room is a wet bar complete with 140 bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar with a barrel wood ceiling.  Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany Lane

The kitchen is equipped with top of the line appliances including a pot filler above the 6 burner gas Dacor stove.  The soft white cabinetry is complemented by the rich wood accents and tied together with the unique granite countertops.  The kitchen leads off to the butler pantry, and powder room down the hall back to the foyer. 

The lavish master bedroom of this luxury home is perfectly positioned to enjoy the Lake views while ensuring optimal privacy.   The ensuite master bathroom is separated by a 2 sided linear fireplace and features soaker tub and large walk-in steam shower. The master wing is complete with a massive walk-in closet with island and built-in cabinetry with direct access to one of 2 laundry rooms in the home.  

This level is complete with an office overlooking the front entrance and access to the courtyard.  This room features built-in solid wood cabinetry and desk.  

Built by Bill Frame, an award-winning luxury home builder, known for quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.  This is not just a luxury home, it is a work of art with every detail planned out and executed perfectly. Sprawling over 6500 square feet over 2 floors, the design of the home allows for continuous flow from room to room.  

Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany LaneThis luxury home features the best in technology.  With 11 televisions and a home automation system that controls the Lutron lighting system, audio and visual, HVAC, blinds and all security cameras.  Convenience and security in the palm of your hands.  

The lower walk-out level of the home mirrors the main with a spacious landing leading to a cozy family room.  This is a great space to relax and sit by the fireplace or grab a drink from the adjacent wet bar. The room is open to the games room and has direct access to the covered pool deck.  

This lower level is where you will find 3 more bedrooms.  One with ensuite and 2 others with access to the pool deck.  Continuing on the lower level, you will find a home gym and large pool bathroom. This level also offers a unique storage/hobby space with side garage door access and built-in storage cabinets.

Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany LaneAnd for a night at the movies, no need to go out!  This incredible media room was made to give a true movie theatre experience.  Complete with a 115-inch screen with 9.1 surround sound you can project any movie, sports games, concerts or favorite show.  The room is soundproofed to omit sound transfer throughout the home and sound panels were installed to give the perfect sound inside.  The theater seating with comfy recliners and the wet bar at the back will make it so you never go out again!

 

Okanagan outdoor living at it’s finest

A luxury home is not complete without an amazing outdoor living space to enjoy the best of the Okanagan.  And this spectacular home does not disappoint. The upper deck is perfect for all year round enjoyment with full electric shades and overhead gas heaters.  Accessed from the living room, dining room and master bedroom, this deck has a built-in kitchen with Vermont Castings BBQ and a lounge area with hidden TV.  

Upper Mission Executive 4850 Tuscany Lane

 

The pool deck invites you to soak in the summer with a 38 foot, salt-water, self-cleaning pool, and sunken hot tub.  The patio is stamped concrete with plenty of room to lounge around the pool while taking in the beautiful views of Lake Okanagan, downtown Kelowna, and West Kelowna. Landscaped for ultimate privacy for the neighbors, it also features a water fountain and gas fire pit perfect for a cool evening.  

The home has room for all the toys with a triple car garage complete with dog wash and finished with epoxy floors, storage units and roughed in for a car lift.  

For more details on this amazing luxury home, visit QuincyVrecko.com and take a virtual tour.  To see this home in person, call Steve Hyndman from Quincy Vrecko and Associates luxury real estate team. 

Craft Brewery Boom in Kelowna & Area

The growing craft brewery industry in Kelowna has become something to boast about. 

For years, Kelowna been known for their world-renowned wine industry.  Although over the past few years, microbreweries are on the rise and making waves in the Okanagan.  

Kelowna and surrounding area is home to over 20 craft brewery (microbreweries).  

craft brewery-flight menu

craft brewery-flight menu

Here is a glimpse at a few popular Microbreweries

Tree Brewing

Founded in 1996, The Tree Brewing Company opened the doors to their Beer Institute in 2014.  Here they offer tours & tastings as well as a full menu. 

Freddy’s Brewpub
Founded in 2000, Freddy’s has been a local favorite among other locally owned pubs.  Here they bowl and brew alongside the McCurdy Bowling center. 

BNA
A newer brewery in Kelowna in one of Kelowna’s oldest buildings.  Located in the historic building originally constructed for the British North American Tobacco Company (which is where BNA got its name).  A great atmosphere to enjoy the selection of beers brewed right on site. There is a full kitchen along with bowling lanes and shuffleboard tables.  

Elevation 57 Brewing
Canada’s highest brewery.  Located Big White ski resort, this unique craft brewery produces 12 craft beers.  Not only does it have a full kitchen, but they also have escape rooms for some fun after dinner.  

Since 2017, 13 breweries have either opened doors or are set to open summer 2019. We have a craft brewery boom on our hands!

Tours

There are some great options if you want to tour these establishments.  A couple of local tour companies began offering craft brewery tours as early as 2017.  

craft brewery toursBoth ahead of the curve, Beach Bum Tours is a local company and national Canadian Craft Tours branching out in the same year. Brew Crew Kelowna began offering craft brewery tours June 2019 quickly followed by Sage Brush Tours in Penticton.

Craft brewery tours have been popular for staff parties, bachelor & bachelorette parties and birthday.  Furtheromore, many tourists who visit Kelowna and are looking for something new after visiting our beloved wineries. This boost is a benefit to the local tourism economy and is welcomed by local businesses, especially those with connections to the industry. 

Beyond the brew

Not only are these local businesses producing amazing microbrewed craft beer, but some of the craft brewery locations also offer either a full menu or lighter fare.  

Full menus: 

  • BNA
  • Tree Brewing

    Red Bird Brewing

    Red Bird Brewing

  • Vice & Virtue
  • Elevation 57

Lighter fare:

  • Red Bird
  • Truck 59
  • Kettle River

While Kelowna has always been known for amazing wines, Craft brewery is now on the rise.  

So, beer lovers, maybe you will find your favorite new microbrew right here in Kelowna so give us a try!

Sheer Opulence in Sheerwater

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4-180 Sheerwater Rd
Kelowna, British Columbia
Offered at $10 988 888

Located behind the gates of the prestigious Sheerwater community lies this spectacular 2.5-acre estate worthy of its title “Home of the Year”. Built by All Elements, an award-winning luxury home builder, from concept to design this contemporary Sheerwater home was 4 years in the making.  Well worth the wait and now a true statement piece for the shores of Kelowna waterfront.

“It’s not often I come across a home that leaves me speechless.  Absolutely every detail in this incredible Sheerwater home is perfect.  It is a true waterfront masterpiece.”  Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real estate agent with RE/MAX Kelowna

 

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Oculus spiral staircase 4 180 Sheerwater

This welcoming home is a true reflection on functional design and impeccable craftsmanship hence, making this home the only one of its kind.  A vision of simplicity in design that allows the architecture to speak for itself. From the butterfly roof and dramatic floor to ceiling windows to the breathtaking 3 story spiral Oculus staircase.  The open concept allows for a continuous flow through the home for a streamlined design.

 

The construction incorporates glass, aluminum, and concrete with the natural elements of wood and stone.  Complemented by artistic flare with striking lighting fixtures, linear marble accents, floating wall and ceiling features with accented lighting and Bengal tiger wood barn doors.

This stunning Sheerwater home spans over 11 500 square feet.  It features 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms including a two-floor master suite, while additional bedrooms have a private living area and ensuites.  In addition to the main home, there is a 6 car garage and guest house perfect for guests or live in nanny.

Top of the line technology allows this home to be controlled at the touch of a finger with a highly sophisticated home automation system by Crestron.

Additional one of a kind features include

spa at 4 180 Sheerwater Quincy Vrecko Kelowna Luxury Real Estate

Private full spa in the master suite

  • Lower level media room with sunken 70s style seating adjacent
  • Wine room with a contemporary take on traditional wine bottle racking
  • Full spa with steam room accented by a 4-tonne basalt rock water feature

The exterior of the home is as breathtaking and inside.  With a seamless transition from inside to out, therefore it allows you to enjoy the Okanagan at its finest. The three-sided infinity pool offers panoramic views of Lake Okanagan and in addition a pivoting platform that extends over the pool area.  There are 6 different outdoor living spaces for every occasion. From quiet private intimate setting with fire bowls to large areas for social gathering space.  The outdoor living area is complete with a zen garden, outdoor fire pits, as well as an outdoor movie theatre. The home is perched above Lake Okanagan to captures the amazing views, while maintaining privacy.  Down on the shores of the lake, there is a private beach area exclusive to this home.

living room 4 180 Sheerwater Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real Estate

Living and dining room with linear marble wall

While this Sheerwater home is a work of art, it’s functional style and layout is beyond perfect for casual laid back Okanagan living.  Every detail of this home has been meticulously thought through to ensure perfection.

Sheerwater is a gated community in Kelowna’s North end of town.  This prestigious area is home to some of Kelowna top luxury properties and waterfront homes.  Each property spans over 2 acres of land therefore allowing a large building envelope. While ensuring privacy between neighboring homes.  Only a few lots remain in this development.

 

Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real SpecialistFor more information on this home or available building lots in Sheerwater, call Quincy Vrecko.  

 

Quincy Vrecko is the only luxury real estate agent exclusively specializing in the marketing and selling of luxury homes as well as waterfront properties in the Okanagan.  Quincy has been in the luxury industry for over 29 years and therefore understands the complexities of a high-end transaction.  Call Quincy directly at 250-863-8810 for more information on his exclusive services.  

 

Best features of a Waterfront home

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Quincy Vrecko, RE/MAX Kelowna’s waterfront specialist, shares some of the best features of a waterfront home.

Owning a waterfront home in the Okanagan offers one of the best lifestyles in British Columbia.  Once a small beach town, now Kelowna and surrounding area is home to some of the most spectacular waterfront homes and luxury properties.

waterfront specialist Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real Estate

“I have seen some amazing homes in the Okanagan over my career.  When a waterfront home has these 3 features, is sure to impress.  Nothing is better than the living the ultimate Okanagan lifestyle on the water.”  

Here are Quincy’s top 3 picks for the best features of a waterfront home:

 

Dock with boat lift

Most waterfront homes have a dock or the ability to build a dock.  Having your own dock is one of the best perks of owning a waterfront home.  This allows the homeowner the ability to have private moorage so a boat lift is a must.  There are many rules regarding dock licenses, read our recent blog for more information.

waterfront home seating area-Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real Estate

Outdoor seating areas

The key to outdoor living in the Okanagan is to have multiple seating areas throughout the property.  This allows the homeowner to have options such as full sun, shade, view of the lake or pool, quiet areas and spaces for large gatherings.  The key is to keep any patio furniture comfortable and easy to care for. This is where you go to relax!

 

Pool or beach house

Whether or not the waterfront home has a pool, a pool house (or beach house) is a must.  A perfect pool house should have a bathroom with a shower and a changing area. This allows the homeowners and guests to get ready for the pool or a swim in the lake without having to go inside the house.  This also keeps sand and water outside!

Like many luxury finishings, the sky’s the limit when it comes to a pool house.  You can include a kitchenette or bar and even a lounging area with TV.

waterfront home Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real Estate

 

If you are looking for an Okanagan waterfront home, contact Quincy Vrecko of RE/MAX Kelowna. Quincy is the luxury real estate specialist for Quincy Vrecko and Associates of RE/MAX Kelowna.

He has over 28 years of experience in luxury sales and has helped many luxury homeowners purchase Okanagan waterfront property. Get in contact with Quincy, our luxury real estate expert today!

Call 1-250-863-8810

 

 

Dock License requirements

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There are important things to know about the dock license requirements for your waterfront property.  

Owning a home on Lake Okanagan has many perks, one of which is private moorage for your boat.  If you own a waterfront home or are thinking of buying waterfront property, there are dock license requirements that must be met.  

Dock Photo-Quincy Vrecko Waterfront Real Estate

When purchasing a waterfront home, the current dock license is not transferrable.   As a result, you must apply to have the license assigned once you take possession. Have your professional real estate agent ensure that dock meets necessary dock license requirements before buying a waterfront home.  Furthermore, each waterfront community has different requirements.

If there is no dock and you would like to build a dock, there are some of the dock license requirements you need to be aware of before building.  

Private mooring facilities are governed by the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.  There are legal dock license requirements and approval process you must follow. The dock must be in compliance with by-laws and local zoning.  

While the common term is a dock license, there are actually no licenses issued anymore.  The term used now is either General Permission or Special Permission.  (but for the sake of this article we will continue using the wording dock license)

General Permission

If your dock meets the conditions and requirements outlined in the General Permission, you may be relinquished from having to submit an application.  

Here you can Download the General Permission guidelines to see if you dock license requirements.

Specific Permission

You will need specific permission in the following situations:

  • Where general permissions are prohibited
  • Stand-alone boat lift or permanent boat way
  • Group moorage

Applying for a lease

Leases are typically a 20-year term. The annual leasing fee is $200.00 if the area is under 2 000 square meters.  A higher fee will apply if the area is larger than 2 000 square meters.

Dock license requirements stipulate that all docks:Waterfont-Quincy Vrecko Kelowna Luxury Real Estate

  • Can not obstruct public access along the foreshore
  • Only one dock is permitted for each property
  • Must be in compliance with building regulations
  • Must provide proof of insurance by the waterfront property owner

Additionally, all docks must not:

  • Include covered structures
  • Be used for non-moorage purposes
  • Include solid core structures
  • Result in harm to the natural habitat

Regional Considerations for dock license requirements

Areas along the Okanagan shoreline are categorized into color-coded zones.  These are based on environmental sensitivity, from highest to lowest. These zones will determine what your dock license requirements and what type of dock you can build.  

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Black zone – Critical Habitat Value

Red Zone-High Value

Yellow-Moderate Habitat Value

No Colour-Low or Unknown Habitat Value

There is no new construction in Black Zones, only repairs to grandfathered docks.  

 

In addition to the color zones, your dock license application will be assessed based on the risk level of negative impact on the environment.  To find out what zone your waterfront property falls under visit the interactive government map. https://maps.gov.bc.ca/ess/hm/imap4m/

If you are a waterfront property owner looking to build a dock, or to modify your existing dock, contact the local Natural Resouce front counter at https://portal.nrs.gov.bc.ca/web/client/-/vern-1 .  Here you can learn how you can meet the dock license requirements before your start.

Hire a Waterfront Specialist-Quincy Vrecko

quincy vrecko waterfront real estate agentFinally, if you are looking to buy a waterfront property in the Okanagan, work with a professional real estate agent.  Above all, find a waterfront specialist that understands the complexity of a waterfront home purchase.  Quincy Vrecko specializes in Waterfront homes in the Okanagan. Quincy can ensure the waterfront property you are purchase meets all dock license requirements so you can move in and enjoy your new home.

 

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Spring Cleaning-getting your house ready to list

Finally, spring has arrived in Kelowna.  Snow is gone and trees are starting to bud.  It is time to think of spring cleaning and getting your house ready to list.  

While we are a little behind weather wise, it won’t take long for the grass to green up and the flowers to bloom.  If you are planning on listing your home in Kelowna this spring, here are some great tips to get your house ready to list.  

Exterior

Over the winter, the exterior of the home can get neglected and this will show when the snow melts.  To get the exterior looking get and your house ready to list, hire or rent a power washer. Give the exterior of the home a good hose down including, doors, windows, patios, and trim.  Also, while you are out there, clean out those gutters!

However, if you don’t have time, there are some great companies like Men in Kilts that can do it for you.  Therefore, you can focus on the rest of the spring cleaning needed to get your house ready to list.

Once it’s all clean, get out the paint and stain to do any touch-ups needed to make the home look new again.  

Landscaping

It will still be a few weeks before the yard will green up and flowers to bloom.  So this is a great time to get the yard cleaned up to get the house ready to list when the time comes.  

garden prep-Quincy Vrecko Kelowna Real EstateHere are some easy ways to get the yard looking great and ready to spring:

Aerate the lawn

Clean out flower beds

Prune trees and shrubs

Rake up any leftover leaves

Put down new mulch in garden beds

Open up the pool if you have one

Interior

On a beautiful Kelowna spring day, open those windows and let in the fresh spring air.  Take the time to go through each room of the house and pack away any evidence of winter.  This is also a good time to wipe down all those surfaces that have collected dust. This is an important step in getting your house ready to list.  

You won’t be needing those heavy jackets and sweaters for a while, so pack away any seasonal gear.  Next time you will need those, you will be in your new home.

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House Ready to List?  What’s Next?

Now that you’ve got your house ready to list, you need to find the best real estate agent to represent you.  The team at Quincy Vrecko and Associates is your only choice. They will help you with ideas to get the house ready to list.  Ideas such as staging, any necessary improvements to maximize your price and help your home sell quickly.

Because no 2 homes are alike, Quincy Vrecko and Associates creates a tailored marketing plan for each property to attract the right buyer.  View a list of reasons why you should list with this award-winning team that is focused on results.

 

Okanagan Real Estate Series: Lakeview community

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The Okanagan is home to amazing real estate with incredible views of the lake.  Each lakeview community has a different surrounding making each view unique. 

We are real estate professionals in the Okanagan specializing in lakeview homes, therefore we are the best team to take you on a tour of the Okanagan.   On this journey we will give you our perspective of each lakeview community and explain the differences in these breathtaking views.

In this 3 part blog series, we will tour homes in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Peachland and Lake  Country. We will explain how each lakeview community captures the stunning beauty of Lake Okanagan in a unique way.  All beautiful and captivating. From sunrise to sundown, to the twinkle of the lights at night reflecting off the water.  

First of all, we start our tour of homes in Kelowna

Upper Mission

This area was cleared out by the Okanagan fires of 2003 as a result, is now one of Kelowna’s fastest growing communities.  High in the hills of Kelowna, this Lakeview community features mainly newer homes with vast panoramic views of Lake Okanagan.  These lakeviews are primarily of Lake Okanagan and the growing community around it. Because of the south and west facing views, it  makes this Lakeview community popular for the sun seekers looking to soak in the Okanagan sun.  While some of the north facing views get a glimpse of downtown Kelowna.

views of Kelowna Lakeview community-Quincy Vrecko Luxury Real Estate

Glenmore

The Lakeview community of Glenmore is nestled up against Knox Mountain.  A popular mountain for hiking, biking and sightseeing right in the heart of Kelowna’s downtown.  This small lakeview community has a mix of old and new homes. There are some of the best waterfront properties in Kelowna found in this area.  Most homes here offer big, west facing lakeviews from Peachland to Vernon.  

 

Dilworth

Established in the 90’s Dilworth is still building homes today.  Dilworth mountain is in the centre of Kelowna making lakeviews quite unique.  This lakeview community has some of the most diverse views of Lake Okanagan. Depending on the position of the home, these lakeviews can encompass both city and Lake Views.  A more lively night view with lights twinkling for miles.

Wilden

Wilden is a newer lakeview community located north of Glenmore.  This area has a more rustic feel with the lakeview through the towering evergreen trees.  This area is on the other side of Knox mountain and features newer, craftsman style homes.  

East of Kelowna
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South East Kelowna

East of Kelowna, this lakeview community seems like it is miles from the city yet it is only minutes away.  Surrounded by acreages, orchards, vineyards and golf courses, the views are serene. Mainly larger homes in the area, and only few with these prime Lakeviews.  Therefore, the ones that do are picturesque. Lake Okanagan is framed by the lush rolling hills of South East acreages. Truly a spectacular setting to view the lake.

Ellison

Ellison is mainly a flatter residential area and farming community, also home to the Kelowna International Airport.  The views in this lakeview community are found in the homes perched above the flats of Ellison. These lakeviews are just a portion of the views captured in this area.  The lake is off the distance over the city of Kelowna, the vast orchards and large acreages in the area. An active night view as planes land of the tarmack of YLW.

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There are mainly newer homes in this lakeview community.  The furthest distance from the lake, the west facing view is complex with a mix of city, mountains, orchards, golf courses and farms.  The higher up the mountain you go, the more vast the view gets, as a result, you get a little bit of everything from this lakeview community.

 

Above all, depending on what view you are after, there is a lakefront community that will capture it.  Our next series will explore West Kelowna lake views.  

Quincy Vrecko and Associates specializes in Premium Properties and waterfront homes that feature incredible lakeviews.  As a result, our team of professionals can find the best lakeview community that suits your lifestyle.