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Mario Paré Mario Paré
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Royal LePage Kelowna
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1 - 1890 COOPER
Kelowna, BC V1Y8B7

In this issue...
· Featured Listing
· Real Estate stats for Central Okanagan
· How Well Do Know the Real Estate Business
· Living in the Okanagan
Economic Development Commission

- Kelowna is Canada's second-fastest growing city in terms of # of households.
- School District #23 is the fifth largest school district in the province.
- 200 Wineries in the Okanagan Valley.
- Top ten airports in Canada - Kelowna International Airport (YLW).
- Five Ski Hills.
- 7,300 acres of sandy beaches.
- Kelowna Yacht Club - largest freshwater marina in the Pacific Northwest.
- 19 epic golf courses.
- Southern Medical Campus Program at Kelowna General Hospital - first of its kind in North America.
READ MORE @ http://www.investkelowna.com/
Featured Listing
Featured Listing $288,800 Condo at Big White

LUXURIOUS LIVING AT BIG WHITE! Upscale 3 bedroom condo. Granite counter tops, hardwood floors, slate, maple kitchen, island, rock gas fireplace. Sleeps 10+. Ski in & out from ground level patio deck that includes a hot tub. Secure entry with underground parking spot. Separate storage locker for wet skis & boards. Walk to gondola, skating rink, enjoy fireworks & make great family memories. MLS#10108019 @ http://goo.gl/96noJ3.

Real Estate stats for Central Okanagan

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES:
Sales YTD are up 7.62%. Median price last month was $468,250. Listings YTD are up 0.97%. List/Sales Ratio last month 66.96%. Months of inventory is 5.36.

CONDOS:
Sales YTD are up 13.05%. Median price last month was $236,000. Listings YTD are up 10.39%. List/Sales Ratio last month 92.86%. Months of inventory is 4.75.

TOWNHOUSES:
Sales YTD are up 9.79%. Median price last month was $336,000. Listings YTD are down -0.57%. List/Sales Ratio last month 63.33%. Months of inventory is 5.19.

LOTS:
Sales YTD are down -17.17%. Median price last month was $190,000. Listings YTD are down -1.02%. List/Sales Ratio last month 90.48% Months of inventory is 20.31.

MOBILES:
Sales YTD are up 8.52%. Median price last month was $104,000. Listings YTD are up 3.69%. List/Sales Ratio last month 67.65%. Months of inventory is 4.96.

For more detailed statistics go to: https://goo.gl/XSYJrw

The List/Sales Ratios give an indication of whether we are moving into a balanced or seller's market. Once we get below 6 months of inventory, combined with a 60% or more List /Sales Ratio, we know this is a good indication that we are moving into a seller's market.

How Well Do Know the Real Estate Business

Last month I helped a friend from Grande Prairie, that I knew through business for quite a few years.

He and his bride-to-be, flew in to town to plan their upcoming August wedding, and while they were here they wanted to find the perfect vacation property. On that same Saturday afternoon, we viewed a few properties that we had narrowed down, to fit their criteria.

With all the information in hand and a good understanding of what was available, they flew back to Grande Prairie to think about which one was their best option.

Doing a long distance deal can at times be very challenging. The people involved have to understand the importance of completing the details on time. Especially when dealing with the banks and lawyers.

Not only was this couple on schedule, but they had things done well within the time frames we had set out. Any time they had questions through the process, they kept their cool and dealt with things very calmly. They knew I would look after them every step of the way and that helped us get through the whole thing with very little stress... for all of us.

It was such a pleasant experience dealing with people who trust and believe I'm here to help them through the whole process. People, who appreciate the time and effort I put in to make sure they get the best representation when making one of the largest purchases in their lives.

Who says this is a tough business!? :) Thank you, Tracey & Jason.

Living in the Okanagan

Icewine Harvest Underway in the Okanagan.

As temperatures in the Okanagan dip below freezing, many are cursing Mother Nature while wineries are excited for the cold temperatures.

The Icewine Harvest has officially begun as six wineries have braved the cold temperatures to pick the liquid gold from the vines. Wineries north of Penticton, east of Kelowna and in West Kelowna have begun their harvest as temperatures are perfect. The temperature must be -8°C or below for the harvest to begin...READ MORE @ https://goo.gl/RCnOfc.

I WANT TO WISH EVERYONE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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