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By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
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Last week at the OMREB AGM the Realtors in attendance were treated to a lively and inspirational presentation by Robert Fine the Manager of Economic Development for the Central Okanagan. Some of the opportunities and successes shared with the audience were: In the Okanagan there are 10,000 more p...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
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There are two types of people in this world, those who believe in two types of people and those who do not. In this poignant TED Talk Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for individualized learning - a revolution - not an evolution - of learning and school systems. In my last Blog I re-blogged a sche...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
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Thinking of relocating to Kelowna, BC? I have just celebrated my 1st year Anniversary as a full time resident in the Okanagan, and am ready, willing and able to assist others in their relocation to our sanctuary! A stay at the Delta Grand Hotel is the perfect way to start your relocation journey....

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
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The Wild Woman, Wise Woman Foundation has a goal of bringing Oprah for a visit to Kelowna. Together with the help of two multi talented media personalities, a whole bunch of Okanagan businesses and the entire community of Kelowna we ask: " Oprah, will you come to Kelowna?"  Not sure if the wigs w...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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There are currently 104 active foreclosures (as of November 14,2010) amongst the entire listing inventory for the Central Okanagan.  There are 4,307 current active listings reporting at this time including the 104 foreclosure properties. Foreclosure Inventory breakdown: 8 Lots and Acreages (Rangi...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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Ratio of Sales vs. Total Inventory = 6.31% Condo -- Sales = 44 Condo -- New Listings  = 134 Condo -- Current Inventory = 921 Condo -- Sell/Inv. Ratio = 4.78% Condo -- Days to Sell = 128 Average Price: $244,118 Average Median Price: $216,250   Townhouse -- Sales = 32 Townhouse -- New Listings = 79...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
Comments 4
While on the topic of advising Faith, to keep her beliefs, and/or her child... "Keep the baby faith.  vs. Keep the Baby, Faith. " (my last blog) I found my thoughts wandering over to other punctuation and gramamar offspring. Lately I have found myself in a communication conundrum. Is it still imp...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
Comments 4
My best friend once told me you can say anything, with a smile. Then he proceeded to say the most profound statements, while enticing me with his charismatic grin, a full toothed smile, twinkling eyes, and a knowing nod. "You are a total &^^^%^&% idiot." He stated, while nodding his head, display...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
Comments 2
The lump in my throat was threatening to choke me, as I sat on November 11, 2010, and watched the ever increasing line of names, and dates scroll down the screen. Remembrance Day in Canada, known by our Southerly neighbors as Veterans Day, is a day to Remember and Honor our heroes and soldiers wh...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
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How does the factor Scarcity influence human behavior, and why does it qualify as a Factor That Influences Behavior ? Have you ever arrived at a store to purchase an advertised sale item and found it sold out? Did you find yourself becoming irrationally upset, filled with a sense of outrage, of l...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
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While pondering the definition of efficient, as a Factor that Causes Influence one might stumble across it's sister word - sufficient. If Efficient refers to being effective without wasting time, effort or expense; and Sufficient is fulfilling a need or requirement without being abundant - when i...

By Kym Tarr, Its all in the details!
(Prep This House Interiors Inc.)
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Some time ago  my girlfriend moved into a new place, in an effort to help redesign her space i decided that I would bring her some inventory that I was no longer using. She needed a kitchen table and chairs and artwork.  What I brought her was an old antique set that had sat in my inventory for y...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
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This is a learning curve blog entry ... Episode three. I wrote previously about the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Commercial Builders Awards, and included a list of Winners - although all entrants are really classified as Winners! Then I tried to insert a picture of my favorite building - the Mad...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
Comments 2
  Congratulations to the Builders, Architects and design team of The Madison - winners of the Okanagan Mainline Commercial Builders Award for Multi-Family building constructed in 2010. The Award winning Madison hosts 57 residential and 5 commercial condominium units, with a total of 29 unique flo...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
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Last night I was privileged to attend the OMREB Commercial Building Awards, held at the Coast Capri Hotel. The room was full of Realtors, Builders, Suppliers and our supporting teams- ready to celebrate the achievements of our Commercial Builders for their projects ranging from Peachland to Revel...

By Sharon Lancaster, SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
(Sage Executive Group Real Estate)
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Years ago, while still donning my Communications and Public Speaking cap, I had the privilege of writing a chapter in a compilation book. As a marketing professional, I was asked to deliver some content on Media - how and when to purchase flights, radio vs. in-print costs, apples to apples orange...

By Raymond MAASKE, Commercial Real Estate
(BusCom Real Estate Services)
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$10 million property sold   By Steve MacNaull Thursday, October 7, 2010   An aerial view of the 29 acre parcel at 5880 Lakeshore Road that has changed hands for $10 million. What real estate slowdown? A 29-acre waterfront super-estate has just sold in Kelowna for $10 million. “It‘s good news, re...

By Kym Tarr, Its all in the details!
(Prep This House Interiors Inc.)
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By Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
(EXIT STAGE RIGHT)
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Tantalizing Tantalus Winery - A Modern LEED Winery This is a follow up post to a recent post I wrote about the Mission Hill Winery in Kelowna.  Design is all around us, and even while travelling to Kelowna, B.C. and doing a little wine tasting, I was very aware of my surroundings and how these wi...

By Kym Tarr, Its all in the details!
(Prep This House Interiors Inc.)
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