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By Dave Vrabic, Mortgage Broker
(MortgageOpolis)
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...But it Works! The following is a case study of a recent client who refinanced their mortgage through MortgageOpolis. Case Study: Clients purchased a home last year and currently has a mortgage of $150,000.00 at 5.90%, 5yr fixed term /15yr amortization and $650 bi-weekly payments.We were able t...

By Dave Vrabic, Mortgage Broker
(MortgageOpolis)
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Canadian Mortgage Rates for January 27, 2009.Courtesy of MortgageOpolisRefinance your mortgage today to a lower rate and save thousands of dollars, of your hard earned money! Prime Rate 3.00%Variable Prime Plus .80%1 year fixed term 3.50%2 year fixed term 4.29%3 year fixed term 4.29%4 year fixed ...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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Steven Harper and his minority Conservative Government announced billions in tax credits for Canadians today!  Finance Minister Jim Flaherty gave Canadians some good news as he went over the Federal Government's plan to kick start the stalled out economy.  The proposed tax cuts and relief are ai...

By Dave Vrabic, Mortgage Broker
(MortgageOpolis)
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Canadian Mortgage Rates for January 26, 2009. Provided by: MortgageOpolis The 1 year fixed rates has dropped from 3.89% to 3.50% Prime Rate 3.00%   Variable Rate Prime plus .80% 1 year fixed term 3.50%  2 year fixed term 4.29%   3 year fixed term 4.29%   4 year fixed term 4.29%   5 year fixed ter...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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Kelowna residents are amongst the thirstiest in the entire world! Water consumption is a hot topic and recently it has jumped into the headlines here in Kelowna,BC.  Although some progress on reducing water consumption locally has been made, those efforts are not nearly enough!  The following art...

By Dave Vrabic, Mortgage Broker
(MortgageOpolis)
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Canadian Mortgage Rates for January 22, 2009 Provided by: MortgageOpolis  The 1 year fixed rates has dropped from 3.89% to 3.50% Prime Rate 3.00%   Variable Rate Prime plus .80% 1 year fixed term 3.50%  2 year fixed term 4.29%   3 year fixed term 4.29%   4 year fixed term 4.29%   5 year fixed ter...

By Dave Vrabic, Mortgage Broker
(MortgageOpolis)
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Canadian Mortgage Rates for January 20, 2009 Provided by: MortgageOpolis    Prime Rate 3.00% Variable Rate Prime plus .80% 1 year fixed term 3.89% 2 year fixed term 4.59% 3 year fixed term 4.55% 4 year fixed term 4.59% 5 year fixed term 4.69% 5 year cash back 6.75% 10 year fixed term 6.45% Rates ...

By Kym Tarr, Its all in the details!
(Prep This House Interiors Inc.)
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  Get rid of the dirt on the outside of the house.  Hose down the house, remove cobwebs and anything else that might be lurking under the eaves. It is amazing how much street grime builds up on your exterior walls   Make the entrance to your home inviting.  Surround it with good looking well care...

By Dave Vrabic, Mortgage Broker
(MortgageOpolis)
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Here are 10 quick tips on how you can make changes to your daily lives to contribute less to global warming. This article is courtesy of www.cmhc. Each Canadian generates, on average, five tonnes of greenhouse gases every year. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation offers 10 simple steps you ca...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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Foreclosures are few and far between in the Central Okanagan today.  The Kelowna Real Estate Market has returned to more of a balanced one with homes taking longer to sell and buyers have more selection.  There are also a number of "Subject to Sale" deals where one home owner is waiting for anot...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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  Black Mountain is a rural neighbourhood located south east of Kelowna.  The first homes were built predominately on larger ¼ acre lots in the 1970's.  The newer built homes feature incredible panoramic views that stretch from Okanagan Lake to Kelowna International Airport.  Kirschner Mountain i...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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Joe Rich Valley is a hidden gem amongst the many communities surrounding the Kelowna area.  There are vast acreages and farms abundantly found along the Highway 33 corridor leading almost to the Big White Ski Resort turnoff road.  Joe Rich's landscape varies from the valley creek beds up to moun...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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Although many real estate markets across Canada have been very sluggish in terms of sales, the month of December for sales in the Central Okanagan were quite encouraging.  Kelowna and its many neighbourhoods are still considered to be among the most desirable to live in anywhere in this great co...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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Do you have a favorite hobby?  How do you relax and unwind after a long day?  What is "Life Giving" to you?   Even in a slower market like most of us are experiencing today, it is so very important to take time for oneself and recharge your personal battery!  Trying to balance the life of a real ...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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Child - Daddy, which is it better to be a grownup or a child? Father - Uhhhh...That is a great question son!  I would say that being a grownup at times is better and then there are times that being a child is better! Child - Why??? Father - Well, being a grownup means a lot of responsibility and...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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The little BIG news for me personally in 2009. Just before 2009 arrived my wife had some "news" for me on Christmas Eve morning, we would welcoming a new addition to our family.  We had recently been discussing the idea of another child and then there was nothing left to discuss,LOL!  Every child...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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 COMMUNICATION!!! (Sorry I yelled that out loud, I just wanted to illustrate my point!) This word alone will revolutionize the way that your clients perceive and value you at the end of the day!  A Seller's Perspective- The #1 reason that any expired listing gives me for not renewing with their p...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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"How am I relevant?"...is the question that I cannot stop asking myself!  I ask myself this question relentlessly on a daily basis.  Every time I go to pick up the phone, jump online or whatever it is that I am doing I want to be productive!  I need to remind myself that everything I do during th...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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I typically don't make New Year's Resolutions as I find for myself it is no more of a motivator to achieve whatever promise I made to myself!  You know historically at this time of year more people purchase gym memberships with the best of intentions to get into shape.  However, a few weeks into ...

By Jason Neumann, Realtor - www.KelownaRealEstateNews.com
(Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd.)
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For Christmas I treated myself to "Guitar Hero Aerosmith" for the Wii system. The thought was to try something different and have some fun in the process. I have watched kids and teenagers play this game at our local Wal-Mart and thought it looked easy enough to do.  The primary mistake I made i...

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