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Happy New Clutter Free Year!

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

images-kitchenJanuary: Kitchen and pantry. Give yourself a fresh start for the new year with a clean kitchen, decluttered cabinets and a healthy pantry and fridge.

  • Toss worn dish towels or cut them up to make rags
  • Sell or give away specialty small appliances and tools you seldom or never use
  • Recycle or toss freebie cups and Tupperware containers without lids
  • Toss expired food and spices
  • Take stock of cookware and dishes; give away or sell pieces you do not need

Habit to cultivate: Clean out the pantry and fridge each week before shopping.

Kamloops REAL ESTATE Market very Active

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

The city’s real-estate market continues on a roll as booming sales and declining inventories threaten to push prices higher.

The Kamloops & District Real Estate Association reported yesterday that 320 homes changed hands in the greater region, up 40 per cent from April 2015.

The number of units sold year-to-date is up by about 28 per cent.

The number of residential units on the market increased slightly from the month before. At about 1,800 units, however, it is 14 per cent lower than the same month last year.

The combination of rising sales and declining supply typically sees upward pressure on prices.

The median price of a single-family home in the city of Kamloops sold in April was $385,000.

If your buying or selling, I’m here to help

Thrifty secrets for home sellers

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Thrifty secrets for home sellers

linda,When preparing your home for market, tackle improvements that will help you obtain the best price and sell within the shortest amount of time. These inexpensive projects can go a long way:

  1. Clean and clear. Declutter top to bottom and store the excess offsite. Clean thoroughly, clear cupboards and countertops and keep décor items to a tasteful few.
  2. Tear up dingy broadloom. Replace it with a choice of cost-effective, neutral flooring options. Or if you like what you see underneath, have it professionally refinished.
  3. Paint it. Opt for neutral colours, in matte or eggshell finishes to camouflage flaws. Finish trim in satin, semi- or high-gloss.

Put my expertise to work for you! Ask me about preparing your home for optimal resale value.

Linda Klein
250 374 1461 (Office)

Royal LePage Westwin Realty- Kamloops

All offices are independently owned and operated, except those marked as indicated at Not intended to solicit currently listed properties or buyers under contract. The above information is from sources believed reliable, however, no responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of this information.
This email was sent by Linda Klein of Royal LePage Westwin Realty- Kamloops
800 SEYMOUR Kamloops, BC, V2C2H5
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Linda Klein Kamloops Real Estate Weekly Mortgage rates for week of June 15th 2015

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

DLC Weekly Rate Minder courtesy of Starr Webb

Terms Bank Rates Our Rates
6 Month 3.14% 3.10%
1 YEAR 2.89% 2.29%
2 YEARS 2.84% 2.19%
3 YEARS 3.39% 2.25%
4 YEARS 3.89% 2.54%
5 YEARS 4.64% 2.54%
7 YEARS 5.30% 3.39%
10 YEARS 6.10% 3.84%
Rates are subject to change without notice. *OAC E&OE
Prime Rate is 2.85%
Variable rate mortgages from as low as Prime minus 0.65%

Kamloops real estate Linda Klein Mortgage rates for week of March 30th 2015

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

DLC Weekly Rate Minder courtesy of Dominion Lending Center

Terms Bank Rates Our Rates
6 Month 3.14% 3.10%
1 YEAR 2.99% 2.69%
2 YEARS 2.94% 2.24%
3 YEARS 3.44% 2.49%
4 YEARS 3.94% 2.59%
5 YEARS 4.79% 2.59%
7 YEARS 6.04% 3.39%
10 YEARS 6.50% 3.84%
Rates are subject to change without notice. *OAC E&OE
Prime Rate is 2.85%
Variable rate mortgages from as low as Prime minus 0.65%

 Please note that rates shown above are subject to change without notice. The rates shown are  posted rates and the actual rate you receive may be different, depending upon your personal financial situation. “Some conditions may apply. Rates may vary from Province to Province. Rates subject to change without notice. *O.A.C. E.& O.E.” Check with your Dominion Lending Centres Mortgage Professional for full details and to determine what rate will be available for you.

*O.A.C., E.& O.E.


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Comparing Kamloops House Sale Market Statistics November 2014 to November 2013

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014



Comparative Statistics for Kamloops (Residential Only)


November 2014 November 2013  Difference
Number of New Listings       267    296    9.80% DOWN
Residential Units Sold       146    154    5.19% DOWN
Avg. Days on Market         77    78    1.28% DOWN
List to Sell Price Ratio     97.79%    96.81%    1.01% UP
Median Residential Price     $355,000    $353,000    0.57% UP
Total Monthly Sales $$     $42,443,621    $47,343,330    10.35% DOWN
Active Listings    1789    1745    2.52% UP




*The above information is from sources deemed reliable but it should not be relied upon without independent verification.

Comparative Analysis by Property Type – Monthly – October 2014

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Generated on: November 1, 2014
Comparative Analysis by Property Type – Monthly – October 2014
Kamloops And District Real Estate Association
Residential                                                 $ Value                 Sold                   Listed                Active
Residential, Waterfront                          $3,095,500              10                            10                   160
Residential                                              $45,955,665           127                          187                   954
House and Acreage                                 $5,806,400             15                            41                   291
Total Single Family Homes:                  $54,857,565           152                         238                 1405
Condo: Townhouse                                  $8,942,400            29                            34                   161
Condo: Apartment                                    $2,807,000            13                            22                   222
Half, Full Duplex/Triplex/Fourplex         $1,276,000              5                               8                     40
Total Residential Multi-Family:             $13,025,400             47                            64                  423
Mobile Home                                                $947,000             15                            33                  116
Total Residential:                                 $68,829,965           214                           335               1944

Kamloops Residential Sales by Sub-Area – Monthly – October 2014

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

October 2014

Kamloops Residential Sales by Sub-Area – Monthly – October 2014

  1. Brocklehurst              23
  2. Aberdeen                    22
  3. Sahali                           22
  4. Westsyde                     14
  5. South Kamloops         12
  6. Juniper Heights           10
  7. Barnhartvale                  8
  8. Dallas                              6


SOURCE: Kamloops and District Real Estate Association

Whistler Ski Chalet for sale

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Whistler ski chalet is the most expensive in the country




It’s big, it’s expensive, and it’s for sale.

For the person who has just about but not quite everything, Canada’s most expensive ski chalet is on the market in Whistler.

And it’s not your grandpa’s ski chalet — it’s actually two large exclusive homes clustered around a jaw-dropping outdoor pool and hot tub.

Need to ask the price? Let’s just say you probably can’t afford it.

Need to know the price? OK, it’s $13 million and a lot of change.

For that you get amazing ski resort views, a magnificent pool and hot tub, and enough room — 12,000 square feet — to sleep an entire ski patrol squadron.

“Look out over the lights of the village from Whistler’s most impressive estate,” gushes realtor John Ryan in his listing’s property description.

“This luxury family residence and separate guest house rest on the hill’s edge with exceptional outdoor living complete with infinity-edged swimming pool, oversized hot tub, wood burning stone fireplace and a stunning 40-foot waterfall.

“Black American walnut millwork and opulent limestone floors frame intimate and inviting spaces throughout the home featuring a gourmet chef kitchen, open concept dining area, stunning billiards room, temperature-controlled wine cellar and expansive gym.”

For those who aspire for The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous vibe, the après-ski indulgence is there for friends and family to enjoy.

“Relax after a great day skiing in the spa-like master suite or accommodate your family and friends in one of the spacious guest rooms or self-contained suite,” Ryan writes of what’s essentially an ultra-luxurious compound.

“Separate living in the guest house includes 4 bedrooms, a housekeeper’s suite and state-of-the-art theatre.

“An easy walk to the village, surrounding lakes, and trails enhance Whistler’s finest property.”

The Treetop Lane estate was built in 2005 and features no less than 11 bedrooms and 9.5 baths — all for a measly $13,495,000.

Kamloops Residential Sales by Sub-Area September 2014

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

September 2014

Kamloops Residential Sales by Sub-Area – Monthly – September 2014

  1. Sahali                           21
  2. Brocklehurst               20
  3. South Kamloops         19
  4. Aberdeen                     19
  5. Westsyde                     16
  6. North Kamloops         11
  7. Sun Rivers                     6
  8. Juniper Heights            5
  9. Batchelor Heights        3


SOURCE: Kamloops and District Real Estate Association

The data included on this website is deemed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed to be accurate by the Kamloops Real Estate Board. The trademarks REALTOR®, REALTORS® and the REALTOR® logo are controlled by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and identify real estate professionals who are members of CREA. Used under license.