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February, Spring is around the corner.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017


February is a perfect time of year to indulge in home comforts like cooking big-batch meals, reading in the afternoon and playing a board game or watching a movie with the kids in the evening. If you are considering putting your home on the market this year, it’s a good idea to start the process now. Set a timetable, make a list of home projects that need to get done to help your home show well. I’m here to help, call me if you have any questions  and let’s get your house Sold

February is upon us

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Flower-Vase-32 Indulge in weekly fresh flowers. With Valentine’s Day this month, the markets will be filled with fresh flowers , not just red roses but tulips and daffodils. Treat your home to a bouquet of fresh-cut blooms once a week to add a little colour — spring may still be a little way off, but that doesn’t mean your coffee or dining table can’t look like a spring garden in bloom!

Kamloops and District home sales post best annual total in nine years

Monday, January 9th, 2017


The number of homes sold through the MLS® System of the Kamloops and District Real Estate Association recorded an 11th consecutive double-digit increase in December 2016.

According to the Association’s statistics, home sales totaled 144 units in December 2016, up 28.6 per cent from December 2015. This was the best month of December since 2009.

On an annual basis home sales numbered 3,181 in 2016. This stood 23.6 per cent above 2015 and marked the first year to crack the 3,000 mark since 2007.

“Housing demand in the region remains historically strong,”  “2016 was the best year for the local housing market in almost a decade. Better still, the handoff into 2017 looks even stronger, with higher sales compared to one year ago, and quite a bit less inventory. This should further support prices this year.”

The average price of homes sold in December 2016 was a record $367,591, rising 18.4 per cent from a year earlier. The annual average sale price was $345,528, up 5.9 per cent from 2015.

The dollar value of all home sales in December 2016 was $52.9 million, up 52.3 per cent on a year-over-year basis and a record for the month. This was also the first time volumes had surpassed $50 million in December.

There were 138 new listings on the Association’s MLS® System in December 2016, down 21.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis. This was the lowest December level in 15 years.

Active residential listings on the Association’s MLS® System numbered 1,031 units at the end of December, down 23.1 per cent from a year earlier.

There were 7.2 months of inventory at the end of December 2016, down from 12 months a year earlier and below the long-run average for this time of year. The number of months of inventory is the number of months it would take to sell current inventories at the current rate of sales activity.

Sales of all property types numbered 162 units in December, an increase of 33.9 per cent from December 2015. The total value of all properties sold was $58.3 million, up 58.6 per cent from December 2015.

Kamloops Real Estate Market Strong, House median price up

Monday, June 6th, 2016

The city’s real-estate market shows no signs of slowing, with recent numbers indicating residential sales jumped by a third compared to the same month last year.

Statistics from the Kamloops & District Real Estate Association show sales in May were up 36 per cent over last year.

This comes at the same time as supply continues to shrink. The number of listings compared to 2015 is down 15 per cent.

Cyndi Crossley, vice-president of the real-estate board, said the market is being driven by out-of-town buyers.

“In Kamloops, we are seeing buyers coming from the Lower Mainland, and understandably so, due to the sale prices and our affordable housing,” she said.

The B.C. Real Estate Association cites positive employment growth for the trends.

“They say we could see the stats continue as they are for approximately the next eight to 12 months,” Crossley said.

The median price for a single-family home in Kamloops is $405,000. That is influenced in part by 20 homes selling for more than $600,000 in May.


Monday, May 16th, 2016

April was another record-breaking month for home sales in British Columbia. There were 12,969 sales through the MLS of BCREA last month, beating March’s 12,560; and up 30.3 per cent from April 2015.

“Housing demand is exceptionally strong across the southern regions of the province,” said Cameron Muir, BCREA Chief Economist. “Consumers appear to be particularly active in the Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley and the Thompson/Okanagan regions.”

The average MLS price was up 17.2 per cent year-over-year to $743,640 and the total value of all home sales surged 52.7 per cent to $9.64 billion.

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.

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March 2016 Real Estate Statistics Solds up 29% over February

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Comparing March 2016 to February 2016


Comparative Statistics for Kamloops (Residential Only)




February 2016
Number of New Listings 520 422 23.22% UP
Residential Units Sold 256 197 29.95% UP
Avg. Days on Market 70 84 16.67% DOWN
List to Sell Price Ratio 97.54% 97.43% 0.11% UP
Median Residential Price $368,000 $378,000 2.65% DOWN
Total Monthly Sales $$ $86,693,738 $65,085,608 33.20% UP
Active Listings 1675 1560 7.40% UP




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

Property Transfer Tax and the new BC budget

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

There are no changes to the first time home buyer exemption limits;

All buyers (whether first time buyers or not) no longer pay PTT on purchases of newly-built homes up to $750,000 in value; note the buyer must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident; there is a partial exemption for homes between $750,000.00 and $800,000.00; The newly built home exemption will only apply to people who actually occupy the home as their principle residence for a year after purchase. (relatives do not qualify)

PTT has changed so that there is now a 3% tax on amounts over $2,000,000.00. The 3% tax is only paid on the amount over $2,000,000.00, not the full price.


The existing first time home buyers program for re-sale homes remains unchanged. The threshold remains $475,000 with a partial exemption for homes between $475,000 and $500,000


Linda Klein Kamloops Real Estate Music in the park July 2015 Schedule

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Music in the Park runs all summer long.

The free entertainment takes place 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., unless otherwise stated, each night at the Rotary Bandshell in Riverside Park, 100 Lorne St. All shows are rain or shine, but subject to change.

Included links to the bands, so you can check them out beforehand.


Riverside Park

July 1 – Canada Day celebrations

July 2 Tiller’s Folly (Canadiana celtic)

July 3 Greg Drummond (Canadian folk rock)

July 4 – Kingpins (classic rock)

July 5Gary Comeau and Cannery Row (Cajun)

July 6Nova Scotiables (East Coast)

July 7 – Beyond Brass (big band classics)

July 8 – Sean Ashby (Sarah McLachlan guitarist)

July 9 – Mike MacKenzie Blues Band (classic rock and blues)

July 10 – Hijacked by B.C. Living Arts – Tribute to Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn and The Band with Van Damsel – 6:30 p.m.

July 11 – Hijacked by B.C. Living Arts – Tribute to Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and The Band with The Caspians and James Wolf – 6 p.m.

July 12Cécile Doo-Kingué (blues)

July 13100 Mile House (English folk roots)

July 14 – Wild T and The Spirit (blues)

July 15 – Scattered Atoms (blues and R&B)

July 16Sally and the Melo Hearts (current and classic rock)

July 17Sabrina Weeks and Swing Cat Bounce (blues)

July 18Ben Klick (country rock)

July 19 – Impulse Response (R&B)

July 20Jane Perrett (classical soprano and showtunes)

July 21 – Ben Caldwell and the Folk Road Show (roots and folk)

July 22Cod Gone Wild (Maritime fun)

July 23 – BCLC Midsummer Music Jam featuring Catch 22 (1980s music)

July 24 Sarah Burton (rockin’ roots pop)

July 25Sherman Doucette (blues harp)

July 26Dave Lang and the Insolent Rabble (swing jazz)

July 27Twin Peaks (duo)

July 28Tanner James Band (folk roots and country)

July 29Kirby Sewell Band (blues)

July 30 – The Longriders (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute)

July 31 – Trama (rock)

Just Sold

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

West Pines Villas 46-650 Harrington Just Sold

Thank you for listing and buying with me, it was a pleasure and best of luck in your new home.

This home sold right away. Great location beside Dunes Golf Course.

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