Newton Townhomes – selling soon! Starting in the mid $500,000’s incl GST

Newton Townhomes are a new way of living in central Vernon. Sophisticated, contemporary and fun architecture is highlighted by a rich mix of low-maintenance materials and bold colours paired with large black windows to create a strikingly modern aesthetic with timeless curb appeal. Private and shared outdoor spaces, like the children’s play zone, create a welcoming community where you’ll get to know your neighbours by name. Contact Nik Roughton PREC* Value Plus 3% Real Estate INC to learn more 778-212-3737  

Congrats to all the teams and players for a fun-filled weekend at the Coca Cola Classic Greater Pee Wee Minor Hockey Tournament this past weekend!

Value Plus 3%  Real Estate is  a proud sponsor of the U13 Greater Minor Hockey Coca Cola Classic Pee Wee Hockey Tournament held recently. We’d like to share some photos from the rink and the parade. Thanks to all the sponsors, coaches, parents and players that made this great event happen!  

Market Outlook for February 2023

Sellers Market activity continues to be moderate as we enter 2023. While some buyers have come to accept the higher interest rates. Others are need based purchases; moving here to the North Okanagan after selling their home in another area of BC or out of province, along with changes in family dynamics. Interestingly enough due to the lack of inventory in certain segments of the market, for example well priced single family homes with suites are still able to generate multiple offers with some opting to wait a few days after listing their home to review any and all offers. The benchmark price for single family homes in North Okanagan saw a moderate decrease of 5.5% in January 2023 when compared to January 2022. The benchmark price for single family homes now sits at $696,500. In all other categories of housing there was a slight increase. With townhomes coming in at 7.8% increase when compared year-over-year and condos 5.8% increase. Looking into 2023 we anticipate inventory levels to continue to increase giving more choice to buyers. The overall affect will be a more balanced market between buyers and sellers. Buyers Whether you are looking to jump into home ownership or if you are planning to move from one property to another, the first step I would recommend is getting pre-approved with a reputable mortgage broker or bank.  This will help you be successful in setting the expectations for your affordability range and guide us to showing you the homes that would be most suitable for you. Reach out to a Value Plus 3% Real Estate agent for a list of local mortgage brokers who can set you up for success! To view the full release of market stats click on the link below January 2023 – Data Release    

3 Home Improvement Jobs You Should Consider Hiring For

Whether you’re making improvements to your own home or are planning to flip the property, working with contractors at some point is almost unavoidable. Even if you’re an avid do-it-yourselfer, you likely can’t do it all yourself all the time. When it comes to making repairs or improvements to a home, it’s good to know your limits. Here are three home improvement jobs that you may want to hire a professional for.

1. Roofing

If the roof needs replacing on your home, it’s best to let professional roofers tackle the job. Roofing takes time, and that’s one thing you don’t have if you’re planning to flip the property for profit. The longer you spend repairing the property, the more money it costs you. If you’ve never replaced a roof before, there’s a good chance you’ll make a costly mistake trying to do it yourself. Leave it to the professionals so it’ll get done quickly and without error.

2. Plumbing

Running new plumbing or repairing plumbing problems is time-consuming. If not done correctly, it can lead to very costly problems later on when unseen leaks turn into a huge expense. While doing improvements yourself often save you money, making a mistake while attempting plumbing work can cost you more time and money than if you had hired a contractor. Leave plumbing work to someone who does it for a living, so you know it’s done right.

3. Knocking Out Walls

If you’re planning to flip your property for profit, you’ll likely want to make it as appealing as possible, which means possibly knocking out walls to create a better flow within the home. While it’s fun to knock out walls, you have to be careful that you don’t remove a load—bearing wall that helps hold the house up. If you do, it could impact the structural integrity of the house itself. If you don’t know what you’re doing or aren’t sure if the walls you want to remove are load-bearing, leave this job to the pros so you’re sure to have a house left to sell when it’s all done. Many people like to make improvements to their properties themselves because it saves money and it’s fun. There are some tasks, however, that really need to be completed by someone who knows the job inside out. If your property needs improvements in any of the three areas listed above, consider hiring a professional to avoid costly mistakes.

How To Choose The Perfect White Color

White is white is white, right? Wrong! There are so many shades of white, it can be hard choosing the right one for any given project. Is it a cool white or a warm one? What vibe are you going for? A stark existence or a welcoming hue? The color white, although simple in theory, is actually quite complex and it can be difficult choosing the right shade. Below, we give you some pointers to help you choose the perfect shade of white for your painting project.

Cool Or Warm White?

White comes with both cool and warm undertones. Cool whites include gray or blue undertones that lend a soft touch to the color. These undertones can soften harsh lighting and create a fresh vibe in the space. Many home improvement projects look great with a cool white rather than a warm one. Warm whites, on the other hand, have yellow, pink, or peach undertones that give off a warm, inviting feel. Warm whites are best suited for rooms that don’t receive a lot of natural lighting as they lend a sunny vibe to the room. When you’re searching for the right shade of white for your project, it’s a good idea to get samples of both cool and warm whites so you can determine which is best suited for your space.

Don’t Buy Before You Try!

It’s a bad idea to commit to a white before you’ve had a chance to see it in action in your home. Grab a few samples or paint cards to take home and really give each color a fair chance to show its beauty in all different kinds of light. You may be surprised to find out that the white you thought you liked really isn’t the right choice after all. Finally, invite a few friends or family over to give their opinions on your samples. Fresh eyes can give a new perspective, so get a few opinions from other people to determine the right shade of white for your project. There are literally thousands of shades of white to choose from, so don’t choose blindly. Go through the process and make sure to sample both cool and warm whites to eliminate an entire group of hues from your search. Don’t get intimidated by your options. It’s only white, after all. The right shade will present itself in a quick hurry if you follow the tips above.         Value Plus 3% Real Estate INC | Value Plus 3% Real Estate INC info@vp3.ca | (250) 308-1888 #realty #homes #property #home #house #householdtips #houses #tips #organizing #organize

Coming Soon Newton Townhomes in Vernon

Contemporary Urban Living Sixteen thoughtfully designed townhomes conveniently located in Vernon’s Harwood Neighbourhood. Maintenance-free, 2, 3 & 4-bedroom, stylish, attainable homes with 2 car garages. With all of life’s urban amenities at your doorstep, Newton offers homes where families and individuals can thrive and grow. Register today for more details. https://newtontownhomes.ca/   Marketed By: Nik Roughton PREC* This is not an offering for sale. Any such offerings may only be made with a Disclosure Statement, E.&.O.E. *Personal Real Estate Corporation

How to Prevent Humidity in Your Basement

? Humidity in a basement is a problem for many reasons. ? If you’d like to find out how to prevent humidity in your basement, this article is for you! Humidity in a basement is a problem for many reasons. Not only is the space smelly and uncomfortable, but it can also cause structural issues and health concerns, as well. There are several causes of dampness in a basement. From temperature changes and the presence of groundwater to excess rain and/or moisture inside the house, damp basements are a common issue for many homeowners. The good news is, there are a number of ways you can prevent humidity in your basement. The trick is to be proactive in finding the source of the moisture and then eliminating it. Below, we give you several things you can do to get rid of and prevent humidity from being a problem in your own basement.

Get Rid Of Dampness Inside Your Home

Moisture and leaks from inside your home can cause humidity to form in your basement. If you know of any leaky pipes in your home’s plumbing, make sure to get them fixed right away. Additionally, you should turn off humidifiers, make sure your clothes dryer is vented outside properly, install and use exhaust fans in the bathrooms and kitchen, and during humid months, run a dehumidifier on each level of your home to remove as much moisture as possible from the air.

Eliminate Outdoor Moisture Sources

Basements are humid enough without additional moisture coming in from the outside. Do your best to control these sources by cleaning out your gutters at least once a year. This will keep rain and runoff flowing away from your home, so it doesn’t spill over right next to the foundation and leak into your basement. Also, it’s important to make sure your sump pump is functioning properly at all times. This is a vital piece of equipment that cannot fail, for if it does, it could mean thousands of dollars in damage. Lastly, make sure your basement is as watertight as possible by covering the dirt floor with a plastic sealant, filling in any cracks in the foundation, and covering the walls with waterproof paint.

Prevent Condensation

Temperature changes occur in the basement quite regularly. This causes condensation to build up, making the space more humid. You can prevent condensation from occurring by increasing ventilation in the room. Open your basement windows on dry days to increase the airflow to help dry things out. Be sure to close the windows each evening and during humid/rainy weather, though, to prevent excess dampness. Lastly, insulate exterior walls and cold-water pipes to keep them warmer. Nothing is worse than a damp basement that smells funny and is uncomfortable to be in. By getting rid of moisture in and around your home, you can prevent humidity in your basement. #realty #homes #property #home #house #householdtips #houses #tips #organizing #organize



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