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Wonderful, affordable home located in central Oliver within walking distance to schools, shopping and recreation. Perfect for retirees, as a starter home, or investment! Clean and cozy 2 bedroom well maintained home with partial basement. Many upgrades have been completed in the past 10 yrs including brand new windows throughout (2019), new paint inside & out, flooring, kitchen & bathroom updates, all wiring ...
Looking for the perfect vacation property or investment? This is it! A modern, stylish TOP FLOOR 1-bedroom suite awaits you at the Summerland Waterfront Resort. Gorgeous LAKE VIEWS and mountain views from your own PRIVATE balcony. This bright and spacious, fully furnished unit comes with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, fireplace and 2 TVs. Private bedroom. Sofa bed in the living room for extr...
BALDY MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT is a hidden gem in the South Okanagan, nestled among mountains and blessed with some of the best powder around! Currently the BEST PRICED lot on the mountain, this lot is centrally located and fully serviced, and a great place to build your dream vacation cabin or family home. This resort is one of the best mountains for family friendly skiing and snowboarding in the Okanagan, and a ...
Terrific ski-in, ski-out lot in the heart of the village, right next to the Lodge. Here's your chance to get in on all the excitement at BALDY MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT! With its excellent location, this flat 0.226 acre CORNER LOT is easy to build on and the perfect place to build your dream getaway cabin or family home. Fully serviced lot, ready for your building ideas. Mt Baldy is a family oriented ski hill, with...
This is THE PENTHOUSE SUITE in Casa Rio, the BEST condo complex in Oliver! You won't find another one like this!! Unique TOP FLOOR LUXURY SUITE with a HUGE 75 foot covered wrap around deck. Phenomenal north-east facing views of the valley and mountains from every room. This one-owner gorgeous 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bathroom home is tastefully finished. Discover vaulted ceilings, high-end blinds, cozy fireplace...
One of the largest units in PARK PLACE, this freshly painted, tastefully renovated 3 bedroom,2 bathroom corner unit is VACANT and move-in ready! Neutral tile floors throughout the spacious entry, hallway, kitchen & bathrooms. Rich,dark hand scraped wood floors in the living & dining rooms. Beautiful kitchen features upgraded cabinets,great lighting, tiled backsplash & Samsung appliances. Main bathroom has a l...
PRESTIGIOUS DIVIDEND RIDGE just above the Osoyoos Golf Course. Just 1 minute to golf and 5 minutes to town. Lovely custom built, original Owner home with the kind of views worth getting out of bed and drinking your morning coffee on the deck kind of views. Precisely placed on a large corner lot for privacy and to take advantage of the beautiful rock and naturescape landscape. Beautifully d...Listed by RE/MAX WINE CAPITAL REALTY
Exceptional value here!! Great neighbourhood, great view and a well-built home with an in-law suite! Big newly finished deck overlooking the view and the spacious yard of over a quarter acre. Includes 1 year old front load Samsung washer and dryer, 2 year old A/C and furnace plus 2 year old ride-on Craftsman mower. 3 bedroom and 2 bath up including a 3 pce en-suite and a 1 bedroom and den with 3 pce bath in-l...Listed by FRONT STREET REALTY
Two bedroom home on quiet 6th Avenue. Large corner lot one block off Main Street, downtown parks and stores. Small garage with a small room in the back and a nice size storage shed. Ideal for a first time Buyer, Investor or a Retirement Home. Lockbox on, easy to show. Measurements are approximate and should be verified if important to the buyer.Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE LOCATIONS WEST
**NEW PRICE** Beautiful well-kept double wide home in a very scenic setting in Country Pines MHP. The unit has new countertops, new hardware, laminate flooring throughout, new light fixtures, sliders in kitchen cupboards, skylights in both baths, w-I shower in ensuite, and custom blinds. The home has been professionally painted, including the ceiling. The hot water tank and furnace are approximately 12 years ...Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE SOUTH COUNTRY
Own this clean and well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath rancher in a quiet residential neighbourhood with fenced yard, garden shed and RV parking. No restrictions, no fees. Located just a few minutes drive to downtown, amenities, shopping & services and less than a 10 min drive to beaches and park. With lots of natural light, a bright master and good sized 2nd bedroom, laminate floors throughout, air conditioning an...Listed by SKAHA REALTY GROUP INC
Spectacular custom built 2 Bed, 3 Bath home that has thought of every detail. This beautiful home is located in the middle of wine country in Oliver, BC. Step into the open and bright main living area with modern finishes that include high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, wide plank laminate flooring and a gourmet kitchen complete with Agosto (dual fuel) gas cooktop and stainless appliances. Step through s...Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE LOCATIONS WEST
Buying A Home
Let me help you every step of the way. When purchasing a home in Oliver, you are faced with a multitude of decisions! The primary one is whether you are actually prepared to purchase a home. Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Although, once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with the required effort towards your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home in and around Oliver easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
I am always familiar with the current Oliver homes on the market, and I know the neighborhood values in Oliver very well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
Your First Step
Your first step to buying a home is to first ask yourself why you want to buy a home: to stop paying rent? To start building equity? To have a place of your own? To raise a family? To entertain business associates? To move up to a bigger house? Next, list what kind of home you'd like and where you would like to be. Be specific. Separate the "must haves" from the "want to haves."
Which Areas or Neighbourhoods of Oliver?
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (city, suburban neighborhood, country); community (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services such as transportation, day care, library, stores, entertainment). Ask yourself how many minutes you are willing to commute to work.
Think about home styles. How much space do you need? Does your situation require a one-level home, or are stairs acceptable? Consider size and kind of property. Do you want a newer home, or maybe an older one to fix up? Someday you or your heirs will want to sell. Consider how long you expect to live in this particular home.
Your Next Step: Loan Pre-QualificationOnce you have addressed the above needs, your next step in the purchasing process is to get pre-qualified with a mortgage company. This can be done over the phone or even online in a matter of minutes... however, I can not stress enough, the importance of working with a good mortgage broker.
Call me and I will personally refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
I Will Find The Right Homes For You
Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system to locate them. Both Private Client Services (PCS) and this website are amazing tools which I can set up for you. I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications.
I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way
I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is positive, cost-efficient, and successful. I focus on delivering exceptional service and communicating information to you in a way that you can easily understand.
Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use a REALTOR®
Before selling your home, you will need a clear understanding of the legal issues and potential pitfalls. One wrong action could result in a lot of cost and frustration, which is why it is essential to have a REALTOR® working with you, as he or she will make the sale of your home a successful and satisfying experience.Greater exposure
REALTORS® use the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) to give your home maximum exposure. MLS® is a computer-based system that relays valuable information about your home to hundreds of REALTORS® and potential homebuyers.Setting a price
Setting a price for your home is an important but difficult process. Again, this is where the services of a REALTOR® prove invaluable. REALTORS® have the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. REALTORS® also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.
REALTORS® will also develop a marketing plan to help your property receive maximum exposure. This will likely include placing your home on the MLS® system and placing a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. The plan will likely also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS® and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets/mailers to market your home.
Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, your REALTOR® will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. He or she will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.Why working with a REALTOR® makes sense
When you work with a REALTOR® you will likely get a better price for your home than if you try to sell it yourself. Apart from the financial benefits, however, there is an extra measure of comfort and security that comes from having a REALTOR® on your side. Remember that REALTORS® are governed by a code of ethics and standards of business practice. They have also been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property. When it comes to buying or selling property, using a REALTOR® just makes sense.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Sonia grew up on her family’s farm in the Lower Mainland. Summer trips to the Okanagan fostered a love for the area and 20 years ago she decided to make Oliver home, raising a family with 3 beautiful daughters. Sonia has never regretted the move and thoroughly enjoys everything the sunny Okanagan has to offer: spectacular scenery, wonderful climate, abundant outdoor activities, and most of all, the friendly people.
Sonia has extensive customer service experience. She was a travel agent for a number of years, then most recently worked in education as an Educational Assistant while also managing a home business at the same time. One common thread linking all of her work remains the same; Sonia enjoys working with and helping people attain their goals.
Sonia has always been intrigued by Real Estate, having been involved in many personal real estate deals herself. These experiences, coupled with a strong desire to become more involved in the industry, led her to obtain her license and work in the community she loves. She can assist you with buying or selling a residential property in the South Okanagan, and specializes in the Oliver area.
Sonia is not afraid of working hard and prides herself on being honest, reliable and providing exceptional service. She has an energetic spirit and has a passion for helping others find their perfect home. Sonia’s primary goal is to provide you with the utmost positive experience along with expertise in the local market. She is committed to her clients and will provide assistance every step of the way. By choosing Sonia to be your realtor, whether you are relocating or making a change locally, you will have a wonderful real estate experience with someone you can trust.