Buying a house will no doubt be one of the largest financial transactions and most nerve-racking decisions people will ever make. Jay's expertise will help guide you through all the obstacles during this important decision process.
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"Selecting the right property isn't a matter of luck. I offer my clients a lot of value with 20 years of local experience, proven negotiating abilities, attention to detail and a strong work ethic. I also believe I add value which cannot be bought or measured with money, that being sincerity, integrity and patience. Combined all will help you to make the most informed decision possible when purchasing your next Shuswap property."
Dave & Angela Colombe
"As first time home Buyers, my husband and I were unsure of what to expect in our price range and what a realtor would be able to find for us. After viewing many different properties with other Realtors we felt confident that Jay had our best interests in mind and so we chose Jay as our Realtor. Being patient, honest and encouraging, Jay helped us make what we feel was the best possible decision for our first home. Our experience was great and we'd highly recommend Jay as a Realtor to anyone."
The Yates Family
"Thank you Jay for assisting us in purchasing our first house! Jay made the process very easy, and made us feel so comfortable through out everything. We couldn't have asked for a better or more personable realtor than Jay. If anyone is in need if a GREAT realtor just give Jay a call! We appreciate all your guidance, help and time you put into making our first purchase a breeze. Thanks!"
This Is Going To Be Fun...
Remember you're not just buying a home... you're buying the "Shuswap Lifestyle!". Jay tells buyers that all the time and they laugh. "But it's true," he says "we are so lucky to live here!" He gets that, and that's why Jay loves what he does. Whether you are a first time Buyer or a veteran home purchaser Jay promises to make the process of purchasing Salmon Arm and Shuswap area real estate easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge with someone else. He will help you locate and assess local properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
As an experienced, full time local real estate agent working every day he is always familiar with the current listings on the market and knows the individual neighborhood values well. Jay can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
At your request, Jay can provide you with on-going emails of new listings that fit your criteria so you are always one of the first to know! If you are new to the area he'll be happy to provide you with a complimentary re-location package plus arrange to give you an escorted orientation of the area.
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? Retirement? 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."
Think of yourself as zeroing in on a target, going from the general to the specific. Consider area (north, south, east, or west side); neighborhood (older and settled or sparkling new; a particular school zone; recreational facilities; and other community services.
Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification...
Once 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. Call Jay and he will refer you to a mortgage professional with an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
Jay Will Find The Right Homes For You...
Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you can afford to stay in, he can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them. He has the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. By clicking on these links you can even search his personal current listings as well as all of the office listings. Jay will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. His top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient and successful.
"Thank you Jay for assisting us in purchasing our first house! Jay made the process very easy, and made us feel so comfortable throughout everything. We couldn't have asked for a better or more personable REALTOR® than Jay. If anyone is in need if a GREAT REALTOR® just give Jay a call! We appreciate all your guidance, help and time you put into making our first purchase a breeze. Thanks!" The Yates family. :)
How our office operates
The Homelife Salmon Arm Realty office is owned and managed by local REALTORS®. The 6 co-owners, including Jay, share the concept of full service and the office has a great working atmosphere of focused professionals getting results.
Their solid reputation in the community has attracted many of the area's top selling sales agents. Homelife Salmon Arm Realty has received many national awards for outstanding listings and sales production based on similar sized offices throughout Canada.
This impressive estate boasts 180 feet of White Lake frontage is filled with attention to detail and craftsmanship. Multiple outbuildings, including a carriage house, shop, and fish house. In the main house, wide plank oak h/w flooring is accented by custom millwork. The impressive chefs kitchen has been outfitted with top of the line appliances, a farm sink, and wood ceiling with exposed beams. The attached pantry boasts a tin ceiling, center island, and rolling ladder. In the great room, the floor to ceiling rock f/p adds ambiance to an eight-seat curved oak bar with temp-controlled wine wall and two fridges. Further, a formal living room with gas f/p, office with private deck, and library with barnwood accents complete the main areas of this spectacular home. With custom milled wood walls and ceiling, and IPE h/w flooring, the outdoor living and dining areas bring outdoor entertaining to the next level. The living area boasts a gas f/p and built in TV, where the dining area comes complete with built-in seating for twelve and a 42 barbecue with overhead vent. Lastly, an expansive deck is private and peaceful, overlooking the unobstructed and panoramic views that make this incredible property one in a million. Included in this listing is a 2.5acre separate lakeshore lot for the possibility of another home to be built or whatever you desire. 2 fully separated titles included in this listing. House may be sold without adjacent lot, pls see MLS 10222915. (id:2493)More details
Available on its own or purchase with the adjacent vacant 2.82 acre waterfront lot MLS#222914 in combination with main home. More info also available in combined listing under MLS# 10214384. Multiple outbuildings exist, including a carriage guest house, shop, and cantina. In the main house, wide plank oak h//w flooring is accented by custom millwork throughout. From the large baseboards and crown moulding, to the trims, and solid oak handrail, every corner was designed with intention. The impressive chefs kitchen has been outfitted with top of the line appliances, a farm sink, and wood ceiling with exposed beams. The attached pantry boasts a tin ceiling, center island, and rolling ladder. In the great room, the floor to ceiling rock f/p adds ambiance to an eight-seat curved oak bar with temperature-controlled wine walls and two fridges. Further, a formal living room with gas f/p, office with private deck, and library with barnwood accents complete the main areas of this spectacular home. Outside the living areas only continue. With custom milled wood walls and ceiling, and IPE h/w flooring, the outdoor living and dining areas bring outdoor entertaining to the next level. The living area boasts a gas f/p and built in TV, where the dining area comes complete with built-in seating for twelve and a 42 BBQ with overhead vent. Lastly, an expansive deck is private and peaceful, overlooking the unobstructed and panoramic views that make this incredible property one in a million. (id:2493)More details
LAKELIFE is REDEFINED in this luxury timber-frame home Shuswap Lakehouse, just over an acre with 141 ft. of idyllic shoreline. A feast for the senses gorgeous views, the sounds of the water lapping on the shoreline, birds singing & the happy voices of friends & family, living in paradise. Built in 2010, this immaculate 5,875 sq.ft. 4 bdrm, 4 bath home was over-built with concrete filled foam block. Take the rustic stairs or elevator down to main level with floor to ceiling windows & rock FP. The entertainment-ready kitchen flows to dining area with sliders to outdoor kitchen & fire-pit. The master suite overlooks the lake, with sumptuous ensuite, W/I closet & patio. Entertain your guests with shared tennis court & escape to the beach with large private dock. The perfect getaway awaits! (id:2493)More details
240' of West Facing True Waterfront on Mara Lake on 1.32 Acres with an 8 Slip Marina! This property fulfills every desire for waterfront on the Shuswap from the 3400 sf house with an expansive deck overlooking the grounds, sandy beach, lake and mountains to the ability to hop on your boat for an early morning ski to hooking up the sleds to hit the trails in winter. You won't find a better spot to experience the good stuff of life from! There is ample parking with an oversized garage + extensive workshop and storage space. The Marina is large enough to accommodate all your watercraft including those of your guests and a slip large enough for a houseboat. There are two historical waterfront cabins for your guests to enjoy and you have the option of keeping the 7 other units on the property, which have been well maintained & updated or remove them and build a shop. On a drilled well with good quality water that is tested regularly, it's filtered with a UV system & there is a White Water septic treatment plant with a 2400 gallon holding tank and drain-field deigned for the entire property. A full information package is available including a plot plan, zoning & use as well as upgrades, features and finishes. This one is worth investigating and learning more about as you consider your investment into the Shuswap whether you're looking for a home away from home or a lifestyle choice to live at and work from or a small rental business in your retirement to give you something to do! (id:2493)More details
WATERFRONT HIDEAWAY..... Rare 2.49 acre waterfront estate located on the shores of Shuswap Lake. 4300 sq. ft. beautifully appointed Timber Frame executive home with the perfect mix of modern and rustic. The epicenter of the home is a stunning floor to ceiling rock fireplace with soaring ceilings in the great room that emphasizes the spaciousness of this unique home. There is no telling what you will cook up in this dream kitchen, from the granite countertops, massive island, double ovens, conduction stove top, prep sink, numerous cupboards and a spacious dining room, this area will become the gathering place for countless family occasions. Large master bedroom with a spa like ensuite to enjoy those private moments of relaxation. If your expecting lots of company in the summer, the basement provides ample room to accommodate a full house, with four large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, family room and a games room for entertaining. If that's not enough.... enjoy the 18' x 36' pool, or slip down to the dock and whisk your friends out on the boat for a evening float . There is nothing you can't enjoy about this property. If you are wanting storage for your toys, you will appreciate the 26' x 22' detached garage and the 600 sq ft shop. Entering onto the property the driveway meanders between a mature landscaped corridor of trees, only to open up to this impressive home and a parklike setting that allows absolute privacy. (id:2493)More details
5846 Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road- This is a one of a kind lakeshore waterfront house in the Shuswap! Southern exposure for all the sunshine. With a newer build and fine finishing this home is a dream. Enjoy the beach and a dock for your boat right in your back yard. Complete with type 3 septic treatment system and geothermal system. Property has large two bay shop with hoist and all the room for your toys. 2 car garage with easy access. Studio suite with lakeview connected to detached shop and garage. Property also has a one bedroom cabin with a loft right on the beach with amazing lake views and access. Basement is unfinished for you to build your own theatre room/games room/ office or whatever suits you. Main floor has Master with ensuite and walk in closet. Large kitchen and living room with 3 bedrooms up and full bath. Also one full bath in basement. The deck is covered and large full opening doors to it. Hot tub overlooking the water. Lots of parking access (id:2493)More details
Investment opportunity! Over 42 acres, including operating gravel pit and April spring producing an amazing amount of water (150gal/min) The Value of the remaining gravel alone could cover of the purchase price. Historic Engineering volume calculation available to qualified buyers with signed confidentiality agreement. Possibility to subdivide the land after the gravel pit is used (A2 zoning allows for 10 acre lots) Property is partially in the ALR. 5-bedroom home and barn are being sold as is where is but offer a great opportunity for either rental (another income opportunity) and/or office space. (id:2493)More details
TWO HOMES IN ONE...This incredibly built home is designed for today, tomorrow and beyond. Universal building designed home architecturally created to accommodate all phases of life. Custom built 2 story ICF Post and Beam home, includes 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in the main house, and a large 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite with private deck, custom elevator and separate garage. Soundproofed interior walls, floors and windows, polished concrete floors and counter tops, custom edge grain fir millwork throughout, Hydronic in floor heat with heat pump, air conditioning, spacious 1000 sq foot shop plumbed and wired for extra bedrooms if needed, low maintenance yard. Situated on the shores of Shuswap Lake, on one of the most prestigious streets in the city. Every thought and care was put into the functionality of this home, from the curb less showers, 3' x 8' pocket doors for easy access and high end fixtures and appliances. This modern home was built with a timeless design and would be the envy of any homeowner. (id:2493)More details
The Shuswap is defined by long summer days enjoyed with family & friends. There are few opportunities on Mara Lake offering a home that shows like new, has incredible lake views & waterfront complete with a dock. This home has been crafted with the utmost of care, attention & materials. After blasting & creating the building site, about 90% of the foundations were poured on solid bedrock. The main level is all about inviting the outside in with a vaulted living room & floor to ceiling windows. The open space invites gatherings that can flow out onto the extensive balcony which spans the entire front of the house. The main floor master bedroom is on the lakeside offering views from bed or the balcony. Upstairs has a 2nd bedroom & ensuite and a flex space that could be a family room, office or walled off for a bedroom with it's own balcony. The basement is a fully self-contained, 2 bedroom suite, complete with soundproofing between floors & a separate heating/cooling system. The approved dock is cabled to the shore which means no pilings to look through while enjoying the view. Connected to municipal water & sewer, there are additional features such as a twin 200 amp electrical service, triple-paned windows, oversized single garage with a heated slab, Geothermal heating/cooling, 50 amp RV plug, quartz counters, dry & ventilated crawl space for storage, granite tiled flooring & 3/4" maple hardwood & so much more. Request the list of features & finishes. No Speculation Tax! (id:2493)More details
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