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.
PLANNING ON BUYING SOON?
"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.
One property, multiple opportunities in the beautiful North Okanagan! Rare property priced to sell well below market appraisal value. Welcome to country living, minutes to town with everything you need. 108+ acre farm with sought after fertile farmland. 65+/- acres annually cultivated w/organic grain. In ALR. Charming bungalow farmhouse w/new shingles (2019), electrical panel & plumbing updates (2020). 2 car garage, 40x60 shop w/220 power, cabin, barn (roof repair 2022), sheds. Ideal for horses, cattle, chickens, goats or other livestock. Beautiful views+privacy. Explore recent changes for an additional residence, power line in place in a beautiful treed area. Explore potential to subdivide. Previously established, permitted gravel pit. Property's overall substantial aggregate deposit relatively unworked to date. Evaluated by Mining engineer who specializes in aggregate, detailed description available. Net Present Value of aggregate based on over 17.5 million (metric) tonnes. Create a family legacy farm and/or a multi-decade aggregate operation. Self operate and/or consider lease/rental potentials. All measurements and values/estimates are approx. Seller makes no representations or warranties on actual measurements or quantities. Buyer to verify if important. (id:2493)More details
This spectacular Blind Bay waterfront home on Shuswap Lake!! Fully furnished Custom designed, one of a kind home that spares no detail when it comes to lifestyle. 6 full ensuite bedrooms, 10 bathrooms in total, Huge open concept including a lofted family room, spacious lakeview living room, Designer gourmet kitchen that extends into the full bar in the dining room. Outdoor kitchen area with covered and open lakeside patio areas, hot tub, professionally landscaped, floating dock, boat buoy, private bay, beach & West facing with stunning sunsets over Copper Island. Helicopter landing pad, hangar with full gym, shop & man cave. Tennis court, paved & gated with tons of parking & storage areas. The finest in waterfront lifestyle, being offered at $5.65 Million. Co-op Sale therefore NO BC Property Transfer Tax & NO GST as sale is for a share in corporation that owns the property! See our full virtual tour! (id:2493)More details
OPPORTUNITY ONLY KNOCKS ONCE! This spectacular executive lakefront property went through an extensive rejuvenation in 2010, adding over 3000 sq ft to the home, triple car garage, plus an impressive outdoor kitchen/dinning space, with roller roof system, and expansive dock. Adding a cost of improvements and up grades in excess of $2 million, too many upgrades to list. From the high end appliances through out to the hand selected stone shower in the huge 5 piece ensuite, it is all sure to impress. This custom built Euro Architectural Estate sits on 0.82 acres of flat land that is meticulously landscaped providing over 140 feet of water frontage. The oversized heated 40x28 drive through boathouse offers plenty of space for all of your water toys with 2, 12' doors in front and a 14' door in the back that allows you to back your boat down the private concrete boat launch right into the lake. (id:2493)More details
Listed by Century 21 Lakeside Realty Ltd
and RE/MAX Elevate Realty
Newer 3 bed/3.5 bath home plus a 2010, 3 bed/1 bath modular home on a beautiful 161 acre farm. The large 4100 sq ft home has 3 levels positioned on the land to take in the beautiful valley and farm views. Timber frame constructed home with large open span ceilings and twin stone Fireplaces in the Living room. The kitchen features Granite countertops with Island, Maple cabinets and a living space which is open to the dining and living rooms. Quality laminate flooring runs throughout the home. The primary bedroom is on the main level with full 3 pce. bath and walk-in closet. Up the solid fir stairs takes you to the second level with 2 open lofts another large bedroom and bath. Great property for orchard or vineyard. Currently approximately 110 acres of productive hay land with another 30 acres currently being cleared for future cultivation. The farm comes with undeveloped Irrigation rights from Tappen Creek and your own private 4 acre pond teaming with birdlife. 3 phase power available allows for any heavy duty electrical requirements. (id:2493)More details
Breathe as you open the gate and enter a zen garden at this waterfront home, sit a minute and take in the gardens and water feature. Prepare to shed your day with luxurious landscaping designed to soothe the soul. Wander to the beach area and marvel at the stone work of the custom bar and separate firepit cove. Ramble down to the waters edge, over pebble sand and onto the dock. The lake is like glass, frozen in time and calling you to turn and view the cabin. Picture your family enjoying the extensive decks, playing pool on the covered patio deck while the fireplace happily crackles. Two floors of artistry, whimsical design, comforting colours and textures all presenting an unpretentious lake home. The grandkids have their own cabin, there is a separate garage for the boat and a quaint beach toy shed. You will feel the need to invite your extended family, to experience a pace that is slow motion and to make some happy times to remember. (id:2493)More details
Prestigious custom-designed 4 bedroom 3 bathroom rancher with views in all directions, including the Enderby cliffs. 55-acre property that backs onto crown land with access to hiking and ATV trails. The open concept living and kitchen area has 15 ft ceilings in the living room and is encircled with windows; as well as boasts two doors exiting onto the wrap-around covered deck, custom fir woodwork, and tile floors throughout and is sure to entrance those who enjoy entertaining. The main bedroom with a walk-in closet has a gorgeous ensuite containing a soaker jet tub, which makes it a lovely place to get away from the bustle of the home. On the deck, you will find a swimming spa and barrel sauna. The 40 x 50 ft detached shop has high ceilings, three large access doors, and a 3-bedroom self-sustained suite of 1100 sq; above the main shop. The property also comes with a 42' Geodesic growing dome! The 55 acres are backing onto Crown land. (id:2493)More details
Luxurious 5,882 sq.ft. home with attached triple car garage situated on 23 acres. Soaring 14' ceilings on the main level with massive floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the great views of your private back yard, the Eagle River and several wildlife. Chef inspired Gourmet Kitchen with large island and loads of room in the walk-in pantry. Cherrywood cabinets and doors throughout. Master Bedroom is a retreat at over 400 sq.ft. with large Ensuite c/w soaker tub, shower, double sinks, heated floors etc. Located next to the large walk-in closet is the laundry room. Like to entertain, you'll love this games room with built in bar, walk-in wine cellar, Media room etc..2 large Guest Rooms located in the walk-out basement. Distributed audio throughout home, garage and patio. This home offers 3 X Large bedrooms a 5 bathrooms. Solar system which includes 54 panels produces approximately 20-22 MEGA WATTS per year and the home only uses 30 Mega Watts on average per year.Guests with an R.V, no problem, 30 amp 240volt plug, septic and water. 1- 40'x80' tent, 1- 30'x40' tent and 1- 25'x36' Shop. 3" Irrigation Line to each field and a well drilled recently which supplies 110 GPM @ 100psi. 31 Sprinkler heads around property on individual timers makes keeping this approximately 3 acres of lawn green, no sweat. Several fruit trees are also spread out around the property. For more info on this incredible home or to book a showing please contact the listing agent. GST APPLIES TO SMALL AMOUNT. (id:2493)More details
*MARA LAKE WATERFRONT* Freehold, non-strata lot on Mara Lake with a brand-new home. Custom designed and professionally built by Gem Quality Homes, this waterfront home is now ready for occupancy and includes New Home Warranty. The home is 3,318 sf with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms & an office. There is a living room on the main level, a family room in the basement, a covered balcony off the main living area plus a balcony spanning the west side of the upper floor that is accessible from the master bedroom & bonus wet bar area that will be perfect for setting up a game on the TV, grabbing a drink & enjoying the views. West facing right on Mara Lake which is part of the Shuswap, this location couldn't be any more convenient to Calgary or Vancouver with about a 5.5 hour drive. With easy access & a double garage, one side is extra deep at 26' to accommodate storing a boat. Complete with a floating dock, mooring ball and private beach, a full stainless steel appliance package is included - fridge, electric cook top, wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer & dryer. Finishes: Euroline Premium Tilt & Turn windows & sliding doors; AC, fireplace, quartz counters, white cabinetry + walnut island & wet bar; nickel hardware & lighting, fencing & gate. While people come for the water & sun, they come back for the snowmobiling as there's easy access to 3 premier snowmobile ranges. CLICK ON LISTING BROCHURE below to receive an email of the layout, survey & a full list of features and finishes. (id:2493)More details
You can have it all with this practical yet luxurious 5200 sq/ft lake view home situated on over 15 acres within the City of Salmon Arm. An incredible main residence is inviting the moment you step into the foyer, radiant heated concrete floors lead you through the naturally bright living room and into the gorgeous lake view kitchen. The dining room and kitchen are an entertainers dream with a massive bar style island and brick wood-fired pizza oven. The main house includes a two bedroom in-law suite with separate ramp entrance and private yard area as well as a 27’x27’ attached two door attached garage. This property also has a detached 700sq/ft secondary suite, 1800sq/ft guest cabin, 60’x54’ pole barn, workshop, detached garage, chicken coop, barn, garden, and orchard. Zoned A2 allows for many options including equestrian facilities, home based business, B&B, and more. In popular Gleneden only 11kms from downtown SA and 1km from the nearest boat launch. Measurements are approximate and should be verified by Buyer if deemed necessary. (id:2493)More details
Located in the Similkameen Valley in Cawston BC, you will find this beautiful, serene, hidden gem. A wonderful oasis of rest and relaxation, currently operating as the Similkameen Wild Resort Hotel and Winery Retreat. This lovely 10-acre property backs on to Crown land, lies alongside the Similkameen River and is perfectly surrounded by the Cascade Mountains. The property consists of a large 7 bedroom home (5 rooms being operated as Airbnb suites), beautiful grounds, a separate building with 4 additional suites, a yoga studio, indoor and outdoor kitchen with wood fire oven and BBQ for guests to use, a large salt water pool, hot tub, tiki bar, gardens, multiple seating and relaxation areas, a 5.5 acre vineyard, winery building with workshop and plenty of room to expand. This property offers the potential for multiple revenue streams. Whether you are looking to expand on what is currently here, create your own vision or grow what you already have, this property is a must see! (id:2493)More details
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