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 IN THE SHUSWAP SOON?
Dave Colombe & Angela Pearce
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.
The very best in SHUSWAP WATERFRONT properties, this custom built luxury home offers 5 full ensuite bedrooms! Set on a perfect 0.6 Acre private lakeshore lot fully landscaped with extensive use of rock retaining walls. Hands down the finest in quality craftsmanship this home shows like new. Huge central great room with FP & built-in cabinetry included wood ceilings & custom mouldings that extend in an open concept into the gourmet kitchen & dining room. The dining room offers wall to wall windows on all 3 walls w/double glass sliding doors that open onto the BBQ breakfast patio & the lakeside entertaining patio that includes another FP & projection TV w/remote screen & sun shades. The custom island kitchen offers full size gas range, walk-in butlers pantry, cabinet clad SS fridge, granite tops, feature mouldings & tiled floors. The main floor master suite offers his/her walk-in closets, a stunning 5 pce ensuite with dual head steam shower, corner soaker tub & dble sinks. Main floor also offers a full office off the entry foyer, a pwd room & dream laundry room with custom cabinets & counters including an island. There are extensive patios off all the rooms to enjoy the lake setting. Upstairs you will find a central loft with lakeview deck & 4 guest bedrms all with full ensuites that 3 of include steam showers too. The bedrms are huge & each have unique guest features such as kids bunk suite, sitting areas & walk-in closets. Heating & A/C & a full 5 car detached shop. BIGRob.ca (id:2493)More details
Great opportunity to take over and expand on a well established wholesale/retail Agri business. Owners retiring after 3 generations in tree fruits. 2 Titles with a total of 31.80 acres within the city limits of Salmon Arm. Buildings include 2 very well kept homes, small employee cottage, retail building, greenhouses, public washroom facility and machinery shed. Approximately 15 acres planted to several varieties of apples with the balance of land in pasture. Located on a frontage road close to a major TCH intersection the property is an ideal site for agricultural retail with neighbours including McDonalds, Tim Hortons, PetroCan, and a neighbourhood Pub. In the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) there is an opportunity to expand into vineyard/wine production, cidery, market garden or many other agricultural ventures, bring your ideas. Property is serviced with municipal water and sewer and has good Sun exposure with fantastic views in all directions. Call Pat for further information (250) 308-0938 (id:2493)More details
An incredible 160-acre big sky estate surrounded by mountains and trees with expansive views in all directions. Run as a charming family estate winery everything is in place to continue, or expand the business. Visitors will fall in love with the beauty and possibilities of this land - with its wildflowers and hayfields, rolling grass lands and sloping aspects overlooking Shuswap Lake and Eagle Bay. Separated into four legal parcels the private residence, winery, tasting room, barn and a cozy writer's cabin hidden in the woods are located adjacent to the 6-acre vineyard. With four existing cottages on the property there are additional sources of revenue possible from short and longer-term accommodations. www.celistawine.com (id:2493)More details
Listed by SOTHEBY'S INTL.RLTY.CAN.(SNPK)
and Sotheby's Int'l Realty Canada
Large Lakeshore Estate for Sale on the Shuswap!! 2 titles/3 dwellings and over 3 acres of fenced landscaped waterfront paradise and privacy. This is a very special and rare opportunity. Private and only mins off the Trans Canada Hwy yet close to all amenities. Only 1 hour Kamloops airport and 427 Km from Vancouver. Over 100ft of Lakeshore with fire pit hand laid stone entertaining area by the water. Lakeside Gazebo, boat/storage sheds. Beach area includes a large wharf on a Foreshore Lease. More than enough room to fit all your Boats and toys. Two smaller dwellings on Lot 1 by the lake are in Excellent shape with 1 mobile home and one 1995's Modular home. These could be kept for extra accommodation or moved and a Waterfront home built. The current main home sits on Lot 3 of the estate and was custom built with 5 bedrooms /4baths, office, Library, Formal dining room and 2 living rooms! A roughed in walk out suite with Sauna and wood stove in Bsmt. 3 car detached/Grge and more. All measurements to be verified by buyer if deemed important. (id:2493)More details
RARE OFFERING! Waterfront on Mara Lake. This 3 bedroom 3 bath home built in 2004 is situated on Prime Waterfront at Swansea Point . Beautiful sandy beach and only steps to the public boat launch. Large open concept kitchen with magnificent lake views. This original owner has spared no expense with many features like top of the line appliances, vaulted ceilings, porcelain tile flooring & Brazilian Cherry flooring, 2 Master Bedrooms with ensuites, 2 piece bath in Triple Car Garage , 50 amp R.V. outlet and septic dump, licensed Dock and Buoy and over 190 yards of concrete to make this property very low maintenance. Enjoy relaxing in the sunshine on this 61'x21' concrete patio only steps from the beach where everlasting memories will be created or cool off in the shade on the 37'x12' covered deck. Plum, Peach, Pear and cherry trees with other beautiful plants etc.. Low property taxes of $5,600 for a Waterfront Property with 66' of beach frontage. For more info please contact Howard Sundby direct at 250-833-6564. (id:2493)More details
LET YOUR DREAMS START HERE.... If you are looking for your own little bit of paradise, then here is your opportunity! 350 of spectacular WATERFRONT with level access on the Magical Shuswap. This is truly a one of a kind property with phenomenal views all year round in a premier LOCATION (only a few minutes of T.C.H. & close to amenities). 2.6 usable acre property gives so many options for you and your family, now and in the future. Solid, quaint & cozy 1780 sq ft level entry cabin with gas and wood fireplaces. Open concept and covered enclosed decks allow you to enjoy the seasons year round. This can be a perfect place to call home, or to use until you build your dream home on one of many ideal building sites. Several outbuildings including a 32 x 16 work shop. Serene setting amongst the trees gives you the ultimate in privacy all with great Mountain & Lake views ( & Copper Island ). A Great place to call your own and be able to relax and get away from it all. For more information view online @ www.PaulAgassiz.com or call Paul 250-803-4571 Direct to arrange a viewing. (id:2493)More details
Listed by RE/MAX Shuswap Realty
and RE/MAX Kelowna
Escape the city & enjoy lake life in this remarkable beachfront retreat! This breathtaking cottage is on a spacious beautifully landscaped & fully irrigated lot with 61 of waterfront, private beach & fire pit area. Deep water dock, ultra high efficiency Carrier HVAC system, double hot water tanks, attached heated garage with epoxy floor finish, as well as expansive tumbled paving stone parking & pathways. Multiple fireplaces with an open concept kitchen complete with top of the line JennAir appliances, vaulted ceiling, 3 beds, 2 baths with access to the wrap around deck & spectacular views of the lake at every turn. Each detail will blow you away from the large en suite and walk in closet off the Master, top of the line Kohler fixtures, crystal hardware, extensive marble & authentic reclaimed barnwood throughout. This home is full of light with walls of glass and a living room that opens to incorporate the outdoor kitchen & dining area seamlessly. Over 1,000 square feet of outdoor entertaining space including stone & granite kitchen with ice machine, double fridges & massive built in BBQ. Multiple outdoor TVs & Sonos home audio system & huge Jacuzzi hot tub. Soak up an amazing sunset relaxing on your private dock. This home captures what the Shuswap is all about... spending hot summer days on the the lake or winter getaways in a world class snowmobile area, get the best of all seasons with year round access that will allow for the perfect lifestyle youve always dreamed of. (id:2493)More details
Incredible 2.5 acres acres of prime development property in town with a great location. This stunning Architectural home features over 6,000 finished square feet, spacious rooms with recessed ceilings, oversized windows, Asian Jatoba hardwood floors, custom kitchen with island, breakfast bar, granite counter tops, gas range. Open floor plan with formal living and dining rooms plus main floor family room and big covered deck off kitchen, 4 bedrooms (3 with ensuites) and roomy office with built in cabinetry. Stunning master suite with a wall of windows, gas f/p, deck access, full ensuite bathroom, his/hers walk in closets. Fully finished basement with large family room plus media room with wet bar. Home has in floor heat, central A/C, 3 gas f/p, main floor laundry. Huge attached triple garage plus lots of additional parking. Property is 2.5 acres with a variety of development options from medium density to single family homes. For more information please contact Jordan Grieve PREC* 250-833-7812 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Grieve PREC* 250-833-6312 email@example.com or visit www.jimgrievesalesteam.com. Toll free 1-800-890-9166. (id:2493)More details
Home of your Dreams! Custom Built in 2010, 3,487 sq ft. rancher, 4 Bdrm, 3.5 baths, including 2 ensuites plus Jack& Jill ensuite for all your guests. Brazilian Cherry Hardwood floating floors, top of the line appliances, granite countertops, island with sink, 2 dishwashers, Custom tray ceilings with lighting. Copper waterfall, travertine limestone tile in large welcoming foyer. Gorgeous landscaping with over 200 plants. Large sweeping driveway with room for over 8 vehicles. 40x32 Detached Garage with 12' and 10' oversize doors, heated, wired, insulated, central vac, 3 pce bath, two freezers,and a fridge, windows, TV, the perfect man cave! All on a 1/3 acre lot minutes walking from Mara Lake. Call Maria Besso RE/MAX Vernon (250) 308-1152 or email me at for more info or watch my You Tube video at https://youtu.be/bBdhWRCtVHM (id:2493)More details
SHUSWAP LAKE WATERFRONT! Hand crafted European built home has been substantially renovated & updated from the studs in & out! New, New, New! Huge private 1/2 acre lot offers 3 Bedrm main home, 4 Bedrm guest suite & 1 Bedrm bunkhouse attached to the boathouse. There is a new triple bay shop with bathrm with attached double tandem carport for your toys or RV. 5 Bays of garage space & 2 carport spaces! Well maintained, impeccable property offers lush lawns w/irrigation, lake breakwall, floating dock, boat buoys, lakeside & roof top helicopter landing pads, gorgeous swimming beach & lakeside decks. The main home has a stunning island kitchen with antiqued custom cabinets, gas range, granite counters & matching dining furniture. Wood burning fireplace & custom cabinetry in the LR, Plank flooring, Custom decor, Spa-like ensuite & dream view from the master bedrm! Tons of storage throughout; Propane emergency generator for power failures too. Wrap around screened in decks, open covered decks & endless sundecks all with lakeviews! Located in Eagle Bay, just steps away from a gov't boat launch too. Gated paving stone driveway & fencing for perfect security & main home has secure tight exterior rolling shutters for when you're away. See our virtual tour video at www.BIGRob.ca along with tons of info then call Rob McKibbon today for your personal viewing appointment. 250-804-6288 or SOLD@BIGRob.ca. Thanks for your interest! (id:2493)More details
Listing information last updated on July 19, 2018 at 11:51 AM (UTC)
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