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.
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. (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
This compound sits on 229 beautiful acres with incredible views towards Vernon. There are 3 homes on this property. The main is over 4600 Sq Feet with 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms, and hardwood floors. A true luxury. The open kitchen has custom cabinetry, beautiful stone work in sitting room. The second home is close to 3000 Sq Feet with bright open concept kitchen,4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Also very luxurious with amazing natural light spilling in with 360 degree views looking over your property. Just steps out the door is a separate building with a sauna. Third house is approx 1100 Sq Feet. Kitchen has beautiful cabinetry and naturally lit living room with lots of windows. All three homes have wood fireplaces, and are distanced from each other for privacy. There are 5 beautiful shops 35x24, 60x32, and 30x24, three are enclosed as well as two massive pole barns. This amazing property is a must see as truly one of the most amazing compounds to ever hit the market. (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
ACHIEVEMENT HAS ITS OWN REWARDS.....THIS IS ONE OF THEM..... 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 meandeers 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
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
A DESIGN FOR TODAY, TOMORROW AND BEYOND.....2 homes in one in this 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 curbless 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
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Rare opportunity to own Trip Advisor's #1 rated B & B in Salmon Arm. Swiss Lodge B & B has been a successful home business since 1998. Built by Swiss craftsmen with high quality materials, truly a labor of Love! Quiet, rural setting with beautiful views and yet only minutes away to all amenities in Salmon Arm. The main floor B & B has 3 short term rooms and 2 long term boarding rooms. Featuring expansive common areas, indoor pool, hot-tub and many covered & open patios for guests to enjoy the colorful garden & farm animals. All rooms are equipped with their own en-suite bathroom & sliding door access to the outdoors. The upstairs residence is bright & beautiful with stunning lake-views; 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms plus a spacious open concept main living area. This property features a fully irrigated garden, landscaped yard, well for irrigation, plus city water all on 10.49 acres. Much of this property is fenced allowing farm animals to graze. High quality wood built barns, with power including; wood/tool shed, hay stable, 2 large horse stables, smaller horse gear/feed shed, large horse gear shed with round pen and a chicken coop. This property is self-sufficient living at its finest. The perfect family home and built in business in this European quality property! Be sure to take a tour on the Virtual I Guide: https://youriguide.com/2190_30_st_ne_salmon_arm_bc For more information and more pictures "Visit the listing agent's website". (id:2493)More details
Truly one of a kind, 1031 47th Ave NE Salmon Arm is one of the only deeded Lakeshore Estate properties in Salmon Arm. With over 500 ft of lakeshore on 1.83 private acres and a view of the water with the town of Salmon arm and the famous Mt IDA back drop, its a stunner! Don't delay, they don't make any more of these ones. Property edge is at the trails and bike paths along Shuswap Lake. All measurements carefully taken please verify if deemed important. (id:2493)More details
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