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.
108+ acre family farm in beautiful Armstrong, BC. with a substantial aggregate deposit. 65+/- acres currently cultivated with organic grain. Sought after fertile farmland. Charming farmhouse with new shingles (2019), electrical panel & plumbing updates (2020). 2 car garage, 40x60 shop w/220 power, cabin, barn, sheds. In the ALR. Ideal for horses, cattle, chickens, goats or other livestock you may desire. Beautiful views and privacy. Easy access with 2 frontages. Permitted gravel pit, permit available to be transferred to new owners. Property's overall aggregate deposit estimated multi generational, relatively unworked to date. Minutes to town with everything you need; shopping, schools, restaurants. Create a family legacy farm with this rare property priced to sell at below market appraisal value. Lawn tractor and farm tractor included in the sale. (id:2493)More details
The Baccata Ridge Winery at Grindrod offers multiple business opportunities and a rural lifestyle. The 43 acres is comprised of 12 acres of outstanding blueberry production, another 14 acres has rotational crops such as alfalfa planted in Class 2 soil. The remaining land is used for buildings, operations, and some treed areas. There are three titles that can be separately occupied. The infrastructure includes a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home, 50 x 85 super shop, two small cabins, one retail shop, horse barn, public washroom and 5 serviced RV sites. The current operation sells retail and wholesale wines, mead, blueberries, and honey. This is also a great spot also as a wedding venue. (id:2493)More details
Listed by Landquest Realty Corp (100M)
and Landquest Realty Corporation
WATERFRONT ACREAGE on Shuswap Lake in Blind Bay with the most stunning log home hand crafted by award winning log builders Pioneer Log Homes & General Contracted by custom builder Carlo Bordin Contracting; this home will put you in awe the moment you drive onto the secluded private property. Over 4000 sqft of high end quality with special features everywhere you look offering a huge great room with cascading vaulted ceilings, gigantic 20 ft wide triple windows that span full height to absorb the NW lakeviews that include beautiful Shuswap sunsets. The home offers 4 Bedrms & 4 Bathrms with lots of room to expand into more bedrms if required. Every square inch of this home is custom built including the massive logs that enhance the lake life cottage living. There is heated terra cotta tiles throughout the main floor & a heated custom featured decorative concrete floor in the walkout lower level. Custom lighting switches, Rock clad wood burning fireplace feature in the great room, Granite counters in the 'Mi-Tec' custom island kitchen with gas range & stainless appliances, corner pantry, large bright metal clad wood windows, solid doors & trim. The outdoor covered decks span full width & are bordered by huge tree-like logs & glass railings. The house is fully services with gas, power & high speed internet services. Detached triple garage is also slab heated with storage shelving & shop area. The home is perched above the lake with a full road. See the drone & virtual tour videos (id:2493)More details
This impressive estate with two separate waterfront titles and 180 feet of White Lake frontage is filled with attention to detail and craftsmanship. Multiple outbuildings exist, including a carriage guest house, shop, and fish house. In the main house, wide plank oak hardwood 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 fireplace adds ambiance to an eight-seat curved oak bar with temperature-controlled wine wall and two fridges. Further, a formal living room with gas fireplace, 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 hardwood flooring, the outdoor living and dining areas bring outdoor entertaining to the next level. The living area boasts a gas fireplace 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. (id:2493)More details
Available on its own or purchase with the adjacent vacant 2.82 acre waterfront lot MLS#10233287 in combination with main home. More info also available in combined listing under MLS# 10233276. 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. 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
Rare Find. 1/4 section property just off the highway. 160 Acres. This well built Estate home welcomes you with beautiful views and over 4500 sq feet of livngspace . 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (2 of which are ensuites), 3 different entertainment rooms. Built in vac, fireplace, intercom system and much much more. The total 160 acres is fully perimeter fenced with fruit trees. Round pen and barns. Freshly planted alfalfa on 35 acres - 1st cut yielded 50 tons and a expected 125 tons of total yield, on non irrigated land. 3 wells are on property to service irrigation and home, No well logs. Go for a drive or horseback ride or hike up into the hilled area with over 10 km of trails. There are 2 tree stands for hunting and 2 springs that serviced 110 cattle in 2019. The large shop has 400 amp service. A picturesque and peaceful setting for your family, hobby farm, or over the top dreams. (id:2493)More details
North Okanagan Riverfront, Vineyard, and Winery - Live the absolute Okanagan Dream; your own established Winery and tasting room, 6+ acre vineyard, and beautiful 5+bed home, on 9.14 acres with over 500 feet of the Shuswap Riverfront and views to the Enderby Cliffs. The southern exposure and the insulating properties of the river create the perfect microclimate to produce quality varieties like; Siegerrebe, Marechal Foch, Pino Gris, Pino Noir, Gewurztraminer, and Ortega grapes. With available contract growers in the area, production of the already popular wine brands can be expanded as demand increases, through the nearly 100 outlets, selling Waterside wines. The bright, family home with maple hardwood throughout features a beautiful gourmet kitchen that opens to the massive screened-in porch, with a summer kitchen, overlooking the river. The master suite and ensuite bath, have large windows to take in the views and the cozy living room, with a wood-burning fireplace, is the perfect place to gather on a cool winter day. Upstairs you will find 4 more huge bedrooms, another bath, and a family room for the kids to hang out. The separate winery/tasting room building includes all equipment and furnishings and will now have food service. Loads of parking plus, 4 separate campsites for overnight guests. The property is also home to a dozen sheep and some chickens and has a cute barn for them to call home. For a lifestyle change that you can only dream of, here is that opportunity!! (id:2493)More details
LIVE AT THE LAKE! Offers 62' of LAKEFRONT BEACH with a Beautiful Open Home Plan on Mara Lake! Trust me this one will surprise you once inside how BIG it is! SO MUCH ROOM ! Bright & Open - 2960 sq ft home 5 BIG bedrooms 3 full baths, Room for BOAT, CAR, SEE DOOS, QUADS in the MASSIVE detached garage 29 x 49'11, extensive dock w/ slip & swim platform diving board, built in ladder, PLUS a buoy & comes Fully Furnished so ready for you to enjoy now! You have not seen one like this out here before as it is nestled in the trees for privacy! First time on market, built by these owners 1989 & addition added in 2003! Open Plan, Vaulted Ceilings, Wood burning fireplace in Living Room & Propane Fireplace in Master Bedroom, enjoy the gorgeous views with expansive windows, open to below to take in the beauty of some of what this desired area and property offers. Alarm, HW Tank replaced April 2021, Septic just pumped, meticulous ownership w/ well kept records on this lovely and one of a kind home! Taxes $5483/2020 for combined property & moorage. Swansea point is one of the MOST desired areas in the Shuswap w/ boat launch, 6 public parks, great location as our area is the halfway point between Calgary & Vancouver. Only 45 min. to Revelstoke & Vernon for skiing & Sicamous has world class sledding hills. Kelowna 1.25 hr. Please CLICK links to view FULL 360 Virtual tour, Full colour floor plans, Drone & Professional Pictures of this gorgeous home ! (id:2493)More details
Welcome to luxury cabin lake life at Bastain Bay - one of the best kept secrets in the Shuswap. As you come down your fully private drive to your east facing 1/2 acre lot, you will instantly be in awe of your almost 100ft of stunning shoreline and personal dock. This spectacular property has it all including a stunning 4 bedroom/ 3 bathroom waterfront main home with an oversized double detached garage and a 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom lake view guest home built on top of your 8+ capacity garage/ shop. Every aspect of this property is beautiful both inside and out with no details spared. You truly must see and experience it to believe it. Whether you want to stay in and enjoy the crystal clear water and breathtaking sunsets, or venture the short trip to one of the many amenities near by such as Margaret Falls, Hyde Mountain Golf Course, and much more... the list of amazing property features and nearby hot spots just goes on and on. Come get a taste of what it's like to own a piece of heaven. (id:2493)More details
Every once in a while, you come across something extraordinary in life, where elegance meets simplicity...this custom log home on a prince 0.43-acre waterfront lot with a silky sandy beach, surely matches that ideal! Find yourself amongst massive spaces, premium natural finishes, indulgent bathrooms and more. Entertain like no other from this exquisite kitchen, loaded with extensive granite, and oversized island, wrap around cabinetry, high-end appliances, a coxy eating nook, and large dining area. With almost 5000 square feet of geothermal driven comfortable living space, this 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom home and a revamped home theatre system, will leave you and your guests completely captivated. Most furnishings will stay. An amazing blend of natural wood and stone features blend flawlessly with the epic lake and mountain vistas through cascading vaulted windows in the main living area of the home. Enjoy the luxuries of the big city, right here at Little Shuswap Lake, the gateway to the Shuswap! Four equal seasons provide triumphant seasonal colors to brighten every day, naturally. Escape to this waterfront paradise and let your cares drift away as you pick what ride you're going to take from the dock. Will you be sailing with on a 16' Hobie cat with one pontoon in the arid for the better part of the day while your skin turns golden brown? Will you scoot around on a jet ski, or maybe cruise around the entire Shuswap Lake system, taking in the many sights and sounds of spring and summer from your streamlined vessel? It matters not because you can do it all from here! This recreational Mecca offers up a myriad of activities to keep you busy all year long. Some of the top-rated golf courses in BC are just around the corner. Step back, regroup, and get your priorities realigned so that you can experience the life you've always dreamed of. Book your personal viewing of this unforgettable home and property today, you'll never turn back. (id:2493)More details
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