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
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
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
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
PRIME RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT LAND - Great location for this 2200 sq foot 5 bedroom home on 5.47 acres. Parcel in OCP for Medium Density. Located just off Okanagan across from Parkridge Strata, close to recreation centre, shopping and schools (College), this is a great location for a multi family development. Over 800' of frontage on 20th Street SE and full city services. Would be a great property to do a mixed residential development with some R1, R4 and bare land strata. Home on property in good condition that is tenant occupied. Realtors deem all information to be correct yet do not guarantee this nor are we liable in any way for any mistakes, errors, or omissions. Buyer should verify all information important to them. (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
Incredible 36 acres of prime farm land in North Broadview with an amazing lake and mountain views. Cleared level field ready for farming. Turn of century home currently rented for $1036.00 per month. This is truly an amazing property with approx 30 acres of cleared farm land with approx 6 acres of older growth forest. If you are looking for a place to build a home that offers tons of sun, amazing views and an ideal location this may be the property for you. Older Barn and outbuildings used for storage on the property of little value. Property borders 30th Street and 50th Avenue. Realtors deem all information to be correct yet do not guarantee this nor are we liable in any way for any mistakes, errors, or omissions. Buyer should verify all information important to them. (id:2493)More details
RECLINE RIDGE VINEYARD & WINERY in full operation that includes property, business, equipment, assets, residences, retail offices & 10 acres. Family owned & operated with a professional wine maker on staff, this fully operational business offers 13 different wines from 7 acres of their own vineyards. Well established, profitable business is located just off the Trans Canada Hwy #1 in a peaceful, serene setting that becomes tranquil the moment you step onto the property. Two separate driveways; one for the full log home residence that is privately located away from the business & another for the public access to the wine shop & apartment residence. The log wine shop has a beautiful retail space with a stunning tasting room & includes full POS merchant cashier desk. The wine making facilities are all in-house and included with decades of history & experience. The winery is open all year round and includes a licensed patio area where visitors may enjoy a glass of wine & take in the scenery. Thank-you for your interest! (id:2493)More details
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