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 19 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.
Neat as a pin. This clean and bright 2 bedroom/1 bath manufactured home, sits on its own lot - no strata or pad rental fees. Open kitchen and Living room area. Detached garage/shop with extra parking out front. Central air for those hot summer days. Fully fenced, low maintenance yard. Walking distance to downtown or the beach. Welcome to the charming village of Chase. Perfect for retirees or the first time home buyer. Call for more details. (id:2493)More details
Perfect family or retirement home waiting for you! This three bedroom house has plenty of room for a small family or retired couple. All the work has been done .. just move in and unpack your suitcase! New roof, furnace, hot water tank, paint and flooring all in the last 2 years! Bonus people-cave for the hobbyist in your family or extra living area and is able to have an area converted back to a bathroom. Close to schools, shopping, lake and more! Call to view and be sure the watch the virtual tour! (id:2493)More details
Great location! Family home or an investment rental property, this property will meet your needs! 4 bdrms., 2 baths, 100X100 serviced lot & fenced back yard. 5 minute walk to shopping & schools and to the public beach and boat launch on Mara & Shuswap Lake. Charlotte Hutchinson, PREC; email: email@example.com (id:2493)More details
What a great spot to call home! This home offers a spacious 0.50 acre lot with 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. The main floor is finished with 2 bedrooms, full bathroom, & a spacious kitchen area that leads into the living room. The lower level is complete with 1 finished bedroom & a second that could be used as a den or bedroom, laundry area and access to outside. The property has fenced garden area, wood storage, workshop area, and covered storage for your toys. Updates include: new drilled well, 50 gallon hot water tank, re-insulated attic, new furnace, new paint, updated bathroom upstairs, new dishwasher & stove. Great starter or downsizer home! All measurements approximate & must be verified by Buyer if important. (id:2493)More details
Tickety Clean leasehold waterfront on Little Shuswap Lake! 35 years remaining of a 49 year lease with a solid chance of a 25-year extension at the end of the current lease. You're going to love this recently renovated rancher with additional in-law accommodation with separate entry, plus a finished part basement. Features include a stylish gourmet kitchen with eating bar in the main home, and full secondary kitchen for your guests in the additional living quarters on the same floor level. Other features include open and bright living areas, spacious room sizes, a cozy wood burning fireplace for those enchanting winter evenings, quality laminate flooring, high ceilings, finished part basement, a sun drenched deck, newer roof and so much more! The lot is spacious and fully fenced with tons of open space; features include two independent driveways to each side of the home, even a concrete slab for a future garage. There are two separate 100 amp power sources to the home. Sitting on 0.53 of an acre and offering 100' of prime, south facing water frontage, this perfect summer getaway or year-round residence is ready for you today! Experience all that the Shuswap has to offer, including world class golfing, hiking, biking, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, and so much more, right from your doorstep. Gather more information, see way more pictures and watch a compelling aerial video presentation before booking your personal viewing today, you won't be disappointed! It is important to note that this type of leased property purchase cannot be financed and must be purchased with all cash, no financing is available on escalating lease properties. (id:2493)More details
This character cottage located on the pristine shores of Little Shuswap Lake sits on a manicured 0.4-acre lot and offers 96' of prime south facing sandy beach frontage. There are 35 years remaining on a 49-year, federal lease on Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band land. The cute as a pin pan-abode style 4 bed, 1 bath home boasts a galley kitchen, Health Canada approved septic system, a bright solarium style sun room, classic stone wood burning fireplace and a large sun drenched deck outfitted for entertaining. Outside, there is plenty of room for parking all of your toys with a dock and buoy, and tons of flat usable space. From here, you'll have direct access to all that the Shuswap has to offer, including world class boating, fishing, skiing, dining and golfing at the #1 rated public course in BC, Talking Rock at the Quaaout Lodge. The Little Shuswap Lake is one of the best kept secrets in the Shuswap area. Start making your family memories today.... run, don't walk to this one! Gather more information, see way more pictures and watch a compelling aerial drone video presentation before booking your viewing of this baby today, you'll be glad that you did! It is important to note that this is an all cash purchase and that there is no conventional cmhc approved financing available. (id:2493)More details
Affordable waterfront alert .... you are going to love this character cottage sitting on a spacious south facing lot featuring tall timbers, a great beach, and medium depth water, right on the shores of Little Shuswap Lake! 35 years remaining of a 49-year lease. Features of this classic 'A' frame cottage include 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a bright kitchen and eating area, a large family room with cozy wood stove, tons of sundrenched decking, a workshop in the basement, a double garage, single garage, 2 single carports, and so much more! The lot boasts privacy, tons of room for RV parking and boat trailers, a health Canada approved septic system, and plenty of storage. This year round cottage is priced to sell! Enjoy direct access to world class recreation, including golfing at Talking Rock golf course and the Quaaout Lodge, the pride of the Little Shuswap Indian Band. Be sure to see this one today! The Little Shuswap Lake is one of the best kept secrets in the Shuswap area. Start making your family memories today .... run, don't walk to this one! Gather more information, see way more pictures and watch a compelling aerial drone video presentation before booking your viewing of this baby today, you'll be glad that you did! It is important to note that this is an all cash purchase and that there is no conventional cmhc approved financing available. (id:2493)More details
Older House sitting on CORNER C.1 Town Centre Commercial Lot .42 acre fully fenced w/ secure 6 chain link & 2 sliding gates , the house is livable & has been tenanted for the past 10 years, quick possession as it is currently vacant - House needs TLC - bring some man power & money and you could have a nice piece of property in the area, you can live in it, put a tenant in or run as weekly rental, room for your vehicles, toys, boats or trailers on this large lot in Sicamous Centre Core of Downtown if you want to make changes to the house or property - rebuild , add a bldg etc.. you would need to follow the guidelines for C1 zoning on the district website at sicamous.ca - Also need 25% down for financing on C1. Electric service was upgraded w/ this owner & baseboard heat installed, old oil furnace removed years ago. Full basement. This home is not in the flood zone for Sicamous surrounded by businesses & residences that all fall under the same zoning. Lots of potential in this Older 2 bedroom 1 bath home in downtown Sicamous Core (non conforming - as is where is) Very central & very close to the lakes - easy assessable lot with sliding gates for easy pull through on Shuswap Ave. or Finlayson 1 block Shuswap lake & beach. This is one of the lowest priced properties for sale in Sicamous & just short walk to Shuswap lake. Taxes $2058/2019 www.shuswap4sale.ca Karen Singbeil, Associate Broker, Royal LePage Access Real Estate, Personal Real Estate Corporation (id:2493)More details
Need a little bit more space for the family? Here is over 3,000 sq.ft. for you. Home is a 2000-double wide mobile on a full basement, which needs just the finishing touches. Upstairs you have 3 bdrms, laundry, nice sized living room and bright sun room. Please allow 24 hours notice. Schedule A applies. Measurements are approximate and need to be verified by buyer if deemed important. (id:2493)More details
You'll want to see this charming summer cottage nestled privately on the Sunny shores of Little Shuswap Lake! This mechanically sound, year round waterfront cottage comes fully furnished and is perfectly perched on a gorgeous, .57 acre lot with 100' of prime, sunny & sandy, Little Shuswap Lake waterfront! Let your cares drift away as you enjoy your own personal Oasis. This tastefully renovated, 3 bedroom, 2 bath cottage could be the perfect home. Features include a newer, Health Canada approved septic treatment plant, a cozy wood stove, a country kitchen with classic cabinetry, appliance package, newer bathrooms and fixtures, windows & blinds, doors, laminate flooring, spacious rooms, sun drenched patios, laundry room, a dock and a buoy for your boat, a detached bunkhouse and more! From here, you'll have great access to boating, fishing, skiing, hiking, dining and golfing at Talking Rock. There are 35 years remaining of a 49 year lease. Please note that this is an all cash purchase. Be sure to gather more information, see more pictures and even watch an aerial drone video presentation of this property at on website and then call to book a time to come and take a look at the options you have with this beauty! (id:2493)More details
Cozy home on almost half a flat acre in a great location with development potential! Upstairs has three bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. The main level has a huge living room and open concept kitchen with a large dining area and pantry. Fully fenced yard with detached garage/shop and lots of parking. Right across from the Enderby High School. This lot can potentially be re-zoned to R2 for a duplex or Multifamily. Possible approval for a carriage house as well. It would take 6-7 weeks for re-zoning approval through the District of Enderby, which is very quick. Contact Kaia with any questions or to schedule a viewing. Cell: 250-938-0132. Email: Kaia@soldokanagan.com *Open Houses, call/email for times**Bonus: North Okanagan is not subject to the speculation tax* (id:2493)More details
This could be a great opportunity for someone with vision and able to work on a project. This home has good bones but needs some love, situated on front of Birchdale Par 3. This is a split level homes with 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on upper level on main level back entrance with large kitchen, dining room and front entrance and living room with wood burning fireplace, Laundry also on main level has a toilet, washer & dryer but no sink.Lower level has large Family room with a cold room and service area with heating and electrical panels, there is also an outside entrance. Large crawl space that goes under main level. Garage is detached and is about 14'6" x 18'. (id:2493)More details
Perfect 2 bedroom rancher with attached carport. Furniture placement is so easy with the heat source being "ThermaRay" heat panels. See supplements for further info. A very short walk to downtown Enderby, parks & recreation. Nice level lot is all fenced & has 2 raised garden beds. Enjoy the outdoors without too much yard work... A perfect alternative without the restrictions of a strata council. Lots of updates done to this home, newer laminate and tile flooring, updated kitchen & bath. Newer fridge and stove, windows. Cute and Cozy as can be! Call Bonita Lundquist PREC* 250-306-8184 or RE/MAX North Valley in Enderby @ 250-838-0025 (id:2493)More details
LAKESHORE! This home is a 1/83 undivided interest in one of the friendliest complexes! 2 bedroom park model home with an 8' x 10' air conditioned bunk house that has its own bathroom. Located in www.ClubMara.com a secure/gated complex offering a 24 hr caretaker, indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, tennis courts, boat trailer parking, playground and fitness room. This development has gorgeous 650 feet of sandy beaches & a boat launch. Park is located at the mouth of the river which is fantastic for river floats and water skiing. Park has brand new boat moorage in 2011 with the only gas filling station on South end of Mara Lake. Comes with boat slip. This home also features a lake view, A/C, built in bunk beds that lift up for extra storage, water softener, plus a covered deck. Home comes fully furnished with appliances...move in ready. Only 13 kms from Sicamous. Please CALL or TEXT Kellie Pittman at 250-804-9946 or go to www.kelliepittman.com for more pictures. (id:2493)More details
Lakefront living at its finest! One of the most beautiful spots on the lake could be all yours! This sunny 0.66 acres has a year round residence with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a 333 sq ft cabana and 77 feet of beach front. The house has a large living space, large master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms for your guests. Enjoy the outdoors in the cabana, barbecuing for the family and playing games long into the evening. The buoy in the water is all set up for your boat with the possibility of launching right there (if you are friends with the neighbors!). Annual lease is $8090.00 per year and is reviewed every 5 years. This is a 49 year lease with 34 years remaining. Call Jodi Gibson to view 250.299.5634. (id:2493)More details
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