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 good life just got better! This rare, 2492 square foot 3 story lodge is only one of two built at Carmel Beach. This classic features spacious rooms and a main floor made for entertaining; 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, patio and sundeck! Enjoy freehold ownership in an exclusive, waterfront community, nestled in a private, natural setting in a quiet cove on Shuswap Lake at Blind Bay, one of Western Canada's finest luxury getaways. West Coast post & beam construction, natural wood and stone exterior finishing and crafted interiors set this resort apart from any other. Features include a large double garage, an additional exterior guest parking spot, a rustic yet elegant living space, deluxe furnishings, premium finishes, indulgent bathrooms & a gourmet kitchen. Receive some serious rental income while you're not here if you so choose. Enjoy direct access to world class boating, sledding, golf, skiing! The clubhouse has an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center & fireside lounge. When you are not enjoying this exceptional lodge yourself, it can be rented out! This resort is zoned C-6, Waterfront Tourist Accommodation. Earn a possible gross annual income $50,000 - $60,000 from the rental of this stellar lodge. Dramatic details and design make this project world class. Carmel Beach, put your feet up and stay a while! Gather more info, see more pictures and watch an aerial video presentation at www.mrshuswap.com before calling Kent Redekop today at 250-318-8120 to book your personal tour. (id:2493)More details
Amazing Views of Mara Lake on this level .73 acre property in Swansea point! Situated just across the road from Mara Lake; enjoy having legal beach access and your very own buoy! Rest with ease knowing the entire property is fenced, making it easier for kids and pets to run around. This property also features a spectacular 42' x 30' shop with radiant heat, 2-12 ft overhead doors, half bath and 2-12 ft carports. Walk right on in to this convenient one level 3 bed 2 bath (1732 sq.ft) home. Feel the warmth beneath your feet on those cold winter nights with heated concrete floors throughout the home. Cool off on hot summer days with the comfort of A/C and relax while you enjoy the breathtaking views from the spacious living room featuring a vaulted ceiling, large windows and wood fireplace. Have the whole family help prepare dinner in this spacious kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, island & walk-in pantry. The master bedroom has en suite with dual sinks and tile & glass shower. The home also offers a large covered deck off the living area with access to the hot tub and yard. Extra qualities about this property include built in speakers, solid wood doors, interior walls insulated for sound, water softener and on demand hot water and hot tub. Lots of water at 35gpm. Double garage also has in-floor heating and built-in ladder for attic storage. (id:2493)More details
These Unforgettable Lake and Mountain Views Will Inspire You! This Exquisite Custom Home features over 4000 SqFt of high-end finishing with 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, a Gourmet Kitchen, an endless list of features and a panoramic view from virtually every window in the House! From the sprawling master suite which captivates the prestigious lake vistas, to the abundant lower level, custom tailored for entertaining; this unique home will leave you breathless. Some of the immense list of features include; a Roof-Top Patio with Panoramic 360 Views (Hot Tub and N/G BBQ connections in place), Surround Sound System throughout house, Two Laundry hookups, Granite counters, SS appliances, Gas Range, Huge kitchen island with eating area, a Gorgeous Theater Room with full theater "THX" sound system, Massive Games/Billiards Room, Full Wet Bar Area, Heated tile floors in master ensuite, Central A/C, Solar-tinted Low-E windows, Crown-moulding, monitored security system, water-softener system, massive triple garage and so much more. No details overlooked in this fantastic family home. If you are looking for the perfect feature-filled home surrounded by the undeniable beauty of the Shuswap, look no further. Your castle awaits you. Contact Dave at 250-833-8391 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. (id:2493)More details
Simply gorgeous Magna Bay Waterfront! The Shuswap is much more complicated than it used to be. You bought a lot and you built a cabin and you went for a swim! Now you apply for a building permit, and a development permit and a development variance permit and quite possibly a septic permit which will involve any number of experts and then call the engineers to design the height and location of your home. So This is a wonderful occasion for me. All that work has been done as of 2012 when the new home was constructed. It is so nice to offer a home for sale that has done all of the above, including engineered foundation and a new treatment plant for septic disposal -and the best part is that this 4 bedroom home is located on the perfect Magna Bay beach, with a flat south facing level waterfront lot. The pictures pretty much show more than words can describe. (id:2493)More details
Custom Built Home on White lake. Has its own Dock. One of the Best Trout Fishing lake in the area. Just under a Acre of lake shore land. Treed. Private. House has 2,000.Sq. ft. on Main. 2nd level is 416 sq.ft unfinished master Bdrm/ensuite. Main has 2 bdrms & Den. Open Plan Log Beams kitchen island great rm & Family rm.. game rm in basement. plus a half 2nd basement with a garage door store your extra car's in Workshop. (id:2493)More details
New on Market - Original owner, 3 bdrm 3 bath custom built home on 2 acres with great views, full walk out basement, double garage and 28' x 24' Shop for the handyman. Geo Thermal heating, many extras and sub dividable. Call Steven Lewis - Personal Real Estate Corporation @ 1-250-804-8244 or go to www.salmon-arm-real-estate.com (id:2493)More details
Breathtaking is the only way to describe the lake view from this amazing home in Upper Raven. This luxurious home has a grand foyer, amazing in-door water feature, vaulted ceilings, kitchen with island and new stainless steel appliances, formal dining room, 6 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. A beautiful spiral staircase leads to the fully finished, daylight, above ground lower level with massive windows to enjoy the calming garden and water views. Central air, 3 gas fireplaces, alarm system, solar shades, main floor laundry and built in vac. The built in sound system can be heard from inside and outside the home. Enjoy while relaxing in the private court yard with in-laid lighting, beautiful low maintenance landscaping, underground irrigation, gardens, walkways, 2 water features and a rock fire pit with seating around it for 8. Large decks on both levels offer amazing views. Call Marg at 250-833-2062 with inquiries or to view. Visit the website at www.margkentel.com (id:2493)More details
This quiet rural retreat has it all! 5 min off the Transcanada Hwy and nestled in the heart of the Shuswap. Located 6 km equidistant between Blind Bay and White Lake, this 20 acre top of the hill property has level open fields, forest and end of the road privacy. The 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home completed in 2016 has great natural lighting and the decks are placed with views to Columbia and Bastion mountains. There is also a small cottage near the main house. This acreage is fenced and cross fenced with 3 horse shelters, a hay shed and corral area. About 9 acres of pasture and hay field, another 10 acres of riding trails and bush area and about 1 acre of yard and garden. The home boasts a county style kitchen with plenty of cabinet space. Open concept living area with back patio overlooking the acreage. Master bedroom is on the main floor with window facing the pasture. This home offers in floor heating also a wood burning furnace to save on utility costs. Come and have a look today, you will be glad you did. For more information visit us online at www.myBCproperties.com ; to set up a viewing call Aaron at 250-463-9777 (id:2493)More details
Lake Front With Beautiful Lake Views! The perfect family summer getaway in established, highly desirable Crystal Sands lake front resort. Crystal Sands is a waterfront gated community with easy living. This home is located right on the sandy shores of Mara Lake. Pride of ownership really shows in this stand-alone home built in 2004. Includes 4 beds and 2 baths on 1.5 levels. The huge lakeside deck is just steps away from the sandy beach perfect for swimming and boating. Personal double length garage for the toys. Unique layout has 2 of the bedrooms with their own sinks and counters. This is a great setup for family and guests. Complex has so much to offer: Full time caretakers on site. Additional onsite storage area for boat and trailer storage. Crystal Sands is set on the quiet south end of Mara Lake where it meets the Shuswap river. You and your Guests will enjoy the Club house which consists of a kitchen, social room with TV, pool table, & shuffle board. Park also has washrooms, showers, washers/dryers. Complex has ball field, tennis courts, basketball hoop, picnic tables set on a huge green space to play. Sorry no pets allowed. This is a Share Sale so traditional financing options will not apply to these purchases. Please TEXT or CALL Kellie Pittman at 250-804-9946 for your personal viewing or go to www.kelliepittman.com for more pictures. (id:2493)More details
Extremely rare opportunity: 345 foot lake shore frontage which has been in the family for roughly 60 years, with a 3-bed, 2-bath cabin to prove it. A 1.02 acre property with room to build your dream home and lake shore family memories. Call Brett at 250-515-1170 or email email@example.com (id:2493)More details
SHUSWAP LAKE - Peaceful and private setting for this incredible semi lakeshore home with 112 feet of deeded private beach. Custom built 2001 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home with vaulted ceilings, huge view windows, open floor plan, maple hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, custom kitchen with birch cabinetry and breakfast bar. Romantic loft master suite with amazing view, ensuite with soaker tub and his/hers closets. Spacious front deck with screened in sun porch and low maintenance yard. Metal roof, cedar siding, 200 amp service, oversized double garage. Private deeded beach with 112 of lake shore, legal size Triton dock (10x24), and RV Parking. This property makes the perfect getaway or year round residence. For more information Jim Grieve 250-833-6312 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jordan Grieve 250-833-7812 email@example.com or visit www.jimgrievesalesteam.com. 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
Stunning & Amazing WATERFRONT property just steps from Shuswap Lake on Blind Bay Road. Like NEW without the GST, built in 2011 this home is amongst only 3 waterfront in 6 home development called "Capri Cabins". Absolute Luxury! Three fully finished levels with 2580 SqFt that includes 3 Bedrms & 3 Bathrms. Gourmet island kitchen with all the bells & whistles includes granite countertops, high end custom cabinets w/drawers, SS appliances & tiled backsplash. Living room with hardwood floors, rock clad gas fireplace, high ceilings & stunning unobstructed lakeviews! Huge covered deck with outdoor living, BBQ area & glass railings with topless rail. The upper level master bedrm is also lakeside with a private deck structurally roughed-in for a hot tub, sitting area, walk-in closet & stunning ensuite bathrm with jetted soaker tub, European styled walk-in shower & you can enjoy the lakeview from both the tub or the shower! The shower also offers a steambath. High end windows & doors, High efficiency furnace w/AC, HW on demand, Central vac, Deluxe sound system through out. You will love the tranquil feeling of this true Shuswap Lake waterfront home! Located on lakeshore road just minutes from Sorrento & an easy boat trip to Finz lakeside restaurant too. Views of Copper Island, Low strata fees, self managed at $200/mo contributes to services & dock. 2 designated parking stalls, conc walks, lakeside lawn, excellent beach & 60 foot dock with your own buoy. See BIGRob.ca for virtual tour! (id:2493)More details
CUSTOM LOG HOME on a private 18.5 acre property close to Larch Hills. Incredible mountain and valley views from every window. Plenty of room to enjoy the peace and quiet this acreage has to offer. The custom home features a brand new kitchen with granite counters, 4 bedrooms & 3 baths. The small single attached garage is a perfect workshop with a new detached 40 x 40 shop. Horse shed with partially fenced pasture & a pond. Approximately 2.5 acres of grapes. Minutes from cross country skiing trails, horseback riding, mountain biking and quadding. Call Tina for details 250-804-6765 (id:2493)More details
View Virtual Tours online at www.SaltFowler.com. When it comes to this fantastic lakefront property, what meets the eye is only the tip of the iceberg. Inside, a bright and thoughtful layout greets you, from the newer kitchen with wood cabinetry and island with breakfast bar, to the living room with large picture window. Three bedrooms on the main floor are equally spacious in size, and a basement single bedroom suite awaits with walkout access to the lakefront and pool area. A saltwater pool with pool deck, pool house, newer cover, and adjacent fire pit, this outdoor space is prepared for months of seasonal enjoyment. For more information on this home, call The Salt Fowler Team at 250-549-7258. (id:2493)More details
ALL DRESSED UP AND WAITING......for the buyer that wants excellence. This architecturally designed custom home on 4.96 acres has something for everyone, first impressions are important and it all starts when you enter the foyer of this dramatic home. The elegant dining and living room, shines with white tile and hardwood, 12 foot ceilings and banks of windows to bring the outside inside. Spacious kitchen and family room overlook the enclosed pool. If you want to entertain guests or just enjoy your privacy you can have both with this property. Master bedroom is spacious yet intimate, spa like en suite with Jacuzzi tub, separate walk in shower, double sinks and stunning tile floors. The open concept kitchen, eating area and family room with cozy wood fireplace is the heart of this home. Second bedroom, laundry and main bathroom round out the first floor. Upstairs has two large Jack and Jill bedrooms with a full bathroom in-between. Bedrooms both have patio doors out into a bonus room that overlooks the pool. Do you have lots of toys? then you are in luck, the 58' x 35' shop on this property has a separate driveway and is located below the home, it is the ultimate man cave. Within the city limits and bordering Syphon Creek this unique home is only minutes to shopping and on the edge of the Fly Hills.Enjoy sledding or motorbiking in the mountains or go for a hike up to Syphon falls.Property is fenced for animals. Priced below assessed value. Call Rochelle for details 250-804-9327 (id:2493)More details
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