5 Neighbourhoods to Purchase Property in Southern Okanagan

South Okanagan - Dan Jones

Ask the Penticton locals if they love where they live and typically, the answer will be yes… and for good reason. With the gorgeous scenery, excellent climate, and plenty of fun things to do year-round, it’s no wonder people want to invest in the Okanagan Valley. Plus, there’s plenty of area homes for sale, not just in the city, but in the surrounding communities as well. However, trying to choose a place that meets your entire family’s needs can feel overwhelming, which is why I want to help you narrow it down. If you’re looking for a new place to live, consider these family-friendly neighbourhoods in the Southern Okanagan.

Valleyview 

Located on the Eastern hillsides of Penticton, there’s lots to love about the family-oriented community of Valleyview. With gorgeous lake and city view properties, residents won’t tire of the constant scenery they’re surrounded with when living in their new home. Locals to Valleyview will also feel great knowing their new home is likely an energy-efficient build, a major benefit to living in this growing neighbourhood. Have kids? You have your choice of area schools: Skaha Lake Middle School, Princess Margaret Secondary School and Wiltse Elementary School.  

Naramata Rural 

From panoramic views of the lake, mountains and farms to luxurious properties with hot tubs, pools and waterfalls, the community of Naramata is a breath-taking place for investing in realty. Residents are constantly surrounded by award-winning wineries, delightful orchards, quiet streets, and a whole lot of history. Whether you thrive off of a quiet country lifestyle or you love to explore and adventure, buying your new home along the Naramata Bench is a great way to live a rewarding life! 

Kaleden

Golf, nature and beach lovers unite! Kaleden is an excellent location to consider when looking for a home. This historic town provides locals with easy access to nearby beaches on Skaha Lake, great schools, amazing vineyards and orchards, and of course, well-built houses surrounded by picturesque scenery, just 20 minutes from Penticton and less than 10 minutes from Okanagan Falls. 

Penticton Main North

Sometimes, being closer to the downtown action is exactly what we need to feel fulfilled! If you’re someone who loves trying new restaurants and coffee shops while being close to convenient amenities like banks, clinics, shopping and more, consider searching the MLS listings in Penticton Main North. You’ll be near (or in) the downtown core, close to schools like Penticton Secondary, Queens Park Elementary and KVR Middle School, and of course, you’ll be kept close to the action of the city!   

Penticton Main South

If being near amenities is important to you, but you’re still looking for a quieter lifestyle, Main South could be the best place for you to find a house for sale. With such gorgeous scenery, nice houses, and close proximity to shopping, restaurants, schools and more, families are flocking to this rapidly growing area. Investing in a home in Main South provides residents convenient access to basic amenities as well natural attractions like parks, Skaha Lake, and more. Main South truly is family living at its finest.    

When you’re browsing through the Penticton MLS, consider circling homes for sale in these sought-after neighbourhoods. Ready to start booking viewing appointments? Let me know. I’ll help you find an exceptional property suitable for your needs in what I consider to be the most beautiful region in the country – the Okanagan. Let’s talk – contact me today

5 Home Staging Ideas To Sell Your Penticton Home Faster

The proof is there. Staging your home helps to increase property value and sell your home quicker. Here are five home-staging ideas for a faster and better sale.

1. Aesthetics Are Important

The majority of folks only pay attention to real estate listings with nice pictures. Anything that looks blurry, dated, or messy? Next! Before you even think about taking real estate photos or having an open house, make sure it looks nice. There are plenty of ways to decorate your home for a more inviting feel; lighting each room with ambient, task, and accent lighting can help people feel more comfortable. Also, try mixing together three different sized table decorations with different colours, shapes, and textures, and don’t forget to declutter every single room which should be a home seller’s number one priority.

2. Too Personal Is Too Much

Okay, this one can be a bit tough but you have to take down some of your family photos on the wall. If a home-buyer can’t picture themselves living within your space because you and your kids are, well, everywhere, they’re not going to buy it. Replace those dozens of family pictures with modern art pieces placed in creative spaces throughout your home for a clean and inviting aesthetic.

3. Contemporary Sells

If your home is out-dated, there are plenty of simple home improvements you can do to sell your home faster. Paint the inside of your front door a different colour than the rest of your house, stick with a neutral theme throughout the interior, and try adding pops of colour to walls that make sense. Giving your home a fresh and modern look will wow those home-buyers and who knows? They might just put in an offer.

4. Style Furniture

For bedroom staging ideas, try creating a relaxing atmosphere with soft colours, fresh linens, and furniture that’s in good shape. For livingroom styling tips, keep the area clean and neatly add throw pillows and blankets to the couch to create a comfy feeling. Also, autumn is here and if you’re wanting to stage your home for the fall season, look no further than your own backyard. Try an autumn DIY project where you collect leaves and create a dining room table centrepiece for some budget-friendly home staging.

5. DIY Home Décor

I mentioned above about a budget-friendly way to stage your dining room, and if money is an issue or you just like to get crafty, there are so many ways to improve your home with little to no money out of your pocket, like making your own artwork and frames to hang on the wall, creating your own headboard for the bedroom, and getting comfortable with doing minor maintenance on your own like patching up holes, recaulking the sinks, and keeping up with your landscaping.

For more ways to sell your home quick, see 20 helpful tips to helping your home sell. When you’re ready, get in touch and I’ll happily help you list your home and sell it fast.