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Upcoming Bank of Canada rate cuts in 2024 will be cause for celebration for many

Entering 2023, the Bank of Canada overnight rate kicked off at 4.25 percent and is set to wrap up the year at five percent, signaling a 0.75 percent uptick after a four percent surge in 2022. Looking ahead, many forecasters a projection which leans towards a favorable shift—a two percent dip in rates by the close of 2024, bringing the overnight rate back to a more attractive three percent. Brace yourself for the unfolding real estate narrative in 2024 as we navigate the impacts of this potential decline.
If you reach out to me I’ll put you in contact with a Rockstar Mortgage Broker - Tim Giandomineco to put you in a position to purchase a home here in the Shuswap. Make sure and tell Tim I said to call! 

 Love where you live!

Jez Nichols
CIR Realty Shuswap
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Mark North, owner of Red Bear Home Inspections = THE BEST OF THE BEST

Mark North, the owner of Red Bear Home Inspections is one of my favorite inspectors in the Okanagan and your trusted source for home inspections in the Okanagan and Shuswap regions. As a licensed home inspector, Mark is committed to providing you with the crucial information you need to make informed decisions about your home.

What to Expect from Mark: At the conclusion of the inspection, you'll receive a comprehensive on-site written report. Additionally, a detailed report will be emailed to you for your records.

Time Required for Your House Inspection: A standard home inspection typically takes between 3 to 3 1/2 hours. However, factors such as the age, size, and complexity of the home may necessitate additional time.

Comprehensive Digital Reporting: Following each investigative home inspection, Mark will deliver a thorough digital report outlining the current state of the home. You'll receive a copy of this report immediately upon completion of the inspection. The report includes narrative details supported by images, offering a complete and transparent picture of the residence for both home buyers and sellers.

Advanced Technical Investigation Tools: Marks inspections utilize state-of-the-art technical investigation tools, ensuring a meticulous assessment. These tools include:

  • Thermal Imaging Camera

  • Digital Camera

  • Infrared Thermometer

  • Moisture Detectors

  • Gas Detection

  • Electrical Testers

Areas Covered During a Home Inspection:

Mark leaves no stone unturned in his examination of your property, covering key areas such as:

  • Lot grading & drainage

  • Garage & carport

  • Exterior walls, windows & doors

  • Porches, decks & handrails

  • Roofing, gutters, chimneys, skylights

  • Attic ventilation & insulation

  • Interior walls, ceilings & floors

  • Kitchen & bathrooms

  • Laundry facilities

  • Basement & crawl spaces

  • Foundation & structure

  • Heating system & fireplaces

  • Electrical system

  • Plumbing system


Marks transparent pricing structure is based on the size of your home:

  • 0 - 2000 sq ft: $500 + GST

  • 2001 - 3000 sq ft: $550 + GST

  • 3001 - 4000 sq ft: $600 + GST

I highly recommend Mark for your home inspection needs, he truly is the BEST of the BEST.

Jez Nichols
CIR Realty Shuswap
Reach out - call or text: 250-515-5391
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Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Area

As the snow blankets the picturesque landscapes of British Columbia, winter enthusiasts and nature lovers alike find solace in the enchanting Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Area. This hidden gem, nestled in the heart of the province, offers not just a ski destination but a lifestyle embraced by the serene beauty of winter. Join us as we explore the allure of Larch Hills, where every snowfall paints a canvas of tranquility.

Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Area, situated just outside Salmon Arm, is a winter paradise renowned for its extensive network of meticulously groomed trails. This haven for cross-country skiing enthusiasts caters to all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned pros. The crisp mountain air, snow-laden trees, and the gentle crunch of snow beneath your skis make Larch Hills a haven for those seeking the quintessential winter experience.

Endless Trails for All: One of the remarkable features of Larch Hills is its vast network of trails that wind through the pristine winter landscape. With over 125 kilometers of interconnected trails, skiers can explore a variety of terrains, from rolling hills to challenging ascents. Each trail is a journey of discovery, promising breathtaking vistas and the simple joy of gliding through a winter wonderland.

Larch Hills is not just a destination for the avid skier; it's a place for families to create lasting memories. The welcoming atmosphere and well-marked trails make it an ideal spot for introducing children to the joys of winter sports. Families can enjoy a day of skiing together, taking in the beauty of the snow-covered hills and sharing the warmth of a hot cocoa break.

Living in proximity to Larch Hills means embracing a winter lifestyle like no other. Imagine stepping out of your home to access a network of pristine cross-country ski trails, where every winter morning is an invitation to explore the great outdoors. Larch Hills isn't just a ski area; it's a way of life that harmonizes with the rhythm of the winter season.

What sets Larch Hills apart is not just its natural beauty but the strong sense of community that thrives here. The ski area is a gathering place for locals and visitors alike, fostering a shared love for winter activities. Regular events, races, and social gatherings create a vibrant community where everyone feels connected through a common passion for winter sports.

Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Area isn't just a destination; it's an invitation to embrace winter living at its finest. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a family looking for a winter retreat, Larch Hills offers a canvas of snowy adventures waiting to be explored. Consider making this winter paradise your home, where the joy of cross-country skiing becomes a part of your everyday life.

One more reason to move to the Shuswap!

Jez Nichols
CIR Realty

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