Kootenay Homes and Real Estate

by Kimberly Shellborn

Welcome to Kootenay Homes, a blog that delves into the real estate scene in the Kootenays

Welcome to Kootenay Homes, a blog that delves into the real estate scene in the Kootenays. Take a look at everything from new developments to decorating trends that could increase the value of your home. Read about some of the most inspiring listings in the Kootenays and learn the best time of year to buy or sell a home. Kootenay Homes posts up-to-date mortgage and brokerage information and gives the latest real estate statistics from the Kootenay region.

Kimberly Shellborn

Kim is the editorial coordinator at Koocanusa Publications. She recently returned to the Kootenays after 15 years in Spain, where she taught English and got to know the food and wine regions of the country. When she’s not writing or taking photographs, she can be found showing her husband and two children all the backcountry trails that she longed for while in Europe. View all of Kimberly Shellborn’s articles

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