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East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Real Estate Top 10 luxury homes for sale in Kootenays—Summer 2017 Edition

The Kootenays are home to some spectacular properties, as this Top 10 list proves.

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A smiling receptionist at an office.
Cranbrook, Real Estate Office decorating tips

How can you achieve a warm, comfortable and welcoming office?

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A Spirea shrub hanging over a rock wall.
Fernie, Kimberley, Real Estate How to create a beautiful low-maintenance yard

With a little bit of planning and forethought you can have a beautiful yard, but not have to spend hours a day maintaining it

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A view of the house from the pool.
Invermere, Real Estate The Kootenays’ most intriguing home is for sale

A 4,178-square-foot, 4-bedroom, ultra-modern masterpiece.

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Jessica Curran, owner of Primary Choice Homes in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Real Estate Could rent-to-own make it possible for you to purchase a home?

A house is more than just a building made of wood or brick, it’s financial stability, peace of mind and most of all it’s your family’s future.

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Jori Adank on the roof of his net zero energy (NZE) home in Kimberley, B.C.
Kimberley, Energy, Environment, Technology Net zero energy construction is catching on in the Kootenays

A net zero energy home produces as much energy as it consumes.

by Kevin Miller
A modern office with only a laptop computer and flowers on top of the desk.
Cranbrook, Real Estate Space planning for your business

Having a relaxed, calm atmosphere to welcome your clients is crucial

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A living room with a white corner sofa, black book shelf and coffee table, and red cushions and accessories
Cranbrook, Real Estate Make your space work for you

How can you make the best possible use of space in your home?

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A picture of a bungalow-style single family home at Elk Park Ranch.
Radium Hot Springs, Developments, Real Estate It’s all about lifestyle at Elk Park Ranch in Radium

Elk Park Ranch covers 80 hectares within the village of Radium, 36 of which have been reserved for green-space and walking trails and paths.

Elk Park Ranch, near Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
Creston, Radium Hot Springs, Grand Forks, Nelson, Agriculture, Real Estate Rocky Mountain ranch property at its best

Is the ranch life for you? Check out these properties that showcase the best of Rocky Mountain living.

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Picture of Mark West, Marketing  & Sales Director from Epic Real Estate Solutions Inc., and Allard Ockeloen with Storm Mountain Developments Inc.
Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Nelson Landing Townhomes sales launch event a success

The sales launch of Nelson Landing's first eight townhomes has been highly anticipated.

A fireplace in a basement.
Castlegar, Real Estate Why winter is a great time to do renovations

Winter is a perfect time to get some projects done that you don't have time for in the busy summer months.

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Boulder Beach Residence, a design by Studio 9.
Nelson, Developments Making great spaces

What does an architect do? More than draw buildings says Nelson Rocha, whose latest project is the new Creston elementary school.

by Mason Buettner
Emily Beaumont, REALTOR® at Royal LaPage in Revelstoke, B.C.
Revelstoke, Real Estate Nine tips to get your home ready to sell

The best strategies to make your home ready to put on the market (and get the best price).

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Wayne Franklin holding on to a for sale sign outside a large brick home.
An inspiring career—doing what you love

Keep your focus primarily on people, not the sale.

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Artist's conception of Nelson Landing development in Nelson, B.C.
Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Nelson Landing now selling first phase of townhomes

Developer announces release of eight homes at new lakefront community

Marysville Views escarpment looking East along the St. Mary's River.
Kimberley, Developments, Real Estate Marysville Views lives up to the name

Kimberley's newest residential neighbourhood is Marysville Views located on escarpment land above the junction of the St. Mary's river and Mark Creek.

by Nowell Berg
River Crossing at Shadow Mountain, Cranbrook.
Developments, Real Estate Top 10 golf course real estate developments in the Kootenays

Living in close proximity to a golf course is many a golfer's dream—check out this list of the Top 10 golf course real estate developments in the Kootenays.

Cranbrook, Real Estate Cranbrook real estate prices on upswing in 2015—up 5.4%

Cranbrook's housing market sees a modest increase in demand over 2014.

A Modern Mountain Alpine home design that includes a steep sloped roof, the combination of rock and wood work decoration and large glass windows.
Invermere, Developments Behind the scenes in architectural design

There is no typical day in architectural design. There is lots of hard work, but also many rewards.

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A home built by Kodiak Homes, set up on a property.
Cranbrook, Real Estate Modular is a viable option for anyone thinking of building a home

Modular homes are built off-site and transported to their permanent location, saving money and time.

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The new Sherwin-Williams store in Cranbrook.
Choosing paint colours for your home

Here are seven tips for picking a shade you can live with and love.

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Jason Wheeldon standing next to a sold sign in front of a house.
Second quarter Cranbrook real estate market update 2015—Sales up 16 per cent

The local Cranbrook, B.C. market has been active in Real Estate for the first 6 months of 2015.

by Jason Wheeldon
A deck by Rigby Built Construction, complete with a pergola, hot tub, and dining and living areas.
Real Estate Bringing the indoors outside

Outdoor living spaces can range from a couple of chairs on the terrace to an elaborate backyard oasis.

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A photo of Pamela Rousson .
Cranbrook, Financial, Real Estate What are closing costs and why are they so important?

Do not be blindsided by closing costs when purchasing a home—do your homework!

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A forest fire raging though a stand of trees.
Cranbrook, Forestry, Real Estate How to protect your home from a forest fire

A few simple steps you can take to protect your home from wildfire.

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An artist rendition Nelson Landing with the marina in the forground.
Nelson, Developments, Real Estate Nelson Landing: ready to build

Nelson Landing plans to start construction on eight townhomes this July.

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Yellow daisies in the forground, with Mt. Fisher and the steeples slightly blured in the background.
Cranbrook, Real Estate River’s Crossing is a premier mountain community

River's Crossing is surrounded by nature, yet only 10 minutes from Starbucks

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Family-style European inn with cloud-covered mountains in the background and blue sky above
Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Christina Lake, Golden, Nelson, Real Estate Luxury homes in the Kootenays

Top 20 most expensive homes for sale in the Kootenays in 2015

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A two story craftsman style home.
Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Castlegar, Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Nelson, Trail, Real Estate Stop dreaming and start building

Harmony Homes puts your design and building project under one contract

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A sign on a lawn says
Four tips for successfully marketing an open house

Use creative marketing to get people through the door.

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The Ross family home at Forest Crowne, Kimberley B.C.
Kimberley, Developments Residents of Forest Crowne love the lifestyle

Living in Forest Crowne is like living in a picture postcard.

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A bedroom that has been staged.  It has neutral colours on the walls, has no blinds or curtains, and no personal details on the walls.
Why staging your home can get you a better sale

Staging is the best short term investment a seller can make.

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Chairs on a deck overlooking a tranquil lake.
Pros and cons of a vacation home

7 things to think about when buying a vacation home

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Fernie Alpine Resort in the summer.
Fernie, Developments, Real Estate Snow Pines sold out before its launch

Fernie is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after places to live in the Canadian Rockies.

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A view of the CVCHS project under construction from the outside.  The siding still needs to be added and the deck needs to be completed.
First affordable housing project near completion in Creston

Creston needs affordable housing for its families.

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A tree house with a spiral staircase, one of the many attractions at the Enchanted Forest.
Revelstoke Enchanted Forest for sale

The Enchanted Forest theme park is a one of a kind destination

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A home being constructed on Trapper's Ridge at Panorama Mountain Resort.
Invermere, Developments, Real Estate Ski home to Trappers Ridge

In the heart of the Purcell Mountains, Panorama Mountain Village is the most complete ski-in, ski-out resort in the Rockies region.

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The historical barn will be a central part of the Montane community educational farm development.
Fernie, Developments Sold out

Phase one of Fernie’s Montane development has sold out.

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A large modern kitchen with a double stainless steel stove, and granite countertops.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Real Estate Kitchen renovations: how to avoid renovation horror stories

Kitchens generally are the largest renovation project that homeowners will take on

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Derek Sherbinin,  broker/owner of Century 21 Mountainview Realty and the broker/owner of Centum Mortgage Store.
Castlegar, Real Estate What to consider before buying a home

Four tips that will help take the stress out of buying a new home

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A man cleaning leaves out of the gutter.
Real Estate Time for fall maintenance projects in and around your home

Here are some annual maintenance tasks that every homeowner should do to keep things in order.

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The historical barn will be a central part of the Montane community educational farm development.
Fernie, Developments Parastone announces a growing development in Fernie

The Montane project will give families an opportunity to learn about and participate in how food goes from farm to table.

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Peaks Lodge under snow in the winter.
Peaks Lodge in Revelstoke for sale

A unique mountain lodge in Revelstoke is currently on the market.

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A couple sitting across the table with a mortgage broker.
Cranbrook, Real Estate How a mortgage broker can work for you

Buying a house is one of the biggest investments you will make. A mortgage broker can help you get the best product to finance your purchase.

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Home near Nelson reflecting in the water of Kootenay Lake.
Cranbrook, Fernie, Invermere, Nelson, Revelstoke, Riondel, Real Estate Luxury homes on the market in the Kootenays

High-end houses currently for sale include a lakeside estate in Nelson.

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The outside of the home on 818 Second Street West in Revelstoke, B.C.
Revelstoke, Real Estate Handcrafted historic home in Revelstoke

A stunning heritage home is on the market in Revelstoke, B.C.

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A photo of a hand signing a mortgage document.  House keys are sitting on the document.
Real Estate What legal advice should you get before buying a home?

Talk to a lawyer before you sign anything, including an offer to purchase, says the Canadian Bar Association.

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