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How Do You Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster?

Buying a home is a big investment and a huge commitment, but most homeowners will attest that the pay-off is worth the pains and strains of making those regular mortgage payments. Most people focus on their mortgage interest rate as a way of saving money (or at least, ensuring more of it goes toward your principal), but there are other ways to decrease the amount paid in interest. One way is to pay your...

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Want to manifest your dream home in 2020? Here’s how.

First of all, what is manifestation? While at first glance it may sound a little cooky, it’s actually very simple and very effective. Basically, it’s the concept that you can bring whatever you want into your life by thinking positively. Crazy, right? It’s actually a law! The law of attraction, stating that all the good you put into the universe will come back to you in some way or another. This idea...

Childproofing

The truth about childproofing your home.

Years ago, you would most likely be laughed at if you asked for a toilet lock at the hardware store, or if you wanted to hire a professional babyproofer for your home. These days there is every contraption available that you can think of to help keep your toddler safe. Of course we still need to watch them with our super human hawk-eye abilities, but to make our lives a bit easier, and to keep our...

Yoga and wine

Vino & Vinyasa, when yoga meets wine.

Every Wednesday evening, you can enjoy an outdoor yoga class held beside Poplar Grove Winery overlooking the vineyards, Okanagan lake and the sunset. This class is great for everyone who would like to feel the joy of simply moving their bodies and getting a full body stretch. Give your mind, body, and soul some love with a gorgeous view and a glass of Pinot Gris! Offered every...

Arizona hot air balloon ride.

While visiting Arizona this past week for a Real Estate conference a few of us decided to take an evening hot air balloon ride and watch the sun go down. I thought it would be scary considering I'm hanging out in a wicker basket with only a balloon and a flame to keep us in the air but turns out it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. It felt extremely safe and offered...

Snowy sunrise

A day in the life of a Realtor.

It’s 7 AM, frosty and I’ve already driven 3 hours to pick up a set of keys from the sellers of the property I am scheduled to see. Half awake, the sellers wait with the keys in their new home because the agent they hired works 4 hours away and there’s no lockbox  on the property…not yet anyways, they haven’t gotten around to it. Now, my buyers are in the car with me as we pull up to...

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