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Aldebaran Homes – A Family Business

  • August 30, 2016

In above picture, from left to right:  Ryan - Customer Relations Manager, Kristina - Project Sales & Marketing Manager, Kerry - Founder and Chad - Accounting Manager, all work for the family business and plan to continue Kerry’s hard work in years to come. Meet the Founder of Aldebaran Homes - Kerry Goulard. A Chartered Professional Accountant by trade, Kerry got his start in real estate and construction at The Anaheim Group in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was with Anaheim from 1981-1986…

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Vernon’s small town appeal calls to Calgarians

  • June 13, 2016

Like the old Elvis Presley Top 40 hit says: It ain’t no big thing, but it’s growin.’ Not one chance in a gazillion he was crooning about Vernon, B.C., but the line could be a motto for this North Okanagan Valley city which is listed among the top five fastest-growing communities in the province with a population of 25,000 or more. According to figures from the provincial government, Vernon, which has long been a destination location for Albertans looking for part-time or fulltime homes, saw its…

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Experience Middleton Mountain

  • June 1, 2016

Middleton Mountain is a neighborhood connected to Vernon that has grown immensely with developments and new opportunities. This area in British Columbia is close to downtown Vernon - in fact only 5 minutes away. At the Vernon Visitor Centre, this is where your journey can begin. You can pick up a Middleton Mountain Trails Map and start your experience. There are countless trails and outdoor adventures to enjoy with the beautiful weather. Several parks and trails are located on the…

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Staycations Popular in Canada for 2016

  • April 26, 2016

There’s no denying that the weaker Canadian dollar has impacted how Canadians choose their travel plans. Residents are considering more staycations and road trips this summer, while an increased rate of foreign visitors are heading to the big cities. Ultimately, the pace of Canada’s tourism growth is affected by higher prices and the financial concerns of consumers. Cities Benefiting From The Rise In Staycations Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax are all feeling the benefits…

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Living in the Okanagan Valley

  • March 31, 2016

Come for the weather, stay for the lifestyle. There is no denying that the Okanagan Valley is becoming one of the most sought after locations in Western Canada, and balmy weather is not the only thing that is driving people here. The people, the activities, the investment opportunities and the family life are just some of the reasons why more people are choosing this area. Kelowna and Vernon provide an abundance of necessities for when you need to take care…

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BC Adjusts Property Transfer Tax

  • March 3, 2016

The new housing affordability measures were announced recently in Burnaby, creating big changes. Effective February 17th 2016, the purchase of a qualifying new housing unit valued up to $750,000 will be exempt from the Property Transfer Tax (PTT). This is a significant savings when buying a new home. For example, if you purchase a new home at a price of $400,000, you will be exempt from paying the $6,000 in property transfer tax.   The tax structure change has being…

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