Single Story For Sale in Middleton Mountain, Vernon

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Move in ready!

•  1,318 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story “level entry with walkout basement”$457,900. Priced to sell!
MLS® #10118853  

– This lovely level entry 3 bedroom family home is located on popular Middleton Mtn. and is move in ready! The open plan lends itself to entertaining with an island and eating bar for casual meals and ample room for family dining. The wall to wall windows let in lots of natural light and offer a panoramic view of the city and surrounding hills. A covered deck is great for bbq’s and relaxing with morning coffee. The basement is unfinished. With a separate entrance and rough in for plumbing for a summer kitchen and bathroom, it is ready for your development ideas! The yard is tiered with a private patio area and grass at the top and grass at the bottom. R.V. parking completes the picture! Close to schools, beach & shopping.

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Single Story For Sale in Westmount, Vernon

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Move in ready!

•  2,469 sq. ft., 3 bath, 2 bdrm single story “with a basement”$349,000. Priced to sell!
MLS® #10117995  

– Well maintained 2 bedroom home in sought after adult complex. The main floor has a spacious living room with gas fireplace for those cool summer evenings. The kitchen is spacious with attached family room and a door leading out to the patio. This end unit backs on to an open common area, so is very private. The master has a good sized walk in closet and ensuite. The basement is great for guests with an extra bedroom and bathroom. Another family room, den and workshop complete the picture! There is a separate entrance leading down to the workshop for easy access. R.V. parking is available for $120 per month. This home is perfect for snowbirds wanting a lock and leave home, but still spacious enough for all their treasures!

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Single Story For Sale in Coldstream British Columbia, Vernon

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Beautiful rural acreage

•  single story$645,000.

– Build your dream home on this beautiful 14.38 acreage with views of the Coldstream Valley. The property is fenced with some cross fencing so is perfect for animals. Access from 2 roads, top and bottom, so you have your choice of building sites. The zoning is RU 2, so a two family home is allowed.

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Ranch For Sale in North BX, Vernon

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Quiet rural setting

•  2,560 sq. ft., 3 bath, 5 bdrm ranch “with walkout basement”$430,000. Priced to sell!
MLS® #10115908  

– This lovely 5 bedroom home is situated on a large private fenced lot in the beautiful B.X. This spacious rancher with walkout basement has a summer kitchen and separate laundry making it perfect for extended family or as a mortgage helper. A covered deck off the dining room is perfect for BBQ’s, relaxing and enjoying the lakeview. Roof is new, furnace and H/W 6 yrs old, new laminate flooring up and down. Lots of parking for cars and toys. Conveniently located close to town, schools and skiing! Okanagan living! You can’t beat it!

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Oh Deer! Gardens and wildlife

If you have just relocated to our lovely Okanagan Valley or have relocated to another home in the area, you may have discovered that your yard is not yours alone to use!  You may discover, as I have, that it is also a buffet for deer!Pics from phone February 2016 038

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Broom, Juniper & Firethorn
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Russian Sage
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Now, my first reaction when I discover Bambi in the yard is to grab my camera before politely asking the cute little thing to leave.  My mother-in-law, on the hand is more inclined to grab the broom!  We have discovered that the delightful creatures are not in the least bothered by our threats or pleas to vacate.  So where does that leave us and what are our options?

As our 4 legged visitors are not likely to leave the area anytime soon, I decided to give the yard a makeover, removing the favourite edibles.

I did some research and found some local plants that are, apparently, not deer friendly.  For a nice ground cover, Juniper is good.  Holly, Boxwood & Firethorn are good hedge material.  Lilacs and Forsythia are good flowering shrubs.  A few more that are my favourites are Broom, Lavender, Poppies and Russian Sage.  I have seen all of these locally, so sure to be available for purchase.  I am sure our local garden centres will have some ideas as well!

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Cedars are definitely on the menu!

Hopefully this has been of some help.  I know that our landscaping is going to change this year and a fence is going around the vegetable garden!

Happy gardening and if you have any ideas, please pass them along!

The 56th annual Vernon Winter Carnival has begun!

The Vernon Winter Carnival has officially begun and whether new to town or veteran Vernonites there is sure to be something to please and excite you!  The balloon glow will start at 5pm tonight at the Kin Race Track 12645109_969853286402527_6490422288716662703_n

Another favourite event of mine is the dinner theatre held at the Schubert Centre.  Once again Vernon’s own Mike Poirier has written a play that exudes the Mardi Gras theme .  After enjoying a meal prepared with a New Orleans flare you will be entertained with music, ghosts and shennigans as Mardi Gras Mayhem hits the stage!

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Of course you won’t want to miss the parade on Feb. 6th starting at noon on 27th street.  There are sure to be colourful entries this year and definitely fun for the whole family!

Don’t forget to make your way up to Silver Star Mountain to view all the magnificent snow sculptures that have been created by artists country wide.snow-sculpt

The week is filled with dances, shows outdoor events and good food!  Go to http://www.vernonwintercarnival.com for a full list of events and times.

Go out and enjoy all that the Vernon Winter Carnival in beautiful Vernon, BC has to offer!

 

Winter Carnival Vernon, BC

One of the largest events of it’s kind is about to take place here in Vernon, BC.  The Vernon Winter Carnival will be kicking off it’s 56th year on February 5th and will run until February 14th.  The theme this year is Mardi Gras, what fun!  All the events will contain that colourful theme and believe me there is something for everyone!  If you are new to Vernon or just visiting you need to take in the Balloon glow on February 5th 5:30 -6:30 at Polson Park.  What a colourful sight this is, your chance to get up close and personal with one of these gentle giants!

If Latin dancing is one of your passions or if you just want to come out and enjoy the atmosphere, City Dance Okanagan is hosting Mardi Gras in Rio Dance Party.  They were last years winner of the Best Adult Event for Carnival, so put your dancing shoes on come on down for mini lessons, dance shows and some hot and sultry dancing! Stay tuned for more updates on events as we move into a Mardi Gras Carnival!