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The HOLM Stretch | February 2, 2024

Chris Holm & Associates

We want you to know that our team is unique in the way we chose to approach real estate here in the North Okanagan.  We are a true real estate co...

We want you to know that our team is unique in the way we chose to approach real estate here in the North Okanagan.  We are a true real estate co...

Feb 2 4 minutes read

Groundhog Day: Okanagan Okie preps for rodent prognostication

There are plenty of marmots around the Allan Brooks Nature Centre where Okie's forecast will take place – but the real live critters are all hibernating this time of year.

Groundhog lore suggests that if the hog sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If not, spring will come early.

The Okie event takes place at 10:15 a.m. at the nature centre on Vernon's Commonage lands.

"Okanagan Okie will emerge at the ABNC grounds to check for a shadow and give the long-awaited news of when we can expect to bring out the shorts and flip-flops," the centre says.

The centre plans to live-stream the event at for those unable to attend.

Scroll down to check out what's happening in real estate and our local communities as well as our regular features. 

Talk soon,

Chris, Patric, Julie, Jasmine, Kristie & Brell

Pssst. Across Canada...

In North Okanagan Real Estate

As of the morning of Friday, February 2, there are 547 properties showing as active listings here in North Okanagan. On January 26th ,  there were 561 properties active.

Sales ranged from $224,000. to $2,000,000. Days to sell ranged from 5 to 436. 22 listings expired, 9 were cancelled.

20 prices were reduced over the last week, none increased.

Scroll down for our market recap for Vernon, Armstrong, and Coldstream real estate activity in the last 7 days.


Low Sale


New Listings


High Sale


Listings Sold





What's Happening In & Around Vernon


Don’t let the hidden costs of homeownership surprise you.

There is a lot more to homeownership than the cost of your monthly mortgage payment.

Like what?

Let’s peel back the layers.

Our latest blog post goes deep, looking beyond the mortgage and delving into the real cost of owning a home. 

Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned homeowner, these insights are invaluable.

 P.S. Buying or selling a home soon? Not sure what your first steps should be? Reach out and we’ll help you get started.



More ways to master the cross-country skiing trails

Photo: J.P. Squire

Cross-country skiers slow down and stop their forward progress by using the snowplow technique, tips together, tails apart. Novice skiers, above, learn how to snowplow during the four Masters Social Ski Lessons at Kelowna Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club in January.

To complete your cross-country ski lessons in classic technique, here are the proper ways to herringbone and double-pole.

Just like using the snowplow to slow or stop your forward progress, the herringbone is your key for climbing steeper hills that you can't ascend by staying in the track-set trail with a higher tempo and shorter steps. (Don't herringbone in the track.)

Read more: Catch JP aka THE SHERIFF on Castanet.


Armstrong BC Real Estate Recap

A look at Armstrong Spallumcheen Market Activity for the last 7 days.

New Listings  Just Sold  Active Listings


New Listings


Listings Sold


Price Up


Price Down

Vernon BC Real Estate Recap

A look at the Vernon market activity in the  last 7 days

New Listings  Just Sold  Active Listings


New Listings


Listings Sold


Price Up


Price Down

Coldstream BC Real Estate Recap

A look at Coldstream market activity over the  last 7 days

New Listings  Just Sold  Active Listings


New Listings


Listings Sold


Price Up


Price Down

Whether a purchase or sale is in the future (near or far) or you just want to know what's going in real estate anywhere in the Okanagan Shuswap, we'd love to hear from you.

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