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The HOLM Stretch | February 23rd, 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 22 5 minutes read

Ground breaks on Okanagan Indian Band’s 

new Cultural Immersion School

The OKIB held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Feb. 22, for its new Cultural Immersion Elementary School, which will replace the school on Westside Road on Indian Reserve No. 1.

“When complete, the new facility will provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for future generations to come. Students can thrive while embracing the Squilxw language and culture as well as all forms of academic success,” the press release states. For more information, read the full article in the Vernon Morning Star by Brendan Shykora

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

In North Okanagan Real Estate

As of the morning of Friday, February 23rd, there are 602 properties showing as active listings here in North Okanagan. On February 16th,  there were 596 properties active.

Sales ranged from $150,000. to $1,650,,000. Days to sell ranged from 11 to 319. 2 listings expired, 9 were cancelled.

11 prices were reduced over the last week, 1 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


Strategies to Minimize Spring Cleaning Pain

Does the thought of spring cleaning make you feel like lying down?

Then our latest blog post is for you. 

Whether you’re planning to sell or you just want a cleaner, fresher home, committing to a thorough spring cleaning will put you ahead.

But how do you get it done without it feeling like a monumental chore? 




An Introduction to Snowshoeing

Photo: Contributed

Roseanne Van Ee was the snowshoe guide for thousands during more than 20 years at Silver Star Mountain Resort. "I started snowshoeing in my teens in Edmonton with wood and sinews I found in our garage to get around the river valley where we lived. In college, my Cree friends showed me more. That's when we used candle wick for harnesses. Then I snowshoed in northern Quebec on Canada World Youth with trappers. I was a weirdo, outdoor enthusiast geek. So I ordered those plastic Beavertail snowshoes and convinced Silver Star to let me try tours. They thought it was a crazy idea but let me give it a try. I was on my own. Then I saw Tubbs coming from Vermont, ordered a pair and I was hooked. The rest is history."

Everyone expressing interest wants to know how to get started. So the Sheriff prepared the following guide, humourously entitled “Snowshoeing for Dummies.”

The first step is acquiring snowshoes, but which to buy and what to look for? Rather than making the initial investment and perhaps making the wrong choice, borrow a pair (or two) from friends or rent from the 12 downhill resorts and cross-country ski areas in the Southern Interior to check out different brands, features and prices.

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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