Welcome to Our Team, Paul Cluff

Welcome to Our Team, Paul Cluff

The Property Source Group is excited to announce the addition of a new member to our team: Paul Cluff! Combining a lifelong passion for real estate and a love of the Okanagan, along with a pragmatic and client-focused approach, Paul is dedicated to providing the very best real estate experience for his valued clients. Paul’s success is built upon his dedication to mastering the real estate craft, his sharp negotiating skills and his unwavering pursuit of his client’s satisfaction. Prior to real estate, Paul spent twenty years in sales and management with his family’s business Jordans Interiors. There he learned the principals and habits of excellent customer service and this experience offered the perfect springboard into his real estate career. Paul fell in love with the Okanagan and enjoys making the most out of its unique mixture of outdoor and urban elements that make living here so rich and rewarding. From staying fit and appreciating the sporty culture of Kelowna, to golfing at one the world class courses close at hand, hitting the slopes at a variety of different resorts and all the fun Lake Okanagan has to offer, this is a special place that Paul feels blessed to experience and endeavors to help his clients achieve their Okanagan real estate dreams. You can contact Paul by email at paul@thepropertysource.ca or by call/text at 250.869.2888. Welcome to the team,...
10 Ideas for Hosting an Outdoor Dinner Party in Summer

10 Ideas for Hosting an Outdoor Dinner Party in Summer

When it’s summer in the Okanagan, it’s time to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor weather as much as possible. Hosting an outdoor dinner party is a fun way to do that, and it will mix up your next event with friends and family. Here are our top 10 ideas for hosting your own outdoor dinner party in summer. 1. Cozy up against the evening chill. Provide your guests with plenty of blankets, heat lamps or even set up the table by a fire pit if you have one to protect against the chill in the air as the evening goes on. 2. Add fresh decor. An easy way to decorate is by placing fresh-cut flowers in re-usable mason jars. You can then send them home with guests after dinner as party favours! 3. Add enough lighting. String lights, candles, and little tea lights add both a dreamy ambiance as well as some much-needed light as the sun begins to go down. 4. Keep bugs at bay. Invest in some good citronella candles and provide your guests with bug spray or bug wipes to keep mosquitoes away. You can also use upside-down cupcake covers as drink covers to keep bugs out – just punch a hole through the middle for a re-usable straw and you’re set! 5. Have a backup plan. Check the weather ahead of time and try to schedule for a clear evening. But if there’s a chance of rain, have a backup plan readily available, such as moving to the indoor dining room or under a covered portion of your outdoor space, or putting up a...
How to Stop Renting and Buy Your First Home

How to Stop Renting and Buy Your First Home

Do you dream of finally owning your own home? Becoming a homeowner is a big decision, but it comes with some great benefits. A home is an excellent investment, gives you more stability and security, and is a place you can truly put down roots and call your own. If you’re finding it hard to get to a place where you finally feel ready to buy, these tips will help you on your way. Here’s how to stop renting and buy your first home. 1. Get a handle on your financial situation Do an in-depth assessment of your current income, savings, debt, spending habits. You want to have a good understanding of your entire financial picture. It’s important to note that even if you have debt, you may still qualify for a mortgage. For help, speak to a professional such as a Financial Advisor about your position and get recommendations on how to prepare for buying a home. 2. Request a copy of your credit report Your credit score is the first thing banks will look at when considering you for a mortgage, and you need to have a high enough credit rating. A credit score of 700 or above is generally good, and 800 or above is excellent. If you want or need to improve your credit score, here are some great tips. 3. Assess the market where you want to live Do some research so you know how much homes in your area cost, and compare this to what you’d be able to afford. You may need to adjust or make a few concessions to find an...
The Villas at Highlands is a Grand Prize Option in the 2019 Hometown Heroes Lottery

The Villas at Highlands is a Grand Prize Option in the 2019 Hometown Heroes Lottery

Lot 17 Tyndall Road is a stunning 2,544 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 2.5 bath semi-detached home set in a vacation paradise that is tucked into a the beautiful natural setting of Lake Country. Whether you choose to hit the trails, do some boating or just relax and experience colourful sunsets, the good life is all yours at Lakestone. It’s time to vacation where you live! Please note the prize home is not open for ticket sales – occupancy March 15, 2020. >> Learn More about The Villas at Highlands <<   The prize option includes: Furnishings Package or $40,000 Cash 2019 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe 2019 Tige R20 with Trailer 2019 Ram 1500 PLUS $1,100,000 Cash The total prize package is worth over $2.4 million.   Your ticket purchase helps provide the funds essential to ensuring that their hospitals and health care teams can deliver BC’s best and most specialized care for burn and trauma survivors. To learn more or buy tickets, visit the Hometown Heroes Lottery website or call 604-648-4376 / Toll Free...
Please Vote for Us in Best of Kelowna!

Please Vote for Us in Best of Kelowna!

We’re pleased to have made it to the voting round for Best of Kelowna 2019! It’s all thanks to you, our valued customers. We appreciate your support! Voting is open until May 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm PST. >> CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW <<   Find us on the voting page in the Realtor Team category under Other Goods & Services. Support your other favourite local businesses by voting for them,...
The Best Hikes In & Around Kelowna

The Best Hikes In & Around Kelowna

One of the best parts of living in the Okanagan is the access to beautiful nature and hiking trails. As soon as the snow clears in the spring, you’re sure to see locals hitting the trails and enjoying the stunning mountain and lake views. In this post we’re sharing our favourite hikes in and around Kelowna! 1. Knox Mountain Easy to difficult; 1-5km Right next to downtown, Knox Mountain Park is Kelowna’s largest natural area park. The summit rises approximately 300 metres above Okanagan Lake and offers stunning views of the city, water, and surrounding mountains. Trail access beings at the bottom or via the mid point. There is also a parking lot at the top if you just want the view! The Apex Trail is moderate to difficult with many steep inclines, or if you want an easier hike you can take the shorter Paul’s Tomb hike with less of an incline and still extraordinary views. View this post on Instagram Glad you could come on this one!! @matthew.strother A post shared by ᴀɪᴅᴀɴ (@aidanfedds) on Apr 19, 2019 at 3:47pm PDT   2. Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park Moderate to difficult; over 100km of trails Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park offers several trails steeped in the rich history of the Kettle Valley Railway accompanied by scenic views. The Trestles, a 12km section of trail between the Myra access and the June Springs access, is a fantastic day trip whether on bike or foot. The park is an especially busy attraction in summer, but it’s open year-round with services from mid-April to mid-November, so take advantage of the early spring while it’s...