Our mission is to serve you with excellence and produce results exceeding your expectations.

Welcome to The Homes Team


TheHomesTeam responds to the Okanagan Real Estate Market with the highest standard of professionalism in meeting our obligations to our clients and providing result-driven service. 
 

Russ Verhaeghe - Real Estate Sales Representative for over 30 years.

 

 Russ Verhaeghe has distinguished himself by delivering the highest level of service and professionalism to all his clients, whether they were buying or selling, Residential, Lease land or Commercial. He recognizes each buyer or seller brings with them a unique set of needs and he goes above and beyond the call of duty to meet those needs. Client satisfaction is a passion to Russ and his years of expertise ensure success.

Russ has acquired a multitude of awards over the years; most recently, he holds multiple Platinum Awards of Excellence, a Master Sales Award and a President's Gold Award.

The Platinum Award of Excellence is presented by Royal LePage to their top producers.

Over 2 plus decades, Russ has become intimately acquainted with the areas he serves, which include Kelowna, Lake Country, Peachland, Westbank, the West Kelowna and Winfield.

To support his efforts in the Real-estate Market, Russ holds the following designations: B.Sc., e-agent®, Seniors Real Estate Specialist.

Russ has the wisdom and experience that can only come from years in the business, coupled with the energy, enthusiasm and creativity that are the expressed qualifications of top producers.

Revie Verhaeghe - Real Estate Marketing Specialist. 

Revie Verhaeghe is a Professional Marketing Specialist with experience of 30 years in marketing, and 12 years Real Estate experience. She handles the team’s advertising aggressively and creatively, creates sales flyers, brochures and edits their monthly newsletter.

 


REAL ESTATE REPORT, COMPLIMENTS OF THE HOMES TEAM


WHY TO BUY THIS SPRING

A unique real estate climate could

put you into a new home

 Spring has sprung and a young man’s fancy

turn to thoughts of… real estate? Perhaps not,

but now that the weather is warming up in the

Okanagan, real estate sales tend to pick up

along with the  temperature. Does that make

it a good or bad time to consider buying a home?

     Here are a few thoughts on what could be facing

you in the market this spring. Oil prices pause growth

Since 2008, the market has been steadily  recovering

with home prices in Kelowna expected to continue to

grow in 2015. At the same time a lack of inventory

was painting the picture of a sellers market, causing

many owners put their house on the market to try to

take advantage of the spring market. However, the

drop in oil prices over the previous few  months

caused a temporary stall in housing price increases

as consumers’ confidence was shaken by layoffs in

the oil industry.  This presents a great opportunity for

buyers to take advantage of the increased spring inventory

that can be had for bargain prices. Already the oil prices

are starting to stabilize, narrowing the window of 

opportunity for buyers to get a great deal.  The Early bird gets the worm.

Spring is typically the time that homeowners considering a move start

trying to sell their property. This means that this month is the best time

to find that perfect-for-you home. The longer you wait, the more picked

over the selection will be.  Record low mortgage rates. This has been

said many times before, but there has rarely been a time when

borrowing for a mortgage is so inexpensive. This can make getting

into a new home more affordable than ever and it’s a huge advantage

to be putting so much of your monthly payments towards principle instead of interest.