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When it comes to selling your home as quickly as possible and for the most money, sellers in the Shuswap area need to take advantage of every available resource.

Here at Royal Lepage Access, we are the only brokerage in the region to offer the amazing iGuide technology that changes the way people view listings on a website.

iGuide, created by a Canadian company called Planitar, has a multi-view tour interface so we can create visual tours with interactive floor plans. It also features a room measurement tool that's perfect for interior design, staging your home and offers insight for contractors.

The iGuide cameras are laser guided so they can create the interactive floor plan as they rotate around a room taking visuals.

We offer the iGuide…

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This week, the Liberal government made a move to attempt to curb the demand for high priced homes in Canada. How will this affect our market here in the Shuswap?

To break it down, the new downpayment rules only affect those buyers purchasing a home between $500,000 and $1,000,000 who are also taking a high-ratio mortgage. 

Since 2008, homebuyers in Canada have been required to have a minimum of 5% downpayment on their home purchase. This doesn’t change for purchasers under the $500,000 cap, which quite frankly, is the majority of homes purchased in the Shuswap area. 

The new rules require a minimum of 10% down for the portion of purchase above the half million mark. For example, if you had a home selling for $650,000, the downpayment required…

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