If there’s one rule to financial success, it’s invest early and invest often. While most would assume that means putting funds into a 401K or stock, today’s reality paints a very different picture as to what investment means. Young, old, single, or married, people have recognized that real estate is king, and that your greatest return doesn’t just come down to the dollars and cents alone. It’s about finding a home that fits your needs now and the future that warrants it valuable.
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Rental properties can provide a lot of benefits. Sure, it takes some work to maintain the home and handle tenants, but the extra work is usually worth it.
There are some factors to keep in mind while you’re researching the real estate market. Are you willing to pay the speculation and vacancy tax to get into certain regions in the instance that you’re not able to fill the rental right away? What size of house would renters be looking for? How much can you afford? The list goes on.
If you’re not sure about buying a new or used home, this list of benefits to owning a newly constructed home may help! Always do your research before investing into real estate. Talk to specialists and be sure to figure out your budget.
When it comes to explaining the merits of The Landing at Wood Lake, it’s hard to know where to begin, given that Troika Developments CEO Renee Wasylyk believes the project hits the sweet spot for proximity, pricing and popular things to do.
Millennials. They’ve tackled challenges with smart solutions, opted for unconventional lifestyles that favor experiences and set a new precedent for access over ownership. While it’s not that they are the only ones who value a sense of belonging, affordability, and smart technology. It’s that they’ve been the strongest force to disrupt norms and in uncovering what motivates us as a society. The shift has led to the likes of researchers such as David Allison whose work on ‘valuegraphics’ has proven age is irrelevant, and from one generation to the next, we’re more alike one another than ever before. Read More
Showing off our community showhomes!
We are very enthusiastic about sharing and showcasing everything we have to offer here at Troika. Therefore we wanted to show off all our current showhomes and presentation centres in one convenient post.
West Harbour (West Kelowna)
Where would be a better place to live than a luxurious home in a community with world-class amenities right next to the beautiful Okanagan lake? Well, you are just in time! We have the best Kelowna houses for sale and we would love for you to come and see them before they are gone!
Our Presentation Centre on 1825 Viewpoint Drive, open from Saturday to Wednesday, 12-4pm is based within our spacious Amarone Executive Estate design. the Presentation Centre also comes with knowledgeable and friendly guides. We guarantee that you’ll find Susann and Adam extremely helpful as they show you around. They will help you see why you will love it here.
More on the Amarone
As stated before, our Presentation Center is an Amarone design. The Amarone is a 4-bedroom, 2-storey Executive Estate with over 3 100 square feet of space to live in, play in, dine in. For the floor plans on the Amarone click here.
Why West Harbour
West Harbour is a lakefront development brought to you by Troika with a vision of building luxurious new Okanagan homes and of building a connected community filled with excellent amenities. These amenities include:
- An outdoor pool and spa
- Access to the Lake
- Boat Slips with the every new home purchase
- A well equipped Marina to dock on
And coming soon…
- Our very own Harbour Club, with a tennis court, a communal kitchen, and a fitness room.
Come by and imagine your life while enjoying all of the best that West Kelowna has to offer!
Green Square (Kelowna)
We are a family-oriented community with condos for sale in Kelowna!
Green Square’s showhome is Unit 11 on 3626 Mission Springs Drive. Our eminently approachable and friendly guide Sherry would love to welcome you in and show you around the place. We’re open from 12 to 4 pm every day. If you were to come, we’re certain we can demonstrate why the condos for sale here at Green Square are over 80% sold and counting, with a variety of satisfied residents already situated.
Why Green Square?
Green Square is the premier condo development in all of Kelowna. Developed by Troika Management Group, Green Square was designed with affordability and quality as the focus for families. We also wanted to facilitate a first-rate, sustainable community.
Other reasons to buy Green Square include:
- Mission Living. As a development situated in the Lower Mission area, Green Square is close to a variety of amenities. Amenities such as the H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre, Pandosy Village, and serene Mission Creek.
- Lake Living. Green Square is also close to the gorgeous Okanagan Lake, which is a beautiful body of water suitable for fishing, boating, playing on the beaches, and so much more.
- Living in Community. At Green Square, we pride ourselves on being more than just a development. We’re a community. Which is why we have a lovely community garden bringing people together to nurture it.
You can also register for even more information on our community or find Sherry’s number and e-mail here.
Stewart Greens (West Edmonton)
What do you think makes a group of homes a community? Stewart Greens is more than just a group of homes connected by roads. If you want to find new homes for sale in West Edmonton then you could look anywhere on the map. But, if you are looking for new homes for sale in a community, then Stewart Greens in West Edmonton is where you should be looking.
Why Stewart Greens?
As the last development in the Lewis Estates area of West Edmonton, Stewart Greens is filled with parks, inviting neighbourhoods, and is built with walkability and accessibility by bike in mind. Stewart Greens is bringing young and vibrant families together to form a sustainable and green community. A place where healthy outdoor living and facilitating stable and strong relationships are at the heart of everything we do. Invest in a happier future with Stewart Greens.
Our New Homes in West Edmonton
City Homes, Daytona Homes, and Kirkland Homes respectively have Showhomes at the following locations:
- City Homes: 20621 98 A Avenue N.W.
- Daytona Homes: 20625 98 A Avenue N.W.
- Kirkland Homes: 20629 98 A Avenue N.W.
Phone numbers and e-mails for City Homes, Daytona Homes, and Kirkland Homes respectively for more information are:
- City Homes: 587-521-7170; [email protected]
- Daytona Homes: 587-521-6163; [email protected]
- Kirkland Homes: 780-490-8006; [email protected]
For the original article, click here.
Future of North Glenmore hangs in the balance as Landfill nuisance report threatens all future developmentPosted by admin | News | No Comments
Diamond Mountain hopes to build a diverse and sustainable 800-home Glenmore community rather than acreages, but some at City Hall feel dust & odour could get in the way despite data that suggests otherwise.
KELOWNA, BC— On Monday, March 19, Kelowna city council will vote on whether or not to approve the Diamond Mountain Area Structure Plan (ASP), a new community plan hoping to bring housing to North Glenmore for families of all shapes, stages and scales of income.
With half the nearly ninety hectares being dedicated to natural areas and trails, solar power opportunities, reuse of storm water and environmentally minded design and materials, Diamond Mountain also aims to be “the greenest subdivision in Kelowna.”
“We want to bring to Kelowna a community that’s sustainable, that relieves the city’s affordable housing issue, that fits a real range of residents and families at different stages of life and scales of income,” says Renee Wasylyk, CEO of Troika Management Corp., the developer behind Diamond Mountain property. “If the Area Structure Plan isn’t approved, the property is already zoned for Agricultural 1 (A1) so we would proceed with developing seventeen 10-acre lots that only the wealthy could afford, and the public parks, lookouts and trails would be lost”.
Wasylyk’s concerns stem from a City of Kelowna-commissioned report that explores how the North Glenmore Landfill could cause future odour, noise and dust nuisances in the area.
“What we’re hearing is two different interpretations of the same study,” says Wasylyk. “One interpretation is that there won’t be any additional impact for 100 years, and the other is that the additional impact is significant enough to prevent or at least alter development at Diamond Mountain and the rest of the Glenmore community.”
The former interpretation was previously used to approve the revised fill plan at the landfill. The May 2017 report—Assessment of Potential Nuisance Levels of Odour, Dust, Noise, Light & Litter—shows the 88-hectare Diamond Mountain hillside community planned for North Glenmore as the least affected and completely safe for residents. However, Diamond Mountain’s ASP will be presented to council without the City’s support.
If the city interprets the study as cause to turn down Diamond Mountain, existing communities with plans for future residential development, such as UBCO, could also be impacted.
“We are concerned about the potential impact of the report’s findings on our campus and on future housing development in the surrounding area,” says Deborah Buszard, UBC Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UBC Okanagan. “We believe affordable, mixed housing development in proximity to the campus is in the interest of the community.”
Several subdivisions and neighbourhoods, including those of Quail Ridge, McKinley Landing and Wilden would also be affected by the same nuisances. According to the operation agreement (Operational Certificate 12218), the landfill is required to mitigate any nuisance it creates within its own site, but Wasylyk says that’s not happening.
“The nuisance report’s findings clearly identify that the landfill is not meeting this requirement.”
For more information, please contact:
Calvin Lechner, Marketing and Communications
Troika Management Corporation
[email protected] 250.869.4945 ext. 212
The B.C. Government has just announced that it will offer down payment loans to first time home buyers to help with the purchase of homes up to $750,000. The 25 year loan will cover up to 5% of the purchase price for a maximum of $37,500, and is interest free and payment free for the first five years.
What does this mean for BC Real Estate Buyers?
This makes home ownership a little easier for those who can afford their mortgage payments, but struggle to come up with the down payment. The maximum purchase price that qualifies for the loan is $750,000, and with homes starting at $550,000, West Harbour is a great place for you to start your search for your dream home. Contact West Harbour today to see the amazing lifestyle you can afford!
For more information and eligibility, read the CBC article here.
Photo courtesty of Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press.
Our very own Renee Wasylyk was nominated by Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran for the One Bag Challenge. Not familiar? Read about it and watch his original video here. The One Bag Challenge is a twist on the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’, where Kelowna locals are challenged to bring a full bag of food to the Greater Okanagan Food Bank during the month of July, when their supplies are at their lowest.
Renee graciously accepted, and nominated five more people. See who she nominated by watching the video here.
But the fun didn’t end there.
Within 24 hours, Renee received two more nominations: from Kelowna – Lake Country MLA, Norm Letnick, and Kelowna City Manager, Ron Matiussi.
She decided to take the One Bag Challenge to the next level. See what she did here.
In just 10 days, the Greater Okanagan food bank collected 24,000. Congratulations and thank you to everybody that participated!
Rich Threlfall becomes partner at Troika Management Corp.
February 16, 2016 – Kelowna BC – Kelowna-based land and real estate development company, Troika Developments, announced today that engineer and Kelowna developer Rich Threlfall would be added to the list of partners, adding a new skillset to their already esteemed leadership team.
Threlfall’s breadth of knowledge and experience in sustainable civil engineering and land development has aided Troika in significant growth during his four year tenure as Development Project Manager for the company. “Rich started with Troika as a consultant a decade ago, but became a part of our Troika tribe four years ago” says Renee Wasylyk, Founder and CEO of Troika. “It soon became apparent that we didn’t see the future of Troika without his leadership and presence. Brad Klassen and I decided to bring on another partner for the first time in 10 years. Rich Threlfall is the next generation of Troika”.
Threlfall came to the Kelowna developer via CTQ Consultants Ltd., where he planned and designed communities, parks and public spaces for many local developers, institutions and municipalities, including Troika. Here he played an integral role in the conception and manifestation of Troika’s West Harbour, an extraordinary Tuscan-style waterfront community in West Kelowna. “Rich was instrumental in bringing about our last four successful projects. It was evident that he thought more like an entrepreneurial developer than an engineering consultant.” says Wasylyk. “He understands community.”
Having worked with the Troika Tribe in various capacities for nearly ten years, Threlfall admires their forward-thinking nature and commitment to community and their team.
“We are a team dedicated to having fun while building carefully planned and sustainable communities that enhance the daily life of our residents, and that is what sets Troika apart as a developer” Threlfall explained, “I am truly grateful for the opportunity to partner with Brad and Renee to develop and lead a team of passionate professionals, including our colleagues, consultants, contractors and partners.”
The new partnership announcement comes amidst a hiring blitz at Troika, having recently increased their workforce by approximately 10%, due to recent growth and strategic restructuring.
About Troika Management Corp.
Troika is a progressive, future-focused company that brings together designers, contractors, engineers and project managers in a team environment to plan and construct superior housing and commercial projects, while passionately working to maximize community benefit. The company’s projects adhere to the highest standards of sustainability and environmental practices. For more information visit TroikaDevelopments.com
About West Harbour
For more information visit WestHarbourKelowna.com
Calvin Lechner, Marketing & Communications, Troika Management Corp.
Phone: 250-869-4945 x212
E-mail: [email protected]