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THE NEW REALITY OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

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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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KELOWNA NOW: SHOULD YOU PURCHASE A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME AS A RENTAL?

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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.

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Visit Our Community Showhomes And Presentation Centres!

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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!

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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.

West Harbour Showhome Map

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.

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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!

For more information click here to register. For the original article, click here.

Green Square (Kelowna)

Unit 11 on 3626 Mission Springs Drive

12-4pm Daily

 

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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:green square exterior shot of multiple condo buildings a communal garden and a few pedestrians on the walkways

  • 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.

Contact Us

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.

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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

Showhome Locations

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.

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Contact Information

Phone numbers and e-mails for City Homes, Daytona Homes, and Kirkland Homes respectively for more information are:

Register HERE to learn more about our New Homes For Sale in West Edmonton!

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Spotlighting the Aboriginal Westbank First Nation with Chief Roxanne Lindley

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Today immediately following National Aboriginal Day we here at Troika wanted to do a post showcasing the local Aboriginal community. The Westbank First Nation was first recognized in 1963 and the community became self-governing in 2005. The properties we develop at West Harbour aren’t actually ours; they’re the property of the Westbank First Nation, which is part of the Sylix Nation.

We at Troika and West Harbour are grateful to the Westbank First Nation for leasing us the land upon which we build and being a partner throughout. So today on National Aboriginal Day Troika is proud to honor the history, present, and future of the Westbank First Nation. We appreciate the generosity of the Westbank First Nation in allowing us to sit down with Westbank Chief Roxanne Lindley. In our time together, she spoke powerfully and authentically about the Westbank First Nation Band’s challenges, solutions, progress, and what we can do as developers to ensure a satisfying outcome for all.

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Challenges

When we sat down with Chief Lindley, we started by discussing some of the challenges her band faces. She was deeply concerned about the impact of drugs and crime on her community.  Although the land is urbanizing, she believed in the need for her band to preserve the values and heritage that had been passed down.

“But I think us being so urbanized, I would look at and say that brings a bit of a difficulty because when you want to do language and cultural lessons and you want to do community stuff it’s really difficult to compete with Orchard Park Mall and the theatres and the shops and stuff like that. So I think with us… The city provides so many wonderful things. But there’s also things that large cities provide that aren’t so wonderful like the drugs, the gangs, etc. Especially our youngers ones… Going over, taking the bus over and having such close access to some unhealthy things.”

Solutions

Chief Lindley was upbeat and optimistic about the possibility of overcoming those obstacles through outreach and collaboration. She laid out for us a vision of continuing to collaborate with the city, the RCMP, and neighbouring bands to combat these issues and reach out to at-risk individuals through counselling and activities.

“The chiefs will be meeting first week of July and we’re looking at having a very difficult discussion about drugs and the impact of drugs and working with RCMP and bringing together all of these organizations to ensure that we have safe communities.”

“We’re worried if we have a drug problem, we need counsellors, we need male and female counsellors, we need outreach workers. So we’ve gone through some of those discussions and we have the staff in place to take care of all of those social needs. We’ve recently opened our youth centre. It’s a 8 million dollar building we’ve got staff in there we’ve got young people in there, and the idea is to capture them, take them in, embrace them, and give them activities that will give them strength, will give them guidance, will give them clarity for what’s to come down the road. We will be opening a skateboard park right besides the youth centre. So there’s been a lot of activities that the past council and this council have undertaken where the focus is really about community and community development and I’m very proud of that.”

Progress

During our time with her, Chief Lindley also took time to reflect about where we’ve been, and the progress we’ve made. She highlighted the area of education in particular as a major point of emphasis and progress over the course of her time with the Westbank First Nation, working on Aboriginal issues.  Additionally, she wanted to raise awareness of how open to collaboration the Westbank First Nation is.

“What I really like people to know is this council really believes in partnerships. We believe in collaboration, we believe in going forward together, we believe in giving our kids the best of the best.”

“For example, in our community schools, we’re going through renovations, we’re going through additions, and we want to increase the size of our community schools so we can have more classrooms, more grades, more language, more cultural activity. So education for us and I believe I could say that for this whole council is really quite critical and ensuring that we have partnerships. When I was young and in school we had nobody there to be a liasion between myself and my parents and the school. That was like a long time ago, but where we are now, we have advocates, we’ve gotten an Aboriginal Education Committee where we sit together as First Nations people, we sit together as politicians, and we talk about what can we do that’s best for our children.”

“Look I know that Westbank is often seen as being very progressive which we are, we’ve got one of the best self-government agreements in the country, we’re very proud of that, so now it’s time to look at, focus on, and nurture our children and their education and support.“

What can we do

To conclude our Aboriginal Day piece, when asked about how we as developers can honour the Westbank First Nation when we develop, Chief Lindley again echoes the need for collaboration at each stage of the building process, citing the Bridge Hill as an example.

“We have people that can come in and deal with some of those really extreme sensitive issues that could perhaps delay development or delay projects such as unearthing our ancestral remains. And we’ve seen that happen with Bridge Hill. When they were doing the bridge, had we not been there on site it would’ve been a very lengthy uncomfortable process but we have all of that infrastructure in place. And I would just like developers and real estate people, before you go in and alter the ground, think about the Heritage Conservation Act, think about the accountability, responsibility, and just remember that we’re here, and we would love to work with any developer or real estate person within our area of interest.”

For more information about the Westbank First Nation and their band, click here, and for more information about the larger Aboriginal Sylix Okanagan nation they’re a part of, click here. For more information about West Harbour and our development on their land, click here, for more information about us here at Troika, click here.

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West Harbour in the Vancouver Sun; Troika CEO Discusses

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West Harbour in the Vancouver Sun

We are thrilled to have been featured in the Vancouver Sun Newspaper this weekend! In case you missed the story, Renee Wasylyk, our CEO, sat down with Michael Bernard to discuss West Harbour, one of Kelowna’s most successful lakeside communities.

Renee explained her thought process behind the 250-home low-rise village development in collaboration with the landowner and Chief Roxanne Lindley. Despite the broad demographic, the West Harbour residents are connected by their love of the outdoors. West Harbour certainly fosters a strong sense of community, and Renee also emphasized the relationship to the Westbank First Nation and Troika’s legacy fund, another main attraction to the development. West Harbour also offers many amenities, and additionally, the upcoming Harbour Club is highly anticipated. The third phase of the development will offer 16 duplexes and three different home models, starting at $590,000. Renee could not be happier with the continued success of the community!

Click Here to read the full article.

 

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Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran’s ‘One Bag Challenge’

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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!