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Real Estate Wire (REW), Glacier Media’s Canadian real estate portal for listings, new home developments and insights, has announced plans to expand into the Okanagan in the summer of 2019.  

The expansion starts with the launch of its Property Insights tool, building on the company’s nationwide growth in B.C. and Ontario.

The Okanagan extension will roll out in two phases. Available now is the launch of REW’s Property Insights in the Okanagan region. Property Insights is a tool that provides homeowners, sellers and buyers with one source for consolidated property and market information. The tool was previously accessible from Whistler to Hope and Vancouver Island, but is now available from Kamloops to Osoyoos and Golden, B.C.

Property Insights information includes:

  • Sale prices of similar homes sold, helping users assess the value of their property
  • A detailed sales history of every property  
  • Assessment values of every home

Available summer 2019 is the launch of REW’s home listing search in the Okanagan region. Home buyers will be able to create property alerts to get the latest matching listings sent to their inbox each morning, as well as access more insights such as the median list price for a property type.

“We’ve seen a lot of Vancouverites searching for vacation and investment properties in the Okanagan region,” said Ian Martin, REW’s Director of Industry Development and Partnerships. “This trend, coupled with the B.C. wine industry developing a larger reputation overseas, has made the Okanagan a hotspot for both Canadian and international home searchers. With our growth in the area, we’re giving consumers the opportunity to easily find Okanagan homes and build on that desirable B.C. living experience.”  

The Okanagan expansion is another step REW is taking to cover all consumer real estate needs, from main home searches to investment properties to insights. This step will simplify the home search experience on REW by having all relevant property information accessible in the same place.