February 2017

Found 12 blog entries for February 2017.

Own your own home or rent in kamloopsMost Canadians dream about buying and owning their first home

A significant rite of passage, buying a home is not only a big financial deal, it's a big life deal.

Most people assume it's better to buy a home than to rent, and to be honest, I have a bias toward home ownership, too. That being said, I have counseled people on the merits of renting. But there are circumstances where renting maybe better for you.


Every new homebuyer should first understand the differences between "renting and saving" and "buying and owning."

For most people, renting is better on cash flow, not just because mortgage payments are often higher (although with the current interest rates that may not be the case) than rent but because of all the other

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real estate prices in KamloopsConsidering moving to Kamloops BC?

Or do you live here and want to know more about your town? Checkout some of these Kamloops BC facts.


Population Data

Population - 85,678

Growth Rate - 6.6%

Unemployment Rate - August 2016 - 6.8%Kamloops BC

(Source: Venture Kamloops 2015)

Climate Facts

Annual Hours of Sunshine - over 2,000 hours annually

Mean Maximum Temperature: 26.94°C

Mean Minimum Temperature: (-4.2°C)

Growing Season - 166 days

Annual Rainfall - 279 mm

Annual Snowfall - 75.5 cm

Elevation - 347 m (1,140 ft) (Thompson River Intake)

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Major Employers

Interior Health Authority - 3398 (2014)

Thompson Rivers University - 1149

School District #73 - 1898

Highland Valley Copper Mine

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