East Kootenay Properties
Cranbrook and Beyond
Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure in the heart of our vibrant community? Look no further! This local favourite restaurant is on the market, offering not only delectable recipes that have won the hearts of locals but also a unique package that includes the building and a suite above. The sale of this establishment also comes with a bonus – the expertise of the culinary team. The current owner is ...
Brand new custom home with legal suite and double garage! Built by one of Cranbrook's most reputable builders, this house features a grade-level entry main floor with high vaulted ceilings, beautiful kitchen with stainless appliances, 3 bedrooms including a master suite with full ensuite and huge walk-in closet, laundry area, deck access, and garage entry. The lower floor legal suite is also a 3 bedroom floor...
Brand New Custom Home - Highlights include vaulted ceilings, custom kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances, master suite with soaker tub and walk-in shower, and incredible views. This build was purposefully designed to include a $100k engineered retaining wall, creating an expanded, level, rear yard, and unobstructed view despite any future development behind the property. The main floor of...
Koocanusa landing offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in lake recreation and rural adventure. Come build your new home here to enjoy leisurely living year-round in charming Wardner. Kootenay life adventures abound in all direction when you make Koocanusa Landing your homebase. Call your REALTOR® today to learn more!
Rarely available parcel just under 5 acres in Soaring Hawk Ridge which wraps around the far end of Jim Smith Lake. If you're looking for a private, peaceful acreage to build your ideal house this one is worth putting on your radar. This parcel is just a short distance to the beach with crown land access down the street. Jim Smith lake is a local favorite for fishing, swimming and other recreation. This area i...
This 5 bedroom 3.5 bathroom executive home has recently received a masterful interior renovation from top to bottom. Originally built in 2007 this home was professionally reimagined in 2022 by opening up the living space and updating throughout with modern finishings including new custom kitchen with quartz countertops and high quality stainless appliances, elegant gas fireplace, open stairwells, new flooring...
Unique 2023 custom built home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Offering over 800 square feet of bright open concept living space, a gas fireplace and stainless steel appliances in the beautiful custom kitchen. On a large 0.22 acre lot located in a great neighbourhood within walking distance to downtown, Pinewood Elementary and MT Baker High School. Outside offers endless possibilities to complete the home, wit...Listed by Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty
Charming 3 bed, 2 bath home located in a quiet neighborhood with convenient access to parks and both elementary and middle schools. This home features a spacious living room with large windows for morning sunlight. Kitchen and adjoining eating area are the perfect spot to enjoy family time while creating your culinary masterpieces. Step out onto the covered deck overlooking the fully fenced backyard and enjoy...Listed by Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty
New price! This property was appraised on June 21, 2023 for $595,000 and is now listed $100,000 below the appraised value! This home sits on a no through road, on 5.6 beautiful acres backing onto thousands of acres of crown land, and is just down the street from access to Rails to Trails, 300m to access 4x4 trails, and there is an established hiking or horseback riding trail basically at the start of your dri...Listed by Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty
This Wasa Lake home and property show pride of ownership everywhere you look and get this...it's only about 200 meters to the provincial park with boat launch and beach. This one owner home has many features and updates. Large vaulted and open living area with the master bedroom in the lofted area having a walk-in closet and ensuite. In 2020 the kitchen, bathrooms and blinds, paints and trims were done. 2 bea...Listed by Royal LePage East Kootenay Realty
Impressively well kept 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home centrally located close to many amentities. The main floor boasts a large living room, family size dining room, functional kitchen layout, along with 2 bedrooms and the updated main bathroom, with modern vinyl plank flooring and inviting paint scheme throughout. Head downstairs past the side entrance where you'll find a 3rd bedroom, full bathroom, wide open rec...
Come take a look at this centrally located family home. The property features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large dining room, lots of counter space with pantry in the kitchen, vaulted ceiling in the living room, big family room, plenty of flex space in the laundry area, attached double garage with 220V power, new high efficiency furnace, air conditioning, and more. Walking distance to shops, schools, the dog park...
Plenty of space inside and out with this 4 bedroom house in a family friendly neighborhood within close vicinity to various schools. Highlights include a large living room with mountain views including Fisher Peak, 3 comfortable main floor bedrooms with a 4th in the basement, new torch-on roof in 2011, brand new flooring upstairs, updated hot water tank, CENTRAL A/C, and RV parking beside the generously sized...
Looking for a REALTOR® to help buy a house in Cranbrook? Don't be shy to reach out to Gavin Thomas REALTOR®. Initial consultations are always welcome regardless of where you are in the buying process. Even if you are just at the idea stage Gavin is available to talk to you about the steps to take to reach your goal. If the decision is made to move forward together he will be by your side throughout the process right through to possession day!
What to expect when hiring Gavin to be your Buyer Agent:
-Patience for all your questions with honest answers provided
-Listing service for your current home for a seamless transition, if needed
-Reliable communications through methods you are comfortable with
-Experienced advice regarding the pros and cons of properties you view
-Real time notifications for new listings so you don't miss out
-A very proactive approach to seeing properties before it is too late!
-Contract writing experience that drastically improves the odds of getting your offer accepted
-Digital document review and signature tools to minimize disruption to your schedule
-A Buyer Agency Agreement to ensure committed support for any available property
-Help finding effective services: mortgage brokers, home inspectors, etc.
Using a REALTOR® to Help Buy A Property
REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. Members of the Kootenay Association of Realtors are members of both the British Columbia and Canadian Real Estate Associations.The following is a list of services you can expect to receive from a REALTOR® when you buy a home:
- A REALTOR® will fully explain the details of your working relationship (called "agency") so that you are clear as to when a REALTOR® is working for you or for the seller.
- A REALTOR® has access to hundreds of current listings of homes for sale because of a co- operative system called the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
- A REALTOR® can provide you with a customized list of homes that best meet your needs -- size, style, features, location, proximity to schools, shopping, etc. - and then make arrangements for you to view those homes that appeal to you the most.
- A REALTOR® will help you determine how big a home you can afford. REALTORs® are familiar with the local lending market and can offer helpful advice.
- A REALTOR® has no emotional ties to any type or style of home and can be objective in pointing out the merits of one home over another.
- A REALTOR® will have information on zoning changes, taxes, utility costs and school and recreation services that could affect your decision to buy a home in a specific area.
- A REALTOR® will assist you in negotiating the terms of your purchase, which can be a nerve- wracking process for someone who is not experienced in negotiating.
- A REALTOR® will advise you of the legal process required in obtaining title and taking possession of your property; the costs associated with buying a home such as insurance, mortgage registration and legal fees will be explained in detail.
Before selling your home, you will need a clear understanding of the legal issues and potential pitfalls. One wrong action could result in a lot of cost and frustration, which is why it is essential to have a REALTOR® working with you, as he or she will make the sale of your home a successful and satisfying experience.
Setting a price
REALTORS® will develop a marketing plan to help your property receive maximum exposure. This will likely include placing your home on the MLS® system and placing a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. The plan may also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS®, internet marketing efforts, and developing advertisements and feature sheets.
Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, your REALTOR® will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. He or she will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.
You will likely get a better price for your home than if you try to sell it yourself. Apart from the financial benefits, however, there is an extra measure of comfort and security that comes from having a REALTOR® on your side. Remember that REALTORS® are governed by a code of ethics and standards of business practice. They have also been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property. When it comes to buying or selling property, using a REALTOR® just makes sense.
Real Estate? Call Gavin. 250-919-5533.
- East Kootenay region including Moyie, Jaffray, Wycliffe and Fort Steele
"Gavin was our realtor recently and we found him to be compassionate and empathetic. He is an excellent communicator and always listened and supported us. We would highly recommend him." -P&W, relocated from the Okanagan
"I only wish that I could give Gavin 6 out of 5 stars. He is a breath of fresh air in the real estate community. Gavin has great experiences to draw upon and he provides helpful insight and suggestions. I have found that he is very professional and lets you take your time in decisions (trust me he's been very patient with us). He is a hard worker and there are no pushy sales tactics from Gavin, which makes him wonderful to deal with." -Kevin B.
"...you’ve been a legend in the process and couldn’t recommend you more. Please quote me if you like." - Tim, relocated from Scotland.
"Gavin is wonderful! He actively listens to what you are looking for and goes above and beyond in finding your dream home. He is genuine, personable and honest about his opinions- steering you in the right direction of one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Gavin is accommodating and incredibly trustworthy, purchasing my home was a breeze with Gavin’s knowledge and help!" - M.L., local home owner
"I was so nervous beginning this process, but you made it wonderful, giving us an amazing house purchasing experience!" -Danielle V. and family, relocated for work.
"Thanks so much for all of your hard & fast work in helping us get our new home! We love it & cannot wait to move in 😊" - Jeff and Brittany, needed more space for growing family.
"Gavin has always been a pleasure to work with. Super knowledgeable and friendly!" - James H., business associate.
I have spent most of my life living in the East Kootenays. I've watched the towns that make up the region evolve from sleepy mountain communities and rugged mining towns in to some of the most desirable places in the world to live, work, and play.
My knowledge of the area, experience in most aspects of real estate, broad network of contacts, modern marketing methods, and proactive approach to buying and selling will work in your favor.
It would be my pleasure to help you achieve your real estate goals whether you are ready to sell your property or looking to buy a home, vacation condo, or investment property.
Beyond Residential Real Estate I Specialize In:
- Strata Properties
- Vacation Homes