Housing

When moving to Vernon, finding a place to live is going to be your first priority. We have a wide range of options from apartments, townhomes, single-family homes, multi-family homes, as well as homes on acreage for farming, ranching or recreation uses.

Are you looking for views of the lakes? Maybe something close to downtown for easy access to our restaurants and shopping. Or maybe you are looking for easy access to hiking trails and parks. Either way, you’ll want to visit and explore all of our amazing neighbourhoods before making your final decision. Licensed real estate agents, property management companies, and online listings are helpful in finding a place to live.

   North Okanagan – Housing Prices (2016 average)

Apartment$188,545
Townhouse$299,513
Duplex$361,400
Single Family$430,488
House with acreage$610,556
Single Family (waterfront)$1,192,739

*Source: Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board       

Many people find and purchase a home by working with a RealtorTM. There is a directory of local realtors and homes for sale in our community online.

Renting a home is another option when you move to our city.   Units can be rented by the month but often landlords would like to have a minimum one year lease.   According to Canada Mortgage and Housing data the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Vernon as of October 2016 was $840 per month.  The rental vacancy rate is 1.9% .  Helpful information about renting a property is available at the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre

There are some programs in BC that can help with housing affordability.  For a list of programs, visit BC Housing.

Purchasing a home

To find a realtor or homes that are listed for sale with a realtor, visit realtor.ca  Homes for sale by owner may not be listed on that site but can be found in the local newspapers and on a variety of commercial and community websites. Banks and mortgage brokers can provide information on financing a home purchase. 

Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre

The Tenants Resource and Advisory Centre  promotes the legal protection of residential tenants across British Columbia by providing information, education, support and research on residential tenancy matters. Their website has a lot of information on tenancy agreements, insurance, inspection reports, finding a place to rent, pets, damage deposits and more.  

BC Housing

BC Housing is a crown corporation that provides assistance to renters and emergency and subsidized housing for low income families and the disabled. They also offer helpful information for tenants, plus community programs and services.