Griffiths earns OMREB seat

Vernon's Darcy Griffiths (Royal LePage) elected vice-president of Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board

A Vernon resident is part of the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board’s new executive.

Darcy Griffiths, with Royal LePage Downtown Realty, has been elected vice-president of the organization for 2013/14.

She has been a realtor since 1991 and has sold real estate in Vernon for 12 years.

The new president is Karen Singbeil, from Sicamous, who takes over from Rob Shaw, from Royal Lepage in Vernon.

“I am hopeful that relatively low mortgage rates and moderate home prices will continue to allow more first-time buyers to enter the market this year, and will encourage investors to develop more rental opportunities for those who are not in a position to buy,” said Singbeil.

“As consumer confidence strengthens, the economy improves, employment grows, and the market continues to stabilize in the Okanagan-Shuswap, I am hopeful more buyers and sellers will be able to reach their housing goals in 2013.”

The 2013/14 OMREB board also includes directors Joe Pearson, from Re/Max in Vernon, and Don Gilowski, with Royal LePage Downtown Realty.