Mortgage for Pilots and Airline Staff
The Penticton Airport is home to two flight training schools that offer programs for both fixed wing and helicopter students. Kelowna boasts the Southern Interior Flight Centre’s Pilot License and Rating Programs, while in the same area is the Okanagan College Commercial Aviation program. Meanwhile, between Penticton Airport (YYF) and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) there are approximately 65 daily non-stop commercial flights with seven airlines.
The point here, is that a disproportionately large number of pilots are trained in the Okanagan Valley, and return often as established aviators. In having vast experience with the BC Southern Interior (the best place to get a mortgage in BC) pilots are looking to invest in a home in the area. Even if not one’s primary residence it makes sense to have it for those extended layovers in this neck of the province, and then leverage it on the short term rental (STR) market for when not occupied. It will also provide the ultimate retirement property for them the time comes to hang up those wings. In fact, the same is also true for airline staff who have fallen in love with the Okanagan.
Logically, the next step is to connect to a mortgage broker. You’ve landed in the right place. Let’s review.