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Unicorns do exist! Immaculately maintained rancher, nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac, just across the street from Kwassin Lake. Your search for your forever home ends here! This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home will check off everything on your list. Open concept living, low maintenance yard, extra-large double garage with workshop space...the list goes on and on. The main living space features 9ft ceilings, a cozy pe...
Urban living at its finest in Vancouver Island's small-town gem, Ladysmith. This 3 bd/4 bath townhome is spread over nearly 2000sf & offers the utmost in quality! It is located at the end of a quiet street, bordering on forests, hiking and biking trails, & nearby recreation, including a frisbee golf course, an all-season artificial turf sports field, & a walking circuit. The 9ft ceilings, spacious kitchen w/ ...
This ocean view 1960’s bungalow is just waiting for your sweat equity! 3 bedroom home (plus a den!) is spread over a total of 2335sf is just waiting for your renovation ideas. The large 9360sf lot is level and fully accessible, with vehicle access to the backyard. Ocean views too!
Nestled in a quaint & quiet cul-de-sac is a 4/5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a charming, family-friendly layout. Upon entering this meticulous home, you will find a formal living room and dining room, with 10ft ceilings and a cozy fireplace. The gorgeous cherrywood floors lead you into a chef's kitchen, with new stainless appliances, coffee bar, breakfast nook, and family room (also with a cozy fireplace). L...
Become the next steward to this jewel of a home, steeped in local history. The Francis Verdier house was originally built as a symbol of success in 1911 in the popular Arts & Crafts style. This epitome of charm & master craftsmanship was converted (2019) into 8 modern rental units after relocating the building to the opposite side of the property. With its timeless, full-length open front veranda and whimsica...
Become the next steward to this jewel of a home, steeped in local history. The Francis Verdier house was originally built as a symbol of success in 1911 in the popular Arts & Crafts style. This epitome of charm & master craftsmanship was converted (2019) into eight modern rental units after relocating the building to the opposite side of the property. With its timeless, full-length open front veranda and whim...
This iconic 94-acre estate features everything on your list. Spectacular mountain vistas w/ coveted southern exposure. The acreage is fully fenced & cross-fenced just waiting for your farming plans. 2 large clay-lined irrigation ponds (totaling approx 3 million gal), 2 wells & creek frontage. Romantic heritage barn is in excellent solid condition. The residence features 5 large bedrooms & endless charm. 10ft ...
Modern bright and airy top floor end unit in Meadowwoods! 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, 1275 sqft of open concept living. This home features 9 ft ceilings, an abundance of large windows, concrete soundproofing between units, a walk-in shower in ensuite, the list goes on. Meadowwoods is a sought-after development backing onto greenspace and endless walking/hiking trails. Great for family living, semi-retire...
This Cedar stunner has everything on your list, 3 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms. Open concept modern living, flooded with natural light, primary bedroom with 4pc ensuite, fully fenced back yard, all on a .29 acre lot! Southern exposure, with mature trees in the front yard, lends to ultimate privacy. The 2002 home has seen the most trendy updates and functional updates. New roof, flooring, paint, hot water ta...
Beautiful Executive 5 bed and 3 Bath Level entry and basement walkout home with a legal 2 bed suite. This home backs onto permanent greenspace. There is room for parking on the driveway or in the double garage. A courtyard and privacy lattice give a great sense of entrance to the home’s main floor. The main floor is spacious with 3 bdrms, great room with gas fireplace and deck access. The living room has...Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE NANAIMO REALTY LADYSMITH
Modern & trendy Uplands rancher! 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms thoughtfully spread over nearly 1700sf. Open concept kitchen, and living space, with traditional dining and formal living room area. The best of both worlds! Cozy gas fireplace adds to the ambiance. The kitchen and family room opens out to a new (composite) deck, entertaining area, complete with an outdoor bbq bar and fully fenced backyard. Meticulou...
Expansive Ocean Views, located in the family friendly town of Crofton. This 2071 sqft home sits on a corner lot, & features a private fully fenced back yard, gazebo, and an impressive wrap around deck. A quiet road & within walking distance of shops, beach, parks, school, restaurants, marina, oceanside boardwalk, Salt Spring ferry & more. This is the perfect location for retirees & young families. The main f...Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Westshore
Trendy modern living at Meadowwoods! Pet and rental friendly, these urban townhomes will check off everything on your wish list. Open concept living, with 9ft ceilings, gorgeous kitchen, complete with stainless appliances and generous kitchen island. The living room features a cozy fireplace, and a spacious deck for summer entertaining and family bbq's. Upstairs you will find two luxuriously large master bedr...
Welcoming and graceful, this elegant family home located in the highly coveted development of The Bluffs, is 3,140 square feet and complemented by a 572 square foot, 1-bedroom carriage house on .28 of an acre of private mature grounds. The main residence offers a primary bedroom on the main floor, privacy, voluminous ceilings, skylights and an abundance of natural light. Features include hardwood floors, sand...Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE PARKSVILLE-QUALICUM BEACH REALTY (QU)
This turn of the century character home stands proud at 110 years old and enjoys wide open water views from it's high perch above the portage inlet. This grand old 'HERITAGE HOME' is just waiting to be restored. With wood floors (hidden under the carpet), stained glass, french doors, cove ceilings, wood panelling and wainscoting- this arts and crafts home offers excellent bones. RS-8 ZONING allows for a...Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
Chemainus iconic building on the market for the first time! Entire retail area of this building is on the most prominent commercial corner on Willow Street in Chemainus. Best retail location in town. All retail units are main level and with sidewalk access giving maximum exposure in Chemainus. 5 tenancies include a restaurant, an antique mall, gift shop and others. Fully leased this building is a number one c...Listed by EXP REALTY
This modern 2 bedroom condo is located in the desirable community of Chanel View Manor. A well-managed, adult-oriented (19+) complex that is just a short walk to all prime amenities Chemainus has to offer. Just steps away are everything you might need, grocery, post office, the amazing Sawmill Taphouse, brewery, doctor's office, and more. The inviting floor plan combines modern openness yet maintains a cozy l...
Excellent Cowichan Bay location, just across from Hecate park and only a short trundle with your kayak to the launch. Come enjoy all that Cowichan Bay has to offer from this like new, 2 bed, 2 bath home. The open kitchen/dining/living area flow onto a large south facing deck, the perfect place to enjoy views to the park & seasonal creek or watch the herons as they commute to the estuary. The master bedroom in...Listed by DFH Real Estate
Enjoy an executive lifestyle in this beautiful ocean view level entry and basement walkout 5 bed and 3 bath home. This home boasts great views, impeccable landscaping, fenced back yard, and is nestled in an area of high-end homes. Enter the home through a stately front door or drive into your huge double garage. The garage is deep with a third bay area with lift for automotive repairs. The home has lovely har...Listed by ROYAL LEPAGE NANAIMO REALTY LADYSMITH
Island Life living on this amazing and beautiful 18 acres Hobby Farm! This level farm land is ready to homestead with a full basement House, multiple Out Buildings and a large hay Barn w/power. Situated on arable pasture its ready to farm with plenty of fresh clean water and sunshine for long growing season. Home is solid 3 - beds, full basement with character rented mo/mo. Property is fenced, cross fenced, a...Listed by SUTTON GROUP-WEST COAST REALTY (NAN)
RARE WATERFRONT PROPERTY ON ESQUIMALT LAGOON. JUST OVER A QUARTER OF AN ACRE ON WHICH TO BUILD YOUR EXECUTIVE WATERFRONT HOME. DON'T MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY. FABULOUS VIEWS OF THE OCEAN, LAGOON AND VICTORIA ARE ALL PART OF THIS UNIQUE PACKAGE. ACT FAST THIS PROPERTY IS A RARE COMMODITY ANYWHERE IN GREATER VICTORIA.Listed by Sutton Group West Coast Realty
Consulting a REALTOR®
REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. Members of the Victoria Real Estate Board 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.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use a REALTOR®
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.Greater exposure
REALTORS® use the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) to give your home maximum exposure. MLS® is a computer-based system that relays valuable information about your home to hundreds of REALTORS® and potential homebuyers.Setting a price
Setting a price for your home is an important but difficult process. Again, this is where the services of a REALTOR® prove invaluable. REALTORS® have the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. REALTORS® also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.
REALTORS® will also 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 will likely also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS® and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets/mailers to market your home.
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.Why working with a REALTOR® makes sense
When you work with a REALTOR® 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.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015