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The Most Current Weekly Guide to Real Estate in Parksville, Qualicum Beach & the Surrounding Areas.

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C2 • THE NEWS, Friday, November 12, 2010

195 THETIS AVE QUALICUM IDEAL RETIREMENT RANCHER! Walk to town from this immaculate rancher in Hermitage park. Close to amenities. Living room dining room combination is ideal for entertaining. The private rear patio is ideal for BBQs.

$349,900

www.bclocalhomes.com

SOLD

Jim/Margo Hoffman $420,000

Roland Becthold

• Extraordinary home, walk-on waterfront • Totally renovated for luxurious living • 2810 sqft, 4 beds, 3 bath

• With room for everyone • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Family room plus bonus room • Cul-de-sac lot, close to schools

$1,098,000 Aaron/Louise/Ian

$389,900

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Betsy/Fran

Almost half acre building lot. Level and ready to start. Located in very desirable area of Nanoose with established quality homes, sandy beach plus golf and marina nearby.

$184,900

Mark Anderson

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FAMILY FARE

1489 ADMIRAL TRYON BLVD

675 FOSTER DRIVE, PARKSVILLE • Great 3 bedroom + den, 2½ baths family home • RV parking, great landscaping • Extensively upgraded

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458 HEATHER PLACE • Distinctive 2800 sqft. oceanfront home • Floor to ceiling white onyx stone fireplace • Luxurious master suite with 2 decks • 3 beds, 3 baths, almost ½ an acre

$829,000

Aaron/Louise/Ian

MOUNT WASHINGTON!

JUBILEE COURT IN Q.B.

• Southwest oceanfront in Beachcomber • Over 2900 square feet in total • Westcoast living at it’s best!

• Home based business • 1,960 sqft with 2 beds, 2 baths • New kitchen, hardwood floors • Deck overlooks private gardens

$225,000

$192,900

$899,000

$398,000

445 FOURNEAU WAY

$750,000 call Anne Sperling

1811 NORTHWEST BAY ROAD

• Exceptional Qualicum Beach location • Just 2 blocks to the village, no car required • 2 bed, 2 bath apt/condo with some very recent updates • A small pet is allowed • Live in or rent out

Chris Turko

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Rural living on 4.68 acres with the convenience of town! Spacious 3282 sq. ft. main floor with living room, family room, large den, kitchen, pantry & bathroom. Upstairs master with ensuite, 3 large bedrooms & lots of closets. Part basement for storage, games & recreation.

2222 THE JIB

Top floor 2 bdrm condo unit near highest point in the village. Stunning panoramic view of Vancouver Island mountains as far as the eye can see. New windows and siding one year ago. Zero rot. Fireplace. Entirely furnished.

1195 PINTAIL DRIVE

• Secluded estate with panoramic views • 2,198 sqft, 4 baths, chef’s kitchen • 2 master bedrooms, 2 guest beds • Pool, private landscaped property

$959,000

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• Nicely updated 1994 Woodland Park park model with newer roof and laminate floors. • Gorgeous w/f location in resort • Enjoy all of Surfside amenities until 2028 • Rent out for investment when not here.

Aaron/Louise/Ian

Gary Neufeld

$119,900

Tom Dodds

IN THE VILLAGE

SOLD

ELEGANT RANCHER ON 5 ACRES

• Bright, cheery, 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher • 2-car garage, RV parking, room for a boat • Lovely garden area, very private, walk to town • Greenhouse, whole house nice condition • High dry crawl space with “cold room”

Updated & tastefully renovated to the highest standards, this 2844 sq ft 3 bdrm and 2.5 bath home is minutes from Fairwinds Golf Course and Schooner Cove Marina. Gourmet kitchen with Thermador professional appliances, granite countertops, new bathrooms, etc.

$389,000

$995,000

Call Marge LaFoy

AMAZING VALUE

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• Top floor, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Gas fireplace, skylights, covered balcony • Underground parking, walk to shopping

$269,000

call kevin clayton

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#9-810 CHESTNUT STREET

Lovely 1400 sqft. patio home 2 beds, 2 baths, easy care living Formal dining room, open kitchen Walk to Qualicum Beach village

$304,900

Ian/Aaron/Louise

1612 BRUNT ROAD

• 5 acres, 2000 sq ft + home • Older farm house has 4 bedrooms • Quiet, private, treed • Brn, shop, double carport

$1,599,000 Ian/Aaron/Louise

$485,000

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ABOVE PIPERS LAGOON

TRY AN OFFER

• Oceanwood Gardens, private & quiet end unit • 2 beds, 2 baths, den 1238 sqft • Natural gas heat & fireplace, on 4 ft crawl

Breathtaking ocean views and Hammond Bay activity, across to the mainland mountains from this 8400sf amazing lot in prestigious Glen Oaks Estates! Building scheme and package available. NO HST!

• Vacant & ready for possession • 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms • Bright skylit kitchen - appliances included • Covered patio, garden shed too!

$292,500

John Milroy

$269,900

Jill Tuggle

$57,900

$384,900

Celia Myers

Gary Fulton

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628 ALDER ST, QUALICUM BEACH

Betsy/Fran

This gracious 1940 sq ft rancher is designed for comfortable living with two bedrooms and a den. Professionally decorated, impressive attention to detail, a high level of finishing and beautifully landscaped front and back. This home is a must see.

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• Beautifully updated rancher close to town • 3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms • Very private back yard

Betsy/Fran

OPEN PLAN RANCHER IN FAIRWINDS

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FABULOUS FARM

• 4000 sqft., waterfront estate on 1/2 an acre • Exquisite architectural design • 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 dens • Private grounds, walk on beach

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PARKSVILLE CONDO OPTIONS • 2 bedroom townhome • Terrific location and central to all schools • Currently rented and tenant would like to stay • Well established strata with good management in place • Call for viewing appointment

Glenn Karakochuk

819 MULHOLLAND DRIVE, MORNINGSTAR

Fabulous value in this beautifully designed home on the parklike 15th Tee of picturesque Morningstar Golf Course. This is truly a perfectly created palette to come HOME to!

$468,000

PR

Jill Tuggle

RATHTREVOR BEACH

Fabulous 3 bedroom, 2 bath upgraded townhome on the best beach. Features include granite counters, hardwood floor, and high ceilings. Reduced price for quick sale.

$387,500

Ralph Kretzschmar

COUNTRY - QUIET - CLOSE IN • 3 beds, 3 baths, family room • Library, kitchen and baths redone • .97 acre of privacy, walk to shops & beach • Double garage plus sep 1800 sq. ft. shop for hobbies • The natural surroundings are a haven for wildlife

$574,900 hurry - call kevin clayton


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OPEN HOUSE SAT., NOV 13, 12-3 PM

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, November 13th from 12–3pm

648 Dogwood Road, Qualicum Woods

$

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250-248-8371

225 Hoylake W Road, Qualicum Beach

$4 97 ,5 00

• Sophisticated 1512 sq ft rancher with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms • New modern kitchen with breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances • Nice and bright with skylights and large windows • Low maintenance yard with sprinkler system

• 3 bed, 3 bath, 2,400 sq ft, Cape Cod home • Family room, den, ofďŹ ce, decks & porch • Ocean views, gorgeous gardens, pond • Easy walk to village, golf, beach, etc.

Ralph Kretzschmar in attendance

349,900

Lisa M.

Personal Real Estate Corporation

www.brendanicolls.com

124 Craig St., Parksville • 248-2488 • 1-800-665-8040 (24hr.)

Vancouver Island Realty

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 14 • 12:30-3:30pm 767 Forsyth Avenue, Parksville BC • Great oor plan on this 1500+ square foot rancher • Close to schools and shopping • Backing on to a green space

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, November 13 1:00pm to 3:00pm MADRONA AREA OF NANOOSE $674,900!

Great Value at $315,000

Exceptional family home is 3965 sq.ft. plus ďŹ nished basement! 4 bdrms, plus den, 3 full baths, fabulous kitchen overlooking beautifully landscaped .36 acre lot. Master has ocean views and wonderful ensuite. Downstairs perfect for home theatre. Triple car garage. Kept like new and is absolutely gorgeous!!

Deborah Nicol Vancouver Island Realty

Associate Broker & Licensed Mortgage Specialist

Come to our Open House Saturday 1-3

124 Craig St., Parksville • Cell: (250) 607-7038 Toll Free (866) 386-2735 • email: nicolde@shaw.ca

1546 Arbutus Drive

or call Bob or Shay to view 250-248-4321

OPEN HOUSE - Sat & Sun Nov. 13 & 14 from 1-3pm #33-1247 Arbutus Road

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13 • 11:00AM - 1:00PM 936 ST ANDREWS LANE, FRENCH CREEK 319,000

$

• 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1502 sq ft • Backing onto trees & golf • Immaculate inside & out

Hosted by

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55+ MHP, pet allowed Well maintained & upgraded New gas furnace, hot water tank Large back yard & garden $ Covered deck, carport

42,000

Dan Jack (250) 954-7111

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 13 & 14 1:00-3:00pm

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13 • 1:00 - 3:00PM 31 JENKINS PLACE, PARKSVILLE

TWO BRAND NEW RANCHERS

299,000

$

•Private, wooded .27 acre • Spacious home, close to schools and shopping • Suitable for home-based business

QUALICUM WOODS

527 & 531 ASPEN AVE. Qualicum Beach

VAL MITCHELL

NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION

$397,700.00

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14 • 2:00 - 4:00PM 906 BLUFFS DRIVE, QUALICUM BEACH • Distinctive Craftsman/Cape Cod style • Exemplary detail & design, ocean/mtn views • Building lots are also available Hosted by

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1.888.243.1071 MIRACLE OFFICE

#21 - 826 West Island Highway, Parksville - at Wembley Mall

1400 Square Feet

Incl. 899,999 HST

$

TOM WHITFIELD

250.248.1071

135 Alberni Hwy., Parksville

OPEN HOUSES

TOM WHITFIELD

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Visit our website to learn how we can make your dream home become a reality.


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1756 • 1500 sq.ft., 0.89 acre • 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Mountain views, paved driveway •Professionally landscaped & low $ maintenance yard

Lowest Priced Waterfront Property In Lakeview Heights! This Home Is Priced Below 2010 Assessed Value!

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Royal LePage Kelowna

QUALICUM BEACH B.C. 876 Ohiat Rd Qualicum North

$359,900 This rural 2.5 acre property is tucked away on a quiet road in North Qualicum. This 3 bedroom 2 bath family home offers an open floor plan with spacious kitchen with new cabinetry. Large master bedroom with spacious ensuite. Bonus loft upstairs & bedroom. Huge 37x44 wired, insulated workshop with 12 ft ceilings + doors.

sbuck56@shaw.ca www.stephenbuck.ca Toll Free: 1-800-421-3214

• 1.33 acres • Hydro, telephone & water to the lot line • Drilled well

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Mid-Island Realty

1839 Taylor Walk

MLS# 286571

99,900

$

1634 East Way

• .75 acre • Ocean & Mountain Views, Private Setting • Level Building Site

FREE

Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

MLS # 298822

99,900

Welcome Home!

Associate Broker

E-mail: john@albernihomes4u.ca www.albernihomes4u.ca

1830 Abbey Road

• .66 acre • Riverfront • Cleared building site

$

John Stilinovic 724-4725

MLS# 302508

324,900

Call Stephen Buck

248-8371

Country Road

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MLS # 299488

153,900

$

1545 • 745 sq. ft. on .25 acre • New Home Warranty, riverfront • 2 bdrms, 1 bthrm • Builders Standard appliances $ • Patio wired for hot tub

Call kevin clayton

Pady Place

MLS# 282379

219,900+HST

• 1.16 acre • Hydro, Telephone & water to the lot line • Riverfront

1882 Taylor Walk

MLS# 294097

170,000

$

314 E.Island Hwy. Parksville • 248-8371 • 2214 sq.ft., 0.46 acre • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances • Glass enclosed sunroom

New Certified Built Green for $429,900

2,145 sq, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths Certified Built Green 2 high efficiency gas fireplaces Brac System Grey water recycling system Rain water recovery system for irrigation Solid Bamboo Flooring Warmly Yours electric floor heating Rinnai Hot Water on Demand Arxx ICF insulating concrete form foundation for an R50 value K2 Stone Reclaimed fir & cedar

MLS # 303349

379,900

$

1704 Karen’s Court

• 1385 sq.ft. rancher, 0.48 acre • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Detached 1000 sq.ft. • MANY upgrades

MLS # 303510

364,900

$

• 2208 sq. ft. home • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Private setting, 1.21 acre • Single car garage, RV parking • 24’x32’ detached shop wired with 60 amp service

359 Hackberry Place in Maple Glen Development

1702 Country Road

1349 Meadowood Way

MLS# 291473

374,900

$

• 2572 sq.ft. home, .27 acre • 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 850 sq.ft. deck • Landscaped, private front yard, fully fenced • Paved driveway, single car garage, RV parking

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MLS# 292321

430,000

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starting at $45,000 +HST

• 1843 Sq. Ft. • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Appliances included

CALL FOR DETAILS AND TO VIEW

Licensed Residential Builder

MLS # 299597

399,999

$

250.951.0707

www.brantwoodconstruction.com

956 St. Andrews Lane

Direct: (250) 228-5558 Office: (250) 248-2488 Email: sales@timpeligren.com

www.timpeligren.com

TIM

Peligren


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THE NEWS, Friday, November 12, 2010 •

MOVING CHECKLIST

marilynhewer@shaw.ca www.marilynhewer.com

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If you’re using a moving company, check to make sure your move is scheduled.

Make a list of items you want to take with you and what you want to toss. Consider donating unwanted items to charity or hold a garage sales.

If you’re doing your own packing, gather supplies you need (boxes, tape, markers).

Develop a floor plan of your new home’s layout, noting where each item will go. This will help reduce the stress of making decisions later.

Get to know your new community. The local Chamber of Commerce can provide information on schools, community programs, parks & recreation facilities.

Finalize all real estate or rental needs.

Contact your insurance agent to transfer medical, property, fire & auto insurance.

Put all medical / dental records in a safe and accessible place. Be sure to include prescription and vaccination records.

Notify schools in the old and new locations and arrange to transfer school records. Start the process of registering in new schools.

• Unobstructed ocean view 2 bedroom condo • Walking distance to all of the amenidies • Both bedrooms are spacious • Sit back and enjoy the incredible sunsets in the summer • Single garage and very spacious storage room #5 - 2734 Island Highway West, Qualicum Beach

Contact or visit your local Post Office to obtain a Change of Address form.

Notify family, friends, banks, insurance & credit card companies, doctors, dentists, clubs, associations and magazine / newspaper subscriptions about your move.

Contact utility providers (telephone, gas, electric, TV and trash collection) at new and old locations to make arrangements for connections and disconnections.

Complete banking arrangements in old & new locations and transfer funds to your new bank.

Check requirements for new driver’s licence and auto registration in your destination province.

Make transportation arrangements for pets. Take them to your veterinarian for a complete check-up. Ask for a certificate stating their clean bill of health.

Gather all important documents, such as wills, stock certificates, and other unique items (jewelry, coin collection, photos). Place them in one easily identifiable and easy to locate folder or box, so you can take them with you on moving day.

Collect items that are being repaired, stored, or cleaned (clothing, shoes, etc.)

#11 - 495 Avenue W. Qualicum Beach

OUTSTANDING

Transfer all prescriptions to a pharmacy in your new neighbourhood. Clear out safety deposit boxes.

Back up all your computer files. Disconnect and pack your computer system.

Make final packing decisions. Clean and clear your home including closets, basement and attic.

Drain your lawn mower and power tools of all fluids for safe transportation.

If you need extra storage, contact a storage provider.

Have your vehicle serviced if you plan to travel by car.

Cancel newspaper subscription and other regular activities.

Arrange for a baby sitter fir your kids during the loading and unloading process.

$210,000

Great value for the price!

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2 Weeks Before Move ■

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• Super location 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse • Has been very tastefully updated inside • New kitchen cabinets, laminate flooring and carpet, all new appliances are just a few to mention. • Great for the first time buyer, retiree or investor • Exterior has a new roof, windows and painting all done within the last few years

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Make sure you haven’t overlooked anything in the house. Check, double-check, and re-check!

Empty, defrost, and clean your refrigerator, freezer, and your stove at least 24 hours before moving to let them air out.

Pick up any dry cleaning or laundry and pay any outstanding bills you may have with local businesses.

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TEAM “BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS FULFILLING DREAMS”

Return videos, library books and anything you borrowed from the neighbors.

Gather keys, alarm codes, and garage door openers to hand them over to the new owners or realtor.

Hand over keys, alarm codes, and garage door remote controls to the new owner or realtor.

Clean your house as much as you can before your moving crew arrives. Search every room and closet before the movers arrive to be sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

Keep your floor plan on hand as a reference, for both you and the movers.

Find a safe, quiet place for pets so they aren’t in the way of the moving crew.

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www.tomwhitfield.ca - View all of my listings online!

phone............... 250.248.1071 toll-free..... 1.888.243.1071 • 2068 sqft, modular home, custom designed on 3.28 acres • 3 bedrms, 2 full bathrms w/luxurious ensuite • 50’x20’ workshop, sunroom, carport, greenhouse, storage shed • Zoned for 2 homes & has subdivision potential

• 2161 sq. ft w/bonus rm, great rm w/high ceiling • Kitchen w/granite counter tops, cherry cabinets, breakfast bar • 3 bdrms & 2½ baths w/luxurious ensuite • Large private patio & fenced back yard

$492,500

23 Ponderosa Drive

583 Neden Way

Highly recommended.

Call Tom.

EAGLECREST

1150 WEDGEWOOD CLOSE

- Great family getaway cabin at Horne Lake - 5 bedroom, 1 bath, 1040 sq.ft. on .22 of an acre - Sandy beach and a dock for your boat - Start making those family memories this summer!

$479,900

$359,000

Lot 170 Bay Road

$379,990

21-826 West Island Hwy Parkville “At the Wembley Mall”

$449,000

137 Noonday Road

• 2576 sq.ft two storey home, large kitchen w/eating area • Formal dining rm & living rm, family rm w/gas fireplace • 5 bedrms, den, 3 full baths & huge double garage • 500 sq. ft. deck & lovely above ground pool, RV & boat parking

email ..... homes@tomwhitfield.ca

$

459,900

Private and attractive home on a quiet cul-de-sac in the ever popular Eaglecrest area. This 3 bedroom, 2300 sq.ft. home boasts character and charm throughout, and includes a 16 ft. high, open beamed great room that overlooks the park-like garden through leaded glass windows. Two fireplaces keep the home warm and cozy. The fully fenced, well established yard is complete with a fish pond, new decks, and backs onto Queens land greenbelt. Wonderful home for entertaining. Located just minutes to the beach, golf course, town and schools, this beautiful home is perfect for families or retirees alike and must be seen to be appreciated.

Marilyn Hewer

Vickie Butters

Anchor Realty Independently Owned & Operated

(250) 752-2466 • 969 sq. ft. 2 bed/1 bath condo close to Qualicum • Ideal corner lower level unit • Sunny south facing patio facing the back • No age restrictions, pets & rentals allowed

• 2 bedrooms & den, family room w/woodstove • Tile in entry & kitchen, laminate in living room • Water filter system with UV light • 17’x20’ deck, fruit trees & flowering plants

$214,900

107-312 Village Way

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• Double wide, 960 sq. ft. home on it’s own .23 lot • 3 bedrooms, features large bright kitchen • Workshop in back, shed, private back deck • Lots of sitting areas to enjoy your fenced back yard

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963 Woodpecker Place, Parksville • San Pariel 1.29 private acres • One of a kind family home $

499,000

1599 Marina Way, Nanoose • Charming south facing waterfront gem! Nestled on a .70 acre lot. • 4 bdrms, 3 baths, multiple decks for spectacular views $

114 Stead Road, Bowser • 2 for 1, sub dividable and Priced to Sell! • Sub dividable 1.29 acres on community water $

299,000

748,000

10-622 Eaglewood Court, Qualicum Beach • 2379 sq.ft Elm in Eaglewood. • Offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms $

250-752-2466

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4271 Park Ave, Bowser

539,000

E-mail: sold@richardgoldney.com

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• Walk on waterfront with cute updated cabin • Located on level lot and short walk to shopping $

113 W. Second Ave, Qualicum Beach

643,000

5488 Deep Bay Drive, Bowser

597 Temple Street, Parksville

• Rare south facing waterfront with 2 homes. • Main home is 1604 sq.ft rancher with 3 bdrm and 2 baths

• Sub dividable and excellent holding property just under one acre. • Short walk to the beach $

$

695,000

383 Dorset Road, Qualicum Beach • Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1700sq.ft rancher on crawl space. • All this on a quiet street within walking distance to town $

379,500

1367 Station Road, Coombs • Shop plus 2 homes on 5 acres. • Main home is 1800sq.ft with 4 bdrm, 2 baths, 1024sq.ft shop $

598,000

1497 Mason Trail, French Creek • 2 bdrm mobile home set upon 0.47 of an acre • This property should be subdividable $

309,000

120 Stanford Ave, Parksville • Loads of updates, new windows, flooring, paint • 3 bdrms, 1 bath, 1650 sq.ft home with private yard

3335 Rockhampton Rd, Fairwinds • An incredible setting with lake views from almost every room in the house • 3 bdrms, 3 bath, 2454 sq.ft split level home

$

$

289,000

908 Claymore Road, Qualicum Beach • Private 1.99 acre property within Qualicum Beach boundaries • Rental revenue

219,000

580,000

Lot A Dickinson Way, Parksville • Live beside the ocean & enjoy excellent views • Build you dream home

$

549,000

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$

225,000


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THE NEWS, Friday, November 12, 2010 •

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TEAM MSUSAN SUSANFORREST F ROYAL LEPAGE Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty

office: (250) 947-9900 propertiesvancouverisland.com susan@susanforrest.com info@gloriadafoe.com

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NEW LISTINGS GLEN EAGLE TOWNHOME

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Spacious and bright! One level 1507 sqft 2 bedrm/2 bath townhome Gas fireplace, lrg master w/4 pc ensuite, soaker tub, separate shower Double garage, two patios, private courtyard, backs onto greenspace Walk to the Golf Clubhouse, Fairwinds Rec Centre & Oceanside Park

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Custom Cape Cod style 4695 sqft 4 bed on south exposed 26 acres Superbly finished throughout, spacious great room, 3 FPs, rec room Dream kitchen w/Viking appliances, huge WI pantry, maple cabinets Extra large windows w/views of rolling acreage, gardens, & mountains

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CENTRAL PARKSVILLE CONDO

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Immaculately clean 2 bed condo near hospital and main transit line In-suite laundry, wheelchair access, thermal windows, covered prkg Open plan, gas FP, nice balcony w/city and ocean views, pet friendly Well maintained/managed bldg, security, elevator, nice landscaping

DON’T MISS THIS GEM

$1,598,000

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Delightful 887 sqft 2 bedrm/1 bath condo in Emden House (45+) Sunny ground floor unit, wheelchair access, patio area, pets OK Quiet well maintained building w/secured entry, low monthly fees Short walking distance to Parksville amenities, shopping, beach

COZY & COMFORTABLE

$238,000

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Lovely 1237 sqft 3 bedrm/2 bath in Island Park Estates MHP (55+) Open plan living/family room, sunny kitchen w/dining area/skylight Large 11’ X 20’ covered deck + an open deck, pets Ok, RV storage Fully fenced low maintenance backyard w/8 x10 wired garden shed

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SETTING

$178,000

$159,500

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Brand new 1718 sqft off Soriel Road, one block west of Temple Street 3 bed/3 bath, quality finishing’s throughout, oak floors, den, & gas FP Kitchen w/granite counters and island, lots of cupboards and drawers Fully landscaped .14 acre, covered entrance & patio, tile concrete roof

A HOME YOU CAN LOVE

$438,000

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Cheerful & spacious 3 bedroom/2 full bath rancher on almost ½ acre Bright country kitchen, oak cabinets, counter space, pantry cupboard Well maintained w/country views, woodstove, & huge double garage Quiet rural setting, RV parking, southern exposure, on a no-thru road

COMFORTABLE COUNTRY LIVING

$329,000

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Clean & well cared for! 956 sqft 2 bed/1 bath located in Pine Estates Spacious open plan, vaulted ceiling, large windows, & laundry room Quiet rural /country setting with large yard, only minutes to Parksville Great opportunity for first time buyers or those wishing to downsize

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Acreage on the Edge of Parksville $799,000 • Luxurious spa like master bath, fully self contained in-law suite • 2.5 acres only 3 minutes to Parksville • Wonderfully finished with Extensive use of masonry

Qualicum Beach Acreage • 3.13 acres, zoned RS2 • RDN sewer is available • Excellent acreage close to town

Best Valued Waterfront $569,000 • .74 Acre property w/over 3400 sq. ft. • Beautiful hardwood throughout w/ updated kitchen • R.V. parking with full hookups

Tigh-Na-Mara Waterfront Beauty $214,900 Nanoose Bay Home $363,000 • Fabulous beach views • A/B unit combination allows rental potential as well as owner use • Enjoy a world class spa, and resort opportunity

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$4 Immaculate Mobile on .36 Acre $229,900 • Ideal location short drive to Qualicum Beach • Bright kitchen, living and family rooms • Beautiful fenced yard with wired workshop

• 2 storey Jenish design on a desireable street • Great family home backing onto park area

Beach Club $184,900 • High end ¼ share opportunity • Oceanfront with abundant ocean views • 2 beds, 2 baths, luxury living at its best

•Spacious 3 bedrooms plus den •Fantastic kitchen design

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35.5 Acres RUPERT RD.

Fantastic Parksville Waterfront

$1,099,900

• One acre of waterfront living with beach access • A well maintained home with many updates • 5 bdrms & 4 baths on 2 levels, all with ocean views

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Deep Bay Lot

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• .41 acre close to marina • Flat level lot • Seller will build to suit if desired

10.5 Acres Starting at $925,000 • In the Town of Qualicum Beach • West Qualicum open space development area • 2 Titles (5 & 5.5 acre)

Want To Know What Your Home Is Worth? Call For A Free Home Evaluation Today! y Cell: (250) 927-0357 Office: (250) 248-4321 Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & OperatedToll Free: 1-800-224-5838

Grant Wildeman REALTOR®

www.grantwildeman.ca

grantwildeman@shaw.ca


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Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

127 Alberni Highway, Parkville 250-248-4321 1-800-224-5838

679 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach 250-752-6926 1-800-224-5906

#4-2451 Collins Cres. Red Gap Centre, Nanoose 250-468-7626

ROYAL LEPAGE

is pleased to announce that “OHS & MCLANE” has joined our team of realtors which will make our #1 Real Estate Company even stronger.

Rob Ohs

Andrew McLane

Mike Reeves

With over two decades of experience and an intimate knowledge of the area’s diverse community and rich natural surroundings Rob Ohs has been the leader in Oceanside Real Estate for some time now. As a life-long resident in Oceanside, Ohs has built many solid relationships with his clients and peers alike. Excelling in marketing, negotiation and valuation he has become the front-runner in Real Estate in his area. His partnership with Andrew McLane further strengthens his robust approach.

Andrew McLane has been a noteworthy Realtor his entire career. In 2004, he was the youngest realtor in Canada and over the years he has built himself a formidable reputation as one of the most accomplished businessmen in the region. Included in his credentials is recognition in Vancouver Island’s top 25 under 25. Having been born and raised locally he has maintained his connection with the community. His youth has helped him understand and appreciate the role technology will play in future marketing and actively uses all means available.

With extensive experience as a Principle Buyer from a national retail company, Mike Reeves is a Buyer’s Specialist. He also has the benefit of being fluent in French. Mike provides the same care and dedication to cozy ranchers that he does to multi-million dollar listings. His job is to ensure that anyone looking to purchase a house has enough information to make a confident, informed decision. His expertise is a welcome addition to our real estate team.


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Rob Ohs

P.R.E.C. Rob@OhsMclane.com

Andrew McLane P.R.E.C. Andrew@OhsMclane.com

Mike Reeves

michaelreeves@shaw.ca

250-752-SOLD (7653) 1-800-224-5906

LISTINGS

925 Rivers Edge Drive $759,800

3991 Gladys Road $749,800

855 Royal Dornoch Drive $599,900

837 Shorewood Drive $599,900

2211 Kerr road $519,800

1409 Stonelake Drive $499,900

Lot 6 Kinkade Road $488,800

65 Wildwood Place $474,800

3888 Creekside $469,800

619 Viking Way $469,800

70 Magnolia Drive $449,800

621 Banks W Avenue $424,400

498 Country Club Drive $419,800

480 Maquinna Place $399,800

120 McColl Road $389,800

835 Mulholland Drive $369,900

1071 Harlequin $349,900

1158 Meadowood Way $334,800

4498 Crosely Road $289,900

158-1080 Resort Drive $289,800

201-699 Beach Road $254,800

2430 Carpenter Road $244,800

Lot 7 Bonnington Drive $219,000

7-219 Fern W Road $189,800

47-120 Finholm N Street $179,900

Lot 68 Bonito Crescent $149,800

Lot 4 Andover Road $139,800

Lot 4 Lambert Lane $124,800

Lot 3 Lambert Lane $119,800

Nile Landing Lots starting at $99,900

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1583 ADMIRAL TRYON BLVD, PARKSVILLE

• Fantastic 100’ of walk on waterfront • 180° panoramic views of Georgia Strait • Magnificent 3bed/4bath 2600sq.ft. Rancher • Short drive to all amenities

1200 BOWLBY ROAD, PARKSVILLE

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7682 sqft home is located on a level 5 acre property High efficiency geothermal heating / in-floor radiant heat. 14 bedrooms/4 large masters & ensuites, total of 8 baths Close to Parksville/Qualicum Beach amenities

$1,150,000

$998,000

3352 ROCKHAMPTON RD, NANOOSE BAY

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Llakefront open plan Fairwinds rancher High end finishings throughout 115 ft. lakefront, covered deck, hot tub Close to Fairwinds Golf, Schooner Cove Marina

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#110 – 730 BARCLAY CR, PARKSVILLE

• Beautiful 1463 sq.ft. patio home in Quail’s Landing development • Extra large driveway and double garage • Rear South facing patio on private landscaped area of Morningstar • Close to beaches, marina, Golf Course, and walking trails

$365,000

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5 yr. old, 4188 custom executive home in Corfield Estates 5 bed/3 bath built by Island Dream Builders Hardwood, granite & custom built-ins throughout RV-sani-dump, quiet neighbourhood, easy access to hwy

$699,000

6 JOSHUA TREE PLACE, PARKSVILLE

2141 SHERBROOKE ROAD, NANOOSE BAY

New 2066 sq. ft. ISLAND DREAM BUILDERS home 1502 sq. ft. Master plus den & great room on main 564 upstairs 2 bed and 4 pc. Bath. close to all amenities and schools of Parksville

• 3 bd/3bath main level Fairwinds home • Lower level: 1 bd/1bath, rec +workshop/storage • 2 ensuited masters on main • Peek a boo ocean view close to marina and golf

OPEN SAT 2-4PM

$469,000

511 SEAWARD WAY, QUALIKCUM BEACH

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Spacious Rancher overlooking a very private rear garden Easy care & well maintained, perfect for a quiet retirement Beautiful, quiet, well lit, private paved road to your door Surrounded by green space & a short walk to the sandy beach

$357,500

$439,000

#9-267 CORFIELD STREET, PARKSVILLE

• 1139 sq ft 3bed/2bath PK townhome • Fenced back garden/double carport • Allows pets/rentals/no age restriction • Walk to Parksville amenities

$229,000

Visit our website at www.sandifordhomes.com for further details, additional pictures, and virtual tours of these and other properties www.sandifordhomes.com


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THE NEWS, Friday, November 12, 2010 •

WALK TO QUALICUM

Les Pockett

MOVE IN READY

$649,900

HOT NEW PRICE

• 2227 sq.ft. split level, 3 bed/ 3 bath • 2200 sq.ft. executive rancher, 3 bed +den • Private 2.50 acres with ocean & mountain views • .37 acre, quiet cul-de-sac, desirable San Pariel MLS# 305926

MLS# 302640

“Expect more from Les” Personal Real Estate Corporation

$379,900

• 987 sq.ft /2 bedrooms/1 bath Condo • 2 separate entrances, walk to QB • Garage w/ separate secure storage • Conveniently located on local bus route • Beautifully updated bathroom w/ heated tile floors • Laundry in suite for your convenience MLS# 305304

VACATION or INVESTMENT

$189,000

OCEANSIDE RECREATIONAL LOT

$459,900

MLS# 306037

1/8 VACATION OWNERSHIP $67,000 NEW LISTING

GREAT FAMILY HOME

$359,900

$136,900

• Includes 2007 Terry by Fleetwood 31’ trailer w/slideout • Common areas include clubhouse, laundry, showers & sm. Boat storage

• Includes 2 separate lockable sides • .36 acre building lot • 1 bed / 1 bath, 562 sq.ft., home comes furnished • Go to:www.qualicumcottageabovethefalls.com • Owners get 6-7 weeks per year • Outstanding mountain views MLS# 301811 MLS# 300859

QUIET LOCATION

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$99,500

MLS# 304751

5 MINUTES TO PARKSVILLE

$88,900

VANCOUVER ISLAND Office: (250)

752-6926 Toll Free: 1-800-224-5906 • 1650 sq.ft. 3 bed/ 2 baths on 2.4 acre • Chef size kitchen with oak shaker style cabinets

email: lespockett@telus.net

• 2589 sq.ft. 3 bed/3bath home on .29 acre • $5000 landscaping allowance

MLS# 291042

WATERFRONT

$635,000

BUILDER READY

$275,000

• 924 sq2.ft. 2 bed, 2 full baths, 5 min. to downtown • Spacious kitchen, quiet location, fully fenced yard

MLS# 279764

BEST DEAL

$79,000

MLS# 306061

NEW LISTING

$194,900

For more photos and info go to:

www.lespockett.com Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty 679 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC

• .25 acre ocean view with service to lot line • Overlooking Nanaimo Yacht Club • 1/4 share Beach Club ocean view unit • 1500 sq.ft executive condo, 1 bed/2 bath +den • Located at the end of a cul de sac • 4th floor Southeast facing 1 bdrm/2 bat MLS# 287665 MLS# 296374

• 3 bed/2 bath, 1400 sq.ft. • Beautifully landscaped fenced yard MLS# 303386

TIPS

FREE W E E K L Y

Buying a home? These seven tips can make your house-hunting experience positive & rewarding. 1.

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Location counts - you’ve probably heard the old real estate joke about “location, location, location”, but the point still bears repeating. Location is critical. How far are you really willing to drive to your place of employment? How good are the local schools and public transportation? Even a picture-perfect dream home can be a mistake if it’s in an undesirable location, and a poor-location home can be a particularly bad choice if you anticipate reselling the home in a few years. Make a list - Do you (and your spouse, if you’re married) really know what you need and want in your home? You’ll save many hours of shopping (and potential arguing) if you make a list ahead of time. Zero in on the features you must have, would like to have, definitely don’t want and would prefer not to have. Your goal is to find the right home for your family without falling in love with one that doesn’t suit your needs. Start compiling your wish list by thinking about what you like & dislike about your current home.

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Do your homework - not too long ago, consumers had very little access to information about recent home sale prices, market trends, homes on the market, neighbourhood statistics and the home-buying process. Today, all this information and more is available. Go surfing on the web or ask a realtor to provide you with this information. Get educated. Become empowered. Get pre-approved for a mortgage - Your top-dollar home price is a function of your household income, your credit worthiness, interest rates, the type of loan you select and how much cash you have or are willing to offer for the down payment. Rather than guessing or estimating how much you are going to be able to afford to spend, ask a lender or a mortgage broker to give you a full assessment and ask for a letter stating how much you’re qualified to borrow. The true amount may be much more or less than you think.

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Use a checklist - touring multiple homes can be a confusing experience for most people. Rather than relying on memory, make notes about the homes you visit. Create a personalized home-shopping checklist and use it to track the features of each home that you’re interested in.

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Be prepared to make an offer - house hunting can be frustrating, especially if you know you’re not ready to buy a home. If you’re not ready, don’t put yourself through the exercise. If you are ready, ask your realtor to go over a blank purchase agreement ahead of time so you’ll know what decisions you’ll face when you make the offer.

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Relax - granted, buying a home is a major life-altering event. But it’s not worth making yourself crazy or super over-stressed about. Save time at the end of your house-hunting expedition to unwind, calm your thoughts and emotions and keep the whole experience in perspective.


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24-1247 Arbutus Road, Parksville PERFECT RETIREMENT OR VACATION HOME

• Great Location close to beach and amenities • 2 Bedrooms and 1 bathroom • Recently renovated including new fences • Lots of Parking spots

Call Graeme Hardy

$55,000

#20-575 Arbutus Street, Qualicum Beach

#206-312 Village Way, Qualicum Beach

426 Allwood Road, Parksville

• Co-op Park - no pad fees (co-op fee $100 per month) • Beautiful well maintained 924 sq. ft. 2 bdrm mobile • This is a mature and well established 45+ no pets park • See PICTURES@www.mariannekeilty.com

• Centrally located, spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath 960 sq.ft. unit • Short walk to town and low strata fees • Rentals are permitted as well as small pet, no age restriction • Perfect for couple looking for lock up and go home

Call Marianne Keilty

Call John Gantner

$159,000

$209,900

• SUPER PARKSVILLE STARTER! • Freshly painted 3 bedroom home on 69’ x 120’ lot • Excellent location on ocean side of highway • New deck overlooks big fenced back yard • See www.PatriciaKorbin.com for info and photos

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621 Tyee Cres, Qualicum Beach

Lakefront Lots on Horne Lake

439-650 Berwick Road, North

• Backs onto famous Morningstar Golf Course • Fabulous end of cul-de-sac location • Underground services • See www.PatriciaKorbin.com for info and photos

Lot 54 - Cave Road ........................................... $275,000 Lot 410 - Cave Road .........................................$285,000 Lot 415 - Shade Lane ...................................... $269,000 Lot 392 - South Lake Road ..............................$249,000

• One of the nicest 1 bedroom plus den units • Spacious kitchen with island and lots of cupboards • Dining, living room & balcony face the tennis courts • Enjoy the lifestyle in the best senior’s complex around

• 2 bedrm - 2 bath rancher on quiet street. • Laminate flooring in Living, dining room and master. • Tile flooring in entrance, kitchen and down the hall. • Sliding glass doors to huge deck and private yard.

Call Patricia Korbin

Call Marianne Keilty

Call Ann McVey

Call Ann McVey

Lot 13 Morningstar Drive, French Creek

$269,000

509 Banks Avenue West, Parksville Located in a quiet and safe neighbourhood! Light and bright, with 3 bedrooms, this home is inviting and move in ready! Recent improvements include a new gas furnace, gas hot water tank, cedar fencing, paint, carpeting and refaced slate fireplace. With in walking distance to schools, the City of Parksville and the beach. Enjoy a peek of the ocean as you sit on your back deck with a glass of wine.

Call Kari Knutson IN VE O M ST U J

$319,900

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$268,900

8 Farrell Drive, Parksville

864 Field Cres, Parksville

• Short walk to beach access, schools & shopping nearby • 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher on crawl, quiet side street • Approx 1500 sq ft, gas forced furnace and fireplace • Sunny private patio, easily maintained fully fenced yard & great RV parking

• 1410 sq.ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Natural gas furnace, fireplace and hot water tank • 12x8 shed and covered patio • Pride of ownership is evident from top to bottom

Call Todd Starkey

Call Marianne Keilty

$339,900

$279,900

894 Wright Road, Parksville ABSOLUTELY LOVELY HOME!

• Very spacious bright rancher on ocean side of highway • Superb open plan family room/kitchen with eating area • Attractively landscaped and sprinklered .21 acre lot • See www.PatriciaKorbin.com for info and photos

See PICTURES@www.mariannekeilty.com

$349,000

Call Patricia Korbin

$359,000

Lot 385 South Lake Road, Horne Lake

1076 Sunrise Drive, Chartwell

515 Eaglecrest Drive, Qualicum Beach

• Beautifully maintained home in Chartwell with private backyard • Features cherry kitchen cabinets, family & living room, & eating nook • Spacious master with sliding doors to covered patio • Newer carpets, laminate & lino throughout. Extra storage in dbl gge

• 1800 sq. ft. rancher in awesome neighbourhood • Overlooking 11 fairway on Eaglecrest Golf Course • Nicely landscaped front and back yard See PICTURES@www.mariannekeilty.com

• Extended family, teenagers at home, B&B • Only 1 block to Qualicum’s sandy beach • 2600 sq. ft. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, rec room • Sun drenched deck, ocean breezes, Paradise!

• Two bedroom 850 sq. ft. cottage, propane fridge, stove • Honda 5000 elec. start generator, wood fireplace • Large level lots with nice dock for your boat

Call Ann McVey

Call Marianne Keilty

Call Todd Starkey

Call Marianne Keilty

$378,900

$389,900

561 Belyea Crescent, Qualicum Beach

See PICTURES@www.hornelakesales.com

$397,000

$399,900

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1292 Gabriola Drive, Parksville www.CindyR.com to view new FLASH SLIDE SHOWS

• 2,000+ sq. ft. 4 bed/3 bath home on quiet cul-de-sac • Beautiful .5-acre lot with large private back yard • In-line kitchen, eating area and family room See www.PatriciaKorbin.com for info and photos

• Desirable Eaglecrest location. Minutes from golf, sandy beaches & marina • Master bedroom on main, 3 bedrooms up, large family room, 3 fireplaces, fresh paint • Gorgeous + private .48 acre property, 20x42 garage with workshop space, RV parking

• Fabulous 3094 sqw.ft. 3 bed, 3 bath Pender model. Beachside community located in wonderful Craig Bay! • Beautiful rich wood floors, inlaid carpet, high ceilings • Luxurious but practical. Full basement, lush landscaping

Call Patricia Korbin

Call Kari Knutson

Call Cindy Roberts

$399,900

$429,900

$459,900

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986 Eaglecrest Drive, Qualicum Beach • Stone’s throw to Eaglecrest Golf Course and miles of sandy beach • Quality constructed 1925 sq.ft. rancher on crawl, well maintained and improved upon • Wood floors & cabinets, formal & central living room, 3 bdrms, 2 full baths • Oversized double garage, private landscaped yard with view of golf course

Call Todd Starkey

$479,000

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1357 Gambier Place, Craig Bay PRIVATE PARK LIKE LOCATION

• Live the lifestyle at Craig Bay in a beautiful Quadra model home • Fabulous kitchen with granite counters, oak cabinets and oak hardwood floors • 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a huge family room • Beach club with many amenities

Call Graeme Hardy

$487,000

2016 Kaye Road, Nanoose www.CindyR.com to view new FLASH SLIDE SHOWS • River’s Edge is one of the most sought after, small acreage subdivisions • This charming 2052 sq.ft. home is nestled on a private 2.77 Acres • Kitchen has Hickory cabinets, island, wine rack & top of the line built-ins • Also has a 600 sq.ft.3 bay garage w/office & plenty of room to build a shop

Call Cindy Roberts

127 Alberni Highway Parksville 250-248-4321 • 1-800-224-5838

$639,900

• 3 bed / 4 bath, 3308 sq.ft. • Peaceful country estate situated on 2.5 pristine acres minutes from Fairwinds Rec Centre, Golf Club & Marina

• Unique opportunity - start your own family legacy • 1 acre walk-on waterfront, spectacular views •One owner West Coast home - cathedral ceilings • Separate 600 sq. ft. shop, garden area. Paradise!

Clinton Miller

Call Todd Starkey

679 Memorial Avenue Qualicum Beach 250-752-6926 • 1-800-224-5906

www.qualicumrealestate.com

30 Nile Road, Bowser

2060 Sherritt Drive, Fairwinds

$769,900

$859,000

#4-2451 Collins Crescent Red Gap Centre, Nanoose Bay 250-468-7626

www.parksvillerealestate.com


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THE NEWS, Friday, November 12, 2010 •

Ian Lindsay

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780 STANHOPE ROAD, PARKSVILLE $579,000

211 W FIRST AVENUE, QUALICUM BEACH $329,000

• Strategic 1.5 Acre Development/ Holding Property • 3400 Sq Ft With Suite Potential • Vendor Financing Available

539 HAWTHORNE RISE, FRENCH CREEK $499,000

• Longer Term OCP Opportunity

• Nicely Landscaped, Two Patios, Garden Shop

1473 SUNRISE DRIVE, FRENCH CREEK $558,000

1092 WOODDUCK PLACE, QUALICUM BEACH $449,900 • Eaglecrest Privacy At Its Best! • Spacious Open Floor Plan, Extensive Landscaping • Double Carport & Garage, Minutes to Beach & Golf

#44-1059 TANGLEWOOD PLACE, RATHTREVOR $369,000 HST INC • New Construction, Warranty, Luxury Finishings

• Ocean View Family Home • Near Schools, Shopping, Golf & Marina

• Lower Level Could Be In-Law Suite

• 1107 Sq Ft 2 Bdrm 2 Bath Vacation Home

• 3 Level with Walkout Basement

• Separate Shop, Many Fruit Trees

From $630,000

• 4 + Bdrms, Den, Office, Upgrades

• Quiet, Pristine- A Great Weekend Spot to Unwind

• Updated 2 Level on 1 Acre of Land

Eaglewood at Qualicum Beach

• Walk to Village Centre, Park & Pool

• Unique Shared 1 Acre Lake

• Walk to Beach, Close to Shopping, Golf & Marina

OPEN HOUSES

• Spacious Family Home Overlooking Park

• Private 5 Acres with Cabin

• Low maintenance, Greenhouse, Pond

667 MARTINDALE ROAD, PARKSVILLE $399,700

• Revenue, Home Business, or Residential

1135 SPIDER LAKE ROAD, NORTH QUALICUM $299,900

• Spacious 1825 Sq Ft Rancher

7 WOODLAND DRIVE, PARKSVILLE $429,900

• Steps From Rathtrevor Park & Miles of Sandy Beach

INVESTMENT & RE-DEVELOPMENT

LOTS & ACREAGES

Qualicum Beach:

Bonnington Ridge at Fairwinds

• Strata Office Unit- Steps From Downtown $185,000

• Selection of Ocean & Golf Course View Building Lots

Pacific Grande, Parksville From $239,000

• Land Package: Lots, Revenue, Duplex From $199,000

895 Horne Lake Road, North Qualicum $219,900

Open Friday- Sunday 1:00PM – 4:00PM Access via Wembley Road

• Waterfront Vacation Rental: Superb Location $1,200,000 • Commercial/ Residential Downtown $1,250,000

1473 Sunrise Drive, French Creek

Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM – 4:00PM Also Available By Appointment Access via Pintail Drive

Oceanside Village Resort II From $259,900 Open Wednesday-Friday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Access via Resort Drive

Check Out Our Website For More Open Houses

from $209,000

• Private Parked Out 5 Acres, Minutes to Lakes

$229,000

• Prime Residential Building Lot, Walk to Golf

Nanoose Bay Area

$335,000-$825,000

• Subdividable 5 Acres, Walk to Town & Golf

629 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach

$349,000

• Strategic R3 Zoned Development Site

Parksville: • 1.5 Acre Residential Development Site: Vendor Financing Available $579,000

Horne/Spider Lake Area $219,900-$689,000 • Several Parcels of Land Ranging from 5 - 213 Acres

250.248.1071 • 1.888.243.1071 #21-826 West Island Highway, Parksville at Wembley Mall

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WIN A MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME! Correctly identify Dan Jack and call 250-954-7111 to win

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Obviously, affordability will play a major part in your decision making process. You want to be able to buy something you like, but you don’t want to feel stretched to the limit when it comes to meeting your financial obligations. Once you discover exactly what you can afford, you can be more realistic in your expectations. If you’re like most people, you lack the funds to make a purchase without seeking substantial help from a lending institution. In addition to coming up with a down payment, you’ll have to arrange a mortgage.

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A beautiful 5 acre hobby farm. This 2 storey home offers 3 bedrooms & 2 baths as well as a full basement. There is a 20 x 24 barn w/loft, 10 x 12 chicken house w/loft, a 24 x 24 machine shed w/16 x 24 loft. This is a very pretty, private setting with all buildings & grounds in excellent condition. Zoning allows for a second home. Very close to schools, and shops in Coombs, Qualicum Beach, & Parksville. Great price $499,000. Call Robbie 250-586-4321

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Lovely bright & cheery 2 bedroom patio home in “The Meadows”-Oceanside’s most affordable patio home complex. This spotless home has just been freshly painted inside and has new flooring. There is a clubhouse for socializing and RV parking compound. Shopping, beach & restaurants are close by. If you are over 55 yrs old this is the place for you. What a great retirement location. Wonderfully priced at $169,900. Call Robbie 250-586-4321

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The most common type of mortgage is a “conventional mortgage.” Under this type of mortgage, lenders will loan up to 75 percent of the appraised value of the property or purchase price, whichever is lower. The remaining 25 percent or more is the amount you will contribute as a down payment. So, if you plan to buy a home that has an appraised value of $100,000, a lender may loan you 75 per cent or $75,000 on a conventional mortgage when you contribute a down payment of $25,000.

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AFFORDABLE RANCHER One of a kind 4 bedroom, 2 bath rancher on large 78 x 144 lot on a quiet Parksville street in town, close to schools & shopping. Many upgrades with new roof, new windows, new flooring, new fencing & landscaping. Vendor will consider trades. Vacant and ready for quick possession. Best of all the price: Only $264,800. Call Robbie 250-586-4321

IMMACULATE & AFFORDABLE This park is a joy to live in with shopping next door. This 3 bedroom mobile has been well taken care of. 55+ park, small pet allowed, & pad rent only $310.00 includes cable, water, & sewer. The wheel chair ramp is a definite plus. Well priced at $79,000. Call Robbie 250-586-4321

If you plan to borrow funds through a conventional mortgage, simply multiply your down payment funds by four, to get an idea of the highest priced home you could buy. Then you will have to determine whether you have sufficient income to make the payments on your mortgage. Most lenders won’t let you take on debt that you can’t service. That’s why they’ll “qualify” you first, before agreeing to give you a mortgage. HIGH-RATIO MORTGAGE If you don’t have a 25 per cent down payment, you may want to investigate a high-ratio mortgage. This type of mortgage is available for up to 95 per cent of a home’s appraised value or purchase price, whichever is lower, up to a maximum amount set by the government.

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Spacious, well maintained 3 bedroom rancher on a large .23 acre sunny lot in the popular Sandpiper Subdivision. Close to French Creek Marina, 4 Golf Courses, and shopping in Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Room to have your garden and park your R.V. $308,800. Call Robbie 250-586-4321

RIVER FRONT ACREAGE

195 feet of frontage on Englishman River. The 1.69 acre is level and has a drilled well, septic tank, and field. This is a one of a kind property to build that dream home on. NO HST only $344,900. Call Robbie 250-586-4321

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Since you are borrowing more than 75 per cent, the government insists that the mortgage be insured against default and that you pay the cost of the insurance. That cost can range from one to three per cent of the mortgage amount, and is added to the mortgage principal. LENDERS’ CONSIDERATIONS To determine your eligibility, lenders will look at your monthly housing expenses. These include such items as mortgage payments, property taxes, and utility costs. These shouldn’t exceed approximately 30 percent of your monthly gross family income. This is called your “Gross Debt Service” ratio or GDS. (Some lenders will, in fact, go as high as 35 per cent, depending on a number of variables.) Lenders also use a second calculation in qualifying you for a mortgage. It’s called the “Total Debt Service” ratio or TDS. Generally speaking, no more than 40 percent of your gross family income may be used to cover mortgage payments, property taxes, utility costs, plus other fixed monthly payments. These other fixed costs are your ongoing commitments and can include auto, student or personal loans as well as charge accounts. Lenders will look at both your GDS and TDS amounts in calculating the size of the loan they will grant you for the home you wish to purchase. Once they’ve determined the amount of your monthly income available for mortgage payments, they’ll calculate the mortgage amount you can have. This is based on current interest rates charged by lenders. TRY LIVING ON YOUR NEW BUDGET FIRST

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Once you’ve calculated these factors, it’s a good idea to try living for a couple of months as if you were paying a mortgage, along with your other living expenses, to see just how well you manage. After all, it may be feasible on paper, but you may not be comfortable with this amount of your income being allocated towards a mortgage. Better to find out now, before you actually make a purchase.

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Protected WALK-ON WATERFRONT with EXTREMELY PRIVATE rancher enjoys an INCREDIBLE VIEW 365 days a year. OPEN FLOOR PLAN & large family room makes living easy! Huge master suite! Spanish Style home with private patios, large yard & oversized double attached garage.

$1,250,000 Home based BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, or just a great place to live! You chose! New- drilled well, septic field, hardiplank, roof, landscaping, fence – everything is done in this solid & well built CHARACTER HOME. Huge SHOP with mezzanine & office opens tons of possibilities!

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$274,900 You get it all with OCEAN, MOUNTAIN & GOLF VIEWS! Lovely, stylish 3 bedroom & a den, 3 bath home also boasts large family room and even larger office or hobby room, all in 3100 sq ft of comfort! Classic never goes out of style!!

$649,900 Great starter home! 2 bedroom, 2 bath home, & yes! You OWN THE LAND!! Some features are: walk in closet, built in china cabinet, large open kitchen & all appliances are included. Don’t rent anymore! Start building equity today.

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Reduced! $134,900 5 acres with PRIVATE WALKING TRAILS is complemented with a 5 bedroom updated home with 3 baths & a family room. Large dining area allows all your furniture, & the bedrooms are all a good size in this 2652 sq ft home. Oversized double attached garage and a COVERED RV & BOAT storage top it off. Second home is allowed.

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A beautifully built timeless 4 bdrm. country home with mountain views situated on 2.55 acres in River’s Edge.

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Top floor ocean view, 1063 sq. ft. 2 bedroom unit in Azalea Terrace in Parksville 45 plus and small pet allowed.

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Beautifully renovated 3bd/2bth 2200 sq. ft. executive home in Fairwinds. Priced to sell with $5000 cash back to buyer bonus!

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