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March 2011 | The News

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B2 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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“SAVE MONEY SELLING YOUR HOME”

FAIR

Brian Percival

www.brianpercivalrealestate.com

Buying a Home: What Can You Afford? Few people can buy a home for cash. Most of us have a difficult enough time saving the If you’re thinking about buying a home, a question that will undoubtedly weigh heavily on your mind is: “How much can I afford?” 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.

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What You Save... YOUR SAVINGS

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.

YOUR HOUSE

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$200,000

$6,000

$10,000

$4,000

The amount of money you’ll need for the initial purchase -- consisting of the down payment plus additional costs such as legal fees, inspection fees and taxes; and

$300,000

$7,000

$13,000

$6,000

The ongoing costs of paying back your mortgage, along with monthly operating costs for utilities, maintenance, insurance and annual property taxes.

$400,000

$8,000

$16,000

$8,000

$500,000

$9,000

$19,000

$10,000

$600,000

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$22,000

$12,000

$700,000

$11,000

$25,000

$14,000

$800,000

$12,000

$28,000

$16,000

BASED ON 7% @ $100,000 & 3% ABOVE

Basically, there are two types of costs involved in buying a home:

Lenders use several factors in judging your ability to handle a mortgage, including your income, employment record and credit worthiness. However, one way you can estimate the price range you can afford is to look at the amount of money you have available for a down payment. 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.

MULTIPLY BY FOUR

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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

CHRISTIE ESTATES

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. 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.)

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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.

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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 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. You may readjust your spending habits in other areas for a while. However, if you’re comfortable with this test run, then it’s time to start looking for your new home. T h i s a r t i c l e w a s p r o v i d e d b y t h e Va n c o u v e r I s l a n d R e a l E s t a t e B o a r d f o r t h e i n f o r m a t i o n a n d b e n e f i t o f c o n s u m e r s .


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PRICE REDUCED! BEST BUY! RARE PARKSVILLE OCEANFRONT WITH SENSATIONAL 180º OCEAN VIEWS!

Parksville • Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

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499,000

556 Crescent Road W, Qualicum Beach

$789,000

Built in 1992 of solid 2x6 construction, this lovely main-level-entry, full basement home with superb street appeal is sited at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on an easycare .54-acre oceanfront lot. Enjoy over 2,900 finished sq. ft., open plan kitchen/ family room, inline living/dining rooms, rec room, 3 bedrooms on the main–2 with ensuite. Go to www.PatriciaKorbin.com for photos and ALL the details!

• Well updated 3 BR/2 BTH rancher • 5 minute walk to the beach & 20 minute walk to the village centre • 3rd bedroom/flex room with Murphy bed for many uses • Numerous updates throughout interior & new 40 year roof • South facing 1/3 acre lot, access from a 2nd driveway with RV parking, sani-dump, oversized 2 car garage

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Perfectly situated in one of Oceanside’s most desirable established neighbourhoods, this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home sits on a private, level 0.51-acre lot with a most beautiful southfacing back yard. Enjoy sparkling oak floors, Lshaped living/dining rooms, inline kitchen and family room. See www.PatriciaKorbin.com

$385,000

306-130 Sunningdale Rd E, Qualicum Beach • Walk to village shops, parks, golf course and beach • 3rd floor, south facing 2 BR 1 BTH apartment • Newer broadloom, paint, good sized rooms & balcony • Adult oriented, some pets & rentals permitted • New roof, well managed/maintained, reasonable strata fees.

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1140 Industrial Way, Parksville • .55 acre, 122’ frontage • Many permitted uses: commercial, professional, industrial, retail, pub • All municipal services & utilities at lot line.

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57,500

288-2465 Apollo Drive Nanoose Bay • Updated home, natural gas furnace, new roof in affordable 55+ MHP • 2 BR, 1 1/2 BTHS, 1117 sf including addition • Garden, shed, workshop

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REMODELLED MOBILE - ADULT 55+ PARK! The living is easy in this beautifully remodelled mobile home located a short stroll to the ocean in one of Parksville’s best managed Adult 55+ parks. Extensive remodelling includes a new kitchen with recessed lighting, crown mouldings, updated bath, a new 8’x16’ deck overlooking a private, fenced rear yard! See www.PatriciaKorbin.com

$99,900

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IMMACULATE MOBILE ON .36-ACRE! Wonderful opportunity for a home in move-in condition on a lovely, private .36-acre lot located just a short drive to Qualicum town centre. Features include laminate flooring, bright kitchen, spacious living and family rooms, two decks and a separate wired workshop! Go to www.PatriciaKorbin.com for facts and photos!

$214,900

ph. 250.752.6926 fax. 250.752.2133 toll free. 1.800.224.5906 www.caracaldwell.com

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PRIME BUILDING LOTS! Rockhampton Road

Morningstar Drive

$146,000

• Fairwinds south-facing lot • Underground services • See www.PatriciaKorbin.com

$269,000

• Backs onto Morningstar golf course • Underground services • See www.PatriciaKorbin.com

SUPERB FLAMINGO DRIVE ACREAGE! $399,000

Imagine your dream home sited on this estate-size 2.47-acre lot on prestigious Flamingo Drive close to the very heart of Qualicum Beach. Access to gorgeous beaches and awesome Strait of Georgia views is just a short stroll across the road! Go to www.PatriciaKorbin.com for facts and photos!

Patricia Korbin Professionalism that hits home

248.4321

$639000 5465 Deep Bay Drive 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home SURROUNDED by ocean! FULL views overlooking both Denman Island & the Deep Bay Marina. Well built & meticulously maintained with an open, well thought out plan. Copper accents in the kitchen & dining room add old-world warmth. This is a one-of-a-kind property & is ready for your viewing... don’t hesitate - this is the right price & the right time to buy!

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pkorbin@shaw.ca www.PatriciaKorbin.com

Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty

phone: 250.752.6926 • fax: 250.752.2133 • toll free: 1.800.224.5906 email: caracaldwell@shaw.ca • web: www.caracaldwell.com


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Sale every 94 hours! CED

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Bayshore built, 1637 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 2 bath, fully loaded, granite and hardwood. Only 1 left, Hurry!!

$

399,900

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Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1720 sq. ft. rancher with a bonus room!

$

339,900

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

$

699,900

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Beautiful Bea tif l and Bright top floor floor unit nit in Bayview Ba ie Gardens 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bath, 1137 sq ft No age restriction, pets and rentals allowed.

Perfect family 6 bdrm/3bth 2072 sq. ft. home with detached suite in Garry Oaks subdivision!

289,000 & NO HST!

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$

399,900

Large 4 bedroom family home on 2 ½ acres, close to Parksville. Potential for lower level in-law suite

$

575,000

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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.

$

849,900

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599,900

169,900

Executive 4bed 3bath 2898 sq. ft. “Forever Green” acreage with stunning ocean views!

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Breathtaking ocean and mountain view 3000 sq ft home. 5 beds and 4 bath including separate suite. Generous .54 acre landscaped property in Upper Lantzville

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1 year old custom built home with extensive high end upgrades. 2725 sq ft, 3 bed 2 bath home on 3 acres in Forever Green Estates

$

695,000 & NO HST!

3500 sq ft family home on large level lot in Lighthouse Country. 6 bdrm/3 bath, new appliances, detached workshop/garage, rv parking.

$

299,900

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Qualicum Woods rancher with extensive updates. Low maintenance yard and great location!

327,500

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Prime 3.22 acre property with over 240’ of highway frontage. This remarkable site is located three blocks east of downtown and one block from Parksville’s Beach. Designated commercial under OCP and ideally suited for commercial or mixed use development.

$

1,790,000.00


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Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty

THERESA ANTOLICK

MATT BREEDLOVE

127 Alberni Highway

679 Memorial Avenue

#4 - 2451 Collins Cres.

Parksville

Qualicum Beach

Red Gap Centre,

250-248-4321 1-800-224-5838

250-752-6926 1-800-224-5906

Nanoose 250-468-7626

CARA CALDWELL

DAVID BRUNNING

FRANK FLETCHER

TRICIA FLETCHER

SUSAN FORREST

ERWIN HUBER

MARIANNE KEILTY

MARY-ANN KENNEDY

KEVIN KITTMER

MARNIE LAW

ARLENE LORENZ

CHRISTINE LUPUL

GLEN MCPHERSON

ANN MCVEY

NATALIE NOBERT

ROB OHS

CINDY ROBERTS

WAYNE SALTER

TODD STARKEY

GLENDA SWEET

GLENDA GELLNER

CINDY EVANS

GARY HART

KARI KNUTSON

PATRICIA KORBIN

DAVID LAVALLEY

LISA MACKAY

MELISSA MACNEILL

CAT McA

ANDREW MCLANE

CLINTON MILLER

CATHERINE MOSHER

LISA MURPHY

MARIANNA MURPHY

DAVE NEY

SABINE PITT

LES POCKETT

MIKE REEVES

BOB ROBERTS

KAREN ROBERTS

TERESA SANDIFORD

TED WATSON

www.parksvillerealestate.com

CAROL GREGSON

MARISSA DOL

GRAEME HARDY

JOHN SANDIFORD

SANDY WARD

GLORIA DAFOE

NORM CARTER

LARRY SCHUG

BRIAN WEIGHTMAN

KAREN SCOTT

GRANT WILDEMAN

JOHN SEDGWICK-HALL

ANDREW SIMONS

MICHELE WUERCH

www.qualicumrealestate.com

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B6 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated INDEPENDENTLY

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

OWNED & OPERATED

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A HOME INSPECTION?

wants to welcome

BRIAN WEIGHTMAN

A home inspector will go through the property and perform a comprehensive visual inspection. A typical inspection includes an examination of the structure from top to bottom, including the heating, air conditioning systems, the interior plumbing and electrical systems, the roof and visible insulation, walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, the foundation, basement and visible structure.

to Oceanside’s Number 1 Real Estate Company. Brian grew up on a small, mixed farm in North Battleford Saskatchewan where he raised registered polled Herford cattle and grew several different varieties of grain. Brian and his family worked hard, but took time to enjoy all kinds of activities like golf, hockey, curling, camping and the 4-H beef club.

If you can spare the time, it’s a good idea to accompany the inspector during the process. This can give you an opportunity to learn about any problems first-hand and become more familiar with your new house at the same time. The inspector may also be able to share some valuable maintenance tips with you during the inspection. Following the examination, the inspector will provide a report that not only points out possible defects or areas of concern, but also the positive aspects of the structure as well as the type of maintenance that will be necessary to keep the home in good shape. The home inspector should be willing to answer any questions you have as well as clarify any limitations of the inspection to avoid misunderstandings. Avoid firms that issue only a verbal report. The report should be more than just a checklist of items inspected. The home inspector should also issue a written report with accurate cost estimates for any major defects discovered during the inspection.

In 1984 Brian moved to Rosthern Saskatchewan, where he met his wife Mary Lou and began their pedigreed seed business. Brian was very involved in his community in different aspects such as the Mennonite church co-ordinator for the Food Grains Bank, organizing the Meals on Wheels program, chair of the Chamber of Commerce and a board member of the Youth Farm Bible Camp.

A professional assessment will provide complete information about the condition of the property you are considering and will help avoid any unpleasant surprises after the sale. In addition, a home inspector can remain totally objective, while you as the prospective homebuyer may be emotionally involved.

Brian Weightman Brian and Mary Lou moved to Qualicum Beach on December 5, 2008 to enjoy the milder climate, but have stayed because of the people. Brian and his wife love their new church family, St. Stephens United and are involved with community meals, the church youth and have volunteered for the second year to be part of the Mission to Mexico building experience this coming March.

A home inspection usually lasts about three hours. The inspection fee for a typical single-family house can vary depending upon the geographic area. The particular features of the home such as size, age and special structures will also be taken into consideration.

Brian looks forward to his new venture in real estate and looks forward to meeting new people and forging new relationships. For all your enquiries call Brian at 250-248-4321.

Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

MARIANNE KEILTY 250-752-6926 • 1-800-224-5906

makeilty@shaw.ca • www.mariannekeilty.com • www.hornelakesales.com 388 Burnham Road, Qualicum Beach

$749,000

330 Crescent Rd E, Qualicum Beach

$675,000

2711 Seablush Drive, Nanoose Bay

$569,000

8 Farrell Drive, Parksville

$349,000

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• 3680 sq. ft., 6 bdrm, 4 bathroom home in one of Qualicum Beach’s best neighbourhoods • Magnificent landscaping, above ground swimming pool, hot tub and large cedar decks • 1100 sq. ft. 2 bdrm guest suite with fireplace that opens to the gardens and swimming pool

• 1 acre estate size property w/spectacular views of golf course & ocean • 3432 sq. ft. 5 bdrm 4 bath home with huge rooms • 8x20 greenhouse and 3 car garage

• 3106 sq. ft. 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home • 5 beautiful acres with a spectacular ocean view • 2 stall barn, shop and workshop • Lots of renovations - too many to list

#8-322 Village Way, Qualicum Beach

#3-3475 Lioness Blvd, Qualicum Bay

Lot 3 Andreeff Road, Qualicum Beach

$155,000

$78,000

• 1410 sq.ft. 2 bdrm, 2 bath home, 12 x 8 shed and covered patio • Natural gas furnace, fireplace and hot water tank • Pride of ownership is evident from top to bottom

$595,000

Lakefront Lots on Horne Lake

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• Walk to the Village of Qualicum Beach, 2bdrm, 1 bath, single garage • New tiled kitchen with new counter tops and sink • New laminated floors in living room and dining room

• 924 sq ft., 2 bdrm, 2 bath mobile in lovely park, pad fee $260/mo. • Vaulted ceilings, large covered patio, fenced back yard • 15 x 11 shop and 6 x 10 greenhouse, just 5 min walk to the ocean

• 5.48 acre lot on the edge of Qualicum Beach, 48-ft. drilled well • Great building site , just minutes to the ocean • The ocean views from the lot are spectacular

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

Lot 362 South Lake Road, Horne Lake

Lot 385 South Lake Road, Horne Lake

Lot 78 Cave Road, Horne Lake

Lot 205 Bay Road, Horne Lake

$409,000

$389,500

$350,000

Lot 237 - Sunset Terrace - $249,000 Lot 234 - Sunset Terrace - $249,000 Lot 239 - Sunset Terrace - $259,000 Lot 240 - Sunset Terrace - $229,000

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• 3 year old 2 bedroom, 1125 sq.ft. cottage • Interior is all done in knotty pine • Large covered deck to enjoy the natural beauty of Horne Lake

• Two bdrms 850 sq. ft. cottage, large level lot, nice dock • Propane fridge, stove and wood fireplace • Honda 5000 elec. start generator

• 0.26 acre lot on sunny side of Horne Lake • Holding tank is installed • Water tank and shed with bathroom • Nice dock to tie up your boat

Lot 354 South Lake Road, Horne Lake

Lot 89 Cave Road, Horne Lake

Lot 365 South Lake Road, Horne Lake

$357,500

$324,900

• 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 640 sq. ft. cottage. • Two 75 watt solar panels with inverter and digital readout • Everything is finished, move in & enjoy the beauty of Horne Lake

$329,900

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• Full furnished lake front cottage • New propane fridge and stove • Large deck with awesome views of lake

• Best price on Horne Lake • 504 sq.ft. lakefront cottage with southern exposure • Propane fridge, stove and wall heater • Level treed lot, sandy beach, large dock waiting for your boat

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• 760 sq. ft. 3 bdrm., 1 bath cottage on beautiful Horne Lake • Beautifully finished, propane fridge, stove & heater, woodstove • Nice decks, views of the lake, full 110 electrical, 220 watt solar panel

For More Information on Horne Lake Lots and Cottages Go to www.hornelakesales.com


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MOVING CHECKLIST Get Organized with this Handy Moving Checklist! Organization is the key to a successful move! Use this helpful checklist to get things done at the right time. Start early and refer to this list often!

6 - 8 Weeks Before Move ■

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.

245 CORTES ROAD, QUALICUM NORTH • Large executive custom rancher in excellent condition • Immense room sizes & numerous built-in features throughout

OFFERED AT

$

599,000

1169 GANSKE ROAD – QUALICUM NORTH

4-5 Weeks Before Move ■

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.

• Beautifully landscaped 1 acre property with peak ocean view

YOURS FOR

319,000

$

• Well maintained 3 bedroom 2 bath 1440 sq.ft. rancher • Large kitchen with nook & separate dining, living room with cozy wood stove • Beautiful ½ acre lot with peak ocean view in popular Dashwood area

#2-141 6TH AVE EAST – QUALICUM BEACH • Affordable 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in downtown Qualicum Beach

3 Weeks Before Move ■

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.

• Bright corner unit with 2 sliding doors leading to ground level patios

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.

• Great location – walk to everything OFFERED AT 194,000 separate storage locker

$

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

#44 PEBBLE BEACH – FRENCH CREEK

2 Weeks Before Move ■

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.

JUST LISTED AT

319,000

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• 2 bedroom 2 bath 1400 sq.ft. patio home in secure waterfront complex • Bright and beautiful with skylites, coffered ceilings, & generous room sizes • Magnificent grounds with mature landscaping a large feature pond and the beach

201 – 202 670 MEMORIAL AVE – QUALICUM BEACH

1 Week Before Move ■

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.

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.

CALL NOW AT

369,000

• Brand new 2 bedroom 2 bath 1160 sq.ft. condos in the heart of town • Features include 10 ft ceilings, quartz counters, and 400+ sq.ft. decks • Located in Qualicums newest energy efficient landmark building

$

LORNE DUNN ROAD – PARKSVILLE • Centrally located 80 acre parcel just outside Parksville city limits

Moving Day!

• Approx 20 acres in hay production – 60 acres in managed forest

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.

Verify that all utilities have been disconnected in your old home and connected in your new home. Have your phone connected a day before move-in day.

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B8 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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CRAIG BAY EXECUTIVE HOME

Matt Breedlove

Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty

1287 Gabriola Drive - $474,900

PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENT

Independently Owned and Operated

FOR EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE

250.752.6926 1.800.224.5906

679 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach

This immaculate 2600 sq ft Bowen Model home is a short stroll to the beach and to the Craig Bay Beach Club with its many amenities. This well designed bright home comes with many extras such as Corian counters and hardwood cabinets in the kitchen and nook, extra built-in cabinets in the family room, three gas fireplaces, vaulted ceilings in the living room and nook, large transom windows, alarm system and more. Excellent value is represented in this fine home which is ready for your occupancy.

www.mattbreedlove.com sold@mattbreedlove.com

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION 756 Humphrey Road, Parksville $369,900 • Immaculate 3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher on crawlspace • Nicely updated, wood laminate floors, wainscoting, large Master bdrm • Fully fenced south facing yard, sprinkler system, HRV, Built-in Vacc

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479 Timberlane Place - $365,000 Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this 1771 sq. ft., 3 bedroom 3 bathroom rancher is ready for immediate occupancy. The large living room has a wood burning fireplace, and French doors lead to a patio and low maintenance fenced back yard. The bright kitchen and nook are surrounded by windows, French doors, and a skylight making it a bright and functional area. The master bedroom has a 3 piece ensuite bathroom with a large shower, a generous walk-in closet and a bay window. This clean, well maintained home is ready for you!

No More Yard Work

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#214-330 Dogwood Street, Parksville $369,000 • Incredible ocean view, one level Shoreline condo • Updated 2 bdrms, 2 baths, balcony off living room • Detached garage, 17x6 heated storage room

PARKSVILLE MOBILE HOME PARK 24 – 1247 Arbutus Road - $55,000

Need A Workshop?

Exceptional value in this tidy recently upgraded mobile home which is located within walking distance to the beach, Rathtrevor Provincial Park, coffee shop and most community amenities. Some of the improvements to this home are new laminate and carpet flooring, updates to the kitchen and bathrooms, and a new fence has been installed to enclose the yard. There is parking for a least 3 vehicles. The carport has a ramp going up into the laundry utility room. This is a perfect retirement home.

360 Cottonwood Drive, Qualicum Beach $399,000 • Private cul-de-sac location backs onto parkland • 1728 sq. ft., great plan, room for workshop • Loaded with extra features, top quality workmanship

Great B&B Potential

GRAEME HARDY

388 Parkridge Place, Qualicum Beach, $760,000

Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty

• 3900 sq ft, gourmet kitchen, games room, 4 bdrms, 3 baths • Vaulted ceilings, large windows, great B&B potential • Private backyard, ponds, waterfalls, patios & decks. Close to beach

Independently Owned & Operated

250-248-4321

graemehardy@shaw.ca http://graemehardy.point2agent.com

www.mattbreedlove.com OCEAN VIEW RANCHER

$292,000

SPACIOUS RANCHER

$359,900

NEW LISTING!

$254,900

BUILD NEAR THE BAY

$179,900

HOT NEW LISTING!

$379,000

QUIET END UNIT $184,900 !

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➞ • Newly renovated 1206 sq.ft. rancher • 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms • Ocean views on sunny .49 acre property • Marina and golf just minutes away

• 1684 Sq. Ft Rancher on ocean side of highway • 3 spacious bedrooms/2 full bathrooms • .21 acre landscaped lot with fenced back yard • Double garage

MLS# 310810

MLS# 310933

WALK TO ENGLISHMAN RIVER

$198,500

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• Located in desirable Ships Point • 1970 SQ. FT Cape Cod Style home • 3 bed/2 bath, 1400 sq.ft. • .28 acre mountain view building lot • Very private 2.11 acres backing onto creek • Beautifully landscaped fenced yard • Septic in place for 3 bedroom home • 3 bed/3 bath • End unit for that added privacy • No thru road steps to the ocean • Single car garage MLS# 310108 MLS# 303386 MLS# 309814 MLS# 310429

• 6 year old 991 Sq. Ft. Rancher • 2 bed/2 bath • Single car finished garage

5 MINUTES TO PARKSVILLE

$89,900

HOT NEW PRICE! $189,900

EXQUISITE BEAUTY $659,000

GREAT FAMILY HOME $359,900

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• 2589 sq.ft. 3 bed/3 bath home on • 924 sq2.ft., 2 bed, 2 full baths • 987 sq.ft/ 2 bedrooms/1 bath Condo • 2200 sq.ft. executive rancher, 3 bed +den .29 acre • Quiet location, fully fenced yard • 2 sep. entrances, garage, walk to QB • Private 2.50 acres with ocean & • $5,000 landscaping • 5 min. to downtown • Freshly painted floor to ceiling mountain views allowance MLS# 309143 MLS# 308170 • Spacious kitchen MLS# 306061 MLS# 310776 MLS# 305304

• 1400 sq.ft.on .14 acre • Tastefully renovated 3 bed.2 bath • 26x12 ft. deck

VACATION OR INVESTMENT

$184,000

MOUNTAIN VIEW

$378,800

CUSTOM BUILT HOME $434,900

Independently Owned & Operated

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty

679 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach, BC

PRICED TO SELL $449,900

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MOUNTAIN VIEWS $89,900

For more photos and info go to:

www.lespockett.com

$129,900

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Personal Real Estate Corporation VANCOUVER ISLAND Office: (250) 752-6926 Toll Free: 1-800-224-5906 email: lespockett@telus.net

OCEANSIDE RECREATIONAL LOT

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• 2305 Sq. Ft 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom • 4500 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 3 bath • Includes 2007 Terry by Fleetwood 31’ trailer • 1650 sq.ft. 3 bed/ 2 baths on 2.4 acre • .23 acre mountain view lot • 6 car garage w/ pellet stove and w/slideout • Chef size kitchen with oak shaker • 21’ X 12’ indoor workshop separate workshop • Common areas include clubhouse, laundry, style cabinets • Single car garage showers & sm. Boat storage MLS# 308936 MLS# 306037 MLS# 300854 MLS# 308317

HOT NEW PRICE $379,900

SOLD

MORNINGSTAR CHARMER

$379,900

1/8 VACATION OWNERSHIP

$67,000

UNION BAY BUILDER

$209,000

• Building Foundation installed in 2010 with

• Includes 2 separate lockable sides • .36 acre building lot • 2227 sq.ft. split level, 3 bed/ 3 bath • 1510 sq. ft. 3 bed/2bath building plans • Owners get 6-7 weeks per year • Septic treatment plant installed in 2009 • Outstanding mountain views • .37 acre, quiet cul-de-sac, desirable • 17 ac w/south facing backyard • Public Boat launch .5 km away • Perfect for walkout basement home San Pariel • RV parking w/30 amp plug MLS# 308619 • .22 acre lot MLS# 307320 MLS# 304751 MLS# 305926 MLS# 308315


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VARIOUS LOTS

Ocean/Mtn Views – Country Rd, Qualicum North .................$154,900 Central Location – Fabrick Rd, Qualicum Beach ...................$195,000 Golf Course Views – Elginwood Pl, Fairwinds .....................$199,900 Central Location – Mill Road, Qualicum Beach ....................$229,000 Golf Course Lot – Andover Road, Fairwinds .........................$259,000 Oceanview Lot – Lot 1 Rumming Road, Nanoose Bay .............$369,000 Oceanfront Lot – Nautilus Road, Nanoose Bay .....................$558,000 Oceanfront Lot – Amberwood, Fairwinds .............................$779,000

PARK LANE TOWNHOME

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AFFORDABLE AND ADORABLE

CENTRAL PARKSVILLE CONDOS

• 792 sqft 2 bedroom/1 bath home in Schooner Bay Manor Park (+55) w/gas fireplace, large covered deck, low maintenance yard w/shed

• Sunny 887 sqft 2 bed/1 bath ground floor unit, wheelchair access, patio area, pets OK, low monthly fees, in Emden House (45+)

• Clean & well cared for! 956 sqft 2 bed/1bath located in Pine Estates w/spacious open plan, vaulted ceiling, large windows, laundry rm

• 1036 sqft 2 bed/1 bath corner unit, dining room, sliding glass doors to patio, fernced backyard, end unit in Moilliet Gardens

Priced from

$50,800

Priced from

$169,000

NANOOSE BAY GEM

PERFECT IN PARKSVILLE

-Bright & clean 2 bed bi-level end-unit in a gated/secure 55+ building -Living room w/large bay window, family room with propane fireplace -Kitchen w/ample cabinetry & nook, main level patio, upper level deck -Replaced flooring, storage, centrally located and close to all amenities

-Light and bright 1452 sqft 3 bedroom/3 bath on a quiet cul-de-sac -1152 sqft lower level w/workshop, laundry + storage/unfinished area -Large living room w/fireplace, spacious master, kitchen w/built-ins -.27 acre, landscaped/partially fenced, private deck w/ocean viewpoint

-Delightful & updated 1435 sqft 3 bed/2 bath rancher on .14 acres -Efficient kitchen w/eating nook & patio doors to covered back patio -Excellent sized master suite w/walk-in closet and a 3 piece ensuite -Perfect home for empty nesters or a starter home for young families

QUICK, GET THE CAR!!!

ROOMY, READY, & REASONABLE

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-Cozy 3 bed/2 bath rancher on .46 acres with delightful country views -Stone faced fireplace, kitchen w/nook, ample cupboards & a skylight -Quiet rural setting, RV parking, southern exposure, on a no-thru road -Short drive to Little Qualicum Falls, Cameron Lake, Qualicum Beach

-One level living in this 1449 sqft 3 bedrm/2 bath rancher on .14 acre -Private west-facing backyard, patio, hedging, detached shop/studio -Island kitchen w/stainless appliances, pantry cupboard, eating nook -Dbl garage, easy-care yard, BI sprinkler syst, near trails/town centre

-1419 sq. ft. 2 bdrm/2 bath rancher on .19 acre near shopping and golf -One level plan, wheelchair access, built-in vacuum, HRV system -Den/ office, bright kitchen/dining rm w/doors to patio/garden area -Fenced yard, garage, minutes to downtown Parksville/Qualicum

THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS

AWAITING YOUR FINISHING TOUCHES

GREAT LAYOUT!

329,000

$

$

334,800

www.propertiesvancouverisland.com

354,900

$

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MORNINGSTAR GOLF CONDO

GLEN EAGLE TOWNHOME

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-West coast comfort! Distinguished 1835 sqft 2 bed 2 level townhome -Architectural design, huge picture windows, skylights, vaulted ceiling -Upper level deck & patio below with views of the pond & golf course -Popular golf course development near marina, Parksville & Qualicum

-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

-Completely renovated 1078 sqft 3 bed/1 bath Westcoast contemporary -Island kitchen w/porcelain tiled floor and shaker-style maple cabinetry -Solid maple flooring, woodstove, bath has new cork flooring & fixtures -1.7 acre with southern exposure, garden area, wired and insulated shop

VACATION GETAWAY OR RETIREMENT

A MUST SEE

MAGNIFICENT PRIVACY

358,000

359,000

$

$

369,000

$

BRIDGEWATERS BEST

NEW PARKSVILLE HOME

AFFORDABLE IN FAIRWINDS

-Immaculate well planned 1620 sqft 3 bed/2 bath on large .17 acre lot -Kitchen w/huge island, dual pantry cupboards, and cozy eating nook -Vaulted ceilings, gas FP, family rm, large master w/WI closet/ensuite -Private & fenced backyard w/patio/gardens, short stroll to town/beach

-Light, bright, and brand new! 1718 sqft rancher on a quiet cul-de-sac -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

-Pride of ownership is evident ! 1856 sqft 3 bedroom/2bath ranch style -Island kitchen with bleached oak cabinetry & eating nook, dining room -Good sized master suite w/WI closet, updated en-suite w/WI shower -.58 acre lot w/fenced backyard, large covered deck, patio, near marina

PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP IS EVIDENT

A HOME YOU CAN LOVE

ROOMY READY & REASONABLE

384,900

$

424,800

$

FAIRWINDS TOWNHOME

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-Charming 3070 sqft 4 bedrm w/self-contained walk-out lower level -Spacious bright kitchen w/built-ins, plenty of cupboard space, nook -Open plan living / dining room w/cathedral ceiling & a gas fireplace -Huge family rm, deck w/distant mountain views, walk to golf course

-Bright, fresh 3070 sq. ft. 4 bed/3 bath in popular golf course community -Private courtyard, den, private master suite, patio w/ocean glimpse -Living room/dining room with west facing windows & gas fireplace -Replaced roof, new skylights fresh paint throughout, newer carpets

-2960 sqft 4 bed/3 bath on a fully fenced, nicely landscaped .17 acres -Completely repainted, formal living/dining rooms, slate faced fireplace -Kitchen with wood cabinets, a walk-in pantry, an eating bar and a nook -Laundry & rec rooms, office, covered patio, built-in vacuum, skylights

DELIVERS BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

RETIREMENT SPECIAL

BETTER TAKE A LOOK

469,000

$

$

469,000

479,000

$

FAIRWINDS RANCHER

PRIVATE IN NANOOSE

CRAIG BAY CLASSIC

-Well maintained & updated 2088 sqft 2 bedroom/3 bath on .30 acres -Spacious island kitchen w/pantry, eating nook, lrg master w/WI closet -Security system, water softener, instant hot water, and double garage -Gas fireplace, family room, covered patio & hot tub, lovely gardens

-Magnificent 2657 sqft 4 bed + den home in Dolphin Beach Estates -Completely renovated w/unique design features & large windows -Multiple levels, vaulted ceiling, 2 gas fireplaces, huge private deck -.27 acre, gorgeous natural landscaping, near marina & golf course

-Upgraded 1860 sqft 2 bedroom/2 bath Newcastle Model Patio home -Kitchen w /pro appliances, oak cabinets, granite counters, sitting bar -Open concept w/11 ft ceilings, gas fireplace, security, and BI vacuum -Private southern exposure back patio complete with gas BBQ hook up

IMMACULATE AND CHARMING

PRIVATE PEACEFUL & PERFECT

LIVE IN LUXURY

$ $ 528,000 498,000 509,000 www.propertiesvancouverisland.com

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PARKSVILLE BEAUTY

FAIRWINDS EXECUTIVE HOME

ONYX AT CRAIG BAY

-Brand new 2149 sqft 3 bed with high quality finishing’s throughout -Lavish island kitchen w/walk-in pantry, quartz countertops, eating bar -9 ft ceilings, maple hardwood floors, gas fireplace, den/dining room -Fenced .25 acres with garage, sunny private backyard, covered patio

-Beautiful 2161 sqft 3 bedrm home, extensively renovated on .30 acre -Kitchen w/functional island, stainless appliances, & an eating nook -Huge open plan great room, slate floors, gas fireplace, family room -Private fenced backyard w/patio, hot tub, minutes to golf & marina

-Several finely finished ocean view suites are available for viewing -Enjoy sweeping views of the ocean, island, & mainland mountains -Amenities: multi-million $$$ Beach Club, swimming, tennis, & gym -A short stroll to the beach and the walking trails of Rathtrevor Park

LIVE IN A GREAT AREA

TRULY A MUST SEE

INCREDIBLE VIEWS

529,000

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$499,000

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-Totally renovated and updated 2174 sqft 2 bedrm/3 bath on .21 acre -Far reaching views of Georgia Strait, mainland mountains, the coast -Updates incl: new wrap-around deck, new kitchen w/custom cabinets -Vaulted ceilings, skylights, hardwood floors, family room, guest room

-Tranquil 2045 sqft 3 bedroom Westcoast Contemporary on .31 acres -Vaulted ceilings, large picture windows, and a marble faced fireplace -Ocean views, sunshine & natural beauty, 1500+ sqft of patios & decks -Just a short drive to Schooner Cove Marina & Fairwinds Golf Course

-Bright 3128 sqft 4 bed main level living w/suited walk-out basement -Huge partially covered deck, master suite w/WI shower & WI closet -Views of Eaglecrest golf course, the ocean, and mainland mountains -.20 acre on cul-de-sac, gardens, privacy, RV prkg, superb rock work

PANORAMIC VIEWS

PICTURE PERFECT

COMFORT & ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION

553,900

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$

MADRONA HEIGHTS

569,000

FAIRWINDS OPTIMUM LIVING IN IST L W

578,000

$

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-Sprawling 2454 sqft 4 bed/2 ½ bath rancher only minutes to Parksville -.66 acre, full southern exposure, dbl garage + detached shop / garage -Mountain views, maple hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, & 6 skylights -Many fine upgrades and updates… see our website for a complete list

-Southwest exposure! 3475 sqft 2 bed/3 bath, .28 acre on no thru street -Valor fireplace, hardwood floors, island kitchen with quality appliances -Family rm, library/study, heat pump, BI vacuum system, water softener -Guest suite, 2 decks, near golf clubhouse, rec center, Brickyard Bay Pk

-Brand new open plan 3408 sqft 3 bedrm/3 bath located on the fairway -Fine finishing’s, 9 ft ceilings, hardwood floors, gas FP, large deck/patio -Oversize windows throughout designed to maximize golf course views -Landscaped .22 acre, quiet cul-de-sac near all amenities & the beach

EXPANSIVE, NOT EXPENSIVE

ROOM FOR EVERYONE & EVERYTHING

HST INCLUDED!

595,000

$

599,900

$

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668,000

$

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OBSERVATION POINT IN FAIRWINDS

LOVELY NANOOSE ACREAGE

FAIRWINDS CUSTOM HOME

-2911 sqft 2 bed w/fully finished walk-out basement, lrg bonus room -Main floor master bedroom with amazing views & luxurious ensuite -Gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters - Enjoy panoramic views of the golf course, ocean and the mountains

-3518 sqft 3 bed/2 bath rancher w/walkout basement (2 large rooms) -Extensive renovations, deck, south facing patio, new island kitchen -5 acres sloping to protected creek, shop and barn w/water & power -Perfect for raising animals, gardening, or enjoy as a private paradise

-Spacious light 3722 sqft 4 bedroom west coast style on .53 acre -Great room plan, hardwood & tile floors, gas FP, BI vacuum, den -Roomy master suite w/deck, large WI closet, & luxurious ensuite -Family room, heat pump, storage, near golf, marina, walking trails

UNLIMITED COMFORT

ROOM TO ROAM

LOADED WITH EXTRAS

695,000

$

$

719,800

725,000

$

PRIVATE NANOOSE ACREAGE

OCEANVIEW IN FAIRWINDS

FAIRWINDS OCEANVIEW

-Captivating 3250 sqft custom 3 bed/4 bath + 3 bay detached workshop -Great room w/24 ft peak & floor-to-ceiling windows, formal dining area -Island kitchen w/fir cabinetry, separate breakfast nook, large WI pantry -Stunning 2.52 acres, 24 zone irrigation system, full hookup RV parking

-3102 sqft 4 bed/3 bath home with panoramic ocean & mountain views -Dual frontage .36 acre lot, 3 car garage, storage, and nice landscaping -Grand foyer w/circular staircase, OS windows, gas fireplaces, skylights -Custom design w/great architectural finishing’s, large part-covered deck

-Custom quality built 3280 sqft 3 bedrm/3 bath on a quiet cul de sac -Large master suite, double garage, in house workshop, and a den -Eat-in kitchen w/ample counter space, built in appliances, & pantry -Lower level features a bedroom and full bath, sitting room & a patio

DISTINCTIVE DESIGN FEATURES

LOVE A SPECTACULAR VIEW

OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS

748,800

$

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749,000

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GATED MANOR AT OCEANSIDE

NANOOSE HOME & ACREAGE

-Glorious 35 acres on gently sloping hillside overlooking Nanoose Bay -Fenced & cross fenced, full size sand arena, grape growing potential -Excellent gravity fed water system in place, superb highway exposure -Enjoy sunrise/sunsets, night lights of Vancouver/ mountain ski-slopes

-Meticulously maintained and upgraded 5 bed/3 bath Tudor-style manor -Large master suite with gas fireplace, balcony, exquisite dressing room -Self contained upper floor with family/dining rooms, kitchen, master suite -.61 landscaped lot with 30 X 22ft multi car garage & 12 X 16ft workshop

-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

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

WALK TO SHOPPING, BEACH, TOWN

A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN

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FAIRWINDS WATERFRONT HOME

OCEANFRONT IN FAIRWINDS

-Spectacular custom built 5262 sqft 3 bedroom on huge .62 acre lot -High ceilings, amazing millwork, large windows, & gourmet kitchen -Spacious master, luxurious ensuite, theater rm, workshop, security -Enjoy sweeping views of ocean, island, and snowcapped mountains

-Elegantly designed & exquisitely crafted 4654 sqft 3 bedrm/5 bath -Private main level master, 2 self contained guest suites downstairs -Spectacular ocean/mountain views, large kitchen, reception room -.33 acres near waterfront park, clubhouse/golf facilities, and marina

-Spacious, charming 4246 sqft 3 bedroom w/144 ft of water frontage -Island kitchen w/wall oven, granite counter-tops, top line appliances -Wine cellar, storage, private guest accommodations on the 2nd floor -Patio with outdoor fireplace, BBQ/entertaining area, private hot tub

UNSURPASSED VIEWS!!

PRIME & COVETED LOCATION

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Independently Owned & Operated

230 SEACROFT ROAD, QUALICUM BEACH

• Walk on waterfront home in Qualicum Beach • 3 bed +den/3 bath colonial character home • Detached double garage and workshop • Dingy ramp to beach, quite no-through road

NEW LISTING

• QB 9 yr. old, custom built 2784 Sq. Ft. 3 bed/2 ½ bath .43 acre • Old world charm with modern features: hardwood and slate • River rock fireplace, French country kitchen • 5½ ft. walkdown crawl, walking distance to QB town

$649,000

4271 PARK AVENUE, BOWSER

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#3 – 2640 ANDOVER ROAD, NANOOSE BAY

• 216’ PRIVATE walk on waterfront – 2 legal lots – zoned CM5 • Updated inside & out – 0.73 acres plus spawning Salmon Creek • 3782 sq.ft. 4bd/4ba - det. Workshop, garage, RV Parking • Close to shopping, golf, marina & library

• 4 bd/bath, 3545sq.ft. 6 yr old Fairwinds townhome end unit • Dbl garage & high end finishings: granite, hardwood, craftsman style • 3 beds up, all 9ft ceilings, media room & gym on walk-out lower level • Close to golf course, Fairwinds Centre, Schooner Cove Marina

$990,000

510 MILL ROAD, QUALICUM BEACH

NEW LISTING

4265 PARK AVENUE, BOWSER

Walk-on waterfront, recreational cottage with loft bdrm Creek & Estuary create peaceful, natural setting Close to all Village amenities and marina Great future potential for recreational development

$520,000

$899,000

NEW LISTING

$649,900

1253 AUGUSTA CLOSE, FRENCH CREEK

2382 GLENELLEN PLACE, NANOOSE BAY

• One owner, level, 1860 sq. ft. quality 3 bed/2 bath rancher plus dining

• Extensively renovated modern decor Fairwinds 2855 sq. ft. main level living • Separate entry walk-out lower level is on .42 acres nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac

• Backing onto 16th fairway at Morningstar GC end of a cul-de-sac • Quality finished: hardwood floor, granite countertops, 5 piece ensuite • Exterior: tile roof, hardi-plank, stonework, meticulous landscaping

NEW LISTING

$557,000

• High-end finishing, hardwood/tile, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths & 2 large decks • Close to Golf Course, Community Centre and Marina 15 minutes to Nanaimo

NEW LISTING

223 SATURNA DRIVE, QUALICUM BEACH

1018 MAPLE LANE DRIVE, PARKSVILLE

• .78 acre San Pareil home/detached 870sq.ft. shop/ 220amp/garage • Maple flooring, terra cotta tiling, granite countertops • 3 bed/3 bath, separate living & family room/2 fireplaces • Short stroll to Rathtrevor park & beaches/ 5 min. to Parksville

NEW LISTING

$515,000

$549,900

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Qualicum Beach ‘rancher’ with legal lower suite Extensive slate flooring and high end finishing 2 bed/2 bath plus laundry and separate dining on main 2 bed/bath/laundry and open plan in lower suite

$512,000

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Independently Owned & Operated

2 JOSHUA TREE PLACE, PARKSVILLE

1415 SIDNEY PLACE, PARKSVILLE

• Main level living: Craig Bay Quadra Model $62,000 upgrades Californian decor • Tile/maple flooring, white shaker cabinets, granite countertop stainless steel appliances • 2 sided gas fireplace from living/master, 3 sided gas fireplace down, gas stove

NEW LISTING

• • • •

$479,000

NEW 2326 sq. ft. 3 bed plus den/3 bath Hardwood/tile open plan kitchen DI/LV 2 ensuited bedrooms on main. 3rd bed cheater ensuite and den up

OPEN SAT 2-4PM

857 EDGEWARE AVE, PARKSVILLE

• Location plus! across from beach, backing onto Estuary • Ocean and mountain views close to Qualicum Beach • 3 bed/2bath plus rec room, 2 woodstoves • RV parking, 3 decks, southern exposed back yard

• Wembley Place 2 bed/2bath one level /attached double garage • Bare land strata with deck, fenced back garden • Upgrades: granite countertops, flooring, bathrooms, paint &lights • Pets allowed with restrictions

$439,000

NEW LISTING

167 BAYRIDGE PLACE, BOWSER

• 7yr old rancher with walk-out basement • 4bed/3bath home on 0.40 acres • Ideal family or retirement home • Quiet cul-de-sac, short drive to Village Centre

NEW PRICE

$299,000

• • • •

$468,000

$339,000

936 ST ANDREWS LANE, FRENCH CREEK

• Lock & leave 2 bed/2 bath private corner condo/garage • St. Andrews off green space/ 14th Fairway Morningstar • Neutral décor, vaulted ceilings, copious windows and skylights • Day trip to Mt. Washington, Tofino, Campbell River & Victoria

NEW LISTING

#310-363 MORISON AVE, PARKSVILLE

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New Home Warranty – NO HST! One year old open plan upscale 3 bed 3 bath home Close to ocean, on quiet cul-de sac, 2 ensuited bedrooms Hardwood flooring, heat pump, low maintenance

$469,000

1004 SURFSIDE DRIVE, QUALICUM BEACH

NEW LISTING

784 FLETCHER AVE, PARKSVILLE

Top floor 2 bed/2 bath end unit with fireplace 2 decks, ocean & courtyard view Rentals allowed, NO age restrictions, bike storage Short walk to Parksville amenities & beach

$179,000

$315,000

#49 – 1247 ARBUTUS ROAD, PARKSVILLE

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Immaculate quiet adult oriented mobile home in Parksville Walking distance to beach Walking distance to local shopping complex 2 bed/1 bath recently updated - extremely clean and tidy

NEW LISTING

$49,900

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CHRISTINE LUPUL Office 250-248-4321 Toll Free 1-800-224-5838 clupul@shaw.ca

www.christinerealty.ca

PARKSVILLE / QUALICUM BEACH Independently Owned & Operated

Middlegate Acreage

Corfield Glades rancher

“Evergreen” Qualicum Beach

• Beautiful open concept 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • 5 acres, mostly treed with seasonal creek at the back of the property • 10 minute drive to Parksville, short walk to trails

•S Spacious & Bright kitchen with open eating nook & Family room • Great location, close to town • Fenced with a lovely backyard and covered patio

• Lovely, Spacious layout • Well maintained 3 bed 2 bath Rancher • Lots of Extras! Must View!

• 3 bedroom Rancher with O Ocean peeks on the sunny side of Beachcomber • Wonderful Location, Walk to Beachcomber Marina • Beautiful, fenced back yard with workshop/ shed

Ask for Christine to view 690 Middlegate

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Ask for Christine to view 1582 Marina Way

529,900

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Convenient Qualicum Beach Location

439,000

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Waterford Building

429,900

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NANOOSE BAY PARK

Beachcomber Rancher

419,000

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QUALICUM ACREAGES Lot 1 & Lot 2 Island Hwy.

• Walk to Qualicum Beach town centre • Quiet, Private South facing backyard • Gorgeous interior upgrades

•O Ocean views from two decks • Nice layout with 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Convenient location, in town across the road from beautiful Parksville beach

Ask for Christine to view 218 Valdez Avenue

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409,900

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289,000

• Nicely maintained with laminate flooring • Fully fenced, new landscaping and garden shed • Great park Ask for Christine to view $ #194-2465 Apollo

115,000

• Two adjacent 10 Acre lots in Qualicum Bay • Across the road from beach access • $275,000 each or both for $525,000 Ask for Christine to view Lots 1 & 2 Island Hwy.

www.christinerealty.ca

787 Fern Rd E.-Qualicum $950,000

708 Rivers Edge Dr, Nanoose Bay $835,000

Over 2 acres, fenced landscaped, Completely reno’d with new roof, wood windows, hardwood and everything else! Gorgeous. Detached 1 bed suite.

2.5 Acres, beautiful, private, sunny, only 2 years new! Meticulous,4bed +den , plus a detached 1 bed suite. Landscaped, irrigated, Ready to move into. Open to offers. Full home warranty.

431 Day Place- Parksville $369,900

10500 Victoria Rd.- Chemainus $345,000 New home with full warranty. 3 beds, 2 full baths, on crawl, with ocean view, hardwood kitchen and flooring. Very attractive home great value.

680 Chelsea Place $439,000 Walking distance to beaches, shopping. 2 bed home, no strata fees, only 5 years old. No HST! Easy to view, looks new.

2520 Schirra Dr, Nanoose Bay Only $214,900

17 Nuttal Drive, Nanoose Bay $189,900

2 bedroom home on ½ acre lot, with municipal water, & septic. Great for 1st time home buyers. Pets allowed.

• Building lot is cleared • Ocean view • Great value.

1247-#59 Arbutus Rd.-Parksville Only $45,000

#2-445 Gail Place, Nanaimo $155,000 2 bedroom condo, low strata fees, close to University.

Mobile home in a well run park, near beaches, and shopping. Affordable living, home has been meticulously maintained. New paint, skirting, Natural gas furnace with low heat bills. Seller is willing to carry some financing!!! Contact Michele for more info.

Michele Wuerch www.michelewuerch.ca

SOLD Office: 250-248-4321 Cell: 250-228-6274 Toll Free: 1-800-224-5838

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty

Independently Owned & Operated

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FREE M O N T H L Y

Lower interest rates have helped make buying a home less expensive in the past. Here’s a few tips on how you can make sure that you can actually afford to jump on in to the housing pool: • Think beyond the mortgage payment. You’ll need to afford real estate property taxes, home insurance, home repairs and maintenance.

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty

Helping you is what we do!

250-752-6926

1-800-224-5906 www.frankandtrishfletcher.com to view FLASH SLIDE SHOWS

LIFESTYLE... Plenty of upgrades, including roof, windows, crown mouldings... Charming Greenhouse... and room for a small Garden...BACKING ONTO CROWN LAND...WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACH & GOLF. Imagine...your new life...here!

• “Loan Approved” doesn’t necessarily mean “Loan Affordable”. Start documenting your monthly expenses, such as utility bills, car repairs and payments, current property taxes or rent pay ments, clothing, haircuts and entertainment expenses.

Bright and open plan...Vaulted ceiling and bay window in the living room. Spacious covered deck area...fenced yard...for your small pet (with park approval). Look no more! Quick possession available.

• Shop around for mortgages. If you don’t understand all the costs, ask questions. If a lender is vague, ask them to be more specific. How is your credit? Is this the right time for you to buy, or should you wait until your credit history looks better?

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EQUITY BUILDER... Opportunity to buy in at a great price... and build equity for your future. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, family room downstairs. Kitchen has oak cabinets. Nice sized yard... has plenty of room for RV parking.

• Will you still be employed? Ask lenders about unemployment insurance, which can typically offer up to 12 months (or more) of mortgage payments if you’re laid off.

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399,900

GREAT VALUE!

• Unfurnished is okay. Don’t feel like you have to charge items just to furnish your new home. High credit payments may actually compromise your ability to make your mortgage payments.

• Know your mortgage. Your loan type may determine if the loan has payment flexibility or other alternatives.

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299,900

HIGH VISIBILITY PROPERTY... For those looking to run a home base business...this could be an asset... 1.29 acres located on the opposite corner from Nanoose Petrocan. Lot 8 Island Highway, Nanoose Now $199,000

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$283,900 509 Banks Ave. W., Parksville • Desirable Eaglecrest location. Minutes from golf, sandy beaches & marina • Master bdrm on main floor, 3 bdrms up, large family room, 3 fireplaces, fresh paint • Gorgeous + private .48 acre property, 20x42 garage with workshop space, RV parking

1040 Wood Duck, Eaglecrest

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• 70.34 acres in ALR would make perfect spot for country estate • Only minutes to Parksville beaches, golf & marina $750,000

THINKING OF MAKING A MOVE IN 2011? Let’s talk about how I can help you! For a no obligation market evaluation on your home or to find out how I can assist in your search for that perfect home, call 250-752-6926 and ask for Kari


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Marissa Dol

Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned and Operated

250-752-6926

Toll Free: 1-800-224-5906

#21 - 885 Berwick S. Road, Qualicum Beach

How To Cut Years Off Your Mortgage Few people can buy a home for cash. Most of us have a difficult enough time saving the money needed for a down payment. To realize the dream of home ownership, we usually have to combine our savings with borrowed money through a financial arrangement called a mortgage. Paying off a mortgage is usually a long-term commitment over many years. Most homeowners would like to be mortgage-free sooner. Even if you lock into a long-term mortgage with an affordable interest rate, many lenders today offer the flexibility to pay down the principal and interest faster than scheduled. To ensure you have the flexibility to cut years off your mortgage, you need to look at the options and understand them before you buy. When house hunting, ask your REALTOR® to help you calculate how much mortgage you can afford. Your REALTOR® will also be able to explain the many financial options available. Before buying, shop around and compare what different lenders (banks, trust companies and other financial institutions) have to offer. You’ll want to compare not only interest rates, but the different types of payment and prepayment options offered.

The typical mortgage Typically, mortgages are amortized over 25 years. This is the length of time it will take you to pay the principal, or amount borrowed, plus interest, off in full. Lenders provide money at a variable or set interest rate for a specific period or term, ranging anywhere from six months to 10 years. Most common is the conventional mortgage, where a lender will loan up to 75 per cent of the appraised value of the home or the purchase price, whichever is lower. The remaining 25 per cent is what the buyer contributes as a down payment. Some lenders offer highratio mortgages, which require only 10 per cent down if a buyer qualifies. Governmentassisted mortgages enable eligible buyers to borrow up to 95 per cent of the value of a home.

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Despite prepayment privileges in many cases, most mortgages are “closed”. This means they can’t be paid off in full without penalty until they mature at the end of their term. “Open” mortgages can be paid off at any time without penalty, but they usually bear a higher interest rate. Still, there are other ways of paying that mortgage off faster, without paying a high price. Get the best interest rate Interest rates can make a huge difference on payments. Study the market. If rates are falling, take out a short term and lock into a longer term when rates have fallen even more. If rates are rising, lock in for a longer term. If the rates keep fluctuating, take advantage of options offered by lenders such as short-term convertible mortgages, where you can lock into a fixed rate at any time; or variable rate mortgages, where rates change along with market fluctuations. The key is to keep your payments as low as possible, so that you can take advantage of other options such as double-up payments and annual lump sum payments. Shorten the amortization period The average amortization period is 25 years, but you can arrange for a shorter period. The shorter the period, the larger your payments, but the more you save on interest and the long-term cost of your loan. This is a great idea when interest rates are low and you can afford larger monthly payments. Accelerate your payments Few people can buy a home for cash. Most of us have a difficult enough time saving the money needed for a down payment. To realize the dream of home ownership, we usually have to combine our savings with borrowed money through a financial arrangement called a mortgage.

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481 Balsam Street, Qualicum Beach • 1800 sq ft 3 bed / 3 bath Rancher • 7 year old roof / 2 year old heat pump • 30 x 24 external shop (power / heat / water) • Private almost third of an acre on Grandon Creek

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Double-up payments Some lenders allow you to make additional payments against your mortgage balance (up to the equivalent of a full monthly payment) occasionally, or even every payment date. The extra payment is directly applied to your mortgage principal to reduce the total balance. Making the equivalent of just two additional monthly payments a year can cut years off your mortgage. Lump sum payments Some lenders allow you to prepay a one-time lump sum each calendar year. This lump sum, along with other annual pre-payment privileges, generally does not exceed 10 to 20 per cent of the original principal amount of the mortgage. Once again, the money goes directly to reducing your principal. However, when the term of your mortgage is up, most lenders will allow you to make any size repayment at no extra charge. Annual payment increase If you feel you can afford slightly higher payments, many lenders today allow you to boost your regular mortgage payments once each year throughout the term of your mortgage and to apply that increase directly to reduce your principal. By increasing your payments by as little as $15.00 or $20.00 per month, you can also cut years off your mortgage. Re-Finance your mortgage If you have a fixed, closed, long-term mortgage and rates have fallen more than two per cent, you may want to re-finance the loan to get the better rate. The cost of re-financing can be very high. To discharge your closed mortgage, you with either have to pay three months’ interest penalty or an “interest differential” which can cost considerably more. Calculate carefully and seek expert advice before re-financing, or you could end up paying more than if you stayed the course on your current rate. T h i s a r t i c l e w a s p r o v i d e d b y t h e Va n c o u v e r I s l a n d R e a l E s t a t e B o a r d f o r t h e i n f o r m a t i o n a n d b e n e f i t o f c o n s u m e r s .

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250.248.7612

Email: sold@shaw.ca 2 BED. CONDO ONLY $119,900!!

ASHLEIGH MANOR!

1st CLASS TIGH NA MARA RESORT UNITS #409 - 1 bedroom cabin.............................. $139,900 #318 - top floor waterfront unit.................. $157,500 #417 - best priced 2 bedroom cabin ......... $167,900 #552 - best priced presidential unit .......... $169,900 #508 - presidential deluxe suite ................ $173,900 #523 - executive class cabin ...................... $174,900 #210 - 2 bedroom-2 bath waterfront unit .. $198,800

$249,900 Excellent starter or revenue property in central Parksville. Upper level with enclosed balcony (makes terrific sun room), 2 bedrooms, updated flooring and light fixtures and new vinyl windows. Easy to rent and it is close to shopping, beach and dining.

1500 sq.ft. 2 bedroom & den condo with ocean view. You do not have to give up space and privacy to live in this lovely spacious home. This unit is completely wheelchair friendly and the building has secured underground parking, elevator, guest suite and library. Close to shopping, dining, doctors and the beach.

Drive by #6-132 Moilliet St. and call Karen or Bob to view 250-248-7612

Drive by #205-335 Hirst Ave and call Karen or Bob to view 250-248-7612

EMERALD ESTATES!

FABULOUS HOME NOW $599,900

$145,900

Drive by 1135 Resort Drive and call Karen or Bob 248-7612

BEST DEAL IN CHARTWELL!

$399,900

3 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE!

$314,900

Lovely one bedroom patio home in central Parksville. Lots of windows & french doors to patio. Well managed complex is for 50+ and offers light housekeeping and optional dining program. Small pet allowed. Peace of mind for the whole family. Nothing to do but move in.

Exceptional family home is 3965 sq.ft. plus finished basement! 4 bedrooms, plus den, 3 full bathrooms, 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!!

Beautifully kept 3 bedroom rancher. Over 1800 sq.ft., all rooms very spacious & bright. Many upgrades such as flooring, countertops, paint, etc. Low maintenance yard is fully fenced & sprinkler system. There is simply nothing to do but move in! Asking $399,900

Gorgeous 3 bedroom/3 bathroom townhouse is only one year old and is kept like a show home. Great room concept, master on main floor, upstairs has 2 bedrooms, full bath and family room. Private sunny backyard.

Drive by #104-264 McVickers Street and call Karen Roberts 250-248-7612

Drive by 1546 Arbutus Drive and call Karen or Bob 250-248-4321

Drive by 743 Chartwell Blvd. & call Karen @ 250-248-7612 to view.

Drive #8-341 Blower Road and call Karen or Bob 250-248-7612

OCEAN VIEW IN THE ONYX AT CRAIG BAY

2 BUILDING LOTS, STARTING @ $79,900!

OCEAN TRAILS

EMDEN HOUSE

Now $329,900!

$149,900!

$149,900

Bright, spacious condo w/ views from all rooms. Fabulous kitchen has stainless steel appliances & quartz countertops. Living room has natural gas f/p, master bedroom has his/her closets & lovely ensuite. Large balcony to sit back & enjoy the view. Tasteful & neutral colour scheme. Fabulous Craig Bay rec centre & pool are just steps away, plus it is just a short walk to beach. Secured underground parking plus storage locker.

2 lots for sale in Little Qualicum River Estates. Lot 37 Wyatt’s Way is .92 acre and asking $79,900! Lot 38 Meadowood Way is 1.184 acres and asking $169,900!

Extremely well managed resort units in Parksville. One bedroom fully furnished units starting at $149,900 and 2 bedroom units starting at $199,900. Wonderful holiday destination and earn income when you are not here.

Terrific 2 bedroom ground floor condo in the centre of Parksville. Large storage room with washer/dryer. Ready for immediate occupancy. Low monthly strata fees make this very affordable!

Drive by 1325 Cape Cod Drive and call Karen or Bob 250-248-7612

Call us for directions to these well priced lots. Karen Roberts 250-248-7612.

Drive by 1135 Resort Drive and call Karen or Bob 250-248-7612

Drive by 266 W. Hirst Ave. and call Karen or Bob 250-248-7612

ANTIQUE STORE

WATERFRONT CONDO-SCHOONER HOUSE

EMERALD ESTATES!

OCEAN VIEW!

$27,500 Well established antique business in the heart of Qualicum Beach. $20,000 worth of stock incl. in purchase price! Fantastic location with great visibility. Long-standing clientele. To View Call Karen or Bob 250-248-7612

$259,900

$149,900

Wow, fantastic waterfront condo has it all, space & affordability. Over 1000 sq.ft. and literally a stones throw to the marina. Large kitchen 2 bathrooms, in suite laundry. No one above, beside or below, so very quiet. Perfect retreat to sit back & enjoy the ever changing view. 2 minutes to Fairwinds golf course!

One bedroom unit recently repainted & brand new carpets! Lots of windows & french doors to patio area. This well managed complex is for 50+ and offers light housekeeping (including weekly laundering of bedding/linens) and optional dining program available. Small pet allowed. Nothing to do but move in!

Drive by 3555 Outrigger Road and call Karen or Bob 250-248-7612

Drive by 306-264 McVickers and call Karen or Bob 250-248-4321

$379,900 Wonderful 3 bedroom & den home on 1.57 acres. Beautifully kept, open floor plan, main floor has great room, den, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, deck to enjoy the view and downstairs has terrific family/media room, 2 large bedrooms and full bathroom. Besides the dble car garage there is a huge storage/workshop to keep all the toys.

Drive by 1651 Meadowood Way and call Karen or Bob 250-248-7612


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Murphy

250.752.6926 HOME:

MariannaMurphy@Telus.net www.MariannaMurphy.com

CELL:

250-752-0224 250-927-1250

511 WILLOW ROAD • $299,000

Priced to sell!! $299,000 - walk to town – great starter home situated on a half acre lot featuring 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, parquet flooring in the living room, gas stove, built in wall oven and cook top. Roof replaced approx. 8 years ago, new vinyl windows.

Buying a Home: What Can You Afford? Few people can buy a home for cash. Most of us have a difficult enough time saving the If you’re thinking about buying a home, a question that will undoubtedly weigh heavily on your mind is: “How much can I afford?” 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. Basically, there are two types of costs involved in buying a home:

MLS # 310437

Call Marianna at 250-752-0224 to view.

3485 SIMMONS PLACE • $1,129,000

Immaculate rancher with walk out basement, over 2000 sq. ft. on the main, featuring hardwood floors, super kitchen with built-ins, huge tiled island with a sink. Maple cabinetry, extra large windows to ocean views. Master bedroom with double sinks and walk in shower. Triple car garage, one bay used as a wood working shop. The basement features 2 more bedrooms and family room, plus unfinished area for storage or crafts. This home must be seen to be appreciated.

The amount of money you’ll need for the initial purchase -- consisting of the down payment plus additional costs such as legal fees, inspection fees and taxes; and The ongoing costs of paying back your mortgage, along with monthly operating costs for utilities, maintenance, insurance and annual property taxes. Lenders use several factors in judging your ability to handle a mortgage, including your income, employment record and credit worthiness. However, one way you can estimate the price range you can afford is to look at the amount of money you have available for a down payment.

MLS # 307491

Call Marianna at 250-752-0224 to view.

#34 – 3920 ISLAND HWY. • $11,500

Affordable living in this 1989 Alpenlite 5th wheel. Excellent condition, built in range, oven, microwave, stereo, air conditioning, queen size bed with lots of storage, plus couch in living area opens out to a bed. Table and bench seats 4. MLS # 308409

Call Marianna at 250-752-0224 to view.

For more information on these listings please visit us at

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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.

MULTIPLY BY FOUR 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.

Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned and Operated

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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. 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.)

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AFFORDABLE home on .37 acre, 1,549 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths Pull up a chair and sit by the creek located right across the road from this beautiful French Creek property New roof, new decking plus two workshops, one wired Great condition, just MOVE IN! 635 JONES ST. QUALICUM BEACH $239,900

367 KINGSLEY STREET, PARKSVILLE $384,900

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• LOCATION! LOCATION! • Walking distance to town • Home needs TLC • 2 bedrm, 2 bath, 1,680 sq. ft.

• Nicely updated, 2 level, 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath family home located in a quiet cul-de-sac in a great neighbourhood & close to schools & park. • Numerous upgrades have been completed which include rich hardwood floors in the living, dining rooms & hallways, new kitchen with plenty of counter space, new paint inside and out. • Room for your RV with a paved double driveway & fully fenced, new decking and attached 9 x 13 workshop. • Extra-large single garage and 9 x 13 workshop with sink, ideal for hobby room. • This is a great family home at a great price. JUST MOVE IN!

THINKING OF MOVING! CALL FOR A FREE MARKET EVALUATION Cell 250-927-2927 679 Memorial Avenue, Fax 250-752-2133 Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T4 Toll Free 1-800-224-5906 For all photos refer to my website www.theresaantolick.ca

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 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. You may readjust your spending habits in other areas for a while. However, if you’re comfortable with this test run, then it’s time to start looking for your new home. T h i s a r t i c l e w a s p r o v i d e d b y t h e Va n c o u v e r I s l a n d R e a l E s t a t e B o a r d f o r t h e i n f o r m a t i o n a n d b e n e f i t o f c o n s u m e r s .


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$29,900

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Affordable 2 bedroom mobile in a park that allows children and pets. Use it for an inexpensive place while home from work or a full time residence. With a little work this will make someone a sweet little place! 1350 ERRINGTON ROAD

One of the best priced 1/4 share of it’s kind in the Beach Club! This unit features 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms over looking the sandy Parksville Beach.

This 2 bedroom double wide mobile has been moved on to this property and requires mostly exterior finishing. The property also features a brand new sewage treatment plant.

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1/2 undivided interest in this 6.11 acre property. To be strata subdivided in the spring of 2011, this is your chance to purchase your half and build your dream home in this incredible area! 2 minutes to Qualicum Town center, quick access to the highway and just a short distance to schools.

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Updated patio home in St-Andrews Lane. Meticulously kept 2 bed. 2 bath. home featuring black walnut cabinets and granite counter tops throughout with a view of the Morningstar golf course.

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#501-194 BEACHSIDE DR., PARKSVILLE $599,000

905 RIVER’S EDGE

Full ownership of this ocean facing 1347 sq. ft. condo, offering 2 baths, 2 beds and a den. The Beach Club offers many amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, restaurant and lounge all within walking distance to Parksville’s great businesses!

Builder’s own home on 3 acres in prestigious River’s Edge. Built in 2005, it offers 3 sizeable bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a den. Double garage, sepaprate workshop with a suite!

$885,000

Bright new home finished with exquisite detail. On 2 acres, it offers 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and bonus room. Fantastic views of Mount Arrowsmith and of the fairway at the Pheasant Glen Golf Course. Rural feel yet steps away from Qualicum Beach. Call Catherine at 250-248-4321.

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Gorgeous custom built home in the newer Breezes subdivision, this home is well designed with a practical layout for the family. Fully fenced back yard, sun deck and hot tub.

Three lots directly behind the Errington store ready to build on or move your house/mobile home on. Brand new sewage treatment plants for each lot. One single wide and one double wide mobile on the lots.

290 RUPERT RD, QUALICUM BEACH

289,900

1158 LEE ROAD, PARKSVILLE

1495 SUMAR LANE, PARKSVILLE

$375,000

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Number of possibilities for the handy person! This 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home could be suited and the included one bedroom cottage would make a perfect mortgage helper. This 0.48 acre property is located steps from the Errington store.

$334,900

Renovated less than a year ago this 3 or 4 bedroom home is on a cul de sac in an ideal location, just a short walk away from Parksville Elementary school and the center of Parksville.

$229,900

Featuring 2 bathrooms, 2 bedrooms and a den, this townhome is situated in a quiet peaceful setting in North Nanaimo. Offers a bright and open design with vaulted ceilings. Close to beaches, schools and shopping amenities. 1354 ERRINGTON ROAD

269,900

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4931 CLEMATIS PLACE, NANAIMO

Great “fixer upper”, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher has potential! Beautiful half acre, on a quiet street, just a short walk from the ocean. This home also offers a 16 x 24 workshop and numerous fruit trees. 993 VIEW RD. QUALICUM

$72,000

Recently updated mobile home in a family friendly park. 2 Beds, 1 bath on a bright open layout. Newer appliances in the spacious kitchen offering plenty of cupboard space!

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• Beautifully Updated rancher • 1,834 sqft, 3bedroom, 2 bathroom. • Sunny backyard.

$539,800 831 Barclay Cres

• Immaculate Family home on a cul-de-sac in Morningstar • A wrap around covered porch is a welcoming first impression • This home shows like new and best of all there’s no HST.

$264,800 101-273 Moilliet St

• The perfect starter home. • Situated on a large lot in the Morningstar area • Immediate possession is available.

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• Immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Parksville. • Open plan with spacious living room • For investors, rentals are allowed.

WATERFRONT

SOLD 925 Rivers Edge

$749,600

837 Shorewood Dr $579,800

4750 Maple Guard Dr $529,900

2211 Kerr Road

$499,800

Welcome to country elegance at Rivers Edge.

Located in beautiful San Pareil steps to the beach and backing an estuary.

Ocean view property on half acre in one of the quietest and nicest walk to beach neighborhoods.

This amazing country home offers something for everyone.

1399 Mallard Road

619 Viking Way

$469,800

Stylish home in Admirals Point at Columbia Beach.

1055 Emerald City Way $459,000

152 Crescent E Road

$429,900

A Windward Masterpiece.

One of a kind Qualicum Beach home.

1751 Martini Way

$419,800

This Corinthian House is a signature quality home built by R Bajt.

$980,000

• Walk on beach front with sweeping views • 2,500 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom home • Well maintained • 3 car garage with storage room

SOLD 498 Country Club Dr

$399,7800

835 Mulholland Dr $364,900

767 Woodland Dr

A piece of Qualicum Beach history.

Undoubtedly one of the finest golf course lots on the 15th fairway on Morningstar Golf Course.

Immaculate updated rancher on 0.42 acre with great subdivision potential.

SOLD 158-1080 Resort Dr

$369,900

1421 Pilot Way

$294,900

Start or retire here. This is the best buy in Nanoose Bay.

SOLD

3991 Gladys Road

$289,800

4498 Crosley Road $279,900

384 Allwood Road $279,000

47-120 Finholm Rd $179,000

The Cypress at Oceanside Village Resort.

3.3 acres of densely wooded forest sets the stage for this cute updated cottage.

Privacy and a stones throw to the water.

Lovely bright & cheery 2 bedroom patio home in “The Meadows”.

$749,800

• Amazing views from this walk-on waterfront home • 1,642 sq. ft. rancher built with real craftsman detail • Updates incldued oak hardwood floors and two gas fireplaces


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Lot 1 Pym Street

$699,900 Lot 6 Kinkade Road

$488,800 Lot 7 Bonnington Drive

$219,000

Rare Development property in the City of Parksville. This magnificent 4.27 acre parcel of land offers Large (0.75 acre) Lot in Bonnington Heights. This This strategic piece is zoned R-1 and is located on unique privacy and a short stroll to the walk-on is your own private park with a rocky bluff backthe corner of Hirst Avenue & Renz Road. beach. drop and southern exposure.

Lot 4 Andover

$139,800 Lot 68 Bonito

This is the steal of the year. This golf course view lot located in the sought after subdivision Fairwinds is priced under assessed value.

$149,800 Lot 3 Lambert Lane

Tons of value in this Nanoose building lot. This south facing 0.28 of an acre lot is located right across the street from water front homes and beach access.

Great 1/2 acre level lot ready for building. Close to the ocean and potential for ocean and mountain views.

19 lots left starting at $99,900 • • • • •

$99,900 Lot 4 Lambert Lane

½ acre and up Almost 40% sold Underground services Walk to the beach Many lots backing parkland with creek and walking trails • Homes starting under $400,000

$109,900

This is the steal of the year. This golf course view lot located in the sought after subdivision Fairwinds is priced under assessed value.


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Designed with Distinction! $539,900 • Immaculate, beautiful executive 2489 sq.ft home nicely updated • Nestled on fully fenced & gated 1.02 Acre w/ complete privacy • Ideal location only 2 minutes to town but yet in the Country! • Vaulted ceilings, heated floor tile, fabulous kitchen, southern exposure PICTURES and DETAILS at www.CindyR.com

Fabulous Oceanviews! $459,900 • Panoramic Ocean & Mountain views nestled on .85 of an Acre. • Fabulous 1996 sq.ft. Rancher 3bdr w/luxury ensuite. • Huge Country Kitchen include appliances w/access to oversize patio. • 2 Detached Workshops/ 4 Bay w/100 amp service & commercial doors plus 2 Bay.

Picturesque Acreage! $629,900 • Rivers Edge; sought after, sm acreage subdivisions • Charming 2052 Sq.Ft. home on private 2.77 Acres • Kitchen has Hickory cabinets, island & wine rack plus beautiful tile/hardwood floors. • 3 bay 600 sq.ft.garage w/ sep. office & room to build a shop. Fabulous back yard! PICTURES and DETAILS at www.CindyR.com

Private Level Acreage! $339,800 • Secluded home on 2.87 flat, treed, fenced, usable acreage • Like new condition 4 yr young,1472 sq.ft. 3bdrm/ 2 bath • Spacious open plan, skylight, Country kitchen, big windows • Great rural location, walk to Provincial Park w/ miles of walking trails

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Amazing Value! $309,900

Warm & Welcoming! $342,900

• 1.42 acres w/ 3bdrm 2bath 6 yrs young Rancher. • Separate insulated garage/ workshop w/power & internet. • Level lot offers room for outdoor toy storage + 28’x12’boat shed. • Miles of wilderness to roam out your back door + Ocean glimpses! PICTURES and DETAILS at www.CindyR.com

Own Your Own Land! $184,900 • Own your property …. NO pad fees here! • Well maintained 2 bdrm 2 bath de-registered mobile • Vaulted ceiling in spacious kitchen w/lots of cabinets. • Close to Red Gap Shopping, Fairwinds Golf Course & Marina PICTURES and DETAILS at www.CindyR.com

• Elegant, updated 2 bdrm/ 2 bath Patio Home • Private patio w/easy maintenance garden area • Open plan, walls of windows plus a large skylight • Fabulous Qualicum Beach location w/walking trails close by PICTURES and DETAILS at www.CindyR.com

Luxurious but Practical! $459,900 • Luxurious 3,010 sq.ft 3 bdrm/ 3 bath Beachside community location in Craig Bay! • Kitchen/family rm w/sundrenched nook, granite, stainless steel appliances. • Beautiful wood floors, inlaid carpet, high ceilings, built in speaker system. • Basement fully equipped for guests, recreation & hobbies w/ laundry on each floor.

PICTURES and DETAILS at www.CindyR.com


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“RETIRE IN STYLE” 2640 sq, ft, luxury rancher with 540 sq/ ft. bonus guest room over triple vehicle garage. Bright spacious open floor plan with gourmet kitchen, built-in appliances, gas cook top, granite counters and maple cupboards, entertainment island, generous size master bedroom, full 5 piece ensuite with steam shower. Constructed by master builder John Collins tells you “This is Quality” filled with exciting extras. All this comes with ocean/mountain views and just minutes from Schooner Cove Marina and Fairwinds Golf Course.

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“PRIVATE OCEANFRONT” Exceptionally quiet, private, oceanfront home on a .66 acre lot in one of Parksville’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Almost 3,000 sq. ft, one level rancher with 3 bedrooms plus 1 bedroom separate guest bedroom for visiting family and friends. Fantastic 180º ocean/mountain view from almost every room including private rear sundeck comes with hot tub. Walking distance to shopping, recreation center, schools and just a short drive to 3 excellent golf courses and marina. This .66 acre lot has loads of room to accommodate RV parking. This listing is NOT a drive by. Call for personal viewing.

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808 GAETJEN STREET PARKSVILLE

• INDUSTRIAL LOT • Great location on Industrial Way with excellent visual exposure for business from Old Island Highway & Huntley Street. Just minutes from Inland Island Highway and Parksville city center. Fully serviced water, sewer (Call for approximate hook-up costs). Cable & phone a lot line. Uses include commercial, light & medium industrial retail sales & offices, industrial wholesale sales, professional offices, etc. LISTED AT $194,500 Call for information.

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The Saltspring model. Only a few of these super, well layout homes built in Craig Bay. Two large bedrooms, two deluxe bathrooms, a large bright kitchen adjoining the cozy family room and gazebo style eating nook and of course a formal living/dining room area. The two efficient gas fireplaces, the energy efficient furnace and the heat pump all contribute to the 81% energy efficiency rating. There are ocean glimpses from the large private patio and it is constructed on a heated crawl space and has an attached double garage. Located in Craig Bay, Vancouver Islands premier semi-gated waterfront community, with miles of sandy beaches, and a fantastic club house with large pool, tennis courts, exercise center, library, billiard room, hobby rooms, and guest suites. It doesn't get any better than this. $449,000. Call Robbie 250-586-4321.

CHEF’S DELIGHT

Custom built 3 bedroom home on 4’ heated crawlspace. Gas heat & fireplace. 2 full baths. Large country kitchen with oak cabinets, island, tons of counter space, pantry, phone desk, and eating nook. Sliding glass doors to large cedar deck overlooking the private fenced yard. Grow your own herbs and veggies in the raised garden beds. Room for your RV. All on a nicely landscaped lot in ever popular Maple Glen Subdivision. Well priced at $324,800. Call Robbie 250586-4321.

CLASSIC COUNTRY HOME

On a 5 acre property only five minutes to Parksville. Built in 1997, this quality constructed family home has a total of 2038 square feet with three bedrooms up, including a comfortable master bedroom with ensuite. The property is nicely treed and landscaped. There is a paddock area with a small barn suitable for a horse or other large pet. Local zoning allows for two homes on this parcel. A second independent septic system was previously used to support mobile home. Nice rural area, close to Top Bridge Regional Park where you’ll find some great walking and mountain biking trails. Only $479,300. Call Robbie 250-586-4321.

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Quality executive style 2160 sq ft, 3 bed, 3 bath home. This wonderfully inviting home not only boasts the finest in craftsmanship but also features beautiful Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, warm cherry cabinets and granite counter tops in the kitchen, 4 1/2 foot crawl, 10’ ceilings, excellent quality crown moldings throughout, and Bose Home Theatre and music system. Upstairs there is a light and airy bonus room or den plus a 2 piece bathroom. Outside you will find a huge entertainment size patio. This lovely home comes with a landscaped yard, sprinkler system and is fully fenced. This home has 2/5/10 year New Home Warranty. This must see home is close to all amenities and beaches. $487,500. Call Robbie 250586-4321.

FIRST TIME BUYERS

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. Hurry and get your low payment before the new mortgage rules come into effect. Vacant and ready for quick possession. Best of all the price: Only $259,800. Call Robbie 250586-4321.

GRACIOUS LIVING

Luxury Parksville townhouse only 5 years old located on a quiet cul -de -sac, west coast design with open plan concept. 2 spacious bedrooms, plus 2 full bathroom, master bedroom has room for a king size bed and a great 4 piece ensuite with soaker tub & separate shower. Gourmet kitchen with large pantry, eating bar open to the elegant dining area and spacious living room which enjoys a cozy fireplace. loads of storage, Hunter Douglas blinds, 6 appliances, and a large deck with easterly exposure. Short walk to town centre and beaches. 5 years left on home warranty. Extra storage in garage and small pet allowed. $279,900. Call Robbie 250-586-4321.

IMMACULATE & AFFORDABLE

A beaut beautiful 5 acre hobby farm. The 2 storey home offers 3 bedrooms & 2 bat 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 Thi is a very pretty, private setting with all buildings & grounds in exce excellent condition. Zoning allows for a second home. Great price $499,0 $499,000. Call Robbie 250-586-4321.

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 $350.00 includes cable, water, & sewer. Well priced at $68,800. Call Robbie 250-586-4321.

$12,200 BELOW 2011 ASSESSMENT

PARKSVILLE INDUSTRIAL

Popular City of Parksville Industrial Park. Conveniently located on the Nearly 1/2 acre level lot in an established semi-rural neighbourhood. south edge of Parksville between the Inland Highway and the Old A short walk to Arrowsmith Golf Course. Mobile home allowed. NO Island Highway. Excellent central location & easy access to all Island businesses. Flat 0.55 acre lot, fully serviced by city water & sewer. HST. Priced at only $128,800. Call Robbie 250-586-4321. Great opportunity. $188,800. Call Robbie 250-586-4321.

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‘Open Houses’ are also a good way to meet REALTORS, especially if you’re interested in purchasing a home. You can also refer to real estate signs in your chosen area. If no name appears, call the phone number on the sign and ask to be referred to a REALTOR® in that firm. Some people mistakenly contact the real estate board for referral to a REALTOR®. A real estate board does not provide a referral service for REALTORS. The Board was created to provide services to its members. Still, the Board will confirm whether a real estate practitioner is a member, and therefore a REALTOR®. THE INTERVIEW When choosing a real estate professional, it’s a good idea to talk to two or three sales representatives from different companies to determine what types of information and experience they and their companies have to offer. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you’re selling your home, ask those you interview about the type of marketing plan they have in mind for your home. Obviously, you’ll want to learn of their reputation and reliability. You may also want to consider asking for references from buyers or sellers with whom the REALTOR® has worked.

Real estate professionals know their markets inside-out because they inspect open houses and research all listings. As a result, they have expertise in assessing what comparable homes are selling for within any given neighbourhood.

Further, since you’ll be working closely with a REALTOR® for weeks or possibly months, it’s a good idea to choose someone who listens to what you say, asks intelligent questions and shows a genuine interest in helping you.

HOW DO I FIND A REALTOR®?

PREPARATORY WORK

There are many ways to go about finding the REALTOR® who’s right for you. First, try consulting friends, relatives and neighbours to see if they can recommend someone. You may also want to try searching through local newspaper real estate advertisements.

Keep in mind that REALTORS cannot work independently of your input. You must be willing to do some preparatory work yourself and be prepared to dedicate a certain amount of time to working with the REALTOR® you have chosen.

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) represents over 900 REALTORS and administers the Multiple Listing Service® system north of the Malahat to the northern-most reaches of the Island. This article was provided on behalf of VIREB REALTORS for the information and benefit of consumers. For more information, visit the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s website online at www.vireb.com or call 250-390-4212.

So, before you enlist the help of a REALTOR®, you should have a clear set of objectives in mind. Be honest and open in discussing your financial situation and, if you’re buying, carefully review the features you absolutely must have in a home, versus those features you’d merely like to have. LOYALTY IS A MUST It’s also important to remain loyal to the REALTOR® you’ve chosen if he or she has earned your trust. This person will be spending a lot of time and effort on your behalf, but won’t be paid until the transaction is completed. If you’re a buyer, getting involved with several REALTORS can create unnecessary and confusing duplication of effort. In fact, buyers who deal with several REALTORS may miss out on the high level of interest and comprehensive service one is entitled to expect by working closely with a single, competent REALTOR®. COOPERATION REALLY WORKS Remember, although you’ll be working with one REALTOR®, members of the Board cooperate extensively with each other to facilitate showings and sales for the benefit of other clients and customers. So, if you see a ‘For Sale’ sign on a house in which you’re interested, simply ask the REALTOR® you’re working with to arrange an appointment to view the home. This service is, in fact, what the Multiple Listing Service® system is all about -REALTORS cooperating with REALTORS to bring buyers and sellers together to achieve their mutual goals.


C8 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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Rudi Widdershoven team@teamw.ca www.teamw.ca

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Frank Fairley frank@remax-first-bc.ca www.ianlindsay.com

Grace Reid grace@ianlindsay.ca www.ianlindsay.ca

Dawn & Lawrence Setter info@setterandassociates.com www.setterandassociates.com

Mike Murphy michaelmurphy@shaw.ca www.pkqbrealestate.com

Ken Droog ken@kendroog.com www.kendroog.com

Stuart Garner sgarner@goldcity.net www.remax-first-bc.ca

Diane Kellas diane@dianekellas.com www.dianekellas.com

Ian Lindsay ian@ianlindsay.ca www.ianlindsay.ca

Val Mitchell valeriem@remax-first-bc.ca www.valeriemitchell.ca

Greg Ozeroff greg@ianlindsay.ca www.ianlindsay.ca

Colette Maeers cmaeers@shaw.ca www.colettemaeers.com

Vivien Sears viviensears@shaw.ca www.viviensears.ca

Ron Mehan rmehan@shaw.ca www.mehanrealty.com

Ron Limer ronl@remax-first-bc.ca www.remax-first-bc.ca

Valerie Lambert vall@remax-first-bc.ca www.remax-first-bc.ca

The Kerr Group bill@thekerrgroup.ca www.remax-first-bc.ca

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“It’s all about trust...” #12-1733 Whibley Road

#7-454 Morison Avenue

#204-3555 Outrigger Road

Don’t be fooled by the exterior of this home, it is finished in drywall inside and is a very comfortable home to live in. Two or three bedrooms, two baths and a great kitchen area. The bonus here is a detached garage or workshop. You won’t find anything nicer in this price range. Pad fees of $375.00 per month are among the most reasonable around.

End unit in popular Windsor Court. This unit has nearly new appliances and features a gas fireplace in the living room. The complex has recently had all of the roofs replaced and the strata fees remain very reasonable. Be the first to view.

Exceptional Schooner Cove condo with two bed, two baths and located in a perfect spot in the building. Open plan great room has maple kitchen with views across the marina and on to the mainland mountains. Renovated within the last few years, this is a perfect spot to sit on one of the two balconies to chill out and enjoy life.

Errington

Parksville

Nanoose Bay

$188,900

$257,900

$389,900

745 Compton Court

1691 Meadowood Way

25 Woodland Drive

South facing back garden with private courtyard is one of the features of this Chartwell home. Unique plan with oversized master bedroom suite and large family room for the big screen TV. Easy to view.

Delightful home set on almost two acres adjacent to a tranquil pond. Great country style kitchen with island, large windows in great room, three bedrooms and three baths. Double car garage is insulated and there is a full basement for storage.

Wonderful family home for the people who want space around them, light and different. Quarter acre lot on a quiet street with both front and rear lane access. Vaulted ceiling design with master bedroom on the main floor and two bedrooms up. Separate double garage plus 18 x 12 workshop and single carport are some of the extras.

Qualicum Beach

Little Qualicum River Village $399,900

Parksville

$399,900

#9-161 Fern Road

1067 Osprey Way

Lot 2 Lambert Lane

Great room plan, 3 plus den home in lovely AerieView Estates. This home features a real cook’s kitchen with hickory cabinets and drawers galore and enough counter space for everyone in the family to help. Brazilian Cherry floors, river rock fireplace, trayed ceilings and lots of crown molding add a sense of class here.

Unique opportunity to own your own office space in Qualicum Village at a very reasonable price. Second floor open space has a three piece washroom and parking at the rear of the building. If you are tired of paying someone else’s mortgage, call to view this unit.

French Creek

Qualicum Beach

$534,900

$399,900

$89,900

Level lot in area of nice homes, this property is already serviced with water and community septic. A creek at the back of the lot ensures no close neighbours behind. Within walking distance of the growing village centre of Bowser and the beach. Bowser

$139,500


C10 • THE NEWS, Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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www.tomwhitfield.ca

Here we

GROW again!

RE/MAX First Realty is pleased to announce Valerie Lambert as a licensed Property Manager

- View all of my listings online!

cell ................................250.951.4882 email ......... homes@tomwhitfield.ca Highly recommended. 834 Miller Rd., French Creek

Valerie Lambert RE/MAX First Realty is very pleased to announce that Valerie Lambert has recently qualified as a licensed Property Manager. Many of our clients will recognize Valerie from her many years experience in real estate in Parksville and Qualicum Beach at the front desk of the RE/MAX offices. Valerie joined the busy Property Management Division last year. As a Property Manager, she has all of the skills needed to look after your property and give you, the Landlord, peace of mind to leave your rental home in her capable hands. As a prospective tenant, you will find her knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act to be superb. We welcome Val in her new capacity and invite you to come in and say hello.

team!

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

Call Tom.

• 1,311 sqft 0.38 ac • Quiet Area/Walk to Park • Many Recent Upgrades

576 Dogwood Rd., Qualicum Beach • 1,610 sqft 0.25 ac • Qualicum Woods Rancher • 2 Bay Detached Workshop

MLS# 309632 $

MLS# 310192 $

259,000

28-1059 Tanglewood Pl., Parksville • 1,420 sqft • Forest Setting • Steps to Rathtrevor Beach

449,000

508 Gallery Cl., Qualicum Beach • 2,110 sqft 0.18 ac Eaglecrest • Ocean/Mountain Views • Incl. Fully Finished Suite

MLS# 306081 $

MLS# 309295 $

489,000

5335 Gainsberg Rd., Deep Bay • 1,456 sqft 0.52 ac • Ocean Views • Semi-Waterfront

539,900

2596 Andover Rd., Nanoose Bay • 2,078 sqft 0.28 ac • Golf Views in Fairwinds • Distinctive Quality Finishing MLS# 295473 $

MLS# 294086 $

595,000

906 Bluffs Dr., Qualicum Beach • 3,528 sqft 0.24 ac • Ocean Views • Craftsman/Cape Cod Style MLS# 308598 $

799,999

659,900

3830 Amberwood Ln., Nanoose Bay • 2,742 sqft 0.25 ac • Private Location in Fairwinds • Extensive Quality Upgrades MLS# 298991 $

939,000

EXCEPTIONAL BUILDING LOTS Lt 8 Bluffs Dr. 0.19 ac MLS# 304159 Private $238,800 + HST Lt 9 Bluffs Dr. 0.18 ac MLS# 304158 Private $248,800

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Lt 36 Bluffs Dr. Lt 45 Bluffs Dr. Lt 15 5320 Gainsberg Rd. 0.24 ac MLS# 304161 0.24 ac MLS# 304349 3.90 ac MLS# 296926 Ocean View $299,800 Ocean View $248,800 + HST Private Treed Acreage $295,000 Lt 42 Bluffs Dr. Lt 19 Bonnington Dr. Lt 59 Sinclair Pl. 0.24 ac MLS# 304345 0.30 ac MLS# 303415 0.32 ac MLS# 303155 Ocean View $259,000 Ocean View $274,900 + HST Golf/Mtn/Ocean Views $284,000 Lt 14 Thompson Clarke E Dr. 0.49 ac MLS# 310050 Private $149,000

VIEW MORE FEATURED LISTINGS LIKE THESE AT

NANOOSE BAY, FAIRWINDS 2351 Evanshire Crescent

$500,000

This charming, character home offers 1,776 sq. ft. of main level living with 674 sq. ft. of guest accommodations on upper level. A minutes walk to one of the finest golf courses on the Island & just a short jaunt to beach access. A gardener’s dream with all the beauty & little maintenance. See picture tour at www.mehanrealty.com

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FRENCH CREEK

LI N S EW T IN G

www.mehanrealty.com

585 Misner Way

$347,000

$240,000

Great starter home already to just move in! Super location across from Robin Park. Great updates: new roof, windows, skylights, h/w tank & appliances. Tastefully decorated. See picture tour at: www.mehanrealty.com

LI N S EW T IN G

639 Park Avenue

5351 Gainsberg Road

$387,000

This home boasts beautiful OCEAN VIEWS out to Chrome Pt Lighthouse and beyond. Recently renovated including new roof, flooring, bathrooms & interior/exterior paint. Huge 3 car garage offers lots of possibilities. Just a short stroll to marina & beach access.

HORNE LAKE, QUALICUM Lot 155 Bay Rd.

$374,000

South exposed, 10,019 sq.ft. recreational property with 74’ of lakefront. 2 bdrm. - 1 bath cottage with 245 sq.ft. covered deck. Propane fuelled appliances, F/P and lights. 12v inverter plus 110.

EXCLUSIVE LISTING – 11 year young 1,600 sq. ft. rancher on 9,583 sq. ft. level, fenced lot. Quiet, safe cul-de-sac location – walking distance to Wembley Mall. 3 bdrm., 2 bath & family room. Great Buy!

NANAIMO

DEEP BAY

CRAIG BAY, PARKSVILLE 1357 Gabriola Drive

$489,000

Popular “Quadra” design offering 2,780 sq. ft. of luxury living with a tranquil evergreen outlook. Freshly painted throughout - immaculate & move-in ready. Maple H/W flooring, upgraded appliances & much more. Fully equipped Club House – pool, gym & walk to beach.

P. Mehan, Unlicensed Administrative Assistance. rmehan@shaw.ca www.mehanrealty.com ph. 250.248.1071 cel. 250.927.0518 tf. 1.888.243.1071

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Roland Wickett

www.bclocalhomes.com

Chris Dahl

Managing Broker

Property Manager

Mark Anderson

John Barnum

Roland Bechthold

Michelle Brady

Kevin Clayton

Betsy Davies

Tom Dodds

Fran Errington

Carole Fulton

Gary Fulton

Troy Heringa

Miriam Hoath

Jim Hoffman

Margo Hoffman

Lillian Jewer

Glenn Karakochuk

Karen Kenyon

Ann Kosick

Ralph Kretzschmar

Ian Mackay

Adrianne Meyer

John Milroy

Celia Myers

Aaron Nicklen

Brenda Nicolls

Gary Neufeld

Jo Pedersen

Lorraine Petersen

Louise Roy

Dale Rumming

Anne Sperling

Sue Tompkins

Jill Tuggle

Chris Turko

Sheryl Tyler

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Our Listings Are Coast Realty Group Parksville

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Can we HELP make your next real estate move happen?!

Located in Qualicum Beach and only minutes from golf and all amenities. Beautifully finished with 3 bedroom, 4 bathrooms and $ an open floor plan.

1,325,000

250-248-8371

TOWN OF QUALICUM BEACH CONDO Walk to shopping, civic centre, and a short stroll to the beach. Retirement living at its best in this large 1400 sq ft home. Well maintained secured building with underground parking. $

BETSY DAVIES betsyd@shaw.ca

339,900

franie@shaw.ca

248-8371

250-

Eaglecrest Golf Course Views

Lillian Jewer

250-752-3375 Toll Free:

1-888-954-4433

• approx. 1900 sq ft crawlspace rancher • 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms • rear covered deck off family room with hot tub to enjoy distance ocean views & golf course • new roof last year & exterior painted approx. 3 yrs ago • Located on the 16th tee (no balls) • lovely landscaped .17 acre lot with various shrubs/trees • walk to ocean & golfing

$479,900

Email: lillianjewer@gmail.com

www.sheryltyler.com

657 Beach Terrace, Qualicum Beach Great location

1613 Dorcas Point Rd, Nanoose Foreclosure

• approx. 1194 sq ft crawlspace rancher • 2 bedrooms & 1 1/2 bathrooms • lots of updates (roof/windows/flooring etc.) • Separate 8’x10’ shed/workshop area • beautiful landscaped lot • ocean views from deck & kitchen area • walking trails behind home • kitty corner to walk on waterfront

$325,000

• approx 1195 sq ft mobile home • separate 12’x12’ room to use as hobby room or office • detached double garage & workshop • .60 parklike setting with creek • located next to beach access • in a neighbourhood of nice homes

$305,000

402-403 255 Hirst Ave. Parksville

Unit 14 575 Arbutus St. Qualicum Beach

Lot 97 Lighthouse Drive, Bowser

Foreclosure Apartments Unit 402 •876 sq ft top floor unit •updated inside

Milestream Haven Co-op Mobile Home Park

Ocean View Lot • .50 acre cleared & ready to build lot • $17,000.00 sewage treatment plant already in • ocean views can be seen from a 2 level home with main living upstairs • year round creek in forested area at back of property • approx 15 minutes to Arrowsmith Golf Course or scenic Horne Lake Caves • 5 minutes to Deep Bay Marina

Unit 403 •821 sq ft top floor unit •updated (granite counter tops etc.) •needs some finishing

Ann Kosick

For more information on these or any other listing, feel free to browse

Enthusiastic, Experienced, Stress Free

965 Royal Dornoch, Qualicum Beach

250-752-3375

FABULOUS WALK ON WATERFRONT HOME

CALL TODAY! You may be surprised what your home is worth!

FRAN ERRINGTON

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Both units have 8x3 storage units 2 parking spots per unit Secured entry & elevator

$194,900

• 2005 14’ wide (927 sq ft) mobile home • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom • 35 unit well established co-op park • no pad fees $100.00 for land tax/sewer/water/ maintenance/common property/clubhouse • owners own 1/35 share of the land • age restricted to 45+, no pets, no rentals • close to all amenities

$178,000

$174,500


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#409-650 Berwick Road

144 Hoy Lake Road

247 Judges Row

#101-3555 Outrigger Road

● The Gardens in Qualicum Beach

● Extraordinary architectural home

● Waterfront with walk-on beach, guest cottage

● Schooner House oceanfront condo

● Lovely 1 bedroom corner unit on top floor

● Gated private setting; .70 acres

● 3844 sqft, 3 beds, 6 baths

● 1451 sqft, 2 beds, 2 baths, den

● All appliances included, move-in condition

● Designed by G. Massey; A. Erickson’s part

● Fine architectural craftsmanship

NEW LISTING

$289,000

$798,000

809 Gaetjen Street

1363 Lanyon Drive

● Private estate on .76 acres

● Beautiful 1677 sqft. Sandpiper rancher

● 3000 sqft, 3 beds, 4 baths

● 14x32 indoor pool, solar heating, hot tub

NEW LISTING

3 beds, 2 baths, private covered patio .22 of an acre, close to all amenities

$869,000

$339,000

2361 Island Hwy W

5531 Island Hwy. W.

● Corner unit overlooks marina

$2,295,000

$399,000

841 Bluffs Drive New Alta Vista home, HST included ● 2445 sqft, 3 beds, 3½ baths ● Great room with 11 ft. ceilings ●

5101 Island Hwy ● 6 acre Waterfront Estate ● 8000 sqft, 8 bedrooms ● Ideal for Bed & Breakfast

$799,000 HST INCL.

2307 Bonnington Drive

$1,188,000

1904 Sea Lion Crescent

● Waterfront mobile home

● 6.3 acres with 200 ft. of sandy beach

● A gentle perch offering dramatic views

● 2200 sqft. ocean view home

● Spectacular views, pebble beach

● 3200

● Private backyard leading to nature trails

● 3 beds, 3 baths, recreation room

● 1247 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths

● Guest

● Open plan with exquisite detail

● Grand living room, open kitchen

NEW LISTING

sqft, 3 beds, 3 baths cottage with 2 bedrooms

$499,800

$2,879,000

$838,000 +HST

$499,000

W NERICE P

3320 Henley Place ● 2316 sqft. Fairwinds home

422 Sangster Drive Custom crafted 2000 sqft. rancher ● Open concept, walk to beach ● Hardwood, granite, heat pump ●

● Formal dining room, grand living room ● Massive deck, walk out basement

NEW LISTING

$479,000

$599,000

1612 Brunt Road

● 1905 sqft. oceanfront townhome

● Exquisite architectural design

● Spectacular views, sandy beach

● 4000 sqft, 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 dens

● 2 beds, 2 baths, gourmet kitchen

$1,599,000

$499,000

W NERICE P

W NERICE P

2576 Kinghorn Road

#416 - 1600 Stroulger Road

● Gated waterfront estate on ½ an acre

#437 - 650 Berwick Road

3299 Blueback Drive

1195 Pintail Drive

● 7602 sqft. estate on 2.53 acres

● The Gardens in Qualicum Beach

● Oceanfront rancher in Nanoose Bay

● Secluded estate, panoramic views

● Architectural masterpiece

● Lovely 1 bed unit overlooks portico entry

● 1500 sqft, 3 baths, 2 beds, great room

● 2 master bedrooms, 2 guest beds

● Entertainer’s dream, guest cottage

● All appliances included, move-in condition

● Pebble beach, boat launch, landscaped

● 2,198 sqft, chef’s kitchen, pool

NEW LISTING

$1,395,000

$239,500

$825,000

$899,000


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623 Belyea Crescent

1811 Northwest Bay Road

3661 Dolphin Drive

● Ocean & mountain views

● Home based business

● Beautiful Waterfront Home

● 3870 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths

● 1,960 sqft with 2 beds, 2 baths

● 3500 sqft., 4 beds, 3 baths,

● 1.09 acres on private street

● New kitchen, hardwood floors

● Private studio for artist or hobbyist

$629,000

$929,000

$398,000

W NERICE P

2348 Nanoose Road

#24 - 38 Front Street

● 3500 sqft. home on ½ acre

● Totally refurbished, new windows & roof

● 24 x 24 garage, RV parking

$479,000

‘Pacifica’ luxury townhouse Ocean views, 600 sqft. rooftop terrace 1740 sq. ft., 3 beds, 3 bath

168 – 6th Avenue W ● Elegant custom designed home ● 3 or 4 beds, 3 baths, open plan ● Walk to Qualicum Village or beach

$549,000 HST INCL.

3573 Shelby Lane

$549,000

3139 Dolphin Drive

#601-194 Beachside Drive

● 4100 sqft, gated Fairwinds estate

● Private walk-on waterfront cottage

● Beautiful oceanfront condo

● 4 beds, 4 baths, ocean views

● 800 sqft, 2 beds, full bath, open plan

● 1347 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths

● Media room, close to golf & marina

● Close to golf & marina

$798,800

Dramatic views, enjoy resort facilities

$629,000

$699,000

W NERICE P

1047 Eaglecrest Drive ● Amazing ocean views

1790 Errington Road Gated home on 4.95 acres of pastoral land ● 1575 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths, quality finishes ● Two shops, 220 amp in garage & large shop ●

● 2600 sqft, 3 beds, 3 baths ● Open concept, finest finishes

$939 ,000

#19 – 493 Pioneer Crescent ● Lovely 2 bedroom rancher ● Upgraded roof, hot water tank & more ● Walking trails, close to all amenities

$565,000

$264,900

SOLD 2950 Link Place

388 Burnham Road

#9-810 Chestnut Street

● Lovely Garry Oaks west coast home

● Spectacular 3680 sqft on .32 acres

● Lovely 1470 sqft. patio home

● 1,201 sqft, 3beds, 2 baths

● 6 beds, 4 baths, self contained suite

● Large lot with ocean & mtn. views

● Assumable mortgage at incredible rate

● Walk to Qualicum Beach village

$398,000

$749,000

2 beds, 2 baths, easy care living

$299,000

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SOLD 3525 Shetland Place ● ● ●

Custom built 4342 sqft. Camelot home Ocean, mountain & golf course views 4 beds, 4 baths, pool, hot tub

Above All - It’s About You!

$1,098,000

I offer a relaxed interview to ensure comfort in our partnership to sell your current home and/or purchase your future home

SOLD

Testimonials and referrals available

610 Eaglewood Court ● ● ●

2,110 sqft. ‘Cedar’ model, 2 beds, 2 baths Quality finishes throughout, high ceilings Hardwood & heated slate tile floors

$569,000

2899 Hemlock Road Newly decorated 2333 sqft. home

● 3 beds, 2 baths, heated sunroom

www.jilltuggle.com

LOTS

C (250) 927.2385 • P (250) 248.8371 TF 1.888.954.4433 • E jill@jilltuggle.com

The Affordable Dream 818 Bluffs Drive $239,000 (HST Extra)

FREE

● Private deck, beautiful gardens

$399,900

Oceanview Lot at the Bluffs 878 Bluffs Drive $269,000 NO HST Stunning Fairwinds Lot Lot 58 Fairwinds Drive $239,000

SOLD 2313 Widgeon Road ● Waterfront estate on 3.7 acres

Aerie Estates Lot 14 Rockland Place $199,900 NO HST

● Private beach access with 160’ of waterfront ● 2400 sqft, 4 beds, 3 baths

$648,000

SOLD 3451 Tyee Crescent ● Waterfront home, spectacular ocean views ● Great room with cathedral cedar ceilings ● Walk-out basement & recreation room

$699,000

$269,900 NO HST!

My ‘Privacy Pledge’ to you

Exclusive Nanoose Acreage 2655 Blokker Road $299,000

SOLD ●

ABOVE PIPERS LAGOON 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.

Complimentary market evaluation

M O N T H L Y

Searching for your dream home can be a time consuming experience. But working with a professional local Realtor can help make the process much more efficient. Finding the right Realtor doesn’t happen by accident. It takes some research on your part. After all, this is the person who is going to help you make one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, so take the time to make the best decision you can. The following questions will help you to decide if a particular Realtor is the right one for you:

Private Fairwinds Lot Lot 31 Rockhampton Road $169,000

Do they return your phone calls and emails?

Do they ask you questions to help determine what you want & need in a new home?

Prestigious Address 338 Burnham Road $379,000

Do they perform a financial analysis to help you determine how much house you can afford?

Do they explain things clearly & suggest financing methods?

Do they seem knowledgeable about the community?

Do you feel comfortable spending time with them?

Spectacular Waterfront Lot Lot A Ted’s Road $499,000 Oceanview Lot in Nanoose Lot 45 Dolphin Drive $169,900

If the answer to most of these questions is “Yes” - you’ve found a great Realtor. Look inside this issue of The Real Estate Weekly and start your search for a local Realtor today!

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Roland

coastrealty.com

Bechthold Office: Toll free: Fax: F Email: E

250-248-8371 1-888-954-4433 250-248-5841 rbechthold@coastrealty.com

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REDUCED

Fairwinds

• 5 acres allows for 2nd home • Classic 5 bdrm home; hot tub; private patio $ • Major renovations done

Parksville

Parksville

499,900

Character home zoned home-based business or use as suite, office, clubhouse, extra $ space for kids or studio?

French Creek • Lg 3108 sq.ft. custom home with options! • Main level large master w/4pce ensuite $ • Extended Family? Home-based business?

• Backs onto L. Qualicum River, 2.5 acre lot w/carriage home on top of triple car garage $ • Site cleared, R2 zoning

N. Qualicum

• 3 bdrm, 2 full baths, 55+ park • Low maintenance fenced yard, rural lifestyle min. from Parksville

Isl. Park Est.

• 3100 sq.ft. elegant & classic home • 3+ bdrms; fam rm; rec rm has perfect setup $ for home based business with own entrance

639,900

559,900

REDUCED

Qualicum Woods

OPEN HOUSE WEEKENDS 1pm - 3pm • Brand new rancher - 2 bedrooms, den and 2 baths • Beautiful, open concept • Absolutely perfect for daily living and quiet area • 2 car garage • Built on comfortable crawl space with heat pump • Fully landscaped

Parksville

Piece of heaven! Fenced 4.95 acre lot, 1500 sq.ft. rancher, totally remodelled solid home w/stone $ flooring & maple hardwood, lg cntry kitchen

479,900

NEW LISTING

424,900

527 ASPEN AVENUE

Call to View $399,900

2 Homes on 5 Acres

339,000

NEW LISTING

Parksville

Rare quality one level townhome close to all amenities, open floor plan, designer kitchen, $ spacious dining + living rm, huge master

334,900

•Modular on its own land, just a stroll away from Pinewood V the famous Englishman R. Falls Prov. Park $ • 2 bdrm, 2 bath, for new owners

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• A terrific place to call home • Ether have 5 bedrooms for the family or a legal suite for a mortgage helper • Finished and ready for quick possession • This residence makes for a great investment in a very sought after neighbourhood

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147,900

Brand New Maple Glen Family Home with Legal Suite

159,900

• 12 yr old dble wide, 1056 sq.ft., 3 bdrm, 2 baths • Large country kitchen, large deck $ • In one of the nicest 55+ parks

• Beautiful 5 acre parcel less than 5 minutes from downtown Parksville with 2 lovely homes • The main home is complemented with inground pool, hot tub, massive verandah, detached one bedroom pool house with exercise room, sauna, separate office and more • Consider this as a family estate or continue to rent out the classic log home and live in the main 890 ALLSBROOK ROAD

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PICK YOUR PLEASURE IN QUALICUM WOODS • Brand new rancher - 2 bedrooms, den and 2 baths • Beautiful, open concept area. • Absolutely perfect for daily living and entertaining 527 ASPEN AVENUE

$399,900

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• 2 car garage for vehicles or things that AREN’T vehicles • Built on comfortable crawl space with heat pump • Fully landscaped 531 ASPEN AVENUE

$389,900

French Creek Classic • • • • •

Very well kept 2 bed/2 bath rancher on crawl This home is perfect for retirees who need space Large 2 car garage with built-in workshop and laundry room Big, new sunroom, for year round use, just added On almost a ½ acre with tons of paved RV parking

1533 SUNRISE DRIVE

$347,000

Estate Property

Brand New Maple Glen Family Home

• Beautiful 5 acre parcel less than 5 minutes from downtown Parksville with 2 lovely homes • The main home is complemented with inground pool, hot tub, massive verandah, detached one bedroom pool house with exercise room, separate office and more • Consider this as a family estate or continue to rent out the classic log home and live in the main

Peace, Privacy and View

• A terrific place to call home • Either have 5 bedrooms for the family or a legal suite for a mortgage helper • Finished and ready for quick possession • This residence makes for a great investment in a very sought after neighbourhood 591 SANDLEWOOD DRIVE $419,000

• Beautifully finished 2500 sq.ft. 3 bed/3 bath rancher with bonus room • 6 ft crawl space, meticulously maintained interior, completely finished property • Thoughtful, balanced, well designed landscaping and a lovely valley view on 2.5 acres • Makes for a fabulous retirement or family home - all the heavy work is done! 865 RIVERS EDGE DRIVE $725,000

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Commercial Building and Land

890 ALLSBROOK ROAD

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Beautiful Qualicum Beach • Absolutely easy living in this 2 bed/2 bath home • Meticulously cared for inside and out • Covered parking and 2 storage sheds for all the ‘stuff’ • This park is fabulously located and best of all it’s a Co-Op - no pad rent #26-575 ARBUTUS STREET

Act Quickly $179,900

Shellybrook Mobile Home Park • • • • •

3 bedroom / 1 bathroom Living area has excellent floor plan One of Parksville’s prime locations Extremely well maintained home and park (Adult Oriented) Bonus! One small pet allowed

#7-450 STANFORD AVENUE

• 2 bedrooms / 2 level townhome - Neat and tidy! • Great Parksville location on newly upgraded road • Small pet allowed - Has tenant in place • Entire Cedar Lane Complex is being well maintained & managed • Excellent starter home #3-309 MOILLIET STREET

$169,900

Great Investment Opportunity • 40 acre parcel (27 acres in hay), fabulous shop with hay and implement storage • Studio and rented mobile, Craig Creek running through • Fantastic location/gorgeous property • Call for more detailed information

$109,000

1111 PARADISE PLACE

$1,395,000

• Absolutely fabulous Parksville location on corner of old Island Highway • 2,000 sq. ft., building provides for great flexibility-there’s also an additional storage building • The .44 acre lot is fenced and there is good parking on this terrific, well exposed property 253 FINHOLM STREET NORTH

$675,000

Qualicum Beach Affordable Condo!! • 2 beds/2 baths, 5 appliances • Nice condition • Can be rented (has tenant in place) • Small pet allowed • Terrific Qualicum Beach location #6 - 141 6th AVENUE

Make an Offer...$192,900

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One of Fairwinds’ Finest Custom Homes Just Listed Meticulously Maintained, Beautifully Landscaped, Private Lot with Ocean View Celestial windows, extensive use of skylights, high vaulted ceilings and French doors give this three bedroom and three bath home a wonderfully bright and airy atmosphere. This lovely home includes newer maple floors, gorgeous new granite countertops in the huge kitchen and a bonus room over the 3-car garage.

The oversized kitchen is a chef’s delight and the romantic 21’ x 13’ master suite features a double sided gas fireplace between the sitting area of the suite and the decadent soaker tub in the five piece bath. There is a glass walled shower and twin vanity sinks as well.

2382 Andover Drive, Fairwinds Offered at $875,000

Schooner Ridge Ocean View Treasure Sensational views of Schooner Cove Marina, the Strait of Georgia and the Coastal Mountains are framed by massive Ontario Red pine beams in this 3800 square foot timber frame home constructed in 2006 by renowned Pacific West Timber. You’ll be awestruck by the extensive use of natural materials throughout this very special and comfortable two bedroom/three bath home. The entire main level features vaulted ceilings throughout creating an ethereal atmosphere of openness and grandeur softened by the carefully selected rich red pine beams. Even the most discerning will be impressed with this professionally decorated home in Fairwind’s finest neighbourhood.

Sold 3451 Simmons Place, Fairwinds Offered at $1,579,000


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TOM DODDS 250-248-8371 Toll free 1-888-954-4433

#40A-200 CORFIELD STREET (SURFSIDE R.V. RESORT)

309-200 CORFIELD STREET (SURFSIDE R.V. RESORT)

• Great corner location close to G IN clubhouse and tennis courts, ST LI membership good til Dec. 2030 W • 1995 1 bed. 1 bath Citation NE Park Model with enclosed 10x24 ft. sunroom • New paint, light fix. and ready $ for you to enjoy now • Nicely landscaped lot with trees and even a sprinklingg system • This is a real deal priced at only $58,900. You have to sea this one!!!

WATERFRONT $

• Surfside Resort at its absolute best! 2007 40’ Woodland Park - Park Model • Fabulous W/F location, fabulous kitchen, fabulous sunroom • Membership good until Oct. 2095

#340D-200 CORFIELD STREET (SURFSIDE R.V. RESORT)

Membership until 2092

149,000

$

• 28’ fully enclosed sunroom, fully insulated for the utmost in comfort • 40’ - 2008 Breckenridge 1 bedroom Park model • Corian countertops, full speaker system, fireplace • This is really a super unit on a nicely landscaped w/f site at Surfside I

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• 40’ like new 2008 Breckenridge Park Model • Located across from estuary • 25’ enclosed sun porch

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#317-200 CORFIELD STREET (SURFSIDE R.V. RESORT) WOW! THIS IS THE VIEW FROM YOUR W/F SITE • Nicely updated 1994 Woodland Park park model with newer roof and laminate floors • Gorgeous w/f location in resort. Rent out for investment when not here • Enjoy all Surfside amenities until 2028 inc. clubhouse, pool, hot tub, tennis courts and more....

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1115 WELLINGTON DRIVE

#97B-200 CORFIELD STREET (SURFSIDE R.V. RESORT)

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224,900

Come & Sea with Tom!

58,900

WATERFRONT

Coast Realty Group Parksville

1120 CENTRE ROAD

• Family home on 1/2 acre lot 5 minutes from downtown Qualicum Beach • 5 bed 3 baths. 2970 sq. ft. on 2 levels with excellent ocean and mountain views • Upstairs 1618 sq. ft. 3 bed, 2 baths, great view from liv. rm. & dining room • Downstairs over 1100 sq. ft. 2 bed. 1 bath, rec. room, full kitchen, and separate laundry facilities • Perfect for in-laws or extended family situation • Offered at $449,000. Come and sea, it’s a winner! $

Offered at only

1119 COLDWATER ROAD PARKSVILLE

449,000

1089 ROBERTON BLVD MORNINGSTAR

• 1680 square foot • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Custom kitchen with granite

• Mocha maple hardwood • All new doors and windows • Chartwell subdivision

449,000

$

LOTS MORE TO BRAG ABOUT, BUT WE’D RATHER SURPRISE YOU. COME AND SEE!

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Qualicum Beach

752-3375

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1304 PINTAIL DRIVE, QUALICUM BEACH

Lorraine Petersen Peaceful and serene best describes the setting of this executive style 2931 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms plus bonus room home situated on 3.37 acres. Open floor plan, extensive use of hardwood flooring, 9 and 12 foot ceilings, spacious kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, kitchen nook, formal dining, well appointed living room, exquisite master suite, generous sized bonus room, 3-bay garage, RV parking and beautifully landscaped. Sitting on the edge of Parksville and only minutes from all amenities.

769,000

$

Spectacular views of Mount Arrowsmith and Morningstar Golf Course provide an ideal setting for this 3600 square foot custom built home. Featuring 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bright open floor plan, spacious kitchen with all the bells and whistles. Formal and casual dining, spacious family / rec room, 2 gas fireplaces, front / rear decks and ample parking. A perfect home for the growing family, the in-laws, home based business or even a B&B.

569,000

$

Exceptional Eaglecrest residence situated on a south facing, beautifully landscaped and fully fenced .46 acre lot within a short walk to sandy beaches, golf course and minutes to schools. Perfectly suited for a growing family or active retirees. This 2,460 square foot, 3 beds, 2½ baths, den plus office/craft room has been extensively renovated and redecorated making it ideal for entertaining or enjoying family life. Added bonus is an oversized garage, ample RV parking, room for a vegetable garden or swimming pool. Truly a pleasure to show and definitely not a drive by!

New Price

609,900

$

Call me, Lorraine Petersen at 250-954-9983 (cell) for more details.

250.248.8371 or 1.888.954.4433 lorrainepetersen@shaw.ca www.coastrealty.com

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PRIVATE ACREAGE WITH NEWER SHOP

650,000

500,000

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1634 BRUNT ROAD

1787 STEWART ROAD

• 0.35 acre lot situated on a pretty, sandy beach • Located on an attractive bay in a quiet neighbourhood on municipal water • One owner, main level entry home with basement for a total of 2212 sq ft • Newer windows and appliances, updated carpets and roof

• Build your dream home on this 5.58 acre lot • Oversized double garage • 243 ft drilled well produces 4gpm • Septic in place for shop and 3 bedroom home • 1681 sq ft fully insulated shop/garage (built in 2009) with 14’ door • Zoned RU5D / potential for 2 homes and strata division

Great Value!

MOUNTAIN VIEW RANCHER VILLA LILA CONDO IN THE IN QUALICUM WOODS HEART OF QUALICUM BEACH!

355,000

$

339,000

$

BRIGHT, TOP FLOOR UNIT AT 5TH AVENUE ESTATES

329,900

$

498 MAQUINNA PLACE

#302-193 2ND W AVENUE

#307-134 5TH E AVENUE

• 1609 sq ft crawl space rancher on quiet cul-de-sac • Lovely mountain views from south facing garden • Great floor plan. Sunroom off the family room • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces • Lots of improvements – new metal roof, new gutters, paint, trims, lino, etc • Walk to the beach, Town and Trails

• 1096 sq ft high-end condo on the top floor

• Elegant and sophisticated, updated apartment • 1167 sq ft - 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms • Newer appliances / elevator / storage room • Mountain views • Natural gas fireplace / secure underground parking • Short walk to town centre, library, walking trails

• 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 skylights • Secure underground parking / elevator • Adult oriented, non-smoking building – built in 2005 • One small pet allowed / extra storage room in suite


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OCEAN VIEW HOME • Family home on 1/2 acre lot 5 min. from DT Qualicum Beach • Upstairs 1618 sq. ft. 3 bed, 2 baths, great ocean view from living room. & dining room • Downstairs over 1100 sq. ft. 2 bed. 1 bath, rec. room, full kitchen, and separate laundry facilities • Perfect for in-laws or extended family situation

$449,000

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.

Tom Dodds $349,900

Jim/Margo Hoffman

445 FOURNEAU WAY

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.

NEW LISTING

251 CHESTNUT STREET • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1428 sq.ft. • Updated kitchen • Hardwood floors

$349,000

$750,000 call Anne Sperling

• 4 yr old, 3 bed/2 bath rancher on crawl. • 1530 sqft, Hardwood, Ceramic Tile floors. • Heat Pump, Hardi Plank, 35 yr fibreglass shingle. • Quiet cul-de-sac and 5 min. walk to beach.

Celia Myers

$439,000

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$499,800

#34 - 2130 ERRINGTON ROAD • Modular on its own land just a stroll away from famous Englishman River Falls • 2 bdrms, 2 bath. Ensuite has soaker tub & separate walk-in shower • Large kitchen/eating area & living room. Large covered deck • Cheaper than rent

$147,900

Dale Rumming

1357 GAMBIER PLACE (CRAIG BAY)

• 2500 sq.ft. 3 bed/3 bath rancher with bonus room • 6 foot crawl space, completely finished property • Thoughtful, balanced, well designed landscaping and a lovely valley view on 2.5 acres

$487,000

$739,000

FAIRWINDS EXECUTIVE VIEW HOME

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$319,000

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$379,000

John Milroy

$590,000

Chris Turko

#3-309 MOLLIET STREET

1612 BRUNT ROAD • • • •

4000 sqft. waterfront estate, ½ acre Exquisite architectural design 4 beds, 4 baths, 2 dens Private grounds, walk on beach

$1,599,000

NO HST! Pacifica, luxury downtown living in the heart of Nanaimo. Waterfront views to the mainland.

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3573 SHELBY LANE • 4100 sqft. gated Fairwinds estate • 4 beds, 4 baths, ocean views • Media room, close to golf & marina • Manicured lot with pond

$798,800

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• super 3 bedroom rancher on crawlspace • 2 full baths, fresh paint and flooring • large sunny lot, RV parking, near marina and golf

Glenn Karakochuk

One of the last large acreages, privately owned, in the area! Sitting on the best known water in the world. (Quadra Sands Aquifer) and located in North Qualicum, Deep Bay. Only ...

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This custom 3 bed and den rancher with bonus room and 3 baths will please the most discerning buyers. The light filled great room/dining room with high ceilings and ocean views has French doors to the patio. Beautiful kitchen with granite counters opens up to a sun room. There is a 3 car attached garage, property is fenced and gated.

Asking $875,000

865 RIVERS EDGE DRIVE

• Over 2700 sq.ft. of luxury • Granite, hardwood, crown moldings and more • Just steps to beach and clubhouse

Gary Neufeld

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• Waterfront mobile home • Spectacular views, pebble beach • 1247 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths • 10 minutes to Qualicum Village

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Glenn Karakochuk

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Popular Hermitage Park

• Double wide modular, totally remodelled • Private fenced yard, wired 8x10 insulated workshop & another shed • In 55+ park, walking distance to everything. Pets welcome

• 2 beds, 3 baths, den and family room • gorgeous wood floors, french doors, flooded with lights • sunny private yard, ocean views, walk to town

$99,900

Dale Rumming

$415,000

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#105 - 1391 PRICE ROAD • 3 bdrms, 2 full bathrooms rancher, open concept interior plan with 2 skylights, 1,237 sq.ft. • Partially covered deck to enjoy either sunshine or shade. Fully fenced backyard • 55+ only. Pets allowed

$159,900

Dale Rumming

819 MALLORY, PARKSVILLE

ABOVE PIPERS LAGOON

• Ocean side of the highway! Close to beaches, marina, pub, • Oceanside School, hockey arena, Wembley Mall • 3 bed 2 bath family room • 1900 sqft Rancher .21 acre. Private back yard • Lots of room for RV parking & a boat!

$319,800

Anne Sperling

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!

$269,900

Jill Tuggle

BRING THE FAMILY, THE HOBBIES, THE ANIMALS • Five acres of usable level land • Dead end road just 10 min. from Qualicum • Four bedrooms plus office • Separate workshop and older barn

#101 - 3555 OUTRIGGER RD • Schooner House oceanfront condo • 1451 sqft, 2 beds, den, 2 baths • Corner unit overlooks marina • Close to Fairwinds Golf Course

$399,000

Aaron/Louise/Ian

589 Gilbert Rd., Hilliers

$485,000

Betsy/Fran

#19-493 PIONEER CRESCENT • Lovely 2 bedroom rancher • Upgraded roof, hot water tank & more • Southern exposure, trails nearby • Walk to town & amenities

$264,900

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$449,000

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#18-1401 PRICE ROAD • Must see this fantastic 12-year old home… rent or own! • Double wide, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, well maintained 1,055 sq.ft. home • In most sought after 55+ Island Park Estates. Pets allowed

$129,900

Dale Rumming


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113 2nd Ave. W, Qualicum Beach | (250) 752-2466 | 1-800-668-3622 One Bedroom Condo in Downtown Qualicum Beach • Walk to town & the beach • Freshly painted with tiled kitchen, bathroom & entrance way • Large Master bedroom with sitting area • New appliances - all included • Outdoor patio to enjoy the fresh air

PRICED TO SELL Lot #1 - Marshland Road

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$225,000

Lot #4 Kurtis Cres, Nanaimo, BC

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479,900

A GARDENER’S DELIGHT!

508 Dogleg Close, Qualicum Beach

581 Nassau Crescent, Qualicum Beach

$359,900

“NO HST”

No HST

$179,900 Well cared for mobile home on its own .23 acre lot located in a quiet area just 8 minutes from Qualicum Beach Town Centre. This two bedroom, 2 bath home has been lovingly maintained and features large deck ideal for entertaining. Concrete countertops in large country kitchen and generous master suite with ensuite bath. Private south facing lot and No HST on the purchase price. 3894 Melrose Road, Qualicum Beach

$279,900 No HST payable on this lovely lot. Level cleared and ready to build your dream home on one of the most desirable lots in “The Bluffs”, Qualicum Beach’s premier neighbourhood. Situated directly across from unobstructed views of Georgia Strait, the Gulf Islands, and the mianland coastal mountains, you are just steps from the golf course, clubhouse & miles of sandy beach. This architecturally controlled neighbourhood, ensures the finest construction and design features. Enjoy the very best in Vancouver Island living and all Qualicum Beach has to offer with its quaint shops, restaurants and art galleries.

Located on a very quiet street in the heart of Oceanside in Eaglecrest. This 3 bedroom rancher is a rare find indeed. Lovingly maintained by the original owner, this 1800 sq. ft. rancher enjoys formal living and dining rooms, as well as a large family room/kitchen and eating nook combination opening onto private deck. Excellent floor plan and large double garage makes this immaculate home a winner.

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“GREAT VALUE”

389,900

This classic 3 bedroom rancher backs onto greenbelt so you enjoy total privacy in this beautifully landscaped garden oasis! Many fine features include new roof, hardwood floors, new windows, large garage and oak kitchen. Vaulted ceilings and functional floor plan together with excellent location on very quiet street in Eaglecrest.

Villa Rose 3795,L9E0FT0!

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This home is nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in “The Highlands” of Eaglecrest, Qualicum Beach’s premier Neighbourhood. This classic rancher enjoys a well designed floor plan with formal foyer, spacious living and dining rooms ideal for entertaining, as well as a cozy family room, kitchen and eating nook combination. Three skylights and large windows throughout keep it light and bright. The covered patio lets you enjoy the west facing backyard and the landscaping is lovely. Just a short walk takes y9ou to the golf course and clubhouse or to Qualicum’s sandy beach. New 60 gallon gas hot water tank & new dishwasher. No HST on purchase price.

924 Bluffs Drive, Qualicum Beach

1294 Oceanside Drive, Qualicum Beach

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Downtown Qualicum Beach Condos 222 2nd Avenue West

Outstanding development in the heart of the village of Qualicum Beach. All concrete construction with 20 deluxe residential condos from 1160 - 1518 sq. ft. Granite countertops, hardwood & tile flooring, custom designed kitchens, 9 ft. ceilings, extensive use of crown moulding & quality finishing throughout. Open concept floor plans are spacious & designed for easy living. An elevator will take you to your front door in an inner courtyard where residents can enjoy the communal gardens. Completely secure building with underground parking & shops at street level. Each home features individual heat pump for air conditioning in summer.

“GREAT VALUE”

$197,500 This is the ideal North Nanaimo home for young professionals, retirees & investors. The home has been updated & renovated with tile floors, quality carpet, light fixtures & designer colours throughout. A bedroom & bathroom on either side of the common living areas ensures personal privacy. The fully functional kitchen with ample cupboard and counter space adjacent to the dining area makes meal preparation & presentation a joy. BBQ on your own large balcony overlooking fantastic Pioneer Park offering football & rugby fields, ball diamonds, tennis courts & tree lined walking trails. The large in suite laundry is ideal for extra storage. This home includes a separate 4th floor storage locker & a 1st floor common room. The strata is well run, well funded & self managed. The exterior entrances are secured & monitored. Visitor & residential parking are ample, convenient & lighted

#408-6715 Dover Road, North Nanaimo


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2010 SALES - Many thanks to all our clients for their continued loyalty! For 17 years, I have assisted both sellers and buyers with 750 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS since 1994. Earning a reputation of high performance and a leader in my field, I am dedicated and committed to assist you with all your real estate needs. With my knowledge, extensive business background and excellent service ethics, I will provide you the best service you deserve. When you are thinking about moving to or from the Oceanside area, contact Lois Grant Real Estate Residential Marketing Services for Buyers and Sellers

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#107 – 130 Sunningdale Road Qualicum Beach

512 Birch Avenue Qualicum Beach

834 Yambury Road Qualicum Beach

1343 Saturna Drive Parksville

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226 4th W Avenue Qualicum Beach

#15 – 500 Creekside At Corfield Parksville

1404 Madeira Avenue Parksville

#6 – 500 Creekside At Corfield Parksville

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3870 Creekside Drive Bowser

#9 – 885 Berwick S Road Qualicum Beach

588 Tournament Tour Qualicum Beach

#103 – 292 Crescent E Road Qualicum Beach

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#133 – 240 Stanford E Avenue Parksville

#1 – 180 2nd W Avenue Qualicum Beach

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#8 – 500 Creekside At Corfield Parksville

863 Edgeware Avenue Parksville

1295 Boultbee Drive French Creek

157 Cooper Place Parksville

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#3 – 341 Blower Road Parksville

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#105 – 292 Crescent E Road Qualicum Beach

Lot 8 Ballenas Road Nanoose

Lot 3 Wall Beach Road Nanoose

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961 Rockland Place French Creek

279 Crabapple Crescent Parksville

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Lot 32 Despard Avenue Parksville

#104 – 292 Crescent E Road Qualicum Beach

1062 Emerald City Way French Creek

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Lots 25 & 26 Despard Avenue Parksville

54 Magnolia Drive Parksville

#10 – 500 Creekside At Corfield Parksville

#30 – 885 Berwick S Road Qualicum Beach

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5015 Seaview Drive, Bowser Magnificent Ocean Views

3936 Creekside Drive, Bowser

175 Sunshine Place, Bowser $511,000

• Westcoast designed rancher w/vaulted ceiling • Terrific views, 1,792 sq.ft. plus bsmt. • Lot 88’x134’, private and serene • Very well cared for home in excellent condition • Professionally landscaped with gazebo • New flooring – New stainless appliances

Deluxe 2 storey on ½ acre

$499,000

• Another quality 2 yr.old home by Beachwood Homes • Incredible kitchen, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers • 3,100 sq.ft. 4 bdrms plus den, 4 baths • Includes all new appliances, swimming pool • Detached garage with wired shop, fully fenced • Ponds, gardens, sprinklers, RV parking

New Rancher on 1/2 Acre

$399,900

• Executive home with private backyard • 1,657 sq.ft., 3 bdrms, 2 full baths, RV parking • Kitchen w/island, 9’ ceilings, heat pump • Located at NILE LANDING, backing onto Nile Creek • Expected completion Feb/2011, NOW TO LOCK-UP

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393 Wembley Road, Parksville New Rancher – 1800 sq.ft.

54 Magnolia Drive, Parksville

#2-500 Creekside At Corfield, Parksville $377,900

Brand New Patio Home

$369,900

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Immaculate Rancher - Southfacing • Immaculate well cared for home • 2 bdrms, 2 full baths, loads of RV parking • Bright kitchen overlooking south backyard • Dining & living areas enjoy a gas fireplace • Fully fenced, beautiful backyard, garden shed • Close proximity to all of Parksville’s amenities

$326,900

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Bayview Gardens, Parksville

Newer Townhome $294,900 No HST • 3 bedrooms 2 ½ baths & spacious loft • Master bedroom on main floor, quiet location • Designer kitchens, fireplace, fully fenced backyard • Includes all appliances & blinds • 2, 5, 10 year warranty, close to all amenities

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C – 249 Corfield S Street, Parkville Spacious Townhome

8 new condos remaining, walk to downtown 2 bdrms, 2 full baths plus den, includes appliances New kitchens with granite tops, Ocean, mountain & garden views Secured underground parking, lockers PRICES STARTING AT $269,900 (NO HST)

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292 Moilliet Street, Parksville Rancher Walk to Town

182 Island E. Hwy, Parksville $269,900

• 3 bedroom rancher on crawl • Large lot – 100’ x 121’, gardens & fruit trees • Potential additional accommodation • Updated with newer roof and windows • RV parking, close to shopping and beaches

Business For Sale

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$125,000

• Well established sports store • Superior Island Hwy. location • 3,000 sq.ft. location, turn key operation w/staff • Excellent opportunity for this growing business

#21-1104 Herring Gull Way, Parksville Own Your Own Storage

#108-309 Morrison Ave, Parksville

FOR A FREE MARKET EVALUATION

347 Rheumer Crescent, Parksville $40,000

Perfect Retirement Rancher

20 x 14.4 heated storage facility Excellent investment for rental Ideal for boat, general storage, workshop Well located in warehouse area in Parksville

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Affordable Condo Living $174,900 • Spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bath & cozy fireplace • New flooring throughout, updated kitchen • Freshly painted, new stainless steel appliances • Entertainment size deck extends out to backyard • Immaculate condition, secured underground parking • Corner unit, secured entry, small pet welcome

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474 BALSAM STREET

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$599,900 • 3 bedrms, kitchen w/bay window & built in eating nook • Lower level has bright suite w/full kitchen • 27’ x 9’ covered deck, 360 sq. ft. detached workshop • RV parking, landscaped lot with fruit trees & fenced garden area

551 CRESCENT W. ROAD

821 BRISTOL PLACE

$484,900 • 3 bedrm,2 bath Windward built rancher on cul-de-sac • Open kitchen, granite counter tops & an large island • Formal dining rm,office or family rm adjacent to great rm • Secure RV/Boat parking on a newly paved driveway • Exposed aggregate,patio & pergola for easy outdoor living

1064 CANTEBURY PLACE

474,500 • Two yr. old 1768 sq. ft. Windward home • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, granite counters • Living rm w/gas fireplace, skylights & vaulted ceiling • Covered patio, S. facing back yard, garage w/attic storage

807 TRIBUNE PLACE

$469,900

137 NOONDAY ROAD

$439,000 • 2068 sqft, modular home, custom designed on 3.28 acres • 3 bedrms, 2 full bathrms w/luxurious ensuite • 50’ x 20’ workshop, sunroom, carport, greenhouse, storage shed • Zoned for 2 homes & has subdivision potential $409,000

• Windward rancher in Chartwell, 3 bedrms & 2 full baths • Large bright family rm w/gas fireplace & skylight, formal dining area • New counter top, skylight in entry, outdoor lights & fresh paint, • Back yard is fenced, landscaped, covered patio, storage shed & pond 738 COMPTON

$414,900 • 1,750 sq. ft rancher on crawl located in Chartwell

586 YAMBURY ROAD

• Open floor plan, bright kitchen, dining area, living rm w/gas fireplace

• 3 spacious bdrms & two full baths, many updates done • Oak kitchen, living rm w/bay window & electric fireplace • Separate formal dining room, family room with cozy gas fireplace 583 NEDEN WAY

$379,990

• 2 bedrms, 2 baths, tile entry, thermal windows • New: roof, outside paint, leaf guard gutters, S/S sink in kitchen • Landscaped lot, private patio,driveway for four cars 169 VILLAGE WAY

$354,500 • 2 bedroom/2 bath, 1459 sq.ft • Kitchen, living, dining, bonus family/sitting & eating bar • Master suite overlooks back garden • Fully fenced back yard, low fees in this bare land strata

3132 DOLPHIN

$314,900

• Kitchen with 4 skylights & breakfast bar • Large back deck, double garage • Fenced backyard, workshop, garden area LOT 375 SOUTH LAKE ROAD

107-312 VILLAGE WAY

$259,900 • 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2005 Winfield Saturna dble wide mobile • 1700 sqft w/vaulted ceiling in the living room • Fully fenced on 0.29 acre, in quiet area • RV parking, large workshop and sheds $214,900

• Panoramic view overlooking the lake • 11000 sq. ft. gentle sloping lot, 62 ft. of lake frontage • Sleeps 5 people comfortably, separate RV hookup 235 BAGSHAW STREET

1363 MEMORIAL ROAD

• No age restrictions, pets & rentals allowed 3852 MELROSE ROAD

$179,900

• 2 bedrms & den, new roof & all new vinyl windows

• Double wide, 960 sq. ft. home on it’s own .23 lot

• Tile in entry & kitchen, laminate in living room

• 3 bedrooms, features large bright kitchen

• Water filter system with UV light

• Workshop in back, shed, private back deck

• 17’x20’ deck, fruit trees & flowering plants

• Lots of sitting areas to enjoy your fenced back yard $155,000

LOT 10 BLUE SKY

$62,000 • Mobile in quiet park located on the Englishman River • New: vinyl skirting, laminate flooring, kitchen, bathrm w/soaker tub & separate shower • Newer hot water tank & newer oil tank. Kids & pets friendly Park • Park features a pool and children’s play area

$119,000

• Choice lot on 0.61 of an acre • Water & septic to lot • Sewage treatment plant & community water • Building scheme in place, close to marina

• 2 bdrm mobile on own land, 10 minutes to town • 896 sq ft, all rooms are spacious • Private .23 acre lot, deck, garden shed • Low maint. vinyl siding, newer roof & flooring 216-380 MARTINDALE ROAD

$205,000

• 3 bed, 1 bath, 1350 sq. ft on .24 of an acre • New flooring, large deck in private back yard • Front deck is a shady area to enjoy in summer • Close to Park and Farmers Market

• Sunny south facing patio facing the back

3895 MELROSE ROAD

$245,000 • 2 bedrm & 2 full bathrm, 1237 sq. ft. condo in OceanParkGardens • Kitchen w/lots of cupboards, eating nook, dining area, large living rm • Gas fireplace, custom window coverings, in suite laundry, storage, spacious patio • Professionally managed, underground parking,guest parking, car wash and workshop

• Ideal corner lower level unit

$189,900

$275,000 • 1190 sqft rancher on crawl space, 2 bedrms • New: roof, windows,paint inside, garage door • Newer: fridge, stove, washer/dryer & flooring • Covered patio, fenced backyard,fruit trees,garden shed, green house

201-354 MORISON

• 969 sq. ft. 2 bed/1 bath condo close to Qualicum

1360 ERRINGTON ROAD

$339,000

• 2 bed, 540 sq. ft., furnished home on Horne Lake

• Quaint panabode on a quiet private treed lot • 1300 sq. ft. home has an open concept, post & beam construction, • Vaulted ceilings, cozy fireplace in the living room, 3 bdrms • Two large decks overlooking mature vegetation • Across the road from a park with walk-on beach 3559 HARRIS CRESCENT

$359,000

• 2,124 sq. ft. split level home

• 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 1294 LEEWARD WAY

$489,000

• Private ocean view home • 22’x20’ deck to enjoy the sunsets • Double garage w/heated bedroom/workshop • On a large, private, artfully landscaped lot

208-380 MARTINDALE ROAD

$44,900

• 784 sqft mobile home in quiet park in Parksville. • 2 bedrms, open living rm w/large window • New: laminate,electric furnace and some windows • Covered deck, storage room & small garden area

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$799,000 1880 KLEIN RIDGE ROAD

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Private 10.37 acres with 1000 sq ft home Spanning 180 degree ocean & mountain views Double garage, property allows 2 homes Concrete retaining walls, priced to sell quickly

$329,900

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$619,900 455 WARDER CRES.

• Rural estate property on 2.68 acre • Quality built & finely finished 2529 sq. ft. home • 3 bdrm 3 bath, huge upstairs family room • Large garage, landscaped, private & close to town

262 FERN E. ROAD

$399,000

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Rancher on .46 acre in Qualicum North 1600 sq.ft. 2 bdrm 2 bath on crawl Mountain views, private treed yard Small studio and rear lane access

$799,000 1150 WEDGEWOOD CLOSE $439,900 N PR EW IC E

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• Ocean view Eaglecrest 4000 sq.ft. home on .48 acre • Landscaped yard with 2nd access from Mallard Rd. • 6 bdrm, 4 bath with self contained suite on main floor • Potentially zoned for 2 homes, great investment property

1905 MATTERSON ROAD Charming country style Qualicum Woods split level home has been well kept, is clean and ready to move in to. Central location, affordable with 3 bedrooms, family room with woodstove, new fridge and stove. Covered porch extends around a good portion of main level with doors off family room. Golf course nearby and mountain view.

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1383 PINTAIL DRIVE

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• LOCATION LOCATION Village centre Qualicum Beach • 2200 sqft. 4 bdrm, 2 bath home on 2.7 acres • 2 shops, fully serviced RV storage & parking • Separate suite, excellent holding property.

• Private & attractive Eaglecrest home • 2300 sqft. 3 bedrm / 2 bath • New great room, 16’ high open beamed ceiling • Fully fenced private yard & garden, a must see.

LOT 47 THOMPSON CLARKE $153,900

#38-1059 TANGLEWOOD

$385,000

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Qualicum Landing BRAND NEW, 1500 sq. ft. - NO HST! 15-5251 Island W Hwy $499,000

Gardens in Qualicum 2 bdrm unit available immediately 427-650 Berwick N Rd $329,900

Lasqueti waterfront! Cozy cabin on 1.14 acre waterfront Lot 28, Spring Bay Rd $395,000

Level southern exposed, .52 acre lot Water & hydro to lot line & perk tested Easy access to highway, mobile allowed Short walk to Beach & Marina.

#29-575 ARBUTUS ST.

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$159,000

• 1420 sq.ft. 3 bdrm/3 bath & den combo • Bright open kitchen, lots of storage, granite counters • All season retreat for personal use or vacation rental • Facing the world-renowned Rathtrevor Park & Beach.

5969 PRIMROSE DRIVE

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Elegant country rancher 1650 sq. ft. home on 2.44 acre lot 1780 Ashling Road $456,000

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2 bedroom in Millstream Haven Park Bright and open kitchen Workshop area and lots of storage No pad rental and close to everything.

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$310,500

Patio home - central Nanaimo Adult orientated, pets allowed on approval 2 bedroom/2 bath 1260 sq. ft. Well maintained, private back yard.


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Congratulations

Deep Bay / Bowser

6360 Island W Highway

“BRING OFFERS” $319,000 Incredible! This 1700 sq. ft. crawl space rancher on ½ acre lot. Easy walk to beach. Reduced from $359,900 has got to be a great deal. Call Ken for details.

Cindy Riera RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Recipient The partners in RE/MAX Anchor Realty are pleased to announce that Cindy Riera recently received the RE/MAX International Lifetime Achievement Award. Cindy, who has been a Realtor with RE/MAX Anchor for the past nineteen years, has consistently provided the highest level of service to her clients in the Parksville and Qualicum Beach areas. Her colleagues recognize her professional and efficient approach in conducting real estate transactions. Cindy can be reached at the RE/MAX Anchor Realty offices at 113 West 2nd Ave in Qualicum Beach, 250-752-2466.

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Qualicum Beach

#13-177 W. 2nd Avenue

Qualicum Condo $319,000

Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sky lights, large sunny deck, elevator and secure underground parking. Located on 2nd Ave Town Centre. Quiet building priced to sell.

Call Ken for details.

Dream Home Location Lot 19 Ballenas Road

Madrona Heights Special! $229,000

Beautiful ½ acre building lot with some mountain views. Quiet Nanoose setting, blocks from beach access. Area of newer homes.

One acre building lot with potential to subdivide. Property backs onto farmland. Area of new homes. This is a special location.

Anchor Realty

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113 West Second Avenue, ktsalmond@shaw.ca Qualicum Beach

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$1,095,000

• Gorgeous 5.11 acre property includes 2 dwellings. • -Main house is 2 levels & over 3500 sq.ft. & provides lots of space. • -The 2nd dwelling is very comfortable at 1315 sq.ft. rancher. • -Detached workshop with 2 levels is very spacious - great for the hobbiest. • -This property is very private and within walking distance to town.

Great Value For 2 Families!! 797 Garden E. Road, Qualicum Beach JUST A REAL GEM!!

$335,000

• Very well maintained 2 bedroom rancher on a 6½’ crawl. • This home has been freshly painted with new laminate flooring throughout. • The crawl space has been finished which is an added bonus for extra space. • Includes RV parking and is within walking distance to Wembley Mall.

Not Your Average Rancher 891 Esslinger Road, Parksville

A WONDERFUL PLACE TO CALL HOME

$574,000

THIS IS A MUST SEE!!

• Very private unique home in Eaglecrest backing onto greenbelt. • Includes a 16 ft high, open beamed great room and 3 bdrms 2 baths. • Beautiful parklike mature garden with fish pond and new decks. • Located just minutes to the beach and golf course.

• West Coast Contemporary 3 bedrooms plus den on a crawl. • Main floor offers cozy den, grand living room with gas fireplace and vaulted ceilings. • Dining area and kitchen combination with lots of cabinets. • Upper floor has 3 spacious bdrms, open loft area with incredible ocean & mtn views. • All within walking distance to the Qualicum Beach with all the amenities.

Breathtaking Ocean & Mountain Views 559 Crescent W. Road, Qualicum Beach

GREAT BUY!

$279,900

• Unobstructed ocean view 2 bedroom condo. • Walking distance to all of the amenities; both bedrooms are spacious. • Sit back and enjoy the incredible sunsets in the summer. • Single garage and very spacious storage room.

Full of Character & Charm! 1150 Wedgewood Close, Qualicum Beach

VERY AFFORDABLE HOME

$201,999

• Well maintained 2 bedroom mobile on its own land. • With a concrete foundation making it very secure. • Great open floor plan with spacious living room. • NO PAD FEES and within walking distance to all amenities.

Affordable Ocean View Condo #5-2734 Island Hwy W, Qualicum Beach

$439,900

PRIVATE YARD!! 941 Riley Road, Parksville

UPDATED TOWNHOUSE

$199,900

• Super location 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse, 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.

Great value for the price! #11-495 1st Avenue W, Qualicum Beach

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250-752-2466 333 Allsbrook Rd., Parksville

405 1st Ave, Qualicum Beach

#8-172 2nd Ave, Qualicum Beach

$679,000

$449,000

$179,000

$374,000

• 1 bdrm condo in the town centre of Qualicum Beach. • New paint, new carpets and is bright and clean.

• 2 bdrms, 1 bath cottage with 245 sqft covered deck • 74 ft of lakefront and sandy beach

908 Claymore Road, Qualicum Beach

• Five acres – five minutes to Parksville! • 2nd dwelling on full foundation & separate septic system

• 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1650sq.ft rancher. • One of Qualicums most private settings.

Lot 155 Bay Road, Horne Lake

701-194 Beachside Dr, Parksville

3490 Cambridge Road, Nanoose

6125 Carlton Road, Nanaimo

$849,000

$577,500

$397,000

• 7th floor premier suite in The Residences at the Beach Club. • 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1347sq.ft of luxury living.

• 2,935 sq.ft, 5 Bedrooms, 3 bath family home. • Plenty of room for family, friends & the in-laws.

5488 Deep Bay Dr, Bowser

Lot A Dickinson Way, Parksville

383 Dorset Road, Qualicum Beach

$695,000

$225,000

$369,500

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• Beautiful 4 bdrm, 4 bath home walking distance to town centre. • Large bonus room upstairs has full bathroom plus kitchenette.

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

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• 2379 sq.ft Elm in Eaglewood. • Offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

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• Level 1/2 acre lot with 2 homes. • Short walk to beach access.

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Approximately 1300 feet boarding on the new Island Highway. Forest Coach Tours Ltd includes 9.35 acres, 1962 sq. ft. industrial shop with 3 phase power and out buildings.

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Understanding Real Estate Terminology If you’re thinking of buying a home for the very first time, the process may seem a little confusing -- even intimidating. You’ll find yourself immersed in what may seem like a whole new language as you hear terms like “encroachments,” blended mortgage payments,” “buy-downs” and “debt service ratios.” To help you better understand the language of real estate, the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board has compiled a glossary of some of the most common real estate terms which you’re likely to encounter. When reading it over, keep in mind that the list is by no means exhaustive. Still, it’s a general list which will give you a basic understanding. Adjustment Date: The day from which all calculations of interest, tax adjustments, utility bill adjustments (if applicable) are made to the credit of either the buyer or the sellers. This is usually (not always) the same as the possession date. Amortization: The number of years it takes to repay the entire amount of the mortgage. Appraised Value: An estimate of a property’s market value, used by lenders in determining the amount of the mortgage. Assessed Value: The value of a property, set by the BC Assessment Authority, for the purposes of calculating property tax. Buy-down: When the seller reduces the interest rate on a mortgage by paying the difference between the reduced rate and market rate directly to the lender or to the buyer. Closing: The real estate transaction’s completion, when the parties involved agree that all legal and financial obligations have been met and the deed to the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer. Condominium Common Property: The portions of a condominium development owned in common (shared) by the unit owners e.g.: pool, exercise room, lobby, etc. A strata fee is charged to every unit owner for the use of the common property. Condominium Ownership: Shared ownership in a strata-titled property. Owners have title (ownership) to individual units and a proportionate share in the common property. Conventional Mortgage: A first mortgage issued for up to 75 per cent of the property’s appraised value or purchase price -- whichever is lower. Conveyance: The term used to describe the process of transferring the seller’s title to the buyer and indicates all the necessary steps to complete the transfer. A conveyancer is a lawyer or Notary Public responsible for the conveyance process. Counter-offer: An offer made by the seller back to the buyer altering one or several terms and/or conditions of the offer as originally written. Gross Debt Service (GDS) Ratio: This is the amount that a lender will permit a borrower to use from his/her gross income in order to qualify for a loan for housing costs, including mortgage payment and taxes (and condominium fees, when applicable). Total Debt Service (TDS) Ratio is the maximum percentage of a borrower’s income that a lender will consider for all debt repayment (other loans and credit cards, etc.), including a mortgage.

Mortgage: A contract between a borrower and a lender. The borrower pledges a property as security to guarantee repayment of the mortgage debt. Mortgage Insurance: Government-backed or private-backed insurance protecting the lender against the borrower’s default on high-ratio (and other types of) mortgages. Mortgage Life Insurance: Insurance that pays off the mortgage debt, should the insured borrower die. Mortgage Penalty: Is a fee paid by the borrower to the lender in exchange for being permitted to break a contract (a mortgage agreement); usually three months’ interest, but it can be higher or it can be the equivalent of the loss of interest to the lender. Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®): A current and comprehensive listing system for relaying property information to VIREB’s REALTORS. This service offers the widest exposure to properties listed for sale and includes total exposure on the Internet (mls. ca). Principal: The mortgage amount initially borrowed or the portion still owing on the mortgage. Interest is calculated on the principal amount. Property Condition Disclosure Statement: This form enables sellers to disclose known defects. If the seller decides not to complete the form and does not disclose known defects, he or she is still held liable. The form also serves as a checklist for buyers enabling them to address concerns about the property’s condition on the spot. The form was developed by the British Columbia Real Estate Association. Property Taxes: This levy is affected by location and is determined by local property tax assessment practice. Tax assessments are conducted by local governments. They are paid on an annual basis. Property Transfer Tax: Payment to the provincial government for transferring property from the seller to the buyer. However, first-time buyers are exempt under certain circumstances. REALTORS: Real estate professionals who are members of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and the British Columbia and Canadian Real Estate Associations. Only these professionals can call themselves REALTORS. Rights of Way: Are indicated on title at the Land Title Office; often for use of utilities or city or municipality on order to make repairs to pipes, etc.; no permanent structure may be built on a right of way. Statements of Adjustments: Closing statements in a real estate transaction which set out the sources of funds which make up the purchase price, adjustments to and from the purchase price, the final amount required from the buyer and the amount due to the seller. Lawyers will prepare a statement for the seller and the buyer. State of Title Certificate: A copy of the title which lists charges against the property e.g.: liens, mortgages, rights of way, etc. “Subject-To” Clause: A statement of a condition to be fulfilled before the contract will become firm and binding; must include a specific deadline for removal.

Deed: A legal document that conveys (transfers) ownership of a property to a buyer. Title: The legal evidence of ownership in a property. Easement: A legal right to use or cross (right-of-way) another person’s land for limited purposes. A common example is a utility company’s right to run wires or lay pipe across a property. Encroachment: An intrusion onto an adjoining property. Common examples are a neighbour’s fence, storage shed or overhanging roof line that partially (or even fully) intrudes onto your property. Equity: The difference between the price for which a property can be sold and the mortgage(s) on the property. Equity is the owner’s stake in the property. Foreclosure: A legal process by which the lender takes possession and ownership of a property when the borrower doesn’t meet the mortgage obligations. High-Ratio Mortgage: Is a mortgage that exceeds 75% of the loan-to-value ratio; must be insured by either the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) or a private insurer to protect the lender against default by the borrower who has less equity invested in the property. Lien: Any legal claim against a property, filed to ensure payment of a debt.

Title Search: A detailed examination of the ownership documents to ensure there are no liens or other encumbrances on the property, and no questions regarding the seller’s ownership claim. Utility Taxes: Examples may include water, sewer and garbage (may include recycling levies). Variable Rate Mortgage: A mortgage for which payments are fixed, but whose interest rate changes in relationship to fluctuating market interest rates. If mortgage rates go up, a larger portion of the payment goes to interest. If rates go down, a larger portion of the payment is applied to the principal. Seller Take-Back Mortgage: When sellers use their equity in a property to provide some or all of the mortgage financing in order to sell the property.customers. So, if you see a ‘For Sale’ sign on a house in which you’re interested, simply ask the REALTOR® you’re working with to arrange an appointment to view the home. This service is, in fact, what the Multiple Listing Service® system is all about -- REALTORS cooperating with REALTORS to bring buyers and sellers together to achieve their mutual goals.

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) represents over 900 REALTORS and administers of the Multiple Listing Service® system north of the Malahat to the northern-most reaches of the Island. This article was provided on behalf of VIREB REALTORS for the information and benefit of consumers. For more information, visit the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s website at www.vireb.com or call 250-390-4212.


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Buying a Home: What Can You Afford?

Gillian Falk Mortgage Expert

Few people can buy a home for cash. Most of us have a difficult enough time saving the If you’re thinking about buying a home, a question that will undoubtedly weigh heavily on your mind is: “How much can I afford?” 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. Basically, there are two types of costs involved in buying a home: The amount of money you’ll need for the initial purchase -- consisting of the down payment plus additional costs such as legal fees, inspection fees and taxes; and

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The ongoing costs of paying back your mortgage, along with monthly operating costs for utilities, maintenance, insurance and annual property taxes. Lenders use several factors in judging your ability to handle a mortgage, including your income, employment record and credit worthiness. However, one way you can estimate the price range you can afford is to look at the amount of money you have available for a down payment. 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.

MULTIPLY BY FOUR 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

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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. 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.

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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.)

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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.

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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. You may readjust your spending habits in other areas for a while. However, if you’re comfortable with this test run, then it’s time to start looking for your new home. T h i s a r t i c l e w a s p r o v i d e d b y t h e Va n c o u v e r I s l a n d R e a l E s t a t e B o a r d f o r t h e i n f o r m a t i o n a n d b e n e f i t o f c o n s u m e r s .

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