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Friday, February 4, 2011 • The News

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

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B2 • THE NEWS, Friday, February 4, 2011

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“SAVE MONEY SELLING YOUR HOME”

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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:

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• Think beyond the mortgage payment. You’ll need to afford real estate property taxes, home insurance, home repairs and maintenance. • “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. • 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. • 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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• 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. • Know your mortgage. Your loan type may determine if the loan has payment flexibility or other alternatives.

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B4 • THE NEWS, Friday, February 4, 2011

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New Certified Built Green for $429,900 FREE W E E K 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.

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1756 Country Road • 1500 Sq. Ft. Rancher • 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Mountain Views • Jetted tub in ensuite & walk in closet in master bedroom • Low maintenance professionally landscaped yard MLS # 307856

329,900

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956 St. Andrews Lane • 1843 Sq. Ft. • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Appliances included

MLS # 299597

394,900

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1702 Country Road • 2214 sq.ft., 0.46 acre • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances • Glass enclosed sunroom

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374,900

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1704 Karen’s Court • 1385 sq.ft. rancher, 0.48 acre • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Detached 1000 sq.ft. • MANY upgrades

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1545 Pady Place • 745 sq. ft. on .25 acre riverfront • New Home Warranty, 2 bdrms, 1 bthrm • Builders Standard appliances • Patio wired for hot tub MLS# 282379

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219,900

1840 Martini Way

• 1518 sq. ft. deluxe rancher, 0.20 acre • 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms plus den • Sweeping mountain views • Detached garage • Hot tub & low maintenance yard • Four years old MLS # 308237

379,000

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61 Centennial Road Nanaimo • 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 732 sq. ft. • Private Front Yard • Ready to move in! • Ocean & Mountain Views MLS# 306320

229,900

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1830 Abbey Road • .66 acre • Riverfront • Cleared building site

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B6 • THE NEWS, Friday, February 4, 2011

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Helping you is what we do.

Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

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#3 Pine Estates, Errington

• Approx 2,000 sq. ft. at $8.00/sq. ft. incl triple net • 20’ ceiling, over height door, lunch room • New building, secure complex, close to highways

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.

2006 mobile with addition, recent upgrades, quick possession, super clean, addition, garden shed.

Call Todd Starkey

Call Frank & Tricia Fletcher

Call Kevin Kittmer

1485 Huntley Road, Parkville

1010 Sherme Road, Coombs

• Space is available now at the Arbutus Industrial Park • Well located with easy access to the inland Island Highway • Bays from 681 sq.ft. to 4686 sq.ft. some with highway exposure

Dave Ney

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1846 Martini Way, Qualicum North www.CindyR.com to view PICTURES

• 924 sq ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom mobile in lovely park • Vaulted ceilings, large covered patio, fenced back yard • 15 x 11 shop and 6 x 10 greenhouse • Pad fee is only $260 mo. • Located just 5 min walk to the ocean

• Fabulous Mountain Views on this .22 of an Acre Lot • Lot comes with access to your own 12x24 covered storage unit • Trails to Little Qualicum River Falls Park & within Village • Short distance to both Spider and Horne Lake

Call Marianne Keilty

Call Cindy Roberts

$78,100

306-130 Sunningdale Rd E, Qualicum Beach

$86,900

1140 Industrial Way, Parksville

• Walk to village shops, parks, golf course and beach • 3rd floor, south facing 2 bdrm 1 bath apartment • Newer broadloom, paint, good sized rooms & balcony • Adult oriented, some pets & rentals permitted • New roof, well managed/maintained, reasonable strata fees

• 0.55 acre, 122’ frontage • Many permitted uses: commercial, professional, industrial, retail, pub • All municipal services & utilities at lot line

Call David Lavalley

Call David Lavalley

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$59,500

$73,900

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2395 McDivitt Drive, Nanoose Bay www.CindyR.com to view Pictures

64-1247 Arbutus Road, Parksville BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED MOBILE-ADULT 55+! • New kitchen with recessed lighting; updated bathroom • Laminate flooring; new carpeting; drywall; pitched roof • Lovely private fenced backyard with new deck • See www.PatriciaKorbin.com for info and photos

Call Patricia Korbin

• 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

$99,900

Call Cindy Roberts

$184,900

#2-141 6th Ave East, Qualicum Beach

#206-312 Village Way, Qualicum Beach

• Affordable 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in downtown Qualicum Beach • Bright corner unit with 2 sliding doors leading to ground level patios • Great location – walk to everything separate storage locker

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

Dave Ney

Offered at $194,000

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$199,000

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650 Berwick Road, Qualicum Beach

Lakefront Lots on Horne Lake Lot 13 Morningstar Drive, French Creek

• 1 Bedroom plus den in “The Gardens” • Spacious kitchen with lots of cupboard and counter space • Overlooks the tennis court & distant views of the ocean • Fabulous retirement living with access to many activities & entertainment

• Backs onto famous Morningstar Golf Course • Fabulous end of cul-de-sac location • Underground services

Call Ann McVey

Call Patricia Korbin

$258,900

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See www.PatriciaKorbin.com for info and photos

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1890 Wallace Wood Way, Qualicum www.CindyR.com to view PICTURES • 10.77 ACRES of forest w/panoramic Ocean & Coastal Mountain views! • Several private building sites are available, bonus of two homes allowed • Walking distance to Little Qualicum River Falls w/miles of walking trails • Build your dream home or invest in this growing community of families & retirees.

Call Cindy Roberts

$289,900

$269,000

Lot 54 - Cave Road ........................................................ $275,000 Lot 410 - Cave Road.......................................................$285,000 Lot 415 - Shade Lane .....................................................$269,000 Lot 392 - South Lake Road ............................................$249,000 Lot 237 - Sunset Terrace ..............................................$249,000 Lot 234 - Sunset Terrace ..............................................$229,000

Call Marianne Keilty

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1874 Martini Way, Little Qualicum River Village • 2 Bed, 2 bath on crawl; very low maintenance • Perfect for a retired couple or a small family • Pets allowed, low fees, RENTABLE if your looking for an investment, and NO AGE RESTRICTIONS!

Call Lisa Mackay

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347 Rheumer Cres, Parksville

1169 Ganske Road, Qualicum Beach

#44-529 Johnstone Rd, French Creek

• One owner, immaculate, crawlspace • Southern exposure, fenced, quiet location • Walk to shopping & schools, RV parking with hookups

• Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1440 sq.ft. rancher • Large kitchen with nook & separate dining, living room with cozy woodstove • Beautiful 1/2 acre lot with peak ocean view in popular Dashwood area

• Secure gated waterfront complex • Large picture windows, skylights, coffered ceiling • 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, open plan, great storage • Private patio ideal for the BBQ. RV parking

Call Todd Starkey

$319,000

Dave Ney

Yours for $319,000

Call Todd Starkey

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Lot 365 South Lake Road, Horne Lake • 760 sq. ft. 3 bdrm., 1 bath cottage on beautiful Horne Lake • Cottage beautifully finished with plank flooring, propane fridge, stove & heater as well as wood stove • Nice decks with spectacular views of the lake • Full 110 electrical system with 220 watt solar panel • Workshop with 110 and unfinished sleeping loft

Call Marianne Keilty

$329,000

$259,100

#21 – 885 Berwick S. Road, Qualicum Beach Beautiful, bright and quiet patio home in Berwick Park! Close to shopping and recreation, this is an ideal retirement home!

Call Marissa Dol

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

$342,500

8 Farrell Drive, Parksville

www.qualicumrealestate.com

• On the 15th fairway on Morningstar Golf Course • Stunning views of the fairway & Mt Arrowsmith • Interior has been lovingly cared for

See PICTURES@www.mariannekeilty.com

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

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855 Mulholland Drive, French Creek

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

Call Marianne Keilty

$319,000

$349,000

Call Ohs & Mclane

$364,900

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

www.parksvillerealestate.com


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201-202 670 Memorial Ave, Qualicum Beach • 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

Dave Ney

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Call Now at $369,000

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

Call Todd Starkey

$397,000

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30 Ponderosa Drive, Parksville

Lot 385 South Lake Road, Horne Lake

• Quality custom designed, over 2600 sq. ft. • 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 master w/ensuites, open floor plan • Hardwood flooring, granite countertops, wood cabinets • Shake exterior, double garage, new home warranty

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

Call Todd Starkey

Call Marianne Keilty

$399,900

1179 Clubhouse Dr, Qualicum Beach

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

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!

Call Patricia Korbin

Call Frank & Tricia Fletcher

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Call Wayne Salter

$399,900

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• Parksvilles best new home value • 2123 sq. ft. rancher on 1/2 acre level lot • 9’ Ceilings, hardwood floors, hardi plank • Moments to the ocean

$465,000

1495 Sumar Lane, Parksville 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.

Call Catherine Mosher

$499,900

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

Call Cindy Roberts

• WATERFRONT-SPECTACULAR OCEAN VIEWS! • Unimpeded 180 degree Strait of Georgia views • Lovely, spacious 3 bedroom home, 2 w/ensuite • Quiet cul-de-sac location, easy-care landscaping • See www.PatriciaKorbin.com for info and photos

Call Patricia Korbin

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

• Well updated 3 bdrm/2 bath rancher, 5 min. walk to the beach & 20 min. walk to the village centre • 3rd bedroom/flex room with Murphy bed has 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

OPEN HOUSE •SATURDAY 2-4PM

$629,900 Call David Lavalley

503 Panorama Place, Parksville

$509,000

290 Rupert Road, Qualicum Beach 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.

$865,000 Call Catherine Mosher

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

www.qualicumrealestate.com

Buying a home can be much easier with a bit of planning and by taking a closer look at your specific needs. For example, what are the municipal taxes for the area and what services are available?

Here Are Some Steps To Get You Started:

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When it comes time to buy a home, most people already have a pretty good idea of the type of residence they’re looking for, such as a single-family unit, a duplex or a multiple-unit dwelling. Chances are they also have a good idea of their price range.

OPEN HOUSE • ALL DAY FEB 5 & 6

1736 Sangster Crescent, Nanoose Bay

$399,900

Buying a home requires a lot of thought…and action!

$885,000

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

www.parksvillerealestate.com

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Keep track of your credit report Prepare for your home purchase Develop a budget Get your financial picture into focus Find ways to start saving now Learn common real estate terminology Learn about mortgage qualifications Get mortgage offer comparisons Compare housing types Check listings & prices online

Finding and choosing a real estate agent is another smart move. These professionals will dedicate their time and effort to finding the exact type of home that you’re looking for. By having a realtor do all the preliminary legwork for you, you won’t spend valuable time visiting properties that don’t suit your needs. But real estate agents aren’t mind readers. That means you should be able to provide your realtor with as much information as possible. When you first sit down with him or her, outline your requirements: the type of neighbourhood you’re looking for, the approximate lot size, as well as the type of home and the number of rooms. Also, make sure to mention any other important features that you’re looking for such as a specific heating or ventilation system. All this information will help you narrow down the search to those homes that can meet your needs. Once you’ve decided on a particular property, your realtor will submit a purchase bid to the owner or developer (in the case of a new building). This bid may be conditional, such as requesting that certain elements be left in the home, such as the dishwasher, vertical blinds or decorative items.

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

EXPANSIVE, NOT EXPENSIVE

• Brand new 2149 sqft off Soriel Road, one block west of Temple Street • 9 ft ceilings, maple hardwood floors, gas fireplace, den/dining room

6 ZENGEL WAY, PARKSVILLE

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY FEB 5 1-4PM $529,000

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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

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The perfect place for retirement or purchase as a vacation get-a-way 1835 sqft 2 bedrm townhome in a popular golf course development Hardwood & tile flooring, gas fireplace, skylights, & a vaulted ceiling Deck/patio with pond & golf course views, near town and the marina

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3280 sqft 3 bed/3 bath on a cul de sac w/ocean & mountain views Den, eat-in kitchen, dining area, large master suite w/walk-in closet Great decks/covered patio, lower level bed/bath, in-house workshop Double garage, .41 acre near marina, golf course, & the rec center

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Great home in a quiet neighborhood! 1452 sqft 3 bed on cul-de-sac Kitchen w/built in appliances & nook, large living room with fireplace 1152 sqft lower level w/workshop, laundry + storage/unfinished area 2 sets of patio doors to a private deck, partially fenced .27 acre yard

ROOMY, READY, & REASONABLE

• Inviting 2960 sqft 4 bed main lvl living on fenced, landscaped .17 acre • Partly finished basement…suite, home based business, or workshop

117 HAMILTON AVE

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY FEB 5 1-3 PM $479,000

$299,900

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• Rare level-entry 1364 sqft condo w/ocean, island, mountain views • Incredible 34’x 34’ patio w/views over Craig Bay, just minutes to town

102A-1325 CAPE COD DRIVE

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY FEB 5 12-3 PM $538,000

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

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

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Central Parksville Patio Home $264,900 • Updated kitchen & flooring, immaculate condition • Jetted tub and stand-up shower • Private back yard

Unbelievable Value $499,000 • .74 Acre property w/over 3400 sq. ft. • Beautiful hardwood throughout w/ updated kitchen • True waterfront home

Riverfront Property $199,900 Nanoose Bay Home $363,000 • .46 acre on flat ,treed, property down to river • Located on quiet, closed street • Quick possession available

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, $1 Immaculate Mobile on .36 Acre $214,900 • Ideal location short drive to Qualicum Beach • Bright kitchen, living and family rooms • Beautiful fenced yard with wired workshop

$299,000

FANTASTIC PARKSVILLE WATERFRONT

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New Home Living • One acre of waterfront living with beach access • A well maintained home with many updates

Not To Be Missed

$419,900

• Located on quiet key in a sought after part of Parksville • Numerous upgrades including flooring and paint • Beautiful yard close to the ocean

• 5 bdrms & 4 baths on 2 levels, all with ocean views • The ideal home for the discriminating buyer

Deep Bay Lot

$174,900

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

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

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

Grant Wildeman REALTOR®

www.grantwildeman.ca

$414,900

• Numerous upgrades including hardwood, beautiful ceiling treatments • Heat Pump, custom stamped concrete

grantwildeman@shaw.ca


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THE NEWS, Friday, February 4, 2011 •

Ian Lindsay

B9

Frank Fairley

WATERFRONT VACATION RENTAL, QUALICUM BEACH

$1,200,000

#44-1059 TANGLEWOOD PLACE, PARKSVILLE $369,000 HST INC

• Rare walk on waterfront vacation rental building

• New construction, warranty, luxury finishings

• 2 levels, 3 Westcoast furnished Suites

• 1107 sq.ft. 2 bdrm, 2 bath vacation home

• Commercial zoning, minutes to downtown

• Steps from Rathtrevor Park & miles of sandy beach.

1186 ROSEMOUNT CLOSE, MORNINGSTAR $589,000 • Bright & spacious custom Camelot Homes rancher • Open floor plan offers Privacy & convenience • Low maintenance landscaping, year round beauty

1125 SPIDER LAKE ROAD, NORTH QUALICUM $519,000

LOT 6 MCPHERSON ROAD, NORTH QUALICUM

523 EAGLEWOOD COURT, QUALICUM BEACH $585,000 • Come view this spacious brand new 2100 Sq Ft Cedar model • 2 bdrm 2 bath, gourmet kitchen, luxury finishings • Walk to golf & beaches, experience Eaglewood today

211 1ST W AVENUE, QUALICUM BEACH $329,900

$525,000 Excellent opportunity to move to rural acreage. 9.8 Acres located a short stroll from Spider Lake. Create your own private estate with main house and guest home, or look at strata options. Great location near two lakes, marina, and 35 minutes to Nanaimo or Courtenay.

579 SANDLEWOOD DRIVE, PARKSVILLE $379,900

• Revenue, home business or residential • Walk to village centre, park & pool • Longer term OCP opportunity

444 COLLEGE ROAD, QUALICUM BEACH $389,000

• Private 3 bdrm home on 5 tanquil acres

• Open plan living with fireplace

• South facing sunroon overlooks private yard

• Unique 1 acre shared lake with trout

• 3 Bdrm plus double garage

• Short walk to beach

• Beautiful views, peaceful area

• Fully fenced, close to schools

OPEN HOUSES Pacific Grande, Parksville From $239,000 Access via Wembley Road By appointment only Oceanside Village Resort II From $259,900 Show Suite #258 - Access via Resort Drive Open Thursday - Sunday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eaglewood at Qualicum Beach From $585,000 Access via Pintail Drive Open Saturday & Sunday 1pm – 3pm

Check Out Our Website For More Open Houses

• Great home for entertaining and gardening

INVESTMENT & RE-DEVELOPMENT Qualicum Beach: Strata Office Unit: Steps to downtown $185,000 Land Package: Lots, Revenue, Duplex From $199,000 Commercial/ Residential Downtown $2,300,000 Waterfront Commercial Resort $2,400,000 Parksville: Unique Multi-Family Development Site Single Lots & Packages Available. 0.26-2.3 Acres, central location. Great investment opportunity for the builder or small investment group.

$249,900 - $1,788,000

LOTS & ACREAGES Bonnington Ridge at Fairwinds

from $209,000

• Selection of ocean & golf course view lots

Horne/Spider Lake Area

$219,900-$579,000

• Several Parcels of Land ranging from 5 - 147 Acres

1473 Sunrise Drive, French Creek

$229,000

• Easy build, walk out lot on ¼ acre with ocean views

Nanoose Bay Area

$249,000 - $825,000

• Waterfront, ocean view, golf course locations

629 Beach Road, Qualicum Beach

$349,000

• Cleared lot, strategic central location

Lot 6 Rupert Road, Qualicum Beach

$489,900

• Subdividable acreage on town water, walk to downtown

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

www.ianlindsay.ca


B10 • THE NEWS, Friday, February 4, 2011

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THE NEWS, Friday, February 4, 2011 •

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A HOME INSPECTION?

1237 sq ft of awesome living space! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 55+ park Covered decks, fenced yard for pets Pad fee of $325/mo

$159,900

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• Updated & renovated doublewide, ready to move in condition • Pad fee $350 includes water, septic and cable • Fenced yard perfect for pets

$99,900

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. 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.

• Zoned home based business, close to Coombs market • Totally renovated character home, new septic, well, roof windows & more! • Huge shop with office and mezzanine

• Private & fenced, covered deck, large shed, pets allowed • Drywalled, 2x6 construction, new roof • Updated appliances, home 11 yrs old • Pad fee of $325/mo

• Fairwinds beauty, golf & ocean views, close to club house • Perfect for a growing family, 3100 sq ft,12 rooms • Large family room and rec room

$539,900

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. 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. 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.

• Beautifully done, stone flooring hardwood, extremely private • New doors, mouldings & trim, new roof • 5 acres, treed lot, allows for another residence

$89,900

$649,900

Feb 24/11 First FREE INFORMATION SEMINAR Starts! Call now to book! 250-248-8371

Call for a professional evaluation. NO cost. NO obligation. NO pressure!

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Dale

Nicolls Personal Real Estate Corporation

info@brendanicolls.com l www.brendanicolls.com

“Let Me Work for You!”

RUMMING deadlydale@shaw.ca

Brenda

$479,900

P.R.E.C.

250-248-8371

Toll Free 1-888-954-4433

A portion of every commission is donated to the Oceanside Hospice Association.

250-248-8371

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

$650,000

$329,900

Affordable Waterfront!

2 0.35 acre lot situated on a pretty, sandy beach 2 One owner, main level entry home with basement for a total of 2212 sq ft 2 Principle rooms overlook views of Mistaken Island, Georgia Strait and mountains beyond 2 Newer windows and appliances, updated carpets and roof 2 Located on an attractive bay in a quiet neighbourhood on municipal water 2 Great Value!

Bright, top floor unit at 5th Avenue Estates

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


B12 • THE NEWS, Friday, February 4, 2011

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NEEDS SOME T.L.C. • 2 bedroom plus den rancher • Family room, in home office • Walk to beach access • Big Redwood trees - peek ocean view

5078 Longview Dr.

Betsy/Fran

NO HST!

324 MORISON AVENUE

• Pre-inspected, character home • BRAND NEW ROOF - Looks great! • 4 Bdrm, 2 Baths / Tree fort too! • 0.34 acre lot in OCP as multi-family • Walk to everything - beach, town, mini-golf

$345,000

Brenda Nicolls

Pacifica, luxury downtown living in the heart of Nanaimo. Waterfront views to the mainland.

$590,000

422 SANGSTER DRIVE

• Custom crafted 2000 sqft. rancher • 3 beds, 2 baths, open concept • Hardwood, granite, heat pump • Private sought after setting

Chris Turko

$649,000

Aaron/Louise/Ian

120 HORNBY PLACE • 2 bedrooms, den, family room, formal living • Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, gas fireplace • Large master suite w/view, walk to town location

call kevin clayton

$415,000

FAIRWINDS EXECUTIVE VIEW HOME

819 MALLORY, PARKSVILLE

1811 NORTHWEST BAY ROAD • Home based business • 1,960 sqft with 2 beds, 2 baths • New kitchen, hardwood floors • Deck overlooks private gardens

$398,000

Aaron/Louise/Ian

SOLD 3451 TYEE CRESCENT

• Waterfront home, spectacular ocean views • Great room with cathedral cedar ceilings • Walk-out basement & recreation room

$729,000 Aaron/Louise/Ian

• 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

144 HOY LAKE ROAD • Extraordinary Architectural Home • Gated Private setting on .70 acres • 2065 sq. ft, 2 beds, 2 baths • Designed by G. Massey; A. Erickson’s partner

$798,000

$574,900 call kevin clayton

Call Gary Fulton for appointment. View photo’s at www.carolefulton.com

#26-631 BLENKIN

INVESTORS! Can be rented! Gated 55+complex, 6 year old rancher, 2 bedroom, 2 bath with oversized double attached garage. Upgraded appliances included.

$274,900

Dale Rumming

589 Gilbert Rd., Hilliers

Betsy/Fran

$485,000

ABOVE PIPERS LAGOON

#9-810 CHESTNUT STREET • Lovely 1400 sqft. patio home • 2 beds, 2 baths, easy care living • Formal dining room, open kitchen • Walk to Qualicum Beach village

$299,000

Ian/Aaron/Louise

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

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FAMILY FARM • 5 fabulous acres • 4 bdrm, 2 bathroom home • Double carport, shop, barn • Surrounded by Crown land!

Gary Fulton

Asking $875,000

Aaron/Louise/Ian

SOLD

COUNTRY LIVING WITH CITY CONVENIENCE Perfect for a home business this 2200+ sq. foot home on Butler Ave has a 1800+ sq. ft. shop plus 2 bay garage. Ideally sited on .97 acre. Great for car collector or hobbyist.

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.

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#3-309 MOLLIET STREET

715 HUMPHREY ROAD • Great 3 bedroom retirement rancher • Close to all Parksville amenities • Plenty of RV and boat parking

$339,000

Gary Neufeld

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2 bedroom townhome Terrific location and central to all schools Currently rented and tenant would like to stay Well established strata with good management in place

Glenn Karakochuk

AFFORDABLE LIVING

• Two bedrooms, two bathrooms • Sunny skylit kitchen • Covered patio, garden shed

Betsy/Fran

$57,900 G

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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

Ian/Aaron/Louise

SOLD

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

$184,900 ND

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Mark Anderson

$700,000

195 THETIS AVE QUALICUM

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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.

• 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.

$349,900

$439,000

Jim/Margo Hoffman

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865 RIVERS EDGE DRIVE • 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

$739,000

John Milroy

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610 EAGLEWOOD COURT

Aaron/Louise/Ian

950 SPIDER LAKE RD, QUALICUM NORTH • 3675 sq. ft. custom built on 5 acres, only 3 yrs old • Spacious great room concept with beautiful slate tile & hardwood flooring • Fully landscaped w/irrigation

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

$569,000

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1120 CENTRE ROAD

• Family home on 1/2 acre lot 5 min. from DT Qualicum Beach • 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

$449,000

Tom Dodds

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.

$750,000 call Anne Sperling

SOLD 2899 HEMLOCK DRIVE

• Beautiful private gardens • Newly decorated 2333 sqft. home • Lovely family home in choice location

$399,900

Aaron/Louise/Ian


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