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Kootenay Homes Inc. 250-362-5254 250-368-8818

Christine Albo

Cell: 250-512-7653

William B. Craig Cell: 250-231-2710

Mary Amantea Cell: 250-521-0525

Chris Bowman Cell: 250-364-8405

Dave Thoss

Cell 250 231 4522

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Mountainview Realty Ltd.

Of¿ces in CASTLEGAR, NELSON, KASLO & NAKUSP for TOTAL West Kootenay Exposure com . w e i v n i a t n www.century21mou


MLS# K210793


MLS# K205563


MLS# K211601


May 26th, 10am - 2 pm 2632 Shoreacres Road

Waterfront, New home, Shop, 2 Acres MLS# K211648

$275,000 $334,900

MLS# K195555

MLS# K211803

$309,900 MLS# K212241


MLS# K211390


D L O S MLS# K212464

$189,900 $149,900

MLS# K206671 MLS# K210574

$359,900 MLS# K210867


MLS# K211363


SOLD MLS# K204740

$950,000 $339,900

MLS# K210274 MLS# K211167

$198,900 MLS# K211559


MLS# K212242


SOLD MLS# K205177

$729,000 MLS# K211462



MLS# K211353

MLS# K211632



MLS# K211889

MLS# K212444

$639,900 MLS# K211545

$259,900 MLS# K211672 MLS# K212269



MLS# K212173


SOLD MLS# K212300

$539,900 $254,900

MLS# K211287 MLS# K210767

$169,900 MLS# K205176



MORTGAGE STORE Derek Sherbinin Shirley Kosiancic Bob Price 250-365-9499 250-265-8040 250-551-1942

Kul Nijjar 250-505-4722

Barbie Wheaton Heather Perdue Kirby Wayling Rick Miller 250-509-0654 250-521-2513 250-304-8476 250-365-9422

Rand Wayling 250-365-1984

Joni Askew 250-365-4731

Kelsey Ozeroff Lynnette Graham Nikita Malloff 250-608-9981 250-304-7952 250-365-9440

Mountainview Realty Ltd.

1695 Columbia Ave. Castlegar, BC

Dawn McKenzie Jo-Ann Bursey Chris Albert Richard Askew Brian Euerby Kamela Davies Greg Gritchin 250-505-6775 250-304-8681 250-304-8963 250-365-4788 250-365-9340 250-355-0008 250-365-9791

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Bryan Wilson Wayne Leggett 250-365-9377 250-231-4966

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Created for the Kootenays 255,000


WAYNE GERMAINE 250-354-2814

Maintained and Convenient

A White Picket Fenced Home

Looking for a home in good condition that also has a convenient location all at an affordable price? This well maintained half duplex home is conveniently located and offers a comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bath residence.

Built in 1919, this home in Uphill offers an affordable alternative to renting. A comfortable residence, this 3 bedroom heritage home sits on a superb lot and has a good floor plan.

A log home overlooking Kootenay Lake that sits on 17 private acres and has a large detached workshop, and custom built kitchen is your opportunity to enjoy the incredible lifestyle that the Kootenays has to offer.

NORM ZAYTSOFF 250-354-8584

Call Robert

712 Hoover

A heritage classic that has been updated to today’s standards while maintaining the original detail work. Loaded with charm, you won’t be disappointed with this brilliantly renovated beauty from the past that has updated mechanical systems and features a new kitchen.

Call Robert

Call Robert











The Great Outdoors

Call Robert





Welcome Home

Heart of Uphill

Central Location

Large View Lot

Beautiful family home in level, treed, park-like setting. Four bedrooms, 2-baths, solid oak and tile flooring, modern décor, vaulted ceilings in living room and kitchen, glass doors from dining room to deck. Mostly finished basement with rec room, family room with woodstove, bedroom and roughed-in bathroom, easy to suite. Outside, double attached garage, patio, greenhouse and fire pit, fruit trees and lawns.

The perfect uphill starter home; a 1½ storey, 3-bedroom charmer with many upgrades including windows, roof, siding, furnace, plumbing and hot water tank. The living and dining rooms have beautiful maple floors and cove mouldings. The kitchen has modern maple cabinets. There is an enclosed back porch and a covered front porch. Fenced yard and detached garage. Call Wayne

Lovely 3 bedroom home tucked away on a roomy lot, walking distance to downtown, the mall and Lakeside Park. Many nice updates including the bathroom. Two bedrooms on the main and one in the finished basement with outside entry. Beautiful yard with landscaping, rock work and private back patio. Covered front porch with lake view. Call Wayne

Prime lake and city view property conveniently located on Douglas Rd in Fairview. A 2-bedroom, 1½-storey house on a .21-acre spacious family property. This solid house could use some cosmetic upgrades but well worth it with this lot and location.

Call Wayne

Call Wayne

LEV ZAYTSOFF 250-354-8443







Something Fresh For Spring

Procter At Its Best

Shoreacre’s Sure Thing

Revamped, remodelled, remarkable. Electrical, plumbing, insulation and windows are among the many upgrades. Located in quiet lower Fairview, close to parks, schools and shops. The home offers 2 spacious rooms on the main floor and a master suite above. Wood accents and artistic touches throughout and a family-friendly yard with a raised bed garden. Call Lev or Norm

Nestled on 4 separately titled generously sized lots scattered with heritage fruit trees, gardens and sunshine,. this 3-bed, 1-bath home has great flow, generous room sizes and a real Kootenay feel. A wrap-around deck encompasses the house taking in the stunning lake views offering endless enjoyment on those long summer nights. Only thirty minutes to Nelson. Call Lev or Norm

Located between Nelson and Castlegar, this home has more to offer than location. This 4-bed family home sits on just over 1 acre with terraced gardens, a sprinkler system and lots of room to grow. To add to this, a mobile on the property brings in $600per/mo. This will not last long, see it today!

Call Lev or Norm



North Shore Estate

With over 2 sun-soaked acres, this custom-built home is far from ordinary. A 5 bedroom home with everything from a gourmet kitchen to a theater room, nothing has been missed. The property offers a detached work shop, beautiful landscaping and a creek meandering through. It has been lovingly maintained inside and out and will not disappoint. Call Lev or Norm

ROBERT GOERTZ 250-354-8500


JAMES LOEPPKY 250-509-0804








A Mountain of Opportunities

Off-Grid Hideaway

Mortgage Helper With A View

Sweet Setting

Hidden in the trees of Bonnington, this park-like acreage is as rare as it is special. The 4-bed, 3-bath home is well thought out, bright and sure to please. From its development potential to its mountainous beauty, this is truly a special property.

Overlooking Slocan Lake and the breathtaking Valhallas, this property is truly in a league of its own. The 3-bdrm, 2-bath home, well positioned for sun and views, is serviced by Memphis Creek providing a limitless supply of electricity and water to this home. Live independently on this Slocan Valley Gem. Call Norm or Lev

Taking in the 180-degree view, this home is sure to put a smile on your face and some cash in your pocket. Both separately metered floors offer 3 bedrooms. Many upgrades have been done over the years to create a great income producing property. As an investment, or a home with help, make your dollars make sense. Call Norm or Lev

The perfect country starter home just outside Nelson on Granite Road. A warm and inviting 2-bedroom home with rustic wood floors, a woodstove and lots of windows. There is a covered porch and large deck with city views. The 3-acre hillside has fruit trees, garden space and mature evergreens. Call Wayne

Call Norm or Lev







YARA CHARD 250-354-3382

Great Value, Quick Possession With 5% down you can live in this brand new duplex for as little as $481 semi-monthly. Why pay rent? Call James to view these beautiful 3-bed, 2-bath half duplex units anytime. Call James

214,985 Affordable Procter Home in Great Condition

Walk Everywhere

With 20% down at 3.2% interest, the monthly mortgage will be just over $1,900. This property earns $2,000 per month. Why not live close to Six Mile beach and have the income from this property pay your mortgage?

Where else in the Kootenays will you find a gorgeous heritage home on a large lot for this price? Very well built and maintained, this gem has many upgrades. Call today to view.

This lovely 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is a nice blend of old charm and modern upgrades. Featuring a brand new kitchen, hardwood floors and mouldings, charming built-in cabinetry, large bathrooms, and covered off-street parking, it’s on a cute low maintenance lot with a small garden, only 2 blocks from downtown. A great property for a first time buyer.

Call James

Call James

Call Yara or visit


This Property Turns a Profit





Valhalla Path Realty 280 Baker St., Nelson, BC (250)354-4089 ~

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Real Estate 101

Property Management Services Owners and Prospective Tenants Call

Buying a home is one of the largest investments you’ll ever make, yet people sometimes take less time over it than they do buying a car. Work with a and feel well represented.

Ken Dodds

250-442-2711 Toll free: 1-800-567-3199 Website:


5 ACRES WITH OLDER HOME Just minutes from town. Set up for animals or just a good size to hobby farm. Large barn and misc. outbuildings and asking $329,000 so call your and try your offer. MLS# K195226

A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH! Christina Lake little gem that could be a starter or a summer rental. Close to swimming, shopping and school, This 2 BR. Full basement home is surrounded by privacy and just needs a bit of work to make it shine. Only asking $129,000, so try your offer. MLS#K212738

NEW PRICE! Custom built, well designed, well maintained, like new, over 3,300 sq.ft. home on nice corner lot. 4 BR, 3 Baths, open floor plan with more potential in full basement. Now only $419,000 and waiting for your offer. MLS# K212759

MOVE IN READY! A beautiful home with all the features you could want and more. Even has fully serviced RV parking. $264,900. MLS# K211827

STEP INTO THIS BRIGHT HOME and fall in love! Features vaulted ceiling, a nicely landscaped yard and a two car man cave. $329,000. MLS# K211995

OWN YOUR VERY OWN SWIMMING HOLE! This beautiful acreage features a stream-fed pond, a sunny home, and breathtaking views. $329,000. MLS# K211220

DESIGNERS TOUCH! Custom built new home. Granite counters, maple cabinets, hardwood and porcelain floors, heat pump. RV hook-up. Basement entry for potential in-law suite. Top quality finishing! $429,900. MLS#:K205641

CHRISTINA LAKE WATERFRONT HOME! Custom built to fit 2 families, plus shop! 5 BR, 5 baths and 90 feet of beach front! $1,478,000. MLS# K210827

AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT CABIN on Christina Lake! Shallow water beach with all day sunny southern exposure. This is a must see, must buy this year! $549,000. MLS# K212177

138 FT. ON THE KETTLE RIVER with swimming hole, 3 yr old 2 BR, 2 bath home, almost ½ an acre. $370,000. MLS# K212382

ONLY A 4 MINUTE WALK TO BEAUTIFUL BEACH on Christina Lake, 3 BR, 2 bath, huge covered deck, ¼ acre corner lot backing onto park. $239,000. MLS# K210841

THIS LOT IS LOCATED IN MIDWAY, BC a quiet town with moderate weather. Build here and enjoy the Kootenay’s and the Okanagan. Fishing, skiing, hiking, golf are all close by! Adjoining lot is also for sale. $49,900. MLS# K210726

THIS HOUSE IS LOCATED ON A DOUBLE LOT with separate titles. Well maintained with new flooring, new furnace, updated bath. 2 BR. Great investment as a rental property, or as a starter home. RV parking with connections. $169,000. MLS# K210183

GREAT FAMILY HOME ON LARGE LOT. 5 BR, in basement large recreation room, office space and summer kitchen. Large shop for the handyman. Come with your ideas to redecorate and you will have yourself a solid, nice home close to all amenities. $241,400. MLS# K203292

3 BEDROOM HOME ON 2 ACRES for your new hobby farm or country living. Minutes to town. $229,000. MLS# K211915

COUNTRY LIVING ON 1.16 ACRES. 4 BR, 3 BA home, large yard, 30’X26’ industrial steel building w/200 amp service. Fruit/nut trees. $299,000. MLS# K211743

THIS IS A NICE 4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME with new windows, flooring and bath .The basement is fully finished and the backyard is fenced and boasts a 750 sq ft patio and a garden shed. This is a great central location. $239,000. MLS# K211834

RURAL LIVING AT ITS FINEST 10 flat acres with a nice barn, tack shed, 2 shops with 220 wiring, road pen and rail fenced paddocks. The house has vaulted ceilings 2 BR and 2 baths. Make an offer. $449,900. MLS# K211770

BRAND NEW HOME Completely Finished! Full Warranty! $320,000. MLS# K210125

OVER 1600 SQ FT HOME! One of the newer ones in the subdivision! Cathedral ceiling! Open, spacious floor plan. A must see! Won’t last at $188,000. MLS# K212181

RIVERFRONT AND OVER 16 ACRES. Great new kitchen and many other upgrades. 2000 Sq.ft. industrial shop. New barn. Animal ready, fenced and cross fenced. Over 900 ft of river. Way too many extras to list. $489,900. MLS# K203377

150 FT OF LAKE FRONT AT JEWEL LAKE. Over 3/4 acre. Very private. Walkout basement. Lots of decks and views. Private dock. Executive home, 2 car garage and self-contained shop. Amazing 4 pc. ensuite. Top quality throughout. $484,900. MLS# K197501

ENJOY A VIEW OF CHRISTINA LAKE from this 3 BR 3 BA 2,800 sq. ft. energy efficient home on .61 acre. Open floor plan, oak floors, large ensuite. $399,000. MLS# K211255

LARGE AND LOVELY 3 BR 2 BA HOME with large bay windows and loads of charm. West facing front porch is the perfect place to enjoy our early spring days. Original clear fir floors. Built-in china cabinet. Beautifully maintained. $299,000. MLS# K210778

BUILT FOR ENTERTAINING AND MUSIC open floor plan, oak floors, vaulted ceilings, large windows provide gorgeous mountain views. Quiet, rural street, steps away from the best swimming hole on the Kettle River, and minutes to downtown. 3 BR, 3 BA, large, fenced yard. $243,000 MLS# K211143

DIVE IN TO THIS WATERFRONT PROPERTY! .84 Acre property on Christina Lake has it all and the best price! $511,000. MLS# K202686

NEW LISTING, GREENWOOD Spotless 2 BR, Carport, garage/shop. Cheaper than rent @ $129,000. MLS# K212402

THE PRICE IS RIGHT! LOCATION IS CENTRAL! 3 BR home, full basement, carport, Large lot perfect for gardening! Right price of only $149,900. MLS# K206500

ALMOND GARDENS MOBILE HOME PARK 1344 sq.ft. double wide 3 BR, 1 being used for storage. MBR has an ensuite, metal roof approx. 4 yrs old 2 large decks recently replaced. This is an adult park. $59,000. MLS# K212331

TRIANGLE GARDENS adult mobile home park immaculate 2007, 2 BR. modular in move in condition with bright sunny interior. Living room has a cathedral ceilings, large 32x12 ft. Covered deck, fenced back yard with lawn and flower gardens, cent. air. Comes with 6 appliances. $134,900. MLS# K212109

BEST BUY CONDO! Top floor, 2 BR. 2 bath, immaculate unit in a secure, adult building. Sit on your patio and watch the river go by. Asking only $149,500 and available for quick possession with all appliances. MLS# K203266

BRIGHT SUNNY HOME ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC Large fenced yard and a bright daylight walk out basement. Yard has front and back access and RV parking Suite potential downstairs. $287,000. MLS# K201936

2006, 3 BR, 3 BATH, HARDWOOD FLOORS 2 gas thermostatically controlled fireplaces, heat pump, 2 covered decks, irrigated and landscaped, .26 acre. $479,000. MLS# K212332

OWN A HOME AND LAND for less than renting. Call your $79,000. MLS# K211606

to view!

GREAT PRICE! Best Value! Great Home! Tons of updates! $299,000. MLS# K206841

OVER 1/2 ACRE ON CHRISTINA LAKE. 120 Ft of lakeshore. Lots of view, lots of sunsets. Huge decks with outdoor kitchen. Great landscaping. New boat dock. Lots of upgrades including new beach wall. Great property. $950,000. MLS# K204338

EYE CATCHER! Victorian style exterior with wraparound porch. Vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms & finished basement. PLUS, every man’s dream shop with 3 phase power. 25 acres. $699,000. MLS# K212505

GET A JUMP START ON SPRING BUILDING! .5 Ac. At Copper Ridge - $95,000 .44 Ac. At Christina Lake - $120,000 WHY PAY RENT? Invest in this excellent office building. High traffic area, just over 2,000 sq.ft. $139,500. MLS# K3900493

Linda Laktin 250-442-3099

Harry Davy 250-442-0466

Barry Poppenheim 250-449-8276

JUST OVER 3 ACRES OF HIGHWAY EXPOSURE perfect for a home based business or small hobby farm. 4 BR, 3 Bath, over 2,200 sq.ft. House is just a bonus along with it’s breathtaking valley view. $279,000. MLS# K212534

Cindy Anthony 250-442-7379

Terry Mooney 250-442-6777

Call for more info, try your offer and get building.

Pete Vanjoff 250-442-7415

MLS# K191665, K205371

Brian Thate 250-442-7370

Ken Dodds 250-442-2632

Linda Gray 250-442-6474

Pat Ballard 250-442-7616

Gayle Holmes 250-442-7516

Aaron Anthony 250-584-4663

Gary Smith 250-443-1256

Ingrid Mathison 250-442-3425

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® 5106 Pedro Creek Rd House and Acreage


David Gentles 250.354.8225

1017 Garden Rd Great Starter Home


Burke Jones 250.354.8515

Trevor Jenkinson 250.354.8409

2620 Robison Rd Great Starter Home


Deane Stanley 250.354.3455

Jeff Nield 250.509.0035

6405 Appledale Lower Rd

#27 - 900 West Gore Street Move-in Ready

2.63 Acres



Level 5.18 acres. 3 bed/2bath rancher. Attached garage. Good access to all lands. Located just south of Winlaw. Adjacent 6.6 acres with Riverfront available separately for $199,900.

Trevor Jenkinson

1991 Manufactured home. 0.17 ac level lot. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Some deferred maintenance. Burke Jones

Just outside city limits. 0.42 acres, fenced yard & gardens. 2 Bd manufactured home, addition & Separate 43x44 shop. Burke Jones

Handyman Special. 3 bdrm double wide on full basement. River view deck over carport. River access nearby. Burke Jones

Bright & clean 2 bed/2 bath, 1996 14’x70’ mobile in Rosemont MHP. Large sundeck with hot tub, 3 skylights, open floor plan. Move-in ready, no renos required.

4658 Melody Rd

4332 Lower Krestova Rd

3680 Passmore Old Rd

3230 Heddle Rd

3214 Heddle Rd



60’ of Kootenay Lake waterfront near Ainsworth. 714 sf 1 bdrm home. Established, terraced yard & gardens. Call for details. Burke Jones BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE

Trevor Street: Lake View 75 x 140’ $185,000 Sunset Drive: River View 0.50 Acres $215,000 Riverfront @ Pedro Creek: 6.60 Acres $199,900

Crescent Valley Acreage

Idyllic Passmore



Deane Stanley

Executive Calibre

Country Close to town



Horse Lover’s take Note: Level 7.9 acres. Private 3 bdrm manufactured home site setting. Gardens & outbuildings. Burke Jones

1.2 level fenced landscaped ac with ponds. Open concept 3 bdrm, 2 bth home. Just steps to Slocan River. Burke Jones

First Class 1 year new 4 bdrm home features open living areas. 1.35 level manicured acres. Garage. No HST. Burke Jones

Quality home with 2 levels of beautifully finished living space. Level 1.26 Acres. Attached 2-car garage & separate 25 x 34 garage/shop.

7032 Highway 3A

2047 Highway 3A, North Shore

5709 Highway 31

1283 Green Rd

Kootenay Lake Waterfront

2.47 Acres

1.9 Lake View Acres

Burke Jones

Queen’s Bay Views

Kootenay Lake Waterfront 0.55 Acres 740 sf cabin

$620,000 Slocan Lake: 267 Acres with waterfront $1,200,000

Call Burke for Details & Mapping BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE

View Ridge Road: 1.12 Acres $99,900

6820 Grandview Drive: 0.47 Acres





Captivating 4 yr old custom 2 storey lake shore home. 1.64 acres, sandy beach, foreshore lease & dock. 3 garages & carport. By appointment only.

Unique location. Many updates include plumbing, flooring, counters & paint. Waterfront component. Call for details.

David Gentles

Creekside living. Mature property. 2 bdrm mobile, addition, hot tub, gazebo, shop. Mirror Lake. David Gentles

Recreation or retirement property. Great Kootenay Lake views @ Queen’s Bay. 2 bdrm home on .66 acres David Gentles

1109 West Innes

214 Hart Street

3330 Kenville Mine Rd

1539 Knox Rd

Burke Jones


0.43 Acres in the Cit

Uphill Family Home

Mortgage Helper

2.72 Acres


Brown Road: 1.58 Acres $149,900

Belmond Road: 3.57 Acres & RV site $135,000

Perrier Lane: 4 Lots remaining $100,000. to $170,000

29.56 Acres @ Beasley Bluffs $295,000 Call David for Details & Mapping

920 Sixth Street





Close to Lions Park. 3 bdrm, 2 bth rancher. 60 x 106 lot with Fenced back yard & lane access. Bachelor suite potential. David Gentles

Quiet setting. 2-3 bdrm, 2 bth home. Separate garage with open studio above. Terraced gardens. Blewett. David Gentles

Close to town. 5.70 acres. Upgraded 3 bdrm, 3 bth home and a separate rental Cabin. Great lake views. Terraced yard. David Gentles

4224 Kays Rd

901 Gilker Street

4223 View Ridge Rd

#45 Rosemont MHP

Private Blewett



Unique location with 0.43 treed acres within City limits. 3-4 bdrm home on basement. Private yard. David Gentles


Golf Course Nearby



Manicured 0.56 Ac


Affordable Home


Open design, 2 storey 2 bdrm, 2 bt timber frame. Warm natural finished wood beams, doors & trims. Private back yard patio. David Gentles

2.46 Acres. Spacious 3 bdrm, 2 bath, rancher. Fireplace, hobby room. Covered deck, landscaped yard, detached shop. David Gentles

Solid 5 bdrm home. Minutes from Golf course, College & Elementary. Suite potential. Xtr-lge 66 x 137 lot offers great green space. David Gentles

Move right in to this 5 bdrm, 4 bth home. Formal spaces, fireplaces, cozy island kitchen, family room, garage, shop & private deck. David Gentles

Great mobile features a sunken living room, front kitchen, large bath with garden tub, deck & patio. Great Yard.

6123 Telford Rd

3811-3813 Blewett Rd

286 Harrop Ferry Rd

911 Gordon Rd

808 Carney Bridge Rd

Home, Studio & Garage

$199,900 $379,000

Lovely views. 1 ac with 1200 sf Heritage home. 1400 sf Convenient location. Restored home garage/shop. 12 x 24 near downtown core. Fullseparate 2 storeystudio. design Lots of potential. John Knox Burke Jones

TWO Homes & Acreage

$425,000 $318,000

9.263 Ac May & Jenny offers level subdiv Great bd,split 2 btby Rancher. Safe, fenced 60 x potential. home &Near 2 bdrm 106 Lot. HotMobile tub, Carport. Lionshome Park. on lowerGentles 2/3rds. David Burke Jones

North Shore

$219,000 Open concept 14x68. Entry addition & 2 decks. 0.41 ac landscaped lot. Stone’s throw to the Lake.

David Gentles

56 x 102’ Lot

$284,900 $339,900

Lake View. Spacious lot.Landscaped 2bd/2bt w/open Perfect 4 bdrm, fulllane-side basement. .46 living spaces. ac. Garage, pool, Studio decks,suite. pond.Parking, A must see! garden shed,Jones fruit trees. Burke

David Gentles

David Gentles

House & Acreage

$263,900 2 bdrm home. Double garage. Level 3.69 Acres Call fronting on ErieBurke Creek Jones split by highway. for more details on these great lifestyle opportunities

David Gentles

433 Josephine St. • Nelson, B.C. • 250.352.2100 •

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Live the country life at

KETTLE RIVER ESTATES In the heart of Grand Forks

NO FEES EVE R You own the l ! BRAND NEW and! Y 3 BEDROOM HOMES ou own the ho me! 1500+ sq. ft. from


Includes: APPLIANCE PACKAGE and your choice of interior/exterior decor and colours of flooring, kitchen cupboards, cabinets and countertops. Many other options available!

Many INCENTIVES available

s PluDesign your

own home! Flexible customized floorplans! Mortgage Financing Packages available through Grand Forks Credit Union

Riverfront homes available! Call for more information.

· Free Appraisal · $500 towards closing costs · .10% off any closed term *Some conditions apply

For more information contact

Jacquie Kopan Senior Accounts Manager • 250-442-5511 • Tues to Fri 9-5pm & Sat 9-1pm

Make your appointment to see our show homes Call:

Brian Thate 250-442-7370

Homes may differ from illustrations. Variety of models and floor plans available.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 Real Estate Focus


Make Your Move! 549,000








417 Hampton Gray Place Home warranty insured 4 BDRM/3 BA 3 yr. old home 1.28 acres. Hike and bike tour on “Rails-to-trails” off your own back yard.


6804 Grandview Drive

Prime lake view 1.11 acres at 17mi. Northshore area. Kootenay Lake access, golf & hot springs nearby. Community water & septic.





3516 Highway 3A

Attractive, easy access Kootenay Lake building lot with 193 ft waterfront and modest cabin.




101 Chatham St. Affordable living for young and old alike! No driving required, as close to shops, schools & parks

408 Behnsen Street 2BDRM/2BA, 1153 SF townhouse in lower Fairview, convenient to shopping & park

949 ,000 REDUCED



MLS# K201334


6566 Littlewood Rd

336 Johnstone Rd

3 BDRM/2BA beach house, plus detached shop/studio, on private treed Kootenay Lake lot. $$$ Reduced. SELLER MOTIVATED.

4 BDRM/2BA Kootenay Lake home with 100ft. sandy beach. 2 garages accomodate multi-vehicles.




MLS# K210863







Parcel B 1600 Block Robertson Ave. Untouched .27 acre in city. Single & Twofamily Residential Zone.



MLS# K212351


Lot 8 805 Sproat Drive

Full service, ready to build Kootenay Lake waterfront lot “in Nelson”

209 High St. Delightful 2-story home, plus bright new basement suite. 10’x24’ timber frame covered view decks enhance your living.




MLS# K205714




MLS# K191772


One-owner modern 3000+sf home, 4 bdrm/ 3 bath, attached/detached garages. 0.83acre, central to Nelson + Castlegar

204 Stewart Street, Rosebery


199,900 REDUCED


4331 Poplar Ridge Rd.

Duplex with 51’ x 43’ garage / shop. 1.72 acres between Slocan Lake & “Rails to Trails” parkland.




9-1220 MIll Street Tastefully updated 3 BDRM/3BA Level access, best views, spacious room sizes.






4275 Woodbury Village Point

23-1220 Mill Street 3 BDRM/3BA bright Nelson townhome in convenient locale of lake view Braderwoods Estate.

8815 Meadow St, Balfour Desirable 3 BDRM/2 BA lakeview home, with pool, greenhouse & detached 28’ x 26’ garage.



Prime waterfront acre on Kootenay Lake. Furnished log home & guest cottage, plus detached garage.






Great value 5BD/3.5BA modern home in fairview, includes 1 BD suite


3402 Highway 3A Sprawling 4 BDRM/2.5BA rancher on Kootenay Lake, with grandchild friendly 500ft sandy beach.

494 Johnstone Rd




4 BDRM/3BA lakefront home, plus workshop & RV site. South-facing city viewscape.


410 Fifth Street





2 Acres Highway 31A Easy access property between Kaslo & New Denver, ideal for recreation use.

#202 909 Radio Ave Amber Bay lake view condos. 1 bdrm + den/ 2 bath, elite upgrades. Full length covered deck, Quick possession.

MLS# K212077






MLS# K211507

2822 Lower Six Mile Rd

2250 Highway 6

1623 Falls Street

1500 Block - Crease Ave

home. Custom Timber frame components.

Eco-friendly 3 BDRM/2BA rancher. 21 acres of ultimate privacy.

5485 sf space/ 150 ft x 120 ft lot P3 zone

Rare development 1.3 acres in Nelson. Residential neighbourhood with schools, recreation & transit services.


Ted & Carol Ryan








MLS# K210902

250-352-3858 • 1-800-559-2322 4155 View Ridge Rd.

Coldwell Banker Rosling Real Estate 593 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4J1

Privacy galore in this 5 bedroom/3.5 bath home on 1.27 acres. Separate suite provides flexible living for family and guests

Lot 9 Falls Street Estates Picturesque south facing 1 acre in subdivision of newer homes, with adjacent nature trail to park-like creek. 10 mins. west of Nelson.

6142 Highway 3A 10.7 acres on Kootenay Lake. 3 separate title properties. 344ft beachfront with cove.

Real Estate Focus Thursday, May 17, 2012

CHECK OUT THESE GREAT LISTINGS 253 Harrop Ferry Road $379,900 / 2151 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 2 baths

428 W. Beasley Crescent $275,000 / 1285 sq.ft. 2 bdrms. + den / 2 baths

7615 Holt Rd., Balfour $510,000 / 4802 sq.ft. 5 bedrooms / 3 baths

8230 Red Mtn. Rd., Silverton $254,999 / 1505 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms / 1 bath Bill Lander 250-551-5652

Hollie Wallace 250-354-7567

5765 Taghum Frtg. Road $498,900 / 3025 sq.ft. 5 bedrooms / 3 baths

223 Union Street $710,000 / 3940 sq.ft. 4 bedrooms / 3 baths

Jane Sinclair 250-551-2010

Doug Stewart 250-354-9262

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

4155 Viewridge Road $538,500 / 3944 sq.ft. 5 bedrooms / 3 ½ baths

7641 Holt Rd., Balfour $429,000 / 3842 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 4 baths

1006 Kelly Dr., Shoreacres $795,000 / 5224 sq.ft. 4 bedrooms / 4 baths

301 Carbonate Street $345,000 / 1721 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 1 bath

Ted & Carol Ryan 1-800-559-2322

Sylvia Stevens 250-354-8185

Jane Sinclair 250-551-2010

Doug Stewart 250-354-9262

Sue Stanger 250-352-3581

511 Derosa Dr., Rosebery $660,000 / 2170 sq.ft. 80 ft. of shoreline

9789 Hwy. 6, Slocan Lake $1,500,000 / 2484 sq.ft. Amazing lakefront retreat

2756 Lower Six Mile Road $990,000 / 3304 sq.ft. 1.1 acre waterfront property

14425 Hwy. 3A., Gray Creek $695,000 / 2935 sq.ft. East Shore waterfront

183 Kootenay Lake Road $575,000 / 625 sq.ft. Brand new modern W/F cabin

Bill Lander 250-551-5652

Eroca Ryon 250-505-9815

Kevin Arcuri 250-354-2958

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

Eroca Ryon 250-505-9815

#23 – 1220 Mill Street $399,000 / 2502 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 3 baths

806 Richards Street $369,000 / 1258 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms / 2 baths

4676 Crescent Road $539,000 / 672 sq.ft. Incredible waterfront property

1004 Carbonate Street $389,500 / 2148 sq.ft. 3+ bedrooms / 3 baths

Katelnikoff Rd., Winlaw $275,000 / 16 acres 250 meters Slocan River shoreline

709 A&B Radio Avenue $279,500 (EACH) + HST 3 bdrm., 2 bath units

Ted & Carol Ryan 1-800-559-2322

Hollie Wallace 250-354-7567

Sue Stanger 250-352-3581

Doug Stewart 250-354-9262

Lot B – Wasson Street $159,900 / .207 acre 50’x180’ prime bldg. lot

Walkers Landing Road $195,000 - $595,000 East Shore building lots

6816 Grandview Rd. $84,500 / .63 acre Building lot

1112 McQuarrie Avenue $349,900 / 2666 sq.ft. 4 bedrooms / 2 baths

Bill Lander 250-551-5652

Sylvia Stevens 250-354-8185

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

Sylvia Stevens 250-354-8185

Grant Arcuri 250-354-2871

Paul Lamoureux 250-551-2714

#33 – 1220 Mill Street $395,000 / 2600 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 3 baths

101 Chatham Street $229,000 / 1230 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms / 2 baths

611 Lake Ave., Silverton $98,500 / 893 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms / 1 bath

1215 Robertson Avenue $275,000 / 1463 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 2 baths

915 Stanley Street $249,000 / 1560 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms / 1 bath

Sylvia Stevens 250-354-8185

Ted & Carol Ryan 1-800-559-2322

Bill Lander 250-551-5652

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

Jane Sinclair 250-551-2010

418 Balfour Heights Road $349,900 / 2200 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms /3 baths

1524 Cedar Street $359,900 / 1662 sq.ft. Home with basement suite

6560 Hwy. 6., New Denver $595,000 / 9768 sq.ft. 7 bedrooms / 4 ½ baths

#202 – 909 Radio Avenue $339,000 / 1066 sq.ft. 1 bdrm. & den / 2 baths

16302 Crawford Creek Road $310,000 / 1734 sq.ft. 2 bedrooms / 2 baths

Kevin Arcuri 250-354-2958

Sue Stanger 250-352-3581

Bill Lander 250-551-5652

Ted & Carol Ryan 1-800-559-2322

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689





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Notary Corporation Member of

- Real Estate Transactions & Mortgages - Wills & Powers of Attorney - Leases & Easements - Statutory Declarations & Notarizing Documents



Roughly half of all homes have hardwood flooring, and industry professionals suspect more and more homeowners are looking to hardwood flooring for their homes. When surveyed, 90 percent of real estate agents have said that hardwood flooring is a desirable feature in a home. Those agents also say property with hardwood flooring sells faster than one with carpeting or another flooring option. With hardwood flooring so prevalent in homes, protecting those beautiful wood floors is a major priority for homeowners. Caring for hardwood floors only takes some common sense precautions and minimal maintenance. Today’s hardwood floors are often produced with durable sealants that protect the wood underneath or are comprised of composite or reclaimed wood products. But that doesn’t mean precautions should be taken to further protect against potential damage to the flooring. * Place area rugs or mats at the doorways entering the home. This way sand, dirt and other debris can be wiped off at the entryway and not carried onto the wood flooring where it can cause abrasions over time.

2110 Columbia Avenue Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0 250-362-6803

North Castlegar

South Castlegar

South Castlegar





Thursday, May 17, 2012 Real Estate Focus

Hardwood Floors

* Pay careful attention to which types of shoes are worn on the floors. High heels or cleats can damage the wood. Removing shoes prior to walking on the floor is a safer bet. * Choose the right type of cleaner for the floor. Do not assume just because a particular cleaner is adequate for wood cabinetry or furniture that it is also fine for wood flooring. Check the label. * Use area rugs and carpet runners on areas of the floor that tend to be high-traffic areas. This will prevent these areas from being worn down unevenly from other areas of the floor. * Do not allow water or other liquids to stand on the floor for a long duration. This can cause degradation of the wood and staining. * Use felt or plastic protectors on the “feet” of dining room chairs or other furniture to prevent against scuffing or scratches. Wood flooring can be an expensive addition to any home, but one that is sought after for its aesthetic appeal. To ensure a floor remains in good condition over the long haul, take action to protect hardwood floors as soon as possible.




417 5th Ave

#101 825 Merry Creek Rd. Rd

1507 Emerald Cres Cres.

209 Davies

MLS K210819

MLS K211363

MLS K206781

MLS K212173



North Castlegar

South Castlegar

Mountainview Realty Ltd. 1695 Columbia Ave. Castlegar, BC

South Castlegar

South Castlegar


SOLD $389,900






506 201st 201st.

1810 Galloway Rd

1211 1St. 1St Street

2524 9th Ave

2428 12th Ave. Ave

3412 South Southridge hrriidg dgee

MLS K206011

MLS K204641

MLS K207139

MLS K206608

MLS K211021

MLS K212124

South Castlegar


South Castlegar

South Castlegar

South Castlegar

SOLD $399,000





1403 37th St

5367 Allendale Cres. Cres

2825 5th Ave

1312 Forest Rd Rd.

3397 14th Ave

MLS K211671

MLS K207122

MLS K211750

MLS K195555

MLS K212791

South Castlegar

South Castlegar

South Castlegar

South Castlegar

Do you know what your home is worth “ I DO”! Call me today for your free market evaluation!

Jo-Ann Bursey 250-304-8681

$379,900 1479 37th St. St

$419,900 3350 Southridge Dr. Dr

MLS K211303

LAND Lot 13, Tower Road $179,900 MLS K205141



2624 Columbia Ave

3414 Windsor Place

MLS K212044

MLS K212447

Castlegar Rural


629 Fernwood $149,900

$585,000 622 Fernwood Drive

$379,900 4013 Broadwater MLS K212269

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Get the best



price when selling a home

The housing market has not yet rebounded to pre-recession prices, when buyers seemed to be stepping over one another to bid up the price of homes. Today’s sellers may be lucky to get asking price, with the reality being a certain percentage below. However, that doesn’t mean sellers should accept bottom-of-thebarrel offers. There are still ways to get the best price possible on an offered home. With sellers hoping to get the most possible for a home and buyers interested in spending the least, it’s sometimes a battle of wills when it comes to hashing out a confirmed price in the world of real estate. Sellers who wonder whether they’ll struggle to get a good offer can hedge their bets in the right direction by employing a few strategies. * What you see is what you get: It’s difficult to change first impressions. If a potential buyer pulls up to a home that doesn’t give them “warm and fuzzy” feelings immediately, it may be hard to eventually sway opinion of the home -- even if it’s pristine on the inside. Individuals do judge a book by its cover, which means that effort should be put into making a home’s exterior as appealing as possible. Landscaping should be neat and lush. There shouldn’t be any obstacles leading to the front of the home. Items that look in disrepair should be mended. Curb appeal does matter. * Use a real estate agent: Many people forgo this step, thinking they can sell their home just as well without an agent and not have to pay commission in the process. A real estate agent is schooled in the process of negotiating the price of an offered home. In fact, the more a home’s selling price, the higher the agent’s profit. That’s incentive right there. Furthermore, agents know the average prices of similar homes and can help a seller price and market a property correctly. That may add up to a faster sale (and a better offer). * Price it competitively: Some sellers think the higher they price their home the more money they’ll get for it. The fact is, the longer an overpriced home sits on the market, the less appealing it will appear to buyers. Individuals looking for a home may repeatedly see the listing and wonder what’s wrong with the home. Even if it’s the best home in the neighborhood, it may be seen as a red flag that’s best avoided. * Give people what they want: Buyers often prefer updated kitchens and bathrooms. Most buyers out there are not looking for “handyman specials.” They want a relatively turn-key property. A kitchen or bathroom that is an eyesore can repel potential buyers. Home shoppers may be more inclined to go closer to asking price if some of the bigger-ticket items are already completed. * Don’t be an open book: If a buyer knows that time is of the essence or the home is “priced to sell,” he or she may sense that desperation, almost guaranteeing a low-ball offer. Sellers shouldn’t let on too much about their reasons for selling or make it seem like they’ll be in dire straights if the home doesn’t sell quickly. Selling a home under duress is not likely to cause prospective buyers to pony up. * Don’t be afraid to counter-offer: A buyer who is excited to get an offer on a home in a slow market, but feels the offer is below value, should definitely counter-offer. While the buyer may not accept the counter, he or she may make another offer that is more to the seller’s liking.

#100 1444 Columbia Ave. RIGHT ACROSS FROM TIM HORTON’S Stunning High Effi Efficiency Home

$499,900 Barry Brown REALTOR®

Lorene MacGregor REALTOR®

Contemporary Pass Creek Home

Eric Schneider REALTOR®

Near Millennium with Mountain Views

Paradise Found!


Barry B Brown 250.365.9363

Eric Schneider h id 250.226.7970

Solid Starter Home

Classic South End Home

SOLD $511,000


12.42 Acres in Thrums


Lorene M MacGregor G 250.304.3101

Barry B Brown 250.365.9363

Slocan River Front Lot

Newer Home on Large Lot

4 Bedroom with Double Garage



Barry B Brown 250.365.9363

Quiet Valley Acreage


Lorene M MacGregor G 250.304.3101

Lorene MacGregor M G 250.304.3101



Eric Schneider h id 250.226.7970

Barry Brown B 250.365.9363

Barry B Brown 250.365.9363

Beautiful Custom Built Home

Exclusive View

Country Living at its Finest!


$280,000 Eric Schneider h id 250.226.7970

Barry B Brown 250.365.9363


Charming Home

$259,000 Barry B Brown 250.365.9363

Prime Castlegar Commercial

$399,000 Eric Schneider h id 250.226.7970

Just Like New

2 Prime Commercial Buildings $810,000 & $989,000


Barry Brown 250.365.9363

Barry B Brown 250.365.9363

Thrums Treasure

Mobile Home in Adult Park


$485,000 Barry B Brown 250.365.9363


Downtown Winlaw


$279,900 Barry B Brown 250.365.9363

Affordable Home in Sunny Robson


Lorene MacGregor M G 250.304.3101

Barry B Brown 250.365.9363

Eric Schneider h id 250.226.7970

Lorene M MacGregor G 250.304.3101

Stunning Rossland Condo

Shangri-La in Slocan Valley

Summer Time Fun

Off-Grid Paradise!

$189,900 Barry B Brown 250.365.9363

$409,000 Eric Schneider h id 250.226.7970

• Beautiful Slocan Triple Lot $98,000 • .65 Acres with View in Genelle $67,500 • 6.5 Acres Riverfront $245,000 • Forest & MeadowSOLD Wonderland $157,900 • 7.56 View Acres $119,900 • Building Lot in City $36,000 • Slocan 1.5 Acre Level Lot $89,900 • 17 Acres in Castlegar SOLD$88,0000

$228,900 Lorene M MacGregor G 250.304.3101

$218,000 Eric Schneider h id 250.226.7970 250.365.6767 ώ 1.877.965.6767


Your Hometown Realtor K#210433

MLS #k205318

Your Cover Home

Fairview to Paulson!



Custom designed and crafted nearly new home! This stunning home is sitting on .83ac in Ootischenia! Detached 2 car garage, 2 bdrm in-law suite and high end finishes within the home! Fir timber framing in and out, heated floor, oiled hdwds, WI tiled, doorless shower, claw foot tub & dual sinks. If you want a new home and do not want to build…. This is YOUR home!

Rural zoning, minutes to town! Fabulous view of the Columbia River, The Mountains, The ‘Lions Head’ and the community of Robson!

MLS #K212850

MLS #K212183




$199,900 Affordable! Are you looking for 3 bedrooms, a great yard, deck, work shop and covered parking? This home is located in a quiet location & offers itself as a perfect level entry retirement bungalow or cozy family home!

This great bungalow is sitting on an amazing lot in south Castlegar with a detached shop and loads of garden and lawn space. Within the home you will find spacious rooms, many improvements and a brand new 4pc bath! A must see!

MLS #K212525

MLS #K211967 MLS #K211356

$239,900 This most charming bungalow with basement is sitting on a most awesome city lot! .59 acre offers room for the kids, the pets or all your toy and RV parking! The cozy bungalow offers 3 bdrms and 2 baths!



PPett ffriendly i dl parkk llocated t d on tthe stunning t i CColumbia l bi Ri River iin th the relaxing community of Genelle. Both of these homes are affordable and each offers a different style of lot and floor design! Choose private back yard or river view!

Ft. Sheppard Drive next to Rails to Trails Beautifully crafted, spacious home with 3 large bedrooms, TV/ Office room, 3 baths up plus a 2 bedroom self-contained suite on main level which can help pay a substantial part of the mortgage. You will love the amazing lake & valley views, beautiful fir floors, great floor plan & incredibly relaxing atmosphere. Soothing hot tub, multiple sun decks & rock garden landscaping complete this fantastic, one of a kind & its location home! $549,900. Mls # K211026.

Call Aga Wrobel at 250 505-3020 REAL ESTATE “Helping You Make PROFESSIONALS The Right Move”



Thursday, May 17, 2012 Real Estate Focus

Buying Your First Home

The lowest home prices in years and tax incentives are driving many people to purchase their first home. Few things are simultaneously as exciting and nerve wracking as becoming a homeowner. Preparation can make sure individuals are covering all of the bases. First time home buyers easily can be overwhelmed by the process of buying a home. In addition to the legal hurdles associated with purchasing a home, the stress of committing such a substantial amount of money can lead to some sleepless nights. But first time home buyers in the market for a home can prepare themselves for the process ahead of time. Though the following tips might not guarantee a smooth and stress-free home buying experience, they can answer a few questions and facilitate the process. * Establish your price range. As the housing crisis of the last several years indicated, many homeowners got in well over their heads. Some lost their homes to foreclosure, while others found it extremely difficult to pay their mortgage each month. First time buyers can avoid such scenarios by honestly assessing what they can afford and searching for homes within their price range. A host of Web sites, including some lender sites, provide free mortgage calculators so buyers can see just what they can afford. Lenders often recommend spending less than 30 percent of income on housing costs. * Research rates and taxes. Certain external factors beyond the price of the home will factor into a homeowner’s monthly financial commitment. Taxes and homeowner’s insurance can vary greatly depending on a home’s location. Research property taxes in different communities, and shop around for homeowner’s insurance when looking for a home. * Expect to pay costs. Closing costs are often a big shock to first time home buyers. Closing costs include lender fees, title and settlement fees, taxes, and homeowners insurance or homeowners association fees. provides an annul closing cost survey for buyers to get a better feel of just what they will be spending when the time comes to sign on the dotted line. A lender can also give an estimate of what the fees may total. * Consult some professionals. Real estate professionals in the area might be able to paint a picture of what the real estate market is like at the moment. Prices might be on the rise, on the decline or remaining steady. If looking in a specific area, consult with a real estate agent about the area and what to expect. When shopping for a home for the first time, buyers should expect the unexpected. However, the surprise element can be reduced if buyers do their homework before beginning the buying process.

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Unprecedented opportunity to buy into Kootenay Lake’s premier waterfront development at incredibly low prices. A 420 acre residential Master Planned community fronting 3 kms of waterfront on Kootenay Lake near Nelson, BC., with over 300 acres of dedicated park and trails. For further details go to Or call Eroca Ryon 250-505-9815.

Waterfront Sale Waterfront

Lot 1 Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 5 Lot 6 Lot 7 Lot 15 Lot 22 Lot 23 Lot 25 Lot 32

Lot 11 Lot 12

Original Price Reduction

$495,000 $529,000 $549,000 $629,000 $549,000 $549,000 $725,000 $475,000 $475,000 $575,000

$200,000 $180,000 $150,000 $180,000 $180,000 $190,000 $226,000 $116,000 $96,000 $146,000

Stunning 290’ Beachfront

Lakeview $229,000 $20,000 $169,000 $24,000


New Price

$295,000 $349,000 $399,000 $449,000 $369,000 $359,000 $499,000 $359,000 Offer $379,000 Under $429,000 $699,000

Dwell Magazine acclaimed 3 bedroom home on premier waterfront lot. Spectacular modern design and beautiful landscaping, with separate ofÀce and beach cabana. Original Price $1,100,000 Reduced Price $995,000.

Contemporary 3 bedroom waterfront home with beautiful lake and mountain views. Inspired by clean uncluttered lines and indoor/outdoor living, fully landscaped, great beach. Original Price $1,100,000 Reduced Price $875,000.

$209,000 $145,000

Modern Rocio Romero designed Cabin on large waterfront lot with lovely views, beautiful beach and natural garden area. Another fabulous building site for the primary residence. Original Price $795,000 Reduced Price $575,000.

EROCA RYON • 250-505-9815• Kevin Arcuri 250-354-2958

ROSLING REAL ESTATE 593 Baker Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4J1

W.250.352.3581 F.250.352.5102



MLS #K206957



MLS #K205137


Fairview 2 bdrm / 1 bath home with large deck and rec room. Overlooks Kootenay Lake.



MLS #K201627


2 story, 3 bdrm/ 3 bath home with 100x100 ft lot. Sundeck, fire pit, pergola and much more.

Layla Precious Arcuri 250-354-3369




2.03 acre building lot in Blewett. Drilled well, flat and sloped areas with great views the River.



3 bdrm/ 2 bath 1/2 duplex in excellent condition.






MLS #K206719

MLS #K195479


4.8 private acres in “Shutty Bench” with views of Kootenay Lake & Purcell Mnts.



Rare opportunity! 4.8 acres of agricultural land in Shutty Bench. Impressive 40 GPM well.





Bright and clean 2 bedroom home just blocks from Baket Street






MLS #K212229

MLS #K200735

MLS #K200731

MLS #K205823


Three + bdrm two blocks from Baker St. Quick possession available.



Designer unit. Cherry kitchen cabinets, quartz counters, bamboo floors. HST incl. in price.




MLS #K205797

MLS #K206758

# 406 909 RADIO AV

Top level, 2 bdrm/ 2 bath condo with stainless steel appliances. 3 sundecks + lake views.


3 storey home with open kitchen, french doors, with views of Kokanee Glacier.


Designer unit. Cherry kitchen cabinets. Loft, laundry, walk in closet, HST incl. in price.



3 bdrm uber chic bungalow with new woodstove, 0.34 acres, and is just out of city limits.




MLS #K211718

MLS #K3900190


5 bdrm/ 3 bath high Victorian home with french doors, grand living room, and fireplace.


Development oppertunity in downtown Nelson. 3 liquor licenses



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For your Dream Home

Serving our communities for over 20 years, I have the knowledge & experience to obtain the best possible financing to o suit your y needs. So, RELAX & let us find the the right mortgage for you!

NO COST TO YOU! As long as you qualify for bank/CMHC Financing

JUDY GRIFFITHS 2110 Columbia Avenue Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0 250-362-6803 yg Out of town clients: 1-877-552-7511

A dream home means different things to different people. To some, an ideal home sits atop a hill and has enough rooms to accommodate generations upon generations of family members. To others, a home small in stature but with views to die for is all a homeowner needs. While preferences may vary on the home itself, there are a few things buyers of all shapes and sizes prefer when shopping for the home of their dreams. * Agreeable weather. Vacation home shoppers often prefer year-round warm weather so they know their respite from the cold is never too far away. For example, a locale such as Port St. Lucie, Florida boasts an average temperature of 73.7* F, providing the ideal getaway to snowbound men and women stuck in the throes of winter. * Affordability. A dream home stays a dream for many people because of the misconception that it is beyond their financial reach. “While a seaside villa in Italy might never be a reality, there are places where it is still affordable to own and maintain a vacation home,” says Andrew Nadalin, President of Pace 2000 Inc. Compared to neighboring counties, St. Lucie County and Martin County represent the piece of South Florida that is still considered affordable. Endowed with the rich quality of life South Florida has to offer, both St. Lucie and Martin counties also offer and affordable cost-of-living vacationers will appreciate. * Accessibility of activities. While an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is great, no one wants to escape to a place with nothing to do. When shopping for a place to buy or build your dream getaway, be sure there’s plenty of accessibility to popular activities like

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2150 & 2260 sq ft Main Floors Walkout Basement with in-Floor Heating Hardwood, Granite, Tile Stainless Steel Appliances 9’ & 10’ Ceilings Gorgeous 5 piece Ensuites Breathtaking Lake Views National New Home Warranty

$848,777 includes net HST RHC Realty 601 Baker St., Nelson Each office is independently owned and operated

boating, fishing, diving, surfing, canoeing, or kayaking. * Proximity to other hotspots. Even if you’re looking for a place to simply unwind, a dream home’s proximity to hotspots or other exotic locales never hurts. Port St. Lucie, for example, offers all a vacationer needs to relax and unwind, and it’s only 90 miles from the Bahamas by boat and a short drive to Miami, Palm Beach and Orlando. * Proximity to major airports. Unless you plan on living in your vacation home year-round, you’ll want the home to be somewhere that’s close to major airports. This makes it easier to get to your home and flights won’t be as expensive.


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Mountainview Realty Ltd. 1695 Columbia Ave. Castlegar, BC

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY JUNE 2ND, 2012 10 am - 11:30 pm


$254,900 North Castlegar NICE PACKAGE Fairview 543 7th Ave. K210867 601 201st Ave.

12 Noon - 2 pm


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Please contact me for a no obligation Market Evaluation! Direct (250) 365-9440

1015 Lynx Road Rossland



1055 Beaver Road Beaver Falls



1200 Second Avenue Trail



8309 Hwy 22A




1662 9 Mile Road Fruitvale



695 Dickens Warfield



48 Hazelwood Drive Trail



2050 Caughlin Road Fruitvale



3161 Iris Crescent Trail



135 9th Avenue



1810 St. Paul Street Rossland



3364 Laurel Crescent Trail



2461 Albert Drive Trail



1771 First Street Fruitvale



1091 Highway 3B Beaver Falls

$559,900 BRAND NEW Ootichenia 969 Edgewater Pl. K206720

I am currently looking for new listings as I have sold most of mine. Let me “Focus” on your property or sale, by taking on a limited number of listings/ buyers. Call me to actively review marketing your property.

Nikita J. Malloff, AScT Realtor Century 21 Mountainview Realty Ltd.


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$299,900 BRAND NEW

10 am - 11:30 pm



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2510 Cooke Avenue Rossland



720 Shakespeare Warfield



1344 Green Avenue Trail



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Great Recreational Property! 12415 Boswell Rd. This 1.08 Acre property has four fully serviced hook ups, views of the mountains, and is located 5 min. from the public boat launch.

Offered at $180,000



Time to build a cabin! 8874 Slocan South Rd.

Live in Nelson’s Banana Belt 519 Third Street

Offered at $80,000

Offered at $329,000

1.37 Acres with services at the lot line. Easy paved This lovely home is within walking distance to amenities and boasts original hardwood floors, and updated road access, close to Slocan Lake, with nature at your kitchen, deck, mud room and has a detached garage. back door for boating & fishing, hiking, back-country Finish the basement and add value and living space for skiing, and snowmobiling. your growing family.

3831 Woodcrest This Sunny Bonnington home didn’t last long!

$435,900 Privacy and Revenue! 305 Fourth Street

16210 Crawford Creek Rd. Do you love to Golf? Beautiful Post & Beam home on .56 Acre, with views of

This quiet, 60X120 lot is located on a dead end street Kokanee Glacier situated directly across from Kokanee Springs in the Lower part of Fairview. This three bedroom Golf Course. This home has a double garage plus Workshop home also has a bachelor suite, carport for two cars, with 220 Amp service, a wrap around deck with a hot tub, and a mature, landscaped yard with many fruit trees and garden 400sq/ft deck and plenty of fruit trees. beds. This home is well maintained and has had updates.

Offered at $329,000

Offered at $339,900

For Lease #6 502 Baker St. 1535 sq/ft space with the entrance off Ward Street. There’s roof top access with potential to create a fabulous outdoor area to enjoy.

Offered at $1200/mo + Triple Net

RHC Realty

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3627 Kendall Court Passmore $1,490,000.00 Your own playground!

Private Level peninsula consisting of 86 Acres with approximately 4000 feet of frontage on

David Gentles 250.354.8225

the Slocan River. Take a dip or tube or kayak from your front yard. 3452 sf custom design Rancher with wheelchair access and an open design that allows private views in every direction. 3 Bedrooms, 3 baths, den, hobby room, family room, vaulted cedar lined ceilings, Italian tile, in-floor heat, 16’ view windows in the 34’ x 32’ great room. 2 Covered decks & 2 open patios face the river and valley views. Triple garage, double carport. Exposed aggregate patios & apron.

433 Josephine St.


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Mix of lightly treed areas, field, old growth forest, bush & wet lands provide diverse wildlife for your viewing pleasure. Quad & walking trails crisscross throughout for year round recreation.This is a one-of-a kind property in a unique setting with a distinctive custom designed home. Be inspired by the abundance of wildlife, the perfection of nature and ever changing Slocan River flowing past your home. You will wake up every day feeling like you are living in a greeting card. You must view this home and take the time to stroll or quad the property in order to appreciate its full benefit. Call now for your appointment.


the Right Real Estate Agent

Buying Bu ing a home is often a difficult thing to do. The stress of making such a big financial commitment is a struggle for many home buyers, whether they have purchased a home in the past or are doing so for the first time. One way to make the process a lot less anxiety-ridden is to work with a real estate agent you can trust. Those who have previously purchased a home might already have a strong relationship with a real estate agent. But for those moving out of their current location or buying for the first time, finding the right real estate agent requires some effort. Those in the market for an agent to help navigate the home buying process should consider the following tips. * Find a buyer’s agent. Real estate agents are often affiliated with sellers instead of buyer’s. This means their primary goal is to help the seller and not the buyer. When shopping around for a real estate agent, ask companies about their buyer’s agents. Buyers should always have someone with their interests in mind, and not the interests of the sellers. * Find an agent first, then a property. Many times homes remain listed online or in “home for sale” brochures even if they are under contract or sold. These homes are often luxurious and appealing to a wide array of prospective buyers, and some agencies use them to attract customers. While this isn’t a typical bait and switch, it is a way real

estate agencies get customers in the door. It is important to find a real estate agent before looking through home listings listings. This allow allows the buyer to choose their agent based on merit and not due to the potentially glitzy houses he or she may have listed previously. * Find someone with a track record. Real estate can be an exciting and financially rewarding industry in which to work. As a result, lots of people want to be real estate agents, even though few succeed and last a long time. When interviewing real estate agents, inquire about their history in the business. A more experienced agent will make things far less stressful and easier, and a long career indicates they are good at what they do. A real estate agent with a long history in the business will likely be a full-time agent as well. Prospective buyers should look for a full-time agent, which is not as common as some buyers might think. Many agents work part-time, and buyers could receive less attention as a result. * Don’t place too much emphasis on agency size. Real estate agencies come in all shapes and sizes. When it comes to ability, the size of the agency should not factor in. A smaller independent agency can be just as qualified and reliable as one of the major franchise agencies. Buyers who find someone they trust should go with that person, regardless of how big or small their agency is. * Get a referral. Friends and family members who have been through the buying process before might be great resources. Buyers looking in “Town X” who have friends or family already living there should consult those friends or family and ask for any agent referrals. Those relocating because of work should ask their company to refer an agent. Chances are companies have relocated employees in the past and might have a strong relationship with an agency in town.

$10,000 cashback for ¿rst time buyers Energy ef¿cient design 4 bed 3 bath & 2 car garage Richard Daoust 250.368.7987 Robert Felsch 250.368.1966


land + house + net HST

Real Estate Focus Thursday, May 17, 2012




Four Room Design FROM $485 Bi-weekly

Two Bedroom - Plus spacious Den with Studio off Master Bedroom • Custom Built-in Entertainment Centre • 3 piece Main Bath and 3 piece Ensuite • Built in Fireplace • Solid Maple Kitchen Custom Staircase • Vaulted Ceiling Over 1500 sq ft • Walk in Closet





TAKE ACTION NOW! CONTACT: WEST CREEK DEVELOPMENTS 250.505.4820 *For approved buyers, contact developer for details Breathtaking Interior Design by Kootenai Moon Furniture

Thursday, May 17, 2012 Real Estate Focus


RHC Realty

Serving Nelson, Kootenay Lake, Slocan Valley & area since 1908






3bdrm, 2 bath newly renovated home with upgrades to the fullest such as geothermal heating, new windows, new floors, new paint, new bathrooms, new gourmet kitchen, new decks and the list goes on. Home is tucked away on a very private .63 acres with a ponds view, lots of sun & outbuildings located off of Erie Ross Spur Rd.

4 bedroom, 3 bath spacious rec room with cozy pellet stove. Open living/dining room with gas fireplace, large master with walk-in closet & 4 piece en-suite. 0.46 acre fully landscaped lot, covered patio, 2 tiered deck, 2 water features & swimming pool.

Modest 4 bedroom 2 bath home with 86’ of sandy beach, sits on a .53 acre property with a 2 car carport, large garage with 12’ door, workshop and storage room. Property is landscaped and ready to move in and enjoy the lake.

Call Lisa $230,000

Call Laura $317,777

Call Tad at The Property Lab Team $680,000

ice New Pr

Imagine 317 Feet of river frontage on the Slocan River. This meticulously maintained manufactured home was built in 2001 and sits on 5.78 acres. Some great features include: 28 x 30 garage/workshop with woodstove, and riverside gazebo for entertaining.

Call Brady at The Property Lab Team $440,000

Rustic Riondel waterfront lease lot cabin. 121.42 feet of beach frontage by 300 feet in depth. Treed sloping lot with views of Purcell Mountains across the Lake. Recreation get-away.

Call Alan $165,000

Helping Local Kids






Centrally located 3 bedroom home, with original hardwood floors and wood accents. This cared for home has many upgrades, don’t pass this affordable family home up!

Just Listed! This custom 3700 sq ft home features extensive hardwood floors and a truly special design including 3rd level loft; situated with nearly every recreational activity at your doorstep. Bonus is a 2900 sq ft lavish shop!

Beautiful 3bd, 2bth Post & Beam home on .56 acre with views of Kokanee Glacier, and situated directly across from Kokanee Springs Golf Course. 220Amp shop + Double Garage! Amazing Value.

Outstanding home on 2.5 landscaped acres just minutes from Castlegar! Whisper Creek log package with separate garage, hot tub, pool, wrap-around deck, vaulted ceilings, stonefaced fireplace, etc!

Cozy year round home or great waterfront cabin. The 2 bedroom home also includes 2 baths, two decks, carport, workshop and rental/guest cabin. All this with 84 feet of lake frontage set on the area’s best playground Kootenay Lake.

Call Christine $329,000

Call Glen $675,000

Call Christine $339,000

Call Lorne or Drew $699,900

Call Dave $559,000






Late Victorian style 4 bed, 2 bath family home sits on a level, landscaped lot very close to downtown. Same owner for over 30 years, this restored and updated home must truly be seen to be appreciated!

2 bed, 1 bath very open & inviting, bright kitchen, spacious dining/living room with wood stove, master bedroom has a huge walk in closet. Double carport, 2 decks, situated on 6.5 acres with views of Ainsworth across the lake.

A 4 bedroom 3 bath comfortable home on a lake access lane. Vaulted ceilings and gourmet kitchen. Lower level has an in-law suite. Large deck with carport, paved drive, RV parking and terraced lawn. New paint to the main floor.

Family home in a sunny Rosemont location on a large corner lot. 4 bed, 2 bath home conveniently located close to school, golf course and bus route. Plenty of storage, double carport, RV parking.

Enjoy ultimate privacy at Harrop with over 600 ft of Kootenay Lake frontage with beach. Newer ranch-style home with 2 bedrooms, den, vaulted ceilings, & loads of windows. Huge sundeck, wharf/boat moorage, plus much more!

Call Lorne or Drew $479,500

Call Laura $269,777

Call Alan $359,900

Call Lorne or Drew $279,900

Call Glen $549,000






This is a simple little one bedroom cabin in a picturesque setting along Goose Creek, about 20 minutes from Castlegar and Nelson. The property has outbuildings and fruit trees. Cabin serviced with water and an outhouse.

This 700 feet of waterfront property has 8.8 acres of privacy and is placed in recreational heaven. Added plus is there is a 2 bedroom, over 1100 Sq foot home with outbuildings.

3 bed, 3 bath open floor plan, bamboo hardwood, granite counter tops, wood burning stove, double garage, fully landscaped .20 acre corner lot private setting with hot tub & swimming pool.

This property is located on a dead end street and has a 60X120 Lot, with a 3 bed home plus self contained Bachelor Suite, double carport, fruit trees, plus a 400 sq/ft deck with lake and mountain views for entertaining. Lower Fairview, don’t miss this opportunity to own a sweet home with a suite for and affordable price!

Located in Balfour townsite, this well maintained 2 bed, 2 bath home with addition is just steps from the beach and close to restaurants, ferry terminal and many recreational opportunities. Daily bus service to Nelson.

Call Christine $329,000

Call Lorne or Drew $259,900

Call Dave $109,000

Call Brady at The Property Lab Team $405,000






Immaculately cared for pre-war charmer in the heart of the best walking area in East Trail. Home is a solid, 3 bdrm, 1 bath bungalow with tons of character on a large 50’ x 100’ lot. Call Paul at The Property Lab Team $129,000

1.18 acres with a 3 bdrm and 1 bath home located just outside of Ymir towards Salmo. The home offers recent upgrades such as a new country kitchen, new flooring, two wood stoves & spacious rooms. Listen to Porcupine Creek glisten from your doorstep and Salmo River just steps away.

Creekside, three level ½ duplex, corner unit in the hospital area with a master loft bedroom with en-suite, 2 bedrooms and a full bath in lower level, a private sun deck as well as a covered patio with hot tub.

Unique to Nelson and in a great location, this 4 bedroom 3 bath home offers the character appeal of a heritage home with many upgrades and a newly renovated 2 bedroom cottage. Call Tad at The Property Lab Team $620,000

This large 5-6 bedroom, 3 bath home has been meticulously well kept, boasts combination of gorgeous hardwood, brand new carpets and a mother-in-law suite. Attached double garage, multiple decks on a huge 0.31 acres parcel. Call Paul at The Property Lab Team $487,000

Glen Darough 250.354.3343

Alan Tarr 250.354.8489

Christine Pearson 250.505.8015

Call Lisa $269,000

Dave Buss 250.354.9459

Tad Lake 250.354.2979

Considering Buying or Selling? Call

Call Laura $369,777

Call Alan $329,000

Paul Shreenan 250.509.0920

Brady Lake 250.354.8404

Lisa Cutler 250.551.0076

Laura Salmon 250.551.8877

Lorne Westnedge 250.505.2606

Drew Evans 250.505.2466

RHC Realty 250.352.7252

Each office independently owned & operated

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Real Estate Guide - May 17, 2012  

Section R of the May 17, 2012 edition of the West Kootenay Advertiser

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