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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2012

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Friday, November 23, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

realestate W E E K L Y

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OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

INSIDE! THIS WEEK’S

1318 Saturna Drive

2418 Greenridge Crescent

OPEN HOUSES

Fri. & Sat., Nov. 23 & 24 • 1-3pm

Sat. Nov 24 • 1-3pm

Fairwinds

Parksville

See MAP on Pages C6 and C7

$

$

Hosted by:

Hosted by:

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429,900

Adrianne Meyer

649,000

INCLUDING LOCATION MAP realestate Better Get Moving!

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Graeme Hardy 250-951-4945 GraemeHardy@shaw.ca FREE

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

314 East Isl. Hwy, Parksville

OPEN HOUSE Hosted by

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SATURDAY, NOV. 24 • 1-4 PM 900 Qualicum Road, Qualicum Beach

• Private 4.99 acres in Qualicum Beach • Updated 1700 square feet rancher • Close to shopping, fine restaurants and golf courses • SELLER WILL CONSIDER A TRADE

New Price

$

549,900


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250-821-0067

W E E K L Y

Independently Owned & Operated

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OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 from 2-4PM

OPEN HOUSE Saturday, Nov. 24 • 1-3pm

534,800

$

Hosted by: Mary-Ann Kennedy

Golf Course & Mountain Views

643 Eagletree Close, French Creek

Susan Forrest Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

Phone 250-947-9900 susan@susanforrest.com

OPEN HOUSE SAT NOV 24 from 1-3pm 595 Vine Drive, Parksville

MLS# 344440

$369,900

Parksville-Qualicum Beach Realty Independently Owned & Operated

Situated on a quiet , conveniently located side street and nicely elevated from the road . 3 bedroom crawlspace rancher built in 2006 / floor plan flexible enough for most needs. Fenced yard has a south westerly exposure offering a lot of sun, privacy and security.

TODD STARKEY

(24 hr.) 250-248-4321 www.toddstarkey.com

127 Alberni Hwy, Parksville

HUNDREDS OF HOME LISTINGS EACH WEEK.

576 Sandlewood Drive, Parksville

475,000

$

Hosted by John & Teresa Sandiford

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 from 2-4PM 409 Craig Street, Parksville

335,000

$

Hosted by John & Teresa Sandiford

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YEAR END BLOWOUT First time these homes are being offered at these prices...

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Saturday November 24 • 12-2pm 634 Cedar Street, Qualicum Beach Best priced family home in Qualicum Beach. Lowest priced home per sq. ft. amazing value.

642 Forsyth Avenue, Parksville Cheapest home available in Parksville. Best deal of the year.

$229,900

$260,000 Mike Reeves in attendance

Melissa MacNeill in attendance


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OPEN HOUSE

INSIDE! THIS WEEK’S

SAT & SUN, NOV. 24 & 25 • 1-3PM

OPEN HOUSES

Unit 104-354 Morison Ave., Parksville

208,700

$

• 2 bed, 2 bath, • 1200 sq.ft. • Outside unit with extra windows

See MAP on Pages C6 and C7

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• Beautifully upgraded and maintained inside and out • Hardwood flrs, new counters, new tile, Silhouette blinds • Low taxes, utilities, insurance, no Special Assessments • Newer upper end appliances • Desirable St. Andrews Lane

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HUNDREDS OF HOME LISTINGS EACH WEEK.

$435,000 * Beautiful hardwood floors throughout. * Maple kitchen cabinets to the ceiling, pantry and built in wine rack. * Master bdrm has a large walk-in closet with built in shelving and a 3 piece ensuite. * 20 x 30 outbuilding already in place that could be converted to a barn. * Wired 20 x 50 detached workshop with a separate hydro meter * Priced below assessed value

CENTRAL PARKSVILLE 169 Cooper Place, Parksville $319,000

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850 LAKES BLVD, FRENCH CREEK PR

1790 Errington Road

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RANCHER ON ALMOST 5 ACRES

* House with in-law suite * Separate hydro meters, laundry and entrances * Good size lot and easy to rent * Walking distance to beach

Cathy Braiden, Personal Real Estate Corporation RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty 250-723-5666

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OPEN HOUSES SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24 11:30am - 1:00pm 30-650 Hoylake Road

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607 MORNINGSTAR DR, FRENCH CREEK

#106 - 635 BLENKIN AVENUE, PARKSVILLE

1:30pm - 3:00pm

$239,000 1040 Eaglecrest Drive

$435,000

• Updated, nice & bright corner unit at Park Lane Place • 2 bdrms, 3 bathrooms, 1635 s/f, new roof • South facing yard with private patio

• 1,865 sqft 0.18 ac • 2 Bedrms w/Ensuites + Den • Extra Features & Finishes see www.tomwhitfield.ca • Immaculate & bright Grandon Creek patio home in Qualicum beach • 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, w/ensuite having W/I shower • Skylight in the kitchen, gas fireplace in the lvg rm, large windows • It’s many updates include porcelain flooring, blinds, light fixtures • New hardware in kitchen & bathrms, new backsplash in kitchen

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Panoramic view of the Golf Course (no golf balls in a decade!) Beautifully renovated 1800 sq.ft., 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher Great open concept flow to living, dining and family rooms Spacious functional kitchen and a sunroom with attached deck A 400 metre walk to the beautiful sandy beach

Hosted by

TOM WHITFIELD

$319,000

Hosted by

LAWRENCE SETTER

SATURDAY, NOV. 24 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SUNDAY, NOV. 25 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

#163–730 BARCLAY CRESCENT, PARKSVILLE

821 BLUFFS DR, QUALICUM BEACH

$749,000

$375,000

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25 1333 Lanyon Drive

$219,900

$549,000

11:30am - 1:00pm • 1500 sq ft 3 bdrm 2 bath home with updates. • Attached oversized dbl garage & RV parking. • 16 X 11 ft. workshp/garden bldg. w/ electricity. • Marina, airport, Parksville & golf. See for yourself • Quick possession possible! Seller motivated!

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• Private, bright & sunny • Show home new plus upgrades • Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan Hosted by

• 3,328 sqft 0.27 ac • Ocean Views • Craftsman/Cape Cod Style see www.tomwhitfield.ca

KATHERINE JOHNSEN

250-248-1071

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

Hosted by

TOM WHITFIELD

1-888-248-1071

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Staff at Coldwell Banker, Vancouver Island Realty, enjoy being part of their communities

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Deborah Nicol of Coldwell Banker, serves as coordinator and race director of the annual River Run, held along the trails of the Englishman River.

Staff at Coldwell Banker, Vancouver Island Realty enjoy being part of their communities. For example, Deborah Nicol, Associate Broker at Coldwell Banker, Vancouver Island Realty is a long-standing board member of Mid-Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society (MVIHES) and she is the race director for MVIHES’ Annual River Run.

This event is hosted by MVIHES, and serves as a fund raising event to help build the core funding for the society. MVIHES  has been the impetus in many projects in the area and focuses on the habitat and environment that will promote a healthy fishery in our area. As well as accomplishing that goal, the group also does studies of the groundwater and supplies invaluable information

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to all levels of government and the public regarding the health of their ecosystem. Some of the projects that the group has been involved in are the groundwater study of the Lower Englishman River and fish/smolt counts. MVIHES was also involved in the Rain Garden at the new Firehall in Parksville. Nicol is both the coordinator and race director of the Annual River Run, which introduces people to the Englishman River areas, gets them out into the parks and trails and encourages a healthy interaction with their environment. Registration and information about the River Run is available on the website, www.TheRiverRun.ca. The run is family-friendly and you can walk/run along the trails of the Englishman River for five kilometres.  You can enjoy a morning in the Englishman River Regional Park and know that the registration fee went toward supporting this non-profit society in continuing the work that they do for the community. The River Run will be held on June 9, 2013 starting at 10 a.m.  The event takes place at the hatchery and runs a 5-km course that will take you through the park trails, along the river and the canals. All who have attended the last two races have enjoyed the opportunity to participate and given great reviews. We hope that we will see YOU out enjoying the run next year!  If you are interested in volunteering, donating or would just like some more information you can contact Deborah Nicol at annualriverrun@gmail.com or visit the website at www.TheRiverRun.ca   For detailed information on what MVIHES does and is currently involved in you can visit the website at www. mvihes.bc.ca.

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139,900

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159,900

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Address ....................Map Ref. .Price ...............Date ........... Time.................Realtor/Office 250-248-8371 | coastrealty.com

1318 Saturna Drive, Parksville ................... 11X ........ $429,900..........Fri. Nov. 23 & Sat. Nov. 24.........1-3pm .......................Adrianne Meyer, Coast Realty

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607 Morningstar Drive, French Creek............ 4O ......... $549,000................. Saturday Nov. 24 ............10am-12pm ............ Tom Whitfield, ReMax First Realty #106-635 Blenkin Avenue, Parksville ........... 7R ......... $219,900................. Saturday Nov. 24 .............11am-1pm .......... Lawrence Setter, ReMax First Realty 30-650 Hoylake Road, Qualicum Beach ........ 5D ......... $239,000................. Saturday Nov. 24 .......... 11:30am-1pm .........Nancy Bolch, ReMax Anchor Realty # 634 Cedar Street, Qualicum Beach............... 8S ......... $260,000................. Saturday Nov. 24 ...............12-2pm ............... Mike Reeves, Royal LePage Realty 642 Forsyth Avenue, Parksville ...................... 7R .......... $229,900 ..................Saturday Nov. 24 ...............12-2pm ..........Melissa MacNeill, Royal LePage Realty 2418 Greenridge Crescent, Nanoose............. 6X ......... $649,000................. Saturday Nov. 24 ................1-3pm ............................. Louise Roy, Coast Realty 595 Vine Drive, Parksville ........................... 9R ......... $369,900................. Saturday Nov. 24 ................1-3pm ............... Todd Starkey, Royal LePage Realty

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Address ....................Map Ref. .Price ...............Date ........... Time.................Realtor/Office 576 Sandlewood Drive, Parksville ................ 9R ......... $475,000................. Saturday Nov. 24 ................2-4pm ..John & Teresa Sandiford, Royal LePage Realty 409 Craig Street, Parksville........................ 10T ......... $335,000................. Saturday Nov. 24 ................2-4pm ..John & Teresa Sandiford, Royal LePage Realty 231 Mistaken Road, Qualicum Beach ........... 2A ......... $376,000................. Saturday Nov. 24 ................2-4pm .......................Joanne Ferreiro, Coast Realty #104-354 Morison Avenue, Parksville .......... 7S ......... $208,700.........Sat. Nov. 24 & Sun. Nov. 25........1-3pm ..................Greg Ozeroff, ReMax First Realty 1333 Lanyon Drive, Parksville ..................... 8L .......... $319,000.................. Sunday Nov. 25 ........... 11:30am-1pm .........Nancy Bolch, ReMax Anchor Realty 210 Saturna Drive, Qualicum Beach ............. 8F ......... $360,000.................. Sunday Nov. 25 .................1-4pm ...............Graeme Hardy, Royal LePage Realty 821 Bluffs Drive, Qualicum Beach ................ 4K ......... $749,000.................. Sunday Nov. 25 .................2-4pm ................ Tom Whitfield, ReMax First Realty 1907 Bonito, Nanoose Bay......................... 5Y ......... $749,000.................. Sunday Nov. 25 .................2-4pm .......................Joanne Ferreiro, Coast Realty

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6 - 631 BLENKIN AVE, • Rarely available end unit in mint condition • 1238 sq/ft, spacious open floor plan • Engineered hardwood floors, private rear deck • Lush wrap around lawn & gardens

$289,000

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1384 PILOT WAY, BEACHCOMBER

QUALICUM BEACH FLORIST

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$179,000

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$699,000

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Only $206,000

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1181 ROBERTON BLVD, MORNINGSTAR • Spacious 2047 sqft, 3 bed/3 bath deluxe rancher • Natural gas heat, fireplaces and BBQ outlet • Lovingly maintained inside and out • Huge private Backyard deck beautifully landscaped • Priced well below assessed value

$419,900

John Milroy

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$324,000

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2700 VAN ISLE ROAD

1085 CINNAMON SEDGE WAY

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SOLD

#9-310 PYM STREET

1157 BLIND BOGEY DRIVE

Louise Roy

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$878,000

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1151 BLIND BOGEY DRIVE • Backs on to Eaglecrest golf course • Over 2400 square feet • In-house workshop

$369,000

$215,000

$429,000

$349,000

Betsy/Fran

GREAT VALUE! GREAT NEIGHBOURS • Three bedrooms / two baths • Fenced and south faced backyard • Gas fireplace, bright & clean! Quiet area near mall!

$299,000

Betsy & Fran

Louise Roy

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John Milroy

#280-2465 APOLLO DRIVE • Well maintained 2 bedroom home, 55+ • Comfortable & affordable • Huge country kitchen, lg master

$99,900

Call Dale Rumming

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• 3036 sqft, 4 beds, 3 baths • On 4th Fairway at Eaglecrest Golf Course • Refurbished & in move-in condition

Ian Mackay

119,000

$329,000

Call Dale Rumming

• Two bedroom, two bathroom patio home • Eating area in kitchen, formal dining too • Sunny patio for your plants • Walk to Wembley Mall

$699,000

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$59,900

• 3,187 sqft, 5 beds, 4 baths • Spacious In-law suite • Private yard, 20 x 11 workshop • Short walk to beach

250 RUPERT ROAD

229D – foot print of 129D... one floor up – awesome views Quarter ownership for luxurious share

• 2004 built, 2 bed/2 bath patio home on heated crawl • 1084 sq/ft, natural gas heat and fireplace • Vaulted living room ceilings and custom sun tunnels • Large double garage with extra storage

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• Classic craftsman style • 3300 sqft., including 700 sqft. suite • 0.98 Acre, 4 years young • Close to town centre

BEACH CLUB RESORT AND SPA

722 IRONWOOD AVENUE • 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom rancher • 3320 sq. ft. in great condition • Close to schools, available now

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Aaron Nicklen

Ralph Kretzschmar

• 1,450 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths • Family room, nook & newer kitchen • Walk to beach & amenities

$969,000

1591 MARINE CIRCLE

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$687,900

• just under 5 acres, 2 homes allowed • open and bright 3 bedroom rancher • crawl space, excellent well, close to town

$1,980,000

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John Barnum

6663 ISLAND W HWY, BOWSER • 150 ft of walk-on oceanfront • 2200 sq ft 3 bed 2 bath home • Plus a rentable beach house

• Remodeled 816 sq ft, 2 bedroom • Remodelled, large private yard • End of no thru road

$649,000

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4652 W. ISLAND HWY

• steel beams, concrete counters, wood floors • 5300 sq ft, really kool, sep inlaw suite • 2.67 acres River’s Edge, a must see

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$885,000

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• 2 beautiful homes on 5 acres • Pool and guest house • Large Shop and out buildings • Private yet close to town

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• Walk-on waterfront • Views East to French Creek • Nicely finished and landscaped • Beautiful rock sea wall and patio

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This 5 acre parcel is ready for you. With a barn, riding ring and backing onto miles of riding trails, this property has it all. This acreage includes two well maintained homes,a 2186 sq ft rancher and a 1275 sq ft chalet style home.

Jim/Margo Hoffman

1759 ADMIRAL TRYON BLVD, FRENCH CREEK

Gary Neufeld

SOLD

#302-354 MORISON AVENUE

IT’S A SURPRISE PACKAGE • So many hidden features included • 34x24 shop, covered RV parking, dbl garage • Over 2200 sq ft updated rancher • 100’ x 150’ lot size, on sewer & water

$498,000

Betsy & Fran

1545 ARBUTUS DRIVE

• 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, rancher • family room, sunroom, great yard • lots of updates, quiet, close in location

• 2 bed, 2 bath, 1200 sq.ft. • Top floor suite with peek-a-boo ocean view

• Private .45 acre lot in Madrona • 3141 sqft, 5 beds, 4 baths • Media room, private deck & hot tub • Many updates including roof

$319,000

$230,000

$569,000

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#1 REALTOR at RE/MAX Anchor Realty in 2009, 2010 & 2011

4-1714 ALBERNI HWY

$29,900

14-1401 PRICE ROAD

Buying a home $93,300

• “Non-age restricted” & pet friendly park • Close to Coombs and Parksville • Many upgrades: new flooring, vinyl windows, covered deck, baseboard heaters, counter tops, fixtures, hot water tank, curtains, plugs and plates, back stairs & some new wiring.

OWNER MOTIVATED, IMMEDIATE POSSESSION, 4 month pad rental included, well cared for mobile, vaulted ceiling in kitchen & living rm, oak cabinets & skylight in kitchen, gas fireplace in the living rm, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a 500 sqft, multi level, private deck, lovely, cared for park & pets allowed.

92 LIGHTHOUSE DRIVE

1615 FARRAH’S WAY

$189,900

$229,000

• Modular home with 2 spacious bedrooms & 4 piece bath with skylight on a ½ acre lot • Bright white kitchen w/skylight, large living rm w/vaulted ceiling • Newer roof, large deck, ocean view, detached 18x12 workshop, 16x10 storage shed and lovely landscaped yard

• 2 bedroom, 2 bath, cottage style home • Vaulted ceiling, French doors, hardwood & slate • Handi-plank siding w/50 yr metal roof • Located on a private, treed .48 acre lot • Quiet and peaceful setting

30-650 HOYLAKE ROAD

532 HAMPSTEAD STREET

$239,000

$315,000

• Immaculate & bright Grandon Creek patio home in Qualicum beach • 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, w/ensuite having W/I shower • Skylight in the kitchen, gas fireplace in the lvg rm, large windows • It’s many updates include porcelain flooring, blinds, light fixtures • New hardware in kitchen & bathrms, new backsplash in kitchen

• 1358 sq ft patio home on full crawl space w/2 large bdrms & 2 full bath • Features bright kitchen, family room, formal living rm and dining rm • Ocean breezes in private fenced back yard w/brick sun patio, covered deck & hot tub • Both forced air natural gas furnace & baseboard heat • Beautiful home in 55+ community close to shopping, marina golf & beaches

1333 LANYON DRIVE

1040 EAGLECREST DRIVE

$319,000

$435,000

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions many people will ever make in their lives. In addition to using the services of a REALTOR®, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to help guide you through the process. Is Home Ownership Right for You? One of the biggest reasons people want to buy is to build equity in their own home, rather than continue to pay rent. However, being a homeowner and being a renter are two very different things. Are you ready to take on the responsibility of all the costs involved in homeownership, including mortgage payments, repairs, and maintenance? Do you have a down payment, or the ability to get one? Can you afford to buy? Media reports on the cost of housing sometimes make it seem like home ownership is impossible for many people. What these reports never mention is there is a wide variety and range of homes on the market. A REALTOR® can help you find a home that fits your needs and budget. And with today’s low interest rates all it takes is some careful planning to make homeownership affordable and possible. What do you want to buy? When buying a home, you want to make sure it meets your actually needs. Size, location, and lifestyle are the most important things to consider. Then there are special features (like storage space or energy savings) and whether or not to buy new or used. Share this information with your

REALTOR®. See the Dream Home Checklist for more information. Should I Use a REALTOR®? A REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional with the resources and experience to help you buy your home. There are many ways to find a REALTOR®: drive through neighbourhoods that interest you and jot down names, go to open houses, look at advertising, ask friends and family if they have worked with a REALTOR® they like. Interview two or three and pick the one you like best. Click here to find a REALTOR® or to learn more about Why Should I Use a REALTOR®? This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board “An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

Peligren

TIM

Vancouver Island Realty 124 CRAIG STREET, PARKSVILLE, BC

Direct: 250-228-5558 • Office: 250-248-2488

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1500 sq ft 3 bdrm 2 bath home with updates. Attached oversized dbl garage & RV parking. 16 X 11 ft. workshp/garden bldg. w/electricity. Marina, airport, Parksville & golf. See for yourself Quick possession possible! Seller motivated!

1225 BUNKER PLACE

$494,900

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Panoramic view of the Golf Course (no golf balls in a decade!) Beautifully renovated 1800 sq.ft., 3 bdrm, 2 bath rancher Great open concept flow to living, dining and family rooms Spacious functional kitchen and a sunroom with attached deck A 400 metre walk to the beautiful sandy beach

5545 ISLAND HIGHWAY

$499,000

1070 Widgeon Place $448,000

1680 Peligren Place $399,900

• 2090 sq.ft. • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Rancher, fully fenced yard, many upgrades, RV parking

• Established vineyard, trout pond • Ocean & mountain views • Cleared & levelled building site • 36’x36’ shop already built • 3.18 acre MLS # 308194

MLS # 342422

1726 Settler Road $286,000

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Quality built 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2,500 sqft home on .56 acres Well planned kitchen w/white cabinets, skylight, Jennair stovetop Large formal dining & lvg rm w/hardwood floors & gas fireplaces Master bedrm w/large W/I closet & ensuite w/shower & soaker tub 20’ x 10’ workshop, 10’ x 8’ storage shed, greenhouse & RV pkg

1583 MCKIBBON ROAD

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$575,000

Two lovely homes and a 2 bedroom rental suite on 3.13 acres Main home is approx. 3000 sq.ft. w/3 bedrms, den, 3 full bathrms Formal dining & living rm, an open kitchen & a large family rm Adjoined to the main home is a bright & spacious 2 bedrm inlaw suite 2nd home is an eclectic design, approx. 1900 sq.ft. 4 bedrm home

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WALK ON WATERFRONT! With 100’ of water frontage Cozy 1645 sq. ft home has a spacious kitchen, large living room 3 spacious bedrooms, ensuite with Jacuzzi tub, large sunroom Also a 554 sq. ft. one bedrm cottage for a rental or extended family • It also comes with a boat launch & could come fully furnished

1375 WARD ROAD

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$639,900

5.86 beautiful acres with lovely fence pasture area 2 large homes, mobile home and carriage home Includes a 20’ x 22’ shop with large storage area There is also a 16’ x 16’ detached garage Great investment property or for extended family

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1765 Cameron Crescent $275,900

• 960 sq. ft. rancher • .36 Acre • 2 bdrms, 1½ bthrms • Fenced level yard MLS # 344855

1695 Nahmint Road $489,900

1647 Abbey Road $369,900

• 2930 sq. ft. mountain view home • 3 bdrms, 4 bthrms • Fully developed, unauthorized inlaw suite with sep. entrance, hydro meter & septic • Detached 28’ x 26’ work shop • 2.5 acre property

• 1680 sq. ft. main level entry home • 3 bdrms, 3 bthrms • Garage has clean epoxy finished floors • Home is wired for Generator back up • 0.70 acre fully fenced yard

1850 Taylor Walk $359,900 +HST

Recreational Lots starting at $45,000+HST

1568 Pady Place $224,900+HST

• 1500 sq. ft. rancher 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • Single car garage • Under Construction, New Home Warranty • 0.91 acre riverfront lot MLS # 329794

• Riverfront Recreational Properties • Zoned for a RV, Tent or Yurt • 0.21 acres to 0.53 acres

• 1054 sq.ft. rancher • 3 bdrms, 1 bthrm • 2.5 acres, RV parking • Garden shed & greenhouse MLS # 343334

MLS # 337254

MLS # 342475

• 1365 sq. ft. main level entry home • 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms • 0.31 acre riverfront lot MLS # 334928

Find the property you have been searching for at: www.timpeligren.com


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Friday, November 23, 2012 The Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Condensation and the Living Space At this time of year I find my self doing many indoor air quality inspections and evaluations as a result of condensation issues. Many older clients point out that when they were young, mold and other similar indoor conditions did not seem to be as much of an issue. This is because as time has passed, building techniques have changed. In the earlier part of the 20th century homes were drafty, hard to heat, and would have been quite uncomfortable by today’s standards. As energy conservation became an issue to home owners in the 1970’s, insulation and the use of vapor seals were added or increased to keep the heat in the home. Unfortunately this kept moisture in the home for a longer period, and reduced the ability of the home to take in fresh air due to reduced natural air leakage. The removal of standard wood burning fireplaces and installation of air tight wood stoves and other energy saving improvements regarding wood burning appliances and chimneys further reduced the ability of the home to exhaust damp air. When insulation levels were increased and vapor barriers were tightened up, this created the perfect recipe for condensation. This is because early on, vapor barriers proved to be leaky, which allowed warm humid air into cavities where additional insulation had been added. If you have ever poured a glass of cold liquid on a hot day, or live in an old-

er home with single pane or aluminum changes to the roof configuration can rewindows, you will have seen condensa- sult in a domino effect. Sometimes when we change one system or component, it tion in action. As the cold layer of air surrounding is also necessary to change other systems or components to suit the glass of cold liquid the new environment meets the warm air, a or situation. dew point is formed Failure to do so causing moisture to can also result in adcollect on the warm ditional unforeseen side or exterior of the problems. For examglass. Not only did we ple, if you replace a tighten up homes, we wood shake/shingle did not pay attention roof on strapping with to proper ventilation plywood and asphalt of indoor humidity shingles then you are sources, such as proreducing the drying viding bathroom fans, potential of the attic. and kitchen fans to exThe wood roof and haust humidity to the strapping has the abilexterior. This allowed ity to flush moisture, humidity to dwell and the drying polonger in the home, tential is much better. leading to unexpectWhen you cover the ed problems. If you strapping with sheet add other conditions ARCHIVE PHOTO such as crawl spac- Steve Klassen of All In One Home goods and install asphalt or composition es with soil floors and Inspections shingles the environmissing vapor/ground seals, it can mean the addition of several ment becomes far more air tight and othgallons of water per day to the living en- er changes should be considered to avoid vironment from the crawl space alone. unwanted mold or rot conditions. As the 80’s and 90’s arrived we had Roof/attic space ventilation also plays an integral part in the equation. Improper made homes so air tight that indoor air cross ventilation of attic spaces is also a quality became a problem and some common condition found and making building techniques were changed to in-

clude the installation of air recovery ventilation equipment (HRV’s) to attempt to correct the problem. Today, homes built in areas where code related building inspections are enforced, have been made quite leakage proof with more attention to humidity control, and they are less prone to condensation issues. However, there is more potential for rapid rot and mold should moisture find its way in, because it’s more difficult for the moisture to escape. Each home has different characteristics and the occupants of those homes all lead different lifestyles which can have an effect on the amount of moisture present and the homes ability to breathe or flush humidity properly. For that reason alone, it is prudent when condensation is an issue to consult a qualified professional for an evaluation of the homes condition. Making some adjustments to the living space, attics and crawlspace regarding ventilation can improve the quality of life for the occupants or home owners, and will help avoid secondary damage such as mold, rot and other ongoing water damage as a result of condensation or other moisture sources. Steve Klassen CMI RHI All In One Home Inspections steveklassen@shaw.ca www.allinonehomeinspections.ca 250-248-3654

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Lisa Mackay and Christine Lupul NANOOSE BAY RANCHER

• Beautifully maintained 3 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom rancher • Over a half acre, sunny south west backyard • Walk to the beach, resort restaurant or spa!

1525 BEAVER CREEK WHARF RD

419,900

$

CONVENIENT PARKSVILLE LOCATION

• Well maintained 2 Bedroom & 1 Bathroom Patio home • Sunny, end unit in a small complex • Central location, walk to Parksville town centre

#4 - 441 HARNISH

$

174,900

TANGLEWOOD RESORT PROPERTY

• Beautiful 2 bedroom & 2 Bathroom Vacation home • Soaring ceilings, Bright & Airy with Deluxe finishes • Waterfront complex, Fully furnished

#61- 1059 TANGLEWOOD PL

$

349,900

DOWNTOWN PARKSVILLE

• One level Patio home in Parksville town centre • Spacious, private 2 bedroom and 2 full bathrooms • Walk to shopping, restaurants and the beach

#2 - 215 EVERGREEN

$

169,000

SPACIOUS HOY LAKE RANCHER

• Very spacious layout with separate dining, family & living areas. Central location, close to the beach • 3 bed, 2 bath, a breakfast nook with skylight and deep bay windows • Roof replaced in 2004, hot water tank replaced in 2010 $

210 HOYLAKE EAST

324,000

QUALICUM BEACH CONDOMINIUM

PARKSVILLE PATIO HOME

• Move in ready 2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom, one level living • Private & Sunny location, walk to Parksville town and beach • New carpets and fresh paint, spacious kitchen

#13 - 454 MORISON

$

229,000

SHARMAN MOBILE HOME PARK

• Walk to the beach & town from the Best Priced Condo in Qualicum Beach. Potential investment. • Fees $235/month, small pets allowed • Updated kitchen & flooring, 1 bedroom, 1 bath • Spacious garage & shared shop

• Easy maintenance mobile with sundeck & mountain view. Monthly pad fee $365.31/month • 2 bed & den, cozy bright kitchen & dining area • Single carport, newer heat pump, lots of extra covered storage space

10-322 VILLAGE WAY

13-6325 METRAL DRIVE

129,900

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Royal LePage would like to announce that Wes Bennett has made the recent decision to leave a team environment to branch out and work independently. Wes takes his knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and dedication to ensure each and every individual clients’ needs are met. Born and raised in Calgary, Wes originally moved to Qualicum back in 1989 where he attended and graduated Wes Bennett high school. After residing in the Okanagan area for several years the natural beauty and ties to the area subsequently made him return here last year where he looks forward to planting roots for a long time. Wes welcomes you to call him for any of your Real Estate needs and looks forward to hearing from and meeting you.

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1800 sqft rancher on 2.5 acres Hardwood throughout, shaker style cabinets Large skylights, 3 bathrooms Built in 2008

1628 Lewis Lane, Little Qualicum River Village $549,000 • Located on 3 legal lots • One of a kind master bedroom/ensuite • Designer home with natural wood/stone finishings

840 Allsbrook Road, Parksville $449,000 • 6.1 acre ocean view property with C3 and A1 Zoning • 1700 sqft 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home • Two car carport and wired detached workshop

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1500 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms New kitchen, bathroom, windows and flooring Living room and family room with woodstove Sunny fully fenced yard with deck

262 Fern Road East, Qualicum Beach $599,900

#206-130 Sunningdale Rd, Qualicum Beach $139,000

• 42x34 workshop with 12 foot ceilings and 200 amp service, and 700 sqft wood working shop

• Walk to Qualicum Village Center or waterfront in minutes • 50+ complex with dog or cat allowed • Well managed and maintained (new roof in 2010)

• Completely updated 2200 sqft home with in-law suite • 2.65 acres in the heart of Qualicum Beach!

$279,900

Lot 68 Rupert Road, Qualicum Beach $799,000 • 35.5 acre property • Great private acreage • 2 minutes to downtown Qualicum Beach


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A few reasons why you should use a Realtor REALTORS® are trained professionals who bring a wealth of experience and resources to their clients, whether that client is looking to buy their first home or is a seasoned seller. Expert knowledge of the communities in which they work, the ability to accurately price and market properties, and experience in negotiating buying and selling prices are just a few of the things you can expect from a licensed REALTOR®. Consider some of the advantages of using a REALTOR® when buying or selling: When Buying A REALTOR® has the knowledge, experience and resources to find properties in your price range and homes that match your individual needs. You can get information on schools, transportation and other services in different neighbourhoods, and access the MLS® service, which provides up-to- date details on a wide variety of properties in the markets you are exploring. A REALTOR® can help you understand property financing, taxes, insurance and the steps you’ll have to take to complete a real estate transaction. You can save substantial time by allowing the REALTOR® to “preview” properties that fit your budget and expectations. This way, you may only have to visit a handful of homes to make a wise and informed selection.

A REALTOR® will explain the various financing alternatives available and provide up-to-date information on interest rates and mortgage options. They will act as a mediator to off-set potential conflicts between you and a seller. A REALTOR® will draw up an offer to purchase and assist with all details required to make a successful transaction, including when to bring in other professionals (lawyer, lender, home inspector,

insurance broker and others). When Selling A REALTOR® is an expert in effective advertising and will cover all the costs as part of their service to you Your home will receive far-reaching market exposure through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®) You can depend on their support every step of the way. A REALTOR® will provide you with a

Starting at $349,900 Plus tax

full explanation of the selling process and what to expect from the beginning. A selling price will be established in consultation with you that will appeal to buyers interested in your type of home and neighbourhood. A REALTOR® will assess your home and provide you with tips on how to highlight its best features and make it more appealing. A marketing plan for your home will be developed to help it sell quickly at or near the asking price. In addition to MLS® listing and advertising in the newspapers and other media, most plans will include a number of open houses. A REALTOR® will save you time by separating the lookers from the buyers and ensuring that only serious buyers visit your home. When an offer is received, a REALTOR® will use their knowledge and experience to negotiate an agreement on your behalf and according to your instructions. If you accept an offer, the REALTOR® will participate in drawing up a legally binding contract that protects your interests, ensures any conditions to a binding agreement are fulfilled, and that all your questions and concerns are dealt with to your complete satisfaction. This article was prepared by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board “An Association of Realtors”, for the information and benefit of consumers.

November 23, 2012  

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