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FALL ISSUE - AUGUST 24 - 2015

Investment advice

Downsizing?

Before selling...

Real estate investing for beginners. See pages 6 - 7

Prepare for downsizing to smaller homes. See pages 8 - 9

Factors to consider before selling your home. See pages 10

W E L C O M E TO T H E B E AU T I F U L B O U N DA RY !

PRIVATE ACREAGE! Nicely kept country home, on 20 private acres, beautiful valley and mountain views. Relax on the covered 12x43 deck overlooking meadow where deer abound. This is a 5 bdrm 5 bath home with a large kitchen and dining room. There is a log cabin that is at the lock up stage ready for your ideas and has been run as a bed & breakfast. $499,000. MLS® 2402203

WORKING FOR YOU WITH HONESTY AND INTEGRITY!

MOVE IN READY! Well kept 4 bed, 3 bath home on corner lot across from Midway Elementary School. Open concept living, dining, kitchen with island makes this home great for family and entertaining. Walking distance to the post office, grocery store, pharmacy, and medical clinic. The back yard is fenced with a patio and covered deck with the mountain view to the north. The large 2 car garage allows parking for your special car or a place to have a shop to work on just about any hobby you can think of. $229,000. MLS® 2403497

SPECTACULAR VIEWS! Great potential for a horse property, 75 acres with a barn, irrigation well, shop and large hay shed make this property ideal for your horse operation. Also on this property is a large 5 bedroom home with an open concept main floor. The home has hardwood floors a large west facing deck and a double garage. In the beautifully landscaped yard is a large pond and sitting area. To top things off there is a revenue generating second house. Whether you would like a horse operation or small cattle operation this tidy property is worth a look. $859,000. MLS® 2404553

COUNTRY ESTATE! Park like setting. this 4 bdrm, 2 bath home is located on 2.842 treed acres along the banks of Boundary Creek in the Village of Midway. Ground level walk out basement that leads to a fenced yard with a great 16x32 heated in ground pool and a 6 person jacuzzi tub. One side of this private property is along the border one side backs onto Boundary Creek, one side is treed and the last side is Dominion Street making for a peaceful setting. $379,000. MLS® 2405200

QUALITY UPGRADES describes the updates in this 2 bdrm, 2 bath home. This home is a one level making it great for those not liking steps. Unique high end finishes through out this home make for a comfortable relaxed lifestyle. One of a kind handmade counter tops and cabinets in the kitchen. Large private yard. $279,000. MLS® 2405306

SPECTACULAR LOG HOME. Established B&B and campground on 160 acres. 5,000 square foot custom log home. Water springs on property for animals. Pond and creek on property. Rolling natural grasslands, some treed. Southern property boundary is USA. Fully fenced land. Two in home B&B suites. Master on main floor. 9 fully serviced RV sites with plenty of area for expansion. Two attached cabins and rustic camp sites. Showers and bathroom facilities for camping guests. $1,575,000. MLS® 2405822

KETTLE RIVER FRONT located on the outskirts of Midway. 158.57 acres offering about 1.8 kms of river frontage and a great swimming hole. Property has a number of flat building sites to choose from. Property offers about 65 acres airable land along the river. Power/phone at lot line. Well is in place. $399,000. MLS® 2405822

Bob Bugeaud www.bordercountrybob.ca

250-449-1982


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David Gentles

Tamara Jenkinson

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your key to the Kootenays ®

Your key to the Kootenays ®

250.354.8225

250.354.3714

www.nelsonrealty.ca

www.nelsonmovesme.com

Office: 250.352.7252

Associate Broker

601 Baker Street Nelson BC Independently Owned & Operated

5710 Highway 3A terfront

Kootenay Lake Wa

$799,000

3627 Kendall Court, Passmore sula

4634 Crescent Road

3069 Miller Road

terfront

Waterfront Included

Slocan River Penin

$1,199,000

Crescent Beach Wa

$474,000

$969,000

REALTOR®

6088 Martin East Road terfront

Kootenay Lake Wa

$639,000

TWO separate homes. 1.15 Acre property. Beautiful sandy beach. Separate Garage. A great opportunity for extended family.

86 Level acres in ALR. 4000+/- ft of pristine riverfront. Old growth forest & fields. Spacious open design Rancher. Be self-sufficient in this private haven

1.36 Acres + bonus waterfront beach & dock. 4 Bdrm 3 bath family home. Spacious, decks, daylight lower, double carport. Quick possession !

One of the best sandy beaches on the North Shore! Lovely open concept 3 bdrm home. Beach Cabana. Double garage & shop. Level lot. Call to view!

Carefree lake side living. 2 bdrm level walkout beach home. Tree-lined view. Lovely sandy beach. North Shore near Harrop Ferry

708 Wasson Street

5679 Longbeach Road

2755 Greenwood Road

828 Queens Road

4095 Dvorjetz Road

City & Glacier Views

$309,000

House and Acreage

ws

Kootenay Lake Vie

Character Home

$345,000

$389,000

$549,000

$449,000

Spacious 50.9 x 179.63 partially fenced Lot. 4 bdrm, 2 bath home. Great view deck. Double Garage/shop.

Private 4.48 acre retreat. Beautiful lush surroundings, organic gardens & orchard. Lovingly cared for 3 bed/2bath updated home

Beautiful 2 storey 3 bd with vaulted living rm, open dining rm/kitchen & main floor master. View deck. 0.47 Acres. Full basement.

Views from every room of this 3 bdrm home. Amazing multiple decks. In Balfour just a Park away from Kootenay Lake beach.

2719 Fir Drive

1515 Robertson Avenue

#25 1106 Seventh Street

408 West Beasley Crescent

Central to Nelson & Castlegar

me

New Listing

$324,500

$285,000

$499,900

Wonderful North shore 3 bdrm home w/ 1 bdrm in-law suite. Close to public lake access. 1/2 acre of lush yard.

819 Carbonate Street n

Good Uphill Locatio

Golf Course Views

Executive Town Ho

Family Home

$285,000

$265,000

3 bdrm, 3 bath home with good Family spaces. Level 0.17 ac lot. Rear deck & patio. Single garage. Paved Drive. Close to Schools at Slocan Junction.

Solid 3 bdrm family home. Level 50x120 yard with off street parking, garden & deck. Room to expand in full bsmnt. Close to schools & recreation.

Spacious open design home located at the end of The Graine. Expansive Lake views. Private elevator, single garage & storage.

Quick possession! Easy care open concept 2 bdrm & den condo. Gas fireplace & sundeck. Close to Park, College, Elementary, Corner store & transit.

Close to Hospital. Heritage details. 3 bdrm. Good Yard. Lane access parking. Good starter home.

712 Cottonwood Ave, Salmo

623 Davies Street, Salmo

7315 Highway 3, Salmo

720 Highway 31, Balfour

4433 Erie-Ross Spur Road

Professionally Reno

vated

$234,900

me.

Spacious Family Ho

A River Runs Thru

$339,900

way Great Vacation Get-A

It !!

$210,000

$274,900

treat

Private 15 Acre Re

$429,900

Just move in.... New wiring, plumbing, insulation, roof, cork floors, kitchen cabinets with island & more. Plus a 39 x 14 garage and 11 x 12 storage.

Convenient central location. 5 Bedroom 3.5 baths. Extensively professionally reno’d. Private fenced yard. This is a must see.

Log home on 41 acres. Idyllic land with Salmo River running thru. Level, private & Wild. 2 Bd/1bt, loft, balcony, covered porch. Great hide-away!

Rare recreation hideout. .27 benched acres. Like new, 2 bdrm, 1 bath Park Model. Close Kootenay Lake recreation. Worth a look.

Custom built open design home with wood accents. Stunning rock wall fireplace. Benched 15 acres. Valley views.

5959 Longbeach Road

4340 Lower Krestova Rd

5106 Pedro Creek Road

7671-7665 Kennedy Road

4255 Passmore Upper Road

Great Location

$199,000

Handyman alert -- TWO bedroom home could be updated, remodelled & improved. Great 3 acre property Private & Sunny.

Great Starter

Riverfront Acreage

$329,000

$229,900 Charming, 2 bed home in the country central to both Nelson & Castlegar. Level .78 acre lot & detached studio.

189 Level Riverfront

Acres

$1,500,000

3 bdrm, 2 bth Rancher, dble garage. 12 level Acres divided by highway. Approx 4.5 acres across Hwy with 390’ of Slocan River front. Subdivision potential.

Former Cattle Ranch. 2 Homes. 3 Separate parcels of land. Close to a mile of riverfront. Pristine & beautiful.

res

$524,000

Enjoy 47.33 treed acres in the Slocan Valley. 3 Bedroom home nestled in nature. Next to wilderness recreation.

#9 Rosemont MH Park

3811-3813 Blewett Road TWO Homes on 9 Ac

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Treed Private Acrea

$374,000

2/3 of property in ALR. Hobby Farm? Extended Family? Market Garden? Subdivide? Lots of mature Fruit Trees. Get back to the land !

Lots & Acreages

Harrop-Procter 10.59 ac Harrop/Procter. 14.94 Acres 7601 Hwy 3A 1.54 Acres Balfour Doukhobour Rd. 12 Acres West Road North Shore 5.61 Acres

$169,900 $99,000 $159,000 $169,900 $225,000

$40,000

2 bdrm 12x68 mobile. Newer laminate floor, open kitchen living room. New front & rear decks. Walk to Park, College Elementary, Transit, Store.

Private treed site


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Real Estate Focus Thursday, August 24, 2015

LISTINGS

Servicing the Nakusp and New Denver areas. Call today....Helping YOU is What We Do

Royal LePage Selkirk Realty 306 Broadway Street Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0 Phone: 250-265-3635

www.selkirkrealty.com

Highway 6, Burton

302 - 5th St, NW

409 - 9th Ave, NW

5038 Hwy 6, Burton

340 ft of waterfront

2.81 acres

Very well maintained

3 bdrms, large lot

Waterfront Home

$236,000

$89,900

$395,000

$227,999

$525,000

MLS 2407241

MLS 2402892

MLS 2403608

MLS 2404049

MLS 2405067

314 Broadway St

218 Lower Fauquier Rd

401 Broadway St

232 Donnellys Rd

311 - 6th Ave

Business Venture

5.7 acres

Restaurant & Pub

Lakeshore Home

3 bdrm home

$225,000

$140,000

$650,000

$490,000

$174,000

MLS 2403469

MLS 2407565

MLS 2405959

MLS 2405857

MLS 2404851

210 - 10th Ave, NW

209 - 6th St, NW

108 - 3rd Ave, NW

166 Cotswold Rd

121 Clark Rd, Burton

Move-in ready

Family home

Gardens!

Priced to sell

Partially treed

$465,000

$359,000

$225,000

$65,000

$85,000

MLS 2407568

MLS 2411879

MLS 2407253

MLS 2390700

MLS 2401901

West Arrow Park

WAYNE GERMAINE 250-354-2814

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NORM ZAYTSOFF 250-354-8584 LEV ZAYTSOFF 250-354-8443 ROBERT GOERTZ 250-354-8500 KRISTINA LITTLE 250-509-2550 STEVEN SKOLKA 250-354-3031 SARAH RILKOFF 250-509-0006

GREAT FAMILY HOME

BLEWETT FAMILY HOME

BRIGHT & SPACIOUS

RENOVATED & READY!

HOME SWEET HOME

$139,000

$69,900 6-MILE LOT

WINLAW CHARMER

Stylish, well maintained 5-bedroom, 4-bath home at MacGregor Rd on the North Shore. Public beach access in the subdivision. Spacious deck, finished basement, wood stove, attached double garage. .78 acres landscaped around the house plus huge wooded area.

5-bed home in sunny Blewett. 3 bdrms, full bath, kitchen, dining, living room, main floor covered deck. Daylight basement has woodstove, 2 bdrms, full bath, laundry and access to back yard. 1.03 usable acres with ample lawn, fenced garden, fruit trees, wood shed and small outbuilding.

Contemporary home 10 mins from the City. Split level, open style concept with vaulted ceilings, skylights and lots of windows. Perfect for the family with 4 bedrooms, loft, 1.5 baths, an open living area, walk-in closet and deck with mountain and garden views!

Newly renovated sunny 4-bedroom 2-bath home on private acreage with rental suite! Close to rail trails and swimming on the beautiful Slocan River. Private yard includes many outbuildings and garden space.

Delightful one-bedroom in the heart of New Denver. Fruit trees, lovely gardens and glacier views. Close to shops, walking trails and lake. Bright open home is situated on 3 separately titled lots!

Wonderful location for this .4-acre

This rustic, open plan home has all the room for a family yet has a very cozy feel. 4-bdrm, 2-bathroom home has a wood stove and 2 decks to sit on and enjoy the 2.4 acre property. Many structural upgrades have already been completed.

$399,000

wayne@ valhallapathrealty.com

$149,900

AFFORDABLE COUNTRY ACREAGE

1-bed, 1-bath cabin on 29 acres. Water and septic in place and 35 mins to both Nelson and Castlegar. Affordability never looked so good.

norm@ valhallapathrealty.com

$312,000

wayne@ valhallapathrealty.com

$498,000

RIVER & CREEK FRONT ACREAGE

At the confluence of a creek and river, this 5.5-acre property is picturesque from any angle. The completely remodeled 3-bdrm, 2-bath post and beam home blends perfectly with the natural environment. With nearly 900 ft of frontage, this is truly a magical place.

norm@ valhallapathrealty.com

$259,000

steven@ valhallapathrealty.com

$275,000

SMALL FOOTPRINT, BIG VALUE

Charming is an understatement for this 2-bed, 1-bath home. It has a farm house feel encompassed by flower gardens, fruit trees and berry bushes. This home is in move-in condition with recent energy saving upgrades so all you have to do is move in.

lev@ valhallapathrealty.com

$244,900

steven@ valhallapathrealty.com

$529,900

COUNTRY HOME CLOSE TO THE CITY

4-bed, 5-bath custom home on 3.5 private acres. Features include: 2 water sources, open plan home, generous room sizes, heated detached shop, and large garden spaces. Only minutes from town.

lev@ valhallapathrealty.com

steven@ valhallapathrealty.com

$225,000

YOUR PLACE IN THE WOODS

Completely renovated 3-bedroom, 1-bath home on the north shore. On just under half an acre in a forest setting, the mobile has charm written all over it; from the wrap around deck with stunning lake views to the updated finishing inside, you will be pleasantly surprised.

lev@ valhallapathrealty.com

lot at 6-Mile. Private setting with a short drive into Nelson, best of both worlds!

kristina@ valhallapathrealty.com

$249,900

kristina@ valhallapathrealty.com

$62,900

QUIET AND PRIVATE LOCATION

2-bed, 2-bath mobile home in Greenwood Mobile Home Park. New cork flooring in living room. Vaulted ceilings in the kitchen and living room. Covered parking and deck plus lots of storage. Very comfortable, well maintained home in a well managed park.

robert@ valhallapathrealty.com

$589,000

VIEWS & STYLE Custom designed home in Grandview, easy 1-level living while still offering room for your toys and your guests. Private .59 acre lot with incredible lake views. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and 4 piece en-suite bathroom and access to the deck.  Downstairs, two more bedrooms, family room and storage.

robert@ valhallapathrealty.com

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www.kootenayrealty.ca

GO TO Mountainview Realty Ltd.

in the search field type in the MLS # for 21 high definition photos, mapping & complete listing information.

1695 Columbia Ave. Castlegar, BC

We offer total West Kootenay exposure MLS# 2403011 $9/sq.ft plus triple net Dow ntow leas n com e sp mer ace cial

Rent includes heat, electricity, cable, internet, etc.. Up to $1250 sqft. Call today!

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This is a beautiful home with room to roam

Bryan Wilson

Rand Wayling

Kirby Wayling

Brian Euerby

Jo-Ann Bursey

Kelsey Ozeroff

Dan Rywaczuk

Shirley Kosiancic

Anji Jones

Greg Gritchin

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$489,900

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MLS# 2406523

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Stunning executive waterfront home. Beachfront home overlooking Kootenay Lake, numerous features, shop, rental suite

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Beautiful country home, incredibly private, creek front, all usable land, large shop, guest house too!

MLS# 2405050

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Real Estate Focus Thursday, August 24, 2015

NOBODY IN THE WORLD SELLS MORE REAL ESTATE THAN RE/MAX®

Barry Brown

Lorene MacGregor

40 Acres at City Limit

Stunning Riverfront Property

Stacey Miller

250.365.9363 www.barrybrown.ca

250.304.3101 www.lorene.ca

Meticulous Home in Emerald

250.304.8327 www.buywestkootenays.com

It’s All About the Shop!

LD

Golf Course Home

Sandalwood Court!

SO $478,000

$244,900

$479,500

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2402492

Barry Brown MLS # 2403486

Stacey Miller MLS # 2404186

Commercial Opportunity

Ready to Move In!

Highland Drive

LD

$274,900

Barry Brown MLS # 2405509

Stacey Miller MLS # 2403831

Family Home with Large Shop

Fairview Corner Lot

Modern Mobile Living

$265,000

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2404839

Barry Brown MLS # 2407198

Office for Lease $500

Solid Value

Commercial or Rental Unit

$219,000

$335,000

$134,900 Barry Brown MLS # 2400872

Stacey Miller MLS # 2407212

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2404900

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2405313

Charming Robson Home

Large Home, Yard & View

Like New

Perfect Family Home

Mortgage Helper

$239,500 Barry Brown MLS # 2407642

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2406102

LD

SO

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$229,900

Thrums Acreage Family Home Indoor Pool! 5 Acres! Shop!

$279,900

$95,900

Stacey Miller MLS # 2407162

LEA

$439,000

$265,000

SO

Stacey Miller MLS # 2405263

SED

$449,900

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2406939

LD

SO $999,999

$305,000

$68,900

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2404020

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2403907

55+ Park on Kootenay River

Suite - Suite

LD

SO $339,900

$498,500

$128,000

$199,500

Barry Brown MLS # 2399892

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2403226

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2405544

Barry Brown MLS # 2401816

Stacey Miller MLS # 2406121

Barry Brown MLS # 2403402

Excellent Location!

1.2 Acres on Columbia Ave

Executive Home in Emerald

Paradise By The Lake

1.1 Acres in City

Delightful Character Tudor Home

LD

SO

LD

SO $139,000

$244,000

$434,900

$275,000

Stacey Miller MLS # 2402157

Stacey Miller MLS # 2405737

Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2402375

Stacey Miller MLS # 2395621

Ootischenia Oasis

First-Time Buyers Opportunity

Spacious 2 Bedroom

Twin Rivers

D OL

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Lorene MacGregor MLS # 2404899

$159,999 Stacey Miller MLS # 2401803

D OL

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Stacey Miller MLS # 2404491

$244,000 Barry Brown MLS # 2407645

$ 199,900 Barry Brown MLS # 2402283

• Tower Ridge Lot - $125,000 MLS #2401671 • City Lot with a View - $69,900 MLS #2404094

$429,500 Barry Brown MLS # 2403615

• 40 Acres in City Limits - $125,000 MLS #2406744

For more information on listings, open houses and much more, please check out

www.KootenaySold.com 250.365.6767 ● 1.877.965.6767 • #100 1444 Columbia Ave. ACROSS FROM


Thursday, August 24, 2015 Real Estate Focus

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Real estate investing for beginners On the heels of a recession that saw home values drop, many would-be investors have shied away from buying investment properties. But real estate has historically remained a sound investment, boasting a long-term appreciation rate that makes it a worthwhile investment for those who can withstand temporary setbacks in housing prices and hold on to their properties over the long haul. But investors are often nervous as they look for their first properties. Uncertainty about housing prices aside, investing in real estate also is risky, and firsttime investors need to be comfortable with such risk in order to make the most of their investments. The following are a few things potential real estate investors should consider as they decide if investing in real estate is right for them. PERSONAL ABILITY Real estate investors typically have tenants, and those

Living with Mountains, Lakes...and Rainbows!

1,150,000

$

MLS# 2399056

3402 Highway 3A Your ultimate choice of the best sandy beach on Kootenay Lake! This sprawling 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathroom rancher on .77 acre, with 500ft. child-friendly waterfront, offers space for family and friends.

149,900

$

MLS# 2218940

REDUCED

$

$

MLS# 2399159

MLS# 2398755

MLS# 2402516

MLS# 2407018

2960 Lower Six Mile Road Extra-ordinary waterfront home on Kootenay Lake. .66 acre, 118 ft beachfront with 180° views. Luxurious design and architectural details. 3250sf residence with 3 en-suite bedrooms inc. master suite. Professionally landscaped, detached garage & additional outbuildings.

299,000

673 Kootenay Lagoon Road

6142 Hwy 3A & 6133 Pippers Lane

Custom 3BD/3BA timber frame home on Kootenay Lake, with notable attention to details and dramatic interior design elements. Stunning lake views, professional landscaped 1.05 acres, 200ft beachfront and licensed wharf.

10.72 acres on Kootenay Lake with 344 ft. sandy waterfront and all-seasons bay. Comprised of 3 separate titled properties with developed accesses, providing versatility for development and multi-family uses.

635,000

296,500

MLS# 2402660

389,900

1,275,000

$

1,595,000

Surround yourself with nature and privacy on this untouched .27 acre in the city. Single & Two-family Residential Zone. Developed

$

1,340,000

$

Parcel B 1600 Block Robertson Ave.

Robertson Avenue access to NW boundary.

tenants inevitably have needs. Investors who have experience as contractors may not find it difficult to renovate a property and make it more attractive to tenants, nor are they likely to be inconvenienced when minor issues on the property need to be addressed. Investors with no such experience will need to hire contractors to do the work for them, cutting into potential profits down the road. In addition, investors who don’t have the ability and/or the time to address minor issues like a clogged drain or a drafty window on their own will need to hire a property management firm to tend to such needs. Such firms are effective, but also expensive, further cutting into your profits. Even those investors with contracting experience may have little or no knowledge of how the leasing process works, forcing them to rely on a real estate firm to write up leases and ensure all leases stay current. This, too, can cut into an investor’s profits.

175,000

212 Morgan Street Lots to love about this updated 2BD/1BA residence with legal 1 Bedroom/ 1BA suite. Mortgage helper on 2 lots with total .22 acre & 80 feet frontage. Centrally located to all city amenities.

785,000

$

$

$

$

MLS# 2407351

MLS# 2403438

MLS# 2404031

MLS# 2398346

464 Westley Street, Balfour 1-storey, 4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms home includes developed walkout basement with attached garage. Its level .33 acre yard is centrally located in popular lakefront village, surrounded by 4-seasons of outdoor recreational activities.

ROSLING REAL ESTATE

1021 Josephine Street 2-storey, 3BD/1.5BA home, circa 1901. A great fit on corner view lot in Uphill neighbourhood of well preserved heritage homes! Original features intact, as LR/DR wood floor, bay window and cabinetry.

3221 Heddle Road Custom design 2465 sq.ft., 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms, contemporary home embraces its one-of-a-kind 2.94 acres where nature, serenity and bright, spectacular seasonal lake and mountain vistas abound. Landscaped yard and detached double garage provide outdoor functionality.

Lot 1 Fairway Drive

336 Johnstone Road

Residential lot in near fully built, upscale Granite Pointe Estates subdivision, includes pre-paid sewer & water connections, plus building plans custom designed for the lot. Overlooks 5th green of Granite Pointe Golf Course, with easy access to nature, recreation facilities, school, college, park and transit service.

4 BDRM/2BA lake home, 100ft. sandy beachfront, w/views to buy for! Sunny south-facing location overlooks expansive, ever-changing city panorama. Just across Nelson Bridge, with popular hiking trails at your doorstep.

Carol Ryan REALTOR® 250-352-3858 • 1-800-559-2322 • theryans@telus.net

593 Baker St, Nelson, BC V1L 4J1


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Investors who don’t bring any relevant expertise to the table can still make a profit from their real estate investments, but those profits likely won’t be as significant when outside companies must be hired to ensure the property is in good shape and all necessary documents are in order and up-to-date. TIME Real estate is often a time-consuming investment. Tenants pay good money to live in attractive rental properties, and those tenants will have a host of needs that must be met. Investors must be sure they have the time to address their tenants’ concerns, especially investors with no plans to hire property management firms. Potential investors who already have full plates at work and at home may not be able to devote the time necessary to make the most of their real estate investments, and therefore might be better off finding another way to invest their money. Time also must be considered when considering profits. Real estate is not the type of investment that turns a

profit overnight. Even investors who are looking to invest in an up-andcoming neighborhood must be prepared to hold onto their properties for at least a few years, if not much longer, to maximize their investments. Though real estate is a sound investment, it is not a get rich quick type of investment, so investors looking to make a quick buck should consider alternatives before buying investment properties. SIZE First-time real estate investors might be wise to choose a smaller property for their initial investment. Larger properties can be overwhelming to manage, and investors often rely on property management firms to tend to these properties. Such firms charge more to manage bigger properties, which can eat into investors’ finances. Veteran investors can handle such overhead costs, but first-timers might find themselves caught off guard upon realizing the gravity of their financial commitment. A good rule of thumb for first-time investors is to stick to smaller proper-

ties, only moving on to larger buildings once they are fully comfortable with all that comes with investing in real estate. COSTS The cost of a real estate investment goes beyond the purchase price of the home. In addition to the mortgage on the property, investors must pay the taxes and insurance on the property, as well as any costs associated with maintaining and managing the property. Certain tax breaks are available to real estate investors depending on where they live. For example, in the United

States, taxes on the profits when a property is sold may be deferred if those profits are immediately rolled into another property (such a deferment is only available to those investors who arrange this exchange prior to selling the initial property). Potential investors need to consider all of these costs, and might want to hire a real estate lawyer to help them make the most of their investments and any profits they yield. But even hiring an attorney is an additional cost investors must consider before investing.

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How families can prepare for downsizing to smaller homes During the housing market crash of the first decade of the 21st century, many families learned to get by with less. For some of those families, less lavish living fit like a glove, prompting them to change their lifestyles for the long haul. Downsizing to smaller homes was a move made by many families over the last several years. Some did so out of economic need, while others preferred the simpler lifestyle that often comes with living in a smaller home. Families about to downsize to smaller homes may find the task ahead of them daunting, but there are some ways to make the transition to less spacious residences go more smoothly. • Discuss downsizing with kids. In many ways, youngsters adapt to change better than adults. But it’s still a good idea for parents to explain downsizing to their children before they begin to prepare for their transitions to smaller living spaces. Kids who understand the reasons behind downsizing are more likely to embrace the

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move, while those who have not been involved in the process may find it more difficult to adjust. When the time comes to begin choosing items to discard, allow children to choose which of their items they will not be keeping. Respect their decisions, exercising patience if kids are initially reluctant or don’t seem to understand downsizing. • Design a downsizing system. It is not uncommon for families to be lukewarm when the initial process of downsizing begins, as people are understandably hesitant to discard items they worked hard to accumulate or cherish for various reasons. A downsizing system can make that initial period less uncomfortable, especially if family members are together on the first day of downsizing. Let each family member take a turn choosing an item to sell, donate or discard, and continue so family members know everyone is in it together. Once kids have seen that everyone is making sacrifices, they are more likely to embrace downsizing.

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• Begin in the attic, basement and garage. Downsizing to a smaller home often means less storage space, and attics, basements and garages tend to serve as in-house storage units where seldom-used items accumulate over time. When trying to choose which items won’t be coming along to their smaller homes, families can start in their current homes’ attics, basements and garages, looking for items that take up too much space or those that will serve no practical purpose at their new homes. For example, that snow blower in the garage may be a godsend when the time comes to clear your expansive current driveway of another storm’s worth of snow, but it might not be worth the space it takes up if your next home has a short driveway or just on-street parking. Once rooms used primarily for storage have been cleaned out, you can then move on to other rooms in the house to find items that won’t be going with you. Look to sell, donate or discard items that will not serve much purpose at your next home.

• Don’t just discard, donate or sell. One of the hidden benefits of downsizing to a smaller home is the chance to make some money by selling those items you won’t be needing after you move into your new digs. Schedule a yard sale and give ample notice to neighbors or fellow community members so you can get as much as possible for the items

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can benefit from using them. • Promise to revisit the decision down the road after moving. Families who are downsizing for a lifestyle change as opposed to out of economic need can promise to revisit the decision together in the future. Families may be quick to adjust and be grateful for the change, while others might realize their decwision did not

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414 4th Street

1081 Doukhobour Road

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Cozy starter or retirement home on large 60X 100’ lot centrally located downtown walking distance to everything! The ponds, river, walking trails, soccer fields, water park, library, schools, restaurants and businesses!

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817 Waterloo Road

Gorgeous building lot in lower Ootischenia with vacant land and the river to the front view, no neighbours to the rear, located on a dead end road, privacy galore. Buy both parcels and have only one neighbour. Contact your REALTOR® for further info regarding building setbacks, water and septic.

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Thursday, August 24, 2015 Real Estate Focus

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Factors to consider before selling your home Selling a home is no small undertaking. It often pays to be patient when putting a property up for sale, but waiting for an acceptable offer can be stressful, especially for those homeowners who have already found their next homes. Because so much tends to be riding on the decision of whether or not to sell a home, homeowners would be wise to consider the following factors before putting that “For Sale” sign in their front yards. • Motivation: Many homeowners sell their homes because their families are growing and they have outgrown their current residences. Others may recognize a seller’s real estate market and want to strike while the iron is hot, while still others might be moving for a new job. The factors that motivate homeowners to sell their homes vary with each individual case, but prospective sellers should keep in mind that moving can be expensive, and finding a new home may not be so easy, nor is the grass necessarily greener on the other side. When deciding if now is the best time to sell your home, make sure you will be selling for the right reason. That can make the often trying process

of selling a home a lot easier to handle. • Market: The local real estate market is another factor to consider when deciding whether or not to sell your home. A home is a significant investment, and you want to earn as substantial a return on that investment as possible. Selling when the market is struggling will make your investment less valuable. Research recently sold homes in your neighborhood to get an

idea of how much you can expect to get if you sold your home in the current market. It might be worth it to sell now, or it might pay off to be patient and wait until the market rebounds. • Kids: Selling your home will impact your family just like it will impact your bottom line. Unless you plan to move down the street or to another home in your community, selling may mean you and your family no longer

see your friends and neighbors. That can be a difficult adjustment, especially for school-aged kids who will have to adjust to a new school. The potentially negative impact that selling can have on your children may not be worth the financial benefits of selling, so the decision of whether or not to sell should not be taken lightly by homeowners who also happen to be parents. • Quality of life: It can be difficult to turn down an opportunity to make a lot of money on your real estate investment. But if you plan to sell and move further away from your office and your friends and family, the financial windfall you earn when selling your home may not be worth the sacrifices you have to make in order to earn that money. Studies have shown that longer commutes can elevate stress levels, and even the most affordable property may not be worth moving to if you won’t be able to enjoy the home with your friends and family. When deciding whether or not to sell their homes, many homeowners make the decision a strictly financial one. But there is more than money to consider when deciding if now is the right time to sell your home.

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TAD LAKE - NELSONBCHOMES.COM Beautiful 9 acre

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Beautiful 9 acre parcel located in Glade. This property is lev- Great 3 bedroom home in Uphill offers landscaped corner lot, el with upper bench area, some older outbuildings from old single carport, fenced dog run, wood floors and is full of charhomestead and great views of the Kootenay River. acter. Full basement offers future development. Ideal home for first time buyers, downsizers or small families.

Fairview Starter

Family Home

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$439,000

Ideal 5 bedroom home in Bonnington with huge fenced back yard, oversized garage, fully finished basement, u/g sprinklers, sundeck, level .59 acre lot, new roof, quiet location and close to park. Great buy, great home, great value.

Log home in Blewett

SOLD

Situation on 17.9 acres just a 10 minute drive to Nelson this property is mostly treed and offers a 3 bedroom, 3 full bath home and 3 finished levels of living space, sundeck, carport and guest cabin.

Home, Cabin and Waterfront

$695,000 Wow, what a package deal. Have it all on Kootenay lake in this property located just north of Kaslo. Ideal for a family purchase, this home has everything you need for year round living or as a seasonal getaway. A must see.

East Shore Kootenay Lake

SOLD

Within walking distance of town, this parcel has 3 rental buildings, a 1 bedroom cabin, a 2 bedroom home and a 6 unit 3 storey building with all 1 bedroom units. All of this is located on a 2 acre parcel that offers over 380’ of Kootenay Lake beach and frontage.

Heritage home with a twist

$110,000 This 5 acre parcel situated halfway between South Slocan and Castlegar. The property is mostly level and would make a great property for a private home, hobby farm, road side business and possibly have a rental investment.

SOLD

$380,000

Take note of this solid home just minutes to Nelson on Nasookin Rd. The home has a 2 bedroom main floor and 1 bedroom suite below and has been updated throughout. Enjoy the city lights at night or views during the day. This is a great home.

Enjoy the character and charm of this 1913 Heritage home close to the downtown core but with updates and rental income. The home offers a main floor 2 bedroom living area and enjoys income from a large 2 bedroom upper suite and 1 bedroom basement suite. Many upgrades and improvements make this a great home or great investment.

Cute starter home

SOLD

Private waterfront getaway for your family to enjoy. Located between Sanca Creek and Boswell, this 1.18 acre property offers a private driveway to this Kootenay Lake oasis with over 385’ of frontage and a 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathroom home for year round living.

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Commercial building lot

Classic Heritage home located a few blocks above Baker Street. Enjoy high ceilings and open main floor plan in this 2 bedroom home that has seen updates to plumbing, insulation, windows, a new bathroom and balcony, and a new gas furnace.

Nelson commercial building

$1,350,000 Prime development site located in the heart of Nelson. Here is one of the few commercially zoned building lots available in the downtown core of the City of Nelson. This site offers 225’ of frontage on Vernon St and would be ideal for a 3 level parkade with street level commercial space and multiple storeys of downtown condos.

Light industrial zoned property at the start of Nelson. Plenty of potential to increase the revenue and make better use of the additional vacant lots. This building offers 6500 sqft on the main floor with 7 rental spaces and the lower 6500 sqft offers 3 rental spaces and 1 bachelor suite.

Tad Lake, 602 Baker St, Nelson

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$525,000 Enjoy views of Kootenay Lake and Nelson from the deck and main floor living area of this large home just minutes from Nelson. This is a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath home with nice office, open plan, games room, fabulous decks and more. Boat slip included with sale.

Solid home

New Price $319,850

Legal up down duplex in central Nelson location. This property offers a 2 bedroom main floor unit with 9 foot ceilings, full 4 piece bathroom, in unit laundry area, storage, large deck and new flooring, while the upper unit is a large 1 bedroom and den with wood floors, open living dining room, full 4 piece bathroom and a Juliet balcony.

$299,900 Country lifestyle with modern features. This 4 bedroom home is situated on a 1 acre parcel with a good sized garden, pool, large deck and fully treed back yard. Ideal for a growing family looking for an affordable home.

Arrow Lake Waterfront

Lease Space

$699,000

This 3 bedroom home sits on a .3 acre lot that overlooks Kootenay Lake and offers over 100’ of waterfront, a beautiful inside with its hardwood floors and cherry inlays, vaulted ceiling and open design and recent improvements.

$685,000

This beautiful Heritage home has been restored, renovated and well maintained over the past 30 years of ownership. Located just 2 blocks above Nelson’s down town core, this home offers one of the best locations to leave your vehicle and walk to all your shopping needs.

$299,900

$685,000

View and Boat Slip

New Price $659,000

$1,080,000 Welcome to this 3 bedroom home in the coveted Queens Bay of Kootenay Lake. Located 12 minutes to Ainsworth Hot Springs, this home is situated on 2.5 acres that offers over 450’ of waterfront with a sandy and pebbly beach.

Kootenay Lake waterfront

Classic Heritage

$449,000

Located just 10 minutes from Nelson, this home boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, magnificent floor to ceiling windows in the vaulted living room, oversized 2 car garage, multiple sundecks, fantastic sun room with fireplace and more.

Waterfront, privacy

What a View!

$1,199,900

SOLD

Well maintained 5 bedroom 3 bath home on 2.5 acres that overlooks the Kootenay River valley and located just outside of Nelson. Home offers 3 fire places, grand living room, vaulted ceiling, games room, sundeck and more.

$199,900

Waterfront Investment

$1,225,000

$485,000

Potential

Here is a solid 1 bedroom home in lower Fairview that is in one of the best locations for those looking for level walking distance to most amenities. Off street parking in the lane, updated furnace, electrical and plumbing leave cosmetic work to be completed. Could be a 2 bedroom with easy reno.

$612,500

Waterfront and Acreage

$12/sqf Commercial lease space in downtown core with great exposure on busy intersection. 2 spaces available 2678 and 3071 sqft at $12 /sqf plus triple net. Secure parking available. Open large space will be divided with fire separation wall.

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A PLACE TO CALL YOUR OWN 620 6th Ave., New Denver $456,000 4 separate self-contained “domes”

723 Hendryx Street $425,000 / 2065 sq.ft. 3 unit home

6102 Wills Rd., Sproule Creek $675,000 / 3420 sq.ft. Home on 30+ acres

2916 Six Miles Lakes Road $480,000 / 3560 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 3 baths

620 Fairway Drive $465,000 / 2622 sq.ft. 4 bedrooms / 2 baths

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Doug Stewart 250-354-9262

Demian Whitley 250-509-0330

Sylvia Stevens 250-354-8185

Kevin Arcuri 250-354-2958

5846 Sunset Dr., Taghum $545,000 / 3880 sq.ft. 5 bedrooms / 4 baths

1021 Josephine Street $296,500 / 1691 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 1 ½ baths

708 Eighth Street $844,000 / 3415 sq.ft. 4 bedrooms / 3 baths

9480 Hwy. 6., Silverton $368,500 / 2352 sq.ft. Off-grid home on 10 acres

124 Nelson Avenue $399,900 / 2170 sq.ft. 4 bedrooms / 2 baths

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

Carol Ryan 250-352-3858

Sue Stanger 250-509-1976

Bill Lander 250-551-5652

Doug Stewart 250-354-9262

2951 Blewett Road $1,300,000 40 acres / 2 off-grid custom built homes

212 Morgan Street $389,900 / 1880 sq.ft. Home with legal suite

690 Riondel Road $259,000 / 1702 sq.ft. 3 bdrm. & den / 1 bath

1702 Silver King Road $209,900 / 1110 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 1 bath

6920 Highway 3A $999,000 / 682 ft. beach 2 well maintained homes

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Carol Ryan 250-352-3858

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

Doug Stewart 250-354-9262

Sue Stanger 250-509-1976

6142 Highway 3A $1,195,000 / 10.72 acres 344 ft. waterfront

4230 Crescent Bay Road $995,000 / 6422 sq.ft. 65’ waterfront

6220 Redfish Road $429,900 / .38 acre 118’ waterfront

309 Jam Factory Lane $520,000 / 3264 sq.ft. Urban loft concept

303 6th Ave., New Denver $510,000 Rory’s on Main

Carol Ryan 250-352-3858

Doug Stewart 250-354-9262

Sue Stanger 250-509-1976

Sylvia Stevens 250-354-8185

Bill Lander 250-551-5652

2347 Highway 6, Crescent Valley $665,000 / 3995 sq.ft. 600’ of frontage

111 McDonald Drive $70,000 BITE

926 Riondel Road $144,000 / 640 sq.ft. Cabin on 2.74 acres

5545 Slocan River Road $344,000 / 1964 sq.ft. Straw bale home

#3 – 805 Union St., New Denver $197,000 / 741 sq.ft. 1 of 3 brand new 2nd floor condos

Kevin Arcuri 250-354-2958

Sylvia Stevens 250-354-8185

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

Bill Lander 250-551-5652

Lots 2 & 3 Blewett Road $174,900 & $184,900 3.92 & 4.6 acre properties

Viewridge Road $107,500 / 2.23 acres Great mountain views

180 Laguna Dr., Twin Bays $59,900 / .36 acre Fully serviced lot

1002 Bellevue St., New Denver $363,000 / 1920 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 2 baths

#220C – 16082 Woolgar Rd., Crawford Bay $69,000 / 594 sq.ft. Own ¼ share & use 1 week per month

16213 Hwy. 3A, Crawford Bay $425,000 / 2400 sq.ft. 4 bedrooms / 2 baths

410 Grohman Creek Road $398,500 / 1555 sq.ft. 3 bedroom / 1 bath home

Sue Stanger 250-509-1976

Bob Brusven 250-354-7594

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

689 Whitmore Road $309,000 / 2676 sq.ft. 4 bedrooms / 2 baths

4539 Clayton Road $415,000 / 3050 sq.ft. Home on 6 acres

#102 – 2000 Choquette Ave. $329,500 / 1533 sq.ft. 3 bedrooms / 2 baths

Kevin Arcuri 250-354-2958

Sylvia Stevens 250-354-8185

Hollie Wallace 250-354-7567

Bill Lander 250-551-5652

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

Kevin Arcuri 250-354-2958

Chris Noakes 250-354-7689

Demian Whitley 250-509-0330

www.coldwellbanker.ca

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Special Features - Focus September  

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