P.o. Box 1890
Rely on Riera
Real Estate in Qualicum Beach/Parksville area.
***OCEAN VIEW CONDO***It's all about the lifestyle at The Onyx in Parksville's Craig Bay. Whether pool side, walking the beach,taking in a tennis match or just enjoying the many activities initiated through the multimillion dollar club house, you can't go wrong buying into this wonderful lifestyle. A home to retire in or use as your own casual getaway & vacation retreat. With the temperate climate you can enj...
---OCEAN VIEW---This lovely .40 acre building lot with building scheme on title, is located on a quiet no through road in Bowser. There is a separate designated septic field,so a septic tank and pump is all that is required. People say that the community water is the "best in the world". This lot boasts ocean views and mountain views of the Pacific Coastal Mountain Range and just a five minute walk to public ...
Fabulous ocean views from this well situated lot in a private cul-de-sac close to Schooner Cove Marina and Fairwinds Golf Course. Septic permit was granted in 2004 and some prep work has been done on site. Dave Bedard has quoted a balance of $15,000 to complete the septic system for a 3 bedroom, and maximum 3000 square ft home.
Lovely home and gardens. Well maintained and cared for home built in 2004 on crawlspace. more photos and comments to follow.
***STUNNING***Upgraded 2500+ sq ft rancher on crawlspace situated on a very private .41 acre lot on one of the most desirable streets in Parksville. There is a 3 bay garage with 10'6" ceiling which includes a workshop with sub panel and welding outlet as well as a Lifting Ibeam for hoist, RV parking with electric hook up as well as boat parking. The new gourmet kitchen is "to live for" with all the bells and ...
***QUALICUM BEACH***Lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher in Village area, and just a short walk to trail connection into town. Hardwood floors in most of house except 2 bedrooms, vaulted ceilings, natural gas fireplace, HRV, on an amazing 5 ft. crawlspace which is excellent for storage. Double garage, small garden/shop in back with it's own electrical panel. RV parking, lovely south exposure with apple, pear ...
***CUSTOM WINDWARD HOME***This impeccably maintained home with many custom details is a pleasure to view. No need to turn on lights here as the high vaulted ceilings, expansive windows and skylights bathe this home in natural light. The open plan great room is very desirable and there is also a formal dining room with french doors, alternatively this would make a great office space or den. The cedar shake roo...
Lots of room here! Spacious 2 level residence designed to accommodate the extended family. Floor plan offers flexibility with 2 bedrooms up and large living dining area. The kitchen features lots of cabinetry and counter space, nook eating area opens to extensive upper deck. Lower level designed as 1 bedroom in-law suite at present. Large fenced yard offers great RV parking, detached workshop and room for the...
Superb Find -- Spacious Upscale Patio Home located within the last phase of St. Andrews on World Class Morningstar Golf Course. The private park-like setting is like living next to a nature reserve...teaming with song birds and other wildlife. Built in 2005, this 2 bedroom + loft, 2 bath home has about 2410 sf finished, a 2-car garage, 4' crawl space, and forced air heating. Excellent layout for living with t...
This mobile has seen a nice interior renovation with new laminate wood floors throughout. New carpeting, new vinyl flooring in the bathroom, new paint throughout, new baseboard heaters throughout. Bathroom includes: new vanity, counter top, mirror, cabinet and toilet. Kitchen includes: new cabinets, counter tops, sink & faucet, range hood and ducting. New light fixtures throughout. New back porch. Appliances ...
Welcome to this 5 bedroom 2 bathroom home with large private backyard backing onto green space. This house boasts 6 sky lights letting plenty of natural light into the cozy sunken living room with vaulted ceilings, cedar posts, custom blinds and a gas fire place. The open floor plan offers a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances featuring a new fridge and dishwasher, updated heated tiled bathroom with...
Stunning Executive Sunningdale Model! This Bright and beautiful 1755 sq ft home with double garage boasts engineered exotic hardwood floors, soaring vaulted ceilings with many transom windows, 5 skylights, remote controlled blinds, and custom fitted Hunter Douglas California shutters. Relax and enjoy this open plan living and dining room with a cozy gas fireplace and built in bar with beverage fridge. The spa...
walk in relax, and enjoy the Open concept kitchen new tile back splash, custom counter tops, ceramic tile in the kitchen and new laminate in the living room, master bedroom and guest bedroom. A custom tile shower. Your own laundry room and storage room for your skis, golf clubs and mountain bike. Fully fenced complex with good neighbours & parking right next to your door. The afternoon sun and evening sun are...
Consulting a REALTOR®
REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. Members of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board are members of both the British Columbia and Canadian Real Estate Associations.The following is a list of services you can expect to receive from a REALTOR® when you buy a home:
- A REALTOR® will fully explain the details of your working relationship (called "agency") so that you are clear as to when a REALTOR® is working for you or for the seller.
- A REALTOR® has access to hundreds of current listings of homes for sale because of a co- operative system called the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
- A REALTOR® can provide you with a customized list of homes that best meet your needs -- size, style, features, location, proximity to schools, shopping, etc. - and then make arrangements for you to view those homes that appeal to you the most.
- A REALTOR® will help you determine how big a home you can afford. REALTORs® are familiar with the local lending market and can offer helpful advice.
- A REALTOR® has no emotional ties to any type or style of home and can be objective in pointing out the merits of one home over another.
- A REALTOR® will have information on zoning changes, taxes, utility costs and school and recreation services that could affect your decision to buy a home in a specific area.
- A REALTOR® will assist you in negotiating the terms of your purchase, which can be a nerve- wracking process for someone who is not experienced in negotiating.
- A REALTOR® will advise you of the legal process required in obtaining title and taking possession of your property; the costs associated with buying a home such as insurance, mortgage registration and legal fees will be explained in detail.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use a REALTOR®
Before selling your home, you will need a clear understanding of the legal issues and potential pitfalls. One wrong action could result in a lot of cost and frustration, which is why it is essential to have a REALTOR® working with you, as he or she will make the sale of your home a successful and satisfying experience.Greater exposure
REALTORS® use the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) to give your home maximum exposure. MLS® is a computer-based system that relays valuable information about your home to hundreds of REALTORS® and potential homebuyers.Setting a price
Setting a price for your home is an important but difficult process. Again, this is where the services of a REALTOR® prove invaluable. REALTORS® have the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. REALTORS® also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.
REALTORS® will also develop a marketing plan to help your property receive maximum exposure. This will likely include placing your home on the MLS® system and placing a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. The plan will likely also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS® and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets/mailers to market your home.
Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, your REALTOR® will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. He or she will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.Why working with a REALTOR® makes sense
When you work with a REALTOR® you will likely get a better price for your home than if you try to sell it yourself. Apart from the financial benefits, however, there is an extra measure of comfort and security that comes from having a REALTOR® on your side. Remember that REALTORS® are governed by a code of ethics and standards of business practice. They have also been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property. When it comes to buying or selling property, using a REALTOR® just makes sense.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Carol Riera - REALTOR®, B.ED., M. of Applied Linguistics
Born and raised in Vancouver, Carol has lived in three provinces, travelled extensively and is fluent in both French and English. Carol worked in Education for more than 20 years, teaching every grade from preschool to the college level. She is known for her involvement in community activities, her attention to detail and her customer service skills.
Always looking for new challenges, Carol embarked on a Master's of Linguistics with the University of Nottingham in 2011. When deciding to return to beautiful, BC, Qualicum Beach was an easy choice for Carol and her husband, Bruno Sterckeman, as it was a return to family and a milder climate. In order to make the move, and encouraged by her sister, Carol enrolled in the Sauder School of Business at UBC to study Real Estate Trading Services.
Throughout her varied career, Carol has always enjoyed serving others, organizing many cultural and humanitarian trips as a teacher and is now happy to support the Children's Miracle Network as a REALTOR® at RE/MAX Anchor Realty. Her greatest asset is her outgoing and warm personality which helps her develop long-term relationships with others. Licensed in 2016, Carol feels blessed to have recently joined her sister Cindy Riera, PREC. Now when clients call Carol or Cindy they get two passionate, hard-working REALTORS® working for you as one. Carol and Cindy allow you to have trust and confidence in experienced representation!