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Real Estate in Qualicum Beach/Parksville area.
Parksville's best buy ocean view condo at Grandview Shores in Parksville. Nicely renovated building with secured entrance and gated parking lot which is only a short stroll to the Beach Club where you can enjoy endless walks along the boardwalk and ocean. This spacious 2 bedroom, 1 bath home has been nicely renovated with a newer kitchen and appliances, flooring, lighting & fixtures. Top floor floor location ...
Here is your opportunity to own your own home! This updated 3-bedroom home on a crawl is move in ready with recent updates to the kitchen and a newer roof. All you have to do is move in an enjoy. The spacious yard offers a large south facing deck and lots of space for kids, gardening, and pets in the generous fully fenced yard! Centrally located just minutes away from downtown Parksville, the spectacular beac...
Privacy with room to move, this 3 bedroom 2 bath rancher is located in French Creek close to the Marina, beach, golf course and schools. Enjoy sitting out back on the spacious sundeck with lots of trees providing a park-like setting. This home has laminate flooring throughout the living areas and new carpeting in the bedrooms. The living room has 2 skylights and a woodstove insert for cozy and efficient heati...
Charming 3 bedroom/2 bathroom character home located on 2 Legal Lots. Kitchen has had recent upgrades including cupboards, island, slate finish appliances (Samsung Gas Stove, GE Fridge, Dishwasher) and new paint. Beautiful wood flooring throughout much of the home, french doors from the living room to the dining room and custom sliders on the master bedroom's closet. This well-maintained home has updated elec...
***QUALICUM BEACH***Architecturally custom designed and reconstructed in 2006 by Peter Jorgensen, Architect. This immaculate 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom rancher is situated on a private south facing park-like .23 acre lot, which overlooks the beautifully manicured gardens and the 4th fairway of prestigious Eaglecrest Golf Course. This stunning open floor plan home has large south facing windows, hardwood floors, hi...
Ideal rancher for those wanting a quiet get away and lovely south exposed gardens. The current owners have updated this charming home with a Valour gas fireplace that warms the home. Most of the appliances have also been updated within the last two years, hot water tank (5 yrs), hot tub - the list goes on. Double vinyl windows are also a bonus, as are the updated kitchen and bathroom cabinets. You will also k...
Grandeur on an intimate scale! On a tranquil acreage, high above the City of Parksville, this West Coast unique octagonal home commands unrivalled views of the Georgia Strait and the mainland mountains. A spacious interior provides a versatile stage for casual or formal entertaining. Dramatic wood beamed vaulted ceilings, skylights, panoramic windows, and an incredible floor to ceiling stone fireplace make th...
***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...
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...
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...
Would you like to live on the Qualicum Beach waterfront & have cash flow to cover your bills? Here is a beautiful, unique, 3 suite property located on prime double lots at the west end of the beach. Oh those sunsets! Choose one of the 3 distinctly different suites as your personal home. Soaring ceilings, a lightness & brightness, a retreat. Each enjoys dramatic views - ocean vistas of the Salish Sea with a co...
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!