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Real Estate in Qualicum Beach/Parksville area.
*STUNNING Panoramic Ocean View* From the moment you step through the door, you are mesmerized by the gorgeous ocean and snow capped mountain views. This lovely, well appointed suite on the penthouse level has ocean views from every major room, high ceilings, large windows and boasts hardwood floors, granite counter tops, heated bathroom tiles and a 5 piece luxurious ensuite bathroom. The outdoor living space ...
Ocean view condo on top floor at Grandview Shores in Parksville. This well-appointed 2 bed/1 bath condo is clean and bright and has had many upgrades to the kitchen, appliances, flooring and more. Unit is roughed in for a washer/dryer combo and has an on-site laundry. The entrance is secured, and has a gated lot and storage lockers. Heat and hot water are included in the strata fee. A well-appointed guest sui...
Ohhh...So Yummy Cafe, located in the heart of the village in beautiful Qualicum Beach is for sale. This funky 30 seat, breakfast and lunch Cafe, is a very popular venue with both locals and visitors alike. The Cafe has a great location on the main street of our Oceanside community, with reserved parking at the rear of the building and street parking out front. All equipment was purchased new and is now three ...
Welcome retirees, families and first time Buyers. Hard to find an economical home these days within minutes to Parksville and Coombs. This 2 bedroom one bathroom 14 ft. wide mobile home is located in Pires Mobile Home Park which is a nice mix of retired people and families. The current owner has an updated electrical silver sticker and added an economical Heat Pump with A/C and an electric forced air furnace....
***SOLD*** Subject to Probate. Millstream Haven Park. Only $120/month co-op fee. Rarely do these homes come on the market in the desirable Village area. This home is located in the only mobile home park/co-op in Qualicum Beach. Just steps to the beach trail at north end of Arbutus St. and easy to connect to the lovely walking trails leading into the village. 45+ age restriction. Very well run and maintained p...
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 ...
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...
Desirable Chartwell rancher in Qualicum Beach. Almost 1800 sqft 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on crawl space. Brick and stucco exterior siding, Vinyl windows, skylights, built in vacuum system, newer fibreglass shingle roof, HRV system installed in 2014, gas fireplace in large family room off kitchen and newer exterior paint. Spacious tiled entry way, attractive living room with a vaulted ceiling, Phantom doorwa...
---0CEAN VIEW TURNKEY---Better than new! Light House Landing Estates! Just move right in to this rarely lived in 1790 sqft. fully furnished 3 bed, 2 bath home without a care in the world! Residential complex, not a noisy resort & 45 min from Comox airport and just 20 minutes from Qualicum Beach. This lovely rancher style patio home has it all: outstanding location with ocean view, private open green space, mi...
-WESTCOAST QUALICUM- This quintessential West Coast contemporary home has timeless elegance and appeal. The warmth of the all natural wood floors meets the hard surface of the natural stone slate, which then meets the glass picture windows...and lo and behold the magnificence of the surrounding natural beauty comes in. A peaceful and tranquil setting anybody would appreciate, bordering on the Little Qualicum ...
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!