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On-trend in every way, this 1600sqft half-duplex is sure to impress! Economical utilities with natural-gas heat and hot water keep your monthly living expenses extremely low. Trendy colour palette, vaulted ceilings, and bright & airy open concept living space. Cozy natural gas fireplace, and Juliette balcony. Centrally located in a quiet neighborhood, just minutes to everything the Cowichan Valley has to offe...
Here is your opportunity to capture the best of Island living from this serene location in Ladysmith, adjacent to the peaceful Rocky Creek. Close to Ladysmith's best recreation & amenities including Transfer Beach Park & the Old Town Bakery, this home is well suited for a young family, professional couple, or the active retiree! Strata fee's include a resistance pool, hot tub, & recreation room, underground s...
Urban living at its finest. Attention to detail and design is evident through every square foot of this immaculate townhome. Located at the end of a quiet street, bordering on forest lands, offering the utmost privacy in townhome living. Kitchen, fit for a chef, features stylish ceiling height cabinets and modern kitchen island. Luxurious master has walk in closet, and en-suite bath. Three bedrooms and three ...
The perfect waterfront getaway on beautifully natural Ruxton Island .... beach front cabin with protected moorage in front. Easy access. Park behind so you'll never have a neighbour looking over you. 0.97 acre of low bank waterfront. Cabin is 1 bdrm with open sitting/dining area and kitchen above taking in the gorgeous view over to Whaleboat Island and the passage in front. Large deck in the arbutus trees. Ru...
Spacious 1552 sqft rancher on 0.75 acres in Ladysmith/Saltair. Owners made many updates both in and out. Main living area has an open concept living room, dining & kitchen with lots of windows to bring the outside in. Living room has new electric fireplace, entertainment area & convenient hidden storage. Off of the kitchen, custom reclaimed wood doors provide an eye catching feature. New heat pump provides co...
Seventy acres of gently rolling hayfields, pasture land, and forest. This magnificent parcel of land is located the ALR and will provide you with the best dream home building-site in all of the Brenton Page road area. This working farmland has plenty of well drained soil, pasture, riding trails, two ponds and a seasonal stream! Hay crop effortlessly produces 200 round bales a year. Watch the evening sunset ba...
Heart of Ladysmith! This centrally located 2 bedroom ground floor unit is move-in ready! Rentals and small pets are allowed. This building features secured entry, elevator, bright and cheerful common laundry, onsite-manager, and secure storage. Heat and hot water are included with your strata fees. Easy stroll walking distance to lovely downtown Ladysmith, Rec Center, Transfer Beach & Coronation Mall. Ocean v...
Spacious 3 bed, 2 bath rancher, in a quiet neighborhood, on a no through road. Homes in this neighborhood do not come up often! Low maintenance fully fenced yard has thoughtful RV parking, concrete driveway, patio area, firepit, workshed, and covered storage. Double garage features workshop space too! Gas forced air heating is super economical, and the fireplace will make the autumn nights cozy! This home is ...
Main (stair-free!) level living in this beautiful end unit condo. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms thoughtfully spread over nearly 1300 sqft. Lovely patio/balcony and additional street parking just steps away. This bright unit is pet and rental friendly. The large master bedroom has a walk-in closet, and ensuite. The two additional bedrooms are down the hall. Laundry is central in the unit, with additional st...
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 Victoria 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