I have listed a new property at 2599 Powder Point Rd in Nanoose Bay.
Are you looking to put your own renovating & decorating skills to work on a large home with a great lot size, just steps to Red Gap, Nanoose Elementary, & a hop, skip & jump from Fairwinds golf & the wellness club? Easy commute to either Parksville & points north, or to Nanaimo with quick access to Highway 19. This home has 4 spacious bedrooms & 2 full bathrooms, a 2 car garage plus carport & room to build a shop too! Enjoy the established fruit & nut trees plus the grape vine & revive the fenced garden here for your own mini-homestead. Pop down to the local farms to buy your food if that's more your style. The living room is the star of this show with super high ceilings & massive fireplace that will easily hold all of your family Christmas stockings. Cute office nook, mud room entry with adjoining laundry all make this the perfect home for someone looking for plenty of space. Lot size from BC Assessment & room measurements from Oceanside Home Pix. Buyer to verify if critical.
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Do you wonder when the best time is to list your home for sale?

There are advantages and disadvantages to every season.

Here are some typical trailts of a SUMMER BUYER

Summer buyers Are often families with children. They’d like to make the move before school starts.

Curb-side appeal can be used here to entice buyers. Everyone loves a luscious, fresh cut lawn with vibrant flowers surrounding the landscape. Capitalize on this and get your home as curbside ready as you can.

Also, I see quite a few job transfer individuals during this time. Many people relocate during summer months.

Typically, people are away on holiday weekends so expect less traffic through you home during those peak holiday times. But buyers who venture out ow are serious buyers needing to find a home within a specific time frame. 

With current market shifts, we are happy to discuss market statistics in person any time. We keep informed about local conditions and trends and cpnstantly network with many agents in this area to keep on top of what is happening day to day and week to week -- not just what's posted in the national news. 

We would love to talk to you about how best to market your home in summer!

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Please visit our Open House at 784 Daffodil Dr in Parksville.
Open House on Saturday, June 25, 2022 12:00PM - 2:00PM Hosted by Parker Mcdonald of Royal Lepage Parksville Qualicum Beach Realty
Renovated Parksville Rancher! This immaculate 3 bed, 2 bath home has fully updated throughout including new water tank in May 2022. The modern kitchen features graphite cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The same cabinetry and lovely finishes updated the 4 piece main bathroom and a 3 piece ensuite. The home has an open floor plan throughout the kitchen and living space and an abundance of natural light with an entrance and kitchen skylight, this home is sure to impress. Neutral grey vinyl flooring throughout. With a southern exposure backyard backing onto Renz Park, it will be ideal for private summer entertaining. The garage has been converted to a den/rec room and workshop, but can easily be made back into parking if you choose. Ample parking space in the driveway for all your cars and toys. Square footage includes finished rec-room/workshop in the former garage.
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I have listed a new property at 664 Middlegate Rd in Errington.
TRANQUIL, PEACEFUL & SERENE Take your pick any of these words can be used to describe this lovingly cared for 1614 sq ft 3 Bdrm 2 Bath Rancher built on a crawlspace on a very private fully fenced, gated & gorgeous 2.59 acres. Located at the end of a no through road, surrounded by the natural beauty of the area & within walking distance to a river. The parklike acreage offers a variety of nature trails, beautiful outdoor living spaces with 2 large decks, a Gazebo, lots of sunshine, raised garden beds, a large lined irrigation pond & a Koi pond in the front with a water feature. The home is setback quite a long distance from the road for added privacy & is secured by a gate & a security System. Nicely designed with an 11 foot vaulted ceiling in the Great Room, a well laid out Kitchen with an Island & Pantry. All the rooms are a generous in size & there are numerous large windows that allow an abundance of natural light to fill the already bright living spaces. This one is truly a winner!
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I have sold a property at 2138 Lang Cres in Nanaimo.
Great family home located in central Nanaimo with easy access to everything. Well kept with a great back yard close to schools and on major transportation routes. Back yard has a couple nice mature fruit trees and a great spot for the kids to play while the BBQ is on. This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house would fit a young family or one that is downsizing. Crawl space and utility shed provide ample space for extra storage. Welcome to your new neighborhood.
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I have sold a property at 1 417 Heather Crt in Comox.
Renovated 2 bedroom plus den/ 2 bathroom patio home in a wonderful 55+ community on a quiet no-thru road. This unit has undergone a number of renovations including the kitchen, bathrooms and a fresh coat of paint. High ceilings and skylights provide natural light and a spacious feel. Off the main living area, doors open to a large patio area which has been carefully landscaped to create a serene outdoor space. Enjoy a large kitchen area with tons of storage, an open dining room area, and living room featuring a gas fireplace and in-floor radiant heat. Off the main living area, there is a spacious den for additional living space/office space. Down the hall there are two bedrooms at the back of the home. The primary features a large jack and jill closet and reno’d ensuite. The double car garage is lengthily and offers a built-in workbench/workspace. Enjoy the close proximity to downtown Comox and the Marina.
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Vancouver, BC – June 13, 2022. 

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 8,214 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2022, a decrease of 35.1 per cent from May 2021. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $1 million, a 9.3 per cent increase from $915,392 recorded in May 2021. Total sales dollar volume was $8.2 billion, a 29.1 per cent decline from the same time last year.

“Canadian mortgage rates continue to climb,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “The average 5-year fixed mortgage rate reached 4.49 per cent in June. That is the highest mortgage rates have been since 2009.”

Provincial active listings were 4.4 per cent higher than this time last year, the first year-over-year increase in active listings since 2019. However, active listings still remain below what is typical for a balanced market, though current market conditions have a high degree of variation across regions and product types.

Year-to-date, BC residential sales dollar volume was down 14.5 per cent to $46.7 billion, compared with the same period in 2021. Residential unit sales were down 26.3 per cent to 43,921 units, while the average MLS® residential price was up 16 per cent to $1.06 million.

Around the province real estate sale statistics

Additional economics information is available here on BCREA's website. 

SOURCE: BCREA


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I have listed a new property at 670 Gilbert Rd in Hilliers.
Fantastic Opportunity on this 41+ acres property 10 minutes to downtown Qualicum Beach or 15 to Parksville. This property is in the ALR so you can benefit from farm taxes with farming activity, as well as utilize the 10 fully serviced RV sites for agri-tourism or other farm events. A fully fenced section is currently used for livestock and contains the under-construction modular home ready for your finishing. There is fantastic soil here if you like to garden and a river runs through the property sectioning off a lovely undeveloped area (approx. 20 acres) with 50+ year old trees. Farm gate sales have been successful here, so start your farming right away. 2 wells, 2 septics, lots of power, many trees for firewood or lumber production, and useable flat land on this property. All measurements are approximate - please verify if important. Active farming community in the area to network with and a great local year-round farmers market! Come start your new lifestyle here.
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I have listed a new property at 784 Daffodil Dr in Parksville.
Renovated Parksville Rancher! This immaculate 3 bed, 2 bath home has fully updated throughout. The modern kitchen features graphite cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The same cabinetry and lovely finishes updated the 4 piece main bathroom and a 3 piece ensuite. The home has an open floor plan throughout the kitchen and living space and an abundance of natural light with an entrance and kitchen skylight, this home is sure to impress. Neutral grey vinyl flooring throughout. With a southern exposure backyard backing onto Renz Park, it will be ideal for private summer entertaining. The garage has been converted to a den/rec room and workshop, but can easily be made back into parking if you choose. Ample parking space in the driveway for all your cars and toys. Square footage includes finished rec-room/workshop in the former garage.
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Please visit our Open House at 203 1675 Crescent View Dr in Nanaimo.
Open House on Saturday, June 4, 2022 10:00AM - 1:00PM Hosted by Brittany Gagne
This home is centrally located in the heart of central Nanaimo. This newer townhome features 2 beds and 2 baths. The home's layout offers an open, spacious floorplan with great natural lighting. The open concept kitchen features stainless steel appliances, and an island with built in wine rack and additional storage. Off the kitchen is the living room and dining space, as well as an understairs storage room and a 2-piece bathroom. The main floor has an entrance at the front and rear, both with a covered patio area. Upstairs has two generous sized bedrooms with a 4-piece washroom and laundry. The complex has amazing curb appeal with green space and white picket fencing throughout. This strata provides low strata fees, and permits rentals and pets. The central location provides easy access to all of the city's amenities and services. (All measurements and data are approx.. and should be verified if important.)
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