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Development site in close proximity to Ladysmith's town centre. 1201/1251 Christie Rd totals 4.7 acres zoned multi - family, with frontage on 3 separate roads. Development permit in place for 66 townhouse units plus additional duplex lot. Do a phased build to reduce servicing costs or approach Ladysmith for further densification / rezoning. With almost 445 feet of frontage on the Trans - Canada highway, the s...
Rare gem! Lake Cowichan downtown waterfront with a private dock, 3 bedroom wheel chair accessible rancher and a separate commercial building with 3 store fronts with separate hydro meters in the heart of the village. The lower level of the commercial building offers extensive workshop space and the zoning offers multiple uses including hotel. The lovely property won an award for 'best commercial renovation' ...
High profile light industrial development site positioned on the corner of Trans Canada Hwy and Mostar at the north end of Nanaimo. This site offers ease of access and high visibility with a previously approved DP for a multi-level 16,000+sqft industrial building, now expired with substantial work completed towards the development application. I2 zoning offers a multitude of industrial uses including but not ...
Two lots of redevelopment land at A-14 & 14 Helmcken Rd. Strategically located opposite Eagle Creek Centre and a 5 min walk from Victoria General Hospital this location has exceptional potential. Designated "Mixed Residential" in View Royal's Official Community Plan, the designation supports potential rezoning to apartment or townhouse. This property is improved with a small house that provides good rental ...
Attention developers - land assembly with income! Strategically located opposite Eagle Creek Centre and a 5 min walk from Victoria General Hospital this location has exceptional potential. Designated "Mixed Residential" in View Royal's Official Community Plan, the designation supports potential rezoning to apartment or townhouse. This property is improved with a well maintained house that could provide solid ...
Development opportunity with PLA in place to subdivide into 7 lots with the existing home remaining on one lot closest to the parkland. The existing home would offer reasonable value when renovated and is currently tenanted while you plan for your development. The location is within a 5 minute drive or bus ride to VIU or 5 minute drive to downtown, the seawall, seaplanes, ferry and shopping. Great opportunity...
Rare offering in the University District with a unique home situated on a very private 1.53 subdividable acres with a PLA in place for a 7 lot subdivision without removing the original home. The property borders parkland at the side and rear and slopes gently up off of Park Avenue with a wide curved driveway to the main house. Minimal off site work is required. The main home could be renovated adding addition...
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
Sandy Clark - the Vancouver Island real estate specialist guiding clients through the real estate market and life on central Vancouver Island!
With a life long passion for real estate, Sandy initially followed the real estate market as a hobby until she pursued her passion into a successful career as a licensed, accredited realtor in residential and commercial real estate! Year after year Sandy has been recognized as one of the top performing agents in her region. She has a natural, trusting demeanor with extensive knowledge and professional experience with home buyers, developers, investors, seniors and a genuine compassion for sellers dealing with family estates.
Sandy takes pride in helping buyers find the right home, investment or development location on central Vancouver Island and her ability to guide sellers on "if, when and how" to sell their properties. Her exceptional knowledge of the different municipalities on Vancouver Island, economic development, residential and commercial growth centres assists buyers and sellers to make the right decision for their real estate needs. There are a vast range of communities throughout the Island that offer diverse lifestyles, and Sandy expresses the importance of exploring the different options available when relocating to or investing on Vancouver Island.
Sandy looks forward to providing professional, honest residential and commercial real estate services to buyers and sellers throughout Vancouver Island.