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1.8 private acres on beautiful Spring Bay, Lasqueti Island. Southwest exposure with expansive ocean views & spectacular, magical sunsets! 2 enchanting cottages filled with character, charm & artistic design promise to delight! The main home,'the Blue Cabin', was constructed with an extensive use of glass for serene, picturesque ocean views thru the trees, across Spring Bay to the Fegan Islands & beyond. A mai...
Here is the perfect, comfortable, waterfront cottage with protected, deep water moorage for your boat, right in front of your property! This spacious, bright cottage overlooks Scottie Bay & Lindberg Island with views of an emerald green ocean. The circular driveway entrance provides lots of privacy on a well treed 1.5 acres in the Spring Bay subdivision. This renovated cottage is a split level design with all...
Lowest priced 20 acres on Northern Gulf Isls! Private & centrally located to ferry & amenities & adj to over 800 acres of Crown Land. A grassy driveway entrance on the E boundary leads to a path thru wonderful woodlands, many big trees & undergrowth of lush ferns. The trail leads to a storage building, a makeshift cabin with windows, skylight & wooden sleeping platform for 'fancy camping' while you build. The...
Looking for a lifestyle change away from the big city? Pass'n Thyme Restaurant & Inn with its million dollar view is situated in Alert Bay, 'home of the Killer Whale'. A fantastic ocean view investment opportunity (business, buildings & land) perfect for the entrepreneur, a couple or a growing family. A well established restaurant loyally supported by the local community & tourists;income from 5 B&B suites pl...
70 acres of pristine forested south facing waterfront located on the shores of Boat Cove. A beautiful pebble beach with deep water moorage at low tide, sun all day long. The 70 acres has 8 sites, this sale is for the exclusive use of Lot 3 with 350' of oceanfront, it has a lovely cottage with living room, kitchen, eating nook, 2 bdrms & bathroom on the main floor; upstairs is a 16'x16' master bedroom loft wit...
Beautiful 20 acre creekside acreage with mountain view, picturesque pond, gardens & privacy! Nestled below a meadow sits a cozy, delightful artisan's cottage built to display a treasured collection of antique leaded & stained glass windows/doors. An open concept kit/lvrm has exposed fir beams, high cedar ceilings, skylight & antique French doors onto a flagstone patio. Beautiful custom maple counters & cabine...
11 year old home, this two bed two bath is in a central location. Single garage at the rear of the property and alley access make parking anything possible. Spacious feel with open concept sunken in living, nine foot ceilings and a covered deck make entertaining at any time of the year easy. Unfinished basement with endless potential, so come enjoy the mountain views from your new home!
11.34 acres of walk on waterfront with a mix of agricultural land, rocky outcroppings, forested areas & beautiful ocean views from high mossy bluffs. This interesting property is located on the eastern shore of Long Bay on Lasqueti Island. There's a small established orchard, grassy open areas for gardens & a choice of 2 or 3 lovely spots to build your 'off the grid' Gulf Island dream home or cottage. Long Ba...
A hobby farm enthusiast's dream on a Gulf Island like no other! 10 sunny, south facing acres with an abundance of agricultural land, freshwater ponds, 2 orchards, grassy pastures & a picturesque mossy bluff! This old farmhouse full of character & charm has been lovingly rejuvenated with all new exterior clad siding, metal roof, custom double pane windows, crawlspace insulation, solar system & generator, wirel...
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
Anne Sperling is truly exemplary of the mandate of Pemberton Holmes, demonstrating uncompromising integrity and a commitment to customer service and industry knowledge.
We are so pleased to welcome Anne to the Pemberton Holmes Parksville office where we appreciate her wonderful, bubbly personality; anyone who knows her, knows she embodies the enthusiasm of the very “young-at-heart” and a contagious zest for life! Anne genuinely enjoys helping other people and her clients are fortunate to have her “on their side” as she is hard-working, detail-oriented and diligent in her efforts to ensure successful results for both buyers and sellers.
Anne has been a resident of Vancouver Island for 37 years and a successful real estate agent for 22 years.
The majority of her real estate work is done in the Central Island area, particularly Parksville and Qualicum Beach, and Anne is also known as the “Lasqueti Island Specialist” due to her immense knowledge and expertise of this small piece of paradise just a short ferry ride from the Oceanside area.