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Located on the sunny eastern shores of Vancouver Island, the ever-popular Beachcomber Peninsula is a lovely area known for its quiet streets, marina, picturesque beaches, regional park with walking trails, and an abundance of nature including eagles, seals, sea lion, and resident deer. Here you'll find this light, bright, and charming 2720 sqft 3-4 Bed/3 Bath home on a nicely landscaped .25 acre lot boastin...
Well maintained North Nanaimo home, only blocks to schools, shopping, on bus route. Offering up 4 bedroom, 2 baths with spacious living room, vaulted ceilings, real brick fireplace with 2 gas inserts up/down for winter warmth, dining room with access to covered sundeck. Bright large fully tiled kitchen featuring all stainless appliances. Thermal windows in living room with a freshly painted interior, the perf...
Well maintained 4 bedroom two bath home located within walking distance to all levels of schools including the University. This home has received many upgrades over the years, including a well thought out kitchen with a movable island, custom kitchen cabinets that can accommodate bigger appliances and a unique recycling, shoots from the kitchen to your recycling cans outside. The upstairs features three bedro...
One of the most affordable modular homes on its own large lot! This 2 bed/den/1 bath is a great investment with lots of potential. This home boasts a cozy living room featuring a open bright kitchen. This .23 acre lot is very private, and has a ton of potential for anyone with a love for outdoors and a green thumb. This property will not last long!
This Cypress model cabin is situated in one on the best locations within Oceanside Village Resort. The Cypress is the largest and most popular floor plan in OVR, with two bedrooms and full bathroom on the main floor plus a loft and three piece bathroom upstairs. Located close to the end of a no thru road and not backing onto the highway, make this one of the quietest spots within the resort. The perfect getaw...
Unique property with amazing income revenue! This property includes a small heritage house with a huge addition and legal inlaw suite. There is enough room to live in one side and rent out the other. This home is in the downtown heart of Parksville, situated near the beach and bird sanctuary. The heritage home has a woodstove for economical heating and new laminate flooring. Newer addition has vaulted 23 ft c...
OCEANSIDE COMMUNITY LIVING! Large front entry leads upstairs to this immaculate, bright, clean, updated home. With 1722 sq ft on two levels, this well maintained property offers an open floor plan upper level 2 bedrooms,2 bathrooms, a comfortable bright, spacious living room with wood stove, patio doors leading out to a front balcony overlooking your own babbling brook . The adjoining dining area has patio do...
Nicely updated 3 bdrm mobile home on a beautiful, fenced 0.46 acre lot which backs onto a wooded area with a creek and forest trails. There is a detached older workshop for extra storage, and a small separate cottage that adds a nice rental income. There is a mountain view and a large deck on the sunny west side of the home, wonderful for summer entertaining and BBQs. The updates on the main home includes a 4...
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
With a passion for a balanced and healthy lifestyle, it was a natural fit for Rita Callan to move to Vancouver Island. With over 20 years in Business Administration and 17 years operating a small personal business, Rita’s family and friends encouraged her to start a career in Real Estate.
Rita epitomizes energy, hard work and honesty and does absolutely everything in her power to ensure her client’s success.
Born and raised in Newfoundland, Rita has also lived in Ontario, Yukon, and Alberta. She enjoys music and dance but her real passion is fishing on the ocean which the island lifestyle provides to her and her husband.