Thinking of getting work done around the house?

 

Although many homeowners take on small renovation projects themselves, they often hire contractors to work on larger projects. Especially kitchen or bathroom overhauls and home additions. Regardless of the project, finding the right person for the job can be a challenge.

Tips on Hiring the Right Contractors

Download my tips to help you hire the right contractor for your next home project. It can help you narrow down your list of contractors and provide several questions to ask the ones you’re considering. Also, details to include in the agreement with your selected contractor. Although the piece focuses on hiring a contractor, the tips provide a basic outline of things to consider if you’re hiring any type of building professional or tradesperson for a home project.

Call me!

If you’re considering a home renovation, give me a call. I can refer you to reputable contractors and tradespeople in our local area.  I can also advise you on renovations that may increase your home’s value. 250.951.9115

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Open House in Parksville, Parksville

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 672 Foster Drive on 17 Jun 2018, 01:00 PM

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BC Real Estate Association predicts decline in demand

From BCREA

Strong economic performance and favourable demographics in BC are underpinning housing demand. However, more stringent mortgage qualification rules, rising interest rates and already elevated home prices are expected to provide headwinds to consumer demand.

And all of this doesn’t even take into account the new taxes proposed by the BC Provincial Budget for 2018 just released.

Click Here for the full report

Home Buying – Neighbourhoods are important!

Home buying can be a stressful experience. There is a myriad of details to worry about: selling your current property, finding a new home, getting financing, checking out local schools, hiring a moving company – the list goes on and on.

So, when you’re thinking of moving, it’s natural for you to want help. That’s where I come in.

I’ll answer any questions you may have and provide you with advice and suggestions to make the home selling/buying process easy and trouble-free.  See one suggestion below.  

So, remember, I’m here to help your home buying and home selling experiece go smothly!

Meghan Walker – REALTOR®


Take a Walk on the Boardwalk (or Sidewalk)

If you’ve played the game Monopoly, you’ve probably picked up the Chance card that reads, “Take a walk on the Boardwalk. If you pass Go…”

That’s good advice when shopping for a new home. When you see a property you like and you’re thinking of making an offer, spend some time walking around the neighbourhood. This will give you a better sense of what it’s going to be like to live there.

After all, the last thing you want is to buy a dream home only to find out later that there are issues with the neighbourhood that make living there miserable. 

If you have kids, see how far a walk it is to local parks, playgrounds, schools and community centres. 

If you commute, you might also check out the route from the neighbourhood to your place of work. Is there a left turn that is likely to get backed up in the mornings?

Also check out how well the neighbours take care of their properties. Homeowners tend to keep their homes looking good if they enjoy the neighbourhood.

As you walk, listen. Are there noises from nearby high schools, industrial areas, or highways that are going to be unpleasant for you? Find out if the neighbourhood is near an airport flight path, or if there is a railway in the area. 

If you get a chance, talk to some of the neighbours. Ask them what they like most about living in the area. You’re likely to get some candid – and useful – answers.

Finally, spend some time visualizing living in the area. Can you see yourself enjoying what the neighbourhood has to offer?

If so, then buying a home in that area will likely be a good choice for you.

Call me for advice on neighbourhoods that might suit you and your household.  It would be my pleasure to show you around each area before you make your home purchase.

Single Story For Sale in Parksville, Parksville

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Amazing Vacation Property

•  505 sqft , 1 bath , 1 bdrm single story “Log” FOR SALE  CAD150,000 .

Purchase a 100% strata titled fee simple ownership in this resort unit and enjoy a wonderful vacation haven and/or earn some income from the rental pool. You can enjoy all the amenities of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort (Grotto Spa, great dining, swimming pool, exercise centre, children’s playground, conference facilities) as well as miles of sandy beach, Rathtrevor Provincial Park & seven local golf courses. Well managed strata and mandatory rental pool leave you with nothing to worry about. Stay up to 180 days, or leave it in the rental pool to maximize your revenue. This unit has a 1.4 Participation Factor and is near the Grotto Spa. Ask me about how the rental pool and strata works — this is a one of a kind resort and a unique situation. Stay in your own unit, or choose a different one, your choice. If you are thinking of recreational property on Vancouver Island, look at Tigh-Na-Mara first!

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Single Story For Sale in Parksville, Parksville

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•  505 sqft , 1 bath , 1 bdrm single story FOR SALE  1559900 CAD .
MLS® 427707

Purchase a 100% strata titled fee simple ownership in this resort unit and enjoy a wonderful vacation haven and/or earn some income from the rental pool. You can enjoy all the amenities of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort (Grotto Spa, great dining, swimming pool, exercise centre, children’s playground, conference facilities) as well as miles of sandy beach, Rathtrevor Provincial Park & seven local golf courses. Well managed strata and mandatory rental pool leave you with nothing to worry about. Stay up to 180 days, or leave it in the rental pool to maximize your revenue. This unit has a 1.4 Participation Factor and is in the Valdes building near the Grotto Spa. Ask me about how the rental pool and strata works — this is a one of a kind resort and a unique situation. Stay in your own unit, or choose a different one, your choice. If you are thinking of recreational property on Vancouver Island, look at Tigh-Na-Mara first!

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Apartment For Sale in Parksville, Parksville

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Renovated Ocean View Condo

•  667 sqft , 1 bath , 1 bdrm apartment FOR SALE  239900 CAD .
MLS® 427691

Enjoy a wonderful vacation haven and/or earn some income from the rental pool in this spectacular ocean view suite. Over $160,000 in upgrades to this unit last year! You can enjoy all the amenities of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort (Grotto Spa, great dining, swimming pool, exercise centre, children’s playground, conference facilities,) as well as miles of sandy beach, Rathtrevor Provincial Park & several local golf courses. Well managed strata and mandatory rental pool leave you with nothing to worry about. Stay up to 180 days, or leave it in the rental pool and stay occasionally. This unit is in the fully renovated Ballenas building overlooking the Straight of Georgia and the Coastal Mountains. Ask me about how the rental pool and strata works — this is a one of a kind resort and a unique situation. Stay in your own unit at (1.6 Participation Factor) or choose a different one, your choice. If you are thinking of recreational property on Vancouver Island, look at Tigh-Na-Mara

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2 Storey For Sale in Craig Bay, Parksville

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•  2600 sqft , 3 bath , 3 bdrm 2 storey “Main level living with walk out basement” FOR SALE  588000 CAD .
MLS® 423507

Welcome to Craig Bay! This Bowen model home is ready for you with main level for all your day to day living w/a spacious master, sunny deck & stacking laundry option. Many upgrades in this show home: clear maple hardwood floors, granite kitchen counters, heat pump, energy audit score of 81 & more. Fireplaces in both the living & family rooms on the main contribute to a sense of coziness in this thoughtfully laid out functional floor plan. Vaulted 11’6′ ceilings in the living, dining, & family rooms and kitchen create a sense of space. A walk-out lower level with covered patio has guest bedrooms with bath adjoining 1, den/office, gas f/p, rec room & large laundry room. Enjoy the Craig Bay Beach Club complex including exercise room, tennis court, outdoor pool, sauna, craft room, lounge & guest suite. This is some of Vancouver Island’s most sought after living from which to enjoy Island climate & lifestyle. All measurements are approximate & should be verified independently.

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Single Story For Sale in Parksville, Parksville

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•  504 sqft , 1 bath single story FOR SALE  154900 CAD .

Purchase a 100% strata titled fee simple ownership in this resort unit and enjoy a wonderful vacation haven and/or earn some income from the rental pool. You can enjoy all the amenities of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort (Grotto Spa, great dining, swimming pool, exercise centre, children’s playground, conference facilities) as well as miles of sandy beach, Rathtrevor Provincial Park & seven local golf courses. Well managed strata and mandatory rental pool leave you with nothing to worry about. Stay up to 180 days, or leave it in the rental pool to maximize your revenue. This unit has a 1.4 Participation Factor and is in the Savary building near the Grotto Spa. Ask me about how the rental pool and strata works — this is a one of a kind resort and a unique situation. Stay in your own unit, or choose a different one,your choice. If you are thinking of recreational property on Vancouver Island, look at Tigh-Na-Mara first!

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2 Storey For Sale in Central, Parksville

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End Unit with Upgrades

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1281 sqft

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3 bath

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3 bdrm

2 storey

FOR SALE 

345000 CAD .

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Upgraded Three Bedroom end unit at The Willows. This complex is open to all ages and allows one pet and with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, it could be perfect for a family. Well maintained complex and this unit has has new Bamboo Wood floors, recessed lighting, heated tile floors in upstairs bathrooms, new low flow toilets, newer appliances, upgraded window coverings, closet organizers, and was completely painted inside. On the main floor, you will find an open plan living-dining room, efficient kitchen and two piece bath. The garage has room for storage as well there is more storage under the stairwell. The bedrooms and two full baths are upstairs with the new laundry conveniently located there as well. An extra parking spot right outside the front door is assigned to the unit. A garden leading from the living room to the back and side yard which has an expanded private patio and room for a little bit of a garden. Rarely can you find this type of unit at this low a price.

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