let's find your new home
Search for Real Estate in and around Cowichan Valley
Imagine taking regular strolls through forest trails, or the nearby village & beaches. Launch your kayak only minutes from home, or make an early morning tee time to enjoy the rest of your day. Mill Springs Village offers a fantastic lifestyle. Here is where you will find this beautifully kept Rancher. It's set back from the street for privacy & borders green space so you can enjoy listening to birds sing or ...
Half duplex close to town but with a rural feel. Set well back from the road, this half duplex offers a sense of a rural setting & privacy. Main level entry with all bedrooms up make this home perfect for a family. Low maintenance yard, ready for your ideas. Professionally constructed, this home features laminate floors, 3-pc Ensuite & walk in for the Master Bedroom, & open concept floor plan. Notice is requi...
Exceptional walk on ocean front property where you can feel the ocean spray and enjoy the abundant and varied marine life right outside your door. Your new home has been designed, crafted and constructed with quality, comfort and efficiency in mind, no detail has been overlooked. Some of the special features of this home include practical easy-care waxed concrete floors with radiant heating, custom oversized...
First Time On The Market! This one-owner home is well situated as an end unit. Family friendly with two bedrooms plus a den, family room, two full baths and a fenced backyard. Bring your ideas to make this your own. Updates include a newer kitchen, thermal sliding door and 2012 hot water tank. Appliances are included. The unique dumbwaiter is super convenient for bringing groceries upstairs. Enjoy an evening ...
This home boasts a family friendly floor plan and is close to all amenities. Enjoy main level living with a spacious entry foyer, opening through double French doors to the formal living room. The open concept kitchen/dining/family room face the backyard. All 3 bedrooms are conveniently located upstairs. The roomy master Bedroom boasts a 3-Pc Ensuite through the walk-through closet area, which includes one wa...
**Amazing opportunity to own a 1.3 acre property just minutes from the north side of the Malahat with bright open and updated 3 bdrm/2 bath rancher and rare horse facilities with a full feature 3 stall horse barn, riding ring, and 3 distinct paddocks. Perfect for homeowners who want to keep their horses at home (or board horses at $600-$800 a month and pay your mortgage). Very private property on a quiet stre...Listed by RE/MAX Ocean Pointe Realty (LD)
Affordable waterfront property with spectacular views in peaceful Saltair. Just a few steps to a beautiful sandy beach & some of the warmest water on the coast, this main level-entry home features large banks of windows on both floors, highlighting the panoramic views of Stuart Channel and the Gulf Islands. With great bones and an incredible location, you can move in now, or renovate immediately to create you...Listed by eXp Realty
Family home with in-law suite located in popular Crystalview Estates. There is space for everyone in the large living room with vaulted ceiling & natural gas fireplace, a spacious dining room & functional kitchen. Downstairs enjoy a den, 2nd kitchen & family room opening to a sun room with feature water fountain. Enjoy the professionally landscaped front yard & fully fenced backyard, perfect for children & pe...
Newly Priced. Character & Charm describes this ocean view home. Expansive views from the living room & year round sun room. The large, landscaped property boasts multiple fruit trees, edible grapes, fenced back yard, studio & separate greenhouse with rain collection system. The home has a newer (2006/07) roof, soffits, vinyl windows & exterior paint. Other newer features include 2 natural gas fireplaces & con...
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 12:00 - 2:00. Don't Miss Your Opportunity To View This Family Home & Amazing Property. Oasis by the sea! Take in the beauty on your wrap-around balcony. Enjoy sounds of the trickling stream & birds' songs while strolling the paths & bridges. The fenced property boasts a solar panel-ready cedar shed & large shed with custom painted tin feature wall. Gardeners & non-gardeners alike ...
ORGANIC SOAP COMPANY. The opportunity includes the business, or the land, building and business. The land and building contains a retail storefront, production facility, warehousing, packaging, shipping facilities. The owners are retiring, therefore, if a buyer wishes to acquire the entire package, the sellers will agree to share sale, otherwise if the land and building are sold separately, it will be an asse...Listed by NAI Commercial Central Vancouver Island Ltd.
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
Hello. Thank you for visiting my website and for finding out more about me.
I have been a Full Time REALTOR since 2003, providing both Residential and Commercial Real Estate Services, becoming a Member of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board's Commercial Division in 2013.
My proficiency as a Realtor comes from a good understanding of our local market and industry knowledge, communication and negotiation skills, and a diverse career background including business management, promotions, marketing & sales, and administrative experience.
My clients are my focus throughout all Real Estate transactions. They are the most important aspect of the Real Estate process. I work hard to provide my clients with the most information possible to make a well-educated decision, and to providing the best service in the industry.
I further my career education through organized industry training, but also through other sources such as seminars provided by our local Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer and personal growth opportunities with Kin Canada.
As a volunteer, I am a member of the Kinette Club of Duncan (Kin Canada), serving as Club Past President and Past Secretary, and currently as Club Bulletin Editor and the District Secretary. I've enjoyed participating in raising funds for research for ALS & CF, as well as fundraising for the Children's Hospital Foundation, local food bank and more. I'm also a member of the local Duncan/Cowichan Chamber of Commerce where I get to meet and network with the area's professionals, business people and members of other community organizations.
You can find me with my family in the community at the local ice rinks, ball fields and golf courses, and occasionally on the slopes and local beaches.
I'm always available to my clients, and am always looking forward to new experiences and meeting new people.
If you have any questions about Real Estate, whether you're purchasing or selling, give me a call or send me an email. It would be great to hear from you.
"No Hype. No Pressure. Just Great Service!"