Considering rural living?
If you are buying a home in Southwestern Canada, the right way to find the piece of property you’ve been looking for is via effective rural marketing techniques. It isn’t always easy in the big picture of rural real estate for clients to actually view the property. That’s why the real estate team of Michele Courtney and Bill Anglin reach prospective buyers with 3D tours, virtual tours, as well as personal on-site tours.
Virtual Reality Tours
A perfect example of this is when a potential buyer can’t view the inside of the house because of distance, a showing is in progress, or maybe even because of bad weather. Michele Courtney and Bill Anglin make use of virtual reality tours so prospective buyers can feel what it’s actually like to stand in the home and walk through each room at their leisure and without distractions. It’s an amazing way to view Comox Valley real estate, even if you aren’t located in proximity to the property.
Access to Floorplans
With a virtual tour and a visual tour, there is also access to measured floorplans which allow for potential buyers to envision living there with their family. There is no better way to get a feel for a home, than by using these modern marketing techniques.
Considerations for Rural Living
Rural living is different than traditional urban homes as required services such as water and sewer systems are not necessarily supplied by a municipality or regional district. Before buying a rural home, a property inspection will make sure all water wells and septic systems are functioning properly. In this video, Michele Courtney and Bill Anglin discuss what a prospective buyer may encounter when switching from an urban setting to rural living.
Well Water Quality
Many rural homes for sale in Comox Valley rely on well water. Rural property buyers will encounter one of two types – a shallow well or a drilled well. You will want to make sure that both water quantity and water quality concerns are addressed. Rural living can feel very luxurious, especially when you’re all settled in your brand-new home nestled in the Comox Valley.
Septic System Conditions
Whenever you are making a major purchase, especially real estate, a thorough assessment of the property is part of doing due diligence. With septic systems, a qualified property inspector should be able to come out to any of the rural homes for sale in the Comox Valley. There are two types of septic systems, either a gravity or a protract system and a qualified inspector will check for any sludge, buildup, or aging. Knowing the current condition of the septic system is important as upgrades and repairs could be part of your price negotiations.
Thinking About Moving?
For anyone thinking about moving to a rural lifestyle on Vancouver Island, homes for sale in the Comox Valley should not be overlooked. Potential buyers won’t need to wait for their next trip to visit a house, they can simply login and take a virtual tour. In addition, Michele Courtney and Bill Anglin can help to assure you that both water and septic systems of the property you’re interested in are inspected before purchasing.
Take an online tour or reach out to Michele Courtney or Bill Anglin if you are interested in making your move to the Comox Valley. There are gorgeous, amenity-filled houses just waiting for you and your family to make yourselves at home. Our team is waiting with your virtual tour!
Comox Valley real estate has always had tremendous appeal for buyers from across Canada, the U.S., and many other parts of the globe, due largely to its beautiful island setting off the western coast of Canada. The Comox Valley area is situated on Vancouver Island’s eastern shore, with the Strait of Georgia separating it from the city of Vancouver and the lower mainland. There are currently 172 realtors buying and selling properties, just in the Comox Valley. So how do you choose one?
Courtney & Anglin are a trusted and successful team among Comox Valley realtors. We’d like to offer you a glimpse into the past, present, and future of real estate here in the Comox Valley, so that you can make the best decision about either selling your Comox Valley property, or joining this idyllic Vancouver Island community.
When the market was in its early stages, the lowest number of annual sales occurred in 1998 in the Comox Valley, with 879 properties sold that year. Nearly a decade later in 2007, sales had increased to 2,256 properties, as more people discovered the terrific setting and lifestyle that the Comox Valley has to offer. Since the 25-year average for sales in the area is at 1,538 properties per year, it’s easy to see that interest in the region has remained extraordinarily high.
Over the past 12 months, 1,958 properties were sold in the Comox Valley region, making 2018 the fourth consecutive year in which sales exceeded the average of 1,538. Clearly, this indicates a continuing trend of keen interest in the area, as more and more buyers become aware of the hidden gem in western Canada.
Even more impressive is the fact that the average sale price of a Comox Valley property for 2018 was over $511,000 – and that figure represents an increase of nearly $100,000 over the prior year. To satisfy the growing demand, properties of all types are being constructed throughout the valley, including homes, apartment condos, duplexes, and even mobile homes.
What the future may bring
There’s no denying it –the Comox Valley has been discovered and recognized as an ideal place for living, working, raising a family, retiring, and just plain enjoying life. Statistics bear out the fact that the real estate market for the area is currently experiencing a strong seller’s market, although trending indicates movement toward a more balanced market.
Let Courtney & Anglin Real Estate Group help you
Right now, there are a variety of premium homes for sale in Comox Valley, investment properties, and wonderful building lots to be viewed. Contact us at Courtney & Anglin Real Estate and let us find the perfect property for you and your circumstances so that you can become a part of the fantastic community that has developed in the Comox Valley.
And if you’re interested in taking advantage of the current seller’s market, we would love to discuss all the relevant facts and figures with you, so you can make the most informed decision about selling your property.