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Rural Living - Real Estate in the Comox Valley


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!

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