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I have listed a new property at 16 1220 GUTHRIE ROAD in COMOX.
Ready to downsize but not sure if you are ready for a small patio home? Check this one out! It is the size of a single family home with the convenience of strata living. This main floor living 2400sq/ft 3bd /3bth patio home has all the living space you'll need. The upper 1400sq/ft level has a traditional layout with formal living room, dining room and kitchen areas. The master bedroom features his and her closets and 3pc ensuite. Also on this level you'll find an additional bedroom/office at the front of the unit and the large laundry room and 4pc main bath. Downstairs the almost 1100sq/ft of living space has room for your pool table and multiple areas for your home theatre setup. You'll find an additional bedroom with ensuite for those overnight guests that are sure to be visiting. You also have inside access to a large crawlspace for all your storage needs with stand up ceiling heights. Each level has a lovely private patio area and the strata unit borders a beautiful bubbling brook for that peaceful water feature. The two car garage has plenty of room for your vehicles and a workspace area. All of this in a desirable Comox location with trail access steps away and beautiful Point Holmes just down the road. This truly is the transition between all of the benefits of a single family home with the freedom patio home living provides.
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I have listed a new property at 125 1919 ST ANDREWS PLACE in COURTENAY.
Don't miss out on this delightful 1327 sq/ft 3bd/2bth patio home in the popular Heather Glen gated complex. This unit features one of the most popular layouts in the development. The open concept living spaces feature an updated kitchen, a large cathedral ceiling living room and a full sized dining room which make it perfect for entertaining. The master suite boasts a lovely 5pc ensuite with separate shower along with a walk in closet. The two additional bedrooms are the perfect size for your overnight guests or a den/office with great natural light. The unit features economical radiant in floor heating as well to keep you toasty all winter long. The unit has a single car garage and additional parking area for your guests. New HWT in 2018. The private rear patio backs on to the quiet residential Crown Isle neighbourhood. Rentals allowed with restrictions. Small pet okay.
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I have listed a new property at 31 677 BUNTING PLACE in COMOX.
Welcome to a Windsor Court a lovely, 50 plus, patio home development in Downtown Comox. Immaculately maintained and nicely updated, this 2-bedroom 2- bathroom unit has a fabulous large kitchen with skylight, open floor plan with ten foot ceilings and a private East facing patio. Located in the central part of the complex the unit is quiet and private, far from busy streets. There is also a club house for recreation and social gatherings and large visitor parking area. Windsor court is pet friendly, but no rentals. Come and see this special unit.
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I have listed a new property at 4167 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Looking for the right sized rancher in a great neighbourhood look no further. This almost 1600 sq/ft 3bd/2bth open plan rancher has it all. The great room features 11 ft ceilings in the living room with a tiled gas fireplace. A chefs dream kitchen with quartz counter tops throughout and an island eating bar along with a generous sized dining room for your entertaining. The master bedroom features a large walk thru closet and ensuite with a walk in tiled shower. The two spare bedrooms are at the front of the home flanked by the master bathroom. The oversized backyard patio will hold all of your friends for a summer BBQ. The yard is fully fenced and has inground sprinklers as well as low maintenance landscaping. All of this is an almost new home with no GST. This truly is a lovely property, don't miss out!
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I have listed a new property at 2098 ARDEN ROAD in COURTENAY.
Need a place for the growing family? Or maybe even a mortgage helper income suite? This terrific 2554 sq/ft rancher with walk out basement is what you are looking for and has the floorplan flexibility you need. The main floor open concept living areas are bright and well laid out. The living room and dining room are overlooked by the functional kitchen layout and the partially covered deck is perfect for summer entertaining. The master bedroom is on this level as well and features large his and hers closets and a cheater ensuite. The additional bedroom on this level is generously sized and would be a great office as well. Downstairs there are two additional bedrooms, a family room and large open areas for your pool table or ping pong games. The downstairs has been plumbed for an additional legal suite if you need the space as a income helper or additional family members. The detached double garage is accessed from Morello Place. There is a large covered patio on the lower level and the large back yard is fully fenced. Come check it out you won't be disappointed.
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I have listed a new property at 4981 CHILDS ROAD in COURTENAY.
Looking for a place to call home on a great property? This spacious country style home features 4 bdrms and 3 baths and boasts over 2200 sq/ft of living space. Situated on a large 1 acre lot in the popular Huband Rd area. This tranquil family neighbourhood is just a short walk from Huband Elementary School & only minutes to town. The open concept kitchen dining areas are perfect for your family and has access to the large deck as well. The living room has large windows allowing for a tremendous amount of natural light. Downstairs there is a large family room, bathroom and the master bedroom with ensuite. There are several outdoor areas for entertaining in the backyard patio & firepit area. The shed has lots of room for all your gardening equipment. The large yard has mature firs and cleared areas for the kids to play in, don't miss the chicken coop out back as well. There is room for all your toys on the ground. A great location to raise your family in the peace of a rural neighbourhood but close to everything
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I have listed a new property at 4648 MONTROSE DRIVE in COURTENAY.
Looking for a truly special property? This custom built 2800sq/ft rancher with bonus room, situated on a park like .69 of an acre lot with detached 933sq/ft shop won't disappoint. This lovingly maintained home features a large living room with 12'6" cathedral ceilings, a chefs dream kitchen with high end stainless steel appliances, formal dining room and breakfast nook.The massive master bedroom features a 5pc ensuite and expansive walk in closet. Separated from the main living areas the west wing features two large bdrms and 5pc master bath.Upstairs you will find a 365 sq/ft bonus room perfect for your studio, gym or a great rec room. The almost 30' x 24' oversized 2 car garage also features indoor workshop space. Outside there is a detached shop that will take any of your projects on. The landscaped idyllic grounds are the perfect retreat from the stresses of your world, whether observed from the entertaining sized deck with covered areas or the relaxing hot tub. All of this located in the sought after Craigdarroch Beach area of South Courtenay.
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I have listed a new property at 4662 MACINTYRE AVE in COURTENAY.
Investor Alert. Currently tenanted property with legal suite. The upstairs 3bd/2bth unit is rented for $2000 and the downstairs 2bd/1 bth is rented for $950, both tenants would love to stay. This home had a legal suite added approximately 7 years ago at which time it was updated including floors, windows, kitchens, bathrooms, light fixtures, soffits, doors, hot water tanks, electrical, plumbing, and more. The upstairs home is bright and modern with an open floor plan in the living spaces and a great deck off of the dining room. The master bedroom features a full ensuite and there are two additional bedrooms on this floor. The suite on the lower level features its own entrance, hydro meter, hot water tank and laundry. The kitchen has a butler pantry as well. The living room is generously sized and two bedrooms round out the lower floor unit. There is a huge backyard with plenty of space for kids and it is located on a quiet street in a terrific neighbourhood.
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I have listed a new property at 4088 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Impressive water views from this outstanding 2678 sq/ft "Keats" plan home by Brando Construction at The Ridge. This plan boasts a great family friendly 4 bd+family room layout. The home has 9 ft ceilings on both floors and a 20 ft vaulted entry. The kitchen layout is to die for with eating bar island and counter space that Chef Ramsey couldn't fill opening onto a large open plan dining area. There is also a large covered deck for entertaining. Also on the ground floor is a fourth bedroom or perhaps your den or home office? The master suite has stellar views and a 5 pc ensuite with soaker tub and glass and tile shower with an additional rain head to wash away those stressful days. The second floor family room takes full advantage of the views towards Goose Spit and access to the expansive deck. You'll also find two additional generously sized bedrooms. The garage has a full double car garage up front with an additional 12X11 workshop area at the back. Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher and Microwave OTR are included. Landscaped yard and sprinkler system ready for you to move in and enjoy.
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I have listed a new property at 213 2525 FITZGERALD AVE in COURTENAY.
Immaculate and spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath corner unit condo. There is updated flooring throughout and the kitchen has newer sink, faucets and countertop and all new appliances in 2010 and new hot water tank in 2013. The in-suite laundry room has extra storage space as well with custom built shelving. the kitchen has plenty of cupboards and the open concept llving area is very spacious. Enjoy your coffee listening to the birds singing in the morning and take in the mountain and glacier views. Pets allowed with some restrictions, but there are no rentals allowed. Residents must be over 19 years and older. Close to shopping, restaurants, the movie theatre and the ocean front walking trails. This condo is as neat as a pin and is move-in condition. This is perfect for first time buyers, retirees or as a vacation retreat. Small dogs (15 inches or less) and indoor cats allowed. Owner occupied only.
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I have listed a new property at 1766 YEW CRT in COMOX.
Pride of ownership evident in this family friendly home! Quality workmanship throughout this thoughtfully designed 4 br/3 bath home plus bonus room perfect for playroom, hobbies or extended family. Freshly painted throughout, this home has been lovingly maintained. Large sunny newer composite all weather decking overlooks the easy care, fully fenced yard surrounded by mature trees and hedges backing on to ALR for complete privacy. Underground sprinkler system in both the front and back yards a bonus. Large welcoming foyer is the perfect introduction to the open concept living with 9' ceilings, gas f/p, spacious kitchen with island and adjoining dining room. Impressive Master with walk in and ensuite featuring relaxing soaker tub. Double garage and easy access to overheight crawl space with full sized man door ensure space for all your belongings. On quiet family oriented cul-de-sac only blocks to all levels of schools, playgrounds, and Comox Recreation Centre.
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I have listed a new property at 3321 HARBOURVIEW BLVD in COURTENAY.
Another quality build home is on its way from Brando Construction at the Ridge. A wonderful place to call home with neighbourhood views of the mountains and ocean and close proximity to shopping, recreation and schools. This home will be a 1658 sq ft rancher with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and a double car garage. Featuring Hardi plank siding with cultured stone accents, heat pump, natural gas fireplace, open kitchen & dining with 11' celings in great room and so much more.Backs on to parkland for greater privacy in your back yard!
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I have listed a new property at 4077 CANTERBURY WAY in COURTENAY.
The newest version of the top selling Texada plan from Brando Construction in Phase 3 at The Ridge is being built for you. This ever popular rancher plan features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and the ability to have a large bonus room or even a 4th bedroom. The open plan 2326 sq/ft plan features main level living centered around the expansive kitchen with quartz counters and large island with eating bar and formal dining areas with 9' ceilings. The large great room features a delightful tiled fireplace with wood mantle and 11' ceilings. The generously sized Master Bedroom has a 4pc en-suite with a large tiled shower and an expansive walk thru closet. The two additional main level bedrooms are at the front of the home separated by the main bathroom. One which would be perfect for your den/office or for the kids. Upstairs you'll find a large 600 sq/ft bonus room with it's own 3pc bath and walk in closet. Gym or Office or 4th Bedroom, it's a true flex room. Completion end of July.
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I have listed a new property at 3315 HARBOURVIEW BLVD in COURTENAY.
Brando Construction. The Kuper-style plan is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1802 sq.ft rancher featuring a natural gas fireplace in the great room, covered patio, hardi-plank siding, double garage and a heat pump just for starters. This lot backs on to park land for privacy.The Ridge development is the place to be for those 360 degree views of mountain and ocean, but is just minutes away from the ocean, forest trails, major shopping centres and access to the highway. Estimated completion August.
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I have listed a new property at 2969 CASCARA CRES in COURTENAY.
This gorgeous custom built family home is located on a quiet street in beautiful Mission Ridge. The welcoming foyer with expansive ceilings is sure to delight even the most particular of buyers as soon as you enter. This attractive 2300+ sq ft 3 bedroom + den home and spacious garage is finished with hardi plank exterior, solid fir accents, with K2 stone detailing. Stunning quartz counter tops thru-out, the kitchen also boasts a large center island, gas range & stainless steel appliances, and walk in pantry. Other features include a heat pump, hot water on demand, gas fireplace, hardwood and tile flooring. Beautifully landscaped, the fenced back yard includes an above ground pool, and a lovely covered patio area for outside entertaining. Add a row of cedar hedges along the back fence and a private oasis is yours. Centrally located within walking distance of schools, Crown Isle shopping, Home Depot, the Aquatic centre, North Island College and the new hospital. FYI the lot next door is owned by the builder of the homes in this subdivision and is being used for temporary building material storage.
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I have listed a new property at 350 FORESTER AVE in COMOX.
Terrific family home in one of Comox's best neighbourhood. With over 1800sq/ft of living space this 3 bed, 3 bath main level living home is sure to impress! The main floor open concept layout allows the kitchen, dining and living room to share the ambiance of the warm inviting spaces that families yearn for. Upstairs, the master bedroom features a large walk in closet and the ensuite has both a soaker tub and shower. The huge 2nd floor family room is the perfect spot for the kids to play and hang out in their own space and is flanked by the two additional bedrooms and main bath. Just off of the double garage is the mud/laundry room with great built-ins. Outside the rear covered deck flows to large entertaining sized patio and fully fenced rear yard that overlooks the Lazo Rd nature buffer. With all of this and just a short stroll to the beach your family has found its new home.
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I have listed a new property at 21 1535 DINGWALL ROAD in COURTENAY.
Don`t miss out on this excellent investment condo or call it home! Featuring 824 sq/ft of living space, the 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a lower level location is one not to be missed. The open concept unit is well maintained and as cute as a button. All located in a great neighbourhood and close to the North Island College, all levels of schools, parks, recreation and shopping. Tenants are allowed, no age restrictions & no dogs allowed but 2 indoor cats are allowed.
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I have listed a new property at 2644 CARSTAIRS DRIVE in COURTENAY.
Terrific family home in popular Aberdeen Heights location. Over 2300 sq/ft of move in ready space featuring 3 baths and 3 bedrooms + den, with main floor living this home is ready for you and your family. The interior features a family friendly kitchen/eating nook area, along with a large dining room, and living room. Upstairs the master bedroom features a 3pc ensuite, two additional bedrooms, large laundry room and a massive bonus room above the garage. A heat pump will keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer. Outside the yard is fully fenced and backs on to a park area, the perfect spot to sit on your deck in the summer. There is an amazing amount of room for boats and trailers on the large lot and even room for your future shop. All of this located in a great East Courtenay location.
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Please visit our Open House at 4100 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, March 21, 2020 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Welcome to this Brando Construction home with panoramic ocean views. This home is the "Cortes" plan which has over 2400sq/ft of luxuriously appointed living space with 4Bdr/3Bth. This plan maximizes the amazing views from this special lot. Looking for everything in one home this is it. The main living spaces are on the upstairs floor featuring a great room open plan concept. The kitchen is a dream with island eating bar and tons of cupboard space. You'll also find an incredible master suite with walk in closet and ensuite with tiled two person tile shower. Downstairs you'll find a huge family room and an additional bedroom and full bath as well to keep your overnight guests happy. The home also features two covered decks one on each level. The 55' foot deep garage is perfect for keeping your toys out of the elements and still leaving room for both vehicles and maybe your dream shop! Includes 4 appliances, blinds,underground sprinklers and landscaping.
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There can be a lot of stress involved when trying to sell your home and one of the biggest factors that is always on a seller’s mind is showing process. While your home is on the market, you never know when a showing is going to be scheduled and therefore sellers must be on their toes in making sure their home is tidy and looks its best to potential buyers. However, with so many things to organize before a showing, it can be easy for a seller to forget to do something essential before an agent brings a potential buyer through your home.

We’ve reached out to our RE/MAX Influencers – a panel of RE/MAX Sales Associates throughout Canada – to narrow down a list of the top things that sellers often forget to do before showing their home.

Lighting & Blinds

When it comes to showing your home, lighter is brighter! For daytime showings, opening up those blinds and curtains and turning off all artificial light will allow the natural light to flood your home. Walking into a bright, airy space is going to give a much better first impression to potential buyers than walking into a dark space.

“For showings after dusk, you want to showcase your home right from when a potential buyer pulls up to your property. Having all exterior lights on will help guide the agent and clients to the front door, as well as reduce the potential for any injuries if it Is winter and there may be a slip hazard on the driveway. All lights on in the interior will give a better first impression of the home if the potential buyer has just come from looking at a property where it was dark upon entering,” says Cheryl MacIsaac, RE/MAX Baughan Realty, Wainwright, AB. “This will also help the showing agent as they will not need to search for light switches to turn on lights. It also lets the seller know if the showing has occurred as most agents will turn off the lights upon leaving each room, if instructed to do so.”

Clean & Tidy

One of the most important things that a seller must do when selling their home is keeping it clean and tidy. While sweeping floors and vacuuming the carpets will speed up your cleaning process, sellers often forget to tidy things that they may be accustomed to, such as pet items, which may end up turning buyers away.

“Sellers often forget to make sure that family pets and their bedding, toys and litter boxes/yards may not be clean or out of the way. It is so important as some buyers are allergic, don’t have pets or if they smell pet odours it may turn them off from buying,” says Sandra Benz, RE/MAX Performance Realty, Delta, BC.

Another important thing to remember when preparing your home for showings is to open a window or two and allow some fresh air into your space! As Ray Yenkana, RE/MAX Little Oak Realty, Surrey, BC says, “Sellers are used to their smells, but those smells may be an instant turn off to potential buyers!”

Close that Lid!

A simple, yet easily forgotten thing that sellers often forget about when preparing to show their home is to put the toilet seat down. As easy as it is to close the lid behind you, many sellers completely overlook this aspect of cleaning their bathroom.

“Sellers often forget to put the toilet lid down. First impressions are everything; you want people to see the room, not the inside of a toilet,” says May Smith, RE/MAX Little Oak Realty, Surrey, BC.

As Shauna Thompson of RE/MAX Fort McMurray says, “It becomes a distraction to the buyer, and the buyer’s agent doesn’t want to have to touch the toilets to put the seats down!”

Personal Items

When it comes to preparing your house for a showing, it can be easy to overlook the little things that may deter a potential buyer, such as displaying personal items. Things like family photos and sentimental items may seem like a good idea, as it can make the space look more inviting and lived-in, but many potential buyers have a hard time imagining themselves living in the space if it is filled with personal items.

“It’s harder for buyers to imagine themselves living in the house with other people’s photos and they waste time trying to figure out if they know the sellers or what the relationship may be/family composition/reason for selling may be,” says Curtus Collins, RE/MAX Crown Real Estate, Regina, SK.

Garage & Driveway

The garage and driveway are two areas that sellers often overlook when preparing their home for a showing, yet these are two areas of your home that potential buyers will be extremely interested in. Whether a new buyer is planning to use the garage for storage or parking, it is important to prepare the garage for a showing so anyone walking through can get a good idea of how much space there is to work with. As Kimberly Graham of RE/MAX River City in Edmonton, AB says, “Leave a way to access the garage. Most often it is a space where sellers store everything they have decluttered, so they can keep their things safe. However, buyers still want to see the garage!”

The driveway is another part of the home that is often not considered but is very important to potential buyers, as it is often one of the first things they will notice when driving up to the property. In particular, potential buyers will be considering their parking situation and how their vehicles and recreational vehicles, such as RV’s and boats, will fit in the driveway. If possible, ensure that your driveway is as clear as it can be to allow buyers to get an accurate representation of just how much parking is available.

“When buyers come o view the home if they are driving along with their agent, or separately, it draws attention to limited parking. This can be particularly challenging for homes in cul-de-sacs or places where parking could be a concern as the driveway will announce it as a challenge,” says Taylor Hack, RE/MAX River City, Edmonton, AB.

Source: REMAX Blog

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