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530, 532, 534, 534a 1st AVE. Completely newly renovated "Zack's Lounge" 30 seat bistro lounge with liquor licence, a truly unique environment sure to attract customers. There are also two retail spaces as well of approximately 700 sq ft. each, one is presently vacant and the other unit presently leased to "Appetit Food For Thought" restaurant. Besides the store fronts there is alley access with access to a la...
Magnificent character home on 10 acres, country living at its best! This home was built to the highest standards with oak floors, 9 ft ceilings, wainscoting, beamed ceilings, chair rails, oak cabinets, oak staircase, solid fir doors and trim, new furnace, as well as a new heat pump to stay cool on the hot summer days. Amazing kitchen with built in appliances, 4 cozy fireplaces, built in vacuum, thermal window...
Immaculate family home in quiet Ladysmith neighbourhood. All of the major updates have been done for you, making this wonderful home move in ready. Updates include new roof, new hot water tank, new windows and more. With a smart layout, the master suite, laundry, and living room are all on the main floor. Half walls separate the main living and dining spaces to create separation while still fostering an airy ...
Welcome to Forever House. Winner of the 2008 Gold Care Award for best custom home, this stunning rancher is on 1 acre of the most captivating walk-on ocean front that Vancouver Island has to offer. A rare South facing pebble beach overlooks Stuart Channel and Salt Spring Island. The breathtaking garden features evergreens, perennials, over 60 Rhododendrons, an orchard and a greenhouse. There is 3561 sq ft of ...
First time buyer alert. Two bedroom up duplex with a one bedroom inlaw suite. Perfect for young family. Bright and spacious, gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings, small balcony, kitchen, dining room, and living room with open concept. Carport & extra parking, close to schools, hospital, & shopping. Lovely affordable neighbour hood, with great curb appeal!
Lots of curb appeal on this 4 bedroom home with a one bedroom inlaw suite. Tastefully appointed home on a spacious 1/2 acre lot, totally fenced & nicely landscaped, a fire pit, playhouse, gazebo, green house, and lots of room for the kids to play. Garage can be heated with the oil furnace, lots of RV space as well. Custom built french country kitchen. Built in vacuum, gas fireplace,even comes with a laundry c...
Super buy on solid building offered below assessed value. 3 residential rentals with commercial space available with lots of parking available. Awesome well maintained building, zoned C2 Commercial with residential suites up.
Surrounded by park lands and bordering Bush Creek, all located on a serene, peaceful 3/4 acre setting. Enjoy the outdoors with a level partially fenced yard and a unique Gazebo to enjoy the hot summer days. This stunning 3 bedroom home will be sure to please the whole family. Nicely decorated with unique tiled flooring, elaborate kitchen works, open vaulted ceiling in living room, heated with heat pump for ec...
In the quaint seaside village of Chemainus you will find this one of a kind stunning historic character home. Lovely matching sets of arched windows gives this home a castle feel with hardwood flooring thru out. The home features 3 bedrooms, formal dining room, vaulted ceiling in the living room with cozy wood burning fireplace. A very spacious kitchen and dining nook completes the ambiance of this home. A pa...
Character home that borders Queens Park, all within walking distance to downtown Ladysmith. Presently rented with tenants upstairs and downstairs. Three bedroom home on the main floor and a 1 bedroom in-law suite down. Some fir flooring & high ceilings, large rooms, some nice ocean views available. Has live/work zoning.
This beautiful piece of property situated in South Ladysmith is ready for your unique ideas and building plans. Measuring 4.52 acres in size, the property has some cleared areas yet enough trees left for that park-like feeling. The property is zoned as R2 for single family residence and has the water to the lot line. All measurements are approximate and should be verified if important.
A long hidden driveway winds through tall trees & down to a lrg trout-stocked pond where the home sits near a gurgling stream waiting to be discovered. Architecturally designed w lrg MB on the main & 2 lrg up. guest suites for visiting family, friends & potential B&B guests. www.ambradenpond.com Man made lake which has it's own natural ecosystem. There are multipurpose spaces for sunning, reading or sitting d...
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
Luke has been a resident of Ladysmith since 1973 and became the Chief Medical Laboratory Technologist at the Ladysmith General Hospital. In 1994 Luke obtained his Real Estate Licence and seven years later obtained his Broker's Licence and opened up his own independent Real Estate office - Island Homes Realty. A successful enterprise for 12 years. Luke however eventually amalgamated with Coast Realty, which in turn in 2014 was taken over by Royal Lepage Nanaimo Realty. Luke has experience in Residential & Commercial Real Estate, has experience in development projects, home constructions and has done some major residential and commercial renovation projects. The Ladysmith "Trading Company" being one of his major restoration project achievements. . Luke's interests include Boating the waters of BC when the opportunity permits, fishing, golfing, gardening and general construction projects. Always ready to give a helping hand, sound advice and be available at his client's convenience. Feel free to call Luke at any time on his cell 250-246-6624, he is more than willing to be of help in any way he can whether it's buying or selling or just requiring any local information.