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QUALITY BUILT HOME 'PLUS' STUDIO on one acre of land! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features hardwood, ceramic tile & marmoleum flooring, custom built birch cabinetry, skylights, and a cosy woodstove in the living room area. This charming home was designed to be low maintenance and built to last; metal roof, exterior stucco with wood trim, window boxes and glass covered upper level balcony. The recently built 6...
Immaculate ocean view townhome at the head of Ganges Harbour in the prestigious Bayside Complex. Conveniently located within walking distance of Ganges; shopping, theatre, galleries, dining, marina, float plane terminal & Saturday Market! Quality finishing is evident throughout this luxury townhome; clear fir trim and cabinetry; solid oak; tile and carpeted floors; granite counter top in kitchen. This chic, ...
3D & VIDEO TOUR, FLOOR PLANS & ADD'L PHOTOS CLICK ON MULTI-MEDIA ICON ABOVE Majesty-Inspiring views and gracious ambiance abound.An extraordinary castle-like home exhibited by the 3 story turret with copper roofing & wood scalloped shingle siding.Cathedral ceilings & windows provide natural light & 180 degree fusion of ocean, mountain & island views. The splendour continues outdoors with the â€˜artscaping';ar...
OCEANFRONT ACREAGE! First time this parcel of land has come up for sale on Salt Spring Island. Rare oceanfront acreage opportunity! Just over 3 acres of peaceful, private medium-bank waterfront. 7 minutes from town. Watch spectacular sunsets between Mt. Prevost and Copper Canyon on Vancouver Island. Be entertained by the wildlife activity; sea-lions, sea otters, cormorants, eagles & herons. Your very own LIVE...
A custom built home with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on a sun-filled acre of seclusion and nature. This property is close to Ganges with a paved driveway, Mt Maxwell community water, metal roof, large deck and surrounded by acreages. The home features level entry, hardwood flooring, new mexico styling, all new appliances (7), and master on main. The lower level features an in-law suite with a bedroom or 2, fam...
Two residences on over 5 acres with all day sun! Peaceful neighbourhood, few minutes walk to Beachside; ideal for swimming and Kayaking. 5K to Ganges, 3K to ferry terminal. Property has a gently sloping meadow with a year round pond. A pathway with treed slopes goes down to the Long Harbour estuary shoreline. The main house is over 2600 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and a den. The master BDRM and ensuite are on the m...
Quiet, sunny, dead end street, well-built home with a gorgeous interior on 1 acre. Home has had many upgrades in recent years, including new windows, new roof, hardwood flooring throughout, new bathrooms, new doors, new Bosch dishwasher, new washer, new septic tank and D-box plus recent clearing and landscaping. Kitchen features Bosch appliances and a built-in fridge. The heat pump offers economy in heatin...
First time offered for sale "The Waters Edge" a 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home located near the end of Price Road. A popular location providing exceptional close up views of the ocean, a beautiful beach, accessible waterfront and within close proximity of town and yet extremely quiet. The home offers main level master suite and open concept living. The lower level offers extended living areas or could be used as...
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
Fiona and her family have been a part of the Salt Spring Community since 1980. Fiona became licensed Realtor in 2002 and has over 35 years of experience in sales and management as well as a long history of working as an innovative entrepreneurial. Her years of cumulative experience and expertise makes her a unique and dynamic Relator. She listens to what a client's needs are and works together with the client to create an informed and comfortable home-buying or selling experience. When you meet Fiona, you'll find her to be a down-to-earth, very personable and reliable professional dedicated to the field of Real Estate on Salt Spring Island.
Fiona and her husband raised their family on their farm on Salt Spring Island, and she spent successful years in the Gulf Islands Real Estate Industry. Once the children left home, they moved abroad for 5 adventurous years to the United Arab Emirates. They have since returned to Canada settling once again on Sweetwater farm, and Fiona returning to her former brokerage Pemberton Holmes Salt Spring Island.