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Colin
Caryk
C. (778) 686-1541
P. (250) 758-7653
Phone Colin http://www.homesbycolin.com
Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (NanIsHwyN)
4200 Island Highway North
Nanaimo
V9T 1W6
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1306-1097 Bowen Road Bed: 1 Bath: 1 Price: $130,500

This top floor 1 bedroom condo is move in ready and priced to sell. I don't think you will find a less expensive condo here is Nanaimo at this time. The unit shows well and features large bright rooms. Complete with newer flooring, countertops and cabinets as well as newer fridge, stove and dishwasher. A storage room which is great for extra storage or may make a small computer area. These units are rentable ...

34 Haliburton Street Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Price: $419,000

1 1/2 story character home, 2 bedrooms on the main, 2 beautiful rooms in the loft area with ocean glimpses, could be used as bedrooms, dens or meditation rooms (yes its that cool) and a 1 bedroom unauthorized suite below. House is currently tenanted with long term month to month(over 3 years) tenants who would like to stay. Beautiful funky back yard waiting for more of your artistic ideas. 2 meters and 2 hot ...

621 Nicol Street Bed: 4 Bath: 2 Price: $329,000

INVESTOR ALERT!! 2 Beds 1 bath up and 2 beds 1 bath down, fully tenanted on month to month basis, generating just under $27,000.00 per year...complete turnkey, upper suite is now vacant, bottom suite is tenanted on a month to month basis, tenant wants to stay...currently paying $900.00 per month utilities included. Newer roof (approx 2 years) and some recent updates already in place,just waiting for your idea...

Lot 55 Marigold Place Price: $127,900

1/2 acre backing on to crown land and Whiskey Creek, 10 min west of Qualicum Beach on a quiet cul de sac. Southern exposure level building lot. Build your vacation getaway, put a modular on it or build your dream home. Water services to the lot line, hydro is right there all you need is to put in a septic field (and build your dream home of course). Call now, this won't last.

190 Rainer Street Bed: 1 Bath: 1 Price: $275,000 SOLD BY

Cute rancher near the University. Excellent rental with fabulous tenant ($900) who would love to stay on. ONE bedroom, very cute inside, located on a large corner lot. Why rent when you can own this sweet home? Perfect for a single person, couple or a VIU student. No stairs rancher- with big attached garage. Ranchers are hard to find, bus stop is right outside your door. City park is directly across the stree...

11-45111 Wolfe Road Bed: 3 Bath: 1 Price: $88,000 SOLD

Extra clean, add a bit of paint and you're good to go. Move-in ready! This 900 sqft 3 bedroom manufactured home located in Fraser Village Park on Wolfe Rd; 55+, no pets, no rentals. This complex is very clean and well managed. Close to all city amenities; shopping, hospital, churches, recreation. 8x10 workshop/shed included. Current pad rent is $580.00

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

                                             A little about me

I first set foot on Vancouver Island back in October of 1989, we came to get married and then spend another 10 days here exploring as a honeymoon, we never left... as mentioned that was back in 1989.

With over 30 years experience as a professional sales consultant, I take enormous pride in helping my clients get the best value for their dollar and as such, many past clients are now close friends.

I have taken everything I have learned as a sales consultant and use those lessons daily in my career as a REALTOR®.

My tagline reads  "Demand Better...there is no one who will work harder for you." more then just a tagline,  it is also my personal guarantee.

Raising both of my sons alone (I have lots of respect for single parents)  I am very proud of the young men they have become and as such am able to fulfill my passion for adventure travel. With over 15,000 km logged in Mexico, a few brief trips to south East Asia,  The Philippine Islands (I will return), and of course the USA, my trusty backpack and I have our sights firmly set on Peru, The Amazon and Galapagos Islands.  

Other hobbies include Martial Arts (3rd Kyu Shotokan) Camping, Fishing, Quadding and Cooking.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call me anytime.

Best regards,

Colin Caryk

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