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In town living, with a dash of urban farming awaits you. Fully fenced yard provides privacy and safe haven for the large veggie garden, fruit trees, and the residing Ameraucana chickens. This beautifully constructed & environmentally friendly 4 bed/2 bath Hemp bale home with timber frame construction has an abundance of character. Amazing beam joinery and one-of-a-kind stunning artistic ironwork are showcased...
This rammed earth healthy home is stunning and unique, offering a timeless natural beauty. A conscious decision was made to use natural and non-toxic, quality building materials, creating an elegant and calming living space. Custom designed with a large, efficient kitchen, spacious living room with adjacent reading niche, two bedrooms with ensuites, a 600 sq. ft. light-filled loft and a generous front entranc...
LAKEFRONT - Cosy cabin on the end of a quiet laneway, accessed from both Dodds Rd. & Howard Rd. 1.26 acres of south facing lakefront on St. Mary Lake. 1 bed / 1 bath 642 sq. ft. cabin with unobstructed views. Swim, fish, kayak, paddle board & sail right from your property. On community water. 10 minutes to the town of Ganges. Opportunity to build your dream home, or simply enjoy your sweet Salt...
Inspiring views and gracious ambiance. This 6,000+ sq. ft home features a 3 storey turret with copper roofing & wood scalloped shingle siding. Built to last! Cathedral ceilings & windows provide natural light & 180 degree fusion of ocean, mountain & island views. The splendour continues outdoors with the â€˜artscaping';artistically placed stone and gardens surrounding a large pond.Waterfall feature, gazebo, a...
CUSHEON LAKE ...on a sunny south facing . 53 acres overlooking the lake. Large windows and glass sliders along the width of the home with southern exposures open up onto a spacious deck, maximizing the outdoor space, indoor light, and lake views. 3 bed, 3 bath, 3 fireplaces; inclusive of suite ready for in-laws, home occupation or B&B. Fully fenced yard in the front with stablished easy care garden, perfectly...
Beddis Beach neighbourhood! Charming Chalet Style Home - 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Cosy home with bright and spacious rooms, with fireplace insert in living room & wood vaulted ceilings. Additional features include: sunroom on the side of the house and a metal roof. For those seeking the rural life-style there is a fenced vegetable and flower garden, and chicken coop in place. Back of property has beautiful c...
Magical, sunny and secluded, this 6.5 acres, with tall stands of Fir and Cedar, is tucked away at the end of a country road on the South End The bright 1804 SF, open plan, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom West Coast home, with wrap around decks, has many windows that bring light and nature in. The kitchen and bathrooms have been recently renovated and there are new appliances, and a new hot water tank. Turtles, nestin...Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Salt Spring
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.