Vanessa Hird Personal Real Estate Corporation, Campbell River

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Wednesday Stats! 

-Average single family home prices are up 13% with the average 2018 price at $447000. 2017 was $394000

-Active single family listings are down 27% so if you are still working with your Realtor....don't give up. Inventory is WAY down!

-Apt condo prices are up 18% from 2017

-Patio home prices are up 11% from 2017

-Lots prices are up a whopping 53% from 2017

-Townhouse prices are up 15% from 2017

Feel free to contact me if you are looking to sell your home or buy a new one.


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Just as all condominium buildings are not created equally, not all condos are being managed equally. If you're considering a move to another condo, first find out how it's managed and be sure you're comfortable with that style of management before purchasing a unit in that building.


The management of some condominiums is contracted out to a property management company that oversees day-to-day operations under the direction and supervision of its board of directors. A property manager's responsibilities could include keeping common areas clean, paying the utility bills for the common areas, collecting monthly maintenance fees from residents and operating and maintaining the central space and water, heating and air conditioning systems.


Property managers are typically not responsible for problems within each resident's individual suite, unless they are linked to the building's common elements, such as the cooling and heating systems, roof, windows and exterior walls.


Some condominiums may be self-managed, as opposed to having their day-to-day operations handled by a contracted company. Under this style of management, the daily maintenance of the building is handled by the board of directors itself and, in some cases, unit residents who act as volunteers in carrying out day-to-day tasks.


Whether a building operates under a contracted property manager or is selfmanaged can have an impact on your monthly condominium fees, as well as your responsibilities toward maintaining the building. Be sure you understand how a building is being managed before you decide to take up residence.


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The Internet is a wonderful invention, allowing anyone with a computer or smartphone to instantly research everything from medical issues to home repairs.

But just like how you might use your online findings to start a conversation with your doctor or your contractor and not actually operate on yourself or build your own house, it's important to recognize the Internet doesn't provide the personal and professional support you need to help you through your own individual circumstances. The same can be said for the process of researching homes online versus connecting with your own, personal real estate sales representative.

Today's ever-changing market is throwing both homeowners and would-be-homeowners into a conundrum of buying and selling uncertainty. For example, a recent poll discovered that 41 percent of Canadian homeowners with plans to sell say they are more inclined to cash in and "sell to reap a profit," while 62 percent planning to sell say the high price tag of buying another home is making them "reluctant to sell" their current home.*


Depending on what stage of life you're at — just starting out in the housing market, looking to move up or thinking about downsizing — condo life offers more and more options to choose from, options we will take the time to make sure are right for you.


Let's sit down and review your housing plans to work out a solution that fits your needs both now and in the future, and in whichever direction the market takes us.



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Here is some interesting facts for those thinking about listing FSBO (for sale by owner).

With the power of the MLS your home may be view on average as many as 1200 times in 48 hrs!! That can mean multiple offers for your property!

I look at the hot sheets everyday and the trend is over asking on a majority of listings. If you are a Mr or Mrs FSBO you could be leaving money on the table. Your yard sign or Craigslist posting will never get the exposure of the MLS with over a 100 Realtors in CR with qualified buyers willing to pay $10000-$20000-$30000 more than the list price in certain price ranges.

Plus, you get the safety of having a professional draft documents, handle deposits and protect your interests now and down the road after the sale.

Another observation is that FSBO may be listing for less than the market value. One conversation today was a realtor saying the FSBO was asking $330000 privately. Listed with a Realtor. Sold in multiple offers for $368000.


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Excellent 3-4 bedroom family home in a great neighbourhood close to the golf course in Fairway Village.

Two story home with a bonus room or 4th bedroom. Huge, king sized master bedroom with 10 ft. ceilings, luxury ensuite, jetted tub and separate shower plus every ladies dream...enormous walk in closet.

The main floor has gleaming real hardwood floors, sunken family room with natural gas fireplace and sliders to the hot tub!

Maple kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. Fully fenced, sprinkler system. Natural gas furnace and close to prestigious 18 hole Golf and Country Club and Ripple Rock elementary school.

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Gorgeous ocean and mountain view home! Vaulted ceilings throughout living room, kitchen, family room and master bedroom.

Jetted soaker tub in the master ensuite with walk-in closet, sky lit entry, gas fireplace and bay window in the living room, open concept kitchen, family room and dining room.

Location, layout, light...this lovely home offers all 3. Plus a newer roof. The back yard has a covered patio area, nice landscaping and privacy.


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So, you qualified for a mortgage, you purchased your dream home, and now you can just sit back, make your monthly payments and otherwise say bye-bye to your mortgage broker, right?
Actually, the services of a mortgage broker don’t end there!

One of the great benefits about working with a mortgage broker is that we’re able to assist you not only with today’s mortgage needs, but also with tomorrow’s financial goals too.

Please call to set up your personal review: a one-on-one exchange about how you’re currently managing with your mortgage payments, how your plans for the future may have developed or changed since we last spoke, and if you want to explore options that would allow you to pay down your mortgage faster.

We’ll go over both your long-term and short-term goals. For example, we’ll discuss any plans you may have to move up or down in the next five years.
If you’re planning to move up we can talk about budgeting now for an easier housing transition later. Alternatively, you may have more pressing concerns about financial obligations that need immediate attention now.
You may be concerned about paying off debts outside of your mortgage, or even about finding money to renovate your existing property. In those cases, we can go over how the equity you currently have in your home may be able to support your other financial goals.

Make the most of all the value-added services available to you. Call today for your no-obligation discussion!


Mortgage tips from Vanessa Hird, Realtor, Campbell River

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Hiring a mover? Moving is one of life's most stressful events, especially when you consider that you'll likely be trusting strangers to handle your valued belongings. To help ensure a smooth move, consider the following points when selecting a moving company:

  • Talk to friends or family who have recently moved, and ask for references based on their experience.
  • Get at least three different estimates, obtaining all the same details from each company. What packing materials do they use and are they included in the quote or charged separately? How will your belongings be protected during the move? If storage is required, where and how will they store your possessions? If you're packing up your own valuables, remember the company will not be liable for anything you've chosen to pack yourself.
  • Do some background research. How long have the movers been in the business? Can they provide references? Are they members of any type of movers' association?
  • Find out if the movers provide insurance to protect your possessions against loss or damage. Request a copy of their policy or a written summary of their coverage. Pay attention to any limitations on their liability. Is the coverage included in their quote or charged separately?
  • Timing is everything. Try to choose a weekday for your move, schedules permitting. Generally, Saturdays and the end of the month are the busiest times.
  • If living in or moving to an apartment or condo, remember to book an elevator well ahead of the moving date.



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This is the best little home in Campbell River! So much value here.
In the past 5 years, new roof, insulation, windows, flooring, paint and kitchen and so much more.

Cute as a button 2 bed home with a maple kitchen, updated bathroom, laminate flooring in main living area, gas furnace, gas fireplace, new roof 2011, newer insulation and windows. Attached garage and storage room.
On bus line, walk to shops, close to schools, hospital and recreation. 50x150 lot with lane access.
Quick possession and easy to show.
Great investment home too.


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In 2014 the average single family home sale was $304000.
In 2015 the average sale price was $318000.
In 2016 we broke all of Campbell River’s previous highs and as of Dec 31, 2016, the average sale price was $343000! That is an increase of 8%.
Strata properties are where we have seen the most growth with a 91% increase in sales in 2015 and another 48% increase in 2016.
Patio home sales were up 124% which means there were a lot of multiple offers on patio homes this year. Townhouse sales were up 70%.
The February 2017 benchmark price of a single-family home in the Campbell River area was $318,100, an increase of 17% over February 2016, while the benchmark price of an apartment in February 2017 rose 26% compared to February 2016.

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Single family, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Campbell River


Remarkably private & peaceful location away from the hustle & bustle of traffic.
This well cared for home is in excellent condition. With the cost of natural gas coming down you'll be pleased you purchased this home with natural gas furnace and two gas fireplaces.
3 or 4 bedrooms, vinyl windows, 1/4 acre lot with fruit trees & RV parking too!

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  • The population of Campbell River is just hovering around 35,000.
  • There is an abundance of recreation opportunities available such as the Beaver Lodge Lands trail system, Sportsplex recreation complex, Community Center, Centennial Outdoor Pool and Strathcona Gardens (indoor pool and arena). The Seawalk, along the shore, stretches for miles for biking and walking.
  • There are two 18 hole golf courses Storey Creek and Sequoia Springs
  • Several parks that operate camp grounds including Elk Falls Quinsam Campground and Miracle Beach Provincial Camp Ground.
  • Mt. Washington Ski Resort is open year round for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain bike riding and it’s only 20mins to the base and 45mins to the top!


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  • Campbell River is broken down into 5 different areas. Campbell River North (Painter Barclay to Holly Hills), Quinsam Campbellton (older downtown area and up Petersen Rd where there are 3 new subdivisions),Campbell River City (9th ave to Rockland), Willow Point (Rockland to Jubilee Parkway) and Oyster River North (Jubilee Parkway to the Oyster River).
  • South of the Jubilee Parkway is on septic systems. In Oyster River there are still a few wells although there is city water available in all areas of Campbell River.


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