Karen
Craig
P. (250) 753-9688
F. (250) 753-9677
Phone Karen www.karencraig.ca
Pemberton Holmes - Nanaimo
1st Floor - 503 Comox Road
Nanaimo
V9R 3J2
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135-1128 Woss Lake Drive Bed: 1 Bath: 1 Price: $215,000 SOLD

Rare opportunity to purchase your own lot with park model and "grandfathered" edition! bright, clean, and spacious, this unit features A/C, vaulted ceiling, large windows and full size washer & dryer. Natural gas stove, furnace and dryer. The addition is larger than is now being allowed by the strata bylaws and is considered as seasonal, but is fully roofed. Ample storage area behind skirting and room to park...

625 Drake Street Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Price: $510,000 SOLD

Walk to Departure Bay Ferry, marina services, pubs and restaurants! This spacious, well kept family home in popular Brechin area offers a walk out basement that could easily convert to add a suite, plus a huge yard, RV parking & has undergone numerous updates & renos - incl. new roof (2014); new eavestroughs & gutters (2015); new kitchen (2008); new kitchen lino (2017); vinyl windows throughout; new garden do...

62-2107 Henderson Lake Way Price: $145,000 SOLD

Fenced lot at Resort On The Lake located on the shore of Westwood Lake in Nanaimo. This is not a membership, but a bare land strata where owners purchase their lots and may use them for their own recreational use, reside on the lot or place it into the rental pool as an investment. Amenities include seasonal pool and hot tub, tennis courts, laundry and lovely clubhouse consisting of lounges, kitchen, poker ro...

59-2101 Henderson Lake Way Price: $138,500 SOLD

Honey of a deal! So many excellent reasons to invest in your own lot at Resort On The Lake in Nanaimo's Westwood Lake area! Lots of options are available - excellent investment opportunity whether you put the lot into the rental pool or just use it yourself as your own recreational property - or live full time at the Resort! A sound investment that has seen a steady rise in value, these lots are purchased - n...

87-2120 Buttle Lake Way Price: $145,000 SOLD

Absolutely gorgeous lot in prime location at Resort On The Lake! This bare land strata allows owners to use their RV lot for their own recreation, for year round residency or place the lot in the rental pool - plenty of choices here. This lot is beautifully landscaped and close to both the clubhouse and the access gate to the shore and dock on Westwood Lake. Low monthly strata fees of $195.00 incl cable tv an...

Lt 49-2130 Henderson Lake Way Price: $143,500 SOLD

Resort On The Lake is a bare land strata where owners purchase their lot & can choose between using it for their own recreational purposes, moving an RV or Park Model on the lot & living full time in it or placing the vacant lot in the rental pool for investment purposes. The Resort is located on the shore of Nanaimo's Westwood Lake & sits adjacent to a 250 acre park with hiking trails, a fresh water lake wit...

26-2111 Nimpkish Lake Way Price: $137,500 SOLD

Great opportunity to buy into Nanaimo's only RV Resort strata! Larger than usual lot, fully fenced, complete with cedar storage shed & deck. Located on the shore of Westwood Lake, the strata offers outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis courts & clubhouse with lounges, full kitchen, games / exercise room, poker table & lots of opportunities for a full social life - brunches, pancake breakfasts, live entertainment on s...

2135 Nimpkish Lake Way Bed: 1 Bath: 1 Price: $219,900 SOLD BY

Move in Ready! Take advantage of this 2015 park model lot 15 at Resort on the Lake and start enjoying a resort lifestyle. Resort on the Lake has no pad fees, you own your own lot and has low strata fees with huge value.Included in your strata fee is your cable, internet, caretaker, management, water, sewer and use of the amenities which include a clubhouse with lots of social activities happening year round, ...

16-267 Corfield Street Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $285,000 SOLD

Attractive, affordable and located in Parksville, one of Vancouver Island's most popular seaside communities! This 2 bed/2 bath townhouse with its own private yard is within walking distance of shopping, parks, beaches & dining. Strata fees of $297.00/monthly, a carport for 2 vehicles, attached storage room and a sunny 2nd floor balcony as well as a cozy oasis yard makes this picture perfect home so desirable...

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

Though I have been in real estate since early in 2007, 2013 is the year that I finally had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream – moving to beautiful Vancouver Island!   After many years of taking every opportunity to travel here for vacations, I moved to Nanaimo with my daughter and her two young sons from central Alberta.  Leaving behind the cold winters and hectic lifestyle, I am thoroughly enjoying everything that island lifestyle offers – wonderfully mild weather, warm and welcoming people and a more relaxed, less stressful lifestyle.  The ocean, mountains and forests offer so much to explore and enjoy – surely there is no better place to call home!

Being able to continue my career in real estate of course allows me to be able to meet many new people and help them find what they’re looking for – that special house that says “Welcome Home!”  I consider myself very fortunate to be able to indulge in two of the great passions of my life – working in real estate and absorbing every aspect of life on Vancouver Island.

For most of us purchasing a home is one of the biggest and most important investments we will ever make.  While there is a thrill and excitement in starting another chapter of our lives in a new location, perhaps a new community or even a new province, there is also often the unsettling feeling of the unknown. 

As a realtor I believe it’s my responsibility to make every effort to minimize the risk of the unknown and maximize the excitement and satisfaction of that adventure for my clients.  From the first contact to the day you take possession of your new home or lock the door for the last time, I am committed to going that extra mile to ensure you have a satisfying and successful transaction.

It’s what I would want from a realtor and I firmly believe that real estate should be a service industry – we are here to provide a valuable service and I take great pride in providing the best service I possibly can for my clients.

So whether you are buying your first home, downsizing from a large family home to a more manageable strata, moving to a larger home to accommodate a growing family or re-locating from afar, I am here to help in any way I can.  If I don’t already have the answers to your questions, I’ll find them for you and can draw from a wealth of knowledge in past successful real estate transactions and the many resources available through the vast networking that I have set up.  

I am committed to providing my clients with the best service possible – it’s what I have always done and what I fully expect to continue to do.


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