I have listed a new property at 710 WINGER RD in Williams Lake.
Come home to the tranquility of this 2 acre property in the sought after location in Williams Lake! This beautiful updated home has all the comforts you could ask for. Gorgeous living room with feature fireplace opens up to the spaciousdining area. The country styled kitchen overlooks the sunken living room where you can step out onto the large deck with city views to enjoy a barbecue with family & friends. This 4 bedroom home includes your dream master suite with ensuite and walk-in. The lower level has a large workshop and is ready for you to design the ultimate "man cave". Step outside to the greenhouse and garden beds and a 12x30 shop with room to store all your toys. You deserve this home.
I have listed a new property at 3064 KELDON RD in 150 Mile House.
Just 25 minutes to Williams Lake or 100 Mile House is this amazing private 4.3 acre horse paradise. There is 2 horse barns for up to 7 horses with tack and feed rooms and 6 separate paddocks. The property is well treed, fenced and crossfenced and has a riding ring and full riding arena. There is a 24 x 48 insulated building that can be used for a hobby or workshop. The 1998 home has a nice open feel with a large master suite with ensuite with walk-in and huge addition with entertainment area. Add on an outdoor greenhouse, numerous storage sheds and a pool and deck for your country style living. You ain't gonna find a nicer horse property at this price, best saddle up and come have a look.
In the real estate business there are many ways to advertise properties that a realtor has listed. There is the standard MLS site that is a great tool to a buyer but a secret weapon that we at RE/MAX have is our TV channel.
If you subscribe to cable for your TV viewing pleasure, you may have noticed that we have our own personal channel that is dedicated to RE/MAX listings only. You must be working with a RE/MAX agent in order for your property to get 24/7 advertisement on this channel. If you haven't come across this great avenue, you can find us on Shaw Channel 121.
This channel serves our clients by showcasing their home directly to viewers at home (or many times the case is perspective buyers in hotels watching the channel while waiting to head out to their next showing.) This is target marketing that only your RE/MAX agent can provide. I have received several calls from perspective buyers who want to know more about a property they just saw on TV. The ads are just long enough to give them a taste of what your property has to offer and leaves them wanting to know more.
So if you are wondering what your realtor will all do for you, give me a call at 250-305-7034 or toll free at 888-305-7034 as this is just one of the many items in my tool box that I have available to sell your home. This is realty TV at it's best.
I have listed a new property at 2382 CHILCOTIN 20 HWY in Williams Lake.
Are you ready to move home. This custom built log home with rock accents on 8.5 acres overlooking Riske Creek Valley has it all. It is completely set up for horses with training ring, fenced and cross fenced and a top of the line horse barn/shop. The great room has vaulted ceilings, large cathedral windows, a private master loft suite and all with an awesome view. There is ceramic tile floor with in-floor heating throughout the main floor and a large open country kitchen, dining and living room. How about entertaining friends and family on the 1000 sq ft deck or just ride out back door unto Crown Land. This is your private "Heartland" and you are just 30 minutes to Williams Lake. The rest you'll just have to come and see.
I have listed a new property at 3556 PUNTZI LAKE RD in CHILANKO FORKS.
Amazing business and lifestyle opportunity. Over 12 acres on fabulous Puntzi Lake. Easy access of Hwy 20 with a great annual return. There is a 2000 sf main lodge, 4 cozy cabins, 7 units serviced bunkhouse and 20 serviced campsites. The entire property and buildings have been substantially updated in the last 2 years. There is a 37x26 ft garage, a 16x24 workshop, a 24x24 heated garage covered carport and a 12x16 woodshed. At the lake there is two docks with a boathouse with 4 boats and motors and 4 kayaks and all accessories and a fish cleaning house. Once in a lifetime to be able to create income while enjoying the lifestyle that most of us only dream about.
I have listed a new property at 2406 PANORAMA DR in Williams Lake.
Welcome home! This home has just what you've been looking for. This updated home has beautiful hardwood floors, tiled entrance, new windows and door with high end blinds a beautiful eat in kitchen. Check out the extra large master suite andthe gas fireplace for those romantic evenings. Large windows allow for lots of natural light throughout the home. Wait till you see the view of the lake from the high end 12x28 deck that's perfect for entertaining family and friends. Then there is the terraced lawn with privacy evergreens, flower gardens and rock features on a large lot all backing onto green space. All this just 3 minutes from Williams Lake on a quiet cul-de-sac. This home has been meticulously maintained and awaits you.
I have sold a property at 69 770 11TH AVE N in Williams Lake.
Beautiful mobile home tucked away on private setting in desirable Fran Lee Mobile Home Park. Located at the end of the park in cul-de-sac, this home has an awesome backyard surrounded by large trees with privacy and wildlife. Open the frontdoor from the 8x16 covered deck for lounging and barbecuing and step into the large open front room with cathedral ceiling. Enjoy the bright natural sunlight from skylights throughout the large eat-in kitchen. Check out the 5pce bathroom with twin sinks, soaker tub plus separate shower with door to large master bedroom with wall to wall closet. You don't want to miss this opportunity at this price.
I have sold a property at 4248 PINEWOOD PL in Williams Lake.
Yahoo! Cute rancher style family home. Brightly lit living room has vaulted ceilings, skylights and a warm gas fireplace. Beautiful spacious bright country kitchen with stainless steel appliances and large dining room with bay window. Largemaster suite with ensuite jacuzzi tub. Large fenced backyard and good size deck for summer BBQ's and perfect for family gatherings. Backs onto crown land with trails galore for the outdoor enthusiast. This is a nice family home on a quiet cul-de-sac on a large lot just 15 minutes to town. Enjoy all this home has to offer today.
Maybe you've been eyeing the real estate market and you think that you're finally ready to purchase your first home. If so, read on to be sure you're in the best position when jumping in.
The rules have drastically changed in the real estate market. At one time, getting a mortgage seemed to require little more than just simply stating your income on paper. Today, banks want extra documentation that you can truly afford the home you want to buy. But you have a variety of options to choose from with banks to credit unions to mortgage brokers.
So don't let that scare you from reaching out to buying your new home. Your dream of becoming a homeowner is still within your reach and here are a few tips to help you achieve your dream.
First take a good look at your credit. Many people have no idea how their credit reports look. Unfortunately, that puts buyers in a poor position. If there are errors on their credit reports, those must be handled before you try to purchase a home. Sometimes there are items that truly shouldn't be on your credit while other times there are knocks against your credit that you may be able to get removed.
Checking your credit score at least three to six months before you apply for a mortgage will give you time to address any issues.
Start saving now. These days a downpayment for a home doesn't come easy. You may need as much as 20 percent down. However, there are still some mortgage loan programs that will allow you to put down much less.
Make sure you are working with an experienced real estate professional. This kind of purchase requires lots of information, education, and knowledge. Having an agent that you are comfortable with and trust to guide you through the first-time home-buying experience will make the process so much easier.
When you're preparing to buy a home, if you haven't already, make a budget and start watching where your dollar goes. Those little extra expenses like a trip to the coffee shop or shopping sprees are often areas where you can likely cut back to save for your downpayment.
Picture your home. By envisioning the home you want to buy this will help you tremendously once you start your search. Start looking online, in magazines, and around your chosen neighborhoods to figure out where your priorities lie. This strategy will help you make sure you have an idea of what is important to you in a home. Since you've been renting, this might not be crystal clear at first. But as you make your list and explore homes with your agent, you'll begin to see which things are deal breakers and which things are a must-have.
Buying a home is like looking for the right relationship. It can be exciting at first, frustrating at times, and so comforting once you've finally found the right one. If you would like help with your house hunting, just give me a call at (250) 305-7034 or toll-free at (888) 305-7034 and I would be more than happy to help you equip yourself for the market.
I have listed a new property at 6469 BLUFF LAKE RD in Williams Lake.
Beautiful lakefront property on extremely desirable Horn Lake. Nestled in the Coast Mountains, this 0.65 acre recreation home has it all. Large living room, dining room with a 180 degree lake view and a relaxing sundeck. Two large bedroomswith skylights and office on the second floor make this a great family getaway. A gentle sloping treed lot to lakefront with access to great fishing. Be part of a great community with store, school and nursing station just 15 minutes away. A wonderful place to retire. "A rare find".
I have listed a new property at 11410 CHILCOTIN 20 HWY in Williams Lake.
The ultimate in rural living on this 11.5 acre hobby ranch near Puntzi Lake in the majestic Chilcotins. This property has it all with a high end country home, a massive shop/coverall for motor home, toys, or the mechanic enthusiast and numerous outbuildings and fenced paddocks for the domestic animals. You're just 5 minutes from world renowned fishing at Puntzi Lake or endless trails to your outdoor adventure and with Crown Land bordering your property "you can ride into the sunset". The great community of Tatla Lake is just 30 minutes with many amenities. Enjoy a fabulous view of the coast mountains from your porch swing with the tranquility that only rural can bring. Come call this home.
I have listed a new property at 4236 MCWILLIAM PL in Williams Lake.
Custom built octagonal home with 180 degree wrap around windows with open bright interior and a 380 sq ft deck. Set on a 2 acre property just seconds to the Big Lake store on a quiet street. Lovely tile floors and accents - jacuzzi tub up and a tiled shower down. Large walk-in closet in a huge master suite. Bedroom down could be easily converted to two bedrooms. Large Blaze King CSA approved wood stove, propane furnace & hot water tank in a walk-out basement. Low heat and electrical bills due to the insulation and large sunlight windows. There is also a 6x12 greenhouse and a 20x20 workshop for the toys. Well test and septic permits on file and a new chimney liner. Just move right in an enjoy the country life.
I have listed a new property at 4363 LIKELY RD in Williams Lake.
Looking for the rural life and being able to create an income at the same time. Here it is, 167 acres with 120 acres in good producing hay averaging 400 round bales per year. There is even a second home that can be rented for $600 per month. There is 2 large 20x40 sheds for housing machinery or animals and another 20x40 shelter for hay. A great place for horses or livestock with 38 acres of good pasture and water rights from Goose Lake. Beautiful piece of property with view of Big Lake from the large deck and sunroom. The store and elementary school are just 3 km away in this great community and with Polly mine nearby and you are just 40 minutes from Williams Lake. Come live the dream.
I have listed a new property at 4268 RIMROCK RD in Williams Lake.
Hello recreation. Beautiful waterfront 2.27 acre lot with 300 ft of low bank waterfront on a quiet bay on Cussion Lake. Just 35 minutes from Williams Lake is this cozy 2 bedroom recreation cottage with a open floor plan for kitchen, diningand living room and a wood stove to keep it all warm. Bring your toys as there is a 30 ft dock for your boat and a good size storage/generator shed with lean to for the firewood. Check out the 20x40 converted garage/workshop that has been partially converted into a large second home. You will love the peaceful solitude from your screened in porch or relax on the lawn chair just feet from the lake. This is as close as you get to "On Golden Pond".
I have listed a new property at 2951 MARANATHA DR in 150 Mile House.
This custom built character home is located on 7.44 private lakefront acres at 150 Mile House. Large sunken living room with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling rock fireplace. Open country style kitchen/dining area with large wrap arounddeck overlooking the lake. Lower level has large recreation room with pellet stove and walkout patio to beautiful yard and gardens. Property is fenced & cross-fenced with horse barn and riding ring. Come enjoy this beautiful private home with country living at its finest yet just minutes to Williams Lake.
With the spring market shifting into gear, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement. It is smart to stop and take the time to look at your finances and make sure you are financially ready to buy a home. I came across this great article from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) that takes you step by step in calculating what you can and cannot afford. Check out the article to see if you are financially ready to buy a home.
CMHC Homebuying Step By Step: Are You Financially Ready to Buy a Home?
You've decided it's time to buy a home of your own. But the decision to buy a home isn't just about whether or not you can afford the purchase price. It also means taking on responsibility for all the other costs (both anticipated and unexpected) that come with homeownership.
How can you know if you're financially ready to become a homeowner? Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers the following tips to help you figure out your current financial situation and the maximum home price that you should consider:
* Before you begin shopping for a home, it's important to know how much you can afford to spend on homeownership. In addition to the mortgage payments and interest, other significant expenses will include heating costs, property taxes, condo fees, and regular home maintenance and repairs.
* To answer this question, start by calculating how much you're already spending each month on household expenses. To help you take a realistic look at your current monthly expenses without leaving anything out, use CMHC's Current Household Budget worksheet
(http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/buho/hostst/wosh_003.cfm) or Household Budget Calculator (http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/buho/hostst/hostst_002.cfm) both of which are available free of charge on the CMHC website.
* Next, figure out how much debt you're carrying. If you decide to buy a home, this information will be one of the first things mortgage lenders will ask to see.
* Once you've calculated your household and debt expenses, there are two "Affordability Rules" that can help you figure out how much you can realistically pay for a home. The First Affordability Rule is that your total monthly housing costs shouldn't be more than 32% of your gross monthly income. Gross monthly income is the amount of income everyone in your household brings home, before taxes and other deductions. Housing costs include mortgage principal and interest payments, as well as property taxes and heating expenses (or PITH for short).
* The Second Affordability Rule is that your entire monthly debt load shouldn't be more than 40% of your gross monthly income. Your monthly debt load includes your housing costs (PITH) plus all your other debt payments, such as car loans or leases, student loans, credit card payments, lines of credit payments and so on. The maximum home price that you can realistically afford depends on a number of factors, in particular your household gross monthly income, your down payment and the mortgage interest rate. For many people, the hardest part of buying a home - especially their first one - is saving the necessary down payment. Use CMHC's Mortgage Affordability Calculator(http://www.cmhc.ca/en/co/buho/hostst/hostst_002.cfm) to figure out the maximum home price you can afford, the maximum mortgage amount you can borrow, and your monthly mortgage payments (including principal and interest).
* If these calculations look encouraging, obtain a copy of your credit report to make sure your credit history is accurate and complete. Then, contact your lender or mortgage broker to figure out which type of mortgage best meets your needs and the amount of mortgage you can afford.
There are many up-front costs when you buy a home, from the down payment and deposit to legal, property and home inspection fees. Early planning will help make sure things go smoothly.
So I hope this article gives you some insite as to where you can begin when looking to purchase a home.
If you need any assistance in taking these first steps or if you are a seasoned buyer looking to jump back into the market, do not hesitate to give me a call at (250) 305-7034 or toll free at 855-305-7034 and I would be happy to meet with you and discuss all the possibilities that await you.
I have listed a new property at 14 997 20TH HWY in Williams Lake.
Beautiful mobile located in Chilcotin Estates. Large master bedroom for even the largest suites. Unit has been extensively updated with newer flooring, counter tops with island, light fixtures, doors and more. Also features a 12x14 screenedin deck for relaxation. Nice open floor plan with lots of windows and newer appliances in the kitchen. Situated on large corner lot with lots of room for gardens, barbeques and has a 13x10 hip roof storage shed for the toys. The nicest mobile you will ever find in this price range in a well maintained park. The one you have been waiting for with quick possession.
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