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I have listed a new property at 5115 CARIBOO HWY 97 HWY N in Williams Lake.
Come check out this 5.2 acres of privacy! This 3 bedroom home has over 2000 sq ft of living space. Home was substantially renovated in 2006. The remodeled kitchen has plenty of counter space with a built in oven. The living room is spaciousand you'll enjoy the beauty of the hardwood flooring and a large family room in lower level. Relax outdoors on your private 225 sq ft patio with its glass covered roof. The 32x48 insulated shop has 14' doors, cement floors and a pellet stove. Beautiful yard with fruit trees and garden ares. A creek borders the property as well as Crown Land with miles of trails ready to use. Perfect location with just 15 minutes to Gibraltar mine or to Williams Lake. It is ready for you to enjoy.
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I have listed a new property at 1916 HAMEL RD in Williams Lake.
Wow! Come home to this new custom designed level entry no stairs executive home. With open concept floor plan, vaulted ceilings and extra large master bedroom with ensuite makes this the ideal place to come home to. The large open kitchen has large counter tops and stainless appliances. The bright open living room offers plenty of room to entertain or walk out to your back yard and enjoy the private patio area with beautiful stonework. With a 3 car garage and workshop, you have ample room for your prized possessions as well as work on that special hobby project. This low maintenance home & property comes with large RV parking with full hook-up. It's time to enjoy life & settle into your new home. The keys await you.
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I have sold a property at 130 LIKELY RD in 150 Mile House.
Wow! You've gotta check out this renovated and updated home on 2 acres at the 150. Huge living room with large front windows look out to the landscaped yard and gardens. New high efficiency furnace and newer hot water tank. All new vinylwindows and front door. New counter tops and CSA approved wood stove. The master bedroom is double sized with office space. Completely set up on concrete block foundation and nicely painted wood exterior. There is a 2 car garage and for the hobbyist there is a 28 x 18 insulated shop with its own meter. The property backs onto green space and is partially fenced. This is affordable living in this desirable area. Subject to registration with the Manufactured Home Registry
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Summer in the Cariboo/Chilcotin can be a great time to take in this beautiful area of ours. From the incredible mountains that rise up from the waters of Tatlayoko Lake in the Chilcotin to the serenity of Cuisson Lake in the Cariboo, there is guaranteed to be a spot that you will find that you will fall in love with. 

 

This year we have seen a variety of recreation properties out there that have that summer getaway appeal. Many are 3 season cabins and some have been used as full time homes for many years. Here are a few of the properties that might have what you are looking for. Just click on the address links to see more details on these great properties.

 

What is on your wish list. Maybe you prefer water features such as a river or natural ponds. Check out these properties in the Chilcotin:

 

DL 367 Tatlayoko Rd:  What can compare to Tatlayoko Valley?!? If you've seen it you know what I'm talking about. If you haven't, take a trip. This great 40 acres offers a natural environment to enjoy nature at its best. From water fowl to deer to moose, you will enjoy the wildlife that calls this area home and the incredible mountain views that you can't get enough of. 

 

Coldwell Road:  If riverfront is your idea of recreation, this is a property you need to take a look at. This 10 acre property has a great 2 bedroom cabin on it and the tranquility of the river just below. Fly fish in the Kleena Kleene river and enjoy everything this spot has to offer. 

 

Life is busy and you can only escape for a day or 2 at the most. These lake front properties in the Chilcotin might be exactly what you need:

 

3582 Puntzi Lake Road:  If you haven't heard about Puntzi Lake, then you have to check it out. This magnificent waterfront property on Puntzi Lake has a moderate slope and is a renowned fishing lake for trout and kokanee. This may be your chance to live the dream.

 

4879 Maindley Road:  Less than 2 hours from Williams Lake is beautiful Alexis Lakes. This log cabin offers you everything you are looking for in a recreation cabin. The peacefulness of the electric motor only lake will have you kayaking and canoeing at every chance you get. 

 

4881 Maindley Road:  Alexis Lakes is calling your name. This great cottage/home is ready to go for you and the many guests that will want to visit. The open floor plan allows for plenty of space to entertain & the enclosed deck overlooking the lake offers a spectacular view and the ultimate place to relax.

 

Maybe you are thinking the Cariboo has what you are looking for. Check out these properties:

 

4268 Rimrock Road:  If you have ever been to Cuisson Lake, you know the beauty of the area. Just 35 minutes from Williams Lake, this might be the escape you've been looking for. Two bedroom cottage with an open floor plan and right on the lake. Take a look at your next vacation spot. 


3886 South Hwy 97:  Almost 5 acres on Lac La Hache. Need I say more! The potential with this property is endless. 

 

So there is your weekly tour of the Cariboo/Chilcotin. If you find that I've sparked an interest of a property you saw, do not hesitate to contact me and we can discuss the details of the property. If you find a property that was not listed here, let me know and I can find out the information you need. I can show any property in the market and I will do my best to find you all the information you need to make your decision. Let the summer adventures begin!

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I have sold a property at 4363 LIKELY RD in Williams Lake.
Looking for a 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 $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 sun room. The store and elementary school are just 3 km away in this great community, Polly Mine is nearby and you are just 40 minutes away from Williams Lake. GST applicable. Come live the dream!
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I have sold a property at 130 LIKELY RD in 150 Mile House.
Wow! You've gotta check out this renovated and updated home on 2 acres at the 150. Huge living room with large front windows look out to the landscaped yard and gardens. New high efficiency furnace and newer hot water tank. All new vinylwindows and front door. New counter tops and CSA approved wood stove. The master bedroom is double sized with office space. Completely set up on concrete block foundation and nicely painted wood exterior. There is a 2 car garage and for the hobbyist there is a 28 x 18 insulated shop with its own meter. The property backs onto green space and is partially fenced. This is affordable living in this desirable area. Subject to registration with the Manufactured Home Registry
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I have listed a new property at 3122 NIQUIDET ST in Williams Lake.
Beautiful European handcrafted post & beam home on 5 acres in Horsefly. Open floor plan with incredible customized kitchen & featuring a Tulikivi soapstone stove in the family room. This amazing home includes European windows & doors, hardwood & tile floors & 5 bedrooms plus a one bedroom suite. The landscaping includes beautiful rock gardens, large enclosed garden area, fruit trees, and surrounded by mature trees for privacy. The massive shop is a must for any outdoor enthusiast. There is also an amazing motocross track for the kids. The ultimate rural property with trails, amenities & some of the best fishing in BC just minutes away. The feeling of peace & tranquillity at your door & the home you've always dreamt of. Come home!
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I have listed a new property at 2319 FOX MOUNTAIN RD in Williams Lake.
13 acres on Fox Mountain! This great property is set up for horses and is fenced & cross-fenced with stalls, round pen, shelter and tack shed. The 3 bedroom manufactured home has a recent furnace upgrade and new flooring. Open floor plan allows for plenty of room to entertain and with a new deck, you can enjoy relaxing outdoors in this great setting. Only minutes from town yet the rural lifestyle you've been looking for. At this price, there's no other.
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The May long weekend has arrived! For most, this is the first weekend getaway of the year. You never know what the weather will bring so you usually pack shorts with a fleece hoodie to ensure you are covered for anything that comes your way.

 

What many folks are starting to realize is that taking that weekend getaway is the only way that they really take the time to relax and get away from the stresses of the daily grind. Everyone's idea of the ideal weekend getaway can vary dramatically. From tenting under the stars to a 35 foot motorhome to a cabin on the lake can be some of the choices that people make.

 

More & more folks are coming to realize the advantages of the last option: the getaway cabin! Not only do you not have to haul around gear, clothing, boats, etc. the advantage is that you walk in the door and it is ready for you to enjoy. The listings for summer getaway spots have come out in full force over the past month and here are a few of the options that will get you celebrating this summer in style.

 

So what are you looking for? Great fishing? Well, here are a few great options for Nimpo Lake in the Chilcotin.

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1940 Otter Road: Great vacation spot if you love to have company join you. Lots of space to entertain with an amazing raised deck looking over the Nimpo Lake. With a drive through boathouse, you will be in the water fishing in no time. Take a look and see if you can picture yourself sitting back & taking it all in.

 

1878 Otter Road:  You fell in love with Nimpo Lake and just have to make it home. This amazing home is right on the lake and is set up for life in the Chilcotin. Tons of space to have family & friends visit throughout the year. The incredible dock makes it ideal for float plane access. This has "ideal lifestyle" written all over it.

 

1651 Nimpo Lake Road:  Think: open concept, huge deck and the ultimate weekend retreat and you have just picked this cabin. The open floor plan offers ample room to entertain and with a 2-level deck facing the lake, you'll have no problem sitting back & watching the fish jump. Head down to lake & grab your canoe and take in everything that Nimpo Lake has to offer. 

 

1079 Loomis Cres:  You want more than just a weekend getaway. You need a lifestyle change. You've always dreamt of owning a log cabin near a lake. Dream no more! This wonderful cabin awaits you and it is more than just a weekend retreat, it is meant to be your home. With amenities right around the corner, you'll wonder why you didn't make the move sooner.

 

These are just a few of the properties available in the Chilcotin. Next week I'll look at a few other areas in the Chilcotin such as Tatlayoko Lake, Puntzi Lake, and Alexis Lakes and all the options you have in the Cariboo/Chilcotin from McLeese Lake to Lac La Hache to Horsefly & Quesnel Lakes.  

 

If you are ready to make the move, give me a call and we can go through the details you would like in your ideal recreation spot. 

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I have listed a new property at 1940 OTTER RD in Williams Lake.
Beautiful 3 season home on a 0.70 acre waterfront home on this famous fly in fishing lake at Nimpo Lake. Panoramic views of the snow capped coast mountains and Nimpo Lake from the raised deck and patio doors in the living room. This home comes furnished and fully equipped and is ready to come and enjoy this peaceful setting. With sundecks front and back you can enjoy the sun or shade any time of day. Plenty of room for the many guests with extra beds in loft and 2 complete washrooms with showers on main floor. There is a drive through boat house, dock, storage lockers, single garage and two sheds on the property. A place for the whole family to come and enjoy and at this price...
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I have listed a new property at 1651 NIMPO LAKE RD N in Williams Lake.
Beautiful and charming well maintained log cabin located in Nimpo Lake. Great summer getaway or yearround home. This property is nicely set up and serviced with a drilled well and hydro. There are two storage sheds, an outhouse, a bathhouseand a woodshed. The bathhouse could be incorporated into the main house. Sit on the large deck and enjoy the evening sunsets or go down to the dock and throw in a line and catch your supper to grill on the barbecue. Crown lot on one side and great neighbour on the other. Nimpo Lake has a float base, general store, great fishing, and daily flights to Vancouver. This is recreation found!
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I have listed a new property at # LOT 25 - LOOMIS CR in Williams Lake.
Great affordable residential or recreational lot in the heart of Nimpo Lake Fishing World. The property is well treed and easy to access off highway 20. Power and phone are on Loomis Cresent in front of the lot. There is a good mix of yearround living and seasonal dwellings. Maps and details available at listing agent.
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I have listed a new property at 4881 MAINDLEY RD in Williams Lake.
Hello recreation. It's rare that one of these is ever available so nows your chance. This cottage/home has everything you have ever wanted in a recreation property like enclosed sundeck overlooking the lake, your own drive in boathouse andlg dock. There's a complete water system, septic system, a generator and lg workshop and a woodshed. The almost 1 acre lot is nicely manicured with flower gardens, shrubs, and an irrigation system. The house has a lg master bedroom with sitting ares and the 2nd bedroom is set up for extra guests. The lg kitchen and living room is perfect for entertaining the many visitors you will get. This is the perfect family getaway less than 2 hours from Williams Lake on a great quiet lake.
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I have listed a new property at 2085 SEIBERT PL in Williams Lake.
Wow! Talk about privacy and amazing views yet just 5 minutes to downtown. This 2 acre property at the end off the road backs onto crown land with endless trails for motorized and non motorized sports. The updated 1994 home has stunning views of Williams Lake and the valley below from your living room or watch the deer and moose that will visit your yard. Looking for a man sized workshop...It's here as well. This high end engineered 30 x 26 garage/workshop is waiting for you as a place to tinker or a fancy place to park the toys. This is a great place for the outdoor enthusiast that wants some privacy or a perfect place to downsize with still plenty of room for storage. It's the 1st time on the market so don't blink...Or it's gone.
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I have sold a property at 721 MCDOUGAL ST in Williams Lake.
Home sweet home! Check out this updated 4 bedroom 3 bath family home in this great location close to schools and amenities. The newly updated family size kitchen has tons of cupboards and informal dining area. Welcome into the spaciousliving room with a walkout onto a large entertaining deck overlooking the city. Then there is the large master suite with ensuite and 2 more bedrooms to boot. The large lower level media/family room has a certified wood stove and walkout doors to the covered patio. The home has an energy efficient rating with newer doors & windows, hot water tank and high-efficiency furnace. Then there's the beautiful fenced yard with garden, play area and 10 x 20 shed for the toys. The wait's over!
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It is that time of the year when allergies come into play.  Whether you are allergic to dust, pets, mold, pollen or all of the above, it can be hard to know where to begin when keeping your home as allergy free as possible. I did some research online to see what is recommended and here are the top 10 ways to combat allergens and create a cleaner, healthier home for you to enjoy.

 

1. Stick to a regular cleaning schedule. Keeping dust and pet dander at bay is a continual process, and it's especially important to stay on top of it when allergies are a concern. Be sure to wipe surfaces with a damp rag rather than dry dusting. 

2. Start a no-shoes policy and add doormats. Keep dust, pollen and more from entering your house by encouraging visitors to slip off their shoes at the door. 


3. Upgrade your vacuum cleaner. Get one with a HEPA filter to trap allergens. Also be sure to choose a vacuum cleaner with a bag that can be changed easily.


4. Swap out heavy drapes. Thick drapes with lots of folds and pleats are masters at trapping dust and other allergens. Instead choose blinds you can wipe down or machine-washable curtains.


5. Remove carpeting. Traditional wall-to-wall carpeting can be difficult to keep clean. Whenever possible, go with hard flooring such as wood, tile, or linoleum instead.

 

6. Green your cleanupHarsh chemical cleaners may irritate those with allergies. Luckily, it's fairly easy to find safe and effective natural cleaners with mild or even no scents at all.


7. Streamline kids' spaces. Children's rooms are probably the highest area for accumulate of stuff.  But if allergies are a problem, having lots of toys (especially soft toys) everywhere will only make things worse. Try rotating out toys to keep things fresh (and neat), and store extras in an out-of-the-way closet. Washing stuffed animals when possible can also help keep dust at a minimum. Also keeping the area under the bed free of clutter helps to eliminate those dust bunnies and makes it easier to clean. 


8. Clean and ventilate the bathroom regularly. Frequent cleaning and plenty of fresh air should keep mildew and mold at bay. But if you do see mold, be sure to use a cleaner that says it kills mold.


9. Replace filters in fans and heating and cooling systems. This is key for keeping the air in your home clean. Each time you change the filter in your bathroom exhaust system or air conditioning or heating system, mark the next change date on the calendar.


10. Setting boundaries: Keep pets out of bedrooms. No matter how adorable your furry friend is, if he's making you wheeze, it's time to set some boundaries. Keeping pets in a protected outdoor area is ideal, but at the bare minimum enforce a no-pets policy in bedrooms.


I hope some of these ideas help you out in your home so that you can enjoy the time you spend in it.  If you are looking to clean up in order to sell your property, all of these ideas will assist you in keeping it "show ready" at all times. If you would like to discuss getting your property ready, give me a call & we'll get it ready to sell. 



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I have listed a new property at 1878 OTTER RD in Williams Lake.
Beautiful 3.3 acres zoned tourist commercial/residential property on spectacular Nimpo Lake with 250 feet of lakeshore and large wharf for boat and plane. The large home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom with an indoor hottub and is surrounded bylandscaped yards and garden and gorgeous views of the lake and mountains from the living room deck. There is a s heated 30x30 garage/workshop, a gardeners dream greenhouse, a walk in cooler, and numerous storage sheds. Check out the 15 kw automatic backup diesel generator for any power outages. There is also a lakeshore home that rents for $500 per month. Too many included things to list, if you are looking for lakefront and at this price, this is definitely the home you have been waiting for.
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I have listed a new property at 4879 MAINDLEY RD in Williams Lake.
This could be yours! quiet lake front log cabin on 0.89 acres on Alexis Lakes. This 2 bedroom home is the perfect recreation getaway or the ultimate retirement home. With 2 covered decks and a balcony off the master bedroom, you will have plenty of room to relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the lake and the call of the loons. The property has it's own lake front boathouse and a great 16 x 22 cement floor shop and generator shed. This is a self sustained property and is less than 2 hours from Williams Lake making this a perfect spot to getaway from it all. Alexis Lake is electric motor only so grab your kayak or canoe and fishing pole as the peacefulness of the lake awaits you.
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Statistics! They can help you analyze where you've been and can help predict where you are going. They can have a huge impact on how you view something. Or they can make you question the source and wonder how accurate the information is.

 

Statistics in real estate are an important indicator on how a market is doing. They can be justified by influences around them such as the job market but as they are based on actual sales and listings so their accuracy surpasses many other statistically analysts that exist.

 

As we look back on the month of April and compare some of the reports, stats show that there were 449 active listings in our Williams Lake & area market compared to 459 in April 2012. We are down slightly this year but by only 10 listings which could be recreational properties that have waited a little bit longer this year to go onto the market due to weather and accessibility. A total of 108 new listings came on the market in April compared to 98 last year.

 

If we focus on the average single family home, a total of 9 were sold in April with an average sale price of $237,444. Compare it to last year in April, 9 properties also sold but with an average sale of $242,244. 

  

At this point, our year to date comparison of all properties from last year to this year has dropped slightly from last month to this month but we will look to make that up in the next few months. If you would like to join the statistics, especially in the sold category, just give me a call and I can do a free market evaluation on your property and we can then move forward to selling your property. 

 

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 124 COUNTRY CLUB BLVD in Williams Lake.
Look no further! Beautiful 4 bedroom home in the picturesque & desirable area of Country Club. Gorgeous livingroom with vaulted ceiling & amazing view of the lake from your master bedroom & step out onto the deck to enjoy your morningcoffee overlooking Fairway #4. Open concept kitchen and dining room makes for the perfect entertainment area with patio doors leading out to the incredible deck extending the entire back of the home. Top it off with the ultimate media room with a 10ft screen & projector & a spacious backyard and you'll never want to leave. Beautiful gardens & a large 2 car garage are just a few of the many bonuses. This is what fine living is all about!
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