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Why choose Parksville-Qualicum for your next home? 


I have lived and worked as a REALTOR® in Parksville-Qualicum since 2005. The area of Vancouver Island is known to locals as "Oceanside" and covers an area from Nanoose Bay to Bowser. It has a mild winter climate and is located directly on the waterfront and near to timberlands and wilderness, which makes it appealing to both seniors and those who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Over 40% of local income is derived from pensions and dividend income while a budding technology sector employs professionals from all over. An abundance of services, shopping, and proximity to the Comox International Airport makes this a convenient and popular choice for everyone. 


In the summer, Parksville-Qualicum hosts a number of festivals and events that attract people from all over the Island. Classics on the Beach is the annual classic car show featuring over 1000 examples of automotive history. The Sand Sculpture competition brings "sand artisans" from all over the world; who create dazzling masterpieces. 


I encourage you to call me or email so we can discuss your home ownership goals.


Dale Rumming

P.R.E.C. (Personal Real Estate Corp.), ASA (Accredited Senior Agent)

460 Realty


Toll FREE: 1-855-278-5924


Buying first or Selling first?

Buying a home can be an emotional roller coaster but when you buy your second home, there’s twice as much to consider! You now have to decide whether to sell your existing home first or risk carrying two homes at once.

Selling first means you’ll know exactly how much you’ll be able to put towards your next home. It also allows you to present a much stronger offer as it won't be conditional on the sale of your current home. Finally, selling first helps eliminate the scent of desperation that both buyers and agents can smell.

Once your home sells though, the clock starts ticking. You'll only have a limited amount of time to find the right home. You don't want to overpay or settle for anything less than perfect so you may have to be somewhat flexible when it comes to moving dates.

If you’re looking for something very specific that only comes up once in a while, you may have to buy first and then arrange a longer closing to allow time for your home to sell. To avoid carrying both homes at once, make sure your home’s priced competitively right off the bat in order to generate maximum interest.

Local market conditions can help determine the best option. In a buyer’s market where there’s lots of selection, people usually prefer to sell first so they have a bit of breathing room. In a seller’s market where good homes are hard to find and sell quickly, it’s preferable to buy first in order to lock down your dream home!

There’s no right answer when it comes to buying or selling first as it depends on personal circumstances. Regardless of your situation though, it's important to seek professional advice from a knowledgeable, local real estate agent as market conditions can change rapidly.

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