Buying real estate in the Comox Valley offers more than a financial investment. It offers a place to call home within a vibrant community that includes residents of the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village of Cumberland, as well as Black Creek, Merville, Royston, Union Bay and Fanny Bay. Whether you’re looking to buy property to build a new home, or buy a house or condo in the Comox Valley, each of these communities has its own unique character and appeal.
From rural paradise to urban convenience, real estate in the Comox Valley is wonderfully diverse. Cindy Armstrong can introduce you to beautiful acreage properties for sale, waterfront homes, and retirement communities, as well as homes for sale in new and established neighborhoods.
As you consider buying real estate, you’ll want to make a list of important considerations that take your physical requirements into account as well as your lifestyle. Start by making a list of things that you need. Maybe you want to buy a house that has a workshop, fewer stairs to climb, or a home that’s more energy efficient. Or, maybe it’s the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and storage opportunities that would make life more comfortable. Have your needs changed because your family is growing, or because they have grown up? Are you looking for ways to downsize and streamline your lifestyle or do you want room to expand your interests? Make your "wish list" and start dreaming!
The location of the home you buy affects the purchase price as well as how its value changes over time. That’s why finding the best location within your budget is one of the greatest challenges of buying a home. Using Cindy's Client Portal for home buyers in the Comox Valley can be a useful tool in helping to decide the kind of property you want, even if you don’t find the exact listing you’re looking for. Simply key in search terms that match your criteria and the system will generate search results to get you started. You can choose specific locations such as Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Black Creek, Merville, Royston, Union Bay and Fanny Bay, as well as property attributes such as waterfront properties, condos, or acreage for sale in the Comox Valley.
You’ll also want to consider the age and structural integrity of the house. When was the house built? What type of heating system is in the house? What kind of roof does it have? If it’s a rural property for sale, does it use well water? What is the age of the septic system? Cindy Armstrong can help to ensure that you are making a sound investment by helping you to arrange for qualified inspections.
If you are moving to Courtenay or Comox due to a DND military transfer to 19 Wing Comox or an RCMP transfer, you’ll be glad to know that Cindy Armstrong is a Brookfield Relocation specialist and can help minimize the stress of a long distance purchase. Cindy can show you properties for sale in the Comox Valley as well as the amenities of local neighborhoods, and has experience working within the tight time lines of home buying trips. Working with a REALTOR® who is familiar with Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and their outlying areas is especially helpful for out-of-town buyers.
Once you have found a house, condo or property that you want to buy, you can make an offer. Determining the offering price is a tricky process and this is where Cindy's real estate expertise will be a valuable asset. She will provide you with a history of sales for the home you are interested in, comparables and valuable knowledge about the neighbourhood.
When you consider how much you are willing to pay, make sure your budget allows for some of the additional costs of purchasing a home which can include things like sales tax on property, legal fees, appraisal fees, mortgage broker fees or property insurance.
As your REALTOR®, Cindy Armstrong will present your offer for the owner’s consideration. The sellers will have an opportunity to suggest changes to your offer as a counter offer, which you may or may not agree to. It’s important to ensure that you understand all of the terms in your agreement, and Cindy’s experience as a REALTOR® will be a helpful resource.
Cindy will help you with the due diligence aspect of the contract to ensure your purchase proceeds to a successful completion.
Now that the paper work is done, congratulations! You’ve purchased a home in one of the most scenic areas in the country. If you’re new to the Courtenay/Comox area or a military family that has just relocated to 19 Wing Comox, then welcome to the Comox Valley! Once you’ve settled in, you’ll enjoy getting to know the neighborhoods of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland. Each offers a unique community expression and you’ll enjoy getting better acquainted.
Take in all of the recreational activities that are right at your door. Delve into the history of the area, meet the artisans, and sample the local agricultural produce, or just enjoy the local live music scene, theatre productions, or attending the Comox Valley’s community events and festivals.