John has lived nearly all his life on Vancouver Island. Growing up, his father’s work required that the family move around fairly frequently, so John has had addresses in Victoria, Port Alberni, Qualicum, Chemainus, Ladysmith, Duncan and Mill Bay where he now lives with his wife Lucia. To say that he knows Southern Vancouver Island would be an understatement!
With a double major in Economics and Psychology from the University of Victoria, John started work as a commercial property manager before becoming a mortgage broker. He started in real estate in 2009, going from a desk job to one that allowed him to get outside and engage more with clients, a move well suited to his gregarious nature. With ten years of experience gained from his career in mortgage and lending, including a strong understanding of finance, it is John’s goal to share his expertise with his real-estate clients.
When he is not showing homes to clients on the weekend, John enjoys kiteboarding and biking. An avid interest in photography led him into a year’s stint at the Vancouver Film School’s Multimedia Program in 1999 where he studied extensively about design, photography and videography, skills easily transferable to his work as a Realtor. As a specialist in the Cowichan Valley area, John is also active in his community as an environmentalist, volunteering with the Cowichan Estuary Restoration & Conservation Association.
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LT 2 Hayhurst Cres in : Du Crofton Land for sale (Duncan) : MLS®# 872892
Oceanfront building lot steps from the Crofton Seawalk! Fully serviced and easy to build on, this property ideally suits a rancher or main level entry home with walk out basement. There are unobstructed views of "ever changing" Osborne Bay with fishing boats, barge and the Saltspring Ferry. The lot is 55 feet wide and the owners have custom plans for an 1,800 square foot main level home with large double garage and unfinished basement. Build your oceanfront dream home near this quaint, seaside community! No GST!More details
Beautiful 1.13 Acreage near the heart of Maple Bay! This gently sloping property has some great building sites and has an easy driveway access via easement over the neighbouring property. The municipal water connection is already in place, the hydro pole is at the front of the property, and there has been previous approval for septic. Future privacy is assured as the adjacent 15 acre property has approximately 80% in the Cowichan Land Trust. Build your dream home in this lovely setting and enjoy the Maple Bay lifestyle! No GST!More details
Listed by RE/MAX of Duncan, sold on February, 2021
Sitting on likely the best view lot in “The Cliffs”, you will be awestruck by amazing vistas of Quamichan Lake, Mt Prevost, rolling farmland, and city lights! Custom built by the current owners with painstaking attention to every detail. Large timbers and stone pillars lead you to the grand tiled entrance. Wonderful great room with high vaulted ceilings and two-sided gas fireplace. The kitchen is a culinary masterpiece with commercial grade WOLF gas range, large butcher block island, and covered BBQ deck. There are three main level bedrooms including the wonderful master with ultra-luxurious ensuite. The upper loft is open to below and makes a great home office or recreation space. The lower level enjoys equally spectacular views, huge entertainment room with wet bar, bonus room for hobbies, and a wonderful self-contained two-bedroom in-law suite perfect for family or guests. A separate driveway leads to the lowest level with 1,500 sq ft of storage and could be further developed.More details
Listed by RE/MAX Island Properties, sold on November, 2020
House with suite! 3 bedroom, 2 bath level entry main floor with 2bedroom suite down! Plus a family room with a fourth barthroom that can be allocated to the suite or to the main house, you choose!! Great lifestyle with income potential in this R3 zoned, 2 family property. Located on a no through road and walking distance to Maple Bay Elementary school. Main floor is open and breezy with Maple and granite kitchen complete with island. Living room with gas fireplace and hardwood floors carry through to the dining area where patio doors take you to the private covered deck. Whether you are an investor or a family looking to offset that mortgage payment, this house and suite combo is a winner!! Bonus - huge heated crawl space for loads of added storage.More details
Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Dunc), sold on December, 2019
Trumpeter Pointe-the premier subdivision in Duncan. This open 0.194-acre west-facing lakefront lot takes you to top level living. It's ideal for a rancher with a walk-out lower level, with full-width decks on both levels for your up-close site on Quamichan Lake where you can enjoy the ever-changing views & abundant bird life. This award-winning subdivision is a testament to how communities should be planned. The design guidelines are in place to protect your investment with outstanding quality to all homes & landscaping. Enjoy the green space & walking trails at Trumpeter Pointe! This lot offers the opportunity for a shared dock with lot 11 while protecting the sensitive lake frontage. R2 zoning permits a secondary suite. Fully serviced, all services in ground plus natural gas. GST applies.More details
Listed by Royal LePage Duncan Realty, sold on July, 2020
Spacious living areas & sprawling private deck to take in some of the stunning views of the city,mountains & Quamichan Lake.Striking curb appeal with tudor fascia & cultured stone accents.Grand entrance with slate floors, Koi stream with footbridge. Gourmet kitchen with built in stainless cook top/oven,, granite counters,pantry & island for your friends to gather around all open to the great room.Sprawling master with luxurious soaker tub plus shower in the ensuite.Lower floor featuring a spacious family room with wet bar, large office/bedroom, guest bed & full bath.There is also a self-contained guest accommodation. Quality features include custom ceiling detailing,2 rock faced gas fireplaces,hardwood floors,new heat pump,over height double garage,separate 24'x24' detached insulated and heated workshop,irrigation system,courtyard,waterfall, hidden RV parking & more.Hiking & biking trails at your doorstep,the mountain is your back yard.Close to Marinas, restaurants, pub & Maple BaMore details
Listed by Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Dun), sold on July, 2020
Fabulous in town rancher across the road from McAdam Park! This home has been lovingly maintained and updated by the current owners. The bright entry leads to a spacious living area with gas fireplace and awesome park views. French doors lead to the large formal dining area. Wonderful kitchen with movable center island, gas range (wired for electric as well) and breakfast area with deck access. Lovely master bedroom with walk in closet and four piece ensuite including soaker tub and separate shower. The second bedroom has quick access to the four-piece main bath. The third bedroom is set up as a wonderful home office has a large window with great views. Other features include the laundry room with sink, workshop/storage area with additional space below, and full crawlspace. Low maintenance yard!More details
Listed by RE/MAX Island Properties, sold on January, 2021
2 bd, Off Grid homestead with southwest facing ocean view is going to make someone very happy! 6 minutes to the False Bay ferry this package is complete with house, workshop, storage sheds, 3 chord woodshed, 2 fenced garden areas, fruit trees, a pond & great neighbors. Nestled into the mountain, you can enjoy distant views of the Georgia straight and winter sunsets. Lots of sun for your solar panels means hardly any generator! Windows & skylights allow for natural light & an open concept floor plan make this west coast lofty design a cozy gem. The layout is versatile so if your looking for a 2 bedroom you can lay it out that way or if it's a one bedroom & office or den space you can create what works for you. There is both a wood cookstove for winter months and a propane stove for summer cooking. The wood stove will heat your hot h20 in the winter & a propane Bosch will heat your water in the summer. There is a beautiful 8 x 20 solarium off the SE side.More details
Listed by Fair Realty (Nan), sold on December, 2020
Your future is here. Nestled on the top floor of the Pillars, you will discover this cozy 981 Sqft, 2 bedroom 1 bath condo. This corner unit offers a nice patio area, in-suite laundry, *allows pets and rentals*, is adult orientated but not age restricted. Quiet setting within walking distance to transit, parks, community centre and all amenities of downtown.
A cost effective first step into home ownership, ideal for those wanting a carefree lifestyle or a retirement get-a-way. Vacant and move in ready. *see Strata docs*.
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Listed by Pemberton Holmes Ltd. (Dun), sold on February, 2021
Great starter home or investment property plus Multifamily High Density Residential Zoning provides potential for redevelopment in the future. This solid boned 2-bedroom home is filled with character, charm, and updates. Price includes new roof. Inside you will find solid fir floors throughout and a beautiful clawfoot tub in the bathroom. The kitchen has been updated by current owners; natural gas furnace was refurbished as well as home was rewired (100 amp). Outside there is cozy private back deck, low maintenance yard and a long driveway for extra parking. Detached garage/shop needs considerable work or to be rebuilt. You can’t beat the location with downtown shopping, schools and community center all within a short walk from your front door.More details
Listed by RE/MAX of Duncan, sold on December, 2020
In historic Fairbridge Farm Estates is where to find this stunning 5 bedroom, 3 bath family home that was totally renovated about 3 years ago! Fairbridge is a small community of 39 homes that inspires the nostalgia & lifestyle of yesteryear & is the perfect place to raise your family. This home is on a very private 0.57 acre lot & backs onto a park with BBQ area & plenty of seating. The open design living space is bright & features wood flooring, a beautiful kitchen with island (2nd sink, eating bar), stainless appliances, a dining area that opens to a huge back deck & living room with gas fireplace. There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor including the master bedroom which has 2 walk-in closets & a gorgeous 5 piece ensuite. The lower level has 3 more bedrooms, mechanical room, laundry/mud room & a very spacious family room. Other features are a double garage, heat pump, sprinklers, 2 garden sheds, garden area & use of the 10 acre field. Great commuter location, close to amenities!More details
Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Dunc), sold on June, 2019
Literally nothing to do but move in & enjoy this fully updated, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome with covered parking located close to parks, trails & not far from town! Every square inch of the interior has been professionally painted including the ceilings & closets and there is brand new flooring in every room. The stylish kitchen includes brand new cabinets, quartz counter tops, tile back splash, motion activated under cabinet lighting, stainless stove, dishwasher & hood fan along with a newer stainless fridge. The ample living room features a gas fireplace & the dining area opens to a small deck & fenced back yard. The bedrooms are upstairs & the master has a walk-in closet with new organizer & access to the main bathroom as a "cheater" ensuite. Both bathrooms have brand new toilets, vanities & fixtures. There is a separate 75 sqft. storage room & a crawlspace. New gas hot water tank, pets & rentals are allowed, no age restrictions and strata fees are only $140/month.More details
Listed by Sutton Group-West Coast Realty (Dunc), sold on January, 2017