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CENTURY21 Northumberland Realty

Don serves Alberton, O'Leary, Tignish and surrounding areas as well as Prince County including all points west of Summerside. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home or seeking a vacation property, if you have questions or concerns, give me a call. We can talk about the process.


Don Murphy and the PEI real estate market – a winning combination

PEI is an island province located 13 km off the east coast of the mainland and connected to New Brunswick by the Confederation Bridge. PEI has a lengthy coastline and therefore PEI real estate listings are frequently waterfront or waterview properties. The PEI real estate market is characterized by less spectacular gains than other “hotter” markets but affords property owners a stable, secure return as it is also not so vulnerable to rapid drops in value. PEI real estate also provides a platform for the first time property buyer to enter the market as PEI real estate prices are considerably lower than most other parts of the country.

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37  SWEET PEA LANE Darnley, C0B 1M0
37 SWEET PEA LANE
Darnley, C0B 1M0
$175,900201914267
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Lot Size: acre(s)0.46
Living Area: (sq. ft.)672

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11125 ROUTE 6  Clinton C0B 1M0
11125 ROUTE 6
Clinton C0B 1M0
$1,750,000201914241
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3.5
Lot Size: acre(s)50 Acres
Living Area: (sq. ft.)8000

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90 LADY SLIPPER DRIVE Miscouche, C0B1T0
90 LADY SLIPPER DRIVE
Miscouche, C0B1T0
$99,000201913989
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s).25
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1123

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39 DYLAN AVENUE Summerside, C1N 6R2
39 DYLAN AVENUE
Summerside, C1N 6R2
$79,900201913935
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s)Rented
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1088

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9230 ROUTE 12 Freeland, C0B1J0
9230 ROUTE 12
Freeland, C0B1J0
$69,900201913849
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s)2.9 Acres
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1270

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540  APPIN ROAD Bonshaw C0A1C0
540 APPIN ROAD
Bonshaw C0A1C0
$69,500201913835
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s)0.54
Living Area: (sq. ft.)793

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8 STRIGHTS LANE Chelton, C0B1A0
8 STRIGHTS LANE
Chelton, C0B1A0
$139,900201913554
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s)0.66
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1140

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58 GASPE ROAD O'Leary, C0B 1V0
58 GASPE ROAD
O'Leary, C0B 1V0
$89,900201913458
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Lot Size: acre(s).22
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1350

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435 MAIN STREET Alberton, C0B1B0
435 MAIN STREET
Alberton, C0B1B0
$239,900201913419
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s).429
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1250

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11 FRASER AVENUE Northport C0B 1B0
11 FRASER AVENUE
Northport C0B 1B0
$239,000201913403
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s).55
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1096

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13216 ROUTE 14 Waterford, C0B1Z0
13216 ROUTE 14
Waterford, C0B1Z0
$249,900201913373
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Lot Size: acre(s)1.07
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1999

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37 SWEET PEA LANE Darnley, C0B 1M0
37 SWEET PEA LANE
Darnley, C0B 1M0
$175,900201913192
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s)0.46
Living Area: (sq. ft.)672

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2651 HWY 10 Borden, Carleton C0B1X0
2651 HWY 10
Borden, Carleton C0B1X0
$69,900201913090
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s)0.28
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1406

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48 WILDFLOWER LANE Darnley, C0B 1M0
48 WILDFLOWER LANE
Darnley, C0B 1M0
$137,500201912995
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s).53
Living Area: (sq. ft.)768

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160 LINDEN AVENUE Summerside, C1N2K2
160 LINDEN AVENUE
Summerside, C1N2K2
$189,900201912807
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Lot Size: acre(s).147
Living Area: (sq. ft.)3120

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22329 TCH Albany
22329 TCH
Albany
$289,000201912736
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 4
Lot Size: acre(s)14.22
Living Area: (sq. ft.)3630

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2560 ROUTE 20 Darnley, C0B 1M0
2560 ROUTE 20
Darnley, C0B 1M0
$189,900201912705
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Lot Size: acre(s).33
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1792

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184 RIEHL AVENUE Summerside, C1N 4X4
184 RIEHL AVENUE
Summerside, C1N 4X4
$164,000201912691
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s).26
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1234

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183 LYMAN LEARD LANE Brooklyn, C0B1B0
183 LYMAN LEARD LANE
Brooklyn, C0B1B0
$39,000201912388
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s)
Living Area: (sq. ft.)840

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852 MAIN STREET Alberton, C0B1B0
852 MAIN STREET
Alberton, C0B1B0
$469,500201912141
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Lot Size: acre(s)4.39
Living Area: (sq. ft.)2380

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15 LINKVIEW  Chelton, C0B1A0
15 LINKVIEW
Chelton, C0B1A0
$110,000201912070
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s).35
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1016

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90 CAMPBELLS WAY Cape Traverse, C0B1X0
90 CAMPBELLS WAY
Cape Traverse, C0B1X0
$314,900201912003
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Lot Size: acre(s)1.05
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1680

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63 RED FOX LANE Darnley, C0B 1M0
63 RED FOX LANE
Darnley, C0B 1M0
$149,900201911721
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Lot Size: acre(s)0.38
Living Area: (sq. ft.)936

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206 HIGHVIEW North Bedeque, C1N4J9
206 HIGHVIEW
North Bedeque, C1N4J9
$427,900201911652
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Lot Size: acre(s).17
Living Area: (sq. ft.)2284

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58 GARDEN LANE Donaldston, C0A1T0
58 GARDEN LANE
Donaldston, C0A1T0
$43,000201914334
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s).67
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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 ALLEN ROAD South West Lot 16
ALLEN ROAD
South West Lot 16
$15,900201914262
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)9.97
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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 MCMILLAN DRIVE Miscouche, C0B1T0
MCMILLAN DRIVE
Miscouche, C0B1T0
$24,500201914253
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s).38
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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Lots 25 & 26 MACKENZIE DRIVE Summerside, C1N 4J8
Lots 25 & 26 MACKENZIE DRIVE
Summerside, C1N 4J8
$129,900201914220
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)
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Lot 6 LOT 8 MACKENZIE DRIV Summerside, C1N4J8
Lot 6 LOT 8 MACKENZIE DRIV
Summerside, C1N4J8
$89,900201914212
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Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)
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 MACKENZIE DRIVE Summerside, C1N 4J9
MACKENZIE DRIVE
Summerside, C1N 4J9
$79,000201914173
Bedrooms:
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Lot Size: acre(s)
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 SHAW ROAD Haliburton, C0B1V0
SHAW ROAD
Haliburton, C0B1V0
$37,900201913799
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)69.3 Acres
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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183 SUNSET BEACH ROAD Fernwood, C0B1C0
183 SUNSET BEACH ROAD
Fernwood, C0B1C0
$85,000201913425
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s).32
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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4 LAUGHLIN STREET Miscouche, C0B1T0
4 LAUGHLIN STREET
Miscouche, C0B1T0
$24,900201913216
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)0.21
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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Lot 27 CAMPBELLS WAY Cape Traverse, C0B1X0
Lot 27 CAMPBELLS WAY
Cape Traverse, C0B1X0
$125,900201913140
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)1.23
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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14 BOYLE CRESCENT Cavendish, C0B1M0
14 BOYLE CRESCENT
Cavendish, C0B1M0
$33,800201913117
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s).44
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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43 DRIFTWOOD COUNTRY LA Anglo, Tignish C0B2B0
43 DRIFTWOOD COUNTRY LA
Anglo, Tignish C0B2B0
$75,000201911923
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)1.4 & 1.6
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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 MAIN STREET Alberton, C0B1B0
MAIN STREET
Alberton, C0B1B0
$300,000201913574
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)3.74
Living Area: (sq. ft.)

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311 JENNIFER STREET Summerside, C1n6L4
311 JENNIFER STREET
Summerside, C1n6L4
$230,000201913468
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s).19
Living Area: (sq. ft.)2108

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101 ABEGWEIT BLVD Borden, Carleton C0B1X0
101 ABEGWEIT BLVD
Borden, Carleton C0B1X0
$775,000201906010
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)
Living Area: (sq. ft.)11000

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464 MARCHBANK ROAD Montrose, C0B 1B0
464 MARCHBANK ROAD
Montrose, C0B 1B0
$159,000201826583
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s).48
Living Area: (sq. ft.)1188

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99 HARBOUR ROAD Miminegash, C0B1S0
99 HARBOUR ROAD
Miminegash, C0B1S0
$399,000201824251
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)1.08
Living Area: (sq. ft.)2800

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325 CHURCH STREET Tignish, C0B 2B0
325 CHURCH STREET
Tignish, C0B 2B0
$319,000201824215
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)1.78
Living Area: (sq. ft.)2280

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20808 TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY Tryon, C0A1J0
20808 TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY
Tryon, C0A1J0
$179,900201911449
Bedrooms:
Bathrooms:
Lot Size: acre(s)1.81
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20798  TRANS CANADA Tryon, C0A1J0
20798 TRANS CANADA
Tryon, C0A1J0
$304,900201910934
Bedrooms:
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Lot Size: acre(s)3.32
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8348 ARGYLE SHORE Argyle, C0B 1C0
8348 ARGYLE SHORE
Argyle, C0B 1C0
$349,000201828426
Bedrooms:
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Lot Size: acre(s)42.52 Ac
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Buying & Selling Real Estate on Prince Edward Island

Don and Century21 helps first-time PEI Real Estate buyers.

Real Estate TV is here! With it comes a plethora of shows designed to help the real estate buyer and especially the first time real estate buyer to navigate the obstacles of entering the world of home ownership.

The process of making the single biggest purchase of your life can be daunting one. Certainly even a PEI real estate purchase still requires that you go through the same steps as if you were buying a more expensive property in Toronto. The first step Don recommmends is securing a pre-approved mortgage. This means that your bank or financial institution has looked at your finances and determined just how much PEI real estate you can afford. This will create a budget for your PEI real estate search and will ensure that you don’t waste time or fall in love with a PEI real estate listing that you can not afford and it also gives weight to your offer when you find the PEI property that you want to offer on.

Determining property features and finding PEI Real Estate that meets your requirements.

With your finances in order Don will have you make two lists, those features of your new PEI home that are “must haves” and a second list of “would be nice” features. With these in hand Don will search for PEI real estate listings through the MLS system that meet your needs. He will create a short-list of those PEI home and properties that you should visit. You should also check through the internet to establish some knowledge of what is available on the PEI real estate market.

You will begin to visit PEI home on the list and Don suggests that after you see 3 PEI real estate listings that you eliminate at least one. In this way as you see more PEI homes you short-list by removing one from your list. Ulltimately you will have the best two PEI properties on your list and then it is a matter of choosing between them.

You’ve found the PEI Real Estate listing that ticks all the boxes!

Now the hard work begins to secure the purchase of the PEI real estate listing that you have chosen and to get it at the right price. Don suggests avoiding emotional connection with the property as much as possible because should the vendors not negotiate a price you can accept it will be easier to walk away. Generally a fair market offer on any PEI real estate listing is based on comparables, similar PEI real estate that has sold in the area. Don will write your offer and it will be presented to the sellers. They may accept it, reject it, or counter-offer. It is common in negotiating on PEI real estate (as indeed in any real estate market) that there will be a counter-offer. Once again you are free then to accept, reject or counter. So it goes until either a deal is reached or the attempt is abandoned.

Once a deal is reached the rest of the process is carried out by your lawyer. You will need a lawyer with PEI real estate experience working for you. They will perform what is called conveyancing. They will search title, determine the pro-rated portions of oil, taxes etc that you will owe the vendor, as well as preparing the final documents etc. You sign and pick up the keys!

There is a strong rental market on PEI. Many islanders rent their homes and if well treated as tenants they tend to stay for long tenancies. When investing in PEI real estate for rental purposes you should keep in mind the budgets that most renters will be working within. Basically make sure you are buying PEI real estate property that will be priced to allow for less expensive rentals. It is not that the there are not people who will rent larger more expensive PEI homes but they are harder to find. You should purchase PEI real estate in the range of $50,000-100,000 when you are considering becoming a landlord. As you can see from the previous table of home prices even in the lower end of the national real estate values it is possible to extract sufficient equity to make a PEI real estate purchase in this price range after you have bought the PEI home that you will live in.

If the average PEI home purchased for rental and as an investment in PEI real estate were to rent from $500 plus utilities to $800 including utilities then you would be at approx $300 to $400 per month added to your income. In addition you are building equity in the final sale of your PEI real estate holdings. You might consider it possible to add $5 per thousand dollars of investment equity to your retirement income by this means. Before embarking on such a program you should contact a licensed PEI real estate agent such as Don Murphy and Century21 for more information as this is just a basic outline of what the PEI real estate market and an investment in PEI real estate may be able to do for you.

There is something in the PEI real estate market for everyone

The PEI real estate market tends to be split into 2 categories. There is the local market, which consists of permanent residents looking for family homes and then there is the recreational market, consisting in large measure of summer visitors looking to combine vacation and real estate investment. There are however several other categories of PEI real estate purchaser. There is the retiree coming to PEI for the lower PEI real estate prices and the PEI real estate investor who purchases starter homes to rent to fellow islanders. There is also room to combine these ideas into one and move to Prince Edward Island when you retire using the equity in your current home to fund a PEI real estate purchase that is a mix of personal PEI home and investment rentals.

Should you decide to follow this route and you own a home in an area of higher real estate prices such as Toronto or Vancouver where the average prices can be around $400,000 and up, you would be looking for a primary PEI home in the $200,000 range plus the purchase of 3-4 rental homes which would account for the rest of your equity. In this way you have split up your PEI real estate investment into half for personal use and the other half to bring in an income which could be in the range of $2000+ per month. As you can see a PEI real estate investment such as this would provide a place to live and an additional income.

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