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Please visit our Open House at 953 Tayberry TERR in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this open concept home. 3 Large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms makes this home perfect for a family, upsizer, downsizer or first time home buyer. Chef inspired kitchen with quartz counter tops and a fine crafted entertainment cabinet with wine rack. 9' ceilings throughout. Large walk in closet in Master with a 4 piece en-suite. Dimmer switches in the master and dining room. Fantastic low maintenance yard and wired for surround sound system, makes it a great home for entertaining. Single Car Garage and many other upgrades. Close to Schools, Transit and all Ammenties. Open House June 24th & June 25th 11am-1pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 953 Tayberry TERR in VICTORIA.
Open House on Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this open concept home. 3 Large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms makes this home perfect for a family, upsizer, downsizer or first time home buyer. Chef inspired kitchen with quartz counter tops and a fine crafted entertainment cabinet with wine rack. 9' ceilings throughout. Large walk in closet in Master with a 4 piece en-suite. Dimmer switches in the master and dining room. Fantastic low maintenance yard and wired for surround sound system, makes it a great home for entertaining. Single Car Garage and many other upgrades. Close to Schools, Transit and all Ammenties. Open House June 24th & June 25th 11am-1pm.
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I have listed a new property at 953 Tayberry TERR in VICTORIA.
Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this open concept home. 3 Large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms makes this home perfect for a family, upsizer, downsizer or first time home buyer. Chef inspired kitchen with quartz counter tops and a fine crafted entertainment cabinet with wine rack. 9' ceilings throughout. Large walk in closet in Master with a 4 piece en-suite. Dimmer switches in the master and dining room. Fantastic low maintenance yard and wired for surround sound system, makes it a great home for entertaining. Single Car Garage and many other upgrades. Close to Schools, Transit and all Ammenties. Open House June 24th & June 25th 1-3pm.
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I have sold a property at 2634 Sunderland RD in VICTORIA.
Investor Alert. Large .17 lot large enough to put a duplex on. Great Rental Property. This 1950's rancher has an open living area with 2 bedroom on separate sides of the house. Fantastic floor plan, easy to maintain and a great garden space. 200amp service, Brand New HWT. Stainless steel appliances with an eating bar as well as hard wood floors. Huge fenced yard with a large deck for outdoor entertainment. Situated on a quiet cul de sac close to all amenities, schools and bus routes.
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I have sold a property at 609 Toronto ST in VICTORIA.
Exquisite restored heritage designated 1891 quality 4 bdrm 3 bth James Bay residence within a lovely urban setting close to Beacon Hill park. The present owners have laboured for 2 decades to restore this unique second empire mansard style home with legal basement B&B suite. Step back into 10 foot ceilings, antique light fixtures, plate rail, classic original bannister, stained glass windows, country kitchen, & bulls eye mouldings with a completely rewired 200 amp service, seismic upgrading, & 2 character gas heaters. From your attractive south facing rear deck enjoy the secret garden of rhodos, camellia, azalea, mock orange, & turtle head. Two stacked off street parking spaces. Better see this quite wonderful exceptional place to live!
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Real Estate in Colwood

The City of Colwood is located on the coast of Vancouver Island, just southwest of Victoria. As a fast growing and family-friendly community, Colwood has become an increasingly popular place for home buyers to invest in. This waterfront community has a unique connection to nature and incredible opportunities in real estate. 

 

Set amongst some of the most beautiful parks and trails on Southern Vancouver Island, there is no better place to work, live, and play, than Colwood. Colwood proudly preserves well-visited historic sites and heritage buildings including Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University, Fisgard Lighthouse, and the St. John Baptist Church. The growing city has many upcoming opportunities for real estate, businesses, and community growth. With the new state-of-the-art Royal Bay Secondary School, and the new developments along the Royal Bay waterfront, Colwood has become the perfect place to raise a family. 

 

There are more than 500 businesses in Colwood, making it an easy place to shop for all of your amenities. “Employment opportunities are projected to increase by 83.7% in Colwood by 2038 as the population grows and businesses in the nearby City of Victoria look to expand and diversify.” With a growing number of employment opportunities, population, and businesses, the real estate in Colwood is only going to become more valuable and sought-after. 

 

Colwood is home to a wide variety of luxury waterfront properties, as well as suburban living, rural and town residential options, and condominium homes. Acreage lots are popular in Colwood, and may encompass inviting possibilities for business and residential development. 

 

If you’re looking for west coast country living, or a luxury waterfront lifestyle, Colwood provides both without sacrifice or inconvenience. Colwood is just 10 kilometres up the road from BC's capital city of Victoria and less than 40 km from the Victoria International Airport and the BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal. 

 

If you are interested in buying or selling in the area of Colwood, contact me today to explore your options. 


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Real Estate in Bear Mountain 

 

If you are thinking about investing in a property in Bear Mountain, the real estate opportunities are many and varied. Each property has been thoughtfully sited and built to take full advantage of its natural terrain and pristine beauty. Bear Mountain provides luxury real estate, recreational 

opportunities, and a vibrant community all in a short drive or walk away. 

 

Bounded between the City of Langford and the District of Highlands, Bear Mountain contains approximately 1,150 homes and 3,000 residents, with the number of homes and population growing. When you choose to live in Bear Mountain, not only are you surrounded by natural beauty, but there are many community events to attend. Golf tournaments are abundant and a great way to not only meet people in the community, but network with business professionals from all over Vancouver Island. 

 

Not only is Bear Mountain known as one of the most luxurious neighbourhoods on Vancouver Island, but it’s conveniently located near a plethora of restaurants, national chains, and boutiques. You can rest assured that all of your amenities are in close distance, and you don’t need to worry about driving a far distance for anything. 

 

Whether you’re interested in investing in a condo or a single family home, Bear Mountain will have what you’re looking for. If you are currently living in Bear Mountain and would like to put your home on the market, now is the time! 

 

Contact me today to see what is currently on the market, or if you are interested in putting your home up for sale. You can be promised that by working with a qualified REALTOR®  like myself, it will make all the difference when buying or selling your home. Contact me today! 


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Real Estate in the Westshore

 

West Shore has become one of the fastest growing areas of Victoria BC as the number of homes, businesses, and opportunities have continued to increase. West Shore’s population growth is due to the heightened demand for land in the CRD and the decreasing availability of land in the City of Victoria. Home to five suburban municipalities including Colwood, The Highlands, Langford, Metchosin, and View Royal, homebuyers are looking to the municipalities of West Shore for affordable and diverse housing options. If you’ve ever thought about investing in one of these areas, continue reading to learn more about what each municipality has to offer. 

 

City of Colwood

Colwood offers a variety of different recreational pursuits to please everyone. Whether you enjoy hitting the gym, checking out the nature reserve, or playing golf, Colwood offers a wide range of activities to enjoy. In the summer time, the beach is a popular spot for sun tanning, swimming, wind-surfing, sailing, and walking. 

 

District of Highlands

Many people choose to live in the Highlands because of its rural character, natural beauty, and environmentally conscious efforts. Residents are encouraged to build their homes with the least environmental impact by minimizing vegetation removal, and using materials that blend in with the landscape. 

 

City of Langford

Langford is a young, growing community of over 25,000 people with ambition of a modern, West Coast style. Langford offers a large number of lakes and parks including Thetis Lake, Langford Lake, and the popular Goldstream Park. Langford’s population is flourishing, and is the fastest growing municipality in the CRD.

 

District of Metchosin 

Metchosin is a rural community that offers great horseback riding trails, nature parks, and oceanfront areas. There are many community events to enjoy such as the Farmers Market, Pioneer Museum and Book Sales, and the Poultry Swap.

 

Town of View Royal 

View Royal has a thriving arts community with visual and performing arts being central to many in their day-to-day lives. There are also numerous community facilities and recreational services, such as the public library, Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, and public parks. 

 

Whether you’re looking to invest in the West Shore because of it’s affordable and diverse housing options, community events, natural beauty, or growing population, you are guaranteed to be making the right choice. To learn more about what the West Shore has to offer, contact me today.

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I have listed a new property at 2634 Sunderland RD in VICTORIA.
Investor Alert. Large .17 lot large enough to put a duplex on. Great Rental Property. This 1950's rancher has an open living area with 2 bedroom on separate sides of the house. Fantastic floor plan, easy to maintain and a great garden space. 200amp service, Brand New HWT. Stainless steel appliances with an eating bar as well as hard wood floors. Huge fenced yard with a large deck for outdoor entertainment. Situated on a quiet cul de sac close to all amenities, schools and bus routes.
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I have sold a property at 105 1005 McKenzie AVE in VICTORIA.
Close to Uvic, Town and near all bus routes. Boasting over 1000 Sq Feet to Living. First Floor Corner Suite with 2 spacious bedrooms and living space, side patio and large sun room. Full Amenities are included in Strata Fees (Pool, Rec Room, Tennis Court and Workshop, Laundry and Library) Limited Noise and tucked away from the street. 19+ Years and Older Age Limit and No pets. Central, quiet and great spot for Students or Downsizers. Open House 11-12 Sunday, February 5th
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I have listed a new property at 2634 Sunderland RD in VICTORIA.
Perfect for first time Home Buyers, Small Family or downsizer who are looking for a beautiful quiet home with a garden setting. Large .17 lot, zoned R2 with room to add on or make a duplex. This 1950's rancher has an open living area with 2 bedroom on separate sides of the house. Fantastic floor plan, easy to maintain and a great garden space. 200amp service, HWT 1 year old, recently updated water pipes, and sealed roof. Stainless steel appliances with an eating bar as well as hard wood floors. Huge fenced yard with a large deck for outdoor entertainment. Situated on a quiet cul de sac close to all amenities, schools and bus routes. Open House Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 1-3pm. Priced to Sell.
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Please visit our Open House at 2634 Sunderland RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Perfect for first time Home Buyers, Small Family or downsizer who are looking for a beautiful quiet home with a garden setting. Large .17 lot, zoned R2 with room to add on or make a duplex. This 1950's rancher has an open living area with 2 bedroom on separate sides of the house. Fantastic floor plan, easy to maintain and a great garden space. 200amp service, HWT 1 year old, recently updated water pipes, and sealed roof. Stainless steel appliances with an eating bar as well as hard wood floors. Huge fenced yard with a large deck for outdoor entertainment. Situated on a quiet cul de sac close to all amenities, schools and bus routes. Open House Saturday, April 22nd, 2017, 1-3pm. Priced to Sell.
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I have listed a new property at 2634 Sunderland RD in VICTORIA.
Perfect for first time Home Buyers, Small Family or downsizer who are looking for a beautiful quiet home with a garden setting. Large .17 lot, room to add on or make a duplex. This 1950's rancher has an open living area with 2 bedroom on separate sides of the house. Fantastic floor plan, easy to maintain and a great garden space. 200amp service, HWT 1 year old, recently updated water pipes, and sealed roof. Stainless steel appliances with an eating bar as well as hard wood floors. Huge fenced yard with a large deck for outdoor entertainment. Situated on a quiet cul de sac close to all amenities, schools and bus routes. Open House Saturday, April 1st, 2017, 1-3pm.
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I have sold a property at 3136 Highview ST in VICTORIA.
WELCOME HOME! Warm character and disarming charm throughout this fabulously quaint character home. Showcasing 2 bedrooms on the main, vaulted ceilings, fir floors, picture rails, classic moldings, a bright country kitchen and an updated vintage bathroom. Upgraded 200 amp wiring, a high efficiency furnace, a newer roof and a finished basement perfect for guests, hobbies or just to get away. Outside you get a detached garage for the toys, tools and storage and a west facing back yard perfect for the critters, gardener and summer entertaining. All located near shopping, Cedar Hill Rec Centre, trails, parks and just minutes to downtown Victoria
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I have sold a property at 10 2775 Grainger RD in VICTORIA.
Beautiful 2 level town home, in a quiet corner of the complex, central location in a mature community close to all amenities. Two electric fireplaces and one propane fireplace in main living room. 2 beautifully renovated bathrooms and secluded patio. RV Rental spots with hook ups also available on property. Fabulous opportunity for downsizers. Kitchen has an amazing double oven and ample counter space. Walking distance from everything in downtown Langford and entrance to Royal Colwood Golf Course.
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Please visit our Open House at 2634 Sunderland RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, April 1, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM Come see this amazing home and have a chance to win a $50 Pier One Gift Certificate Give Away.
Perfect for first time Home Buyers, Small Family or downsizer who are looking for a beautiful quiet home with a garden setting. Large .17 lot, room to add on or make a duplex. This 1950's rancher has an open living area with 2 bedroom on separate sides of the house. Fantastic floor plan, easy to maintain and a great garden space. 200amp service, HWT 1 year old, recently updated water pipes, and sealed roof. Stainless steel appliances with an eating bar as well as hard wood floors. Huge fenced yard with a large deck for outdoor entertainment. Situated on a quiet cul de sac close to all amenities, schools and bus routes. Open House Saturday, April 1st, 2017, 1-3pm.
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I have sold a property at 317 599 Pandora AVE in VICTORIA.
Live en vogue at the Vogue. This restored heritage building is the perfect combination of history and character, and luxury and convenience. Soaring ceilings, exposed wood beams, hardwood floors, and brick are just some of the features this gem showcases! This loft offers spacious living—including a designer kitchen and open living room—in the heart of the capital city. Your private patio is great for catching some sunshine and entertaining—never watch the Santa Claus Parade cold again! Close to everything downtown, including bus routes. Storage locker and secured underground parking. Modern, yet classic; city-living, yet spacious. Strike a pose, Strike a pose, Vogue, Vogue, Vogue. Legally zoned for short term rentals (vacation rentals).
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I have sold a property at 937 Step Moss CLOSE in VICTORIA.
Open Saturday Sept. 6, 2-4. This exciting 2010 custom 6+ bedroom, 3,660 Sq. Ft. home offers a versatile layout including: open floor plan, Great room, Rec room over garage, also a 2 bedroom Suite ($1,100 + Util). Quality features: wide plank maple hardwood floors, heated tile, built in speakers including a media room complete with high end home theatre equipment, solid wood doors, closet organizers, granite and stone counter tops, 9' ceilings on the main, 10' down. The best soundproofing. Gas: fireplace, range, BBQ, hot water and dryer. Terrific Cul de sac location with lovely forested, mountain and sunset views. Valley View neighbourhood offers a terrific Park with Baseball, Basketball, Swings, and Concession. Floor Plans Available.
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I have sold a property at 2415 Oregon AVE in VICTORIA.
Great corner lot across from Alexander Park in the heart of Fernwood. Three bedrooms upstairs with a large master bedroom. Original hardwood floors, eight year old roof, and a newly renovated bathroom including a soaker tub. Cozy, wood burning fireplace upstairs in the living room. Large fenced in back yard with in-ground sprinklers. Great for children, pets or private garden with a spacious balcony looking down on the yard. There is a lower two bedroom one bath suite that is carpeted with a gas fire place. Great "mortgage helper" or in-law suite. The garage has a built in workshop. Close to two major bus routes and ample street parking.
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I have sold a property at 101 3916 Carey RD in VICTORIA.
Woodland Heights is Uptown's new community of homes offering universal design principals, along with an abundance of natural green space. Located in the heart of West Saanich close to urban amenties. Boasting larger than average suite sizes, towering nine-foot ceilings with top of the line finishings. Designed by long standing award winning local architecture company. The Douglas floor plan is a 3 Bdrm, 3 bath, open floor plan with one balcony.
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Victoria Real Estate Market Inventory Edges Up, Sales Still Constrained

May 1, 2017 - "The numbers we saw in April are a further indication that the market is gradually moving towards a more balanced state compared to the record setting pace of 2016." says 2017 Board President Ara Balabanian.

A total of 885 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this April, 31.2 per cent fewer than the 1,286 properties sold in April last year. The ten year average for sales in April is 772 properties.

"We are starting to see hints of a more traditional spring market. Local agricultural production has been delayed due to the late spring, and so has the local real estate market," adds President Balabanian, "More sellers listed their homes for sale over the month of April compared to the month previous."

There were 1,690 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of April 2017, an increase of 8.6 per cent compared to the month of March, but 34.8 per cent fewer than the 2,594 active listings for sale at the end of April 2016.

"Inventory is still low, which means that buyers may encounter multiple offer situations in some of the high demand areas - there is still more demand than supply," adds President Balabanian.

The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core in April 2016 was $684,900. The benchmark value for the same home in April 2017 has increased by 17.6 per cent to $805,100.

About the Victoria Real Estate Board - Founded in 1921, the Victoria Real Estate Board is a key player in the development of standards and innovative programs to enhance the professionalism of REALTORS®. The Victoria Real Estate Board represents 1,360 local Realtors. If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, connect with your local Realtor for detailed information on the Victoria and area housing market.

View our press release and summary here.

View our complete statistical package here.

 

For More Information

Victoria Real Estate Board 
Denise Hogue, Communications Manager

Phone: 250-920-4652