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Your home could be featured here! Listings are down 18% from September 2014 while sales are up 25%. It's a SELLERS' MARKET out there. If you're thinking of selling, contact me for a complimentary consultation and learn about the benefits of my marketing system.
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I have sold a property at 2720 Foul Bay RD in VICTORIA.

THIS HOME SOLD IN LESS THAN A MONTH.


Space and Versatility!

Delightful, bright, affordable, well-maintained 1950s bungalow has suite potential!

Central location and a great place to raise a family!

Enjoy the convenience of 3 bedrooms on the main floor and an additional bedroom and rec room with other potential uses downstairs.

In the same family for 60 years, this home features:

  • an inviting Living Room-Dining Room with wraparound wood-burning fireplace and a pass-through/counter open to the kitchen, letting in even more light.
  • hardwood floors in main living areas.
  • a gracious and private deck and a sunny, fenced west-facing backyard with a bonus shed.
  • Choose your plantings for the rock garden and stone wall, or go for low-maintenance gardening!
  • A single-car garage with built-in cabinets and workshop space will give you plenty of room for projects.
  • well-insulated attic.
  • built-in vacuum.
  • lots of storage space and an area that could once again be a root cellar with the addition of a door (for your preserves and root veggies!).

Your Neighbourhood

Fantastic location in an established residential neighbourhood, minutes to downtown, close to:

  • shopping including Charelli's Deli, Tomley's Market, Save-On-Foods and BC Liquor Store, Hillside Mall, Estevan Village.
  • Jubilee Hospital and medical offices.
  • parks and green spaces including Carnarvon and Allenby Parks, Bowker Creek, Willows Beach (a 20-minute walk) and more!

Call today to view this great family home!

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Inner Harbour Sunset

Victoria Real Estate Market Remains Strong All Summer

Another month with the same message: Sales up, inventories down. Call today if you want to list your home! 


September 1, 2015, Victoria BC - The Victoria Real Estate Board today released its report on real estate activity for August 2015. A total of 741 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this August, an increase of 21.7% compared to the 609 properties sold in the same month last year.

 

"Consumer confidence in our area continues to be one of the main drivers of the spring and summer market surge," Victoria Real Estate Board President Guy Crozier says. "In terms of single family home sales, this month we saw the highest number sold in the month of August since 2007. A total of 379 single family homes sold in August 2015, compared to 399 in August 2007."

 

There were 3,688 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of August, 14.6% fewer than the 4,316 active listings in August 2014.

 

The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core last year in August was $556,600. The benchmark value for the same home in August 2015 has increased by 8.37% to $603,200.

 

"The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation announced new rules for buyers who have less than a 20 per cent deposit," notes President Crozier. "Starting at the end of September, buyers who apply for mortgage loan insurance from CMHC will be able to include 100 per cent of the projected income from secondary suites. A change like this may buoy the market through the fall and winter, and we may see increased pressure on areas that permit suites. We'll watch over the upcoming months and track any trickledown activity."

 

More information on the August 2015 report and the Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index is available from the Victoria Real Estate Board, at vreb.org.

 

About VREB - 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 over 1,200 local REALTORS®. 

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Please visit our Open House at 2720 Foul Bay RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, August 15, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Excellent family home with suite potential, 3 bedrooms on main and 1 down. Features woodburning fireplace, hardwood floors, coved ceilings, west-facing deck and backyard, and more. Great location near schools, Camosun, UVic, hospital, parks, beach, etc.!

Space and Versatility!

Delightful, bright, affordable, well-maintained 1950s bungalow has suite potential!

Central location and a great place to raise a family!

Enjoy the convenience of 3 bedrooms on the main floor and an additional bedroom and rec room with other potential uses downstairs.

In the same family for 60 years, this home features:

  • an inviting Living Room-Dining Room with wraparound wood-burning fireplace and a pass-through/counter open to the kitchen, letting in even more light.
  • hardwood floors in main living areas.
  • a gracious and private deck and a sunny, fenced west-facing backyard with a bonus shed.
  • Choose your plantings for the rock garden and stone wall, or go for low-maintenance gardening!
  • A single-car garage with built-in cabinets and workshop space will give you plenty of room for projects.
  • well-insulated attic.
  • built-in vacuum.
  • lots of storage space and an area that could once again be a root cellar with the addition of a door (for your preserves and root veggies!).

Your Neighbourhood

Fantastic location in an established residential neighbourhood, minutes to downtown, close to:

  • shopping including Charelli's Deli, Tomley's Market, Save-On-Foods and BC Liquor Store, Hillside Mall, Estevan Village.
  • Jubilee Hospital and medical offices.
  • parks and green spaces including Carnarvon and Allenby Parks, Bowker Creek, Willows Beach (a 20-minute walk) and more!

Call today to view this great family home!

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Please visit our Open House at 2720 Foul Bay RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Excellent family home with suite potential, 3 bedrooms on main and 1 down. Features woodburning fireplace, hardwood floors, coved ceilings, west-facing deck and backyard, and more. Great location near schools, Camosun, UVic, hospital, parks, beach, etc.!

Space and Versatility!

Delightful, bright, affordable, well-maintained 1950s bungalow has suite potential!

Central location and a great place to raise a family!

Enjoy the convenience of 3 bedrooms on the main floor and an additional bedroom and rec room with other potential uses downstairs.

In the same family for 60 years, this home features:

  • an inviting Living Room-Dining Room with wraparound wood-burning fireplace and a pass-through/counter open to the kitchen, letting in even more light.
  • hardwood floors in main living areas.
  • a gracious and private deck and a sunny, fenced west-facing backyard with a bonus shed.
  • Choose your plantings for the rock garden and stone wall, or go for low-maintenance gardening!
  • A single-car garage with built-in cabinets and workshop space will give you plenty of room for projects.
  • well-insulated attic.
  • built-in vacuum.
  • lots of storage space and an area that could once again be a root cellar with the addition of a door (for your preserves and root veggies!).

Your Neighbourhood

Fantastic location in an established residential neighbourhood, minutes to downtown, close to:

  • shopping including Charelli's Deli, Tomley's Market, Save-On-Foods and BC Liquor Store, Hillside Mall, Estevan Village.
  • Jubilee Hospital and medical offices.
  • parks and green spaces including Carnarvon and Allenby Parks, Bowker Creek, Willows Beach (a 20-minute walk) and more!

Call today to view this great family home!

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Please visit our Open House at 2720 Foul Bay RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Sunday, August 2, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Charming 1950s bungalow features hardwood floors, 3 BR on main + 1 down, woodburning wraparound fireplace, coved ceilings, a west-facing deck and backyard. Great location near hospital, schools, shopping, parks and more!!!

Space and Versatility!

Delightful, bright, affordable, well-maintained 1950s bungalow has suite potential!

Central location and a great place to raise a family!

Enjoy the convenience of 3 bedrooms on the main floor and an additional bedroom and rec room with other potential uses downstairs.

In the same family for 60 years, this home features:

  • an inviting Living Room-Dining Room with wraparound wood-burning fireplace and a pass-through/counter open to the kitchen, letting in even more light.
  • hardwood floors in main living areas.
  • a gracious and private deck and a sunny, fenced west-facing backyard with a bonus shed.
  • Choose your plantings for the rock garden and stone wall, or go for low-maintenance gardening!
  • A single-car garage with built-in cabinets and workshop space will give you plenty of room for projects.
  • well-insulated attic.
  • built-in vacuum.
  • lots of storage space and an area that could once again be a root cellar with the addition of a door (for your preserves and root veggies!).

Your Neighbourhood

Fantastic location in an established residential neighbourhood, minutes to downtown, close to:

  • shopping including Charelli's Deli, Tomley's Market, Save-On-Foods and BC Liquor Store, Hillside Mall, Estevan Village.
  • Jubilee Hospital and medical offices.
  • parks and green spaces including Carnarvon and Allenby Parks, Bowker Creek, Willows Beach (a 20-minute walk) and more!

Call today to view this great family home!

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Please visit our Open House at 2720 Foul Bay RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, August 1, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Charming 1950s bungalow features hardwood floors, 3 BR on main + 1 down, woodburning wraparound fireplace, coved ceilings, a west-facing deck and backyard. Great location near hospital, schools, shopping, parks and more!!!
Plenty of space in this delightful, bright, well-maintained 1950s bungalow w/ suite potential. One-family home for 60+ years. 3 beds up, 1 bed + rec room down. Entertain in inviting Living-Dining Room w/ wraparound wood-burning fireplace. Hardwood floors in main living areas, a gracious deck and private, fenced west-facing backyard. Well-insulated attic, built-in vac, newer water heater + lots of storage space round out this versatile home's features. Fantastic location in established residential neighbourhood, mins to downtown, near schools, Charelli's Deli, Tomley's Market, Save-On-Foods, Jubilee Hospital and medical offices, parks, Camosun College-Lansdowne Campus, UVic, Hillside Shopping Centre, Estevan Village, Willows Beach and more!
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I have listed a new property at 2720 Foul Bay RD in VICTORIA.
Plenty of space in this delightful, bright, well-maintained 1950s bungalow w/ suite potential. One-family home for 60+ years. 3 beds up, 1 bed + rec room down. Entertain in inviting Living-Dining Room w/ wraparound wood-burning fireplace. Hardwood floors in main living areas, a gracious deck and private, fenced west-facing backyard. Well-insulated attic, built-in vac, newer water heater + lots of storage space round out this versatile home's features. Fantastic location in established residential neighbourhood, mins to downtown, near schools, Charelli's Deli, Tomley's Market, Save-On-Foods, Jubilee Hospital and medical offices, parks, Camosun College-Lansdowne Campus, UVic, Hillside Shopping Centre, Estevan Village, Willows Beach and more!
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Victoria house prices are edging up, but still remain reasonable, not stratospheric. According to the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ Victoria's average house price increased by 5.65% between June of 2014 and last month. That's close to the countrywide average of 5.1%, but much lower than Vancouver (8.5%) and Toronto (7.8%). June prices were 2.63% higher than in May, and have gone up 4.13% since the beginning of the year. As you can see from the chart below, prices still aren't as high as their mid-2010 or mid-2011 levels. Still, they're inching up. Time will tell if this is the start of an upward trend.


Contact me if you'd like a current market analysis on your home or any neighbourhood of interest!

 

 

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I recently had the joyful experience of working with Leah Wickes, Artistic Director and Instructor of Whitespace Dance, and her wonderful family to sell their existing home and purchase a new one. As part of the DFH-Dance Victoria partnership, we made a donation to vibrant Dance Victoria.


Contact me if you'd like to support this great organization as you buy or sell a home here in Victoria.


Shown below: Anny Schaefer of Anny Schaefer-DFH Real Estate; Stephen White, Executive Producer of Dance Victoria; Leah Wickes of Whitespace Dance with her son.




 

 

 

 

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I have sold a property at 142 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.

Rare opportunity to own a charming one-level home close to the water on a beautiful street. 142 Linden Ave. is an economical alternative to a townhouse, condo or detached house with no strata council or fees. Plus your dog or cat is welcome!

Amazing location, less than two blocks to Dallas Road waterfront, Beacon Hill Park and Cook Street Village and an easy walk, cycle or drive downtown.

One side of a 1940s duplex with strata lot of 890 square feet and exclusive use of approximately 3,420 sq. ft. yard that's designated as limited common property.

Featuring two generous size bedrooms, one bath, living room with wood-burning fireplace and a kitchen and study that overlook the west- and south-facing garden. Wood and cork floors, hot water gas heat, stained glass doors, attic storage potential, new roof Dec. 2006.

Bring your personal touches and enjoy the summer in your new home!

NOTE: Tenanted till July 3rd.

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I have sold a property at 1215 Stelly ST in VICTORIA.
Enjoy the Fernwood lifestyle in this warm + friendly family home w/ exclus. use of fenced front yard, in-law potential in high bsmt. Half of a back-front duplex, it's like detached home w/ little contact btwn 2 sides. Cul-de-sac near parks, Belfry Theatre/culture, shopping + schools, minutes to downtown, this lovingly maintained + updated home has coved ceilings, some hardwd + tile floors, new blinds, new roof in 2010, new nanny suite (prev. rented @ $900/month), S/S appliances, newer countertops, backsplash + more! Upstairs has friendly kitchen, LR w/ gas FP, updated bath, 2 beds + add'al ofc/den w/ closet. Downstairs has laundry rm, 1-yr-old gas water heater, sep. entrance, 1 BR, large living area, garage w/ workshop area. Happy Spring!
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Summer has arrived, perhaps a bit early this year, and we're lucky enough to be experiencing Victoria's temperate "dry season". Many people are surprised to find out that southern Vancouver Island usually has at least a six-week drought each summer, with only the occasional rain shower. Some of us who grew up back east, on the prairies or--like me--in the southern United States, still can't quite get used to the very enjoyable lower heat and humidity and cool evenings that are normal for much of July to September. We may also miss those refreshing and dramatic afternoon thunderstorms ... but, you can't have everything!


Our grass actually has its dormant period in the summer instead of the winter, so many people choose not to water their lawns and just accept a short period of brown grass. For those who want to keep the lush green look, the Capital Regional District's Stage 1 watering schedule is now in effect. Basically that means that lawn watering is allowed from 4-10 am and 7-10 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays for even-numbered street addresses and on Thursdays and Sundays for odd-numbered addresses.


Stage 1 also allows the following:

  • Established trees, shrubs, vegetable and flower gardens may be watered by hand using a hose with a shut-off device or with a hand-held container, or a micro/drip irrigation system, on any day at any time.
  • Established trees, shrubs, vegetable and flower gardens may be watered with a sprinkler on any day, but only during the hours of 4:00 am to 10:00 am and 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • A person who has installed a new lawn, either newly seeded or new sod, may apply to the Capital Regional District for a Permit, which will allow the new lawn to be sprinkled with water outside of permitted days, but within restricted hours (Seed 49 days, Sod 21 days).
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Please visit our Open House at 142 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.
Open House on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 13:00 - 15:00 Charming 1-level 1/2 duplex near Dallas Rd. waterfront. Great altern. to house, TH or condo, w/ no strata fees. Strata lot of 890 sq.ft. + exclusive use of approx. 3,420 sq. ft. yard that's designated limited common property. Your dog or cat is welcome!

Rare opportunity to own a charming one-level home close to the water on a beautiful street. 142 Linden Ave. is an economical alternative to a townhouse, condo or detached house with no strata council or fees. Plus your dog or cat is welcome!

Amazing location, less than two blocks to Dallas Road waterfront, Beacon Hill Park and Cook Street Village and an easy walk, cycle or drive downtown.

One side of a 1940s duplex with strata lot of 890 square feet and exclusive use of approximately 3,420 sq. ft. yard that's designated as limited common property.

Featuring two generous size bedrooms, one bath, living room with wood-burning fireplace and a kitchen and study that overlook the west- and south-facing garden. Wood and cork floors, hot water gas heat, stained glass doors, attic storage potential, new roof Dec. 2006.

Bring your personal touches and enjoy the summer in your new home!

NOTE: Tenanted till July 3rd.

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Please visit our Open House at 142 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.
Open House on Sunday, May 31, 2015 11:00 - 13:00 Charming 1-level 1/2 duplex near Dallas Rd. waterfront. Great altern. to house, TH or condo, w/ no strata fees. Strata lot of 890 sq.ft. + exclusive use of approx. 3,420 sq. ft. yard that's designated limited common property. Your dog or cat is welcome!

Rare opportunity to own a charming one-level home close to the water on a beautiful street. 142 Linden Ave. is an economical alternative to a townhouse, condo or detached house with no strata council or fees. Plus your dog or cat is welcome!

Amazing location, less than two blocks to Dallas Road waterfront, Beacon Hill Park and Cook Street Village and an easy walk, cycle or drive downtown.

One side of a 1940s duplex with strata lot of 890 square feet and exclusive use of approximately 3,420 sq. ft. yard that's designated as limited common property.

Featuring two generous size bedrooms, one bath, living room with wood-burning fireplace and a kitchen and study that overlook the west- and south-facing garden. Wood and cork floors, hot water gas heat, stained glass doors, attic storage potential, new roof Dec. 2006.

Bring your personal touches and enjoy the summer in your new home!

NOTE: Tenanted till July 3rd.

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I have listed a new property at 142 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.
Rare opportunity to own charming 1-level home close to water on a beautiful st. An economical altern. to a townhouse, condo or detached house w/ no strata council or fees plus your dog or cat is welcome! Amazing location, less than 2 blocks to Dallas Rd. waterfront, Beacon Hill Park + Cook St. Village + an easy walk, cycle or drive downtown. 2 generous size bedrooms, 1 bath, LR w/ wood-burning FP; kitchen and study overlook west- + south-facing garden. One side of a 1940s duplex with strata lot of 890 square feet + exclusive use of approx. 3420 sq. ft. yard that's designated as limited common property. Wood and cork floors, hot water gas heat, stained glass doors, attic storage potential, new roof Dec. 2006. Bring your personal touches!
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I have sold a property at 144 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.

New price of $478,000. Seize this rare opportunity to call this charming cottage your home. It's one side of a 1940s duplex on beautiful Linden Avenue, site of many delightful heritage homes. On one level, with no strata fees and exclusive access to a private backyard, it's a great alternative to a townhouse, condo or detached house. Your dog or cat is welcome here!

Amazing location in highly walkable south Fairfield, less than 2 blocks to Dallas Road waterfront, Beacon Hill Park and Cook Street Village. It's also an easy walk, cycle or drive downtown.

Living Room has woodburning fireplace, and there's a separate dining room. The kitchen + study/den/utility room overlook your private west-facing fenced garden.

The unit has 2 generous-sized bedrooms, some wood floors, hot water gas heat, newer roof and attic storage potential. It's just been refreshed with new paint, baseboards and more.

Make it your own today and enjoy spring + summer in your new home!

NOTE: Strata lot of 890 square feet and the exclusive use of a yard estimated at 2,498 square feet which has been designated as limited common property. Total area from strata plan, room sizes by Tafe Measure. All measurements estimated, buyers to verify if important.

NOTE: If you're considering buying both sides of a duplex, the other side (142 Linden) is also on the market. It's currently leased till July 3rd ($1500).

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I have sold a property at 3716 Nancy PL in VICTORIA.
Rarely do properties become available on this private cul-de- sac of quality homes. A great thse. alternative, but also ideal for a family too, w/ 3 bdrms/3 baths, close to Playfair Park &desirable schools. Bright updated chef’s kitchen w/ quartz countertops, farm sink, gas range & skylights that open; family room off the kitchen; formal dining rm; formal living rm w/ wood burning f/p; large laundry rm on the main; 3 bdrms up w/ ensuite bath & walk-in closet in the master. New kitchen flooring, hdwd floors, tile in the bthrms & updated windows. Many rooms open to the extensive south & west facing patios & there is a grassy lawn for children. Minutes to U Vic & Camosun & great amenities including Cedar Hill Rec Centre, Golf & shopping.
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I have sold a property at 1483 Bay ST in VICTORIA.

Your dog or cat welcome!!!

The best of both worlds--an affordable 2-bedroom condo on upper level of 4-unit strata, with a well-designed floor plan, its own front and back entrances and off-street parking near your back door. Plus there's access to pleasantly landscaped "Gardens on Bay".

Rentable, no age restrictions.

Convenient and central location (walkscore of 75) near Jubilee Hospital, schools, Fernwood Square, downtown, Hillside Mall, transit, Camosun College, and UVic.

Bright with south-facing kitchen windows. Nice large master bedroom. In-unit laundry hookups. Recent improvements valued at $13K include new front hall coat closet and kitchen pantry and fresh paint throughout! Also some wood and tile floors. As a bonus, there's a cozy wood-burning fireplace with glass door insert.

In this home you can make the most of your urban lifestyle!

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