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Victoria & Vancouver Island Real Estate Blog

Buying a Home: How to Get StartedBuying a home demands a lot of a person's attention and care, and may take several weeks or many months. Buying real estate is often the most significant way a majority of people define their personal wealth. With these basics, home buyers can prepare for all the steps they need to complete.

Inspect Finances and Research Mortgages

For many people, getting a mortgage is one of the biggest loans they will ever have. This often means that those who want to buy a home need to have their finances in top condition. Months before they plan to buy a home, people should take a thorough and honest look at their credit, income, and debts. They can start thinking about the kinds of mortgages available, and which loans would be most appropriate for their

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Paul Kane

Fantastic Ocean Views!

Open house 2-4pm Saturday and Sunday June 23/24th

BRIGHT 2 BED, 2 BATH CONDO WITH FANTASTIC OCEAN VIEWS! 

Extensive updates in this spacious 2 bedroom condo include open floor plan, updated kitchens, in-suite laundry, new flooring, and paint. 

Enjoy scenic ocean views as you relax in one of the two enclosed decks or take a walk along the ocean on the Songhees Seawall to downtown Victoria.  

Unique setup with two kitchens makes this ideal for in-laws or family members.  

2 parking spots and separate storage also included.  

Strata fee includes heat and hot water. 

Don't miss this opportunity! 

Call now to arrange your viewing!

 

 

 

Find Out More About 403 - 630 Seaforth St

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Paul Kane

Spacious Home and Property in Central Saanich!

Open House 2-4PM Saturday and Sunday June 23/24th

You'll love this beautiful, relaxing setting with fruit trees and gardens on a .42 acre lot. 5 bedrooms with suite possibility make this an ideal home for families. 

Enjoy ocean glimpses from the living room as you enjoy the hardwood floors and a cozy fire in the fireplace. 

Updated septic system includes 3 tanks and alarm system.

There's also a newer heat pump to cool things off in summer and warm things up in winter.   

Lots of parking available as well. 

The central location allows for easy access to the airport, ferry, and amenities in Sidney.  

Plan now to visit this well-kept home.  

 

 

 

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5 Things To Keep In Mind When Buying a Fixer-UpperA fixer-upper can be a perfect home for some people because it gives homeowners a fresh canvas on which they can build the home they’ve always dreamed of. However, finding the right fixer-upper home isn’t just as easy as buying the first one available and expecting it to be completely fixable and changeable. Here are five things all homeowners interested in a fixer-upper home should be on the lookout for before putting in an offer.

1. Is the Location Right?

This is one of the few things that can’t be changed in a fixer-upper home. If the buyers don’t like where it’s located, then it isn’t worth all the time, effort, and money spent to make the home perfect for them. When seeing homes for sale, buyers should be sure to ask their real estate

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Paul Kane

A suite deal!!

Looking for an updated and affordable family home...look no further than 3038 Jacklin Rd!

This updated 1900+ square foot home is being offered at a great value with a rare bonus of a one bedroom in-law suite.

Use it for revenue, the extended family or as additional living space.

The home has the option of five bedrooms plus a den and three bathrooms on two levels.

More than enough room for that growing family.

There have been many updates throughout the home including a new roof, gutters, and vinyl windows on the exterior. Inside, durable laminate flooring, maple kitchen cabinets with stainless appliances, warm neutral colors, tub surround, fixtures and, a warm wood burning stove.

Additional features include a

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6 Must-See Ways to Improve Curb AppealEveryone wants a home that looks welcoming, especially when they’re trying to sell that home. A welcoming home draws buyers in and makes them want to spend time there, which can result in offers and even a sale. The best way to make a home appealing is to focus on its cub appeal, as the home’s exterior will be the first thing buyers see of it. There are many ways to boost curb appeal, and here are six of them.

1. Keep the Gardens Tidy

Gardens are highly visible and naturally draw the buyer’s eye, so it’s important for any gardens to look their best with the best possible landscaping. This includes removing weeds and dead plants, putting down fresh mulch, clipping overgrown bushes, and so on. Planting bushes and flowers can also be a good way

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The imbalance of supply and demand has shifted some in favour of buyers, but continues to be undersupplied in lower priced housing. The result being that more affordable housing is continuing to experience rising prices.

There were 755 properties sold on Victoria Real Estate Board this May, down 25% from the 1,006 sold in May last year and also 2.5% fewer than April 2018. Of those sold 237 were condos and 406 were single family homes.

At the same time, the number of listings has increased substantially to 2,394 at the end of May 2018, up 19.6% from 2,002 the previous month and up 26.3% from 1,896 last year at this time.

The shift in the balance of supply vs demand we’re seeing is not surprising given the many impactful changes including to

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The Grouse Nest at Atwater Landing Prime Oceanfront Developable Acreage

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What would you do with the 33.8-hectare oceanfront property of your dreams?

Would you sub-divide the land into parcels? Would you develop your own idyllic community, building a variety of single- and multi-family homes with million-dollar views? Would you refurbish the existing 15,000 square foot lodge into your own luxury resort and invite guests to frolic in the surrounding Sooke Harbour?  

What if you could make your development dreams a reality?

 The Property

 The Grouse Nest at Atwater Landing is a spectacular oceanfront sub-dividable estate encompassing 33.8 hectares on the well-protected Sooke Harbour. 

With nearly a kilometre of shoreline offering

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North Bay

Central location! Renovate or Build!

Renovate or build your own home on this great property. 

Centrally located on the corner of Doncaster & North Dairy Rd. and close to Hillside Mall. 

Access to North Dairy and Doncaster to existing garage. 

Small 3 bedroom house, as is where is. 

Plenty of potential here! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Out More About 1500 North Dairy Rd

Talk to our team to learn more about this centrally located on the corner of Doncaster & North Dairy Rd. and close to Hillside Mall.

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craigflower 1393- 10

Great Value and Location!

Don't miss this well kept, updated mobile home in a 55+, pet-friendly park. 

Enjoy 1 bedroom and a den and over 1000 sq ft. of living space. 

Recently painted, additional updates include newer kitchen cupboards and stainless steel appliances, new lights throughout, newer washer/dryer. 

The bathroom includes walk-in tub/shower. 

There's also plenty of storage space available. 

The beautiful garden and deck area includes a built-in bbq and fridge. 

Access ramp to the front door allows for easy access. 

A great value! 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Out More About 10 - 1393 Craigflower Rd

Talk to our team to learn more about this updated mobile home in a 55+, pet-friendly park.

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