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February 2018

Found 10 blog entries for February 2018.

What Are The Benefits of a Home Solar Panel System? There is little dispute that renewable energy is good for the environment, and that solar energy is the prime source of that energy. But because initial costs are still relatively high, solar panel installations in provinces other than Ontario are not yet common, even though many homeowners see the benefits. Solar installations will pay for themselves over time, but with average savings only between $400 and $500 in many cases, and initial costs in the thousands of dollars, that payoff can be a long time coming.

Growth of the Industry

In Canada, the move to renewable energy is expected to pick up as the cost for installation of those panels continues to come down. Rooftop solar panels are not the niche market they once were, according to Rob

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Home + Detached 3 Car Shop & Suite

Rare opportunity to own fully detached separate three bay shop with studio suite together with a house with an unfinished basement (separately metered) all on a large over 10,000 square foot lot.

Character home with two bedrooms up enjoys a big open eat-in kitchen with deck and sunroom off and a full undeveloped basement is well maintained with functional updates including the recent new roof.

The sturdy new deck overlooks the sunny fenced gardens. Open concept suite attached to the shop/garage with high-efficiency gas forced air heats the shop too.

Great revenue and holding potential and priced for immediate sale. Call now to view, appointments easily arranged.


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Updated Affordable 2 Bedroom Condo

You'll love this quiet, bright 2 bedroom condo with open floor plan! 

Updates include newer flooring, lighting and paint throughout.

The master bedroom has an en-suite and access to the covered deck. 

You're sure to enjoy cooking in the spacious kitchen.  This unit also includes in-suite laundry.

Pets are welcome, no age restrictions, and unrestricted rentals at this is well managed strata.

Plan to view today! OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY FEB 24 & SUNDAY FEB 25 11-1.


Find Out More About 201-893 Hockley Avenue

Talk to our team to learn more about this quiet, bright 2 bedroom condo with open floor plan!

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Bright and Spacious Condo

Bright and spacious 2 bed, 2 bath corner unit condo in sought after Cook St. Village area.

Tastefully decorated with upgraded kitchen and baths, hardwood flooring throughout and has two balconies one enclosed and one open.

Amenities include separate storage, one parking space, hobby room/workshop, secure bike storage and large meeting/party room.

This building is on the corner of Cook St. and Hilda St. and is very close to Downtown, Dallas Road Waterfront, and Cook St Village. A Must See!

Find Out More About 310-1101 Hilda Street

Talk to our team to learn more about this bright and spacious 2 bed, 2 bath corner unit condo

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Spacious and Bright Quiet Duplex

Quiet spacious bright duplex in a family friendly central location on a quiet street. 

The fully fenced yard overlooks Swan Creek.  Built-in 1995 this home has recently had a complete kitchen renovation with new kitchen appliances in 2017,  new flooring throughout and painted.   

Great layout for entertaining,with formal living room overlooking the dining room and a family room off of the kitchen.   

This bare land strata has no fees, no meetings, no council. 

Find Out More About 633 Jolly Place

Talk to our team to learn more about this quiet spacious bright duplex in a family friendly central location on a quiet street.

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Centrally Located Investment Property!

Are you looking for a centrally located investment property?  Look no further! 3115 Fifth St is the right property for you.

This house has 2 bedrooms with over 1000 sq feet on the main floor and a 2 bedroom suite downstairs with shared laundry. 

Conveniently located near Quadra Centre, bus routes, schools and other amenities.  

The house is currently rented for $2500/month. Open House Saturday & Sunday 2-4.

Find Out More About 3115 Fifth Street

Talk to our team to learn more about this 2 bedrooms with over 1000 sq feet on the main floor and a 2 bedroom suite downstairs.

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Which Energy Efficient Projects Will Net the Best Results? When it comes to energy efficiency, different homeowners may have very different ideas when it comes to how they measure returns. Perhaps they're looking to save money on their home energy bills, or maybe they're only interested in upping the resale value. Some homeowners may only care about the long-term returns for the environment rather than their personal financial interest. But no matter what you want from home improvement upgrades, striving for efficiency is never a bad choice. See how to get the most out of every dollar you spend.

Best Places To Look For Energy Inefficiencies

From leaky windows to a 30-year old furnace, most homeowners have at least a vague idea of where their inefficiencies are coming from. However, an official energy

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RECBC Banner, New Rules for Real Estate in BC

Did you know that the BC Superintendent of Real Estate is effectively taking away your right to choose your own representation effective March 15, 2018?

Unfortunately the new rules intended to protect consumers fail badly and will undermine and compromise the public’s best interests. While in general I agree with limiting or banning dual representation, I do not agree that a past relationship with one party should lead to forced recusal of the other party. The public, you, should have a choice with proper and complete disclosure.


* Reposted from Barbara Bell-Olsen


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February 2018 Victoria Market update

Following an extremely busy January for us at The Neal Estate Team with substantially increased sales from January the previous year, we were surprised to see report from Victoria Real Estate Board’s that sales were down 10% from the year before. We were expecting a dip in January after the surge of business in the last quarter of 2017 which was linked to the mortgage rule change and buyers rushing to get in before the new rules were in place.

There were just 431 sales for VREB in January including just 118 condos. That’s a 30% drop in condo sales from January 2017 and 10% overall decline in sales. Our team doubled our accepted contracts in January from the previous year with 21 agreements in place for clients of The Neal Estate Team in January. It

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Development Site

1.97-acre development site in the North Cowichan Urban Containment Boundary. 

Potential for commercial, mixed use and medium density residential development. 

Medium density (according to CVRD: 100 units/hectare) potential in back half of property and commercial/mixed use potential in front half. 

Near Cowichan Commons, east of the new Ford Dealership and Tim Horton's on Drinkwater Rd.

Find Out More About 2999 Drinkwater Road

Talk to our team to learn more about this 1.97-acre development site in the North Cowichan Urban Containment Boundary.

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