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All Blog Entries by Ron Neal

Found 382 blog entries published by Ron Neal.

There were a total of 577 properties sold in the Greater Victoria area of the Victoria Real Estate Board this November, up 15.9% from November last year when 498 properties sold, but seasonally down 6.8% from October 2019. Condo sales were up 5.9% compared to last year with 161 sales, as were single family home sales with 308 units being sold, a 15.4% increase!

The total listings available for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Services dropped seasonally 9.6% this November compared to the previous month with 2,397 properties listed. This is a 2.3% increase compared to November 2018.

The market is still generally stable now and there are continuing significant differences in activity depending on area, property type and

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Single family home sales followed a normal seasonal trend and were down slightly compared to the previous month in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Region (excluding the Victoria region), with 312 sales compared to 343 in October, though up from the 304 units sold in November 2018. Apartment sales dropped 8% compared to November last year with 65 sales, and townhomes dropped 33% with 26 sales.

Inventory of single family homes rose 8% from last year going from 1,065 units on the market to 1,155. Apartment inventory also increased, from 319 to 368, a 15% increase. On the other hand, the number of townhomes available for sale dropped from 177 to 123, a 31% drop.

The board-wide benchmark price for a single family home of $517,100 in November is

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musgrave street8036

Oceanview on Quiet Cul-de-sac Backing onto Forest

Unobstructed OCEAN view home on a quiet no-through road.

Backing onto the forested area. Just minutes from town, schools, trails, recreation, ball fields, parks, restaurants, an incredible sea walk, boat launch, and all ocean activities.

Spacious living room, bright kitchen with peninsula and eat-in area, full 4 piece bathroom, and three sizeable bedrooms.

Lower level offers a large laundry room, 3 piece bathroom, 4th bedroom, and family room(also suitable for a 5th bedroom).

This layout would lend itself well for first time buyers, families, or those looking for an in-law set up downstairs.

The private backyard is fully fenced, backs onto forest and has Apple, Plum, and Cherry

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6404 Pacific Drive

Estate Style Home

Estate style home situated on a completely fenced, flat, usable two-acre property in one of the most sought after locations in the Cowichan Valley. 

No cookie-cutter lot here, the property is expansive with a large main house, detached heated insulated shop, gazebo, large shed, multiple patios, and private hot tub. 

The grounds are breathtaking with the perfect mixture of open space and nature landscape for an easy-care yard you can enjoy. 

Inside you are greeted with a bright open floor plan and grand entrance complete with vaulted ceilings and stain glass windows. 

A formal dining room, living room, large kitchen, eating area, powder room and three-car garage complete the main level.

Spacious grand master

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sanmiguelclose

Gordon Head Family Home

Gordon Head custom built family home.  Desirable floor plan with vaulted ceilings and beautiful hardwood floors create a cozy ambiance as you enter. 

A gorgeous living room with a gas fireplace is on your right for those special occasions and a winding staircase separates you from the hub of the home to create a great flow while maintaining complete privacy. 

The family room, eating area and kitchen are open concept and feature a second cozy gas fireplace, oak cabinetry, granite countertops and a large island with built-in wine rack.

Large bay windows and sliding glass doors look out over the spacious deck, landscaped sun-drenched garden and fully fenced back yard perfect for your furry friends. 

Also

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Yarrow Place

Waterfront home on the Gorge waterway

Waterfront home on the Gorge inlet, never before on the market this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. 

The generous sized lot and a desirable floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Bring your ideas and put in some sweat equity to get the house you have always wanted. 

Good bones, the sellers are pricing it so that you can bring your own decorating ideas.

Tonnes of potential with the master bedroom on the main, a 2nd bedroom, dining and living room, large kitchen, separate eating area, and sunroom. 

All of this overlooking the patio, gardens, and waterway beyond. Upstairs is another bedroom, bathroom storage area, and private patio.

Its all about the location and the view here.

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Generally stable from the Cowichan Valley to the Comox Valley, the number of single-family homes sold in Nanaimo in October 2019 was down 11% from the same month in 2018 and on par with the previous month. For the same period, Condo sales were also down 9% and townhomes 22%.

In all of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (excluding Victoria Region) there were 343 single family homes sold in October, down just 2 from 345 the previous month and down 10% from 384 in October of 2018. In the same time 88 condos sold and 42 townhomes.

The number of active listings available for sale increased over the last year with single family inventory up 14% from 1,1732 a year ago to 1,333 at the end of October 2019. Condo listings increased 16% from 322 to 373 in

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Belton Ave 623

Beautifully Updated Family Home with Detached Suite

Nestled in the heart of the sought after community of Victoria West, on a no-through street, sits this beautifully updated 1920's Craftsman-style home family home with detached mortgage helper carriage house.

On the main level, you will find a nicely appointed family room, two large bedrooms, the fully renovated 4 piece bathroom and also a renovated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, including gas range, and new cabinets as well.

Upstairs you will find the third loft-style bedroom keeping with the historic design of the home.

The detached carriage house studio suite has also been beautifully renovated and is sure to please, with natural gas heat and

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There were a total of 619 properties sold in the Greater Victoria Region of the Victoria Real Estate Board, up 3.5% from 598 sold October of last year and 0.5% up from the previous month. Condo sales dropped slightly for the month, down 1.1% compared to last year with 178 sold while there were 10% more single family homes sold with 318 sold.   The overall number of active listings available for sale dropped 6% from the end of September to 2,643 at the end of October 2019, but still 5% higher than the 2,510 for sale at the end of October last year.   The market seems to be generally stable with the benchmark prices for both condos and single family homes showing very little change from the previous month while single family homes in…
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marinacres103cs

A suite deal in Mill Bay!

A suite deal in Mill Bay awaits those looking for a moderate family home within walking distance of local shopping, the Mill Bay Marina and Brentwood College.

The home features a main level entry with two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a bright open kitchen facing a spacious dining/living area and access to a large covered deck.

The downstairs is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom in-law suite with shared laundry and separate entry to a private patio.

Enjoy the .41 of an acre lot with a fully fenced and level backyard with multiple fruit trees, garden beds, and irrigation.

A perfect place for kids, pets and the whole family to play!

There's plenty of parking too, with enough space for the RV/boat and several

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