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REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATES

Here you will find the latest news on the Victoria Real Estate Market and Trends

 

FEATURED MLS LISTINGS

Highlighted properties for sale.

  

HOME BUYING

What buyers need to know before putting an offer in. How to navigate through the buying process.

 

HOME SELLING

Tips to Maximize the return on your investment. Getting your home ready to market for top dollar.

 

LOCAL NEWS & EVENTS

Covering community events and news, Open Houses and Real Estate Seminars.

 

SOLD LISTINGS

Listings sold by the Victoria Home Sale Team

April 26, 2017

405 - 1220 Fort St, Victoria BC

 

405 - 1220 Fort St, Victoria BC

Top floor south west corner unit with high vaulted ceilings & stunning views over the city, the Olympics Mountains and the Sooke Hills. Bright and sunny 2 bed 2 bath condo has lots to offer with it's functional floor plan, lots of storage space and faces quieter side of building. Newer paint throughout, newer light fixtures. Large covered patio is perfect for all seasons and to watch the magnificent sunsets! Master bedroom has large walk-in closet and a 3 piece ensuite. Convenient location on bus route and only minutes to Oak Bay or Cook Street villages. Separate storage, secure underground parking with a well managed strata and building has new roof.

 

April 26, 2017

4802 Sunnygrove Place - Saanich BC

4802 Sunnygrove Pl, Saanich BC

Many updates in this meticulously kept 4 bedroom 3 bath home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly sought after Sunnymead area. Nothing to do but move in. Bright kitchen with custom milled cabinets, breakfast bar, slate backsplash, granite sink, tiled floors. Enjoy sitting by the natural gas fireplace in the spacious living room which opens to the dining room, cork flooring which adds warmth and helps with sound proofing. Hardwood floors in upper bedrooms & hallway. Kitchen & Master bed open to back yard patio area, that overlooks the beautifully landscaped yard. Downstairs you have a no step entry to a large & bright 1 bed suite with separate laundry, natural gas fireplace and it's own private patio area. Double garage. Wired for hot tub (existing tub excluded). 

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March 29, 2017

2708 Windman Lane, Langford BC

 

2708 Windman Lane, Langford BC

MLS 375089  Asking Price $529,900   Sold Price $545,000  Date Sold March 16, 2017

Year Built 2002

Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath family home has a lot to offer a growing family. Featuring a double garage that adds lots of storage possibilities. With over 1700 square feet, this home is well laid out and a great place for entertaining in the living/dining area next to the kitchen and deck offers a place to host barbecues with friends. Cozy up to the gas fireplace, vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom with cheater ensuite. Downstairs has a large family room with sliding doors that lead out to your backyard patio, 3rd bedroom down is perfect for guests. This home is close to everything you need.

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Posted in Sold Listings
March 29, 2017

407-360 Goldstream Ave, Langford BC

407 - 360 Goldstream Ave., Langford BC

MLS 375536   Asking $315,000  Sold $310,000  Date Sold March 27, 2017

Year Built 2005

Top floor condo, centrally located to all the amenities that Langford has to offer. Short walk to shops, restaurants, banking and on a major bus route. Minutes to Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, West Shore Mall, Thetis Lake and walking/hiking trails. This well cared for 2 bed, 2 bath condo is well laid out. Private patio overlooks Royal Colwood Golf Course. In suite laundry, walk-in closet, full ensuite off the large Master bedroom. This building offers secure parking, separate storage, common amenity building, roof top patio. Bring the your pets to this pet friendly building, rentals are allowed.

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Posted in Sold Listings
March 8, 2017

201 - 6683 Horne Rd, Sooke BC

201 - 6683 Horne Rd, Sooke BC

 

Stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Harbourside Waterfront Co-Housing in the popular Harbourside development complex featuring an amazing common building with with shared amenities such as guest suites, gym, art room, gourmet kitchen, workshop, storage and more! Here you have your own dock for your sailboat. Enjoy the Sooke lifestyle of crabbing, BBQ's in the gazebo on the wharf. This condo features a 2 bedroom, 2 bath pus a den with heated bathroom flooring and a murphy bed for the guests.

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Posted in Sold Listings
March 8, 2017

335 Wilson St, Victoria BC

335 Wilson St, Victoria BC

MLS 374931   Asking Price $589,900   Sold Price $632,000   Date Sold March 20, 2017

Year Built 1912

Wow! Great views from the upper floor, one of the highest points in the popular transforming Victoria West area! From here you can view Mt Baker and Mt Doug.  Views span across the south tip of Victoria to the shimmering lights of the famous Empress Hotel and Parliament Buildings. The Olympic Mountains and Pacific Ocean are the back drop to this amazing view. Very spacious 3 bed, 2 bath 1/2 duplex plus a side by side revenue suite is sure to please. Centrally located, you can't beat the convenience of being a short walk to West Bay Shopping Village, West Song Waterfront Walkway and a quick jaunt to downtown Victoria. Shared common areas are the garage and yard.

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Posted in Sold Listings
March 6, 2017

331 Wilson St, Victoria BC

331 Wilson St, Victoria BC

MLS 374623    Asking $429,000     Sold $435,000    Date Sold  March 11, 2017

Year Built 2000

Excellent location, this 1/2 duplex is centrally located near West Bay Shopping Center, short walk to town, and enjoy a stroll along the West Song walkway along the harbour. No strata fees, great value in this 2 bedroom home with a ton of storage. Functional layout with patio off kitchen to host those summer barbecues with family and friends which overlooks the private south facing yard. Say goodbye to the landlord and hello to your new home.

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Posted in Sold Listings
March 6, 2017

3339 Aloha Ave, Colwood BC

3339 Aloha Ave, Colwood BC

MLS 374606  Asking Price $989,900   Sold Price $925,000   Date sold April 20, 2017

Fantastic OCEAN VIEWS are absolutely breathtaking! Large 6 bed, 3 bath home is situated on a large 10,405 sq ft corner lot with two driveway accesses This home holds great potential for someone looking to remodel or build their dream home in this highly sought after area, with a short walk to the Esquimalt Lagoon. The kitchen, sunroom, living room and sundeck all have unobstructed views of the ocean, enjoy watching the ships come in and the yearly fireworks from the comfort of your own home. Roof is 2 years old, furnace replaced 2010, new dishwasher. Suite potential with 2nd kitchen already downstairs. Built in wet bar for entertaining, lots of storage space in this 4256 sq ft home

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Posted in Sold Listings
Feb. 21, 2017

Working With Your Own Buyer Agent

Advantage of Having Your Own Buyer Agent

Just as there are many risks involved in selling your home yourself (for sale by owner), there are just as many risks with buying a home without the proper representation. Not every REALTOR® works for the Buyer nor has the Buyer's best interests at heart. When talking to the agent who has the home listed, remember that the real estate agent is working for the Seller not the Buyer.

Here is a great video on what you, as a Buyer, should know about buying a home, working with a REALTOR®, hiring a building inspector, other types of property inspections and having your lawyer review your legal documents. Most importantly, do not assume anything when buying a home. Get everything in writing so that there is no misunderstanding after the sale closes.

Posted in Home Buying
Feb. 21, 2017

What is the Air Quality of Your Home?

Know the Importance of Air Quality of Your Home

With so many other aspects of preparing your home to sell to consider, do not overlook the importance of reviewing the air quality of your home. When your home smells fresh and clean Buyers will perceive this as a sign that you have taken excellent care of your home.

One of the biggest turn offs for potential buyers is odour. Mildew, pets, paint smells will cause buyers to scratch your home off their list. Don't let your home be one of them. Watch this video to learn what items in your home to attend to when preparing your home for sale to ensure the air quality of your home is good which will attract a higher value of your home.

Posted in Home Selling