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Please visit our Open House at 1249 Lyall ST in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
OPEN HOUSE Saturday 1-3pm. First time in the market since 1994. This stunning and charming 1938 Character house is shining over 5400 sqft lot with south facing backyard and almost 2000 sqft of living space. Large living-room with cozy gas fireplace, built in character shelving and coved ceiling with two large window, bringing lots of natural light. 2 large beds on the main floor. Bathroom is updated top to bottom with jet tub. Large and spacious white cabinet Italian style kitchen with High-end SS appliances leads us through a sunny sunroom (use as office or a perfect place to relax). Walk outside from the sunroom to your gas BBQ on the deck overlooking your closed and private green backyard with amazing Bay Leaf Tree. Suite has 2 beds, updated kitchen and living room with separate door. Attached Garage from the driveway is a perfect workshop. walking distance to the new Red Barn, Country Grocer and the famous Saxe Point Park.
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Please visit our Open House at 4363 Emily Carr DR in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, November 18, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 1-3PM. Open concept kitchen with SS appliances and large pantry room. Enjoy the tranquil eating area by the bay windows facing nature and singing birds. French doors welcoming you to the bright and sunny Family room with its beautiful fireplace. on the other side, The living-room and its cozy wood fireplace opens to your super private Pergola Style backyard with minimal landscape work, a perfect entertainment space. Grand size Master bedroom has its own walking closet and spa bathroom. Downstairs is separate in-law suite with laundry set up and 1.5 bedrooms. Dual attached garage in addition to its wide driveway. A perfect living area. The location is perfectly situated near bus route 6A, and offers nearby parks, shopping, dining and excellent schools.
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Please visit our Open House at 1249 Lyall ST in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
OPEN HOUSE Saturday & Sunday 1-3pm. First time in the market since 1994. This stunning and charming 1938 Character house is shining over 5400 sqft lot with south facing backyard and almost 2000 sqft of living space. Large living-room with cozy gas fireplace, built in character shelving and coved ceiling with two large window, bringing lots of natural light. 2 large beds on the main floor. Bathroom is updated top to bottom with jet tub. Large and spacious white cabinet Italian style kitchen with High-end SS appliances leads us through a sunny sunroom (use as office or a perfect place to relax). Walk outside from the sunroom to your gas BBQ on the deck overlooking your closed and private green backyard with amazing Bay Leaf Tree. Suite has 2 beds, updated kitchen and living room with separate door. Attached Garage from the driveway is a perfect workshop.
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Please visit our Open House at 1249 Lyall ST in VICTORIA.
Open House on Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
OPEN HOUSE Saturday & Sunday 1-3pm. First time in the market since 1994. This stunning and charming 1938 Character house is shining over 5400 sqft lot with south facing backyard and almost 2000 sqft of living space. Large living-room with cozy gas fireplace, built in character shelving and coved ceiling with two large window, bringing lots of natural light. 2 large beds on the main floor. Bathroom is updated top to bottom with jet tub. Large and spacious white cabinet Italian style kitchen with High-end SS appliances leads us through a sunny sunroom (use as office or a perfect place to relax). Walk outside from the sunroom to your gas BBQ on the deck overlooking your closed and private green backyard with amazing Bay Leaf Tree. Suite has 2 beds, updated kitchen and living room with separate door. Attached Garage from the driveway is a perfect workshop.
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I have listed a new property at 1249 Lyall ST in VICTORIA.
OPEN HOUSE Saturday & Sunday 1-3pm. First time in the market since 1994. This stunning and charming 1938 Character house is shining over 5400 sqft lot with south facing backyard and almost 2000 sqft of living space. Large living-room with cozy gas fireplace, built in character shelving and coved ceiling with two large window, bringing lots of natural light. 2 large beds on the main floor. Bathroom is updated top to bottom with jet tub. Large and spacious white cabinet Italian style kitchen with High-end SS appliances leads us through a sunny sunroom (use as office or a perfect place to relax). Walk outside from the sunroom to your gas BBQ on the deck overlooking your closed and private green backyard with amazing Bay Leaf Tree. Suite has 2 beds, updated kitchen and living room with separate door. Attached Garage from the driveway is a perfect workshop.
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I have listed a new property at 4363 Emily Carr DR in VICTORIA.
Open concept kitchen with SS appliances and large pantry room. Enjoy the tranquil eating area by the bay windows facing nature and singing birds. French doors welcoming you to the bright and sunny Family room with its beautiful fireplace. on the other side, The living-room and its cozy wood fireplace opens to your super private Pergola Style backyard with minimal landscape work, a perfect entertainment space. Grand size Master bedroom has its own walking closet and spa bathroom. Downstairs is separate in-law suite with laundry set up and 1.5 bedrooms. Dual attached garage in addition to its wide driveway. A perfect living area. The location is perfectly situated near bus route 6A, and offers nearby parks, shopping, dining and excellent schools.
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Here is the market stats accoring to Victoria real estate board (VREB):

"November 1, 2017 A total of 664 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this October, 9.7 per cent fewer than the 735 properties sold in October last year.

"As expected, we saw fewer sales than this time last year," notes Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian. "Looking at the longer term picture however, sales last month were 17.1 per cent above the ten year average of 567 properties for the month of October, so the market is still very active here in Victoria, and this is in spite of the ongoing low inventory levels."

There were 1,905 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of October 2017, a decrease of 3.6 per cent compared to the month of September and 1.7 per cent fewer than the 1,938 active listings for sale at the end of October 2016.

The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core in October 2016 was $752,000. The benchmark value for the same home in October 2017 has increased by 9.3 per cent to $821,900, but is lower than July's value of $834,200.

"The fact that we've seen such a controlled levelling off in the market directly following a year which felt so uncontrollable in terms of demand and pressure on prices illustrates the depth and stability of the Victoria market. An unstable market may have experienced a heavy correction or shift, whereas in our market sales are moderating at a reasonable rate." adds President Balabanian. "In the coming months we expect to see less inventory on the market, because the year end changes buyer and seller behaviours, their focus shifts to holidays and winter weather. One unknown influence that may play on the winter market is the upcoming mortgage stress test. Some buyers may move their purchasing timelines forward to make their home purchases before the stress test on uninsured buyers (those with a downpayment of 20 per cent or more) becomes required January 1."

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I have sold a property at 6320 Clear View RD in VICTORIA.
Tastefully renovated one-level family house sits on a lush and private 12,544 sqft lot. All rooms are perfectly separated for privacy. You'd be impressed by its bright and sunny entrance with large skylight leading to the open kitchen and dining room. Kitchen offers high-end stainless steel appliances. beautiful red manufactured wood flooring throughout and a cozy fireplace in the large family room which you'd enjoy your views of the water behind trees. This house has no stairs with master bedroom on the main and a large dual attached garage / workshop. Newer roof and perfect deck in the backyard for year round entertainment. Perfect location 6320 Clear View Road. RE-2 Zone allows for secondary accommodation(suite or extension). This house has tremendous potential.
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I have sold a property at 2324 Esplanade in VICTORIA.
**OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY August 13th 2-4pm**Welcome to 2324 Esplanade Ave, a magical location on Willows Beach considered by many as the Malibu of Victoria. Wake up to the sound of lapping waves on the beach, take in the unobstructed ocean views and sunrises over Mt Baker before walking the sandy beach. All this plus complete privacy from this upper one level open concept living space. European style bespoke kitchen with top of the line appliances including a Sub-Zero built in fridge and near new Bosch wall oven. Double car garage and private entrance to this rare, one of a kind, ocean view retreat at the end of the esplanade and bordering Willows Park. One of only 6 units in this exclusive, friendly townhouse complex.
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I have sold a property at 230 Portsmouth DR in VICTORIA.
Enjoy OCEAN VIEWS from this WATERFRONT home,boasting over 2800 sqft on quiet cul de sac. Imagine sitting on your 21x8 balcony overlooking Esquimalt Lagoon enjoying sunrises and sunsets..This home offers open concept design, kitchen with breakfast bar, living room and dining area , all designed to soak in the incredible views, Den/office or could be 2 bedroom(no closet) on the main floor, master bedroom with walkin closet and full ensuite. The lower level offers large rec room, bedroom and den/office ,4pc bath and an amazing 680 sqft deck perfect for entertaining. Large, private .30 acre lot on the water. Rare find indeed.
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Here is the report from Victoria Real Estate Board:

 

A total of 640 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this September, 18.1 per cent fewer than the 781 properties sold in September last year.

“We can certainly feel the difference in the current market when we compare to last year’s record breaking numbers. Last year the pace of the market was intense, there was a lot of pressure on pricing and demand,” notes Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian. “Now the tempo of the market is trending slowly – very slowly – towards more balanced conditions. Recently we’ve seen overall price increases level out, which can indicate slightly less demand, and inventory is building.”

There were 1,976 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of September 2017, an increase of 3.1 per cent compared to the month of August and 4.1 per cent fewer than the 2,061 active listings for sale at the end of September 2016.

The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core in September 2016 was $742,200. The benchmark value for the same home in September 2017 has increased by 10.9 per cent to $823,100.

“Simply because we’ve seen sales drop from last year is not dire or unexpected news for our local real estate market.” adds President Balabanian. “The ten year average for sales in September is 573 properties and the month exceeded that average by more than ten per cent, which indicates we’re still in an active market. And of course there are neighbourhoods that are still tracking up in terms of value from last year. It’s for reasons like these that now more than ever it makes sense to seek the assistance of a local REALTOR® to sell or buy your home.”



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I have sold a property at 3964 Arlene PL in VICTORIA.
This nicely updated 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home is located on a very quiet cul-de-sac. Beautiful and rich hardwood floors, bright and open living area, newer stainless appliances, updated windows, large living room with fireplace, a deck and lower patio with great sun exposure overlooking the private green space, are just some of the great features this immaculate property offers. The floor plan allows for a full 2 bedroom legal suite or simply open for full use. An additional separate office/work area provides many options. Plenty of parking with enough for your RV. Great location to Uptown, UVic, or getting out of town. Come and have a look at this beautifully updated home.
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I have listed a new property at 1386 Raglan PL in SOOKE.
This stunning home has gone through extensive renovation thoroughly showing like a brand new house. 0.69 acre of lush landscape located close to East Sooke Park, Community centre, Anderson Cove Boat Ramp, and all nearby workshops. 4bedrooms ready to move in oasis offers open and bright floor plan. The new kitchen has High quality stainless steel appliances. Beautiful dining area and living room facing the open views and the natural light from the multiple skylights. Attached massive balcony welcomes year round outdoor entertainment with privacy and beautiful vistas. The living room has the most beautiful and cozy brand new fireplace leading to a Sunny west facing backyard, private low maintenance garden and pond. Enjoy the gazebo by the outdoor Hot Tub and fire pit for a relaxing family nights. Features include, brand new heat-pump, wired workshop, brand new insulations, plumbing, electrical, light fixtures, smudge-proof faucets and much more.
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Please visit our Open House at 4363 Emily Carr DR in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, September 30, 2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
OPEN HOUSE Saturday 12-2pm Welcome to 4363 Emily Carr Dr. well-cared for family home. Open concept kitchen with stainless appliances and large pantry room. Enjoy the tranquil eating area by the bay windows facing nature and singing birds. French doors welcoming you to the bright and sunny Family room with its beautiful fireplace. on the other side, The living-room and its cozy wood fireplace opens to your super private Pergola Style backyard with minimal landscape work, a perfect entertainment space. Grand size Master bedroom has its own walking closet and spa bathroom. Downstairs is separate in-law suite with laundry set up and 1.5 bedrooms. A perfect living area. The location is perfectly situated near bus route 6A, and offers nearby parks, shopping, dining and excellent schools (Lochside and Royal Oak)
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I have listed a new property at 4363 Emily Carr DR in VICTORIA.
OPEN HOUSE SUN 2:30-4pm Welcome to 4363 Emily Carr Dr. well-cared for family home. Open concept kitchen with stainless appliances and large pantry room. Enjoy the tranquil eating area by the bay windows facing nature and singing birds. French doors welcoming you to the bright and sunny Family room with its beautiful fireplace. on the other side, The living-room and its cozy wood fireplace opens to your super private Pergola Style backyard with minimal landscape work, a perfect entertainment space. Grand size Master bedroom has its own walking closet and spa bathroom. Downstairs is separate in-law suite with laundry set up and 1.5 bedrooms. A perfect living area. The location is perfectly situated near bus route 6A, and offers nearby parks, shopping, dining and excellent schools (Lochside and Royal Oak)
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Please visit our Open House at 6320 Clear View DR in VICTORIA.
Open House on Friday, September 15, 2017 4:00PM - 6:00PM
OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 4-6PM OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4pm Tastefully renovated one-level family house sits on a lush and private 12,544 sqft lot. All rooms are perfectly separated for privacy. You'd be impressed by its bright and sunny entrance with large skylight leading to the open kitchen and dining room. Kitchen offers high-end stainless steel appliances. beautiful red manufactured wood flooring throughout and a cozy fireplace in the large family room which you'd enjoy your views of the water behind trees. This house has no stairs with master bedroom on the main and a large dual attached garage / workshop. Newer roof and perfect deck in the backyard for year round entertainment. Perfect location 6320 Clear View Road. RE-2 Zone allows for secondary accommodation(suite or extension). This house has tremendous potential.
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Please visit our Open House at 6320 Clear View DR in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
OPEN HOUSE FRIDAY 4-6PM OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4pm Tastefully renovated one-level family house sits on a lush and private 12,544 sqft lot. All rooms are perfectly separated for privacy. You'd be impressed by its bright and sunny entrance with large skylight leading to the open kitchen and dining room. Kitchen offers high-end stainless steel appliances. beautiful red manufactured wood flooring throughout and a cozy fireplace in the large family room which you'd enjoy your views of the water behind trees. This house has no stairs with master bedroom on the main and a large dual attached garage / workshop. Newer roof and perfect deck in the backyard for year round entertainment. Perfect location 6320 Clear View Road. RE-2 Zone allows for secondary accommodation(suite or extension). This house has tremendous potential.
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I have listed a new property at 6320 Clear View DR in VICTORIA.
Tastefully renovated one-level family house sits on a lush and private 12,544 sqft lot. All rooms are perfectly separated for privacy. You'd be impressed by its bright and sunny entrance with large skylight leading to the open kitchen and dining room. Kitchen offers high-end stainless steel appliances. beautiful red manufactured wood flooring throughout and a cozy fireplace in the large family room which you'd enjoy your views of the water behind trees. This house has no stairs with master bedroom on the main and a large dual attached garage / workshop. Newer roof and perfect deck in the backyard for year round entertainment. Perfect location 6320 Clear View Road. RE-2 Zone allows for secondary accommodation(suite or extension). This house has tremendous potential.
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Please visit our Open House at 6320 Clear View DR in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, September 9, 2017 2:30PM - 4:30PM
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 2:30-4:30pm Tastefully renovated one-level family house sits on a lush and private 12,544 sqft lot. You'd be impressed by its bright and sunny entrance with large skylight leading to the open kitchen and dining room. Kitchen offers high-end stainless steel appliances. beautiful red manufactured wood flooring throughout and a cozy fireplace in the large family room. This house has no stairs with master bedroom on the main and a large dual attached garage / workshop. Newer roof and large and perfect deck in the backyard for year round entertainment. Perfect location 6320 Clear View Road. RE-2 Zone allows for secondary accommodation(suite or extension). This house has tremendous potential.
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A total of 736 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this August, 16.6 per cent fewer than the 883 properties sold in August last year. 

"I admit to being a little surprised by the August numbers," notes Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian. "I expected inventory numbers to be climbing by now, but instead we've seen even lower numbers of listings on the market. This is likely leading to some buyer fatigue along with pressure on pricing in high demand areas."

There were 1,917 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of August 2017, a decrease of four properties compared to the month of July, and 8.5 per cent fewer than the 2,094 active listings for sale at the end of August 2016. 

The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core in August 2016 was $743,200. The benchmark value for the same home in August 2017 has increased by 10.8 per cent to $823,100. 

"Though much too early to call a trend, we do see that the August HPI benchmark value for single family homes in the Victoria Core area has decreased by 1.3 per cent when compared to July. This is the first time we've noted a decrease in HPI values since August 2015." adds President Balabanian.  "That said, this is not an indicator of a huge change in property values across our region. We've seen a phenomenally busy two years in real estate for our area and we are likely heading towards a period of more balanced activity. Note too, that though the overall HPI value shows a small month over month decrease - specific areas and specific types of product have seen increases. For example, condominiums across the entire region are up by half a percent compared to the previous month and single family homes in North Saanich have increased in benchmark value by almost one per cent. It's for reasons like these that now more than ever it makes sense to seek the assistance of a local REALTOR®  to sell or buy your home."

 

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