I have listed a new property at 3409 Karger TERR in VICTORIA.
Perched atop Triangle Mountain, this custom-built executive home features panoramic, unobstructed, sunrise views of the city, the ocean, and the Olympic Mountains. Outside, this home features tasteful modern styling; inside, there is a view from nearly every room. This home has lots of space with 4 bedrooms (including a 1 bedroom suite with separate entrance, perfect for in-laws, grown kids or revenue!), 2 dens, 6 bathrooms, a formal dining room, a large living room, a wet bar with lounge, and a well-equipped eat-in kitchen. Additional features include skylights, oak hardwood and tile floors, a Jacuzzi soaker tub in the master ensuite, walk in tub/shower, infrared heaters, and 3 wraparound decks and more! This impressive home has truly stunning views and is perfect for entertaining!
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I have sold a property at 202 201 Nursery Hill DR in VICTORIA.
Welcome to the Aspen. This development is in high demand. Come experience the ultimate condo lifestyle in the perfect location with biking, hiking, running, kayaking, SUP, Golfing and all amenities only minutes away. Modern finishing's with hard surface counters and floors, open concept kitchen with plenty of cabinets, counter space, and eating bar. Perfect roommate or guest plan with no adjoining bedrooms. In line dining and living room perfect for entertaining and cozy fireplace. Onsite Gym pets, BBQ's, rentals allowed, storage locker.
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I have sold a property at 7 10070 Fifth ST in SIDNEY.
Rare in Sidney! Nicely updated 3 bedroom family townhome just steps to everything Sidney shopping, Sidney Elementary and beaches. Nice open layout takes advantage of the space. Newer kitchen, flooring, paint, bathrooms, light fixtures etc. Lovely yard with raised garden beds, sunny deck and 2 storage sheds, one with power for workshop or freezer. This home is move in ready and perfect for a young family or a cozy alternative if scaling down. Very well managed and maintained complex with a great history. New roof last year. Two household pets allowed: no size restriction.
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I have sold a property at 202 1217 Pandora AVE in VICTORIA.
STEPS TO TOWN! Light Filled and Spacious 1150sq ft 2 Bedroom/2 Full Bathroom Suite with an Open Contemporary Floor Plan. Highlights of this Spotless Home include: Dining Area & Kitchen Nook, New Stainless Appliances, Light Fixtures and Double Louvered Hunter Douglas Blinds, Newer Carpet and Lino, Inviting Living Room with Gas Fireplace and Cute Deck for BBQ's with Cherry & Maple Tree Views. In-suite Laundry, Large Master w/Walk-In Closet and Full 4pc Ensuite Bath. Well managed & Remediated Building has a recently replaced Roof & allows Pets (2 Pets/25lb Max). Conveniently located on Upper Pandora and just minutes to Downtown, Fernwood Corners and major transit routes.
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Please visit our Open House at 631 Hoffman AVE in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, July 29, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM Great entry-level home, or build your dream home. Flat level lot, close to all amenities. Large backyard. Don't miss out!
A great starter home in a convenient location! Located minutes from Millstream Village, this home is a short walk to cafes, shopping, restaurants, and the Galloping Goose Trail. This home is ideal for those looking to enter the market or downsize and features a flat 8400 sq ft lot, a garden studio that is perfect for an office (or possible garden suite), access room for parking an RV or boat, and an enormous yard that is perfect for playing with the kids, summer barbecuing, or starting a veggie garden. This home has a lot of untapped potential. Don’t delay! Floor plans available online.
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Please visit our Open House at 403 520 Dunedin ST in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Top floor 2 bedroom condominium in Churchill Place. This bright, quiet condo features an updated kitchen, a large living and dining room, a skylight, a gas fireplace, modern bathrooms, in-suite laundry, stainless steel fridge and stove, a dishwasher, a breakfast nook, a balcony for relaxation and barbecuing, a storage locker, and secure underground parking. Conveniently-located, Churchill Place is walking distance to Mayfair Mall, Lifestyle Market, the Selkirk Trestle, the Gorge Waterway, and the Galloping Goose Trail. Its progressive strata allows for children, cats and dogs. Some rentals allowed, could also be perfect for a holding property. This condo is spacious, close to town, and perfectly situated to take advantage of recreation opportunities like cycling, walking, and paddling. Floor plans available. Don't delay!
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Hello again. Here is another update on the Victoria real estate market. 

 

There has been a lot of news recently about the interest rate hike from 0.5% to 0.75% that was issued by the Bank of Canada on July 12th: the first of its kind in seven years. Many financial experts are saying that rates will inevitability continue to rise; however, the Bank of Canada has stated that further increases will be in reaction to economic realities that are still unknown. It has scheduled its next decision on interest rates for September 6th.

 

The extent to which the rate hike will affect the Canadian housing market is still unknown. Lots of reporting suggests it will result in a cooling of the market—however, it is possible that many buyers may react to the rate hike and perceived cooling in the market and decide it is the right time to purchase.

 

For the month of June, Canadian home sales dropped 6.7% from May, the largest decline since June 2010.

 

Despite this national trend, in Victoria home sales stayed solid with 1008 residential units sold in the month of June compared to 1006 units in May.

 

In many ways Victoria remains a unique and desirable market for real estate. It’s status as provincial capital with an abundance of government employment, the naval presence at CFB Esquimalt, its diverse economy and growing tech industry, and its status as a desired retirement destination for retirees from throughout Canada are some of the factors that help to insulate Victoria from some whims of the greater Canadian market. Additionally, the lack of a foreign buyers tax in Victoria may be encouraging spillover from wealthy foreign investors looking for an alternative to Vancouver or farther eastern destinations such as Toronto and, the increasingly popular, Montreal.

 

As always, if you are interested in learning how the current market conditions affect you or your real estate investments, would like a market analysis of your property, or if we can be of assistance in any way at all, please don’t hesitate to give us a call (250-886-8520), send us an email (info@island-homes.ca), or drop by our Facebook page to say hello.

 

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I have listed a new property at 403 520 Dunedin ST in VICTORIA.
Top floor 2 bedroom condominium in Churchill Place. This bright, quiet condo features an updated kitchen, a large living and dining room, a skylight, a gas fireplace, modern bathrooms, in-suite laundry, stainless steel fridge and stove, a dishwasher, a breakfast nook, a balcony for relaxation and barbecuing, a storage locker, and secure underground parking. Conveniently-located, Churchill Place is walking distance to Mayfair Mall, Lifestyle Market, the Selkirk Trestle, the Gorge Waterway, and the Galloping Goose Trail. Its progressive strata allows for children, cats and dogs. Some rentals allowed, could also be perfect for a holding property. This condo is spacious, close to town, and perfectly situated to take advantage of recreation opportunities like cycling, walking, and paddling. Floor plans available. Don't delay!
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I have sold a property at 835 Ashbury AVE.
A/O in place. Welcome to Latoria Rise. This brand new executive family home offers over 3200 sq ft of carefully planned living space on 3 levels with a legal 1 bedroom suite. The open main floor living has a naturally bright great rm with gas fp, dining, professionally designed kitchen as well a family rm and home office. Laundry and two large bedrooms upstairs as well as master with vaulted ceiling, walk in closet and ensuite with heated tiles, free standing tub, large shower and two sinks. Outdoor living can be enjoyed from the generous covered deck and ample level lawn on your private south facing back yard. House comes with a new home warranty. Price includes GST.
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Please visit our Open House at 631 Hoffman AVE in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, July 8, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM Great entry-level home, or build your dream home. Flat level lot, close to all amenities. Large backyard. Don't miss out!
A great starter home in a convenient location! Located minutes from Millstream Village, this home is a short walk to cafes, shopping, restaurants, and the Galloping Goose Trail. This home is ideal for those looking to enter the market or downsize and features a flat 8400 sq ft lot, a garden studio that is perfect for an office (or possible garden suite), access room for parking an RV or boat, and an enormous yard that is perfect for playing with the kids, summer barbecuing, or starting a veggie garden. This home has a lot of untapped potential. Don’t delay! Floor plans available online.
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I have listed a new property at 631 Hoffman AVE in VICTORIA.
A great starter home in a convenient location! Located minutes from Millstream Village, this home is a short walk to cafes, shopping, restaurants, and the Galloping Goose Trail. This home is ideal for those looking to enter the market or downsize and features a flat 8400 sq ft lot, a garden studio that is perfect for an office (or possible garden suite), access room for parking an RV or boat, and an enormous yard that is perfect for playing with the kids, summer barbecuing, or starting a veggie garden. This home has a lot of untapped potential. Don’t delay! Floor plans available online.
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I have sold a property at 3476 Sunheights DR in VICTORIA.
Rare opportunity to get into a prime spot on triangle mountain, rewarded with ocean glimpses and mountain views.The home has been updated throughtout. Renovated bathrooms, kitchens, harwood floors, cosy free standing fireplace and so much more.The main living area has 3 good size bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. This ground level suite can be used for extended family, bid rec room with offices, , independent teens or as a mortgage helper. There is lots of storage and a massive unfinished basement, perfect for a workshop space. The home is on a major bus route and a short walk from lookout lake, perfect for taking in the sun or doing some fishing! or a short drive from the big box stores Floorplans online dont delay.
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I have sold a property at 1709 Sheridan AVE in VICTORIA.
Wonderful Mt. Tolmie/UVIC area family home located on a quiet cul de sac in a sought after neighborhood! NICELY MAINTAINED + UPDATED 4 BR ( plus den + family room ) home, a 3 level split floor plan with an updated kitchen and adjoining family room both overlooking a fully fenced private backyard. THREE LIVING AREAS: Livingroom, Family room and Rec Room ( extra large 4th bedroom on lower level). Lots of UPDATES includes newer vinyl windows throughout, roof, gas furnace, kitchen, bath and a large family room addition off kitchen. Hardwood floors throughout. Separate detached garage/workshop with power. A Beauty awaiting a family to enjoy. Ideally located close to great schools and transit.
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I have sold a property at 2884 Leigh RD in VICTORIA.
Back on the market.Amazing location close to Langford Parkway, theaters, restaurants and minutes from the Langford Lake. This 4 bedroom west coast side split home has a great family layout and with bonus views of the lake. The living room has vaulted ceilings and a nice wood burning fireplace, ideal for winter days. The open concept kitchen/dining room combo makes cooking and mingling a dream, with easy access to the yard. The outdoor space is huge, perfect for kids, pets and parties. There is a stand alone suite in the back of the property with its own laundry, electrical panel and more. Ideal for extended family, or revenue! There is also a detached 2 car garage, perfect shopspace for working on cars, woodshop and more. Floorplans online!
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I have sold a property at 980 Perez DR in VICTORIA.
Warm, Welcoming, Pristine & Bright. This custom, contemporary style home will please the most discerning eye. A 4BR, 4BA, 3515sqft residence sits high atop a private, dramatic lot. Top lvl: Boasts entertainment size LR w/floor-to-ceiling river rock gas FP + spacious DR perfect for family dinners. Remodeled kitchen features granite island, double wall oven & wine fridge. BONUS: Family room/gas FP & den + 2 expansive, sun-drenched decks on each end of house. Ground lvl: Features 2 guest BRs, large triple garage w/storage. Attractive guest suite w/private patio. Close to Broadmead & Royal Oak shops, trails & rec ctr, safe & quiet area. Highlighting vaulted ceilings & new hardwood floors throughout. This STUNNING executive home is a must see!
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I have listed a new property at 631 Hoffman AVE in VICTORIA.
A great starter home in a convenient location! Located minutes from Millstream Village, this home is a short walk to cafes, shopping, restaurants, and the Galloping Goose Trail. This home is ideal for those looking to enter the market or downsize and features a flat 8400 sq ft lot, a garden studio that is perfect for an office (or possible garden suite), access room for parking an RV or boat, and an enormous yard that is perfect for playing with the kids, summer barbecuing, or starting a veggie garden. This home has a lot of untapped potential. Don’t delay! Floor plans available online.
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Please visit our Open House at 631 Hoffman AVE in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, June 10, 2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM Great starter home near the heart of Langford! close to all amenities!
A great starter home in a convenient location! Located minutes from Millstream Village, this home is a short walk to cafes, shopping, restaurants, and the Galloping Goose Trail. This home is ideal for those looking to enter the market or downsize and features a flat 8400 sq ft lot, a garden studio that is perfect for an office (or possible garden suite), access room for parking an RV or boat, and an enormous yard that is perfect for playing with the kids, summer barbecuing, or starting a veggie garden. This home has a lot of untapped potential. Don’t delay! Floor plans available online.
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Please visit our Open House at 631 Hoffman AVE in VICTORIA.
Open House on Sunday, June 4, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM Great starter home at a fabulous price, in a phenomenal location! Loads of potential!
A great starter home in a convenient location! Located minutes from Millstream Village, this home is a short walk to cafes, shopping, restaurants, and the Galloping Goose Trail. This home is ideal for those looking to enter the market or downsize and features a flat 8400 sq ft lot, a garden studio that is perfect for an office (or possible garden suite), access room for parking an RV or boat, and an enormous yard that is perfect for playing with the kids, summer barbecuing, or starting a veggie garden. This home has a lot of untapped potential. Don’t delay! Floor plans available online.
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I have sold a property at 304 200 Douglas ST in VICTORIA.
Finest in downtown living! This executive condo is located accross from spectacular Beacon Hill Park, just minutes from Dallas Rd water front and eclectic James Bay. With fresh sea air, views of the parliament buildings and park this home cannot be missed. This solid concrete & steel building was built to the highest standards by award winning Homewood Construction. From the engineered floors to overheight ceilings, spa inspired bathroom with heated floors, floor to ceiling windows, top of the line cabinetry & more. The custom kitchen has quartz countertops & a fine selection of top of the line appliances. The design layout and orientation allow for the unit to be showered in natural light. The home also comes with one secure parking spot.
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Please visit our Open House at 631 Hoffman AVE in VICTORIA.
Open House on Sunday, May 28, 2017 2:30PM - 4:00PM Great starter home at a fabulous price, in a phenomenal location!
Great starter home in a perfect location. From this spot you are minutes from Millstream Villlage, walk to the coffee shops, restaurants or get on the goose for a leasure bike ride, options are endless! The layout for this home ideal for the those entering into the market or those downsizing. This home is sitting on a flat 8400 sq lot with a little garden studio that could work for a possible garden suite or office. The massive yard lends itself perfectly for playing ball with the kids, starting a veggie garden, or more. The access to the property allows for RV parking, boats or toher vehicles. There is a ton of untapped potential in this home. Dont delay Floorplans online~
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