Looking to buy a home in Victoria in 2021?

Follow these 5 simple tips to help you get your dream home with as few hassles as possible!

1. Don’t Rush the Process

It is important that you are very well prepared before going into a sellers market as a buyer. Have pre financing, deposit ready and all your paperwork together

2. Know your Max

Know your max financing limit. Sometimes with multiple offers you have the opportunity to increase your offer. It is important to know your absolute max

3. The Small Things

Look past the small things. Sometimes a house might check most of the boxes but look past the small things like minor renovations or paint or landscaping, as those are things you can tackle in the future

4. Experienced Agent

Work with an experienced agent. Having a great real estate agent can give you the upper hand in a seller’s market and help guide you on the right path to ensure you obtain the house that you want for the price you want. Their experience and market knowledge and negotiation will help you achieve these goals. 

5. Desireable Offer 

Submitting a great offer is one thing. But to also ensure that you maximize your potential by ensuring your offer includes a letter, a picture, terms and dates that work for the seller, and last of all put your best foot forward. 

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I have listed a new property at 409 866 Goldstream Ave.
Welcome to this top-floor condo at the Strathmore! Only steps to everything the Goldstream Village has to offer, this bright suite features a unique loft-style layout with over-height ceilings, a second-floor bedroom with ensuite, and an east-facing balcony allowing an abundance of natural lighting. The main floor has an open-concept floorplan with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, powder room, and dining/living combo. In addition to in-unit laundry, a designated parking space, & pet/family-friendly, this suite has access to the rooftop patio - an uninterrupted oasis with all-day sun, overlooking the Bear Mountain hillsides and Mill Hill. Only a short drive to nearby lakes, the Westshore Town Centre, Costco, West Hills Stadium & Langford Lanes, and a short stroll to nearby parks and schools, the Strathmore is located in a popular, sought-after area and growing community!
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I have listed a new property at 32 909 Admirals Rd.
Bright One Level townhome in Admirals Gate! This charming, completely updated two bed, two bath home offers 1359 sq ft of gracious living space. Set well back from the road, this home is QUIET! There is a private SW facing balcony accessible from both the living room & primary BR. It is the perfect spot for relaxing & enjoying the evening sun! New flooring, Paint, trim and fully updated bathrooms make this a turn key unit. Also includes a single car attached garage and extra storage. Fantastic location close to the golf course, Shopping Center, Thrifty’s, pharmacy & shops. With direct access to Rail Trail, walk/ride downtown. 19+ & pet friendly!
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I have listed a new property at Lot B RALEIGH Ave.
Incredible opportunity to build your dream home! The 29,707 sq ft building lot is cleared, flat and full of sun. Power/hydro meter and a drilled well have been installed. This parcel borders the City of Port Alberni city limits, at the top of Argyle Street, and is Zoned as rural residential A1 within the Alberni Clayoquot Regional District.
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I have listed a new property at 1225 Tall Tree Pl.
First time to market in 34 years! Be welcomed to this gorgeous home with amazing views of down town victoria and the Olympic mountains. The second floor main living space is filled with natural light that cascades in through the numerous windows of the living room and dining room. Take in the panoramic mountain views or venture out to the spacious front balcony to take in the full beauty of your surroundings. Perched on top of a quiet hill, this home boasts two outdoor patios perfect for relaxing on summer nights and a large manicured lawn backing onto Knockan Hill Park. Plus a large attached garage that offers convenient covered entry and plenty of room for DIY projects or a workshop. Around the back of the house is a 1-bedroom suite in the lower level of this home, that is ideal for rentals or easily incorporated back into the house for inlaws or a growing family. The central location of this home cannot be overstated, its just perfect. Dont delay, floorplans online!
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I have sold a property at 651 Cornwall St.
Situated on a quiet, tree lined street with wide boulevards and sidewalks, this charming century home is the one you have been waiting for. Flexible layout includes 4/5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms including a 1 or 2 bedroom lower suite. The current owners have already done all the heavy lifting (excavated the basement for better ceiling height, new foundation and basement slab, perimeter drain upgrades, roof, gas furnace, windows, rebuilt shed / garage, decks, exterior paint and more!) Extensive permit history available. Very rare for the era, an upper floor dormer was added to create a spacious ensuite bath. This is the perfect starting point for personalization and cosmetic updates to your taste. The lovely lot is fenced and private. Incredible location close to town, fantastic schools, and shops and services of all kinds. Easy to show, ask your agent today!
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