I have listed a new property at 309B 2465 Gateway Rd in Langford. See details here

Newly built spacious and bright 1 bedroom condo! Live right at Langford's most exciting new development. Constructed to be Built Green and to Energy Step Code 4. Enjoy absolute ambient comfort with triple pane windows and a heat pump for heating and cooling. Luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz counters, LED lighting, and soft close cabinetry. Building amenities include roof-top deck, fitness centre, dog run, community gardens, EV charging stations, community lounge, bike storage, and so much more. Located across from Staples on the new Gateway Rd.

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I have sold a property at 531 Heatherdale Lane in Saanich. See details here

Luxury townhome in the sought after Heatherdale Estates. This 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home will not disappoint. With over 1800 sq ft of living space and tons of storage in the oversized garage, making this the perfect starter or downsizing home. Hardwood flooring on the main level lead into the chefs kitchen with granite counter-tops, stainless appliances and 2 large balconies. Upstairs are 3 good sized bedrooms, main bathroom and ensuite. The neighbours are great and it's a well run strata. Walking distance to trails, Commonwealth Recreation Centre, Broadmead Shopping Centre and Royal Oak Shopping Centre! Don't delay as this one won't last...

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When you’re ready to become a homeowner, come to us! We will set you up with a buyer consultation to discuss:



The home buying process

Including finding you the best home, for the best price. We’ll develop a custom search and a plan to help you with your purchase. We’ll explain our role in the process, and the roles of the other professionals you will work with along the way.


Your desired timeline

Whether you’re ready to buy now or 6 months from now. We will look at what that means for you, and determine the approach that best fits your needs.


Review your budget

With pre-approval in hand, your agent will help define the range of properties you can include in your search. There is nothing worse than dropping down in budget after seeing homes you can’t, or don’t want to, afford.


The features of your dream home

The goal is to know what YOUR real estate goals are.  How long do you plan to stay in the home, which areas you would like to search in, what style of home do you like?  We will make a list of your “Wants,” and your absolute “Must Haves.”  This is important to narrow down your search so that the focus is only on homes that will work for you.


Establish your communication expectations. 

How do you like to be communicated with—text/e-mail/phone? All of the above? Are there any times that are off limits, or would you expect to be informed around the clock?



By the end of the consultation, you’ll walk away with a solid plan on how exactly you’re going to buy a home, and how we’re going to help you do it.



Ready to get started? Send us a DM now to set up your buyer consultation!


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How much does it cost to hire a Buyer's agent? Nothing!


When purchasing a home, a buyer's agent typically represents you at no charge and the Sellers pays both the listing and selling agents commissions.


We can help you get pre-approved, search for homes within your budget, recommend new listings that are not yet on the market, tour homes with you, assist in arranging inspections, and take care of the paperwork!


If you're thinking of buying and would like some tips or assistance, reach out to us!



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What you Need to Know Before Buying a Condo in Greater Victoria


FREEDOM

For those folks who have lived in single- family homes all their lives, condo living provides freedom from repairs and maintenance of all those outside tasks such as mowing the lawn, gardening and painting.


AMENITIES

In some buildings, you will have access to amenities such as games rooms, swimming pools, workshops and even guest rooms for visiting family – which you may not be able to otherwise afford or want to maintain.


LOCATION

If you want to be near downtown Victoria or Oak Bay for easy access to work or amenities such as restaurants, theatres etc.Condos may be your most affordable option. 


SHARED COSTS

Major replacement and repairs are shared by all the owners, whether these expenses come from the contingency reserve fund or by way of special levy or special assessment.


SECURITY

Being able to “lock and leave” to travel knowing that your neighbours are nearby is a big plus for many strata owners.


If you decide a condo, townhome or duplex is right for you, we can help you find a great place that is a perfect fit. Most importantly, we will help with the necessary investigations including strata document review and ensuring your contract to buy the condo or townhome protects your interests.


If you’d like to discuss condo living in more detail, or have any questions of condo, townhome, duplex or other types of strata ownership in British Columbia – please Contact us.


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It’s often said that spring and summer are the best times to buy or sell a house. However, there are some key advantages to selling your home during the winter. 


Here are four reasons why the spring and summer aren’t always the best times to sell a home


1. Fewer homes for sale in the winter equals less competition

Postponing the sale of your home until spring could result in greater competition due to a larger pool of available properties. But if you were to list your home during the winter, less competition will make it easier for buyers to notice your property.


2. Greater number of serious buyers in the winter

If you listed your house during the winter and hosted an open house on a cold day, most people aren’t going to venture out unless they’re serious potential buyers. So, while your property might receive less foot traffic in the winter compared to the spring, those who visit the property are looking to make a worthwhile offer.


3. Interest rates can shift upwards

Mortgage interest rates can shift upwards between winter and spring. If you postpone listing your home and rates begin to rise, this may limit the number of buyers who can qualify for a loan to purchase your home.


4. Your real estate agent can give you more time and attention

Your real estate agent might have fewer clients during the winter compared to warmer months. If so, they can devote more time and attention to selling your property and helping you find your next place.


It’s ultimately your decision whether to sell in the winter or wait until the spring or summer. If you're eager to sell your home and purchase a new place, now’s the time to list.



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It's important to know what to look for and how to act when touring a potential home. 


Follow these tips to put your best foot forward.



Refrain from making much commentary about a home while you’re touring it because homeowners could be eavesdropping via smart home technology or nanny cams.



Keep a poker face when you’re touring homes. If you seem too enthusiastic, you lose some of your negotiating power.



Take a look at the home’s floors; they tell you a lot about how well the property has been cared for and its condition.


 
If a home meets 85 percent of the requirements you’re looking for, make an offer.
 
 
 
If you're thinking of buying and would like some tips or assistance, reach out to us!


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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist


With the leaves falling and the days getting shorter, this time of year also brings with it winter storms, so remember to do some important home maintenance before winter comes.


Protect your home’s value by tending to seasonal maintenance.


Here are some home maintenance tips:

● Clean and stow your lawn mower

● Remove garden hoses from faucets

● Drain your sprinkler system

● Seal air leaks sound doors and windows

● Unblock & clean gutters

● Inspect your roof for signs of wear and tear

● Give your fireplace a good clean

● Check your furnace

● Prune Plants



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I have sold a property at 611A 2461 Gateway Rd in Langford. See details here

Olive+ Floor Plan: Welcome to Sky Gate, your gateway to the outdoors! Live right at Langford's most exciting new development. Constructed to be Built Green and to Energy Step Code 4 of the BC Building Code. 74% more efficient than current BC code requires, Sky Gate is one of Vancouver Island’s most environmentally-advanced multifamily buildings. Enjoy absolute ambient comfort with triple pane windows and a heat pump for heating and cooling in every. Luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz counters, LED lighting, soft close cabinetry, and large rooms in each of the five modern floor plans to choose from. Building amenities include roof-top deck, fitness centre, dog run, community gardens, EV charging stations, community lounge, bike storage, and so much more. Located in across from Staples on the new Gateway Rd.

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I have sold a property at 604A 2461 Gateway Rd in Langford. See details here

Welcome to Sky Gate, your gateway to the outdoors! Live right at Langford's most exciting new development. Constructed to be Built Green and to Energy Step Code 4 of the BC Building Code. 74% more efficient than current BC code requires, Sky Gate is one of Vancouver Island’s most environmentally-advanced multifamily buildings. Enjoy absolute ambient comfort with triple pane windows and a heat pump for heating and cooling in every home. Luxury vinyl plank flooring, quartz counters, LED lighting, soft close cabinetry, and large rooms in each of the five modern floor plans to choose from. Building amenities include roof-top deck, fitness centre, dog run, community gardens, EV charging stations, community lounge, bike storage, and so much more. Located in across from Staples on the new Gateway Rd.

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