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19-10520 Mcdonald Park Rd Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Price: $729,000

Welcome to The Meadows, a well managed 55+ gated development of high-end construction and superior finishing. This immaculate 3-bed 3-bath townhouse is updated & move in ready. The main level includes a well-appointed kitchen w/ adjoining eating area, generous living/dining rooms w/ gas f/p, den/office & master suite w/ walk-in closet & 4-piece ensuite. Upstairs is a full bath, second spacious bedroom & third...

3467 Sparrowhawk Ave Bed: 4 Bath: 3 Price: $719,900 SOLD BY

With three-bedrooms upstairs, plus a fourth bedroom / den on the main this is a fantastic, versatile family layout. Enjoy your great room with cozy gas fireplace and abundant windows looking over peaceful Meadow Park which adjoins your back yard – no neighbours behind you here! Upstairs the master suite offers park views, a walk-in closet, heated-floor ensuite, and double sinks. Other quality details, all i...

3411 Cedar Hill Rd Bed: 4 Bath: 2 Price: $745,000 SOLD

****ATTENTION FIRST TIME BUYERS & INVESTORS **** This 4 bedroom 2 bath home with mortgage helper will make an ideal home for families looking to enter the Victoria housing market. 1949 build features all the charm and character of the era with coved ceilings and inlay oak floors. The main level is ready for your design ideas, offering a spacious living room with bright corner windows and fireplace, a formal d...

1005 Scottswood Lane Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Price: $790,000 SOLD BY

You'll love this charming, Broadmead rancher with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a double car garage. Enjoy having over 1,600 sq ft of generous living space, without losing that quaint, cozy atmosphere when it's time to cuddle up by the gas fireplace or sit in the sun-soaked atrium with a good book. From the breakfast nook, you'll enjoy a morning coffee in quiet seclusion, with views of your attractively landsca...

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20 San Jose Ave Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $950,000 SOLD

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! Situated just one house away from Dallas Road and boasting wonderful ocean views this solid James Bay Character Home has much to offer. Originally built in 1930 the two bedroom one bath main floor has retained its original charm with thoughtful updates including cozy wood stove and new windows throughout.  The upstairs self-contained loft unit added in 1993 with permits is the ...

7148 Brentwood Dr Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Price: $1,275,000 SOLD BY

PRICE ADJUSTED & MOTIVATED SELLERS! New price point offers buyers a unique opportunity to get into the Oceanfront market. This beautiful property sits modestly & serenely atop a rocky knoll, with ocean & mountain views to the northeast, and boasts many features to be envied. The open-plan living, kitchen & dining space has a full bank of windows & sliding doors to take you out to a large yet intimate deck. A...

1060 Ferncliffe Pl Bed: 6 Bath: 5 Price: $1,185,000 SOLD BY

This stunning Metchosin property is perfect for a growing family or someone looking to realize rental income. The home offers a lovely covered porch entry that leads to a true entertaining space with a library/piano room, living room & large family room (both w/fireplace). This floor continues with a custom kitchen, offering tons of space & a large dining-room that holds a table big enough to fit the whole fa...

3830 Trailhead Dr Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Price: $389,900 SOLD BY

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23RD 11:30-1:30PM. Worth the Drive..Brand New Quality built 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom 2 Storey Homes. (4 to choose from) This unit is a 2 Storey. Immediate possession. Appliance Package. What a Deal! Drive a little, Save a lot.Great Air BnB potential? Someone already doing it, Phase 2 of Trailhead Landing. Located in Jordan River on Trailhead Rd, Beautiful area only 2 minute ca...

87 Marler Dr Bed: 5 Bath: 2 Price: $649,000 SOLD

Large welcoming 5 bedroom 2 bathroom house on an 11,000 sq. ft. level lot is ready for your decorating ideas. With a little imagination and elbow grease this will be a wonderful family home. You will be impressed by the generous room sizes and functional floor plan. Living room with fireplace, dining room, large deck off eat-in country kitchen, master bedroom (or family room/nanny/in-law accommodation??), fu...

Consulting a REALTOR®

REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. Members of the Victoria Real Estate Board are members of both the British Columbia and Canadian Real Estate Associations.

The following is a list of services you can expect to receive from a REALTOR® when you buy a home:
  • A REALTOR® will fully explain the details of your working relationship (called "agency") so that you are clear as to when a REALTOR® is working for you or for the seller.
  • A REALTOR® has access to hundreds of current listings of homes for sale because of a co- operative system called the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
  • A REALTOR® can provide you with a customized list of homes that best meet your needs -- size, style, features, location, proximity to schools, shopping, etc. - and then make arrangements for you to view those homes that appeal to you the most.
  • A REALTOR® will help you determine how big a home you can afford.
  • REALTORs® are familiar with the local lending market and can offer helpful advice.
  • A REALTOR® has no emotional ties to any type or style of home and can be objective in pointing out the merits of one home over another.
  • A REALTOR® will have information on zoning changes, taxes, utility costs and school and recreation services that could affect your decision to buy a home in a specific area.
  • A REALTOR® will assist you in negotiating the terms of your purchase, which can be a nerve- wracking process for someone who is not experienced in negotiating.
  • A REALTOR® will advise you of the legal process required in obtaining title and taking possession of your property; the costs associated with buying a home such as insurance, mortgage registration and legal fees will be explained in detail.

Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015

Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use a REALTOR®

Before selling your home, you will need a clear understanding of the legal issues and potential pitfalls. One wrong action could result in a lot of cost and frustration, which is why it is essential to have a REALTOR® working with you, as he or she will make the sale of your home a successful and satisfying experience.

Greater exposure

REALTORS® use the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) to give your home maximum exposure. MLS® is a computer-based system that relays valuable information about your home to hundreds of REALTORS® and potential homebuyers.

Setting a price

Setting a price for your home is an important but difficult process. Again, this is where the services of a REALTOR® prove invaluable. REALTORS® have the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. REALTORS® also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.

REALTORS® will also develop a marketing plan to help your property receive maximum exposure. This will likely include placing your home on the MLS® system and placing a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. The plan will likely also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS® and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets/mailers to market your home.

Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, your REALTOR® will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. He or she will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.

Why working with a REALTOR® makes sense

When you work with a REALTOR® you will likely get a better price for your home than if you try to sell it yourself. Apart from the financial benefits, however, there is an extra measure of comfort and security that comes from having a REALTOR® on your side. Remember that REALTORS® are governed by a code of ethics and standards of business practice. They have also been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property. When it comes to buying or selling property, using a REALTOR® just makes sense.

Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015

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