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I have sold a property at 2925 Eastdowne RD in VICTORIA.
Here's your chance to be in a wonderful neighborhood in Oak Bay! This home is ideal for downsizers and families alike who desire easy bungalow style living. Located in sought after Lansdowne slope with over 1300 sqft on one level this home boasts 3 bedrooms on the main floor, including a spacious master, 1 bathroom, large living and dining room and updated kitchen. Enjoy the many upgrades including gas furnace, gas fireplace, roof, Pella windows, garage door and irrigation system. This charming home offers gleaming oak floors, coved ceilings and large picture windows on the East, South & West side of the home with views of the Olympic Mountains. Downstairs you'll find a half bathroom, laundry, media/rec room, plenty of storage and entrance to your garage. Walk to Carnavon Park, Willows Beach, Uplands Golf Course, schools and shops. Enjoy the last moments of evening sun in your well maintained yard with nothing to do but move in!
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I have sold a property at 301 300 Michigan ST in VICTORIA.
Welcome home to this beautiful and spacious like new one bedroom, one bathroom condo located in coveted James Bay, moments to Downtown Victoria. Discerning buyers will appreciate the quality of finishing throughout including engineered flooring, quarz countertops, functional kitchen with plenty of storage, stainless steel appliances and soft close drawers, and high-end bathroom with tile surround and heated tile flooring. This south west corner unit features floor to ceiling windows which let light in from every angle. Enjoy the sun all afternoon on your wrap around balcony with space for your BBQ. Located in a quiet residential street, only two blocks from the action of the inner harbour and an easy walk to groceries, Dallas Rd and Fisherman's wharf. This small proactive strata welcome rentals and pets of any size. There's one secure undergroun parking space for this unit and separate storage included. Call today to book your private viewing today.
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I have listed a new property at 1017 Gosper CRES in VICTORIA.
Open House Sun Nov 19 1-3pm. Welcome home to 1017 Gosper Cres - a wonderfully maintained, updated 3 bed, 1 bath, single level home on a desirable street, close to parks and waterfront trails. Perfect for downsizers or families, this beautiful home features wood floors, coved ceilings and an updated kitchen and bathroom. Let the natural light fill your living room while you enjoy the electric fireplace or settle in to your office/den at the back of the home with a book. Updates to the home include newer roof, hot water tank, and gas furnace. Enjoy the thoughtfully landscaped, fully fenced, 7200 sqft lot with south facing backyard; ideal for children, pets and entertaining. You will find plenty of extra storage in the shed, equipped with a small workbench and shelving. Store your kayak in the carport and wheel it down to the Gorge for a paddle! Amenities are at your doorstep with parks, grocery stores, a golf course, shops and restaurants all within walking distance.
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I have sold a property at 1005 Win WAY in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Great split level family home located on a quiet and private cul-du-sac in beautiful Brentwood Bay Village. Lovely street with underground services so no overhead power lines, just trees! The waterfront is just 2 blocks away and a short stroll to the Village with shopping, restaurants, excellent schools, transportation, the public library, medical clinics and more. This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has a very versatile layout. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms including a master bedroom with its own bathroom, 2 good sized bedrooms and another full bathroom. On the main level is a living room with a gas stove, a formal dining room, a large kitchen, a big family room with wood burning fireplace, a laundry room, a 4th bedroom, an office and a bonus exterior entry guest bedroom/office. Outside is a large, sunny, private yard perfect for BBQs. Lots of updates including windows, heat pumps, new carpets and more. Idyllic family living within a peaceful rural community.
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I have sold a property at 3336 Anchorage AVE in VICTORIA.
We're pleased to offer this wonderful family home with spectacular ocean views on a gorgeous large lot. Pride of ownership is evident throughout this one-owner home which has been meticulously maintained. You'll enjoy 3 bedrooms on one level with additional 1 bedroom in-law accommodation downstairs. The home is energy efficient by being well insulated, having thermo pane windows and a gas fireplace to heat with. This is a gardener's dream with over 14000 square feet of beautifully landscaped yard. There's no shortage of places to enjoy the outdoors including the side deck off the kitchen, perfect for BBQs, the back patio, gazebo, or one of the many seating places in the backyard. There is a single car garage, with ample space in the driveway for extra vehicles or your RV. Located in a popular area of Colwood near Esquimalt Lagoon. You'll love your west coast lifestyle by enjoying the sea views from your window or taking a short walk to the beach. Book your private showing today.
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I have sold a property at 2584 Lincoln RD in VICTORIA.
Outstanding Estevan location and only 2 short blocks to Willows Beach (arguably the best beach in Victoria). Steps to Estevan Village, buses, Uplands Park, excellent schools, recreation, & well positioned to the University of Victoria and Camosun College. This well maintained & upgraded 3 or 4 bdrm home offers classic oak floors w/inlays, oak kitchen, French doors, separate dining, den, recreation room addition with grand vaulted ceilings, master bedroom with quaint sitting area (ocean glimpses), clean hot water heating, efficient natural gas on demand hot water, gated rear access to a treed lane, single garage, carport, & full basement. The garden is meticulously maintained & shows beautifully. A second bathrm has the potential to be added on the upper floor (or lowest level) as well as a door from the Rec room to the rear yard. With multi million dollar homes on this street, upgrades will bring profit. This home needs to be seen as looks are deceiving and it is larger than it looks.
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I have listed a new property at 4077 Ebony TERR in VICTORIA.
O/H Sun 1-3pm! Welcome to your west coast home on a desirable street in the Arbutus area of Gordon Head. You'll love the level entry and ideal layout with 3 bedrooms, main bath and custom master ensuite on the main floor. This cozy home is surrounded by greenery and shows off its gorgeous post and beam structure with fir ceilings throughout. The bright kitchen, large living & dining room are sure to please with custom built ins, oversized windows and French doors to your south/east facing deck overlooking the easy care backyard. Downstairs you will find an additional bedroom, full bathroom, rec room plus three storage rooms, one currently used as a workshop. Easily suitable for in-laws or enjoy the extra space. Exterior features two carports with own driveways, mature landscaping, and private west facing patio area to enjoy the evening sun. Upgrades include newer kitchen & appliances, heat pump, electrical, roof, windows & modernized fireplace. Close to the ocean, UVIC, Mt Doug & more!
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I have sold a property at 202 1121 Fort ST in VICTORIA.
ACCEPTED UNCONDITIONAL OFFER IN PLACE. NO FURTHER SHOWINGS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. You're going to fall in love with this immaculate 2011 built one bed, one bath second level condo located in "The Zen" complex - live/work urban style condominiums fronting on Fort and Meares Street in Fairfield on the edge of Rockland and Downtown. Unique CA-2 zoning. Move in ready! Boasts 10 foot ceilings, in-suite laundry, electric fireplace, a full kitchen with stainless appliances including dishwasher. Laminate floors. Offers secure scooter/bike storage. Roof top patio with BBQ has amazing mountain & city views. This home offers real value and is situated minutes away from downtown. On direct bus route to the University of Victoria and Camosun College with an abundance of restaurants, pubs, markets, cafes and shopping are at your door step.
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I have sold a property at 9208 West Saanich RD in NORTH SAANICH.
Situated in North Saanich's prestigious Ardmore area is this circa 1954 home reminiscent of times past. The cottage is comprised of an expansive living room which opens onto a sunny deck, a charming eat-in kitchen plus a master bedroom with attached sun room. The property has the potential to be your island vacation or starter home and the R3 zoning of this property could also be the site of a future new home as zoning may allow for a principal residence with legal suite. The possibilities for this level, treed and private property are endless; the location is within walking distance of Coles Bay, the Ardmore Golf course, the Glen Meadows Golf and Country Club which are all surrounded by the area's fine homes & fabulous rural properties.
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I have sold a property at B 2128 Weiler AVE in SIDNEY.
Want to live in Sidney but hate the idea of a condo? Welcome to this bright and updated 2 bed 2 bath home in an up/down duplex with your own yard. Located in the bottom level with private entrance at the back. You'll be impressed from the moment you walk in by the fully updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry offering plenty of storage. The interior features durable vinyl flooring, efficient gas fireplace and modern paint choices. There is no shortage of windows and doors; letting the light in from every direction. Outside, you have exclusive use of the storage shed/workshop in the back and the adjoining patio. This is an excellent alternative to a condo with no strata fees or bylaws! All ages and pets welcome and rentals are allowed. There is parking for one vehicle in the driveway and plenty of street parking. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood with easy access to the highway, airport and bike trails. Book a showing today!
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Mould is a topic that is very important to me because I am someone who suffers health issue when I’m exposed to it.  Not everyone will have the same symptoms from mould exposure, but I want to share with you what mould can do to your health, where it shows up in your home, what to do about it, and a checklist of how to prevent mould from being an issue in your home. I also want to tell you why it’s important to get an inspection when you buy a home!

 

1. What mould does to your health

According to the Health Canada website

“People living in homes with mould and damp conditions are more likely to have:

  • eye, nose and throat irritation coughing and phlegm build-up
  • wheezing and shortness of breath
  • worsening of asthma symptoms”

2. Where is mould showing up?

It’s important to note that mould can grow anywhere it is damp, and especially where water damage has occurred. In your home, you could find it in the attic, behind walls, above ceiling tile, below floor boards, in cupboards, on window sills, or in common household items. This could include: water bottles, travel coffee mugs, coffee pots or kettles, children’s toys, shower curtains, bath mats, and garbage bins.

 

In short, anywhere where there is moisture, there could be mould.

3. How to remove mould

For hard surfaces such as window sills, wood, or tile, you can simply wash the mould away with a soap and water mixture. Some people swear by bleach, but it’s not necessary to remove mould.

 

For walls, you can use a soap if it is only on the surface. If there is mould beneath the paint, the drywall will need to be removed. Painting over mould will not kill the mould, it will only hide the problem.

 

For washable materials like fabric, shower curtains, plush toys, etc – wash in the washing machine. If you find mould in or on a couch, mattress or other furnishings, you should throw these away.

 

If you find a largely affected area, you may consider calling in a professional! We recommend Medallion Healthy Homes as a great local contact. http://www.medallionhealthyhomes.ca/

 

4. Preventing Mould in your home

 

The key to mould prevention is to eliminate excess moisture and control humidity. There are so many ways you can do this around the house and below is a prevention checklist.

 

Prevention checklist

 

BATHROOM

- Make sure your bathroom fan is working properly and have it on when you're taking a shower or bath. Keep it running for 30 minutes after you shower

- If you see a small patch of mould developing in a bathroom (on the ceiling or walls), scrub the patch to ensure it doesn't get larger.

 

KITCHEN

- keep air flowing by ensuring your range hood is on when you cook.

- crack a window while you're cooking and cover pots with a lid

 

Laundry

- ensure your dryer vents to outside

- clean the lint tray after every use

- have your dryer vents cleaned out by a professional once per year.

 

Windows and rooms

- me mindful of heavy curtains or blinds that don't allow air flow - keep them open to ensure moisture doesn't build up

- Wipe down wet window sills every day to prevent mould from growing

- leave indoor doors open for good airflow

- keep furniture away from heating vents

 

Basement/crawlspace or garage

-          Run a dehumidifier if moisture is present in the garage, basement, or crawl space

-          Have your perimeter drains flushed and inspected every 5 years to ensure water is flowing away from your home

-          Check pipes for condensation and insulate them if necessary

 

5. Always inspect!

 

If you are purchasing a home, we hope you understand the importance of discovering moisture issues or mould in the home.  A prudent inspector will look for moisture and evidence of mould in places like the attic, the basement or crawlspace or anywhere else it could be present.  Some inspectors offer infrared scan to detect signs of moisture where you may not be able to see it, like behind the walls.  We also suggest having the systems of the home that prevent water from entering the home inspected. Our building inspectors will inspect the building, but you need a separate company to inspect the perimeter drains, which ensure water is not collecting under the home or permeating the basement or crawlspace walls. We have several building inspectors that we trust, so if you need a reccomendation, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 

 

 

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I have sold a property at 103 1028 Balmoral RD in VICTORIA.
Presenting this immaculately kept, move-in ready, corner unit on the back of the building, in an excellent and central location. This very functional and open layout includes an entertainment sized living room, with a cheerful and bright kitchen and dining area. Enjoy the pretty garden outlook from your inviting patio, and peace of mind, as there are secure gates separating the back garden area from the street. Features include a spacious bedroom, rich laminate flooring throughout, newer appliances, new hot water tank in 2015, in-suite laundry, secure underground parking and separate storage locker. No rental or age restrictions, and small pets are welcome. Walking distance to all shopping amenities and everything downtown Victoria has to offer.
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I have sold a property at 13 416 Dallas RD in VICTORIA.
The best of both worlds: peek-a-boo views of the ocean, 1/2 block to Dallas road and yet quiet serenity in your own home. This townhouse is located in Dunelm Village - a terrific neighbourhood with glorious gardens, splashes of vibrant colour and a great community. With almost 2000 ft split over two levels this is the perfect home for those wanting to downsize from their family home. The main level has a large kitchen with eating nook, a dining room, media room/den, and a sunken entertainment-sized living room (with open vaulted ceiling and fireplace) which leads to a bright, sunny private patio. Stairs lead you to the 2nd level with a lovely private south-facing deck, laundry, a large guest bedroom with adjoining bathroom and a master bedroom with pass through closet and oversized ensuite. Dunelm Village is all about community - friendly neighbours everywhere. The strata is very proactive and well run. Solid finances. Dog or cat welcome. Quiet living by the sea. Sublime!
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I have listed a new property at 937 St. Charles ST in VICTORIA.
Welcome home to “Linden Cottage”, a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom Arts and Crafts style home located on a tree lined street in prestigious Rockland. Designed by one of Victoria’s most famous architects, Samuel Maclure, this character home has many period features that will make your heart melt: leaded glass windows, built in cabinets, wood floors and stunning millwork throughout. You will be impressed with the high ceilings, exposed wood beams and updated kitchen. The home features formal dining room and living room on the main floor and foyer which is being used as a home office, but could be converted back. Updates include: gas fireplaces, perimeter drains, wiring, gas furnace, and a newer hot water tank. Outside, you’ll enjoy a flat and private west facing 7300+ sq ft yard and side patio, perfect for entertaining. The home is accessed by car from Laurel Lane where there is parking for two vehicles. If you’re ready to own a piece of history, book your private viewing today.
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I have sold a property at 1705 Haultain ST in VICTORIA.
Brand new under $750,000 and NO Property Transfer Tax. Enjoy the ease of moving into a brand new house! This 3 bed 3 bath home has an open concept floor plan perfect for entertaining. Features include:stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, beautiful back-splash and ample space for dining; designated laundry room; controlled entry with closet; 2 piece bathroom and french doors leading to your sunny backyard. The master is on the main floor with a walk through closet and a 3 piece en-suite. Upstairs there is a flex space, great as a playroom/office. Upstairs there are 2 additional bedrooms and 4 piece bath. The backyard is great for summer BBQ's with a shed for extra storage. Close to all amenities: shops, hospital, schools and public transportation. GST included, move in today!
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I have listed a new property at 2553 Vista Bay RD in VICTORIA.
The lifestyle you've been dreaming of in Victoria with ultimate privacy and ocean glimpses. Vista Bay is a sophisticated and quiet street on the border of Uplands and Cadboro Bay. Walking distance to Cadboro Bay Village where you'll find restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores and a beautiful sandy beach. You'll be impressed by this well maintained home offering an open kitchen, living & dining room with french doors to your wrap around South/East facing deck. Upstairs features 3 bedrooms, spacious bathroom, beautiful oak floors, coved ceilings, gas fireplace & large windows; allowing natural light to pour in. Downstairs offers an easy to suite 2 bedrooms, full bath, large rec room with wet bar, storage room & separate entrance. Enjoy newer windows, electrical/plumbing, double car garage plus plenty of parking for your boat or RV. Over 9500sqft lot with greenbelt directly across the street, a private patio area & fully fenced south facing flat yard.
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I have sold a property at 308 1969 Oak Bay AVE in VICTORIA.
Experience quality & exceptional design in this stunning 2 bdrm + den SE corner suite at Village Walk. Built by award winning Abstract Dev, this luxurious condominium residence features a chef-inspired kitchen with Jenn-Air appliances, gas range, quartz counters & floor to ceiling cabinetry. Air conditioning, fireplace, and Pella triple-glazed wooden windows with custom remote-controlled blinds. Master bdrm with 2 walk-in closets & spa-like ensuite bath. Den has custom built-in desk & cabinetry as does 2nd bdrm which also includes a murphy bed. Thoughtful floorplan offers great separation between the 2 bdrms & den. Covered balcony w/gas hookup for bbq or heater. Secure underground parking, storage locker & bike storage. Pets welcome.
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I have sold a property at 409 90 Regatta LANDING in VICTORIA.
One of a kind opportunity to own a top floor south/east corner unit with panoramic ocean views of the Gorge Waterway in Victoria West! It's 2x2x2 which means 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & 2 parking stalls! Enjoy vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and gas fireplace in your open concept kitchen, living & dining area. Get ready to entertain on your spacious and private south/east facing deck with stunning views of the ocean, city and greenery. The master bedroom features a full ensuite, plenty of closet space and room for a king size bed. The second bathroom offers a shower for your guests staying over. Regatta Landing offers underground parking, storage lockers, bike & kayak storage plus allows pets (including large dogs), rentals and BBQ's. This home is perfect for first time home buyers, investors or as a second home in Victoria. Located right on the Gorge Waterway, it's walking distance to all amenities in Westside Village, downtown & much more!
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I have listed a new property at 301 300 Michigan ST in VICTORIA.
Welcome home to this beautiful and spacious like new 1 bedroom condo in coveted James Bay. Discerning buyers will appreciate the quality of finishing throughout including engineered flooring, quarz countertops, functional kitchen with stainless steel appliances and soft close drawers, and high-end bathroom with heated tile flooring. This south west corner unit features floor to ceiling windows which let light in from every angle. Enjoy the sun all afternoon on your wrap around balcony with space for your BBQ. Located in a quiet residential street, only two blocks from the action of the inner harbour and an easy walk to groceries, Dallas Rd and Fisherman's wharf. Small proactive strata welcome rentals and pets of any size. Underground parking and separate storage included. Book a private viewing today.
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I have sold a property at 2684 Arbutus RD in VICTORIA.
Open House Sunday, September 10, 1-3 p.m., A very well looked after home in the popular Cadboro Bay area. 2100 square feet, one level living with minimal stairs. Impressive entrance with vaulted ceiling and sky lights. Step down living room and dining area with gas fireplace and wool carpet. Glass solarium off kitchen with abundance of light. Spacious room sizes through out the home including family room which could be converted to a third bedroom. Many recent improvements including remodeled bathrooms, with walk in shower and soaker tub, newer roof, fence, gas fireplace, and wall oven. Level 10,400 square foot lot with 2 patios, and double garage. A pleasure to view.
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