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I have sold a property at 1004 788 Humboldt ST in VICTORIA.
Prepare to be mesmerized the moment you walk into this 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom corner unit with panoramic views of Craigdarroch Castle, the Olympic mountains, Beacon Hill Park, St Anne's Academy and the ocean. Interior features include custom cabinetry, granite countertops, modern fireplace, teak flooring and an abundance of natural SE/SW light. Open concept; great for entertaining and superior layout with separated bedrooms. Enjoy morning coffee or a romantic night in on your cozy balcony. The Belvedere is a luxury steel and concrete building offering a gym, workshop, bike storage & large common room for private functions. Rentals, BBQ's and no size restrictions for dogs! Live on one of the most beautiful streets in downtown Victoria!
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I have listed a new property at 304 1012 Pakington ST in VICTORIA.
It's all about location! Welcome to your 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo two blocks from the Cook Street Village. This home is sure to please with updated laminate flooring, open concept kitchen with newer appliances & countertops, tons of storage, wood burning fireplace, large master bedroom with walk in closet & ensuite bathroom. Enjoy the spacious dining and living area with patio doors out to your enclosed balcony to enjoy all year round. Located on the north side of the building, this home stays cool in the summer and enjoys morning sun. This unit comes with 2 storage lockers and allows cats. Ditch the car and walk to all shops, restaurants, transportation, downtown & Dallas Rd. O/H Saturday April 29th, 1-3pm. Don't miss this opportunity!
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I have sold a property at 1180 Clovelly TERR in VICTORIA.
Move in and enjoy this fully updated character home. Set on a private lot perched high above the street with views from the large picture windows. You'll be charmed by the character features throughout including high coved ceilings, built in storage and gorgeous oak and fir floors. Entertain in the modern kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counter tops and bar stools. Cozy up to the wood burning stove in the spacious living room, or pass through the formal dining room to the incredibly private, fully fenced backyard and back patio, perfect for BBQing and relaxing outdoors. Move in this Spring and watch the garden bloom. Located in popular Maplewood neighborhood, walking distance to groceries & walking trails and easy access to Victoria
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I have listed a new property at 329 2745 Veterans Memorial PKY in VICTORIA.
Just for you! A modern one-bedroom home, located in one of the most desirable properties in the West Shore. Enjoy the 16’ ceilings, plenty of natural light, with large windows, electric fireplace, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. Upgrades include engineered hardwood flooring, luxury carpet, dryer, hot water tank, telus optik and paint throughout. Enjoy sunny BBQ's on your south/east patio on the quiet side of the building. The complex offers a running track, outdoor pool, bike storage, car wash, parking spot, and storage locker. Near Royal Roads University, Libraries, Golf courses, Recreation Centres and fine dining. This location is ideal for Snowbirds, Professionals, Military, and Golfers or as a Rental Property.
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I have listed a new property at 1314 Pembroke ST in VICTORIA.
Welcome to your 3 bed, 3 bath home one block from Fernwood Village. Rare to find a 2016 quality built home that offers a great floorplan, plenty of natural light, high end finishes and a fully fenced yard. The main level features open concept kitchen, dining and living with quartz countertops, upgraded appliances, hardwood floors, gas fireplace and 9' ceilings with beautiful moldings to give you that grand feeling. Upstairs you will find two generous size bedrooms, laundry room, full bathroom plus a large master suite with walk in closet, spa like ensuite and deck. Enjoy a covered front porch, single car garage, patio with a gas BBQ hook up, crawl space for extra storage and remaining 2/5/10 warranty. Walk to all amenities! O/H Sat 11-2pm.
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I have listed a new property at 5276 Parker AVE in VICTORIA.
The street of dreams; Parker Ave is a quiet no through street, hugging the ocean in Cordova Bay. This home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and open concept kitchen, living and dining all on one level. Enjoy ocean views from the master, living room and kitchen plus a wood burning fireplace, vaulted ceilings & plenty of natural light. Exterior features a large south facing side yard with a patio off the kitchen, double car garage and private west facing backyard. Sitting on a 13,600 sqft lot (85x160) gives you options to renovate to capture more views or build a brand new home. This home has been loved for many years and is waiting for its new owners to make their mark. Close to Matticks Farm, restaurants, schools and more, this is the one!
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I have sold a property at 4 118 Dallas RD in VICTORIA.
Welcome to this coveted James Bay townhome. This 3 bed, 3 bath, end unit home has been totally updated and offers a low maintenance lifestyle to a discerning buyer. Interior features: spacious main level with dramatic vaulted ceilings, oak plank floors and ample natural light; eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances; master suite with ensuite, and walk-in closet with organizers, and a balcony with a view of the ocean. Enjoy your backyard with raised beds and a recently reseeded lawn; the perfect size for a city oasis. Close to all amenities, including transportation, shops, walking distance to downtown and steps from the ocean. Allows kids, pets and rentals. Experience James Bay living at its finest.
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I have sold a property at 1711 Lee AVE in VICTORIA.
Come see this lovingly maintained and updated character home in the heart of the Oak Bay Village community. Walking distance from an abundance of amenities including Save on Foods, Starbucks, Discovery Coffee, the new Red Barn Market, financial & medical services and a whole host of specialty shops. For the modern buyer, everything you need is a block or 2 away. You will love some of the recent upgrades to this home including glowing hardwood flooring, a new kitchen with quartz counters and a luxurious bathroom with a generous sized soaker tub and walk-in shower. A real bonus here is a huge shed with lane access (from Redfern Park) ready for your home-based business or studio conversion. Call now & make this yours
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I have sold a property at 103 320 Menzies ST in VICTORIA.
Fantastic one bedroom ground floor unit with a small den area just steps to Downtown Victoria. Spacious kitchen overlooks the cozy living room that has a feature gas fireplace and the dining area. Glass doors off the living room lead out to a large patio area. This unit offers a good sized bedroom 4 piece bathroom and in-suite laundry. There is ample storage, secure underground parking and storage locker. This ideal location is close to all amenities, bus routes and all the entertainment that Downtown Victoria has to offer.
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I have listed a new property at 849 Fleming ST in VICTORIA.
You're going to love living in this bright, west coast inspired, updated character home in Esquimalt. Features include: open kitchen with gas cook top, quartz counter tops, walk in pantry, high ceilings, laminate floors, updated main bath, additional living space in the low height basement which could be 4th bedroom or media room. Updates include thermo windows, gas hot water tank and furnace. Exterior features east facing deck with gas BBQ hookup perfect for outdoor entertaining, easy care fully fenced yard with shed. Where else can you live less than 1km to the ocean at this price, moments to downtown? Walk or cylce along the water at Gorge Park or nearby Banfield Park. Walk to groceries, parks, trails, or the local pub!
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I have sold a property at 3595 James HTS in VICTORIA.
A truly magical 3 bedroom 2 bathroom property overlooking the Cedar Hill nature sanctuary. The property is over 11,000 sq ft, sits high on a rock with sunrises and glorious sunsets . First time on the market in 35 years, this well maintained, open plan home features hard wood floors, coved ceilings expansive decks and a hot tub. It is light and bright with its multiple windows that bring the beauty of the yard into your home. Newer roof, heat pump and oil furnace for back up. Two bedrooms up, family room or third bedroom on first floor with wood burning fireplace . Potting shed, deer proof garden, attached carport are just a few of the additional perks to this property. Don't miss out, come and see it today!
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I have listed a new property at 111 3915 Carey RD in VICTORIA.
Gorgeous bright 2 bed 2 bath condo with large west facing patio, perfect for BBQs and entertaining. This ground floor end unit offers privacy from the road as it's below street level. Interior features: open concept kitchen with stainless steel appliances and tile floor; dining space and cozy living room with electric fireplace; superior layout with separation of bedrooms, large master, ensuite w/ soaker tub; in-suite laundry; 9' ceilings; laminate flooring; and wood venetian blinds. This newer building allows rentals, is all ages and is pet friendly. Separate storage and parking spot included. Incredibly central location close to parks, Uptown, Uvic and Galloping Goose bike trail. This condo is move in ready!
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I have listed a new property at 3923 Orchard LANE in VICTORIA.
Brand new custom modern home with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms including a mortgage helper. Located in desirable Maplewood, this home boasts quartz countertops, five burner gas range, two gas fireplaces and ample natural light throughout. The main floor is open concept, perfect for entertaining with two sliding doors to your private patios. Upstairs features 4 bedrooms on one level, the master is an oasis with a walk in closet, gas fireplace & spa like ensuite. Downstairs features a den/office & legal 1 bedroom suite with private entrance. Perfect for a family or professional couple wanting a private yard on a quiet dead end street. Central location close to transportation, parks, U-VIC and grocery shops. GST Incl, O/H Thurs 5-7pm. Don't Delay!
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It’s about time the daffodils and cherry blossoms are in full bloom! We’ve had a long cold winter in Victoria B.C and we’re all ready for some gardening in the sunshine! Here are some of my top gardening tips and favourite flowers to spruce up the garden this Spring!

Step 1: Weed and prune!

The first thing I do every year is pull any weeds and prune my plants! Make sure to get all the dead branches and leaves off from the previous year. I usually do this in March but if you haven’t done it yet, do so now. Make sure to research where to cut down your plants when pruning, you don’t want to cut them all to the ground. For example 

pruning a Hydrangea, I like to keep the framework and just cut all the dead branches off to keep the main body.

Step 2: Pick your petals 

If you’re starting from a blank slate, lucky you! You get to go wild at the nursery and learn about all the plants that will work in your garden. Before you go shopping, there are three things to think about before you start planting:
A) The soil: what are the PH levels? Do I need to add rich soil like sea soil? How is the drainage? Talk to an expert at the nursery about what type of soil you need for your garden. 
B) The second thing is sunlight! Get out a compass and figure out which way your garden faces. Will it be partial sun (less than 6 hours a day) or full sun (6+ hours)? This is really important when it comes to choosing what plants to purchase.

Perennials or Annuals?

What type of flowers do you want? There’s two types of plants: perennials (flowers/scrubs that comes back every year) or annuals (plants that die off every year). Whether you’re starting out with a blank slate, or you have a mature garden, you’ll always be adding plants and thinking about where to put the permanent plants, or the annuals we want to buy each year


If you have a mature garden already, your perennial scrubs are getting new buds but the garden looks BLAH because the scrubs aren’t too big yet and there’s not much color. Maybe you have some bulbs you planted last fall that are finally out but it’s time to get a little more color while we wait for that lush summer garden to fully bloom. 

My Favourite Picks

Some of my favorite flowers to plant in the Spring are Pansies, Hellebore and Heather. Pansies come in so many colors, it’s a fast way to add more color to your garden or hanging basskets. If we get another cold snap they will be just fine and last to the summer time. Hellobore is a short plant that only blooms in the spring time, it likes shade and would survive through frost. Lastly, Heather, this is a perennial scrub that blooms in the spring time that comes in pinks, purples and whites. You can put them in a line or purchase in threes. They are low so you will add them to the front of your garden and save the real estate I the back for taller plants!

Where to shop?

There are so many great places to get plants around Victoria. We shop at Garden Works (https://www.gardenworks.ca/) which has locations in Saanich, Oak Bay and Colwood. Or you could check out Lochside Nursery (http://www.lochside.ca/)

 


I hope this article helped you and you’re excited for some Spring planting!

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I have sold a property at 799 Stellys Cross RD in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Welcome to this light and airy new home in Brentwood Bay. Interior features: open concept high end kitchen with quartz counter tops and stainless steel appliances; spacious living room with gas fireplace overlooking the South facing backyard; large dining space, excellent for entertaining; vaulted ceilings, wide plank laminate floors and large windows allowing light to pour in; master with 5 piece ensuite, walk in closet and deck with water glimpses. The versatile layout includes 3 bedrooms up with an additional master on the main level for those who want to age in place. Exterior features 5243 sq ft lot, single car garage and storage shed. Less than a 4 min walk to beach access, local pub and spa and Brentwood Bay ferry terminal.
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I have sold a property at 1617 Rockland AVE in VICTORIA.
What a great opportunity to own a 1905 Samuel Maclure revenue 4plex in the heart of Rockland. Situated on a private half acre, this property has three 2 bedroom suites and a spacious 3 bedroom suite on the main level. The top two units boast gorgeous ocean and mountain views. Enjoy character features throughout including fireplaces in each suite, high ceilings and spacious rooms. Various units have upgrades throughout. Building updates include: gas boiler system, perimeter drain work, windows and outside painting. The building features storage lockers, laundry room and plenty of parking. All tenancies are month to month and total gross revenue is $90k (some rents below market value). Potential to subdivide. Request the info package today!
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I have sold a property at 782 Linkleas AVE in VICTORIA.
Situated in South Oak Bay, this quaint 2 bed, 2 bath home is ideal for someone looking for a project or to start from scratch. The home has original features throughout: wood floors, coved ceilings, and wood burning fireplace in the living room. Thoughtful updates include electric furnace, thermo windows and 2nd bathroom tucked away in the closet. Outdoor features include a sunny 5500 square foot lot with west facing backyard, shed for extra storage, and separate one car garage perfect for a workshop or a small car. The newer home next door shows what you can do with this beautiful lot and location. Do you dream of living in Oak Bay? Don't hesitate a moment and book your private showing. *Offers must be subject to probate.
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I have sold a property at 3554 Sun ESTATE in VICTORIA.
You don't want to miss the stunning south facing water views overlooking the Straits of Juan de Fuca & Olympic Mountains from the comfort of your home and from the large deck. This 2001 built, 3 or 4 BR and 4Ba, one level with a walkout lower level has lots to offer. Step through the doors and enjoy the main level layout with it’s bright modern kitchen, separate dinning room, and spacious master with walk in closet and 5pce en-suite. Meander downstairs to a large family room, 2 more bedrooms, 1 den/BR and two 3pce baths. Perfect for in law accommodations. Large patio, perfect for entertaining with just the right amount of low maintenance lawn, plus a Bonus double car garage! Close to all amenities. Don't miss out! Call today!
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I have sold a property at 6138 Llanilar RD in SOOKE.
Amazing opportunity to own an acre in picturesque East Sooke. With views of Sooke harbour this property is ideal for someone looking for a quieter lifestyle with easy access to town. East Sooke is a nature lovers paradise with the provincial park, a small town feel and distance between neighbours. All the perks of country living with the convenience of being able to get into Sooke and Victoria with ease. Don't miss out on the chance to live the life you have always wanted. Book a viewing today.
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I have listed a new property at 304 1012 Pakington ST in VICTORIA.
Here's your chance to own a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in the sought after cook street village area. This home is sure to please with updated laminate flooring, open kitchen with newer appliances & countertops, tons of storage, wood burning fireplace, large master bedroom with walk in closet & ensuite. Enjoy the spacious dining and living area with patio doors out to your enclosed balcony to enjoy all year round. Located on the north side of the building, this home stays cool in the summer and enjoys morning sun. This building is adult oriented, allows cats, no rentals, shared laundry and has a depreciation report. Ditch the car! Walking distance to all shops, restaurants, transportation, downtown & the beach. O/H Saturday 1-3pm.
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