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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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I have listed a new property at 3923 Orchard LANE in VICTORIA.
Welcome to your brand new custom 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, reading nook & spa like ensuite. Downstairs features a den/office & legal 1 bedroom suite with private entrance. Perfect for a family or professional couple with garden space for children or growing your own veggies. Central location close to transportation, U-VIC and grocery shops. Don't miss out!
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I have listed a new property at 3923 Orchard LANE in Victoria.

Welcome to your newly built custom home with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms with a mortgage helper! Located in desirable Maplewood, this home boasts quartz countertops, Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances, five burner gas range, two gas fireplaces and ample natural light throughout.The main floor is perfect for entertaining in your open concept kitchen/dining area with sliding doors to your patio, perfect for summer BBQ's. The spacious living room has a gas fireplace and large windows that over look the natural beauty surrounding the home with another walk out to the private patio. Upstairs features 4 bedrooms, 2 with ensuites. The Master bedroom is an oasis with a walk in closet, gas fireplace, reading nook and 5 piece ensuite. Enjoy the extra income from the one bedroom legal suite with a private entrance on the bottom level, full kitchen and 3 piece washroom. There is also a rec room in the lower level that could be used as a children's play space or an office. This home is at the end of a cul de sac, perfect for a family or professional couple with garden space for children or growing your own veggies. Close to all amenities including, schools, grocery stores and transportation; don't miss out on seeing this gorgeous home today!

Currently no MLS number. This is an exclusive listing and will be available on MLS next week.

There will be a REALTOR® and client open house this Sunday March 19th from 1-3 PM.

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I have sold a property at 2092 Byron ST in VICTORIA.
This charming 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is full of light and character. Located moments from Oak Bay Village this home boasts an updated kitchen with a gas range, a 5 piece bathroom with radiant floors and a new metal roof. Full of surprises, there is a workshop in the ground floor basement, studio and plenty of storage that is currently used as an office. The master bedroom has a three piece en-suite, there is an eating nook and a patio over looking the elaborate backyard with spiral ramp, making it wheelchair friendly. Close to schools, shops and transportation, this home is looking for its new owner! Book an appointment today!
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I have sold a property at 218 1620 McKenzie AVE in SURREY.
Welcome to your bright and rentable 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home in Tuscany Village. An ideal layout with separated bedrooms on either side of the living area, perfect for students or a roommate. The kitchen offers plenty of cupboard space, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar plus a good size dining area. The spacious master bedroom has a walk in closet and full ensuite. Enjoy 9ft ceilings, cherry wood flooring, electric fireplace and in suite laundry. Bonus: the courtyard is on the same level with a BBQ area which allows pets! This complex is close to UVIC with amenities that include groceries, coffee shops, restaurants and more. The building offers secure underground parking, storage lockers & bike storage.
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I have sold a property at 403 1026 Johnson ST in VICTORIA.
Finally, a condo that has everything you've been looking for! Move in and enjoy this bright updated 2 bed 2 bath SE corner unit with views of Craigdarroch Castle and the Olympic mountains. Interior features laminate and tile flooring, in-suite laundry, spacious master with updated closet doors, modern master ensuite, and new light fixtures throughout. The enclosed balcony offers additional living space & storage room. This steel and concrete building is getting a makeover this year with new paint and concrete repair, paid for by the seller! It is all ages, allows rentals & small pets, and includes 1 parking space! Walk score of 98, you're steps of grocery stores, coffee shops and everything downtown has to offer! Some furniture negotiable.
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I have sold a property at 405 1521 Church AVE in VICTORIA.
Spectacular 55+ seniors complex corner unit in Ophir Place has 3 bedrooms master has 3 pc ensuite bath, insuite laundry and 1400+ sqft of living area with enclosed balcony and views of Mt. Tolmie. Amenities include work shop, bicycle room, excerise room, library, lounge area, dining room, extra laudry and a guest suite. Walking distance to Cedar Hill Rec center, Cedar hill Golf, Shelbourne Plaza and University Heights Shopping Centre.
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I have sold a property at 979 Easter RD in VICTORIA.
Welcome to your light filled 3 bed + den, 2 bath home in Maplewood. Thoughtfully updated throughout, this home is an oasis in the city. Updates include 200 amp service, 9 year old roof, & newer deck. Interior features: 2 bed up, updated kitchen with gas stove & quartz countertop, separate dining space and kitchen nook where you can start your day overlooking your picturesque yard and enjoy birds chirping from the nearby Swan Lake. The basement provides storage, 3rd bedroom, zen room ideal for meditation, art or an office, and sitting area with french doors that open to the front yard. The backyard is a gardener's dream with raised beds, a green house, and garden shed. This home is close to amenities & transportation. Book a showing today!
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I have listed a new 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 listed a new property at 218 1620 McKenzie AVE in SURREY.
Welcome to your bright and rentable 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom home in Tuscany Village. An ideal layout with separated bedrooms on either side of the living area, perfect for students or a roommate. The kitchen offers plenty of cupboard space, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar plus a good size dining area. The spacious master bedroom has a walk in closet and full ensuite. Enjoy 9ft ceilings, cherry wood flooring, electric fireplace and in suite laundry. Bonus: the courtyard is on the same level with a BBQ area which allows pets! This complex is close to UVIC with amenities that include groceries, coffee shops, restaurants and more. The building offers secure underground parking, storage lockers & bike storage.
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I have listed a new property at 2825 Peatt RD in VICTORIA.
This 3 Bdrm Starter Home situated in Langford Core is perfect for a first time home buyer. Lovely private and fully fenced yard it has potential to become a gardeners paradise. Separate Workshop W/220 Wiring - Cozy Well Cared For Home - Huge Bathroom With Antique Tub - Approximate Age Of Home - 1940's - Lots Of Mature Growth & Very Nicely Landscaped - Lots Of Parking. Suitable for commercial office space, hold for future mixed use development.
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I have listed a new 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 sold a property at 306 3240 GLASGOW AVE.
Opportunity knocks with this south facing quiet 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom rentable condo with no age restrictions .Close to Mayfair mall, bus stops,restaurants and only a 5 minute drive to downtown. Quaint kitchen and baseboard heating.In 2012-new windows, sliding doors,balcony,railings, exterior paint,trim. In 2016- Lobby was renovated with new lights,flooring,furniture and mailboxes.One parking spot plus underground parking available for a small fee.Storage locker, shared coin operated laundry and cats are allowed. Unit beside this one just sold after being renovated for $294,900. This unit is priced to sell.
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I have listed a new property at 206 2647 Graham ST in VICTORIA.
Spacious and bright 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condo in a remediated building that is centrally located! Interior features include freshly painted walls, laminate flooring, updated light fixtures, large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and double sink. Enjoy in-suite laundry and a master bedroom that fits a king size bed with a walk in closet. Relax on your North East facing balcony which allows BBQ's. Building allows rentals, pets, all ages and it is non smoking. One underground parking space and storage locker included. Located in the trendy Quadra Village area, walking distance to all amenities, major bus routes and a short distance from downtown.
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I have sold a property at 3365 Browning ST in VICTORIA.
Nicely updated and ready to move into. Classic well built 50 bungalows with coved ceilings, oak hardwood flooring, and a great Cedar Hill location. Updated kitchen and bathroom on the main level along with 3 bedrooms, vinyl windows and a large sunny deck off the dining room. Spacious additional accommodation below, with a high ceiling, and updated kitchen and bathroom plus an extra undeveloped area. Sunny 9000 S.F. level property, single garage, great storage or work shop under the deck and close to Cedar Hill Golf Course and steps to "Browning Gyro Park."
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I have listed a new 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 listed a new 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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Let's face it, buying and selling real estate can be a stressful process. Having recently sold my own investment property, I have a new found understanding for what my clients go through! Despite how many homes I’ve bought and sold with clients, it’s not the same when you’re going through it yourself. I want to share with you some advice and lessons I learned along the way, the top things I did to prepare the condo for sale, and what I would have done differently.

1. It costs time and money to prepare a property for sale!

On average, you should expect to spend a minimum of 1% of the list price to get it ready for sale. This number will vary depending on how much you can do yourself and what you hire out. Ask us for a pre-listing checklist or better yet, invite us over and ask what improvments will yield the highest return! Don’t wait until a week before you list to call us, use our knowledge and expertise to your advantage. Try and be realistic about how much time it will take you. I budgeted about 2 weeks to complete our projects, and it took us a solid 4 weeks to get everything done. We focused on a couple upgrades: the bathrooms (new vanties, mirrors, shelving, hardware and lighting), paint everywhere and tile work in the kitchen and bathroom. 

2. Paint, paint everything!

This is by far, the most cost affective way to spruce a place up. Walls, doors and trim should be patched, painted or touched up. When we worked on the condo, we painted every wall, we also did the enclosed balcony floor (see below) which made a huge difference. We went with light neutral colours throughout and a more modern grey in the master bedroom which hid a dark teal wall. As much as you love a dark feature wall, it’s not ideal when you’re selling a home. What I wish I had done differently was secured a painter weeks before the condo was going to be vacant. The preparation for painting the walls was very time consuming, and I wish I had spent the money to hire a pro who would have done a better job and way more efficiently.

 

3. Staging and lighting!

A beautifully staged home not only looks good, but it helps buyers emotionally connect with a home. This is a MUST, but it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. We always pay for a staging consultation when you work with us, and they will provide a detailed to-do list of everything you need to do. In the situation with my condo, I borrowed furniture from my own home and my parents to stage and spent a few hundred dollars on new white towels and other staging items I could use again. There are also great services for renting furniture (Freedom Rent to Own and Easy Home) if you need. As for lighting, replace all the light bulbs with soft white (not bright white) and this will make a big difference to your ambiance.

4. It’s stressful, so have a REALTOR® to lean on for support!

When you list your home for sale, there’s a lot that is out of your control: what the market is doing, who views your property, what people will say and who will want to offer on it. It’s normal to have feelings of doubt and panic, especially right before you list. I also found it very challenging to decide on a pricing strategy because I was very attached to the outcome and kept second guessing myself. Having a REALTOR® who was unbiased and objective was so important through the process. Tasha helped me weigh the pros and cons of various strategies and she was always there to tell me everything was going to be fine, when I was stressing out!


I’m happy to say the condo was successfully sold to a couple who will move in this Spring!

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I have listed a new 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 sold a property at 9 974 Dunford AVE in VICTORIA.
COURT DATE January 18th. Current AO is $160,00. This 1 bed 1 bath Townhome is ready for you to put your stamp on it. Do you dream of creating a space unique to just you? This is the home for you! Perfect for a retiree with a green thumb or first time home buyers. This home has a fenced yard with garden shed. Very private location, set well back from the road in a small, quiet complex. With strata approval, the upper level could be developed for more space, currently used for storage. Close to shopping, restaurants, bus route, schools theatre as well as nearby lakes & parks and the new YMCA. Come and see this place today and start your creativity flowing.
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