Office: 778.432.4611 |

Categories

SOLD 2 1376 Pandora Ave in Victoria.
Calling all character conversion lovers to this spacious 2 bdrm 2 bath 2010 conversion built with an eye to quality, workmanship & detail which are evident when viewing. Running the entire floor of the building enjoy windows on all sides creating a lovely bright & airy feeling. Just a few of the outstanding features include hardwood flooring, crown mouldings, nearly 10 ft high ceilings, granite counters, arched door ways and custom woodwork creating a lovely character feeling but with modern conveniences. Insuite & separate storage, dedicated parking & insuite laundry. Master offers a 2 pce ensuite & gas f/p, stove is plumbed for natural gas and if that's not all, how bout an enormous sunny private deck to enjoy the outdoors. This unit is centrally located just a hop skip & jump from downtown & pets are welcome as are rentals. Anti seismic construction, rain screen technology & sound/fire resistant. Please review interactive virtual tour & all media prior to booking your viewing.
Read full post

SOLD 404 646 Michigan St.
Minutes from Beacon Hill Park and the oceanfront, relish the central location and convenience that comes with living in this modern and stylish one bedroom condo in The Duet! Step inside to the combined kitchen, living and dining room areas, featuring SS appliances, and a gorgeous tile backsplash. From the living room, enjoy the massive windows, letting in plenty of natural light from outside. From here or the covered balcony, appreciate the green courtyard below, and the amazing view of the Victoria Parliament building. The bedroom shares the large windows and views, and the four-piece bathroom boasts a soaker tub. Perfect for those working downtown, students, & extremely investor-friendly with unrestricted rentals & pet-friendly! In-suite laundry, secure parking spot, and storage included; move-in now!
Read full post

SOLD 3315 Myles Mansell Rd.
OPEN HOUSES CANCELLED. This is one you have been waiting for! This adorable home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms PLUS a bachelor suite on a cul-de-sac. The moment you walk in you feel right at home. Enjoy open concept living, dining and kitchen, perfect for entertaining. The spacious kitchen features granite countertops, maple cabinets, hot water tap over the gas range and pantry. A special feature of the home is the fully enclosed sunroom off the dining area to enjoy all year round. Plenty of natural light, gas fireplace, gas furnace, heat pump, engineered hardwood floors on the main, freshly painted throughout and tons of privacy! The master oasis is not to be missed with a walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom. Enjoy the low maintenance yard with hot tub, water feature and patio area backing onto green space. The suite could be used as a home office, guest suite or media room too! Storage: 11x9 attic space, storage room off the half garage and under the stairs.
Read full post

SOLD 2277 French Rd N.
Turn key defined. This masterfully thought out and executed home requires nothing, but offers everything. Over 2500sqft of flowing floor plan, 4 large, bright bedrooms and 2 completely updated bathrooms take care of the necessities. A beautiful sun room addition and huge sun deck offer plenty of space to relax or entertain. This perfectly renovated home has space for everyone with option for a large 1-2 bedroom suite that is simple to reinstate, or enjoy having space for the entire extended family. Outside offers parking for at least 6 vehicles, with room for an RV. The large detached shop has a perfect lane way for any vehicle you want to bring down, and provides the perfect environment for woodworkers, mechanics, fabricators, or enthusiasts of any kind. This home checks all of your boxes, because its been planned that way for 40 years. Upgraded service, kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, plumbing, paint, deck, lighting, driveway, landscaping, workshop, insulation, layout, and much more!
Read full post

Have you thought about adding solar panels to your roof?


As solar panels are popping up all over Victoria, we thought it would be a good time to share a little bit of information we have learned from BC Hydro and Brewis Solar here in Victoria.


Homeowners and new buyers are wondering if it’s a good option for them or not so here’s some of the top questions we receive:

 

1. What is the cost to install?

The cost will depend on your roof line and size of system you chose. It’s also best to add solar panels to a roof that has a lot of design life left given the complexity in the system. If you need a new roof budget for that cost. The cost of installing solar PV systems have declined steadily over the last decade as a result of technology improvements and more efficient systems yielding a higher power output. The cost for installing solar can be as cheap as $3000, it depends what system you go with and best to talk to a professional.


2. How does it work with BC Hydro?

Each system must be approved by BC Hydro and then you sign up for the net metering program. The net metering program is designed for those who generate electricity for their own use. When you generate more than you need, you sell it to BC Hydro. When you don't generate enough to meet your needs, you buy it from them.
When you sell back to BC Hydro, you get a bill credit towards your future electricity use. If you still have an excess credit at your anniversary date, they will pay you for the electricity at the market price. It's that simple! For more information about net metering, check out the BC Hydro website here: https://www.bchydro.com/work-with-us/selling-clean-energy/net-metering.html

3. What’s the power generation on average and my savings?

In B.C., a 1 kW solar PV system, south facing and tilted with no shading, will generate about 1,200 kWh per year or about 30,000 kWh over its 25 year lifetime. This is taking into account an industry average solar panel efficiency degradation rate of 0.5% per year. It would take at least 20 years to recoup the investment at today's average electricity rates however with the net metering program you can save over $50,000 in 25 years according to BC Hydro. A local solar company Brewis Solar is also a great resource and they will do free estimates for you.


For more information and resources, we reccomend you check out the Brewis Electric website here: https://brewiselectric.com/

Read full post

SOLD 396 Viaduct Ave W in Saanich.
Welcome to your own piece of paradise 15 minutes from town with endless opportunity! Just under 16 acres in the ALR, Green Mountain Farm offers the privacy, peacefulness and land to live your dream. This 1925 home with an addition in 1989 offers 4 bedrooms+den, walk-in closet for the master, 2 full bathrooms, open concept kitchen, dining and living with a formal living space. Step out to your generous size east facing deck in the morning and listen to the sounds of the birds. There's plenty of flat space for your own vegetable garden, farm or outbuilding. The property goes down the hill to the other side of the valley, protecting your incredible views. Offering the option for one level living or a wonderful home for families. Enjoy the generous size single car garage, a workshop and crawl space for storage. Country living only 15-20 minutes to amenities, beaches & the airport. Take the 3D tour and watch the drone video to picture yourself living here!
Read full post

SOLD 3253 Wicklow St in Saanich.
Rarely does the opportunity come up to live on such a quiet street in desirable Maplewood. This charming character home welcomes you into the open concept, main floor living with 3 beds and 2 baths including 3pc ensuite. Cozy living room with window seat and wood burning insert. Bright dining/updated kitchen/family room area with vaulted ceilings, skylights and French doors leading to the incredible, private backyard oasis – perfect for entertaining and relaxing at the end of the day. Covered deck for year-round BBQing leads to multiple seating areas in the over 8500sqft lot where you can enjoy the sun, raised beds, fruit trees and greenhouse. Downstairs hosts bonus rec room, laundry and plenty of storage. Extra long driveway for RV, trailer or boat parking. Located close to all amenities, bus routes, Cedar Hill Rec Centre, parks and everything you need with some of the best neighbours in the city!
Read full post

SOLD 3237 Service St in Saanich.
Look no further for a bright updated 1 level home in central location with an amazing outdoor oasis! This home is a charming mix of 1950’s character with a modern flare. Enjoy coved ceiling, wood burning fireplace, updated kitchen and bathroom, thermo windows and polished concrete floors with radiant heat throughout and gas furnace. The large picture windows in the living room look onto the immaculate front yard with mature trees & colourful perennials. Host your friends & family in the formal dining room or outdoor dining space just off of the kitchen. Storage is abundant with a large walk in pantry, tidy utility/laundry room & single garage. The 6600sqft lot is a gardener’s paradise with fully fenced backyard, fruit trees, raised garden beds bursting with crops & a sunken lounge area. Just steps to St Michaels University, Camosun College, Hillside Centre & transit, this is central living at its best. Ideal for small family & downsizers alike! Click the virtual tour link for 3D tour!
Read full post

SOLD 1012 Elstree Close in Central Saanich.
This perfect 1900sqft 3 bed 2 bath charmers is located in one of the most sought after neighborhood in Brentwood Bay. Situated on a picturesque .22 acre corner lot, with beautiful, expertly planned landscaping throughout, and over 700sqft of patio space, this property is sure to impress. Close to the ocean, and Gore Park, as well as Brentwood core, the location offers a perfect balance of privacy, convenience, and still walks the line of rural living. Inside you will find a great layout with 2 separate family rooms, formal dining area, and large open concept kitchen downstairs. Upstairs offer 3 large bedrooms, and a huge en-suite that is ready for your spa design. Updates include new windows, paint, flooring, lighting, and extensive landscaping upgrades.
Read full post

SOLD 4 370 Latoria Blvd in Colwood.
From the moment you walk into this lovely home you will feel the peacefulness surrounding you.This end unit has one of the largest yards & is fully fenced! The bright open floor plan consists of 3 Bdrms,2.5 Baths,extra storage & bonus area can be used as workshop,rec room or even more storage.This very special home features OCEAN VIEWS, 9’ ceilings,quartz counter tops throughout, an extra large island & many upgrades including a beautiful fireplace in living room & top down bottom up blinds on main floor.The kitchen appliances were all upgraded: fridge w/icemaker,stainless steel dishwasher,sleek range hood & a high end gas stove w/grill top,wok insert & warming drawer.The large MB features a spa-like bathroom w/upgraded seamless glass walk-in shower & quartz counter-tops.High efficiency gas furnace, hot water on demand.This new home is still under warranty yet you don’t have to pay the GST!!Close to schools,shopping,trails & more. BONUS you can fit 2 cars in the driveway & 2 in garage.
Read full post

SOLD 704 3351 Luxton Rd in Langford.
Welcome to Luxton Flats! 3 bedroom 3 bathrooms. This townhome features open concept main floor with 9ft ceilings, electric fireplace, quartz countertops in the kitchen, gas range, and stainless steel appliances as well as a sizable deck off the kitchen with natural gas BBQ outlet. Two large bedrooms upstairs as well as a den/third bedroom. The units all include ductless mini-split heat pump and air conditioning with two heads, gas hot water tank, double garage, blinds with screens, full sized washer/dryer, two year manufacturer's warranty on appliances, central vac roughed-in, and a fully landscaped and fenced outdoor area. This property offers everything you’ll want and is located in an accessible area with only a five-minute drive to Westshore Parkway, steps to the galloping goose, Happy Valley Elementary, and bus stops. Comes with 2-5-10 year warranty. GST Included in price.
Read full post

SOLD 303 100 Presley Pl.
Welcome to Thetis Lakeside. This bright and sunny top floor unit offers an abundance of natural light with stunning Olympic Mountain views. The unit has two large bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Over 870+ SqFt with an open concept living space, vaulted ceilings and a large private 21 x 6 ft deck. Other amenities include: custom back-splash, upgraded in-suite laundry & upgraded appliance package. As well, this space comes with a large bike/kayak storage, electric car charging spaces and lots of visitor parking. Pet friendly, rentals and BBQ’s allowed. Enjoy the best of both worlds with this building situated near the City, yet just steps away from outdoor excursions such as Thetis Lake and the Galloping Goose trails. Added bonus accessibility to this unit, there is a large separate storage unit on the same floor and a e-parking space with easy elevator access. Video & 3D Tour available.
Read full post

SOLD 501 Carran Lane in Colwood.
Absolutely immaculate 3 bed 3 bath family home with over 2100 square feet of living space. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac of 2006 built homes in the Wishart neighbourhood of Colwood. You'll love the gleaming hardwood floors, modern paint colours, gas fireplace and bright open floor plan with windows letting light in from every angle. The spacious kitchen is perfect for entertaining and includes a breakfast bar and newer stainless steel appliances. French doors lead to your low maintenance, fully landscaped back yard, perfect for BBQing and indoor/outdoor living while taking in south west sunlight. Upstairs you'll find a laundry room with stacking washer and dryer and separate sink, 3 bedrooms including master suite with walk-in closet, ensuite with stand up shower and sauna. Outside the detached single car garage is perfect for storage, a workshop or parking your vehicle. Enjoy a low maitenance lifestyle within close proximity to all the amenities the Westshore has to offer!
Read full post

SOLD 702 103 Gorge Rd E in Victoria.
You will be blown away by the views from this 7th floor, 2 bed, 1 bath condo in a steel and concrete building at Treelane Estates, a waterfront complex overlooking the Gorge waterway. This bright NE corner unit lets in light from all sides with a spacious 1133 sq ft floor plan. There are two large covered balconies to enjoy outdoor living all year round. Have your morning coffee while taking in views of the water, city and Olympic Mountains. There's no shortage of storage throughtout with ample kitchen cabinets and closets galore. Well maintained building with proactive strata is adult oriented (19+), allows rentals, but no pets. This home comes with a parking space and separate storage. Building amenities inculde bike & kayak storage, guest suite, workshop & a penthouse meeting & party room with amazing views of Victoria. Centrally located with easy access to downtown, and Galloping Goose Trail. Bring your decorating ideas and make this condo your own! Virtual tour available.
Read full post

SOLD 10 3356 Whittier Ave in Saanich.
Finally a townhouse that ticks all the boxes! This 3 bed, 3 bath end unit townhouse is bright, modern and offers a lifestyle you will love! Downstairs you’ll find the single car garage for all your gear, the perfect guest space with 3 piece bathroom and flex space with queen Murphy bed + patio doors to a private deck with gate access to Rudd Park where you can enjoy all the green space without any mowing! Upstairs you’ll love the open concept floorplan with big windows that overlook greenery, the front deck for BBQ'ing, kitchen with quartz countertops, laminate floors, and built in speakers make this the ideal entertainment space. Upstairs you’ll find master bedroom with cheater en-suite, and two additional bedrooms. Built in 2013 by award winning Abstract Developments, you’ll be impressed with the tasteful design and high end finishing. City Park is a family, pet and rental friendly complex moments to Uptown Shopping Centre, the Galloping Goose Trail and only 5 minutes to downtown!
Read full post

SOLD 950 Easter Rd in Saanich.
Be prepared to get lost in the captivating views of this home up the hill from Swan Lake. Thoughtfully updated throughout, including newer windows and engineered walnut flooring, this home is an oasis in the city. On the main level, the welcoming family room boasts a wood-burning stove for those cozy nights spent at home & 3 bedrooms down the hall. You will want to begin & end every day on the huge south-facing deck out front sipping coffee or evening entertaining! Upstairs you'll be greeted by the impressive vaulted ceilings & huge fireplace in your formal living room with sweeping treetop & mountain views, as sunshine pours in from the bank of windows. The huge lower level offers abundant storage alongside the single car garage. Enjoy the Gary Oaks & native plants dotting your property & the rocky West Coast backyard which offers garden beds for your veggies! Step out to the hiking and running trails of Swan Lake, walk to the endless amenities at Uptown Mall or quick drive downtown!
Read full post

SOLD 200 Shadow Ridge Pl in View Royal.
Don't miss this immaculate 2004 built 4 Bedroom + den, 3 bath family home on a level 10890 sqft lot on a dead end street in popular View Royal/ Saanich West. Main floor features formal living and dining rooms with gas fireplace, den/office, kitchen, eating area & family room with gas fireplace. You will appreciate the high ceilings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and engineered hardwood floors. On the upper level you will find a large master with 5 piece ensuite, as well as 3 more bedrooms and 4 piece bath. Huge Bonus Room over the Garage can be converted to a Legal Suite. Well established yard has fruit trees, sprinkler systems & play center. Large double garage, tons of storage in easy access crawlspace. This quaint cul-de-sac of newer homes borders Knockan Park and is only 10 minutes to Victoria. Nothing to do but move in!
Read full post

SOLD 2158 McKean Rd in VICTORIA.
Welcome to your perfect move in ready family home in a prime location walking distance to schools and parks! The moment you walk in you feel right at home with the cozy living room, large open concept kitchen/dining with stainless steel appliances and newer 500 sq ft cedar deck off the dining area creating year round indoor/outdoor living. The main level has 4 bedrooms and 2 upgraded bathrooms including an ensuite. Downstairs has a media room, rec room/gym and den for extra room or potential suite. This freshly painted home features large windows and skylights throughout, huge crawl space for storage, garage, newer flooring, roof and more! Enjoy the easy to maintain private and tranquil oasis on .5 acres. Don't wait on this home, it's the perfect layout!
Read full post

SOLD 202 720 Vancouver St in VICTORIA.
TOTALLY RENOVATED. Situated in the heart of Fairfield just short walk away from the Cook Street Village. This two bedroom 2 bathroom corner unit offers over 1200 sq. ft. of open living space, wood fireplace, ample insuite storage, insuite laundry and secure parking. Bonus large wrap around deck with two patio doors leading to outside! Charming 11 unit well maintained building. All this on beautiful Vancouver St. within easy walking distance of downtown, Cook St. Village, Beacon Hill Park and the ocean.
Read full post

SOLD 2304 Ravenhill Rd in SIDNEY.
This 4 bed 3 bath main level entry rancher sits on a .22 acre corner lot in the desirable Shawnigan Lake Beach Estates. The master bedroom has a walk in closet and ensuite and there are 3 other bedrooms one of which also has a 2 pc ensuite and there's a nice soaker tub in the main bathroom. There have been lots of updates to the home including a new roof, windows, woodstove and hot water tank in 2008 and also all new bamboo flooring in 2013. Sound proof insulation was also added to the wall between the master bedroom and living room. The outdoor space is wonderful and the lovely private backyard has a new sundeck (June 2017), easy care landscaping, a fire pit and lots of room for the children. Only minutes away from public beach access, close to schools, shopping and within commuting distance of Victoria.
Read full post
Categories:   advice | apps | Assessed value | avoiding penalties | banks | BC | BC Assesment | BCREA | best time to sell | British Columbia | bubble | budget | buyers | Buyers Agent | buying | buying a home | buying in BC | buying real estate | charity challenge | chickens | CMHC | Co Colwood Corners, Colwood Real Estate | Co Colwood Lake, Colwood Real Estate | Co Lagoon, Colwood Real Estate | Co Olympic View, Colwood Real Estate | Co Royal Bay, Colwood Real Estate | Co Triangle, Colwood Real Estate | Co Wishart North, Colwood Real Estate | Colwood | Colwood, BC | COVID19 | CR | CRD | credit reports | CS Brentwood Bay, Central Saanich Real Estate | CS Saanichton, Central Saanich Real Estate | CS Tanner, Central Saanich Real Estate | decor | decorating | DIY | Dog Parks | Dogs | Dollar Divas | downsize | Energy efficiency | Es Esquimalt, Esquimalt Real Estate | Es Gorge Vale, Esquimalt Real Estate | Es Kinsmen Park, Esquimalt Real Estate | Es Old Esquimalt, Esquimalt Real Estate | Es Rockheights, Esquimalt Real Estate | Es Saxe Point, Esquimalt Real Estate | Events | Fall | february | festive | Finances | financial advice | fine print | First impressions | First time buyers | float homes | flowers | free money | fundraiser | garden | gardening | GI Piers Island, Gulf Islands Real Estate | Government rebates | growing food | Heating | holidays | home | home budget | Home improvements | home maintenance | Home Ownership | Home values | home warranty | Hou | house for sale | house with suite | housing market | housing prices | housing starts | HST | Humor | inspection | inspectors | interest rate | Investing | iPad | La Bear Mountain, Langford Real Estate | La Florence Lake, Langford Real Estate | La Goldstream, Langford Real Estate | La Happy Valley, Langford Real Estate | La Jacklin, Langford Real Estate | La Langford Proper, Langford Real Estate | La Luxton, Langford Real Estate | La Mill Hill, Langford Real Estate | La Olympic View, Langford Real Estate | La Thetis Heights, Langford Real Estate | La Walfred, Langford Real Estate | La Westhills, Langford Real Estate | landscaping | lenders | listing | Live Smart BC | market | market correction | Market News | mayor | Mayor Ken Williams | Me Kangaroo, Metchosin Real Estate | Me Rocky Point, Metchosin Real Estate | ML Cobble Hill, Malahat & Area Real Estate | ML Mill Bay, Malahat & Area Real Estate | ML Shawnigan Lake, Malahat & Area Real Estate | ML Shawnigan, Malahat & Area Real Estate | modern | mortgage | mortgage broker | mortgage rates | Mortgages | Moss removal | mould | moving | moving to BC | moving to Victoria | new home bonus | new homes | NS Ardmore, North Saanich Real Estate | NS Bazan Bay, North Saanich Real Estate | NS Deep Cove, North Saanich Real Estate | NS Sandown, North Saanich Real Estate | Oak Bay | OB Estevan, Oak Bay Real Estate | OB Henderson, Oak Bay Real Estate | OB North Oak Bay, Oak Bay Real Estate | OB South Oak Bay, Oak Bay Real Estate | options | organic gardening | Paperless | Personal | property | Property transfer tax | Races | rates | RBC | real estate | real estate market | Real estate write ups | realtor fees | Recipes | recycling | refinance | renovations | rental | retirement | royal lepage shelter foundation | Running | Save money | SE Arbutus, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Broadmead, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Cadboro Bay, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Camosun, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Cedar Hill, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Cordova Bay, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Gordon Head, Saanich East Real Estate | SE High Quadra, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Lake Hill, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Lambrick Park, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Maplewood, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Mt Doug, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Mt Tolmie, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Quadra, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Queenswood, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Swan Lake, Saanich East Real Estate | SE Ten Mile Point, Saanich East Real Estate | selling | service | shelter | Si Sidney North-East, Sidney Real Estate | Si Sidney South-West, Sidney Real Estate | Sk Broomhill, Sooke Real Estate | Sk East Sooke, Sooke Real Estate | Sk Sooke Vill Core, Sooke Real Estate | solar | spring market | staging | SW Gateway, Saanich West Real Estate | SW Glanford, Saanich West Real Estate | SW Gorge, Saanich West Real Estate | SW Interurban, Saanich West Real Estate | SW Portage Inlet, Saanich West Real Estate | SW Prospect Lake, Saanich West Real Estate | SW Royal Oak, Saanich West Real Estate | SW Rudd Park, Saanich West Real Estate | SW Strawberry Vale, Saanich West Real Estate | SW Tillicum, Saanich West Real Estate | Tablet | Tasha Noble | taxes | Tech tips | The Highlands | Tips | Tweed Magazine | unemployment rate | Uplands Park | urban farming | vacancy rates | Vi Burnside, Saanich West Real Estate | Vi Burnside, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Central Park, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Downtown, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Fairfield East, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Fairfield West, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Fernwood, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Hillside, Victoria Real Estate | Vi James Bay, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Jubilee, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Mayfair, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Oaklands, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Rock Bay, Victoria Real Estate | Vi Rockland, Victoria Real Estate | victoria | victoria event | Victoria Market News | Victoria Real Estate | VR Glentana, View Royal Real Estate | VR Hospital, View Royal Real Estate | VR Prior Lake, View Royal Real Estate | VR Six Mile, View Royal Real Estate | VR View Royal, View Royal Real Estate | VW Songhees, Victoria West Real Estate | VW Victoria West, Victoria West Real Estate | Walking Trails | Warm | Willows Beach | Winter | womens shelters | yyj | Z03 Duncan, Zone 3 - Duncan Real Estate
NOTE: MLS® property information is provided under copyright© by the Victoria Real Estate Board. The information is from sources deemed reliable, but should not be relied upon without independent verification. This website may only be used by consumers for the purpose of locating and purchasing real estate.