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I have sold a property at 202 1100 Union RD in VICTORIA.
A stunning home. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is undeniably one of the most exquisite offerings for this price. The entire space is in pristine shape, with a neutral, yet warm palette throughout. It is abundantly spacious at 1293 sq feet and in addition has two enclosed balconies adding 224 ft of living area (one facing east to the courtyard has separate storage & the other facing north catches the setting sun). Located on the quiet north east corner of the building it benefits from abundant light and cross breezes. This home enjoys a wonderful layout with plenty of separation between both bedrooms (each with adjoining walk through closets & ensuite bathrooms). It features a large kitchen with separate stove top and oven; a formal dining room, grand living room with gas fireplace and separate laundry room. Large storage locker is just down the hall! One u/g parking stall. Assessment includes hot water and gas! Small pet allowed. Guest accommodation available as well as bike storage
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I have sold a property at 28 1287 Verdier AVE in BRENTWOOD BAY.
We are delighted to present this lovingly maintained 3 bedroom, 3 bath end unit townhome in the Quail Ridge complex of Brentwood Bay. This home is particularly well situated next to common area lawns and comes with a spacious private east facing patio set amongst a few trees and flowering bushes.The original long time owners have provided their home with impeccable care and some updates as needed. The oversized master bedroom has a full ensuite, walk in closet and sliding glass door out to west facing balcony. The living room has a bay window, fireplace and walk out on the private east facing patio. The separate dining room and living room are separated by the fireplace with potential to open this space up. Two car garage with extra storage. There is an abundance of closet space- 6 in total including walk in closets. Well managed complex with green space, rural setting, outdoor pool and tennis/sports court. Families and an indoor cat are welcome.
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I have listed a new property at 502 420 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.
420 Linden - The Perfect Place to revel in your retirement years. One of the most desirable units in the building - the south west corner with views to the Olympic mountain range and water glimpses. Walk or bike to Cook street Village, Beacon Hill Park and Dallas road waterfront. Spacious rooms in a well maintained unit are waiting for your personal touch. Features include 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, insuite laundry, brick fireplace and a living and dining room perfect for entertaining. Enjoy lazy afternoons in your cozy and bright sunroom with views to the west and south. If you are a chef you will find the kitchen can accommodate all your needs - lots of counter space and room to create. For a wonderful start to the day take your morning coffee onto the master bedroom balcony, take a deep breath of ocean air and enjoy. This steel and concrete 50+ building has a proactive council and is extremely well run. Secure underground parking, storage locker and exercise room.
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Please visit our Open House at 502 420 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, January 6, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
420 Linden - The Perfect Place to revel in your retirement years. One of the most desirable units in the building - the south west corner with views to the Olympic mountain range and water glimpses. Walk or bike to Cook street Village, Beacon Hill Park and Dallas road waterfront. Spacious rooms in a well maintained unit are waiting for your personal touch. Features include 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, insuite laundry, brick fireplace and a living and dining room perfect for entertaining. Enjoy lazy afternoons in your cozy and bright sunroom with views to the west and south. If you are a chef you will find the kitchen can accommodate all your needs - lots of counter space and room to create. For a wonderful start to the day take your morning coffee onto the master bedroom balcony, take a deep breath of ocean air and enjoy. This steel and concrete 50+ building has a proactive council and is extremely well run. Secure underground parking, storage locker and exercise room.
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I have sold a property at 410 930 Yates ST in VICTORIA.
Downtown Living at its Finest! Walk Score of 99 and a Bike Score of 100 - who needs a car? This 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo has a superior layout - lots of living space and great separation between rooms. The open concept kitchen (with Stainless appliances) looks onto both the dining room and living room and out the main window to the spacious balcony and lush greenery below. The master bedroom has its own ensuite and direct access to the Maytag stacking laundry. Neutral palette throughout - well suited for design accents - and flat care-free ceilings. The condo is on the north side of the building - away from the heat of the day and street noise; yet very bright. This unit will suit homeowner and investor alike. It is conveniently located for shopping (The Market and London Drugs across the street), downtown, theatres & bus routes. The Manhattan has a well run strata and has been fully remediated. It allows pets and rentals and has no age limit. It has bike storage and a fitness area
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I have sold a property at A101(Sept) 810 Humboldt ST in VICTORIA.
Fractional 1/4 Interest in one of the premier suites at The Parkside Hotel in Downtown Victoria. This recreational property allows straight investment, partial owner usage, or RCI trading to world wide destinations. A101 is unique in that it is one of the best floor-plans, a SALTSPRING offering one bedroom and den with extra high 10 Foot Ceilings. Come stay for all of Sept in a deluxe unit overlooking the beautiful St Ann's Academy gardens, within walking distance to the Downtown Harbor or Beacon Hill Park and the ocean. Outdoor Balcony to enjoy those warm summer evenings, stainless steel appliances, in suite washer and dryer, pool, theater, exercise room. Monthly HOA fees include Strata fees and Taxes. the added height really gives a feeling of spaciousness
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I have sold a property at 409 4529 West Saanich RD in VICTORIA.
Welcome to the Duval - what a gem! The attention to detail in design and finishes in this 966 ft home will make you smile - Wide plank wood floors, Electric fireplace with chrome surround, 9 foot ceilings, Very large SE facing balcony (master and living room both have access), Spa-style bathroom with separate soaker tub and shower, separate sinks, porcelain tile and heated floors, Deluxe kitchen with walnut cabinetry, CaesarStone countertops, glass backsplash and all SS appliances, Insuite laundry with extra storage. This 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom condo shows like new and is ready for immediate occupancy. One secure underground parking spot, storage locker and communal bike storage. One of the best locations in Victoria combining natural beauty and community amenities to promote a walkable neighbourhood - bus stop and Royal Oak shopping centre just a short hop away. Well run strata with very reasonable monthly fees. Rentals and Pets welcome (2 dogs or 2 cats with no weight limit!).
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I have sold a property at 204 605 Cook ST in VICTORIA.
This a tremendous opportunity to buy a 2 bedroom condo with an enviable Walk Score of 90 - "A walker's paradise". The unit is large at 846 feet and has an additional 146 ft enclosed sun room for contemplative afternoon reading. It get lots of morning sun and is on the very quiet east side. You will appreciate the functional layout with wide hallways and over sized living/dining room. It is in very good shape but is priced to allow for upgrading if you're itching for a design project. The new owner gets one parking spot, shared, efficient laundry and a very large storage locker. The strata is very well managed - new roof in 2012, and new bedroom windows. This a fabulous location; close to both Fort street corridor and Cook street Village. Many say the most important feature of a condo is the sense of community and Arbour Glen, with only 13 units, has that in spades.
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I have listed a new property at 202 1100 Union RD in VICTORIA.
A stunning home. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is undeniably one of the most exquisite offerings for this price. The entire space is in pristine shape, with a neutral, yet warm palette throughout. It is abundantly spacious at 1293 sq feet and in addition has two enclosed balconies adding 224 ft of living area (one facing east to the courtyard has separate storage & the other facing north catches the setting sun). Located on the quiet north east corner of the building it benefits from abundant light and cross breezes. This home enjoys a wonderful layout with plenty of separation between both bedrooms (each with adjoining walk through closets and ensuite bathrooms). It features a large kitchen with separate stove top and oven; a formal dining room, grand living room with gas fireplace and separate laundry room. Large storage locker is just down the hall! One u/g parking stall. Assessment include hot water and gas! Small pet allowed Guest accommodation available as well as bike storage
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Please visit our Open House at 202 1100 Union RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Sunday, December 3, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
A stunning home. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is undeniably one of the most exquisite offerings for this price. The entire space is in pristine shape, with a neutral, yet warm palette throughout. It is abundantly spacious at 1293 sq feet and in addition has two enclosed balconies adding 224 ft of living area (one facing east to the courtyard has separate storage & the other facing north catches the setting sun). Located on the quiet north east corner of the building it benefits from abundant light and cross breezes. This home enjoys a wonderful layout with plenty of separation between both bedrooms (each with adjoining walk through closets and ensuite bathrooms). It features a large kitchen with separate stove top and oven; a formal dining room, grand living room with gas fireplace and separate laundry room. Large storage locker is just down the hall! One u/g parking stall. Assessment include hot water and gas! Small pet allowed Guest accommodation available as well as bike storage
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I have sold a property at 1339 Carnsew ST in VICTORIA.
Reduced for quick sale! Located on one of Fairfield's nicest quiet tree lined streets, this classic 1946 home is being listed for the first time and sits on a 55x120 lot with R1-B zoning which allows for a secondary suite or garden suite. Tons of space to expand in the 1533 sqft of unfin space downstairs as well as the double detached 413 sqft garage with potential for a garden suite in the private and south facing back yard. All zoning details to be verified by buyer. The main level consists of: living room, dining room, 3pc bath, 2 beds, and kitchen and is full of the original character with features like oak+fur hardwood floors, coved ceilings and glass French doors. Updates include: roof, gas furnace, gas HWT, and gas range. This location is second to none. Downtown only a 10 minute walk. Beacon Hill Park and Cook Street Village only a few blocks away. Dallas Road waterfront is only a short stroll away to its beautiful water walkway & beaches. Immediate Possession Available!
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Please visit our Open House at 208 203 Kimta RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, December 2, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM Updated 2 bed 2 bath view condo with in unit laundry underground parking pets and rentals allowed. Views to the outer harbour and Olympics. Vacant - buy yourself a Christmas present
Open Saturday Dec 2 from 2-4pm What a View!! This is a great condo in a wonderful building with a fabulous location. Fully renovated & tastefully decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom SOUTH FACING Waterfront condo in the heart of the Songhees. It has many upgrades including granite counter-tops, both the ensuite and guest bathroom (with beautifully tiled walk-in shower) have been redone, good separation of space between the bedrooms, gorgeous kitchen with a breakfast nook, formal dining area, large living room which overlooks the Southerly views to the entrance of Victoria's vibrant inner harbour - Watch all the activity from your own balcony!!!! Short stroll to downtown Victoria (or even better, Spinnaker's Pub) along the Westsong Walkway! The Building is fully re mediated, has Workshop, Bike, Kayak and patio Furniture Storage. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy! ** New paint throughout August 2017. Energy efficient LED lighting! ** Amazing views. Enjoy the sunny afternoons.
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I have sold a property at 207 3915 Carey RD in VICTORIA.
Fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom east facing unit at Carey Hill Walk. This is a solid investment for anyone wanting to get into the market with easy driving distance to Uptown Mall, parks and Highway 1 to get out of town quickly on those long weekends. University student? Its just a short distance to McKenzie and off to Uvic you go. This unit is spacious at over 900 ft and has a great layout with 2 full - 4 piece bathrooms (ensuite has tub and separate shower!) and a separate laundry room. The kitchen has dark ebony cabinets, tile back splash, stainless steel appliances and oodles of room to cook and bake to your heart's content. This unit is on the quiet side of the building - plenty of morning sunshine; cool summer afternoons and views to Christmas Hill. This building allows rentals, no weight limit on pets (1 dog and 1 cat or 2 cats) and no age restriction. This wont last - book your viewing today.
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Please visit our Open House at 208 203 Kimta RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:00PM - 4:00PM New Lower price 2 bed 2 full bath spacious deluxe condo in unit laundry dishwasher rentable underground parking
What a View!! This is a great condo in a wonderful building with a fabulous location. Fully renovated & tastefully decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom SOUTH FACING Waterfront condo in the heart of the Songhees. It has many upgrades including granite counter-tops, both the ensuite and guest bathroom (with beautifully tiled walk-in shower) have been redone, good separation of space between the bedrooms, gorgeous kitchen with a breakfast nook, formal dining area, large living room which overlooks the Southerly views to the entrance of Victoria's vibrant inner harbour - Watch all the activity from your own balcony!!!! Short stroll to downtown Victoria (or even better, Spinnaker's Pub) along the Westsong Walkway! The Building is fully re mediated, has Workshop, Bike, Kayak and patio Furniture Storage. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy! ** New paint throughout August 2017. Energy efficient LED lighting! ** Amazing views. Enjoy the sunny afternoons and cool evenings. Come see!
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I have listed a new property at 410 930 Yates ST in VICTORIA.
Downtown Living at its Finest! Walk Score of 99 and a Bike Score of 100 - who needs a car? This 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo has a superior layout - lots of living space and great separation between rooms. The open concept kitchen (with Stainless appliances) looks onto both the dining room and living room and out the main window to the spacious balcony and lush greenery below. The master bedroom has its own ensuite and direct access to the Maytag stacking laundry. Neutral palette throughout - well suited for design accents - and flat care-free ceilings. The condo is on the north side of the building - away from the heat of the day and street noise; yet very bright. This unit will suit homeowner and investor alike. It is conveniently located for shopping (The Market and London Drugs across the street), downtown, theatres & bus routes. The Manhattan has a well run strata and has been fully remediated. It allows pets and rentals and has no age limit. It has bike storage and a fitness area
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Please visit our Open House at 410 930 Yates ST in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Downtown Living at its Finest! Walk Score of 99 and a Bike Score of 100 - who needs a car? This 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo has a superior layout - lots of living space and great separation between rooms. The open concept kitchen (with Stainless appliances) looks onto both the dining room and living room and out the main window to the spacious balcony and lush greenery below. The master bedroom has its own ensuite and direct access to the Maytag stacking laundry. Neutral palette throughout - well suited for design accents - and flat care-free ceilings. The condo is on the north side of the building - away from the heat of the day and street noise; yet very bright. This unit will suit homeowner and investor alike. It is conveniently located for shopping (The Market and London Drugs across the street), downtown, theatres & bus routes. The Manhattan has a well run strata and has been fully remediated. It allows pets and rentals and has no age limit. It has bike storage and a fitness area
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I have listed a new property at 409 4529 West Saanich RD in VICTORIA.
Welcome to the Duval - what a gem! The attention to detail in design and finishes in this 966 ft home will make you smile - Wide plank wood floors, Electric fireplace with chrome surround, 9 foot ceilings, Very large SE facing balcony (master and living room both have access), Spa-style bathroom with separate soaker tub and shower, separate sinks, porcelain tile and heated floors, Deluxe kitchen with walnut cabinetry, CaesarStone countertops, glass backsplash and all SS appliances, Insuite laundry with extra storage. This 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom condo shows like new and is ready for immediate occupancy. One secure underground parking spot, storage locker and communal bike storage. One of the best locations in Victoria combining natural beauty and community amenities to promote a walkable neighbourhood - bus stop and Royal Oak shopping centre just a short hop away. Well run strata with very reasonable monthly fees. Rentals and Pets welcome. Can it get any better? Open House Sat 1-3pm.
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Please visit our Open House at 409 4529 West Saanich RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, November 4, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Welcome to the Duval - what a gem! The attention to detail in design and finishes in this 966 ft home will make you smile - Wide plank wood floors, Electric fireplace with chrome surround, 9 foot ceilings, Very large SE facing balcony (master and living room both have access), Spa-style bathroom with separate soaker tub and shower, separate sinks, porcelain tile and heated floors, Deluxe kitchen with walnut cabinetry, CaesarStone countertops, glass backsplash and all SS appliances, Insuite laundry with extra storage. This 2 bedroom/ 1 bathroom condo shows like new and is ready for immediate occupancy. One secure underground parking spot, storage locker and communal bike storage. One of the best locations in Victoria combining natural beauty and community amenities to promote a walkable neighbourhood - bus stop and Royal Oak shopping centre just a short hop away. Well run strata with very reasonable monthly fees. Rentals and Pets welcome. Can it get any better? Open House Sat 1-3pm.
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I have sold a property at 1026 Greig AVE in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Don’t miss this amazing updated mid-century west coast contemporary home on gorgeous 1.82 acre property across from renowned Gore Park. The 2839 SF home has been extensively updated inside & out boasting large open area concept living with vaulted ceilings and walls of windows in every room. 1600+ SF wraparound patios and decks afford exceptional private oasis and indoor/outdoor entertaining space. Every window offers views of lush gardens, and old-growth trees –like living in a tree house! Upstairs find a media rm, massive living/dining great rm, guest bath, master suite with private deck, brand new 4 pc ensuite and extensive closets, gourmet kitchen, with cozy sitting area. Downstairs: 2 bedrooms, new laundry rm, 3 piece bath, office/sewing area, rec room and tons of storage Mudroom/workshop in garage, greenhouse, fire pits and worksheds outside. The heart of Brentwood Bay, yet minutes to downtown, airport, and the ferries. Own your personal version of Butchart Gardens.
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I have sold a property at 145 Sims AVE in VICTORIA.
Remarkably affordable opportunity. This charming 1914 ‘3 level’ home of 2500 sq. feet offers plenty of room for a growing family - 4 bedrooms total plus 2 bathrooms, family room, rec room and a bonus of a quiet flex room/office with its own entrance! Bright kitchen which leads to a south facing deck and a fenced yard. A nice canvas to work on in a quiet setting with lots of sun. This works nicely for a family, few blocks to Uptown and Tillicum shopping centres and the Galloping Goose. Improvements by current owners: Service upgrade to 200 amps and house extensively re-wired; heat pump installed in 2014; Hot water tank in 2016; downstairs remodeled in 2012 - bathroom upgrade, finished storage area and new carpet; new fencing and gate in 2015. Extra parking on site! Open Sat. Sept. 9th 2-4. Don't miss out.
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