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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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I have sold a property at 404 1969 Oak Bay AVE in VICTORIA.
Stunning Rooftop Living. Arguably one of Victoria's premier penthouse condos located in Village Walk. This amazing 2 bedroom plus den home has been designed with unparalleled attention to detail with custom upgrades that push it over the top into a class of luxury. Over 1530 feet of living space - a stunning formal entry with custom cabinetry, master bedroom with deluxe ensuite (steam room!); guest bedroom, 4 piece bathroom and a generous office/den are just the start. The expansive, south facing, living and dining room have floor to ceiling triple glazed wood windows kitchen will take your breath away and make you the envy of your friends - which includes a Miele appliance package with gas cook top, wine cooler and water filtration system. The 475 ft patio with gorgeous firepit and views to the west complete this awe-inspiring home. 10 foot ceilings, over height solid core maple doors, 2 parking spots, automated sound/light system, and a 50" linear gas fireplace. Walk Score of 89!
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I have sold a property at 1678 Cedarwood CLOSE in VICTORIA.
Fantastic Gordon Head Opportunity. Five bedroom 2250 sq ft home on 8100 ft lot at the end of a very quiet cul de sac. Very close to bus lines, Tuscany Village and Uvic! Upstairs is a well-loved 3 bedroom/ 1 bath home with living room, dining room and a kitchen with eating area. The kitchen leads to an expansive deck which runs along the south side of the house. Downstairs is a huge 2 bedroom suite with a large living/dining room and even some office space. It needs work, no doubt, but with modest investment it could give you great returns. East facing back yard has a few fruit trees, privacy to the east and north and lots of space for your landscaping ideas. Exterior metal blinds on main windows. Oak floors under carpets.
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I have sold a property at 2728 Dean AVE in VICTORIA.
Come see this freshly renovated home! The original hardwood floors have just been beautifully refinished. This wonderful family friendly Camosun area Character home sits on flat quiet corner lot of approximately 6,300 square feet & has development potential. Built in 1949, this home has a total of 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, which includes a spacious 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom basement suite. A wonderful abundance of character with coved ceilings, gleaming fir floors and a large yard with fenced in area for the kids or pets. You will enjoy the evening sun and entertaining on the large west facing deck off of the sunroom. Great access to the property, with driveways off of both Dean Avenue and Newton Street. Centrally located, close to numerous parks, schools, shopping, and the Jubilee Hospital. You will enjoy calling this home!
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Please visit our Open House at 207 3915 Carey RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Sunday, October 29, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
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. Open House Sunday 1-3pm
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Please visit our Open House at 208 203 Kimta RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM Vacant corner condo with views to outer harbour - great updated floorplan
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! OH Sat 2-4
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I have listed a new property at 208 203 Kimta RD in VICTORIA.
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! OH Sat 2-4
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Please visit our Open House at 204 605 Cook ST in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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 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 4730 Eales RD in VICTORIA.
An Amazing Property, 1st time on the market. Over the past 40 years the owner of this unique property worked every day to transform it into his private rural oasis. Now you have the chance to finish his dream. The property is long and narrow (162 frontage at the road and 106' at the top) rising almost 30 feet over its length of approximately 600 feet. The owner constructed many boulder walls throughout the property to establish workable terraces and has planted unique species of trees - Black Walnut, Sequoia, and Monkey Trees - interspersed among the magnificent cedars and firs. At the lower end of the property is a single wide manufactured home (has seen its best day) which has been added onto. As well, there are two well built structures for tools or workshops. At the top end is large flat area which would make a good building site (with a large pond close by). There is an existing well, septic system and lots of power. This property is sold "as is, where is".
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Please visit our Open House at 207 3915 Carey RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
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. Open House Sat 14th 11-1pm
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Please visit our Open House at 204 605 Cook ST in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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. Open House Saturday Oct 14 2-4 pm
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I have sold a property at 655 Island RD in VICTORIA.
One of South Oak Bay's most majestic properties. This architecturally designed 4000 ft home, built in 1929, oozes history and charm throughout. As you walk into the large formal foyer your eye will be drawn to its grand tiled fireplace, peaked door frames, leaded glass and stately staircase. In keeping with the era, the main floor boasts a generous living room (with FP), dining room (looking east over the expansive & mature property), oversized kitchen & den. The exquisite winding staircase leads you upstairs to the family bedrooms, most looking east over the gardens. The master has a 4 piece ensuite and the children's rooms share a 4 piece bathroom (1 br has its own private deck). Downstairs there is large family room (leading to the back yard), laundry facilities, a separate suite and plenty of storage. This wonderful home unbelievably plays understudy to amazing gardens and yard - perennials and privacy. After 50 years, this charmer needs refreshing and cant wait for its new owners.
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Please visit our Open House at 208 203 Kimta RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, October 7, 2017 1:00PM - 2:00PM Great ocean view large deluxe suite on the outer harbour. Updated and freshly painted
Open Sat 11-1 Fully renovated & tastefully decorated 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom South facing Waterfront condo in the heart of the Songhees - many upgrades including granite countertops, both the ensuite and guest bathrooms 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, see the cruise ships!!!! Short stroll to downtown Victoria 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. This is a must see!
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