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I have sold a property at 1632 Wilmot PL in VICTORIA.
CANCELLED OH Sat. LOCATION! Quiet, no-through street framed by beautiful Garry Oaks. Steps to Oak Bay Village; walking distance to rec centre and OB High School. This solidly built home has a West coast cottage feel and charm. Lovely updated kitchen with beautiful stainless steel counters. Kitchen opens to the main living area with walk-out access to the beautiful patio, pond and low-maintenance, private backyard...sunny exposure! Separate studio/workshop has power. Two bedrooms + den on the upper level could be configured into 3 bedrooms. Lower level has family room and additional bedroom with private entrance which could be utilized as an in-law suite. Most interior walls are non load-bearing so great potential to make this home your own.
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I have sold a property at 3350 Wickheim RD in VICTORIA.
Enjoy majestic Southeasterly ocean views and city lights from this level entry home with a basement suite. Nestled on a quiet cul de sac, the main level offers an open plan with vaulted ceilings and a 25' sundeck. The lower level features a grade level 1 bedroom suite with a view, and the versatility to expand the suite or tie the space into the upper level. Many valuable updates have been done to the home. Located on a 10,000 square foot lot between Royal Roads University and Royal Bay, Esquimalt Lagoon sanctuary is just a short stroll away. This is an irreplaceable location with a priceless view. Call now!
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I have sold a property at 406 982 McKenzie AVE in VICTORIA.
What a treasure! A 2 bedroom/2 bathroom top floor (9 foot ceilings) condo that allows rentals and pets.The convenience of living on McKenzie with the privacy and peacefulness that comes with owning a top floor backside unit makes this home special. Only 5 years old it shows as new. The layout is unique in the building with a spacious dining area off the deluxe kitchen - complete with granite island, SS appliances, U/C lighting, soft close everything & tiled backsplash. Living room is huge and comes with electric f/p, blinds on all windows and access to balcony (custom screen door). Master br has walk-in closet and deluxe 3 piece bathroom and views to Olympics. Parking spot has electric charger! Well run strata has community garden, kids play area, solar heated common water, great parking. Building was Merit Award Winner. OH Sunday 1-3.
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I have sold a property at 4157 Springridge CRES in VICTORIA.
Accepted Offer in place with Subjects until Aug 4th. BEST OF THE BEST! This very spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath, family home is in one of the best kept secret pockets of the very popular NORTHRIDGE area. The original owners have maintained this home with pride and it shows, move in as is or bring your decorating ideas, you won't go wrong with the huge private lot and quiet, location. This perfect location offers the finest of schools, parks, shopping, rec centre, bus route and central to ferries, airport, and 15 mins to downtown. The E/S/W exposure showers sunlight at all times of the day. Royal Oak center or Broadmead shopping Center are mins away, Beaver/Elk Lake for walking, hiking or swimming.
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I have sold a property at 3784 Mystic LANE in VICTORIA.
Small is beautiful but in this case small is exquisite. This 1954 classic mid century modern 2 BR + den bungalow on a quiet, lane has been meticulously updated with aesthetics, comfort and efficiency in mind. The south facing LR (gas FP), DR and kitchen overlook a magical stream-fed pond. A bird watchers paradise and only a short walk to Cadboro Bay Beach & Village. The house has in-floor radiant heating and energy efficient LED lighting abounds. The kitchen features a Wolf stove, stainless appliances (separate Fisher Paykel convection), quartz countertops & a fabulous walk in pantry. Master BR has a stunning 4 piece ensuite and walkin closet. Detached 2 car garage and approved plans for studio on 1/3 acre sun-drenched property. Perfection.
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I have sold a property at 1564 Prospect PL in VICTORIA.
Designed by Wade Williams Architects, this exquisite family, executive residence was designed to maximize the natural light and ambiance of the private, peaceful setting. The architectural lines of the home are exceptional with wonderful south and west exposure and a private outlook. Offering 4 bedrooms, updated kitchen, master with ensuite & walk-in closet, living & family rooms with wood burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, studio retreat and a versatile flooplan. The location is unsurpassed on one of the most sought after streets in Victoria just steps from the waterfront and shopping on Oak Bay Avenue. An outstanding oasis in a premiere location.
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I have sold a property at A512 AUG 810 Humboldt ST in VICTORIA.
Fractional ownership at Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa. 1/4 ownership offers owners the benefit of 12 weeks of use per year in this 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath floor plan with 4 of those in AUG each year. This suite is fully furnished with designer furnishings (including king size bed), linens, dishes, cooking utensils, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer in suite. Balcony is overlooking quiet inner courtyard. Amenities at Parkside include 25 meter swimming pool, exercise room, theatre, concierge service and full time front desk management. 1/4 ownership offers flexibility of personal usage or rental revenue. 2016 Monthly HOA fee is $410 & incl. taxes, strata fees, utilities, maintenance, housekeeping, etc.
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I have sold a property at 7 West RD in VICTORIA.
Price Reduction. This View Royal 3 bedroom family home is located on a whisper-quiet cul-de-sac, conveniently close to everything. It has a modern, open floor plan with living room (natural stone wood fireplace), dining area (sliding doors onto the large sunny patio), kitchen, office/flex all integrated on the main floor - perfect for an active family. The family room with wood stove is conveniently located off the kitchen.The kitchen has newer stainless appliances & new paint throughout the main floor. Upstairs is the master BR with ensuite plus 2 more BRs that share a full bathroom. It has a large south facing lot with an established mature garden - perfect for kids. An excellent location close to VGH, parks, & Gorge
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I have sold a property at 955 Hereward RD in VICTORIA.
Set on a large, tastefully landscaped, fully fenced corner lot this is a very well maintained home perfect for families, first time buyers & investors alike. The main level has lots of light & nice outlooks, laminate flooring, a huge, sunny deck that opens from the dining room, a bright, spacious kitchen with a breakfast bar within it, 3 beds & 2 baths, a media room which could be a 4th bedroom & a large laundry/storage room. Downstairs is a full height, sep. entrance, 2 bedroom in-law suite with updated bathroom & it's own laundry! Further features are 2 storage sheds & even more storage under the deck, new vinyl windows, central vac, newer roof, sprinkler system & a freshly painted exterior.
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I have sold a property at 11 1717 Blair AVE in VICTORIA.
Fabulous location-Fabulous find with this beautifully kept & sought after one level townhouse offering the perfect floor-plan for retirees or busy professional couple. Nice & bright with 4 skylights, spacious kitchen with eating space, dining room with vaulted ceiling, open 24x14 living room with gas fireplace adjacent to enclosed sunroom. Master with ensuite equipped with walk-in tub. Laundry room with window & garage with workshop space. Come enjoy the close-knit community style/sense of independent living with new friends to be made in this well-maintained 18-unit friendly complex located close to all amenities including banking, recreation centre, medical services, transportation, library and within walking distance to shopping centre.
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I have sold a property at 114 984 Dunford AVE in VICTORIA.
Come see this picture perfect, very quiet Townhouse - great value for 1st time buyers! Dunford Patio Homes are so named for their private patios with high fences & wood burning fireplaces.This home has added bonus of a built-in bar, comfy bench & storage locker. Its 2 levels is just over 1100 ft and was substantially renovated a few years ago. The contemporary kitchen is a cook's dream with a great layout and like-new appliances. Laundry & 2 piece bathroom adjoin. Living room (electric fireplace) is bright with views to patio. Upstairs you'll find a large MBR, a 2nd BR and a spa-like BA. Two parking spots, all pets welcome (green space galore); kids too! Super location close to shops, parks, bus routes & downtown Langford.
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I have sold a property at 606 860 View ST in VICTORIA.
This large bachelor/1bedroom is perfectly suited for the young urbanite (parking space included!) Sixth floor, south-facing one bedroom condo in the heart of Downtown Victoria It features an open concept design with floor to ceiling windows - plenty of bright sunshine! The kitchen includes stainless-steel appliances, and the living room is complete with fireplace and balcony access. The balance of the living space is an open sleeping area + den, a large, insuite storage room and a 4pc bath with a large soaker tub. This professionally-managed building is located in a prime Downtown location, with all the amenities within walking distance - the Market on Yates, the Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill Park and more. Pets and rentals are allowed.
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I have sold a property at 15 416 Dallas RD in VICTORIA.
A bright & spacious 2 BR+ Townhouse in the colourful Dunelm Village off Dallas road. Over 2000 feet of living space in this sought over location. Just 2 quick steps and you're in the front door which leads to a lovely breakfast nook and large functional kitchen which in turn opens onto the entertainment sized dining room. After dinner relax in the sunken living room with wood burning f/p and vaulted ceiling or the adjacent media/family room - not often do you see these many options. The living room's patio doors open onto a large south facing private patio/garden - perfection! Upstairs you will find two very large bedrooms with full ensuite bathrooms, the laundry room AND a private south-facing large balcony. Half block from the ocean.
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I have sold a property at 2835 Rockwell AVE in VICTORIA.
This home oozes character and the yard is a gardeners paradise. The house has 2 bedrooms up with a combination of oak and fir floors, separate dining room and a re-done kitchen in 2012. The second bedroom has a door leading out to the 70 sq ft deck overlooking the yard. There are apple and plum trees, raspberries, rhubarb and a bay Tree, 5 raised beds, a greenhouse, workshop and shed. On the lower level you will find a 2 bedroom suite with an updated kitchen done in 2014. Laundry is shared. Close to the gorge water way and park for your enjoyment. Don't miss out! Floor plans available.
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I have sold a property at 816 6880 Wallace DR in BRENTWOOD BAY.
In the gated, prestigious Port Royale complex, this 2,400 sq ft, 3 bdrm, 3 bthrm townhome offers fabulous light & amazing ocean views over Brentwood Bay all the way to the Malahat. The sunsets are spectacular! Luxurious master bedroom suite includes walk-in closet, adjoining sitting area with fireplace, French doors to the covered patio & a spa ensuite complete with soaker tub, separate shower & his and hers sinks. 2 car garage. An opportunity not to be missed.
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I have sold a property at 417 3277 Quadra ST in VICTORIA.
OH 12-1:30 May 7. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase this very competitively priced 2 BEDROOM, RENTABLE Unit with in-suite LAUNDRY & Secure UNDERGROUND PARKING!! Children & Cats are welcome. Situated on the top floor you’ll find an abundance of daylight through the skylights on the vaulted ceiling. You’ll also appreciate the large balcony that overlooks the nicely landscaped garden. Recent updates include Stainless Steel Appliances, Counter Tops and Laminate Flooring. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy!! No need to pay for parking downtown, it’s on a great public transportation artery, however, it’s an easy walk to shopping and parks. The Depreciation Report is done; buy with confidence.
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I have sold a property at 8 356 Simcoe ST in VICTORIA.
Fabulous Location in the Heart of James Bay. Contemporary townhouse convenient to all amenities, shopping, the ocean & downtown. Sunlit rooms with oversize picture windows. Features include 2 story vaulted ceilings, a dream kitchen with a gas cook top, granite countertops & eating bar.The bright kitchen overlooks the patio and landscaping. A gas f/p in the living rm, separate dining rm, wood floors in the main living areas & tile in the bathrooms. The private master suite has 3 closets, a full ensuite-tub & separate shower, laundry & a loft area w/skylights -ideal for a computer station.The walkout lower level offers a second bdrm w/3 piece bath & French doors opening to a private patio area. Plenty of storage & park in your garage.
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I have sold a property at 2565 Margate AVE in VICTORIA.
**More Photos to come Monday** Located on a quiet street, and only steps away from the Oak Bay Marina, Windsor Park, and the Victoria Golf Club, this beautiful home retains many of its 1914 aesthetics. Beautiful kitchen, wood floors, heated bathroom floor, elegant living and dining areas, as well as classic wood burning fireplaces, you won’t be disappointed. The detail throughout the home is nothing short of astounding. If that hasn’t had you dreaming… Perfect for entertaining, and facing South, the back deck receives no shortage of sunlight. Immediate Occupancy Available.
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I have sold a property at 605 420 Linden AVE in VICTORIA.
A bright, freshly painted Fairfield condo with an 88 walk score & beautiful southerly views from the sunroom. 420 Linden is a steel & concrete building (very quiet) in an enviable central location (6 blocks to the sea; 2 to Cook street Village). This wonderfully spacious 2 bedroom, 2 full bath home has a generous floor plan - one-level living at its best. It is 1212 sq ft with a bonus 144 sq ft sun room off the living room and an enclosed balcony off the master. The wide kitchen has lots of counter space & cupboards. Other great features are insuite laundry, wood burning fireplace and a master ensuite with an oversized walk in shower. The building has secure u/g parking, large storage unit & a sunny exercise room. Very well run strata.
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I have sold a property at 1841 Gonzales AVE in VICTORIA.
It is rare in today's market where you can find a home with potential & a fantastic layout, one where the Sellers have maintained & cared for to this degree..& Priced UNDER assessed value. Main level layout features 3 bdr, living room, dining room, HW floors & spacious kitchen that opens to a deck. Bedrooms are spacious and bright. The main level has over 1500 sq feet which is extremely rare for a 1950's home. Basement offers 2 bdr, storage area (cld be great workout room/hobby room) &large unfinished area plus single car garage. Large south facing lot & around corner from Glenlyon Northfolk, walking distance to Margaret Jenkins, ocean, Fairfield Plaza & blocks to Oak Bay avenue.Location and opportunity await.
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