Victoria, BC Real Estate News

By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
HOME SELLING TIPSWhen the time comes to sell your home, you may find yourself overwhelmed with a number of selling strategies, techniques, and even more questions.  Should you repaint?  Should you remodel?  While all of these things are considered in order to help you sell your home faster, they may distract you from some of the simplest but proven methods favored by real estate professionals.  Here are a few secrets to selling a home:Always Keep Your Home Ready to Show - You never know when your next buyer is going to walk through the door.  And you don't get a second chance to make a great first impression.   That's why you need to be sure your home is "show-ready" at all times.  You will need to accommodate potential buyers' schedules and be available whenever they want to come see t...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FREE REPORT: HOW TO SAVE MONEY FOR A DOWNPAYMENT. With interest rates down and housing inventory up, many savvy consumers are taking a good, long look at investing in a home of their own. The benefits are big and the rewards buying a home long-reaching. For some consumers – a down payment is the only thing standing between them and the dream of home ownership. In today’s economy, it’s not always easy to save the necessary funds to not just get into a house of your own, but get a decent interest rate as well. Here are some simple things you can put into your personal or family action plan for saving that down payment money in less time. 1. Get in the know. Like any good budget or savings plan, the first place to start is to determine where you are NOW in relation to your credit score, yo...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
56th ANNUAL OAK BAY TEA PARTY THIS WEEKEND JUNE 2 & 3 WILLOWS PARKIt's that Time again for the Annual Oak Bay Tea Party.If You Are looking to Buy a Home Near the Willows Park in Oak Bay you have come to the right place.Where is the Tea Party: Willows Park!PARADE Starts Saturday 10:30 AMSATURDAY, JUNE 2 Mad Hatter Fun Run 10:15 am Parade 10:30am starting at Windsor Park.The parade winds through the streets of Oak Bay, ending at Willows Park about 45 minutes later.  Entertainment on Stage Noon to 9PM featuring "Soul Shakers" at 7:30 pm FIREWORKS at 10 PM Special Thanks to Oak Bay Beach Hotel SUNDAY, JUNE 3 Entertainment Noon to 6PM 12 Noon featuring the "Rig-i-Jig Band” Bathtub Race at 1PM AIR SHOW with sky divers at 2PM Ladies' Nail driving competition 4:00 PM Raffle Draw- 6:00PM   SATUR...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Oak Bay Real Estate Market Review May 27, 2018 May Oak Bay Real Estate Activity-Indicates a Sellers Market in Oak Bay.Oak Bay Real Estate May Single Family Home Stats:Total Oak Bay Single Family Home Sales in May = 65 Average Oak Bay Home Pending Selling Price in May $ $1,548,992.Total Oak Bay Single Family Home Completed Sales in May = 14 Average Oak Bay Completed Home Selling Price  $$1,252,521Oak Bay Real Estate activity since Jan1 of 2018 indicates a Seller market with 3.8  months of inventory of Single Family homesThis report may not indicate a market trend in the coming months in Oak Bay BC, however it should give you an idea of the current Oak Bay real estate activity with Oak Bay single family homes,  (since January).Number of Single Family Homes Currently For Sale in Oak Bay Av...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
TC ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE SALE IN VICTORIA SATURDAY MAY 5th & SUNDAY 6th.The 21st Annual Times Colonist Annual Book Drive sale .. They say over 400,000 Books were donated in past years. The Book Sale is 9 am to 5 pm at the Victoria Curling Rink at 1952 Quadra Street.All Proceeds go to the Times Colonist Literacy Society furthering education and literacy groups on Vancouver Island.Books are all categorized on tables by Volunteers and laid out by Subject, like Gardening Books, Computers, Business, Fiction Novels by authors, History, Education, Cooking and so on. Hard Covers $3, Soft Covered Books $2 , Pocket Books $1 Children's books $1 and there is no longer a Collectibles area, so you may find a collectible gem hidden amongest the many books.in the past I picked a soft cover Floral Design Bo...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
It's That Time Again to Bring your unwanted good used Books for the 21st ANNUAL TIMES COLONIST BOOK DRIVEAll Funds Raised by The Times Colonist Raise-A-Reader campaign go to schools and literacy groups on Vancouver Island.Books are all categorized on tables by Volunteers and laid out by Subject, like Gardening Books, Computers, Business, Fiction Novels by authors, History, Education, Cooking and so on.  Drop off your Good Used Used Books: VICTORIA CURLING CLUB Parking Lot: 1952 Quadra Street April 21 & April 22 9am-3:30pm each day Please pack books in boxes or bags we can keep. PLEASE NO early Birds or: Encyclopedias, text books, magazines, medical books, outdated reference material, Readers Dogests or National Geographics. Questios, email: TCBookDrive@timescolonist.com21st 2018 TC Used...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
GORDON HEAD & LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE |MARCH 2018This popular bedroom community is always popular with Victoria home buyers. One reason is the University of Victoria is Located on the SE corner of this neighbourhood in our Sannich Municipality. Just North of the District of Oak Bay another popular neighbourhood in Victoria, BC- See Victoria Map. 32 homes have Sold & Pending Sold in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park since January 1, 2018.If you are getting ready to sell your Gordon Head or Lambrick Park Home soon, I make it easy to find out what your home is worth in the current busy real estate market.  #fredcarvergordonheadI created an easy to use (Go Here) >Gordon Head Current Market Analysis page to help Gordon Head & Lambrick Park Home owners search online to find out what their homes...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Honey Bee Keeping and Making Your Own Honey | In Victoria, BC Are You Interested in Honey Bees or buying Local Honey in Victoria, BC? Or  maybe even having your own Honey?Urban Bee Honey at 6440 West Saanich Rd has a little something for everyone at their Farm. This Spring they Sell Seed and Bulb kits for your garden so everyone can easily do their Best part to help feed the Bees.Learn the Fundamentals of Beekeeping on April 7-8/2018. Bee Keeping Fundamentals begainers course is being Taught by Lindsay Dault and Julia Common at the Mary Winspear Community Centre in Sidney BC , Tickets are Available online on Everbright.The beekeeping course is delivered in 8 modules, covering the core principles that support best practices in beekeeping. This course is intended for anyone interested in ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
DOWNTOWN LANGFORD BC HIGH RISE APARTMENT SITE OPPORTUNITY I am proud to present four fantastic properties ready for development in Downtown Langford.  Below I have provided a short description of the existing properties along with an outlined map for your convenience.      LANGFORD IS THE FASTEST GROWNG COMMUNITY IN VICTORIA, BCThe owner is looking to sell the properties together. Totaling approx 28,004 sq.ft. Asking Price: $2,750,000.Langford has indicated rezoning for higher density 1.5 FSR  . Possibble Development for Apartments, Office building or Condominiums. The City of Langford has a quick turn around on Rezoning and Develpment permit applications Property One of the Langford Apartment Site: 2766 & 2768 Millstream Road (recently re-named to Veterans Memorial Parkway): Strata Dup...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VICTORIA BC|DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS SUNDAY at 2 AM Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour and Check and Change your Smoke Alarm Batteries Spring Starts too in a few weeks March 11. Are you Setting your Clocks ahead before you go to bed ? Or maybe Sleep in and Lose and an hour after you get up, after all it'll be Sunday! DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS SUNDAY at 2 AM
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
10 Step System to Get Your Home in Victoria Sold Fast and For Top Dollar....  Selling your home is one of the most important steps in your life. This 10 Step system will give you the tools to maximize your profits, maintain control, and reduce the stress that comes with the home selling process.   Know why you are selling, and keep it to yourself. The reasons behind your decision to sell effectivley everything from setting a price to deciding how much time and money to invest in getting your home ready for sale. What’s more important to you: the money you walk away with, or the length of time your property is on the market? Different goals will dictate different strategies. However, don’t reveal your motivations to anyone else or they will certainly be used against you at the negotiatin...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
CITY OF LANGFORD REAL ESTATE REPORT DECEMBER 20, 2017See My September 24, 2017 Post: "Langford is the Fastest Growing Community in the Capital Region of Victoria, BC."THE CITY OF LANGFORD Located Approx. 15 minutes from Downtown Victoria.Check out More details on Langford HereLocated in the Western Community of Victoria, BC.Looking for a home in Langford Call Me Fred Carver 250-413-7042 and I'll be pleased to meet with you to discuss your real estate needs. #fredcarverlangford #langfordrealestateREAL ESTATE IN LANGFORD IS IN DEMAND.Current Number of Langford Single Family Homes For Sale. Currently there are 89 Homes ranging in price from $488,800 on Bray Ave up to $3,888,000 on Navigator Rise on Bear Mountain.Current Number of Single Family 63 Pending Sales. Sale Prices ranging from $50...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
NOVEMBER 11th REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES AROUND VICTORIA.Most regular services start at 10:45 a.m. unless noted otherwise (spectators are requested to be in place by 10:30 a.m.). Aboriginal ceremony, 9 a.m. at Goldstream park Veterans' Cemetery, 9:30 a.m., 1190 Colville Rd. 10:45 a.m. as follows: Central Saanich, Peacekeeping Memorial Cenotaph, municipal hall, 1903 Mt. Newton Cross Rd. Esquimalt Cenotaph, Memorial Park, 1229 Esquimalt Rd. Oak Bay Cenotaph, at the War Memorial, Uplands Park, Beach Drive Royal Roads University, 10:40 a.m. in the Italian Garden of the school, 2600 Sooke Rd. Free admission to Hatley Park and the museum for the day. Saanich Cenotaph, Municipal hall, 770 Vernon Ave. Sidney Cenotaph, in front of RCMP station, 9895 4th St. Sooke Cenotaph, Sooke Royal Canadian L...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
GORDON HEAD & LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE |NOVEMBER 6, 2017This popular bedroom community is always popular with Victoria home buyers. One reason is the University of Victoria is Located on the SE corner of this neighbourhood in our Sannich Municipality. Just North of the District of Oak Bay another popular neighbourhood in Victoria, BC- See Victoria Map. 177  homes have Sold & Pending Sold in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park since January 1, 2017.If you are getting ready to sell your Gordon Head or Lambrick Park Home soon, I make it easy to find out what your home is worth in the current busy real estate market.  #fredcarvergordonheadI created an easy to use (Go Here) >Gordon Head Current Market Analysis page to help Gordon Head & Lambrick Park Home owners search online to find out what the...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN VICTORIA BCHere's a List of just a few of many of the events this Halloween in Victoria, BC Heritage Haunted House. 3808 Heritage Lane October 31st 5:30-9:30pm A Fund Riser for Help Fill a Dream, This Monster makeover takes over two weeks to complete. Ages 8 and up. Admission is by donation Treat Street, downtown Sidney October 31 4-6 pm, Family friendly trick or treat experience runs through the core of Sidney See the Haunted House aimed at Youngsters at Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa. Pumpkin Swim, Esquimalt Rec Centre 527 Fraser St Saturday 1-3pm A Family swim that includes a Free pumpkin and a parting gift.and after trick or treating, the community is invited to a Halloween Bonfire, 6-9pm, hosted by the Esquimalt Lions. The bonfire will take place in the rear parking lo...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
With Fall colours starting to show everywhere, I went for a walk in Goldstream Park on Saturday morning. I was inspired by an old friend on Facebook who posted fall colours in New Brunswick. We are a little behind the east coast with our trees changing colour as they prepare for the winter. So off I went with my little guy(mini-poodle)we call Mr.Boo to find if fall has arrived along Goldstream in the park by the same name.       SPEECHLESS SUNDAY GOLDSTREAM PARK
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING CANADA!!...MY MUM'S PUMPKIN PIEOne of the best ways way to celebrate Our Canadian Thanksgiving is baking and eating Pumpkin Pie after our Turkey Dinner.So I thought I would share with you my Mum's Pumpkin Pie Recipe...again(I posted here before)! I know it's not Thanksgiving for many of my American friends in the rain, so why not celebrate along with your Canadian Friends here and bake my Mum's Pumpkin Pie today...I know you and your family will love it and hopefully save her recipe for any occasion to have pumpkin pie,Here's my Post from Last Fall..ENJOY!!Our Canadian Thanksgiving reminds me of my Mum's Thanksgiving Dinners and her Infamous Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.We are often invited out for Thanksgiving dinner...almost everyone makes Pumpkin Pie, Somehow it's never the...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Oct 2, 2017  A total of 640 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this September, 18.1 per cent fewer than the 781 properties sold in September last year.   "We can certainly feel the difference in the current market when we compare to last year's record breaking numbers. Last year the pace of the market was intense, there was a lot of pressure on pricing and demand," notes Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian. "Now the tempo of the market is trending slowly - very slowly - towards more balanced conditions. Recently we've seen overall price increases level out, which can indicate slightly less demand, and inventory is building." There were 1,976 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of September ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Lanford is the Fastest Growing Community in the Capital Region of Victoria, BC. THE CITY OF LANGFORD Located Approx. 15 minutes from Downtown Victoria.Check out More details on Langford HereLocated in the Western Community of Victoria, BCLooking for a home in Langford Call Me Fred Carver 250-413-7042 and I'll be pleased to meet with you to discuss your real estate needs. #fredcarverlangfordREAL ESTATE IN LANGFORD IS IN DEMAND.Current Number of Single Family Homes For Sale 100 Homes ranging in price from $419,000 on McCullum Rd to $388,000,000 in Navigators Rise.Current Number of Single Family Pending Sales 113 Sale Prices ranging from $403,000 on Millstream Rd to highest Pending Sale price of $1,325,000 on Quail Run on Bear Mountain-Home to two Jack Nicklaus Golf Courses and the Bear Mo...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
SOUTH OAK BAY HOMES FOR SALE IN OAK BAY VICTORIA BC AUGUST 21,2017 South Oak Bay Homes are Very Popular, check out my live map of South Oak Bay Homes For Sale. Come back often this map is live and new listings are added often..Of course you can signup here to receive automated Emails in your email in box with New Homes For Sale Oak Bay in Victoria BC Daily. I have also created a map HOMES FOR SALE IN All of OAK BAY in VICTORIA, BC  search for the Newest listings that will help you find all the latest Homes For Sale in Oak Bay on MLS for the Last 6 Days…. No Need to Sign up, Just call me Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation 250-598-2963 And I'll help you find the right home for sale in Oak Bay for YOU and your family. Google Fred Carver Oak Bay for More details on Oak Bay Real Es...
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