Victoria, BC Real Estate News

By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Victoria Real Estate Market Remains Hot Into the Summer Months Aug 1, 2017 - "The activity level in the Victoria real estate market continues to be brisk, though we always expect a slowdown in the summer months," says 2017 Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian. "This July, we saw a strong focus on the lower priced end of the market, with condos and townhomes and single family homes listed for under $700,000 in high demand. Many of those properties saw multiple offer situations."   FIND HUNDRES OF HOMES IN VICTORIA BC A total of 790 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this July, 18.7 per cent fewer than the 972 properties sold in July last year. "The ten year average for sales in July is just over 700 properties," adds President Balabanian. "So the num...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VICTORIA IS  STILL IN A HOME SELLER’S MARKET FOR NOW June 1, 2017 - “This month we have seen an increase in inventory of homes for sale – which means that Victoria home buyers have more choices – and it means that now in some areas sellers are competing for buyers,” says 2017 Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian”.  Find out what your home is worth in today’s Market. There were 1,896 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of May 2017, an increase of 12.2 per cent compared to the month of April, but 21.2 per cent fewer than the 2,406 active listings for sale at the end of May 2016.  A total of 1,006 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this May, 22 per cent fewer than the 1,289 properties sold in M...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FAIRFIELD BC REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FOR MAY 24, 2017 Wow... Here it is almost June in Victoria, BC Fairfield Real Estate Market Report for MAY 24, 2017 If you are Searching for a Fairfield home you have come to the right place. The Quality of Life in Fairfield is always in demand, even if you do not own a Fairfield single home, the life style is available to Condo & Townhouse owners too.Current Single Family Homes For Sale in the Fairfield neighbourhood in Victoria BC. Broken Down into MLS Listing Map Areas as follows:Rockland: 6Fairfield West: 8Fairfield East: 12 Currently 19 Homes For Sale are asking over a Million Dollars in all of these neighbourhoods in Fairfield. Map of Fairfield.  So far this May there are currently 22 Single Family Sales23 Condo Sales 3 Townhouses Pending Sal...
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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 |MAY 16, 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. 84 homes have Sold(completed) & 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.  I 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 are wor...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FRED CARVER OAK BAY REAL ESTATE NEWSReal Estate activity has been brisk this past Winter & Spring throughout Oak Bay.The mild warm weather may of had a positive influence recently on home Buyers shopping and buying their Next Home. Plus with the lower number of Oak Bay homes on the market again this year has helped many Home Sellers Sell Quickly and For Top Dollar.Planing on Selling You Oak Bay Home Now or in the Near Future then you have come to the right place...Go here to get a current market analysis of your Oak Bay homeOak Bay is a Municipality located on the South East Side of the City of Victoria. Victoria is the Capital City of British Columbia located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island off the west coast of Canada next to the Pacific Ocean.Oak Bay itself is made of several...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FIND VICTORIA BC REAL ESTATE LUXURY WATERFRONT HOMES HERELooking for a waterfront home, condo's or townhouse for sale in Victoria BC? Then you have come to the right place.Photo of Victoria's Fairfield neighbourhood and waterfront. To Find a current list and details of Victoria waterfront Listings Go here to find VICTORIA LUXURY WATERFRONT HOMES For Sale. Look for the green number on the map and drill down for the location and details. You'll easily find the location of all the current waterfront homes, condo's and townhouses in Greater Victoria. Save the page link and come back often to find new waterfront listings in Victoria, BCSee the Map Example below you'll find when go to the link above.  Did you know It's easy to receive New Waterfront listings to your email inbox daily.Just go...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VICTORIA SUMMER MARKETS One thing I enjoy about Summer time in Victoria is going to our local Markets If you have not experienced shopping at one of our Local Markets plan a trip one weekend to a local market..You’ll usually find something for everyone. Here’s a list of a few or our local Markets.  All Fun: Swap and Shop Western Speedway Every Sunday starting at 7am to 1pm www.allfun.ca.ca Duncan Farmers Market. Saturday 9 am to 2pm year round at downtown Duncan in City Square and adjacent streets. www.duncanfarmersmarket.ca Goldstream Farmers Market Saturday 10am to 2pm at Veterans Memorial Park, Langford Honeymoon Day Market Saturday 10 am to 2pm at downtown Honeymoon Bay, 10067 Southshore Rd James Bay Community Market Saturday 9am to 3pm at corner of Menzies and Superior streets Lang...
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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 SALE IN VICTORIA TODAY MAY 7, 2017.The 20th Annual Times Colonist Annual Raise-A-Reader Campaign Book sale today.. They say over 400,000 Books were donated with more coming throughout today. The Book Sale is 9 am to 5 pm at the Victoria Curling Rink at 1952 Quadra Street.All 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. Hard Covers $3, Soft Covered Books $2 , 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 Flora...
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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 29, 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. 55 homes have Sold(completed) & 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.  I 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 are w...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
 May the road rise up to meet you,May the wind be always at your back,May the sun shine warm upon your face,And the rains fall soft upon your fields...And until we meet again,May God hold you in the palm of His hand.Here's a Wee Tune For St. Patrick's DayFrom Canada's Own Award Winning "Fiddler" Natalie MacMaster 
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS TOMORROW at 2 AM Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour and Check and Change your Smoke Alarm BatteriesSpring Starts too in a few weeks March 21.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 TOMORROW 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)
Spring in Victoria BC is traditionally one of the hottest seasons for the real estate industry Both buyers and sellers typically reap the benefits associated with this vibrant time of year.Everything is in its place as this Fairfield home is staged for sale. For Victoria home sellers, the spring selling season is often also a competitive one in which it is critical for one’s property to stand out. From the outside in, there are a number of key tips that can help a seller secure equity and top dollar: 1. Make sure your home is properly priced.A licensed real estate professional will be able to help.2. Create appealing curb appeal. Many potential buyers will “judge a book by its cover” and perceive a home that shows poorly from the outside will show poorly on the inside.3. Complete all mi...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
March 1, 2017. Victoria Real Estate Market Healthy Heading into Spring 2017 A total of 675 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this February, 12.6 per cent fewer than the 772 properties sold in February last year.  “Last month we discussed how 2017 won’t match 2016 in terms of huge sales numbers, due to many factors including the present lack of inventory,” says 2017 Board President Ara Balabanian.  “In spite of the low inventory the real estate market in Victoria is robust.  The ten year average for sales in February is 542, so we are well within expected numbers for this time of the year with 675 properties sold. In fact, this February’s sales are the second highest in the past ten years.  It is also possible that our market may have been restrained over the cours...
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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 |FEBRUARY 22 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. 2017- 322 homes have Sold(completed) & 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.  I 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 ho...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
With VICTORIA'S HOT Real Estate Market, there is a huge shortage of homes to choose from for home buyers this Winter.I Just NEW LISTED, 5 Bed 2 Bath Home, 3 bedrooms on the main 2 bedrooms downstairs. Appointment to View made Easy...just call Fred Carver PREC 250-413-7042View anytime 24/7 with my Virtual Photo Slideshow. Great Bones in this 1958 Home. Nicely Updated over the last 12 months on the main floor living area. Such as New Laminate Floors throughout the main floor, Professionally Painted all the Plaster walls and ceiling. Gorgeous New Kitchen with Breakfast area leading off to 11' x 14' New sundeck for Summer time extra living, Formal Size Living room and a wood burning fireplace(only used once). South Facing Bright home. Orginal Family room down with two bedrooms Bath and Kitc...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
ONE OF CANADA'S TOP MAGICIAN ERIC BEDARD VICTORIA SHOWERIC BEDARD Travels World Wide to put on his Magic and Illusion Show.. ERIC is putting on a Magic & Illusion show in Victoria with a Dinner in the David Foster Theatre at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. January 20,21,27 28 and February 10,11.17,18. Ticket $94 per person includes Dinner.Eric's Magic will blow your mind...as he takes you on a three part magical journey in the David Foster Foundation theatre. An Internationally noted Magician to the Stars, you will be amazed with a unique and humorous performance by the man David Foster himself calls the Magic Johnson of Magicians. And here is a quote from Mike Ravenhill CEO of the David Foster Foundation: “Whenever I need to pull out all the stops I can always count on Eric Bedard to blow our...
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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 |JANUARY 5, 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. 2016- 222 homes have Sold(completed) & Pending Sold in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park since January 1, 2016.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.  I 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 hom...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
7 ESSENTIAL STEPS TO HOME SELLING SUCCESS Knowing and using these 7 essential, yet simple steps is crucial to achieving the best deal possible - whether you decide to sell your home yourself or hire a professional real estate agent to help you. Take a look at the seven-step system I have outlined in this report. Then, if this new approach to marketing your home makes sense and you want to learn more, I'll show you how to skillfully and specifically apply each of these critical steps to get your home sold for the most money in the shortest amount of time! 7 crucial steps you must take to get top dollar for your home in today's technically savvy world! 1. Understanding the "Total Market" concept of positioning your home to attract the greatest number of buyers. 2. Using the "Total Market"...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
POPULAR CHRISTMAS VIDEOS Early Yesterday morning I searched for the current Christmas videos to share with friends to post on my social media ie Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn etc. I thought you all would enjoy seeing some of them too so you can share them with your Friends, Clients and Family. Enjoy! Christmas Video Descriptions: Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert – a joyous Christmas musical created in stop frame animation featuring vocals by James Corden. It tells the story of Dave, a hard-working and devoted Dad, who realises that the greatest gift he can give people this Christmas is his time.  Microsoft Celebrates the Spirit of the Season. We wanted to lift people up and remind them that ordinary people can make a difference. Our message focuses on the spi...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
KEEP AN EYE ON THE VICTORIA REAL ESTATE MARKET December 2016, Victoria, BCA total of 599 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this past November, 4.5 per cent more than the 573 properties sold in November 2015.Inventory levels remain lower than last year, with 1,815 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of November 2016, 38.5 per cent fewer than the 2,952 active listings at the end of November 2015."Our current housing market is in a strong cycle due to many factors, including our current positive economic conditions, baby boomers retiring here, millennial buying cycles, a low Canadian dollar keeping folks closer to home and our favourable living conditions," notes Mike Nugent, 2016 President of the Board. "Th...
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