Victoria, BC Real Estate News

By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
OAK BAY BC REAL ESTATE  NOVEMBER 28, 2016 MARKET SNAPSHOTOur Victoria's OAK BAY Real Estate market is going full steam ahead as we head into December 2016. Here is a real estate market snapshot for Oak Bay this November, 2016 If you are looking to find your next home in Victoria in the popular Oak Bay neighborhood you have come to the right place.    GOOGLE SEARCH FRED CARVER OAK BAY FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OAK BAY REAL ESTATEOak Bay Real Estate listings of homes For Sale in each of the following Oak Bay Neighborhoods. South Oak Bay  26Gonzales              3North Oak Bay   3Estevan               6Henderson          3Uplands               9  Total Number of active single family homes For Sale in Oak Bay BC  50 HomesCurrently there are 27 Pending homes Sold throughout Oak Bay with a curr...
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
Will Your Next Move Be YOUR Choice Or Will Circumstance Force You? An Important Topic of Conversation For Seniors and or Loved Ones. Perspective You deserve to have joy and peace of mind during the senior phase of your life. Unfortunately, personal experience tells us that for too many people, this phase will be filled with stress, emotional turmoil, and often depression, or even anger, at being forced in to a dramatic lifestyle change that they don't want to make, or aren't ready for. When Is the Right Time to Consider Your Lifestyle Options? As we age, we need to consider our best lifestyle and housing options for the future. We tend to postpone making decisions about where and how we will live for as long as possible. For some, a sudden change in health, either their own or that of ...
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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 22, 2016This 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. So far this Year 210 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 w...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
I Am So Thankful My Mum Gave Me Her Pumpkin Chiffon Pie RecipeI recently wrote a blog post about being Thankful for my Mum Teaching me to Bake and Cook, Many of you have asked for the recipe for her Pumpkin Chiffon Pie. If you would like the recipe email email fredcarver@remax.net Here it is! Along with photosSo I am also thankful for you all following me over the many years I have been posting in the Rain(2007)TiP: After you whip the egg whites fold them gently into your pumpkin pie mix and do not add sugar to the egg whites(Mum's rules..ha).And of course add whip cream as a topping add sugar to taste, not really needed.I Am So Thankful My Mum Gave Me Her Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Recipe
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
7 Questions seniors should ask any real estate agentBuying or Selling Real Estate is Different for Seniors.Questions and Tips to ensure that are working with a team of experts. A little preparation will minimize your stress, prevent mistakes while saving you time and money. 1. What makes you different?        Why should I trust my home (purchase or sale) to you? Not every agent specializes in working with seniors. What you are looking for in an expert,  is a person who can recognize and resolve problems before they affect you. A person with a proven track record, a true professional with years of specialized experience in attending to any and all challenges that affect seniors in their housing needs, concerns and options. If an agent works with seniors only from time to time, they are u...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
I Am Thankful My Mum Taught Me To Bake and Cook.When I was a young boy(only child) I would be watching and trying to help Mum. I loved watching and helping her bake Cakes and Cookies I would get the batter bowl to lick when the cookie or cake mix headed into the oven...the finished product usually ended up in my school lunches.My Mum was a nurse in a logging camp when you first came to Canada. Not a lot for Nurses to do all day, so she learned to cook and bake for 200 loggers every morning. I remember her telling me they baked 200 cookies each day along with 100's of sandwiches . Each logger loaded their lunch kit with sandwiches and cookies when they headed out for a day in the woods logging.As a result of my Mum's keen interesting in cooking, she loved to try new recipes. One of my fa...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
I'm thankful we took the Trip To Maui for a break this Month. We left on Nov 1 and returned on the Red Eye at 11:30pm and arrived home on the morning of Nov 10th.Every Morning I got up at 6:30 for a sunrise walk along the Bach in Maui. The Ocean at that time of day is warmer than the beach sand, so I tried waking through the water. I usually walked along the beach for about 1/2 hour each morning, then back for coffee.The photo is one of the many stunning Sunsets we witnessed while in Maui.I'm thankful we took the Trip To Maui for a break this Month. 
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By Mark Walker
(Walker Real Estate group)
One of the cities with the fastest growth in all of North America is Victoria, BC. There are many features about this city that attract people of all ages, from students to tourists and families to those seeking a comfortable retirement. There are several things about this city that could be considered reasons to relocate to Victoria.Age is not really a common factor among those relocating to Victoria. The city features Old World charms and a modern lifestyle. There are two universities and a community college that attract more than 20000 students to the city. Courses are available in several disciplines from the building trades to high tech. The universities place a great deal of emphasis on research while the community college teaches students the skills needed to enter the skilled l...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Victoria Housing Market Chills Out For The Fall-A Result of Buyer Fatigue?A total of 781 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this September, an increase of 10.9 per cent compared to the 704 properties sold in September last year. Inventory levels remain lower than last year, with 2,061 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of September 2016, 40.7 per cent fewer than the 3,478 active listings at the end of September 2015. Find NEW listings of Homes for sale in Victoria Here.“This is the lowest level of inventory on the market in September that we have on record [since 1996],” notes Mike Nugent, 2016 President of the Board. “This continuing lack of inventory holds up sales. The market is still strong, but not m...
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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 | SEPTEMBER 22, 2016This 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.So far this Year 170 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...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
1247 KNOCKAN DR VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE TOURIn case you missed the 1st Open House, I created a Virtual Tour of my New Listing at 1247 Knockan Drive(Google map location).Oh...The Home offers 180 degrees views of Victoria, Looking East and often a spectacular Sunrise. Sunrise Photo by Nadine 1247 Knockan Drive Virtual Tour .. Enjoy. Call me Fred Carver 250-413-7042 to view this home, appointments are made easy. Description:Enjoy year round Sunrises and Sunsets with Panoramic 180 degree stunning views of Mt. Tolmie, Mt. Baker, the Olympic mountains,the Ogden Point breakwater & cruise ships.Custom built 5 Bedroom 3 full Bathroom 3200 sq.ft home with 3 Bedrooms on upper levels, downstairs 2 bedrooms is ideal in-law or teen living.Very bright home.Living and dinning rooms all open to kitchen next ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Victoria BC-Property August Sales Continue Record Breaking PaceSeptember 1 2016, Victoria, BC. A total of 883 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this August, an increase of 19.2 per cent compared to the 741 properties sold in August last year. “August is a record breaker in more than one way. For the sixth consecutive month, we have a sales record with more sales than any other month of August on record,” says Mike Nugent, 2016 President of the Board. “We also have the lowest number of listings available for sale in an August than we’ve seen in the last twenty years. That lack of inventory will continue to put pressure on Victoria house pricing.Sales would be even higher were there more inventory available for buyers to purchase. Regardless of the low inventory, it...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
HOME WIRING The type of wiring in residential homes generally depends on when the home was built, where it was built and if it has been updated. In the older homes, knob and tube type wiring was the norm, replaced later by plastic-sheathed wiring.In most cases the newer plastic-sheathed wiring is copper, insulated with plastic and then wrapped with insulation and another layer of plastic for protection. Breaker boxes are another story; sometimes a well-meaning home owner can inadvertently make things unsafe. It is always wise to consult a reputable home inspector and even an electrician before you buy. A little homework today can save you a lot of money down the road. more on home wiring is available here. Source:HOME WIRING
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
EIGHT INSIDER TIPS FOR VICTORIA BC HOME BUYERS1. Be a Pre-Approved Buyer: A pre-approved buyer always has the advantage in an offer situation. Becoming pre-approved is very easy: you complete your loan application with a credit check prior to beginning your home search process. Pre-approval means that you have actually been approved for the purchase by a lender, which gives you the edge in home purchase negotiating.2. Beat The Competition to The Best New Listings: The search process can be both fun and trying. You will notice that some homes sell very fast and others hang around for long periods of time. The best homes at the best prices sell fast. Keeping on top of this is essential. Connect with a professional Real Estate agent that knows the market and keeps you updated.3. Do The Res...
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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 AUGUST 27, 2016 Wow... here it is almost Spetember in Victoria, BC Fairfield Real Estate Market Report for AUGUST 27, 2016 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: 8Fairfield West: 10Fairfield East: 6 Currently 18 Homes For Sale are asking over a Million Dollars in all of these neighbourhoods in Fairfield. Map of Fairfield.  So far this August there are currently 12 Single Family 1 Condo & 0 Townhouses Pending...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FIND NEW LISTINGS IN VICTORIA BC I just created a Live search tool to show all the latest New listings in Victoria, BC. With Homes in Victoria selling in record time, I thought I would help home home buyers find new listing quickly as they are posted on the Victoria MLS system.Check out my Live search tool for new listings as they happen and come back often as this search tool is LIVE. FIND NEW LISTINGS IN VICTORIA BC  
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
OAK BAY HOME PRICES ARE UP 29 TO 38% | 2016 OAK BAY REAL ESTATE MARKET SNAPSHOT  Our Victoria's OAK BAY Real Estate market is going full steam ahead as we head into the end of Summer 2016. Here is a real estate market snapshot for Oak Bay this August, 2016Oak Bay Home July home Prices are up 29 to 38% From July 2015. If you are looking to find your next home in Victoria in the popular Oak Bay neighborhood you have come to the right place.    GOOGLE SEARCH FRED CARVER OAK BAY FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OAK BAY REAL ESTATEOak Bay Real Estate listings of homes For Sale in each of the following Oak Bay Neighborhoods. South Oak Bay    7Gonzales              5North Oak Bay   1Estevan               4Henderson          8Uplands               8  Current total Number of active single family homes Fo...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VICTORIA PHOTOGRAPHER SEAN HOLROYD WITH KROVE PHOTOGRAPHY....Sean Has captured Victoria BC with his Camera.See Victoria BC through Sean's Stunning Time Lapsed Photo Video.Thinking of Buying a Home in Victoria, then you have come to the right place to find Victoria homes, condo or townhouses for sale.   
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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 | AUGUST 15, 2016This 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.So far this Year 158 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 wh...
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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 | AUGUST 8, 2016This 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.So far this Year 151 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 wha...
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