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 Inventory is low, but there still great variety of properties for buyers in the Victoria Real Estate Market December 1, 2015, Victoria BC – Victoria Real Estate Board President Guy Crozier confirms that November was another busy month for the popular Victoria real estate market. “Holding true to the theme we’ve seen throughout the year, the Victoria market had another great month of sales, with numbers exceeding those from the same time last year.” A total of 573 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this November, an increase of 23.2% compared to the 465 properties sold in the same month last year. There were 2,952 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of November, 18.7% fewer than the 3,6...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
OAK BAY BC REAL ESTATE  NOVEMBER 19, 2015 MARKET SNAPSHOTOur Victoria's OAK BAY Real Estate market is going full steam ahead as we head into December 2015. Here is a real estate market snapshot for Oak Bay this Nov 19/15. 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  14Gonzales              5North Oak Bay   4Estevan               5Henderson          6Uplands              10 Nov 19 /15 Total Number of active single family homes For Sale in Oak Bay BC  44 HomesCurrently there are 40 Pending homes Sold throughout Oak Bay with ...
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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, 2015This 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 192 homes have Sold in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park since January 1, 2015.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 worth ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
OPEN HOUSE TODAY SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14/15-510 CARNATION PL-3 BED 2 BATH TOWNHOUSE-VICTORIA BC 2-4 PM Saturday Open House  1700 sq.ft 3 Bed 2 Bath Townhouse 510 Carnation Place, off Interurban Rd near the Tillicum Shopping Centre, Restaurants & Movie Theaters.  Amazing central location with access to main bus routes and an easy commute to downtown Victoria. Walk or Bike Ride along the Galloping Goose and Colquitz River trails. Great Value at Only $309,800.  Great Family Townhouse. rentals and Children allowed. This strata complex has a recreational facility with an outdoor swimming pool, basket ball court and outdoor play area. Outside BBQ Allowed outside your townhouse. This townhouse also has a private patio with a lawn and garden area off the kitchen, current owners have been growing a...
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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 VICTORIAFrom the Times Colonist: Most regular services start at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday unless noted otherwise (spectators are requested to be in place by 10:30). Aboriginal ceremony, 9 a.m. at Goldstream park Veterans' Cemetery, 9:30 a.m., 1190 Colville Rd. 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 Cana...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
NOVEMBER 11 - REMEMBRANCE  DAY"On The 11th Month On The 11th Day on the 11th Hour" Remembering...Lest we Forget those that gave their livesIn Flanders Fieldsby Major Dr. John McCrae, May 1915In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not sleep,though poppies growIn Flanders fields. On 2 May, 1915, in the second week of fighting during the Second Battle of Ypres Lieutenant Alexis Helmer was killed...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Saanich West November Royal Oak & Northridge Real Estate Market Report.Saanich West-Royal Oak & Northridge Real Estate Weekly Review-November 7, 2015.We here at Fred Carver Real Estate Marketing Re/Max Camosun continuously monitor local real estate statistics to keep our clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends. Below you will find Royal Oak & Northridge  Saanich West real estate review Nov 7, 2015.View Map of Homes For Sale in Royal Oak & NorthridgeCurrent listings: Single Family Homes on the market= 4Number of Total Pending sales= 3New Listings this week:  1-808 Lodi Ave Asking $549,000New Pending Sales this week:  0Number of Sold’s this week (completed sale) =  1Average Single Family Home Pending Selling price : $623,667 Average Days on Market= 25 If you would like a Free...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
HALLOWEEN WEEKEND FREE EVENTS IN VICTORIA BCHere's a List of just a few of many of the Free events this Halloween weekend in Victoria, BC Heritage Haunted House. 3808 Heritage Lane Saturday 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 Saturday 3-5 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. Halloween Bonfire Centennial Park.7500 Wallace Drive, Saturday 7:30pm Saanichton Park will be the Perfect spot for a bonfire and fireworks stagged...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
OAK BAY BC REAL ESTATE  OCTOBER 26, 2015 MARKET SNAPSHOTOur Victoria's OAK BAY Real Estate market is going full steam ahead as we head into November 2015. Here is a real estate market snapshot for Oak Bay this Oct 28/15. If you are looking to find your next home in Victoria in the popular Oak Bay neighborhood you have come to the right place.    Oak Bay Real Estate listings of homes For Sale in each of the following Oak Bay Neighborhoods. South Oak Bay  15Gonzales              8North Oak Bay   4Estevan               7Henderson          5Uplands               9 October 28 /15 Total Number of active single family homes For Sale in Oak Bay BC  48 HomesCurrently there are 43 Pending homes Sold throughout Oak Bay with a current average Selling Price of $1,126,188 ranging from a Pending 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 IS ALWAYS IN DEMANDThis 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 186 homes have Sold in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park since January 1, 2015.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)
FREE HOME EVALUATION FOR YOUR SAANICH WEST AREA HOMES--VICTORIA BCNeed a FREE Home Evaluation of your SAANICH WEST Home,Condo or Townhouse in  Victoria BC ? If you're in need of a Home Evaluation of your home or condo in SAANICH  WEST includes Royal Oak,  Layritz Park, Marigold, and the Gorge Tillicum in Saanich BC    Call YOUR AREA SPECIALIST Fred Carver Re/Max Camosun at 250-598-2963 or email fredcarver@remax.net   I will provide you with  free complimentary Free Home Evaulation, and there is no obligation to use me. Put my 40 Years Experience Selling Victoria Real Estate to Work For You Today!!I will present you with a complete presentation describing what your home or condo is worth in today's market, and we will provide a complete outline to you of my 24/7 Successful Marketing Prog...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
OUR STRAWBERRIES AFTER TWO DAYS OF RAIN IN OCTOBER!!Who would have thought we would still have fresh strawberries growing in our Garden in Victoria, BC on Thanksgiving.After several days of rain I took these two photos to capture my proof that fresh strawberries are still alive an well this October day in our back yard. This photo was taken on October 12/15 after several days of rain. Canadian Thanksgiving. These strawberries were babies from my hanging basket strawberry plants. This year I tried growing strawberries in an hanging basket that I had left over from last year, It was very productive throughout the summer. I added a drip irrigation to the basket which helped them survive our usually hot summer in Victoria, BC. These strawberry plants are now at the end of producing juicy st...
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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 last year)! 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 ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
THE BEST PART OF SELLING A HOME ...By FRED CARVERHappy Home Buyers. Yesterday was home inspection time for my Buyers Keith & Allison.The Home inspection went well, only a few minor issues which were addressed.Keith and Allison have been coming to Victoria for a day for the last month looking for their next dream home. They Sold their home on the lower main land in Surrey by Lulu Sorbara (who referred Allison and Keith to me) with RE/MAX Colonial Pacific and they have been staying at their cottage up island at Sproat Lake.They have a senior Collie dog that they cannot always bring and didn't want to leaver her over night by herself.So they head back to their vacation Cottage after a day of viewing homes, which is about a 2 hour drive each way.Our real estate is sizzling hot so many homes...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VICTORIA TODAY'S CALENDAR OF EVENTSSUNDAY OCTOBER 4th The Kingston Trio in Concert 7:30 pm at the University of Victoria Farquhar Auditorium Tickets at www.Tickets.uvic.ca or Tel 250-721-8480 Victoria Symphony Signature Series, Rachmaninov 2 and Tchaikovsky 5 at the Royal Theater 2:30 pm Tickets at www.rmts.bc.ca or Tel 250-386-6121 New Zealand Male Choir presents "Where the Mountains Meet The Sea" 2:30 at Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney Tickets sat www.marywinspear.ca or Tel 250-656-0275 CIBC Run for the Cure. Walk or run five kilometers. Meet at the University of Victoria Parking Lot by Centennial Stadium. Registration 7-9am Opening ceremonies at 8:30 am warm-up at 8:50am Survivors Parade at 8:55am and start at 9 am. Awards and Closing ceremonies at 10am Go to www.cibcrunforthecure.com U...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
COPLEY PARK TENNIS & PICKLEBALL COURTS ARE ALMOST FINISHEDThis Summer Saanich Parks did a upgrading throughout Copley Park, Starting first with upgrading the Football Field. Aerating, and reseeding the field created a whole new play field. The Field is Home to Victoria Minor Football.Google Aerial View of Copey Park. More recently the tennis court was resurfaced and new lines drawn on the new courts for tennis and Pickleball. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in North AmericaAlmost Ready, here is a photo of the almost completed New Courts at Copley Park...Well Done Saanich!COPLEY PARK TENNIS & PICKLEBALL COURTS ARE ALMOST FINISHED
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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 UPDATE SEPT/15.This popular bedroom community is always popular with Victoria home buyers. One reason is the University of Victoria is on the Northern border of the District of Oak Bay a popular neighbourhood in Victoria, BC- See Victoria Map.Check Our More about Oak Bay Real Estate on my web site.Oak Bay itself is made of several neighborhoods and reference is made to these areas of Oak Bay when locals are looking for homes to purchase or sell.The Oak Bay neighborhoods are referred to are as follows.South Oak BayGonzalesNorth Oak BayEstevanHendersonand The UplandsSo far this Year 231 homes have Sold (completed Sales) in Oak Bay since January 1, 2015. If you are getting ready to sell your Oak Bay Home soon, I make it easy to find out what your home is worth in...
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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 IS SIZZLING.This popular bedroom community is always popular with Victoria home buyers. One reason is the University of Victoria is on the Northern border of the District of Oak Bay a popular neighbourhood in Victoria, BC- See Victoria Map.Check Our More about Oak Bay Real Estate on my web site.Oak Bay itself is made of several neighborhoods and reference is made to these areas of Oak Bay when locals are looking for homes to purchase or sell.The Oak Bay neighborhoods are referred to are as follows.South Oak BayGonzalesNorth Oak BayEstevanHendersonand The UplandsSo far this Year 229 homes have Sold in Oak Bay since January 1, 2015. If you are getting ready to sell your Oak Bay Home soon, I make it easy to find out what your home is worth in the current busy real estat...
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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 IS IN DEMAND.This 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 145 homes have Sold in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park since January 1, 2015.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 worth tod...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
DETERMINING A BUYERS OR SELLERS OR BALANCED REAL ESTATE MARKETKNOWN AS ABSORPTION RATE = MONTHS SUPPLY OF INVENTORY-MSI A months supply of inventory (homes for sale) helps determine a Buyer’s, Balanced or Seller’s Market. MSI is an estimate of how long it will take for all the market’s homes to be sold, or absorbed, based on home many homes are currently on the market and the rate homes in the past (absorption rate).ABSORPTION RATES- Total of homes sold in the last year divided by the months in a year, twelve. Therefore take the amount of current inventory, take the number of homes sold in the past year divided by 12.  Absorption rate is the percentage the 12 month average sale is to the total current listings, showing the absorption percentage of the inventory.I.E.  Let’s say 341 homes...
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