Capital Area, 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 REPORT FOR JUNE Low Inventory and Strong Demand Continue in Victoria Real Estate Market A total of 942 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this June, 16.6 per cent more than the 808 properties sold in June 2020, but 10.2 percent fewer than the previous month of May.  Condominium sales were up 61.7 per cent from June 2020 with 338 units sold. 4 per cent more condominiums sold in June 2021 than in the previous month of May.  Sales of Single Family homes were down 4.3 per cent from June 2020 with 440 sold. 18.1 percent fewer single family homes sold in June 2021 than in the previous month of May. “We are at a point now where we can look at yearly comparisons with a new lens,” said Victoria Real Estate Board President David Langlois.  “In rec...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Victoria Multifamily Apartment Investing can show you a great investment return.Did you know an Apartment Building Investments offers three streams of income, such as rental income, mortgage reduction and appreciation in Victoria, BC.If you would like to learn more about Multifamily Apartment Investing, give me Fred Carver Personnal.Real.Estate.Corporation.  with RE/MAX Camosun a call at 250-413-7042 or email me at Fred@FredCarver.com for Victoria Multifamily Apartment Building Investing.Multifamily Apartment real estate makes a great Investment. Victoria investment real estate near Langford Costco just outside Victoria, BC.Visit many current Listings of  Multifamily Real Estate in Victoria and Vancouver Island.Fred Carver Personal Real Estate CorporationTop-Shelf Service, Top-Notch Res...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Join me with my Live Northridge Video Tour through the Northridge neighbourhood near me in Victoria, BC.It’s a great Saanich neighbourhood in Victoria BC called Northridge in and around Copley Park and the end of Carey Rd around Northridge Elementary School and Panama Flats.There are currently 5 Pending home sales in Northridge with an average home selling price of $995,080. Currently there are No Homes For Sale in the Northridge Neighbourhood!!Watch for New Listings of Northridge Homes For Sale Here:  VictoriaHomesandProperties.com
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
DEER IN YOUR YARD.... TOO?This Works!I found the following tip to keep Deer out of my Flowers from a Book I bought “Deerproofing Your Yard & Garden”, 2nd Edition. By “Rhona Massingham Hart”.I found Lots of great suggestions in her book. One that I found worked for me….. How do I know my Neighbours said they watched Deer bypass my yard and not their yards? Several Neighbours asked me what I was doing to keep Deer out of my Flower beds?Easy read in her Book on page  109….HAIRHuman hair is saturated with our scent which proves to be an effective deterrent against wild Deer. Rhona says in this chapter more-Urbanized Deer are far too sophisticated to be put off by Human hair and generally a waste of time.Hair from Predators, when available, works well. No need to shave a Cougar or Lion : Dog...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
BC ASSESSMENT HAVE BEEN MAILED OUT ARE THEY UP TO-DATE IN TODAY'S CRAZING MARKET.If you are wondering if your BC Assessment reflect a true market Value of your home. If You Have Questions Lets Talk. In the Meantime take a moment to watch my YOUTUBE VIdeo below.BC ASSESSMENT HAVE BEEN MAILED OUT
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
5 Easy Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market https://youtu.be/iN0zef20GbI  Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers, and you’ll be able to make repairs before open houses begin.   Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards to make the house shine.   Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that are worn our or will need to...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
The 2020 Victoria Real Estate Market Year in Review  A total of 631 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this December, 57 per cent more than the 402 properties sold in December 2019 and a 20.6 percent decrease from November 2020. Sales of condominiums were up 61.2 percent from December 2019 with 195 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 58.6 percent from December 2019 with 314 sold. A grand total of 8,497 properties sold over the course of 2020, 17.1 percent more than the 7,255 that sold in 2019. 2020 sales came in close to one thousand sales over the ten-year average of 7,329 properties. “This has been an unexpected year on many levels,” says 2020 Victoria Real Estate Board President Sandi-Jo Ayers. “The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March and Apri...
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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 FALL BACK NOVEMBER 1/2020 How Time Travels...It's Time Again to Turn Your Clocks Back an Hour at 2 AM Nov 1....Good News we all get an Extra Hours Slept. Replace the Batteries in your Smoke Detectors Adjust Clocks on Electronic Devices such as STOVES, DVD'S, VCR'S, and CAR CLOCKS Plus Microwaves and Coffee Pots Adjust clocks on timed lighting,  automatic sprinklers and thermostats     
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FUNNY FRIDAYS TGIFF-I'M TRYING TO MAKE THE HOUSE PRESENTABLE FOR BUYERS......COULD GO FISHING FOR A DAY? As we prepare for our weekend , I chuckled at this Cartoon.  Have a fun and successful weekend :O) TGIFF Thank God it’s Funny Friday’s Source: VictoriaHomesAndProperties.
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
HOW TO AVOID WATER DAMAGE CLAIMS WHEN BUYING A CONDO AS THE SAYING GOES ….WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.. Back in the early 70’s when Condos started to show in the real estate market as new affordable housing. Many Victoria Builders and Developers started building condos. Some of these Builders had years of building multifamily rental apartment buildings. They soon discovered the New Condos needed more than what an Apartment suite style Condominium offered.  Suite sizes,needed to be larger that a rental building as many Condo buyers were downsizing  from a Single family home Insuite Laundry was soon offered but with hesitation due to added costs and worry of adding a water appliance into a multi story building.  Hot Water Tanks were finally added in these New Condo units, as central hot...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
CHECK OUT MY VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE TOUR AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD NEARBYIn Today's real estate market, showing homes can be sensitive with Buyers and Sellers alike. Due to the risks of catching the very contagious Coronavirus, home Sellers are worried about strangers coming into their home.For many years I have done a walk through video tour showing a Home or Condo without the need of being there. Home Buying Consumers love it, especially out of town home buyers. Taking a Video Walk Through for a Video Open House Tour My Home sellers today ask me to do a Video Open House Tour to send to possible home buyers of a Video Tour of their home. I place the Virtual Open House Tour on  our MLS and my online presence on Social Media and my Websites and Blogs.Check one of my latest Video Open House of a ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FUNNY FRIDAYS TGIFF-HE'S RIGHT-WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT-DO WE REALLY NEED INDOOR PLUMBING? As we prepare for our weekend , I chuckled at this Cartoon.  Have a fun and successful weekend :O) TGIFF Thank God it’s Funny Friday’s Source: VictoriaHomesAndProperties.com
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
QUITE TOP FLOOR FAIRFIELD 2 BED 2 BATH CONDO $399,000 Excellent quiet location, #402-1031 Burdett Ave  Southwest facing condo in move in condition.  Wood flooring in the entrance and dining room and new carpets in living room and bedrooms, efficient galley kitchen. Naturally bright home with 2 skylights and a spacious enclosed balcony. Lots of storage room.  Corner Heatilator fireplace in living room. Generous master bedroom that will easily accommodate 2 twin beds or a king size Good sized second bedroom with a space saving Murphy bed.   Easy walk to the popular Cook Street Village shopping, downtown Victoria and the Victoria Waterfront.  The building includes a common laundry, secure bike storage, and meeting room. The condo includes a parking space. Pets allowed and no age restrictio...
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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 August 19, 2020 Oak Bay Real Estate.. Activity-Indicates heading to a Sellers Market in Oak Bay. Find Photos and Details Here on Current Oak Bay Homes For Sale.Oak Bay Real Estate... August 19, 2020 Single Family Home Stats:Total Oak Bay Single Family Home Sales = 15 Average Oak Bay Home Pending Selling Price in August was $ 1,383,777.Total Oak Bay Single Family Home SALES & Pending Sales January 1 to August 19 = 150This 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 on August 19/20in Oak Bay Total = 89 Average Asking Price = $2,146,023 (83 homes ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
PART 2-CALCULATING CAP RATE FOR VICTORIA BC APARTMENT INVESTMENTSEE- Part 1- CALCULATING CAP RATE FOR APARTMENT BC INVESTMENT Using Cap Rates In Victoria Wisely1 Calculating CAP rates to quickly compare similar Victoria Apartment investment opportunities. The cap rate basically represents the estimated percent return an investor might make on an all-cash purchase of the property. Because of this, cap rate is a good statistic to use when comparing a potential acquisition to other investment opportunities of a similar nature. Cap rates allow quick, rough comparisons of the earning potential of investment properties and can help you narrow down your list of choices.[6]For example, let's say that we're considering buying two pieces of property in the same neighborhood. One has a cap rate of...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Part 1- How To Calculate CAP Rate for Victoria BC Apartment Investment Real estate investors rely upon a variety of types of information when negotiating for income producing properties - for instance, the desirability of the property's current location and/or any prospective changes in the neighborhood are two common factors. One crucial piece of information that helps investors make their decision is called the capitalization rate (or "cap rate"). The cap rate (expressed as the ratio of the property's net income to its purchase price) allows investors to compare properties by evaluating a rate of return on the investment made in the property.[1][2] If you are considering an investment property, then you may want to calculate the cap rate first and then use it to help you make your dec...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES SALES IN JUNE HIT A NEW BENCHMARK WITH AVERAGES VICTORIA HOME SALES OVER A MILLION DOLLARS  July 2, 2020 A total of 808 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this June, 9.2 per cent more than the 740 properties sold in June 2019 and 76.8 per cent more than the previous month of May 2020. Sales of condominiums were down 3.2 per cent from June 2019 with 209 units sold. Sales of single family homes were up 16.8 per cent from June 2019 with 460 sold."This June we saw competing factors from all different sides of the real estate equation," says Victoria Real Estate Board President Sandi-Jo Ayers. "If all we do is look at numbers, we see a fairly normal June, in the midst of a very not normal world. The impact of COVID-19 on our entire economy continues....
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
 Please Follow me by Subscribing Here to My YouTube Videos, Apartment Building Investing Find out More About the Benefits of Apartment InvestmentVictoria Apartment Investing can show you a great return. Did you know an Apartment Building investment offers three streams of income, such as rental income, mortgage reduction and appreciation , If you would like to learn more about Apartments investing, give me a call 250-413-7042 or email at fred@fredcarver.com about Victoria Apartment Building Investing. Please Visit my website for more information on Apartment investing in Victoria, BC. and find out about apartment building for sale in Greater Victoria and up island Victoria Apartment and Commercial Real Estate|Victoria, BC CanadaGet your FREE Relocation Guide here:   Planning on Investin...
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By David Stevens, Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty
(Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada)
When the time is right, be sure not to miss this wonderful home with a 1 bedrooms suite for extra income, located in the modern Westhills neighbourhood, Victoria, BC Canada. Feel free to contact me for more details, photos or floorplans. 250-893-1016 or davidstevens@royallepage.ca 
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
DOWNTOWN SIDNEY BC COMMERCIAL MALL FOR SALE Income investment opportunity, Retail Commercial Mall in downtown Sidney BC For Sale Google Earth Map to 2353 BEVAN AVE..First time on the market. C1 Downtown Zoning, with a latent development potential. THIS IS An...Easy to manage investment, all leases are triple net. Located on a Large 1 acre plus Lot with 236 ft road frontage, Right behind Save on Foods grocery. This Retail Commercial Sidney property offers a great return an excellent future latent  development opportunity. The Above Calculation shows a CAP RATE: 5.17 % ( return on investment based on net income after expenses Net OperatingIncome) on a asking price of $5,600,000. Building is Self Managed by Owner.Great long term tenants, triple net leases. Easy off street parking for consu...
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