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NAI COMMERCIAL (VICTORIA) INC.
200-569 Johnson St
Victoria
V8W 1M2
122-2120 Harrow Gate Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $570,000 PENDING

Welcome to "The Gates" A small, professionally managed townhouse complex in the Bear Mountain Resort Community. Fantastic 2 bed 2 bath rancher floorplan. Located on a quite cul de sac, this suite offers 1227 square feet of no step living space and a TWO car garage. Massive 16'x12' Primary bedroom offers a 4 piece ensuite & walk in closet. Open concept kitchen, living & dining room with mountain views. Gas fir...

211-9864 Fourth St Bed: 1 Bath: 1 Price: $475,000

This brand new, east facing, one bedroom home in Breeze by the Sea has an extremely well thought out floor plan w/9' ceilings & wide plank floors. The great room is incredibly bright with an enormous window and glass patio door. The fully loaded kitchen features quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, under cabinet lighting, slow closing hardware, goose neck faucet & an 8 foot peninsula that looks out...

518 Sumas St Bed: 2 Bath: 1 Price: $749,900

This home is right beside a park and minutes from town. Measuring just over 1200 sqft & sitting on a 50' x 110' lot. With a dedicated laneway and situated right beside Sumas park, making it a prime parcel for future development. Currently rented to incredibly reliable tenants, who have taken fantastic care of the home and would love to continue staying long term. The fully fenced yard has garden beds througho...

314-1655 Begbie St Bed: 2 Bath: 1 Price: $389,900 PENDING

Welcome to Chestnut Grove! Fully rentable spacious 2 bed / 1 bath condo is perfect for first time buyers, or as an investment. This home offers a great layout with spacious living room, separate dining room, newly UPDATED kitchen, and two generously sized bedrooms. The in-suite laundry room is a real bonus with tons of storage space. A sunny balcony looks over a tree lined dead end street. Secure underground ...

5637 Carrington Rd Bed: 6 Bath: 4 Price: $774,900 PENDING

New on the market for the first time ever is 5637 Carrington Road. This 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home measures over 3300 square feet and is situated on a 6674sqft lot. The generous living room measures 14’2 by 12’10. It has a gas fire place and is connected to the formal dining room. This room is 10’4 by 8’7 and accesses the kitchen and family room. The sprawling kitchen has stainless appliances, granite counter...

7-1900 Watkiss Way Bed: 3 Bath: 4 Price: $749,000 PENDING

This 2016 built townhome is in immaculate condition. It offers 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and approximately 2000sqft of living space. Upon entering, you will notice how bright this home is from all of the large windows throughout. The main floor has a generous living room, a powder room and an open dining room and kitchen. The kitchen has quartz countertops, stainless appliances, glass backsplash, island with ea...

965 Humboldt St Bed: 4 Bath: 4 Price: $1,150,000 PENDING

Immaculate 2001 built character home, located on a quite tree lined street walking distance to downtown Victoria, Cook st village, the ocean and Beacon Hill Park. An efficient 4 bed and 4 bath home offers excellent floor plan, in the most central of locations. The main floor features oak floors, tons of natural lights and 9’ ceilings throughout the main floor. The recently updated kitchen offers new quartz co...

2-928 Richmond Ave Bed: 2 Bath: 3 Price: $2,600,000

This executive home is located on an incredibly private enclave in Rockland, one of the most sought after neighbourhoods in Victoria. This exclusive project consists of 3 custom, detached homes on a manicured, 33,000sqft property. Lot 2 is a 2,675 sqft home that is completely accessible with level entry. The main floor boasts over 1800sqft of customized space. The generous great room has a 14'7"ceiling heigh,...

206-3263 Alder St Bed: 1 Bath: 1 Price: $349,900 SOLD

Spacious and naturally bright 1 Bedroom Condo in the Arrow Hill, featuring the BIGGEST and BEST Patio in the building. This boutique building consists of just 16 units. Suite 206 is on the West facing front side of the building, creating a super bright unit & sun soaked 222 sqft balcony. Upon entering this 838 sqft condo, you'll immediately notice the homes pristine condition. This extremely expansive 1 bedro...

401-139 Clarence St Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $649,900 SOLD

This fully renovated, 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo is over 1250sqft! As you enter, it is immediately evident there is pride of ownership in the building and the home. Newly updated and immaculately kept, this home is move in ready. The brand new kitchen has slow close shaker cabinets, quartz countertops, new stainless appliances and an eating bar looking out to the city. The living and dining rooms are both exp...

111-3333 Glasgow Ave Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $574,900 SOLD

New on the market is an immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite with an enormous patio in Olivia Residences. Completed in 2019 by Homewood Constructors. The kitchen is loaded with elite features including Samsung appliances, slow close cabinetry, built-in disposal, quartz countertops, under-cabinet lighting, & a huge peninsula looking out over the great room. A large west facing window welcomes natural light i...

404c-1115 Craigflower Rd Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $624,900 SOLD

Top Floor South Facing 2 bed plus den, 2 bathroom suite at the IronWood! 2004 Jawl built condo is sure to impress. This naturally lit home has a kitchen offering stainless steel appliances, under cabinet lighting, glass back splash, loads of storage and tons of countertop space. Bar seating and an open view of the dining and living room. Large south facing windows and patio floods the living and dining rooms ...

201-991 Mckenzie Ave Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $539,900 SOLD

This immaculate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite has been gently lived in & has 2 LCP parking spaces. It has been meticulously cleaned & feels like a brand new suite. It has one of the best floor plans available & is facing the quiet courtyard. The premium kitchen features quartz countertops, stainless appliances, slow close hardward, under cabinet lighting, tons of storage & an eating bar. The livingroom is natru...

2940 Queenston St Bed: 4 Bath: 2 Price: $1,100,000 SOLD

With almost every update possible done in the past 5 years, this home is 100% move-in ready. As you approach the home, you will notice new exterior paint (2019), new roof (2018), new garage door (2019), new driveway & sidewalks (2019), new gutters and downspouts (2019), vinyl windows (2012) and a new front door with keyless entry (2019). The kitchen was opened up to the dining room & updated in 2013. It inclu...

2341 Dowler Pl Bed: 3 Bath: 1 Price: $600,000 SOLD

Amazingly Central, 1911 built, 3 bedroom home! This Smartly updated, bright home is close to all amenities, is a short walk to Downtown Victoria, and is perfect for those looking for a strata alternative. Efficient main floor, with ample space for living, dining, office and kitchen. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances, gas stove, and eat in nook. Loads of natural light throughout, with brand new vinyl wind...

110-2120 Harrow Gate Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Price: $600,000 SOLD

Bear Mountain Townhome in "The Gates". Small, professionally managed townhouse complex in the Bear Mountain Resort Community. Fantastic 3 bedroom, plus den, 3 bath floor plan. Located on a quite cul de sac, this suite boasts over 2471 square feet of expansive living space and a two car garage. Massive Primary bedroom on the main w/vaulted ceilings, 4 piece ensuite & walk in closet. Open concept kitchen living...

223-3225 Eldon Pl Bed: 2 Bath: 1 Price: $310,000 SOLD

Welcome to Eldon Place! This Bright & immaculate 2 bedroom condo is on the quiet side of the building. Spacious and light filled living & dining rooms. The living room easily accommodates any size furniture with additional space for an office desk as well - for those needing to work from home. Sliding glass doors off of the living room lead to the enclosed sunroom with views over the roof tops to the hills. L...

607-708 Burdett Ave Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $848,000 SOLD

Welcome to The Falls, a 155-suite luxury residence in the heart of Downtown Victoria. This premier 2 bed plus den, 2 bath corner suite is virtually brand new and boasts 1,354 sqft of expansive living space. Gourmet chef’s kitchen with granite counters, single-slab granite backsplash, stainless steel appliances, & separate Bosch gas range. Luxurious master with 5-piece ensuite featuring dual vanities, separate...

4110 Delmar Ave Bed: 6 Bath: 4 Price: $1,095,000 SOLD

This 1992 custom built 2909sqft home has a phenomenal floor plan on an incredibly private street in one of the best school catchments. Sitting on a manicured, 9049sqft lot. The main level offers generous formal living w/propane fireplace, dining room and bay windows. The expansive kitchen has tons of storage and countertop space, and add’l eat in dining area. Through French doors the family room leads to the ...

902-1034 Johnson St Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $450,000 SOLD

Southwest facing sub penthouse corner suite! This 960 sqft 2 bed, 2 bath home is in the perfect downtown Victoria location. Open concept living and dining rooms are bright and spacious and can accommodate any size furniture. South exposed kitchen is well laid out with plenty of storage, countertop space with room for barstools. Two very generously sized bedrooms and 2 baths complete the floor plan. Off the li...

4805 Wilson Rd Bed: 5 Bath: 4 Price: $1,600,000 SOLD

Spectacular 28 acre farm, with two dwellings and substantial outbuildings! Main home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and very generous living spaces. Built in 1945 with many functional improvements including electric furnace w/heat pump, updated windows, metal roof, and separate septic systems for the two dwellings. Second home is a 2 bedroom + den, perfect for extended families or live in while updating the main ...

Consulting a REALTOR®

REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. Members of the Victoria Real Estate Board are members of both the British Columbia and Canadian Real Estate Associations.

The following is a list of services you can expect to receive from a REALTOR® when you buy a home:
  • A REALTOR® will fully explain the details of your working relationship (called "agency") so that you are clear as to when a REALTOR® is working for you or for the seller.
  • A REALTOR® has access to hundreds of current listings of homes for sale because of a co- operative system called the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
  • A REALTOR® can provide you with a customized list of homes that best meet your needs -- size, style, features, location, proximity to schools, shopping, etc. - and then make arrangements for you to view those homes that appeal to you the most.
  • A REALTOR® will help you determine how big a home you can afford.
  • REALTORs® are familiar with the local lending market and can offer helpful advice.
  • A REALTOR® has no emotional ties to any type or style of home and can be objective in pointing out the merits of one home over another.
  • A REALTOR® will have information on zoning changes, taxes, utility costs and school and recreation services that could affect your decision to buy a home in a specific area.
  • A REALTOR® will assist you in negotiating the terms of your purchase, which can be a nerve- wracking process for someone who is not experienced in negotiating.
  • A REALTOR® will advise you of the legal process required in obtaining title and taking possession of your property; the costs associated with buying a home such as insurance, mortgage registration and legal fees will be explained in detail.

Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015

Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use a REALTOR®

Before selling your home, you will need a clear understanding of the legal issues and potential pitfalls. One wrong action could result in a lot of cost and frustration, which is why it is essential to have a REALTOR® working with you, as he or she will make the sale of your home a successful and satisfying experience.

Greater exposure

REALTORS® use the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) to give your home maximum exposure. MLS® is a computer-based system that relays valuable information about your home to hundreds of REALTORS® and potential homebuyers.

Setting a price

Setting a price for your home is an important but difficult process. Again, this is where the services of a REALTOR® prove invaluable. REALTORS® have the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. REALTORS® also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.

REALTORS® will also develop a marketing plan to help your property receive maximum exposure. This will likely include placing your home on the MLS® system and placing a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. The plan will likely also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS® and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets/mailers to market your home.

Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, your REALTOR® will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. He or she will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.

Why working with a REALTOR® makes sense

When you work with a REALTOR® you will likely get a better price for your home than if you try to sell it yourself. Apart from the financial benefits, however, there is an extra measure of comfort and security that comes from having a REALTOR® on your side. Remember that REALTORS® are governed by a code of ethics and standards of business practice. They have also been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property. When it comes to buying or selling property, using a REALTOR® just makes sense.


Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015

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