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200 - 569 Johnson St
V8W 1M2
1137 Hollis Rd Bed: 3 Bath: 3 Price: $1,175,000

Character home on a 10,718sqft lot w/mature landscaping, majestic oak trees & on no-through street. Coved ceilings & oak floors flow throughout the living room and dining room. The kitchen features fir floors, skylights, exposed brick, wood beam, tons of storage, butcher block island, industrial grade stove & leads out to the enormous 747sqft patio. Surrounded by mature trees while basking in the south sun or...

1235 Marchant Rd Bed: 3 Bath: 2 Price: $819,900

HD video, 3d tour, and floor plans available. Welcome to this pristine, 1964, three-level split home. Situated on a flat 7887sqft lot with a sunny, south-facing backyard in beautiful Brentwood Bay. Upon first glance, you'll notice the brand new driveway and manicured landscaping as you approach the front door. The spacious foyer is warm and inviting, taking you up to the main floor. The living and dining room...

529-1029 View St Bed: 0 Bath: 1 Price: $314,000

One of the few suites in the building with a balcony! This suite is almost brand new and ready to move in immediately. Hardwood floors, premium appliances, and high-end fixtures flow throughout the space. 10 foot high ceilings with exposed ducting makes the space feel larger and gives the desired industrial look. The kitchen has quartz counters and a single slab quartz backsplash too. The three piece bathroom...

6404 Central Saanich Rd Bed: 7 Bath: 4 Price: $3,800,000

Equestrian lover’s paradise located minutes from Victoria on beautiful Saanich Pennisula. 2 homes, equestrian facility w/ outdoor & indoor riding rings & stables on 28.5 acres of sunny agricultural land. 1901 2 story family home 2400+sq’, 10' ceilings, formal dining room & bright kitchen. 4 bed 2 bath on full unfinished basement. 900sq’ carport w/ workshop. Manufactured 3 bed home with multple decks. Impressi...

557 Ridge Pointe Pl Bed: 6 Bath: 5 Price: $1,200,000

A truly unique custom home in Royal Bay. Situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, with southern exposure and beside protected green space. Built in 2018, this contemporary home features a generous open concept entertaining space with a flexible floor plan including 2 master suites located on separate floors. The main home has radiant in-floor heat, a gas fireplace and a heat pump. With over 3,100 sqft, the 2 stor...

1233 Marchant Rd Price: $440,000

Attention developers! This is a fully serviced lot with approved building plans on a highly desired street in Brentwood Bay. This 4433sqft property is 37' wide x 118' deep. It is completely flat with a south-facing backyard. The landscaping plan includes beautiful gardens throughout the boulevard, adding over 30 feet to the front yard. The building plans are for a contemporary home created by Step One Designs...

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

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 ...

140 Government St Bed: 5 Bath: 5 Price: $1,800,000

One of the oldest homes in the city & among the first architect-designed homes in Victoria. The architectural firm, Wright and Sanders, was responsible for shaping many commercial buildings downtown, along with very esteemed residences, including the Emily Carr house. Known as “Woodlands”, this charming abode was originally crafted in 1861 for James Bissett, who owned the home until 1889. For the next 98 year...

317 Bessborough Close Bed: 3 Bath: 1 Price: $1,180,000 PENDING

Oceanfront executive living! Private 3 bedroom 3 bath custom built home on the shore of Esquimalt Harbour in View Royal. 2275sq’ over three floors facing directly west towards Price Bay. Level entry to the living, dining and kitchen level with views from every room. The kitchen and all bathrooms have been tastefully updated including new cabinets, granite counters, soaker tub and more. There are multiple dec...

308-1405 Esquimalt Rd Bed: 0 Bath: 1 Price: $299,900 SOLD

Virtual walkthrough, HD video and floor plans available on separate website. Welcome suite 308 in the Martello, a 2010 constructed building in Esquimalt. This studio home is an efficient 462 square feet. It is naturally bright from the south facing exposure and is extremely private. The kitchen has everything you need an more. With granite counters, stainless appliances and a peninsula that perfect for hostin...

603-1016 Inverness Rd Bed: 2 Bath: 2 Price: $579,900 SOLD

TOP FLOOR, beautiful 2 bed 2 bath condo in the newly constructed Shire Complex. In the quietest corner of the complex, featuring fantastic vaulted ceilings and the best location out of all 90 units. Striking west facing views of the Sooke hills and sunsets. South facing patio views of the city and mountains. Being a corner suite, light comes in from multiple directions. Not many condo kitchens get better than...

1923 Sierra Pl Bed: 4 Bath: 3 Price: $850,000 SOLD

The Perfect family location and floor plan! This 4 bed, 3 bath home is located on a remarkable cul-de-sac across the street from the spacious Sierra Park, filled with amenities for the whole family: tennis court, basketball court & playground. Short stroll to some of the finest schools in the city for any grade & UVic. This 2,810 sqft home has a floor plan that can accommodate any family. An incredibly bright...

3291 Merlin Rd Bed: 4 Bath: 3 Price: $645,000 SOLD

Offer collapsed, now back on the market! If you a looking for a turnkey, recently constructed and affordable home with 4 bedrooms on one floor, look no further. Extremely well-kept family home, constructed in 2013. The main floor is 850sqft of open concept living. The impressive great room is perfect for any family and especially a family that enjoys company and entertaining. The kitchen has loads of countert...

303 Vancouver St Bed: 4 Bath: 4 Price: $999,000 SOLD

UNBEATABLE LOCATION with many income/design & layout options for this beautiful 1910 3 story home. 4500sq’ corner lot with rear lane access a block from Cook Street village & steps to Beacon Hill park and Clover point on the Dallas Rd waterfront. 2076sq’ on the main and top floor with an additional 1164sq’ in the unfinished basement. Upgrades to electrical, plumbing, perimeter drains & roof in recent years. M...

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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