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Attention Builders, Residential building bare land strata Lot, R3 Zoning in Land's End neighbourhood. 1.3 acres of private treed land. This private lot is set back from the road backing on to Horth Hill Park. lots of walking trails in the area. Build your dream home on this wilderness setting , minutes from ferries, airport and all your shopping needs in Sidney Easy to view. Purchase price does not incl...
Property Video available. Follow your dream, Home! Incredible James Bay location; only steps to the Parliament Buildings, the brand new Capital Park development, Downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. This well maintained, westcoast style Art Deco residence, custom built in 1992 offers a private easy care lot; NO strata. Your own freehold property with lots of off street parking, an over sized garage plus a...Listed by ENGEL & VOLKERS VANCOUVER ISLAND - VICTORIA
Great Value Here at This Price !This Beautifully Upgraded , Bright Sunny , 2 Bed , 1 Bath Corner unit has In Suite Laundry is in a well maintained 55+ Adult Building conveniently located close to all amenities including Shopping,Rec Center,Banks,Restaurants and Bus route. Great common spaces include a Social room, Guest suite,Workshop, Library, Exerciser Area plus separate storage and small pets are welcome.I...
Age 55 Plus, RENTABLE, IN SUITE LAUNDRY, LOTS OF UPGRADES, BRIGHT SW TOP FLOOR 2 Bed/ 1 Bath CORNER SUITE. Enjoy views & sunsets from your Balcony, easy care Laminate flooring, Bathroom with double sinks , separate storage. Street parking is available with building parking spot wait-list. Bonus social room, Guest suite, Workshop, Library, Exercise area, etc. Shopping, Buses, Movie Theatre, Restaurants all ...
Bright, Spacious 2Bd/2Bth condo facing south on the quiet side of the building with a patio and private garden space. updated electrical panel & electric fireplace, includes breakfast bar, plus a nice sized dining area and living room. Large master-bedroom with en-suite bath and generous closet space plus 2nd bedroom is large. Amenities include: workshop, recreation room, separate storage, & bike storage. Lau...
Welcome to this great home located in 1/2 acre lot at the border of Central Saanich. CHECK OUT the pluses of this house that has lots of spaces for everybody and almost everything. West coast style, Solid construction, 4 Bedrooms + 1 Bedroom Suite on first level+ Spacious Living Room with WOOD FIREPLACE +1 LOFT on 3rd level (office? artist sudio? bedroom?+Large Room on first level- let your imagination decide...Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
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.
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