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PERFECT BALANCE WITH NATURE- RARE to the market, this gorgeous,bright 2005 CUSTOM WATERVIEW Cedar Home was built to ensure the least disruption to its nearly 4 acres of Natural Woodlands-a Hidden Gem in the Eastern Highlands nestled among majestic Arbutus & Douglas Fir & adjacent to Thetis Lake Park, yet only minutes to amenities.A dedicated Landscape Restoration Plan was commissioned by the owners to protect...Listed by Sutton Group West Coast Realty
VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - SATURDAY AUG 8 at 3:00PM. UNDER ASSESSED VALUE! Don't miss the great opportunity to own this well cared for Gordon Head home on a large lot with wonderful yard and garden. Just minutes away from UVic and blocks to parks, shopping and amenities. This house also boasts newer heat pumps and windows. Original hardwood floors throughout the main level have been beautifully refinished. The com...Listed by RE/MAX ALLIANCE
This suite is located in one of Victoria's most recognized heritage buildings, boasts an open living space, perfect for entertaining, This suite offers high ceilings, exposed brick, stainless steel appliances, and unique loft space! The Oriental also offers homeowners a stunning rooftop patio, a charming courtyard, and Downtown Victoria living. New Paint, New Carpet and New high end dishwasher and NEW Murp...
Ideally situated on a cul-de-sac in highly desirable Gordon Head, this home is truly immaculate! Surrounded by beautiful gardens you'll be impressed as soon as you step into the gracious tiled entry. The main floor flows from the large living room with feature gas fireplace through the dining area to the bright gourmet kitchen that boasts custom cabinetry, ample work space, and direct access to the private r...Listed by RE/MAX ALLIANCE
Incredible value & recently renovated! Live the ultimate Victoria lifestyle in this trendy & well appointed 2 bed 2 bath suite in the sought after Railyards! Conveniently located within walking distance of the city's best amenities and only minutes to downtown. This unit features a a bight and spacious open kitchen & living area that looks out upon the meticulously landscaped garden with walk out patio area. ...Listed by THE AGENCY
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, Power, water and cable to the property line. Minutes from ferries, airport and all your shopping needs in Sidney....
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