Discover lakeside living at its finest in this 3-bed, 3-bath gem nestled in The Garth, an exceptional 55+ strata community. Enjoy main level living in this end unit with a spacious primary bedroom featuring its own sitting area, W-I-C, and 5-piece ensuite. The living room, with breathtaking lake views is complemented by a cozy gas fireplace as well as access to the deck. The well-laid-out kitchen boasts a din...
Don't miss this opportunity to own an original Mill Springs quality built 3,800 sqft 4bed/4bath McLaren Home. Nestled on a south facing, private & professionally landscaped .42 acre with a fully fenced back yard. Soaked in natural light with vaulted ceilings, the open concept main floor is the perfect space for families and entertaining with a spacious living room w/ gas fireplace, dining area, kitchen w/ isl...
Executive style 4,300 sqft home with 5+ bedrooms and 5 bathrooms situated on a private 1 acre landscaped yard. Time to appreciate the attention to finishing detail and quality craftsmanship including; custom built-ins, hardwood floors through-out, great room with vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows, chef's kitchen with granite counter tops, gas stove and a built-in espresso machine. Upstairs you will...
Unique opportunity to own 3 very private acres on the east side of Shawnigan Lake with a cozy log home with 3 bedrooms including a loft, 2 bathrooms, updated kitchen and plenty of outdoor living spaces. The vaulted ceilings and many windows allow for plenty of natural light maximizing the southwest facing exposure. The airtight wood stove will keep you cozy all winter and the new heat pump for climate control...
Rare find in the Chemainus Industrial Park with 3.9 acres fully fenced including 6,000 sqft building which has had significant improvements using Health Canada approved materials including new septic system and backup generator. Numerous environmentally controlled zones are ideal for cannabis licensing, food production or controlled environment lab work. Attached to the main building is a 60'x25' covered bay...
This updated 3 bed 1 bath modern farmhouse is situated on a level 1.9 acres of southern exposure with an AirBnB in the auxiliary building. Main level living with the primary bedroom, 4 piece bathroom, living room and country style kitchen with access to a patio all on the ground level. Upstairs you will find 2 bedrooms with plenty of closet space. The mini split heat pump and newer vinyl windows keep the hom...
This might be one of the nicest ranchers in Cowichan Bay! Situated on a large corner lot with a south west exposure, this quality home was built with attention to detail and the interior was recently painted and all new carpets. Enjoy all the benefits of main floor living with this well laid-out 3 bed/2 bath home. Upon entering the foyer the 9' ceilings make the living-dining room combo feel twice as big as ...
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
Matthuw Ronald-Jones is the ultimate sales professional and has been providing expert real estate solutions for customers looking to buy or sell on Southern Vancouver Island, including Victoria, Saanich, Langford, Shawnigan Lake and the Cowichan Valley. Being born and raised on Vancouver Island, Matthuw has a strong connection to the community and his knowledge enables him to provide invaluable insights into market trends. When he’s not volunteering or mountain biking with his family, Matthuw is connecting with people to find their ideal home. Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, investing, or seeking to maximize your property's value, Matthuw’s here to guide you every step of the way!