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Terrific Townhouse! Overview Maps Photos Video Open House $375,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,675 sqft Location 1-2775 GraingerVictoria, BC V9B 3K7Canada To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Davi...
Upgraded Character Beauty! Overview Maps Photos Video $439,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,121 sqftLot: 6,800 sqft Location 528 WalterVictoria, BCCanada To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: David ...
Perfect Rancher Overview Maps Photos Video $525,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,650 sqftLot: 6,600 sqft Location 1280 Santa RosaVictoria, BCCanada To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: David Langlo...
I was thinking about donuts today. More specifically Berliners, a german jelly donut which John F. Kennedy once pronounced himself to be :). So instead of lamenting the fact that I can't find any good ones, (and haven't been able to for ever!) I made some! Mini ones to be exact. Et Voila! ...
In the last few days most homeowners will have received their property assessments in the mail. One thing to remember is that the value on them is intended to reflect a market value from July 1st of last year - not current market value. In fact, as I've written many times, assessed value rarel...
During negotiations it's easy for sellers to get fixated on the little things. The washing machine, the new stove that you love, even the drapes that match your couch can become immovable negotiating points in what is often a very emotional process. If you feel that happening it's important to...
Real estate agents are sometimes like tequila shots. The first one burns a little and leaves a strong taste, the second one is smoother but doesn't agree with you completely. And it's the third one that finishes off the job!
More and more we are seeing buyers being offered incentives to write offers with particular sales agents. You've all seen the ads that go something like, "You find the House, I'll write the deal and we'll split the commission", or some artfully worded variation thereof. Other than being a questi...
Breaking the Real Estate Code - If that downtown condo you're looking at is "within easy walking distance of all amenities, shopping, cafes, restaurants and entertainment", then chances are there's no parking.
If you're looking at properties up to a certain price point, don't be shy at looking at ones 5 or 10 percent above your price limit, both to help you get a fix on the market and to ferret out possible deals you might be missing. A property is not necessarily worth what it's listed for, it's wor...