Victoria, BC Real Estate News

By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
TIRED OF RENTING? NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO BUY A HOME If you are tired of renting and have always wanted a home of your own, now is an excellent time to take the home ownership plunge. Attractive mortgage interest rates, government incentive programs and an excellent supply of homes for sale are making the dream of homeownership possible for more would-be buyers.  Consider Using Your RRSPs You may want to take advantage of the RRSP Home Buyers’ Plan. The program allows you to use your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) contributions (up to $20,000 per person, $40,000 per couple) to buy or build a home. You must be a first-time buyer or at least not have owned a principal residence for four consecutive calendar years following the sale of a home in order to qualify under the pl...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VICTORIA HOMES FOR SALE-CHECKLIST FOR HOUSE HUNTING If you are thinking of buying a home  in Victoria in the near future, I can provide invaluable help in finding the right home in the right price range in the area you want to live. Through access to the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) I can give you a customized list of homes for sale that match your needs and wants and budget.  A house hunting checklist will help you keep track of the advantages and drawbacks of each home. Ensure the checklist includes the basic information regarding location, asking price, annual property taxes, mortgage terms and any applicable zoning restrictions.  Exterior Jot down your impressions of the exterior of the home, noting the lot size and shape, position of the home on the lot (facing north, south, ea...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VIEW OF GORDON HEAD IN THE DISTANCE-SPEECHLESS SUNDAY Yesterday while out with my Dog on Mount Tomie In Saanich, I took a picture to the North of One of Victoria's Favorite neighbourhoods..GORDON HEAD, Off to the left is Mount Douglas.Why Do People Live here?The Gordon Head is a beautiful neighbourhood of single family homes that is conveniently located just 2 miles outside of Downtown Victoria by bike, car or bus. It's not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing the streets of this quaint little oasis in the suburbs during the summer and sledding down snow covered streets in the winter. It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city that residents don't feel like the urban center of Victoria is knocking on their door. Looking for a home in the Gordon Head area?Interested...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
 FRED CARVER GORDON HEAD REAL ESTATE NEWS FRED CARVER has been working with home sellers and buyers in Greater Victoria for over 43 years. You know that when FRED tells a buyer that the Gordon Head neighbourhood has it all..... he knows what he’s talking about. Fred says, “All my Gordon Head potential buyers get told about the outstanding elementary schools, about Lambrick Park Secondary School and its great basketball and academic programs, about the Gordon Head Rec Centre, How about Sunday walks in Mt. Doug Park, about Lambrick Park baseball teams, and about the first class soccer program(known as Saanich Fusion Football Club). And Our World Famous University of Victoria, known as UVic. Oh, and of course, there’s the great University Heights Shopping Centre’s Home Depot and Canadian T...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
Summer 2015 Greater Victoria Home Price UpdateFriends, clients, and colleagues – Here’s an update for you on the price of your Victoria home. Look at these recent CNBC real estate news headlines…  “Seattle housing sees spring surge”-Video “New home sales, prices rise strongly in April”And More...“Home prices in 20 metro cities rise 5% in March”“7 major housing markets now overvalued”“Housing stocks set to double – here’s why”“US housing starts, permits surge in April” Local: “Victoria BC is now in a Sellers Market” The Victoria housing market is back and in full swing in summer 2015!  We’re seeing more millennials buying homes, consumer confidence is up, and interest rates are still hovering around 2.5% so mortgages are very affordable. And get this - in some Victoria neighborhoods we’...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
EARTHQUAKE & OTHER IMPORTANT CHANGES TO YOUR INSURANCE. Our home Fire insurance is up for renewal...Earthquake Coverage is over 50% of our insurance premium $342 for Earthquake Dwelling Building and $115 Earthquake personal property... Plus a new $2,000 Deductible dealing with Sewer backup/water indorsement  Total Annual Fire Insurance Premium $867. Which includes discounts for me being Old and with No Claims, credit union membership, belonging to a Block WAtch Program, Home is less that 10 years old, Total Discounts $466, real total premium $1,167 per year. Do You Have earthquake coverage, I have not seen a major destructive earthquake in Victoria in over 70 years. Included in our Fire Insurance premium notice the following information:    IMPORTANT CHANGE TO YOUR INSURANCE  EARTHQUAKE...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
WOW...Single Family Home Sales in the Victoria Core are Rocking.Currently(as of today) there are 463 Pending Sales and only 580 Single family home available in Victoria's Core = Only 2.51 Months of Inventory....Meaning if no New listings came on the market all the existing listings would be Sold in 2.5 Months...WOW. It is now a Seller's Market for Single Family homes in the core Victoria!Note: Victoria Core= Victoria, Esquimalt,Oak Bay,Saanich and View Royal Find Out How much your home is worth in Today's Market.http://www.searchallproperties.com/propertyvaluation/fcarver/Victoria-113361?autofill=1Wow...Single Family Home Sales in the Victoria Core are Rocking.
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE FOR GREATER VICTORIA, BC JUNE 2, 2015 Wow time flies, Summer is just around the corner. Lets have a look at the residential listings currently available in Greater VictoriaVictoria Core (includes Oak Bay,Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich & View Royal).402 Homes For Sale = 2.4 Months Inventory in MaySaanich Peninsula (includes Sidney Central & North Sannich)188 Homes For Sale  = about 3.1 month Inventory in MayWestshore (includes Sooke,Langford, Colwood, Highlands & Metchosin)544 Homes For Sale = about 4.8 month Inventory in May Now Lets look at the total number of the... Current Pending Home Sales throughout Greater VictoriaVictoria Core399 Pending SalesSaanich Peninsula96 Pending SalesWestshore202 Pending Sales You have come to the right place to Search for Victori...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FRED CARVER GORDON HEAD REAL ESTATE NEWS JUNE 2, 2015FRED CARVER has been working with home sellers and buyers in Greater Victoria for over 43 years. You know that when FRED tells a buyer that the Gordon Head neighbourhood has it all..... he knows what he’s talking about. Fred says, “All my Gordon Head potential buyers get told about the outstanding elementary schools, about Lambrick Park Secondary School and its great basketball and academic programs, about the Gordon Head Rec Centre, about Sunday walks in Mt. Doug Park, about Lambrick Park baseball teams, and about the first class soccer program(known as Saanich Fusion Football Club). And Our World Famous University of Victoria, known as UVic.You have come to the right place to find out How Much is your Home Worth today?Oh, and of cou...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
NEW 51 SUITE MULTIFAMILY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY IN VICTORIA “THE WAVERLY”Completed in 2015 51 STRATA RENTAL HIGH-RISE INVESTMENT3785 Grainger RdIn The Municipality of Langford Victoria, BCStrata Lots 1-51 The Waverly is situated on the north section of the property comprising of approx.1.17 acres. The Waverly was completed and tenanted in 2015.The first phase of a two phase project of two concrete 6 story buildings.The second phase will be located on south side of the site. Property Legal Description: Strata Lots 1-51 Section 72, Esquimalt District, Plan VIP78662 (PID: 026-266-857) www.victoriacommercialrealestate.comBuilding Suite Mix 12 Mini One’s 463 sq.ft 12 One Bedroom 614 sq.ft. 21 Two Bedroom 807 sq.ft. 6 Three Bedroom 1079 sq.ft. Total: 51 Strata Rental Units Zoning:  The subjec...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
  FRED CARVER GORDON HEAD REAL ESTATE NEWS FRED CARVER has been working with home sellers and buyers in Greater Victoria for over 43 years. You know that when FRED tells a buyer that the Gordon Head neighbourhood has it all..... he knows what he’s talking about. Fred says, “All my Gordon Head potential buyers get told about the outstanding elementary schools, about Lambrick Park Secondary School and its great basketball and academic programs, about the Gordon Head Rec Centre, about Sunday walks in Mt. Doug Park, about Lambrick Park baseball teams, and about the first class soccer program(known as Saanich Fusion Football Club). And Our World Famous University of Victoria, known as UVic. Oh, and of course, there’s the great University Heights Shopping Centre’s Home Depot and Canadian Tire...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VICTORIA LUXURY & WATERFRONT HOMES ARE IN DEMANDChinese Home Buyers from Hong Kong and Mainland China have discovered Victoria, BC. Luxury & Waterfront homes.Here's the Latest Real Estate Investment News Report about Offshore Chinese Home Buyers coming to Victoria.Your browser does not support frames. Vancouver BC was their first choice. No longer with the high violent crime rate in Vancouver. The Oriental Chinese have found Victoria offers a better quality of life to rise a family and great city to retire too... Plus the Luxury and waterfront homes price are at a third to half the cost of Vancouver Luxury waterfront. Making  Victoria a better investment all round for many Chinese moving to Canada.Check out my Live Map showing Luxury waterfront homes for sale around Victoria, BC Follow ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
SEE MY LIVE MAP OF HOMES FOR SALE NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIAHere is a easy Map search tool to Find homes For Sale near the University in Victoria, BC. Click on the Link Below, then drill down on the numbers you'll see on the Live Map, these numbers represent a current number of homes For Sale. Map of Homes For Sale Near The University of Victoria. Below is a Sample Map of Homes For Sale near UVic..You'll see this map when click on the link taking to my Live Map of Homes For Sale Near the University of Victoria, Come Back Often this map is constanly being update with New listings of homes for sale near UVic.LIVE MAP OF HOMES FOR SALE NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FRED CARVER OAK BAY REAL ESTATE NEWSReal Estate activity has been brisk this Winter & Spring throughout Oak Bay.The mild weather may of had a positive influence on home Buyers shopping and buying their Next Home. Plus with the lower number of Oak Bay homes on the market this year has helped many Home Sellers Sell Quickly and For Top Dollar.Oak Bay is a Municipality located on the South East Side of the City of Victoria. Victoria is the Capital City of British Columbia located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island off the west coast of Canada next to the Pacific Ocean.Oak Bay itself is made of several neighborhoods and reference is made to these areas of Oak Bay when locals are looking for homes to purchase or sell.The Oak Bay neighborhoods are referred to are as follows.South Oak BayG...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FRED CARVER has been working with home sellers and buyers in Greater Victoria for over 43 years.  You know that when FRED tells a buyer that the Gordon Head neighbourhood has it all..... he knows what he’s talking about. Fred says, “All my Gordon Head potential buyers get told about the outstanding elementary schools, about Lambrick Park Secondary School and its great basketball and academic programs, about the Gordon Head Rec Centre, about Sunday walks in Mt. Doug Park, about Lambrick Park baseball teams, and about the first class soccer program(known as Saanich Fusion Football Club). And Our World Famous University of Victoria, known as UVic.Oh, and of course, there’s the great University Heights Shopping Centre’s Home Depot and Canadian Tire stores – my favourite Tim Horton’s – and t...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
GORDON HEAD REAL ESTATE NEWS FRED CARVER has been working with home sellers and buyers in Greater Victoria for over 43 years. You know that when FRED tells a buyer that the Gordon Head neighbourhood has it all..... he knows what he’s talking about. Fred says, “All my Gordon Head potential buyers get told about the outstanding elementary schools, about Lambrick Park Secondary School and its great basketball and academic programs, about the Gordon Head Rec Centre, about Sunday walks in Mt. Doug Park, about Lambrick Park baseball teams, and about the first class soccer program(known as Saanich Fusion Football Club). And Our World Famous University of Victoria, known as UVic. Oh, and of course, there’s the great University Heights Shopping Centre’s Home Depot and Canadian Tire stores – my f...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
  OAK BAY REAL ESTATE NEWS Real Estate activity has been brisk this Winter throughout Oak Bay.The mild weather may of had a positive influence on Oak Bay home Buyers shopping and buying their Next Home. Plus with the lower number of Oak Bay homes on the market this has helped many Home Sellers Sell Quickly and For Top Dollar.   Oak Bay MLS Real Estate Activity March 2015 70 Homes For Sale 48 Pending Home Sales 32 Completed Sales Since Jan 1/15 Current Average Pending Selling Price $1,007,413  March-2015 Oak Bay is a Municipality located on the South East Side of the City of Victoria.  Check Out My Oak Bay Neighbourhood Page on My Web Site www.fredcarver.com  Victoria is the Capital City of British Columbia located on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island off the west coast of Canada next...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
NEW LISTING 1346 HAMPSHIRE RD OAK BAY HANDYMAN’S SPECIAL Google Aerial View 1346 Hampshire Rd   Only 1 Block from the Oak Bay Village. NEW OAK BAY LISTING MARCH 17-15. Located only one block for the centre of the Oak Bay Village.   Drive By 1346 Hampshire Rd 1957 Home 1020 sq.ft(est) main floor 3 bed 1 bath Full Height Undeveloped Basement 50’ x 120’ lot  Call or text me Today to View 250-413-7042     Google Street View       Bing Aerial View   if you are interested in building a new home or a Handyman’s Special call or email me today!. WALK SCORE OF 82!!!!   Great Oak Bay Location Many Homes in South Oak Bay are worth well over $1Million Dollars   Asking Price For 1346 Hampshire Road Selling “As Is Where Is”   $569,900 2015 BC Assessment $574,300 NEW LISTING 1346 HAMPSHIRE RD OAK BAY H...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
 FINDING NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE NEWS REPORTS & MOREI Blog about Neighborhoods I service(sell Real Estate) in Victoria BC. Where I blog about Victoria Neighborhood Real Estate Market Reports, Local Events, Market trends, neighborhood Schools, Popular places like Farmers Markets, Parades, Sports events, New Restaurants, Business's I like to shop at & recommend and more.So when I meet people and they ask local real estate market reports, Schools, etc, I also suggest they search me on Google for their neighborhood to find real estate news. etc.NEIGHBORHOOD EXAMPLES: Fred Carver Gordon Head- 94,500 results on Google Fred Carver Fairfield- 354,000 results on Google Fred Carver Oak Bay BC- 84,000 results on Google Fred Carver Gorge Tillicum- 301,000 results on Google These are just a few exa...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FAIRFIELD AND ROCKLAND HOME OWNERS" TURN YOUR EMPTY NEST INTO A NEST EGG!!" Are you wandering around your now empty Family Home?..You built or bought your Home to rise your family there. Now that the Children have grown up and flown the nest. Now maybe now is the time to Turn your Home into a nice Nest Egg. “The neighborhood of Fairfield British Columbia is a delightfully peaceful and prosperous alcove of the beautiful Provincial Capital City of Victoria. See her serene and stately streets stretch out for miles along the sparkling coast, and know that from wherever you are this is a home - and what a home!" Plan to go on those Long Forgotten Travel Plans, like a World Cruise's you always dreamed about, or now you can plan your move to your Dream retirement location, Like Hawaii Or Spain...
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