Victoria, BC Real Estate News

By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
GORDON HEAD & LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE IS IN DEMAND.This popular bedroom community is always popular with Victoria home buyers. One reason is the University of Victoria is Located on the SE corner of this neighbourhood in our Sannich Municipality. Just North of the District of Oak Bay another popular neighbourhood in Victoria, BC- See Victoria Map.So far this Year 145 homes have Sold in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park since January 1, 2015.If you are getting ready to sell your Gordon Head or Lambrick Park Home soon, I make it easy to find out what your home is worth in the current busy real estate market.     I created an easy to use (Go Here) >Gordon Head Current Market Analysis page to help Gordon Head & Lambrick Park Home owners search online to find out what their homes are worth tod...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
DETERMINING A BUYERS OR SELLERS OR BALANCED REAL ESTATE MARKETKNOWN AS ABSORPTION RATE = MONTHS SUPPLY OF INVENTORY-MSI A months supply of inventory (homes for sale) helps determine a Buyer’s, Balanced or Seller’s Market. MSI is an estimate of how long it will take for all the market’s homes to be sold, or absorbed, based on home many homes are currently on the market and the rate homes in the past (absorption rate).ABSORPTION RATES- Total of homes sold in the last year divided by the months in a year, twelve. Therefore take the amount of current inventory, take the number of homes sold in the past year divided by 12.  Absorption rate is the percentage the 12 month average sale is to the total current listings, showing the absorption percentage of the inventory.I.E.  Let’s say 341 homes...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
OAK BAY BC REAL ESTATE  SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 MARKET SNAPSHOTOur Victoria's OAK BAY Real Estate market is going full steam ahead as we head into the Fall of 2015. Here is a real estate market snapshot for Oak Bay this Sept 11/15.  If you are looking to find your next home in Victoria in the popular Oak Bay neighborhood you have come to the right place.    Oak Bay Real Estate listings of homes For Sale in each of the following Oak Bay Neighborhoods. South Oak Bay  30Gonzales             8North Oak Bay    7Estevan              11Henderson           6Uplands              11 SEPTEMBER 11/15 Total Number of active single family homes For Sale in Oak Bay BC  73 HomesCurrently there are 32 Pending homes Sold throughout Oak Bay with a current average Selling Price of $1,168,023 ranging from a Pend...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
It's Labour Day Monday and there is still time to go to the 148th Saanich Fair.Fun for the Whole Family148th Saanich Fair, includes Music, Food, Live Stock Crafts on display, Flower contest, veggie contest, fruit contest for the best garden products, 4H Club displays, rides, ice cream eating contest..Lots to do on the last Day this Monday www.saanichfair.ca My Photo Slideshow from past Saanich Fair's in 2007 and 2012. Call or Email if I can help you with your Real Estate needs
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY LONG WEEKEND EVENTSWOW...Where Did SUMMER GO!It's our Last Summer Holiday Weekend ..Here's a Short list of Events going on in and Around Victoria, BC the Labour Day Holiday weekend. Sept 4-6th. 148th Saanich Fair, Music, Food, Live Stock Crafts on display, Flower contest, veggie contest, fruit contest for the best garden products, 4H Club displays, rides, ice cream eating contest..Lots to Do until the last Day on Monday www.saanichfair.ca   Sept 4th. Concerts in the Park..Head down to the Cameron Band shell at Beacon Hill Park for a Free Concert from the Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra 1:30pm to 3:20pm. Sept 4-6th. Classice Boat Festival, pop down to the Inner Harbour and admire boats of alll shapes and sizes. www.classicboatfestival.ca     Sept 5-7th. Vancouver Isla...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
EASILY FIND GORDON HEAD HOMES FOR SALE USING THIS EASY TO USE LIVE MAP SEARCH TOOLI created an easy to use  map showing current listings of Gordon Head Homes for sale. The Map is live, so keep coming back as new listing show up on the map.Click on and of the numbers, they indicate the number of listing near that spot, then drill down on each button to see details on the home, townhouse or Condo for sale in Gordon HeadHere's a sample of the Map you'll see of homes for sale throughout Gordon Head in Victoria BC Go Here to my Live Map of homes for sale, save the link and come back often as new Gordon Head listings will show up 24/7. Find Out More About Living in The Popular Gordon Head Neighbourhood on my Gordon Head web page.Why Do People Live here?The Gordon Head is a beautiful neighbour...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VICTORIA VIEW CONDO AT 807-777 BLANSHARD STREET SOLD WITH COMPETING OFFERS.I recently listed a 8th floor Mountain and Ocean view condo in a Steel & Concrete Highrise called "The Savoy". Located just one block behind Victoria's Fairmont Empress Hotel on Victoria's Inner Harbour.The First two weeks we saw only one showing of the Condo. Then I cranked up my online marketing with my blogging in Active Rain and my web site, plus posting details about this view condo in all my Social Media Sites LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.My online marketing brought a huge response of interested Downtown Condo Buyers, and two competing offers(Bidding against one another).The Seller is very pleased, they had hired me after being rejected by another Realtor...Can you imagine?.My Sellers...
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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 AUGUST 31, 2015  LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR SALE IN GORDON HEAD? THEN YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE  IMAGE OF MY MAP SEARCH TOOL of Current Listings in Gordon Head TO FIND GORDON HEAD HOMES, Condos And TOWNHOUSES FOR SALE JUST GO TO MY LIVE MAP SEARCH TOOL Come back often to see New Gordon Head listings. 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 i...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
LIST OF VICTORIA HOMES AVAILABLE TO MOVE INTO FOR THANKSGIVING! Do you need to find a home in Victoria to move into Quickly... Now and Before THANKSGIVING?? Thanksgiving in Canada is celebrated on the second Monday in October. This year it's on October 12/15 Good News, currently there are 63 Homes in Greater Victoria available for immediate possession. Just Imagine this THANKSGIVING being settled in your New Home, it’s possible, Call me Fred Carver Top Victoria Realtor 250-413-7042 and start packing, I can certainly help you find your next dream home to move into before this THANKSGIVING in Victoria. If you are Searching to buy a Home in Victoria BC you have come to the right place. Not in a hurry, there are even more Homes Currently For Sale Throughout Victoria BC Here is my list and n...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
SPEECHLESS SUNDAY FLOWER CLOSE UPS.My Favorite time in our garden is the Spring time. Here's a couple of macro photos I took a few Springs ago in my Garden in Victoria BC.How about you when is your favorite time in the garden in your yard or around your town or city?SPEECHLESS SUNDAY FLOWER CLOSE UPS.
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
HIGHRISE CONDO IN VICTORIA BC-JUST SOLD 777 BLANSHARD STREETAsking price was ONLY $265,000. A Very Popular downtown Victoria Condo Complex and this Condo that just sold is on the 8th Floor offering year round Day and Night Scene Views.JUST SOLD ONE BEDROOM 8th FLOOR CONDO IN THE SAVOY IN DOWNTOWN VICTORIA.WOW….Imagine Waking up to panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains to the South.Two Large Balconies to enjoy a morning coffee and overlook the city below. Huge almost 1,000 sq.ft one bedroom 8th floor condo. Corner unit with a Dining room window which also has distant views.Very Bright south facing Condo. Excellent home away from home for vacations or as a permanent home.Leave your car in the underground secure parking and walk to the Ocean Beaches, Beacon Hill Park, Downtown shopping,...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
JAMES BAY REAL ESTATE IN VICTORIA BC  Currently there are 6 Single Family Homes For Sale ranging in price from $564,900 on Montreal Street to $1,980,000 on Superior Street and 3 Float homes $186,000 to $235,000 on Dallas Rd at Fisherman's Wharf .43 Condo's from $116,500 for a leasehold on Michigan St to $5,250,000 regular strata on Dallas Rd and 13 Townhouse's from $289,900 on Doulas Street to $898,000 on St Andrews .Some great homes choices in this Popular Victoria neighbourhood known as James Bay.Here's Video I did in November 2009  along Dallas Rd in James Bay.If you would like a free list of homes for sale in this neighborhood, and would like more information about James Bay or would like to be the first to know about HOT new listings before other buyers do, then give me a call at: ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
VICTORIA'S JAMES BAY NEIGHBOURHOOD CONDO MARKET UPDATE AUGUST 26, 2015 Wow... here it is already almost September in Victoria, BC VICTORIA’S JAMES BAY CONDO MARKET AUGUST 26, 2015 Market Update If you are searching for a James Bay Condo in Victoria BC to Buy you have come to the Right Place.I created a live map showing active listings for sale, Go Here and return often, new listings will be added often.The Quality of Life in James Bay is always in demand, even if you do not own a James Bay single family home, the life style is available to James Bay Condo owners too. Walking along the Waterfront, Beacon Hill Park, Downtown Victoria and the Victoria Harbour Causeway, just to name a few benefits of the James Bay Lifestyle James Bay Neighbourhood in Victoria BC Map of James Bay:   So far t...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FAIRFIELD BC REAL ESTATE MARKET REPORT FOR AUGUST 25, 2015 Wow... here it is almost Spetember in Victoria, BC Fairfield Real Estate Market Report for AUGUST 25, 2015 If you are Searching for a Fairfield home you have come to the right place. The Quality of Life in Fairfield is always in demand, even if you do not own a Fairfield single home, the life style is available to Condo & Townhouse owners too.Current Single Family Homes For Sale in the Fairfield neighbourhood in Victoria BC. Broken Down into MLS Listing Map Areas as follows:Rockland: 14Fairfield West: 12Fairfield East: 12Plus Currently There are 21 Homes For Sale Over a Million Dollars in all of these neighbourhoods in Fairfield. Map of Fairfield.  At the End of July there was 29 months inventory of Single Family Homes For Sale....
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
AR REALTORS | US BUYERS ARE BUYING VICTORIA BC REAL ESTATE.Realtors...Are you talking to your clients about Canadian Real Estate?If you are looking for Real Estate in Victoria BC you have come to the right place Victoria BC Real EstateThe Tide has turned. Few Canadians are heading south buying US Real Estate since the Canadian Dollar dropped to almost .75 cst to the US green back. With the low Canadian Dollar US home buyers are now Buying  VICTORIA BC Real Estate .Our office has been seeing an increase in Americans Buying (and shopping for) real estate in Victoria, BC.  This Wednesday I'm showing Homes and Townhouses to a couple from Southern California...Rents are high here. A nice townhouse rents for $1700 to $1900 pm and sells for less than $400,000. Mortgage rates are below 3% inter...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
OAK BAY BC REAL ESTATE  AUGUST 2015 MARKET SNAPSHOTOur Victoria's OAK BAY Real Estate market is going full steam ahead as we head into the Fall of 2015. Here is a real estate market snapshot for Oak Bay.  If you are looking to find your next home in Victoria in the popular Oak Bay neighborhood you have come to the right place.       Oak Bay Real Estate listings of homes For Sale in each of the following Oak Bay Neighborhoods. South Oak Bay  32Gonzales             8North Oak Bay    6Estevan              11Henderson             4Uplands              12 On August 24 Total Number of active single family homes For Sale in Oak Bay BC of 73 HomesCurrently there are 47 Pending homes Sold throughout Oak Bay with a current average Selling Price of $1,251,000, ranging from a Pending Sale of $605,0...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
SPEECHLESS SUNDAY (SATURDAY) ON THE GORGE WATERWAY IN VICTORIA.Today while walking along the Gorge water way, I caught two Kayakers enjoying Perfect Saturday Paddling along the Gorge.If you are looking for a home near the Gorge waterway you have come to the right place, I created a live Map of the locations of homes for sale in the Gorge Tillicum Neighbourhood. Save this map as new listings will automactically be added to the map.For the rest of my walk with my dog I could not get a song out of my head after seeing those two people on the Gorge Waterway ...Goes something like this "Cruising Down The River on a Sunday Afternoon"..except theses two where paddling their Kayacks on a Saturday afternoon.The Gorge Waterway is just one on the many benefits of living in the Gorge Tillicum Neigh...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
SOUTH OAK BAY HOMES FOR SALE IN OAK BAY VICTORIA BC AUGUST 22, 2015 South Oak Bay Homes are Very Popular, check out my live map of South Oak Bay Homes For Sale. Come back often this map is live and new listings are added often..Of course you can signup here to receive automated Emails in your email in box with New Homes For Sale Oak Bay Victoria BC Daily. I have also created a HOMES FOR SALE IN All of OAK BAY VICTORIA, BC  search for the Newest listings that will help you find all the latest Homes For Sale in Oak Bay on MLS for the Last 6 Days…. No Need to Sign up, Just call me Fred Carver 250-598-2963 And I'll help you find the Home For Sale in Oak Bay for YOU and your family. There are Currently 32 Single Family Homes For Sale in South Oak Bay ranging in price from $619,900 to $8,999,...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
RENTING VERSUS BUYING THIS VICTORIA BC VIEW CONDO.Have you looked at comparing the advantages of renting or buying a Condo in Victoria BC?I have a easy to use Mortgage calculator to determine your monthly mortgage costs when Buying. In addition to calculating the mortgage monthly payments, my calculator also calculates Renting VS Buying.Lets do a calculation based with a Purchase price of $265,000, with a downpayment of $65,000 on a current View Victoria Condo I have for sale #807-777 Blanshard Street.  We'll look at the qualification for a mortgage, and also you'll see the comparison results on Renting vs Buying with my mortgage calculation tool. The Rent is preset at $1,000 so I 'll change it to $1500 pm then to set it by pushing the calculation button on the first page.Here's a page ...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
FRED CARVER'S GORDON HEAD REAL ESTATE NEWS View of Gordon Head from Mount TomieIf You are looking for a home in Gordon Head or Lambrick Park you have come to the right place, click here to see my map search tool to find homes for sale on my map showing all current Gordon Head and Lambrick Park listing for sale 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, Mout Doug Park BeachHow about Sunday walks in M...
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