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New York inspired 2 bedroom penthouse loft with 20' windows showcasing the sweeping views of downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. At almost 1500 sq/ft this modern architecturally stunning condo has it all. Breezeway entrance, 23' ceilings, two fully renovated bathrooms, gourmet kitchen with island & gas stove, custom fireplace, remote controlled blinds and private roof top patio perfect for watching the f...
VIEWS!! This solid mid century modern home on the upper Lansdowne Slope sits on a 1/4 acre lot with amazing views of the Olympic mountains. Heated floors in the gourmet kitchen that features an oversized island, stainless appliances, marble countertops and opens to the living/dining space for entertaining. You'll find oak floors throughout the main living area, gas fireplaces, updated bathrooms with heated ...
Stunning south/west corner unit with 10' ceilings, extra large windows and unobstructed views of the mountains from the huge south facing balcony. This Jukebox condo has been thoughtfully upgraded with custom hall and bedroom closets, extra storage solutions, additional soft close cabinetry with pull out drawers and a recessed fridge. The contemporary kitchen with marble counters has been opened up to take a...
This one owner custom-built Fairfield family home is located on a sunny corner lot with great exposure for the gardener in the family. Walk into this 2-story home to find the main level offering formal living room/ dining room with bay windows, spacious kitchen with peninsula & built-in desk that overlooks the family room with skylights to enjoy the natural light. On this level you will also have access to th...Listed by RE/MAX CAMOSUN
Welcome to 1460 Pandora! This modern/west coast ONE BEDROOM + DEN condo ground level condo in an award-winning building. This good layout 773 Sqft condo features laminate flooring, stainless appliances, quality cabinetry, quartz countertops with an eating bar, custom window blinds & in-suite laundry. The spacious lovely patio is very private. Perfect for BBQ'ing, and entertaining. Secured underground parking...Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Cloverdale
This cheery 2 bed, 2 bath condo is a sweet place to call home & it’s Vacant & Ready for your personal touch. The living space is open & bright with a south facing wall of windows, 9 ft. ceilings, outward facing kitchen & electric fireplace. Enjoy a relaxing drink on the south facing patio over the courtyard while taking in the city views. Facing north is the nicely sized master bedroom that has two double-doo...Listed by Pemberton Holmes - Duncan
This spacious one bedroom with 11 ft ceilings and wall to wall windows, opens on to a 161 sq/ft private patio with lots of room for gardening and summer BBQ's. Upgrades include quality laminate flooring, quartz countertops, modern wood slat wall in living room and a heated bathroom floor. The bedroom boasts a beautiful chandelier and a textured paper feature end wall. In-suite laundry for your convenience and...
Live your luxury! Nestled in a private enclave of executive style homes on a quiet Cordova Ridge cul de sac, this updated property with a modern flare is sure to impress! Charming from every corner, curb appeal is an understatement. An abundance of natural light flooding through oversized windows & multiple skylights upon entry. Open concept Kitchen/Living/Dining floor plan, featuring 4 beds, 3 baths. Modern ...Listed by ENGEL & VOLKERS VANCOUVER ISLAND
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
Janine’s entrepreneurial spirit has found her in various businesses from restaurateur to metal artist. With a background in architectural technology her passion for design has continued as her path has merged into a real estate career.. She is family oriented and concerned for the future of the planet, researching green and sustainable solutions and finding healthy homes for clients which is a focus within her business. Her experience as a home stager is a service that is offered to all her clients and she is not afraid of getting her hands dirty as she takes more of a grassroots approach to the tasks at hand. Janine brings an educated perspective on the market as well as an eye for value and opportunity.