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Real Estate Victoria

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SWARTZ HEAD WATERFRONT LOT $1,049,000 * .58 Acre serviced lot * Part of a 4 lot cul de sac * Spectacular ocean & mtn. views * Located on a quiet cul de sac close to Canoe Cove Marina * and the Swartz Bay Ferries * MLS 287523

Geoff McLean & Assoc. PREC 250-744-5551 RE/MAX Camosun 250-744-3301

AFFORDABLE LAKEFRONT Florence Lake - Spectacular waterfront property with fixer upper home offering breathtaking views across Florence Lake. Enjoy over 70 feet of frontage with private dock on .22 acre property and only steps to Bear Mountain Resort. Imagine soaking in your hot tub overlooking the lake with total privacy in this quiet and pristine setting. This 2 storey home/cabin with multi level decks offers awesome lake views with two bedrooms, 2 baths, basement or crawlspace, separate workshop and much more, nestled on quiet no through street and only minutes to Victoria, sewers nearby so possible subdivision possibilities exist. Waterfront at this price, don’t miss out, excellent value, call now ONLY $495,000. MLS 287190

BEAUTIFUL WATERFRONT BUILDING LOT EXCLUSIVE, PRESTIGIOUS, PRIVATE LOCATION $1,399,000 This is a fabulous opportunity to live in the “Uplands” of N. Saanich & to be a member of the private neighbourhood of the Towner Bay Country Club. Just experiencing the setting of this 1 level home at the end of a circular drive. This property also features a rare-tofind boathouse & this quiet sheltered cove is the ideal place to launch your boat. Sun all day, glorious sunsets & as the tide comes in over the sand, the clear waters are warm enough for summer swims. 1 ac. with 100’ of shoreline. 667 Towner Park Rd. MLS 282475.

Michele’s Team Holmes Realty Ltd. 250-656-0911

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Darren Day RE/MAX Camosun 250-478-9600

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SWARTZ HEAD LOT $369,900 * .37 acre serviced lot * Part of a 4 lot cul de sac * Close to the ocean with ocean glimpses * Located on a quiet street close to Canoe Cove Marina * And the Swartz Bay ferries * MLS 287509

Geoff McLean & Assoc. PREC 250-744-5551 RE/MAX Camosun 250-744-3301

ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED OCEANFRONT ESTATE $1,249,000 10425 WEST COAST ROAD Stunning 2007 architecturally designed & beautifully built 4 BR + den, 4 BA, 3661 sf (+1927 sf nearly fin lower lvl) exec home on private, sunny, s-facing 2.52 ac oceanfront lot. Rich solid fir, slate & tile floors, 9’ & vaulted ceilings & wainscotting. Granite island kitchen. DR w/ cozy wood stove. LR w/ dbl sided stone FP. Family room w/ built-in plasma TV. MBR has walk-in closet & opulent ensuite w/ 6’ glass & tile shower. Sound, security, auto blinds, heat pump & radiant in-floor heat, slate deck & dbl garage. MLS 286480. Photos:

John Vernon RE/MAX Camosun Westside 250-642-5050

This rare & remarkable lowbank ocean front home is being offered for the 1st time since 1959. Rare because offerings on this quiet road very seldom occur & remarkable for its views that are ageless & beautiful. Walk down to the pebbly beach & enjoy the seals & small islands that dot the cove. At low tide some of the islands are accessible by foot. On a clear day the majestic Olympic Mountains go on forever and in the winter magnificent storms. Enjoy ship traffic from fish boats to the occasional aircraftcarrier. This 2731 sq.ft. home has 3bds & 1bth + a 1bd/1bth suite, huge rec room & more! A good update would make this a superb long term investment that you will never want to leave. Come crab, fish & create your own great memories here. MLS 287304


Chris & Darlene Hobbs Sotheby’s International Realty Canada 250-537-1778

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DAVID SCOTNEY 250-384-8124 Web: Email:


Gorgeous Lake Front Character Home $1,150,000



VILLAGE OCEANFRONT Set on the edge of Ganges Village, this intriguing oceanfront manor is ideally located for the home based artisan or B&B operator. Strong architecture and superb scale welcome with old world elegance throughout 4000 sq.ft. of living space. Teak floors, cherry cabinets and fine millwork grace the rich variety of entertaining and private spaces. A second staircase leads to the newer loft, an ideal private guest suite or professional office. The oversized garage is a serious work or collector space. This unique home enjoys ever changing views of the harbour, marinas and Grace Point along with a gentle path to the seaside. One of a kind in design and location!

Harry Fowler DFH Westshore 250-474-6003

New ML 287228

Sherrie Boyte Sam Boyte Dockside Realty Ltd. 1-866-629-3166

Anna Law Pender Island Realty 1-888-629-3383

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A MUST SEE Enjoy ocean glimpses from this well built contemporary home. Open concept with vaulted ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, gorgeous gourmet kitchen with pantry, hardwood floors, loft, and large sun deck are just some of the many features. Unfinished lower level has potential for in-law suite. Perched on an easy care lot backing onto park land, this home is a private sanctuary.

You absolutely must see this gorgeous 1 year old lakefront home. This custom built character home is a real stunner with top of the line finishing. The owners have spared no expense with this wonderful 2500 sq ft 4 bedroom 3 bathroom home. When your busy day is done this will be like coming home to a small piece of heaven. The main floor boasts gorgeous hardwood floors with an open floor plan facing the lake. That is just one of the many things which make this an amazing home for entertaining. The front porch area faces the lake and this is where you will spend all your time. The sellers cannot decide whether they enjoyed the winter or the summer the best. The wildlife with the eagles fishing truly makes this a special place to come home to. MLS 287228



NOW REDUCED BY OVER $50K + PRICED TO SELL! Pamper yourself at Poets Cove Resort & spa - luxury 5 star resort where you can be a shared owner in this 2 + BR, 3 BA, 1647 sq.ft. ocean view villa. Top of the line everything - all furnishings indoor & out. Taxes inc. in assessment.


OWN AN ORIGINAL With the light filled ambiance and warmth of an Italian tiled villa, this enchanting grown up residence withstands any attempt at comparison. Embracing a global adventurism that transforms home into artform, the magical Mediterranean-style exterior begins with the opening of the electronic wrought-iron gate and continues past herb gardens along the gentle incline up to the main house. Mason built and marked with agedwood and stone details, the home deftly incorporates the richness of the past while providing all the necessary components for today’s high-tech lifestyle. Spatially and aesthetically stunning, the interior showcases carefully selected materials, walls for art, and superb stylish finishes. Oriented to the outdoors, the loggias and Spanish balcony offer beautiful views over the gardens and grounds. A glass covered breezeway connects the main house to an elegant cottage studio. This Utopian home accommodates an eclectic range of styles and stands as an artistic and architectural trophy of timeless beauty.

Chris & Darlene Hobbs Sotheby’s International Realty Canada 250-537-1778


TRANQUILITY COVE OCEANFRONT This high level oceanfront home offers 2.6 acres with a vibrant 3600 sq.ft. open plan residence that lends well to formal entertaining and family relaxation. Granite topped kitchen with greenhouse eating area. Vaulted living room with a massive stone fireplace and walls of windows looking to the sea. A main floor master suite is serviced by a luxurious bath on a private end of the house. 4 additional bedrooms; a walkout lower level with fireside recreation room and wet bar, & oceanside spa. A staircase to the beach is a short distance away. Easy care landscaping and a detached studio space dot the acreage. A fine oceanfront home for full time or vacation house pursuits.

Chris & Darlene Hobbs Sotheby’s International Realty Canada 250-537-1778

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BUY ME! YOUR PONDEROSA FOR JUST $98,000 * Gigantic fenced lot * C9-920 Whittaker Road * 2 bed, 1 bath home * Wood burning fireplace * New roof in 2009 * Clean as a whistle

Eileen Jespersen Pemberton Holmes Cloverdale 250-686-4820

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MARINA - MARINE PUB REVENUE BUILDING The Shoal Harbour Marina property includes a marina, a marine pub formerly the famous Blue Peter and a revenue building on a waterfront acreage that has residential and commercial development potential. Call us and ask about this license to print money.

Glenn Nicholls Tara Pankhurst Pemberton Holmes Cloverdale 250-384-8124

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Helpful HINTS on Buying a Home Buying a home is likely one of the biggest investments you will ever make.

The Waterstone Lease Space $15-$20 Stunning new building at the top of Jacklin Road. Corner lot with very high volume of drive-by visibility. GREAT EXTERIOR FINISHING A REAL EYE CATCHER. Various sizes & priced sub-dividable units. Building A & B.

Lyle Kahl Kahl Realty 250-391-8484

BRAND NEW COMMERCIAL CENTRE The Malahat Centre is an exciting new project located in an area of rapidly expanding commercial development. The property is zoned L1A which offers a multitude of uses including, warehousing, office, storage, automotive repair, manufacturing, processing, wholesale, freight handling and the list goes on and on. The site is located just off the Trans Canada Highway on the southern end of Shawnigan Lake Road. This convenient location provides excellent access to Greater Victoria and all upisland communities. The Malahat Centre site is approximately 10.6 ACRES, flat, cleared and fully serviced for all your needs. Phase 1,2 & 3 is already fully leased. Call David today with any questions. MLS 270838.

David Scotney Pemberton Holmes 250-384-8124

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You will need to make a number of decisions about this purchase that should be based on the best information available. The best advice you can obtain on buying a home will come from a real estate professional -- a REALTOR®. REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a strict Code of Ethics and high 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 your needs -size, style, features, location, proximity to schools, hospital and shopping, etc. – and then make arrangements for you to view those homes that appeal the most. • A REALTOR® will help you determine how big a home you can afford. Assessing the many financial alternatives is an important consideration when buying a home. 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, 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. Presenting offers and handling counter offers can be a nerve-wracking process for someone who is not experienced in the art of negotiating. • Finally, 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. A REALTOR® 's knowledge and skill can help in many ways to make the experience of buying a home a pleasant and rewarding one for you and your family.

* This article was provided by the Victoria Real Estate Board

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