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Great Family Home... This 1990’s home offers a very popular 3 level split design with 4 Bedrooms, 2 ½ Baths and features large entertainment sized Living, Dining, Kitchen, Eating area and Family rooms areas in over 2200 sq. ft. Positioned on a 68’X123’ lot with semi-circular driveway. Early possession available. Offered at $549,900 mls 315503

Murray K. Lawson Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty 250.477.5353

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Dec. 20 - 26, 2012 Vol 36 • Issue 51 Greater Victoria’s

Real Estate Guide Since 1977

Top of The World to You – It’s Broadmead’s Finest 180 Degree - Bird’s Eye Views Heights make you dizzy? Watching downward on bald eagles soaring sound daunting? This may not be for you! But if architectural precision construction and dramatic views are enticing check out the website on this Engineers’ custom –built residence, offered for sale for the first time since construction. Amazingly this exclusive and privately situated residence is aggressively priced @ $1,295,000 916 Cobblestone Lane


200 Douglas on the Park...Beacon Hill Park! A simply incredible location! On the park, a short stroll to the Dallas Waterfront, James Bay Village, Cook St Village, downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour. 200 Douglas is a six storey reinforced concrete building offering a limited collection of just 38 exceptional residences ranging in size from 650 to over 1800 sf and priced from the mid 300's. This is YOUR opportunity to own and live on the park. Now under construction and over 40% sold. Presentation Centre open by appointment over the holiday season.

Ryan Bicknell / Fair Realty / 250-883-2715

From all of us at Duttons Duttons & Co. Real Estate Ltd. 250-383-7100 (Toll Free 1-800-574-7491)

The Cherry Bank Residences


Downtown living at its best. The final few bi-level suites – Penthouse 1 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath with Skylit En-suite $389,000 – Townhome with entertainment in mind 1699 sq. ft. 1Bedroom and Den, 1 ½ Baths $559,000 – Sub Penthouse 1621 sq. ft. 2 Bedroom 2 1/2Baths that enjoys stunning views and spacious patios. Net HST included. Available to view by appointment only over the Holiday Season.

Own a dream ! Call us, the experienced oceanfront specialists, for details or an appointment to view any Greater Victoria seaside listings. Waterfront properties from $ 575,000 to $ 4,500,000. Enjoy the seashore from dawn to dusk & through out the seasons!

Murray K. Lawson Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty 250 477-5353

Jean Dunn 250-655-1816 ROYAL LEPAGE By the Sea 1-800-326-8856

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Heart of Fairfield: 2 Bed 2 Bath $295,000

Bright Townhome Close to UVic $399,000

This two bedroom 2 bathroom corner unit offers over 1200 sq. ft. of open living space, wood fireplace, ample insuite storage, insuite laundry and secure parking. Bonus large wrap around deck with two patio doors leading to outside! Charming 11 units in a well maintained building. All this on beautiful Vancouver St. within easy walking distance of downtown, Cook St. Village, Beacon Hill Park and the ocean. ML#314475

This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom townhome has the perfect family layout in a great neighbourhood! The main floor features living room, family room with fireplace, nice sized kitchen and dining room with access to the private landscaped fenced yard with patio. Upstairs you will find 3 bedrooms with a walk-in closet in the master and the attic for additional storage! Also including 2 parking spaces, one covered and extra outside storage. This is the perfect location - just a short walk to Tuscany Village, University Heights Mall & transportation. ML#316867

Views of the Ocean & Mt. Baker! $472,900

South facing unit with privacy. This spacious 2 bed unit has an open floor plan w/ beautiful exposure, 2 large sized decks. Numerous upgrades including custom made cabinetry, kitchen backsplash & newer light fixtures. Features of this unit include formal living rm & dining rm with gas fireplace. The kitchen w/ breakfast bar & adjoining eating area. Large master w/ walk in closet & 4 piece ensuite. 2nd bed also w/ ensuite. In suite laundry & w/ add’l separate storage throughout .Building has been fully remediated & is like new with secured underground parking. ML 316306

Character Home: Cedar Hill $519,000

This lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath home offers quaint living rm with a cozy woodstove insert. Bright kitchen with oak cabinets, stainless look fridge & stainless stove plus breakfast bar. Main floor features hardwood floors and access to the deck overlooking the private fully fenced backyard. Spiral staircase leads you to a “spa get away” Master suite with jetted soaker tub vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet, skylight & access to the upper deck. The lower level has a 1 bedroom in-law suite with own access. Centrally located. ML #317596

Roy Coburn RE/MAX Camosun



Family Perfect Sunriver $349,000

Private Balcony $269,000

Excellent investment and priced to sell. This 2010, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 2 level home is bright and spacious offering high ceilings, feature fireplace, open floor plan with lots of charm, oak floors, roughed in for gas stove, barbeque and vacuum. Lovely large lot overlooking greenspace. Best buy, priced well below assessed value. ML 317533

FA B U L O U S D E A L Retire at “Greystone Estates”

Broadmead - Huge 1 Level Double Garage $449,000

Priced $50,000 under assessed value, this 1560 square feet 2 bedroom home boasts huge kitchen and family room with heated tile floors. Bring all your oversized furniture as you will have plenty of room in the living and dining rooms. Bonus: huge storage room next to garage. Private entrance, short drive to Broadmead Village. ML 315355

1 Acre Private Property: Metchosin $695,000

The main house with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom features one level living with large living room with 10 feet + vaulted ceilings and skylights. Walk down to the lower level with family room. Bedroom and unfinished area perfect for lots of storage. Great additional living in the separate studio suite placed by Nickel Brothers with new foundation in 2002 with 2 bedrooms and an unfinished basement for the gardener or handyman. Plenty of parking with double car garage as well as space for your RV or boat. ML # 315953

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One Level Living w/Walkout Basement $409,900

This 3 bed, 2 bath townhome has a great floor plan with main floor featuring spacious kitchen with loads of cupboard space & breakfast nook, formal dining room perfect for entertaining, living room with feature fireplace plus master bedroom. Downstairs has a large family room with the third bed being large enough to host hobby-area, workspace, home office or additional storage. South facing backyard-tranquil garden with both patio & balcony. Property backs onto green space/Galloping Goose & only a one minute walk to VGH. All this in Erskine Lane, a well run complex.. ML#315712

Top Floor Condo

Lots of advantages being on the top floor including privacy and very quiet penthouse level offering open airy views of hills and Langford city lights. Offering 1 bedroom plus large den, high ceilings, deluxe kitchen includes granite counters and stainless appliances. Bonus: huge fully equipped gym, underground secure parking, insuite laundry, pet friendly, may be rentable. ML 317589

HUGE Broadmead Condo

Broadmead’s Best Buy

Just Listed

Saanich East Acreage 3350 sq ft Home 4 Beds, 3 Baths Only $549,000

Gently sloping .9 acre property with valley views, privacy and access from two streets. Lower level suite, swimming pool, loads of parking, double garage and radiant hot water heat. Just minutes to downtown, airport and ferry. ML 317403

LOTS One of a Kind

1740 sq ft Condo - Ocean & Mtn Views Secure Underground Parking Just $434,900

Amazing Ten Acre View Property $850,000

Located in popular Boulderwood Rise, this exceptionally roomy two bed, 2 bath condominium is more like a house. Huge living/dining, spacious eat in kitchen, some ocean and mountain views, separate laundry, surrounded by well manicured gardens and waterfalls. Call Deb direct at 250 8125333 for full details. ML 310523

Fabulous mountaintop site in popular Metchosin, offering panoramic views from Victoria to Port Angeles and all the ocean in between. Driveway is in to the perfect building site offering ultimate privacy and views. Call Roy direct at 250 812-1989 for full details and your private viewing. ML 309338

Ten Mile Point: Family Home $829,900

This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has been extremely well kept with many beautiful upgrades. The family floor plan is perfect with main floor featuring formal living room with wood fireplace, dining room with separate deck, bright kitchen with adjoining eating area and access to the large private patio plus a large family room with gas fireplace. The upper floor hosts the 4 bedrooms, 3 piece main bathroom plus the 4 piece ensuite. Attached large double garage. With about half an acre, you will love this tranquil oasis setting with mature gardens. ML #316164 5800298

Deborah Coburn

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Prime Building Lot $439,900

Gordon Head location with NO H.S.T. applicable on the sale price. This exceptional flat lot is ready to go with all underground services to the lot line, get your builder and start building today or take a look at the conceptual drawing already done- approved by Saanich. This fantastic lot is in a quiet established neighbourhood within walking distance too all levels of schools including UVIC, along with transportation, shopping, parks, beaches and more. This is truly an opportunity you won’t want to pass up. ML #314573

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M I L L B AY F A B U L O U S Marvelous Rancher

Fabulous Family Home

1 level home placed perfectly on this flat 16,000 square foot lot fully fenced and gated out back with the most captivating outdoor space you will ever find including pool, decks, hot tub and huge outdoor kitchen. Everything has been custom built for these original owners and pride of ownership shines. ML 315642

Popular Triangle Mountain. Just off the parkway, sits this very well manicured six bedroom, 4 bath home, offering solid oak floors, heated tiles, economical heat pump heating and a terrific lower level suite. Tons of parking here with room for RV and boat. Call Deb direct at 250 812-5333 ML 317042

Inground Pool, Fabulous Decks $689,000

Stunning Views - One Owner 3800 Sq Ft Terrific Lower Level Suite Just $789,000 Beautiful effortless 2500 square foot 3 bedroom


Dreaming of Waterfront This Christmas 2.75 Acres, 280 ft Beach Just $479,000

Popular East Sooke, just minutes from some of the best salmon fishing around. Build your dream home, or just a cabin for weekend get aways and fishing, hiking and exploring. Old growth forest included. Call Roy direct at 250 812-1989 ML 308602


Waterfront Building Lot Just Over One Acre 20 Minutes to Downtown Victoria Just $199,000 (No HST) Excellent and easy building site with waterviews and privacy. Just a short 15-20 minute drive to downtown Victoria. Call Roy for your private viewing at 250 812-1989 ML 317155 5801351

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Immaculate 1 bedroom suite in this much sought after adult oriented 55+ building! Situated just steps from shopping, transportation, public library, restaurants, theaters, Cedar Hill Golf course, Mt. Tolmie hiking trails and much more! Featuring spacious living room with enclosed balcony, deluxe kitchen, Large master bedroom, 4 piece bathroom and in-suite laundry. Easy to view – Call Today! ML# 312481

Superb 2 bedroom, 2 Bathroom Corner Suite in the much sought after Goodwin Manor Condominiums! Featuring: Spacious Floor Plan, Large Master Bedroom with Ensuite Bath and Walk-in Shower, Living room with access to Sun deck, Dining room with access to Sun deck, great kitchen with additional Pantry, In-suite Laundry, 4 piece main Bathroom, Secure underground Parking and Much More! Enjoy strolls along the Seaside or to the Oak Bay Village, Fine Dining, Boating and Fishing at the Oak Bay Marina and a round of Golf at excellent nearby courses! Don’t delay on this one! Easy to View - Call Today!! ML#307700

Beautifully maintained Sixth floor, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Suite in this much sought after Steel and Concrete building! Offering Sunny panoramic views over Beacon Hill Park, the City Skyline and Magnificent Sunsets including peek-a-boo views of the Parliament Buildings! Featuring Livingroom with Fireplace, Separate Dining area, modern Kitchen with Breakfast Nook, Spacious Master Bedroom with Walk-in Closet and Ensuite Bathroom, Enclosed Balcony/Sunroom with base board heating for year-round use, Insuite Laundry and excellent insuite Storage Closets. Walk to Dallas Rd Beaches, Beacon Hill Park, Cook St. Village, Thrifty Foods Plaza and Down Town! Incredible Value at this price! Easy to View - Call Today! ML# 316116

Ross Bay Landing



ONLY 4 LEFT!! Affordable Luxury and Elegance await you at Ross Bay Landing! Exclusive one and two Bedroom suites in a Fantastic Fairfield location! Suite layouts by Award Winning designer and Feature: Quality engineered wood flooring, Gourmet kitchens with Quality cabinetry, stainless appliance and Granite countertops, modern lighting and fixtures, in-suite laundry and Much More! Close to Beaches, Parks, Shopping, Transportation, Tennis, Golf, Restaurants, Pubs and Downtown! Now Priced from $299,900 - $479,900! NET HST INCLUDED MLS# 316417

Executive 2 Bedroom + Den, 3 Bathroom Townhome! Just steps from Uplands golf course, Henderson Park and Rec center, Tennis courts, Cadboro Bay Beach, Cadboro Bay village, UVic Performance Centres, bus routes and much more! Featuring entertainment size Living room and dining room, a relaxing Sunroom, Den/ office or guest room. Large Master bedroom with balcony, walk-in closet, splashy ensuite, and much more! This prestigious home also offers 4 Sundecks, Attached double garage and extra storage. A must see! Easy to View-Call Today! ML#313786


$249,900 NEW PRICE!

Amazing Value and situated in the Oak Bay/Fairfield border! This 2 Bedroom, 2 full Bathroom Corner Suite has been Freshly Painted throughout and offers a Spacious Living Room with Gas Fireplace, Bright Kitchen with Breakfast Nook, Separate Dining Area, Insuite Laundry and private Patio. Walk to Oak Bay Village, Safeway Shopping Centre, Oak Bay Rec Centre and near Golf, Transportation and Parks. The building also offers a Hobby Room, Work Shop, Bike storage, separate storage Locker & secure underground Parking. Easy to view - Call Today! MLS# 315824

robertyoung for real estate 250.385.6900

Simply Sophisticated, Shore to Please

S. facing oceanfront property. Chic architecturally designed residence rests on an exclusive private 2.13 ac, w 2 private beaches. Completely renovated w meticulous attention to quality, detail & style. Ocean views from all living areas. New 40’ deep water dock & mooring buoy.


Deep Water Dock, Superb Home for more information and floor plans

Exceptional Handcrafted Home - Floor to ceiling windows. Unobstructed views & nature at your doorstep all blend together to create a relaxed atmosphere. Private all season deepH2O dock. This is a shining example of what a West Coast oceanfront home should be!


Manor From Heaven

Located in prestigious Uplands, a magnificent Tudor-revival mansion. Generously proportioned rooms, kitchen features floor to ceiling butler’s pantry and upscale appliances. Park-like gardens with trellises, water features and pergola. Double garage accessed via private lane. A stunning world-class residence. $2,284,000

Sanctuary in the City

Tastefully maintained by the current owners; a home that brings light into our lives w/ vaulted ceilings, stunning floor to ceiling windows & gorgeous flooring. Designer Urbana kitchen, $230k in updating, gracious living & dining rooms overlook a soothing, sylvan water feature. The Master suite commands an entire level. Relax & Meditate in the divine .42 ac gardens w/ lovely cottage retreat. $1,049,000

$479,900 Nicely updated character home Situated on a large 9,400+ SqFt lot in Maplewood! Offering 3 Bedroom Plus Den, 2 bathrooms, Living room with Fireplace, Large Oak Kitchen with Dining area and access to Sun Drenched Patio, Family room and much More! This gorgeous property borders a nature Park and offer excellent privacy. Situated close to Schools, Shopping, Transportation and downtown! Easy to view - Call today! ML# 317252

Ocean & Mountain Views Fairfield Now $569,900

The Spectacular Ocean and Mountain views from this prime Fairfield luxury condo are only the beginning! 1600 SqFt of just completed contemporary finishing with a view from every room! Featuring: Spacious living room and dining room with Engineered wood floors, New “Kitchen Craft” kitchen, Kitchen Aid appliances, Master Bedroom with Splashy ensuite bathroom featuring walk in shower and walk in closet with built-ins. In-suite laundry, pantry and loads of closet space! 2nd bedroom with access to south facing sunroom! Unique California doors lead to the sunroom/sundeck. Steel and concrete construction with secure parking. Steps from Cook St. Village, Beacon Hill Park, Beaches and Downtown! ML# 315499

A Sea of Honey

An esteemed, private, south facing 1.24 acre ocean front enclave. The stunning fjord view of the Saanich Inlet captures an awe-inspiring peaceful vista. The 4500 sq ft home is rich in potential, and ready for the next vision. The superb location provides an exceptional ocean orientation with outstanding views of sea & sky. $1,650,000

Sylvan Splendor

Rarely does a property come up for sale on Alec Rd. This sylvan retreat pays homage to the creative soul & has an irrigated lovely garden w sunny exposure surprises in the midst of woods. The property is an excellent candidate for horses, as many here pursue the Equine life. Peaceful while still being only est 15 min from all! $849,000


JONESco Real Estate Inc. 5799874

View From the Top

Regents Park 17th floor PENTHOUSE boasts near 2000sq’ of Designer living. Five Decks with Ocean & Mountain Views. Brilliantly Renewed from head to toe with “Kitchen Craft” Stainless & Granite Kitchen, Elegant spa baths, TWO Masters w/ walk-in closets. Steel & Concrete bldg w Resident Mgr offering Secure parking, Spa Jacuzzi Sauna Gym. BBQ & small pets welcome. $799,000

Haven On Earth

Amazing unbeatable new price. Must Sell. Bring All Offers. Southfacing peaceful 1 ac home w/ ocean views. Eden garden, sun - filled decks, & patio. Design perfect for B&B, writer or artist. Studio area on lower level. Double garage. Total privacy located near walking trails, beaches and parks. New Price $599,900

Star Lights

Spectacular water views, steel & concrete condo. The south facing aspect features fantastic views down the Gorge to the city and the Inner Harbour. This rare corner 2 bed + den w 3 decks features 1,132 sqft of Designer-Style! Updated flooring, fresh paint, new appliances, windows & views in 3 directions. Bonus huge 850 sqft private deck. $439,000

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Carol Crabb


Season’s Greetings A Message from Victoria Real Estate Board President Carol Crabb On behalf of the REALTORS® of Greater Victoria, I wish you Happy Holidays and a prosperous year in 2013. Real estate continues to play a leading role in the economic vitality of our community and of our province. The Greater Victoria area real estate market began the year very similar to 2011, building to higher sales in May through July. In July, the federal government reduced maximum mortgage amortization periods to 25 years, resulting in a slower market for the balance of the year. Despite this, pricing has remained stable in most neighbourhoods. What will 2013 bring? All indicators are focused on stable pricing and level sales numbers. With our attractive climate, beautiful surroundings and a strong, diversified economy, the Victoria area will always be a destination of choice for people looking for a great place to live and work. This will mean continued demand for home ownership which is good news for both buyers and sellers. As REALTORS®, we are proud to serve your real estate needs. Whether you are considering buying, selling or leasing, we look forward to providing you with the highest level of professional real estate services in the coming year and beyond. Our best wishes for the holiday season, and may you and your families have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Sincerely, Carol Crabb President President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carol Crabb President-Elect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelley Mann Past President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Fimrite Secretary-Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Nugent

Other Directors. . . . . Tim Ayres, Guy Crozier, Mike Holmes, Wendy Moreton, Andrew Plank Executive Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Corey


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This publication lists properties for sale under the following categories:

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Terrific little 2 bed + rec room home in a small View Royal complex. tucked away on acres of beautiful parkland, this is a 40+ adult oriented - A super retirement setting. Sweet unit needing somebody to apply love!!

Laurie Abram Newport Realty 250-385-2033

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A prime top floor residence that is bright, spacious and offers easy care living in the country. This fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite with high vaulted ceilings has over 600 sq.ft. of deck space and offers a full appliance package, quartz countertops, two secure underground parking stalls, separate storage locker, modern fixtures and quality designer finishing. 2-5-10 year New Home Warranty. Situated in ever popular Brentwood Bay Village. Close to shopping, marinas, banks, restaurants and all amenities. Call now for your private appointment to view!

Open House

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New Price for this top floor corner unit in the Cook Street Village featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, in unit laundry, underground parking - over 1000sf of easy care living in one of the best buildings in Victoria - GlenMuir Place. This is a North-West corner unit enjoying the evening sun and cool on those hot summer days. Call Dave today for your private viewing.

Dave Hillmer Newport Realty 250-385-2033

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3rd floor south facing end suite. Nine ft ceilings, upgraded bathrooms, new designer kitchen in 2007 with Bosch appliances. Spacious layout, two-sided gas fireplace in living to family rm. Two parking spots, steel & concrete bldg with excellent maintenance & mgmt. Walk to downtown along the seawall.

Dallas Chapple Personal Real Estate Corporation RE/MAX Camosun 250-744-3301

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Fully furnished corner condo at the Astoria, a very secure steel & concrete building with all the amenities. Beautifully appointed bamboo flrs, s/s appliances. Great investment to live in or rent. Close to the Empress, museum, harbour, restaurants & theatres.

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Fantastic opportunity to own a 2 bedroom corner unit at 649 Bay Street - this unit has been tenant occupied for as long as the owner has owned it and allows pets and BBQs. A great opportunity to get into today’s real estate market and improve this condo to your own tastes. This building has been remediated, and has an onsite manager, and is centrally located to wherever you need to go.

Dave Hillmer Newport Realty 250-385-2033

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$3000 for home $550K-$800K, Seller determines buyers agents comm. Plus $900 office fee on completion.


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For Condo/ Townhouse Pre-Sale

50% cash back after 10 viewings. My min. $3900 plus $450 office fee. My min. $1000 plus $450 office fee

1026 Tillicum Road

6-3968 Cedar Hill Rd.

Concrete & Steel 1008 sq.ft.

New 3bd/3ba 1029 sq.ft. duplex

2bd/2ba 1029 sq.ft.

$439,990 ML316622

$489,900 ML316777

$336,000 ML313941



FINAL SELL OUT! CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE! UNITS ARE MOVE IN READY! Award winning development crew created these contemporary, spacious townhomes. Modern functional design w/4beds/3baths in each. 6 appliances, custom Wenge & Quartercut Oak cabinetry, quartz stone countertops, 9ft vaulted ceilings, laminate floors, concrete siding & 10 year warranty. Live where you can walk to the grocery store & coffee shop. Walk, bike or hop on public transit to work. Downsize to one vehicle (or not! - parking for 2 in each unit). THIS QUALIFIES FOR UP TO $10,000 CASH BONUS BACK for first time Buyers as per Government Incentive for new homes. Rebate to seller.

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Unique Executive Townhome at Mariner’s Landing $780,000

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107-75 Songhees

Rare Gem! Top Floor Arguably the best located suite in the building, this top floor, South East corner, 1 bdrm & den (w/Murphy style bed) suite, in almost original condition has features you rarely find: wood burning fireplace, huge skylight, views over the trees & rooftops to the mountains beyond, all walking distance to our famous Cook Street Village for under $220,000. Call today to be the first to view this beauty! Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Totally unique from all of the other townhomes and meticulously maintained by the original owners. Offering almost 2800 sq.ft. of living space - cozy sunken livingroom with gas fireplace, spacious dining area - corner kitchen with lots of windows and attached family room and breakfast nook. 3 Bedrooms on the upper level gorgeous masterbedroom retreat with a private ocean view deck, ceilings that vault to over 13’, romantic gas fireplace and a lovely ensuite and two walk-in closets. Lower level would make a perfect media room with a full bath and lots of storage. Private double car garage! Short stroll to downtown Victoria. Sutton Group - West Coast Realty

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Upscale Townhome at Mariners Landing

$690,000 101-75 Songhees Rd.

Offering over 2600 sq.ft. plus a large private double car garage. Gorgeous hardwood floors, updated kitchen with newer cabinetry, high end appliances, granite countertops - attached family room and breakfast nook. Spacious living and dining room - perfect for those large family dinners. Upper level offers 2-3 bedrooms - very large masterbedroom with a gorgeous ensuite. The lower unit offers a fabulous media room, walkin pantry or storage area and full bathroom. Mariner’s Landing - one of Victoria’s premier buildings - short stroll to downtown. Sutton Group - West Coast Realty AN INDEPENDANT MEMBER BROKER

Bill & Lynn



Elegant Totally Renovated Condo at Mariner’s Landing

Oak Bay - Vista Towers

Wake up to the glorious sunrises & views of Mt. Baker from this spacious 2 BR. suite in Vista Towers. Across the street from the ocean on Beach Drive - one of Victoria’s premiere addresses where you are just steps away from the Oak Bay Marina; minutes to the Victoria Golf course & Oak Bay Beach Hotel & a short stroll to the shops, cafes & galleries in the Oak Bay Village MLS 315970 $320,000

250-479-3333 • (c)250-361-7997 1-800-261-7997

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Oak Bay - Beach Drive Manor

This well run Co-op is in a dynamite location where you can walk to beaches, the Oak Bay Village, Golf & parks. Perfect if you are looking to downsize as this beautifully renovated suite could feature in a magazine for amazing reno’s in small spaces. One bedroom, 1 bath - ideal for someone who wants to lock up & travel for part of the year w/ no cares or just live in a great suite & in a great location. MLS 412145 $269,000

The Chelsea - Rockland/Downtown

This west facing 2 bdrm., 2 bath suite has a pleasant outlook over the private manicured courtyard and top quality appointments that include quartz countertops & fireplace surround, high-end stainless appliances, hardwood floors & luxurious Spa like baths. Set on a tree lined neighbourhood street just minutes from all amenities & a stroll to downtown. MLS 313961 $569,000

The Rockland - Victoria - Rockland

It’s all about Location! This 55 plus complex is located on the Fairfield/Rockland border convenient to all amenities including downtown, the Cook Street Village, The Seniors Activity Centre, shopping, parks and the ocean. 2 bedroom corner suite w/ approx. 1080 square feet of living space & an enclosed balcony. Enjoy convenient living in a great location. MLS 312390 $229,900 for photos and a floor plan Thinking of Buying or Selling? Call us. We'd like to earn your business.

Cheryl Bejcar & Associates... "Pronounced bates-er"

$698,000 306-75 Songhees

Elegant residence at Mariner's Landing - one of Victoria's premier condominium residences - a short stroll to downtown Victoria along the West Song waterfront walkway. Completely renovated - the kitchen is absolutely magnificent - gorgeous granite counters, rich wood cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances. Beautiful walnut hardwood floors, flat ceilings, crown mouldings, Hunter Douglas window coverings throughout, 3 built-in televisions. The views are absolutely fantastic SOUTH WEST EXPOSURE looking towards the entrance to Victoria's bustling harbour and the Olympic Mountains and on to the sunsets over the Sooke Foothills. Well managed strata with a strong financial plan. Absolutely stunning! Available to purchase furnished. Sutton Group - West Coast Realty AN INDEPENDANT MEMBER BROKER

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City Convenience $299,900

Spacious, bright 2 BR 2 bath patio level home on the southwest corner of the building with lots of windows surrounded by greenery. Offering a large kitchen with breakfast nook, new countertops and floors, inline living/dining room featuring an electric fireplace and very large master suite that has a walk-in closet, beautiful full ensuite and an alcove for a desk or seating. Lots of storage. Insuite laundry. Close to town, Art Gallery, theatres, Oak Bay and Cook Street Villages and on bus route to town or UVic. Over 19 adult complex, no pets, secure parking. Well-maintained building with all currently approved repairs completed and healthy contingency. MLS 317115

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116-75 Songhees Road $998,000

Front and centre on the waterfront townhome at Mariner’s Landing! Completely updated and in absolute pristine condition. Mariner’s Landing is one of the best managed complexes in Victoria and this coveted position on the waterfront is second to none. A short stroll to downtown along the beautiful Westsong Walkway. Extremely bright and sunny home offering over 2500 sq.ft. on 3 levels, plus a private secured double car garage. Very friendly complex, gorgeous landscaping, large contingency fund. Call now to book your private showing. Sutton Group - West Coast Realty AN INDEPENDANT MEMBER BROKER

Bill & Lynn



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HAPPY HOLIDAYS & HAVE A GREAT NEW YEAR While enjoying the New Year come and see this condo at Waterfront Cres. If you have been looking for the perfect new home in a condo, you will have found it here. 2 bdrms, 2 full bathrooms, office or den just inside the front door. It’s BRIGHT and SPACIOUS with open layout of the kitchen, dining rm and living rm. Enjoy the fireplace on cold winter nights or in the warm summer enjoy the large patio off the living rm. You can enter this home from the patio or come in through the lobby to your door. It’s a rare find so don’t miss this opportunity, call today. Excellent value. $549,000. ML 315165.

Marilyn & Vern Cann 250 477-3621 DFH Real Estate Ltd. 250 477-7291 5800156

Upscale townhome at The Reef - one of Victoria’s premier residences. Bright, modern two level unit offering high ceilings open plan with a large living room with a gas fireplace and separate dining area, modern well appointed kitchen and a HUGE SOUTH FACING PATIO that is over 325 sq.ft. - very quiet location fronting on Ontario Street. The upper level offers a spacious master bedroom with a cozy gas fireplace, walk in closet and full ensuite as well as an office area. Perfect for the executive single or couple. Secure underground parking, short stroll to the waterfront or downtown Victoria. Sutton Group - West Coast Realty AN INDEPENDANT MEMBER BROKER

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SEASON’S GREETINGS I would like to extend my warmest wishes as well as sincere thanks and appreciation to my clientele whom I have enjoyed serving for the past 18 years. I am never too busy to handle your referrals. ARDMORE WATERFRONT ESTATE 2.3 Acres - Yarrow Point

One of Victoria’s most exceptional waterfront estate properties. Yarrow Point, on Coles Bay features 3 sides of approximately 820 feet of shoreline, foreshore lease and private dock for your boat. The 2.3 acre gated, manicured property will impress the most discriminating buyer. 1987 contemporary home offering 5,556 sq. ft., 3 bed/5 bath, indoor pool. View for more information and images.



This is an extraordinary opportunity to build on a .42 acre waterfront lot, located on a quiet cul-de-sac in South Oak Bay. Not often does a property this unique come on the market. Call now for further details on this rare and exciting opportunity to make your waterfront dream home a reality.


BEACONSFIELD INN 998 Humboldt (534 Vancouver St)

Proudly offering one of Victoria’s finest B & B Inns. Turnkey business offering 9 guest suites plus generous Innkeepers suite. Built in 1908 as a single family home, this exceptional property, with its Edwardian Tudor Revival architecture, designed by renowned architect, Samuel Maclure, is a landmark heritage property. Bright conservatory, richly panelled entry hall featuring signature Maclure staircase and stained glass window, panelled library, separate dining room with built-ins, butler’s pantry. Classic fireplaces throughout.



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Welcome to Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Carol Geurts Saanich Location 250-477-5353

Carol Geurts, President of Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, is delighted to announce that the following REALTOR® Joan Bliss has joined our Royal LePage Sales Team.

Joanie comes to us with many years of customer service not only as a business woman but also as a guide. She feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to guide professional photographers in their quest to obtain wildlife photo stock in the Canadian Arctic. Joanie believes that by listening to a client’s needs, providing her Joan Bliss expertise in real estate, and treating each individual with respect is the Westshore Location key to a positive outcome 250-474-4800

Barry Kelly


“One Block to Victoria Inner Harbour” FIRST AD • Pets allowed • Great investment • $399,900

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• 1000+ sq.ft. • 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms • Rentable & in-suite laundry • Includes a secure underground parking stall

Joan Bliss, commonly referred to as Joanie, recently moved to Sooke from the North Island where she enjoyed a successful career in real estate.

South Oak Bay This spacious, 2 bedroom, 2 bath steel and concrete condo is located just a short stroll from the Marina and features in-suite laundry, underground parking and a huge patio area for relaxing outside. All this in an extremely well kept, well managed and financially strong building. Asking $339,900. MLS 311531

DREAM LAND at Silver Spray This fabulous Ocean Park Place address offers 95 feet of ocean frontage bordering on East Sooke Park, full southern exposure and exceptional views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Ideal for your luxurious oceanfront dreamhome, the lot is situated in a private enclave where owners have the option to control entry via gated access. City water and services, this lot is ready for your ideas! For adjacent properties see MLS#309268 309269 309270 309271 $399,000

Brentwood Bay Fabulous Brentwood Bay Home in Garden Estates

Take a look at this 4 bedroom, 4 bath townhome to see how the flexible floor plan can work for you. With a large, bright and open layout, you can enjoy a MBR with ensuite plus laundry on each floor, granite counters, hardwood floors, SS appliances and 9’ ceilings. There’s even an HRV system! Asking $494,900. MLS 315790

First time on the market for this custom built home situated on a beautiful 1.09 acre lot with trees, pond, privacy and a great patio for entertaining. The 3200 sq ft home features a large master bedroom suite on the main floor as well as a generous office. The family room adjoins the country sized kitchen with access to the patio. Perfect for family gatherings. Upstairs gives you 3 more generous sized bedrooms. For all your toys, there is a double garage with attached workshop plus a separate single garage/shop and RV parking. Don’t miss viewing this exceptional package. Offered at $949,000.

South Oak Bay

HAPPY HOME in a quiet, friendly neighbourhood Enjoy watching the sun rise over Mount Baker and sunny barbecues on the back deck. This end unit, 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom townhome is ideally located in the Westridge Townhomes minutes from Westshore shopping. $420,000

Uplands There is incredible potential in this huge (almost 7500 sq. ft.) family sized home sitting on an extremely large (26,659 sq. ft.) private lot backing onto Uplands Park. With 5 bedrooms, 5 baths and 5 gas fireplaces, you can easily accommodate family (and guests!) with ease. The asking price ($1,750,000) allows lots of room for updates! MLS 315873 5803218

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Great opportunity to purchase in one of Fairfield’s most desirable buildings. This bright, spacious, 1200sqft corner unit features 2 BRs, 2 bath, in-suite laundry and wood burning fireplace. Enjoy your coffee on one of 2 large enclosed balconies. The quiet well run building offers an exercisemeeting room, extra storage and secure parking. Located close to Cook St. Village, Beacon Hill Park and the waterfront. Don’t miss viewing this fourth floor unit with its generous floor plan and exceptional location. MLS 315429


Brand new and all ready for you to move in. This custom built, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home offers acrylic stucco and rain screen on the outside and state-of-the-art heating and lighting technology inside. The highend cabinetry, quartz counter tops, Kohler fixtures and SS appliances are sure to please the most discriminating buyer! Asking $1,395,000. MLS 316722

Fairfield 2 Bedroom Steel & Concrete Condo $399,000


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Close to UVic $222,000 • Lowest priced 2bd condo in Mt. Tolmie area! • Close to shopping, bus & amenities • Painted in modern tones, new light fixtures, new kitchen appliances • Well managed guest suite, rec room & updated laundry room, exterior painted 2008

1910 Character Home $449,000 • Lg country kitchen w/French doors to deck w/hot tub spacious lvg & dng rooms • Lg foyer, fir floors, hardwood trim • Full basement w/ 1910 slate snooker tbl! • Priv. fenced back, sep garage • MLS 314651

Fabulous 1 Level Townhome Now $399,000 • 1100sqft 2bd/2bath 55+ complex • Skylights, gas fireplace, updated kitchen • Walk to McKenzie/Shelbourne amenities • Garage, Patio, pets welcome • MLS 314542

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Wishing you a very happy holiday and brilliant New Year From Rosemarie, Charlotte & Tom

Top Floor Corner $309,000 • 2 bed/ 2 bath • Bright and spacious • West facing w/ views of trees • Over 1,100 sq ft • New appliances • Skylights

Top Floor Loft Style Condo $199,000 • Loft w/office & one bedroom & cathedral ceilings • Extra space for den/2nd bd off of living room • New kitchen counters, backsplash, paint, • Balcony looks on green space & trees • storage, close to amenities & UVIC bus • MLS 314787 5803218

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WATERFRONT Oceanfront Townhouse at Arbutus Cove Spectacular Views from most living areas. The "ideal layout" with one level no-step living on the main floor including a deluxe master bedroom, then a finished lower level walk out which is perfect for guests and family visitors. 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom 2783 sq ft, views from both levels. Large kitchen with a balcony deck, formal living and dining rooms, gas fireplaces. Attached double garage and you'll love the extra storage. Mls 312073 $989,900

Sunny South Exposure WATERFRONT Sit out on the spacious covered deck looking out over the ocean. First time on the market for many years. 3 bedroom, 3 level cottage home. Just a two minute short boat ride from the Piers Island community compound. When you own this property you are part owner of a secure compound to park your car and use the boat ramp on Vancouver Island and part owner of the approximately 147 acre Park like property in the middle of the island. There is a private ferry service a few times a week.. MLS 313292 $469,000

The ‘Montrose’ at the ‘Dorchester’ This is where the sea meets the sky and lifestyles become boundless. Take a boat, take a walk, take a ride, the world is your oyster. Enjoy natural light from every room including the four and five piece washrooms. There are ocean views and fresh sea air from the luxurious patio with access from every living space in the home. Have you ever lived in a building with a private hot water car wash station in your secure underground parking garage? MLS 316273 $589,000



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Superbly presented this 2 bed 2 bath condo is well worth a visit. You’ll love the generous room proportions and can easily move your full sized furniture here. Completely re carpeted and painted in neutral tones, there is nothing to do here but move in. Situated on the ground floor, only steps from the shared laundry. Strata by laws permit adults 30+ only. Sorry no pets or rentals. 102-415 Linden MLS 317241 S259,900 Fabulous Fairfield Living in this wonderful home with separate shop/studio space. Built in 1957 & 1997 the 1640 sq ft 3 bed main floor features oak floors, coved ceilings, updated picture, fireplace and large dining/family room opening to a deck and huge back yard! Downstairs has 1478sq ft of space which could be converted into a large 2 or 3 bedroom suite. There are plenty of options for the whole family here. 441 Stannard Ave. MLS 314958 $699,000 Fabulous water views of - Victoria harbour from this delightful 2 bed 1 bath condo. The building facelift is now finished and paid for - whew - and the gorgeous new windows and patio doors look great. This corner unit has a sensible layout with good storage, closet space, a cheater ensuite, and compact laundry area. Strata permits pets, rentals and all ages and offers secure parking. Court Order required for this Sale 506-327 Maitland St. MLS 317412 $269,900 Live in one and rent the other - there are two great suites in this solid 1946 home. Upgraded and divided into self-contained units each with its own hydro metre and hot water tank, parking, yard area and storage. 2 bed suite up and 2 bed suite down the only thing to share is the laundry. All situated on a large level 16,000 sq ft lot with future development potential on this high visibility site close to Sooke Village core. 7019 West Coast Rd. MLS 315265 $279,900 This bright top floor suite has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, insuite laundry. The master bedroom is well-proportioned with a good walk in closet. Theres a bright marble entry with sky light above, the living room has a gas fireplace and cozy lay out. This suite has lots of windows & skylights. The friendly strata was fully remediated in 2005 it permits children, rentals and pets and is located conveniently at Douglas and Bay. 414-689 Bay St. MLS 317581 $274,250

Wishing you peace and joy



• Exclusive location with absolute privacy • Short walk to Cadboro Bay beach, Cadboro Bay Village & UVic • First time offered for sale in 40 years • Call now to make arrangements to view • MLS 313239 • $920,000


Maggie Thompson Opens Doors

Updated Family Home on HUGE Lot!

Situated on a nice quiet street in a super convenient area you will find this nice clean updated family home on a HUGE lot over 165 Ft. deep! Inside you will find 6 bedrooms 2 kitchens and two laundry areas. Separate entrance to the lower makes for easy access for the additional accommodation. You will love the family room off the kitchen or close the french doors to contain the "man-cave". Look out the sun room over the huge private yard to the organic garden and fruit trees. Fenced back yard with new storage shed. Walk to Silver City and Uptown Mall. MLS 315175 $559,000

Attractive and Spacious One-level home situated on a lovely quiet cul-de-sac of nice homes. One owner home since new in 1987. You'll love the sunny private yard with a patio off the family room. Large Formal living room and dining room with a fireplace. The fireplace is a double combining with the family room, Large master bedroom with its own bathroom. Double garage with extra storage. MLS 315127 $539,000

Lifestyle Plus! Snow birds land here! Professionals end your commute! ''The Falls" with a View. Bright and spacious CORNER looking out to the Ocean. Luxury finishing and ample amenities make this a very attractive purchase. Call for MLS# $419,000

Two Level Family Home on a Quiet Cul-de-Sac Zoned for Legal Duplex Fantastic neighbours and a mature well treed yard with plenty of room to garden. You will love this central location, close to great schools of all levels, Saanich Shopping Centre, Tuscany Village and Shelbourne Plaza. If you like golfing, Cedar Hill Golf Course is just a few blocks away. DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: This home can be partitioned/duplexed into two legal apartments. Check out Google Street View! MLS 316779 $549,000

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Bill Chudyk 250-477-5353

A spacious bright 2 bedroom 2 bath patio level home with lots of windows on the southwest corner of the building surrounded by greenery. It offers a large kitchen with a breakfast nook, new countertops and floors, inline living/dining room featuring an electric fireplace and opening to an attractive, partially enclosed patio. Very large master suite with walk-in closet, well-appointed full ensuite and an alcove for a desk or seating. Lots of storage in the suite and a separate storage locker. Insuite laundry. Close to town, Art Gallery, theatres, Oak Bay and Cook Street Villages and on bus route, ideal for UVic. Over 19 adult building, no pets, 1 parking spot; a 2nd one can be rented. All currently approved repairs have been completed. MLS 317115 $299,900

Laurel Hounslow 250-592-4422 5803246

PRIME 55+ HILLSIDE LOCATION Recently redecorated, this extremely spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condominium is next door to the Hillside Mall and has bus transportation at the door. New laminate flooring throughout, totally repainted, enclosed sunroom, electric fireplace, kitchen with eating area and bathroom upgrades. Lovely unit, ready to move in and offered at $239,900.

Fully Renovated Langford home with Spacious Suite $549,900

Ardmore Waterfront Spencerwood on Coles Bay One of the few truly Low-Bank Pebble Beach Waterfront Estate Properties. Three separate titles (3.61A) and over 480ft of shoreline. Offered at $5,490,000 MLS 315621

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Tara Lynn 250-592-4422


UNDER $400,000 LAKEHILL RANCHER Now $399,800 .... almost $50,000 below assessment, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath cozy and spacious one level cottage with family room off kitchen, fireplace in living room is truly a great buy. Lots of privacy on a cul-de-sac. Enjoy a lovely sun drenched south facing patio. Really comfortable condo alternative for a couple or single. Definitely worth viewing.

“The Name Friends Recommend” Neil Rawnsley 250-592-4422

Come see this beautifully renovated home. Whether you’re living upstairs or down, you’ll appreciate the spacious feel and the quality upgrades. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms including an en-suite. Downstairs has a 2-3 bedroom suite, with a separate laundry hook-up. This suite is perfect for in-laws or a mortgage helper. Downstairs has a level entrance, full ceiling height and an impressively large kitchen. The insulated garage is powered and plumbed, ideal for the handyman. At the end of the day, you can enjoy one of your two gas fireplaces inside or your 6000 sqft property from your large deck or recently installed patio outside. Call today for a private viewing and appreciate the seasons in comfort and style. MLS 317349


Excellent Corner Lot near Town Core for Development! Opportunity Knocks for the Wise Investor. Commercial C2 Zoning allows building 60% max. lot coverage & 14 m in height. This could be a 5 storey mixed use- commercial and residential building with views of the harbour from upper levels. This Lot is over 18 000 sqft with Two road accesses opening the door to many possibilities. Near Ayre Manor Seniors Complex proving to be a prime location, walking distance to all the Sooke has to offer. Currently a 2 storey, 5 bedroom home on sewer, offering 2 rental suites with lots of parking provides good holding revenue. MLS 316642 $549,800

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May the gentleness & beauty of Christmas fill your heart & home with gladness, peace & love. May the joy of the holidy season be the start of a happy and wonderful new year. Many thanks to each & everyone for your support throughout the year & I look forward to helping you all fulfill your dreams in 2013. All the very best.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Holiday Magic Lovely 2 bdrm home, 926sq.ft on large fully fenced yard. 2 separate sheds, 2 decks, parking for 3 vehicles. All updated with great kitchen, newer roof, windows & blinds. Gas f/p. In adult park - 55+. Spacious entry hall, vaulted ceilings, new flooring in kitchen. There’s more. All for $119,500 MLS 304257

Like Opening A Present Charming 2 bdrm, 2 bthrm top floor corner condo, 1296sq.ft! Beautifully kept. Spacious balcony off LRm. Views. Corner fplace in lovely LRm. Spacious dining area. Dream kitchen with great E.A. Insuite laundry. Secure parking. Great complex. Fantastic master bdrm. $325,000 MLS 309878

A Tidy Christmas Package Cosy & cute 2 bdrm, 2 bthrm rancher, 1530sq.ft, perfect for you! On quiet cul de sac, small yard, fully fenced & private. Spacious LRm with fplace, lovely dining rea, centre atrium & great kitchen with nice EA & inline family RM. Sliders lead to large patio & back yard. Single garage. A must see. $525,000 MLS 317367

Perfect Christmas Gift Buy her this lovely home that has it all! Great rooms, magnificent fplace, ocean views, gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrms, 3 bthrms, fantastic sunroom, great deck & patio, 3776sq.ft, in law potential. Triple garage. 1/2 acre, private on cul de sac. There’s more! $757,000 MLS 307355

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Saanich East - Cordova Bay


This large 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom suite offers approx. 1565 sq. ft. plus a huge wrap around private balcony overlooking Georgia Strait in the distance. This 55+ complex features secured underground parking, separate storage, indoor pool, exercise room, 2 guest suites and clubhouse & the building envelope is still under warranty. Convenient to the Ocean & Beach, Golf & Mattick’s Woods Shopping. MLS 312973 $475,000

Admirals Gate

This bright 2 bedroom, 2 bath upper level suite is located on a quiet culde-sac in a natural park-like setting. Approx. 1480 square feet, with the bonus of water views to the Esquimalt Harbour. Smell the ocean as you soak up the sun on one of your three balconies and there is a single car garage. This well run project is convenient to all amenities including Golf, Shopping and the Naval Base. MLS 314924 $369,000

$898,000 • 1001-1400 Lynburne Place

Truly spectacular one of a kind EXECUTIVE PENTHOUSE at Bear Mountain - at the base of Mt. Finlayson offering phenomenal 360 degree views and overlooking the golf course as well! Private elevator access whisks you to this custom finished oasis — an elegant contemporary stylish home - offering almost 2800 sq.ft. with 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, well appointed kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, entertainment sized living and dining areas. The master bedroom is a private retreat on to itself on the upper level that also offers a sitting room and then access to the large panoramic view deck! True resort style living with unbelievable amenities including - a concierge, 2 guest suites, 2 squash courts, 2 tennis courts, full fitness centre, a private theatre, lounge with full kitchen facilities and games room - perfect to book for those large family gatherings or private parties - all of which are included in your monthly fees. 2 Secured underground parking. An unbelievable home that is being offered at a remarkable price.

Admirals Landing

This spacious top floor suite offers approximately 987 square feet and has a west facing balcony to soak up the sun. Like brand new with pleasant treetop vistas & some water glimpses. Golf at the Gorge Vale Course, walking trails to the ocean & Thetis Cove, shopping amenities at Admirals Walk and professional services are close by in this idyllic seaside location & you are a short ride to town. MLS 312691 $349,900 We have listed and sold over 400 condominiums. Thinking of Buying or Selling? Call us. We'd like to earn your business.

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#102-2923 PHIPPS ROAD $289,900

Brentwood Village Place NEW PRICE

7161 West Saanich Road

Walk to everything from this 3 bdrm, 3 bthrm townhouse. Roll up your sleeves... this unit needs TLC to make it shine again but could be a great investment in this buyer’s market. This unit offers a bright large living room w/9ft ceilings & cozy fp, spacious kitchen & lots of storage. MLS# 316805

Brentwood Village

#101-908 BROCK AVENUE $229,900 SPACIOUS! 2 of the largest units you’ll find in this price range! 2 large bedrooms & a great bathroom. Loads of storage in the kitchen & plenty of counter space makes this unit attractive & functional. Laundry room in unit with additional storage. MLS# 313196

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Tel 250.474.6003

I am lonely and searching for the perfect mate! I am a good looking one bedroom condo in excellent physical condition and I am proudly positioned close to downtown. My trendy interior offers gorgeous dark cork floors and new open concept kitchen that connects to my living room by a stylish eating bar. I have had a professional facelift that opened my generous sized bedroom into the living room with sliding barn doors. Facing south lets in lots of sunlight that keeps me warm and loveable. My strata allows small pets including little dogs under 25lbs. I have been told more than once that I am very “cool”. If you are looking for a place to call home, contact my Realtor. She is ever so helpful and would be happy to arrange a private viewing. Her name is:


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Spacious One Level Townhouse $359,000


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Conveniently located in the desirable Tanner Ridge neighbourhood, this 2 bed, plus den, end unit townhouse offers nearly 1600 sq ft of comfortable living space. Sunken living room w/corner porpane FP, large country kitchen w/island eating bar & a sizable dining area & a large master suite w/dble Wendy Herrick closets & a 4 piece ensuite, including a jetted tub. Dble car garage Stephen Postings w/generous driveway, large 6’ crawlspace for storage, fenced backyard, patio & deck looking out to the Martindale valley w/distant ocean glimpses. Updates include tasteful laminate flooring, updated main shower & a built in vacuum system. Well maintained adult oriented complex w/3 yr old roof, fresh exterior paint & pet approval by strata. ML 317021 NEW LISTING! OAK BAY MARINA CORNER SUITE Superb 2 BR, 2 bathroom corner suite in the much sought after Goodwin Manor Condominiums! Featuring: spacious floor plan, large master BR w/ New ML 317569 $319,900 ensuite bath and W-I shower, LR with access to sun deck, DR with access to sun deck, great kitchen with additional pantry, insuite laundry, 4 pce. main bathroom, secure U/G parking & much more! Enjoy strolls along the seaside or to the Oak Bay Village, Fine dining, boating & fishing at the Oak Bay Marina and a round of Golf at excellent nearby courses! Don’t delay on this one! Easy to view-call today!!

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307-4480 Chatterton Way

Fabulous Broadmead location for this TOP FLOOR CORNER CONDO offering over 1850 square feet of finished space and 2 balconies & 2 SECURED UNDERGROUND PARKING SPACES! Extremely bright and sunny condo that has many upgrades, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, large “house” size laundry room, vaulted ceilings in the livingroom that soar to over 14’! Overlooking Rithets Bog in Broadmead conveniently located within walking distance to Broadmead Shopping Centre! Quality built building and very well managed. Beautifully landscaped gardens throughout the entire complex. This home is absolutely immaculate! Sutton Group - West Coast Realty AN INDEPENDANT MEMBER BROKER

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Luxurious 3 br, 3.5 bath, 2020 sq ft strata homes with beautiful golf course views. Complete with granite counter tops, hardwood flooring, stainless appliances, wall of windows, a large rec room and third bed with full bath downstairs. The master suite has a seated bay window and private deck, ensuite bath has soaker tub with separate shower and heated tile floors. A rare opportunity to buy brand new luxury homes on a golf course that is only minutes to town. Offered at $539,900 each including HST and 10 year warrantee. ML 315542


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Offering outstanding ocean, city and mountain views from this executive condominium at Bayview Properties – one of Victoria’s premier new residential complexes. This 1370 sq. ft. unit has an outstanding design with two master bedrooms plus a computer room. The south facing deck is over 200 sq. ft. Gorgeous views from all rooms. Open floor plan, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with topof-the line appliances. Unparalleled amenities, concierge, conference rooms, entertainment centre, fitness centre, outside bbq centre – the list is endless. Call now for your personal appointment to view this outstanding home.

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South Facing 2 Bed/2 Bath Sidney Condo $234,900

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250-686-8344 Stephen Kun, Managing Broker

FIRST TIME BUYERS GRANT OF $10,000 APPLYS HERE, DON’T MISS OUT FROM $229,900 The builder has reduced his prices and look what is happening! We have 9 homes available that all qualify for the 1st time buyers one time “ten thousand dollar goverment grant” 1 & 2 BR homes available. Purchase with the net effect of only $1,450 down!


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Seasons Greetings Clients and Friends Merry Christmas!!! Happy New Year!!! Wishing You Warm And Happy Times...




Dave Vogel

Jeannie Dewhurst Pemberton Holmes 250 384-8124

Top Floor 2 Bdrm, 2 Bthrm $249,900

Priced $30,000 below 2012 Assessment! Walking distance to UVic, shopping, bus, schools, rec centres, movie theatres. The Tuscany Village complex is set in the heart of Gordon Head. This immaculate, South facing suite features a Gourmet kitchen, 2 full bthrms, fireplace & 9’ ceilings. This Europeanstyle residence overlooks the sunny westside elevated private courtyard & garden. 5 quality appliances, $10000 in deluxe blinds & custom cabinetry, storage locker, secured underg prkg. ML 316644

At the quiet back of the complex, this west facing top floor corner 2 bdrm, 2 full bthrm suite is arguably the gem in the complex. Great layout w/bedrooms at opposite ends. An easy walk to parks, schools & Langford’s best shops & restaurants. Call today! ML 314429. Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Rick Couvelier 250-477-0921 “More than 35 Years of Real Estate Experience”



Incredibly charming updated Fernwood Village Home on a fully cedar fenced and gated garden lot. 1-2 bed newer suite + full undeveloped bsmt currently used for storage & workshop space. 38 yr old organic yard/garden, 9 dwarf fruit bearing trees & over 60 herbs, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, flowering vines, raised garden beds, 100s of bulbs, perennials, ferns & bushes + great drainage, compost system, shed, pergola, flagstone slate pathways, patios + a great water drip system all established...this garden has won awards, URBAN OASIS! In the last few years the roof has been redone w/40 year shingles, new BIG HW tank, re insulated attic & bsmt, new thermo windows & energy efficiency measure to all doors, complete new stucco exterior. The addition off back creates a main floor master bedroom...about 10 years ago new furnace and wiring plus updated plumbing. Owner has research history on this home dating to 1888-1889 but city records have 1906 as year built...did I mention pride of ownership & the fact that it is lovingly cared for is very evident the moment you walk in...a treasure & a pleasure to show.

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HUMBOLDT HOUSE EXCEPTIONAL INCOME $1,495,000 The famous Humboldt House is one of the finest high end Inns in Victoria ideally situated beside St. Ann’s Academy just steps from town. Each suite is a stylish deluxe retreat from the world. Excellent sustained income for the past two decades for the present owner. Legal for six exquisite B&B suites plus an owner’s suite that makes this a perfect situation for a couple looking for the Innkeeper’s lifestyle meeting people from around the world. Present owner looking to retire. Turn key offering in superb condition. Private viewings only to qualified individuals. ML 314446

Patrick Skillings Burr Properties Ltd. 250-382-8838

$199,900 2 Bedroom 1 Bath Condo This 2 bedroom 1 bath Condo is in close proximity to Oak Bay Village and downtown Victoria, has laminate flooring, large storage room in the Condo, and is ready to move into. A great price in today’s market!

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Single Level Cherry Bank $459,000 This is the Cherry Bank’s largest single level most affordable 1250 sq ft 2 bed/2 bath residence with extra high ceilings, north west corner with 158 sq ft patio that yeilds great afternoon/evening setting sun, plus rear no step entrance on the cool quiet north side of the building. Judge for yourself that this modern open concept high ceiling layout offers without question the largest “Great Room” (18x38 or plus 700 sq ft) you will ever see anywhere near this price range. Bamboo engineered flooring, Cherry wood cabinetry, granite topped breakfast island, extra large showered master ensuite, pet friendly, rentable. Out of country owner offers well below his original purchase price-must be viewed! Capture affordable gracious living. ML 316833

Ed Ho DFH Real Estate Ltd. 250-477-7291


Tuscany Village in Gordon Head! Perfect Retirement Setting! $379,900

New MLS 317593

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Conveniently located, this bright & inviting condo boasts a major face-lift, inside & out. Tastefully decorated, neutral color scheme, oversized windows, in unit laundry, tiled entry, walk thru closet & a 4 piece ensuite. The complex Wendy Herrick has covered parking, includes a storage locker & allows a cat. Stephen Postings Extensive building envelope remediation completed in 2011, interior common areas redecorated recently & the lovely grounds offer w/pond water feature. The perfect combination of price, location and home! Warranty included-buy with confidence. ML 314659.

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Sweet Home!

Stunning Character Revenue Opportunity! $848,000 37 Oswego

LAURIE ABRAM 250-385-2033 Newport Realty

An Exceptional Home

In An Exceptional Location $1,550,000 Now and then a residence comes to market which is exceptional, a place full of character and soul. The water views from this home are magnificent and no detail has been overlooked in this home’s creation. This approx. 3000 sq. ft. residence is a fusion of two separate condos which have evolved into one fabulous home with many and varied principal areas. The privately located master bedroom has its own sitting area with fireplace, a dressing room and fully appointed ensuite. There is a guest room, three more beautiful bathrooms, an old world styled kitchen, two parking spaces and two storage lockers. This special home is located within walking distance to the Oak Bay Marina, the Village of Oak Bay and is not far from the heart of the city, MLS 311110.


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This wonderful family home on a no-through road is walking distance to View Royal Elementary and Helmcken Park. In total this large home features 6 bedrooms and 3 baths including a master bedroom with ensuite. The main level features a spacious living room, separate dining room, sunroom with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Downstairs offers a full height 3 bedroom legal basement suite with tons of storage to help with the mortgage. Outside you will find a fully fenced rear yard, ample parking, storage shed, garden shed, BBQing deck perfect for entertaining. This home has lots to offer and won’t last!

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What a deal! Many upgrades throughout this sweet home with HW floors, vaulted ceilings, and a large, private lot. SE facing, bright LR with an attached sunroom for year round sun worship. Kitchen is also bright with a skylight, bay window, and s/s appl. 3 BRs, 2 bathrooms including main with soaker tub. Outside you will enjoy the privacy of the low maintenance yard with a rock and brush landscape, vegetable garden, and a large back deck. Partial basement with workshop, single car garage and ample parking spaces beside house. Also another allocated space at street level. MLS 316822. $424,900.

Kevin Ramsay 250-217-5091 5800178

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Ocean Views! $435,000 Quality built 2001, spacious & bright, south facing END UNIT. 3BRs + Den + FR + 3baths. Gorgeous kitchen w/ island & brkfst bar. Master retreat with its own deck. Both front decks enjoy a nice ocean view, back deck looks to greenery. Walk to shopping, ocean. Dbl garage+room to park in front of garage. Excell value, move in condition.

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A beautiful designer home off approx. 4000 sqft, offers 5 BRs (4 on one level) & 3 1/2 baths, ideally suited to today’s active family. Gourmet kitchen has beautiful granite countertops, custom cabinetry, SS appliances including Paykel dishwasher drawers + separate pantry w/large fridge/freezer. The open plan readily accesses the 2400 sqft of patio adjoining the feature outdoor pool including shower. You will be impressed with the attention to detail, warm wood flooring, floor to ceiling windows & custom molding. Lower room wired for media. Simply move in and enjoy!

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Amazing Value Top Floor Corner Suite 405-1020 Esquimalt Road


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* ADULT TOWNHOME * * PRICE REDUCED! * * $324,500 IMMACULATE! * -Two bedrooms plus den -Loft, flex room & attached garage -Oak floors, granite countertops -Sunny patio and private sun deck -Enjoy a 40+ lifestyle!

Craig Walters RE/MAX Camosun 250-744-3301

Don’t let the address fool you! This building is located off Wordsley St, a short no thru street off Lampson and it is set way back from Esquimalt. Lovely top floor corner suite with a wrap around balcony with extra windows making for a bright and airy suite. Move In condition with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, great updated eat in kitchen with soaring 19ft ceilings and skylights, spacious living room with tile faced corner fireplace, separate dining area, updated bathrooms, carpets, flooring and much more. Building offers secure parking, storage lockers, rec. room, bike storage, work shop. Wonderful, quiet building with many long time residents who have lived here happily for many years. Super location just 15 minutes to downtown and on a major bus route. Offered at $214,900

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Gorgeous full duplex with 3rd living space offers beautiful artsy character and terrific revenue, situated in the first block off Dallas Road waterfront. Wonderful oceanviews of Ogden Point & Olympics beyond from cute rooftop deck. Lovely sunny/ shady garden nooks. All suites done up & immaculately maintained. Easy reconfiguration to SFD or duplex but excellent revenue if acquired as fully furnished turnkey. Proudly offered at $848,000. ML 314979


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This 4600 sq ft WestCoast home comes with its own commercial-sized triple-bay garage/workshop and enough room for 2 families ... build your dream home - bring your relations - and find your future in this sought-after location on Cordova Bay Ridge. The building lots will accomodate large homes - the no-thru road is home to a number of million-dollar properties - with quick access to the highway for ferries and airport - or a 20-minute trip to downtown. Schools are great - the best in Victoria - Claremont is the high school. There are shopping malls, golf, beaches, Commonwealth Place Pool and Library and great walking/hiking and horseback riding around Elk lake - just a short stroll away. Call today to view your future home. What an opportunity! MLS 316358


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This 1975 built home offers a formal living room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, eating area in the kitchen, three bedrooms up and the bonus of a lower level that could easily be for teens or in-laws as it is fully above ground with a 3 piece bath and a huge rec room. There is a new hot water tank, updated thermal windows on the upper level and updated bathrooms. Enjoy the sun on the back patio or the south west facing deck. The location is so convenient - close to all schools including U Vic; minutes to the beach, parks & shopping. MLS 316675 $569,000

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3963 Juan de Fuca Terr. Exclusive Wedgewood Point Executive Home in park like setting. Cul De Sac with Lrg. U-shaped driveway. Complete privacy, great Ocean Glimpses from main entertaining rooms & upper bedroom & hot tub. Gracious entry, and curved staircase, 5093 finished square feet, large windows, bright and sunny family home. Excellent large gourmet kitchen, his & her’s home offices. Lower level includes large in law suite for extended families, or for Live in help with separate entrance. Walking trails to Ocean & Beaches close to Cadboro Bay Village. A must See! MLS #314001.

Eleanor V. Smith 250-818-6662

Saanich East

Just move right in! All the work has been done in this home that has been beautifully updated throughout w/ attention & care to detail. Features include new roof & gutters; new back deck; double pane windows; new laminate wood flooring; new tile flooring in bathrooms & hall; new light fixtures; new granite counters & appliances in the updated kitchen; updated main bathroom w/ pot lights, new toilet, new vessel sink & raincan shower head; all new ensuite bath; new laundry area & so much more. This desirable home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious living room, bright dining area, front porch & back deck for relaxing. MLS 316872 $469,900

Spacious Rancher 3 Bedrooms 3 Baths! This 3 bedroom, 3 bath rancher has “one level living” and is in an area of fine homes in Broadmead near McMinn Park. You’ll love the bright open style kitchen with island and sit-up bar, plus eating area. Relax in adjacent family room...or enjoy the sunroom leading to patio and very private back yard! French doors into formal living room, separate dining room, plus 2 gas fireplaces. Master bdrm fits king bed & has walk in closet & full ensuite. Double garage and semi circular drive complete the picture. Price $669,000. This spacious home has lots to offer so come and see! ML 314440

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Gorgeous Gordon Head $729,000 4568 Montford Cres. Situated on the super quiet back side of Gordon Head, this classic 60’s split-level home has everything to offer-tons of room, water views, fenced yard, park like setting-and an indoor swimming pool! Everything you could want in the way of family fun-indoor; so easy care, solar heated. This is a particularly sought-after niche, close to the beach, great schools, very pretty home in need of a family to love and enjoy! ML 317391

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VERSATILE 6 BD, 2800+ sqft home with 3 BDS on main and 2 BDS down along with both an Inlaw Studio suite & Office space with private entrances. Updates include recent Kitchen, Bath & carpeting, a newly refaced Fireplace and oak flooring. Private treed rear yard complete with lovely mature gardens, stone patio & water feature. Great potential exists here for an in-home office or an easy 2BD Inlaw suite for extended families! PRIME location on a quiet cul-de-sac within steps of Parks & Transit and near UVic, Rec Centre & schools.

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6 Bedrooms Plus In Law

Stunning 2009 custom built private waterfront home on 16,000 sq ft sea-side lot! This custom built modern waterfront home offers an exciting location and value. Priced to sell quickly well below tax value and well below cost to replace. Relax & enjoy wonderful ocean views that take in the San Juan Islands, Haro Strait & Majestic Mt. Baker. Call today to be the first to view! Pemberton Holmes Ltd. ML 317389

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WHEN AN ORDINARY GARAGE JUST WON’T DO! WHEN AN ORDINARY GARAGE JUST WON’T DO! Then this home and garage is a MUST SEE! The triple (?) garage is wired, insulated & drywalled & even has a stand-up attic with pull-down ladder stairs for storage or maybe the kids hideaway play room. But mainly, everything the serious mechanic or woodworker could ever ask for. House? Oh, yes - a great rancher with re-finished oak floors, refurnished bathroom with new, deep soaker tub, renewed kitchen with beautiful granite counters - all told, you would swear the house is brand new - & you would not be far wrong. Walking distance to Uptown Shopping Centre, and close to schools and parks. JUST LISTED, VACANT, & CRYING FOR A NEW OWNER. YOU ALONE CAN ENSURE THAT IT DOESN’T SIT LONELY & EMPTY THROUGH CHRISTMAS.

Trying to find the * LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION * * REDUCED * “LAKEHILL” NOW $509,900! -Walk to St. Margaret’s, Lakehill Elementary, Reynolds Schools -Located on quiet, sunny cul-de-sac -This 2/3 bed boasts parklike, fully fenced outdoor living space -2 fireplaces, oak floors and sunroom -Recent $550,000 bank appraisal!


HALF ACRE BUILDING LOT OPPORTUNITY Superb lot with a 3 bedroom 4 bath home which could be enlarged and renovated. The rare zoning here provides the buyer the opportunity to build a large custom designed home of their dreams. Located on the most quiet and private end of Cordova Bay Ridge this neighbourhood features ocean views and high quality homes and properties. MLS 315865 $759,000

CORDOVA BAY 1.37 ACRE ESTATE $995,000 Exceptional natural setting that will make a perfect family estate complete with open meadows, a ‘Mystic Vale’ type ravine and free running stream very near Doumac Park. Value here is almost entirely in the verdant 1.37 acres although there is a 1958 1600 sq ft no step rancher that is presently rented. Consider building your dream home within this rural Saanich setting which itself is contained within the urban Cordova Bay family neighbourhood close to all amenities. Quite a magical spot worth investigating. ML 316741

This custom built 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher is located on a sought after, quiet no through street in upper Gordon Head; ideal for a retired couple or small family. The West Coast design gives a bright and spacious feel with its open plan and vaulted ceilings. the backyard is private with a lovely patio area off the kitchen that is surrounded by vine covered trellises. Gardeners will love the variety of plants including apple trees & kiwis. Plenty of storage! Kitchen & bathrooms, although charming & functional are dated. Now priced $25,000 under assessment at $539,000 ML 316136

Beautiful brand new executive home by experienced developer in great East Saanich location. 6 bed/4 bath with custom cabinets and granite counters. Heat pump, engineered hardwood flooring, roughed in vacuum and alarm. Huge ensuite and walk-in closet. Sound insulated suite has separate meter, HWT, laundry and parking. Full 2-5-10 warranty. Includes net HST. 3950 Cedar Hill X Rd. MLS 315041. Don’t miss this great opportunity. 5803051

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Upland Estates Large Two Storey Unit with Attached Garage $499,000

This one level residence is one of the most desirable to be offered in today’s townhome market. Located in the popular Uplands Estates, this unit is situated on the 7th Fairway of the Uplands Golf Course and has a fabulous private tiled patio with southern sun, perfect for enjoying on a sunny afternoon. Immaculately maintained by the original owners and offered for sale for the first time, this townhome features wellproportioned principle rooms, skylights over the entry and dining room, and a sunken living room with a fireplace. The master bedroom has a walk in closet, ensuite, and patio access. Call Marc to learn more about this wonderful opportunity. MLS 317195 Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033 Photos & floor plan at

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Character Home on Fairfield and Oak Bay Border $639,000

This 1912 character residence has been updated by the current owners to offer a wonderful family home with traditional charm plus all of the modern features of a newer home. The home features new kitchen and bathrooms, a west facing deck with barbecue area and access to the garden with fruit trees and raised veggie gardens. The main floor offers a gracious entrance with stairwell, stained glass windows and large living and dining rooms. The upper storey offers three bedrooms and updated bathroom. The lower level offers additional living space to suit your needs. This home is ready to be enjoyed! NEW MLS 315698 Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033 Photos & floor plan at

Located in the prestigious Uplands Estates, this bright townhome has 2152 square feet of gracious living space. The upper level features a spacious bedrooms plus a master with full ensuite. The principle rooms offer an excellent space for entertaining, with a feature fireplace in the living room. The large kitchen has an eating area plus a deck on the west side providing a lovely space to enjoy dinner on a warm sunny evening. The den/study has three patios that overlook the quiet and tranquil grounds. This townhome is well suited to a creative buyer who is looking to add their own updating ideas. Well located with UVic, Henderson Rec Centre, and Uplands Golf Course all within walking distance of your front door. Call Marc learn more. MLS 309581 Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033 Photos & floor plan at


Beautiful Oak Bay Residence $1,495,000


Situated in the heart of Oak Bay and nestled in a picturesque gated cluster of homes, this residence is well suited to a buyer wanting a home with superb detailing in a private and unique setting. Inside the gates there are established common gardens and an interlocking drive that leads to this lovely home. The home has been thoughtfully and extensively renovated with a designer kitchen and bathrooms. There is an elegant master on the main with a second master and two bedrooms up. The tranquil gardens that surround the home have been beautifully maintained and offer year round colour to enjoy. Also the home is surrounded by sunny patios that are very private. The home has a fabulous location with the shops and restaurants of Oak Bay Avenue only a short stroll away. Also this home is close to some of the most scenic walks in Oak Bay, including Beach Drive, the Esplanade, the Oak Bay Marina and the Victoria Golf Club. Come discover all this fine home has to offer plus its idyllic Oak Bay location. MLS 307721 Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033 Photos & floor plan at

Seasons Greetings and Thank You! I would like to thank all those who allowed me to work on their behalf this past year. It has been a pleasure to have been of service to you in meeting your real estate needs. To those who have supported me in my work in the past thank you for making my 23 years in real estate successful ones. If you are considering your real estate options and would like a complimentary market evaluation please call me direct at 250-920-8006. I look forward to your call.

Best wishes for the season and for 2013! Yours Truly, Marc Owen-Flood Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033 Photos & floor plan at

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Fairfield Character Home Just Steps from Beach $679,000 This Fairfield Character home is well located within walking distance of Dallas Road, and overlooks Ross Bay Park. The home has been well cared for by the current owners, and features, lovely leaded glass windows, large principal rooms, and living room with gas fireplace. The kitchen with an eating area has a sunroom leading to a west-facing garden. The lower level offers additional separate accommodation or in law-suite. There are raised garden beds and established apple trees providing variety and colour. This cozy home has both charm and character. Call Marc to learn more about the features of this home plus its tranquil Fairfield location. MLS 316386 Marc Owen-Flood 250-385-2033 Photos & floor plan at

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2 Bedroom a Best Buy $289,900

Situated off a quiet street in the much sought after Arbutus area of Gordon Head this wonderful family home offers distant ocean views. Raised and expanded it the 1980’s, the home features much original character with hardwood floors and coved ceilings in the living and dining rooms, updated kitchen with eating and family room off. Three bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the main level with three more bedrooms and two bathrooms down designed for flexible additional accommodation. Wood burning fireplace, large mature garden, covered parking, workshop and only steps to the ocean. Call for details or a private showing. More photos, floor **Bonus 47” Samsung TV**

Great views and dramatic sunsets from this updated two bedroom two bathroom condo in a pet friendly steel & concrete building. The modern kitchen, open to the dining area, living room and views beyond provide the perfect space for today’s casual living style. The master suite has been remodeled featuring an elegant ensuite with large soaker tub. Barbecuing can be enjoyed from one of the two large roof top decks. This great location near the cruise ship terminal is just a short walk to the Breakwater, Dallas Road Beaches, James Bay Shopping Village, Downtown or the Inner Harbour. Well maintained building, low strata fees, underground secure parking, guest parking, workshop and more. MLS 307748 $399,900 Photos, floor plan & virtual tour

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Great family Home in soughtafter Location

You’ll love this Uplands location. This lovely home is a short stroll to the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, the waterfront and nestled on a large lot with a beautiful, south-facing, fully fenced backyard. A traditional-style, family home with all 4 bedrooms on the upper level including the large master suite with sitting area. Gas fireplaces in both the spacious living room & den/office. Large kitchen with eating area with direct access to the back yard. Dining room overlooks covered patio. Lots of storage in the crawl space; large double garage & double carport to protect all your toys. 3290 Norfolk ML# 316510

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Charming 40’s character home creates a warm & inviting ambiance. Situated in one of Victoria’s most desireable neighbourhoods. You’ll appreciate the hardwood floors & coved ceilings on main floor; updated bathrooms & master also on main. Nestled on almost 1/3 acre. Great for growing family with lots of space. Up to 5bdrms; Main floor feat. eat-in kitchen with island; sep. dining rm; family rm; formal living rm with fireplace & office/den. Wonderful, spacious, private deck. Lower walk out level presents potential for add’l accommodations or teen space with large rec room, plumbed for kitchen, 3pc bath, & two bdrms. Single garage & lots of extra storage space. Walk to Cadboro Bay Village, UVic, parks & beach. Just a great place to call home. ML 309325 2624 Arbutus Rd.

Rithet Street - Terrific location and one of the nicest streets in James Bay and close to all amenities. One block to the Dallas Road waterfront to take in the ocean breezes or enjoy a casual stroll in near-by Beacon Hill Park. The Arran House is a time tested, well-maintained professionally managed building with only 22 suites provides the setting for quiet and peaceful living. Adult oriented, ideal for retirees or busy professionals. This N.E. corner two-bedroom, very bright suite with a spacious 1116-sq/ft floor plan comes with ensuite bathroom, in-suite laundry and pantry with enough room for a freezer and extra storage. Cats welcome. MLS® 316081

CLASSIC SPLIT LEVEL IDEAL LOCATION $419,000 Ideally situated on a no-through street in Saanich East/Lake Hill area with easy access to just about anywhere in Victoria. Classic split level of close to 1800 sq/ft. Yes, you will need to bring your decorating ideas and invest some hard work into this diamond in the rough project but at this attractive price, it makes a good starter home or solid investment. MLS® 315611

Classic Oak Bay Bungalow On the edge of the Oak Bay Village classic bungalow oozing with character! This 4 bedroom/2 bath home features coved ceilings and hardwood oak floors throughout the main level. Beautiful wood window casings and warm plaster walls. Large, formal livingroom and separate dining room. Bright kitchen leads to a large private back yard offering mature fruit trees, good gardening & second separate garage. Larger lot offers opportunity for expansion. Walk out (mostly unfinished) basement provides plenty of extra storage or potential living space. MLS® 312711 List Price: $669,000

Custom Ocean View Home Campbell River Ocean views in beautiful Campbell River - stunning views of marine traffic with Coast Mt backdrop. almost 6000 sq ft of custom, quality construction & finishing. Italian marble tile, rich hardwood panelling & flooring feature fireplaces, solid cedar & oak doors, plush broadloom accent bright spacious living spaces. Over 1 acre of manicured & natural grounds plus waterfront easement, 3 bay garage & shop & more. Close to Mt. Washington, Golf Course and marina. ML 316197

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★ BRAND NEW ★ ★ POWERSMART GOLD ★ ★ $679,900 ★



Spacious, bright, custom built 5 bdrm home with many high quality features added. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac. This 2006 quality home offers main floor master bedroom with W/I closet, dbl CC & 5pc ensuite which includes unique shaped jetted tub, modern kitchen, eating area, spacious living rm with gas fireplace & auto blinds, dining area w/french doors. Plus 2 spacious bedrooms & 4pc bath up. Lots of heated storage areas, roomy double garage, plus additional accommodation. Some of the custom features include hot water on demand, central vac, in-ground sprinkler system, gas hook-up for BBQ, security system and many more extras. Close to major bus routes, parks, Commonwealth Pool, schools & shopping. MLS #317441, offered at $739,900. For your private viewing call now.

Jack Davis Davis Realty Corp 250-598-6200

QUALIFIES FOR $10,000 GRANT BUILDER WILL TAKE CAR OR BOAT AS PER DOWN PAYMENT $309,900 Well located within minutes of all major shopping & on the bus line. This spacious 2 bedrm, 2 bath condo offers 9 ft ceilings, secure underground parking in a building that is located for easy access to all areas of Victoria. Builder will consider your car, boat, jet skis as part down payment plus the unit qualifies for the $10,000 1st time buyers grant. Don’t miss this one.

Near all amenities in Royal Oak, brand new 4Bed/4 Bath home with 18' ceilings in entry and living, open concept, custom kitchen with quartz countertops. Heat pump, gas fireplace and range. Large master with ensuite and walk-in closet. All appliances included. Great area for in-laws. Full 2-5-10 warranty and includes net HST. Dont miss this great opportunity. 1239 Glyn Rd. MLS 316314. $10,000 first time new home buyer rebate applies. Manpreet Kandola Pemberton Holmes Ltd 250-813-1705 5803052

Chuck Meagher & Jennifer Scheck Century 21 Queenswood Realty 250-477-1100 STUNNING WATERFRONT CONDO New MLS 317529


This brand new waterfront end unit will take your breath away from the moment you enter the foyer. Your fussiest buyer will appreciate the high quality products and finishing. Custom cherry wood floors, spectacular kitchen with lighted reed glass cabinets, center eating bar, wine cooler and black granite countertops. Floor to ceiling windows captures the water views from every room. There are 2 large bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. This is a spectacular unit. Secure underground parking. Only $739,000.

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Seasons Greetings Clients and Friends Merry Christmas!!! Happy New Year!!! Wishing You Warm And Happy Times...


Dave Vogel

Roy Stevenson DFH Real Estate Ltd. 250-477-7291


Royal Oak Master on Main! Location! Gorgeous CORNER townhouse drenched in sun. Fabulous windows, vaulted entry. Lrg master on main boasts gas frplc! 2 more BRs up+computer area + 5x12 storage room. Bright family room off spacious sunny kitchen sporting granite, upgraded appl. Wood floors, sun filled deck with some distant mtn views. Dbl garage. Walk to Broadmead, Elk Lk, Commonwlth Pool & golf! Immaculate! $459,900


RE/MAX Camosun 250-744-3301 You Now Have a Friend in Real Estate


Craig Walters RE/MAX Camosun 250-655-0608

* SAANICHTON RANCHER * $499,500 -No step home * No step yard * New price! -Updated 1577 sq.ft. plus garage -.23 acre fully fenced & landscaped -Heat pump, hardwood floors, more! -3 bedrooms 2 baths -Easy & a pleasure to view

2096 Jahn Place


SIDNEY CONDO $189,000!! 215-2050 White Birch Rd.

MLS# 316346


1124 Sq. Ft. 2 Bdrms, 1.5 Bthrms Bright Corner Unit Quick Possession Enclosed Balcony Ocean Glimpses

Rene Blais RE/MAX Camosun

250-655-0608 • 1-877-730-0608 (TOLL FREE) Email: Website: 5799492

OPEN HOUSE SAT, Dec 22 & SUN, Dec 23 1-3 9708 FIFTH STREET * $599,900 BRAND NEW * -Fee simple townhome - no fees! -In downtown Sidney by the Sea! -3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 baths -2093 sqft plus huge double garage

$259,000 The Landmark is a concrete building located in the center of downtown Sidney with underground secured parking, secured entrance, guest suites and just a short stroll to the waterfront. This one bedroom Condo faces north but is very bright and has Sea and Marina views. This is a great building, in a great location, at a great price where rentals are allowed - sorry, no pets.

Inez Louden, FRI Associate Broker * MODERN BRENTWOOD BAY * $324,900 -2 bedrooms 2 full baths -No age or rental restrictions -Secured underground parking -Extra storage - recreation room -Fireplace, sun deck, in-suite laundry

250-812-7710 Sutton Group West Coast Realty 250-479-3333 5799504

Craig Walters RE/MAX Camosun 250-655-0608

RE/MAX Camosun

522 LEASIDE PLACE MLS 317082 $539,900

This immaculate 4-bedroom 3-bath home located in a quiet, private cul-de-sac in an established neighborhood offers many updates including a renovated kitchen counter tops, carpets and floors, and bathrooms sinks, floors and fixtures, as well as paint and flooring throughout. The fully finished 8’ basement could also be an easily done in-law accommodation. The separate glassed-in studio is suitable for massages or hobbies - you choose. The landscaped yard, the covered deck, the double all awaits your viewing. For properties photos, floor plan and additional property details please go to Call today for your private viewing!

Season’s Greetings to All!

4 BEDROOM 1 ACRE LIKE NEW + BACHELOR SUITE QUIET COUNTRY SETTING Minutes to Sidney and BC Ferries this home is fantastic. New kitchen, granite counters, new bathrooms, hardwood floors, a complete update inside including all new appliances. Nicely treed 1 acre lot, double carport plus a bachelor or nanny suite all ready to go. Offers on $684,900 will be presented quickly.

Jennifer Scheck & Chuck Meagher Century 21 Queenswood Realty 250-477-1100

Privately Located Custom Home on Five Acres $1,650,000

No two properties are ever alike...

Once in a while a very fine property comes to market. This custom built family home, situated on 5 gently sloping acres and located in Central Saanich’s Oldfield neighborhood, is this special property. Pass through stone pillars and meander up to a beautifully constructed residence, welcoming you home with its expansive front porch. Over 4400 sq. ft. in size, entertainment sized principal rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an attached 3 car garage plus a detached over-height 2 car garage with workshop are just some of the features, along with expansive interlocking brick patios, a raised deck with pool and a hot tub. Zoning may allow for a legal suite as well; one of the peninsula’s finest homes. MLS 309584. 5799581



1076 Sq. Ft. Bungalow 2 Bdrms., 1- 4Pc. Carport, Storage Shed Room for Gar/ Shop Large 6600 Sq Ft Lot Sidney West Side

Sea and Marina Views

Craig Walters RE/MAX Camosun 250-655-0608 ~

Craig Walters RE/MAX Camosun 250-655-0608

Specializing in Residential & Revenue Properties

* 4.3 ACRES * * BRENTWOOD BAY * * TWO SMALL HOMES * $848,000 -One home modern/well appointed! -One home an older rented cottage -Not in ALR! Potential subdivision!



Magdalin Heron

(250) 656-0911


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Top Floor Corner Unit Ocean Front with amazing views! MANY UPDATES Great Family Complex



No need for a car when you live in this building because all amenities in Sidney, including businesses, are within walking distance! The Ocean and Mountain views from this 2 bedroom 2 bath Condo are not glimpses or distant - they are unobstructed and front row center! This home has so many great features: new stainless steel appliances, new hot water tank, freshly painted, carpets cleaned, views from all major rooms, ensuite with walk-in shower, attic storage, gas fireplace, enclosed balcony with awning, and an additional south facing balcony, also with Ocean and Mountain views. Great location - stroll along the Sidney waterfront, fish or crab on the pier, or just relax on the bench by the water - can’t get better than that!

• 3 bdrms, 3 baths 1495 sq. ft. • New kitchen cabinets, SS appliances • New flooring, ensuite, fixtures, blinds

• Double garage with workbench • Fresh paint through-out, new roof


GREAT SIDNEY LOCATION Quiet Family Neighbourhood

SIDNEY OCEANFRONT Short Stroll to Amenities



• 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1679 sq. ft. • In-law suite, 2 fireplaces • Updated bathrms, new lino • Recently painted exterior • Roof just over 1 year old

• 3 bdrm, 3 bath, 1840 sq. ft. • Quality finished, granite counters • HW floors, gas fireplace • Spacious master bdrm, 5 pce ensuite

• Easy care garden, heat pump


111-9655 FIRST ST

During the Holiday Season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. So at this special time, simply and sincerely

Thank You

Inez Louden, FRI

For More Info... www. holmes realty. com

aand nd Best Wishes for the Holiday Season

Associate Broker Sutton Group West Coast Realty 250-812-7710

From All of Us on Michele’s Team


Specializing in Residential & Revenue Properties


RE/MAX Camosun

EXCELLENT STARTER HOME Pastoral Farmland Views




• 3 bdrms, 2 baths 1253 sq. ft. • Freshly painted, new flooring • Large patio, backs onto farmland • Close to shops, parks & hospital • No age restriction, pets welcome

• 5 bdrm, 5 bath, 4206 sq. ft. • Gourmet kitchen, granite counters • Master on main, 5 piece ensuite • Fir doors & trim, hardwood floors • Self contained in-law suite



EXCEPTIONAL VALUE Oceanfront $849,000 • 4 bdrm, 3 bath, 3111 sq. ft. • Private setting on 0.63 acre • Master on main, 4 pce ensuite • Easy access to beach • New septic treatment plant



#8 ‒ 10110 THIRD ST MLS 313812 $499,900

Season’s Greetings to All!


Large one-level 1590 SF townhouse with double garage. This home offers 2 large bedrms, and large family rm off of the kitchen as well as formal LR and DR. With 2 large exterior areas that allow gardening or BBQing and extra storage, this home is perfect to downsize to. Close to the ocean and marinas in Sidney, and all amenities, this home is central and ready to move into. For more photos, floor plans and additional property details, please go to Call today for easily arranged appointments!


Immaculate Inside & Out

WALK TO SIDNEY SHOPS Master Bedroom On Main





• 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1579 sq. ft. • 2 bdrms up, one on main level • Skylight, New gas fireplace • South facing patio, roll up awning • Great Sidney location, 55+ complex

• 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1472 sq. ft. • South facing deck, private garden • Bright kitchen with skylight • Gas fireplace, heated crawl space • No step entrance

#6-10072 THIRD ST


Top Floor Corner Suite

• 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, 1679 sq. ft. • Extremely bright plus skylights • Gas fireplace, 2 balconies • One block to shopping & dining out • Separate storage, secure parking








DON KING Gordon Hulme Realty Ltd. 250 516-1202 / 250 656-4626 5800505

#311-10461 Resthaven Dr. Sidney by the Sea ML# 314139 $339,000! RUN DON’T WALK TO THIS DEAL! Great place to live and a great buy in this “Buyers Market”. These units have sold for over $400,000 + and this one is remodeled!! Features top floor, ocean view, vaulted ceilings, 2 big Bdrms, den, 2.5 Bthrms, Murphy bed in guest bdrm, hardwood floors, fireplace, two large balconies, recreation center with pool, hot tub, sauna and exercise area. Age 19+, some rentals (wait list), no pets, secured indoor parking, workshop and extra storage. Great island resort style holiday home.

Rene Blais

Great Neighbourhood and Exceptional Home! ($1,200,000) Secluded Texada Terr of exquisite homes. This 2 storage 4 bedroom 4 bathroom home is distinctly modern in every way. Marble and wood floors on the main level. Large gourmet style kitchen and family room, plus wine bar. Livingroom with breathtaking ocean views. 2 gas fireplaces. Secluded back yard. Heated dbl garage and crawlspace. Minutes to the airport, ferry and Sidney. Don’t miss this exceptional property. ML 317310

RE/MAX Camosun

250-655-0608 • 1-877-730-0608 (TOLL FREE) Email: 5800510 Website:

Frances Wade


DFH Real Estate Ltd. 250-656-0131

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Saanich Pensinsula Realty Ltd.


John Romashenko Professional Advice Personal Service



COUNTRY LIVING - $330,000 Comfortable 1,700 sq. ft. home on a 1/3 acre lot with south-west exposure. 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, gas fireplace, spacious kitchen with eating area, pantry, quality appliances and French doors. Several renewed balconies and private deck in the private back yard. Convenient to Galloping Goose, Sooke Potholes and schools. Short drive to Village. Drive by 2519 Brule Drive or call Michael Dick “Your Sooke Specialist” at 250-642-6056 for details.


Escape the ordinary, and

New MLS 317473

Indulge your senses


2 bed, 2 bath, 1243 sq ft, gas fireplace. Call today!

Dale Sheppard RE/MAX Camosun Westshore 250-478-9600

Michael Dick Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Sooke 250-642-6056

Our unique design by Momcilo Zukanovic has been constructed by Road’s End Contracting Ltd., with the finest building materials combined with style and quality to compliment both indoor and outdoor living space. Interior design by Homefront Ideas. We have created one of a kind, 3 unit townhome, plus 2 small commercial space development in the heart of Brentwood Bay overlooking the entire bay, southerly and westerly to the Malahat Mountain Range, and northwesterly to Mill Bay. Stunning views from all 3 townhomes. Abundantly spacious decks like none I have seen before, and 2 units with roof top terraces. Paradise has never been so close... you deserve to enjoy it. Huge crawl spaces within each unit, provide an abundance of storage space for your canoe, kayak, diving gear, and other outdoor activities equipment. 4 parking stalls/townhome. All townhome units are 2 bedroom and at least 2 bath. Fir cabinetry, engineered wood flooring with carpeting in bedrooms. Infloor heating in luxurious bathrooms. Kitchens & Great room are so unique. No expense was spared.

Commercial Units

Unit #1 @ $1,250,000 Unit #2 @ $1,100,000 Unit #3 @ $1,050,000

Unit #3 @ $245,000 Unit #4 @ $220,000

Purchase the whole development for $3,590,000 5802075

Visit us online at w w w. r e v w e e k l y. c o m for listings in our current issue

Like new, tens of thousands, below replacement & comparable homes Incl., fencing, appliances, landscaping etc. $449,999 No H.S.T

Different Mortgages

Don Burnham Re/Max Camosun Westshore 250-516-1510

Thinking of Dean Park?

If Your Family Matters!


Royal LePage Coast Capital 250-477-5353

BEAUTIFUL BEAR MTN CUSTOM $639,900 NOW REDUCED $608,888 *2010 built *Over 2800 sqft *2 bedroom suite (rent between $1200$1400) *Hardwood floors *Vaulted grand entrance *Private deck off master bedroom *Low maintenance yard *Large walk-in closet *5 bedrooms *4 bathrooms *Rec room with wet bar *Granite kitchen counters *Stainless steel appliances *Jacuzzi tub and Bear Mountain Resort. Call Rick Krupa for your personal showing. MLS 311345

Sheltered Bay/Eastern Exposure/Dock for Municipal Boats/Private Waterfront Curteis Point $1,499,000 - Waterfront property with M5 zoning - Rare, legal, foreshore dock in Curteis Point - 3 Bed 2 Bath updated West Coast home in private setting & mature gardens. ML 312631 for pictures and details.

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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom 1,400 Sq Ft Rancher New Woodstove Insert Laminate Flooring Fenced & Gated Backyard Backs Onto Parkland MLS# 311461 $279,900

Rick Krupa DFH Real Estate Ltd. Westshore 250-474-6003

RE/MAX Alliance

250-386-8875 • 250-727-5868

Andrew Mara & Riley Janes




Karen Love

Pride of ownership is evident throughout this 2006 built, 4 bed, 3 bath executive home with over 2200 sq ft on 2 floors. The luxurious master has vaulted ceilings, boasts his & hers walk in closets & full ensuite. The south facing backyard offers views to the Olympic Mountains and is fully fenced, perfect for kids, pets or gardening. Additional features include 9’ ceilings, an oversized double garage, gas hot water tank, built in vac & exterior parking for 3 cars (or boat/camper). Just steps to schools, sport facilities & a par 3 golf course! ML 316730 5800245

Thinking of Dean Park?-here is your answer. Lovely & well maintained. 1 owner rancher on a crawlspace offering 1550 sq ft, 3 br, 2 ba with a superb open floor plan. Beautifully landscaped with lovely gardens, green house. Many updates including new roof & skylights, new gas fp & stove, new HW floors in hallway and a double garage. Now offered at $505,000. ML 316744

Giovanna Balaiban May Hamilton

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 firsttime buyer or at least not have owned a principal residence for four consecutive years in order to qualify under the plan. Remember, no income tax is deducted from these funds as long as they are repaid to an RRSP according to the government’s repayment schedule.

Wow. This is an unbelievable price for a fantastic fam. home incl. 1 or 2 bed leg. suite (sep ent.) 9’ ceilings on main 17’in great rm (off kit) & 11 ft ceil. in Mastr. Ensuite/ sep shwr/ soaker tub. Upgrades, tile flrs (entry, kitch & bath), beaut eng. H.W.flrs, glass drs in kit. cabinets & pantry+granite counter top on kit. island. Incl. all kit. applian. Sep laundry for suite. (Rent $750 1br or $1050 2 bed) Gas f.p. French drs off dining area open to large fenced yard with gas barbecue & patio. Over height garage for 2 cars & lots of storage & workspace. Daycare walking trails & quick access to stores in Sooke Village. Offered at $449,999 See this one today.

Prices include HST, with applicable rebates to Developer.

Tel 250.474.6003 MLS® Gold Awards Club DFH Team Leader


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Top Floor, West Facing, Great Value! 2 bedrooms & 2 full baths Asking Price $249,900

For whatever



(you can call me AL)

might be....

Open concept boasts separated bedrooms, huge windows, stainless steel appliances, west-facing balcony, fireplace & laundry. Building features bike & locker storage, super-central location, secure parking, plus pool & track. … All at 10% under BCAss.!

Call me, AL, 250-686-6325, for more info.

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 home ownership possible for more would-be buyers.

Consider Using Your RRSPs





A number of different mortgage options are available. Under a conventional mortgage, lenders will loan you up to 75 per cent of the appraised value or purchase price of the property (whichever is lower) to a maximum set by government regulation and you must come up with the remaining 25 per cent yourself. If you don’t have the 25 per cent down payment, a high-ratio mortgage may be available that could provide most of the required funds. The proviso is that high-ratio mortgages must be insured and the cost falls to you. Check with your lending institution or mortgage broker to see whether you would be eligible for such a mortgage. Variable-rate mortgages are usually offered for both conventional and high-ratio mortgages. If interest rates climb, you will be paying more per month in interest; if rates drop, you will be paying more off your principal. Fixed-rate mortgages, on the other hand, maintain the same rate of interest over the entire negotiated term.

Examine Your Needs It is never too early to start considering where you would like to live and the type of house that best suits your needs. This is where a REALTOR®’s services prove invaluable. REALTORS® have access to the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) which is a co-operative listing system that offers maximum exposure of homes listed for sale. A REALTOR® can help you zero in on the type of home you want with a quick search on the computer. Once you have defined a few key parameters like price, location and number of bathrooms, a REALTOR® can provide you with a customized list to assist you in your search. Defining your focus is important because there are plenty of housing options available in the Greater Victoria area. You will have to choose the property that is right for you from among new houses, resale homes, townhouses and condominiums. A REALTOR® is a highly trained professional who can help you choose the one that best suits your current and projected lifestyle. A REALTOR® will accompany you as you view homes and provide you with all the pertinent information to make an informed decision. So, if you are ready for home ownership, now is a good time. Many Canadians would agree that owning a home is one of the best investments you can make and helps provide financial security for retirement.

This article is provided by the Victoria Real Estate Board.


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2 OCEANFRONTS! Looking for a special lifestyle?

Claire Yoo MLS 315504

$489,900 MLS 314338

- Lovely 1843 sq.ft. oceanfront home - Metal roof, new exterior paint - 200 amp service - Shared all weather dock.

Fee Simple

Strata Lots

Lot Size Price

Lot Size Price

L-A 328 M² $219,900

SL1 260 M² $199,900

L-B 284 M² $219,900

SL2 231 M² $199,900

L-C 286 M² $219,900

SL3 238 M² $199,900

L-D 295 M² $219,900 L-E 319 M² $219,900

SL4 241 M² $199,900

HST/GST Not included in price

*Both homes located on PIERS ISLAND (city water & city hydro). An idyllic island 2 mins. from Sidney


SL7 244 M² $189,900 SL8 268 M² $189,900


250-384-8124 250-858-6775

Downtown Smoke Shop $32,500

Easy to operate, one person job, low rent, M-F 9:30-5:00, potential for growth.

Fantastic restaurant opportunity in Downtown Victoria $95,000

Currently a Tibetan restaurant, previously was Japanese; any type of cuisine is possible! Full kitchen, liquor license, entertainment endorsement and excellent lease in place.

Patti L-L wishes a wonderful Christmas & Happy, Healthy 2013 to all!

SL5 230 M² $179,900 SL6 SOLD


- .52 acre South facing oceanfront - Totally renovated 2 BR & den home with fabulous kitchen - 5 piece ensuite with sauna - Newer septic & 200 amp - Addt’l separate legal 2 BR cottage

Downtown Vicoria Core restaurant $88,000

Patti Locke-Lewkowich Patti L-L 250-477-7291 DFH Real Estate Ltd.

Steps to Inner Harbour, busy tourists and foot traffic, currently a Salad Loop franchise but can be remade into any type of restaurant.

Downtown Shoe Repair Shop $60,000

Well established shoe repair/ make shop in downtown. Good lease in place. Excellent location. The own will train.

SL9 288 M² $199,900



Downtown Vitamin shop / Organic Food shop $149,000

Well established, lots of foot traffic, Potential to grow, short business hours.

Wox Box in Langford $340,000

Fast food franchise, easy to operate, newer equipment and good income

Grocery store in Lady Smith $185,000

Jean Dunn 250-655-1816


PENDER OCEANFRONT Accessible waterfront with 250’ of frontage. Historic Hope Bay area. One level 3 BR 2 BA 2000 sq. ft. rancher. Large deck & slate patio. 50 year metal roof. 2.98 acres of pastoral meadow slowly sloping to the sea. Lots of potential for eco-tourism & B & B. $799,000 NEED A DOCK? Shared dock with 3 other owners. Bonus rustic 1043 sq. ft. cabin tucked away on a wonderful Deep Cove rural natural .26 acre lot with 33’ of shoreline. Marginal ocean views could be enhanced with selective pruning. A diamond in the rough! $575,000 WEST COAST OCEANFRONT ! Light filled 1980 home with views across across Colbourne Passage towards Piers & Salt Spring Island. 80’ of highbank shoreline. 4 bedrooms & 3 baths. Convenient to Sidney & all major transportation links. $725,000 CATCH THE SPIRIT ! Superb ocean, island & mountain views from this 1990 Swartz Bay home with 60’ of oceanfront. Open plan, feature fireplace & large picture windows. 3025 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. Large sunroom. Overlooking beautifully landscaped .72 acre grounds. $725,000

Well established grocery store. Over 50 years in business. Gross Sales over $1 million not including Lottery. No immediate competition. Ideal for a family.



Updated and greatly improved with NEW roof, windows, gutters and so much more this approved family home is OUTSTANDING value for those who wish to be close to Victoria, but with a little privacy and land. Solidly constructed with further potential in the mostly unfinished FULL height lower level and multiple potential uses for the unused upper floor with its own bathroom this home will not disappoint.

Dave Hillmer Newport Realty 250-385-2033

Esso Gas Station with attached A&W Restaurant $2,480,000

Outstanding exposure & incredible traffic along the E. Island Hwy

Pizza Take Out Place in Downtown $48,000

25 seats inside, Affordable rent, lots of foot traffic & any kind of take out businesses will fit.

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Post Office with Dry Cleaning Service $178,000 Centrally located in a plaza, easy operation and well established.

Smoke Shop in Busy Mall $199,000

Well established, short hours, good lease in place, potential to grow. VICTORIA

A building w/ 2 restaurants & a grocery store in Sidney $1,500,000 Buffet restaurant $288,000 160 seats, liquor license, Good income, parking

Franchise Dollar Store in Mill Bay $88,000 Easy to operate, excellent lease & good income.



Modern Hair Salon $48,000


Ample parking, strip mall, 8 chairs, low rent, spa potential

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Got the winter BLAHS?? ...nothing a new HOME ENVIRONMENT can’t fix!


Downtown Franchise Hotel $4,580,000

Well established & well known Hotel. 80 Guest Rooms, A 3-storey, building 48,773 sq., Site 67,474sq.

Coffee shop in Oak Bay $125,000

Near Oak Bay High School, excellent location, easy operation

Buffet/pup style restaurant $150,000 Nice ambiance, lots of parking, good lease in place, liquor license.

Pizza/ other take out place in Sidney $120,000 Good income, short hours, easy operation.


Bringing you home...

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Happy Holidays from the staff of Real Estate Victoria Wishing you all the best in the new year.


Real Estate Victoria

Lynne Sager


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Victoria’s Connection to Unique & Waterfront Homes


Parker Ave. Waterfront $1,898,000 Gorgeous 3000 sq ft Pamela Charlesworth designed home on desirable sandy beachfront. This elegant 4 BR 4 bath home has been beautifully refurbished to feel like new. 17’ ceilings welcome you to a formal LR w/ energy efficient FP, formal DR opens onto spacious deck (ideal for Barbecue). Superb new kitchen w/ granite counter tops, SS appliances & eating bar. Adjoining family room w/ gas FP, B-I’s & separate deck. Brazilian wide plank floors, beautiful new bathrooms, double car garage & separate deck w/ hot tub to enjoy the ocean & Mt Baker views. Steps to exceptional sandy beach. ML 310387

2.3 Acre Oceanfront $2,675,000 in Cobble Hill

Sandy Beachfront $2,885,000

Stunning 7302 sq ft home custom built in 2008 to exacting standards. Soaring ceilings, gleaming marble & Kempar HW floors. 6 BRs, 8 bathrooms, gourmet kitchen with eating island, pantry, 6 burner stove & granite counter tops. Spa-like ensuite baths with corner jacuzzi tubs & custom showers. Studio suite, specatacular balcony with 180° views. Ultimately private, 5 min to golf, 45 minutes to Victoria. Geothermal furnaces, BI vacs, this is truly a must see home. ML 313603

Exceptional ocean & Mt Baker views are yours from this superb 5100 sq.ft. custom built 2010 home. Gated private entry welcomes you to a level .36 acre lot with a walk on sandy beach at your front door. 3 ensuite BRs. Office & home theatre on main. 10’ ceilings w/ luxurious heated Travertine floors in formal LR w/ FP, formal DR w/ wet bar, casual dining area (also w/ FP) & family room. Exquisite gallery style kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters, 6 burner Viking stove, dual ovens & dish washers. Walk in pantry w/ 2nd fridge. 2-5-10 yr warranty. Stroll to new Bistro & shops along the beach. A rare lifestyle property. ML 310332

Rare 10 Mile Point Waterfront Lot $1,498,000 Build your home on exceptional waterfront. Gorgeous 60x150 gently sloping lot with sweeping views of sandy Cadboro Bay and the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. Stroll to village shops in minutes. Situated in an area of fine homes. ML 310255

One Level Oak Bay Now $519,000

Oceanfront Condo Harbourside $598,000

Charming 2 Br, 1 bath, bungalow in prime walking area. Close to shops & rec centre. Gleaming oak floors, coved ceilings & cozy FP in livingroom. Updated kitchen & bath. New roof, furnace, hot water tank & paint inside & out. Updated 200 amp wiring plus single car garage with workshop. Ideal starter or retirement home. Priced to sell quickly. $40,000 below assessed value!

2000 sq ft oceanfront steel & concrete building. One owner since 1990! Situated on Montreal St. waterfront, with an exceptional pond with waterfall adjoining your patio. 2 br plus office, gas FP in spacious living room plus formal dining room. This unique suite has a private garage plus a 2nd underground secure spot. Stroll to town in minutes & enjoy a great lifestyle. ML 313611 5800903

For Floor Plans and Additional Photos, go to

Seasons Greetings From




From $369,900 +hst

$544,900 +hst


• 4bdrm/3 full bath NEW homes • 1,700 + sqft. • Open floor plan with 9’ ceilings • Living room with cozy fireplace • French doors lead to partially covered patio • Easily suited Easy in-law potential ML 317514

• 4 bedroom/4 bathroom Home • Located on a quiet street in Thetis Heights • Soaring 10’ ceilings on main with oversized windows • Down has potential for in-law or rec room ML 317470

• Fabulous views of the Olympic Mountains • 5bdrm/3 bath family home • Bright open kitchen with island • Huge Master w/ heated flrs in ensuite • RV Parking & Low maintenance yard ML 316274




$389,900 • 3bdrm/2 bath home • Spacious open floor plan w/ 9’ ceilings • Open Kitchen to dining room & family room • Cozy gas fireplace in family room • Deluxe high-efficiency Heat Pump • Desirable Location in Thetis Heights ML 317121


$69,900 • 18,540 sqft lot • Located on West Coast Rd • Walking distance to French Beach • Zoned FA to allow Homes & Mobiles • Short drive to Sooke & Amenities ML 312042

Gary Brown

• 1941 Character Home situated off road • Large Kitchen w/ eating area • Living room has cozy fireplace • Separate 1bdrm suite • Detached Double Car garage ML 315714

Blair Veenstra Personal Real Estate Corporation

STRATA DUPLEX LOT $289,900 • 4bdrm/3ba duplex plans to build • Quality finishing • Other lots available • Fully prepped lot • Ready to build, located beside pond CALL TODAY

BACKING ONTO GORGE WATER WAY $369,900 • Walk out your backyard to the scenic Gorge Water Way • 3bdrm/3bath updated Strata Home • Updates: new roof, hot water tank, blinds • Fully fenced backyard ML 317359

Ian Jules

Linda Clark 5800503

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Waterfront Lot! Real, actual, useable 1/2 acre WATERFRONT building lot. Current foreshore licence is in place. Property has a habitable bachelor BOAT HOUSE with electricty and a producing water well. Build your dream home, & park your boat right in front! Enjoy 270° panoramic views. $879,000 ML 316307

WILL CARRILHO 881-2733 Pemberton Holmes 250-384-8124

Holiday Wishes Enjoy the BEST of the Season with Family and Friends...

Angele Munro

250-384-8124 Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

TO MY WONDERFUL & VALUED CLIENTS! I WISH YOU A JOYOUS X-MAS! Eileen Jespersen 250-686-4820 Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Merry Christmas From My Family to Yours Thank you to my clients/ friends for allowing me to assist you with all your real estate needs. As always it has been fun and enjoyable. I also would like to add a big thank you to all the staff at Pemberton Holmes for all their hard work & supportyou are appreciated! May you have a wonderful Christmas and a Fantastic New Year, blessed with health, happiness and many warm memories.

Lisa Redding

Real Estate Agent Pemberton Holmes Ltd. Cell 250-882-0868 Office 250-384-8124

Happy Holidays

“Happy Holidays”

Merry Christmas and the Very Happiest of New Years in 2013!

To you and your family

A very sincere thank you to all of our valued clients, friends and associates who have made this year absolutely remarkable. We consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to live and work in this unique and spectacular part of Canada! Special thanks to the support staff at Pemberton Holmes, their efforts are invaluable and truly appreciated!

Colin Millard YOUR consultant in Real Estate

To all of my wonderful clients and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to come. My thanks to all of you.

Jacqueline Baker

Gary & Kathleen McInnis & Blair McInnis, REALTOR®s Pemberton Holmes Ltd

Pemberton Holmes Ltd


Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Season’s Greetings

Gunnar Stephenson

To all my clients, friends and colleagues thank you for your support and giving me the opportunity to serve you. I wish you and your family all the best for the holiday season and a very Happy & Prosperous New Year.

Thinking of Buying or Selling? For all your Real Estate Needs Call anytime

Gurcharan Chauhan 250-384-8124

Season’s Greetings Many thanks to my past, present, and future clients for their wonderful support. I would also like to thank our administrative staff for their hard work and their kind help, and our manager broker Mike Holmes, along with our managers Sue Daniels-Ferrie and Steve Kopnyitzki for all their wonderful support throughout the year.

Helping over 999 families

Season’s Greetings Wishing you good health & great festive times with family and friends. Thank you for your continued business and referring me to others. I appreciate it.

CORDOVA BAY Views, Views, Views

$1,788,888 *1 yr young custom built home *3 bedrooms on main with 3 ensuites *Legal for inlaws 2 bedroom suite *Triple garage *Elevator *Heated driveway *Awesome patios *Easy care cul de sac lot *Overdone quality thru out, the over 4400 square feet of quality finished home * MLS 316258

1305 Stelly’s X Rd.

Escape to your own 20 acre estate. Fabulous sunny location tucked into Brentwood Bay, underground spring for irrigation plus 5 bedroom character home. Asking $1,590,000.

Call me for details.

Barb Ronald

Pemberton Holmes Ltd 250-744-8211


May the Holiday Season be filled with much joy, laughter, and Peace for you and your loved ones.

Season’s Greetings Jasmin Gerwien

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.


& a Happy New Year! ❄ To all our Clients, Friends & Family Featured Waterfront Properties

Season’s Greetings To all our friends and clients that placed their trust in us when it came to handling their real estate needs, we wish you a joyous holiday season and all the best in the coming year. May good health and prosperity be with you!

Custom Built Home

East Sooke

double size lakefront lot.

Great building lot with 90 ft beach front on municpal water. Beautiful sunsets.

Offered @ $697,500

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s plu Separate Guest Cottage on a

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Wishing you & your families a very Merry Christmas & A happy Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2013

Merry Christmas! Seng Dan Fai Lok Sretan Bozic Glaedelig Jul og godt nytar Jutdlime pivdluarit ukiotame pivdluaritlo! Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee! Vrolijk Kerstfeest en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Frohe Weihnachten Kala christougenna Jwaye Nowel Mele Kalikimaka Krismas ki subhkamna Merii kurisumasu Maligayang pasko at manigong bagong taon! God jul Nadolig llawen

Corie Meyer 250-384-8124

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Merry Christmas!


Wishing You & Your Families A Joyful Holiday Season. THANK YOU to all my clients! It has been my absolute pleasure to know you and work with all of you.

Paul Whitney

Pemberton Holmes Ltd

Nancy Young


Kent Deans 250-478-9141

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. 250 384-8124

Gunnar Stephenson

“A special greeting at this festive time of the year to express our sincere appreciation to all our valued clients, friends and associates for your confidence and loyalty. We extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season and prosperity throughout the coming year”

Helping over 999 families

To My Past & Present Clients Gorge 2 bed plus den $279,900 Steel & concrete building, spacious & bright 2 bed plus den unit overlooking a beautiful courtyard. U/G secure parking, quiet & convenient location. Move in before Christmas.

I’m pleased and proud to have worked with such fine folks like you, and grateful for your friendship and continued support. Wishing you all the joys of the Holiday Season and every Happiness in the New Year.

Gabriella Pakos

Bridget Ittah & Rick Shumka

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. 250-213-1323


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Merry Christmas We want to thank the many delightful people that we have had the pleasure of selling or finding their home this year. We hope this Christmas will be a special one for you and your family. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

With Gratitude,

NICOLE BURGESS / WALT BURGESS • 13 Premium Brownstone Townhomes • 3 Bdrs & Garages • Granite Counters • Quality Finishing

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Price: $499,000 Call Nicole or Walt Burgess 250-384-8124

Easy living at its best! Luxurious finishing, granite counters, wood floors, 3 Bdrs, Garage, private patios are all done with QUALITY by award winning builder. All ages & pets welcome!

Thinking about selling? Call for our free no-obligation market evaluation! ❄

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Master on the Main! Call Nicole or Walt Burgess 250-384-8124

Smell the Ocean! Updated 2 bdr, 1103sf condo that’s just been remediated so it’s a great time to invest! Building is ocean front in the inner harbour with a 5min walk into town! Pets welcome!

Price: $425,000 Call Nicole or Walt Burgess 250-384-8124

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102-2733 Peatt Rd, $359,900 Saturday & Sunday 1-3 Re/Max Alliance Karen Love, 250-386-8875

402-1122 Hilda, $219,900 Saturday Dec 29th 1-3 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-384-8124

982 Mckenzie, $324,900 pg. 5

Tuesday-Sunday 1-3 Royal Lepage Coast Capital James Liu 250 477-5353

102-415 Linden, $259,900

3478 Calumet, $498,000

Saturday Dec 29th 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Maggie Thompson, 250-889-5955

Sunday Dec 23 2-4 Century 21 Queenswood Brian Meredith-Jones 250 477-1100

pg. 10

9708 Fifth St, $599,900 pg. 5

pg. 15

Saturday, Dec. 22 & Sunday, Dec. 23 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Craig Walters, 250-655-0608 pg. 18


pg. 5

101-608 Fairway Ave, $229,900 Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

608 Fairway Ave. pg. 13

101-608 Fairway Ave, $229,900 Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Realty Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100

pg. 13

Daily 1:30-4 Century 21 Queenswood Chuck Meagher, 250-477-1100


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402-350 Belmont Rd $169,900 MLS: 314903 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

609 Brandy Place $489,900 MLS: 315848 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom

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3385 Mary Anne Crescent $559,900 MLS: 316577 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom

1188 Parkdale Creek $459,800 MLS: 316170 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom

Brand New Gourmet Kitchen!

1 Bedroom Suite!


Listings! Amazing Ocean Views!

Private, Forested, 0.30 of an Acre!

9-2807 Sooke Lake Rd $89,000 MLS: 317283 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

4176 Carey Rd $519,900 MLS: 315216 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom

#8-2563 Millstream Rd 349,900 MLS: 315695 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom

22 Erskine Lane $624,900 MLS: 315951 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom

41A - 2500 Florence Lake Rd

New Floors and Shower!


Beautifully Updated Townhouse!

Great Family Home!

Surrounded By Green Space!

$95,000 MLS: 315855 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom

P: 250-474-6003 F: 250-474-0081 ~ ~ Mike Hartshorne Personal Real Estate Corporation and Jenn Raappana Real Estate 742 JASMINE AVENUE $379,900 HANDYMAN SPECIAL!!! Right in the heart of Marigold area, this 1950s family home w/3 bdrms & 2 bthrms has potential and is good fit for a someone in the trades or an investor willing to put in some cash and hard work! MLS# 306544

#205-3260 QUADRA STREET $214,900 Fantastic Opportunity! Don’t miss this spacious, updated 2 bdrm, 2 full bthrm adult oriented condo with over 1200 sqft of living space & a covered balcony. In-suite laundry, storage, elevator, private parking & secured entry. MLS# 313196

#220-991 CLOVERDALE AVE $129,900


Why pay rent? This spacious bachelor suite has a great central location w/easy transit access & walking distance to amenities. Top floor unit is nice & quiet & has great closet space. Lots of storage in the kitchen too! MLS# 317501

Oak Bay! This 1911 character home had a reno that won a prestigious building award from the Oak Bay Council in 2007. A must see home with ocean views set on a quiet street at the foot of Gonzales Hill. Beautiful updates & features throughout this stunning home that is ideal for a family w 5 bedrooms, a family room on the main floor & a rec room in the full height lower level. Location! Location! The ocean is steps away as is Walbran Park. A short stroll to the vibrant Oak Bay Village & excellent schools. MLS 312722 $1,050,000

Wow what a reno - effectively new! Located in desirable James Bay a stroll to downtown, the ocean and great amenities, this 2 bdrm 2 bath home has been totally remodeled from top to bottom with top quality finishing’s and pride of ownership throughout. Outdoors you can relax in your private zen-like rear garden with gazebo hot tub & large deck. There is even a separate workshop, storage and room for three cars to park. MLS 316276 $725,000 for photos and a floor plan

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924 B RICHMOND AVENUE $399,900 Foreclosure Opportunity! Renovated 1/2 duplex. Great opportunity for someone to complete the last few items of the reno and then enjoy a lovely starter home or revenue property. 3 bdrm, 2 bthrm w/suite potential. MLS# 316795

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The Falls Chic 1 Bed Garden Suite 2 Bedroom & Den

Moving You Forward...


Personal Real Estate Corporation



250-656-0131 Virtual tours & photo gallery visit:

MLS# 25401 MLS#317417

Thank you All for your continued support in making this another successful year In Real Estate!

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One of a Kind GARDEN SUITE! As you have your own, tranquil & ipsum dolor sit adorned amet, consectetur elit. privateLorem massive outdoor patio with your adipiscing own gas fire pit, w/ sit amet accumsan rhoncus eget nisi. by 2 otherNulla patiosfaucibus all totaling approx 1000sq/ftsed, of LCP and surrounded risus turpis, sit of one of the Falls famous ponds and nothingProin but aapprox 1500sq/ft green space! A very Luxurious Home! $464,500 MLS# 25401 MLS#315158 2 Bedroom & Den

~ Ann

2 Bed Downtown Condo

Family Home on 1 acre N. Saanich Magical Setting w/Sunny Exposure Perfect family home with plenty of space & great layout with 3 large BR’s on upper level, XL master BR w/walk in dressing area & separate office. Immaculate home w/vaulted ceiling, amazing natural light, open flr plan, 2 lrg family rms & another sep. 20x20 media rm/ man cave with its own entrance. Could be possible grannie/ nanny suite. Great home for entertaining both indoors & out on 1 acre park like setting.

This absolutely private, Bavarian style home is situated in Curties Pt. N. Saanich, on a secluded .76 acre oasis & ready for your decorating ideas! Huge walk out lower level w/ views means it could be a perfect location for a B&B or put in 1 possibly 2 suites. Spacious rooms, great layout, enjoy the wonderful marine environment & spectacular view from your large deck.

ML 316515

ML 315658


Seaview 2 BR, 3BA Sidney Condo

Spacious Affordable Well Maintained

Rare find in heart of Sidney condo w/spectacular rooftop deck, private garage & grand floor plan. 2332 sqft, 2 level condo w/ endless features. Gorgeous HW flrs throughout, 20’ vaulted ceilings, a kitchen to envy, spacious media rm & lrge bright office. Choice of 2 master suite’s both with 6 pc ensuites! Rooftop hot tub on deck. Nothing compares to this unit, it is a must see!

2 BR, 2 BA home in lovely condition, situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac in Central Saanich mobile park. Spacious living & dining, large main bath with soaker tub. Master with 3 pc ensuite. Newer appliances, gorgeous red quartz countertops. Lrg closets & plenty of storage, plus sunny private deck. Large workshop & carport w/easy care fenced lot.

$639,000 ML 315502



Want Your Own Little Garden? Affordable Living!

Perfect home for retirement living or as a family starter home. Double wide mobile unit w/amazing gardens including raised beds, irrigation system, greenhouse & cold frame. Also has large detached wired workshop, lots of outdoor living space & extra large deck! Walking distance to beach! And much more! Must see! $117,500 ML 314526 $199,000

Jean Dunn 250-655-1816 DEEP COVE Light filled home, open plan & vaulted ceiling. One level with loft, 3 BR & 3 BA. 2 masters on main. Office & family upstairs. Newly landscaped private ½ acre . Bonus: separate gym/ art studio + workshop & storage. Walk to Deep Cove school & explore warm local beaches. $699,000 FAMILY FRIENDLY HOME Tastefully updated, quality finishes. Level SW facing lot. Upgrades include: entry tiles, carpets, windows & gas fireplace. Newer kitchen with heated ceramic floor. Fabulous deck off kitchen. Near Panorama Rec Centre & Greenglade Community Centre. $524,800 SPACIOUS CONDO Easy stroll to town. No age restrictions. A cat or dog is OK. 1145 sq. ft. 2 bedroom, 2 baths. Open floor plan, kitchen with eating area. Private east facing deck. Roomy master & in suite laundry. Well managed 12 unit complex. Enjoy the Sidney lifestyle! $259,900 PRIVACY & PEACE 1.09 acre setting for a classic residence in Greenpark Estates, North Saanich. Corner level sun filled lot. Access to 90 acre park. Quality built 2459 sq. ft. 4 BR, 3 BA home. Double garage, RV parking. Separate workshop/ studio. Close to Sidney, ferries & beaches ! $719,900 NORTH SAANICH RANCHER Custom home built in 1987. Tucked away 2 BR + den rancher with heated crawl. Wonderful windows thru out . Oak floors, skylite, R2000,double garage & a gazebo. .99 acre adjoining 26 acres of common greenbelt plus a tennis court shared with 26 other lots. $565,000 2006 SIDNEY HOME! Easy care 1648 sq. ft. single family home with open plan layout built in 2006. Main floor with hardwood floors & 9’ ceilings. Master on main. Kitchen with granite counters & stainless appliances. Small easy care sun filled fenced lot. Walking distance to Sidney. $544,000 SIDNEY TOWNHOME South facing 2 BR + den townhome. New kitchen & appliances, flooring & carpets, powder room & more! Separate laundry. Skylights. Walk out patio & you can BBQ. Single garage. No age restrictions. Near parks & schools. 2 cats & 1 dog allowed! $374,900 SIDNEY STARTER! Updated with master on the main. Approx. $20,000 spent in upgrades over last year. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 9’ ceilings, crown mouldings & gas fireplace. Wide plank maple floors. South west facing courtyard. Single garage or studio playroom. $408,000

Season’s Greetings & Many Good Wishes for the Coming Year.

By the Sea 1-800-326-8856 5799233

SELLER SAYS SELL! Why Rent when you can OWN?! A 2 Bed & ipsum dolorforsitunder amet, consectetur adipiscing 2 Bath Lorem Downtown Condo $240K! This well cared forelit. groundNulla faucibus sit amet rhoncus nisi. enfloor unit boasts new paint, newaccumsan fixtures, 2sed, Large beds, 4eget pc master Proin a risus turpis, sit terrace & in-suite laundry. Secure unsuite, Gas Fireplace, walk-out derground parking $239,900 MLS#315608 25401 Bedroom Den Cedar 2Hill Starter or& Retirement Home MLS#

Lorem dolor sit amet, adipiscing elit. in PRICED TOipsum SELL! Perfect starterconsectetur or retirement home situated amet accumsan sed, rhoncus egetrenovated nisi. Cedar Nulla Hill &faucibus only a 9sit iron to the 12th Hole! Many updates: Proin a risus turpis, sit Kitchen, Alder HW Cabinets, large1 deck & perimeter drains! Coved ceilings, HW FP & HW Flrs! LARGE South facing & fully fenced off rear yard. 1289 Derby $499,900


Elegant Home on ½ acre Immaculate home on lovely cul de cas on ½ acre in North Saanich. Cathedral entrance, Hardwood floors, library, media room, 5 BR’s, 4 BA’s, gourmet kitchen and so much more! Gorgeous private outdoor living space with hot tub, access from master and family area. Must see! ML 314284 $939,000


Saanich Pensinsula RLtd. ealty (250)


John Romashenko 250-588-9246

Professional Advice Personal Service

Deep Cove $429,000 Funky one or two bedroom home across the street from beautiful Deep Cove. Full sun, South and South West exposure. Lots of character. A super lot and if you want to build your dream home, Madrona is your address and with a second level, you will get some good views of the Deep Cove area towards Finlayson Arm. Present owner has lived here for 20 years, and enjoyed the home and area immensely. Connected to Deep Cove Sewer. MLS 316525

Gorge $424,900 Great location, walk to Fairway Mall at Tillicum & Gorge. Public transit at your door step. Great family home with undeveloped basement. Large yard, great for the children and a garden. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, single detached garage with roof top deck, new roof, new gas hot water tank. New oil tank. Living room with fireplace. Large eat in kitchen. MLS 316923

Rockland Condo-New Listing Great location, walk downtown, walk to Cook St Village. Second floor east South-East facing with spacious enclosed deck. Newly painted and new wool carpets. Quick possession, priced to sell quickly. 5802039






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Excellence in Real Estate Karin Batters

Debra Bartlett

James Bridge

Carol Budnyk



Willy Dunford

Irene Dunic

Barbara Erickson

Paul Magdalin Hartigan Heron


#5-2325 Henry Ave. Lorne Klipper



Lorne Klipper


Steven Klipper

David Knight

Kimberly Legeard

Paul Macris

Kent Roden



- 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, 1245 sq.ft. - Gas fireplace, in-suite laundry - Non smoking bldg, pets allowed - Underground secure parking

- Central location - 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms - No rules or regulations - Quick Possession

11396 CHALET RD Michele’s Team

Patrick Killeen



- 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 2085 sq. ft. - Private setting on Deep Cove - Interior freshly painted, new carpet - Great views, own beach access

Michele Holmes

- 4 bdrm, 4 bath, 5724, sq. ft. - Gourmet kitchen, granite counters - Guest/In-law accommodation - Spacious master suite, 5 pce ensuite

#306-1240 VERDIER AVE Michele’s Team

10995 BOAS RD Michele’s Team

From Our Home To Yours

- Luxury country living - 1.09 Acre with sunny yard - 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 4790 sq ft - Potential legal suite conversion



Thank You

1345 CLOAKE HILL RD Michele’s Team

$325,000 - “Roberts House”, expansive city, mtn & water views - Almost 800 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom - Rentable, no age restrictions, pets allowed - Walking distance to Inner Harbour

1206-620 Toronto Street Magdalin Heron

- 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 669 sq. ft. - Gas fireplace, in-suite laundry - Secure underground parking - Pets & rentals allowed

107-9630 NORTH PARK ST Michele’s Team

The Perfect Retirement Home

$469,000 - 2 bed, 2 bath plus office area: 1652 sq ft - Oversize single garage/workshop space - Bright & light, with sunroom - No strata fees! No depreciation report!




- 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 873 sq ft - Great price and value - 55+, pet friendly - Short walk to all amenities

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season From All of Us at Holmes Realty Ltd.

#214-10110 Fifth St. Steven Klipper & Paul Macris







- Great floor plan, expansive principal rooms - Approx 1144 sq ft, 2 bdrms, 2 bthrms - Gas fireplace in living room, French doors - The “Sterling” is a remeidated complex



10232 RESTHAVEN Barbara Erickson


202-2349 James White Blvd Magdalin Heron

Josy Widmer


So at this special time, simply and sincerely

- 4 bdrm, 5 bath, 4768 sq. ft. - Open plan kitchen, granite counters - Master suite with spacious ensuite - Oak & Cherry hardwood floors

Vern Totten


During theHoliday Season, more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible.

6523 Torin Rd. Willy Dunford

Patrick Schorle

- 6 bdrm, 5 bath, 4496 sq. ft. - Custom kitchen, fir cabinets - SS appliances, quartz counters - Oversized garage with workbench

9542 JURA RD Michele’s Team

- 2 Bedroom 3rd floor - 1142 sq ft - Close to all amenities - Over 55 Bldg



308-2311 MILLS RD Lorne Klipper


- 3 bdrm, 1621 sq. ft. home - Rare & private 1.88 acres - Possible subdivision potential - Foreshore lease, 32 – 40 ft. slips

2325 KEDGE ANCHOR RD Michele’s Team


$249,900 - Beautifully forested 3.47 acres - Winding driveway leads to sunny meadow - Close to bus stop, regional parks - Municipal water available 1310 COPPER MINE ROAD Magdalin Heron

For further information and more listings, visit our web page

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Looking for a

living room

that matches your flair for design?


Real Estate Victoria

Ray Kong, P. Eng No. 1 Discount REALTOR® based on 2007-2012 Victoria MLS ® units sold.

Realtor , Professional Engineer ®

MLS GOLD AWARDS 2007 to 2011

(250) 590-7011

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75% CASH BACK BUYER REBATE I offer 50 to 75% commission cash back to buyers as follows: 1. If you purchase a property on the 1st 10 properties viewed you are eligible for up to a 75% cash rebate. 2. If you purchase a property after the 1st 10 properties viewed you are eligible for up to a 50% cash rebate.

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My Comm. min. $3,900 * Subject to $450 office fee + Exclusive Buyer’s Agency Contract

For $800,000 home, you get $9,788 back

80% For condo/ townhouse pre-sale

3. A minimum of $3,900 will be retained by buyer agent. 4. An office fee of $450 will be applied at completion. 5. I will show all properties personally, provide comparables, and handle all negotiations and contracts.


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(based upon VREB statistics for 2006 - 2012 inclusive)



$585,000, ML 315834 $530,000, ML 317455 2537 Sinclair Rd. 210-1642 McKenzie Ave. Below Assessed, 5 (plus) Tuscany Village, BRs, 3 BA, large lot, 2 BR, 2 BA, 1207 sq. ft., In-Law suite, close UVIC 2007 built Condo


f you are thinking of selling your home, have you given much thought to what you plan to leave with the home and what you would like to take with you, such as the washer and dryer, the fridge and stove, or even that heirloom chandelier in the dining room?


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While these may not seem like important concerns right now, your failure to address them in your listing and the contract of purchase and sale could lead to a major misunderstanding with a potential buyer. The last thing you would want is the loss of a sale of your home due to a dispute or misunderstanding over a relatively minor item. A REALTOR will guide you through the listing process and will ask you what you want to include in the sale. It is a good idea, however, to make up a list before meeting with your REALTOR to ensure you do not forget something.

CHATTELS ARE NORMALLY REMOVED When chattels are included in the agreement, they must be listed in the contract of purchase and sale. It is fairly common practice for sellers to

include items, which would normally be considered as chattels, such as appliances and window coverings, in the selling price.

FIXTURES NORMALLY STAY A REALTOR will explain that fixtures are permanent improvements to a property which normally stay with the property as part of the sale. For example, if you have upgraded your wiring or heating system, these are considered to be permanent fixtures. Keep in mind, however, that the law is not always crystal clear about what constitutes a fixture. There are circumstances where you may plan to remove something that might ordinarily be considered a fixture — like your chandelier.

Other items to consider are lawn ornaments, smoke alarms, and built-in vacuum cleaners. These types of items are generally left with the home, but some people still like to take things with them. If you tend to be one of these people, clearly state in writing what WILL NOT be included in the sale. Most buyers would assume that these types of fixtures will be included in the sale unless you specify the contrary in the listing. It is absolutely necessary that you set out these stipulations in the contract of purchase and sale.

IF IN DOUBT? If there is any doubt about a particular item, your REALTOR will include it in the list of items to be included or excluded from the purchase price. That way, if there is any question, the situation has already been addressed. If you have any concerns, talk to your REALTOR. As a trained professional, he or she will be able to guide you smoothly through the selling process and answer any questions you may have.

This article is provided by the Victoria Real Estate Board.

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Unique West Coast Acreage

Langford Lakefront! $599,888 Langford Lake Enjoy west facing sunsets, swimming and fishing from your private dock at your doorstep in this updated three bedroom and three bathroom lakefront home! All principal rooms enjoy fabulous lake views and the main living level walks out to big level lawn on way to beach and dock. Huge covered all weather patio, sunroom and wraparound balcony, plenty of storage and parking for five vehicles too!

$567,000 Mill Hill This unique 1992 West Coast style home is situated on 1.09 acre lot and has a very open floorplan, bright spacious kitchen, with good size dining area, entertainment size living room with floor to ceiling windows and skylights that allow for lots of natural lighting and big stone fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors, three good size bedrooms, master with full ensuite and family or TV room, hobby/ games room... Large spacious wrap around deck with to enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the Sooke Hills.

For Details Call Ron NOW at 250-386-8181

For Details Call Shelley NOW at 250-386-8181

LD O S Spectacular Oceanfront Estate $2,300,000 Deep Cove Private estate with 474’ of protected shoreline, protected coves, accessible walk on beach & large seaside deck. Immersed in nature, 1,827 sq. ft. character home is perched on an elevated point seaside for sweeping views from all principal rooms. Adjacent additional one acre w/ 67’ of shoreline & access to a lovely beach cove also available.

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$518,800 Saanichton Gorgeous, open plan home, four bed, three bath with suite potential. Lovely custom kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances & versatile island. New flooring throughout the home with completely new bathrooms & en-suite. Central heating gas furnace and two fireplaces to cozy up to in the evening. Updated electrical and plumbing. The huge basement is ready for a suite or rec room/movie theater/games rooms. Fully fenced garden, separate workshop and more! For Details Call Ron NOW at 250-386-8181

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” - Hal Borland Oceanfront with Deep Moorage

We want to thank our families, clients, friends, colleagues and business partners for your continued support and helping us to achieve another successful year! Best wishes for a fabulous, healthy and happy 2013. Ron Neal and The Neal Estate Team

LD SO Shawnigan Lakefront Home

5.39 Acre Mobile Home Park

$499,800 Shawnigan Lake Totally updated & ready to enjoy, main residence of the very well run & highly desirable Shawnigan Lake Recreation Association. West facing spectacular views with 3 good bedrooms & den, family or guest room, big living room with high woodstove & separate dining room, great rental income potential. Share common grounds. Upper unit also available for purchase together for just $250,000 additional.

Own your own Hobby Farm

$1,998,000 Mill Hill Excellent revenue + development potential. Private 20 Mobile Home Park providing excellent revenue to owners now and with excellent upside potential including room for possibly 20 additional home-sites and prime exciting development potential with over five acres of mostly level land.

$695,000 Beaver Lake Immaculate and private 2.25 acre estate with a well-maintained 2 BR cottage & separate studio-ideal for home-based business or as a guest suite. New post-and-rail fencing and cross-fencing, large dry winter paddock with field shelters, sand riding ring, 3 separate pastures, 3-stall barn with tack room and hay loft, chicken coop, and storage shed.

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Completely Renovated Home

Peaceful Private Custom Home $649,888 Eastern Highlands Privacy and tranquility on your peaceful 3.8 acre oasis bordering Thetis Lake Park! Custom built in 2000 in a multilevel split configuration with great room concept featuring dramatic west coast style vaulted ceilings. Plenty of room for all the family, home offices, hobbies and media needs too. The open & bright kitchen w/ granite counters & SS appliances shares the living & dining area w/ over 12’ ceilings. Master BR retreat w/ private balcony, deluxe ensuite bathroom with jetted tub and walk-in closet also offers a bonus area perfect for a nursery or office. For Details Call Ron NOW at 250-386-8181

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Top Floor Bright Corner

Spacious Waterfront Townhome

$249,888 Jubilee Sunny, spacious, 2 BR & 2 bathroom home in quality 1982 built & managed “Harrington House”. Solid, quiet, steel & concrete building in excellent Fernwood location near corner of Fort and Richmond Roads. SE corner of top 6th floor w/ views & a good balcony. Move in ready w/ fresh paint & carpet, laundry room a couple steps from your door and other amenities; pool room, lounge, workshop & secure U/G parking too.

$314,888 Gorge Updated waterfront townhome located in this quiet, well maintained, steel & concrete building. +1800 sq. ft. on 2 levels open concept floor plan with hardwood floors, designer colors throughout. Large dining area with sliders opens onto balcony with water views. Kitchen has new cabinets, granite counters + SS appliances. Down are 2 more bedrooms including master with access to secluded patio and more!

Rent-to-Own, We Take Trades, Agreement for Sale, Assumable Mortgages, Guaranteed Sale Option and Victoria’s Short Sale Specialists.

FREE No Obligation Consultation Call Ron NOW 250.386.8181 Price and terms to be agreed upon by the Buyer and Seller.

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$1,659,888 Brentwood Bay Stunning oceanfront home in sunny Brentwood Bay on over a third of an acre. This circa 1965 West Coast style home was completely remodeled with expansive floor to ceiling windows on both levels of the main residence (and also in separate 1600 sq.ft. detached office/ studio) provide an array of uninterrupted views. Quality and high end details are found in every element. $2 93 2.2 0p er mo nth OA C

Langford Townhome

Legal Character Duplex

$265,000 Langford Prop Super 3 bed or 2 bed plus den - 2 bath townhouse in fabulous location! Within walking distance of schools, shopping, theatre and highway access. Small, quiet and safe family complex which allows pets, private fenced yard, garage and addt’l parking. Well-kept unit with skylight, laminate flooring and laundry upstairs. With over 1300sgft of living area this is incredible value with low monthly assessment. Better than condo!

$749,888 James Bay Character duplex with full basement and detached double car garage with private big backyard near ocean. Main floor suite has big eat in kitchen, two bedrooms and full bathroom. Two more bedrooms down plus laundry, storage and workshop. Mix of oak floors and new carpet. Upper suite is totally separate with big bedroom, eat in kitchen & new bathroom. Tenant pays $1,050 plus utilities.

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Two Bedroom Top Floor

Updated Home with Suite on Half Acre

$169,900 Tillicum Children and pets welcome here in this spacious two bedroom top floor home with in unit laundry, balcony, outdoor pool and playground. Convenient to shopping, recreation, transportation, parks and Galloping Goose Regional Trail with Tillicum Mall, Pearkes Arena, Silver City, public library across the street. Excellent value, call now! Quick possession possible.

$539,888 Dean Park Enjoy gorgeous updated main floor including new gas fireplace in living room, new bathroom, beautiful bright kitchen with new cabinets, counters, floor and stainless appliances and accessing huge sunny deck overlooking big, usable, landscaped half acre with plenty of room for your toys! Two BRs up and down is a self-contained two BR additional accommodation.

Disclaimer: *Mortgage Payments OAC and subject to change without notice based on 20% down payment (as little as 5% down required), 25 year amortization @ 3.3%



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