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Royal Victoria Yacht Club general manager Simon Gatrell at the marina docks that will be replaced entirely over the summer.

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The Royal Victoria Yacht Club’s dock is starting to show its age. The Styrofoam helping buoy the aging wood is fading, once-strong planks are losing their rigidity and the outdated design is losing its lustre. The RVYC’s dock’s days are numbered. “It has been here for over 30 years, so it is time for a change,” said RVYC general manager Simon Gatrell. “It’s very important. The docks are old and starting to fall apart.” He said the yacht club, at the location since 1911, is in the permitting stage with the municipality of Oak Bay and growing safety concerns for the aging dock will be greatly reduced with the new wood,

reconfigured docks, oriented a fire-suppression system, so the wind puts less pressure environmentally safer materials on both the docks and boats, and a wider slip, or mooring area, alongside newer for newer boats that electrical outlets for are built wider than “It’s a positive the approximately the boats of old. 270 boats moored “It’s going to be thing for our at any given state of the art, membership and the there time. a really modern The dock is instructor sailing marina,” Gatrell already undergoing said. “This will be program; it will construction that built to last 50 to 60 be good for the continues in phases years hopefully. … starting in June and It’s a positive thing environment as well. ” scheduled to be for our membership - Simon Gatrell complete at the end and the instructor of September, a time sailing program; it line chosen with the blessing of will be good for the environment Fisheries and Oceans Canada. as well – it’s going to be good for “We talked with them to make everyone.” sure we didn’t disturb the seabed The $4.5-million bill will be during the time of reproduction,” footed by the club and their said RVYC commodore John approximately 1,300 members. Green. “They gave (us) the green Other changes include slightly

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light and tell us the best months that are least invasive. That’s why they are doing it in June July and August with their blessing.” Despite the many expanded features, the footprint of the marina will not be expanded and remnants of the old dock are expected to be dismantled and recycled or given away. The new dock will be prebuilt in Cowichan Bay and barged into the marina by Jor-Nic Marine Construction. Green said it would be one of, if not the most modern dock in Greater Victoria when it’s fully outfitted at the end of summer. “Our (current) docks are tired and worn out, this is going to be much more visually appealing,” he said, “It is not an expansion; it’s a renewal.” alim@vicnews.com

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et in your last chance to peruse and provide feedback on the Oak Bay revised official community plan tomorrow. It’s the last scheduled public consultation event for residents to review the current draft OCP. The 2014 OCP builds on the foundation of the 1997 OCP and will serve as a key planning tool setting out municipal policies to help guide and adapt to evolving community needs over the longterm. Following the open house, a revised draft will be presented to council in early June and will be posted on the municipal website over the summer for residents to review. It is expected that a public hearing will be scheduled in September. “OCP renewal is a priority for this council,” said Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen. “The renewal of Oak Bay’s OCP provides a communitywide opportunity for Oak Bay residents to be meaningfully involved in managing growth in a realistic way and shaping our community’s future.” Visit oakbay.ca for up-toFINE CUSTOM JEWELLERS date information and to see a copy of the draft 2014 OCP. The final open house on the OCP is on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St. in the Sportsview Lounge.

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nsigned artworks bring a little mystique to Oak Bay this month. During the Mystery Show at Red Art Gallery, only 40 tickets are available for 40 works by 40 artists, most of them from Oak Bay. Tickets are $10 and entitle pre-registered buyers to attend the draw, which includes refreshments. Each artwork is identified only by number and sales are done by lottery, with former Oak Bay mayor Christopher Causton serving as celebrity drawmaster this year. When a ticket-holder’s name is drawn, he or she has 60 seconds to “red dot” a selection. Each 10-by10-inch work is priced at $295 and ticket-holders are not obligated to make a purchase if a favoured work is already gone. Last year the Mystery Show sold 33 works in 45 minutes. The artwork will be up for preview at the gallery and online at redartgallery.ca from June 3 to 7. The lottery starts at 3:30 p.m. sharp on Saturday, June 7. Tickets can be purchased at the gallery anytime prior to the draw. Unsold works will be available to purchase on a first come, first served basis June 10 to 14 at Red Art Gallery 2249 Oak Bay Ave. Visit redartgallery.ca for more details.  cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com  


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Join the Oak Bay Lawn Bowling Club for Friday Fun each Friday at 6 p.m. Wear flat-soled shoes to protect the greens and prepare yourself for some helpful instruction to learn or improve your bowls. Friday Fun is open to everyone and is free to join. For more information go to bowlsoakbay. ca or call 250-5921823.

Ed Bakker, Tennis Coordinator for Oak Bay, is ready to welcome newcomers to the sport at tennis day this Saturday. Don Denton/News staff

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Get ready for a bit of a racquet this weekend at Henderson Rec Centre. The South Island Tennis Association and Recreation Oak Bay will bring kids of all ages together for a day of tennis, complete with a pro. “We provide the staff and equipment. They are providing volunteers. Hand in hand we take on all interested people that want to swing a racket and try the game,” said Ed Bakker, tennis co-ordinator, Recreation Oak Bay. “We’ll rally with them or put them through a little bit more of an active drill, put up some targets for those who are

a little more competitive.” SITA aims to promote the sport while supporting communities, said president Al Title. “We feel something like this, giving back to the community, is one way of doing that,” he said. It’s the fourth time they’ve offered the day-long festivalstyle event in Oak Bay that draws new and throwback tennis players. “It’s 90 per cent young kids, from five years old to 15 years old, (but) everybody’s welcome,” Title said. “Kids have some fun and it’s a good time. It’s catering to the full range of ages.” It’s the fourth time the two groups will co-host the tennis

gathering and both men hope families come, bring a picnic and hang out for the full event from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday. “I think it piqued the interest of those who thought, ‘Let’s give it a swing,’” Bakker said. “We did see a number of novice players come out or dust off the racket.” Community Tennis Day is Saturday, May 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Henderson rec centre in the outdoor courts, unless the rains come, when it would move into the tennis bubble at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee St. “Indoors or out, it will happen,” Bakker said. “It’s not like golf. If there’s a drizzle, we’re inside.” cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Hot sand can cause serious burns With the warm evenings upon us, Oak Bay residents are reminded that beach fires are not permitted in Oak Bay. Many adults, children and pets have been seriously burned by beach fires that have been smothered by sand for extinguishment. “This process of extinguishment is very dangerous,” said Oak Bay fire prevention officer Rob Kivell. “The sand does extinguish

the flames, however the sand continues to be heated from the radiant heat. This creates an oven like effect which can cause very serious burns. Beach fires can only be thoroughly extinguished by being doused with copious amounts of water.” The Oak Bay Fire Department wants all residents to enjoy the fantastic beaches throughout the municipality. A fire fuelled solely by natural gas, propane or charcoal briquettes and

contained within a portable appliance or device that has been specifically designed for that purpose is allowed. If you happen to come across a beach fire that is smoldering or producing visible flame, contact the Oak Bay Fire Department at 250-592-9121. For more information contact the Oak Bay Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division at 250592-0965. editor@oakbaynews.com

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New plan puts emphasis on growth I have concerns about the Oak Bay Community Plan (OCP), beginning with the vision statement. It lists features of the community that we are “proud and passionate” about including an “enviable quality of life.” Let’s leave envy out of the list of community aspirations. The vision statement also claims that Oak Bay is dynamic. Dynamic is a word like many others in the document (e.g., sustainable, resilient and affordable), it sounds great but push those words a bit and what do you get?   According to the OCP vision statement: We support the changes necessary to meet current and future needs [of the community]. But there’s no list of changes. If someone decides a change is necessary, the vision statement says I support them. What if I don’t? Page 6 lists broad objectives. The first: consider increases in density. Why? Perhaps this is the answer (page 16): “The CRD’s Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) forecasts Oak Bay’s growth by 2038 to include 680 more dwellings, a population increase of about 2,000.” But something’s not completely clear: is it a strategy or a forecast? There’s a difference. We could also consider reducing density. Considering something is not an objective. Also on page 16: “The District could continue to choose a very limited approach to growth per the existing OCP, or it could consider some growth as a tool for meeting the vision, goals and objectives expressed by the community.”   Does this mean we can’t meet the vision, goals and objectives without growth? And what’s the difference between goals and objectives? Nothing, but it’s handy that densification enhances three things, not just two.   If you aren’t on the growth side, then you don’t have vision? This subtle attack on dissenters is my biggest issue with the OCP: if you resist densification you are not green, you’ll bankrupt the community, you are dull, and you are racist.   Think I am stretching it? Just read the atrocious interpretation of the community survey on page 45 of the OCP. John Taylor Oak Bay

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Members of the Oak Bay High senior girls soccer team, Jessica Manness, 16, Natasha Gutierrez, 17, Holly Goodacre, 15, Daniella Keene, 17, Leigha Russell, 16, are standouts both on the field with their victory to secure the Island Championships, and off the field raising money to battle cancer.

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Bargain priced Nissan Micra returns to basics Montreal, QC. - Even though the with the same peppy powerplant. days of roll down windows, no air Okay, I realize that “peppy” is a relaconditioning or fancy features aren’t tive term here. There’s 109 horsepower that far behind us, it’s tough to find a and 107 lb-ft of torque generated back-to-basics car in today’s market. from its 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine. But in Enter the 2015 Nissan Micra with a the city and on the highway, it’s still a price tag under $10k. decent amount. As its name suggests, Three trims of Micra it’s not a full-size SUV. are available: S, SV, What it is is a front and SR. Each can be engine, front-wheel paired with either the drive, five-door vehicle. aforementioned 5-speed It’s diminutive in size manual or an available but not lacking in the 4-speed automatic. The personality department. mid-grade SV trim can The Micra Not at all. also be paired with a is affordable You’d think that with a Convenience package starting MSRP of $9,998 transportation with (available both on the for the Micra S (with the amiable drivability, MT and AT). manual transmission) Looking at it, I’m exan easy-on-the you might get shorttremely tempted to use eyes interior and changed on the fun the word “cute.” But I overall a bubbly factor. Again, not the won’t. It’s small, which personality. case. definitely contributes to In fact, of the four modits c-word factor, and Alexandra Straub els I drove (there are comes it some bubbly eight models available) colours, as well as acit happened to be my favourite. cent colours. For example, the SV with The 5-speed manual transmission has the automatic I drove had a white a springy clutch, a gearbox that shifts exterior with purple accents. up and down smoothly, and a personInside, you and your four passengers ality that is waiting to be unleashed. will we greeted with cushy cloth seats. It might not have air conditioning, The driver will then have access to a Bluetooth or a rearview camera (on centre stack that is easy to use and this trim, but they are available on organized ergonomically. other models), but those aren’t deal Describing its aura could best be debreakers for me, nor are they for fined as “welcoming.” And despite its people looking to buy a great car at a size, even taller individuals shouldn’t great price. feel claustrophobic. With a driving What’s more, each Micra model comes partner who stands 6’2”, he still had

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While very affordable, the Micra isn’t “cheap” in execution. Even the knobs on the roll down windows have a soft touch to them. And there are metallic accents to break up the otherwise bland black interior. I certainly wasn’t disappointed when captaining the Micra. Even though that might sound like a backhanded compliment, it’s not. As far as small cars go, it’s functional, funky and has great value. Whether you’re looking for a vehicle that gets you from point A to B – minus all the options – or said vehicle with a few extras, the 2015 Micra might be the car for you. Summed up, the Micra is affordable transportation with amiable drivability, an easy-on-the eyes interior and overall a bubbly personality. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca

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Q: WHAT ARE SOME POINTERS FOR BUYING A STRATA PROPERTY? Read the strata bylaws over first – Find out if new bylaws are being proposed at an upcoming annual general meeting or special meeting. Be clear on parking – Find out whether the parking spaces are common strata property that can be reassigned, or are transferable by the seller to the buyer Maintenance is key – Check to see if an engineering report has been done, or, if the building was a “leaky condo,” whether professional remediation has been completed Be a legal beagle – Make your offer conditional upon your notary or lawyers’s approval. Do you have a homebuying or selling story to share? Email ddescoteau@ vicnews.com To advertise in Homefinder, contact Oliver Sommer at: osommer@black press.ca

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BUYING TIP | Request a Form B (financial information) when making an offer on a strata property

Stratas have benefits, but ask questions Condominiums, townhomes, others can be stratas Don Descoteau News staff

Nearly one-third of all residential properties in B.C. are strata-titled. That number can be even higher in urban areas such as Greater Victoria. The sheer number of properties makes them a significant segment of the real estate market, one that comes with its own subtleties and considerations. It’s important that people looking at purchasing a strata-titled properties such as condominiums – the most common – townhomes or duplexes learn ahead of time how the rules apply for that particular complex or building and how they might affect their lifestyle. Sandy Wagner, president of the Vancouver Island Strata Owners Association and strata council secretary for the 94-unit building in which she lives in Saanich, says even existing residents have questions on how the strata bylaws relate to their unit. “The truth is, they have to follow the bylaws,” she says, noting that sometimes people try to bend the rules. “They’re not cast in stone, they can be changed by (an agreement between) the owners. But sometimes (owners) don’t understand they have to live by the community’s rules.” With the help of a real estate agent, and by doing some research,

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Sandy Wagner, president of the Vancouver Island Strata Owners’ Association, stands in front of her own condo building in Saanich, where she is the strata council secretary. a prospective buyer can take steps to avoid conflicts down the road. “One of the things most (agents) are doing now is providing their prospective purchasers with a couple years’ of strata minutes,” Wagner says. “It’s important to see what happens on a day-to-day basis.” Strata fees, the source of questions for many buyers, collectively pay for property maintenance in the short and long term. They also help maintain shared amenities, such as a swimming pool or fitness facility. “The affordability factor is what attracts buyers. You get a lot more for your dollar when you’re not paying for the yard and the roof and all that individually,” Wagner says. The level of strata fees can also be an indication of whether a strata

is putting away enough money for future major repairs, says Tim Ayres, president of the Victoria Real Estate Board. A knowledgeable agent can help buyers understand what expenses they might be looking at down the road, he says. “If (fees are) too low, it’s not a good thing, because you’re just putting off maintenance,” Ayres says. While some buyers might be attracted to low strata fees, especially if they’re not viewing a condo as a long-term housing solution, people with a longer-term approach find the presence of a strong financial plan more important, he says. A related development came last year, when new B.C. legislation mandated that depreciation reports be filed every few years by strata coun-

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cils on their buildings. While some complexes have been slow to get the report done, she says, the document contains information critical to people on both ends of the sales transaction. The intent is to make very clear the long-term financial implications to owners. “It outlines what the building owns, what the condition is and when they plan to replace it,” Wagner says. “The second part (explains) how they intend to fund it.” Ayres, who looks at the report as a good tool, says many lenders are rejecting financing for purchasers looking at properties that don’t yet have a depreciation report done. “It raises a red flag,” he says. In his experience, the majority of larger property-managed complexes have already undertaken the task, but there are still some smaller, selfmanaged stratas out there that are holding off. On the surface, purchasing a strata may seem more complicated than buying a detached home. But many agents in Greater Victoria are well-versed in this aspect of the market, Ayres says. “When a Realtor has been selling mostly condos, they’ll probably know of any problems (a building has) had, be able to tell you the retail value and if it’s a good place for pets and children,” he says. “It’s extremely important if you’re going to sell condos that you know about the processes and be able to spot things when you’re working with a buyer. You want to be able to advise them, especially if it’s their first home.” ddescoteau@vicnews.com


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Picture Perfect

Carefree living at its finest. Beautiful, freshly decorated, 1 level spacious 2 bed 2 bath townhouse in Broadmead’s desirable Foxborough Hills. It’s 1,572 sq ft with many quality features & lovely views over Rithet’s Bog Park. Amazing separate clubhouse with pool, exercise room, tennis court & guest suite. No outdoor maintenance. $539,000

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Oak Bay boutique property with residential and commercial zoning. Currently configured as 2 suites and 2 commercial Brigadoon, there my Heart Forever Lies. areas. This mixed use immaculate building total is 2739 sq One of the loveliest beach fronts on the Gorge waterway! This 4-level ft. The garage is 154 sq ft. High visibility corner of St Patrick home oceanfront home features oak hardwood floors, an open concept Great room, and 2Avenue. bed extraAnaccommodation. St and Central ideal situationAforglassed-in an ownerConservatory covers a relaxing hot tub. Walk across 1/3 Acre of English country occupier with a commercial business providing a rare gardens, down to the water’s edge; launch your canoe fromsupreme your 130 ft of“live waterfront. This private Paradise is a mere 15 mins. to Victoria work” opportunity in the most desirable community. city centre. $750,000 $1,250,000

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FANTASTIC for Investor/Professional. Located in desirable Oak Bay border area. Live in one, and rent the other! The main level retains the 1912 character with wood floors, picture rails, and bonus updated kitchen and bath. The upper level is updated with a gorgeous upper living room, and family room area. 7 ft height bonus inlaw accommodation in the lower area. Lovely orientation and location, right next to Oak Bay Ave but with Victoria City zoning (CR-3). $899,000

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Sophisticated Buyers, will flock to this Mid-Century 3/4 bedroom home, combining all the very best of the era, with modern upgrades like granite countertops, NEST thermostat, cherry hardwood and LEATHER flooring! Beautiful 1/3 acre sunny backyard; a gardener’s paradise located right in coveted Oak Bay! $720,000

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This custom 4300 sq. ft. home by Architect W. Peerboom near St. Michaels, Camosun College, and UVIC is the perfect residence for your family’s needs. Entertain colleagues from a Chef’s kitchen, or relax by the double-sided fireplace in the Family room. Business and Pleasure is perfectly balanced by an Entrepreneur’s private office, far from the oasis Master Suite with Ensuite and balcony. The bed in-law is so useful! $1,030,000

Quality Built Zen Home

This well designed 3 bedroom home enjoys a garden view open kitchen, cozy adjoining family room, and rare formal dining room, complete with gorgeous rock fireplace. Custom design is evident in the avantegard open stairways and straight clean lines of its exterior. Beautifully landscaped Japanese zen-like terraced backyard takes full advantage of the one acre property. Call Now! $750,000

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Hercules and Aphrodite

Here in this idyllic locale under big skies nurtured by fertile This new Estate-style Lodge on 6 sun filled acres awes with rolling hills and framed by majestic Mountains - a country views of the Juan de Fuca Strait ocean & Olympic Mountain! Money, Money! market and beautiful beachMoney, just down the road, this 2.95 Acres One-level living is luxuriously achievedPrecision with state of the art Maximum Views with Design FANTASTIC opportunity. Located inparadise; desirable yet Oakonly Bay15 border area. security, Luxury home w/room, breathtaking ocean & mountain views. Precision built isLive truly a south-west facing private min to wine in-fl oor radiant heating, a handsome in one, and rent the other! The main level retains the 1912 charm, featuring a cathedral entrance, smartly designed kitchen, formal Victoria, Airport, ferries. The views7from the Architect oor to ceiling firm replace, & 5-star legal cottage. parks &dining while theInt’l upper level and is recently updated. ft height bonus inlaw flsitting/reception & family rm. both w. gas fp, andNear a gracious accommodation in the lower designed area. Main used marinas, rm. Sumptuous master bedexpressly w. generous rm. & Vic Davies 2007 Contemporary homefloor over presently the vineyard this home was builtwalk-in for thecloset/dressing Naturalist who commercially, current revenue approximately $4643 per month (buyer ensuite. Lower level offers self-contained suite & wine celler. and pool is so beautiful, you know that this is where you were expects only the World’s best. $1,890,000 $959,000 to verify). Be quick on this one! (Floor Plans Avail) $899,000 meant to be. $1,498,000 O

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State of the Art

Custom-built Whistler-inspired, 1 Acre Haven. Highly evolved design is evident by controlled skylights, pre-set temperature Schluter shower system and AH!, a deep Japanese soaker tub. The Master Suite awes with its Vaulted ceiling, and rain-sensor Skylight. The “piece de resistance” handsome fir doors open 180° to a gorgeous covered deck for dining al fresco, w/ Sunset Malahat Views! $660,000

Elegant and stately .72 acre Oceanfront home features Control 4 lighting which integrates lighting with music, shades, locks, climate control, and video. Enduring construction is seen in the built-in cabinetry, and dark Birch HW placed in a bright ambiance of voluminous rooms. The custom kitchen is a worthy match for Jamie Oliver! The convenient location blends all the best in life seamlessly! $1,099,999

The Balvenie

Executive NEW residence on 2.5 acres. Exceptional Quality & featuring luxury finishing throughout; including gourmet kitchen, stunning Great room with a double sided indoor-outdoor fireplace, and separate living areas. Huge windows, triple garage, professional landscaping, and just 20 min to the capital city, with proximity to ferries, & the International Airport offers the ultimate in Living! $1,350,000

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Seaside Townhomes. Oceanfront Amenities. Unbeatable Location. At Heron View, you’re only a few steps from the ocean. A intimate seaside collection of

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Dutch farm house meets West Coast design on this superb scenic 5 ac farm, overlooking Elk lake. Private and picturesque this 4 bed 4 bath tecturally designed taking advantage of the spectacular private location. superior appliances. 2 excellent BRs & den. The lower floor has a with 3 wings that provide separation for the growing family. Low farm Floor to sky windows create a true indoor-outdoor flow. At 3200 Inside, generous layouts starting at 1,535 square feet, designed to delightful self-contained legal suite. A separate character farm house. taxes. 3 excellent multi functional farm buildings. Excellent for horses sqft it will suit most circumstances & incl In Law. Once inside the Unspoiled beaches, golf courses, amazing outdoors & ocean activities. and animals. Large veg garden, fruit trees, & fish pond. A splendid most discerning buyer will be wowed by the Artistry! $1,499,800 Just 30-minutes drive to downtown Victoria. $1,549,000 country property. $1,690,000

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1.24 acre lot in Margaret’s Bay offers 195.5 feet of waterfront, with 180° views across Haro Strait to the San Juan Islands. Choice location provides a panorama of mountain and island views. The neighbourhood is serene and private, close to UVIC and all amenities. A blank palette to create your dream! $1,698,000

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. $1,825,000

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217 365 Waterfront Cres, $419,800

Daily 4-6 Sutton group West Coast Realty, Chris Barrington-Foote, 250881-3668

Sat. 1-3 Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty 404-331 Burnside Rd E., $199,900 Cheryl Bejcar, 250-592-4422

VICTORIA

515-10 Paul Kane, $420,000

Sat. 2-4 One Percent Realty Valentino Prundaru, 250-686-2242

Sat., Sun. & Monday 1-4 Macdonald Realty Helene Roy, 250 883-2715

1910 Moss Park Gdns, $749,900 Sat. 1-3 Re/Max Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

Sat. 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Steve Alford, 250-477-7291

OAK BAY

502-250 Douglas St.

2580 Lansdowne Road

Daily 12-6 Bosa Properties, 250-382-2672

Sat. 11-1 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Jandy Gruhn, 250-477-7291

501-68 Songhees Rd., $384,000

1806-620 Toronto St, $349,900

1648 Wilmot Ave., $639,000

83 Saghalie Rd., from $240,900

Sat. 2-4 Boorman’s Dean Boorman, 250-882-0234

Sun. 2-4 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Sandra Kamper, 250-514-1224

Sun. 2-4, Newport Realty Julie Rust, 250-385-2033

Sat. 1-3 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Cassie Kangas, 250-477-7291

VIEW ROYAL

57 View Royal Ave, $699,000

Sun. 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Richard Acomba, 250-744-3301

55 Kingham Pl., $759,000

Sun. 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Roy Coburn, 250-812-1989

2136 Meadow Vale Dr, $639,000

Sat. 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Mike Hartshorne, 250-474-6003

37-278 Island Highway,

Sat. 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Clifton Mak, 250-479-3333

ESQUIMALT

10-709 Luscombe Pl, $559,000

Sun. 2-4 Boorman’s Real Estate

The Other Guys

Rod Hay, 260-661-5448

934 Admirals Rd., $359,900

Sat. 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Karen Scott, 778-426-0834

SAANICH EAST

7-1063 Valewood Trail, $579,900

4009 Cedar Hill, from $489,900

Sun. 1-3 RE/MAX Camosun Brad Gregory, 250-744-3301

Sat. & Sun. 1-4 Sutton Group West Coast James Gardiner, 250-507-4333

4030 Borden St., from $329,000

4049 Nelthorpe St., $983,000

305-1025 Inverness Rd., $184,900

3257 Wicklow St., $537,500

205-1010 Bristol Rd, $208,800

Sat. & Sun. 2-4 Cathy Duncan & Associates 250-658-0967

1620 McKenzie, from $300,000

Sat. 11-1 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

Sun. 1:30-3:30 Lighthouse Realty Eric Britz, 1-866-426-7653

Friday 1-3 Boorman’s Dean Boorman, 250-882-0234

4942 Cordova Bay, $829,000

Sat. 2-4 Sutton West Coast Realty Jonas Solberg 250 479-3333

2490 Cadboro Heights Lane, $1,188,000

Sat. & Sun. 2-4 RE/MAX Camosun Ed G. Sing, 250-744-3301

BAY NEWS

105-2829 Arbutus Rd., $695,000 Sat. 2-4 Pemberton Holmes Rick Couvelier, 250-477-0921

1581 Mileva Lane, $999,000 Sat. 2-4 Newport Realty Laurie Abram, 250-812-4771

4091 Dawnview Cres.

Sat. 1-3 Macdonald Realty Ltd. Eleanor Smith, 250-818-6662

Sat. & Sun. 2-4 Sutton Group West Coast Realty Hiro Nakatani, 260-661-4476 Sat. 2-4 Brown Bros. Robert Young, 250-385-6900

5-910 Maltwood Terr., $524,900 Daily 2-3 - Sutton group West Coast Realty Chris Barrington-Foote, 250-881-3668

2910 Phyllis St., $724,900 Sat. 2-4 DFH Real Estate Ltd. Susan Carley, 250-477-7291

307-1514 Church Ave, $398,000 Sat. 1-3 Sutton Group West Coast Realty, June Wing, 250-479-3333

312-1680 Poplar Avenue Sat. 1-3DFH Real Estate Ltd. Suzanne Mitchell, 250-477-7291

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