Saanich, BC Real Estate News

By Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(Retired BC Realtor)
SPEECHLESS SUNDAYS |TULIPS IN OUR GARDENSharing a photo or a description of tulips in our garden in Victoria, BC.Tulips are a beautiful and colorful flower that bloom in the springtime. Victoria is known for its stunning gardens and outdoor spaces, a sight to behold.It's always nice to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of nature, especially during the spring when everything is in bloom.SPEECHLESS SUNDAYS|TULIPS IN OUR GARDEN
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By Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(Retired BC Realtor)
UNDERSTANDING HOW A REVERSE MORTGAGE WORKS“Don't let retirement be a  time of financial worry – explore the benefits of a reverse mortgage today.”  As you approach retirement age, one of the biggest concerns is how to manage your finances  while maintaining your quality of life. A reverse mortgage may be one option worth considering.   In Canada, reverse mortgages are becoming increasingly popular as a way to unlock the equity  in your home and supplement your income during retirement. So, what is a reverse mortgage? It is a loan that allows homeowners aged 55 and older to  access the equity in their homes without having to sell their property. With a reverse mortgage,  you can convert a portion of your home's equity into cash that you can use to pay off debts,  cover living expenses, o...
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By Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(Retired BC Realtor)
OUR HONEY BEES ARE OUT WORKING IN VICTORIA AGAIN.Photo by  Janine Linning #portalberni 
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By Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(Retired BC Realtor)
OCTOBER VICTORIA REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATE A slight uptick in sales and inventory, but Victoria real estate market still requires commitment to homesA total of 480 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this October, 35.6 percent fewer than the 745 properties sold in October 2021 but a 17.1 percent increase from September 2022. Sales of condominiums were down 39 per cent from October 2021 with 152 units sold. Sales of single family homes decreased 32.2 percent from October 2021 with 230 sold.How much is your home worth today? “Inventory has remained stable this month and for the first time since May 2022, we see a slight increase in the month over month sales,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Karen Dinnie-Smyth. “We noted last month that the number of sales f...
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By Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(Retired BC Realtor)
Remembering...Lest we Forget those that gave their livesIn Flanders Fieldsby Major Dr. John McCrae, May 1915In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.Take up our quarrel with the foe:To you from failing hands we throwThe torch; be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith with us who dieWe shall not sleep,though poppies growIn Flanders fields. On 2 May, 1915, in the second week of fighting during the Second Battle of Ypres Lieutenant Alexis Helmer was killed by a German artillery shell. He was a friend of the Canadian military doctor Major...
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By Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(Retired BC Realtor)
OUR REAL ESTATE MARKET IN VICTORIA IS HOT!! The Single Family market in Victoria BC is HOT, So Values have Changed in most neighbourhoods in Victoria. Maybe it’s time to find out what your home is worth. A shortage of homes for sales is creating a Hot market for home sellers, meaning homes sell very quickly and usually for more money than they are listed for. With so many Buyers competing to buy a home often we have been seeing many Buyers Bidding the asking price up. Often at over $100,000 of the asking price...Well that was the case earlier this Spring. Home owners hearing about homes selling at crazing prices are throwing their homes on the market at maybe unreal asking prices. Many Victoria Home Buyers are now saying Whoa!! I’ll wait this one out, I lost out on trying to buy the las...
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By Fred Carver Real Estate Consulant, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(Retired BC Realtor)
HERE’S A QUICK VICTORIA HOME SELLING TIP: GET REAL ABOUT PRICING Todays Buyers are very educated about the comparable sales in the area, which heavily influence the fair market value of your home in Victoria. They also know they are in the drivers seat. To make your home competitive have your broker or agent get the sales prices of the three most similar homes that have sold in your area in the last month or so, then try and go 10-15% below that when you set your home’s list price. The homes in Victoria that look like a great deal are the ones that get the most visitors from buyers and, on occasion even receive multiple offers. (Bidding Wars do still exist) If you would like more Victoria home selling tips email me fred@fredcarver.com HERE’S A QUICK HOME SELLING TIP: GET REAL ABOUT PRIC...
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By Bruce McCallum, Homes In Victoria BC
(DFH Real Estate, Victoria, BC 800-668-2272)
From the May 7th, 2014 Times Colonist Newspaper  in Victoria, BC:   Saanich homeowners will have to remove their old buried oil tanks once they are taken out of service under bylaw changes soon to be approved by the Saanich Council.   According to Coun. Dean Murdock: "Tanks are no longer (installed) underground, and that's not best practice. But in cases where they've been left underground, the regulatory change now requires that they be removed"   Saanich's current bylaw requires that old tanks no longer in service be made inert. The bylaw change will not apply to those where the work has been done.   CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL ARTICLE
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
 Saanich West Single Family Homes Real Estate Market Update December 2013 Saanich West Single Family Homes, Real Estate Market Update December 2013 VideoThank you for taking the time to review our; Saanich West Single Family Homes, Real Estate Market Update December 2013 Video The name Saanich comes from an aboriginal word meaning “emerging land” or “emerging people”. - See more at: http://www.pay-lessrealty.com/saanich-overview#sthash.DJp30xR5.dpuf By the mid-1850s, the Hudson’s Bay Company established its business in the area and began transforming the virgin forests into one of the oldest agricultural settlements in British Columbia. Though over time Saanich has become a major residential area with 108,000 residents, it still maintains an important agricultural base. Today, the area ...
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
 Saanich East Single Family Homes Real Estate Market Update December 2013 Saanich East Single Family Homes, Real Estate Market Update December 2013 Video Thank you for taking the time to review our; Saanich East Single Family Homes, Real Estate Market Update December 2013 Video below. The name Saanich comes from an aboriginal word meaning “emerging land” or “emerging people”. - See more at: http://www.pay-lessrealty.com/saanich-overview#sthash.DJp30xR5.dpuf By the mid-1850s, the Hudson’s Bay Company established its business in the area and began transforming the virgin forests into one of the oldest agricultural settlements in British Columbia. Though over time Saanich has become a major residential area with 108,000 residents, it still maintains an important agricultural base. Today, t...
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
Town-Homes and Duplexes For Sale in Saanich East BC Link To Town-Homes and Duplexes For Sale in Saanich East BC Link To Homes For Sale In Saanich BC For Those 45 +. Learn More About Saanich BC. Previous Blogs About Saanich BC. The Condominiums, Suites and other Strata Homes Lifestyle Tips. Condominium Home Owners Association of BC Real Estate and Lifestyle Tips for those 45+ .   FREE Buyer CA$H, When You Buy With Peter. Not to forget, when you Buy your home with Peter Pfann as your Agent, You are also eligible to receive Free Buyer CA$H, within days of your moving day,Learn how much FREE CA$H you could receive here. Here are some additional Pfanntastic Homes For Sale in Saanich. Our live feed to view Currently For Sale Properties is directly from the Greater Victoria MLS® System and is ...
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
Town-Homes and Duplexes For Sale in Saanich West BC Link To Town-Homes and Duplexes For Sale in Saanich West BC Link To Homes For Sale In Saanich West BC For Those 45 +. Learn More About Saanich BC. Previous Blogs About Saanich BC. The Condominiums, Suites and other Strata Homes Lifestyle Tips. Condominium Home Owners Association of BC Real Estate and Lifestyle Tips for those 45+ .   FREE Buyer CA$H, When You Buy With Peter. Not to forget, when you Buy your home with Peter Pfann as your Agent, You are also eligible to receive Free Buyer CA$H, within days of your moving day,Learn how much FREE CA$H you could receive here. Here are some additional Pfanntastic Homes For Sale in Saanich. Our live feed to view Currently For Sale Properties is directly from the Greater Victoria MLS® System an...
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
Homes For Sale in Saanich West BC for Those 45+   Link To Homes For Sale In Saanich West BC For Those 45 +. Learn More About Saanich BC. Previous Blogs About Saanich BC. The Condominiums, Suites and other Strata Homes Lifestyle Tips. Condominium Home Owners Association of BC Real Estate and Lifestyle Tips for those 45+ . FREE Buyer CA$H, When You Buy With Peter. Not to forget, when you Buy your home with Peter Pfann as your Agent, You are also eligible to receive Free Buyer CA$H, within days of your moving day,Learn how much FREE CA$H you could receive here. Here are some additional Pfanntastic Homes For Sale in Saanich. Our live feed to view Currently For Sale Properties is directly from the Greater Victoria MLS® System and is updated multiple times a day. From this link you can see al...
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
Homes For Sale in Saanich East BC for Those 45+   Link To Homes For Sale In Saanich BC For Those 45 +. Learn More About Saanich BC. Previous Blogs About Saanich BC. The Condominiums, Suites and other Strata Homes Lifestyle Tips. Condominium Home Owners Association of BC Real Estate and Lifestyle Tips for those 45+ .   FREE Buyer CA$H, When You Buy With Peter. Not to forget, when you Buy your home with Peter Pfann as your Agent, You are also eligible to receive Free Buyer CA$H, within days of your moving day,Learn how much FREE CA$H you could receive here. Here are some additional Pfanntastic Homes For Sale in Saanich. Our live feed to view Currently For Sale Properties is directly from the Greater Victoria MLS® System and is updated multiple times a day. From this link you can see all t...
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
The Arbutus Neighbourhood in Saanich East BC Full Details and Photo’s of Homes For Sale in the Arbutus Neighbourhood in Saanich East BC. (use the link) The District Of Saanich is the largest (land size) municipality in the region, as such locally we tend to split Saanich into 2 main sections which are divided by the Pat Bay Highway (Highway 17) Comfortable and friendly established Arbutus Neighbourhood in Saanich East BC, near UVIC and Cadboro Bay You’’ love coming home to this friendly and convenient location with easy access to The University, parks, trails and Beaches. Home Styles in the Arbutus Neighbourhood in Saanich East BC: 3 to 6 bedroom Single Family Homes are the norm in The Arbutus Neighbourhood and they are between 1200 and 4500 square feet in finished area and may have so...
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
Beaver Lake Neighbourhood in Saanich West BC Full Details and Photo’s of Homes For Sale in the Beaver Lake Neighbourhood in Saanich West BC. (use the link)   The District Of Saanich is the largest (land size) municipality in the region, as such locally we tend to split Saanich into 2 main sections (Saanich East and West) which are divided by the Pat Bay Highway (Highway 17). Not to be confused with Central Saanich and or North Saanich, both of which are independent Municipalities in the same region Comfortable, semi rural and friendly established Beaver Lake Neighbourhood in Saanich West BC, near Royal Oak and Broadmead shopping centre’s. You’ll love coming home to this friendly and convenient location with easy access to Elk Lake and Beaver Lake, parks, trails and Common Wealth Pool, ...
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By Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria
(RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton))
Canadian Mortgage Rates, Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and Canadian/US Dollar Exchange. March 1, 2013 Canadian Bank Prime Rate is currently 3.00%. CanEquity Mortgage is offering 2.99% APR on a 5 year fixed closed mortgage. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) was down 48.71 points closing at 12,773.12. Canadian/US Dollar Exchange Rate rose 40 points to close at 0.9736 USD. 1 Canadian Dollar = 0.9736 US Dollars.
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By Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria
(RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton))
Canadian Mortgage Rates, Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and Canadian/US Dollar Exchange. Jan. 22, 2013 Canadian Bank Prime Rate is currently 3.00%. CanEquity Mortgage is offering 2.99% APR on a 5 year fixed closed mortgage. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) was up 30.38 points closing at 12,824.63 Canadian/US Dollar Exchange Rate rose 6 points to close at 1.0074 USD. 1 Canadian Dollar = 1.0074 US Dollars.
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By Ted Tyrrell, Selling Homes in Beautiful Victoria
(RE/MAXCamosun (Chatterton))
Canadian Mortgage Rates, Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and Canadian/US Dollar Exchange. Nov. 16, 2012 Canadian Bank Prime Rate is currently 3.00%. CanEquity Mortgage is offering 3.07% APR on a 5 year fixed closed mortgage. The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) was up 66.34 points closing at 11,877.72. Canadian/US Dollar Exchange Rate rose 3 points to close at 0.9990 USD. 1 Canadian Dollar = 0.9990 US Dollars.
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
5th. Annual Chef Survival Challenge & Feast, @ Madrona Farm Saanich BC Sept. 30, We posted earlier an incorrect date for the Chef Survival Challenge, so please ignore that date, the Actual Date is on September 30, 2012 Noon till 5 Pm. The Gates at Madrona Farm (at 4317 Blenkinsop Rd.) will open at 11.30, but get your tickets now online at www.chefsurvivalchallenge.com .   Aside from having a Pfanntastic Day at an amazing Organic Farm, with lots of fun activities for the entire family, there will be culinary master pieces prepared by Greater Victoria’s Hottest Chefs, Victoria Olympians, Obstacle challenges, BBQ Feast, Story-Telling, and much much more…   Again check out the website, and make sure you book your tickets now for this fun and great fund raiser that benefits the conservation...
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